American Whippet Club
1978- 1979 Whippet News Annual
CAN. CH. GROVENOR'S KISS OF FIRE
UNMISTAKABLY BY PI "THE PILLAR" THE PILLAR IS PRODUCING The substance with elegance and superlative gait that are the Hallmarks of the Grovenor Stoneleigh Whippets. Breed to him or purchase his get and base your future whippets on his SOLID FOUNDATION.
CAN. CH. GROVENOR'S KISS OF FIRE sired by GROVENOR'S PILLAR OF FIRE ex STONELEIGH STAR OF GROVENOR. KISS finished undefeated. 1st time out as a special...both Breeds PLUS Group 3 and Group 2. Always shown by her owner, Christine DePierre, as above. And KISS WENT BOB IN OTTAWA OVER 5 OTHER SPECIALS - 2 of them multi BIS Winners and TOOK GROUP 3rd:
THE PILLARS first litter, including Kiss, all 5 in show and specials homes, was heavily line bred. His 2nd litter, of 12, ex GROVENOR'S SPARK E. MORGAN, is nearly an outcross, yet both litters are ALMOST IDENTICAL: THE PILLAR is by CH. GROVENOR"S BOLD 'N BRASSY (double Whirlaway grandson) ex CANTERBURY COUNTRY MISS (double Whirlaway great-granddaughter). SPARK E., bred by Judy & Gary Morgan, ties in distantly & has top racing blood, including Strathoak. SOME VERY SOUND AND GORGEOUS PUPPIES by THE PILLAR ex SPARK E. ARE AVAILABLE. Whelped 4/22/78.
We thank all of you who like our whippets and our breeding program. Those who have recently purchased whippets from us are: Mrs. W. Potter Wear, Cal Perry, Jerry Edwards and Roberta Russ, Christine DePierre, Nancy & Bob Figler, Tom Moore, Pat Perhot, Kay Tenny, Konnie Reed, Mr. & Mrs Ronald Lang, Marie Kish, Mrs. Patricia Olsen, Nancy & Andrea Dorian and Jean Ann Winters.
Rack from a no-show home after all and ready to go reasonably are a top specials prospect male, younger full brother of THE PILLAR, also in orange & black on white, RAWLEIGH. And a burnished bronze beauty of a bitch w/black mask MICHELLE by GROVENOR'S FAME 'N FORTUNE.
MORE PUPPIES BY THE PILLAR DUE SOON out of Grovenor's Lady Jane Gray and also Stoneleigh Star of Grovenor.
STONELEIGH: Larry & Shirlee Kalstone 250 E. 73rd St. New York , N.Y. (212) 628-3537
THE WHIPPET NEWS
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Established by the editor with the concurrence of the Board of Directors of the American Whippet Club.
OBJECTIVES: To unite those people interested in the breeding, showing, racing, coursing and generally improving the breed of Whippet for the purpose of exerting effectually a a combined influence upon all matters affecting the breed. To promote and maintain a high standard of conduct in the transaction of all business connected with the breeding of Whippets.
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WHIPPET NEWS EDITOR - Pat Dresser, 1462 Granger Road, Medina, Ohio 44256 Telephone - Area Code 216-239-1829
WHIPPET NEWS ANNUAL CO-EDITOR - Diann Jameyfield, 1080 Larkmoor Blvd., Berkley, Michigan 48072 Telephone - Area Code 313-542-6179
January 3, 1979
Dear Whippet Owner:
It is a pleasure to be a small part of the 2nd Annual Whippet News Yearbook. We especially wish to thank the joint editors, Pat Dresser and Diann Jameyfield who have put many hours of work into this fine publication.
The Whippet News Yearbook is designed to fully cover every phase
of interest in Whippets. This edition will be mailed to just under 400 Whippet owners in all sections of the USA. When you and your Whippets are represented, it is a true worthwhile reminder of your interest in Whippets.
Let me urge you to constructively support all worthwhile sponsored Whippet activities that promote the best interest of the Whippet for showing, racing, coursing, obedience, and as an ideal pet.
Best wishes for a very successful year in Whippets.
