A special thanks to Terry Schwartzman of Travlin' Whippets for the Historic contribution to the AWC
Whippet owners from all sections of the United States gathered at the International Kennel Club show amphitheatre, Chicago, Illinois on April 7 and 8 where Mrs. Groverman Ellis, president, again offered the best in racing facilities and prizes to attract the fastest Whippets, as well as give individual Whippet owners the opportunity to see how their races rate on a national basis.
This year 36 adult racers and 12 young Whippets, ranging in age from six months to one year, accepted the challenge to compete for championship racing honors, setting a new all-time high number of Whippets entered for racing, and actually taking part in the races. The total of 48 starters would have been increased to 51, had not three entries been forced to with draw because of minor injuries before race time. Many young and green Whippets were schooled out on Friday night before the International Kennel Club show but did not actually take part in official racing.
We know those Whippet owners not present will wish to quickly know who was the 1962 racing star of the International Kennel Club, so to cut down on the suspense, it was again that brilliant racer, Peppermint Boy, clearly demonstrating his tremendous speed and ability to be crowned the 1962 International Kennel Club Champion race Whippet.
This year four complete race meetings were held during the two days of the show. Peppermint Boy won his first two heats on Saturday, as did Blue Stone, placing them in a tie for high honors. The feature race at noon on Sunday brought together Blue Stone, Peppermint Boy, Happy Jacques, Cinnamon Roll, Floor Boards, and Oberon of Briskway. This high speed box of Whippets broke very quickly, going into a speed jam, which did not benefit either Peppermint Boy or Blue Stone. Cinnamon Roll was just on the outside of this speed jam, giving him the opportunity to take the lead and he won very easily by three lengths, with Blue Stone second, and Peppermint Boy third. The last feature on Sunday afternoon again pitted Peppermint Boy, Blue Stone, and Cinnamon Roll against each other. This time it was a very truly run race with Peppermint Boy winning in his usual peculiar stride, going away by two lengths. This now placed Pepper mint Boy and Ch. Cinnamon Roll in a point tie at 24 points each. These two were asked to run against each other to break the tie score, and what a race this turned out to be from start to finish. Cinnamon Roll took a half length lead out of the starting box and held it for fifty yards, but at this point Peppermint Boy took a slight lead advantage increasing it to one and a half lengths at the finish to again make him without question the 1962 racing champion of the International Kennel Club show.
Racing this year was the best and most competitive ever held at the International Kennel Club show. While quality was outstanding, Peppermint Boy, Ch. Cinnamon Roll, Blue Stone, and Othello were by far the fastest and strongest racers in competition. Happy Jacques was the most improved Whippet to be shown off of his 1961 fall puppy form. Oberon of Briskways still has his speed but can't be rated with the top four. Eyeland Tost still has great finishing ability, but cannot stay with the tops. Rooster Boy can run, but is looking around too much to do his best. American Flag did not seem good enough for the best this year. Avon Jessica can run, but is looking for trouble, and finds it on occasions during a race. Plywood shows very honest. Winter Wind graded up too high in the final feature. Cri-Corker showed steady improvement, while the two Red Baily veterans, Silver Skipper and Silver Dollar still have their speed just under the tops. All adult races earned points showing clo s eness of the races.
The puppy races also brought out a great young star in John Berger's Becuna, undefeated in all four of her races during the two days winning each heat by from two to six lengths. Mrs. Potter Wear showed two out standing young racers in Amazon and Hera, while Selwyn Blackstone has a most promising pup in Sege Tiger. Victor Renner showed a fine prospect in Crepe Souzette and Whipoo Kennels has a courageous and speedy bitch pup in Buckwheat.
While interest centered around the actual race Whippet, you must remember it takes a highly trained and experienced group of people to operate the actual races. Ralph Eyles furnished an excellent new starting box, giving the best starts ever offered at the International. Bob Mohrman, Assistant Manager of Dog Research, Ralston Purina Company, St. Louis, Missouri, handled the starting box perfectly for the entire race meeting. Eugene Jacobs has become a master at "lure pacing" giving the very best results in formful racing. Selwyn Blackstone took the time to furnish and operate a board showing the names of the Whippets in each race. This greatly cut down on the confusion in getting Whippets blanketed and on the track quickly and in an organized fashion. Mrs. John Berger assumed the duty of Paddock Judge doing a fine job of handling the blanketing of the Whippets. Barbara and Josephine Steinberg assisted with the operation of the grading system on Saturday, while Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Jacobs, Mrs. Ralph Eyles and Mr. Donald Hostetter assumed these duties on Sunday. Dr. James Corbin and Mr. C. C. Fawcett were head judges for all races, assisted by Mr. Jack Middleton, Mr. James McGovern, and Mr. Howie Lieblong. Presentation of trophies was made by Mrs. Groverman Ellis, President of the International Kennel Club, and Mrs. Donald Hostetter, President of the American Whippet Club.
Racing on the whole was very formful with the judges questioning only two races for unnecessary roughness or fighting at the finish. In one case a Whippet interfered but as he roughed only the winner and the fighter was second, no disqualification was called. The second case was between the second and third dogs in another race. The owner of the dog who met interference asked not to have the race rerun in order to keep the racing program on schedule.
Owners, handlers, and families of owners in their excitement, often move on the track or walk up almost to the finish line, if they are to catch their Whippet at the end of a race. These people should keep off the track, and should not attempt to pick up their Whippets until the lure has stopped, and the Whippets are actually trying to fight the foxtail of the finish. Many young and green racers are ruined through fright when people rush in to pick them up or attempt to call them rather than let them chase the lure as is the actual purpose of having the lure in a race.
This year the standard grading system was again used, but in the two high point races for adult Whippets following the initial draw from the hat race, points were increased to 8-5-3-2- to more closely keep the faster adult dogs in competition with each other during the second, third, and fourth races. In the adult draw race, all heats were scored five points first, three points second, two points third, and one point fourth. The second dog five points, the third dog three points, and the fourth dog two points. This very definitely gave the better dogs a higher rating, and it was possible to definitely rate the dogs where they belonged during the four race programs. Where the puppy race only drew twelve en tries, all winning puppies were scored five points, seconds received two points, and third one point.
