will provide complete video coverage of the spectacular 2011 Whippet National, including Lure
Coursing (1-day), Obedience (1-ring), Rally (1-ring), Triathlon/Versatility Conformation Judging,
Futurity, Veteran Sweeps, Dogs, Bitches, Best of Breed, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch, Extended
Generations Judging, Non-Regular Classes (Veterans, Racing and Coursing), Junior Showmanship
and the fabulous Top Twenty!"
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ON-DEMAND STREAMING VIDEO
VIDEO ON DVD
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1987 – Morshor's Majestic Ball O'Fire – Judges Doris Wear and Betty Stites
1988 – Ch. Bohem Delacreme Demoiselle – Judge Isabell Stoffers
1989 – Ch. Roving Roulette – Judge Carol Curry
1990 – Ch. Allerei's Ain't Misbehavin – Judge Carol Willumsen
1991 – Ch. Sporting Fields Chosen One – Judge Margaret Newcombe
1992 – Ch. Sporting Fields Kinsman – Judge Anne Rogers Clark
1993 – Ch. Merci Isle Meridian – Judge Lorraine Groshans
1994 – Ch. Starline's Claim to Fame – Judge Joan Frailey
1995 – Ch. Merci Isle Burncoat Babylon – Judge Dr. John Shelton
1996 – Ch. Patric's Personal Aggenda – Judge Julie Holm
1997 – Whippletrees Icy Affire – Judge Mary Beth Arthur
1998 – Ch. Whippletrees Icy Affire – Judge Anthony Gutilla
1999 – Ch. Elysian's A Few Perrier, ROMX – Judge Betty Stites
2000 – Ch. Starline's Claim to Fame – Judge Joan Goldstein
2001 – Ch. Sporting Fields Winsome Won – Judge Kent Delaney
2002 – Ch. Watch Me True At First Light – Judge Isabell Stoffers
2003 – Ch. Poppy Hills My Brave Face – Judge Iva Kimmelman
2004 – Brushwood Moxi of Endeavor – Judge Espen Engh
2005 – Ch. Sporting Fields Rock On – Judge Anne Rogers Clark
2006 – Ch. Brushwood Moxi of Endeavor – Judge Bo Bengtson
2007 – Ch. Starline's Masterpiece – Judge Claire Newcombe
2008 – Ch. Oxford Tobell Fire and Ice – Judge Cindy Scott
2009 – NSBIS Ch. Snowhill Calliope SC FCh – Judge Magnus Hagstedt
2010 – Ch. Sporting Fields Bahama Sands – Judge R. L. McFadden
MRS. HARRIETT NASH LEE
I have been active in the sport of purebred dogs since 1972, beginning in the Obedience ring with Pembroke Welsh Corgis. As so often happens, I was bitten by the "dog show bug" and began showing in Conformation. My mentor in dogs, Peggy Kessler, made certain that at the shows I watched all variety of dogs and in so doing I became intrigued with the Whippet. I was first drawn to the breed's
elegance but after attending a few coursing events, I knew that I must have one!
After much research into the breed, I purchased my first Whippet puppy in 1979 from Barbara Henderson, my Whippet mentor, and in 1988 this cherished companion, BIS CH. Whippoorwill Tanzanite, provided my family with the ultimate thrill by going Best In Show, owner handled, at nine and a half years young!
In 1986 I was fortunate to meet David Markus and Rob Lindey while at the Midwest Specialty and that meeting began a fast friendship and ultimately a partnership in Whippets. Though we have bred on a limited basis, Aikerskaill/Winsmith Whippets have been shown successfully here and in Canada and we are continuing to strive for our idea Whippet. I have also bred and co-owned with Eroca Christante Batty and I feel blessed to have bred/co-owned with these folks the #1 and #2 Whippet in Canada for 2010.
I joined the AWC in 1981 and have been Secretary, Futurity Chairman, President and long time East Regional Show Chairman. In the Fall of 2006 I received my provisional status for judging Whippets and became licensed for them in 2008.
In my "every day" life I am a registered nurse still working in the operating room at the University of Virginia Medical enter. I have three grown children, three grandchildren and a great grandson. I am pleased to say they are all dedicated dog owners!
I have attended all but the 1st AWC National (missed because I was Show Chair for a Corgi Club regional specialty) and I must admit I never dreamed I would be judging a national specialty. I have been anticipating this week for over a year and am so excited to see the past, present and future of our breed up close and personal. This is truly the ultimate honor for a breeder and I think you for this incredible opportunity.
