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1987 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 49 through 75
The idea of an overall American Whippet Club "National" specialty, in addition to the four regional specialties held every year, came about because the A.W.C. Board of Directors wanted to see a larger number of club members in attendance at the Annual General Meeting, always held in April, usually in conjunction with a supported show in the region in which the meeting was held, or a race meet. There was usually barely a quorum of members at the A.G.M.
The first National Specialty, held in Columbus, Ohio on April 18, 1987, was two years in the planning, and it was truly national in scope, with many club members (and whippet—loving non—members) from all over the country contributing their time and talent to the cause.
As the event drew near, it was felt that perhaps entries and attendance might be low — it was Easter weekend. But to the delight and dismay of the show committee, the total entry, 340 whippets, was so large that a second judge had to be called in. There was a record attendance at the A.G.M., and the banquet following the Specialty was a tremendous success.
The whippet breed is indeed fortunate to have so many hard—working and talented people who came together in Columbus, Ohio and put on a show that will never be forgotten.
And to those who were unable to attend this historic event, we say — "Don't miss the second A.W.C. National Specialty in Frederick, Maryland on April 8 and 9, 1988. It will be another good one."
Pat Dresser Show Chairman
MORSHOR'S MAJESTIC BALL O'FIRE - BOB/WB/BOW
COMMENTS — DORIS WEAR, Class Judge
There are not enough superlatives in Mr. Webster's Dictionary to describe the A.W.C.'s First National Specialty show! The entry in quantity and, thank heavens, also in quality was mind—boggling, but, greatest of all was the way in which the show was run! Due entirely to the efforts of Cathy Gaidos, Pat Dresser and their cohorts, the entire day went off with clockwork precision while all the while retaining a relaxed, easy—going ambiance that seemed to prevail through the entire proceedings!
Although the dogs were the "raison d'etre" for our being there, they, to my mind, were not the most important part of the show — it was the humans who, with their demonstration of good sportsmanship, good manners, and general air of camaraderie throughout, made the day so enjoyable for me and also I am sure, for my co—judge and for each other! I am not going to critique each of my class winners — rather I am going to attempt to describe what I was looking for and what features I was emphasizing in making my awards.
In the 6-9 month Puppy Dog class there was one puppy who just jumped out at me (figuratively, not literally!). He was Madcap Master Key, a most impressive youngster. Head and expression to die for with huge well set dark eyes, and correct ears. The whole head assembly set on a strong beautifully arched neck, which leads into a well—laid shoulder. Top—line correct with good length of back, proper arch over loin, which in turn blends into correctly sloping croup and beautifully balanced powerful hind quarters. His only "if"? Perhaps a bit over—done in bone, which caused me some concern about his eventual size. However, one judges them as they are on the day and at that point I just wanted to grab him up and take him home, just as he was. I was very much pleased to learn that Phoebe Booth awarded the same puppy Best in Sweeps! Also, Mrs. Stites made him Reserve Winners Dog.
This puppy set the pattern for the type of Whippet I was looking for throughout the entry. Never mind the glamour and "glitz" (although this puppy had both!), but down to basics — proper structure, balance of parts and correctelastic muscling.
Before I move on to the finals, I want to mention a bitch that I predict will be a future star. She was a 7 month old young lady sent to my Winners Bitch class by Mrs. Stites, who put her over a huge lot of junior puppy bitches. Her name was Bohem Delacreme Demoiselle. I made her Reserve Winners Bitch. This white and red brindle puppy combines all the gorgeous elegance of her well—known sire, as well as fulfilling my basic requirements of good outline and balanced reach in front and drive in rear. However, she had not quite the freedom of moving nor the elasticity of my Winners Bitch, who came from the Open class (more about her later). I very much hope that this "Demoiselle" will grow on staying just as she is and that she will not tighten up with adult conditioning.