1978 A VERY GOOD YEAR
FOR BOB'N WHIPPETS
QUIN (Our Top Dog)
- A Companion Dog Title
A Mexican Championship
Melody (She didn't hear that show dogs can't run)
5 AKC POINTS
95 ASFA POINTS (1 - 1st, 2 - 2nds )
POSSUM (Our Youngster)
96 ASFA POINTS (2 1sts, 1- 2nd, 1 BOB)
HIGH SCORE PUPPY, SCWA - NPR
HIGH SCORE D, GWWA - NPR
SANTA BARBARA SPECIALITY NOVICE DOG CLASS WINNER
BOB'N STARTING BOXES
TWO AND THREE HOLE MODELS USED SEPARATELY
FOR BOB'N BOOM LURE MACHINES AND ACCESSORIES
PROVEN AT NATIONAL POINT RACES, LURE FIELD TRIALS (CONTINUOUS AND DRAG) AND FOR TROUBLE FREE TRAINING
TWO MODELS AVAILABLE
CAST ALUMINUM PULLEYS FOR DRAG OPERATION
SPEED CONTROL AND CONTINUOUS PULLEYS UNDER DEVELOPMENT
BOB'N LEATHER GOODS
COURSING SLIP LEADS, MARTINGALES AND MUZZLES
CUSTOM STAMPING AND CARVING
BOB'N into 1979
We plan to continue our Whippet activities on all fronts: with Quin going into open field coursing and starting training for Open in Obedience; Possum will be on the race track; and for Melody to finish her lure Title and hopefully her AKC Championship before a late Spring litter.
Striving to perfect the Best in properly functioning Whippets and equipment - Information, specifications, and pedigrees available on request from...
ROBERT & ANN BILLUPS
PHIL HEDGES ALLEN ODOM 3545 LA MAR PL.
Phil-Allen has puppies due Thanksgiving. Phil-Allen Shangri La ex Ch. Phil-Allen Rhapsody in Blue.
'78 was a great year for us here at Phil-Allen.
Stoney Meadows Perinneal
(Ch. Hound-Hill Constant,C.D. X Stoney Meadows High Skies)
TILLY is the dam of our lovely litter by CH. ARRIAN'S FACET OF GOLD DUST "SHAWN". Both Tilly and. Shawn have given us more in this one generation than we had ever hoped for. They have rightfully earned their places at Jamal as Foundation Stud Dog and Brood Bitch.
Special thanks to Cora Miller & Doris Wear for a truely beautiful Whippet
Joyce & Joseph Messineo - R.D. 1, Box 54, Middletown, N.Y. 10940 (914) 386-9701
MOVEMENT OF THE WHIPPET
by Louis Pegram
Today many of the more experienced people exhibiting Whippets have a very thorough knowledge of the Whippet as he relates to the THE STANDARD of the breed. This better understanding of The Breed Standard by major owner/ breeders has brought about improvement in quality and over all soundness of most Whippets exhibited in the show ring. Naturally, there is a difference of opinion by the judges and owners on the seriousness of one fault as compared to another. If we took the total number of Whippets registered as compared to the number shown that have accumulated points toward their American Kennel Club Championship, the Whippet would rank as high in general showable soundness as any breed registered in America.
Virtually everyone who has owned and bred Whippets over the years has a pet dislike for certain so-called faults. Faulty front movement is my pet peeve both in the show and race Whippet. Perhaps my confusion in identifying faulty front movement was because I looked for a good smooth shoulder, well-laid back. Certain Whippets with every indication of having long free reaching stride, in reality, would high gait, hackney, snap their feet from the ankles, or have some loss of smooth, long low motion in front movement. My real hang-up in trying to explain why certain Whippets had loss of, or poor front motion was because the problem would not always come from the shoulder formation or the legs as they fit into the shoulder.