Harriett Nash Lee
VETERAN SWEEPSTAKES, BROOD BITCH,
STUD DOG, BRACE AND TEAM
MR. STANLEY D. PETTER, JR.
The advantage to having had several birthdays is the sense of perspective it gives to life. I remember when dog shows were few and far between and FUN!
I have known attractive people,beautiful places,lovely horses,gorgeous greyhounds, and top class whippets.
I well remember Ch Meander Bob White and his ferocious owners, the Shearer sisters. I knew Ch Ravenslodge Solitaire when as an old dog, he came to this country and proved an instant success as a sire. The much loved and greatly missed Peggy Newcombe had some quality greyhounds,but her true love was the whippet e.g. Ch Courtney Fleetfoot of Pennyworth.
Likewise, Mrs.Anderson's Mardomere greyhounds were greatly admired, but none were more prized than Ch Laguna Lucky Lad.
Today the greyhound is undergoing insidious distruction from within The sweep and curve of yesteryear, so captivating to sportsman, dog lovers, and artists for centuries, has given way to long flat backs or sloping toplines – the result, of course, is loss of breed type.
And the whippet? Thats why we're here. I am so grateful to you whippet breeders for this honor, to judge your best efforts . I am excited to think that we will see a blockbuster specialty on the grand scale. And I am trusting that you breeders are still producing the lovely and charming dog that is the whippet as it was meant to be.
MR. SCOT NORTHERN
In the summer of 2002, I pet sat a Whippet for Ellen Morgan (Yorktown Whippets) to see how the breed would fit in the house. When I picked the Whippet up, Ellen told me "Don't get attached, this is my
pick bitch." The week came and went, and of course… I got attached.
When I returned the Whippet, I was crying and told Ellen if she ever parted with this one, to call me. A week later Ellen calls,"If you promise she will sleep in your bed every night, you can have her."
That was CC (Ch. Yorktown's Extra Vitamin C, JC), my first Whippet, the first dog I ever finished, and my introduction to this amazing breed. As a special, CC was a Top 10 whippet, entirely owner-handled. Over the course of her specials career (1.5 years, plus some select shows in 05 & 06), CC won over 55 Best Of Breeds, 25 Group placements, multiple Group Firsts, and in total has won 10 Awards of Merit at American Whippet Club Specialties.
Since her retirement as a special, she has become my foundation bitch and had her first litter in 2007, from which produced the beginning of Angelic Whippets. Her daughter, Brooke (Ch. Angelic-Yorktown's Endless Love), is a multiple Group Winner with over 20 Group Placements in about a year of limited showing. My experience with dogs isn't limited to just Whippets, though. Over the past decade, I have handled and finished breeds from nearly all of the AKC Groups at All-Breed shows, stand alone regional specialties, and several National Specialties.
I have been a two term President of the Cedar Rapids Kennel Association
(CRKA), on the CRKA Board of Directors for 4 years, and have served as Judges Selection Chairman for the past 5 years. additionally, during the last 5 years, I have organized and put forth the American Whippet Club Supported Entry at the Five Seasons Cluster, a 4 day show over Labor Day weekend, located in historic
I feel the Altered Class is a wonderful event, and provides a terrific avenue for participation for those whippets and owners who still enjoy showing, but may not be able to at any other AKC event.
Thank you for asking me to judge the altered class at the AWC National, I am both honored and humbled to be here.
MR. DAVID SAMUELSON
Thank you to the American Whippet Club for the invitation to judge Junior Showmanship at the national specialty I am truly honored.
My introduction to the sport of purebred dogs began in 1982 with the purchase of our first Whippet, that summer our family attended a Whippet race meet.
IT WAS THRILLING!
I loved the athleticism of the dogs and the excitement of the races. It was incredible watching the whippets perform the job they where breed to do. In conjunction with the race meet a fun match was held and I was encouraged to show our Whippet in the match.
Being a complete novice, I hadn't a clue how to show a dog. After a crash course in handling I ventured into the ring and won Best in Match.
I was hooked; Sophie later became Ch. Affinity Silver Dream.
In the years that followed, we have had great success with the ancestors of my first Whippet. Our Whippets compete in the show ring; at lure coursing and racing field trials and most importantly they have also proven themselves as producers. We have had the good fortune of having the top producing Whippet dam in the country for the year 2000. Her offspring are very accomplished having earned show championships, field championships, racing titles, group placements, a group winner from the bred by class and an AWC Specialty Best In Show!