My runners—up for Reserve Bitch was the winner of the Bred—By Exhibitor class, High Flyer Glamorous Glennis, a brindle bitch very much the same color and type as Winners Bitch but failed to the Winner and Reserve in shape and flow of neck into shoulder; none—the—less a lovely bitch to whom it was my pleasure later to award the Challenge Trophy for Best Bred—By Exhibitor. I felt that this bitch covered more ground and was freer moving than the really lovely glamorous bitch who was the winner of the 12 to 18 month class, Ringmaster's Gold Fever.
What a gorgeous sight was that ringful of Specials and how very grateful I am to each and every exhibitor, especially to those who came from far away, for showing their champion whippets to me.
It was great to see "Buoy", having just won the Veteran Dog class, walk into the ring looking so well for a 12 year old and my old friend "Tally" who, at age 8 looked well and fit. My winner of the ARM Dog class, Ch. Marial's Padneyhill Illusion, is 10 years old and has only improved with age — a lovely dog.
It was an awesome responsibility to judge such a huge class with that many quality dogs and bitches and my cuts were made entirely on the basis of choosing those whippets that best exemplified my interpretation of the standard, first standing still, then proving their correctness by moving at both slow and faster gaits. When my final sifting was done the class bitch, Morshor's Majestic Ball O'Fire, best exemplified my ideal whippet. A very feminine solid color dark brindle bitch, about the middle of the height standard, devoid of any flash but so correct in every way that really counts. Her head is not as classic as some, but yet with great appeal, dark forward— looking eyes, good ears, nicely shaped neck widening into a correct front assembly, which includes proper slant to her pasterns, good balance of lay—back of shoulder blade and upper arm. Beautiful top and bottom lines with no exaggerations; nice arch over loin, which was firm but not rigid with good elasticity; and lastly, strong propelling hind quarters.
This excellent correct structure was proven by her movement — when asked to walk she moved like a panther and at the trot she covered ground with minimum effort and a free and easy gait, which was a pleasure to watch. Her lovely extended ground—covering trot denoted a total "minimum of lost motion", as required in the standard.
For Best of Opposite Sex, Ch. Morshor's Majestic Dell, a middle—sized solid brindle dog with with white trim, was a perfect compliment to the bitch in make, shape and movement. And why not, as it turns out he is her sire! Like father like daughter. Neither of these excellent whippets are glamorous or to the casual observer, eye—catchers. Groups they may not win, but good for the breed they should be, and it was with this thought in mind — "What can this exhibit contribute to the future of the breed" — that I was judging.
The American Whippet Club was offering 10 Award of Merit ribbons for dogs and bitches who in the judge's opinion deserved special recognition. These went to the dogs and bitches who made my final cut. They in numerical order the following:
Dogs (exclusive of the BOS dog): Ch. Locar's Proud Land, Ch. Locar's Dressed to Kill, Ch. Sporting Fields Clansman (Veteran), Ch. Marial's Padneyhill Illusion (ARM), and Oakhurst Astin (Winners Dog) a lovely white and red brindle dog, sired by the same dog as my Reserve Winners Bitch and very similar but not as free and fluid in movement.
The Select Bitches (exclusive of the Best of Breed) were: Ch. Morshor's Saturn Majestic Bid, Ch. Freewynd's Candle In The Wind, Ch. Dublin's Shalimar, and Ch. Ardencaple Beachward Charm.
Saturday, April 18, 1987 is a day I will never forget and Columbus, Ohio is a city that will burn bright in my memory the rest of my life! How Louis Pegram would have enjoyed this show! We all missed his physical presence, but I know his spirit was with us.
In closing, I want the thank Mrs. Field, my stalwart Steward for the day, who did a marvelous job in keeping me on "the straight and narrow" and without whom I could not have gotten through the most exciting judging experience I have ever had!
Thank you all for giving such an unforgettable day!
COMMENTS — BETTY STITES, Class Judge
Mental musings of a Specialty judge nine months later. The First AWC National Specialty is as glorious and exciting in January as it was in April. My thoughts now are varied, somewhat disjointed, and more broad spectrum than specific.
