Donated to the Whippet Community by Don Frames, Bardon Whippets
Eugene L. Jacobs
(American Whippet Club American Kennel Gazette Column)
According to the Oxford Universal Dictionary, the definition of the word ROACH is, "A small freshwater fish of the Carp family, common in the rivers of northern Europe. In. U. S., also applied to various small fish resembling, or mistaken for, the roach." In addition, ROACH is also "An upward curve cut in the foot of a square sail" and the abbreviation of Cockroach. Webster's Collegiate Dictionary has this definition of ROACH, "A Cockroach "A European freshwater fish of the Carp family. It is silver white with greenish black. Any of various allied or similar cyprinoid fishes."
In the official standard for Whippets, the word ROACH is not mentioned and under the definition of Back, it states - "Strong and powerful, rather long with a good, natural arch over the loin creating a definite tuck-up of the underline but covering a lot of ground." In spite of these facts, too many people frequently use the word roach when they are referring to the Whippet back or top-line.
The Whippet standard calls for an animal to be rather long in the back and to stand ever a lot of ground and as a result, how could he be drawn-up like a wicket in the middle? The correct Whippet back should be level at the shoulders and from the shoulders, flow to a good arch over the loin and at no time, be ROACHED, HUMPED or WHEEL backed:
Occasionally, one sees a flat backed Whippet, one with no arch over the loin. A flat back is just as wrong as the drawn-up, wheel back and as a result, a flat back should be equally penalized.
When evaluating a Whippet back or top-line, please refer to the Whippet Standard and remember, the ARCH is supposed to be over the loin - not in the middle of the back!!
AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB EASTERN SPECIALTY September 27, 1963
Judge: Mrs. Ralph G. Eyles
( 11 puppies shown)
Dogs and Bitches 6-9 mo., seven shown. First, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Bold Venture (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Rufus ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Golden Apple) Second, D. R. Motch's Seven League Sunday Punch (by Ch. Meander Good As New ex Ch. Seven League Songbird) Third, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Golden Argosy (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Rufus ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Golden Apple) Fourth, D. R. Motch's Seven League Soprano ( By Ch. Meander Good As New ex Ch. Seven League Songbird)
Dogs and Bitches 9-12 mo., four shown. First, Lazeland Kennels' Lucillite O' Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Second, Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Limerick (by Whipoo's Bengal ex Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon) Third, Lazeland Kennels' Vivianne O'Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Fourth, Louis Pegram's Whipoo's Hey Look Me Over (by Whipoo's Bengal ex Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon)
Best Puppy in Sweepstakes, Stoney Meadows Bold Venture. Second, Seven League Sunday Punch. Third, Lucillite O' Lazeland. Fourth, Whipoo's Limerick.
Judge: Mrs. Augustus Riggs, 1V (46 shown in regular classes)
Puppy Dogs 6-9 mo., five shown. First, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Bold Venture (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Rufus ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Golden Apple) Second, Meander Kennels' Meander Hindsight (by The Baron of Birdneck Point ex Meander Carless) Third, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Golden Argosy (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Rufus ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Golden Apple) Fourth, D. R. Match's Seven League Sunday Punch (by Ch. Meander Good As New ex Ch. Seven League Songbird)
Puppy Dogs 9-12 no., one shown, Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Limerick (by Whipoo's Bengal ex Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon)
Novice Dogs, three shown. First, Lazeland Kennels' Lamplighter O' Lazeland (by Ch. Surfrider O'Lazeland ex Ch. Whipoo's White Luster) Second, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Silver Lining (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Rufus ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Golden Apple) Third, Louis Pegram's Whipoo's Paint Your Wagon (by Royal Coachman O' Laze land ex Ch, Whipoo's Wish Me Well)
Bred By Exhibitor Dogs, two shown. First, Meander Kennels' Meander Indiscretion (by Ch. Meander Kingfisher ex Meander Scatterbrain) Second, Lazeland Kennels' El Capitan O'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Lorelei O'Lazeland)
American Bred Dogs, one shown, F. Julia Shearer's Meander M. O. (by Ch. Meander Pickpocket ex Ch. Whipoo's Showy Luster)
Open Dogs, five shown. First, Louis Pegram's Eyleland Double Talk (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Meander Double or Quits) Second, Margareta & Victor A. Renner's Eyleland Homer(by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Great Circle Hester) Third, Lazeland Kennels' Eyleland Plum Pudding (by Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll ex Ch. Eyleland Hepzibah) Fourth, Jack L. Acker's Glenhaven's Wild Fortune (by Ch. Glenhaven's Wildwind ex Ch. Julie of Stoney Meadows)
Winners Dog to Meander Indiscretion. Reserve to Lamplighter O'Lazeland.
Puppy Bitches 6-9 mo., five shown. First, D. R. Motch's Seven League Soprano (by Ch. Meander Good As New ex Ch. Seven League Songbird) Second, D. R. Motch's Seven League Serenade (by Ch. Meander Good As New ex Ch. Seven League Songbird) Third, Barbara Eyles' Eyleland Imprudence (by Meander Indiscretion ex Eyleland Prune Whip) Fourth, F. Julia Shearer's Meander Guinevere (by Ch. Meander Pickpocket ex Meander Fata Morgana)
Puppy Bitches 9-12 mo., two shown. First, Lazeland Kennels' Lucillite O'Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Second, Lazeland Kennels' Vivienne O' Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O' Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland)
Bred By Exhibitor Bitches, three shown. First, F. Julia Shearer's Meander Cygnet (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Ch. Baroness of Birdneck Point) Second, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Paisley (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Meander Ribbons) Third, Lazeland Kennels' Limelight O'Lazeland (by Ch. Surfrider O'Lazeland ex Ch. Whipoo's White Luster)
American Bred Bitches, three shown. First, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Seven League Sunrise (by Ch. Seven League Skybluepink ex Ch. Seven League Serenissima) Second, Henry Doder, Jr.'s Serenade O'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Lorelei 0' Lazeland) Third, Thomas A. 0'Brien's Wetmore's Lizzie (by Appraxins Snow Fox ex Wetmore's Splitthe Wind)
Open Bitches, six shown. First, Windholme Kennel's Eyleland Brown Betty (by Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll ex Ch. Eyleland Hepzibah) Second, Stuart Burford's Siren Song O' Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Lorelei O' Lazeland) Third, D. R. Notch's Seven League Skysthelimit (by Ch. Seven League Skybluepink ex Ch. Seven League Serenissima) Fourth, John Berger's Stoney Meadows Winnie (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Winston ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen)
Winners Bitch to Eyleland Brown Betty. Reserve, to Seven League Soprano.
Best Of Winners to Eyleland Brown Betty.
Specials, ten shown, Ch. Stoney Meadows Queen's Gift, Ch. Humble Acre Snowcloud, Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland, Ch. Wanderlust O'Lazeland, Ch. Seven League Songbird, Ch. Meander Flip The Dip, Ch. Meander Good As New, Ch. Legend O'Lazeland, Ch. Stoney Meadows Golden Apple, Ch. Stoney Meadows Beauty Queen.
Best of Breed to Eyleland Brown Betty. Best Opposite Sex to F. Julia Shearer's Ch. Meander Flip The Dip (by Ch. Meander Pickpocket ex Meander Scatterbrain)
Get Class, two shown. First, Lazeland Kennels' Royal Coachman O'Lazeland (by Ch. Fisherman O'Lazeland ex Ch. Bo—Peep of Birdneck Point) Second, Wesley Christopher's Ch. Stoney Meadows Rufus (by Ch. Meander Bob—White ex Laguna Leonie)
Produce Class, two shown. First, Lazeland Kennels' Lorelei O'Lazeland (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Ch. Dizzy Blond of Meander) Second, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Ch. Stoney Meadows Golden Apple (by Chanctonbury Hercules ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Fairy Tale)
Brace Class, one shown, Meander Kennels' Meander Foresight and Meander Hindsight.
