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To The Members of the American Whippet Club -

Once again we are closing out a year of activity. Appropriately, the Editor of the Whippet News has suggested, in fact has gone to considerable effort to solicit year end reports from breeders, Officers of the Club, and others concerning their activities for the year. Hopefully, as she suggested, this issue of the News can stress achievement, progress, contributions, with a note of satisfaction o f well being, of good will among the members of the Club and generally the optimism that is associated with the season of Christmas, closing out good year and approaching a new one. Even though, this may be classified as being nostalgic or old fashioned, certainly out-of-step with some of the current unrest, controversy, general era of protestation, we challenge anyone to come up with something better. Progress and achievement is measured in terms of change for the better and since I could not come up with anything better I will oblige the Editor and try to make for progress in reviewing achievements of the American Whippet Club in 1969.

First of all, I believe one of our greatest achievements for 1969 was the fact that we were able to attract new members to increase our total to 160 plus. This is approximately 100 more than we had in the early 60's which, to me, is notable progress. These are People that are interested in and devoted to the enjoyment of the Whippet to the extent of becoming associated with us in our endeavors. To me, this denotes a healthy condition in the Club, indicating members of the Club would like to have others enjoy and share in the Whippet activities. Furthermore, the willingness of members to bring others into the Club to support what they would consider a worthwhile endeavor denotes a degree of wholesome pride and sense of achievement.

Secondly, the three Specialty Shows and 9 Supported Shows are being well attendee with ever increasing competition in the quality of conformation and showmanship. The highlight, of course, has to be the Western Specialty which attracted 107 Whippets - by far the most whippets that have ever been entered in any Specialty in the American Whippet Club. As we have indicated in the past, the West is a rapidly growing Whippet area. Naturally the environment for outdoor activities of racing and coursing in the Nest is much better over a greater period of time than in other parts of the country. Even though there can be much debate over whether one or two individual Whippets are better than those of years gone by, I believe, there is agreement that generally the Whippets are much improved over those in the past in all sections of the country.

Thirdly, and probably most importantly, the Whippet News has continued to prosper under its new management. Christine Cormany, Joan Frailey, Don Dye and others certainly merit the appreciation and thanks of all the membership for the superb job they are doing. The Whippet News is undoubtedly the greatest "image builder" of the American Whippet Club. Recent commentary by long-time breeders as well as readers from other countries have confirmed their renewed interest in the news. The News is, of course, no better then the material presented for publication with credit going to all contributors during 1969.

A resume of racing is being prepared by our Racing Secretary, Louis Pegram. In this report I would briefly like to comment on the growth in racing as a sport and family activity, and its potential contribution to the growth of the Club. As our affluence continues to grow, in this country as well as in the entire world, people will have more time for activities. Certainly having the family activity centered around the lovely, little, Whippet can contribute much to our economic development by providing the kind of home environment that makes for development of good respectable citizens. The gaming element of racing which was associated with manly sports of the past has given way to the enjoyment of all the family, sharing a sport with man's best friend, the best of which is the loving, sometimes impish, always alert and ready to run Whippet.

As President, with this report I wish to extend the thanks and appreciation of the entire Board to all those who have contributed their time, effort, as well as dollars to the activities of the Club. It is only through the unselfish contributions of so many willing, dedicated, hard workers, that the American Whippet Club is and can be successful. We also appreciate all of the contributions to the American Whippet Club activities by non-members and extend a kind invitation to them to become associated with us as members of the Club. Again, thanks to all of you for your making this a record achieving year for the American Whippet Club.

Respectfully Submitted November 5, 1969

Victor A Renner


American Whippet Club

This December issue is going to 303 readers.

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April, 1970

This year, the Special Whippet Feature will be a spotlight section in Kennel Review's April Hound Issue. Feature articles, on topics never before dealt with, are being prepared by Whippet authorities throughout the nation. The last Whippet feature enjoyed the highest circulation of any special breed issue ever published by Kennel Review. Orders for multiple copies have been filled throughout the world. Many have expressed their regrets at not being a part of the last Whippet Special. Here is your opportunity to be a part of "The Whippet Today"!



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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 of 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

Pennyworth Kennels, Newington, New Hampshire

I have watched this breed, THE WHIPPET, grow from a small handful to a great handful, from one or two breeders, to a great number of breeders all over the United States and Europe. I have watched this breed go from one or two dogs at an All Breed show to 30 or 40 dogs at these same shows. Since I started my kennel in 1945 (previously having bred other breeds before that time) I feel I have some qualifications to write along the lines I am about to embark.

The purpose of this article is to try to bring before the new breeder and those interested persons, my thoughts of the breed as it stands today and attempt to answer some of the many, many questions I have been asked over the years. I do hope that what I am about to say will be taken as constructive and as it is meant to be, an honest critique and its only purpose is to help those who want and need assistance in their breeding programs.

I started out in 1945 to find a Whippet, and at that time you were lucky if you saw one or maybe two at a show. I had read the Standard and thought I knew what I was looking for. Unfortunately, I found myself in a daze because of the lack of quality, the difference in type and the variance in size.

I was looking for a top quality show bitch to campaign and later breed from, but she was not easy to come by. The Standard calls for a bitch of moderate size between 18 and 21 inches. If you found a bitch within these limits, she wasn't for sale, so I ended up buying a bitch that was much too large, but had the qualifications of the leading paragraph. At this point I might add, that to this day, I have never regretted my decision as to the bitch or the breed.

