American Whippet Club
1979 - 1980 Whippet Annual
Ch. Dress Circle Capital Gains
SIRE: CH. CRICKET HEARTH BRISTOL-CREAM
DRESS CIRCLE KENNEL
VOLANT BIG RED MACHINE, A.R.M.
November 22, 1972 - July 6, 1979
VOLANT BIG RED MACHINE, A.R.M.
An era has ended and a legend has passed. Racing goes on, but for us, it will never be the same. Benchie compiled perhaps the most phenomenal record of any race whippet, let alone female racer. She shocked many an owner when she won her first NPR, undefeated at 10 1/2 months of age. She impressed those who thought that win a fluke by winning the remaining 2 meets of the season and finishing her Award of Racing Merit requirements, all before the tender age of II 1/2 months. Benchie continued to amaze everyone by convincingly dominating midwest racing for the next 4 years. This domination was a feat never before accomplished by any whippet...male or female...on the highly competitive midwest race circuit.
Many knew of her accomplishments and her performance record. They saw the ferocious, hard to control demon pull her owner from the paddock and down the track. They saw her change into a sophisticated lady for fun match competition. Benchie epitomized the complete whippet with her elegant conformation, intelligent and superb racing ability and obedient nature. But only a few knew the real Benchie. She was a gentle whippet, steadfast guardian and our devoted companion.
Very early in her career, a well-known whippet authority told us that she was a one-in-a-million dog and that we had little chance of ever owning or breeding another whippet that could equal Benchie. At the time, we didn't think much about the statement. Now we know! Our sorrow over the loss of Benchie is deeply felt. Her memory will go on in our hearts and through the performance of her offspring: Volant Trilby of Wyndsor ARM, Volant Dream Weaver ARM and Volant Wolverine Machine (ARM pointed).
was proudly owned and is greatly missed by:
THE GLUHM AND HELTON FAMILIES
Can. Ch. Gambit Vitesse
VITESSE represents the third generation of GAMBIT Whippets. She epitomizes the Whippet type which we had set out to breed when we acquired our first Whippet in 1973. Nine litters later, we think we have produced a very special bitch.
Perhaps the highlight of 1979 occured in Ottawa on November 24th when VITESSE was awarded BEST IN SHOW at the prestigious Show of Shows. This event is restricted to BIS winners in Canada and is judged by a panel of 6 judges. We were immensely proud when VITESSE was selected BIS over 65 competing BIS winners - the first Whippet to accomplish this.
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PHIL -ALLEN WHIPPETS
Phil Hedges - Allen Odom
Can. Ch. Alycon Eleventh Hour
(CH. EDENFIELD WIZER O'WHITE ACRES x CH. PENNYWORTH BETTER WATCH OUT)
Thank you to the following judges who have appreciated "Bree's" qualities in Canada: Mr. R. Tongren - Western Gazehound Club Specialty - WB - 5 pts.
Mrs. J. Fellton - North Shore Kennel Club - WB BW - 5 pts.
Mr. L. Carey - Mission Kennel Club - WB BW BOS - 1 pt.
When "Bree" came to us in May, we also introduced her to the lure and she now races very competitively in NPR meets. To further our goals, a breeding to Am. Ch. Epinard Canyon Creek Sage ARM is planned for this winter.
A very special thank you to Christine and Craig Hopperstad for breeding this lovely whippet and for sharing her with us.
SAILAWAY WHIPPETS (reg'd)
Barry and Lorna Leinbach
THE AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB SEMINAR 1979
by Cynthia Schmidt
The organizers of the Midwest Specialty present Whippet seminars from time to time, usually every other year. Prior seminars have been received enthusiastically, and the tradition was continued in 1979 with a varied, entertaining and educational agenda.
Many canine seminars are limited in appeal but the American Whippet Club's Seminar reached the entire Whippet owning population; pet owners, show owners, racing enthusiasts and just plain Whippet fanciers could find points of interest in the program. And, encouraging philosophizing were the questions Mary Beth Arthur closed the Seminar with.
Photography is both a boon and a plague to dog fanciers. Somehow, show photographers (while excellent with everyone else's dogs and the Best in Show Winner) just never seem to capture the true spirit of your own dog; and snapshots just don't seem appropriate for advertising purposes, nor do they a fancy photo album make. So the Whippet Club enlisted Wendy Clark, who has much experience from the camera angle of dog photography. Her talk covered the essentials without confusing less experienced photographers with technical detail. Equipment was discussed; 35mm SLR (Single Lens Reflex) cameras were recommended for their versatility, adaptability and the control they give a photographer over aperture, shutter speed and depth of field. Difficulties were described, such as unwelcome intrusions in the background, and recommendations were made.