The outstanding remaining impression of the National is of the deliciously pervasive feeling of friendship, cooperation and excitement. It was everywhere, even making its way into the ring to be shared by the judges. How wonderfully refreshing to find several hundred exhibitors and spectators taking a terribly positive view of the day regardless of whether they had won or lost. The show was beautifully organized, well run by a committee working quietly and competently behind the scenes, but it was more than that. Possibly it was the subconscious feeling of being part of an EVENT. Whatever it was, it should be captured and bottled. The rest of the dog show world is in desperate need.
The classes. They were TOP quality and wonderful. Everyone terribly expectant, terribly excited. Who would be WD? WB? BOB? BOS? Indeed these placings are the heart of any dog show, and certainly of a Specialty, but thinking back, my memories are of the Veterans classes, Stud Dog and Brood Bitch. How fabulously lucky we all were to have had another opportunity to see Sporting Fields Clansman, Plumcreek Chase Manhattan, Whippoorwill's Precious Gem, Locar's Opel Rose and all the rest. We hope we'll have many more opportunities to visit, but maybe we won't. Each time we see these dogs, they become more fixed in our mind's eye. These are our past, our history, and a large part of our future. They are the famous names on famous pedigrees and others are wonderful friends who may not be so widely known, but are certainly as loved. How lucky we were that their owners permitted us this opportunity to be with them at this specialty.
The Stud Dogs — what a class! If you were looking for the perfect dog to sire the perfect litter from your perfect bitch, this class was required viewing. We were all permitted to see "in the fur" not only many of the most popular and potent stud dogs in the country, but also to see visible proof of what we can expect them to produce. The wisdom and manner with which these dogs are used by their owners and by the fancy will determine the direction our breed will take. This should have been a college credit course. Whippet 101. I hope you didn't miss it.
"The strength of a breed lies in its bitches." It's hard to over—estimate the importance of outstanding Brood Bitches. Unfortunately, nature usually doesn't permit them the impact on the breed of the males, but without the quality of these gorgeous ladies, those stately boys are going to look pretty ineffectual. When both sire and dam were present, it was fascinating to speculate which had had more influence on the progeny.
Possibly the most potentially exciting class offered is the Extended Generation class. Visible history! Of course the problems of assembling the entry are monumental, but OH! It certainly is worth the effort. Hopefully more will take advantage of this class in the future.
Another great idea introduced at this First National — the ARM Class. How fitting! The whippet is probably the most effective small running machine in the world. If we lose sight of this purpose and start breeding only couch sitting, pillow dwelling show dogs, we lose the breed. Possibly the ARM class will keep reminding us of this fact, and return us to the basics.
Additional musings: Unanimity — It was visible throughout the day, as the same or similar dogs received placements under all judges. To me, the fact that multiple judges appreciate the same attributes is very positive. Certainly no two judges will ever be in complete agreement, but we should all have similar overall mental impressions of what constitutes a good whippet. This unanimity was more satisfying when one realizes the geographical diversity of the judges; Mrs. Wear from the East Coast, Mrs. Booth from the Midwest, and though my address reads Texas, my formative whippet years were spent in California. Mrs. Booth and I unexpectedly commented on the same things in our critiques, our mutual feelings that pasterns are frequently too straight for a running breed, and that eye shape has become smaller and less round. Mrs. Wear seemed to have the same concerns, as evidenced by her remarks that one dog's positive points included "huge well set dark eyes" and another whose "correct front assembly includes the proper slant to her pasterns."
In April, I felt the day to have been one of my most exciting experiences, and today, in retrospect, it still is, though the mental pictures have modified somewhat. The American Whippet Club has set itself a wonderful example with its first National Specialty. Future specialties will be totally successful if they can equal the ambiance, cooperation, and overall high quality of this one.
