A special thanks to Terry Schwartzman of Travlin' Whippets for the Historic contribution to the AWC
American Whippet Club Specialty
October 6, 1961
Judge: Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs
The Puppy Futurity, open only to puppies previously nominated by the breeder, The breeders must be members of the American Whippet Club, but the nominated puppy can be owned or shown by anyone, 12 puppies entered.
Puppy Dogs, six shown. First, Victor A. Renner's Rouget O'Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Second, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Rooster Boy (by Stoney Meadows Peacock Pie ex Traymatt Matchless Monica) Third, Lazeland Kennels' Helmsman O'Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Fourth, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Billy Budd (by Stoney Meadows Peacock Pie ex Traymatt Matchless Monica).
Puppy Bitches, six shown. First, Lazeland Kennels' Legend O'Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Kiss-Kiss-Kiss (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Pennyworth Mistletoe) Three, Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Easter Bonnet (by Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer ex Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost) Fourth, Lazeland Kennels' Allure O'Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland).
Best Puppy in Futurity - Rouget O'Lazeland. Second - Legend O'Lazeland. Third - Pennyworth Kiss-Kiss-Kiss. Fourth - Traymatt Rooster Boy.
Judge: Mr. James A. Ferrell, Jr.
There was a record total of 89 Whippets entered with only two absent. The entry was made up by twenty-eight owners.
Puppy Dogs 6-9 mo., six shown. First, Victor A. Renner's Rouget O'Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Happy-Go-Lucky (by Ch. Wingedfoot Ringmaster of Pennyworth ex Ch. Renpark's Verry Merry) Third, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Billy Budd (by Stoney Meadows Peacock Pie ex Traymatt Matchless Monica) Fourth, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Rooster Boy (by Stoney Meadows Peacock Pie ex Traymatt Matchless Monica).
Puppy Dogs 9-12 mo., one shown, Lazeland Kennels' Leprechaun O'Lazeland (by Ch. Meander Robin ex The Baguette O'Lazeland)
Bred by Exhibitor Dogs, five shown. First, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Rob Roy (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen) Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Sparrow Hawk (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Third, Meander Kennels' Meander Ten Four (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Ch. Dizzy Blond of Meander) Fourth, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Steel Cricket (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Necessary Kell)
American-bred Dogs, seven shown. First, Mrs. W, P. Wear's Appraxin's Sambo (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Fairy Tale) Second, Col. & Mrs. John Collings' Pennyworth Half and Half (by Ch. Seagift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth ex Whipoo's White Reflection) Third, Mardormere Kennels' Likely Lad of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna. Lucky Lad ex Ch. Blue Gem of Mardormere) Fourth, Penny w orth Kennels' The Mariner O'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Lorelei O' Lazeland)
Open Dogs, eleven shown. First, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Moonshine (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Laguna Leonie) Second, Mardormere Kennels' Lucky Lancer of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Honey of Mardormere) Third, P enny w orth Kennels' Pennyworth Lumumbe (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Fourth, Meander Kennels' Meander Spit N'Polish (by The Baron of Birdneck Point ex Ch. Whipoo's Showy Luster)
Winners Dog to Stoney Meadows Moonshine. Reserve to Lucky Lancer of Mardormere.
Puppy Bitches 6-9 mo., four shown. First, Lazeland Kennels' Legend O'Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O ' Lazeland) Second, P ennyworth Kennels' P ennyworth Kiss-Kiss-Kiss (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Pennyworth Mistletoe) Third, Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Easter Bonnet (by Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer ex Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost) Fourth, Lazeland Kennels' Allure O' Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland)
P uppy Bitches 9-12 mo., two shown. First, Anamary E. Compere's Oldemill Classic (by Ch. Red Letter O'Lazeland ex Ch. Love Letter O'Lazeland) Second, William Y. Schmick's Oldemill Cameo of Caledonia (by Ch. Red Letter O'Lazeland ex Love Letter O'Lazeland )
Novice Bitches, two shown. First, Lazeland Kennels' Legacy O'Lazeland (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Summertan O'Lazeland) Second, Claire Ellison's Stoney Meadows Christmas Eve (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Meander Chit Chat)
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, three shown. First, Lazeland Kennels' Lei Liani O' Lazeland. (by Ch. Surfrider O' Lazeland ex Soliloquy O' Lazeland) Second, Mrs. W. Wear's Stoney Meadows Fairy Fox (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Fairy Tale) Third, P e nnyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Black Gold (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
American-bred Bitches, ten shown. First, D. R. Motch's Seven League Serenissima (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Meander Chatter) Second, Mardormere Kennels' Amber Morn of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Fascination of Mardormere) Third, P e nnyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Tigrine (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Fourth, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Snow Princess (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen)
Open Bitches, eight shown. First, D. R. Motch's Seven League Songbird (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Meander Chatter) Second, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Queen's Gift (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen) Third, Mardormere Kennels' Classic Beauty of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna. Lucky Lad ex Ch. Honey of Mardormere) Fourth, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Matchless Monica (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Pennyworth News Girl)
Winners Bitch to Seven League Songbird. Reserve to Legend O'Lazeland. Best of Winners to Seven League Songbird.