Racing Class, five shown. First, Ralph Eyles' Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost) Second, Margareta & Victor Renner's Eyleland Homer (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Great Circle Hester) Third, Barbara Eyles' Eyleland Hannah (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Great Circle Hester) Fourth, Victor A. Renner's Ch. Rouget O' Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland)
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Corn Belt Kennel Club, Bloomington, Illinois
September 2, 1963 Judge: Mr. Donald P. Hostetter
Puppy Dogs, two shown. First, Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Jacknife (by Ch. Lysander of Briskways ex Whipoo's Tea Biscuit) Second, Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Limerick (by Whipoo's Bengal ex Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon)
Open Dogs, one shown, Jan & Katharina Knudten's Lars Vom Burgfried (by Zoltan Vom Burgfried ex Cara Vom Burgfried)
Winners Dog to Lars Vom Burgfried. Reserve to Whipoo's Jacknife.
Puppy. Bitches, three shown. First, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Seven League Sunrise (by Ch. Seven League Skybluepink ex Ch. Seven League Serenidsima) Second, Barbara Eyles' Eyleland Imprudence (by Meander Indiscretion ex Eyleland Prune Whip) Third, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacob's Whipoo's Trademark (by Whipoo's Bengal ex Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon)
Bred by Exhibitor bitches, one shown, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Paisley (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Meander Ribbons)
Open Bitches, four shown . First, Randolph M. Duncan's Humble Acre Snowcloud (by Ch. Lysander of Briskways ex Whipoo's Tarheel) Second, Kathryn & Scott Fields' Avaunt Cassandra (by Ch. Oberon of Briskways ex Ch. Whipoo's Avon Jessica) Third, Jack Stone's Storm Warning grey Cloud (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Storm 'laming Dart of Meander) Fourth, Barbara Eyles' Eyleland Hannah (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Great Circle Hester)
Winners Bitch to Humble Acre Snowcloud. Reserve to Avaunt Cassandra.
Best of Winners to Humble Acre Snowcloud.
Specials, two entered, Ch. Red Letter O'Lazeland, Ch. Eyleland Henry.
Best of Breed to Humble Acre Snowcloud. Best Opposite Sex to Ralph Eyles' Ch. Eyleland Henry (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Great Circle Hester)
Westchester Kennel Club
September 8, 1963 Judge: Heywood R. Hartley
Bred By Exhibitor Dogs, one shown, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Little Red Fox (by Ch. Pennyworth Ebony King ex Stoney Meadows Snow Princess)
American Bred Dogs, one shown, Mardormere Kennels' Whirlaway of Mardormere (by Ch. Citation of Mardormere ex Lucky Lady of Mardormere)
Open Dogs, four shown. First, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Snow Prince (by Ch. Pennyworth Ebony King ex Stoney Meadows Snow Princess) Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Larripun Lou (by Ch. Pennyworth Sunset ex Ch. Pennyworth Tigrine) Third, Mardormere Kennels' Cherokee of Mardormere (by Ch. Lucky Number of Mardormere ex Ch. Camille of Mardormere) Fourth, Francis Murphy's Tom Jones 0' Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Legacy O' Lazeland').
Winners Dog to Pennyworth Snow Prince. Reserve to Pennyworth Larripun Lou.
American—Bred Bitches, one shown, Mardormere Kennels' Primrose of Mardormere (by Ch. Lucky Number of Mardormere ex Ch. Primadonna of Mardormere)
Open Bitches, four shown. First, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Temptress (by Ch. Pennyworth Ebony King ex Stoney Meadows Snow Princess) Second, Irene & Parker Harris' Renpark's Merry Ment (by Ch. Wingedfoot Ringmaster of Pennyworth ex Ch. Renpark's Verry Merry) Third, Calvin G. Perry's Appraxin Lustrous O'Lazeland (by Ch. Surfrider O'Lazeland ex Ch. Whipoo's White Luster) Fourth, Mardormere Kennels' Ballarina of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Fascination of Mardormere)
Winners Bitch to Pennyworth Temptress. Reserve. to Renpark's Merry Ment.
Specials, six shown, Ch. Stoney Meadows Hell's Bells, Ch. Crackerbox Moonstone, Ch. Classic Beauty of Mardormere, Ch. Lucky Penny of Mardormere, Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth, Ch. Selbrook Highlight.
Best of Breed to Mrs. Clare C. Hodge's Ch. Selbrook Highlight (by Ch. Robmaywin Stargazer of Always ex Porthurst Creme de Menthe). Best Opposite Sex to Pennyworth Kennels' Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth (by Ch. Bellavista Barry ex Myhorlyns Anita).
In the Obedience Trials of the Portchester Obedience Training Club, held in conjunction with the Westchester show, Walter Robinson's For Tea finished his C.D. degree. In earning his third leg, "Cromwell", an English dog, was Highest Scoring Hound in Trial, placing ninth in his class of 37 dogs.
Santa Ana Valley Kennel Club
Sept. 22, 1963 Judge: Mrs. Marion Woodcock
Puppy Dogs 6-9ino., one shown, Bob Davis' Whirling Downs Va Va Voom (by Ch. Meander Finale ex Ch. Strathoak White Velvet)
Open Dogs, three shown. First, John P. Towne's Eyleland Double of Nothing (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Meander Double or Quits) Second, Bob Davis' Springmere Yours Sincerely(by Springmere Yours Truly ex Gloworm of Glenbar) Third, Canyon Crest Kennels' Canyon Crest's Black Diamond (by Ch. Canyon Crest's Teardrop ex Ch. Canyon Crest's Jet Princess)
Winners Dog to Eyleland Double or Nothing. Reserve to Whirling Downs Va Va Voom.
Bitches, one entry, Strathoak Kennels' Strathoak Starglow (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solifsire ex Ch. Strathoak Stardust) Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, one Strathoak Kennels' Strathoak Summer Breeze (by Canesco's Chariotteer ex Ch. Strathoak Starsheen)
Open Bitches, three shown. First, Edward Hauff's Whirling Cinderella (by Ch. Hollypark Hobgoblin ex Ch. Strathoak White Velvet) Second, Donia Cline's Von Der Busch Silver Girl (by Ch. Freddie of Test ex Madam Rosslyn) Third, Sue & Charles Turner's Lady Swift of Piperkins (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Picardia Priscilla, U.D.) Winners Bitch to Strathoak Summer Breeze. Reserve to Strathoak Starglow.
Best of Winners to Eyleland Double or Nothing.
Specials, two shown, Ch. Canyon Crest's Surprise, Ch. Picardia Poltergeist.
Best of Breed to Eyleland Double or Nothing. Best Opposite Sex to Donald W. Frames' Ch. Picardia Poltergeist (by Ch. Mopalo's Speaker of the House ex Ch. The Lark of Meander)
Virginia Kennel Club, Richmond, Virginia
September 28, 1965 Judge: Mrs. W. P. Wear
Novice Dogs, one shown, Louis Pegram's Whipoo's Paint Your Wagon (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Ch. Whipoo's Wish Me Well)
Bred By Exhibitor Dogs, one shown, Lazeland Kennels' El Capitan O'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Lorelei O'Lazeland)
American Bred Dogs, two shown. First, Meander Kennels' Meander Indiscretion (by Ch. Meander Kingfisher ex Meander Scatterbrain) Second, F. Julia Shearer's Meander M. O. (by Ch. Meander Pickpocket ex Ch. Whipoo's Showy Luster)
Open Dogs, two shown. First, Lazeland Kennels' Eyleland Plum Pudding (by Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll ex Ch. Eyleland Hepzibah) Second, Meander Kennels' Meander Glazer (by Ch. Meander Pickpocket ex Ch. Whipoo's Showy Luster)
Winners Dog to Meander Indiscretion. Reserve to Whipoo's Paint Your Wagon.
Puppy Bitches, two shown. First, D. R. Motch's Seven League Soprano (by Ch. Meander Good As New ex Ch. Seven League Songbird) Second, Barbara Eyles' Eyleland Imprudence (by Meander Indiscretion ex Eyleland Prune Whip)
American Bred Bitches, three shown. First, F. Julia Shearer's Meander Cygnet (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Ch. Baroness of Birdneck Point) Second, Thomas A. O'Brien's Wetmore's Lizzie (by Appraxins Snow Fox ex Wetmore's Split The Wind) Third, Henry Doder's Serenade O'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Lorelei O'Lazeland)
Open Bitches, four shown. First, Stuart Burford's Siren Song O'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Second, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Seven League Sunrise (by Ch. Seven League Skybluepink ex Ch. Seven League Serenissima) Third, D. R Motch's Seven League Skysthelimit (by Seven League Skybluepink ex Ch. Seven League Serenissima) Fourth, Wm. H. Berger's Kobold Formula 1 (by Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll ex Ch. Wild Honey)
Bitch to Seven League Soprano. Reserve to Eyleland Imprudence
Best of Winners to Seven League Soprano.