American Whippet Club Midwest Specialty
Chicago , Illinois
April 6, 1962, Judge : Miss F. Julia Shearer; 58 dogs & 68 entries
Puppy Dogs, four shown. First, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Harry (by Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer ex Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind) Second, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Eugene (by Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer ex Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind) Third, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Donald (by Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Her kimer ex Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind) Fourth, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Louis (by Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer ex Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind)
Puppy Dogs, 9 - 12 months, three shown. First, Lazeland Kennels' Locksley O' Lazeland (by Ch. Fisherman O'Lazeland ex Ch. Windholme Mary Contrary) Second, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Plum Pudding (by Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll ex Ch. Eyleland Hepzibah) Third, Selwyn Blackstone's Sege's Tiger (by Traymatt Plywood ex Pennyworth Tar Queen)
Novice Dogs, two shown. First, Emily Alschuler's Eyleland Hubert (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Great Circle Hester) Second, Sally & Elizabeth Kornblith's Eyleland Peppermint Boy (by Ch. Stoney Meadows m onocle ex Aggie of Stoney meadows)
Bred by Exhibitor Dogs, one shown, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Rooster Boy (by Stoney Meadows Peacock Pie ex Traymatt Matchless Monica)
American-Bred Dogs, four shown. First, Walter F. Eyles' Eyleland Brown 'N Serve (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost) Second, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Bengal (by Whipoo's Happy Time ex Whipoo's Tea Biscuit) Third, Martha Love's Westmoreland's Charles (by Palmerscross Goldrush ex Palmers cross Stolen Love) Fourth, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Steel Cricket (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Necessary Nell)
Open Dogs, eight shown. First, William E. Fields' Oberon of Briskways (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Eyleland Buttercup) Second, Barbara & Josephine Stein berg's Traymatt Iron Fly (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Traymatt Necessary Nell) Third, Steve Hurt's Eyleland Easter Parade (by Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer ex Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost) Fourth, Martha Love's Westmoreland's Kimbrough (by Palmerscross Goldrush ex Palmerscross Stolen Love)
Winners Dog to Eyleland Hubert. Reserve to Locksley O'Lazeland.
Puppy Bitches, 6 - 9 months, three shown. First, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Julia (by Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer ex Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind) Second, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Sibyl (by C h. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer ex Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind) Third, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Buckwheat (by Oberon of Briskways ex Whipoo's Tea Biscuit)
Puppy Bitches, 9 - 12 months,four shown. First, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Brown Betty (by Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll ex Ch. Eyleland Hepzibah) Second, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Hera (by Chanctonbury Hercules ex Stoney Meadows Cockateel) Third, Margaret & Victor Renner's Eyleland Crepe Suzette (by Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll ex Ch. Eyleland Hepzibah) Fourth, Jack Stone's Storm Warning Lady Domino (by Chess's Domino ex Storm Warning Dart of Meander)
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, two shown. First, Jack Stone's Storm Warning Grey Cloud (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Storm Warning Dart of Meander) Second, Anamary E. Compere's Oldemill Classic (by Ch. Red Letter O'Lazeland ex Ch. Love Letter O'Lazeland)
American-Bred Bitches, five shown. First, Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Sweet Roll (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost) Second, Stuart Burford's Siren Song O'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Third, Selwyn Blackstone's Por Little Angel (by Whipoo's Bluestone ex Ch. Whipoo's Sharp Focus) Fourth, Martha Love's Westmorelands Irene (by Palmerscross Goldrush ex Palmerscross Stolen Love)
Open Bitches, six shown. First, Barre Hill & Bill J. Graheck's Whipoo's Vagabonded Hera (by Lysander of Briskways ex Whipoo's Dark Venture) Second, Lazeland Kennels' Legend O'Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorlei O'Lazeland) Third, Joan C. Weber's Glenhaven's Tam O'Shanter (by Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Stoney Meadows Icecapade) Fourth, Jerry B. Edwards' Eyleland Easter Bonnet (by Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer ex Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost)
Winners Bitch to Eyleland Sweet Roll. Reserve to Whipoo's Vagabonded Hera.
Best of Winners to Eyleland Sweet Roll.
Specials, thirteen shown, C h. Whipoo's Avon Jessica, Ch. Rocket's Torpedo,C.D., Ch. Red Letter O'Lazeland, Ch. Love Letter O'Lazeland, Ch. Wanderlust O'Lazeland, Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer, Ch. Beachfire O' Lazeland, Ch. Eyleland Winter
Wind, Ch. Eyleland Hepzibah, Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll, Ch. Stoney Meadows Golden Apple, Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon, Ch. Briarwyn's Blue Stone.
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 Lazeland Kennels' Ch. Beachfire O'Lazeland (by Ch. Surfrider O' Lazeland ex Pennyworth Forget-Me-Not)
Heart Of America Kennel Club, Kansas City, Mo. Feb. 25, 1962, Judge: Mr. Harry T. Peters, Jr.
Open Dogs, two shown. First, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Lysander of Briskways (by Ch. Stoney Meadows M onocle ex Eyleland Buttercup) Second, John R, Hutchins' Briarwyn's Beret (by Ch. Briarwyn's Benjamin ex Ch. Meander Mockingbird)
Winners Dog to Lysander of Briskways. Reserve to Briarwyn's Beret.
Puppy Bitches, two shown. First, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Brown Betty (by Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll ex Ch . Eyleland Hepzibah) Second, Jack Stone's Storm Warning Lady Domino (by Chess's Domino ex Storm Warning Dart of Meander)
Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, one shown, Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Sweet Roll (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost)
Open Bitches, three shown. First, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Elegant Aire (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Whipoo's Silken Elegance, C.D.O. Second, Paul Sykes' Sing'n Oleanna (by Canton Crest's Laddie Boy ex Canyon Crest's Marlin Cory) Third, Frances V. Matheny's Caldhu Nosegay (by Caldhu Honeybunch ex Merry Maid of Knotkum)
Winners Bitch to Eyleland Brown Betty. Reserve to Eyleland Sweet Roll.
Best of Winners to Eyleland Brown Betty.
Specials, three shown, Ch. Tubara's Simply Simon, Ch. Red Letter O'Lazeland, Ch. Eyleland Inter Wind.
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 Lysander of Briskways.
Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind went on to place second in the Hound Group under Harry Peters.
San Antonio Kennel Club, San Antonio, Texas
March 11, 1962, Judge: Mr. Alva Rosenberg
Open Dogs, four shown. First, Mrs. Paul McCarley's Briarwyn's Believe In Me (by
Ch. Bull O' The Woods O ' Blue Beaver ex Briarwyn's Bridget) Second, John Martinez's Briarwyn's Blue Smoke (by Ch. Briarwyn's Benjamin ex Ch. ' M eander Mockingbird) Third, John Martinez's Briarwyn's Blue Stone (by Ch. Briarwyn's Benjamin ex C h. Meander Mockingbird) Fourth, Sam E. Hearn's Seven League Slicker (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex M elissande O'Lazeland )
W inners Dog to Briarwyn's Believe In Me. Reserve to Briarwyn's Blue Smoke.