Specials, eighteen shown, Ch. Selbrook Highlight, Ch. Pennyworth Lady-in-Grey, Ch. Renpark's Jeff of Sheldegren, Ch. Wanderlust O'Lazeland, Ch. Seven League Sunday Best, Ch. Meander Mockingbird, Ch. Stoney M eadows Sprint, Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer, Ch. Lucky Penny of Mardormere, Ch. Lucky Number of Mardormere, Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll, Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost, Ch. Eyleland Hepsibah, Ch. Seagift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth, Ch. Pennyworth Ebony King, Ch. Pennyworth April Fool, Ch. Stoney Meadows Golden Apple, Ch. Stoney Meadows Winston.
Best of Breed to Janet C. Koch's Ch. Renpark's Jeff of Sheldegren (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch . Renpark's Verry Merry) Best Opposite Sex to Mardormere Kennels' Ch. Lucky Penny of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Honey of Mardormere)
Get Class, three competing. First, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox (by Ch. Meander Kingfisher ex Laguna Leonie) Second, P e nnyworth Kennels' Ch. Fleeting Falcon (by Fleeting Father O'Flynn ex Fleeting Oldown Snipe) Third, D. R. Motch & Lazeland Kennels' Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire (by Ch. Flying Officer Kite ex Brekin Brown Sugar)
Produce Class, four competing. First, Lazeland Kennels' Lorelei O'Lazeland (by C h. Meander Robin ex Ch. Dizzy Blond of Meander) Second, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Ch. S toney Meadows Snow Queen (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex C h. Snow Flurry of Meander) T hird, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Ch. Stoney Meadows Fairy Tale (by Night Extra of Stoney Meadows ex Stoney Meadows Make Believe) Fourth, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Necessary Nell (by C h. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Pennyworth News Girl.
Race Class, three shown. First, Mrs. W. P . Wear's Stoney Meadows Fairy Fox & Appraxin's Sambo. Second, Miss F. Julia Shearer's Ch. Meander P ickpocket & Ch. Meander Flip The Dip. Third, D. R. Motch's Seven League Songbird & Ch. Meander Mockingbird.
AMATEUR WHIPPET RACING
AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB SPECIALTY SHOW
Penllyn , Pennsylvania — October 5, 1961
We might title this article on Whippet racing "Twice Blessed", as the quality of a dult racing Whippets, and all conditions in connection with weather and track c onditions were virtually perfect, as was the case last year when Whippet racing was held on the same Polo field.
Again, Donald Hostetter, President of the American Whippet Club, and his fellow Virginians, assisted by Eugene Jacobs, furnished the starting boxes, drag lure, as well as capably operating both of these units in producing better racing. Mr. & Mrs. Potter Wear had arranged to have the turf properly mowed as well as marking the finish line with lime to insure more formal racing. Ralph Eyles helped in marking out the racing course, as well as assisting in other capacities in seeing that the races were run smoothly. Judging was handled in a most capable manner by Colonel and Mrs. John Collings, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Mrs. Agnes Griswold, Wayne, Pennsylvania.
The adult Whippet races were run over the two hundred yard course with twenty- five Whippets taking part. Two heats were run during the afternoon with five points going to the winner of each heat, three points to the second dog, two points thirds, and one point fourth. It was agreed that the high point Whippet for these two heats would be the winner, and all placements would be based on the point system. The races were for "sport only" with no cash purses offered, but trophies were donated for the first and second high point scoring Whippets.
Eyleland Peppermint Boy, owned by E. Kornblyth, Chicago, Illinois, last year's high point scorer, was again at his very best, winning both of his heats with the greatest ease. Peppermint Boy assumed the lead about midway the 200 yard course in both of his races and was a galloping winner, not fully extended at any point during the races, to give him a perfect score of ten points for the two heats.
There was an eight point tie for second high point score between Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll, owned by Ralph Eyles, Antioch, Illinois, and Stoney Meadows Othello, mod by Mrs. Jacquelin Pimble, Browns Mills, New Jersey. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll won the run—off from Stoney Meadows Othello and thus received the second place trophy. Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll, a March 1, 1960 racer, gives every indication of developing into a fine race Whippet with age and experience. He may be the young dog to replace the great racer, Eyleland Peppermint Boy, who has been unbeatable during the last two years, meeting competition from virtually every section of the United States. Stoney Meadows Othello is a black dog of great speed and stamina, but he does not run the lure, thus he is inclined at times to lose interest in the actual purpose of racing. Barbara and Josephine Steinberg came east from Antioch, Illinois with a very fit string of Whippets and their Traymatt Floor Boards and Traymatt Plywood finished in a tie for fourth and fifth place with seven points each.
