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1996 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 126 through 150
Register Of Merit - Sires
Ch. Affinity Windrose Kemo-Sabi
Ch. Broadstrider By George
Ch. Elysian A-Few Perrier, LCM
Elysian Like The Night, LCM7
Ch. Festiva’s Knickerbocker
Ch. Locar’s Martini On The Rocks
Ch. Saturn’s Star Duster, FCh.
Register Of Merit Excellent - Sires
Ch. Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford, FCh. ROM
Ch. Sporting Fields Kinsman
Ch. Sporting Fields Strider
Register Of Merit - Dams
Ch. Brookwoods Rising Star
Ch. Chelsea Take My Breath Away
Cyrano’s Cactus Wren
Folquin Lady’s Secret
Ch. Hamrya’s Moon Scape V Tyobi, JC
Ch. Kachina’s Gold Standard
Ch. Locar-Datani Total Eclipse
Ch. Whippletrees JaiLai Delight, CD
FC Windy Glen’s Midnight Sun, SC, CGC, LCM4
Register Of Merit Excellent - Dams
Am.Can. Ch. Allerei’s Ain’T Misbehavin’, Fch, SC, ROM
Am.Can. Ch. Allerei’s Santa Paula, FCh.
Ch. Carbeth Jersey Girl, FCh., ROM
Ch. Chelsea Saffron, ROM
Ch. Cygnet Watch Me Ms Whitney, CD
Ch. Morshor Ripshin Adrianna
Am.Can. Ch. Surrey Hill’s I’m No Angel, FCh., SC, ROM
Ch. Whippletrees Icy Hot, ROM
Those qualified for ROM/ROMX status in 1999 will receive certificates (if applied for)
(Ch. Tivoli’s Travlin’ Jackson, SC x Ariami’s Gabrielina)
Pictured together are sister Classy and brother Graham,
Stay tuned for future developments from the entire litter.
Pictured L to R: Ch. Tivoli’s Travlin’ Jackson SC, Ariami’s Travlin’ Indeed,
Travlin’ Whippets is proud of it’s accomplishments
“Jackson” has sired another litter that possesses the fine qualities that Jackson passes on to his prodigy. “Graham”, pictured at 5 months old, will start his show career in January 1999. Look for Graham and his littermates in the ring and on the field.
“Connor” (Jackson x Ch. Coronation Starwind) completed his Junior Courser title, a leg toward his Senior Courser title, his ASFA Field Championship and in the ring acquired a 3-point major and a few more reserves. Connor will be trying straight racing in 1999. The calendar girls, Connor’s sisters Coronation Starfire and Shooting Star, both with 10 points, can be seen in the 1999 Browntrout Whippet calendar on the months of August and October.
“Schuylar” is the guardian of the most comfortable chair in the house and accomplished bed warmer.
Jackson, Connor and Graham are available at stud to approved ladies.
Wistwind … 1998
Am.Can.Ch. Wistwind’s Renaissance Rose, LCM II Can.FCh.
Our beautiful Rosebud continues her winning ways. She needs only one first placement to complete her
Wistwind’s Spice Twice
Our silly Spice Girl debuted at the Midwest Specialty, where she was 2nd in her 9-12 class, and she won
Wistwind Greg and Carolyn Mountan • 232 Schultz Lane, Latrobe, PA 15650 • 724-539-2925
Wistwind … 1998
MBIF Wistwind’s Easy Livin
“Easy” is pictured winning Best in Sweepstakes at the Whippet Club of Eastern Canada specialty in June ’98,
Easy is pictured doing what he loves BEST! His first two weekends trying his paws at ASFA lure coursing
Easy is a joy to live with, just like his dad Eli – handsome, lovable, athletic, and smart.
Easy also congratulates his OTHER sister, Wistwind’s Sheer Bliss, on her Best in Field and HER second ASFA trial!!
Wistwind Greg and Carolyn Mountan • 232 Schultz Lane, Latrobe, PA 15650 • 724-539-2925
June 4, 1986 – February 12, 1999
Priory HH Sedona Moon, FCh.