Perhaps the strongest case of ankle-snapping by a Whippet with excellent shoulder and rear end angulation, overall soundness and balance was the first AWARD OF RACE MERIT WINNER, Strathoak Spring Intrigue. This fine racer had great speed and endurance yet at a fast walk or trot would hackney gait, giving the appearance of ankle-snapping movement in front, but had great power of rear drive. Spring Intrigue had virtually the perfect shoulder when posed in the normal show stance. His hackney gait was caused by the lack of length from the last or short rib to the hip bone. Had Spring Intrigue measured approximately one inch longer in the area of the loin just under his strong, well arched topline, he would have had free long reach, resulting in even greater speed. In many cases restricted stride in front movement, when the problem can not be pin-pointed from the formation of the shoulder, is caused by a Whippet not being long enough from the front shoulder blade running along the topline to the sockets of the rear hip bones. Again, a simple way to measure this condition is by a check of the distance from the short rib to the hip bone.
Several years ago one of the outstanding breeders of Whippets in the Midwest would discuss with me in great detail why certain things occurred in Whippet movement. We both preferred the type of Whippet that stood well off the ground and covered much ground both standing and in motion. This breeder raised a large number of Whippets during that period. Naturally, many of the pups were quite long and leggy. Some of the young Whippets appeared with flat toplines, but not entirely flat of back. Several of these pups were purchased by me from different litters for racing purposes. All showed great desire on the lure, but none had great speed. The loss of at least a slight arch in the top line over the loin seemed to take away the necessary speed and drive to assume the lead in a race over top racing Whippets. These pups had virtually no early foot and ran about the same speed at all phases of a race. Their shoulders, as is true with many track Greyhounds, did not have great lay back, but were not of the straight type shoulder blade s , that would automatically indicate high front leg action or hackney gait. The point here is, that without some arch above the loin, Whippets can cover ground when standing or running, but usually do not have the necessary rear end drive and flexibility to obtain high bursts of speed. Track Greyhounds and Whippets who are entirely flat of back with great distance between the short rib and hip bone can generally be termed "plodders". This condition results in slower speed generally accompanied by ability to run longer distances, but with no high burst of speed.
There have been numerous Whippets who have had brilliant show careers that appeared to have great length between front and rear feet when in a show pose. They appear to have extended rear end angulation and are generally well let down in the hocks. When Whippets with exaggerated rear ends are asked to move in the show ring, their stride appears restricted. In this case the problem is generally not in the front shoulders; the problem stems from the rear leg being too well angulated and the hocks are set too far out to properly support the rear portion of the body. This results in the Whippet being off balance. Most Whippets with exaggerated rear end angulation appear to cover great amounts of ground in a show pose. In these cases, the top line from the front shoulder blades to the hip sockets supporting the rear legs is often too short. Over angulated rear end structure, can generally be noted by a very high arch over the loin; lack of distance between the short rib and rear hip sockets; flat backs, etc. This lack of distance between front shoulder and hip sockets can be noted at a walk, trot, gallop or full running stride.
Show ring movement at a walk or trot is only a partial guide in selecting a Whippet as a racing prospect. It is not possible to get a true picture of long low extended reach accompanied by powerful drive from the hind quarters, until the Whippet is moving at a full run. Basically, I prefer the race Whippet who's body is well balanced on both front and hind legs. Some owners call this type of conformation "a square built Whippet." In brief: 1) Shoulder formation that allows the front legs to extend forward without hackney gait or ankle snapping. 2) A top line that allows plenty of distance between front and back feet with some arch over the loin. 3) Rear legs with reasonable angulation that support the rear portion of the body. This gives the Whippet the ability to get his hind legs well up under the body at a full run, producing great driving power and speed.
It is this constant desire to know more about Whippet movement that drives me to constantly observe movement of Whippets both in the show ring as well as my own Whippets, especially when they are playing in the field, moving in their kennel runs and while racing in competition. It is not uncommon to see beautiful toplines when Whippets are in a show pose before the judge. When asked to gait, the picture often changes greatly. Suddenly the beautiful topline of the posed Whippets can turn to an exaggerated high arch above the loin; or the back flattens out with virtually no natural arch over the loin; or the arch over the loin can be higher than the front shoulders; the rear hip bones can be higher than the front shoulder blades, etc. Certainly, the Whippet in many cases can be two different appearing animals if the show pose is compared with the Whippet in motion.