Specials, two shown, Ch. Humble Acre Snowcloud, Ch. Legend O'Lazeland.
Best of Breed to Seven League Soprano. Best Opposite Sex to Meander Indiscretion.
Progressive Dog Club of Wayne County, Detroit, Mich.
Oct. 6, 1963, Judge: Mr. Edward D. McQuown
Puppy Dogs, one shown, Robert J. & Helen J. O'Keefe's Wyleland Quickstep (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Seven League ex Meander Double or Quits)
Novice Dogs, one shown, Catherine R. Ashbaugh's River Roads Big Dad John (by Harbridge Sand King ex Harbridge Katrinka)
Open Dogs, three shown. First, Kate deKorsak's Garden city's Fantasy Mouse (by Garden City's Mysterious Mouse ex Ch. Garden City's Glamorous Mouse) Second, Steve Hurt's Hareston Mr. Appraxin (other information Not Given) Third, Gail Wood & Patricia. Tiller's Eyleland Gregory (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Meander Double or quits)
Winners Dog to Garden City's Fantasy Mouse. Reserve to Eyleland Quickstep.
Puppy Bitches, two shown. First, William Dant's Eyleland Quicksand (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Seven League ex Meander Double or Quits) Second, Barbara Eyles' Eyleland Imprudence (by Meander Indiscretion ex Eyleland Prune Whip)
Open Bitches, three shown. First, Barbara & Ralph Eyles & Seven League Sunrise (by Ch. Seven League Skybluepink ex Ch. Seven League Serenissima) second, Barbara & Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Julia (by Ch. Traymatt Eyleland Herkimer ex Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind) Third, Henry Doder's Serenade O'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Lorelei O'Lazeland)
Winners Bitch to Seven League Sunrise. Reserve to Eyleland Quicksand.
Best of Winners to Garden City's Fantasy Mouse.
Best of Breed to Garden City's Fantasy Mouse. Pest Opposite Sex to Seven League Sunrise.
Colorado Show Results
Specials, two shown, Ch. Rocket's Torpedo, C.D.X., Ch. Tubara's Simply Simon.
Colorado Kennel Club, Sept. 1, 1963, Judge O. C. Harriman, Best of Breed to Kathleen Beargie's Ch. Rocket's Torpedo, C.D.X. (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Ch. Whipoo's Sharp Focus, C.D.)
Greely Kennel Club, Sept. 2, 1963, Judge Kenneth W. Given, Best of Breed to
Jack Brenneis Dr. H. W. Heiser's Ch. Tubara's Simply Simon (by Choirmaster of Allways ex Ch. Cameo Alabaster)
Northern Counties Whippet Club, Bradford, Yorkshire, England
September 14, 1963 Judge: Mrs. M. P. Newcombe
Top wins with judge's critique:
Puppy D. (14) First, Griffith's Roanbar Star. White, sound movement, very lovely puppy, good lay back of shoulders, feet & pasterns.
Jun. D. (15) First, Barnes' Teighways Tanhills of Test. Fawn, overall make & shape I liked, moved well.
Maiden D.(14) First, Barnes' Teighways Tandlebury. particolour, outstanding in this class, Res. CC
Nov. D(13) First, Moran's Cockrow Summer Link. Fawn, lovely make & shape, presented nicely, good mover.
Grad. D.(9) First, Peddiers Poppy Surprise. Particolour, lovely outline, head & neck. Would like a little more angulation behind & moved a bit wide in front.
Limit D. (8) First, Wigg's Ladiesfield Bedazzled. White with black markings, outstanding in this class. Best of head & neck, good shoulders, lovely mover, won handily.
Pawn or Brindle D. (8) First, Collier's Ch. Fair Landing of Knotknum. Fawn, lovely outline, beautiful mover, heavenly neck, excellent, won easily, CC & Best of Breed.
Any Broken Colour D. (5) First, Hawthorn's Ch. Deepridge Masquerade. Fawn & white, lovely neck, good shoulders, neat feet & bone, good body & movement behind.
Puppy B.(19) First, Hallos!: Princess Pat. White particolour, excellent outline, lovely head & neck, should come on to be a future winner, failed in front movement as did the whole class.
Jun.B.(8) Fell's Badgewood Sewickley. Particolour, lovely make & shape, proper neck, nice feet & bone, moved well, with maturity will go higher.
Grad..B.(18) First, Hawthorn's Deepridge Madonna. Fawn, beautiful neck & shape, gorgeous angulation. A small bitch that can cover loads of ground because of her rear angulation.
Limit B.(10) First, Barnes' Teighways True Love. Very Lovely white, would like better neck, otherwise nice.
Any Broken Colour B.(11) Barnes' Ch. Teighways Tasmin. White with fawn markings, lovely quality, would like to see her drive with hindquarters, has an ewe neck which spoils her outline, other than that very nice. Res. CC (First in class)
Open B.(9) First, Nicolson's Hillgarth Sunstar of Glenbervie. Very lovely fawn, b beautiful mover, better in neck & topline than Tasmin, hence my CC Winner.
Black or Blue B.(9) First, Wigg's Ch. Ladiesfield Starturn, very nice black, needs nails cut making him bad in pasterns, other than that quality dog well preserved for age.
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AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB BOARD OF DIRECTORS CENSURES THE WHIPPET NEWS
The editor of the Whippet News received the following notice, dated October 2, 1963, from the secretary of the American Whippet Club, with instructions to print this notice in the November (October) issue of the Whippet News:
"It was the unanimous opinion of all Directors present at the Board of Directors' Meeting of the American Whippet Club, held at Cismont Manor, Cismont, Virginia, that the free and paid pages of the Whippet News would no longer be available to Mr. Walter Wheeler, Jr., Weston', Massachusetts starting with the November (October) 1963 issue of the Whippet News),"
AN OPEN LETTER FROM THE EDITOR OF THE WHIPPET NEWS
As editor of the Whippet News; I am in complete disagreement with the censuring by the Board of the American Whippet Club. Disregarding Dr. Wheeler, a member of the American Whippet Club, and any personalities, I object to the censuring on principle, and think it will ruin a heretofore award winning breed paper. The pages of the Whippet News have always been open to anyone, either as individuals or a group, to present the other side of any subject.
I believe that any one is entitled to a voice in the Whippet News. This breed bulletin is not sponsored entirely by the American Whippet Club, for there are almost 150 readers who are required to make a $3 per year donation to receive the Whippet News. I do not think any harm can come to the American Whippet Club or its members from any article or letter appearing in the Whippet News since it is clearly stated in every issue that "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".
With the censuring now in effect, what is to stop a continuation of this unfortunate policy? Who will be next? What is objectionable reading for some, is interesting reading to others. I do not think anyone should set themselves apart to decide what opinions others should have. There is now the danger that if anyone writes anything in the Whippet News that is in any way controversial, or is not in accord with what the American Whippet Club Board wants to read, the writer will be censured. This will ruin the Whippet News.
It is my sincere hope that there will be no more censuring of the Whippet News by the American Whippet Club, its Board or Officers, and that the censuring now in effect will be lifted. If the policy of censuring is to continue, I will no longer be interested in acting as editor of the Whippet News, under the condition of the threat of being censured.
Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs
EYLELAND DOUBLE OR NOTHING
B 0 B VENTURA UNDER MISS JUDITH SHEARER 1963
B 0 B SANTA ANA UNDER MRS. MARION WOODCOCK 1963
(PHOTO SHOWS HIM AT 17 MONTHS OF AGE)
JACK TOWNE, 6272 HONOLULU AVE., LA CRESCENTA, CALIFORNIA
CHAMPION HUMBLE ACRE SNOWCLOUD
SIRE - CH. LYSANDER OF BRISKWAYS DAM - WHIPOO'S TAR HEEL
BRED BY HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL
FINISHED WITH FOUR MAJORS, UNDEFEATED IN THE CLASSES –
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS KENNEL CLUB, JULY 13, 1963, JUDGE - MRS. W. P. WEAR, WINNERS BITCH, BEST OF WINNERS AND BEST OF BREED FOR FOUR POINTS.
