SUNDAY – APRIL 1
Lure Coursing Trial
offsite at Clinton State Park, Lawrence, KS
MONDAY – APRIL 2
8:00AM – Obedience Trial – Judge: Mr. Don L. Schempp
3:00PM – Rally Trial – Judge: Mr. Rick L Garvin
Following Rally Trial
Triathalon Competition – Judge: Ms. Jodi Ellison
TUESDAY – APRIL 3
9:00AM – Agility
offsite at Douglas Co. Fairgrounds, Lawrence, KS
Judge: Mr. Keith Harold
The American Whippet Club
would like to thank
Nutro Pet Foods
for their generous sponsorship
of our National Specialty.
National Obedience Chair :
4291 W. Beyer Road , Duluth, MN 55803
Obedience & Rally Secretary: Joyce Szymaniak
14855 Newark Road , Newark, IL 60541
Agility: Lisa Costello
Obedience: CDR. P.J. Rhyner-Hirko USN Ret.
Lure Coursing: Scott Hurlbert <Dwhippet@hotmail.com>
Triathlon: Todd Miller
Mr. Don L. Schempp
110 E. 109th, Kansas City, MO 64131
Mr. Keith Harold
968 E 2100th Rd , Eudora, KS 66025
Mr. Rick L Garvin
4566 Harbour Hills Drive , Manhattan, KS, 66503 -9020
Triathlon Conformation Judge
Ms. Jodi Ellison
5245 27th Ave. S. , Minneapolis, MN 55417
Don L. Schempp
Vice President Community/Clinical
Services Heart of America Family
AKC Judge since 1987
Training/exhibiting since 1980
3 Breed Champions
3 Obedience Trial Champions
7 Utility Titles
8 Companion Dog Excellent Titles
10 Companion Dog Titles
1 Gaines Super Dog Regional Placement
Trained/exhibited dogs from 6 of the 7 AKC groups
Member of Des Moines Obedience Training Club
Member of Greater Kansas City Dog Training Club
Rick L. Garvin
I started training and showing dogs in the late 1970’s with my first Golden Retriever. Brett went on to finish his OTCH and was a wonderful companion in our household. From the time I first stepped in the obedience ring I was hooked on this wonderful sport. Since that time I have put numerous obedience titles on dogs ranging from the CD to the UD. Currently I am training and exhibiting my Border Collie in Open and Utility. We began the long and elusive journey for Chat’s UDX in 2006 and hope to finish this title in 2007. I also have a Golden puppy that is in training for Novice and I hope to show him in the very near future. I have been a member of the Manhattan Kansas Kennel Club since 1976 and also have been privileged to join the GRCA, KCGRC, and the BCSA. I am approved by the AKC to judge the Novice and Open obedience classes, all AKC Rally classes, and all AKC Non Regular obedience classes. I have thoroughly enjoyed my many years of training and showing dogs along with the many friendships that have been made throughout the years.
I hope every exhibitor at the 2007 Whippet National Specialty receives a qualifying score and may your every dog wish come true! It truly is an honor to be asked to judge at the AWC National and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the judge’s selection committee for inviting me to be a member of this judging panel. I am sure it will be an exciting and fun filled week for everyone attending this event.
Good luck to everyone!
Thank you for selecting me to be your Agility Judge at your 2007 AWC National Specialty.
I first started showing and owning dogs as a teenager in the Kansas City Area. That was a very long time ago. My original breed was Basenji, but since 1988, my breed has been Border Terrier. I have been led by my dogs to enjoy success in both performance and conformation. I have been exhibiting in agility since 1990 and have been judging since 1999.
I am excited about designing courses that will highlight and challenge your whippets. I hope you enjoy the courses and your time in the area.
All my best!
During my childhood and teen years, I was an avid horsewoman competing throughout the Midwest with my Quarter Horses and Appaloosas. My family always had a myriad of dogs around the farm, mostly Collies, German Shepherds and strays that would wander on to our property, of course we took them all in! When I was six years old, my best friend's mother bred a litter of whippets, and I was in love! I knew someday I was destined to have at least one. In 1990, my dream came true with my first whippet Windy, (Halmarque Day After Day, FCH). Then I decided one was not enough and wanted a second whippet and Sheena, (MBIF CH. Dashing The Lioness, LCM, ROMX) came into my life. Sheena is the foundation of Windsheen and behind every dog in my house. In the first two litters that I bred, Sheena was awarded her ROMX. Her progeny include multiple AKC Bench Champions, a Specialty winner, Multiple Specialty Selects, ASFA FCh's and LCM's, CWA ARX and DPCX titled dogs and also a few obedience and agility titles. Sheena's grandchildren are also enjoying the same success with a #1 Flyball Whippet, 2004 and 2006 and a Specialty Winners Bitch. Sheena still rules the roost here at 15 years old.
