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1997 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual

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(NSBIS Ch. Merci Isle Meridian, JC, ROM x Merci Isle A Distant Mirror, JC)

Dreamy Draw is a section of highway in the Arizona desert linking Phoenix and Scotsdale. To pass through this extraordinary place, rich in history color and fauna, is to experience the strength and beauty of nature surviving within the concrete and technology of humanity. It is particularly breathtaking at sunset.

Cover shot at 9 months of age by Jean McCord.

“Pan” finished her AKC bench title at 18 months, with three 5-point majors, under such diverse opinions as Carol Curry, Connie Brunkow, Shelley Hennessey, and John Reeve-Newson. The latter awarded her a Group 4 from the BBE class.

We want to express our gratitude to Lisa Buzzell for her talented presentation of Pan to two of her majors, and her expert care and handling of many of our dogs at shows and field events.


bred and Owned by:

lva and Jeffrey Kimmelman

165 Gleasondale Road Stow, MA 01775
978-897-8950 or 371-7072

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Special thanks for invaluable assistance go to Donna Lynch, Jill Baum, Barbara Parsons, Dr. Lisa Costello and Karen Rockwell (proof reader extraordinaire!).


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AWC Whippet News Editorial Policy
AWC Officers and Board
Message From AWC President
AWC Health Foundation - Arthur
Continental Whippet Alliance
Pet Emergencies - Costello
AWC VersatilitylPerformance-McManus
Greater Chicago Whippet Club
Greater Twin Cities Whippet Club
AWC 1997 Specialties Results - Baum
MAWA 1997 Specialty Results




SCWA 1997 Specialty Results
Southern California Whippet Assn.
International Whippet Congress
/ U.K. Whippet Club Centenary Show
Top Whippet Producers - Parsons
Greater San Diego Whippet Assn.
Whippet Racing Association
Bluegrass Whippet Club
& Tn-State Whippet Assn.
Northern California Whippet Fanciers Assn.
AWC 1998 Specialties
AWC Membership List
Index to Advertisers

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President Harriett Nash Lee
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Treasurer Christine Hopperstad
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Founded January11, 1930

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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

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

The American Whippet Club

1997 has been a “growing” year for the AWC. In April, at our 11th National Specialty, we had the largest entry ever — 618 whippets with a total entry of 930! Our Annual meeting was well attended, with good dialogue, and for the year we welcomed forty-six new members to the ranks.

Highlights of the year include:

• First Versatility Awards

• Two new Lifetime Achievement Awards Bo Bengston and Barbara Koch

• A National Obedience Chairman Shelley Hennessy

• A Code of Ethics

• Creation of the Whippet Health Foundation

I feel the establishment of the Health Foundation is one of our club’s most important undertakings. The purpose of the Foundation is to identify significant health problems in our breed and provide funding for the necessary research to eradicate those problems.

We have been fortunate to have a reasonably healthy breed and it is up to us to see that this remains so.

--Harriett Nash Lee

(Ch. Saxon Shore Amber Waves, ROMX ex Ch. Cygnet Watch Me Ms Whitney, CD, JC, ROMX)

1997 American Whippet Club National Specialty
Shown with get BIS Ch. Watch Me Frolic At Dengayle (Davenport) and
Sweepstakes winning Watch Me Fortune Of War (Edwards, Thomas, Williams)

Belle Bathsheba is also the very proud mother of America’s Number One Whippet *
BIS Ch. Watch Me Ruby Red Slippers.
We congratulate Ruby, handler Mike Stone and her career director, Mrs. Harriett Vincent,
on a spectacular 1996 & 1997 record!

Grandma Ch. Cygnet Watch Me Ms Whitney, CD, JC, ROMX, at 12 years of age, is shown below.

Jeanne Thomas Williams • 42 Congressional Court, Las Vegas, NV 89113 • 702-367-6754

(Ch. Sun Run’s Majestic Light, JC ex Ch. Watch Me Ms Firecracker)

Our beautiful fawn and white doe-eyed girl has already received BOW honors her first weekend of shows at 7 months of age. Looking forward to a great ‘98. Littermates with co-breeders Leslie Vasquez and Kathy Thomas.

(Ch. Oakhurst Midas Touch ex Am.Mex.Ch. Watch Me Belle Bathsheba, JC, ROMX)

At 5 months of age, Fiona shows the powerful promise of her mother and grandmother.
Best wishes and winning to littermates with Allen, Nate, Jamie, Andrea and Leslie.

Jeanne Thomas Williams • 42 Congressional Court, Las Vegas, NV 89113 • 702-367-6754

Mike Stone and Ruby have had another spectacular year.
Words cannot express how thrilled and humbled we are by these accomplishments.
* All systems

Harriet Vincent
8060 Grand Avenue • Bainbridge Island • Washington 98110 • 206-780-2646
Breeder/Co-owner: Jeanne Thomas Williams

Zoey is our Easter baby, out of Ch. Watch Me Ms Annie Oakley, JC (see Pedigree Section) by Ch. Oakhurst Midas Touch. She is a powerful mover, with two all-breed Best Puppy in Match wins, as well as showing early promise of being a courser like her dam.

