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1991 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 75 through 101
Excluding The Illustrated Whippet
INHERITABLE EYE DISEASE IN WHIPPETS
THE ANNUAL REPORT
Connie Brunkow, DVM
Yet another year gone by. How is it that the time goes so quickly?
In past years' reports, I have discussed CERF, the Canine Eye Registration Foundation, and the records it keeps of inheritable eye diseases in purebred dogs, as well as encouraging all Whippet breeders and owners to have their dogs' eyes examined annually.
This year I have almost all of 1991's statistics, because the new forms used by the ophthalmologists have really sped up the tabulation process. I am pleased to report that the number of Whippets examined for eye disease has increased this year, but is still proportionately small.
In 1988, a total of 64 Whippets were examined by a board-certified ophthalmologist, 6 of which were found to be affected with eye problems (9.4%). In 1989, 47 Whippets were examined, 6 of which had problems (12.8%). In 1990, 94 dogs were checked, and 3 had inheritable problems (3.2%). These are not final figures, as there were some problems in the transition to the new forms at CERF, and some of the data are not obtainable. This year, 1991, 127 dogs were examined, and 22 (17%) were found to have problems. These included 12 individuals with a cataract somewhere in the lens, 8 with vitreous degeneration, and 9 with other miscellaneous problems, including one with retinal atrophy. Keep in mind that one animal may have more than one problem, hence the number of problems listed is more than the number of dogs. If these are broken down by sex, 52 dogs and 75 bitches were examined, 44 dogs were normal, and 8 dogs had one or more problems (15% of males checked), while 61 bitches were normal and 14 bitches had problems (19% of bitches checked.) The individuals about which to be concerned are the ones which show up in any category labeled "suspicious" and those which have vitreous degeneration, as shown in the CERF report at the end of this article. For comparison purposes, in 1991, the number of Whippets with probable inheritable disease is 16 (12.6%.) This indicates that as we have more dogs checked, we may uncover a higher proportion of individuals with inheritable eye disease than was previously thought to exist in our breed -a reason for concern for all responsible breeders.
I have included the report written by the ophthalmologist from the eye clinic held at the 1991 National. Dr. Collins described the problems he found so clearly that I will not repeat the descriptions, although I have added illustrations for clarity. Instead I want to discuss the process of CERF registration and its importance.
Last year I had several conversations with Dr. Denise Lindley, who is an ACVO board certified ophthalmologist, on the staff at Purdue University, and is the CERF contact person for Whippets. We were discussing the importance of not only having the dogs examined, but of actually completing the registration with CERF. I was under the mistaken impression that if the examining ophthalmologist found a problem, but felt that it was not inheritable, and passed the dog, it would automatically be accepted by CERF. To my surprise, apparently, this is not so. CERF has the final say, and there are occasions when they will disagree with an exam finding, and declare that a dog is not, in fact, free of inheritable eye disease. Obviously, this means that if we want to really be sure about our dogs, we must actually send in the forms to CERF, and be assigned a number. In the past, I myself have not always done this, under the assumption that the dogs were OK. I must admit, I assumed it was just a way for CERF to generate a few extra funds, and for breeders to have a number for advertising purposes. However, in the future, I will strongly recommend that we all complete the process. With the move afoot at AKC to include CERF and OFA numbers on pedigrees, this will pay off in the long run anyhow.
Once again, I want to stress the importance of every Whippet breeder and owner having their dogs' eyes examined annually by a board-certified ophthalmologist. Let me emphasize that all information concerning the names and owners of the dogs is held confidential by CERF, and the only information released are statistical tabulations the result of any individual Whippet's eye exam does not become common knowledge unless the owner chooses to discuss it. The time to prevent inheritable eye diseases is before they become spread throughout the gene pool, as has occurred in so many other breeds. But we cannot do this without identifying indi viduals with inheritable conditions and eliminating them from our breeding programs. I think we have a responsibility to our Whippets, who give us so much pleasure and love, to assure that their lives are as high quality as possible. We all want to feed the best food, use the best grooming preparations, buy the best vitamins, and so forth. Isn't it as important to provide an opportunity for our Whippets to enjoy the best possible health?