Puppy Bitches, three shown. First, John R. Hutchin s ? Briarwyn's Believe It Or Not( by Ch. Bull O' The Woods O' Blue Beaver ex Briarwyn's Bridget) Second, John R. Hutchin's Whipoo's Copy Cat (by Lysander of Briskways ex Whipoo's Dark Venture) John Martinez's Briarwyn's Bismuth (by Ch. Bull O' The Woods O' Blue Beaver ex Briarwyyn's Bridget)
Bred By Exhibitor Bitches, one shown, John R. Hutchins' Briarwyn's Bunting (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Ch. Seagift Snowmaiden of Pennyworth)
American Bred Bitches, two shown. First, Mr. & Mrs. Roger Sorrells' Briarwyn's Brindetta (by Briarwyn's Benjamin ex Ch. Meander Mockingbird) Second, John R. Hutchins' Briarwyn's Bridget (by Ch. Pennyworth Impression ex Ch. Foxbar Blue Spot)
Open Bitches, four shown. First, John R. Hutchins' Briarwyn's Blue Beaver (by Ch. Bull O’ The Woods O ’ Blue Beaver ex Briarwyn's Bobbie Soxer) Second, Gar —Lane Kennels' Gar—Lane Sancy Fancy (by Harbridge Blarney Stone ex Regalaire's Em Third, Gar — Lane Kennels' Regalaire's Em Ge (by Ch. Canyon Crest's Teardrop ex Regalaire's Pollyann) Fourth, Sam E. Hearn's Lady Bird of Blue Beaver (by Oh. Bull 0 1 The Woods O .1 Blue Beaver ex Briarwyn's Bobby Soxer)
Winners Bitch to Briarwyn's Believe It Or Not. Reserve to Briarwyn's Brindetta.
Best of Winners to Briarwyn's Believe It Or Not.
Specials, three shown, Ch. Canyon Crest's Surprise, Ch. Briarwyn's Benjamin, Ch. Cameo Apache.
Best of Breed to Briarwyn's Believe It Or Not. Best Opposite Sex to Briarwyn's Believe In Me.
Western Reserve Kennel Club, Cleveland, Ohio April 1, 1962, Judge: Lawrence A. Horsewell
Open Dogs, three shown. First, Thomas L. Kirchner's Harbridge Bartsia (by Har bridge Rolling Stone ex Laguna Lovely Lady) Second, Mrs. Adeline Roskoph's Pennyworth Man About Town (By Ch. Fleeting Falcon ex Pennyworth Mistletoe) Third, Darlene Roark's Talaria (by Ch. Rockabye Blue Boy ex Fawn Lady)
Winners Dog to Harbridge Bartsia. Reserve to Pennyworth Man About Town.
Open Bitches, one shown, Frances V. Matheny's Caldhu Nosegay (by Caldhu Honeybunch ex Merry Maid of Knotknum)
Winners Bitch to Caldhu Nosegay.
Best of Winners to Caldhu Nosegay.
Specials, one shown, Ch. Rocket's Torpedo, C.D.
Best of Breed to Kathleen Beargie's Ch. Rocket's Torpedo, C.D. (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Ch. Whipoo's Sharp Focus, C.D.) Best Opposite Sex to Caldhu Nosegay.
Mahoning-Shenango Kennel Club, Youngstown, Ohio
March 25, 1962, Judges Frank Foster Davis
Open Dogs, one shown, Thomas L. Kirchner's Harbridge Bartsia (by Harbridge Roll ing Stone ex Laguna Lovely Lady)
Open Bitches, one shown, Frances V. M a theny's Caldhu Nosegay (by Caldhu Honeybunch ex Merry maid of Knotkum)
Winners Dog to Harbridge Bartsia. Winners Bitch to Caldhu Nosegay. Specials, one shown, Ch. Rocket's Torpedo, C.D.
Best of Breed to Caldhu Nosegay. Best Opposite Sex to Kathleen Beargie's Ch. Rocket's Torpedo, C.D. (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Ch. Whipoo's Sharp Focus, C.D.)
Whippet Race Results at the San Antonio Kennel Club Show (all races at 2O.O. yards)
First Race: First, John Martinez's Briarwyn's Blue Stone. Second, John Hutchins' Briarwyn's Bridget. Time, 12.2 seconds.
Second Races First, Roger Sorrels' Briarwyn's Brindetta. Second, Sam Hearn's Seven League Sliker. Time, 13.5
Third Race: First, John Hutchins' Whipoo's Copy Cat. Second, Sam Hearn's Cameo Apache. Time, 13.3
Fourth Race: First, John Martinez's Briarwyn's Blue Smoke. Second, John Hutchin's Briarwyn's Believe It Or Not. Time, 13.2
Fifth Race: (Semi Finals) First, Martinez's Briarwyn's Blue Stone. Second, Sorrels Briarwyn's Brindetta. Time, 12.5
Sixth Race: (Semi Finals) First, Hutchins' Whipoo's Copy Cat. Second, Martinez's Briarwyn's Blue Smoke. Time: 13.
Seventh Race: (Championship) First, Martinez's Briarwyn's Blue Smoke. Second, Martinez 's Briarwyn's Blue Stone. Third, Hutchins' Whipoo's Copy Cat. Fourth, Sorells' Briarwyn's Brindetta. Time, 12.6
Sun Maid Kennel Club Dog Show, April 7, Hound Racing
20 Whippets, 16 Afghan Hounds, 12 Borzoi, and 5 Saluki competed in the first of what is hoped will be annual racing at the Fresno, Sun Maid Kennel Club show. There were 1,241 dogs entered at this show this year. The majority of the race dogs were also entered in the dog show.
The kennel club gave cash prizes in each race as follows: $5.00 for 1st; $3.00 for 2nd; $1.00 for 3rd in each heat. A challenge trophy was offered in Whippet racing by Mr. Norman Ellis. This is a perpetual trophy that must be won three times by the same owner or kennel to be retired. The trophy is an antique Sheffield pewter water pitcher, inscribed: "The Madcap Whippet Challenge".
I was unable to obtain the racing results on all the breeds from the racing and show secretary, Mr. Harold Schlintz, as I left for New York the day after the races. The winning Afghan was Charlie Brown, who accumulated the most points in the Afghan division. Unable to report further on any hounds other than Whippets.
1st Place, with 13 points, Yr. John Townes' Ch. Harbridge Hallmark
2nd Place, with 11 points, Norman W. Ellis' Great Circle Skibbereen
3rd Place, with 1O. points, Dorothea Frames' Robinson Crusoe, C.D.
4th Place Canesco Kennel's Harbridge Blarney Stone, Dorothea Frames' Piperkins Patience, Dettingers' Great Circle Star Gazer. (Not having the official results before me, I am not sure which one of these three had the most points. They were all in the semi-final heats.
Ch. Harbridge Hallmark won the Madcap Whippet Challenge trophy.