A lot of water has gone under the bridge since then, and down through the years, as I look back, I find that we are still plagued by "Size", we still have great variance in type, our temperaments leave a lot to be desired and we have a few new bugs: CUT UP FRONTS, FLAT BACKS, BAD EARS, POOR PIGMENTATION, SIZE, and COLOR OF EYES!

At this point I ask that you re-read paragraph two!

Now that you have done so, I will continue.


I personally feel that "Size" and type fit together. If you stick to type, the one you like and feel fits the Standard the closest, and set out to perpetuate this type, you will find that "Size" will conform to that particular line and that these dogs and bitches will be within a limit of each other. At least this has been my personal experience.

However, you must remember that the Whippet does not breed true to type and just because you breed a dog of 20 inches to a bitch of 19 inches, all the resulting puppies are not going to be 19-20 inches. Your problem is to stick to this planned type breeding for several generations and to breed type and QUALITY. Don't go scurrying off to a top winning dog or buy a puppy from a top winning bitch, just because they are the thing of the moment. Stop and THINK! Is it my type? Is it my quality? Is it my size? Does this animal really have what I need to better what I presently have? Remember, they too have faults, even though you may not see them — no animal is perfect! If they were, would we continue to go on?

I might add to the two preceding paragraphs by saying, that breeding dogs, to me, is a lot like cooking. One has to add a dash of this and that to make it look better or to get rid of something we do not desire. When you do this, do it by degrees, not all at once, if you can. Say you need a dark eye on your bitch and you nave found a black dog with eyes of ebony but he has a ring tail, a jew nose and bad ears. Don't use this dog since he has three outstanding faults and you have only one. Try to select a dog that comes as close to your bitch in her good points as you can. A dog should compliment your bitch for you to hold her good qualities in the resulting litter. It may take you years to correct some faults but if you persist you will win out.


This is a very serious fault in the breed today! Unless you read your Standard carefully on "Briskey," "Forelegs," and "Shoulders" (in toto), you can easily misinterpret what a proper front should be. I am speaking of the chest area as seen looking at the dog head on. Under "Brisket" it says, "Very deep and strong, reaching as nearly as possible to the point of the elbow. Ribs well sprung but no suggestion of barrel shape. SHOULD FILL IN THE SPACE BETWEEN THE FORELEGS SO THAT THERE IS NO APPEARANCE OF A HOLLOW BETWEEN THEM" (photo 1).

(photo .1) ". . the brisket should fill in the space between the forelegs so that there is no appearance of a hollow between them". The dog pictured at right excels in this respect.

"The Whippet should convey an impression of beauty, quality, and balance and his muscular power and strength should be combined with great elegance and grace."


In other words, the chest should be well filled-in and not have any suggestion of what I call the "inverted vee" look. Under "Forelegs", it says "Straight and rather long, held in line with the shoulders and NOT set under the body so as to make a forechest." In other words, you do not want a chest on a Whippet like a Dachshund as viewed from the side. It should be rounded across the animals front with very little chest bone showing.


Now last, but certainly not least, in the Standard it says under "Shoulders", "Well laid back with long, flat muscles. Loaded shoulders are a very serious fault." This does tie in the structural parts of "Brisket" and "Forelegs" because without the proper shoulder, the whole entire front of the animal falls apart. The "Brisket" and the chest are interdependent with the correct construction of "Shoulders." I personally feel our shoulder blades, on many animals, are too short in length since the shoulder should he oblique and the blade carry to the spin and be closely set together at the top. If you do not have a proper shoulder, the neck of the animal will not come off the shoulder correctly, i.e., at the top, but it will come out of the chest and be ewed or "throaty" in front and very noticeable from the sideview. Needless to say it will make the animal appear short necked.


On the subject of "Eyes'', "Ears" and "Pigmentation" — this is indeed a hard subject to write about and I do wish I had a better way than the written word to communicate with you, perhaps referring to photo 2 will help somewhat.

(photo 2) "Our Standard calls for the nose to be black. If the nose must be black, it should follow that the preferred color for the eye rims, etc., should be black!"


Our Standard calls for the nose to be black. So, if the nose must be black, it should follow that the preferred color for the eye rims etc., should be black! If all these trimmings are black, then to me, it should follow that the EYE itself should be as dark as possible. In a black dog they should be black, in a black and white dog they should be black. Why today do I see so many white Whippets (with either grey fawn or various shades of white and brindle markings) with such extremely light eyes? The Standard also says that the eye should be at least as dark as the coat color and I think perhaps in this area, the Standard is too permissive! Perhaps we are not being hard enough on this lovely trait and are letting the light eyes slip in and saying "Oh! The Standard says at least as dark as the coat color. It will get by." I know I have done it and will admit that I am wrong, but this is one area that we can correct by breeding for and adhering to a black eye in our Whippets regardless of the coat color.

The next thing on eyes is the SIZE of the eye. The Standard says under "Eyes", "Large, intelligent, round in shape." Do I need to say more???


How about "Ears"? Here I have an old gripe also. If I have heard it once, I have heard it a hundred times. "Oh! but he (or she) doesn't do that at a show." Now really, good people, if a Whippet uses its ears badly at home he is most certainly going to use them badly at a show. This problem of ears has already started to overrun the breed and if we are not careful of it, it will soon be impossible to breed out. You should at all times be aware of all these things when looking at your Whippets since they are as much a part of the balance, quality and type as is the rest of the dog. If he or she doesn't have a proper ear it can throw the entire picture out of balance as fast as a bad front. So from here on in let us be very critical of the ear regardless of whether we have one Whippet or a hundred. If you do not know what a proper Whippet ear should be, then take the time to find out. Do not ignore the subject!!


