A special thanks to Terry Schwartzman of Travlin' Whippets for the Historic contribution to the AWC
American Whippet Club Specialty
Donald P. Hostetter
The annual Specialty of the American Whippet Club will be held again at the lovely farm of Mr. & Mrs. W. Potter Wear, Penllyn, Pa. The date is Friday, October 6, 1961. This is an opportunity for all Whippet owners and admirers to really have a full and pleasant weekend.
Whippet races will be held on the adjoining polo field on Thursday afternoon, October 5, and Mr. Louis Pegram, our Racing Secretary, is hoping there will be a really good turnout.
Our Specialty Show will open with the Futurity judging, in the morning, Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs officiating. There has been remarkable response to the Futurity, we've a lot of puppies enrolled, and these classes should prove very interesting to all of us in our breed.
Mr. James A. Farrell, Jr. will judge the regular classes at the Specialty and we are indeed fortunate to have him. Mr. Farrell has been a Greyhound breeder and has shown Whippets for years, and this is our opportunity to show under a breeder type judge at our Specialty. As always, the membership has responded most gracious ly to our trophy fund and cash award s , and the premium list looks wonderful.
In connection with the premium list, may I draw your attention to the Get of Sire and Produce of Dam classes. The Get of Sire Class is for three of the get of the same stud dog. The name of the stud dog MUST appear on the entry blank for the
Get Sire Class. The stud dog is NOT to compete in this class nor is it necessary to have him entered in the show in any other class, or is it necessary for him to still be alive. There is NO entry fee for this class provided the dogs comprising the group of three are already entered in another class in the show. If you wish to bring along an extra dog, who is not otherwise entered, to make up the three, there will be a charge of $4.00. The Produce of Dam Class has exactly the same requirements, and the name of the dam MUST appear on the entry blank for the Produce of Dam Class, but she will NOT compete in the class. The dogs which comprise the group of three need not be named until time for the class. For, if more than three dogs sired by the same stud or out of the same bitch are entered in the regular classes, it would of course be logical to take the three in for the Get or Produce classes who won the highest awards during the judging of the regular classes.
There are ample Motels, listed in your premium list, in the area about Penllyn. cocktail hour and dinner after the show are scheduled.
On Saturday, following the Specialty, is the Devon Dog Show at Devon, Pa., just a half hour drive, where Mr. Fairfield Pope Day is doing the breed.
Mrs. S. Hallock du Pont is Specialty show chairman again this year, and she joins me in the hope that we will see all of you at Penllyn, and that we will have a really top entry and lots of fun.
For A. W. C. Specialty premium lists contacts Calvin G. Perry, Secretary, Box 393 Durham , New Hampshire ; Donald F. Hostetter, President, "Pagebrook", Cobham, Virginia.
North Shore Kennel Club, Wenham, Moss.
June 17, 1961, Judge: Mr. Albert E. Vary
Bred by Exhibitor Dogs, one entered, Pennyworth Kennels’ Pennyworth Lumumba (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
Open Dogs, three shown; First, Pennyworth Kennel s’ Pennyworth Ebony King (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Second, Walter A. Wheeler, Jr.'s Windsprite Apollo (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marble Faun ex Ch. Hillgarth Shot Silk of Pennyworth) Third, Pennyworth Kennels ' Seagift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth (by Valentine Gift ex Pats Pride).
Winners Dog to Pennyworth Ebony King. Reserve to Windsprite Apollo.
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, one entered, Pennyworth Kennel s’ Pennyworth Block Gold (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
American Bred Bitches, two entered. First, Pennyworth Kennel s’ Pennyworth Tigrine (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Falconet (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Stoney Meadows Icecapade)
Open Bitches, four shown. First, Pennyworth Kennel s’ Pennyworth April Fool (by
Ch, Fleeting Falcon ex Stoney Meadows Icecapade) Second, Janet C. Koch's Pennyworth Lady in Grey (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Third, Irene K. & Parker Harris ’ Renpark's Sixth Happiness (by Ch. Wingedfoot Ringmaster of Penny worth ex Ch. Renparks Verry Merry) Fourth, Walter a Wheeler's Windsprite Athena (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marble Faun ex Ch. Hillgarth Shot Silk of Pennyworth)
Winners Bitch to Pennyworth April Fool. Reserve to Pennyworth Lady in Grey.
Best of Winners to Pennyworth Ebony King.
Specials, three shown, Ch. Renpar k ' s Jeff of Sheldegren, Ch. Fleeting Falcon, Oh. Stoney Meadows Sprint.
Best of Breed to Calvin G. Perry's Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marathon ex Stoney Meadows Snow Bird) Best Opposite Sex to Pennyworth April Fool.
Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint went on to third in the Hound Group.
Middlesex Co. Kennel Club, Lincoln, Mass.
June 18, 1961, Judge: Mr. Edwin L. Pickhardt
Bred by Exhibitor Dogs, one entered, Pennyworth Kennel s’ Pennyworth Lumumba (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
Open Dogs, three shown. First, Pennyworth Kennel s’ Seagift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth (by Valentine Gift ex Pats Pride) Second, Pennyworth Kennels’ Pennyworth E b ony King (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Third, Walter A. Wheeler, Jr.'s Windsprite Apollo (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marble Faun ex Ch. Hillgart Shot Silk of Pennyworth )
Winners Dog to Seagiift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth. Reserve to Pennyworth Ebony King.
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, one shown, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Black Gold (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
American Bred Bitches, two shown. First, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Tigrine (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris). Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Falconet (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Stoney Meadows Icecapade)
Open Bitches, three shown. First, Janet C. Koch's Pennyworth Lady in Grey (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Second, Walter A. Wheeler, Jr.'s Windsprite Athena (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marble Faun ex Ch. Hillgarth Shot Silk of Pennyworth) Third, Irene K. & Parker Harris' Renpark's Sixth Happiness (by Ch. Wingedfoot Ringmaster of Pennyworth ex Ch. Renpark's Verry Merry).
Winners Bitch to Pennyworth Lady in Grey. Reserve to Pennyworth Tigrine. Best of Winners to Seagift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth.
Specials, three shown, Ch. Renpark's Jeff of Sheldegren, Ch. Fleeting Falcon, Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint.
Best of Breed to Pennyworth Kennels' Ch. Fleeting Falcon (by Fleeting Father O' Flynn ex Fleeting Oldown Snipe) Best Opposite Sex to Pennyworth Lady in Grey.
Ch. Fleeting Falcon went on to win first in the Hound Group under Albert Vary, and Best in Show under Mrs. Hayes Blake Hoyt.
Heart of America Kennel Club, Kansas City, Mo. June 18, 1961, Judge: Brig. Gen. E. B. McKinley
Puppy Dogs, one shown, Martha Love's Westmorelands Kimbrough (by Palmerscross Gold Rush ex Palmerscross Stolen Love)
Bred by Exhibitor Dogs, one shown, Martha Love's Westmorelands Charles (by Palmers cross Goldrush ex Palmerscross Stolen Love)
Open Dogs, two shown. First, Lazeland Kennels' Homeric O'Lazeland (by Ch. Raven slodge Solitaire ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Second, W, C. Edmiston's White Acres the Real McCoy (by Ch. White Acres Silver Spices ex Ch. Seagift Superb of Pennyworth)
Winners Dog to Homeric O'Lazeland. Reserve to White Acres the Real McCoy.
Puppy Bitches, one shown, Martha Love's Westmorelands Irene (by Palmerscross Goldrush ex Palmerscross Stolen Love)
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, one shown, Jack Stone's Storm Warning Grey Cloud (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Storm Warning Dart of Meander)
Open Bitches, one shown, Martha Love's Palmerscross Stolen Love (by Valentine Gift ex Pat's Pride)
Winners Bitch to Westmorelands Irene. Reserve to Palmerscross Stolen Love.
Best of Winners to Homeric O'Lazeland.
Specials, one shown, Ch. Windswept Thunderbolt.
Beet of Breed to Sam E. Hearn's Ch. Windswept Thunderbolt (by Whipoo's Court Card ex Ch. Whipoo's Silvery Duster). Best Opposite Sex to Westmorelands Irene.