Julia and Judith Shearer of Orange, Virginia were represented by their two Whippets Meander Ten Four and Ch. Meander Flip The Dip. Meander Ten Four won his first heat by a very narrow margin from Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll while Meander Flip The Dip ran a close second to Stoney Meadows Othello in his first heat. Both of these dogs were in fine shape but seemed to need a tighter race or two under their belts to show to their best advantage before racing two heats in one afternoon.
The Whippets of Whipoo owned and handled by Mr.& Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs, Mahomet, Illinois, ran consistently good races, but were not at their best. Donald Hostetter with his many other duties, found time to condition and run Beachfire and Lei Lani O'Lazeland. John Berger drove all the way from Marysville, Ohio, to make a very satisfactory showing with two young Whippets, Happy Jacques and Happy Time. Doris Wear made a last minute entry of Joe Dog, who just could not stand the strain of being a spectator. Christine Cullen rushed home from school to run Stoney Meadows Leo, "and so ended a most enjoyable afternoon of adult Whippet racing."
We can look forward to even better racing during 1962, as the following young Whippets born in 1960 should show increased racing ability with additional training and age: Traymatt Aluminum Moth, Traymatt Steel Cricket, Whipoo's Bengal, Lei Lani O'Lazeland, Whipoo's Avon Jessica, Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll, Happy Jacques and Whipoo's Happy Time. This list does not include the many fine race Whippets being developed "west of the Rockies".
The puppy race proved little in the way of spectator entertainment or establishing true racing form. It did, however, give very young and green Whippets a chance to compete under actual racing conditions on strange grounds.
The feature puppy heat drew four entries and was won by Eyleland Easter Rabbit. Easter Rabbit immediately assumed the lead out of the box but was unsighted on the lure. He checked about fifty yards down the course, causing two of the other puppies to run up on him. The lure was checked in speed to try and sight the four puppies and Easter Rabbit again sighted the lure and won the race rather easily. The other three puppies were not able to sight and follow the lure during the entire running of the race.
Julia Shearer was kind enough to offer prizes of $5.00 first, $3.00 second, $2.00 third, and $1.00 fourth, based strictly on conformation and movement as outlined in the standard sot forth by the American Whippet Club. The dogs eligible were those that finished with the four highest racing scores, and as there was a tie for fourth and fifth, the following Whippets competed in this class based on conformation and movement only: Eyleland Peppermint Boy, Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll, Stoney Meadows Othello, Traymatt Plywood and Traymatt Floor Boards. Your writer was selected to judge this class, and the top award was given to Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll, who is an outstanding young dog, both in the show ring as well as a near great on the track.
Greater Lowell Kennel Club, Lowell, Mass.
Aug. 20, 1961, Judge: Mr. Edwin L. Pickhardt
Open Dogs, one shown, Pennyworth Kennels' Seagift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth (by Valentines Gift ex Pats Pride)
Winners Dog to Seagift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth.
American—bred Bitches, two shown. First, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Black Magic (by C h. Fisherman O'Lazeland ex Pennyworth Forget-Me-Not) Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Black Gold (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
Open Bitches, three shown. First, Frank J. Parker's Renpark's Merry Antoinette (by Ch. Wingedfoo t Ringmaster of Pennyworth ex Ch. Renpark's Verry Merry) Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Tigrine (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Third, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Falconet (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)
Winners Bitch to Renpark ' s Merry Antoinette. Reserve to Pennyworth Tigrine. Best of Winners to Seagift Fleeting Fly Half of Pennyworth.
Specials, two shown, Ch. Pennyworth Lady-in-Grey and Ch. Fleeting Falcon.
Best of Breed to Janet C. Koch ' s Ch. Pennyworth Lady-In-Grey (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Best Opposite Sex to Pennyworth Kennel ' s Ch. Fleeting Falcon (by Fleeting Father O'Flynn ex Fleeting Oledown Snipe)
Corn Belt Kennel Club, Bloomington, Ill. Sept. 4, 1961, Judge: Mr. Alva Rosenberg
Open Dogs, six shown. First, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Aluminum Moth (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Necessary Nell) Second, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Lysander of Briskways (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Eyleland Butter cup) Third, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Iron Fly (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Necessary Nell) Fourth, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Bengal (by Whipoo's Happy Time ex Whipoo's Tea Biscuit)
Winners Dog to Traymatt Aluminum Moth. Reserve to Lysander of Briskways.