One of Wendy's points was that it's difficult to simultaneously teach someone to handle a dog and take a good picture. Phoebe Jordan, a professional handler with Whippet BIS wins, shared her expertise; hopefully, some of the would-be photographers' "handlers" were on hand to take notes. Phoebe gave us some useful ints, as well as general information, and philosophy about handling. An important point she made was that attitude is equally important as skill; if you believe in your dog, that belief will show. Phoebe emphasized that the lead is the line of communication from the dog, and that a handler's hands are important tools. Hands can mold a Whippet into a work of art, soothe it, discipline it; and a finger-light touch should be used if it can.
Phoebe's handling skill was tried during the next segment on the program (one of the subjects was her litter); evaluating three Whippet litters, a "hands-on" experience orchestrated by Doris Wear. Each "entry" was examined by the "judge" and moved; the audience then had an opportunity to examine the puppies themselves and make their own placements. Mrs. Wear then announced her decisions, her reasons for them, and discussion followed. The first group was three puppies, five months old; second, a large crew of five six-months-olds; and finally, four puppies three months old. Most agreed with Mrs. Wear's evaluations, and all seemed to enjoy the experience.
After lunch, Cora Miller presented her segment on Topline, Structure and Movement, a presentation similar to the one she gave at the Judges' Seminar in Massachusetts last July. First, she used three dogs from her kennel as examples, showing correct points and the variability of those correct points in all three. A slow-motion film examination of movement followed; dogs were shown stacked, then moving. This section was enlightening; it showed how a dog could be less than ideal statically, yet not suffer deficiencies moving. One point of discussion Cora raised was that a slighter steeper croup may be acceptable and that it may be a benefit in racing dogs. This prompted audience participation, visited upon one of Cora's patient Whippets.
Cora's section of the program was quite thought-provoking, and perhaps encouraged Whippet owners to look at their dogs objectively, from a structural, functional point-of-view (if they don't do so already).
Questions, answers, and a challenge formed Mary Beth Arthur's talk,
which concluded the seminar. The answers were contained in a slide presenta tion prepared by Californian Mike Bashford, to persuade the local park commissioners to permit Whippet racing although the parks had been declared closed to dogs. Mike's slide show covered Whippet racing from start to finish, with vignettes of training and Whippets-at-home. The finale was a series of California ARM winners, including such greats as Topper and Toro. Mary Beth then highlighted the Whippet's progress, by decade from 1920 to the present, after which she detailed the "challenge of the Eighties." She outlined some of the possibilities for the club, and defined her goal as president of the AWC--to make things happen, rather than stand back and let things happen. Mary Beth raised more questions than she answered, but a challenge is meant to be stimulating.
Seminars serve a useful purpose; they bring together people with a common interest, faces are matched with names, and knowledge changes minds. The Whippet Seminar of 1979 was a classic example of the seminar as idea exchange. May there be many more.
PRESENTS OUR LATEST CHAMPION
CH. OLDLANDS STONEHENGE
(CH. TULAS HONEYMOON OF OLDLANDS ex CH. DRESS CIRCLE PURE AT HEART)
WE WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL OUR '79 OLDLANDS CHAMPIONS
PLUS OUR BOYS IN BRAZIL -
CH. AM. & BRAZILIAN OLDLANDS FIRST FROST IS A MULTI BIS WINNER AND
OLDLANDS TIGGER Too IS A BRAZILIAN CHAMPION - BOTH ARE OWNED BY JOSE MAURICIO MACHLINE
BOTH PUPPIES BY CH. VAGABONDED CONTENDER x VAGABONDED GALAXY
Am.Ch. Forest Slim Jim Am.C.D. sire: AM.CAN.CH. MARIAL'S KING ARTHUR AM.CAN.C.D. Am.Ch. Eyleland Paisley
Can.Ch. Emberson of Course A.R.M. dam: CAN.CH. RINGO'S SONNY DAZE OF COURSE AM. CAN. F.CH. Am. Ch. Bardon Faded Finery
GALA, born February 16, 1977, is a full sister to Canada's 1979 Top NPR racing whippet, Ch. Swiftsure Happy Daze, A.R.M., Can.F.Ch. (see pedigree section).
In July 1979 GALA finished her Can. show Ch. in fine style. Sound & typey, her wins included a 3 & 4 pt. BW & BOS over specials, plus 2 additional BW awards.
GALA, 19 1/4", 23 pounds, is a consistent Grade B, top ten placer, in NPR racing.
GALA completed her Am.F.Ch. in 1978 at 16 months of age, in only 4 trials. Her Can.F.Ch. was completed in March 1979, defeating top F.Ch.'s.
We are pleased to announce tha GALA will be line-bred in early 1980 to Am. Ch. Marial's Phoenix Am.F.Ch. ( by Limited Edition O'Lazebrook ARM ex Am.Ch. Marial's Renfield Phoebe - a King Arthur daughter). Phoenix is the sire of Am.Ch.Marial's Memphis A.R.M. Enquiries invited.