Now to the much disputed problem of FLAT BACKS. Tine Standard says, and I quote again, "Back strong and powerful rather long with a good arch over the loin creating a definite Tuck-up of the underline but covering a lot of ground." This and what it says about "Hindquarters" should make a very clear picture of the difference between an arch and a flat back. Yet I have seen more flat backed Whippets in the last few years than in quite some time, (photo 3).

(photo 3) " .. I have seen more flat backed Whippets in the last few years than in quite some time." Pictured is a typical example of the incorrect "flat back".


Our Standard is basically a good sound Standard if followed to the letter. I firmly maintain that the Whippet is not to blame for its faults, the human element is to blame and if you are going to breed any breed, you must be honest with yourself and not pull the wool over your eyes. You must be able to face up to the fact that errors are made but can be corrected and get on with the job of correcting them!!!

When you are buying, don't buy a pet type animal (which may be riddled with faults) and breed or show it. Let it be what you purchased, a pet. If you can't afford to buy a good one, then wait until you can. Very few breeders will turn away a sincerely interested person, just have patience. Don't think that just because the breeder may have been breeding for many years that he has scads of good ones lying around the kennels, no one breeds great ones in every litter. So, more often than not, patience is very necessary.

If you are breeding yourself, be very critical of your get, then and only then, will the best be produced in future litters. Do not rely on others to tell you what to do, make your own decisions and above all stick to TYPE. Look for QUALITY and BALANCE, be critical of your own and not of others!

On this note I shall leave you and I do hope that in some small way, I have helped to clear up some of the endless questions I have encountered over the years. See you at the shows!


When the sporting contingent of a whole nation goes stark raving crazy over the spectacle of a score of hounds chasing a mechanical jackrabbit, driven by electrical energy, around a half-mile oval track it is reasonable that the outsiders should dip into the genesis of the pastime.

In Armadale, Scotland, the fast whippet dog has always been to the coal miner what the racehorse is to the British swell. Women and children are second to the half hound, whose diet is prime steak. He gets the best of everything. A family man who owns a whippet considers a dog license on a par with a birth certificate.

It is not an uncommon sight in the cool of the evening to see a horny-handed coal miner escorting along the main street a slip of a dog carefully blanketed and wearing chamois pads on its precious feet. Armadale is Vanity Fair when a whippet following the leash comes dancing like thistledown along the thoroughfare. Good judges of dog flesh take their hats off to the owner; fanciers from the coal pits gather and speculate on the points of the racer; plungers make mental books and prepare for the next flight. Mothers with baby carriages give way to the hound, and all juveniles practically cease breathing.

Whippet racing has long been in vogue among the coal miners. It was they who brought the breed to its present high state of perfection. Not until recently has it come to be regarded as a topside sport for the elite. Its sudden popularity dates from the time when several years ago a promoter with a wise head brought down to Hurlingham, just outside of London, a carefully selected string of whippets -with their coal-dusted owners. It was a new sensation to the sporting gentry of England. The leaping shadows in pursuit of the mechanical hare, the rapidity of the betting, the antics of the men from Armadale, the thrill of the straining finish did the trick. Whippet racing took London by storm. The coal miners went mad sympathetically.

The noble thoroughbred was pitted in a speed contest against the coal miner's dog. Muntaz Mahal, a racehorse, did a specified distance at the rate of thirty-nin miles an hour against the whippet's thirty-six. The dog came into his own. Course were erected everywhere and whippets went up in price. They jumped from five pounds to ten, twenty, thirty - a hundred. One sold in London for four thousand pounds. Parks, stadiums, racetracks and open lots, long idle, were drafted for the whippets. Capitalists crawled out from under their hoards and supplied the sinews for development.

The investment throughout the empire will go into the millions of pounds. An outgrowth - equally exciting, it is claimed by those who know - is the sport of turning loose a pack of terriers on the trail of a mechanical rat. The courses are shorter, but the commotion that ensues makes up for the brevity of the chase.

So far as the greyhounds, the whippets and the terriers are concerned, "they're off" throughout the British Isles, and the coal miners are in on the ground floor.

I spent a most exciting evening at an Armadale straightaway track, where many of the fastest dogs in Scotland get their training. Whippet men from this region are persons of parts and speaketh by the card. They be oracles, and no man may gainsay them. Armadale owners, at the signal to "go," pitch their whippets down the course by the scruff of the neck and a tail hold. The dogs hit the turf at thirty miles an hour without missing stride. The goal is a fluttering kerchief. Everybody backs a favorite and much change circulates. Occasionally a bookmaker welshes and fans are treated to the spectacle of a desperate man breaking all records across the moor.

From an Armadale school teacher on my right I picked up a good story about a miner who owned Annie Laurie, a fast whippet that he had been training on selected beefsteak - "meat," said the pedagogue, "that should have gone to the man's family." The wife was ill but made no complaint. Shortly before the race the woman came to a point where rich meat broth was necessary to sustain her vitality. The miner saw the handwriting on the wall. He felt that the winning of the race would replenish his funds, but he couldn't feed the woman and the whippet beef­ steak at the same time. He took counsel with his son, a boy of twelve, and agreed that if the worst came to the worst the woman should have the meat and the whippet would be withdrawn at the last moment.