(SBIS Ch. Wistwind’s Eli, LCM3, CanFCh. x Priory HH By The Light of the Moon)
“Belle” finished her ASFA Field Championship in 2 weekends at 13 months old, including 3 BOB’s at the Turkey Run. Her turns are awesome. Her trainer is Don Papin (Windyglen) and her breeders are Rob Studley Jr and M.E. Robin Barry.
Susan Kirkham – 525 Concho Drive, Sedona, AZ 86351 – (520) 284-1390
U-CD Windrose War Pony, CD,TD,NA,OA,NAJ*,OAJ*,CGC
(Ch. Rapahana’s Sharp Dressed Man, FCh, CGC x Ch. Hound Hill Footlights)
Of all the things Spats and I do together, agility has really been his forté this past year. Spats earned his first title (Novice Agility) in January of 1998 and went on to complete three more titles. All four were earned in just one year and that, along with several first and second placements (even among the Border Collies!), was sufficient to give him the honor of the second highest scoring Whippet in the Open division thus far in the 1998 mid-year standings. Spats and I look forward to continued success this season in other venues as well!
(*pending AKC confirmation)
Laurie J. Erickson • 5413 Fairview Avenue North, Crystal, MN 55429
FC Windyglen’s Midnight Sun, CGC, LCM IV, ROM
Pictured left to right: FC Alchemy Sun Spots Knightwood LCM, Bruce R. Beetz; FC Alchemy Doc Whitehair LCM, Bradley B. Beetz; NFC 1996 FC Alchemy Exquisite Ocotillo LCM, Genny Holland (Appaws Whippets); FC Alchemy Alysun Appaws FCh; FC Windyglen’s Midnight Sun CGC LCM IV ROM, Christie L. Hobbs, FC Alchemy Alakazam Affire FCh; FC Alchemy Midnight Mesquite LCM; FC Alchemy Onyx of Knocti LCM IV, Sara K. Beetz; FC Alchemy Jumping Cholla LCM. (Not pictured: Alchemy Ayla of SueQ LCM IV and Alchemy Alycone Quest CDX NA)
Sunny has produced these exceptional titled pups with only two (2) litters. In addition to their titles, this group has earned the following distinct awards: Multiple ORC meet winner, AKC National Coursing Champion, Multiple ASFA Regional Winner, BOB International Invitational (from the veterans stake), Winner of the Best of the Best Continuum at the “Turkey Run” ‘95, ‘97 & ‘98, all hounds mentioned, with the exception of Kazam and Quest, are multiple Best in Field winners.
Alchemy Christie L. Hobbs Beetz
Inherited Diseases in WhippetsThe Annual Report - 1998
This was another full year in the Whippet health arena. Due to extreme time constraints last year I was not able to get a report in (my apologies to those who wait with baited breath for my articles!) so I will discuss 1997 and 1998 in this report.
The founding and organizing of the Whippet Health Foundation occupied a lot of time for several of us this year. The need for this organization has been discussed for some time, and it is at last a reality! Reading other breed club’s articles of incorporation, mission statements, and guidelines is a little like reading large appliance manuals - important, but time consuming and a little boring - however we all survived and have put together an organization which I hope will serve the breed, and the fancy, for a long time.
The CERF statistics for 1998 aren’t complete - one problem with the stats is that some of the ophthalmologists are slow to send their forms in to CERF, and the forms don’t get scanned into the data base before I need to have the info. (For instance, the 1997 data I received at the end of 1997 were about 150 animals less than the numbers I received at the end of 1998) As a result, the 1998 stats indicate only 125 Whippets had CERF exams, which I’m sure is significantly understated. Because of this, I will only report the 1997 numbers, and may continue this in the future.
In 1997, 530 Whippets (312 bitches and 218 dogs) had eye exams. Of these, 27 (5.1%) were denied CERF numbers due to being diagnosed with diseases considered inherited. An additional 38 Whippets were found to have other problems not considered to be inherited. This includes vitreous degeneration, which is currently under a research grant from the AKC. More on this later.