VENTURA COUNTY DOG FANCIERS ASSOCIATION, JULY 27, 1963, JUDGE - MISS JUDITH R. SHEARER WINNERS BITCH FOR FIVE POINTS.
SANTA BARBARA KENNEL CLUB, JULY 28, 1963, JUDGE - MR. WILLIAM W. BRAINARD, JR. WINNERS BITCH, BEST OF WINNERS AND BEST OPPOSITE SEX FOR FIVE POINTS.
CORN BELT KENNEL CLUB, SEPTEMBER 2, 1963, JUDGE - MR. DONALD P. HOSTETTER, WINNERS BITCH, BEST OF WINNERS AND BEST OF BREED FOR FOUR POINTS.
1506 DEAN AVE.
SIBYL B. JACOBS
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 even. Teeth 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, held 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 definite 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 definite 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
Badgewood Kennel Reports
October 2, 1963
We have had a very quiet summer. We needed it too, after such a hectic spring. Badgewood Sewickley and I had covered many miles, and seen many parts of England new to us, traveling sometimes by train, other times by car. We stayed in three star hotels with lovely parks to exercise in, and in no star hotels with only the hard pavement. de luxuriated one time with friends in Staffordshire and had the run of a thousand acres in the company of Norwich Terriers, By the end of June and Windsor championship show my family had had enough of my dog showing, and Sewickley had obtained her Junior Warrant. We retired to home and family.
You may be curious as to how this Junior Warrant is won. It is awarded by the Kennel Club to any dog under eighteen months who has accrued twenty—five points, in breed classes, through wins at Championship or Open shows. Only firsts count.
A win at a Championship show is three points, at an Open show, one point. Sewickle qualified at Windsor five days after her first birthday.
Belle Starr had done her share of showing too, winning Variety classes as well as in the breed. On one occassion placing Reserve Best In Show. The end of June she was mated to Ch. Ladiesfield Topaz. Her sister Calamity Jane, went back to Oh. Laguna Ligonier. Belle has three dogs and one bitch puppies. Calamity has three dogs and three bitches. The litters came three days apart. As I write, they are five weeks old. Belle has one red puppy, like his sire. The others are what I call English fawn. Calamity's are all brindles, save one girl, identical to her mother in color and markings, pale cream fawn. The brindles range from gray to fawn, and each one has a white tip on the end of its tail.
You may be interested to know what we are naming this litter. Her first litter names were suggested by Ligonier, towns and rivers in Pennsylvania. My husband did some research on the real Calamity Jane, and these names are events in her life. 1, Martha Jane Canary, her maiden name. 2, Virginia City, a town in Montana where she grew up. 3, Entertainer, in her latter years she joined a burlesque show 4, Pony Express, she was a pony express rider. 5, Indian Scout, she scouted for General Custer. 6, General Custer, self explanatory. 7, didn't want to name Belle's three boys after gems. In looking up Topaz in the Encyclopedia he found the sources throughout the world. Rather than calling them Badgewood U.S.S.R. or Badgewood U.K., we used the names of states where it is found in the U. S. A.
1. Maine, the red dog, suggesting the colors of barns and leaves in the autumn.
2. Connecticut, the dog which is reddest of the fawns. 3, Utah, lightest dog, so much of the country is desert like. 4, Colorado, the bitch, most feminine sounding. Vie hope these names will be acceptable to the Kennel Club.
Badgewood Monongehela has gone to Mr. Jackson of Middlesex. He will race him as well as show him. Mr. Jackson, a friend of Mr. & Mrs. Francis, has become very interested in racing. Vie hope Benjie will do as well as Annie Oakley, his aunt in Ireland.
Two other puppies are destined to race. These are six month old pups from the litter by Ch. Michael of Meander ex Badgewood Wishful of Allways. Pirate is with G. Race, formerly of Durham, now working in London. In the north before the war, Mr. Race was an ardent Whippet racer. Racing having been revived recently, he is very keen to get back in action up there on weekends and holidays.
Whitey, naturally pure white, will soon be leaving for the north. It was interesting to learn races are still run in lanes, to the rag, up there.
Sewickley, having had a lovely rest, put on weight and matured quite a lot. Though we vowed we wouldn't bring her out again until she was fully matured, we couldn't let. Cath. Hodgson down by not going to Bradford. Northern Counties Whippet Club shows are always such fun. The committee works so hard and do such a bang up job. Besides, we argued with ourselves, we must support a fellow countryman. We entered Having made the decision, we rang Mrs, Fisher to find out if she were taking sister Allegheny, and how she would be making the journey. Convinced that Allegheny would be in season by show time, and a bitch due to whelp then, Mrs. Fisher had not enter. Knowing that mother and auntie had not come in until eighteen months and twenty— two months respectively, and the girls being just fourteen months, we wagered the price of the entry fee that she would not. I would also transport and handle her.
We went up in great style, sharing a compartment with Esme Gollon and Hugo(Peppard Top Flight). We had a lovely time and came home with cards from each class we were in. Allegheny won Novice bitch and third in ;Maiden bitch. Sewickley won Junior bitch, second in graduate bitch, second in Open bitch and broken colour and Best Junior.
It was such fun seeing Peggy and Brad, and hearing the news of friends and dogs. We want to thank Peggy for the two grand write ups she gave Sewickley.
We have entered her for L. K. A. October 31st, but will only go if she keeps on improving as she has. Otherwise will wait for Richmond in December, or next year for Crufts. Should very much doubt we could be that strong minded.
By now the A. W. C. Eastern Specialty is over. I hope it was the success again of last year, and was blessed with good weather. Looking forward to the results in the next Whippet News.
Caledonia Kennel Reports
October 15, 1963
Louis Pegram has frequently mentioned that the most important piece of equipment for Whippet racing is the lure. We have been fortunate in having as a friend a man who owns a machine shop and he made our lure. Since then it has been perfected even further and we brought a prototype to the Virginia races this fall that many of the members saw.
The purpose of this letter is to ask that you make known in the Whippet News that my friend will, as time permits, make these lures for the club, it's members, or anyone interested in racing.
At the outset let me say the price looks high, but also let me add the following:
1. He does not make one penny on these lures. The cost is simply the material and labor involved. He couldn't care less if none are sold. In fact I suspect that is his secretchope.
2. This is a precision piece of machinery. It has now moved beyond dependence on used grinding wheels as a source of gears. It should last a lifetime, but any part needed to be replaced is readily available and easily substituted.
If he can build five lures at one time, the cost is $195,00 each. To make a single lure would cost $250.00. So far, Vic Renner has expressed interest. If anyone else is interested they can contact me at WILL MERRY LANE, GRTENWICH, CONN.
Canesco Kennel Reports
Samuel H. Scott
September 29, 1963
If I were in politics, I would "view with alarm." Since I am not in politics, may I raise certain questions regarding the "National Adult Whippet Race Ratings"? In doing so I intend no criticism whatsoever of Mr. Pegram. I have known him for the better part of ten years and have only the highest regard for him, both personally and dog wise. When Louis speaks of dogs, I keep quiet and listen-and always learn from him.