Puppy Bitches, one shown, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Pear Blossom (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Red Fox ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Ice Folly)
Open Bitches, six shown. First, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Elegant Aire (by Ch. Whipoo's S p atterib of Meander ex Whipoo's Silken Elegance, C.D.) Second, Silver Maple Farm's Briarwyn's Bridget (by Ch. Pennyworth Impression ex C h. Foxbar Blue Spot) Third, Barbara Fields' Whipoo's Avon Jessica (by Whipoo's Happy Time ex Whipoo's Tea Biscuit) Fourth, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Tray matt Matchless Monica (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Pennyworth News Girl)
Winners Bitch to Whipoo's Elegant Aire. Reserve to Briarwyn's Bridget.
Best of Winners to Traymatt Aluminum Moth.
Specials, three shown, Ch. Bull O' The Woods O' Blue Beaver, Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind and Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll.
Best of Breed to Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Ice Folly) Best Opposite Sex to Traymatt Aluminum Moth.
Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind went on to win the Hound Group under Alva Rosenberg.
Mrs. R. Hodgson, Secretary Northern Counties Whippet Club, writes: We had a very successful Championship show last Saturday, 107 Whippets competing. I enclose a marked catalogue with the principle winners marked, also colour. It is the dog's (Shalfleet Swordsman) first C. C., and the bitche's (Garganey Mistle toe) second. The picture on the front of the catalogue was taken in Singapore, they are Ballagan Venus of Allways and Bellagan Vanity and belong to Lady Selway, the original photo was in colour, with a mass of red flowers at the top of the steps!
We are looking forward to getting the August issue of the News with the pictures. We took lots of "snaps" at the show. I try to hang on to them for the Year Book. I like pictures (a few at any rate) of owners as well as Whippets in the Year Book.
Judges: Dogs: Mr. D. E. L. Gollan, Bitches: Mr. J. Owen, Referee: Mr. J. Fisher
Northern Counties Whippet Club Championship Show
Saturday, 23rd September, 1961
Dog C.C. to Mrs. Y. F. Odell's Shalfleet Swordsman (by Ch. Mars of Test ex Wingedfoot Bartette) fawn. Reserve C.C. to Mrs. W. M. Wigg 's Ch. Ladiesfield Topaz (by Ch. Allways Wingedfoot Running Fox ex Ladiesfield Sapphire) red fawn.
Bitch C.C. to Mrs. K. M. George's Garganey Mistletoe (by Ch. Seagift Speedlite Mustang ex Oxslip Honesty) fawn. Reserve C.C. to Mrs. A. M. Winson's Yaret Chat sworth Treasure (by Peter Pan of Northmanor ex Dawn of Northmanor) pale brindle.
Best of Breed to Shalfleet Swordsman. Best Puppy to Mrs. M. F. Sheffield's Hillg arth Snowbeau (by Myhorlyns Shooting Star ex Hill g arth So Sweet) particolour.
During the interval Mrs. C. J. G. Third gave e demonstration of Obedience with her Whippet, Ballagan William Wallace. Mrs. Hodgson writes — He did all the tests perfectly and so happy about it, nearly wagged his tail off at the loud applause he got..
The English Whippet Standard
(Submitted in the interest of comparing the English and American Whippet)
General Appearance Should convey en impression of beautifully balanced muscular power and stren g th, combined with great elegance and grace of outline. Symmetry of outline, muscular development and powerful gait are the main considerations; the dog, being built for speed end work, all forms of exaggeration should be avoided. The dog should possess greet freedom of action, the forelegs should be thrown forward and low over the ground like a thoroughbred horse, not in a hackney-like action. Hind legs should come well under the body giving gent propelling power, general movement not to be stilted, high stepping or in a short mincing manner.
Heed and Skull. Long and lean, flat on top tapering to the muzzle, rather wide between the eyes, the jaws powerful and clean cut, nose black, in blues a bluish colour is permitted and in livers a nose of the same colour and in whites or parti - colours a butterfly nose is permissible.
Eyes. Bright, expression very alert.
Ears. Rose-shaped, small and fine in texture.
Mouth. Level. The teeth in the top jaw fitting closely over the teeth in the Power jaw.
Neck. Long and muscular, elegantly arched.
Forequarters. Shoulders oblique and muscular with the blades carried up to the spine, closely set together at the top. Forelegs straight and upright, front not too wide, pasterns strong with slight spring, elbows well set under the body. Body. Chest very deep and plenty of heart room, brisket deep and well defined; back broad, firm, somewhat long and showing definite arch over the loin but not humped, loin giving the impression of strength and power, ribs well sprung; well muscled on back.