The mixed hound race was won by Great Circle Star Gazer, with the fastest time of the day, in 13 seconds over a distance of 2O.0 yards, on very heavy going.
The first Whippet race and the final were run in the identical time of 13.1 sec.
The racing was held on the Fresno County Fair Grounds race track. Horses had been exercised on the track the same day until 2O minutes before the dog races. There was good spectator viewing from the track grandstands and there was a good loud speaker set up, in the stands.
The racing boxes for Whippets were loaned by Miss Marianna Burrows and were brought to the show by Mr. Bob Hastings after some magnificent last minute engineering changes by Liz Scott and Dot Frames. The racing boxes for the larger hounds, as well as the lure machine and lures, were furnished by Earl and Betty Stites.
There was a tremendous amount of roughness in the Whippet racing. In one of the semi-final heats, Blarney Stone bumped Star Gazer so hard she was rolled over (but righted herself and finished a fast 3rd in spite of it). There were no disqualifications in as much as there had been so much bumping during the earlier heats. Correction, one dog was disqualified for fighting. The kennel club has stated that only dogs with previous racing experience will be allowed to race next year. This year gave many of next years potentials the needed experiences
We are all indebted to Mrs . Christine Cormany for making and loaning the very nice racing coats.
Mr. Earl Stites did a great job with the lure machine, but was not always far enough ahead of the Whippets to keep them from stepping on the lure.
The kennel club furnished three timers and three judges.
Some confusion resulted because of the lack of an official from the club at the starting boxes to relay the starting order of the dogs to the speakers booth.
It was wonderful to see Dorothea Frames' big red dog, Robinson Crusoe, make a come back. Only last year he cut a tendon in one hind leg and we thought he’d never run again.
Special thanks to Louis Pegram for the information he sent on conducting the races. It proved to be invaluable and there would have been no races without this guide.
Next year the Sun Maid Club hopes to have ironed out the problems that arose this year. Because of the large entry there was not enough time for the usual number of semi-final heats. Consequently, only the first and second place dogs from each heat competed in the semi-finals, the four winners of the semi-finals going into the final race.
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THIS AND THAT ABOUT WHIPPETS by Louis Pegram
The letters of Wendy Howell from Europe in connection with Whippet activities in the various countries, is of tremdndous interest to me, especially her articles on coursing.
Virtually all early history on Whippets stated that the Whippet is faster than the Greyhound for a short distance. This is cer tainly not true in America, as a grade D track Greyhound is far faster than the best Whippet at any distance from fifty yards to three-eights mile. The point that Wendy Howell brings out in coursing is that a Whippet could, over a very long distance of ground, have more speed and especially endurance in coursing than does the much larger Greyhound.
The California Whippet owners have coursed jackrabbits for years often catching two jacks in one morning, one right after the other. Most Greyhounds lose their speed if they do not catch the jackrabbit in about one minute, and their speed drops rapidly soon leaving the Greyhound in great distress. Most Greyhound owners would not think of coursing two wild jacks, one right after the other, yet the Whippet is perfectly capable of this, without injury of any type to his body.
Several leading Greyhound men have been greatly impressed at the endurance of my Whippets while chasing wild jackrabbits, and no longer assume that over a distance of ground, that the Greyhound is greatly superior to the Whippet. They insist, and rightly so, for short distances the Greyhound is superior in speed to the Whippet.
Mrs. Theodore Petersen, Garden City Kennels, Towson, Maryland, who has had many outstanding show and racing Whippets over the years, was kind enough to send me dog show catalogues and Whippet racing programs when there were s o me 300 Whippets in the vicinity of Baltimore, Maryland, where straight tracks and circular tracks were operated nightly during the summer months from 1935 through 1944.
It is my belief that the Maryland Kennel Club show, Baltimore, Maryland, 1944 judged by Mrs. Marion Foster Florsheim, drew the largest Whippet entry in American history with 86 Whippets. Eighty-two Whippets were entered in the regular classes, two were entered For Specials Only, and two For Exhibition Only. Indoor Whippet races were also held at this show for adult racers only, and entries were limited to 64.
Numerous Whippet programs were also sent me from circular Whippet tracks in operation 1939 through 1944. These programs showed distance of race, age, weight, time and full past performances of all Whippets just as do the present-day Greyhound programs.
It was noted that Whippets on the various circular tracks were asked to run distances such as 170 yards, 265 yards, 385 yards, 400 yards, and 505 yards. Host of the races were between 265 and 385 yards on the circular tracks. The time of these races were excellent for all distances, and it can be assumed that 200 yards of the straightaway course was based on convenience rather than the exact testing distance for the Whippet.
We also checked weights in these many Whippet programs covering several hundred Whippets, and 17-pound Whippets ran against 37-pound Whippets, with equal success. Certain Whippets greatly declined or improved over the various distances which along with class and desire to run, seemed to be the major factors in making highly competitive racing.
These programs and the catalogue from the Maryland Kennel Club show were made available to Whippet owners at the Western Reserve Kennel Club, Cleveland, Ohio; the National Capital Kennel Club Show, Washington, D.C.; The American Whippet Club Specialty Show, Chicago, Illinois; The International Kennel Club Show, Chicago; and the Heart of Texas Kennel Club, Dallas, Texas. Many of the people now currently racing and showing Whippets throughout Americanwere a amazed at the tremendous number of available race dogs, and certainly many of them cleared up in their minds many of the problem problems in connection with the racing as to weight, distance, size, etc. by reviewing this information when Whippets were extremely popular and numerous in various sections of the United States.
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.
Thanks to everyone who contributed in any way to this issue of the Whippet News. A special thanks to Louis Pegram who sent the racing results and articles already typed on the stencils.
A list of all those receiving the W hippet News, other than members of the American Whippet Club, is included in this issue. All readers should check this list for additions or corrections.
Deadline for the June issue is June 4 (by postmark).
The opinions expressed in the Whippet News are those of the individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the editor or the American Whippet Club.
The Whippet News c/o E. L. Jacobs
COMPLIMENTS OF CH. MEANDER PICKPOCKET AND HIS SON CH. MEANDER FLIP THE DIP
The Chicago International Whippet Races,
April 7th & 8th, 1962. These candid pictures
were taken by Dr. James Corbin of St. Louis.
The Chicago International Whippet Races,
April 7th & 8th, 1962. These candid pictures
were taken by Dr. James Corbin of St. Louis.
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.
Paul Francis Reports
Cleveland , Ohio
It was my extreme pleasure to again meet with Mr. Pegram while he was in Cleveland. We discussed a few of the points that I had made in the last issue of the News, I came away with a much broader and enlightened regard for the problems involved in successfully staging a race at a show such as the International. The method of handicapping which was used by Mr. Tuffley during the 1930's & 40's was at a time when Whippet racing flourished not only as an amature sport, but also on a pari-mutual bases in areas such as Baltimore. Races were run nightly in these areas and weekly or bi–weekly in other areas. Under these circumstances one could better evaluate past performances of dogs and in this manner more accurate handicapping could be accomplished.