Statistics provided by C. E.R.F., Inc., at Veterinary Medical Data Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.
References to eye diseases taken from:
Severin GA. Veterinary Ophthalmology Notes, 2nd Ed. Colorado State University: 1979; 221-242.
Whippet National Specialty Show:
Report of Ocular Findings
B. Keith Collins, DVM, MS
I enjoyed the opportunity to examine the eyes of 107 Whippets at the National Specialty Show in St. Louis, Missouri on April 24 and 25, 1991. Herein is provided a tabulation of findings from 99 ocular examinations with a brief discussion of the more important findings and possible significance to the breed. The results of eight CERF examinations are not included, as these forms have yet to be completed and returned. Since the find ings reported here are from 99 animals (or approximately 100), the actual numbers provided can be considered representative of the percentage of total animals affected.
It should be remembered that the CERF examination is concerned primarily with ocular diseases of inherited significance. It is not always possible to assess the full significance of a finding at first examination. If there is any question, the prudent approach is to consider the animal suspicious until re-examination in 6 months or one year, at which time the condition can be re-assessed. Some of these animals will subsequently pass CERF examination.
A mild corneal haze was seen in one animal, suspected to be a scar f rom prior trauma, but re-examination was advised to be sure the condition was not progressive. Focal corneal opacities were observed in one animal which were believed related to prior PPM remnants (see iris below); these were not causing any visual dysfunction and were barely noticeable. The most significant finding was a peripheral corneal discoloration (or keratitis) in one animal which affected both eyes. This may indicate corneal dystrophy, an inherited disorder. However, corneal dystrophy previously reported in the Whippet involved the central rather than the peripheral cornea.'
Of the 99 Whippets for which findings are reported, 39 were dogs, 40 were bitches, and the sex was not recorded for 20 animals. A majority of Whippets (78) had normal eyes (30 dogs, 32 bitches, 16 sex not recorded). Forty-three of these 78 Whippets were considered nor mal without qualification (18 dogs, 17 bitches, 8 sex not recorded). The remaining 35 were considered normal (12 dogs, 15 bitches, 8 sex not recorded), although minor qualifying comments were written in the appropriate box on the CERF form. These comments have no bearing on the certification of an animal and are intended for clarification to the CERF organization or for the next examiner. Comments often included the abbreviations OD (right eye), OS (left eye), and OU (both eyes).
Persistent pupillary membrane (PPM) remnants were seen in one bitch. PPN's are extra strands of tissue arising from the iris (colored part of the eye) and pupil. Normally these strands regress after birth. If PPM's are severe, they may extend forward and attach to the cornea to cause focal opacities (see cornea above), or they may attach to the lens and cause cataract. It is not unusual to see minor PPM's as a sporadic and probably non-inherited finding in a variety of breeds. In some breeds, however, they are of major inherited significance and can be severe enough to result in blindness of the dog. The significance of PPM in the Whippet is not presently known.
By definition, an opacity of the lens is considered a cataract. Because of the negative connotation of "cata ract", I may have simply recorded a minor finding as an "opacity" rather than cataract, particularly if I believed it was unlikely to progress or be of significance. Subsequent examinations will determine this. Mild anterior capsular/subcapsular opacity was seen in one bitch, and posterior capsular opacity was seen in two dogs. A mild prominence to the Y-sutures (a normal lens growth structure) was seen in one dog. True cataract was seen in the equatorial or anterior lens cortex of 2 bitches and 2 dogs. Two of these animals were 13 years old and one was 9 years old, which may indicate a non-inherited age-related cataract, rather than an inherited cataract. One dog was 3 years old.
Suspected lens subluxation was seen in one 3 year old dog. This is a condition where the lens moves out of its normal position. It may then cause obstruction of normal fluid flow within the eye, resulting in marked increases in fluid pressure, or glaucoma. Lens luxation/ subluxation has been reported as a significant inherited disorder in a variety of breeds. It has not been determined whether the condition is inherited or simply an age-related degenerative change in the Whippet.' The condition has been observed in the Whippet by others, and glaucoma sufficient to cause blindness is reported. Control in a breeding program is difficult due to the often late manifestation of the condition.