When looking at the data, one drawback is the fact that one animal may have more than one problem. This makes it difficult to add the numbers up to the total - for instance, if you add up all the Whippets found with cataracts, it is considerably higher than the 27 total CERF reject animals. Since a dog often has more than one type of cataract, but the cataract types are broken down in the data, he’s added in twice, so to speak. I have marked, with a small asterisk, the conditions currently considered to be inherited in Whippets. Generally all cataracts, except punctate cataracts in older Whippets, are considered inherited. In addition, no retinal atrophy will currently pass CERF. Please note, when looking at the data, that the “age group” number shown at the top of the data doesn’t represent the years in age. There is a code at the bottom of each page to decipher the groups. One thing I would like to see is Whippet folks checking their older dogs. In 1997, only 23 of the 530 dogs examined were over 10 years old (group 13). Even if no inherited problems are found, an exam can find an early condition, such as dry eye, which can be treated and make an old dog’s golden years a lot more comfortable.
Dr. Jim Schoster’s 3-year study of Vitreous Degeneration (VD), which is co-funded by the AKC Health Foundation and the AWC, is in it’s third year (where does the time go?) and has generated some good data, I understand. Dr. Schoster has applied for more funds, and is also planning to broaden the study to include Italian Greyhounds. In a personal communication to me from Dr. Ralph Hamor, an ophthalmologist at the University of Illinois, he indicated 6.9% of Whippets examined between 1991 and 1995 were diagnosed with VD. I believe this data originated at CERF. I have received a copy of Dr. Schoster’s second year progress report from the AKC Health Foundation. If anyone is interested, I can copy this report (which is quite long) and send it to you. Just call me. In summary, he reports that 285 Whippets have been registered for his study in the past 2 years. The dog’s ages range from 4.5 months to 17. years (wow - who’s got the golden oldie?’) The colors of all dogs in the study is shown (to assess if VD might be color linked - so far, no link has been found.) Over the 2 years, 12.6% (36) of the dogs in the study are affected with VD - 15 are male, 18 are female. When Dr. Schoster’s data is compared to that collected by CERF during routine exams, it continues to suggest that the Whippet has a higher incidence of VD, unrelated to normal aging changes, than other breeds. This may also be true for IG’s. Dr. Schoster has also proposed that blood and cheek swab samples be collected during the VD exam, for possible future DNA analysis, if the analysis of pedigrees of affected animals suggests that the condition is inherited. I’m happy that so many fanciers have enrolled their Whippets in the study, and encourage everyone to help with this research project. I realize it is a commitment of time and funds, but hopefully the results will be worth the effort. Obviously the best outcome would be if the study can prove that VD isn’t inherited, or, if it is, that no significant clinical complications (such as lens detachment and luxation, and subsequent glaucoma) occur in those affected. At least breeders will know which of their Whippets might be affected and can factor this into future breeding plans. Dr. Schoster’s study and other info can be accessed at his web site:
In my last report I discussed the problem of deafness in some Whippets. A hearing testing clinic was proposed for the 1997 National, but it was not possible to organize it on short notice. However, we will be having one in 1998, and will hopefully have a better idea of the incidence of deafness in the breed. I suggest looking for Dr. George Strain’s Web site (I don’t have the address at this time) for more info.
The Whippet Health Foundation is planning to do another health survey, and I hope we can collect even more data on the breed, and continue to address other issues as they surface.
Best wishes to all Whippet lovers this year. Keep up the good work!
TnT’s Accelerated Heart, LCM2
(Cherché Windjammer Barefoot, JC x Ch Jetstreams Peppermint Twist, JC)
Our Nitro boy has had a fun filled year
. . . run with a smile on!
In 1998 he achieved his LCM and LCM2* and took 4 CONSECUTIVE
When watching Nitro do this thing... we do indeed experience an
TnT’s My Foolish Heart Bill Othick and Lysanne Burke
TnT’s My Foolish Heart. What an incredible dog. This sweet, unassuming dog morphs himself when faced with a lure. He barks and becomes animated beyond belief. He is now within barking distance of his LCM 3. But prior to this, 1997 was an exceptional year.
During the July 4th meet at GANG, in Atlanta, GA, Bevis came to us through the good graces of Donna and Larry Richards. He was given to us temporarily to run and to socialize with Spencer (TnT’s Heart to Believe, injured at the same meet), while we got our household accustomed to a second dog. A new puppy from the TnT Kennels was slowing making its way to us.
