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1987 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 76 through 97
"Carlos" earned the Award of Racing Merit in 1987, finishing the year as the number 10 ranked NPR racer. He also earned his AKC Championship in 1987 with major wins under Betty Stites and Ann Gallup Marsh. In addition, Carlos has earned 9 Oval Racing Championship points in 1987, including a high score in meet at Delaware City. Carlos is truly a versatile Whippet with a dual—purpose pedigree.
PROUDLY BRED, OWNED AND TRAINED BY
1987 RACE PERFORMANCE SUMMARY
By Doug Arthur
A record 59 National Point Race Meets APRs) were conducted in 1987 breaking the previous number of 50 set in 1964. There were a total of 2226 adult entries for an average of 38 per meet. The July 4 NPR in Delaware City again drew the largest entry of 56. The popularity and continuous growth of the American Whippet Club's NPR Program can be seen from the following numbers;
During the past five years the total number of NPRs increased from 43 to 59, with the number of adult entries growing 22% from 1820 to 2228. A geographic comparison of total NPRs follows;
After being "bridesmaid" to Lyth Satus, ARM, CRC, F.Ch. the past two years, Marial's Whitewater, ARM, ORC, bred and owned by Doug and Mary Beth Arthur and Bernice Strauss of Wisconsin finished number one in national NPR points in 1987. 'Bonzo" placed Just ahead of Lyth York, ARM, ARC. injuries plagued each of the major players in the quest for top NPR racer for 1987. Defending champion Satus suffered a fractured hock at the July Suisan NPR which may have ended a brilliant career at the age of four. A late finisher hit Whitewater in a kidney at the June Hamilton NPR, resulting in trauma and a two-month recuperation period. York, who led in national points For most of toe year. suffered a serious injury in a domestic mishap in October, preventing him -from competing effectively at the end of the year.
'Bonzo' won 13 of 17 NPRs in 1987, losing only to York and half-brother, Swiftsure Luke's Jayson, ARM. He won the first ever AWC "National" NPR held in conjunction with the first Annual AWC National Specialty in Columbus, Ohio in April. "Bonzo" is now third in all- time NPR meet wins and all-time NPR National Points behind Satus and Janie's John Boy da Toro, ARM, ORC, F.Ch.
The standout race litter for 1987 was bred by Tony Lewis of Washington. The puppies sired by Lyth Djon, ARM, ORC out of WRs Crystal Summer Energy, F.Ch.,CC,CM resulted in six ARMs; Lyth York, ARM,ORC, Lyth Davy, ARM,ORC, Lyth Hern, ARM,ORC, Lyth Hal, ARM,ORC, Lyth Ely, ARM,CM, and Lyth Windle, ARM. Another of Whitewater's half-brothers, Ch, Marial's Monte Carlo, ARM, bred and owned by Doug & Mary Beth Arthur and Bernice Strauss of Wisconsin, was the top-ranked dual-purpose Whippet for 1987. Monte Carlo finished both his ARM and AKC Bench Championship titles as well as earning nine ORC points In 1987. He won the Bred-by-Exhibitor class at the April AWC National Specialty in Columbus, Ohio. Monte Carlo becomes the sixth Marial dual-champion, the previous five being: Ch. Marial's Jellybean, C.D., ARM (1988), Cn. Marial's Traymatt Snow Man, C.D., ARM (1973), Ch. Maria l ' s Tinsel, C.D., ARM (1977), Ch. Marial's Memphis, ARM (1978) and Ch. Marial's Padneyhill Illusion, C.D., ARM (1978).
The fastest unofficial times recorded for the 200 yard distance were; 11.1 -York (Hamilton, Ohio), 11.2 - Whitewater (Antioch, Illinois and Hamilton, Ohio), 11.2 - Satus (Burnaby, B.C.), 11.2 - Shady Character (Burnaby, B.C.), 11.3 - Kern (Antioch, Illinois), and 11.4 - Quorn "Burnaby, B.C.).
Seventeen Whippets won NPRs in 1987;
39 Whippets earned "national points" in 1987, with the top ten being;
1987 NPR TOP T EN 1987 NPR TOP TEN
Satus appears in the top ten for the fourth straight year. Whitewater and Robin Banks appear for the third consecutive year. York, Shady Character and Horn are repeaters from last year. Lyth Djon, ARM, NRC is the sire of three of the top ten and Lyth Jasper, ARM, F.Ch. is the sire of two. WRA Crys t a l Summer Energy, F.Ch. CC, CM is the dam of four and Ch. Marial's Memphis, ARM is the dam of two of this year's top ten NPR racers.