"But, laddie," said the father, "I canna bring mesel' to tak' the meat fra' the whuppet. Ye will ha' to do that." The boy took the precious morsel to his mother. What did the woman do but decline it. The father, torn between love of the dog and duty to the woman for the moment disappeared. By command of his heroic mother the son fed the whippet the last piece of meat and groomed the hope of the family for the supreme test.

When the race was called the youngster himself pitched the animal down the course and saw the finish, with his entry two lengths in the lead. Steak for the whole family! That whippet sold the next day for two hundred and ten pounds - a high price indeed. From the strain of the race Annie never recovered and the buyer, convinced finally that he had purchased a dog that had all but broken its heart in a last effort, returned the animal to the Armadale miner with the comment "Annie Laurie is a house dog, and belongs at home wit the wee children."

Even a soft coal cloud has a silver lining.

In "— the more I admire dogs"
True Tales About Man's Best Friend

By Robert H. Davis
D. Appleton-Century Company, Inc. New York, London, 1936. pp. 32-37.


Jerry Birmingham has kindly sent the following information to wind up our Obedience Section for 1969.


(The dates listed are those appearing in the gazette through the October 1969 Issue. no doubt the degrees were earned three months prior)

CDX (Companion Dog Excellent)

Baronhofts Fustier January 1969 T. O. Simpson

Sand Spiral Swing 'n Sway Nay 1969 J. Birmingham

Camelot Summer Frost July 1969 Libby Leone

CD (Companion Dog)

Ch. The Lone Ranger of Flying W Jan, 1969 R. Widner

Ch. Eyleland Red Mack June 1969 F. B. Russell

Ch. Forest Slim Jim Sept.. 1969 M.B. Arthur & D. Strauss

Ch. Day Star Wilpat Oh So Sweet Sept. 1969 P. Brown & L. Refieuna

Fortuna Fair Linnet Sept. 1969 B. Robinson

Marcadee Candy O'Quinn Sept. 1969 M.C. Fielder D.C. Marshall

Cadet's Samantha Townes Oct. 1969 E. G. Hartwig

Mercury's Apache Tears Oct. 1969 L.L. & E.J. Blalock

Strathoak Spring Delight Oct. 1969 J. Birmingham

Taryton of Curt-Cin Oct. 1969 J. H. Bryant

Ch. Tonto of Flying W at Mesa, Ariz. on Oct. 26, 1969, went BOB. AND qualified. for his third leg in obedience of a CD Degree.

Who says conformation 'n obedience wont mix? For Whippets it does!!! JB


Our grand old man Ch. Rocket 's Torpedo CDX. (Ch. Whipoo's Spartarib of Meander- Whipoo's Sharp Focus CD) is now 11 years old. his daughter, Shilo's Agile Artemis out of Ch. Whipoo's Copy Cat, has completed her CDX. This represent the 4th in a direct line of Whippet Obedience holders. These 4 are Whipoo's Silken Elegance CD, Ch. Whipoo's Sharp Focus CD, Ch. Rocket's Torpedo CDX and Artemis. "Scamper" was the first Champion Whippet to obtain his CDX, It is also interesting to note that Ch. Whipoo's Whimsy, CD, owned by Anita Hopkins, and a great racing champion as well as an obedience title holder, was a litter brother to Sharp Focus, dam of "Scamper". I believe, although I am not certain, that a Whimsy son also has a CD.

Some day when I have more time I'll write an article about the biochemical and cellular significance of having 4 dogs representing 4 generations in the line with working degrees. It has to do with what happens to the DNA and RNA of the cell when it is trained and how molecular biologists think there is some evidence to indicate that this is passed on, but it may also be lost if the training is not continued.

Kathleen Beargie Arvada , Colo.
(Don't keep us waiting to long, Kathleen. Ed.)


Wachusett Kennel Club Harvard., Mass.

August 16, 1969

Judges Hr. Virgil D. Johnson AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB SUPPORTED ENTRY 3d.-14b-6s

Puppy Dog class-2 entries

1st-Pennyworth Piccolo Pete (Ch. Windale Little Man-Pennyworth Sweet Neat) Bred & owned by Pennyworth Kennels

2nd-Pennyworth Odds Bodkins (Ch. Seybern's Sir Thomas Beecham-Pennyworth the Baggie) Bred & owned by Pennyworth Kennels

Novice Dog-1 entry

1st-Don Mot Ezekiel ( Ch. Pennyworth Would. You Believe-Sheldegren WinterGreen- Bred by Joan M. Bartlett, owned by Stanley M Wynn, N.D.

Bred. by Exhibitor Dog - 1 entry

1st-Kirklea Chimneysweep (Ch. Kirklea Court of Love-Ch. Kirklea Kate of Pinehill) Bred and owned. by Larry T. Shaw & Cora Nunnally Filler.

Open Dog Class-5 entries

1st-Pennyworth Pogo (Ch. Pennyworth Front Page-Pennyworth Xmas Carol) Bred by Pennyworth Kennels, owned. by Alexandra Walker

2nd-Lord Chadwicke of Westgate (Ch. Pennyworth Front Page-Pennyworth Xmas Carol) Bred by Pennyworth Kennels,' owned by Donna Wonson

3rd-Beachward's Baby Bomber (Ch. Tantivvy Diver of Pennyworth-Ch. Broad Acres Aye OK. Bred by Melody Howorth, owned. by Melody Howorth & Olive A. Eldridge .

