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1996 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual

Pages 1 through 25

We have presented April in these pages every year for the past 9 years -beginning with her first major win as a puppy, then as a new Champion & Field Champion, as a Multi-best of breed winner, and Multi-Hound Group winner, and onto her career as a producer of Champions and as a Specialty Veterans & brood bitch Class winner, and then this year as a Specialty best in Show winner at 9 1/2 years of age.

We are pleased to present her on the cover,with the well known Cindy Alvarado portrait from 1991 - “April in Autumn”.

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Established by the Editor with the concurrence of the Board of Directors of the American Whippet Club.

OBJECTIVES: To unite those people interested in the breeding, showing, racing, coursing and generally improving the breed of Whippets for the purpose of exerting effectually a combined influence upon all matters affecting the breed. To promote and maintain a high standard of conduct in the transaction of all business connected with the breeding of Whippets.

Material for the WHIPPET NEWSLETTER and ANNUAL is always welcome from all readers, whether AWC members or non-members, and all the material that is used is presented with a minimum of editing, so as to retain the individual style of the writer. Each issue is the result of material sent in by the readers and reflects the interest of the readers.

The articles or material submitted for publication should pertain to Whippets in general, be constructive and free from personal animosities and grievances; further, the material and riot the contributor is the basis of acceptance, and the editor will decide the suitability of the material submitted. When submitting material, please typewrite or print plainly, especially proper names.

NOTICE: The opinions expressed in the WHIPPET NEWSLETTER and ANNUAL are those of the individ~uaI writers and advertisers and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the editor or the AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB, or any group to which the individual writer may belong. Further, the editor of the WHIPPET NEWS cannot be responsible for statements made anywhere in the publication except on the editorial pages and in the editors personal advertisements.

THE WHIPPET NEWS is the official publication o~f the American Whippet Club and is available to’non-members of the~ American .Whippet Club for a donation of $20.00 per year. This donation includes the WHIPPET NEWS ANNUAL and the monthly NEWSLETTER.

Our appreciation goes to al/those who contribute to make this publication a success.

Special thanks for invaluable assistance go to Donna Lynch, Jill Baum, Karen Rockwell, Barbara Parsons and Mary Beth Arthur.

— See Pedigree Section —

67 Windrush Ln.,Barrington Hills, IL 60010

President Cathy Gaidos
Vice-President Jean Balint
Treasurer Christine Hopperstad
Delegate to the American Kennel Club Cathy Gaidos
Secretary Harriett Nash Lee
14 Oak Circle
Charlottesville, VA 22901


Jean Balint
Jack McManus
Cora Miller

Cathy Gaidos
Christine Hopperstad
Harriett Lee

Wendy Clark
Lori Nelson
Cindy Scott

Cindy Scott
4815 Topaz Drive
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

Eastern: Harriett Nash Lee
Midwest: Karen Rockwell
Southern: Robert Lopes
Western: Barbara Nyby



Founded January11, 1930

Applications for membership in the American Whippet Club are available
upon written request to the AWC Secretary (see address above).

Subscription to the AWC Whippet News (including monthly Newsletter and Annual) - $20.00 per year

Christine Hopperstad, 130 34th Ave. E, Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 322-5872 / FAX: (206) 323-8314

Pat Dresser, (216) 239-1829

Wendy Clark, 5088 Breckenhurst Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026 (614) 777-0124

The American Whippet Club


The first question on the American Whippet Club membership application is “Why do you wish to become a member... ?“ The most common response is, “To get more involved with the parent club”.

Significant events for 1996 included the tenth National Specialty, the first International Whippet Congress, the adoption of a code of ethics, the development of a versatility award, and the American Whippet Club's own web page on the internet. What did all these events have in common? They represented hundreds of hours of volunteer work by AWC members. More than one hundred individual members were personally involved in one or more of these projects. That's one fourth of our total membership. How much more could we accomplish if every member became involved? Don't wait to be asked — volunteer.

Thank you to all the members and non-members who contributed their time and efforts in 1996. Without your help none of this would have been possible.

Cathy Gaidos

(DOB 08/05/82)

Rescued at the age of twelve, I’ve had Nikki for only 2 1/2 years, but it has been worth a lifetime.
No, she isn’t a fawn end she isn’t Bambi’s mother.
She is an ambassador for the breed and a mascot at field trials.

Owned and Loved by:

- Holly Chin -
Acton, Massachusetts

(NSBIS Ch. Merci Isle Meridian, JC x Ch. Northwind’s Lucky Star SC, AmCanFCh DOB 01/27/94)

In two seasons, Dillon won his Junior Courser and Senior Courser titles with the minimum 6 trials; in 21 ASFA events, he attained his Field Championship in 3 trials (including 1 Best of Breed and 1 Best in Field), aIl 4 of his Lure Courser of Merits firsts (including a first at the 1996 ,AWC National SpeciaIty and 2 Best of Breeds), and 264 points. An injury cut short his 1996 lure coursing season, leaving him just 36 points shy of his LCM. You befter get out of his way in the Spring, though, because he’ll be ready!