COMMENTS — PHOEBE BOOTH, Sweepstakes Judge
The 1980s have seen terrific growth in the breeding, exhibiting, and racing of whippets. Participation in American Whippet Club activities has steadily increased to the point where regional specialties and race meets have become eagerly anticipated events reflecting national, and even international attendance. Only one thing has been missing — that is an officially designated NATIONAL Specialty and Race Meet. And although all phases of whippet activities, including American Whippet Club membership, have experienced growth, this has NOT been reflected in the attendance figures at the A.W.C. Annual Meeting.
For these reasons, 1987 was a landmark year for the American Whippet Club. In April, whippet lovers from all over the U.S. and Canada gathered in Columbus , Ohio for the first A.W.C. National Specialty, Obedience Trail and Race Meet in modern times. It was a tremendous event, due largely to the efforts of National Show Chairman Cathy Gaidos, Specialty Chairman Pat Dresser, Trophy Chairman Joan Frailey, and committee members Mac and Mary Woody, Elizabeth Sieferd, Juanita Brown and Wendy Clark.
Friendship and camraderie was in evidence everywhere. Participants gathered first in the Hospitality room which was abundantly stocked with food, drink, and entertainment in the form of whippet videos. The social gathering was just a preface, though, to the educational seminar, devoted to many facets of the whippet, his structure, performance and history, organized by Dr. Jim Gray, and to the Annual Meeting, which was better attended than any in recent times, perhaps ever, and to the Specialty itself, with its all—time international record—breaking entry of 340.
The Regular classes were judged by Mrs. W.P. Wear and Mrs. Betty Stites, who graciously accepted the overload assignment and ended up with a maximum number of dogs to judge. The Obedience classes had an outstanding entry of 17, and were judged by Mr. James J. Ham, and the Sweepstakes entries numbered 132 and were judged by Mrs. Phoebe J. Booth.
Mr. Ham had a good time with all of the Obedience exhibits and their handlers, and remarked that there were a number of excellent working whippets. At least one whippet finished his title at the Trial, there were numberous Qualifying Scores, and High in Trial came from the Novice B class, Clulan Jandall's High Noon, owned by Margaret Haese of Monroe, WI. The score was 193.
Best in Sweepstakes went to Madcap Master Key, owned by Norman Ellis and Geary Harris, and bred by Norman Ellis and Cathy Gaidos, a 7 month old youngster who was also Best Puppy under Mrs. Wear and RWD under Mrs. Stites. Winners Dog under Mrs Stites was Oakhurst Astin, owned by Jennifer and Bruce Penman and bred by Nicole and Barbara Rupert. Winners Bitch under Mrs. Wear was Morshor's Majestic Ball O'Fire, bred by Jackie Hilsky and owned by Dianne Bleecker and Calvin Perry. RWB went to the Puppy Bitch, Bohem Delacreme Demoiselle, owned by John Richardson and bred by Bo Bengston, Mary Dukes and Barbara Henderson.
The highlight of the day was the ARM, Veteran and Best of Breed competition. The ARM class was open to whippets who have been awarded ARM points at Official N.P.R. Race Meets. Winner of the ARM dog class was Ch. Marial's Padneyhill Illusion, CD, ARM. Winner of the ARM bitch class was Marial's Brown Deer of Luke.
There were few dry eyes for the Veteran Dog and Bitch classes. the Veteran Dog class of 9 was won by the legendary Ch. Sporting Fields Clansman, owned by the Butts and bred by R. Sufficool and B. Teague; "Buoy" looked spectacular at 12 years of age. The Veteran Bitch class of 13 was won by the popular Ch. Whippoorwill Precious Gem, bred by Dr. Barbara Henderson and owned by Dee Berger and Dr. Henderson.
With all the preliminary judging completed, Mrs. Wear set upon the task of selecting Best of Breed from the 69 Champions, the Veteran Dog and Bitch, the ARM Dog and Bitch, and the Winners Dog and Bitch. Because it was a National Specialty, another great innovation was the inception of the "Select" designation for those whippets Mrs. Wear found to be worthy of "runners—up" to the Best of Breed. Mrs. Wear awarded the coveted Best of Breed to the Winners Bitch, Morshor's Majestic Ball O'Fire, and Best of Opposite Sex to her sire, Ch. Morshor's Majestic Dell, bred and owned by Dianne Bleecker. It capped a terrific day for the breeders and owners of all the winners, and a great day for everyone who loves the whippet breed.