Hindquarters. Strong and broad across the thighs, stifles well bent, hocks well let down, second thighs strong, the dog then being able to stand over a lot of ground and show great driving power.
Feet. Very neat, well split up between the toes, knuckles highly arched, pads thick and strong.
Tail. No feathering. Long, tapering, when in action carried in a delicate curve upwards but not over the back.
Coat. Any colour or mixture of colours.
Size. The ideal height for dogs is 18 1/2 inches and for bitches 17 1/2 inches. Judges should use discretion and not unduly penalize en otherwise good specimen.
Faults. Front and Shoulders - Weak, sloping or too straight pasterns, pigeon toes, tied elbows, loaded or bossy shoulders wide on top and straight shoulder blades, flat sides. An exa g g e rated narrow front not to be encouraged. Head and Skull -Apple-skull, short foreface or downface. Ears - Prioked or tulip. Mouth - Over shot or undershot. Neck - Throatiness at join of neck and jaw, and at base of neck. Body and Hindquarters - A short-coupled or cramped stance, an exaggerated arch, a camel or humped beck (with arch starting behind shoulder blades), a too-short or over-long loin. Straig h t stifles, poor muscular development of thighs end second thighs. Feet - Splayed, flat or open. Tail - Gay, ringed or twisted, short or docked. Coat - Wire or broken coated, a coarse or woolly coat, coarse thick skin.
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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
The period since last I had occasion to address these pages has been so uneventful that were it not for the annual meeting of psychologists in New York a few weeks ago, no bray nor howl would be heard from these quarters in this issue. We have finished no champions; racing has been uneventful, and no new litter of puppies de corates our pennant. Iliad, in fact, been trying to develop a new system of scoring races since the one in use defeats the purpose it was created for, i. e. to rank dogs according to their speed. The system which I hope to present in the next issue will weight run–off races amon g heat winners more heavily than the mixed heat, so that the points earned by the first of the number one dogs will not be the same as the first of the number four dogs. This proposal is not yet ready, but I hope to be able to offer it before the next meeting of the American Whippet Club.
Of more than passing interest to me, however, was a paper read at the American Psychological Assn. in September titled THE DOG AS CO-THERAPIST, delivered by Dr. Boris M. Levinson, Professor of Psychology at the Psychological Center at Yeshiva University, and a practicing clinical psychologist, it describes how he stumbled across a technique, which, by utilizing his family dog in the role of co–therapist, he had been able to effect dramatic progress in the treatment of severely disturbed children. I should like to quote liberally from his address for those who wish to pursue this further.
My opinion", said Dr. Levenson, "the importance of the house pet to man is psychological rather than practical. In many ways the relationship between man and dog, and especially between child and dog, can be more salutary then between two human beings. A faithful dog will satisfy his master's need for loyalty, trust, respectful obedience, as well vs submission....
" For the child, particularly the disturbed child, (unless a serious fear of dogs has developed), the benefits of having a pet may be many." He pointed out his astonishment that, given the obvious therapeutic value of an animal, there are no reports of the planned use of a dog in therapy with disturbed children. "I wish to report therefore, cases where the success of treatment that can be attributed largely to the function of a dog that featured in the therapy constellation."
Dr. Levinson then proceeds to describe several cases in which his dog, Jingles, apparently acted as the catalyst in establishing the relationship between himself and his patient. Part of the reason that a child can relate so easily to a dog, he ex p lains, is "when a child needs to love safely without fear of loosing the loved object and without loosing face, the dog supplies this need. When a child craves a close, cuddly, affectionate non-judgmental relationship, the dog can provide it. Dogs can't talk back when yelled at by a child. And no human being can offer to a child more general ' a cceptance' in its fullest multi–ordinal meaning than the faithful dog, for whom the master can do no wrong. It also appears that an intense need to master someone or something that does not talk beck, that accepts us no matter what we are, is overwhelmingly frequent in disturbed children. Disturbed children don't want to be judged. They want to be accepted, admired, allowed to regress as far as possible without their loved object berating then, and creatin g a feeling of guilt."
Later he pointed out, "We should remember that many disturbed children who are afraid of human contact because they have been hurt so much, nevertheless have a stron g need for physical contact. Since the hurt is not associated with the dog this conflict resolves itself. They will permit the dog to approach them, will pet him end tell him all about their difficulties. A dog apparently can help then as he poses no threat of emotional entanglement and may thus satisfy the child's need for physical contact."