The first question that comes to my mind is - Does the proposal to crown what amounts to a National Racing Champion have the official sanction of the A. W. C? If it does, it seems to me that the membership as a whole should have had the opportunity to offer suggestions and opinions. Further, who awards the National Racing Honor Points? I had never heard of such points until I received the August, 1963, Whippet News. Going a bit further, it will be observed that (with the geographic center of the United States being somewhere in Kansas) five of the six meets at which these points are awarded are located east of the center of the United States. If, for convenience, we consider Wichita to be roughly in the center of the country, we find that Chicago is about 725 miles northeast of center, Cobham around 1300 miles east, Antioch about the same as Chicago, St. Louis about 475 miles east, while Santa Barbara (the only meet west of center) is about 1400 miles west and a bit south of center. At the risk of being accused of sour grapes because I happen to live in California, I submit that the geographic distribution of the race meets has not reached the point where we may properly declare a dog to he a National Winner. I think that I can demonstrate the weakness in the whole structure by an illustration. Let us suppose that a person who lives in Memphis, Tennessee owns a good running dog. Round trip to Chicago will be 1120 miles, to Antioch about the same, to at. Louis about 600 miles. Total round trip distance to the three meets - 2840 miles. In our fairy tale the dog wins all three meets. Total points - 2200. If another dog won all three other meets (unlikely since Cobham is approximately 3000 miles one way from Santa Barbara) the Tennessee dog will still be the National Champion. This is not equity in any sense of the word. I submit, further, that if a person with somewhat in limited funds and leisure time owns a dog who places second in all six meets, that dog will score 2400 points and will be almost unbeatable even though it is possible that he has been beaten by six other dogs and has never won a meet. I suggest that until there are more meets, better distributed and scored with equal weight, the National Ratings rest on shaky foundations and may do the breed a disservice.
Racing has always been, for me, a thing of pure enjoyment. The dogs love it, win or lose, and on the whole the people have felt the same way. I have never seen any hard feelings at a meet where no money prizes were given and no trophies awarded.
I can see the day coming when racing will be for blood instead of joy. Following the National Points we will probably get National Trophies, probably an elaborate silver thing od considerable value. Then will come more and more substantial money purses, and the Whippet will go the way of certain other breeds who have been exploited commercially. Is it appropriate to suggest that long and sober thought be given to the whole idea before somebody (whom?) goes ahead on this?
Mrs. Martin Collings Reports
Newington, N. H.
I will not endeavour to reply to the first part of the Eyles' letter in your August issue, except to say that I completely disagree with practically everything they say! I would like to mention a minor point, which is that it seems to me that the Eyles are confusing "drive" and "reach". Drive ceases to be drive when the hind leg, in being brought forward passes the perpendicular and then becomes reach. In my humble opinion the Eyles would also do well to think hard on overall BALANCE in the structure of an animal, and I do not mean just in outline, but in the mechanics and entire anatomy which automatically includes balance in motion.
I congratulate Mr. Hearn on what I thought an excellent article. One which I should like to see pinned up in every kennel and memorised by every serious breeder.
The Eyles ask for a reason as to why a dog with "what appears to be perfectly adequate shoulder assembly standing still", picks up his feet when moving. In my opinion there can be several causes, but by far the most obvious one contradicts their earlier statement that front movement is independent of rear conformation.
then a dog or a horse or any similarly constructed quadruped is of sufficiently incorrect rear conformation as to effect its gait, this weakness results in there being inadequate power from behind - call it drive, propulsion, or what you will - to create the momentum necessary for correct forward movement. The animal must then compensate for this lack of drive by pulling itself along by its forehand.
No matter how well made a shoulder and front it may possess, its front movement will be short striding and plodding, with overdone knee action. It will be impossible for it to have the lightness of front movement, with the toe being thrown forward and out as is found in many thoroughbred horses. This is particularly so in the case of the cut-away or steep croup. With this serious fault the forward reach of the hind leg is not impaired so much as the distance the hind leg can travel BEHIND the dog before the leg leaves the ground to be brought forward in a new stride. The dog with correct rear assembly, strength and muscular coordination, able to make both the forward reach and the backward thrust will cover the maximum possible amount of ground in his stride. The driving power created lightens his forehand, which is then free to move correctly.
Having trained show and dressage horses for many years, I have the good fortune to know the true meaning and FEEL of this impulsion (which is momentum created by drive) and what it can produce. This I have found of invaluable help in the study of movement in dogs. It is only for this reason that I presume to put forward my view for the benefit of anyone interested who has not had similar experience.
Great Circle Kennel Reports
Wendell T. Howell
Co. Waterford, Eire
I should like to use the pages of W. Y., if I may, to address an open letter to my fellow Whippet racing enthusiasts in California. In the early '50's there was not a single Whippet racing on any sort of track anywhere in the U. S. A. I had bred some Whippets who had an obvious running streak, sold a few, and this little band of owners and myself set out to do some racing, all details & principles of which were entirely unknown to us. We had no boxes, no lure, & even our venue was under park police control & therefore dubious. (I later got the Park Commission to sanction this "old sport" so we were spared the cop). Jerry Pinckney made a lure, I bought a set of boxes and with Virginia Archey (later Virginia & Drew Mullan), Dot & Hap Frames and one or two others we set nut to race our dogs. Later there was Andrew del Fino, the Stouts, young Michael Whitman, the Cebrians, the Mallards, but this was the very beginning. The few local people who showed Whippets took the tedious old position that the whiff of a race would spoil their dogs for show. The only local member of the A. W. C. was actively hostile, and the Club itself, almost exclusively in faraway Virginia, with a limited circle of members and strict control from the top, either laughed at us or said we were an unruly element and would, by racing, attract a very poor element indeed. Baltimore racing to be sure had died out in the '20's for that reason. Racing in southern California had also died with its chief supporter, Freeman Ford. This was years later, we knew nobody whose advice we could ask(we didn't know Mr. Young till later) so we just had to go it on our own. This was the position then, so we went ahead and raced our dogs. Vie had lure troubles galore, fiascos of every sort, accidents, none serious, and it was not until we'd been at it more than a year that we felt ready to put on a race before the public. This we did at a local show and it was upset just as we were going nicely, by a club official, who had had one over the eight perhaps, rushing down the makeshift track & shouting at us to stop for no apparent reason. We ran our dogs on every kind of surface, in all sorts of weather, mostly on the Polo field at Garden State Park, and as people saw the racing they became interested and a few more people bought dogs and raced them, and so our members grew. It was a lot of hard work, a lot of trial and error, but from our earliest days, with the exception of one awful time when we had incessant mechanical breakdowns, and an accident too, I can't remember one occasion when we presented in public as complete a fiasco as the one recently put on by all of you at the Western Specialty Show.
You now have excellent lure machines, good boxes, twenty times as many people to help, a national organization thoroughly behind you. For heavens sake, pay some attention to the dogs. You can't just all get together in public and run everybody's little dog who won a prize in a show. Weed out your fighters, in private, and then train your dogs to run on the lure. How many of you gave your Whippets any training? (except our friends from Canada) before those races? Who bothered to walk them & work them and get them fit? Who took the trouble to make up a proper card with any knowledge of the current form of each dog? Do you train your pups with rags & later with fishing pole lures? Or do you simply ignore the whole thing, go to a show, put your untrained dog in any old race and let it make a fool of itself, you, and the breed in general, in public.
As Whippet racing is an amateur sport', don't you think it all the more reason to put it on properly — as there is no financial penalty if you don't - except as stated above - giving the breed a bad name and steming public interest in future racing. If you had bookies and betting at the kind of affair you recently put on, that of course would be the end of it altogether there and then.
If you aren't interested in training and conditioning Whippets for racing — a Pug or a smooth coated Chihuahua is a more suitable breed to own. If nobody can be found with enough know how to grade and organize your races, spot the fighters etc., conduct your racing in PRIVATE until some such person appears. To seriously issue an invitation to another country (Canada) to race against a lot of untrained, unschooled dogs seems an absurdity.
We altered the revival of Whippet racing in the early '50's right up there in Golden Gate Park. We had nothing at all to begin with, just a lot of enthusiasm and loyalty to our dogs and determination to get the best out of them. Most of our dogs were honest, some were not. Some of them were fast and some were slow, it takes the slow ones too to make a card of races. We had no outside support, no national magazine and were a joke and a bother to our national breed club. Now you have everything we did not. For heavens sake pay some attention to your dogs and hold your public races properly.
Belated congratulations to Canada, who it seems did everything you did not, and of course ended up by winning all.