Congratulations to his 5 Iittermates for their Field Championships and LCM’s!

Thank you’s go to Kay Nierengarten for allowing me to own such a silly dog and to Jean McCord for conditioning DiIIon for his last first and breaking the 30 lb. barrier!

And to Smokey and the Glory of the Chase … I love you still.

-Holly Chin-

(Select Ch. High Flyer Mach One x Morshor’s Dirty Dancin)

Best of Winners / 4 points - Mr. Richard Rupert (pictured)
Ivy needs only a major to finish.
She will be bred to Ch. Pennyworth Frequent Flyer, “Miles”, in 1997.
Owned by Erma and Ralph Kovach, MD and Candy Teis

Bred by
High Flyer • Erma and Ralph Kovach, MD
6671 Gates Mills Blvd, Gates Mills, OH 44040 • 216/449-3318

(Select Ch. High Flyer Mach One x Morshor’s Dirty Dancin)

Cleo has five points to date.
She loves to show, but is waiting to mature and is shown selectively.
She will be bred to Idover Devonshire Cream, “Devon”, after she finishes.
Owned by Erma and Ralph Kovach, MD and Wendy Clark

Bred by
High Flyer’ Erma and Ralph Kovach, MD
6671 Gates Mills Blvd, Gates Mills, OH 44040 • 216/449-3318

(Ch. Allerel’s Tax Refund x Ch. Wilicare’s Aged In Wood)

Our thanks to Pennyworth for sending us this neat and sweet dog.
Miles finished at Lexington with a 4-point major.
Still young, he will be specialed selectively - but he loves to go to the shows!
Available to selected bitches, subject to approval of breeder.
Bred by Claire Newcomb

Owned by
High Flyer. Erma and Ralph Kovach, MD
6671 Gates Mills Blvd, Gates Mills, OH 44040 • 216/449-3318

(Ch. Locar’s Martini on the Rocks x Idover Simply Splashing)

This handsome fawn and white male has many attributes we love to see in a whippet — very sound, balanced angles front and rear without exaggeration, and the balanced movement that follows, extraordinary depth of brisket — and those big, black eyes on a handsome male head dripping pigment.

Devon is lacking only one of those famous hard-to-find majors to finish, If we can manage to drag him from his favorite soft spot, we will look for one at the summer shows.

(Ch. Locars Martini on the Rocks x ldover Simply Splashing)


We are very proud of how this young bitch has grown into a beautiful representative of the breed.
She finished in June of ‘96 at Two Cities KC with Charlotte Fielder handling.
Motherhood is in her future.



Elizabeth S. Smith 25510 Carmel Knolls Drive, Carmel, California 93923 408/625-0366

Ch. Idover Perfect Gentleman x Keynote Raindance

“Sheila”, pictured last summer at age 6 months, has been attracting lots of attention in Ca, with her fawn and white good looks and has-no-enemies temperament (not to mention her beautiful head, soundness and wonderful movement). Watch for a more mature Sheila to make an even bigger impression in ‘97.

AFFINITY Carol Juelfs, 56 N. Victoria, St. Paul, MN 55104. (612) 224-6427

BELAYA Carol Siipola Chittum, 515 - 286th Avenue SE, Fall City, WA 98024. (206) 222-4734 and Andy and Stephanie Chittum, 1155 Silver Hill Drive, San Jose, CA 95120. (408) 927-8350

BLUESKIES Barbara Ruth Smith, 18350 5. Old Clarke Road, Mulino, OR 97042. (503) 632-6133

BUNCRANA Pat McLaughlin, P.O. Box 277, Brooklyn, CT 06234. (860) 779-9866

CARRY-ON Sharon Marquis and Ruth Gilpin, 25 Ridgewood Road, Willington, CT 06279. Phone/fax (860) 429-6166

CRESTFIELD Martha and Herb Fielder, 4001 Middle Avenue, Napa, CA 94559-9737. (707) 252-1404

DIABLESSE Leila Downen, 50 Woodlawn Drive, Morristown, NJ 07960. (201) 984-7484

FALLOWFIELD Connie Brunkow DVM, 19644 Henning Road, Danville, IL 61834. (217) 431-8972

FOLQUIN Mrs. Boris Wolkonsky, 9115 Pueblo Avenue, P.O. Box 253, Lakeside, CA 92040. (619) 443-1655

GOLD-DUST Joan Goldstein, 5 Klinger Lane, Warren, NJ 07059. (908) 561-3833

HASUE Kathleen Banks, 8183 Marlowe, Belleville, MI 48111. (313) 699-6312 Abanks@gcnet.com

IDOVER Elizabeth S. Smith, 25510 Carmel Knolls Drive, Carmel, CA 93923. (408) 625-0366

