Welcome to the American Whippet Club

The American Whippet Club is the national breed club for Whippets within the American Kennel Club. We promote the showing, responsible breeding, obedience training and competition, racing and lure coursing, and the versatility of the Whippet breed.

Dear AWC website visitor,

Pardon our dust! We are busily working behind the barricades on a new and improved AWC website, which we hope you will enjoy and feel very much at home checking in on everything Whippet! In the meantime, realizing that many of you want the scoop on the AWC 2014 National, we've collected everything we have for now below. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope you will love the new website when it launches this summer.

The AWC Board

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 (see below). In addition, the AWC sponsors six regional Whippet specialties (Western, Midwest, Eastern, Southern, North Central, and South Central).

AWC National Specialty 2014


The host hotel for the 2014 AWC National is the Hunt Valley Inn in Hunt Valley, MD. See their website at:

"The Hunt Valley Inn Baltimore hotel, a Wyndham® Affiliate, is perfectly situated just north of Baltimore, MD. Baltimore Hunt Valley Inn has the facilities to exceed your every expectation. Located within walking distance to Hunt Valley Towne Center shopping, Regal Cinemas and Wegman's, our hotel is moments from all your business and leisure needs. The Hunt Valley Inn Baltimore is also just minutes from Oregon Ridge Park, Baltimore's scenic Inner Harbor, the Baltimore National Aquarium, University of Maryland Baltimore, the Maryland Zoo, Camden Yards and the Baltimore Convention Center."

The AWC room rate is $119 a night. Please tell them you are with the AWC when you make your reservation to make sure that you get the special rate.

Here is the direct link to make hotel reservations for the National:click here

For those coming by air, you have a number of major airports from which to choose:
Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI): 30 miles
Philadelphia International Airport (PHL): 97 miles
Dulles International Airport (IAD): 78 Miles
Washington/Reagan National (DCA): 62 Miles


(Subject to change)

Saturday, April 19 - AKC Lure Coursing/Versatility, Agility

Sunday, April 20 - ASFA Lure Coursing

Monday, April 21 - Rally, Obedience, Versatility and Triathlon Conformation

Tuesday, April 22 - Obedience, Futurity, Welcome Party and WHIPPET IDOL Competition!

Wednesday, April 23 - Dog judging, Stud Dog, Brood Bitch, Extended Stud Dog, Extended Brood Bitch, Brace, Veteran Sweepstakes

Thursday, April 24 - Bitch judging, Altered, Top Twenty

Friday, April 25 - Bitch judging, Lure Coursing Dogs, Lure Coursing Bitches, Race Dogs, Race Bitches, Veterans, Parade of Honors

Saturday, April 26 - Jr Showmanship, Best of Breed, Best Puppy, Best BBE, Best Veteran, Best Performance Dog, to be followed by the Awards Banquet in the evening



$25/night WITH a booked room. You MUST have a room conformation # on your RV form in order to receive this rate. Your name must be on the room, so if you are sharing, be sure to add your name.

$50/night WITHOUT a booked room.

$125/week (this is with a FIVE [5] night minimum stay).
If you run a built-in generator, you MUST have an up pipe (Genturi) for the exhaust.

Please download and mail your RV reservation form to the RV Parking Chair, Gail Boyd at:
8948 Hope Hill Lane
Apex, NC 27502

Click here to download the RV parking reservation form

Contact Gail with any questions:


The AKC and ASFA Lure Trials will be held at the Agricultural Extension Museum.
1114 Shawan Rd #2, Cockeysville, MD 21030, ‎410-771-1761

This location is only a five minute drive from the Host Hotel, and is a hayfield with some slope.
Because of the expense of renting such a nearby location, we will need to charge a parking fee. Day parking is $5/car or van and $10 for motorhome/RV. Overnight camping (self-contained, no security guard will be present) in RV's will be allowed for a fee of $25 (includes your day parking) per night. RV's may begin to arrive at 6pm on Friday evening, with gate to close at 11pm. Gates will re-open each morning at 6am. No reservations will be taken and parking must be paid upon entry to the site and will be allocated on a first-come, first serve basis. A limited number of handicapped priority spots will be available with prior notice. Contact Karen Lee, Field Chairman, for handicapped parking. Must have a valid handicapped sticker or tag.


Agility will be held in Westminster, MD, at an indoor facility approximately 40 minutes by car from the Hunt Valley Inn. This is a popular site with local agility folks and an excellent facility.


Please contact the Futurity Chair, Rhonda Gifford with any questions.
4821 E. Rogers Lane, San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

Click here to download the Futurity Requirement and Rules and Bitch Nomination form

Or go to:


Regional Show Chair

Pat Spinazzola
Please direct general questions to Pat

Lure Trial Chair

Karen Lee
To volunteer to work at the lure trial, or other questions regarding coursing, email Karen

Agility Co-Chairs

Bobby Lutz
Leila Anichini

Obedience Chair

Irene Mullauer

RV Parking Chair

Gail Boyd
8948 Hope Hill Lane, Apex NC 27502

Trophy Chair

Donna Lynch

Vendor Chair

Yvonne Sovereign


The Official American Whippet Club Illustrated Standard

click here to download:American Whippet Club Illustrated Standard

or to purchase a printed copy of the Illustrated Standard,
use the PayPal link below or send a check for $10.00 to:

Guinevere Borstel, 4745 25th St, San Francisco, CA 94114

(AWC Members receive a printed version mailed to them for free)

Printed American Whippet Club Illustrated Standard - $10.00

AWC Dues Information

You can pay your AWC dues online, using the buttons below.

Membership Pin - $7.00

Annual Dues Individual - Online Newsletter - $30.00

Annual Dues Family - Online Newsletter - $45.00

Annual Dues Individual - Mailed Newsletter - $40.00

Annual Dues Family - Mailed Newsletter - $55.00