Sheba joined us in November. This beautiful angel is out of the BIS producing Am.Mex.Ch. Watch Me Belle Bathsheba, JC, ROM, by Ch. Oakhurst Midas Touch. Thank you Jeanne for sharing her with me!

Zoey is co-bred and co-owned with Kathy Thomas, Watch Me Whippets. Sheba was bred by Jeanne Thomas Williams, Watch Me Whippets. She is co-owned with Jeanne.

Congratulations to Annie’s sisters, new CHAMPIONS Watch Me Alotta Attitude and Headliner A Heartache Tonight!

Leslie Taylor — 3462 Sioux Way, Las Vegas, NV 89109 702-731 -3060 -~ LTWHlPPET@AOL.com

(Ch. Dengayle's Show Biz x Ch. Lambay Watch Me Heaven Sent)

(Ch. Dengayle's Show Biz x Ch. Lambay Watch Me Heaven Sent)

Continuing commitment to betterment of the breed.

Kathleen E. Thomas & Jeanne Thomas Williams
Las Vegas, Nv

(Ch. Sun Run's Majestic Light JC x Ch. Watch Me Ms. Firecracker)

(Ch. Watch Me Mr. Willy McCoy x Ch. Watch Me Ms. Firecracker)

Kathleen E. Thomas & Jeanne Thomas Williams
Las Vegas, Nv

(Multi-SBIS Ch. Elysian A-Few Perrier, LCM, ROMX* x Select Ch. Evensong de Sud at Foxford)

Tommy’s 1997 MAJOR accomplishments:
• WD/BOW for 5 points at the Eastern Regional Specialty under Mrs. Betty Stites.
• WD/BOW for 5 points at Champion Valley KC (AWC Supported Entry) under Ms. Carol Curry.
• WD and Select Award for 4 points at the MAWA Specialty to finish his championship under Mr. Clifford Thompson.

Thank you, judges, for making 1997 such a memorable year for us.
Tommy was presented to his major wins by Chris Hatcher and Jan Swayze — Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Mr. T will now focus on following in his dad’s footsteps on the coursing field. He will also make occasional appearances in the show ring at selected specialties, as well as trying his paw at obedience and agility.

Owned, loved and spoiled by:
J0 Ellen Macko
4328 Highland Avenue
Butler, PA 16001

* Pending AKC confirmation

Claudia D. Evans
1035 Chestnut Road
Elgin, SC 29045
Kathy Armato

(Ch. Cyrano’s Perfect Stranger x Ch. Cyrano’s Delta Dawn (Top Ten Whippets - 2 yrs))

Like her dam before her, Chorus Girl has “it” and she flaunts it. She thanks Grace Brewin and Gloria Mitchum Geringer for some of her nice wins. A Breed winner from the classes, she completed her title at the Chicago Christmas cluster with a 4 point major. She exhibits the true quality of our 125 champions to date.

We have an exciting spring litter planned, serious inquiries only. Note: our dogs are smart as well as beautiful“Cyrano” is the breeder of #3 and #6 top obedience whippets in the country - Cyrano’s Flying Aerie and Cyrano’s Little Red Hen!


Donna Kelley
180 Hill Avenue, North Aurora, IL 60542 / (630) 896-7691

Don’t stand by my grave and weep, for I’m not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond’s glint on the snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn’s rain.

When you awaken in morning’s hush, I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circle flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand by my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die.

— Author Unknown

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

Winners Bitch at Western Reserve Kennel Club for a major under judge Miss Dorothy D. Nickles.

Cleo needs only a major to finish.

Owned and Bred by
Ralph & Erma Kovach and Wendy Clark

BLUESKIES Barbara Ruth Smith, 18350 So. Old Clarke Road, Mulino, OR 97042; 503-632-6133 or 1-800-284-3014; whipwolf@aol.com

CARRY-ON Sharon Marquis and Ruth Gilpin, 25 Ridgewood Road, Willington, CT 06279; PhJFax 860-429-6166.

CHAPARRAL Connie and Jack Eaker, 1373 Old Mill Road, McKinney, TX 75069; 972-562-0363.

DIABLESSE Leila Downen, 50 Woodlawn Drive, Morristown, NJ 07960; 973-267-1919;

DUNBERRY Wendy Clark, 5088 Breckenhurst Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026; 614-777-0124; clark.25@osu.edu

FALLOWFIELD Dr. Connie Brunkow, 19644 Henning Road, Danville, IL 61834-5161; 217-

GEORDON Georgette MacLean, 387 Tishauser Road, Hudson, NY 12534; 518-851-9911.
GRAND PRIX Wendy and Rodney Gay, 19208 Woodbridge Lane, Woodland, CA 95695;

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

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

KINDOCHALINE Franke E. and Earl E. Mclnnis, 107 Laguna Place, Salinas, CA 93908; 408-373-7 189.