The real remedy for those of us who do not feel that the present system is perfect (even those who now use the system realize it isn't perfect), is to get more organization in our respective areas and have schooling races. Another suggestion I might offer for Whippet co–operation as a whole is to drop a note or post card to Whippet owners in a certain area that you are considering traveling to a show in their vicinity. This could help eliminate a long trip for naught and the loss of a return trip the next year, to the detriment of the progress of Whippet popularity in that area.
The problem of height in the Whippet has been going on for the past 30 – 40 yrs. in this country. Those who are concerned mainly with conformation feel that the racing creates controversy and bickering, my letter in the last issue was not intended to do this to the extent that it has. I would like to point out to these people who will not race because of their apprehensions, that the controversy concerning height has been going on much longer and much more consistently than the present, and I feel ill timed hassle about handicapping. Again might I say that although we who criticize the present system are aware of its short comings, so do those who advocate it realize its faults. Until more schooling races are held throughout the country and until more Whippets, 60 or more, are present at a single meeting, the present system does have the advantage of creating interest and enjoyment for the greatest number of entrants and up until now has picked the top racer at each of the meets.
Although I did disagree with Mr. Pegram in the last issue, we both agree that what is best for Whippet racing as a whole may result in compromises of so called perfect systems. Because of his travels on business throughout the country Mr. Pegram is better equipped to evaluate the feelings of all of us and attempt to arrive at a satisfactory conclusion which will help us all in the long run.
Great Circle Kennel Reports
Co. Waterford, Ireland
It is difficult to write, late at night, in this lovely French castle. The specter of Louis X1 is said to appear quite often in the passageways. In fact I just heard him. However, my hostess, La Contesse de St. Seine, renowned for the Griemont Greyhounds, this evening showed me the deadline postcard she has received from the Whippet News. If Louis X1 or one of his contemporaries does interfere too much - the last words I wrote were about Whippets.
Crufts in London took place in February, as you know, just at Garden time. Why don't they get together and separate these two huge shows. I don't have any reference with me - but the Whippet entry at Crufts was well over a hundred. It's an amazing show to go to for the first time as an exhibitor - it is so big and spread out it reminds me of London itself. One has one's own little neighborhood, and the rest is too vast to contemplate. It is odd how the three big shows indoor are a mirror of their City; Chicago, a wide spread vital meeting place of east and west, Westminster, a tightly packed canine replica of Broadway and 42nd St. Crufts was great fun. It was especially nostalgic of both Chicago and New York to see Susan Sim and her mother, also the crowd battling was made much simpler with my old friend Rich Reynolds from California. Rich has a very nice hound marked tricolor male puppy which got a "very highly commended" card in a huge and very high quality puppy class. A bitch of mine, not too long out of quaran tine was lucky enough to get a fourth in Novice and a third in Special Beginners. This is great Circle Wise Child, brindle and white daughter of Ch. Wingedfoot Domenic ex Ch. Tactivvey Viscaria. It was especially pleasing, as her dam, as reported in the last Whippet News, just died in Ireland. What a strange thing for a bitch who has had unlimited trouble whelping, two Caesarians etc; to produce the best of her life, a single puppy, unassisted at the age of 12.
After Crufts the coursing season wound up, and due to the illness of both Mr. Mrs. Dorrity we weren't able to begin racing trials. Miss Mauis Aitken is the enthusiast who is promoting this at Limerick Junction. The Dublin show, on St. Patrick's Day, is the Crufts of Ireland, the date, of course, March 17th. This is a large show of several thousand dogs. It takes place in part of the horse show buildings at Balls Bridge. The attendance at this show far outranks that of any comparably sized dog show in the world. It is just possible that since, on this national holiday, the authorities have seen fit to close the public houses in Dublin for most of the day, many otherwise non doggy people gather at the horse show grounds. Here is the only place the bar is open all day long. Luck was with us here too, G. C. Wise Child won her class. Ch. G. C. Little Alice won hers, and the green star for bitches. Ch. G. C. The Scot (bred by Mr. Young of California) won the dog green star - and was Best of Breed, Congratula tions Mr. Young. Why would either of us have imagined, that sunny afternoon in your backyard in California, your pup, among other distinctions, would beat the Irish, almost ten thousand miles away.
In the next W N I hope to be able to report on the first Irish Whippet racing.
We have unfortunately got off to a late start, but hope to make up for it success fully.
Must stop now. Here comes Louis Xl.
Madcap Kennel Reports
Norman W. Ellis
February 21, 1962
Fresno , California
The Northern California Borzoi Club has held a series of rainy day coursing events in Stocton and in Merced, California. Last Sunday the Borzoians held an informal meet in a marvelous, rabbit infested field near Merced, It was "informal" because the huntsman failed to make the scene. This was a great personal disappointment,
as I yearned to witness the great horn blowing and shouts of "tally ho the bunny". We all have our setbacks. Be that as it may, it was good exercise for the dogs and their handlers. It rained all day but this proved to be no obstacle to us great white hunters. Some of the dogs probably caught pneumonia, but we didn't care. Our hostess, Mrs. Mello had forgotten the coffee, but not the brandy and this made the day for some of us. Dr. Dick and your correspondent took one Borzoi, one Greyhound and two Madcap Whippets to the meet. Several jack rabbits were started during the day, but only one kill was made. The unfortunate hare was run down by the Greyhound "Lady", a very fast and keen black Borzoi bitch named "Snow flake", and the Whippet dog Great Circle Skibbereen. This fearsome threesome refused to kill the rabbit but would not let it escape. Consequently Dr. Dick's Borzoi bitch sauntered up to the unsuspecting group and placing the rabbits head inside her cavernous mouth, dispatched it to the promised land. It was neatly
done and the scream was nicely muffled. She then carted the "bunny" (why do Borzoi people have to call them that?) about for a good part of the day in a smug and better-than-the-rest manner. This proved to be nothing more then a clever gambit enabling her to start fights, which she adores. The most sensational run of the day was made by Madcap Dress Circle, making good her escape from two Borzoi who had decided she was much more delectable game than some nasty old rabbit. Skibb ereen, who previously had shown no inclination to speed when confronted with a tempting rag or in running to his doting master, proved to be quite fast and wonderfully keen on live and moving rabbits. All in all it was a most interesting day. My opinion of most Borzoi has reached an even greater depth.