The vitreous is the "jelly-like" substance which supports and is located immediately behind the lens. If the vitreous liquefies, it is called degeneration (or synere sis). Vitreous degeneration was seen in 5 bitches and 3 animals in which the sex was not recorded, representing approximately 8% of the Whippets examined. Affected animals were between 2 and 13 years of age. In all instances the vitreous had moved into the front chamber (anterior chamber) of the eye. Excessive vitreous in the anterior chamber of the eye can obstruct normal fluid flow and result in glaucoma.
I believe that this condition, together with lens subluxation noted above, comprise the current greatest threat(s) to the Whippet breed. The two conditions often occur together and may, in fact, be related. Vitreous degeneration may occur as an age-related change, but it may also be inherited. Presently, there is no good way of discerning whether this condition is inherited, and control in a breeding program can be difficult due to the often late age manifestation of the disorder.
Persistent hyaloid artery was seen in one animal in which the sex was not recorded. The hyaloid artery is the embryonal blood supply to the lens, and it normally regresses after birth. Its persistence can result in significant lens opacity (cataract) and, in severe instances, intraocular bleeding. This condition is of major inherited significance in at least two breeds, but in most breeds, it probably occurs as a sporadic and non-inherited finding. Any inherited significance to the Whippet breed is undetermined.
There was no obvious progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) in any of the animals examined. One bitch and 2 dogs had mild altered reflectivity of the fundi in various locations which could indicate early PRA. Subsequent examinations will determine this. PRA is an inherited disease of the retina which usually progresses to complete blindness. There is no treatment.
In summary, the Whippet breed presently seems to be relatively free of significant eye disease (e.g., cataract, progressive retinal atrophy), but I do perceive vitreous degeneration and lens luxation as potential threats. I would encourage owners/breeders of Whippets to pursue annual CERF examinations and keep this breed trouble-free of ocular disease. For Whippets in which a potential ocular problem has been identified, the most prudent approach is to remove them from a breeding program.
' Rubin L. Inherited Eve Diseases in Purebred Dogs. Williams and Wilkins: Baltimore, 1989.
ANDAUER ARBITRAGE is pictured going Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex (over Specials) for 3 points under Dr. Richard Greathouse. She also went Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex, again over Specials, for 5 points under breeder-judge Isabell Stoffers. Her sister, ANDAUER PUTS 'N' CALLS is pictured winning a 3 point major under hound-specialist Eugene Blake. She also has minor points under hound-judge Don Duerksen. Another sister owned by Shirley Keen in Georgia, ANDAUER-KEEN PROMISSORY NOTE, went Best of Winners for 5 points under Edmund Kauffman, for a total of 9 points to date. All three are always owner-handled.
ANDAUER LEVERAGED BUYOUT finished her Companion Dog degree November 30th, handled by her breeder/owner. She was High Scoring Hound in Trial when she took her first leg October 27th, with a score of 187. She will begin her Open work in January.
Karen & Mike Gibson (918) 299-1114
Karen & Mike Gibson (918) 299-1114
Sire: Whirlaways Gate Dancer Dam: Strathoak Classy Dish
1991 was a banner year for "Magic".
We would like to thank Christine Cormany and Carroll Hayhurst,
"Magic" is pictured going Best of Winners for a 3 point major with judge Mrs. Jean Sheehy with Johanna DuWaldt handling.
(Ch. Plumcreek Chimney Swift, ROMX x Plumcreek Hamrya HF Jenny)
Shasta's been busy this year, going to dog shows with her handler and friend Lesley Potts. Lesley took Shasta to the Detroit KC show under Gail Bontecue for a 5 point major (a nice beginning), then finished her on the Cherry Blossum circuit, picking up a 3 point major and a BOB (over 2 BIS specials) under Council Parker.
Following all that fun, Shasta came home to finish her F.Ch. with a first place in the open stakes at the GSSHA lure coursing trial. As if that weren't enough, now we're training in obedience and doing quite well. Thank you to all the people who influenced Shasta's career.
CH. HAMRYA'S TEACHER'S PET
(Ch. Appraxin Sage Grouse x Ch. Hamrya's Four Leaf Clover)
BOW & SELECT - 1989 AWC NATIONAL SPECIALTY
Pictured winning BOB under Breeder/Judge Mary Beth Arthur at an AWC Supported Entry.
