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1990 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 101 through 125
CH. FANTASY SOLITAIRE CHAPARRAL, CD, TT
CH. CHAPARRAL CORAZON, CD, FCH, TT
SOLO's second litter was co-bred by Jerry & Mary Jo Bish, Timoria. TIMORIA'S ERICA THE RED has 3 points, and several Reserves in Canada, and will be shown in the U.S. in 1991. The final bitch from this litter, EMILY, has yet to be shown.
The only male in this litter, CHAPARRAL MIKHAIL, was tragically lost at a very young age. His sisters dedicate their wins in 1991 to their brother, Mickey.
“Amy” is shown going Group II from the classes en route to finishing. (She is shown here in the very capable hands of Kim Strong.)
“Amy” is co-owned by:
(Ch. Plumcreek Chimney Swift, ROMX x Hamrya Plumcreek H F Jenny)
SHASTA has had a very busy year. She's pointed in conformation and has 90 plus points in lure coursing, needing a first place to obtain her Field Championship. We look forward to seeing ‘ya all' in the “show me” state in ‘91.
(Ch. Heatherlane's Which One x Paris Farm Saba, F.Ch., AKC ptd.)
PATTY has been enjoying the couch for most of this year following an injury sustained while lure coursing. Unfortunately, the wheel got the best of Patty's heart, but we're thankful that she's fully recuperated. She's raring and ready to finish soon and has matured into quite a lovely lady.
LOVINGLY CO-OWNED BY
* * AKA WINNIE * *
BRIAN AND WINNIE are a gangbuster Juniors Team that jumped into Open Junior Showmanship after just 5 times in Novice in tough East Coast competition.
Shown going Best of Winners, for 5 points and his second major, at the AWC Southern Specialty, handled by co-breeder Hugh Thomas.
Ozzie, our Scandinavian import, is seen at eight years of age winning the highly competitive Stud Dog class at the AWC Midwest Specialty under judqe Mrs. Lorraine Groshans (Loral). With him are his two young sons, Whippoorwill Night and Day (RWD Eastern AWC weekend) and Whippoorwill Red Hot an Cole (9 points, 1 major).
Ozzie has only sired three litters, but has champions in the first two litters and the above boys in his third. Ozzie is shown, co-owned and loved by Juanita Irvin. He is at stud to approved bitches.
(Ch. Whippoorwil Overture x Ch. Surrey Hill's Silver City)
Liberty is seen winning ANOTHER HOUND GROUP FIRST at Rock Creek KG under judge Mr. Alfred E. Treen. Shortly afterwards she was Group 2nd at Mattaponi KC under Mrs. Lesley Hiltz. In very infrequent specialling, Liberty has established herself as a major contender for top honors in both the Breed and the Group.
Her sire Overture is at stud to approved bitches at Whippoorwill, as is her grandsire, Ch. Hardknott Maestro of Bohem (sire of over 30 champions).
Ch. Bohem Delacreme Demoiselle (owned by John Richardson) and Ch. Whippoorwill Bohem Aria, two of the only three living multiple Specialty winning Whippet bitches.
was an interesting year: the highs were very high and the lows very low.
Concentrating on the former, both John Richardson's Ch. BOHEM DELACREME DEMOISELLE and Betty Smith's Ch. BOHEM MOONSHINE LULLABY won all-breeds Best in Show. The latter also won the AWC Eastern specialty, and her dam, Ch. WHIPPOORWILL BOHEM ARIA, made a comeback after a year's absence by going BIS at the Southern California Whippet Association specialty - her only 1990 show.
In addition, Ch. BOHEM I HEAR SINGING finished with a Breed from the classes over specials, as did her sister Ch. BOHEM WHIPPOORWILL NO STRINGS (AWC Midwest 1989 Best in Sweepstakes).
We're also proud of Tina Nachtrieb and BOHEM MOON AT NIGHT, who was pointed as a puppy, broke both front legs in an accident and has come back with a great deal of success in both the coursing field and obedience ring.
Show wins are nice, but even nicer are the comments from your peers: our 1990 favorite came from a big-time Westminster BIS alirounder judge, who came up at a show, poked me in the chest and said, “I've been watching you, fella - you really do some good breeding ..
Best of all, we've bred some really nice puppies: Aria's last litter was sired by Ch. Sporting Fields Strider. We have kept our white “Angel”, BOHEM LA BOHEME, who will be shown in 1991.
Now we're looking forward to breeding a litter out of “Gidget” (I Hear Singing) during 1991. Inquiries invited.
Bo Bengtson 1912 Mission Ridge Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Ch. Bohem Moonshine Lullaby (owned by Elizabeth Smith).
WILD, WILD WHIPPETS
by Raya Waldron
Whippets are very uncommon dogs. The Whippet is a crossbreed between the Greyhound, the Italian Greyhound, and Terrier. The Whippet is a gazehound which is a hound that hunts by sight instead of smell. The Whippet was developed in England over 300 years ago.
Like any other dog, the female Whippet can give birth after nine weeks of pregnancy. She can have 1-12 puppies. Puppies feed on mothers milk. Puppies eyes and ears are sealed shut until 13-15 days after birth. At 4 weeks old the puppies can bark, growl, howl, and yelp. The mother nurses until 6 weeks old. They can grow from 8 months to 2 years. The average life span is 12 to 15 years. The Whippet gives the appearance of elegance and health. They have great power, strength and balance. They have long lean heads and arched muscular backs. They also have skinny legs and long tapering tails. The nose or “muzzle” on a Whippet is long but very powerful in “bite.” Their ears are small and fine in texture. They are also wide apart and thrown back and folded.