Chain O ’Lakes Kennel Club, Grayslake, Illinois
June 18, 1961, Judge: Dr. Frederick D. Rutherford
Open Dogs, three shown. First, Edward Jenner ' s Red Letter O'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Second, William E. Field s ' Oberon of Briskways (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Eyleland Buttercup) Third, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacob s ' Lysander of Briskways (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Eyleland Buttercup)
Winners Dog to Red Letter O'Lazeland. Reserve to Oberon of Briskways.
Puppy Bitches, two shown. First, Barbara L. Fielde r Whipoo's Avon Jessica (by Whipoo 's Happy Time ex Whipoo's Tea Biscuit) Second, Anamary E. Comper e ' s Oldemill Classic (by Red Letter O ' Lazeland ex Love Letter O'Lazeland)
Open Bitches, one shown, Anamary E. Comper e ' s Love Letter O'Lazeland (by Ch. Surfrider O ' Lazeland ex Pennyworth Forget-Me-Not)
Winners Bitch to Whipoo's Avon Jessica. Reserve to Love Letter O'Lazeland.
But of Winners and Best of Breed to Red Letter O ' Lazeland. Best Opposite Sex to Whipoo 's Avon Jessica.
Badger Kennel Club, Madison, Wisconsin July 2, 1961, Judge: Mr. George Beckett
Puppy Dogs, two shown. First, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Midsummer Picnic (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Matchless Monica) Second, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Midsummer Market (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Matchless Monica)
Open Dogs, two shown. First, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs ' Lysander of Briskways (by C h. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Eyleland Buttercup) Second, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Aluminum Moth (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Necessary Nell).
Winners Dog to Lysander of Briskways. Reserve to Traymatt Aluminum Moth.
P uppy Bitches, two shown. First, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Petunia (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Ice Folly) Second, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Tear Blossom (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Rod Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Ice Folly)
Open Bitches, four shown. First, Ralph Eyles' Eyeland Stoney Meadows Tost (by 1. Meander Kingfisher ex Laguna Leonie) Second, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Matchless Monica (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Pennyworth News Girl) Third, Sylvia Borgel's Whipoo's Sylvan Sprite (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Whipoo's Wild Honey) Fourth, Selwyn R. Blackstone's Pennyworth Tar queen (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Foxbar Blue Spot)
Winners Bitch to Eyleland Stoney Meadows Test. Reserve to Traymatt Matchless Monica.
Best of Winners and Best of Breed to Eyleland Stoney Meadows Test. Best Opposite Sex to Lysander of Briskways.
Eyleland Stoney Meadows Test went on to first in the Hound Group under Edwin L. Pickhardt.
Farmington Valley Kennel Club
July 8, 1961, Judge: Mrs. Jeannette W. Cross
American Bred Dogs, one shown, Frank J. P arker's Appraxin's Snow Fox (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Whipoo's White Luster)
Open Dogs, one shown, Calvin G. Perry's Whipoo's Appraxin Ariel (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon)
Winners Dog to Whipoo's Appraxin Ariel. Reserve to Appraxin's Snow Fox.
Open Bitches, one shown, Frank J. Parker's Renparks Merry Antoinette (by Ch. Wingedfoot Ringmaster of Pennyworth ex Ch. Renpark 's Verry Merry)
Winners Bitch to Renpark 's Merry Antoinette.
Specials, three shown, Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint, Ch. Wanderlust O'Lazeland, Ch. P ennyworth Ebony King.
Best of Breed to Renpar k ' s Merry Antoinette. Best Opposite Sex to Calvin G. Perry's Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marathon ex Stoney Meadows Snow Bird).
Champaign Illinois Kennel Club, Urbana, Illinois
July 15, 1961, Judge: Mr. Donald I. Hostetter
Puppy Dogs, three shown. First, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacob s ' Whipoo's Bengal (by Whipoo's Happy Time ex Whipoo's Tea Biscuit) Second, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Trayma t t Midsummer Picnic (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Matchless Monica) Third, Martha Love's Westmorelands Charles (by Palmerscross Goldrush ex Palmerscross Stolen Love)
Bred by Exhibitor Dogs, two shown. First, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Iron Fly (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Necessary Nell) Second, Martha Love's Westmorelands Kimbrough (by Palmerscross Goldrush ex Palmerscross Stolen Love)
American Bred Dogs, three shown. First, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Lysander of Briskways (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Eyleland Buttercup) Second, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Milliboy (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Great Circle Bewitch, Third, Barbara & Josephine Steinber g's Traymatt Steel Cricket (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Necessary Nell)
Open Dogs, four shown. First, Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Cinnamon Roll (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Eyleland Stoney Meadows Test) Second, Mary Russell's Eyleland Red Mack (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Aggie of Stoney Meadows) Third, William E. Fields' Oberon of Briskways (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Eyleland Buttercup) Fourth, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Aluminum Moth (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Necessary Yell)
Winners Dog to Eyleland Cinnamon Roll. Reserve to Lysander of Briskways.
Puppy Bitches, six shown. First, Anamary M. Compere's Oldemill Classic (by Red Letter O ' Lazeland ex Love Letter O'Lazeland) Second, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's One For The Money (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Ch. Whipoo's Wild Honey) Third, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Midsummer Day Dream (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Matchless Monica) Fourth, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Pear Blossom (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Ice Folly)
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, one shown, Jack Stone's Storm Warning Grey Cloud (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Storm Warning Dart of Meander)
American Bred Bitches, three shown. First, Barbara Eyles' Eyleland Sweet Roll (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost) Seconds Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Meander Mate Hari (by Meander Pickpocket ex Meander Scatterbrain) Third, R. Jedson Crooker's Meander Ribbons (by The Baron of Birdneck Po i n t ex Ch. Whipoo's Showy Luster)
Open Bitches, four shown. First, Barbara L. Fields' Whipoo's Avon Jessica (by Whipoo's Happy Time ex Whipoo's Tea Biscuit) Second, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg' Traymatt Matchless Monica (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Pennyworth News Girl) Third, Anamary E. Compere's Love Letter O'Lazeland (by Ch. Surfrider O'Laze land ex Pennyworth Forget–Me–Not) Fourth, Martha Love's Palmerscross Stolen Love (by Valentine Gift ex Pat's Pride)
Winners Bitch to Whipoo's Avon Jessica. Reserve to Eyleland Sweet Roll.
Best of Winners to Whipoo's Avon Jessica.
Specials, five shown, Ch. Bull 0' The Woods 0' Blue Beaver, Ch. Eyleland Winter wind, Great Circle Hester, Ch. Whipoo's Whimsy, C.D., Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer.
Pest of Breed to Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Great Circle Hester). Best Opposite Sex to Whipoo's Avon Jessica.
Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer went on to place third in the Hound Group under Isidore Schoenberg.
Kankakee Kennel Club, Momence, Illinois July 16, 1961, Judge: Mr. Gordon Parham
Puppy Dogs, one shown, Martha Love's Westmorelands Charlie (by Palmerscross Goldrush ex Palmerscross Stolen Love)
Bred By Exhibitor Dogs, one shown, Martha Love's Westmorelands Kimbrough (by Palmerscross Goldrush ex Palmerscross Stolen Love)
Open Dogs, two shown. First, Mary Russell's Eyleland Red Mack (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Aggie of Stoney Meadows) Second, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Wh i p o o ' s Bengal (by Whipoo's Happy Time ex Whipoo's Tea Biscuit)
Winners Dog to Eyleland Red Mack. Reserve to Whipoo's Bengal.
Pup py Bitches, two shown. First, Anamary M. Compere's Oldehill Classic (by Red Letter O'Lazeland ex Love Letter O'Lazeland) Second, Martha Love's Westmorelands Irene (by Palmerscross Goldrush ex Palmerscross Stolen Love)
Open Bitches, two shown. First, Anamary E. Compere's Love Letter O'Lazeland (by Ch. Surfrider O'Lazeland ex Pennyworth Forget-Me-Not) Second, Martha Love's Palm e rscross Stolen Love (by Valentine Gift ex Pat's Pride).