The first complete card of Whippet races to be put on in Eire for more than 20 years took place in Fethard Co., Tipperary Saturday night last. The track is on the straightway, 105 yds. — a terrier track, too short of course for Whippets. I have spoken about getting your races properly graded — well — I made up this card of races and took along nine dogs. There were two young dogs of Timmy Cranley's from Tipp — and one locally from Fethard. Never have my own dogs caused such financial disaster. So it shows that even those who think they know all about it — like myself, can sometimes get thoroughly outwitted by the little devils. They took 2 seconds off the best time of the track however, and the Whippet racing, locally advertised, drew three times as many spectators as had been to that track before. I had five requests for puppies (which I can't fill) and the whole thing was a wonderful success and will be repeated shortly. Its too bad that at the start we must race on these tracks that are too short for us. But it is a beginning and surely we will progress. Here is the card, and you can see what happened to all of us "in the know".
1st Race 2nd Race
5. Carmen a head evens
4. Annie a head evens
As you can see, Himself (Eng. Ch. Laguna Ligonier ex Irish Ch. u. C. Wisechild, August '62) was the hero or the villian of the piece, depending how you backed it. Little 12-1 pound Annie was backed off the board even in the finals — but since she drew number three box both times, was never clear at the start. Wisechild beat Carmen soundly, which she has not done before, so it was all quite an upset. If any California racers take serious exception to my previous remarks about their racing, they can take comfort in the fact that I came away from Saturday's racing here a humbler and a poorer woman.
Pennyworth Kennel Reports Margaret P. Newcombe October, 1963
Newington, N. H.
Northern Counties Whippet Club Specialty
Bradford, Yorkshire, England
I thought that the Whippet Yews readers might be interested in the results of the above show. The entry was marvelous, 144 dogs, 231 entries and 15 Champions entered in the Parade of Champions.
My husband, Brad, and I left via Pan American Sept. 12th and a lovely flight to London, where we caught a plane for Manchester. On arrival at Manchester airport we were welcomed by Mr. Hodgson, Vice Chairman of the N. C. C., and we were both very glad to meet "Rex". Brad had hired a "Minni Minor" to drive around in and after getting luggage, car, etc. together we were off for Bare, Morecambe and the Hodgson home. On arrival at 4 Victor Avenue we were warmly welcomed by the Club's Secretary, Catherine Hodgson, Bing and Charlie. The readers will know "Bing", as Briarcliffe Bing Boy and "Charlie", as Ballagan Prince Charlie of Briarcliffe. After a lovely supper and much talking we all retired for some much needed rest, as we had to be up and off for the show very early the next day.
On our arrival in Bradford the next morning the sun was shining and it was a lovely day. Mrs. Hodgson was busy like a bee as exhibitors were arriving from all directions and before I knew it a table was full of some of the loveliest
Sterling Silver trophies I have been fortunate enough to see. Most of this silver has to be won three times, or is perpetual, and the smiles on the winner's faces is a lovely sight to behold: I counted the trophies and they totaled 19, these were in addition to the regular cash prizes and silver trophies which are customary in English classes. The ring was gaily decorated with flowers and I had two very capable ring stewards.
I am hoping that the Whippet News will be able to print my report as I wrote it on the day, so will not go into it here. However, I would like to make a few comments. As you know, I have judged twice before in England and was very pleased to see the heads, necks and fronts had improved greatly since my last visit, I was also very impressed with outlines and layback of shoulder. I had no monorchids etc., as now they are banned, which was very pleasant. Over all, quality is very high, sportsmanship is at its best, and I see a bright future for the English Whippet if all these things continue to forge ahead. I did, however, find that cut away rear ends were predominate in every class, and ewe necks were a fault in many classes. A Whippet must, along with layback of shoulder, have a properly angulated hind quarter or its movement cannot be correct. Its neck must come off the shoulder, not out of the shoulder or no matter how well laid back the shoulder may be, the neck destroys the balance of the animal. A ewe neck can cause high stepping and other problems in front movement and a cut away rear will not allow the dog to cover ground, which a Whippet must do to be a fast running hound. Many Whippets here as well as overseas are so: straight behind that they almost slip their hind hocks in and out when moving, and if allowed to continue in our breeding plan, this I am sure will end up in subluxation in our breed. Last but not least, I must say that I found the English Whippet to be a much more balanced dog than our American Whippet. When looked at from the side, a Whippet's lines should flow one into the other, without any break to destroy the picture you are looking at, this is called balance. Any animal who does not have balance is like a boat without a rudder.
Whipoo Kennel Reports
Sibyl & gene Jacobs
Item. We are requesting that everyone who won some of the purse at the St. Louis races in Ely, please cash your checks so that they will clear our check book.
Thanks to everyone who entered the Corn Belt Kennel Club show at Bloomington, Ill., on Labor Day, under Donald Hostetter.
We had a hectic trip east for the American Whippet Club Specialty, with car trouble at Uniontown, Pa., delaying us for a day. Luckily, we had an extra day, so we were still able to make the races at Pagebrook Downs. We had spent a good deal of time schooling our puppies to the lure previous to the Specialty. Mary Elizabeth Hamstrom helped with the lure during our schooling and she is possibly the best female lure operator in our area. The training brought results with our pups, Limerick and Trademark making an excellent showing at the races. Conditions at the Pagebrook track were excellent, as usual, making for an ideal afternoon of racing.
During Specialty time we enjoyed our pleasant visit at Meander. From Virginia we travelled to Maryland and the Wear's Enterprise Farm where we had a very enjoyable time. Heading west, we stopped at Pool Forge Farm in Lancaster Co., Pa, for some 'Welsh Terrier activities. Our trip home was pleasant, no problems, and the visiting in the east made a nice vacation for us.
W's Twist of Lemon whelped her litter sired by Ch. Lysander on August 27, two males and two females, three fawn and one white. All are looking good at this time and we are especially -attracted to the white, a female.
PACIFIC NORTHWEST NEWS NOTES
By Pearl Baumgartner
With the coming of the fall and winter seasons there will be less shows and racing activities, and since there is more and more interest shown in racing here in this area, a group of us are in the process of forming a sight hound club. At the present time most of the members will be Whippet and Afghan owners; all sight hound owners are welcome to join. We hope to hold more racing events, do some coursing on jack rabbits and have some obedience classes, and help to increase the show entries. We have had one informal meeting that was held on September 8th at White Acres, and the next meeting will be held on October 26th at the Roger Simonsen's. One of the largest events the group will sponsor will be a racing event in June at the MXC Greyhound Track at Portland as a special feature for the Dog Fanciers of Oregon show. This will be open to all sight hounds. More details will be available later.
On August 22nd a group of Whippet fanciers from Canada and Washington competed in a racing event at the Multnomah Kennel Club Greyhound Track. There were eight entries from Canada and eight entries from Washington. So as to make the races more interesting for the 8,000 Greyhound fans the races were divided two classes, A and B grade, with four from each group. Our grooms were six young ladies and two young men from the group, and they made an impressive picture in their white slacks and shirts and red ties. They received a big ovation as they walked out onto the track with their proud, eager racers. The races were run between the regular racing events, with the first four winners from each race making up the final event. In the first race Pearl Baumgartner's little 20 lb. bitch, Ch. White Acres Cherokee led the field until near the finish when she was passed by the year old veteran, Ch. White Acres Sifter Spice, owned by Margaret White. In third place was Pamela Arthur's puppy, Rockabye Brandy Snap, and in fourth place it was Mrs. D. Halls' Rockabye Slippery Sam. In the second race, which consisted of most of the top dogs of this area, it was J. Anson's Can. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly in firs' and right on his heels was a newcomer to the competition, Carol Baumgartner's White Acres Carol's Fancy. A very close third was Linda Webster's Rockabye Gunslinger, with fourth place going to Pamela Arthur's Can. Ch. Sonna Rockabye Baby. The distance was 275 yards and the time for the first race was 18:9 seconds, and for the second race it was 18:48 seconds, and the final race time was 18:44 seconds The eight above winners made up the final race. It was noted that it was ladies night at the Greyhound track and all the above winners were owned by the ladies of the group.
Final Race 275 yards 18:44 Sec.