Great Circle Tosca is making a miraculous recovery from her bout with Encephalitis- Distemper and is back to her normal weight of twenty seven pounds. The Chorea twitches on but is improving (lessening) all the time.
Madcap's new member, the Wire Fox Terrier puppy dog "Debated Issue" gets on famously with the Whippets, who loath and despise him. He loves them but feels somewhat rejected. Circle thinks he is some small type Borzoi and amuses herself by coursing him about the place in a revengeful manner. I suspect one day to find Circle with her nose bitten off rather then merely out of joint.
I hear from a friend of mine that the Whippets, Selbrook Archlight and Butterfly of Test have been exported from England to California??????
Fresno's local kennel club is sponsoring racing at their show, April 7. They have put up a 100. purse, plus the split of entry fees.
Strathoak Kennels Reports
(Mrs.) Christine Cormany
We haven't had any news in lately mainly because there hasn't been too much doing here, we've had to by-pass a couple of shows due to my having virus pneumonia that hung on for nearly 8 weeks. Storm Warning Sorceress and I did manage under great stress to make a race try-out early in Jan. but Sorceress decided she'd have no part of it and laid at my feet curled up fast asleep, even the excited dogs rac ing by didn't even arouse her! We'll keep trying tho! altho a second try this month wasn't much better, but it was pouring with rain and she figured being with the people under the pavilion was much nicer than running in the rain! However, Starsheen and her older daughter, Stardust, had two-three good races under their belt and the rain didn't seem to bother them in the least. Starsheen amazed a few people due to the fact her puppies were only just 5 1/2 weeks old and here she was almost dried up and ready to go racing!
We were really very pleased with the quality of the Blarney Stone - Starsheen litter, 3 of the males will be shown and we hope the 4th will be, he is solid white and we are just hoping he will darken around the eyes. They were all in their new homes at the age of 7 weeks! We think this is probably a record in selling an entire litter, with one exception of course, before they are two months old. At least it is for us. These pups are white with blue markings in various degrees, this is not the fading blue but a real maltase blue and it appears to be getting darker: For temperament, disposition, and steadiness, these babes were tops. They were one of the most sensible lot of pups we've ever had. Kerry Dancer, called around here O'Toole, is a real dream puppy. We drove to Shell Beach on March 25th to take Bit 0' Blarney to Rex Williams and took O'Toole along as there was no one home to feed the little guy. On the way back, we stopp ed for dinner and spent a good 2 hrs window shopping, etc. We returned to the car and O'Toole was sound asleep in his carrier and hadn't made a peep. I had returned to the car on several occasions to check on him and each time he was cuddled down sound asleep. I took him out and he attended to himself, ate the chicken and turkey left-overs from our dinner, returned to his carrier and slept the rest of the way home. I took him back to the basement where they'd been sleeping, which is right under our bedroom floor, and fully expected to be kept awake most of the night with a whinning puppy. Not a sound!! He's been good as gold being by himself, he now stays in the enclosed yard during the daylight hours with his "mommy" and returns to the basement at night.
We have just received our schedule for Fresno and Bakersfield, 17 at the former and 12 at the latter. We are looking forward to a real Whippet gathering at Fresno and the Scotts are coming down and they will have a chance to see a good cross- section of the California Whippets. There will be racing in the afternoon at Fresno and we are looking forward to some real excitement and there could be some upsets from the younger generation!!:
We have been reading with great interest the pros and cons on the point system for the races. When racing was in full swing here in California, and also in its declining years, we raced by the heat, semifinal and final system, could be called the process of elimination! Points were awarded the final winners of each meet, we raced 2 Sundays a month, and at the end of the year, challenge trophies were awarded to the dog or bitch having won the greatest number of points during the year in the finals. 3rd and 4th places dogs in the heats ran off in semi-finals and a final also, and the final winners were given points towards a Consolation Challenge Trophy. Dad had two dogs to be winners of the Challenge Trophy, Kerry- line, a little 151b. rough haired female that whipped them all, she won, I believe, 58 races out of 60, twice beaten by the same dog, yet nearly all of the other top dogs could beat this dog: The 2nd trophy winner was Ladysman of Ben-Dor as he was known by the A.K.C., but having such a long name he raced as just Ladysman, he won the challenge trophy 3 successive years and also the Santa Anita Handicap three successive years, although Donald Hostetter's Tippi-Toes O'Lazeland almost made it! We understand the point system will be used at Fresno so we will see how it works out here. I believe Wendy Howell and the northern folks ran on the heat basis, or the elimination system as it could be called. We raced under the heat system at Ventura last year and it still worked fine. Perhaps a word from Pearl Baumgartner on their racing system would throw some light on the matters at least it would be from another section of the country and they have been having an awful lot of racing up there. I agree that the racing should be kept on the FUN SIDE. There is enough trouble in the show-ring without running into poor sports on the race track. Starsheen is no speed demon, I ’ m just happy with the idea she runs for the sake of it and knows what she is doing, she enjoys it and so do I. Let's keep the FUN in racing, and if things need ironing out, do it with those in charge and not behind their backs and complaining to others, this gives the sport a bad name, and now that it appears to be on the upswing, let's keep it going up and we can only do that by enjoying ourselves, be happy our dogs do their best, at least they are trying and there is no judge that can disqualify them for their tail being too short, or not having enough chest or rear angulation or for being flat-backed etc. Maybe they are a bit pigeon toed, maybe a bit off in rear gait, but they run their hearts out for us (or the lure!!) so lets have some FUN, FUN, FUN at every meet we can.
I've had my say, so better get going before I say more!
Whipoo Kennel Reports Sibyl & Gene Jacobs April, 1962
We urge all Whippet owners and exhibitors in our area to make every effort to attend the Champaign Illinois Kennel Club All Breed show on Saturday, July 14, 1962, where we are very fortunate to have Miss Judith R. Shearer doing the breed. We think of our area as including, besides Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan and Missouri, and we would like to see the Whippet entry supported at this show from this entire area. This is the third year the Champaign Illinois Kennel Club has hired a "specialty" judge for Whippets, and the club is most likely to continue doing this as long as the entry warrants it.
The show will be held at the Champaign County Fairgrounds, Urbana, Illinois.
There are several good Motels in the area. The superintendent is Paul A. Ferguson, 123 E. High St., Portland, Indiana.
We invite all Whippet exhibitors and their friends to our home after the Champaign show for cocktails and buffet supper. Just drop us a card or note that you will be here.
White Acres Kennel Reports
April 1, 1962
Puyallup , Washington
Winter months are always slow on the racing and show activities around here, but we have managed to attend three shows in this vicinity. On Feb. 24th Ch. White Acres Sylvia was Best of Breed (her first time shown since she finished 2 years ago), and a young bitch bred by Mrs. Anson was winners, then at Portland on the 4th of March, White Acres Shawnee was Best of Breed. At Peninsula on March 25th, Ch. White Acres Sylvia won the Breed with White Acres Shawnee Winners Dog and Winners Bitch was the one of Mrs. Anson's breeding (I don't have a catalogue here so I don't have the dog or owner's name.) Our next show near will not be until sometime in June so we will have time for some of our other activities.