4th-Special Request (Ch. Barmaud Sungauge-Someone Special) red owned by Joyce A. McComiskey

Winners Dog - Pennyworth Pogo Reserve-Lord Chadwick

Puppy Bitches-2 entries

1st-Pennyworth Pretty Cute CD (Ch. Windale Little Man-Pennyworth Sweet Feat) Bred & owned. by Pennyworth Kennels

2nd-Westgates Heather Mist (. Pennyworth Heather Moore-Wetmore's Lizzie) Bred by Arthur Richard. & Thomas Schroeder, owned by Anne H. Wonson

Bred by Exhibitor Bitches- 2 entries

1st-Pennyworth Promises Promises ( Ch. Windale Little Nan-Pennyworth Sweet Meat) Bred. & owned by Pennyworth Kennels

2nd-Bon Mot Eloise (Ch. Pennyworth Would You Believe-Sheldegren Winter Green) Bred & owned by Joan M. Bartlett

American Bred. Ditches -2 entries

1st-Elan's Dolly of Bon Met (Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance-Elan's Lady B) Bred. by Nathalea V. Torrey, owned by Joan M. Bartlee & Susan A. Torrey

2nd-Ardencaple's Lady Empress ( Ch. Nor Shor's Whirlaway-Ch. Stoney Meadows. Fairy Wonder) Bred by Mr & Mrs W. K. Denton, owned by Mr. & Mrs. Laurie A. Johnson

3rd-Pennyworth Pretty Please ( Ch. Windale Little Van-Pennyworth Sweet Meat) Bred. & Owned. by Pennyworth Kennels

Open Bitches-7 entries

1st-Ledgecrest Bit O' Sweet (Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance-Ch. Pennyworth She's A Honey) Bred by Mr & Mrs L Gilman, owned. by Melody Howorth & Susan Gilman

2nd-Pennyworth Sea Spray (Ch, Courtney Fleetfoot of Pennyworth-Pennyworth Xmas Carol) Bred by Pennyworth Kens, owned by Mr & Mrs Laurie A. Johnson

3rd-Kelpie's Beautiful Dreamer (Ch. Eon Mot Barnaby-Peg O'My Heart of Overrun ) Bred & owned by David. L & Rosemary B Wortman

4th-Bettebrook Cecile (Ch. Bettebrook Nevermore-Ch. Bettebrook Minx of Ferriwell) Bred by A.J. Gutilla & Bettebrook Kens, owned by Pennyworth Kennels.

Winners Bitch- Ledgecrest Bit O' Sweet

Reserve-Pennyworth. Sea Spray

Specials: Ch. Pennyworth Wanda the Witch, Beachward's Cardiac Ch. Harvest Gold of Glenbervie, Ch. Pennyworth Merry Xmas, Bold Splashes, Ch. Winterfold's Bold Did.

BEST OF BREED- Ch. Winterfold's Bold Bid ( Ch. Coveydown Greenbrae Wayfarer- Stoney Meadows Bold Queen) Bred. by Col. & Mrs. John Collings, owned by Mor- Shor Kennels

Best of Winners - Pennyworth Pogo

Best Opposite Sex-Bold Splashes ( Ch. MorShors Whirlaway-Pennyworth Flyaway) Bred by Pat Jones, owned. by Waseeka Kennels


Greater Lowel Kennel Club Tewksbury , Mass.

August 17, 1969

Judge-Er. Kenneth W. Given 9d.-9b-3s

Winners Dog-Beachward's Baby Bomber - Reserve-Appraxin Mind Duster (Ch. Meander Shakedown-Ch. Pennyworth High Style) Bred & owned by Calvin G. Perry

Winners Bitch-Pennyworth Sea Spray Reserve-Kelpie's Beautiful Dreamer Best of Winners-Beachward's Baby Bomber

Best of Breed-Bold Splashes

Best Opposite Sex-Ch. Pennyworth Wanda the Witch (Ch. Coveydown Greenbrae Wayfarer-Ch. Pennyworth Burning Dream) Bred by Pennyworth Kenls, owned by Pennyworth Kenls. & Susan Gilman


Sir Francis Drake Kennel Club San Rafael , Calif.

Sept. 14, 1969

Judge: Ellsworth Gamble 4d-11b-3s

Winners Dog - Silurian's Tardy Tempest (Ch. Bardon Summer Storm- Meander Ribbons) Bred & owned by Donald. W. Frames

Reserve-Roving Ragtime (Bardon Furbelow-Ch. Eyleland Imprudence) Bred & owned by Richard Reynolds

Winners Bitch -Pinetop Mixolydian (Ch. Meander Madcap-Ch. Madcap Stage Struck) Bred by Jeannette J Keppelman, owned by Eleanor Talbot

Reserve-Winsone's Me Too of Highland (Ch. Hollypark's Just Plain George-Ch. Highland's Hollypark Holly) Bred by M Gladys Cutter, owned by Winifred• & Armin

Best of Winners-Silurian's Tardy Tempest

Best of Breed - Ch. Barden Singing Wind (Ch. Piperkins Rambler-Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind) Bred. by D & B Frames, owned. by Don. W. Frames

Best Opp. Sex-Silurian's Tardy Tempest


Reno Kennel Club Reno , Nev.

