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2000 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 26 through 50
Some things are better with a twist
Ch. Windsheen With A Twist, FCh, TRP, DPC
Introducing the latest champion out of Multi BIF Dashing The Lioness, LCM! Sian finished her championship one year to the day after receiving her first points, a 5-point major. Thanks to all who have ooed and ahhed over her. She really likes the attention!
I like mine shaken, not stirred.
Ch. Windsheen Shaken Not Stirred, FCh, TRP, DPC
Lucy represents my ideal: balanced, smooth, dead sound and an unflappable temperament.
Congratulations to Carol Curry and the gorgeous “Martin” on his ROMX title!!
Bred, owned, handled and very much loved by:
Kentfield’s PDQ Eureka, ORC, FCh.
(Windyglen’s PDQ, RCh, SORC x Kentfield’s Danika, RCh, ORC, CC)
Eureka was hot this year! Finishing her ORC easily, she was the top bitch in every meet she took points in (but one). She is half way to her WRCh and finished her ASFA FCh this year by going BOB at the Region 9 Invitational. All this is quite a feat for a bitch that’s in season every 5 months!! Eureka is co-owned with breeder Merril Woolf.
Bitterblue’s Time Warp, CD, LCMII, SC, CGC, NA, NAJ
Cosmo had a fun year competing in agility, earning his NAJ in his first weekend out. He now has two legs toward his Open Jumpers title. Cosmo thinks jumping and weave poles are great! He is NOTRA pointed and the world’s best bed dog.
Bitterblue’s Soul Sister, LCM, CRX
Naomi spent most of the year on the straight and oval race tracks, picking up 3 more points to her WRCh (giving her 7 total). a backyard injury kept her out of competition for the fall, but she hopes to be back in the spring! She is in training for agility as well. A breeding is planned for 2001 to Kentfield’s Neoptolemus, RCh, ORC.
The Milescross & Elandan Whippets
present a family portrait . . .
Locar’s Créme De Cocao, JC “ Julia”
“Julia” (Ch. Morshor’s Majestic Prince x Ch. Locar’s Show Off) started it all eleven years ago. She is still quite a character and stands as the matriarch of all the Milescross-Elandan whippets. Jules is the dam of four show champions and crowned her first Dual Champion this past year – her multi-talented veteran daughter, “Demi”. Our lovely senior lady is also the proud grandma of four new champions in 2000. Her daughter “Amie” (Ch. Starline’s Reign On x Julia) is also a champion producer, with her young son “Troy” finishing his title easily this past fall. “Pie” (Ch. Locar’s Clyde the Glide x Amie) is one of our beautiful puppy hopefuls out of Amie’s second and final litter. We look forward to lots of fun with Pie, her brother and sister, plus some of Amie’s older kids, in the new year. See you there!
Our new addition . . .
Vic’s Skysdalimit at DenGayle
(Ch Morshor’s Majestic Prince x Ch Vic’s Clara Femme Fatale 1/28/98)
This wonderful little girl had an excellent first year in California. She easily picked up all of her minor points, thrilling up by winning the breed four times along the way. She thrilled us even more by topping the Group at the Southern Oregon KC in May, which just missed out on being a major. Sky-bug finished out the year by being Dr. Shelton’s choice for RWB at the NCWFA Specialty in October. We expect big things from this little girl in 2001, including a possible litter by her kennelmate “Devon” (see Pedigree Section). Sky was bred by the wonderful Vickie Neff and got her start in life with Pam Murphy and Nate Slauson. She is a lovely addition to our program, both in pedigree and in “person”.
The Milescross & Elandan Whippets
2000 was yet another wonderful year for the Fanciers. On the running front, we held two fabulous weekends of CWA Racing, both won by the speedy “Of Wyndsor” entries. Hazelby Of Wyndsor (Jean Balint) was an amazing back-to-back veteran winner in March, while her daughter Miss Shelby Of Wyndsor ARX (Jean Balint*) took home the glory at the November weekend. Also in March there was NAWRA/NOTRA Racing at Windy Glen Farm. “Smudge”, Windy Glen’s Once In A Blue Moon, (Don Papin & Susan Kirkham) was the NAWRA winner, while Windy Glen’s Solid Sterling (Pattie Burt) was the NOTRA victor. At the May NAWRA, “Sterling” topped the rolls, while a newcomer, Windy Glen’s Bren (Lehman & Rogers) raced to the NOTRA victory. AKC Lure Coursing In August was a five point major, this time won by Wirtu’s Pecabo Street (Kathy Kelly). Many club dogs got to run and try for points and their JC’s & SC’s at this fun affair.
