CURRENT OFFICERS for the American Whippet Club are:
Harold “Red” Tatro, President
Dr. Lisa Costello, Vice President
Gail Boyd, Treasurer
Guinevere Borstel, Secretary
4745 25th St., San Francisco, CA 94114
Dr. Jill Hopfenbeck
Class of 2014: Dr. Lisa Costello, Cindy Scott, Kathy Rasmussen
Class of 2015: Gail Boyd, Karen Lee, Crystal McNulty
Class of 2016: Guin Borstel, Dr. Jill Hopfenbeck, Harold "Red" Tatro
AWC COMMITTEE CHAIRS
Bo Bengtson, 805.646.3151
Rhonda Gifford, 480.710.3536
Dr. Connie Austin
David Samuelson, 651.454.4174
Jackie Hubble, 719.272.7037
PARADE OF HONORS
Alice VandenBussche, 315.945.2672
Dr. Lisa Costello, 815.695.1930
Karen Lee, 610.932.4456
Gail Boyd, 919.362.4427
Cindy Scott, 719.594.9974
Linda Waggoner, 541.347.2171
AWC BREEDER REFERRALS
INDEPENDENT WELFARE ORGANIZATIONS
Whippet Health Foundation: Mary Beth Arthur, 414.355.4776
Whippet Rescue (WRAP): Dr. Barbara Henderson, 301.490.6598
Bo Bengtson 805.646.3151
Claudia Miller, f/k/a CJ Foxx, 303.589.9238
The first available records on The American Whippet Club activities go back to 1930 with a membership of less than 20. The early emphasis by the American Whippet Club was the operation of one major specialty show held in a location most convenient to the majority of Whippet owners living in the East. By the late 1950's the American Whippet Club began actively moving from an eastern organization towards recognizing the needs of the Whippet on a national, basis. During this period, the Board of Directors was increased from seven to nine members, and Board members included individuals living other than in the eastern portion of the U.S.A. The annual eastern specialty concept was expanded so there was an American Whippet Club specialty held in the East, Midwest, and on the West Coast. The Constitution and By-Laws were also slightly altered to better cover the constant increase of Whippet population and ownership in all parts of America.
Today, the American Whippet Club has over 500 members from around the world. The AWC is involved in educating new judges about the Whippet standard, in rescue, and in keeping members informed about health issues within the breed. The AWC also maintains a large archive of historical material on the Whippet.
The American Whippet Club is the national breed club for Whippets within the American Kennel Club. It promotes the showing, responsible breeding, obedience training and competition, lure coursing, and versatility of the whippet breed. Membership is open to anyone who 1) is in good standing with the American Kennel Club; 2) has owned a whippet for at least two years; and 3) subscribes to the purposes of the club. Two endorsements by AWC members in good standing are also required to apply. Members are expected to abide by the
which was adopted in 1996.
were last revised in July of 2012.
Anyone interested in joining should contact
5472 Spoked Wheel Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: 719-270-7037 Sagehound@comcast.net
A printable version of the AWC is available at:
The AWC puts on a National Specialty which is held in a different part of the country each year so that fanciers in all regions can have the opportunity to attend a National in their area.
The National Specialty includes a Futurity event for puppies 18 months of age and younger. You must nominate a bitch while she is in whelp using the official in order to enter the puppies in the futurity.
In addition to the National, the AWC sponsors six (Western, Midwest, Eastern, Southern, North Central, and South Central).
AWC National Show Chair
Regional Show Chairs
Please contact the regional show chair for permission to hold an AWC supported show in your region.
North Central Specialty
South Central Specialty
The AWC awards the producing titles of ROM (register of merit) and ROMX (register of merit excellent) to Whippets who have sired or produced exceptional numbers of bench champions, race or lure coursing champions. For complete requirements and application click
You may get a copy of the ROM application by emailing ROM director
Gail Boyd at:
8948 Hope Hill Lane
Apex NC 27502
or you may download a
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The AWC offers the Award of Versatility (A.V.) and Award of Versatility Excellent (A.V.X.) as well as the Ch. Award of Versatility (C.A.V.) and Ch. Award of Versatility Excellent (C.A.V.X) to living whippets of AWC members who have shown excellence in a variety of venues . Click to review the requirements and download a copy of the application.
The AWC is also involved in educating new judges about the Whippet standard, in rescue, and in keeping members informed about health issues within the breed. The AWC also maintains a large archive of historical material on the Whippet.
The American Whippet Club puts out a monthly newsletter, The Whippet News, to which anyone may subscribe. For more information on the options available for the newsletter, visit this link: http://www.americanwhippetclub.net/awcpages/awcnewsletter.html Contact the Newsletter Editor, Christine Hopperstad, at 130 34th Avenue East, Seattle, WA firstname.lastname@example.org