|Welcome to the American Whippet Club|
1994 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 76 through 100
(Ch. Delacreme De La Renta x Ch. Saxon Shore Flash Dance)
Our lovely veteran warmed up for a return to the ring in Calgary, winning WB, BOW at the 1st Canadian National Specialty - then lit up the ring in Atlanta in October with a BOB win from the veteran class over a supported entry of 100, enroute to a Group 2. We are very proud of the very typey, very sound, and very glamorous veteran.
(AmCanCh. Briarwyke Keep the Change x Ch. Saxon Shore Flashing Lights, FCh)
With a style becoming her, ‘Marchella became an American and Canadian Champion and a Group Winner before her second birthday. Shown lightly, she also has several group placements, in addition to her Group 1 win. Watch for this head-turning, big moving, super sound daughter of Maxine. CERF 330/94-19
(Ch. Paris Persuasion x Ch. Paris Miss Martha) (Sporting Fields Rush to Paris x Ch. Nelshires Paris Parfait)
Two beautiful whippets, same great breed type, Fire and Kyrie.We love their arched necks and lovely expressions, deep, well-sprung ribs and long loins, and balanced angulation.VVe’re proud of Fire’s major win under judge Bob Forsyth. Fire is now in training to get his C.D. (His pedigree is in the Pedigree Section.)
Sharon R. Sakson
Both girls also have multiple points in conformation. Watch for them in many activities in 1995.
“Oily” continues our line in “Topnotch” fashion - excellent type, movement, and temperament. In only three litters, he has produced five American Champions, two Canadian Champions, one Bermudian Champion, plus multiple Group placements and a Best in Show.
21 5/8” Red and white
RAYBAR . WHIPPETS SINCE 1965
HERE AT RAYBAR, we breed only about one litter a year and seldom, if ever, co-breed litters. Our shows are few and far between - and majors are nearly impossible to find. We try to finish any dogs we feel are deserving of a title ourselves, and encourage those who buy our show dogs to do the same. Our standards are high and we ARE our own worst critics! We are more concerned with what WE believe is important to Whippet conformation, than with what most judges would like us to believe. We breed to OUR interpretation of the Whippet Standard, not to what judges, with their placements, are telling us we should breed. We attend as many Whippet Specialties as we can, in order to observe a cross-section of the breed and try to learn where we are correct in our thinking and/or where we might have gone astray. We intend to continue on this track by showing Whippets who fit our interpretation of the Standard. In so doing, we are aware that there will be fewer Raybar Champions, but our integrity will stand unvarnished.
Ch. Aymes N Raybar's John Henry
December 9, 1984-June 14,1994
“A Gentleman To The End”
Ray & Barbara Parsons • 4465 Northwind Road, Las Cruces, NM 88005 • 505 / 523-6793
Our seventh year saw the twelve Member Clubs host 31 racemeets in British Columbia, California, Utah, Nevada, and the Oregon/Washington area. Racemeets were held in Vancouver and Victoria, British Columbia; Fairfield, Palo Alto, and Orange, California; Salt Lake City, Utah; Las Vegas, Nevada; and in the Portland area, in Oregon.
The NAWRA National was held near Portland, Oregon, and saw ninety-six adult entries. Our smallest racemeet had 16 entries; there were eleven meets with 20 + entries; eleven meets with 30 + entries, six meets with 40 + entries and one meet with 53 entries. Ten Whippets completed their NAWRA Race Championship in 1994. The Whippets earning their Race Championship (RCh) this year were:
The Whippets earning placements in the NAWRA National Top Ten for 1994 are:
Amplifax’ placement in the NAWRA National Standings was #1 in 1991 and 1992 and #2 in 1990 and 1993. His lifetime stats include 201 NAWRA National Points, 35 race meet wins, 13 places and 6 shows. Between August 1, 1991 and June 30, 1993, he entered 31 race meets, won 25 and placed second in the other six. Other Winsome Whippets include:
Winsome Robin Banks, ARM, ORC
Winsome Whippets thanks the North American Whippet Racing Association, its Member Clubs, and all those who participate in and enjoy its race program.
* Out of his first litter, 50% are show quality. Of the two shown so far, both have major reserves and one is already AKC pointed, all by 10 months old. His other puppy is at home, waiting for his turn in the ring.
(Ch. Pennyworth Peter Cotton Tail x Ch. Kamadas Metallica)
Multiple Group Winner and 1992, 1993 & 1994 Top Ten
Our appreciation to Dana Cline for showing many of these youngsters to perfection.
(Ch. Chelsea Antipodes, FCh. x Unicorn’s RikiLee Jones)
A very special thank you to the Gerbers for sharing this very sound dog.
(Windor Can’t Touch This x Ch. Paris France Maia, S.C.)
AKC LURE COURSING
ASFA LURE COURSING
Sheri, whelped 2-25-93, is our first whippet. Coming to us at seven weeks, she has been a constant source of enjoyment with her personality and performance.