First - White Acres Carol's Fancy Second - Rockabye Gunslinger
Third - Can. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly Fourth - Rockabye Brandysnap
The dog show entries in this area have been picking up and have been good at most of our local shows. At Seattle on July 28th there was an entry of eight, with Pamela Arthur's Rockabye Smokey Joe winners dog and Best of Breed, and Robert Watson's Whirlwind Silver Dart winners bitch and Best Opposite. At Olympic Kennel Club on August 17th, it was Pearl Baumgartner's White Acres Shawnee, winners dog and Best Opposite, Lorna Matson's Ringo's Sarna, winners bitch and Pearl Baumgartnerts Ch. White Acres Cherokee Best of Breed. From and entry off' four at Wenatchee Kennel Club's first show, it was White Acres Shawnee winners dog and Best Opposite, and Lorna Matson's Ringo's Sarna winners bitch and Best of Breed. Then at Tacoma Kennel Club show on September 29th, it was White Acres Shawnee winners dog and Best Opposite and Ringo's Sarna winners bitch and Best of Breed. I understand that the Calif. - Ore. circuit had an entry of from eight to ten at the four shows and on the same week end, Vancouver, B. C., had twelve entries. We have one more show in this area and usually they all turn out for this one. White Acres Shawnee finished his championship here on September 15th at Wenatchee, and I understand that Ringo’s Sarna has nine points and Whirlwind Silver Dart has eight.
There are several litters here in this area, Doris Ringer has a litter of four, Pamela Arthur and Mrs. J. Anson have two litters, White Acres has several litters with two more in the future, and I understand there are several litters expected in the British Columbia area. There should be some young puppies that will be ready to start on the track and shows in the late spring. At this time, several persons from this area are making plans to bring some of the Pacific Northwest young hopefuls to Chicago for the shows and races. So hope to see you all there.
The Whippet Club of New South Wales
Max Krumbeck, Hon. Secretary
SECOND THOUGHTS ON JUDGING
In view of current activities in the form of the judge's training classes being conducted by the newly formed Hound Club of N.S.W., it may be an appropriate time for us to have another look at judging requirements generally and the judge- exhibitor relationship.
It has been said that the sensitive souls should not judge dog shows for it is inevitable that some exhibitors will be disappointed. Perhaps this quotation of judge's requirement might be our first yard stick - "a good dog judge has the soul of an artist, the skin of an elephant, and an eye which can see only as far as one end of the lead - the dog's end of it".
The assessment of a dog is no simple matter, faults arising out of environment and training are not as serious as those that may be of an hereditary nature, on the other hand, a dog is not judged primarily on good qualities - and consideration of negatives such as colour variations, size, lack of spirit etc., must be evaluated in arriving at an overall decision between a group of dogs.
Dogs should be judged as they appear on the day, with the placing by the judge being his opinion at that moment. That another judge the next week fails to put up a previous Best In Show winner does not prove that either judge is in error.
All judging is based on a comparison rating with the selection of the best from the group before the judge, even though all of them may be second rate - first place may go to a dog showing a fault, but the final choice is the "least worst!!
A judge's decision should be directed at the type demanded by the standard, and it is for this purpose that he is appointed. Personal likes and dislikes of a breed must be restrained in arriving at placings. This of course is not easy, for as human nature plays her hand, there are not too many of us who will not succumb to her wiles and although we may attempt to convince ourselves that the influence is non-existent, our selection is indirectly governed by what we most prefer. This aspect must be guarded against, and a thorough knowledge and understanding of the standard is required.
From the judge we turn to the judge "judge - or as he has been termed, the ringside griper, whose recommended cure is to have him judge the breed at the next show! It must be recognized that the entry fee to a show is aimed at obtaining a judge's opinion of the dog in competition with other dogs at a specific time and under the conditions one of the dog at that time. Knowing the judge, there is no compulsion to exhibit; it is a matter of individual choice. The judge makes his placings and we should accept those placings as an honest opinion of the dogs presented in the ring. There is only one way to deal with a judge who may be considered to be unfairly and perhaps blatantly favouring a poor specimen and that is to withhold entries - BUT we must be sure in our own mind - genuinely sure that our feelings are not prompted by the understandable disappointment of "missing out" and this is a fair enough thought, for we invariably feel that our dog is better than the one in front.
We've entered, exhibited and been judged. That should be it. Education and experience are not easily gained - if your dog really is a winner, then he must come to the fore at some stage, and isn't the thrill of receiving that Best in Show award worth all the other heartaches?
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HURDLE RACES PROVE POPULAR AT PAGEBROOK DOWNS
Virginia, known as the cradle of hurdle and jumping races for horses in America, has now added Whippet hurdle racing to her list of spectator sports -- with three thrilling hurdle races being added to the regular program of flat Whippet racing held at Pagebrook Downs on September 26, 1963.
While the Whippets had received little or no schooling over the jumps, the Racing Secretary was able to quickly fill three events. The first race found the popular SOMETHING ELSE or CRACKER winning a front running victory from the very fast SEVEN LEAGUE SPOT owned and handled by Miss Sally Notch. RED HANDBERRY and WHIPPAH finished in the third and fourth positions. The second hurdle race found TONIO, owned by Mrs. Hammond, fencing beautifully to win a close front running victory over the very fast blue female LUTETIA O'LAZELAND. The third event gave all of us a scare when CH. STONEY MEADOWS' FAIRY FOX hit her first jump falling, but no damage was done to either body or spirit. CH. STONEY MEADOWS' WINSTON, who is a spectacular jumper, won very handily.
The "Puppy Division" found WHIPOO'S LIMERICK winning both of his heats, being on top from box to finish line. HEY LOOK ME OVER won his first heat easily, stumbled coming out of the starting box in his second heat, and was gaining on the winner LIMERICK. WHIPOO'S TRADEMARK won her first heat, but was no match for the top two in the finals. AVA was best of the other puppies. (WHIPOO'S LIMERICK, 2nd in the American Whippet Club Puppy Futurity -- 9 to 12 months.)
The "Allowance Division" found DOUBLE TALK winning both of his heats. This racer has high speed but is crowd shy. He crossed the finish line in virtually a walk in his final heat. WHIPPAH took second honors by a length from RED VARMINT in the finals. Both of these racers always give their best and they were catching the quitting DOUBLE TALK at the end. WHIPPAH and WALLY seemed to be the best of the other Allowance racers entered. (LAND DOUBLE TALK won the Open Class the following day at the A.W.C. Specialty.)
The "Open Race Division" found CH. EYLELAND CINNAMON ROLL going in his best style and easily winning both of his heats. He looked six feet long with every stride. EYLELAND HANNAH won her first heat, and finished second in the finals to "ROLL" some three lengths back. HANNAH gave a fine performance but was no match for the winner.
EYLELAND TOAST, the great little racer and mother of CH. EYLELAND CINNAMON ROLL, won her first heat closing much ground in the last fifty yards. She was literally run off her feet in the final event; however, she was a struggling third to the great CINNAMON ROLL in the finals. SOMETHING ELSE, or better known in Virginia as CRACKER, turned in his usual great performance. CRACKER raced CH. ROUGET O'LAZELAND into defeat in their first heat, but was beaten at the finish line by EYLELAND HANNAH by some two lengths. CH. ROUGET O'LAZELAND finished third in his first heat, but won his final race going away. ROUGET found his favorite racing place on the left side of the track and equaled the fastest time of the day set in the final high point race by CH. EYLELAND CINNAMON ROLL. CH. STONEY MEADOWS' FAIRY FOX also ran her best race in two years by finishing a strong second to ROUGET. CINNAMON ROLL, HANNAH, ROUGET, and CRACKER seemed to be the class before and after the races were over. (CH. EYLELAND CINNAMON ROLL won the "Racing Class" judged from a conformation standpoint at the American Whippet Club Specialty Show the following day.
All of us who took part in the races at Pagebrook Downs wish to thank Donald Hostetter for his untiring work in making this our most successful Whippet race meeting in Virginia. The track was in fine condition and Donald went to no end of trouble to have the hurdles ready for this event on very short notice. Schooling was held the Sunday afternoon before the races to give local dogs a conditioning race. The local racing colony made a fine showing as the records below indicate.