Winners Bitch to Love Letter O'Lazeland. Reserve to Oldemill Classic. Best of Winners to Eyleland Red Mack.
Specials, one shown, Ch. Bull O ' The Woods O' Blue Beaver.
Best of Breed to John R. Hutchins, Jr. & Sam E. Hearn's Ch. Bull O' The Woods O' Blue Beaver (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Ch. Whipoo's Sharp Focus, C.D.). Best Opposite Sex to Love Letter O'Lazeland.
Ch, Bull 0' The Woods O' Clue Beaver went on to win the Hound Group under Gordan Parham.
American Whippet Club Specialty Show
Carroll County Kennel Club, North Conway, New Hampshire July 18, 1961, Judge: Mr. Donald P. Hostetter
Novice Dogs, one shown, Eunice Doyle's Pennyworth Osprey (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
Bred By Exhibitor Dogs, three shown. First, Calvin G. P erry's Appraxin's Reynard (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Whipoo's White Luster) Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Lumumba (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Third, Walter A. W heeler, Jr.'s Windsprite Apollo (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marble Faun ex Ch. Hillgarth Shot Silk of Pennyworth)
American Bred Dogs, two shown. First, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Sparrow
Hawk (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Second, Burton A. Cleaver Stoney Meadows Potentate (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marathon ex Stoney Meadows Snow Bird)
Open Dogs, three shown. First, Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Cinnamon Roll (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost) Second, Calvin G. Perry's Whipoo's Appraxin Ariel (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon) Third, Pennyworth Kennels' Seagift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth (by Valentine Gift ox Pats Pride)
Winners Dog to Eyleland Cinnamon Roll. Reserve to Pennyworth Sparrow Hawk.
Bred By Exhibitor Bitches, two shown. First, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Black Gold (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Second, Walter A. Wheeler Jr.'s Windsprite Athena (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marble Faun ex Ch. Hillgarth Shot Silk of Pennyworth)
American Bred Bitches, two shown. First, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Tigrine (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Second, Janet C. Koch's Windsprite Aphrodite (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marble Faun ex Oh. Hillgarth Shot Silk of Pennyworth)
Open Bitches, three shown. First, Janet O. Koch's Pennyworth Lady-In-Grey (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Second, Louis Pegran's Whipoo's Tarnish (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Ch. Whipoo's Brushburn) Third, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Falconite (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Stoney Meadows Icecapade)
Winners Bitch to Pennyworth Lady-In-Grey. Reserve to Pennyworth Tigrine. Best of Winners to Pennyworth Lady-In-Grey.
Specials, nine shown, Ch. Pennyworth April Fool, Ch. Hillgarth Shot Silk of Penny worth, Ch. Fleeting Falcon, Ch. Stoney Meadows Marble Faun, Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint, Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind, Ch. Seven League Sunday Best, Ch. Renpark's Jeff of Sheldegren, Ch. Pennyworth Ebony King.
Best of Breed to Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Ice Folly). Best O pposite Sex to Janet C. Koch's Ch. Renpark's Jeff of Sheldegren (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Renpark's Verry Merry).
Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind went on to win the Hound Group under Alva Rosenberg.
Ventura Kennel Club, Ventura, California
July 29, 1961, Judges Eva Hill
Open Dogs, four shown. First, Dorothea Frames' Piperkin’s Robinson, C.D. (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Picardia Priscilla, U.D.) Second, Jennifer Anson's Gypsy's Kelly (by Ch. White Acres Silver Spice ex Can. Ch. Rockabye Gypsy) Third, Libby Bush's Von der Busch Little Joe (by Ch. Freddie of Test ex Queen Rosalyn) Fourth Rex & Joanne Williams' Quicksilver III (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sports Extra ex Pennyworth Sunfire)
Winners Dog to Piperkin's Robinson, C.D. Reserve to Gypsy's Kelly.
American Bred Bitches, one shown. Canyon Crest Kennels' Lady Rosslyn (by Ch. Wingedfeot Dominic ex Speedy Gonzales)
Open Bitches, ten shown. First, John Towne's Strathoak Stardust (by Meander Magna Carta ex Ch. Strathoak Starsheen) Second, Dorothea Frames' Piperkin's Patience (by
Meander Robin ex Picardia U.D.) Third, Robert Davis & Konrad Steven' Strathoak Velvet Mist (by Great Circle King of Hearts ex Ch. Strathoak White Velvet Fourth, Joan Brazier's Eng. Ch. Dawnstar of Test (by Eng. Ch. Eveningstar of Allways ex Wingedfoot Miss Madcap)
Winners Bitch to Strathoak Stardust. Reserve to Piperkin's Patience.
Best of Winners to Piperkin's Robinson, C.D.
Specials, two shown, Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint, Ch. Canyon Crest's Surprise.
Best of Breed to Calvin G. Perry's Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marathon ex Stoney Meadows Snow Bird) Best Opposite Sex to Strathoak Stardust.
American Whippet Club Western Specialty
Santa Barbara Kennel Club, Santa Barbara, California
July 30, 1961, Judge: Mrs. Charles D. Newcombe
American Bred Dogs, two shown. First, Laretta Birmingham & Wendell T. Howell's Great Circle Kerry (by Ch. Great Circle the Scot ex Ch. Great Circle Holiday) Second, James F. Young's Meander Magna Carta (by Ch. Meander Metallurgist ex Ch. Baroness of Birdneck Point)
Open Dogs, ten shown. First, Norman W. Ellis' Great Circle Skibbereen (by Ch. Great Circle The Scot ex Ch. Great Circle Holiday) Second, Rex & Joanne Williams' Quicksilver III (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sports Extra ex Pennyworth Sunfire) Third, Pearl H. Baumgartner's White Acres Shawnee (by Ch. Great Circle The Scot ex Ch. White Acres Sea Shanty) Fourth, Mr. & Mrs. James W. Case's Canyon Crest's Laddie Boy (by Ch. Canyon Crest Teardrop ex Canyon Crest Maria)
Winners Do g to Great Circle Skibbereen. Reserve to Quicksilver III.
Puppy Bitches 6-9 mo., two shown. John R. Hutchins, Jr. & Sam. E. Hearn's Briarwyns B.B . of Blue Beaver (by Ch. Bull O' The Woods O ' Blue Beaver ex Ch. Dusty Brenda) Second, Patti Long's Mopalo's Velvet Ash Rose (by Ch. Mopalo's Speaker of the Rouse ex Ch. Phyllis Johnson)
P uppy Bitches 9-12 mo., three shown. First, Donald W. Frames' Picardia Poltergeis (by Ch. Mopalo's Speaker of the House ex Ch. The Lark of Meander) Strathoak Kennels Black Silk O'Lazeland (by Ch. Fisherman O'Lazeland ex Pennyworth Forget-Me-Not) Third, Keith Wilson & Mrs. Jerry Birmingham's Appraxin Red Starlet (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Whipoo's White Luster)
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, two shown. First, White Acres Kennels' White Acres The April Fool (by Ch. Pennyworth Pilgrim Father ex Ch. White Acres Sea Seraph) Second, Jones F. Young's Cutty Sark (by Meander Magna Carta ex Heather Patch)
American Bred Bitches, two shown. First, Canyon Crest Kennels' Lady Rosslyn (by Wingedfoot Dominic ex Speedy Gonzales) Second, Pearl H. Baumgartner's White Acres Choctaw (by Ch. Great Circle The Scot ex Ch. White Acres Sea Shanty)
Open Bitches, nine shown. First, Norman W. Ellis' Great Circle Tosca (by Ch. Wingedfoot Domenic ex Ch. Great Circle Bewitched) Second, Robert F. Davis & Konrad Stevens' Strathoak Velvet Mist (by Great Circle King of Hearts ex Ch. Strathoak Starsheen) Third, John Towne's Strathoak Stardust (by Meander Magna Carta Meander ex Ch. Strathoak Starsheen). Fourth, Dorthea C. Frames' Piperkin’s Patience (by Ch. White Velvet ex Robin ex Picardia, U.D.)