We have two litters due this month, so that will keep us busy for a while. Both bitches are our house dogs and they are always the spoiled ones and always want special attention for both mama and the young ones.
As for racing, we have no definite plans for the season. We have had several invitations to put on exhibitions, but so far we haven't accepted. This year with all our other activities and the Fair company we expect, our time will be limited. So we will probably do most of our racing on our own backyard track for interested friends. But we do hope to make a trip to Canada and run some competition races with the club up there.
We thought for a while we would be racing with the gang at Chicago, but our plans were cancelled just before the entries closed, so perhaps it will be next year. So have fun, only wish we could share it with you.
Because this issue of the Whippet News is so late, the deadline for the June issue will be June 22, by postmark. We will make every effort to get the June issue out as close to the end of June as possible so we can get back on schedule once more. Please do not wait for the post card reminder, but send your news and advertising along anytime. The material will be held for the next available issue.
Material for the June issue is already coming in. Several show reports are in the file and we will have part 1 of the article, Whippet Racing In America, by Louis Pegram. Also, Ralph Eyles promises plans for starting boxes.
If anyone would like to present a page of pictures, like the page in this issue of the Chicago races, please contact the editor.
Send all mail to — The Whippet News, c/0 E. L. Jacobs, Mahomet, Illinois.
THE MAIL BAG
Pamela Arthur, B. C., Canada, writes:
I have owned and shown Whippets for 13 years and now have 3 adults and 1 litter in the family. The litter is the second one for Ch. Rockabye Peace Pipe (Imp). She produced 3 champions last time (2 blacks and 1 blue) so this time we are expecting great things. I have at last got my tri-colour, which I have been trying for years to breed. The sire of the puppies is Am. Ch. Pennyworth Pilgrim Father, who, although he is 10 years old, obviously feels like Charlie Chaplin. What a wonderful old dog. My other bitch is Sonna Rockabye Baby, Peace Pipes' granddaughter, from Ch. Rockabye Black Molly. She is proving a very avid obedience fan and loves all the exercises, including carrying the dumbbell. She is entering for her first Trial next month. She is also a terrific racer, never being beaten in the puppy classes last year.
Mr. & Mrs. Stanley J. Brooks, Que., Canada, writes:
As new comers to the Whippet World early last year we would like to say "Hello" to you and other owners of Whippets — those outstandingly graceful, elegant and loveable dogs. Our lives have been so enriched since our much loved "Freya" (Registered name — Tip Top Alluring Deer), fawn with blue face, became our very own. Purchased in Montreal from Dr. & Mrs. Leo Dery.
We greatly enjoy participation at the various dog shows. Just got back from Toronto , Ontario , 356 miles southwest, from here where the Sportsmen's Show which ran for about 2 weeks. The dog shows lasted three days. We relish the competition and the splendid people we meet, many of whom have become our friends through our mutual interest. We are entering the M ontreal shows April 28 & 29.
It seems to us that we have already expressed to you our delight in receiving the Whippet News but may we repeat that we appreciate getting it and realize the effort you must put into getting out each issue. Do trust you have some help with it so that it may long be continued in its present form. Congratulations on a job well done. Please do keep us on your mailing list.
The Whippet News Mailing List, April, 1962
(In addition to American Whippet Club members)
Mr. & Mrs. John Abrams, 4113 N. W. 28th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
David Alshuler, 375 Hawthorne, Glencoe, Ill.
Claire E. Anderson, R. R. 1, Box 9—B, Bloomingdale Rd., Wheaton, Ill.
Mr. & Mrs. C. Chase Arnold, Box 95, Glen Arbor, Mich. Al aubin, Rt. 5, Stillwater, Minn.
Wm. D. Backman, Sr., P. O. Box 5, Aurora, Indiana
Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Bailey, 38 E. Beardsly, Champaign, Ill.
Garland A. Baker, 3309 Coltrane Rd., Oklahoma City 11, Oklahoma
Hugh F. Baker, 161 East 63 St., New York, N. Y.
Joseph Z. Batten, 3049 North Park Ave., Tucson, Arizona
Mrs. Howard Berry, #1799 Princeton Rd., Hamilton, Ohio
Selwyn Blackstone, 6602 Novak Rd., Racine, Wisconsin
Jack Boosalis & Boyd Onstott, 12324 E. 194th, Artesia, Calif.
Vic Bouswell, 1118 Jane, Topeka, Kansas
Marianna Burrows, 922 Clark Place, El Cerrito, Calif.
Jim Cahill, 5246 Faircliff Ave., Louisville, Ohio
Carol Campbell, 2424 West Hope St., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Harold H. Carr, Carr Grevhound Kennels, P. O. Box 267, Derby, Colorado
Frank Carroll, 1492 Hawkins Ave., Baldwin, F. Y.
Mr. & Mrs. James W. Case, P. O. Box 57, Grossmont, Calif.
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Arnold D. Collier, Route 3, Box 253, Brooksville, Florida
Mrs. J. Hamilton Coulter, "Clintagh", Lloyd Neck, Huntington, Long Island, N. Y.
Ralph W. Cox, 2807 Fairfield Ave., Greensboro, Forth Carolina
Arthur A. Crawford, 305 West Erie St., Chicago 10, Ill.
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Pat Daggett, 7024 East 124th, Puyallup, Wash.
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Manyard Davisson, Rt. 3, Marysville, Ohio
Dr. James Dick, 4698 'lest Olive, Fresno, Calif.
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Henry Doder, Jr., 552 South, Toledo 9, Ohio
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W. C. Edminston, Ralston, Nebraska
Dolores Eggerst, Rt. 2, Box 229, Long Grove, Ill.
Jeanne Ellis, Humble Acre Kennel, R. 3, Rockport, Ind.
Emalie Ewing, Rutledge, Mo.
Weldon Feldman, 2605 W. Berwyn, Chicago 25, Ill.
Burton M. Forman, 7116 Linda Sue Way, Fair Oaks, Calif.
Donald V. Fraser, McNeill Manufacturing Co., P. O. Box 93, Red Springs, N. C.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Frinzl, 7225 Craigmere Drive, Middleburgh Hts. 30, Ohio
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Phydelma & Lyle Gillette, Rancho Gabriel, 12415 Ted five., Saratoga, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. James Gober, 1151 Washington, Chehalis, Wash.
A. Golde, 8168 Evergreen Ave., South Gate, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Goldstein, 7222 A Balson, University City, Ho.