KEYNOTE Sharon Hoagland, 431 E. Sandra, Tulare, CA 93274. (209) 688-0345

LAUREL CHASE Kim Tudor and Dean Keppler, 73 Caudina Avenue, Toms River, NJ 08753. (908) 914-8019

NORTH WIND Kay Nierengarten and Mark Shubert, 5654 Chalstrom Drive, Saginaw, MN 55779. (218) 729-8003

PHOTOPLAY Rich Bergman, P.O. Box 637, Lakeside, CA 92040. (619) 443-2711

RENPARK Irene K. Cetta, 548 Hill Street, Lebanon, PA 17046. (717) 273-2381

SPECIAL ACRES Susan Short, P.O. Box 502, Roy, UT 84067. (801) 731-0801

TOPAZ Bill and Sue Peterson, 1051 Topaz Lane, York, SC 29745. (803) 684-2349

TnT Larry and Donna Richards, 8223 Lantana Drive, Denver, NC 28037. (704) 483-6269 rich02@sprynet.com

WHIPPOOR WILL Barbara L. Henderson, VMD, 16200 Burton Lane, Laurel, MD 20707. (301) 490-6598

“Julie”, with her good friend and handler, Tom Zirnheld.
Julie is the first champion sired by Ch. Oakhurst Midas Touch.

Bred & Co-owned by:

3017 Light Wind Court, Las Vegas, Nevada 89108

Loajane Miller
RO. Box 706, Aynor, South Carolina 29511

(Ch. Alerek’s Celebrity x Ch. Morshor’s Adrianna)
Bred by Owen J. Light — pictured at 4 years age.

(HUDSON Ch. Kirwin Undercover Syndicate)

Breeders: Kathryn Kirk & Roger W. Brown

HUDSON x Ch. Appraxin Alerek Adored)
Co-breeders: Kim Gonzales & Al Miniero

We are extremely proud of all of HUDSONs get,

CH. Speedy G Ardslery Alerek
Speedy G Castleton Rusty
(littermates to Silver & Petar)

Upper Mountain I m Undercover,
(brother to Katie & Vega)
CH. Laurel Chase Perfect Alibi, JC
Laurel Chase Head Over Heals, SC
(littermates to Spot)

HUDSON is producing sound, intelligent whippets 0f substance and style. They have the desire and ability to excell in the ring and on the field. From 3 bitches, he has produced 19 offspring — 7 champions and 3 close to finishing. He is an exceptional companion and we are lucky to share his couch!

Kim Gonzales
SPEEDY G 7001 Branton Dr.
Apex, NC 27502

Betty finished in grand style, gathering both her majors under Breeder Judges Christy Nelson
and Shelley Hennessey! Our Champion #123, Betty was co-bred with Cindi Simmons.
Betty’s darn, Cyrano’s Cactus Wren, qualified for her R.O.M. this summer.

Cyrano Hounds
D. Kelley
180 Hill Avenue, North Aurora, Illinois 60542
Phone: 630/896-7691

1996 was the sixth year of Continental Whippet Alliance (CWA) activities. Two new clubs joined the CWA in 1996:
The Greater Twin Cities Whippet Club from Minnesota and The St. Louis Fast Track Whippet Club from Missouri.
The St. Louis Fast Track Club sponsored the first ever CWA Events at the Ralston Purina Farms, Gray Summit,
Missouri, in October. The second annual CWA Fun Match was held in conjunction with the 4th of July Events in
Crystal, Minnesota, with Cora Miller (Hound Hill) judging. A tattoo clinic conducted by Dr. Connie Brunkow was
held in conjunction with the Milwaukee Labor Day Events.

CWA Conformation judges for 1996 were: Marie Adams, Mary Lou Benjamin, Connie Brunkow, Kalen Dumke, Fay Lund, Cora Miller, Dennis Schmidt, Gail Wieberdink, Mary Yancey and Susan Yarbrough.

Whippets earning CWA Titles in 1996 were:

Fallowfield Golden Moment, JC, TRP, DPC
Ch Willabe Run N’ Tuf at Frebutti, JC, TRP, DPC

Queenie’s Wave Runner, ARM, SORC, ARX

Marial Palmeridge Watermusik, TRP
Fallowfield Golden Moment, JC, TRP, DPC
Marial Palmeridge Watermelon, TRP
Runamok the Nutcracker, TRP
Marial Palmeridge Water Lily, TRP
Ch Willabe Ruf N’ Tuf at Frebutti, JC, TRP, DPC

Earning top CWA racing honors in 1996 was Marial’s Waterspot of Wyndsor, SC, FCh, TRP, ARX. Top Whippet in
CWA Conformation Competition was H H Mwari Moon Traveler, FCh. Best in Match at the second annual CWA
Fun Match, judged by Cora Miller, was Ch Halmarque Up and In Vogue, LCM.

For information on 1997 activities, contact: Doug Arthur, CWA Secretary, 12035 W Brown Deer Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53224-1417 (phone 414.355.4776, fax 414.355.4446, e-mail marial@execpc.com).

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