The following day was a Race Meet which was attended by entrants from around the country, and a Supported Entry judged by Mr. A.J. Gutilla. The winner of the Race Meet, who dominated the meet from the first heat through the fourth, was Marial's Whitewater, ARM, ORC. "Bonzo" displayed an early racing form that stayed with him through the season, enabling him to finish at the top spot for the year. Best of Breed at the Supported Entry went to the Winners Dog from the day before, Oakhurst Astin.
As the weekend drew to a close, the fraternity of whippet fanciers were unanimous in judging the event an unqualified success. It was educational, fascinating, exciting and a whole lot of fun for everyone who loves and admires the whippet.
By the time this is published, we will be gathering in the Nation's Capital for the second National. For those of us who attended the first, there is no doubt that the second will be a must on our calendars. It would seem as though the National will remain a success story for years to come. A weekend devoted to our favorite breed, filled with friends from all over, couldn't possibly miss!
What an exciting weekend! SOX earned her first CD leg and went HIGH IN TRIAL at the first AWC National Specialty. The next day at the Central Ohio KC show she took fifth place for her second leg. Two weeks later she finished at Badger KC and was High Scoring Hound. Average score? 192.
My pick puppy from the very minute she was born, SOX is a gentle, sparkling character. She is doing very well in Open obedience, likes to track hot dogs, and has 40 ASFA points. See her in "living color" on page 45 of the September 1987 AKC Gazette. Her co—breeders are Randall and Janice Robbins, Jandall Whippets, Hughson, CA.
The members of the Metropolitan Atlanta Whippet Association invite all Whippets lovers to join us in Atlanta in the fall for the Southern Specialty, Sunday, October 23rd, the MAWA supported entry, Saturday, October 22nd, the Lawrenceville Kennel Club all-breed show on Friday, October 21st and the MAWA all-breed lure trial on Monday, October 24th.
For information, contact the 1988 Show Chairpersons: Art Idleman, 120 E. Phoenix Dr. N.E., Eatonton, GA 31024, or Frances Hembree, 2471 Kingsland Dr. , Atlanta, GA 30360 .
(Members: front row, Tim, Jan and Grahm Pence, Larry Schoolcraft, Chris Durance, Debby Stansell, Sean McMichael; seated, John Schlenkhart, Frances Hembree, Joe Langford, Ann Schoolcraft, Jim Gray, Bobbie Idleman, Glenda Durance; standing, Larry Shaw, P.J. McClure, Pierce Hembree, Carolyn Flemming, Ruth Flemming, Pam DeJourno, Jan Lucree, Peggy Swayze, Art Idleman, Louis Swayze, Jan and Jim Williams)
We are excited about our plans
for an early spring litter from Victoria.
Maurice and Mary Woulfe
Brooke is shown going BOS his first time in the ring under Judge Mrs. Lorraine Groshans.
FLASH!! Brooke was Reserve Winner Dog, American Whippet Club Southern Specialty under Judge Mr. Cliff Thompson.
MANY ARE CALLED A-FEW ARE CHOSEN
Marty—Party with her Brats winning first in Brood Bitch Class, American Whippet Club Southern Specialty under Judge Mr. Cliff Thompson. A—Few Club Soda, owner—breeder (Reserve Winners Dog earlier); Elysian A—Few Perrier, owners James R. Gray, MD and Chris Durance (Sweepstakes winner); Elysian A—Few April Showers, owner James R. Gray, MD (Winners Bitch four points at Knoxville); and A—Few Krystle Springs who was Best Puppy in Match Metropolitan Atlanta Whippet Association her first time in the ring.
Plans for a repeat breeding are being entertained.