Breeder / Owner
( Ch. Sporting Field's Kinsman x Ch. Hamrya's Four Leaf Clover)
BEST IN FUTURITY - 1991 AWC NATIONAL SPECIALTY
WINNER AT 4 MONTHS - ENTRY 243 PUPPIES
MULITPLE BOB WINNER
Breeder / Owner
( Ch. Sporting Field's Kinsman x Ch. Hamrya's Four Leaf Clover)
Pictured winning BOS to her litter brother, Ch. Hamrya's Ice Breaker,
Breeder: Donna D. Lynch, P.O. Box 926, Southbury, CT 06488 (203) 264-7996
AWC EASTERN SPECIALTY REPORT
The East region was active in 1991 with our full compliment of Supported entries. These were the same as last year's, and their chairmen already are preparing for next year! My thanks to Dale Healy for her work with the Champlain Valley KC supported show, Estelle Lyon for Kanadesaga KC. and Ken Wheeler for his work on trophies at Delaware Valley KC, Somerset Hills KC and of course our biggie- The Eastern.
We have finally found a headquarters for our Eastern Specialty. The Warrenton Inn is a "homey" facility that treated us royally. The food is great and the swimming pool was a treat to all on Saturday evening!
The Specialty was held with the Huntingdon Valley KC on June 1, 1991. Mr. Doug Arthur had an entry of 147 Whippets to sort through, while Sweeps judge Donna Lynch had an entry of 65.
BOB CH. WISTWIND ELI, LCMII owner: Greg & Carolyn Mountan
BOS,BOW,WB WISTWIND'S ELITE owner: Greg & Carolyn Mountan
WD MERCI ISLE ZEPHYR owner: C & C Russell and J&I Kimmelman
RWD KACHINA'S SPELLCASTER owner: M & G Hand, C Alexander
RWB BOHEM ROSECREST FLORIBUNDA owner: M S Martel
Best In Sweeps BROADSTRIDER'S MARINER owner: Doug & Ruth Broadfoot
Best Opp. in Sweeps CH WILLCARE'S AGED IN WOOD owner: Claire Newcombe
Come join us the last Saturday in May for the 1992 Eastern.
Our judges will be: Breed - Pat Miller (Woodsmoke) and Sweeps - Patrick Pettit (Patric)
(Whippoorwill Moonstone x Ch. Unicorn's Encore)
Our senior citizens -
CH. WHIPPOORWILL UNICORN LADY DAY expects to try out the whelping box in 1992.
HARRIETT NASH LEE
(Ch. Sporting Field's Kinsman x Ch. Hamrya's Four Leaf Clover)
(Ch. Hamryas Lucky Charm x Ch. Ringmaster's Gold Fever)
This magnificant dog commands attention in the ring. His deep chest and striking headpiece make him one of the most dynamic dogs in the country. He comes out of a celebrated litter, and was awarded Winners Dog at the AWC National by respected judge Mrs. James Edward Clark. We feel honored to co-own this dog with Donna Lynch. Thank you Donna!
In 1991, POLO completed the International Championship Title (with a Group I)
Sire: Ch. Delacreme de la Renta Dam: Ch. Gold Dust's Limited Edition
Owner: Ewing Pegee (619) 346-9111
The AWC National Specialty was held at the Henry VIII Conference in St. Louis, Missouri on April 24-27, 1991. There was an entry of 484 Whippets, with Mrs. James E. Clark judging all conformation classes and Jr. Showmanship, and Mr. Daniel E. Herald and Mrs. Patricia Kasten judging the 66 obedience entries.
BOB - Ch. SPORTING FIELDS KINSMAN ( Ch. Sporting Fields Strider x Shilo's Avia of Sporting Fields), Breeders Baldwin, Butt & Giles. Owners Dan Black, Mrs. J. Butt, T. & D. Giles.
BOS, WB & BOW - SAXON SHORE GOLDEN NUGGET ( Can. Ch. Nasusa Taymarc Dalcreagan West x Ch. Saxon Shore Flash Dance). Breeders Daniel & Tom Lockhart. Owner Daniel Lockhart.