Our 6th Annual Specialty Show and Obedience Trial in October was once again well-attended by fanciers from all over the US. The winner of the Specialty was Joan Damon’s* top special, Ch. Chelsea Dangerous Beauty. “Emma” was joined in the winner’s circle by her half sister “Rox Dene”, bred & owned by Joan, as Best In Sweeps. Veteran Sweepstakes, a new event for this year, was won by the multi-talented “Demi”, DCh. Milescross Double Indemnity SC, CD (Wendy Gay* & Guin Borstel*). And the NCWFA’s great, gourmet Potluck Luncheon, was once again the gastronomic talk of the circuit!
Join us in 2001 for two more great weekends of CWA racing in March and August, back to back NAWRA/NOTRAs in March and May, Lure Coursing in August (and maybe a few other dates throughout the year), and our 7th Annual Specialty Show & Obedience Trial on October 20th, where our judges will be Mr. Frank Pieterse & Mrs. Lee Pieterse. Make sure to save room for that potluck!!!
* Proud NCWFA Member!
– Ringo –
(Ch Chatwig Chantarka, SC, LCM x FC Marial Palmeridge Pepperdine, SC, LCM)
Wants to thank his breeders:
Dick and Jean Schroeder
For bringing him into the world and allowing him to become
FC Wegner’s British Invasion, SC
Owned and loved by
Members of SCWA promote the Whippet in all aspects of the breed.
Past Best in Show Specialty Winners
1st Specialty 1984 Ch. Tumbridge Moor’s Jubilee Witch
Come and join us in Southern California on June 29, 2001, at SCVLB
• We are proud to sponsor numerous sprint and oval races per year •
Kezo Kennels presents ~
Kezo’s Range Rover
Tom & Ellen Hammatt
Thanks to the following judges - Majic finished at 13 1/2 months
Mrs. Priscilla Gabosch - Kokomo KC - WD, BOW, BOS
Mill Landing Whippets Proudly Presents . . .
Mill Landing’s Main Event
Mill Landing’s Majestic Sonrise
Mill Landing’s Majestic Knight
Mill Landing’s Minnie Majestic
Alexaco’s Majestic Crowned King
Ch. Bohem All About Eve, BOB AWC specialty weekend in Lompoc 1999, with judge Max Magder. This photo was printed on p.43 in last year’s Annual, but the caption was accidently omitted.
As The Year Turns . . .
. . . It’s time to summarize the past season. There have been some terrific wins, a few wonderful new puppies and great puppy buyers. What more can you ask?
• Five different homebred Bohem Whippets won Group 1st or 2nd at AKC shows during the year 2000;
• Four different homebred champions took 5 Awards of Merit at AWC specialties during the year, including 3 at the National Specialty;
• A total of 13 new homebred Bohem Whippets gained their champion titles over the past year and a half – a large number for any kennel, but almost inconceivalbe for one as small as this. (All the champions come from four litters bred here over the last six years.);
• In September, we got a small litter of four boys out of ‘Annie’ (Ch. Bohem All About Eve), sired by A.I. from Int.Ch. Bohem Flight Time in Finland. At least three of them will be shown in 2001;
• A month later, ‘Winona’ (Ch. Bohem Age of Innocence) whelped seven puppies by Ch. Chelsea Gold Rush of Keynote, co-bred by Bohem with Curtis and Patricia Singer. The puppies look wonderful and we are thrilled with our new addition, ‘Topsy’ (Bohem Viva la Diva!). Thanks, Curt and Pattee!
Ch. Bohem Circus Runaway
Blaze finished as a 12 month old youngster last year and has established himself as one of the country’s most consistent young male specials, with a large number of major Breeds, Group 2nd, etc. He was undefeated by any other male, except his brother Chili, for a period from the end of June up to October!
Blase is already proving himself to be a successful sire: from his first two litters, 7 puppies – Summit Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Summit Amulet, Summit Spellbound, Summit Voodoo Doll, Summit Magic Wanda, Charlemagne Excalibur, Charlemagne Lady Vivien – have taken points or reserves from the 6-9 mo. Puppy class, including a dozen Majors and Major Reserves, Breeds, Best in Sweepstakes, Best Puppy in Breed and Group 2nd, etc.
Owner-handled by Barbara Wayne – Charlemagne – Phone: 937-783-1344
Ch. Bohem Three Ring Circus
Chili finished in California with a specialty major, a specialty weekend major, Best in Sweepstakes, AWC BOS in Sweepstakes, BOB and BOS from the classes over top specials. During 2001, he will be specialled in the Midwest by Barbara Wayne, who has already successfully specialled two of Chili’s brothers, Blaze and Am.Jap.Ch. Bohem Circus Pony. Chili is seen getting an Award of Merit under judge Frank T. Sabella at the AWC Southern Specialty his first weekend out with Barbara.
