American Whippet Club
1986 Whippet Annual
A special thanks to Carola Baranek of Wynmor Whippets for this great historical piece.
A casual moment in the life of Sue, Mousse
Their other two children have been adopted by show homes.
Sue and Bill Peterson 803/684-2349 Rt.#4, Box 63-A4, York, South Carolina 29745
Ch. Plumcreek Like The Night
PLUMCREEK WHIPPETS LINDA and RICHARD LARSON
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WHIPPET NEWS AND NEWSLETTER EDITOR
Pat Dresser, 1462 Granger Rd., Medina, Ohio 44256 (216) 239-1839
WHIPPET NEWS ANNUAL EDITOR
Wendy Clark, 110 Tibet Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43202 (614) 268-1848
NOW WE'RE COUNTRY CONTENT !
(Pictured is our current contender
At Dress Circle, they're never too young ...
Ch. Dress Circle Capital Gains
(Ch. Cricket Hearth Bristol Cream x Ch. Dress Circle Dealer Take All)
Merrill was the youngest Dress Circle Whippet to finish, completing his championship the day he turned nine months of age, and he won a group placement while still in the classes.
. . . or too old!
Ch. Dress Circle Snow and Ice
(Ch. Bettebrook Benchmark x Dress Circle Cyrcle)
Sleet was the oldest Dress Circle Whippet to finish, completing his championship at the tender age of seven and a half years of age. It's tough to win with all white dogs.
PASTIME FARM PRESENTS
Triplehours Ruff N Tuff F.Ch. X Rosebud Ingoldsby
Our thanks to:
Mr. Frank J. Homeyer for awarding "Vic" his first two points, BOW,and BOS just before nine months old.
Mrs. Constance 0. Miller for his win over Ravenna's large puppy class during the Midwest Specialties weekend.
Diane (Trapp) Tucker for caring for him under unusual circumstances.
TERRA BELLA WHIPPETS
TERRA BELLA BATTIMANO (15 mos)
Timothy needs a major to finish.
Owners: Patricia Hillyard and Jeanette Pozzi 2251 Duponte Drive , Placerville, CA 95667
These three dogs are by CH. WILLCARE YOU BELIEVE IT TOO, CD and out of CH. WHIPPOORWILL FANFARE.
IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE
Carefully line bred on the great classics, including Top Sire CH. PENNYWORTH WOULD YOU BELIEVE. All have outstanding movement and outgoing personalities. One male may still be available the the right show home.
William & Virginia Huffman 212 Victoria Way, Central Point, OR 97502 (503)664-6254
HAD A BALL LURE COURSING IN 1986.
- SO DID LUCY!
ALWAYS POISED TO GO
CanCh SITHEAN'S LUCILLE OF RIPPLETON, AmCanFCh
The QUICKSILVER Kids -
Sire: Ch. Saturn's Star Duster, F.Ch.
Dam: Ch. Tudor's Quicksilver Serenade, CDX, F.Ch.
Breeder: Jill S. Baum & Pamela Kohl-Voute Whelped: 3/13/86
Combining the best of Hound-Hill and Stoney Meadows bloodlines, we have high hopes of these youngsters following in their mother's "pawprints"!
Watch for their littermates -
Jilzan Quicksilver Crockett, owned by Karen Wilson, Suffolk, VA Jilzan Quicksilver Whisper, owned by Debra Roys Cober, Easton, MD
WHIPPETS IN OBEDIENCE
by Jill Baum (and friends)
I was born showing dogs — almost! My parents were bitten by the bug when I was 18 months old, and that was it. I was dragged to every dog show around since before I can remember. My first time showing was at a match, and I was four years old — my boxer was bigger than I was! Although I've shown dogs all my life, I am relatively new to obedience competition, but not to training. I started when I was ten, just basic obedience to make easy—to—live—with dogs. I've trained several different breeds, and taught a few classes. I've trained three whippets to date, titled two, and am starting my fourth, a puppy. My two current "trainees" have CDX's, and will hopefully earn their UD's in the future.
Whippets are not difficult dogs to train, BUT the trainer must keep a couple of very important things in mind:
In my experience, whippets will do anything — mine show, lure course, do obedience, swim, track, retrieve rocks (by scent), etc. It's fun! So start your puppies young — with a sock, a ball, a stick, a dumbbell. If they learn to "play chase" (also called retrieving), that's half the battle — that one little thing!