Winners Bitch to Picardia Poltergeist. Reserve to Great Circle Tosca.
Best of Winners to Picardia Poltergeist.
Specials, seven shown, Ch. White Acres Cherokee, Ch . Stoney Meadows Sprint, Ch. Homeric O'Lazeland, Ch. Strathoak Starsheen, Ch. Briarwyn's Benjamin, Ch. Great Circle Zelda, Ch. Canyon Crest's Surprise.
Best of Breed to Strathoak Kennels' Ch. Strathoak Starsheen (by Strathoak Starcopy, C.D. ex Whipoo's Silken Elegance, C.D.). Best Opposite Sex to Great Circle Skibbereen.
Stud Dog Class, one entered, Meander Magna Carta.
Brood Bitch Class, one entered, Ch. Strathoak Starsheen.
Ch. Strathoak Starsheen went on to place second in the Hound Group under Dr. F. Rutherford.
Mr. C. H. Douglas—Todd, Kent, England, writes - I was interested in your last issue of the Whippet News and to note how the enthusiasm waxes in regard to racing. Have you yet thought of tryin g to revive the flying of a pigeon against a Whippet yet as used to be practiced in this country? Perhaps the few under mentioned detail m ay be of interest to you —
Extract from the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News dated May 10th, 1934.
Pigeon wins by four yards after conceding ten over the course of 135 yards.
We have often heard of ice and land racing between yachts and express trains, but the air and land event decided the other day on the Custom House football ground between a pigeen and a Whippet smacks of novelty. The pigeon, conceding ten yards to his rival, flew in a straight line about four yards from the ground, winning by four yards. The bird was to fly into his box and the Whippet to catch the customary towel. The speed of the Whippet can be gauged by the fact that a 20 lb. dog has been known to cover 200 yards in 12 1/2 seconds, The pi g eon's rate of traveling, however, under natural conditions, is far greater than this."
A large picture is shown of the actual race at the finishing line and another of the bird being started and another of the Whippet.
"The Popular Whippet", Latest Book On The Whippet
Readers will be interested in the newly published book on the Whippet — "The Popular Whippet" by Mr. C. H. Douglas—Todd, published by the Popular Dogs Publish ing . Co. of England. The publisher states that the book is on sale or can be ordered from several sources in the United States, four of these being, Dog News, 406 Eton Street, Cincinnati, Ohio; Dog Books, 12 Millard Street, Suncook, New Hampshire; Soccer Associates, P. 0. Box 634 , New Rochelle, New York; Judy Publishing . Co., 2517 Michigan Boulevard, Chicago 16, Illinois .
The book includes chapters on the breed's origin, the Whippet today, housing, feeding, breeding, showing, judging, the Breed Clubs in England, famous English Whippet kennels, the Whippet on the Continent and in America, and Whippet racing. The book contains many excellent pictures. One of the best, is a photograph of Wingedfoot Hildebrand, which shows the correct forward movement of the breed.
American breeders will also appreciate Mr. Douglas Todd's explanation of the differences between the English Whippet and the American Whippet, especially with regard to size.
American Whippet Club Pins
American Whippet Club pins are available to members. Write the Club treasurer, Harry T. Peters, Jr., Orange, Virginia, or the Club president, Donald P.
Hostetter, "Pagebrook", Cobham, Virginia.
The Whippet News offers the right to other publications to reprint material in the News without writing for specific permission, providing a credit line is given.
Many thanks to all the contributors of show results, kennel reports, pedigrees, advertising and pictures for this issue. Deadline for the October issue is October 1. Space will be saved for the results of the American Whippet Club Specialty show, October 6.
The opinions expressed in the Whippet News are those of the individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions ef the editor or the
American Whippet Club.
Out of 11 times shown she has been 6 times winners (3 majors, one a Specialty) 5 times reserve. Shown as a Ch. in Specials 3 times, she has 3 times been Best of Breed with a Group 3rd under Edith Nash Hellerman and our latest, a Group 2nd under Dr. F. D. Rutherford. With the possible exception of one or two shows a year, Starsheen will now be retired from further competition.
CHRIST'NE CORMANY. Owner
1256 WOODBURY ROAD PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
STANDARD OF THE BREED
General Appearance - The Whippet should be a dog of moderate size, very alert, that can cover a maximum of distance with a minimum of lost motion, a true sporting hound. Should be put down in hard condition but with no suggestion of being muscle-bound.
Head - Long and lean, fairly wide between the ears, scarcely perceptible stop, good length of muzzle which should be powerful without being coarse. Nose entirely black.
Ears - Small, fine in texture, thrown back and folded. Semipricked when at attention. Gay ears are incorrect and should be severely penalized.
Eyes - Large, intelligent, round in shape and dark hazel in color, must be at least as dark as the coat color. Expression should be keen and alert. Light yellow or oblique eyes should be strictly penalized. A sulky expression and lack of alertness to be considered most undesirable.
Teeth - White, strong and oven. Tooth of upper jaw should fit closely over the lower. An undershot mouth shall disqualify.
Neck - Long and muscular, well-arched and with no suggestion of throatiness, widening gradually into the shoulders. Must not have any tendency to a "ewe" neck.
Shoulders - Long, well-laid back with long, flat muscles. Loaded shoulders are a very serious fault.
Brisket - Very deep and strong, reaching as nearly as possible to the point of the elbow. Ribs well sprung but with no suggestion of barrel shape. Should fill in the space between the forelegs so that there is no appearance of a hollow between them.
Forelegs - Straight and rather long, hold in line with the shoulders and not set under the body so as to make a forechest. Elbows should turn neither in nor out and move freely with the point of the shoulder. Fair amount of bone, which should carry right down to the foot. Pasterns strong.
Feet - Must be well formed with strong, thick pads and well-knuckled-up paws. A thin, flat, open foot is a serious fault.
Hindquarters - Long and powerful, stifles well bent, hocks well let down and close to the ground. Thighs broad and muscular, the muscles should be long and flat. A steep croup is most undesirable.
Back - Strong and powerful, rather long with a good, natural arch over the loin creating a definate tuck-up of the underline but covering a lot of ground. Tail - Long and tapering, should reach to a hipbone when drawn through between the hind legs. Must not be carried higher than the top of the back when moving. Coat - Close smooth and firm in texture.
Color - Immaterial.
Size - Ideal height for dogs, 19 to 22 inches; for bitches, 18 to 21 inches. These are not intended to be definate limits, only approximate.
Gait - Low, free moving and smooth, as long as is commensurate with the size of the dog. A short, mincing gait with high knee action should be severely penalized.
Approved November 9, 1955
NEW CHAMPIONS. This section is a regular feature of the Whippet News. Each issue we will present a three generation pedigree of new champions, with colors of the dogs when possible. Owners of new champions should send in the pedigrees as soon as the confirmation is received from the American Kennel Club. Please include the name of the dog and color, breeder, owner, date of birth, as well as the colors of the dogs in the pedigree. The pedigrees are presented on a first come basis and no more than two pages will be presented each issue.
Blue Beaver Kennels Report Sam & Barbara Hearn August, 1961
I am sorry I have missed so many months sending a report to the News. We have had home repairs, kennel construction, plus a few dog shows and keeping all the dogs comfortable during the hot weather, all and all we have been quite busy. We almost have our feet back on the ground again and I hope to keep up with things a little better around Blue Beaver.
First I believe congratulations are in order by everyone receiving the News, to Mr. & Mrs. Jacobs for a great job well done in publishing the only concentrated data on our breed in this great U. S. A. (The Whippet News). The last issue was a very interesting one, we thought, though it has been some three weeks since receiving it, still on the coffee and a little worn around the edges we have enjoyed it greatly.
I was very fortunate last week by receiving a copy of several different books on our breed through a friend of mine who makes books his business. Having an office in London, he, over a period of time, has collected what he believes is a copy of all books ever published on Whippets in England. These books date back many years, showing many pictures of old breeders and their dogs. There have been good Whippet a long, long time and have changed very little in conformation over the years. These books offer a lot of room for thought and are valued second to none in my library.