Following the races, Donald Hostetter had his usual cocktail party and delicious buffet supper prepared by Stewart Buford. All of us left Pagebrook happy, full, and content, and prepared for the big day to follow at Cismont Manor ---for the "AFRICAN WHIPPET CLUB SPECIALTY SHOW."
We wish to give special thanks to Bill Schmick who assisted in making up the races. His valuable help made it possible to run off the entire program in 3 hrs. and 5 min.
EYLELAND PARK SPARKLES
NATIONAL WHIPPET RACING CLOSES SUCCESSFUL 1963 SEASON
The weatherman, cooperating fully with the tireless efforts of BARBARA and RALPH EYLES, presented one of those beautiful fall days that made possible an outstanding afternoon of Whippet racing. However, it was perfectly clear on the Saturday afternoon before the scheduled race meet that, come rain or shine, this was to be one of our best racing programs of 1963. DONALD HOSTETTER the President of the American Whippet Club, who was to act as presiding judge, arrived early. MARTHA LOVE was on hand early with four race entries, even though Ch. Westmoreland Kimbrough, her fastest entry was cut on a barbed wire fence the week before and could not run. Mr. and Mrs. VICTOR RENNER, Marysville, Ohio, were early arrivals with their two nationally high score racers Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland and Eyleland Homer. PAUL SYKES math, the long trip from California to act as assistant judge, as well as race his Whippet Eyleland Pianissimo. Mrs. WILLIAMS flew in from Lawrence, Kansas, with her Whippet Wings Tip O'Tan. All members of the Midwest Coursing Association lent their full support -- so we were assured of a fine meeting for the national opening of "EYLELAND PARK."
"EYLELAND PARK" presented a very colorful picture with bright flags and pennants lining the race course as well as the paddock area. A loudspeaker system operated perfectly, informing the audience, as well as, the actual dog owners of the activities. A cute little beachwagon was in operation to speed up the races by bringing the owners and trainers from the starting box to the finish line. A large blackboard was used in the paddock area and all entries were posted in advance of the races. Trophies for the various events were donated by Mr. and Mrs. RALPH EYLES, and Mr. and Mrs. EUGENE JACOBS, and LOUIS PEGRAM.
Now that we have a brief background to the opening, let's look into the actual race results:
CH. EYLELAND CINNAMON ROLL, truly a great race Whippet, won both of his races going away. A special three dog race was run between EYLELAND HOMER, CH .ROUGET O'LAZELAND, and EYLELAND HANNAH. The three dogs broke together and, at no point from start to finish,was there more than one length between the three. HOMER won by 1/2 length with ROUGET the same distance ahead of HANNAH for second place.
All races were scored 5 points first -- 3 points second -- and 2 points third.
We wish to thank MRS. WILLIAM FIELDS for the fine assistance in helping with the grading system and operating the identification board in the paddock area.
Following the races, BARBARA and RALPH EYLES had a professionally catered cocktail party and buffet supper for all who attended the races. The setting was exceptional and the food even more so, with lawn tables situated on the patio and lawn, which made it possible to handle the congenial group with minimum effort. Following dinner, PAUL SYKES presented a program of folk, popular, and novelty tunes which was a virtually perfect ending to a well planned and a tremendously constructive program for the betterment of the breed.
RALPH AND BARBARA, all of us greatly appreciate your fine support and interest in furthering interest in the Whippet from the standpoint of breeding, showing, racing, and good-fellowship.
THE MAIL BAG
John Mansfielg, Sacremento, Calif., writes: I would like to comment on Forman Ellis' letter regarding the Whippet that Mr. Motch bred and sold out here to a California fancier.
Mr. Motch has a lovely kennel of high class Whippets and is a true Whippet fancier doing his best to better the breed and has had some success with his get, as the show record will show, Seven League Songbird taking Best in Show, one group second in another and fourth in another. I don't believe Mr. Ellis' dog has done anything like that.
The dog that Mr. Motch sent out here shouldn't have been as bad as Mr. Ellis said it was, as a prominent Whippet fancier wanted to buy it but was told that it was sold to a company of four well known Whippet fanciers, including one that has been in Whippets for thirty—eight years and another the representative of the American Whippet Club, so you see those fanciers must have thought a lot to buy it.
Mr. Ellis is suffering from what he calls kennel blindness. I don't think Mr. Ellis has bred an outstanding dog for all the years he has been in the game. His best dog is one that Mrs. Howell bred. So my advice to you Mr. Ellis, is to look after your own dogs and stop criticizing everybody else's dog, which is a habit of yours.
Mrs. Gertrude Strauss, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, writes: We enjoy being on the mailing list and think you have an excellent paper! There is no magazine received here that is more avidly read and re—read than the Whippet Mews. There is very little available here on the Whippet and we find the News takes care of that lack very nicely. I would like to see an article printed concerning the attention you should give your Whippet during the races and any special preparation they should have as to their diet and excercise to make them better able to withstand the racing.
We especially enjoyed and found useful Mrs. Wear's article on Preparing the Whippet for Show and all of Mr. Pegram's articles.
Sege Little Silver came to our house last Easter day from Mr. S. Blackstone--the nicest basket the Easter bunny ever left here. She has fit in so well with our family and our Dalmation, we're sorry we didn't know about Whippets years ago. August 31st she presented us with a litter of eleven puppies--one born dead. Of course, she had some help from Big Tarnish, who claimed the honor of fathering such a big family on his first try. Actually, it was a first for Silver, Tarnishand us. Imagine what a set of "Tarnished Silverware" we could have on another try, now that we all have some experience. We aren't too interested in doing that again as already we are distressed with the thought of parting with even one of the little trouble makers.
What is the largest 'whippet litter recorded, I wonder?
There is quite a wide variation in their coat colors. One is white with large brindle markings on his face and body--quite the same on both sides, another is a dark brindle with a white face like his daddy, and another tan and black brindle. Seven spent the first three weeks as solid blue—gray, three of them with white face, feet and chest markings. Now at five weeks, they all have very definite brindle markings with most of their coat colors lightening very noticably. None is colored as their mother who is a solid Champagne (according to Miss Clairol) Although at this rate who can tell what it may be next month? The dead one, by the way, was a dark brindle. At birth, three weighed 8 ounces and two 4 ounces, with the rest in between. Up to this time, their weight and size has increased in relation to their birth weight and size. There are four females and six males. They are extremely active and we can sympathize with Silver who's only apparent interest in her puppies now is in swiping their food if she can--she has an outrageous appetite compared to what it used to be.
Silver has been an excellent mother despite our inexperienced help. We are grateful to her for introducing us to a different way of living as far as our spare time goes. We have met so many very nice people, especially Mr. and Mrs. Blackstone, since we have had her. We enjoyed the racing at the Steinberg's last spring and the Eyles' this fall--also Union Grove which we attended for four days. Of course, Silver was able to attend only the first event.
I hope through our puppies we'll be able to acquaint others with the enjoyment and pride of owning a Whippet and help in furthering interest in getting racing facilities closer to home. Though Silver was acquired for our daughter, Mary Beth, who was completely taken by Whippets after attending the International last spring, this litter now involves our whole family including our two sons 12 and 6 years old, who are campaigning most vigorously to keep a puppy each. I'll have to admit our resistance is melting faster than it should as my husband and I secretly feel we'd like to keep one for each of us also. At least that would solve the problem of disposing of part of the litter--though I8m afraid our neighbors may not share our enthusiasm if it's carried to such extremes.
We have been pleased to show our most interesting family addition to the Blackstone; Steinbergs and two primary classes (with more classes expected) from our neighborhood school where our youngest son spends his time. Most of our neighbors—some of them daily visitors, now--and all of our friends and relatives are keeping close check on their progress. We have appreciated my sister's help--her son Chris Mack owns Traymatt Taney. She went through this last spring when her Dalmation had 14 pups in her first litter.
Really it's a shame the Whippet doesn't enjoy better public relations. They offer so much to a dog owner--really superior in most ways--plus the fun of racing.
I might add, too, that we have helped with the paper drives for the Cub Scouts for three years and the Boy Scouts for two years and now we are about to conduct our own personal paper drive for obvious reasons.
Should anyone plan to come to Milwaukee we would like to extend an invitation to visit us and our Whippet family at any time.