MANY ARE CALLED A-FEW ARE CHOSEN
APRIL is from A—Few's litter by Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water ex Ch. A—Few's Marthasville (by Ch. Hound—Hill Brattleboro, CD ex Group—winning Ch. Elysian Glorya Rejoice).
This lovely bitch is shown joining her litter brother in the Winner's circle for 2 points under breeder—judge Lorraine Groshans. April also won the prestigious undivided puppy class of 18 at the Southern AWC Specialty under Mr. Cliff Thompson. A week later she was Winners Bitch for 4 points from the 6-9 class under whippet—judge Mr. Kent Delaney. April is co—owned and beautifully shown by Jan Swayze Pence.
Our other younster form this outstanding litter is the red brindle male ELYSIAN A—FEW PERRIER. He won BEST IN SWEEPSTAKES, in an entry of 57, at the Southern AWC Specialty, under breeder—judge Judy Coward. Perry is co—owned and expertly presented by Chris Durance.
James R. Gray, M.D. 4344 Five Forks-Trickum Road Lilburn , GA 30247 (404) 921-2160
Frances Hembree's litter by "Rapid" ex "Marty" (Ch.Hound—Hill Brattleboro, CD x Ch. Elysian Glorya Rejoice) represents an outcross for the Elysian strain that we are very excited about. Frances was very generous to let us have 2 of the litter of 4, Elysian A—Few April Showers (see previous pages) and "Perry".
Perry "knocked the socks off" most observers at the Southern AWC Specialty, Oct. 1987. He won Best In Sweepstakes over an entry of 57 under breeder—judge Judy Coward. In the regular classes, he placed second to his litter brother, A—Few Club Soda, in the
puppy class of 18. (Club Soda went on to Reserve Winners Dog, and sister April Showers won her puppy class of 18).
We hope for an exciting 1988, including litters from this exciting young dog and some of our best bitches, including Ch. Elysian Peachy Keen!
Co—owned here, Perry is owned and beautifully shown by Chris Durance.ELYSIAN
Grand—daughter of CH. ELYSIAN MOST LIKELY
....... a very important legacy
Presents - A lady with a mind of her own!
"Suz" began her career with a five—point Reserve from the 6-9 class — and she has 3 other major Reserves, including the prestigious AWC Southern Specialty, Oct. 1987.
She also has 10 points, a Best of Opposite in AWC Sweepstakes, and a rather spectacular coursing career, her Field Championship and BOB and BIF wins.
Bred by Elysian and Connie Bostic, co—owned here, Suzannah is owned and beautifully presented by Chris Durance.
We are proud of other 1987 Best In Field winners, too:
Jogina's Comet of Elysian, LCM, Elysian High Esteem, F.Ch., and the "Blue Streak", Elysian Like the Night, F.Ch., who has numerous BOB wins and three Best In Field wins this year.
James R. Gray, M.D. 4344 Five Forks-Trickum Road Lilburn , GA 30247 (404) 921-2160
(Ch Kirklea Banyan of Shaman, LCM, CD X Ch Kirklea Shaman Chablis, LCM)
Sherry finished her AKC Championship at 17 months, her FCh in 4 days, her LCM in 11 trials, and has 2 Best in Fields.
Sherry has several Group placements, including BOB and Group 1 at Ravenna, Ohio's AWC Supported Entry of 205 Whippets.
We would like to thank all the Judges that have recognized her beauty, elegance, and soundness.
A litter is planned for the Summer of 1988 out of Sherry and Elysian A-Few Perrier (Ch Plumcreek Walk on Water X Ch A-Few Marthasville) our Best in Sweeps 6-9 puppy at the 1987 Southern Specialty.
(Ch. Plumcreek Chase Manhattan x Ch. Morshor Cross the Water)
Alias "Adam", or more fondly "Fred", is pictured winning 2nd in a strong Hound Group under Judy Doniere after capturing BOB at the AWC Southern Specialty under Cliff Thompson. We want to thank all of "Adam's" friends and supporters.
We are currently very excited over our litter by "Adam" out of Ch. Jumaco Plumcreek Laredo (Ch. Lidemara Moonshadow daughter).