WD - STARLINE'S HOW SWEET IT IS (Ch. Hamrya's Lucky Charm x Ch. Ringmaster's Gold Fever). Breeders Lori & Carey Lawrence. Owners Jane Cooney & Donna Lynch.
RWD - STARLINE'S REIGN ON (Ch. Hamrya's Lucky Charm x Ch. Ringmaster's Gold Fever). Breeders Lori & Carey Lawrence. Owners breeders.
RWB - LOCAR - DATANI TOTAL ECLIPSE (Ch. Timbar's Starless Night x Ch. Locar's Holiday Rambler). Breeders F. & C. Curry. Owner Carol R. Curry.
Best Puppy - HALSTAN'S EVERY INCH A LADY (Ch. Saxon Shore Rafina Qtr Flash x Ch. Halstan's Patric Utopia). Breeders & owners Stan & Dee Halley.
'Select Awards' in the Best of Breed competition (75 specials entered) were awarded to Ch. Raintree's Carrington, Ch. Wistwind's Eli LCM II, Ch. Bitterblue's Loco Weed CD LCM, Ch. Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford, Ch. Ringmaster's Gold Fever, Ch. Starline's Claim To Fame, Ch. Willcare's Aged In Wood, Ch. Raybar's On The Brink, Ch. Whippletree's Icy Hot, and Ch. Locar's Martini On The Rocks.
High in Obedience Trial - COGGESHALL AS ALWAYS, F.Ch. (Ch. Azalea Hill's English Leather, F.Ch. x Coggeshall's Flying Wendy). Breeder Mary Huff. Owners Sean & Elaine McMichael. 194 1/2 points.
AWC 8th ANNUAL FUTURITY
The 8th annual AWC Futurity and Maturity competition was held on April 24, 1991 in conjunction with the national specialty. The 226 entries were judged by Mrs. Doris Wear (Stoney Meadows), except the 3-5 months and 5-7 months puppy classes, which were taken over by Mr. Louis Auslander (Alpine).
Best in Futurity - HAMRYA'S ICE BREAKER (Ch. Sporting Fields Kinsman x Ch. Hamrya's Four Leaf Clover). Breeder & owner Donna D. Lynch.
Best in Maturity - SONSTEBY'S ALADDIN ECHO (Ch. Delacreme de la Renta x Ch. Sonsteby's I Told You So). Breeder & owner Kristy Kenyon Davis.
Held with Huntingdon Valley all-breeds show in Ambler, Pennsylvania in May, 1991. There was an entry of 143 exhibits, with 47 class dogs, 66 class bitches, 22 specials and 16 non-regular entries judged by Douglas J. Arthur (Marial), and 67 sweepstakes entries judged by Ms. Donna D. Lynch (Hamrya).
BOB - Ch. WISTWIND'S ELI (Saturn's Northern Star x Wistwind's Morning Glory, CD). Breeders and owners Greg & Carolyn Mountan.
BOS - Ch. WHIPPLETREE'S ICY HOT (Ch. Adiron-Dachs Diff-Rent Strokes x Ch. Greylocks Meloni Whippletree). Breeders Douglas Jordan & Ellen Kirley. Owners Sharon and Ellen Kirley.
WD - MERCI ISLE ZEPHYR (Ch. Delacreme de la Renta x Ch Merci Isle Hot Flowers). Breeders Iva Kimmelman & Sandra Walker. Owners C. & C. Russell, J. & I. Kimmelman.
RWD - KACHINA'S SPELLCASTER (Ch. Surrey Hill's Houston x Ch. Kachina's Gold Standard). Breeder Connie Alexander. Owners Marie & George Hand and breeder. Agent Marie G. Hand.
WB & BOW - WISTWIND'S ELITE (Ch. Wistwind's Eli x Ch. Wistwind's Dazzle). Breeders & owners Gregory & Carolyn Mountan.
RWB - Can. Ch. BOHEM ROSECRES FLORIBUNDA (Ch. Saxon Shore Amber Waves x Colt's Half-Penny, imp. Sweden). Breeder Inga Applequist. Owner Marilyn S. Martel, Canada.