Sept. 20, 1969

Judge-Dr. Wilfrid Shute 4d-7b-4s

Winners Dog-Madcap Trail Guide ( Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter-Great Circle. Tosca) Bred by Woman W. Ellis, owned by Wayne Lundgren & LaDonna

Reserve-Spindletop's Nicholas (Ch. Piperkin's Rambler-Epinard Miss Gabrielle) Bred by Madolyn & Walt Olofson, owned by Alan & Diana Campbell

Winners Bitch-Domino Allegro (Glengyle Black Mercury-E Danha Honey West) Bred by David & Mrs. Elizabeth Blalock, owned. by Elizabeth Blalock

Reserve-Bardon Frippery (Stoney Meadows Epic-Meander Ribbons) Bred by B B Frames, owned by Jean and Vince Balint

Best of Winners-Domino Allegro

Best of Breed-Ch. Seyberne's Highland Abilene (Ch. Mor Shor's Whirlaway - Pennyworth Betony) :Bred. by Marjor E. Siebern, owned. by Gladys Cutter & Kenneth Womack

Best Opp. Sex madcap Trail Guide

" Abilene" went onto place 2nd in Hound. Group.


Plainview Kennel Club Inc.,

Plainview , Tex.

Oct. 6, 1969

Judge: Mr. C. H. Colman 1d-6b-2s

Winners Dog-Pawnee of Flying W(Ch. Tonto of Flying W-Ch. Joy of Flying W) owned by Nubby Harper

Winners Bitch-Cinnabar Sabrina of Flying W (Ch. Tonto of Flying T7-Ch. Joy of Flying W) owned by Ingrid & Ken Dunnagan

Reserve-Shylo's Agile Artemis CD (Ch. Rockets Torpedo CDX-Ch. Whipoo's Copy Cat) Owned by Bruce Clark

Best of Winners, Best of Breed and 2nd Group 2 -Cinnabar Sabrina of Flying Best Opp. Sex-Pawnee of Flying W


Sahuaro State Kennel Club

Phoenix Ariz , Oct. 25, 1969

Judge: Mrs. Katherine S. Finch 5d-13b-8s

Winners Dog-Comanche of Flying W (Ch. Tonto of Flying W-Ch. Joy of Flying W) Bred by Ingrid & Ken Dunnagan, owned by Katherine B. Morgan

Reserve-Terrace Hill's El Cid of Suntan (Ch, Tonto of Flying W-Ch. Shimmering Star of Suntan) Bred by Marion H. Woodock, owned by Joan Frailey & Julie Holm

Winners Bitch-Cinnabar Sabrina of Flying W

Reserve-Jomaludan's Wind Song (Ch. Blue Diamond of Star S-Rocket's Last of Blue Beaver) Bred by Mrs. J. Schallenmuller & Sam E Hearn, owned by Lewis K & Margaret E. Ussery

Best of Winners-Comanche of Flying W

Best of Breed-Ch. Seyberne's Highland Abilene Best Opposite Sex-Comanche of Flying W


Superstition Kennel Club

Mesa , Ariz.

Oct. 26, 1969

Judge-Mrs. M. Lynwood Walton 5d-13b-9s

Winners Dog-Hollypark Good Lord Chumley (Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune-Ch. Hollypark Mocha Polka CD) Bred by D.C. Hastings, owned by Roberta J. Walker

Reserve-Sandspiral Spinning Sand (Comanche of Flying W-Strathoak Spring Delight) Bred by Jerry Birmingham, owned by Dr. Eleanor A. Waskow

Winners Bitch-Stonecrest Sea Jade (Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune-Whipoo's Stonecrest Sprite) Bred & owned by Kathleen Beargie

Reserve Morningstar of Suntan (Ch. Tonto of Flying W-Ch. Shimmering Star of Suntan) Bred by Marion H. Woodock, owned by Dorothy Watanabe.

Best of Winners-Hollypark Good Lord Chumley

Best of Breed -Ch. Tonto Of Flying W ( Ch. The Lone Ranger of Flying W CD-Ch. Homestead Cinderella) Bred & owned by Ingrid & Ken Dunnagan

Best Opp. Sex-Ch. Pennyworth Little Notion (Ch. Tantivvey Diver-Ch. Pennyworth Heather Belle) Bred by Pennyworth Kennels, owned by Henry J Sayres & Mr. & Mrs. Henry Speight


Delaware , Ohio Kennel Club

Oct. 25-26, 1969

Judge: Mr. Haskell Schuffman AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB SUPPORTED ENTRY 9d-11b-5s

Puppy Dog-1 entry

Flippet's Sir Lancelot (Ch. Flyalong Hercules-Silhouette's Dulcinea) Bred & owned by Stanley F. Wilson

Novice Dog-1 entry

Kai-Jai's Blackthorn O'Daktari (Ch. Pennyworth Never The Less-Whipoo 's Small Favor) Bred by J.D. Wallace, owned by Mr. & Mrs. Chas. Niswonger

American Bred Dog-1 entry

Arlen's Mark of Dress Circle (Ch. Overrun Fleet of Arlen-Ch. Stoney Meadows Happening) Bred by R A Keilly & A. Shapera, owned by Roberta Arlen Keilly & Patricia Dresser

Open Dog-6 entries

1st-Dress Circle Lemon Peel (Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture-Postscript O'Pinecliff) Bred by Shirley Fitter, owned by Tom Morgan & Pat Dresser

2nd-Laguna Leisure (Laguna Ligonier-Laguna Ravensdowne Faerie Queen) Bred by Mrs. D.U. McKay, owned by Harry J. Bridge

3rd-Bettebrook Shooting Star (Ch. Bettebrook Nevermore-Ch Bettebrook Minx of Merrywill) (Bred by A.J. Gutilla & T L. Kirchner) owned by Chas. & Lillian Billings.