Thanks to Bevis, we were able to continue attending lure coursing events. However, it became all too obvious to us that we were becoming more than attached to Bevis, and we were dreading the day when we had to return him. Spencer was getting better and the puppy was coming soon. Although we spoke regularly to Donna and Larry, out hearts grew heavy, but never asked Donna and Larry when they wanted him back. We were just afraid to bring it up.
At the NLCC this year, held at Hanover Shoe Horse Farm, in Hanover, PA, he was the highest scoring whippet. Although unsuccessful in running for BIF during that meet, many still speak of the outstanding run he had against a Greyhound and a Saluki. It was a sight to behold. Coincidently, the highest scoring whippet cup was presented by Donna Richards herself. After explaining the origins of the cup, she ended the announcement with, “...and to Bevis’ new owners...”
Neither of us could speak, both of us were crying, stupefied and happy all at once. Nothing could have touched us more. He could have been the lowest scoring whippet and we would have been just as thrilled.
A dog who asks for just a little love, gives back tenfold. Breeders who are kind and caring wanted to make sure Bevis was going to a good home. What a wonderful gift.
Thank you Donna and Larry Richards.
* Bevis runs with his TnT littermates: TnT’s Heart to Believe (Spencer); TnT’s She’s a Heartbreaker, FC, LCM3 (Blondie); and TnT’s Accelerated Heart, LCM2 (Nitro).
TnT’s Heart to Believe, LCM Bill Othick and Lysanne Burke
Spencer had a very special year. He started out with multiple breed wins, a Best In Field, and rated in the top 10 by June. An injury followed this, but was a minor setback, where he resumed his love of being a speed demon. The boy was “back-in-town”. Things are looking promising, where he might finish in the top 10.**
* Spencer runs with his TnT littermates: TnT’s She’s a Heartbreaker, FC, LCM3 (Blondie); TnT’s My Foolish Heart, LCM2 (Bevis); and TnT’s Accelerated Heart, LCM2 (Nitro).
This handsome brindle dog was winners at the 1998 AWC Supported Entry at Agathon KC. Thank you Judge Swayze for this “Great Win”. Hobo is a multi BIF, BOB and three years in ASFA Top Ten …he functions well as a multi-titled dog.
Sire: Elysian Like the Night, JC, LCM5 Dam: Cherche Elysian Touch and Go, FCh
Donna Richards & Glenda Durance & Steve Bartlett, owners
Glenda Durance & Dr. James Gray, breeders
While being the brother of 2X ASFA #1 Top Ten dog and a National Champion…”C.J.” deserves his own brags…being The Star that he is…he has Blinded us with his Dual Championships and an ASFA LCM. Presently C.J. is working on his CD. We are very proud of this dog’s multi titles.
Donna Richards & M. Larry Richards, breeders/owners
“Will” is shown here at 6 months of age. This was his first show and he went BOB and Group 1 in puppy group and was Reserve Winners. Thank you Judge Rockwell for this wonderful start to such a promising career. In the field “Will” put on his ASFA Field Championship in four trials. What a promising young dog!!
Donna Richards, Judith Brown & Patricia Mattox, breeders
Donna Richards, Judith Brown & Patricia Mattox , breeders/owners
This little girl has it all. Blitz has just completed her Canadian Championship and her ASFA Field Championship. She will be shown in the US this year to complete her AKC. She is a pretty black girl with flash, movement and type.
Sire: DCh. Strebor’s Energize, SC, LCM Dam: Finghins Whirling Dervish, SC, LCM
Donna Richards & Charles Roberts, breeders
(Cherché Windjammer Barefoot x Ch. Jetstreams Peppermint Twist)
We had another fun year with this little blonde bomb. She finished LCM3 and with all the placements, is only a few points shy of LCM4. This will be Blondie’s second year in ASFA’s Top Ten and she is pointed in the ring. All this at 21/2 years old! We can hardly wait to see what 1999 holds for us. Blondie is co-owned with Donna Richards.
In this day when so many whippets wicket out, why not consider this fellow for stud – AKC Field Champion on his way to AKC Champion and ASFA Field Champion. He comes from champions galore and he does it all and well within size.
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