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2005 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual
Pages 26 through 50
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Timmy has been admired by many sighthound and whippet specialists. Thanks goes to all who have found him worthy of winning top honours during 2005 and especially to the following judges:
Special thanks to Bo for allowing me to have Timmy,
Timmy has sired several litters and the youngsters are doing well in the show ring.
Ch. Affinity Sweet Baby James, LCM5
SBIS Ch. Affinity Round Bout Midnight
(Folquin Life of the Party x Affinity Black Patent Shoes)
Above, Miles and Lexie are pictured going Best Junior Handler. Pictured below is Miles going BOB
Affinity Whippets & Border Collies
Carol Juelfs, Cassie Juelfs-Rogers & Lexie Rogers • St. Paul, MN • (651)456-0689 • firstname.lastname@example.org
(Ch Sporting Fields Jazz Fest x Ch Cove Creek’s Oh Be Joyful)
Dennis L. Seiler
A Glimpse of Whippet History – The First Best In Show Whippet
It was quite a relief, at the Canadian and some of the New York circuit shows, to see the very symmetrical whippet come into its own and win top honors when it came to the final selection for best in show. This is in no way, prejudical to the fox terrier and greyhound, which seem to have a monopoly on this coveted prize, but as a credit to the miniature racer, the fastest animal in the world for two hundred yards, and certainly one of the most symmetrical.
The most striking instance was at Winnipeg, where the best entry ever seen in the Province of Manitoba competed, with at least a dozen of the final competitors good enough for the prize. The winner was a superb black whippet bitch, aptly named R. A. F., after the famous fighting corps, The Royal Air Force. That she is every inch a “flyer” was proved by the easy manner in which she sprinted through her classes, the very best, by the way, we have seen for many a show, not omitting New York, beating heretofore undefeated champions and many well-known imported winners, to be finally selected for the imposing silver Berkeley challenge cup for best of all breeds. She is local bred and is quite as good on the track as in the ring having, on several occasions, got inside twelve seconds for the “two hundred,” so she is quite worthy of the title of “dual champion,” which, we sincerely trust, will soon be awarded her.
The Ontario shows, viz., London, on two occasions, and the specialties at Toronto found the well known American champions, Nomad Nancy of Oxon and Nomad Freemanor Galloping Dominoes, easily at the head of their classes, with best of breed rightly awarded to Nancy, who can now assume the proud prefix of international champion. As a matter of fact, she might be called Anglo-Canadian-American champion, as she has beaten all the best of her day in the three countries. When it came to the final line up for best in show at the three events, Nancy of Oxon was awarded the trophy amidst unstinted applause.
Rochester also found the whippet “top dog” when it came to the unclassifieds. Here the well known Ch. Towyside Teasle, owned and trained by A. McClure Halley, and handled by him, won the cup for best of all breeds, a most popular win as this is the home town of McClure, and one may guess that the local fanciers made the most of the occasion as the win was well deserved.
As we remarked before, it was quite a relief to see the graceful whippet come into its own, as it is one of the most pleasing of all dogs, being a thorough workman, essentially a SPORTING dog both a field and on the track, while as a house pet it is one of the most delightful and certainly one of the most symmetrical of all breeds, and easiest to keep in condition.
We see greyhounds often placed on top, or finishing very close up for best in show, but seldom is the whippet seen in the final line up; why, it is hard to understand, for we question very much if there is any sporting dog nearer to perfection than is Nancy of Oxon or Towyside Teasle. Both are invariably shown in the pink of condition. By that we mean in hard muscle, void of any fulsome preparation, and they are exceptionally good in the walk and trot. To one who is a great admirer of a really sound working dog, it has appeared ludicrous the manner in which some of the final awards have been made when selecting the show champion. Type, condition and soundness, should be paramount, with an emphasis placed on soundness.
The question is how to emphasize soundness. The way in which some of the judges arrive at their conclusions proves absolutely that they do NOT know how to test a dog for soundness. There is but one sure way, and that is to WALK the dog on a long leash, then TROT same, not allow the handler to persist in galloping the dog, as is often done. When galloping is resorted to, one may rest assured that there is something wrong with the hindquarters or that the dog weaves in front, hence the correct way, walk, then trot, and one can see immediately (that is if he has a practiced eye) which is the soundest mover.
Our thanks to Bo Bengston for sending this colorful article from his archives.
(NSBIS Am.Can.Ch. Redglen Sharp Dressed Man x MSBIS Am.Can.Ch. Tivio’s Allure, ROM)
Sporty’s first litter, sired by “Redford”, MSBIS DC Chelsea’s Made You Look of Sage, ROMX, produced the infamous “Fab 14”. Seven have finished so far, with 3 more just needing a major or 2 and one well on her way to her LCM. The next few pages feature those who have finished, thus giving Sporty her ROM out of her first litter! Our heartfelt thanks go to all their owners for their dedication and love, which made this all possible.
For Sporty’s second and final litter, she was bred to “Oscar”, MSBIS Ch. Delacreme’s de la Renta, ROMX. “The Designer” litter hit the ground running; pointed from puppy and bred-by, with multiple Breed wins from the classes.
A very special thanks to Deborah Bahm and Mary Dukes for allowing us to breed Sporty to these two extraordinary dogs!
Harold “Red” and Denise Tatro
Ch. Redglen Birthday Suit
(DC Chelsea Made You Look of Sage, ROMX x Ch. Tivio’s Sporty Little Number, ROM)
Streaker was the first of the Fab 14 to finish. On the way to his championship, Streaker received multiple Group placements; the most fun, perhaps, were the back-to-back Group 3’s from the 6-9 puppy class at the Bee-Tex KC shows in April 2003. In Junior Showmanship, we finished 2004 as the #1 All Breed team in Texas, #1 Whippet and #7 Hound duo nationally. We’re on track to repeat those results in 2005. Thank you, Red and Denise, for allowing me the honor and privilege of my first champion. Your encouragement, guidance and support have made me a better handler.
Ch. Redglen Stiletto Heels ~ “Marlena”
Owned by Red and Denise
Harold “Red” and Denise Tatro
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In 2006 our annual Specialty will be held in May in conjunction with the Western Hound Association of Southern California Specialty, the Southern California Whippet Association and the Shoreline Dog Fanciers All-Breed Show. Three days of Majors at the Oaks Polo Grounds, San Juan Capistrano, CA. Plan on joining us!
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