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1997 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 26 through 50
(Multi-SBIS Ch. Elysian A-Few Perrier, ROMX*, LCM x Aymes N’Raybar’s Miss Oceana)
“CLINT” had an exciting and fun year. He finished his bench championship under judge Mrs. Andrea Field (shown) and finished his ASFA field championship doing the thing he loves the most - chasing the bunny. Clint will be specialed on occasion in 1998.
(Ch Hardknott Maestro of Bohem x Pennyworth Cotton mu)
Of the 970 whippets that ran in ‘97 and ‘96, Reggie finished in the top 10 percent each year. Not bad for a little fellow who constantly has to run against many of the top 10 and younger dogs.
Reggie thanks all his judges for recognizing his athletic abilities! We thank all our coursing friends for making this such an enjoyable sport!
Bobbie & Fred Lutz • 11930 Appling Valley Road • Fairfax, VA 22030 -
Calvin became our first CHAMPION and first DUAL CHAMPION!!!!
AKC Field Ch. — 13 April ‘97
He was #1 in AKC coursing for most of ‘97 (and pending final year-end stats)
Thanks to all his judges and to his conformation handler, Damara Bolte.
Even this photo is a prize winner - photographer Robert Dequinze (Woodhound Studios)
- Bobbie & Fred Lutz • 11930 Appling Valley Road Fairfax, VA 22030 -
We are indeed fortunate that the Whippet is a breed not plagued by inherited diseases. However, there are some problems lurking and it is in everyones best interest to deal with them now before they get out of hand.
We have seen what other breed clubs have done, or neglected to do, in dealing with health problems. To address present and future Whippet health related issues, the American Whippet Club Board of Directors approved the establishment of a Whippet Health Foundation at its April 17, 1997 meeting. Although the Constitution and By-Laws, as well as Mission Statement have not been approved as of this writing, the primary purpose of the Whippet Health Foundation will be to investigate Whippet health problems with the expectation of funding research into their causes and possible cures. Itis hoped that the Whippet Health Foundation will become an incorporated, tax exempt foundation. I was appointed Foundation Executive Director by the AWC Board. Other Foundation Board Members are Connie Brunkow, Connie Austin, Lisa Costello, Patricia Dresser, Cathy Gaidos, Diane Laratta and Cora Miller.
The AWC Health Foundation Board of Directors has now been presented with the challenge of formulating a Mission Statement, Constitution and By-Laws, committee structure, and job descriptions. These tasks are currently being worked on, and there is a great deal of material to consider. Documents from other breed’s endowments are being reviewed.
What these other breed health endowments have in common are the following:
Once all these are written and approved, the AWC Health Foundation will be able to begin to fund research to investigate diseases and genetic anomalies of Whippets.
Whippet fanciers are a generous group of people. Many feel the
We look forward to the future, and to the AWC Health Foundation contributing toward the well being of the Whippet.
Mary Beth Arthur
(Ch. Jilzan Stormbird SC, FCh. x Jilzan Bonnie Dream)
Peri finished with majors under whippet experts Nubby Erickson and Russell McFadden. In our book, that’s the highest of compliments - thank you very much! (And it was a great relief, after something like TEN major reserves!!!)
Thank you, my fellow breeders and exhibitors, for complimenting my brindle girl so often and so generously! I love her, and always appreciates the fact that she is so well liked!
Motherhood, obedience, and continued pursuit of her LCM are in Pen’s future.
(Ch. Merci Isle Deep Woods, JC x One O’Clock Misty Rose, JC, FCh.)
Jasper is a very masculine, but moderate dog, with plenty of curves, totally sound moving, and not big. At just 20 1/2”, we think he might be VERY useful to breeding programs that need to bring their size down a little bit. With two young litters on the ground, we are extremely pleased with how he is producing - moderate size, with good substance and type, soundness, flash, and LOTS of attitude!
Very keen on the coursing field, Jasper needs only a first to finish his FCh. title, and majors for his breed title.
(Ch. Surrey Hill’s My Man Godfrey, JC x Ch. One O’Clock Sunrise At Jilzan, SC, FCh.)
Amaranth won first in the 12-18 class attheAWC National underJudge Mary BethArthur-THANK YOU!