4th-Flyalong Dagger (Flyalong Baron-Ch. Bettebrook Many Splendored) Bred by Chas. E. Billings, owned by McIver W. Woody

Winners Dog-Dress Circle Lemon Peel Reserve-Laguna Leisure

Puppy Bitches-2 entries

1st-Morshor's Mystic Model (Ch. MorShor 's Whirlaway-Ch. Garganey Camelia) Bred by Mor Shor Kennels, owned by Harry J Bridge

2nd-Flippet 's Lady Guinevere (Ch. Flyalong Hercules-Silhouette's Dulcinea) Bred & owned by Stanley F. Wilson

Bred by Exhibitor Ditches-2 entries

1st-Flippet's Lady Bridgit (Ch. Flyalong Hercule-Silhouette's Dulcinea) Bred & owned by Stanley F. Wilson

2nd-Flyalong Debonair (Flyalong Baron-Ch. Bettebrook Many Splendored) Bred & owned by Charles E. Billings

American Bred BItch-1 entry

Dress Circle Circle (Ch. Overrun Fleet of Arlen-Ch. Silhouettes Northern Lights) Bred by Sarah Dresser, owned by William Dresser

Open Bitch-6 entries

1st-Bettebrook Cecile (Ch. Bettebrook Nevermore-Ch. Bettebrook Minx of Merriwell) Bred by A.J. Gutilla & Bettebrook Kens. owned by Pennyworth Kennels

Open Bitches

2nd-Renfield Nutmeg (Royal Coachman O'Lazeland-Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette) Bred by V. A. M.A. Renner, owned by Janes G Gwendolyn J. Heblet

3rd-Flyalong Dart (Flyalong Baron-Ch. Bettebrook Many Spelndored) Bred owned by Charles E Billings

4th-Dress Circle Fine and. Dandy (Ch. Overrun Fleet of Arlen-Ch. Silhouette's Northern Lights) Bred by Sarah Dresser, owned by Christine Dresser

Winners Bitch-Bettebrook Cecile Reserve-Renfield Nutmeg

Specials: Ch. Hitterhaus Crockett , Ch. Coventry's Jumpin Jupiter, Ch. Bettebrook Many Splendored, Ch. Bettebrook Forevermore, Ch. Stoney Meadows Happening

Best of Breed-Ch. Coventry 's Jumpin' Jupiter (Ch. Sing'n Sinner Man-Ch. Eyleland Plaid) Bred by M. Barlow & S. Wing, owned by Pennyworth Kennels

Best of Winners-Dress Circle Leon Peel

Best Opposite Sex-Ch. Bettebrook Forevermore (Ch. Bettebrook Nevermore-Pennyworth Partner's Choice) Bred. by Thomas L. Kirchner, owned by David Woody



SANTA CLARA KENNEL CLUB, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose Calif.

FEBRUARY 15, 1970

JUDGE: Mary Stephenson

Supt. Bernice Behrendt - 470 38th Ave., San Francisco, Calif. 94121

ENTRIES CLOSE January 26, 1970

Chairman-LaDonna Nybro, 55.5 Millbrook Court, Campbell, Calif. 05000 (408) 374-2895

Trophy List Deadline-January 15, 1070 Pledge Deadline-January 1, 1970


NASHVILLE KENNEL CLUB, Nashville, Tenn. March 8, 1970. Judge: Mrs. Doris Wear

Nashville concludes a 3 day show circuit, proceeded by Knoxville on the 6th and Chattanooga on the 7th. All within easy driving distance. A wonderful opportunity to pick up majors. For Further Information writes Keith F. Wallace at 1, Jackson Rd., Goodlettsville, Tenn.





The Athens of the South Whippet Club is pleased to announce its donation of a silver Challenge Trophy (value $i50)be awarded to the Southern breeder of the Whippet defeating, the most Whippets in Best of Breed com petition in any calendar year, beginning January 1, 1970. The purpose of this trophy is to promote and encourage the breeding and exhibiting of quality Whippets in the South.


1. This award is for the breeder*, not necessarily the owner, of the winning Whippet.

2. The breeder must be a resident of a Southern state. For purposes of this competition, "Southern states" are considered to be: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida , Georgia, Kentucky , Louisiana , Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina , Tennessee and Virginia.

3. To he eligible, the Whippet does not have to be owned or shown in the South.

4. Information will be compiled from the American Kennel Gazette published records of licensed point shows. No match wins will be considered.

5. The trophy must be won three tines by the same breeder for permanent possession, but not necessarily with the sane dog.

6. The trophy rill be in the possession of the winning breeder for one year, when it will be replaced by a commemorative plaque.

7. The first award will be made in March 1971 for competition in the calendar year 1970.

*Breeder according to American Kennel Club records.



Conformation 6: Obedience Match
Pleasanton , Calif.