Best in Sweepstakes - BROADSTRIDER'S MARINER (Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water x Aymes N Raybar's Miss Oceana). Breeders owners & Barbara Parsons. Owners Douglas & Ruth Broadfoot.
BOS in Sweepstakes - Ch. WILLCARE'S AGED IN WOOD (Ch. Willcare's Believe You Me, CD x Ringmaster's Reggae). Breeders Pennyworth Kennels & Paul Abraham. Owner Claire A. Newcombe .
Held with the Western Sighthound Combined Specialties in Lompoc, California on July 26, 1991. There was an entry of 186 exhibits making 248 entries with Lee Reasin judging 62 class dogs, 83 class bitches, 25 specials and 2 non-regular entries; the overflow of 3 veteran bitches was judged by Mrs. Joan Anselm. The 59 sweepstakes entries were judged by Mrs. Debbie Butt Giles (Sporting Fields).
BOB - Ch. CHELSEA DRAKKAR OF OXFORD (Whippoorwill Moonstone x Ch. Chelsea Saffron). Breeders & owners Lee and Deann Christianson & Dianne Bowen.
BOS - Ch. KEZO'S SEAFOAM FLORESCENCE (Ch. High Flyer Mach One x Ch. Mojave Kahlua). Breeders T. & E. Hammatt & P. & A. Steiner. Owners Robert and Barbara Nyby & Ellen Hammatt. Agent Andy Linton.
WD & BOW - GALLWAY SWEET WILLIAM (Ch. Delacreme de la Renta x Gallway Gorilla My Dreams). Breeder Ann Gallup Marsh. Owner Estate of Ann Gallup Marsh. Agent Mary Dukes.
RWD - CHELSEA ANTIPODES (Ch. Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford x Chelsea Take My Breath Away). Breeders Lee & Deann Christianson. Owners Susan Harwell-Harris & Lee Christianson.
WB - DOTZ INK'S WHAT NO SPOTS? (Ch. Delacreme de la Renta x Aatik's Renaissance Anne). Breeders owner & Beverly Shelton. Owner Lyra Partch.
RWB - KEZO MOJAVE'S VICTORIA AT SEA (Ch. High Flyer Mach One x Ch. Mojave Kahlua). Breeders Pat & Al Steiner, Ellen & Tom Hammatt. Agent Mary Dukes.
Best in Sweepstakes - AVALON TOUCH OF LACE (Ch. Nasusa Taymarc Dalcreagan West x Saxon Shore Fire Dancer). Breeder Brad Vargas. Owners William & Lynn Weller.
BOS in Sweepstakes - CHELSEA BULGARI (Ch. Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford x Ch. Chelsea Prelude To A Kiss). Breeders Lee & Deann Christianson. Owners William & Lynn Weller & Deann Christianson.
Held in Ravenna, Ohio on August 24, 1991. There was an entry of 196 exhibits (63 class dogs, 86 bitches, 39 specials and 7 non-regular entries), with Larry T. Shaw (Kirklea) judging dogs and intersex, and Mrs. Mary Beth Arthur (Marial) judging bitches. The 149 sweepstakes entries were judged on August 23 by Kristy Davis (Sonsteby).
BOB - Ch. WILLCARE'S AGED IN WOOD (Ch. Willcare's Believe You Me, CD x Ringmaster's Reggae). Breeders Pennyworth Kennels & Paul Abraham. Owner Claire A. Newcombe.
BOS - Ch. TN WOOD'S ELYSIAN BEST MAN (Ch. Elysian Georgia Peach x Ch. Elysian Sunday Best). Breeders James Gray, MD & Nelson Laye. Owners Joan & Nelson Laye.
WD - CHELSEA CARTIER AT OXFORD (Ch. Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford x Ch. Chelsea Prelude To A Kiss). Breeders Lee & Deann Christianson. Owners Dianne Bowen & Deann Christianson.
RWD - BARCHET HUCKLEBERRY FINN (Ch. Barchet Turn It Loose x Ch. Morshor's Cross The Water). Breeders Linda Johnson & Patricia Edwards, DVM. Owners Molly Moran & Linda Johnson.
WB & BOW - CARBETH CHERRY PIE (Ch. Morshor's Majestic Prince x Carbeth On The Spot). Breeder Caroline Kirchner. Owners Ray & Barbara Parsons.