Recently, we have had one of the top male whippet specials in the country. Qualifying for the top twenty Breed and All-Breed status 2007-2009. His accomplishments include Best in Specialty wins, multiple hound group wins, placements and a racing title in the field.
I believe it is important that we give back to the sport we love so I serve as the Treasurer of the American Whippet Club and am the Show Chair for The American Whippet Club North Central Specialty. I also am a Board Member of the St. Croix Valley Kennel Club and serve as the All-Breed Show Chair.
I am currently approved to judge four hound breeds Whippets, Afghan Hounds, Dachshunds, Norwegian Elkhounds and Junior Showmanship. Judging Junior Showmanship is always very exciting to me. Juniors is an excellent learning experience for young people. It teaches friendship, sportsmanship, patience, hard work and dedication to your animals. Junior handlers have become so skilled and accomplished, it's fun to watch these young people succeed. We adults should start watching Juniors; we could learn a few things.
I look forward to my assignment; I know it will not be easy!
The following trophies will be High Horse pottery unless otherwise specified.
BEST OF BREED 10 inch Commemorative Plate and High Horse pottery.
BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX 10 inch Commemorative Plate and High Horse pottery.
SELECT DOG, SELECT BITCH 10 inch Commemorative Plate and High Horse pottery.
AWARDS OF MERIT 10 inch Commemorative Plate and High Horse pottery.
BEST OF WINNERS High Horse pottery.
WINNERS DOG & WINNERS BITCH High Horse pottery.
RESERVE WINNERS DOG & RESERVE WINNERS BITCH High Horse pottery.
BEST PUPPY High Horse pottery.
BEST VETERAN High Horse pottery.
ALL REGULAR and NON-REGULAR CLASSES
First Place: 10 inch Commemorative Plate
Second, Third and Fourth Places: 8 inch Commemorative Plate
All Veteran Participants Other than First Place receive an 8 inch Commemorative Plate
The following Challenge Trophies are offered at the AWC National Specialty only and shall remain in the custody of the Club until permanently retired. For permanent possession, all Challenge Trophies must be won three times by the same owner or owners, not necessarily with the same dog.
BEST OF BREED
THE SPORTING FIELD CHALLENGE TROPHY, offered by Mrs. James E. Butt, in honor of Ch. Sporting Field's Clansman.
BOHEM CHALLENGE TROPHY, 19th century bronze "Whippet With A Ball" by P.J. Mene, mounted on a black walnut base with silver plaque. Donor will provide engraved plaque of winner' names.
Donated by Bo Bengtson.
THE COURTENAY FLEETFOOT OF PENNYWORTH MEMORIAL TROPHY, Sterling silver ink well set offered By Margaret P. Newcombe.
THE PATRICK J. PETIT MEMORIAL TROPHY, Sterling silver Whippet sculpture by Damara Bolte mounted on wooden base, offered by Pennyworth Kennels, and friends of Patrick J. Petit.
THE LOCAR CHALLENGE TROPHY, Bronze Whippet sculpture on wooden base offered by Carol Curry in loving memory of Ch. Locar's Royal Doulton.
BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX TO BEST OF BREED
THE CHELSEA CHALLENGE TROPHY, Statue of running Whippets mounted on a wooden base offered by Lee & Deann Christianson in memory of SBIS Ch Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford, JC, FCh, ROMX
BEST OF WINNERS
THE SHAMASAN CHALLENGE TROPHY, Twelve inch, silver-plated Revere bowl.
THE RAINTREE CHALLENGE TROPHY, Silver-plated champagne cooler, in honor of Ch. Sporting Fields Alexis offered by David Hintson.
THE SNOWFLIGHT CHALLENGE TROPHY, Nine inch Silver-plated Revere bowl, offered in loving memory of Ch. Folquin Snowflight.
Nine inch silver-plated Revere bowl, in loving memory of Ch. Gold-Dust Twenty Four Karat.
BEST BRED-BY-EXHIBITOR DOG
Silver-plated bowl mounted on a walnut base, offered by Isabell Stoffers, in loving memory of Am. Mex.BIS, Ch. Runner's He the Continental. Donor will provide a silver plate for permanent possession by the winner.