A RESCUE VOLUNTEER
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a Rescue volunteer? When I first became involved with a local rescue effort, I was willing to do about anything to help except foster dogs. I had reservations of course, about possibly compromising the health of my own show dogs and envisioned really bad behaviors (males marking all over my house and dog fights) but my biggest concern is that they would STAY. Creatures that spend over 24 hours in my home tend to stay on for about 16 years. However, I eventually faced the reality that I was going to have to foster some whippets as the local rescue director, Kathy Scott was moving to Kansas. Before she left, she brought me her highly organized files, a checkbook, a crate, and a rescue dog. She was a fawn bitch named Stephi - who was supposedly a goat killer who also disliked men. I was a little apprehensive about “Turkey Tracks” my 17 year old cat who is too slow and senile to recognize a threat on his life, and who assumes that all Whippets are friendly to old and respected felines.. I was also a little apprehensive about the arrival home of my husband who hadn't been told we were going to be fostering any rescues. Well, the little goat killer (who hated men) heard Rick (the husband) at the door and greeted him like he was hers and she had been waiting all day for him. She attached herself to the side of his leg and spent the evening curled up beside him on the couch with her head in his lap. She was a little pushy with my own bitches - assuming that it was okay for her to go out the door ahead of them (it was not!) but she learned to wait her turn. She was house trained and crate trained so I didn’t need to do any behavioral training - my own dogs remained very healthy and “Tracks”, the cat is living to this day. I stressed to Rick that he should not get emotionally attached as it wouldn't be fair to her since she would be placed in a home soon. He felt she should be adopted only by a MAN of course, but Judy Walton had a friend who was looking for a friend for her greyhound, and Stephi was a match.After the first one, it wasn't as hard. However, I always say that I won't allow myself to get attached and I always fail. There have been a few since Stephi and they all have left their little footprints in a place in my heart. There was Poudre - a 10 month old female who had been chained outside of an apartment building most of her life.
When I turned her loose in my large back yard, she sniffed every inch of it and then started running back and forth - then round and round - slowly at first, and then building her speed up more and more. I will never forget the smile on her face - free running around that yard. I don't think she ever had been able to do that in her young life. There was Abigail, a young bitch who waltzed in my house - not a bit intimidated by my own dogs - took a quick look around making sure we had food, bowls and a big bed and immediately nested herself on my leather sofa for a nap. There was a male I called Jack - short for ‘Jacket' as his coarse dead coat, looked like a nappy red wool jacket that you wanted to just pull off his body. He had been picked up as a stray and put in the Denver Municipal Shelter. He failed his health examination there and was scheduled for euthanasia. I hate to go to the Denver Shelter - its a large and clean facility, but its dark, damp, maybe poorly ventilated. The runs seem to always be full of Chows and Chow mixes barking at the front of the run door, or standing back and eyeing you suspiciously. Jack was curled up on the concrete in the back corner of the run with his head tucked deep between his front legs. I kneeled down and called to him. His head came up as he judged me but he did not move. I could see lots of rib bones protruding through a blond wooly mat of dead coat. Underneath, I could see that actually this coat color was supposed to be a deep dark red. I called to him several times before he slowly moved over to me. I stuck my fingers through the chain link to pet him. He was cautious at first, but then at my touch leaned his body against the gate and pushed his head into my hands. I saw no sores or wounds on his body, just all his bones sticking up like they would protrude through his skin. He had huge black eyes, which looked bigger than they were on his shrunken body.
After an immediate health examination by my vet, we determined that primarily Jack only needed some deworming, some good nutrition and several baths. I only had Jack for a few weeks. Janet Sacks, who helps me locally with Whippet Rescue usually fosters the males - I get the females. But Janet had been out of town when I took possession of Jack so I promised myself not to form a bond with this dog - just care for him. It never works. Jack was getting stronger - he was putting on weight, and after several baths. lots of brushing, and a hot oil treatment, his dead blond ‘jacket' was falling off and being replaced by a dark red shiny coat. We had him neutered and soon it was time to take him to Janet. I knew Jack was bonded tightly to me but I was trying to be, you know, .. cool with him. He rode in the van with his head propped uncomfortably up on the seat so he could fix his black eyes on my face as I drove. Once at Janet's I took him out to let him sniff around. Ijust didn't expect him to already know what was up. When I handed him over to Janet his eyes got huge with that panic look as he tried to struggle and get back in the van. I tried to reassure him, but that made it worse. He continued to struggle in her arms. I didn't look back but I left in tears feeling like a dirty traitor. I dropped him off at Janet's on a Friday and was out of town but worrying about him until I called Janet on Monday. Well, apparently my little red dog had transferred his bond pretty quickly as she couldn't move across the room
without him attached to her side. I laughed to myself and called him the traitor. Jack now happily resides in his new home and might not remember me if he saw me now, but I will have photos to remember my little red jacket dog.
That's one thing about rescue volunteers - you always get the greatest Christmas.... Rescue whippet on the snowmobile (wearing ski goggles) - Rescue whippet in the canoe, Rescue whippet hiking in the Rockies, and lots of sofa pictures - Rescue whippet sleeping upside down on the sofa with 4 legs in the air, or curled up with children, other dogs, or cats. One of our AWC volunteers keeps photos of all her rescue whippets on her mantle - like her kids who have gone off to college!
To be sure, there are some negatives in doing rescue work — but the positives outweigh them by far! You may feel like I did- that you were not cut out for rescue work, or that it might not fit into your lifestyle - but you may be surprised.., like I was. We are always in need of volunteers. There are many states that don't have anyone doing Whippet rescue and there may be many whippets in that state that are not being placed out of local shelters. As we know, whippets don't tolerate shelter conditions well and because of it they are not adopted out. Help out- or volunteer - it may be one of your own that you save.
AWC Rescue • Sally deBeque Smith • 250 WCR 3, Brie CO 80516 . (303) 666-9614
(Ch. Sporting Fields Kinsman x Ch. Farpoint Sundancer)
and in loving memory...
CH. FARPOINT PIPE DREAM
1-12-92 - 11-25-94
JANET & JOSEPH BUSCH 41W933 HIGH POINT ELBURN, IL• 50119 708-377~8929
“Freckles” & “Evan”
(AmCanCh. Antares TJ Winsmith, JC x AmCanCh. Madrigal Whos Who of Stepmar)
We look forward to showing puppies (our first in six years) in 1995. Many thanks to Harriett Lee for her patience and guidance and to Barbara Henderson for her constant support.
Stepmar Whippets — Now in Ohio .
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