The lecturer listed a variety of "rationalizations offered by parents who refuse to have pets in the house. Many parents offer 'allergy' as an excuse for barring dogs, and lean on medical, real or rationalized, for their decisions. To the best of my knowledge no child has ever developed an allergy or cold from contact with Jingles....What is it in a dog that arouses the adul t's hidden anxieties, perplex ities and possibly, unresolved psycho-sexual problems. Perhaps the unabashed, uninhibited behavior of the dog symbolizes for the adult his fears and desires hid d en in the subconscious. Perhaps some adults are afraid that the presence of a dog will stir up and surface some of these hidden anxieties."
I hove not been able to begin to do justice to Dr. Devinson's work, nor, has this been an attempt to summarize the main points. Neither tine nor space permit that. What I hove attempted is to quote some of the more general points that he makes. If, however, anyone would like a copy of the complete speech, or in some future issue the Whippet News would like to print it in full, I would be happy to try to make it available.
Badgewood Kennel Reports
Kent , England
I was extremely lucky in having the opportunity to judge Whippets again over here, inasmuch as ten days later I was to fly to Now York and judge them at Westchester. At the Bedford C. S. Show, Ch. Playmate of Allways was my Best of Breed. Owned by Mrs. M. R. Jones, he is a lovely parti-color dog, with a beautiful head and express ion. Good bone, nice tight feet, deep brisket but not exaggerated, stands over lots of ground and has a well let down hock and lovely turn of stifle.
Ch. Stoney Meadows Golden Apple was my Best of Breed at Westchester K. C. show. A most lovely golden fawn bitch owned by Mrs. W. P. Wear. She teems with quality, is beautifully balanced, lovely head, neck and shoulders, lovely front and feet, stands over lots of ground and moves to perfection from every angle. She is a perfect size as well, and was presented in the pink of condition.
Later she went on to third place in a very strong Hound Group which produced the Best in Show winner.
Were there no quarantine, I should have tried to persuade Doris Wear to bring Ch. Stoney Meadows Golden Apple over to England as she would surely go well at any Championship show.
It’s very disappointed not to be able to speak to all the Whippeteers, other than a few words in the ring. With the terrific heat, to me at least, and a full days judging assignment, by the time I had finished and headed for the shade, they had obviously started the long trek home. Thanks to one and all, braving the heat and the Sunday traffic, for showing under me.
Just before I left for New York, Badgewood Copper Penny whelped five puppies, three girls and two boys, by Ch. Evenin g star of Allways. Unfortunately, two girls lived only twenty-four hours. Penny being the keen hunter she has always been, was poisoned by a diseased rabbit two and a half weeks before she was due to whelp. However, we have a lovely red dog, and a blue grey bitch doing beautifully.
I was very pleased to hear from Wendy Howell that Badgewood Annie Oakley, from Penny 's first English litter by Ch. Win gedfoot Marksman of Allways, has never been out of the ribbons in Variety puppy classes.
Mrs. Hodgson on behalf of the Northern Counties Whippet Club, has asked me to judge their limited show December ninth. I shall send you news of that show shortly afterwards.
Kathleen Beargie Reports
September 27, 1961
Denver , Colorado
The Cheyenne Kennel Club held its annual show Sunday, Sept. 10, Isidore Shoenberg judging. Scamper was Best of Breed by virtue of being the only Whippet entered. He did not place in the Group. His big accomplishment of the day was getting his first leg towards his Open title with a score of 195 out of a possible 200 points. He won first place in Open A after running off an exciting tie with a Golden Retriever. Harry L. Taylor judged.
Colorado Kennel Club held its fall show this past Sunday, the 24th. Jack Spear judged. There were five Whippets entered: one Open Dog, Paul Sykes Canyon Crest's Laddie Boy (by Ch. Canyon Crest's Teardrop ex Canyon Crest's Maria); there were
four Specials entered - Chaser (Ch. Rocket's Chaser), Scamper (Ch. Rocket's Torpedo, C.D., Ch. Windswept Thunderbolt, Ch. Tubara's Simply Simon. Sam Hearn's Ch. Wind swept Thunderbolt (by Whipoo's Court Card ex Ch. Whipoo's Silvery Duster) was Best of Breed and went on to place fourth in the Hound Group. I enjoyed seeing Sam Hearn win end had a most interesting talk with him. I thanked him in person for reply i ng to my letter in the Whippet News. I've been reading Renwick's book on the Whippet which I borrowed from Mary Taylor, so have come across some answers to my questions about the history of the breed and the foundation stock. I can see now why Br. Scott's remarks in the June issue on Ch. Tiptree Noel end Ch. Picardia, Fieldfare are so apropos, since according to Renwick, these two dogs came from the very finest English stock, particularly Ch. Tiptree Noel, who came from the famous Tiptree Kennels.