RWB - HOUND-HILL GOOD BESS (Timbar's Starless Night x Timbar Rosy Future). Breeder & owner Cora N. Miller.
Best in Sweepstakes - SPORTING FIELDS ANECHO O'PROMISE ( Ch. Sporting Fields Kinsman x Anecho Grace). Breeders J. Leary & D. Lynch. Owners Dan Black, Debbie Giles & Mrs. James E. Butt.
Best Adult in Sweepstakes - CARBETH LIVING LEGEND ( Ch. Sporting Fields Kinsman x Ch. Carbeth Jersey Girl). Breeder C. Kirchner. Owners breeder & N. Pierson.
Held with the Classic City KC all-breeds show in Lawrenceville, Georgia on October 27, 1991. There was an entry of 172 exhibits (65 class dogs, 69 bitches, 27 specials and 15 non-regular entries) judged by Mrs. Nubby Errickson (Amigo's), and 73 sweepstakes entries judged by Mrs. Cora N. Miller (Hound Hill).
BOB - Ch. LOCAR'S MARTINI ON THE ROCKS (Ch. Morshor's Majestic Prince x Ch. Locar's Show Off). Breeder & owner Carol R. Curry.
BOS - Ch. PAWS 'N OAKS ANGELINA ( Ch. Rolling's Viktor x Samarkand's Serenade, imp. UK). Breeder James H. Burens. Owners breeder & Suzanne Burens.
WD & BOW, Best Puppy - BROADSTRIDER BY GEORGE (Ch. Hamrya's Lucky Charm x Aymes N Raybar's Miss Oceana). Breeders D. & B. Broadfoot. Owners Ray & Barbara Parsons.
RWD - WHIPPLETREE'S IRISH LEPRECHAUN ( Ch. Bitterblue's Loco Weed, CD x Ch. Whippletree's Icy Hot). Breeders owner, Ellen Kirley & K. Saunders. Owner Sharon Kirley.
WB - LORRICBROOK STARLIGHT (imp. Canada, by Shalfleet Statesman, imp. x Ringmaster's Retrospect). Breeder Max Magder, Canada. Owner Pennyworth Kennels. Agent Cheryl C. Robbins.
RWB - SURREY HILL'S UNCOMMON VALOR (Ch. Gold-Dust's Joint Venture x Ch. Surrey Hill's I'm No Angel, F.Ch.). Breeders Karen & Carolyn Bowers. Owner Scott Krisingner. Agent Karen Bowers Lee.
Best in Sweepstakes - BROADSTRIDER BY GEORGE (above).
BOS in Sweepstakes - CARBETH CHERRY PIE (Ch. Morshor's Majestic Prince x Ch. Carbeth On The Spot, F.Ch.). Breeder Caroline Kirchner. Owners Ray & Barbara Parsons.
The SCWA Eighth Independent Specialty Show was held on Saturday, January 12, 1991 at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA. There was an entry of 155 whippets making 234 entries, with Ms. Patricia Miller (Woodsmoke) judging the Specialty and Dr. Barbara Henderson (Whippoorwill) judging the 72 Sweepstakes entries.
BOB - Ch. CHELSEA DRAKKAR OF OXFORD (Whippoorwill Moonstone x Ch. Chelsea Saffron, ROM). Breeders and owners Lee & Deann Christianson and Dianne Bowen.
BOS - Ch. ANTARES PERLIER (Ch. Delacreme de la Renta, ROMX x Ch. Unicorn Encore). Breeder and owner Karlene Kahlstrom.
WD & BOW - SONSTEBY'S SMOOTH CHARACTER (Ch. Delacreme de la Renta, ROMX x Ch. Sonsteby's the Right Stuff). Breeder and owner Kristy Kenyon Davis.
RWD - IDOVER PERFECT GENTLEMAN (Ch. Plumcreek Jumaco Austin x Ch. High Flyer Puddle Jumper). Breeder and owner Elizabeth S. Smith.
WB - SUN RUN'S KATHRUN HEPBURN ( Ch. Delacreme de la Renta, ROMX x Ch. Saxon Shore's Chase the Sun). Breeders Sally and JP Smith. Owners Lynda Mueller and Daniel Lockhart.