Whippets can do everything! Their only limit is their owner's expecta tions. A confident, outgoing puppy is the easiest to train, but patience will train, and add confidence, to any dog. However, smarter is not always better! The smart ones are a challenge; they continually think up new ways to avoid doing things they dislike. It's up to you to make it fun enough that they enjoy learning. I use food, a rabbit fur, play, and tons of praise. Once they know something, though, I will correct when necessary — sometimes they test you to see if you really want them to do this. Also, I never use a chain collar, always nylon. That way, a collar correction is a correction, not a punishment.
Gail Burnham's book Play Training Your Dog is the sighthound owner's obedience bible. She trains greyhounds, and knows whereof she speaks! I strongly recommend reading it to anyone interested in obedience, even if you've trained dogs before.
Ariami's Sheer Chaos, CDX, FCh.
Puppy kindergarten (put on by most obedience clubs), is wonderful. It's a great way to socialize and gently start training your babies. My youngest whippet is starting that way. They get distracted easily, so you must have patience, but to a puppy, everything is fun! And they learn so quickly!
Obedience training does not ruin a dog for the breed ring. My Sara showed in Specials at the Centennial, then turned around and earned the third leg for her CD and High Scoring Whippet the same day! I just use two different collars, and keep it light. I don't use liver for obedience training, I use hot dogs, or canned or carton cat treats (easy to carry and keep), and again emphasizing the difference.
Some wonderful Whippet examples — Jodie Martin and O.T.Ch. Sporting Fields Mad Hatter, and Ch. Sporting Fields Santana, CDX — who can forget those happy and great—working dogs. Patricia Younger and Ch. Rikki's Arrow, UD, FCh. are another super example — Arrow gained all his titles with scores well above 190, and placements, including several firsts! Napoleon McCallum and his Nap's Scarlet Pimpernel, CDX, earned their titles with a couple of firsts, and an all—breed High In Trial!
My accomplishments to date aren't quite so lofty, but I am very proud of my girls — Ch. Tudor's Quicksilver Serenade, CDX, FCh. and Ariami's Sheer Chaos, CDX, FCh. If they can do it, so can we all! It takes a desire to make the time (about 15 or 20 minutes a day), loads of patience (there will always be some set—backs), and a lot of encouragement and perserverance —for dog and handler alike!
See you at the National Specialty in April!
Happy training, from us to you!
Ch. Plumcreek Bellissima
(Ch. Misty Moor's Chalmondoley x Plumcreek Black Ternstone)
A 1987 litter is planned between these two wonderful whippets.
Ch. Vagabonded Contender
(Ch. Misty Moor's Chalmondoley x Ch. Appraxin Tania)
A.W.C. Midwest Specialty
First - Brood Bitch Class
Am.Can.Ch. Dunberry Arwen is pictured with Specialty judge Dr. John Shelton and her offspring (x Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water), High Flyer Mach One and High Flyer Glamorous Glennis, winning a highly competitive Brood Bitch class at the 1986 AWC Midwest Specialty, Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Our thanks to Dr. Shelton for this very fine win.
Am.Can.Ch. Dunberry Arwen
( Ch. Vagabonded Contender x Vagabonded Galaxy)
This lovely bitch has passed on to her offspring her beautiful head and neck and a wonderful whippet look. We are most pleased with her contribution.
High Flyer Glamorous Glennis
(Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water x AmCanCh. Dunberry Arwen)
Having just turned 6 months of age, Glennis went
BEST IN FUTURITY
1986 AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB FUTURITY
Glennis is pictured above going
BEST OF WINNERS, BEST OF BREED
over specials for 4 points from the puppy class under breeder—judge
High Flyer Mach One
(Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water x AmCanCh. Dunberry Arwen)
"Yeager" is pictured going BEST OF WINNERS for a 3—point major under judge Barbara Heller at the Western Reserve KC show in Cleveland, Ohio, December, 1986
We are very pleased with these littermates. They excel in a beautiful free— flowing side movement. They are the progeny of an outstanding producer, Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water — "Rapid". We are most grateful for his contribution of soundness and wonderful side movement to the whippet breed.
Presented as the cornerstones of their pedigree, these two outstanding producers
A special thank you to Barbara and Josephine Steinberg (Traymatt)
Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water
A son of top producers, Rapid is proving to be a powerful sire.
CH. LIDEMARA'S SONGBIRD
CH. LIDEMARA'S MOONSHADOW