A brief description of each of the top ten racers follows;
MARIAL'S WHITEWATER ARM, ORC (Lukes Jay-Jess of Toro, ARM x Ch. Marial's Memphis's, ARM) whelped 7/6/83, bred and owned by Doug & Mary Beth Arthur and Bernice Strauss of Wisconsin; "Bonzo" is a white and red brindle male standing 21 3/4' with racing weight of 37 lbs. According to his owner "Bonzo can best be described by one word--determination all the nece ssa ry ingredients went into his successful performance; 1) bloodlines, 2) physical attributes, 3) 11.4 speed, 4) quick acceleration, 5) intense confidence and desire, 6) good track sense, 7) controlled conditioning program, 8) proper diet/weight control, 9) parasite control and 10) luck!'
LYTH YORK, ARM, ORC (Lyth Djon, ARM, ORC x WRs Crystal Summer Energy, F.Ch., CC, CM) whelped 5/29/85; bred by C.A. Lewis of Washington and owned by Connie and Jack Eaker of Texas; "Yorkie" is a solid blue brindle sale, standing 22 1/4" and weighing 40 lbs; according to his owners " York is a very shy, quiet, low-keyed dog. he is very non -aggressive and has become an excellent house Whippet who gets along well with the rest of the kennel. York has good racing sense and is an excellent breaker and is able to display great acceleration."
LYTH DAVY, ARM, ORC (Lyth Djon, ARM, ORC x WRs Crystal Summer Energy, F.Ch., CC, CM; whelped 5/29/85; bred by C.A. Lewis of Washington and owned by David Gutierrez of California; "Bolo" is a solid red brindle male standing 22" and weighing 42 ins; also completed his ORC in 1987; has lure coursed once, taking first place and Best of Breed; he is obedience trained and has some protective training; according to his owner "Bolo 15 very good around the house and would rather be a couch potato than train. He generally breaks bad in three out of tour races in an NPR out usually breaks better on the oval."
SHADY CHARACTER, ARM ;Tom Terrific, ORC a Lyth Watney) whelped 2/22/85 bred by Janet Stigum of Washington and owned by Tim and Betsy Mosier of Washington; "Shady" is a white and fawn male standing 22" and weighing 41 lds; according to his owners "Shady was slow to mature. His first experience at an NPR he ran as the test dog and came out backwards, one month later he ran in his first NPR and beat National Champion Satus in the third high point program. He still has a long way to go but we're looking forward to future race seasons."
WINSOME (Lyth Jasper, ARM, F.Ch. x WRs Crystal Summer Energy, F.Ch., CM, CC; whelped 6/14/84, bred and owned by David H. dill of California; "Robin" is a fawn brindle female standing 20" and weighing 34 lbs; the top NPR race bitch for the third consecutive year; according to der owner "she receives a brisk 45 minute walk three to tour times weekly, during good weather. She has a very sweet personality as a pet and is very keen on the lure but backs off when aggressively fouled."
HAMLIN'S POGO DEL ALLEGRO C.D., ARM, ORC (Sundance Dreams of Fortune, ARM x Sundance Imperial Imp) whelped 9/27/85. bred by Paula Carr and Michael and Gale McCullough of Virginia and owned by Cathy Dodgen of Virginia; 'Pogo" is a solid brindle male standing 22 1/4" and weighing 40 lbs; completed his C.D. in three shows at one year of age--High Scoring hound in all three trials; completed C.D., ARM and ORC within 13 months; according to his owner "Pogo gives 110% in everything he does, whether it be in the obedience ring, running the bunny, or just running circles around the Shepherds on our daily Jaunts.'
Lily RAINS, ARM,. ORC, F.Ch. (Lyth Jasper, ARM, F.Ch. x Regalstock Amberwood Dalila) whelped 12/7/82, bred by Tony Lewis and co-owned with- Karen Lewis of Washington; "Porky" is a solid red brindle male standing 21 1/2" and weighing 39 lbs; National NPR Champion 1984-85-86 and No. I in all-time NPR wins and national points; according to his owner 'when in training Porky gets a lot of free running and snort sprints (50-70 yards; against a greyhound. He has intense concentration in the starting boy and tremendous acceleration away from the boxes; has a super temperament, travels beautifully and a pleasure to have in the house."
RINGDOVE ORC, F.CH. (BILL Ch. Flyer of the Crackerjacks, ARM, ORC, F.Ch. x
Besap Cockeymoor Queeny, ARM) whelped 6/16/85, bred and owned by Tony and Helena James of British Columbia, Canada; 'Tanis" is a red fawn female standing 19 1/2" and weighing 32 lbs; completed her ARM, CRC and Canadian Field Championship in 1987; according to her owners "Tanis has a very easy going temperament, is obedient around the home and kennel, e joy to own."