BEST BRED-BY-EXHIBITOR BITCH
Silver-plated bowl mounted on a walnut base, offered by Isabell Stoffers, in loving memory of Am. Mex.BIS, Ch. Runner's Our Own Charisma. Donor will provide a silver plate for permanent possession by the winner.
BEST BRED BY EXHIBITOR
BROADSTRIDER TROPHY, "Three Friends" bronze relief by Wendy Gay mounted on a Texas mesquite wood plaque with stand, offered by Doug and Ruth Broadfoot in memory of Doris Wear, Stoney
THE HALSTAN CHALLENGE TROPHY, Bronze whippet sculpture mounted on wooden base offered by Dee Halley and Rhonda Gifford in loving memory of Stan Halley, Hounds of Halstan.
BEST PERFORMANCE DOG
The Wistwind Memorial - Humane Purse of $100.00 donated to the dog related charity of the winner's choice in memory of Greg and Carolyn Mountan. A wooden plaque with a montage of Greg, Carolyn and Wistwind dogs will have the winners name engraved on it.
THE WHISPA CHALLENGE TROPHY, Bronze sculpture by Kathleen O'Bryan Hedges of two Whippets playing in honor of Int. Am. and JKC Ch. Bohem Circus Pony offered by Mrs. Fuki Yoshimoto.
FIRST PLACE JUNIOR VETERAN DOG 7-10 Years
Six inch silver-plated Revere bowl on a walnut base, offered by Carol Willumsen, in loving memory of Ch. Willcare's Believe You Me, CD
FIRST PLACE INTERMEDIATE VETERAN DOG 10-12 Years
MAC CHALLENGE TROPHY, A bronze Whippet head mounted on wooden plaque in memory of Ch. Summit Autumn Fleecewood Mac SC offered by Dr. Todd Miller and Susan Vernon.
FIRST PLACE SENIOR VETERAN DOG 12+ Years
Silver-plated champagne cooler on a wooden base, offered by Phoebe Booth and Cathy Gaidos in memory of CH. Appraxin Mysterious Ways
FIRST PLACE JUNIOR VETERAN BITCH 7-10 Years
Six inch silver-plated Revere bowl on walnut base, offered by Carol Willumsen, in loving memory of Ch. Willcare's Decoupage.
THE WHIPOO MEMORIAL TROPHY, Bronze tone metal vase with embossed Whippet figure mounted on a wooden base offered by Dr. Connie Brunkow in memory of Eugene Jacobs.
FIRST PLACE SENIOR VETERAN BITCH 12+ Years
Silver-plated water pitcher, offered by Carol Willumsen, in loving memory of Ch. Willcare's Collage.
FIRST PLACE STUD DOG
Silver-plated Revere bowl mounted on a wooden base, offered by Dianne T. Bleecker, in loving memory of Ch. Morshor's Whirlaway.
Silver-plated champagne cooler, offered by Dick and Barbara Rupert, in loving memory of Ch. Rollings Viktor.
FIRST PLACE BROOD BITCH
Silver-plated champagne cooler, offered by Richard and Jane Wallach.
THE AWARD OF MERIT – Often at a National Specialty the number of quality dogs in competition far exceeds the number of top awards available. The judge must choose only one Best of Breed and one
Best of Opposite Sex. The awarding of an Award of Merit Rosette acknowledges that the animal was under consideration for Best of Breed or Best of Opposite Sex. The judge is indicating their recognition
of an exceptional animal who could, on another day, merit a top award. The American Whippet Club allows for ten Awards of Merit to be presented in addition to Best of Breed and Best of Opposite Sex. The judge may, at their discretion, award all or none of the rosettes. Receiving an Award of Merit is indeed a significant honor.
AWARD OF MERIT: 10 inch Commemorative Plate and Black and Silver Rosette
NOVICE CLASS: For Boys and Girls who, at the time entries close, have not won three (3) first place awards, with competition present, in a Novice Class at a licensed or member show. OPEN CLASS: For Boys and Girls who, at the time entries close, have won three (3) first place awards, with competition present, in a Novice Class at a licensed or member show. NOVICE and OPEN CLASSES DIVIDED BY AGE AS FOLLOWS: Junior – 9 years old and under 12 years old on the day of the show; Intermediate – 12 years old and under 15 years old on the day of the show; Senior – 15 years old and under 18 years old on the day of the show.
Junior Showmanship Prizes
Best Junior Handler: High Horse Pottery; Pink & Green Rosette
First Place in Each Class: 8-Inch Commemorative Plate and Rosette.