HOUNDS OF JAMEYFIELD
ROYAL LOOK'S WINGED VICTORY
(ROYAL LOOK'S SMOKIE TOPAZ X CH. ROYAL LOOK'S GREAT EXPECTATION)
IT WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR...
Many thanks and continued Success to everyone who has purchased a Royal Look Whippets this year.
OUR YOUNG HOPEFUL FOR THE NEW YEAR IS :
Gold Dust's Dark Patina
(CH. WESTGATE THE SORCERER x GOLD-DUST'S CRYST'L O'FETH'RSTONE)
Shown here at five months of age "TINA" will start her show career in earnest this spring.
We have a litter sister to this bitch availabte to the right home.
A young champion bitch out of Ch. Gold-Dust's Twenty-Four Karat also available to a very special home only.
AFFINITY Carol & Cassandra Juelfs, 56 North Victoria, St Paul, MN 55104 Phone: 612 - 226-7981
ARIAMI - West Betti W. Trestman, 4149 N. 32 Street, Phoenix, AZ 85018 Phone: 602 - 957-0384
ARIAMI East Ralph L. Searles, 7634 Landau Drive, Bloomington, MN 55438 Phone: 612 - 944-2426
BOB'N Robert & Ann Billups, 421 North Thornhurst Ave. , Glendora, CA 91740 Phone: 213 - 963-1038
CHEHALEM Janet Van Wormer, 25551 Hunter Road , Veneta, OR 97487 Phone: 503 - 935-1648
CLULAN Margaret E. Haese, 2637 - 9th Avenue , Monroe , WI 53566 Phone: 608 - 325-6452
DENROC Reg. Tuck Turner, 138 Rundleson Place NE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T1Y 3T4 Phone: 403 - 280 - 1896
DRESS CIRCLE Pat & Bill Dresser, 1462 Granger. Road, Medina, OH 44256 Phone: 216 - 239-1829
DUNBERRY Wendy Clark, 110 Tibet, Columbus, OH 43202 Phone: 614 - 268 - 1848
FLYALONG Reg. Charles & Lillian Billings, 10460 Albertsworth Lane , Los Altos Hilts, CA 94022 Phone: 415 - 948-7025
FOLQUIN Boris D. & Elizabeth C. Wolkonsky, 9115 Pueblo Road , Lakeside, CA 92040 Phone: 714 - 443 -1655
GOLD DUST Bob & Joan Goldstein, 5 Klinger Lane , Warren, NJ 07060
GROVENOR Sonja Klein, 5645 West Creek Road , Independence, OH 44131 Phone: 216 - 447 -0717
GYPSY Karen Johnston, P.O. Box 66 , Denison, TX 75020 Phone: 216 - 463-3943
HILLENDALE Jo Gore, 2170 Allendale Road , Vacaville, CA 95688 Phone: 707 - 448 - 8688
MILLRACE Reg. Cynthia Schmidt, 1961 Ridley Creek Road , Media, PA 19063
RAGTIME Jim & Bonnie Goebel, 15074 - 88th Avenue , Surrey , British Columbia, Canada V3S 2S7 Phone: 604 - 581 -8902
SAILAWAY Reg. Barry & Lorna Leinbach, 13041 Linton Way , Surrey, British Columbia, Canada V3W 5W3 Phone: 604 - 594 -6443
SKYE Dorotha Gammie, 339 South Madison Avenue , LaGrange, IL 60525
SLADE'S David & Nancy Henry, 846 Symmes Road , Fairfield, OH 45014 Phone: 513 - 868 -8882
SNOWFLIGHT Walter & Sandra Jones, 11.5 NE 53 Street, Kansas City, MO 64116 Phone: 816 - 454-1080
STRATHOAK Christine Cormany, 24819 Eshelman Avenue , Lomita, CA 90717 Phone: 213 - 534-3238
SUNDANCE Christine Blake, RD #1, Box 109, Middletown , DE 19709 Phone: 302 - 834-9770
SWIFTSURE Reg. Steve & Linda Buchholz, 26767 - 13th Avenue , RR 5, Aldergrove,
British Columbia , Canada VOX 1A0 Phone: 604 - 856-5660
WHITE ACRES Reg. Pearl. Baumgartner & Margaret White, 10703 - 59th Avenue E. , Puyallup, WA 98371 Phone: 206 - 845-9740
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CH. FLYALONG KESTREL
FLYALONG GYRFALCON, F.CH.
FLYALONG LIBERATOR, C.D., F.CH.
CH. FLYALONG LILEO CORTINA
MOORLANDS SIR ISAAC NEWTON
FOR OVER TWENTY YEARS, CAREFUL BREEDING FROM STRONG ENGLISH LINES -
HOME REARING AND TRAINING TO MAINTAIN THE FINE WHIPPET TEMPERAMENT
For Quality and Companionship
FLYALONG WHIPPETS, A.K.C. Reg.
Charles and Lillian Billings