During the past 17 years I have been involved primarily in Showing, Racing and Lure Coursing. I am an AWC member and a past President of the Minnesota Coursing Association. One of the experiences I have enjoyed the most are my Sweepstakes assignments which include a Specialty and AWC Supported Entries.
In my professional life, I am an NASD Registered Equities Trader, specializing in Executive Stock Options for a major Investment firm. As a breeder and promoter of the multipurpose whippet, I am honored to have been chosen by my peers to judge the conformation portion of the 2007 AWC Triathlon
OBEDIENCE CHALLENGE TROPHIES
Unless otherwise specified, Challenge trophies are offered for the highest scoring Whippet from the regular Obedience classes. Challenge trophies are offered under the following conditions:
To be won three times by the same exhibitor, not necessarily with the same dog, for outright ownership. Dogs may be owned by the handler or by any other person. Until won permanently, the trophy will remain in the hands of the AWC.
Jersey Rag Racers Association, Inc. offers a Challenge trophy to the highest scoring whippet competing in an obedience trial regular or non-regular class that ALSO competes in a conformation regular or non-regular class. JRRWA will provide an engraved picture frame for permanent possession by the winner. NOTE : dog must compete in the classes, not just be entered.
THE DODGER CHALLENGE TROPHY : Brass with bronze overlay Whippet statue mounted on a wooden base with a plaque. Offered by Joan Lessor in honor of 3 time AWC High In Trial Winner Ch. U-CDX Deep Woods Light Brigade, UD.
JUDY BYRON CHALLENGE TROPHY for HIT: A Whippet statue holding a dumbbell on a wooden base designed by Dannyquest and offered in memory of Judy Byron by the subscribers of Whippet-Talk.
Highest Scoring Dog from the Regular Obedience Classes : Whippet Motif Etched Glass
Highest Combined Score from Open B & Utility: Whippet Motif Etched Glass
Second Highest Scoring Dog from the Regular Obedience Classes : Whippet Motif Etched Glass
Highest Scoring Dog from the Non-Regular Obedience Classes: Whippet Motif Etched Glass
ALL REGULAR and NON-REGULAR Classes – Obedience & Rally
First Prize: 10 inch Commemorative Plate
Second through Fourth Prize: 8 inch Commemorative Plate
ALL Entrants receiving a qualifying score of 170 or above in Obedience, or 70 and above in Rally will receive a Green Qualifying Rosette.
ADDITIONAL OBEDIENCE AWARDS
Exhibitors MUST register with the Obedience Chairman to be eligible for these awards .
All prizes are Gift Certificates to Dogwalkers.
HIGHEST SCORING IN THE FOLLOWING:
• CHAMPION A REGULAR CLASS • CHAMPION IN A NON-REGULAR CLASS
• AKC FCH IN A REGULAR CLASS • AKC FCH IN A NON-REGULAR CLASS
• ASFA FCH IN A REGULAR CLASS • ASFA FCH IN A NON-REGULAR CLASS
• JC(NOT AN SC) IN A REGULAR CLASS • JC (NOT AN SC) IN A NON-REGULAR CLASS
• SC (NOT A FCH) IN A REGULAR CLASS • SC (NOT A FCH) IN A NON-REGULAR CLASS
• LCM IN A REGULAR CLASS • LCM IN A NON-REGULAR CLASS
• AKC AGILITY TITLE IN A REGULAR CLASS • AKC AGILITY TITLE IN A NON-REGUAR CLASS
• VETERAN IN A REGULAR CLASS • VETERAN IN A NON-REGULAR CLASS
• RACING TITLE IN A REGULAR CLASS • RACING TITLE IN A NON-REGULAR CLASS
• OFC TITLE IN A REGULAR CLASS • OFC TITLE IN A NON-REGULAR CLASS
Entrants that finish a title at the National will also receive a commemorative bronze medallion offered by the American Whippet Club. You must notify the National Obedience Chairman of your dog’s accomplishment to receive this medallion.