I would like to congratulate Dr. & Mrs. Heiser of Oklahoma City, on the very nice dogs they have bred and have finished this season. I would also like to thank them for the nice "plug" they gave us in the last issue, on our Ch. Bull O' The Woods O' Blue Beaver, We like him also.
The Scotts and Canesco Kennels of Norman, Oklahoma, will soon be on the move to California . Sam and Carmine are a very lovely couple, and I feel they will be a great loss to the breed in Oklahoma. They were one of the very first Whippet breeders in the state, and have contributed greatly to its progress in the south west. I wish them a very successful move and I am sure they will find the welcome mat out for them by all the Whippet breeders, upon arriving in California.
I would like to agree with Dr. Scott on this size problem. I think since it is undoubtedly with us to stay, the least we can do is to stress the point with the judges that a Whippet should not be put up or down on size alone. I would like to hear any more opinions on this matter.
Concerning the questions asked by Mrs. Kathleen Beargie of Denver in last issue, I will be glad to give my opinion on the Following -
(Hip Dysplasia) I X-rayed my breeding stock for a couple of years, sending the films to be read by Dr. Schnelle, Angell Memorial Animal Hospital, Boston, Mass. They were all read to be sound and I was informed by Dr. Schnelle that he had never found dysplasia in the Whippet in all his years of research. However, it is known to exist in at least thirty–six A. K. C. breeds today. Not knowing why the Whippet would be immune to it, if I had a brood animal that traveled unsound in rear gait, I would still X–ray for the safety of the breed.
(Spinal Trouble) I have never had, nor do I know of any trouble with the correctly arched loin. I, personally, believe this tends to strengthen, rather than weaken. However, in your very extreme wheel-backed dogs, which is wrong, you will find the falling away croup, with restriction of rear movement and the tendency to cross over behind.
(Missing Teeth) I have known of two different Whippets who had one tooth missing. I have known of many cases of this in other breeds and it is very hereditary and should be watched closely. In most breeds it takes three or few missing teeth to be classified a serious fault in the show ring.
(Color) Color in Whippets is next to impossible to predict. In my experiences I have found white to occur, with neither parent white, leading me to believe that this is caused by a recessive gene. Whippet breeders have never bred for color alone, or stressed it greatly -- thanks for that. After all, we know of the old saying - "A good horse cannot be a bad color". I'll buy that. I have managed so far to find plenty of other faults more important to worry about than colour. It is every one to his own choosing in these cases, of course, and that is what makes breeding dogs interesting.
(Litters Not Uniform) I an inclined to believe this is caused from the very fact of the difference in sizes of the first crosses bred to produce the first founda tion stock -- Greyhound and Terrier -- as some of those pups would have the size of the sire and some the clam, and maybe some a blend and down the middle in size. We have the same thing today, most breedings that are made are one large and one trying to make some size correction, and that is hard to do when we breeders ourselves can't decide just what is really right. If you make a breeding, male and female the same size, more or less, you would have different size dogs in the background and still get the variation in size. I believe you can stabilize the size in your own dogs over a period of time through selective breeding, if your dogs are good enough otherwise that you can afford to breed mainly for size.
(Birth Defects) Fortunately, I have had very little experience with this problem. I had one cleft palate in one of my very first litters, of course it was put down at birth. I have heard of quite a bit of deformities in some blood lines and I
an still inclined to believe this is more or loss caused rather than inherited, by deficiencies - or the failure to utilize food properly, inbreeding over a long period of tine with out an outcross in bloodlines, or else the female having a hard bump in exercising or playing while heavy in whelp.
Beware of skunks. Maybe someone will profit by my loss. I surely hope so, as I feel I have had a great one today. Born just two days ago, I had a beautiful litter sired by Ch. Bull 0' The Woods 0' Blue Beaver ex Ch. Briarwyn's Bo Bo of Blue Beaver -- this story told itself. A skunk climbed into the kennel, spraying the little female trying to defend her young, hitting her directly in the eyes. After having intercepted her outside the nest box, the skunk ran on into the nest box, was cornered there with the pups by the blinded mother, and ruthlessly bit all the pups through the head, killing the entire litter. I know this may never happen again, but it night be something to consider along with the usual things when you have a prized litter.
Dorothea Frames Reports
August 1, 1961
The Specialty weekend was most exciting. Of course we were pleased with the wonderful entry of 40, but even mere important te us was the fact that we had entry from Canada, Washington, Arizona and Maine. I believe that Sue Turner and Christine Cormany have turned in precise results of the shows and the racing, but I want to thank Mrs. Newcombe for her wonderful job of judging and her enthusiasm and patience with us all later. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to discuss the dogs over lunch and later on the lawn after judging.
Mr. Heckert of the Santa Barbara Kennel Club arranged the site of our races on Saturday, July 29. We were most fortunate to be able to use the Polo Grounds in Santa Barbara complete with grandstand, fencing, plentiful parking and perfect racing conditions.
Christine Cormany worked long hours on racing coats besides doing a marvelous job of decorating both the benches and our ring. Sue and Chuck Turner worked very hard en the races and the dogs made such an impression that Mr. Robert Skenene, manager at the Santa Barbara Polo Club has asked us to consider putting on racing exhibitions during the Polo season and possibly later, when there are more dogs available, have regular exhibition meets there.
Betty and Earl Stites as usual were there with their starting boxes and all the rest of the equipment to manage the racing, We Whippet racers out here can't say enough nice things about them.
We all made many new friends with our out of state exhibitors and hope that possibly we may see them again, soon.
The San Diego and Santa Ana shows are approaching us now and I hope that we will continue to be well represented. It will be disappointing to go back to a lesser number of entries after our Harbor City, Ventura and Santa Barbara shows.
Puppies are looking extremely well. I am keeping a lovely white bitch with dark head markings. The others are happily situated in their new homes. Mr. Scott Roberts, well known Obedience judge and dog trainer, has a pretty little red pup from the litter and his "Velocity" promises to be very active in the ring. Scott lives practically next door to the Polo grounds in Santa Barbara, where he has a beautiful new boarding and training kennel. I don't think any puppy will have a mom beautiful area in which to play, with smooth green lawns, avocado groves and lovely sheltered beaches.
Paul R. Francis Reports
July 24, 1961
We've been fairly active at shows in this area in the past few months. We have been meeting more Whippet people and are gaining in experience and knowledge concerning Whippets. We have had some very nice competition, notably Ch. Rockets Torpedo, C.D. and Ch. Harbridge Suede, owned by Kathleen Beargie of Colorado and Tom Kirchner of Marysville, Ohio, respectively. Tom has recently had a litter from Suede, however, we have not heard the results concerning the size of the litter
We have our own star on the horizon, he has 11 points to date and both majors.
He is a blue import from Mrs. Anson's kennels in Canada and his litter sister, a black, finished her Canadian championship earlier this year. She is Rockabye Black Mollie and her brother is Rockabye Blue Boy, owned by the Wilkey family of Cleveland.
I am interested in finding out if there are any blue champions in the United States I bred Blue Boy to my fawn bitch, Fawn Lady and we have shown a couple of the pups, they are nine months old. There is one very promising blue male. Talaria (swift, Gr.), who will give his father a run for his money. These dogs are very nice repre sentations of the English type; out of the Tinribs kennels in England.
I am sorry that we have been unable to attend some of the more distant shows, however, you can be sure that when I'm finished with school (2yrs.) we will be represented at the major shows.
Mr. Jim Pizzino, who is doing a splendid job of handling Blue Boy, may be at a few of the major shows in the near future.
There are two bitches in Northern Ohio; one in Massilon, one in Canton, who are going to be breed shortly. The number and the quality of Whippets is on the rise, as I've stated before.
The Cleveland Whippet Club will have an outing in August at which I hope to have a couple of starting boxes finished to give an exhibition of Whippet racing. It isn't much, but it is a start.
I have John Berger of Marysville, Ohio to thank for the idea on the lure and also helpful hints on the starting boxes.