Oct. 19, 1969

Judges - Conformation Obedience - Tom Lams

Best Movement Class - Gladys Cutter

Obedience Entries - 12

Novice Y Obedience - 4 entries

1st- Madcap Trail Guide - Wayne Lundgren & LaDonna Nybro - 159 pts

2nd- Honey's Shalom - Ann Palmer 149 1/2

3rd- Cricket's Silken Song - P.R. Steed 145

4th-Charmyrs Full House - Christine & Michael Murphy 144

Novice - 2 entries

lst-Domino Allegro - Elizabeth J. Blalock 193 pts

2nd-Glengyle Peter Wheat of Mojo - Ann Palmer 134

Graduate Novice 4 entries

lst-Glengyle Black Mercury CD-Linda L & Elizabeth Blalock 108 pts

2nd-Mercury's Apache Tears - Linda L Elizabeth Blalock 190

3rd-Mercury's Bianeri, CD-David L Elizabeth Blalock 160

4th-Marcadee Candy O'Q uinn-CD-Martha Fielder 149 1/2

Open - 2 entries

1st-Camelot Summer Frost CDY Libby Leone 193

2nd-Glengyle Black Mercury CD 159 1/2

Conformation - 42 entries-2 absent

Puppy Dog 6-9 months 5 entries

1st-Sheridan's Kelso, owned by Jean & Vince Balint

2nd-Strathoak Starsun, mined by Robert J Maresca Jr

3rd-Shearidan Majestic Prince, owned by Adelaide Haberman & John Shelton

4th-Rickwick Skyblue, owned by Pauline W. Shirley

Puppy Dog 9-12 mths - 3 entries

1st-Canyon Creek Gremlin, owned by James A & Ann C Sweeney

2nd-Cinnabar Quickstep, owned. by Robert & Alice Dildine

3rd-Eldarin Buster Brown-owned. by Patricia L Grant

Puppy Bitch 3-6 months - 4 entries

lst-Crestfield Martha My Dear, owned by Kathy Kelly

2nd-Crestfield George's Girl, owned by Martha C. Fielder

3rd-Cadet's Fleet Feet, owned by Myrna R. Hartwig

4th-Crestfield Dear Prudence, owned. by Charlotte Fielder

Puppy Bitch-6-9 months - 2 entries

1st-Sheridan's Seabiscuit, owned by Elizabeth Leone

2nd-Glengyle Wind Song, owned. by Glengyle Kennels

Puppy Bitch 9-12 months - 2 entries

1st-Cinnabar Quicksand, owned by Jack & Margeen Cook

2nd-Highland's Lady Roxanne, owned by Joyce E. Huffschildt

Best Puppy-Sheridan's Kelso

Best Opp. Sex.- Sheridan Seabiscuit

Novice Dog 3 entries

1st-Charmyr's Checkerboard, owned by Charles & Myrna Countz

2nd-Glengyle Peter Wheat of Mojo, owned by Ann Palmer

3rd-Charmyr's Jokers Wild, owned by Stuart & Elsie Allworth

Bred by Exhibitor Dog-3 entries

1st-Silurian Gamboling Gremlin, owned by Donald W. Frames

2nd-Charmyr's Royal Flush, owned by Chas. & Myrna Counts

3rd-Mercury's Apache Tears, owned by Linda and Elizabeth J. Blalock

Oren Dogs-6 entices

1st-Hollypark's Gambling Man, owned by David Rosenstock & Susan Wing

2nd-San Francisco Frisco, owned by Robert & LaDonna Nybro

3rd- Sheridan 's Ferrari, owned by David Haberman

4th-Madcap Trail Guide, owned by Wayne Lundren & LaDonna Nybro

Novice Bitch-4 entries

1st-Cadet's Samantha Townes CD, owned by Ernest G. Hartwig

2nd-Charmyr's Full House, owned by Christine & Michael Murphy

3rd-Golden Gazelle, owned by Helen Levee

4th-Camelot Summer Frost, CD, owned by Libby Leone

Bred by Exhibitor Ditch 1 entry

1st-Charmyr's Checked Cut, owned by Charles & Myrna Countz

Open Bitch-4 entries

1st-Honey's Shalom, owned by Ann Palmer

2nd-Bardon Fripper, owned by Jean & Vince Balint

3rd-Cricket's Silken Song, owned by P. Steed

4th-MorShors My Party Doll, owned by Patricia L. Grant

Best. Ault. Hollypark Gamblin Man

Best Opp. Sex-Cadet's Samantha Townes CD

Best Moving Whippet Class 21-entries

1st-Hollypark Gambling Van

2nd-Canyon Creek Gremlin

3rd-Silurian Camboling Gremlin

4th-Cadet's Samantha Townes



THE WHIPPET NEWS acknowledges, with thanks, the donations from the following:
Mr. & Mrs. Ron Bare, No. Hollywood, Calif.
Harry J. Bridge, Lansing, Mich.
Mr. Norris Carlson, Santa Ana, Calif.
Brenda Lee Cliff, Cincinnati. Ohio
Miss Eva Elgen, Stallarholmen, Sweden
W. M. Hall, Burlington, Iowa
Mr. & Mrs. S. D. Harvey, Trenton, Ontario
Mr. Leslie D. Horton, Anaheim, Calif.
Mr. Paul E. Howell Jr., No. Hollywood, Calif.
Ralph M. Lee, Hamilton, Ohio
Lee W. Lenz, Claremont, Calif.
Julie McEwen, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Pat Miller, St. John, New Brunswick
Delmer Newcom, Hobart, Indiana
Ruth & Dan Olincy, Santa Monica, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. Freeman J. Perry, St. John East, New Brunswick
Pauline W. Shirley, San Leandro, Calif.
Mrs. Albert Stockburger, Dayton, Ohio
James G. Swancoat, La Habra, Calif.
Roberta J. Walker, Sun Valley, Calif.
Mr. & Frs. Roy L. Wagers, Harbor City, Calif.

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A special thanks to Heather and Everett Dansereau of Devonair Whippets for this great historical piece.

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