Great Circle Kennel Reports
Co. Waterford, Ireland
“That wee white one is surely grand to run a hare”! What greater accolade for G. C. Xenia, now a month in whelp, than the above from an Irish Greyhound breeder.
Hamster had escaped from a small boy holding her at a Greyhound trial and dispatch ed share in three turns. These hares here are not nearly as big or as fast as the American Jack rabbit but much twistier and harder to run. I think some of the Whippets may do well here, and I have already heard that they will be welcome on the coursing grounds for exhibition, using extra hares.
It occurs to me that perhaps some American readers of W. N . may be as vague as I was about the meaning of some of the show results in the English dog papers. The English system is entirely different than ours, and oddly enough the Irish system is different again, though actually patterned on the U. S. A.
In England there are five kinds of dog shows. The most lowly (and the funniest)
is the Exemplion Show. This is for all dogs, registered or not, and usually takes place in connection with a garden fete or agricultural show. The dog with the longest tail, the shaggiest, "the dog I'd most like to take home" are a few of the classes.
The Sanction Show is held under K. C. rules, and can contain no more than 25 classes. It is dependent on the locality what classes for the breeds are held. In a place where there are a lot of Whippets for instance, there might be several defined classes for that breed. After the breeds have been given classes the rest of the
25 are allotted to "any variety" classes, such as "any variety puppy", "A. V. Terrier or " A. V. Gunddo g etc.
The Limit Show is along the same lines only larger (up to 60 classes) not more than 4 classes per breed are allowed. There may be a few "any variety" classes, and if a special cup donation has been made, there can be a Best in Show.
The Open Show is the same only larger a gain, going to 120 classes.
Then we come to the Championship Show. The only one that can contribute to the championship of a dog who wins. The cards given to the Best of Breed and the Best Opposite Sex are called "Challenge Certificates". All unbeaten dogs and bitches in the classes compete for then, champions as well, who are shown in the Open class. Three C. C.’s entitle the dog to a championship. Believe me, these are harder to come by than points in the U. S. A. The Kennel Club allots the distribution of C. C. s to the different shows on the basis of breed registrations for the previous year. Thus, some breeds with large registrations have more C. C.’s to compete for than others. So even at a championship show there are not always "cards" for every breed. It is considered quite all right to keep on showing champions in the Open class (unlike the U. S. A. ) and it is not at all unusual for some well established champion to be upset by a beautiful upstart.
Toy typewriter is broken and my hand writing has given out to the point where Sibyl is probably finding this undecipherable, so I'll save further discussion to the next issue of W. N. if anyone is interested. Among the things to be taken up definition of classes, multiple entries, junior warrant, and the Irish system of points and "green stars".
Hareston Kennel Reports
August 14, 1961
Grand Rapids , Michigan
Three weeks ago I went to Leaminton, Ontario and there were only two Whippets entered, both Open dogs. One was Red Mack and the other was Gai-Stars Golden Dart who was sired by a Whipoo ' s dog out of a Harbridge bitch. Red was Best of Breed and fourth in the Group both days.
This past weekend I went to the Ottawa Co. Kennel Club show in Woodstock, Ontario, There was an entry of six, which I understand is very good for over there, but one was absent. Mrs. Edna Joel did the breed and put Red Mack all the way through over one Special. Mrs. Joel then did the Group and placed Red first. Then came Best in Show, Mr. Thomas Joel judging, and he again gave Red the nod: So--
There was a total entry of 319 dogs in the show and the quality was very good. I left my catalogue in Detroit so I can't tell you the names of the rest of the Whippets, but as I remember, one came from Harry Bridge and I believe the rest were Canadian bred.
Sheldegren Kennels Report
Sept. 27, 1961
Greenfield , Massachusetts
With the reports of the summer circuit already reported, I thought it might be of interest to mention the show history of "Lady" (Ch. Pennyworth Lady in Grey).
I brought her home from Pennyworth in May, and on June 17, showed her at the North Shore Show for the first time. She went Reserve Winners. The next day at the Middlesex show she was Winners and Best of Winners and Best Opp. Sex, for her first three points. Then she wasn't shown again until the summer circuit, where she went Winners and Best of Winners at all but two of the six shows and finished her championship at Rockingham with five majors in just one month. She has been Best of Breed at each show where she has been shown exce p t one, at the Lowell show she was Best of Breed and second in the Group.
We have a litter of four here at Sheldegren, eight weeks old, out of Ch. Renpark's Wendy of Sheldegren, and hope to be showing some of them next summer.
We are hoping to see everyone et the Specialty October 6th.
Whipoo Kennel Reports
Sibyl & Gene Jacobs
Again we want to express our appreciation to the Whippet exhibitors in our area who gave the good support to the Corn Belt Kennel Club show, Bloomington, Ill., on Labor Day, with Alva Rosenberg judging. As a result of the nice entry, this club is considering a Whippet "specialty" judge for their 1962 show.