CR. MARIAL'S MONTE CARLO ARM (Ch. Merial's Gazon Illusionists x Ch. Marial's Memphis, ARM, whelped 5/14/B5, bred and owned by Doug and Mary Beth Arthur and Bernice Strauss of Winconsin, "Carlos" is a fawn and white particolor male standing 22" and weighing 36 lbs; finished just behind Whitewater, York and Pogo most of the year with 4 second high score and 7 third nigh score placements; also earned nine ORC points, winning the NOTRA meet an Delaware City in October; according to owners "Carlos loves to compete, working himself into a frenzy prior to each race; he is excellent out or the box and shows consistent Grade N speed..
has had a year of COMINGS and GOINGS
IN MARCH "DORRY" ASKED: PUPPIES?
BRAND NEW - 3 BOYS & 1 GIRL
DORRY WANTS SOME OF HER OWN, SO WE PLAN TO BREED HER TO HER COUSIN "HOUSTON" IN THE SPRING OF '88.
AND A SAD FAREWELL TO "KETCH" -
AM.CAN.BDA CH. LORRICBROOK RAILSPLITTER
THANKS ALWAYS TO MAX AND BOB FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL START IN THE WHIPPET BREED.
Noel finished at 20 months of age with the majority of her wins
Eve has 10 points and needs her majors to finish.
Tinsel is pointed in breed showing, won first in his latest
"0llie" will be shown in 1988
Following in the Bitterblue tradition, "Lolita" is a Breed winner in the ring and the field. She also has one leg towards her CD! She is in whelp to her nephew, "Wilbur", (below) for a January, 1988 litter.
(Ch. Aymes N'Raybar's Tumbleweed, AmCanFCh. x Bitterblue's Ffire and Ice, CD, FCh.)
"Wilbur" possesses the same sound, scopey movement his sire "Wembley" is so known for. He is pointed out of the Puppy Class and a keen runner. Loaded with type and depth, "Wilbur" has a large fan club. Watch for him - you'll be a fan, too!
"Toucan" congratulates his six dual champions and twenty F.Ch.s for 1987!!
TOM and ELLEN HAMMATT
EMMA finished her Field Championship in November. Our multiple Breed and Group placing bitch will be bred in early 1988 to the English Import Ch. Hardknott Maestro of Bohem.
BOB'N congratulates its two 1987 AKC Champions: BIS CH. BOB'N TUMBLEWEED CODE THREE, F.CH. (Mike & Sue Cowie, Jarrell, TX) and Emma's litter brother, CH. BOB'N THE BEAT GOES ON (Ann Billups & Colleen Sayre).
Pictured are Lee and Deann Christianson with Chelsea Legerdemain, " Chad" ( Ch. Shilo's Houdini V Hasue, FCh x Ch. Chelsea Saffron) and Idolor Chelsea Heartbeat, "Angie" (AmCanCh. Chelsea Cayenne x Ch. Spectre Chalcedony).
" Chad" and "Angie" will be presented by Deann Christianson in 1988.
We, here at Chelsea, salute our 1987 Champions on the following pages.
(Ch. Whippletree's Raisin Cain x AmCanCh. Spectre White Hot)
"Cher" took her first breed at her first show at 7 months of age (over 1 Special). That set the stage for finishing with 3 majors. She is also a AWC Western Specialty BOSweeps winner (over 60+ puppies). Cher is a multiple BOB winner.
(Ch. Whippletree's Raisin Cain x AmCanCh. Spectre White Hot)
"Kiley" was shown to his title completely owner-handled, which included a BOS over several top ten Specials. He is a Canadian Puppy Group I winner. "Kiley" is owned by Karen Bowers and David Troutt.
(Ch. Whippletree's Raisin Cain x AmCanCh. Spectre White Hot)
"Sissy" is a BlSweeps winner and a Specialty Best Puppy in Show winner. She's also a BOB from the classes winner, over 3 Specials.
(CanCh. Allerei's Cabin Fever, LCM x Ch. Spectre Chalcedony)
"Whitney" finished in 2 1/2 months, shown only 12 times in Open, with three 4-point majors and one 3-point major in stiff California competition. She is a multiple Breed winner and has always placed in the Group.
"Colby" has had a phenomenal show career to date. He went BlSweeps at his first show at 6 months, 1 week old. He then visited Canada and picked up 2 Puppy Groups I's and 1 BEST PUPPY IN SHOW. After a
brief rest, he won the 1986 AWC Western Specialty BlSweeps over 70+ puppies. He was WD (2 days later) at the prestigious Santa Barbara KC. He was only shown in Open 10 times and finished with Multiple Breeds from the classes with a GROUP IV and GROUP I.
"Colby" is a winner in every way!
We wish to express our most heartfelt thanks to all the owners of our "kids", for you play a major role in our accomplishments.
Thanks for all the help and enthusiasm from co-owners/breeders, puppy buyers and others. Since we have to remain basically a "2-dog operation" we couldn't do it without you.
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