RWB - SHOWTIME'S CLASSIC LADY GRACE (Ch. Saxon Shore Amber Waves x Ch. Rodon's Touch of Class). Breeders Kara Purcell and Karen Purcell. Owners Ellen E. Stanton and Tamara J. Pettit.
Select Awards (4) - Ch. Oxford's Paloma of Chelsea, Ch. Kezo's Seafoam Florescence, Ch. Delacreme de la Renta ROMX, Ch. Whippoorwill Bohem Aria ROM.
Best in Sweepstakes - CHELSEA BULGARI (Ch. Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford x Ch. Chelsea Prelude To A Kiss). Breeders Lee and Deann Christianson. Owners Wm. & Lynn Weller and Deann Christianson.
BOS in Sweepstakes - CHELSEA ANDREANOF (Ch. Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford x Ch. Chelsea Take My Breath Away). Breeders Lee and Deann Christianson. Owners Kerri McDonald and Debbie Paul and Lee & Deann Christianson.
DIANNE T. BLEECKER • 34 REDMOND ROAD, FLETCHER, NC 28732 • (704) 687-0666
(Elysian Summer Storm ex Elysian Escapade)
July 3, 1982 - August 22, 1991
When Leo was born in the summer of 1982, he immediately became a favorite, and when his grandsire, Hound-Hill Paul Scarlet, to whom he was strongly line bred, died in 1986, Leo became Number One.
We never took him to a show, although his litter sister, the black Ch. Elysian Like An Angel, was quite famous and always a favorite in her day.
Leo sired a few litters for us that gave us some extremely important dogs in the subsequent strain devel opment. We did not offer him to anyone outside the immediate "Elysian family" and, in spite of that, he gave us in very few litters Champions, many Champion grand-children (including the 1988 AWC Futurity Winner) and a whole slew of Field Champions and LCMs.
Currently, his daughters, Ch. Elysian Oh Suzannah, F.Ch. and Elysian Jubilee, seem to be our best producers, and we have his in-bred, pure-for-black son Elysian Applause (out of Ch. Elysian Like An Angel) who inherits the pillow spot on the bed. Among his grandchildren we have the beautiful Ch. Elysian Sparkling Champagne, Ch. Elysian Fortune Hunter, the very special black bitch Elysian Whoop-De-Do, and Elysian Barrymore, arguably the best black male we've bred.
In May of 1991, Leo "accidently" (we looked the other way) bred Ch. Elysian Peachy Keen. With great good luck, Peachy whelped a litter of three ... a black dog marked much like Leo, and two bitches, including a beautiful black.
Every "longtime breeder" has a few special dogs over the years. Leo was certainly one of the MOST special to me. I'm grateful to have had him and I will miss him always.
ELYSIAN • 4344 Five Forks-Trickum Road, Lilburn, GA 30247 • (404) 921-2160
Multi AWC SBIS and AWC National Select
CH. ELYSIAN A-FEW PERRIER, F.CH.
BEST OF BREED, AWC SUPPORTED SHOW, KENNESAW KC
HOUND GROUP II
Although we didn't get Perry to any AWC regional specialties in 1991, we did get to this one supported entry. After his TWO SPECIALTY BIS, TWO AWC SUPPORTED ENTRY BEST OF BREEDS, and HOUND GROUP I in 1990, we were proud to see him win again in 1991. He now has 7 Champion children and 7 ASFA Field Champion children, and several more close to both titles.
His four 1991 litters include a repeat litter out of Ch. Elysian Oh Suzannah, F.Ch., ROM and beautiful youngsters from Dianne Bleecker's AWC National Specialty Best in Show winner, Ch. MorShor's Ball O'Fire. We wish them success in 1992!
Perry is by Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water, ROMX ex Ch. A-Few Marthasville, bred by Frances Hembree. He is owned by James R. Gray, M.D. and Chris Durance Hatcher and cared for by Glenda and Drew Durance. He is beautifully presented by Jan Margaret Swayze.
ELYSIAN • 4344 Five Forks-Trickum Road, Lilburn, GA 30247 • (404) 921-2160
And - we present our traditional yearly picture of our "most beautiful lady" :
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