Afton 's grand-daughter, Halmarque All A-Glitter, started her career with a Group IV under Helen Miller Fisher and a BOS in Sweeps at an AWC Supported Entry, all before the age of 9 months.
FLASH: Afton's daughter - Halmarque After Autumn takes back to back majors - needs 1 point to finish!!
Pretty DOES as pretty IS
Shown here winning BOB at the Ontario Sighthound Association (June '87), CH. DEVONAIR'S FRANKLY RINA, AM.CAN.CD made her longest strides last year in the Obedience ring, where she acquired both her CD's in 7 tries. Four weeks after obtaining her American degree, and on the same day that their sire, Eng.Can.Ch. Nevedith Uptown Guy, finished his Am.Ch. at the MAWA Supported show, Rina whelped 7 pups. (Rina is also ASFA & CSFA pointed! Some gals do it all!)
Frankly, we hold no claim to this lovely bitch, a Specialty winner in two countries, except as co—breeder and Chief Bragger. We are, nevertheless, most proud to be these, and are looking forward to her son, Devonair's Mitchell Frank, taking up residence in Georgia. Meanwhile, we have a litter at home, born the same day, by Ch. Mayhem's Irish Cream out of Rina's littermate. Frankly Re—markable.
By Ch. Mayhem's Irish Cream x Frankly ReMarkable (littermate to Devonair's Frankly Rina)
THE WHIPPET CLUB OF EASTERN CANADA cordially invites you to help us celebrate
THE CANADIAN KENNEL CLUB CENTENNIAL
We will be holding two Specialty shows in the centennial year. Our first will be on JUNE 25, 1988 in conjunction with the Hamilton Kennel Club, whose regular shows are on Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th. Our Whippet Specialty judge will be PEGGY NEWCOMBE of Pennyworth Kennels. The following day the Ontario Sighthound Association will be holding an all sighthound specialty. The judge for Whippets will be NADINE JOHNSON of Rising Star Kennels in Colorado. Thus there are four sets of points available on one weekend of showing.
The CANADIAN KENNEL CLUB CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS are to be held the week of August 30 - September 2, 1988. The Whippet Club of Eastern Canada will be holding a Specialty on August 30, 1988. Our judge is AUDREY BENBOW of Sirhan Whippets. The Canadian Kennel Club Centennial show will be held on August 31st and September 1st. Groups 2,4,5 and 6 are to be judged on August 31st and Groups 1, 3, 7 and B.I.S. on September 1st. Whippet Bitches will be judged by MAX MAGDER, of Lorricbrook Whippets, and Dogs and Specials by PAT MILLER, of Woodsmoke Whippets. On Friday, September 2nd, the London Canine Club will be having a regular show at the same location.
Plan your vacation now to take advantage of the Canadian Kennel Club Centennial week of celebrations. There are many tourist attractions in the Toronto area and Niagara Falls is only a 1 1/5 hour drive away.
Why not start your vacation with the American Whippet Club Mid-West Specialty in Ohio, on August 27th and 28th, then continue on with a leisurely 7 hour drive through the Niagara Falls area to beautiful Canada, and exciting Toronto.
For information write or phone:
Heather Dansereau RR #2, 1733 Centre Road Hamilton, Ontario Canada , L8N 2Z7 (416) 659-1188
Can. SBIS Ch. Devonair's Isabel, F.Ch., Am.F.Ch.
Isabel was shown very sparingly in 1987, but on the weekend of October 17 and 18 she was BOB under Joseph Gregory, BOB under breeder-judge Alan Pepper and was also SPECIALTY BEST OF BREED under breeder-judge Pat Miller of Woodsmoke Whippets, at the Whippet Club of Eastern Canada Annual Specialty. All this over many top Canadian and American Specials. Thanks to the judges who put up our WRUNNERFUL WHITE WHIPPET.Heather & Everett Dansereau
R. R. #2, 1733 Centre Road
Hamilton, Ontario L8N 2Z7
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