Great Circle Kennel Reports
Wendell T. Howell
July 16, 1961
This kennel in exile has a new member. She is a very fine puppy acquired from Mr. & Mrs. S. P. Fell, Badgewood Annie Oakley by Ch. Wingedfoot Marksman of Allways ex Badgewood Copper Penny. Penny is a half sister to Ch. Great Circle Holiday, so this is not going too far afield, even at so long a distance from the U.S.A. Another new friend, not a Whippet, is a three year old Greyhound bitch, whose breed ing will mean nothing to W.N. readers, but is of really fine coursing stock in this country. She is Terrie's Friend, by the Fourth of July ex Popular Violet. Trud, as she is called, has a very unusual saintly disposition for a Greyhound, and puts up with snapping from the Whippets, and runs with them without danger. She is the identical colour and marking to Great Circle Xenia. The only difference is that she weighs eighty—five pounds.
The racing dogs in Europe are giving a good account of themselves. Great Circle Isolde has just won the Challenge International Races at Neuss in Germany and Ch. Wingedfoot Domenic last week won the Dutch National Championship at Amsterdam.
They could scarcely do any better, and the careful and skillfull training of Mrs. Hugenholtz is starting to show terrific results. If by any chance either of them should do well in the Swiss International it will be a new type of triple crown for American Whippets racing in Europe. I can only hope. In any case they have won enough at this point for me to be very proud of them.
Betty Fell and I went to the huge Windsor dog show in England a few weeks ago. It was frightfully hot and very hard on judge and exhibitors. Most of the dogs just gave up, as ninety degrees is very unusual in England. Mrs. Garrish put Mr. Barne's nice white bitch Best of Breed.
There is a great opportunity in this country for Whippet racing. The Irish are so crazy for anything that can run that they even have terrier races, on which cash changes hands, and in which there is a great deal of interest. Everyone here is quite anxious to see my Whippets when they get out of England, and a track is already being contemplated locally. Of course Greyhounds long ago drove Whippets out of business here, as they fetch such fantastic prices on the English market for the track. Five of the six finalists in the English Greyhound Derby this year were Irish bred, and the sixth was bred in England by an Irish sire. There is a place here for Whippet racing however, and oddly enough it has never been done in this country. All that is needed is a few Whippets, which it is hard for me to do anything about at the moment, with so many of mine locked up in solitary con finement. Perhaps I should follow the advice of a well known English Whippet breeder and promote Porpoise racing in Davy Jones Locker. (Off the coast of Kent).
The summer in Ireland has been full of rain recently, which makes for the most wonderful Salmon fishing. Water skis are poised and ready to go, but everyone lacks the courage, in the recent bad weather. All I have done in the outboard is to scare the Greyhound half to death on Loch Ree.
The Western Specialty is already over as this is written and I'm sure it was a fine success due to the hard work of Dot Frames, Christine Cormany and others. A letter from Betty Stites indicates that they were helping out with the racing equipment for the Whippets as well as the Afghans. Betty and Earl have been un failing sports always about the racing. Perhaps they will get over here sometime and race and course with us, though I don't think I can promise them an Afghan in all Ireland.
Madcap Kennel Reports
Norman W. Ellis
August 1, 1961
Forty Whippet entries at the Santa Barbara show means the keenest competition. It will be a great win for someone's Whippet. We are fortunate in having a long time Whippet breeder, Mrs. Newcombe, as judge.
Jim Dick, recent addition to Fresno Hound circles, is showing interest in obtaining a good Whippet to add to his Hound stable of two Afghan bitches, a Borzoi, and a Greyhound. In his never ending attempts to interest us in Greyhounds, he brought his lovely bitch to the house. She endeared herself forever by diving through a window that was closed. Then, having by this unorthodox manner gained entry to the carpets, she did odd things here and there, presumably to let me know she had been inside. My lovely Whippet bitch Tosca, tried to tear this intruder's throat out, but was unsuccessful as she lacks experience in this sort of thing. The Gre y hound's next trick, her name is "Lady", was to teach my year old dog, Great Circle Skibbereen to course after rabbits. The only thing Lady successfully coursed was the upholstery on the front seat of my auto. Once in the country, Lady led the chase from the shade of one tree to that of the next. The temperature was a bit over 100 degrees and this proved a powerful deterrent to exercise. Dr. Dick is undaunted and insists his hounds and mine will be killing rabbits, if not each other, by this fall. Good luck.
Great Circle Tosca went Best of Breed at the Sir Francis Drake show and was shown to great advantage in the Group under Mr. Monte Long's excellent handling.
Mrs. Jennie C. Henderson's puppy bitch, Home Place Water Lilly, Great Circle Mad Hatter ex Great Circle Star Gazer) met with an accident last week and almost bled to death. Fortunately, Mrs. Henderson appeared on the scene in time to save her.
My Whippets are thriving wonderfully well in this terribly hot climate of the San Jonquin Valley. I wish I could say the same for their owner! Their appetites have increased as the temperature rises. It's really amazing. Further proof that Whippets are among the most readily adaptable of all breeds to any climate.
Storm Warning Kennels Report
July 22, 1961
There has been a bit of summer activity around here. Among other things, a litter of Whippet pups on June 22nd which was not exactly planned. An April, my bitch Dart" was in heat. I had not anticipated breeding her but had been intrigued for several years by a striking black and white Whippet dog, owned locally. "Domino", as he is called, was brought to St. Louis a number of years ago by Mr. & Mrs. Allan Gallup, from San Diego, California. He was kept solely as a house pet, in comparative obscurity, and never shown. A long, classic Whippet, "Domino" is more like a fawn or white Whippet in type, rather than the usual run of plain black Whippets. He has considerable white, as it appears on his entire neck, chest, legs and part of his head. Several prominent Whippet breeders have proclaimed him the "best" black and white or black Whippet they had ever seen.
Attempts were made to breed "Domino" to bitches several years ago, without success. Possibly the day was right, or who knows? At any rate, after our attempt in April, with my bitch "Dart", she presented me with seven puppies on June 22nd. Now, at one month of age, they look extremely promising. There are three bitches in black and white markings. One is almost a duplicate of the sire. Another is all white with jet black head markings. There are five bitches and two dogs. The others are flashily marked in deep fawn and white, shading into black and black masks.
The litter is "Domino's" first and he is nine years old. Possibly it could be his only litter. He is from an old line of Strathoak — Meander breeding which has since died out.
I want to keep one of the pups for showing and retaining this particular line. I would be interested in hearing from anyone wanting further details. I would prefer that the better pups were eventually used by our serious breeders. Several of the pups give evidence of developing a long, lean head, such as "Cloud", ( Storrs. Warning Grey Cloud) possesses. The sire has such a head, and Dart seems to throw some in each litter.
Strathoak Kennels Report
Southern California News Items:
We are suddenly being deluged with new arrivals here in this section of our fair state. An influx of new blood, new owners, should give us all an exciting year to look forward to.
First arrival was our Black Silk O'Lazeland, a 9 month old youngster from Donald Hostetter's Lazeland Kennels, she is by Ch. Fisherman ex Pennyworth Forget-Me-Not. As her name implies, she is black, so we at Strathoak finally have our black!! We are very pleased with her and look forward to maybe not a brilliant show career, but one filled with fun and excitement. Her bloodlines are entirely new to us out here so it will be interesting to see how she fares in the "maternity ward":
Next on the list is the newly finished Homeric O'Lazeland by Ravenslodge Solitaire out of I believe Lerelei O'Lazeland. "Erik took the Winners Deg points at Harbor Cities under Harry Peters and Best Opp. Sex to a young up-start by the name of Stratheak Stardust, owned by Jack Towne. However, Mr. Towne was so taken with "Erik" the latter is now the new "resident" of the Towne household. Stardust made two Specials eat dust that day, much to the delight of her owner and breeder. With the new change in points for bitches, it was only a 4 point show, still a major, but we have to fight harder for our majors now!!