As usual, we find the kennel reports in the News very enjoyable. Sam Hearn's comments in the last issue are especially interesting...Would like to see a list of the books published on Whippets in England, as think many Whippet owners are eager to collect books about the Whippet. Dr. Schnelle's statement that he has never found Hip Dysplasia in the Whippet is certainly encouraging. As to color in Whippets, anyone interested in breeding for color should read "How To greed Dogs" by Leon F. Whitney, Chapter Five, "Coat Color Inheritance in Great Danes, Greyhounds and the Bulldogs". Mr. Whitney states "Whippet coat color inheritance is governed by the same mode of inheritance as affects Greyhounds". This chapter could be presented in the News, should there be requests for it. Please let us know. We have the same experience with litters not being uniform in size, i.e., even though two dogs of the same size are bred together, there is a variation in the size of the pups. Our birth defects seem to come and go in "spells", with no relation to blood lines. In the past we have had a series of litters with head deformities, all a variation of cleft palate, in each litter, and now, breeding with the same lines, we are in a period of no deformities. We continue to line breed and we are feeding the same diet, vitamins and the bitches are handled in the same way. Our deformities have not followed in any set pattern.
Our W's Single Entry (Una) whelped a litter of 6 on September 27, sired by our Lysander of Briskways. Four males and two females, all white with markings, known as the polka dot litter because most of the markings are spots.
Roy and Ree Weblemoe, Fairbury, Nebraska, write that their "Folly" had a. litter sired by our brindle, W's Bengal, of seven, but they are sorry to have lost the only brindle. The six are four females and two males, all shades of fawn, some with white trim.
Marion Woodcock Reports
Sept. 22, 1961
Will you please put Jack Boosalis and Boyd Onstott on the mailing list for the Whippet News. They have two Whippet pups, their first. Have had and still have a few Borzoi. Their pups are from the same litter as ours (one male and one female) from Wingfoot Molly and Meander Magna Carta.
Santa Barbara Specialty most interesti n g . Quality definitely better than a couple of years or so ago when I judged the Specialty in San Mateo.
Regarding a Specialty for Mid-west the day before International-think it an excel lent idea if your club can handle it financially. Separate specialties are much more costly than when given with an all-breed club. Since more breed clubs are holding a specialty that day, it is possible that some of the expense could be shared - for instance the Mid-west Afghan Club holds a specialty that day. If a judge was chosen who could do both breeds - the expense might be shared.
Rushed for time, so that's all for today. Oh NO it isn't after all. May I suggest that in giving reports from the various kennels you include the town and state they are written from in the caption? Very confusing to newcomers, especially since your coverage is so large. Don't know whether they ore writing from California, Ohio or Ireland if they don't have a mailing list to refer to - and that rather awkward for us that aren't so new.
THE MAIL BAG
Joyce Anson, Aldergrove, B. C., Canada, writes:
We had a wonderful trip down to California and so enjoyed meeting new Whippeteers and their dogs. We are allready saving pennies and making plans for next year. What I would really like to do is make the International, but it is an awful long way and whether my old Pontiac could hobble there and back is a mute point, but it is a little idea at the back of my mind and I believe if you think about and want to do a thing badly enough it has a happy nack of happening...I have very little news for you really. I have a new-dog from Mrs. White, he is old but has been a good dog in his day. He is Am. Ch. P ennyworth Pilgram Father. He is all white with a fawn patch on one side of his head. He has settled down very well and we have bred him to Eng. Ch. Dawn Star of Test, and eagerly await results...He will also be bred to Ch. Rockabye Peace Pipe, mother of my champion black...Our racin g is progressing, the Whippets bein g very keen. The puppies are coming to hand well, we only race them over a short course and among themselves. They are making some excellent starts from the box which is good for six month elders. Our Borzoi friends have got their dogs going very well indeed. They took a little time to get "on" the lure, but now they are as keen as the Whippets. We only have three Afghans in the club so far, but they have improved wonderfully. We can see a very marked difference in the temperaments and the condition of the dogs since racing began, and they certainly show better in the ring...I have had a nice letter from Mr. J. Wilkey of Euclid, Ohio, who bought a blue dog from me, to say that he had completed his championship. He is Ch. Rockabye Blue Boy, litter brother to Ch. Rockabye Black Magic and Ch. Rockabye Gypsy. This is three champions from one litter for Ch. Rockabye Peace Pipe by Tinribs Tiger Boy, who unfortunately died soon after siring this, his only, litter. It was a g reat loss to us...I'm looking forward to the next copy of the News, which I nay say is read and admired by all our club members.