We are very proud of our smooth, lovely red girl! She’s sound moving, typey, and keen on the lure - just what we hoped for when we bred her litter!
Amaranth’s dam, Millie, will be bred for the final time in 1998. Inquiries are invited.
(Ch. Surrey Hill’s Millenium Falcon, SC, FCh. x DCh. Chelsea Selena, CD, SC, FCh.)
Danger IS dangerous - to the competition! She won the 6-9 class of 35 puppies at the AWC National under judge Mary Beth Arthur - THANK YOU!
Danger is a true representative of her classic pedigree. She’s sound, extremely lovely, and very keen on a lure. We hope she’ll follow in her mother’s pawprints!
Thank you, Karen Bowers Lee, for sending us such a wonderful whippet. She’s a black-eyed charmer, and we love her!
(Jilzan Jasper Adagio, JC x Multi BIF Ch. Surrey Hill Glory-of-the-Seas, SC, FCh.)
Presented here are some of our “Greek Mythology” pups (Adagio Jilzan Echo, Hercules, Artemis, Apollo, Eros, Athena, Aries, Hermes, Zeus, and Pandora). A CLASSIC combination - soundness and type! And all wrapped up in pretty packages of brindle and white. Watch for these “heroes” and “heroines”, we think they’ll accomplish great deeds! Photos at 12 weeks - whelped 7/25/97.
(Wheatland Orange Crush, ARM, SORC x FC Open Mind. LCM, CanFChX)
At 1 year of age, our 19” gal with a big heart and personality plus has quite a fan club. Raven earned her ASFA FCh, and is pointed on both WRA and NOTRA. She placed 4th in a nice Open Bitch class underjudge Joe Buchanon at the Jersey Rag Racers Versatility Weekend conformation match, also placing 4th overall in the versatility competition. Having performed an unforgettable frisbee demonstration during halftime of a football game, Raven also aspires to become a great Flyball whippet.
Becca finished 1996 being awarded the WHIPPET WRUNNER DOG OF THE YEAR She then kicked off 1997 by earning her ASFA FCh in 5 trials with 2 BOB’s. Becca went on to win a nice Racing Bitch class at the National Specialty. In July, at 3 years of age, she became the first two-time winner of the Jersey Rag Racers Versatility Weekend. Though an injury brought her beloved oval running to a halt the beginning of August, when she was Number One in the country - she held onto that honor through September. She is a great friend and I am blessed to have her. Watch for her full sister, Queenie’s Tidal Wave, aka Macy, who has been doing well at shows in the puppy classes.
(Ch. Locar’s Martini On The R0cks, ROM x Am.Can.Ch. Allerei’s Ste. Chapelle — whelped 1/6/96)
1997 has been a very exciting year for us with our special fawn and white boy. From RWD at the National in Atlanta to finishing his AKC title with three 5-point wins (‘two in 1997). Griffin swept equally fast to his championship in Canada with three quick wins, including under breeder judges Christy Nelson (pictured) and Joan Frailey. In the short time he has been specialed, we have managed to win several BOB’s this past summer. All this before he was 20 months 0ld. Griffin is also the proud papa of two fine litters, out of Can. Ch. Whimsy’s Chamonix and Ch. Surrey Hill’s Coquina, and we are looking forward to seeing his kids in the ring in 1998.
As fun as 1997 has been, we are really looking forward to 1998, with his continued specials career and the start of his lure coursing. We would like to thank Mary Downing for allowing us to own this wonderful dog. Yes Mary, you can go ahead and cash the check for Griffin now!
1997 was a record breaking year for the Continental Whippet Alliance (CWA). A new record entry of 31 adult starters was set at the June 14 Speed to Spare events in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which was broken on September27 at the inaugural Greater Twin Cities Whippet Club events in Maple Plain, Minnesota, which drew 32 adult starters. Then on October 4, the newest CWA member, the Mid-Atlantic Whippet Racing Association, broke the record again with 34 adult starters at their inaugural events in Marlton, New Jersey. The record for Conformation entries was set at the June Milwaukee Events with 18 competing. The combined two-day conformation entry at the New Jersey events drew a record 19 entries. The third annual CWA Fun Match was held in Maple Plain, Minnesota, with Karen Lee (Surrey Hill) judging an entry of 44. A tattoo clinic conducted by Dr. Connie Brunkow was held in conjunction with the Milwaukee Labor Day events. At both the July Gopher State Whippet Club and Dairyland Labor Day events, blood was drawn from over 60 dogs to be used in the study of Genetic Variation in Purebred Dogs being conducted by the University of Minnesota.