Mr. & Mrs. George Mackin, not wanting to be left out of things, decided they'd like a block female to go with their black male. Letters were passed back and forth and o purchase was made from Mrs. Joyce Anson of British Columbia. This little girl arrived by air from Seattle 2 1/2 hrs. late, taken into a home late at night (in time for the late, late TV shows) with three young boys she had never laid eyes on, and when I saw her the following day, anyone would think she had been raised there, she had adjusted so completely it was amazing. This in another of new bloodlines, being nearly 99% English. This little girl, to be called "Silky" as that is just what she is, soft as silk, missed the Specialty by two weeks; (In age that is) However, there will be plenty of time as she has lots of things to learn in her now home and will probably be shown this fall. She and Black Silk could pass each other as litter sisters, they look so similar. It will be fun watching the outcome of the two in the shows this fall.
The news of Dr. Scott and his move to California is certainly exciting. This will bring more blacks to California and being located where he is, will be just about at the half-way point between the south and the north!!
As of this writing, entries have closed for the Specialty at the Santa Barbara Kennel Club, we are looking forward to this event with great anticipation as competition will be the keenest with entries from Arizona, Colorado, Washington and the far northern exhibitors from Canada are making the long trek south. It will be a weekend of visiting with old friends and new, and seeing dogs we have read and beard about. On the Saturday before, following the judging at the Ventura show, we will have exhibition races with the entries from all sections. Plans for both events are progressing right along and excitement fills the air as we come down to the "finish line";
It was good seeing Donald Hostetter again at the Harbor Cities show and also to chat so very briefly with Harry Peters, our judge, he really had a full day of judging from 8:30 A.M. (starting with Whippets!) right-up to the end. We had a wonderful entry of 17, with 2 absentees, and the over all quality of both sexes was gratifying.
We had a most enjoyable and well attended American Whippet Club Western Specialty, a total of 40 dogs with only 3 absentees, greeted our judge, Mrs. Margaret Newcombe at 9 A.M. Sunday morning. We found her most thorough and after the judging she gave us the pleasure of her company and helped many novices and some of the "oldster too, on how to present their dogs to their best advantage. Needless to say, here at Strathoak we are most pleased and proud of our Starsheen and to complete the day with a second place in a fast and heavily contested Hound Group was the "coupe de grace" or whatever they call it!! Several Best in Show winners were in this Group so the win seemed that much more to us. With this show Starsheen will be retired from the ring. We feel she deserves that honor and will see if we can't "turn out" some duplicates in quality of the same. We are of course pleased with the win that her daughter made at Ventura the day before, thus giving her a. second major. Thus Strathoak breeding has taken Best of Breed at three of the largest California shows the last three months, We present with pride elsewhere a picture of Ch. Strathoak Starsheen, we hope she will produce more like herself.
We had a wonderful afternoon of racing the day before on the Polo Grounds just a bit north of Ventura. Our friends and neighbors from Washington, Mr. & Mrs. Baumgartner, Mrs. Margaret White, Mrs. Joyce Anson and her daughters from Canada had their day! Mrs. White's Ch. White Acres Silver Spice was the eventual winner. All the dogs made a good showing and I'm sure the results are elsewhere in this issue. All in all everyone had a most enjoyable weekend and we are looking forward to another one like it next year, maybe sooner!
Long hard hours were put in by Dot Frames and her crew of helpers for this race and Specialty and she deserves an awful lot of credit for getting things so well organized. Hats off to Dot Frames for a job well done.
Swartzhaven Kennels Report
Harry L. Taylor
July 24, 1961
Just a few lines to tell you of some of the activity here. This morning, Jehn Kreutziger joined us in racing. We take our dos to a training track that is used by the Greyhounds and is about 400 yards long. As yet we have not started from a box, the Greyhound box is too larger and we have not completed ours. Our dogs have not been muzzled 'tho we have had the muzzles for some time. We have not timed the dogs because of the distance and the circular track, but our Chaser just runs away from the other dogs at about two hundred yards, but slows down shortly over that end just finishes ahead at four hundred yards.
We have finished Rocket's Chaser with his best win being a five point Group at the Colorado Kennel Club. Our Foggy Weather finished his Companion Dog title at Colorado Springs with his best performance being first in Novice B at the Terry-All Kennel Club Trial with a score of 198.
We enjoyed a brief visit from Mr. Hostetter on his way from the West Coast and arranged a mating with his Fisherman but our bitch went out of season unexpectedly and we were unable to ship her.
We have a very promising puppy sent to us by Dot Frames that has completely taken over our house.
Whipoo Kennels Report
Sibyl & Gene Jacobs
Our sincere thanks to all the Whippet owners and exhibitors who made the Champaign Illinois Kennel Club show such a success with regard to the Whippet entry. The grand entry of 33 was made up by eleven individual owners. We really appreciate this fine support, which rakes it possible to have a "specialty" judge.
With the good entry at the Champaign show, and the entry of 23 at Chicago, there is talk of a Whippet Specialty in the mid-west, possibly held the day before the Chicago show. There is already an incentive for Whippet exhibitors to make the Chicago show with the racing, and if there is a chance for points at two shows, there would be an even greater incentive to enter. We feel the mid-west deserves another chance at a Specialty given by the American Whippet Club. We do feel that a Specialty should represent an entry from the entire mid-west area and not just from one or two states. At the Chicago show last spring there were entries from Oklahoma and Colorado, as well as Illinois, Missouri, Michigan and Virginia, and now that the ice has been broken, maybe more from the west of the mid-west will hake the trip, especially if there is e chance for points at two shows. Also, we hope some of the Ohio exhibitors will be able to make the trip. There are seven, other breeds who have Specialties the day before the Chicago show with what seems to be good success. How do other exhibitors and breeders feel about a Specialty the day before Chicago? Would this receive good support from the entire mid-west Brea?
As to the most influential stud in recent American Whippets, although we feel we are not qualified to decide, we would give another vote to Ch. Picardia Fieldfare. We would certainly like to have the "old timers" discuss the great foundation sires and dams in Whippets, what they did for the breed, where they came from and who owned them.
The size problem as brought up by Dr. Scott. - According to the standard of the breed, size is not supposed to penalize a dog. However, we all know judges do have there own preferences. One must admit that a 17 in. Whippet and a 23 inch Whippet look a bit out of place when next to each other, even though both are permissible according to the "These are not intended to be definate limits, only approximate" sentence in the standard. We would like to see Whippet breeders and exhibitors voluntarily keep the size to the measurements stated in the standard, with regard to the Whippets that are exhibited. How about everyone exhibiting only dogs or bitches who measure 18-22 inches, which would seem to be enough leeway for everyone and should not cause the sacrifice of type for size. This would at least stabalize the size that much. We have found size to be very deceiving. A Whippet can look much taller or smaller than it really is when measured. Color, bone, substance, bearing, all enter into the visual height of a dog. We always measure the dogs we are showing because we are interested to know what the height really is in comparison to the visual size. We find it also very helpful to know the height measurement when someone makes a comment as to the size of the dog. It so happens that we have never shown a Whippet under 18 inches or over 22 inches, and we have shown quite a size range of dogs, so we do not think the proposal on the limits would be hard to adopt.
During the first part of 1961, the American Whippet Club mailed the official breed standard to every judge licensed to judge Whippets, as some judges were overlooking other features in the standard in addition to the size. We do not know of any other way to call the attention of judges to the standard. Although there is not a good way to remind judges of features in the Whippet standard, one way to combat sub-standard judging of the breed is to join the All Breed Clubs in your area and speak up for the consideration of Whippets along with Beagles, Dachshunds and Basset when the Hound judges are being considered. The Whippet entries can be right up there and even top the number of entries for the other more "popular" Hounds, providing there is a judge who is familiar with the standard and judges accordingly. We continue to enjoy Wendy Howell's reports from abroad, and along with the size discussion, find it interesting to note that she found the very small Whippets too small to run well on the circular track in Europe and that the perfect size seems to be just under 20 inches,
We enjoyed a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Roy Weblemoe of Fairbury, Nebraska, the last weekend in July. They came with their Whipoo's Silken Elegance daughter, "Polly", who they bred to our young brindle, Whipoo's Bengal. Other recent visitors were
John Berger and his son, who left for Marysville, Ohio with Ch. Whipoo's Wild Honey.