Shown by Barbara Wayne – Charlemagne – Phone: 937-783-1344
AWC SBIS Ch. Bohem Age of Innocence
We wish all our new owners much happiness and success with their new stars.
Looking Back . . . A.W.C. Specialties 1931-1986
For the 1987 AWC Annual, Bo Bengtson compiled results from all specialties the club had held since its foundation in 1931, with photographs of most of the Best of Breed winners. The following is an updated version of the introduction preceding the results. A list of AWC specialty results from 1987-2001 will be published in next year’s Annual.
In 1970 the Santa Barbara specialty had 115 Whippets entered, while in the East the entry consisted of 113 dogs present and competing, most likely making this a new record. The Midwest specialty in Ravenna three years later also had exactly 113 Whippets competing - and coincidentally both these shows also had the same judge, Mrs. Christine Cormany, whose connections with the breed through her father James Young go back at least to the turn of the century. Mrs. Cormany was still active in the breed in the 1990s.
The Midwest specialty set a new all-time record in 1975 when judge Isabell Stoffers pulled an entry of 124 exhibits; the West Coast came back with 135 entered in Santa Barbara in 1976 for Anne Rogers Clark, and in 1977 at this show Whippets for the first time exceeded the 175-dog limit allowed per judge by AKC: 181 were entered, necessitating a substitute judge for some of the classes. (I remember that show very well, since it was the first time I judged in the U.S.) This happened again at the Midwest specialty in 1981 when Anthony Gutilla had a then-record entry of 216 Whippets. In 1982 the entry increased to 221 and two judges have regularly been employed at this show ever since: there were 253 entered in 1984 for the “two Carols” - Willumsen and Curry - and 281 in 1985 for Brian Doherty from Australia and Jean Ueltschy. This remained the regional AWC record up through 1987.
In 1987 our first truly national specialty show pulled a (for that time) incredible total of 340 Whippets - possibly then a world record - making over 500 entries, with exactly 283 of them actually present and competing in the conformation classes, according to the AKC Show Awards. (An additional ten were shown in obedience only.) Our Best of Breed judge Mrs. Wear had been announced as the sole judge, but due to the size of the entry she had to be assisted by Betty Stites, who took over the overflow classes. Since the first national specialty, of course, entries have increased substantially, but these will be covered in next year’s Annual.
The presently clear distinctions between different regional specialties in the East, West, Midwest and South were not as pronounced in the beginning. AWC started out almost as a private club, with a small membership, a slow turnover of officers, and a definite emphasis on a small area in the East, where all the specialties for the club’s first 23 years were held. Not until 1954 did AWC go “outside”, hosting the first West Coast specialty in San Mateo in northern California. A few years later this show moved down the coast to Santa Barbara and was held there virtually every year for several decades; a major change occurred in 1980 when AWC “went independent” and started to hold the specialty on a different day from the all-breed show, but still in the same place and during the same weekend. (Later, of course, the West Coast specialty moved to Lompoc.)
The Midwest specialty was first held in 1956 in Chicago, and remained there for many years before moving in 1972 - first being held with Ravenna KC, then with Chagrin Valley KC for a couple of years, and starting in 1976 with Western Reserve KC - all during the same weekend, however, and to ever-increasing entries. (The Midwest specialty is now held in Canfield, Ohio.)
Although occasional AWC specialties in the 1960s had been held as far south as in Keswick, Virginia, and in St. Louis, Missouri in 1971, it was not until 1985 that a regular, separate southern specialty became a reality. In its fourth year by the time the 1987 Annual came out, it was held with the Classic City KC in Marietta, and later in Atlanta, Georgia where it has become a popular and permanent fixture in AWC’s calendar.
Few other parent breed clubs hold as many shows per year as AWC does now - most other breeds have only one national specialty, possibly an additional, usually roving, regional specialty. On the other hand, almost no other breed as popular as the Whippet has so few other specialty-holding clubs: in addition to AWC’s five annual events there was, by 1987, only one other Whippet specialty - organized by the Southern California Whippet Association in the Los Angeles area each year since 1984. (Compare that to about 100 German Shepherd Dog specialties each year, almost as many for Poodles, and several dozen even for less numerically strong breeds such as Afghan Hounds and Bulldogs.)
On the other hand, the AWC policy of granting “supported show” status to a dozen or so all-breed clubs in different areas each year probably serves just about the same purpose as the dozens of local specialties do in other breeds, while at the same time preserving the prestige and uniqueness of the official AWC specialties. Needless to say, many regional Whippet clubs also do a great job in supporting entries at various all-breed shows in their own areas.
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