Whippets can be many different colors; for example black, red, white, fawn. One of the most common colors for a Whippet is brindle. The standard Whippet stand 17 1/2 to 22 1/2 inches high. They can weigh 18 to 40 pounds.
The Whippets' eating habits are the same as any other dog. But there is a difference in their digestive system. Their digestive system moves a lot faster so Whippets don't contain much fat. They need lots of exercise so that they can stay healthy.
The Whippet is a multi-purpose dog, for example they can be a family dog, a race dog [coursing dog], and a show dog. Before Whippet racing, a Whippet's hobby was coursing hounds; their nickname was “rat killers.” In 1891 they officially started dog racing.
Whippet racing is when 2 [or more] dogs compete their ability to run. When racing they must use an official dog racing box. The box has 5 to 6 openings in the front. Boxing a dog is a real challenge because they can be claustrophobic, or scared of the dark. It is a lot easier if the dog has a collar on. It is hard for the dog if he/she is in the box too long because they wear themselves out waiting. There two foul judges and six finish line judges. The judges must be alert because each race doesn't last long. There four grade levels in Whippet racing. All dogs start at level D (the bottom), even first time entered puppies have to start there. After D comes C and then B. The A dogs are the fastest dogs in Whippet racing. When they are running on the “flat track” or the straight away track. The first time entered puppies run 150 yards and the adults run 200 yards, four times each. The oval track can be from 220 yards to 440 yards long, puppies can not run the oval track because of distance. In the grading scale the dogs can earn points. The dogs can earn points both for titles and nationally. A title explains what race tracks the dog has mastered. Here is a title for example, Rajas Ransom Of Kentfield ORC, ARM, FCH. This dog has mastered the oval track, the straight away, and lure coursing.
There are rules to Whippet racing, here are several of them: no blue or china colored eyes, their eyes must be the same color, they must not be over 22 1/2 inches high, and the female must not be in season. Lurchers (a cross breed between a Whippet and a Greyhound) cannot run legally in Whippet racing. They also must be able to run without turning their head or playing with another dog on the track.
The Whippet is the fastest dog in their weight capability; they can run up to 35 miles per hour. The female is faster than the male (in some cases). The Whippet is a true sporting hound.
The Whippets personality is relaxed and calm at home. They are very quiet and dignified. Their intelligence can compare with the Terrier (when treated like a family member). This concludes the report on Wild, Wild Whippet.
(Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water x Aymes N Raybars Miss Oceana)
Pictured at 8 months going Winners Dog and Best of Opposite
Co-Bred with Barbara Parsons - Raybar
Breeder / Owners:
(Paws'N Oaks Thief of Hearts x Ch. Paws'N Oaks Angelina)
BEST TO ALL IN ‘91
Jim & Suzanne Burens
1069 Waverly Heights Drive, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
JANET BUSCH and JOSEPH BUSCH, D.V.M.
OBEDIENCE WHIPPETS IN 1990
NOVICE (Average of top 3 scores of 1st 5 trials ) *
Novice dogs must have competed at least three (3) times during the calendar year to appear in this listing.
DELANEY System (Novice, Open, Utility) *
DELANEY System continued
SHUMAN System (Open and Agility)
*Ties broken by dogs highest individual HIS score.
In this world of canine specialists, Jackie has once again proven her versatility. She finished her CDX five days before her 12th birthday, a most unusual happening in any breed. As with her TD last year, I believe Jackie to be the first American whippet to earn an ARM and a CDX. Her seven American titles, so far, may also be a record for the breed. Agility and scent hurdles are in her future, too. Jackie was bred by Randall Robbins and S.R. Blackstone.
Clulan Jandall's High Noon, CD (high in trial at the 1987 AWC National Jackie's daughter sired by Epinard's Sandusky, CD, ARM) passed her Canine Good Citizen test and earned her first qualifying score in agility work. Sox is now getting ready for her CDX. Littersister Clulan Jandall's Now Voyager, TT, CGC refuses to accept her blindness as a handicap. Babs is a fine ambassador for the breed and, by being out in public so much, has made many people aware of inherited eye problems in purebred dogs. Babs and I participated in a number of walking events in 1990, including the seven-mile Lion's Journey for Sight and eight-mile Ice Age Trail hike. She loves being a spectator at shows and training classes.
My article about Babs in the 1989 Whippet Annual has received many compliments. “Your Dog Has Glaucoma. It Could Be Inherited” has been reprinted by several local and regional dog clubs in their newsletters. I would be happy to send copies to anyone who is interested, not just whippet owners. Please support eye-exam clinics!
SBIS CH ROVING ROULETTE FCH
BEST OF BREED
MULTIPLE GROUP WINNER
TOP TEN 1988-1989-1990
MULITPLE BEST IN FIELD
AILNE KENNELS • 409 ROBINSON ROAD • PEACHTREE CITY GEORGIA 30269 • 404-487-0890
MY GIFT TO JESUS
by Jane L. Sears
As Our Lord grew to manhood, His own faithful dog
It is sad to remember that Christ went away
And when Jesus rose on that Easter morn,
Well, the Lord has a dog now: I just sent Him mine,
Henry, you will always be missed!
Ring Side Whippets • Thomas Quinn . 3998 3 Mile Drive, Detroit, MI 48224 • (313) 882-2665
(Am.Can.Ch. Quinns Ring Side Chatter x Dundane's Snoop Sister)
“Joey” is pictured winning the Veteran Class at the Midwest Specialty
Watch for Joey in the obedience ring.
Ring Side Whippets • Thomas Quinn . 3998 3 Mile Drive, Detroit, MI 48224 (313) 882-2665
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