KOKOPELLI Deborah Carter, 220 Southwind Drive, Doylestown, PA 18901-2367; 215-340-5576; ourwhippet@aol.com
MILESCROSS Gum and Christine Borstel, 63 Jersey Street, San Francisco, CA 94114; 415-

OASIS Marilyn and Randy Awram, 691 East Puce Road, RR#3, Essex, Ontario, Canada N8M 2X7; 519-727-5863; oasis@mnsi.net

RENPARK Irene K. Cetta, 584 Pritchard Road, Limestone, TN 37681; 717-273-2381

SANCTUARY Michael Leachman and Paul Keckonen, 909 Edison, Detroit, MI 48202; 313-869-8553; sanctuwhip@aol.com

TNT Larry and Donna Richards, 8223 Lantana Drive, Denver, NC 28037; 704-483-6269; TnTsKids@aol.com

TOPNOTCH Ellen Frenkel, 116 Hillair Circle, White Plains, NY 10605-4506; Ph 914-761-1070, Fax 914-761-4026, and Pamela S. Miller, 724 Secor Rd., Hartsdale, NY
10530-1329; 914-946-0660, Fax 914-946-1759.

WHIPPOORWILL Barbara L. Henderson VMD, 16200 Burtons Ln, Laurel, MD 20707; 301-490-6598.

(Ch. Locar’s Martini On The Rocks x Idover Simply Splashing)

We are so proud of our new champion.
A very important career start was provided by John Strasburger, who took her from the 9-12 Months class to a Best of Breed over specials, and recently, Mary Dukes, for a superb finish in a minimum number of shows.

Our sincerest thanks to the following judges:
Dr. J.E. Hungerland Dr. A. DiNardo Mrs. C. Burg
Mrs. E Schwartz Dr. D.W Dowling The late Dr. W Houpt


Elizabeth S. Smith

Carmel, California • 408-625-0366

“Devon” is still looking for that increasingly annoying last major.
This dog has a lot of very fine qualities, from his handsome head dripping pigment,
to his sound front and rear and incredible depth of brisket,
but loving dog shows isn t one of them.

So we will wait for the outdoor shows this summer (where things are more interesting)
and hope some majors make themselves available.

Wendy Clark
5088 Breckenhurst Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Breeder: Elizabeth S. Smith - Idover

When Donna Lynch told me last winter that she’d bred her Teacher’s Pet, always one of my favorites, to her wonderful “Stinger”, I was envious. When she told me the result was a litter of irish-marked fawns (don’t ask me how!), I was positively green. And when I saw “Rose”, I was in love. What a wonderful little girl — from her big dark eyes, to her very correct front, to her very sound rear, and every fawn bit of her in between. And, yes, she can move too. Best of all is the most wonderful “has-no-enemies-watch-out-world-here-I-come” temperament.

Rose and her sister traded class placements for four days at their first shows, the huge MidWest Specialty weekend, with their brother going WD at the Specialty. Rose’s first points were a major under Dr. Greathouse at Central Ohio Kennel Club. She was Best In Sweeps and RWB at the Medina Kennel Club AWC Supported Entry. We are looking forward to lots of fun with Rose this summer. Thank you Donna, for this bright, beautiful bitch.


Wendy Clark
5088 Breckenhurst Drive, Hilliard, Ohio 43026
Breeder: Donna Lynch, Hamrya

Ch. Hamrya’s Honey Beee x Ch. Harnrya’s Teacher’s Pet


Patti & Henry Clark and Donna Lynch

(Ch. Hamrya’s Honey Beee x Ch. Hamrya’s Teacher’s Pet)

A big Thank You to the judges and the ringside supporters
who have made Riley’s six shows in 1997 memorable ones!

Cindy Scott —AWC Supported Entry, Agathon KC - Third (6-9 puppy, first show)

Carol Curry —AWC Midwest Specialty, Ravenna KC - Winners Dog (6-9 puppy)
Connie Brunkow— Bay Colony Cluster -First (9-12 puppy)
Doug Arthur — Bay Colony Cluster - RWD (9-12 puppy)
Patti Neale — AWC Supported Entry, Bay Colony Cluster - Winners Dog & Best Puppy
Shelley Hennessy — AWC Supported Entry, Bay Colony Cluster - Winners Dog & Best Puppy

Breeder: Donna D. Lynch
Southbumy, CT
Owner: Ronnie Pollock
Cheshire, CT

Ch. Delight’s Customade for Mariki x Hamrya’s Golden Slippers

Breeders / Owners

Donna D. Lynch & Jane Cooney

Abbey’s Banner Bearer x Ch. Harnrya’s Teacher’s Pet


Jean Riganati & Donna Lynch

My thanks to Daniel Lockhart for breeding this special boy
and for all his guidance along the way.

Congratulations to DASH’s beautiful kids on their many exciting wins from the puppy classes!

Owned by: Debbie Boyle
21806 Dumetz Rd., Woodland Hills, CA 91 364

Bred by: Daniel Lockhart and L.C. Rhode

(see Pedigree Section)

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