Ch. Colonial Acres Spectator
(Ch. Misty Moor's Chalmondoley x Ch. Colonial Acres Miss Heidi)
Small Pines Thunderhead (ptd.)
By Ch. Pathens Terrace Hills Snowman
And greetings from all the other Small Pines whippets:
Deborah E. Haddow (607) 988-2867
salutes two of its alumni on their 1978 achievements.
CH. FOLQUIN Pathfinder F. CH.
"doing his thing"
"Miki"" finished his AKC championship convincingly, taking 5 points in an entry of 45 dogs at the AWC Western Specialty at Santa Barbara on July 30, 1978. The two previous days he was reserve and Winners Dog as well--all these placements under renowned breeder-judges, Ann Gallup ( Channel City), James Edward Clark ( Ventura) and Mrs. Philip Fell ( Santa Barbara), respectively,
"Miki" sandwiched this spectacular weekend in between a Best in Field and two Best of Breeds in lure coursing, gaining his Field Championship in equally dramatic fashion.
"Miki" lives with his co-owners: Carol & Cassandra Juelfs Affinity Whippets, 56 North Victoria, St. Paul, Minnesota, 55104 (612) 226-7981 owner-handled all the way.
CH. FOLQUIN Snowflight
"Jubal" finished his Champion ship with 3-, 4-(2), and 5 point majors. In his first two weekends as a Special (six shows) he had one Best of Opposite Sex, five Best of Breeds, a Group III and a Group I, and has been owner- handled all the way.
Jubal is owned and loved by:
Beautifully bred puppies are expected to make their appearance in early 1979, some of whom may be available to loving show homes.
Boris D. & Elizabeth C. Wolkonsky, Folquin Whippets 9115 Pueblo Road, Lakeside, California, 92040 (714) 443-1655
WHIPPOORWILL RELIANT RAISIN
(CH. MISTY MOOR° S CHALMONDOLEY X CH. WHITBARROW PARSELY)
Raisin shown selectively is pointed both in the breed ring as well as in the field. Her record to date is:
WINNERS BITCH: Judge, Mr. John Cook, Merrimac Kennel Club, New Hampshire WINNERS BITCH: Judge Col. Wallace Pede, Vacationland Kennel Club, Maine
WINNERS BITCH & BEST OF WINNERS Longshore Southport Kennel Club, Conn.
Raisin lives and is co-owned with Denise Wells, Springfield, Mass.
CO-OWNER/BREEDER: Dr. Barbara L. Henderson 16200 Burtons Lane
WILLCARE WHIPPOORWILL PRESTIGE
( CH. CHARMOLL CLANSMAN X CH. WILLCARE'S COLLAGE)
Lars, second time shown is shown winning BOB over Specials at the National Capital Club Show under judge Mr. Fred Hunt. Lars won Winners Dog and Best of Opposite Sex the next day at the Upper Marlboro Club Show. The following day at Maryland Kennel Club Show he won Winners Dog.
Thank you. Carol Willumsen for breeding such a lovely boy and permitting him to live with us at Whipporwill.
CH. OLDLANDS MARCHE MILITAIRE
Just one of our illustrious stud force. " Terry" has had a good winning year in 1978 and will share honors in 1979 with our young special Ch. Oldlands Something Blue.
Spring puppies planned by S. African Ch. Tula 's Honeymoon of Oldlands ex Ch. Oldlands Candy Kisses (Both sired by the famed Eng. & S. African Ch. Denorsi Moonduster of Glenbervie) RESERVATIONS NOW BEING TAKEN
CH. WINTERWHIP SNOW CONE
At stud to quality bitches
CH WINTERWHIP SNOW SUNDAE
Sundae is pictured with new co-owner, Jim Briley. With Jim she finished in record time upon her arrival in the South. Sundae is Coney's litter sister; pedigree of both dogs on next page.
Watch this spring for Winterwhip Snow Lion (Harmony's Snow Dance ex Winterwhip Sgt. Fancy Face) in the Open Dog class with Jim at southern shows.