CWA Conformation judges for 1997 were: Joanne Bohl, Jodi Ellison, Judy Filler, Carol Juelfs, Robin LaFortune, Karen Lee, Mary Moran, David Samuelson, Cynthia Schmidt, Dick Schroeder, and Al Treen.
Whippets earning CWA Titles in 1997 were:
Earning top CWA racing honors for the second consecutive year was Marial’s Waterspot of Wyndsor, SC,NA,NJC,FCh,TRP,AAX,SRA. lop Whippet in CWA Conformation Competition was Halmarque Dressed to Dine, FCh, TAP. Best in Match at the third Annual CWA Fun Match judged by Karen Lee was Ch. Halmarque Up and At Em.
For information on future CWA activities, contact; Doug Arthur, CWA Secretary, 12035 W. Brown Deer Road, Milwaukee, WI 53224 (phone 414-355-4776, fax 414-355-4446, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org)
We would also like to announce that our LaMancha doe “Sylvia” finished her permanant championship this year, with a Best Doe In Show. Showing the goats and going to lure trials is the reason you didn’t see us in the whippet ring this year. Maybe next year, if time and desire permit.
(Ch. Surrey Hill Baywood Minton, CD, JC x Allerei’s Crystal of Galway)
“Ruggles” is shown going BOW for a 3-point major and finishing under judge John Cole. With his striking Conformation and excellent attitude, Ruggles attained his championship in six months of limited showing.
Bred, Owned and Handled by
Illness, injury and emergencies can be an unfortunate part of whippet ownership. While considered a healthy breed overall, whippets tend to be injury prone due to their athletic nature, the paper thin skin they possess and the increased speed at which they perform most of their daily living. Knowing how to perform a good physical examination and assess injury and illness in your whippet will help increase the chance of a successful outcome when misfortune does arise. For the purpose of this article, I will limit our discussion to that of non-life threatening problems.
The following considerations are important before beginning assessment of a critically ill or wounded whippet:
Be realistic: In certain situations you might not be able to help. The animal may be uncooperative, the situation may be emotionally upsetting, or your best attempt at first aid may fail.
Know yourself: Knowing your strengths and limitations, both physical and emotional, helps you respond in an urgent situation.
Practice safety: Many ill and/or injured dogs are painful and will bite if manipulated. Use muzzles and handling techniques that will prevent human injury as well as further injury to the dog.
Supplies: Having the appropriate tools and knowing how to use them is essential in providing quality first aid care. Assemble emergency supplies before you need them. Periodically check and replace them as needed. A First Aid kit suggestion is provided at the end of the article.
PHYSICAL EXAM OF YOUR WHIPPET:
Start at the nose and go to the toes - be thorough! If possible, begin your exam by observing the dog at rest at a distance of 6 to 10 feet. If the dog is ambulatory, is it lame? Can you identify which leg(s)? How is it walking (hunched up, stilted, slinking)? What is the breathing pattern like? Can you see a source of bleeding? Are any body parts distinctly out of place? You can learn a great deal if you observe the whole patient prior to beginning your in-depth exam.
At the beginning of the physical, take the rectal temperature, heart rate and respiration rate if possible. Normal rectal temperature varies from 100 F to 102.5 F. The heart rate can be taken between the 5th and 7th ribs by placing a cupped hand over the sternal area, or on the inner thigh by placing fingers over the femoral artery in the middle of the leg (very prominent on whip-pets). Count the beats for 15 seconds and multiply by 4 for beats per minute or the heart rate. Normal resting heart rate on whippets will vary anywhere from 50 bpm to 90 bpm. Count respiration's in the same manner. Respiration will often be elevated from stress and/or pain.
- deep, shallow, rapid, labored. Can you hear exaggerated airway sounds? Is the chest moving as the dog breathes?
COMMON EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
BLEEDING, LACERATIONS AND WOUNDS
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