Ernest Grenese, 41 Sage Ave., Revere, Mass.
Lt. & Mrs. Edwin Grimm, 1620 A. Ash St., Garden Terrace, Fort Dix, New Jersey
Robert Guimbarda, 8204 Jackson, St. Louis 14, Mo.
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Bob Hastings, 5355 Cartwright St., North Hollywood, Calif.
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Betty Lee Hinks, Step A Long, 754 Main St., Reisterstown, Md.
Mr. & Mrs. James V. Hoffman, Rt. # 5, Marysville, Ohio
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Mr. & Mrs. Charles Horsfall, R. 3, Box 24, Williamston, Mich.
Susan Hudson, Stone Corral Kennels, 0/0 Clark Cattle Co., Cutler, Calif.
J. C. Hughes, P. O. Box 467, Anderson, Ind.
Mrs. B. D. Hulen, 3020 Dumbarton Ave., Washington 7, D. C.
Mrs. Evelyne Janis, Box 57, House Springs, Mo.
Mrs. E. Frank Jensik, 4019 Brainard Rd., Cleveland 22, Ohio
Noel Jones, 278 Monroe Dr., Palo Alto, Calif.
Dr. Kamsler, R. D. No. 1, Sunbury, Pa.
Mr. & Mrs. Sam Keller, 3466 Westbury Rd., Shaker Heights 20, Ohio
W. R. Kenney, Sloan, Iowa
Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Kenord, c?o Selas Corp., Dreshev, Pa.
Mr. & Mrs. Frank J. Kern, 814 Monett St., Norman, Oklahoma
0. J. Kersting, Ada, Mich.
Thomas A. Kilcullen, P. O. Box 131, Park Ridge, Ill.
Jewell L. Killian, 4o6 Stages Dr., Corpus Christi, Texas
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Walter Klaus, 75-72 187th St., Flushing 66, Long Island, N. Y.
Mr. & Mrs. E. F. Kotnblith, 1101 Elm Ridge Dr., Glencoe, Ill.
Ruth Kraeuchi, 2022 N. Ballas Rd., St. Louis 22, Missouri
John W. Kreutziger, Jr., 7674 No. Wyandot St., Denver 21, Colorado
Jayne Langdon, 507 Central Ave., Alameda, Calif.
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John Lieblong, 17 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, N. Y.
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George & Virginia Mackin, 6502 Hatillo Ave., Woodland Hills, Calif.
Fred Maday, 79 Personette Ave., Verona, New Jersey
Gib Maring, 265o S. W. Custer St., Portland 19, Oregon
J. Dale Marsteller, 310 S. 10th St., Phila, Pa.
John M. Martinez, 5106 Blanco Rd., San Antonio, Texas
Edith Meiser, 171 East 62, Yew York, N. Y.
Mrs. Conni Miller, 4385 Panorama Dr., Santa Rosa, Calif.
Marcus W. Minkler, 6242 A N. Kenmore, Chicago 40, Ill.
Mr. & Mrs. Ivan W. Moffit, 87 South 17th St., San Jose 12, Calif.
Lloyd Molby, Molby's Aquarium, Traverse City, Mich.
Mr. & Mrs. Richard Moore, Dorich Poodles, 5002 Florence Blvd., Omaha 10, Nebraska
Gary 0. & Judy Morgan, 6210 Wolf Rd., LaGrange, Ill.
Mrs. Lawrence Morrell, 174 Edward Foster Rd., Scituate Harbor, Mass.
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Lindy Patrick, 1221 Arden Rd., Pasadena, Calif.
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Mr. & Mrs. M. Petriello, 104 Rhame Ave., East Rockaway, N. Y.
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Neil Van Dyne, 99-63 66 Ave., Forest Hills, N. Y.
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Roy H. Weblemoe, Dalmo Collie Farm, P. O. Box 425, Fairbury, Nebraska
Mrs. J. E. Wilkey, 1631 Maywood Rd., S. Euclid 21, Ohio
Rex Williams, 135 Paddock Ave., Shell Beach, Calif.
Keith Wilson, 4432 N. Romero Rd., Tucson, Arizona
Mrs. Marion Woodcock, Box 68F, 131st Street East, Pearblossom, Calif.
N. Frances N. Woods, 800 Los Trancos Rd., Menlo Park, Calif.
Mrs. Earl O. Woody, 1811 South Monroe, Tucumcari, New Mexico
Arthur E. Wright, 5442 Lewis Rd., Agoura, Calif.
Ann Wyman, C/O The Boston Globe, Boston, Mass.
E, J. Anson, R. R. No. 1, Aldergrove, B. C., Canada
Pamela Arthur, 5819 King George Highway, North Surrey, B. C., Canada
Mrs. Joan Brazier, 5614 Kings Rd., Vancouver 8, B. C., Canada
Mr. & Mrs. S. J. Brooks, Dykebar House, Frontier Rd., Hemmingford, Quebec, Canada
Maria Lucia Kernke, Canil Pirajense, Caixa Postal 1155, CAMPINAS, Est. Sao Paulo, La
Countess de St. Seine, Griemont, La Chapelle Blanche, Indres et Loire(Brazil)
Mrs. Dorothy Lewis, Rydons Lane, Old Coulsden, Surrey, England France
Mrs. V. M. Martinson, R. R. No. 1, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Natl. Whippet, Assoc., Mrs. S. E. Evans, 26 Ingleboro Dr., Purley, Surrey, England
Northern Counties Whippet Club, Mrs. R. Hodgson, 4 Victor Ave., Bare, Morecambe,
Mrs. M. B. Parrish, Wethersell Cottage, Horseblock Hollow, (Lancs., England
Barhatch Lane, Cranleigh, Surrey, England
Mrs. Hugenholtz van der Velde, Baarnseweg 35A, Den Dolder, Holland
Ed Veitel, Debaire Kennels, R. R. No. 2, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
S. Wells, Cranmore Kennels, Chambly Rd., St. Hubert, P. 2, Canada
Whippet Club, Yrs. Fred Jones, Hailey Rd., Witney, Oxon, England
The American Kennel Club, 221 Park Ave. South, New York 3, Y. Y.
Dog World, 469 East Ohio St., Chicago 11, Ill.
Kay Peer, Dogs In Canada, 1173 Bay St., Torinto 5, Ont., Canada
Mrs. Helen Rosemont, Western Kennel World, 20 Sycamore St., San Francisco, Calif.
Mrs. Alice Rosenthal, The Dog News, 406 Elm St., Cincinnati, Ohio
The Kennel Review, P. O. Box 225, Glendale, Calif.
Mrs. Alice Wagner, Popular Dogs, 2009 Ranstead St., Philadelphia, Pa.