New puppies on July 9, out of Whipoo's Tea Biscuit sired by Oberon of Briskways, owned by Dill Fields. Four females and three males, all various shades of fawn but one, a male, who is white with markings.
White Acres Kennel Reports
August 1, 1961
We are now home after a 2900 mile trip to Ventura and Santa Barbara, and will say that Washington looks better then when we left and am sure all our dogs are happy to be home. We were gone just a week and I never knew dogs to loose so much weight in such a short tine. We had trouble getting them to eat and all but one of the six dogs had diarrhea, but by the time we got home they were all nearly back to normal. We used several remedies, Kaopectate, some pills furnished by one of the handlers and a diet of cottage choose and horsemeat, and distilled water. Then to add to all this we had a bitch in heat and when traveling with two males it made it rather hectic. So I hope we never have to travel that distance under these conditions again. But outside of all our dog problems, we had a wonderful trip. We met such wonderful people and talked enough about dogs we should have enough to last us the rest of the year. Christine Cormany and Dot Frames deserve a lot of credit for the success of the Specialty and we all thought the trophies were lovely. I also want to say that I enjoyed watching Margaret Newcombe judge end thought she did a very excellent job and will be most happy to show under her again if I ever have the opportunity.
We have not attended as many shows this year as in the past, but did attend two in June, On June 18th at Longview Kelso show, Ch. White Acres Cherokee won the Hound group. The following week on June 25th, her litter mate White Acres Shawnee, was Best of Breed and 3rd in the Group for a 3 point win and Ch. White Acres Cherokee was Best Opposite Sex. Then of course, we attended Ventura and Santa Barbara. Since mother will be judging Beagles at our next local show, we will probably be out of the show ring until October.
We have one new litter whelped May 21st, 2 females and 4 males, two are fawn and whites and four are white with a few fawn spots. These are sired by Pennyworth Tumbleweed and out of Ch. White Acres Sea Seraph. We are expecting a couple of new litters in August and September.
Here at White Acres we have been busy running our dogs for the several racing events we have in the future, and it is fun for both us and the dogs. It was quite a new experience for Ch. White Acres Cherokee to run on a straight away, as this is her first year on the track and her first experience with the kind of equipment used at Santa Barbara. But I was real proud of her as she really did an excellent job for her size as she weighs 21 lbs., but she is the kind that will run until she drops. Of course we were all proud of the old man, Ch. White Acres Silver Spice, as he brought home the trophy. I was sorry that we were not able to take more dogs to run, but we were limited for space, and our fastest bitch, Ch. White Acres Silvia, is in whelp.
I just received a phone call from Portland and Mr. Gib Maring said that the distance we ran at the MKC track is 275 yards and we had been told it was 327.
Marion & Bill Woodcock Report
Feel sort of like a doting grandmother. Have two little Whippet girls again. From Lillian Reuland's litter out of her Wingedfoot Molly (litter sister to Ch. Strathoak Starsheen etc.) and sired by Jim Young's Meander Magna Carta.
The light silver is for the moment — "Silly Sally the Sensitive Soul" while the darker silver-fawn with white markings is "Sassy Sue the Scallywag". More dignified names than "Silly" and "Sassy" will be coming up for registration purposes I assure you.
Since we got our first Whippet in 1925 and had then continuously up until about ten years ago, you can see why I feel that "grandchildren" are coring home.
We hope, naturally, that they will carry on for the "Suntan" banner. We are low in stock at present time, that is young stock. Have four Borzoi - all champions. Lost our oldest and 5th Ch. last May, and still have one Afghan Hound, also a champion.
We are looking forward to the Specialty at Santa Barbara and also the exhibition
races which they hope to run. We raced the Whippets out here for many years during the 1920's and '30's. Plenty of rabbits right here on our foothill location
on the high desert, but at the moment most of them are larger than young Silly and Sassy. Best regards to all the Whippet people.
Puget Sound Whippet Fanciers Report
We have had one set of races this season se far and several other exhibition races are to be held later in August. On June 25th the group got together and put on a series of races at the WO Greyhound track and gave exhibitors of the Dog Fanciers of Oregon quite a thrill. We had planned on this being the biggest racing event on the coast, but at the last minute our challengers from northern Calif. backed out, but in spite of this we had some excellent competition, and broke all prior records, which was 18.48 for the 275 yards. In spite of several of our top bitches being out of the competition, we had 14 adult dogs and 6 green dogs (this includes puppies). So we ran 2 races of 5 dogs and 1 race of 4 dogs and 6 dogs in the green dog race and 6 dogs in the finals. The final race was made up of the first and second place dogs from the first three races. Listed below are the results and times for the 275 yards:
We have two rolls of 8mm movie film of these races and some training races that will be available to be shown te interested persons. If interested write to: Pearl Baumgardner, 10703 McEachren Rd., Puyallup, Washington.
Southern California Whippet Racing
Southern California gets into the act! What with each issue of the News having core articles on racing, we humbly submit a report of the first "semi—official" race in Southern California in recent years.
On Saturday, July 29th, after the Ventura show, a few Washington state speedsters, ample of flashy foreigners from Canada and our southern California Whippets (fresh from the weighty experience of a few trial races with the sight hound group in Santa Ana) had a great afternoon of racing at the Polo Grounds south of Santa Barbara. Thanks to Betty and Earl Stites of Afghan fame, we had electric starting boxes and a mechanical lure that worked perfectly. The track was a nice 200 yard straightaway with a thick pad of grass. There were 12 Whippets entered in the competition, two dogs from Canada, one owned by Jennifer Anson and the other by Margaret A. Rees; Pearl Baumgartner brought three of her racers from Washington; Dot Frames, John Towne, Bob Davis, Christine Cormany and James Young each brought one dog and these five together with the Turner's two, comprised the southern Calif, entry.
There were three heats of four dogs each followed by two semifinals. The top four dogs in the semifinals moved up to the finals. The results: #1-Ch. White Acres Silver Spice –Mrs. White; #2-gypsy's Kelly – Jennifer Anson; #3–Ch. White Acres Cherokee–Mrs. Baumgartner; #4–Piperkin's Sandbar, C.D. – Chuck & Sue Turner. The day's fastest race was run in 11.2 seconds. We were fortunate to have trophies for each of the finalists, which were presented by Mr. James Young. First was a silver goblet donated out of the Specialty trophy fund, second was a pair of silver candle sticks graciously donated by Donald Hostetter, third and fourth were silver bowls donated by Pearl Baumgartner and Christine Cormany respectively.
Since there would be no official race without the human participants, we must thank our impartial judges – Jane Langdon, Gordon Miller and Scott Roberts; our nimble fingered timekeepers – James Young, Paul Geiger and Don Frames; our starter–Betty Stites; the lure operator – Earl Stites and last but not least our catchers, runners and muzzlers. Special thanks also to Dot Frames who handled the publicity, Pearl Baumgartner for bringing extra muzzles and coats, Christine Cormany for making her set of colorful coats, the Stites again for lugging the boxes and lure machinery all the way to Santa Barbara, and to Chuck Turner who was our organizer and official.
THE MAIL BAG
Mr, & Mrs. Selwyn Blackstone, Racine, Wisconsin, write:
I received our Whippet News today, and it reminded no that I've been long overdue in writing a letter of thanks to you for sending it to me....I notice in Mrs. Howell's articles that there are size limits whore she is now, for racing purposes. Don't you believe that size entries would be encouraged if there were some classifications as to size. I don't neen to eliminate the real large ones, but rather to separate the large and small into two classified groups. There would certainly be more small type entered if they would not be pitted against the large ones. The classification could be made on weight and height at the shoulder, I believe.
Ed. Veitel, Waterloo, Ont., Canada, writes:
I would like to apologize for waiting so long to thank you for placing me on the mailing list of the Whippet News. It is a very interesting and valuable paper which we treasure highly...We still haven't any luck in acquiring a piece of land for Whippet racing. We have been showing regularly and our male, Gai-Star's Golden Dart, has been doing very nicely. His second show out, he placed second in the Group and Best Canadian Bred puppy in Group, at the age of 10 months.
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