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2001 American Whippet Club Whippet Annual

Pages 1 through 25

 Back issues of the AWC Whippet News Annual can be purchased for $25.00 each ($30.00 foreign), which includes shipping; all funds must be U.S. dollars, payable by check or money order to Whippet Annual. Mail to: Wendy Clark, WNAnnual Editor, 5088 Breckenhurst Dr., Hilliard, OH 43026 USA.

Cover story
“ Demi Tasse “

Dual Champion Grand Prix’s Demi Tasse
(Ch. Hamrya’s Honey Beee x DC Milescross Double Indemnity, CD)

Our beautiful Demi Tasse will follow in her mother, Demi’s, footsteps here at Grand Prix. She earned both her titles easily by the age of 2 and loves her racing as a sideline! Her next job is to earn her obedience degrees. Hopefully she will continue as Grand Dame to breed on her beauty and reward our hopes.

Grand Prix Whippets ◆ 19208 Woodbridge Lane ◆ Woodland, CA 95695
(530) 662-0108 ◆ (530) 661-0790 fax ◆ email: WendyGay@earthlink.net

Statement of Editorial Policy

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 not 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 individual 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 editor’s personal advertisements.

THE WHIPPET NEWS is the official publication of the American Whippet Club and is available to non-members of the American Whippet Club for $35.00 per year. This subscription includes the WHIPPET NEWS ANNUAL and the monthly NEWSLETTER.

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

Special thanks for invaluable assistance go to Donna Lynch, Jill Baum, Barbara Parsons,

p 2. AWC Whippet News Editorial Policy
4. AWC Officers and Board
5. Message From AWC President
12. Arizona Whippet Association
43. Looking Back - Past AWC Specialties - Bengtson
102. A AWC Register of Merit - Parsons
103. A AWC Versatility Awards - McManus
106. Continental Whippet Alliance
156. No. California Whippet Club
167. The Golden Years - Costello
180. Metropolitan Atlanta Whippet Assn.
190. Whippet Racing Association
202. 2001 AWC Specialty Results
208. NCWFA 2001 Specialty Results
209. SCWA 2001 Specialty Results
221. Whippet Health Foundation - Arthur
223. CERF Report - Brunkow
248. NOTRA
275. Top Whippet Producers - Parsons
318. Tarheel Whippet Association
346. No. California Whippet Fanciers Assn.
354. Southern California Whippet Assn.
389. AWC Membership Roster
397. Index to Advertisers

Ray Spanola
A great father, grandfather, and “Whippet Dad”…
A caring, supportive friend…
And a one-of-a-kind wonderful husband to Penny for 42 treasured years…

Whenever we are ringside with Whippets in tow, there will be a distinct vacancy
without your constant presence. Your smiles, kind support and friendship
will never be forgotten.

But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
all losses are restored and sorrows end…
– William Shakespeare

Kathy Armato
Betsy and Jim Bootle
Karin Buck
Liz Buck
Ellen and Lennie Feldheim
Dulcey French
Dr. Jim Gray
Lori and Rich Hagan
Linda Johnson
Peggy Hodge and Gene Lane
Eleanor and Dick Lee
Andrew Pence
Grahm Swayze
Jan Swayze
Peggy and Louis Swayze
Beth and Bill Willis
Abby Witthauer
Penny and Norm Witthauer

President..................................................................Cora Miller
Vice-President..........................................................Cindy Scott
Treasurer..................................................................Christine Hopperstad
Delegate to the American Kennel Club....................Donna Lynch
Secretary..................................................................Lori Nelson
31838 N. 52nd St.
Cave Creek AZ 85331

Wendy Clark
Lori Nelson
Cindy Scott

Connie Brunkow
Jack McManus
Cora Miller

Christine Hopperstad
Lisa Costello
Carolyn Mountan

Cindy Scott
3655 Cragwood Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

Founded January 11, 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) - $35.00 per year

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

Pat Dresser, (216) 239-1829

Wendy Clark, 5088 Breckenhurst Drive, Hilliard, OH 43026
(614) 777-0124 / email: wclark@optometry.osu.edu

The American
Whippet Club


Isn’t this a marvelous book? It contains over four hundred pages and much archival information concerning winning Whippets at our past AWC Specialties. An invaluable resource. Thanks, Wendy.

This is my last year as President of the American Whippet Club. Looking back over the months is much like looking down a banquet table heaped with the fruits of a bountiful harvest; a harvest of Whippets, Whippet events, Whippet folk and, bright in my memory, Whippet places, from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

The National and the Regionals were credits to their Chairs and workers. Entries are growing in the many different venues available to the Breed and this makes me especially happy as I feel that excellence in diversity offers the strongest protection against fads and encouragement toward producing the “Complete Whippet”.

Because of the many new, hard working members the Club can look forward to a vital future, further supported by the now independent Whippet Rescue and the Whippet Health Foundation. Involvement is key. No matter where your interest lies, you can be very sure there’s something for you to do there and someone to do it with you.

I wish you all joy and accomplishment with your wonderful hounds.
I’ll be seeing you,

Ch. Kindochaline’s Cinderella

Ch. Kindochaline’s Cinder

Ch. Kindochaline’s Tartan

Ch. Kindochaline’s Cassette

Ch. Kindochaline’s Periwinkle

Earl’s Dream Come True –

Best In Show Ch. Kindochaline’s Fandango

We shall miss you, dear friend…

Frank McInnis
Jack Steinke
Jean Balint
Joan G. Damon
Mickey and Dottie (goodbye dear friend)
Ruth Brown
Lori Nelson
Peggy and Claire Newcombe
Jan Van Wormer
Debi Adams and Kindochaline’s Katrine
Christine Hopperstad
Dr. Barbara Henderson
Dr. Tom Soey
Lynne Underwood
Dr. John Shelton
Mary Jane Pruet
Jim Stamper
Dr. Charles and Lillian Billings
Dale D. Simmons
Katie Winters
Jan Ferry
Sue Oace
Betty and Earl Stites
Joan Fraily
Julie Holm
Teresa A. Schreeder
Joan Goldstein
Barbara and Ray Parsons
Sharon Hoagland
Iva and Jeffrey Kimmelman
Carol Curry
Doug and Ruth Broadfoot
Harriett Lee
Martha Fielder
Chris and Lee House, Oasis and Wicca

Wildfire Remembers A Friend…

Years ago, ringside, I was captivated by a magnificent dog, Ch. Kindochaline’s Tartan. Hence, I met Earl and Frank McInnis. They were patient with my ceaseless questions and Tartan became a bridge to a lasting friendship.

Earl shared his knowledge and opinions with a sense of humor and dedication to the breed. He was a ringside fixture at Lompoc and the National, enjoying and evaluating the dogs. Always surrounded by a circle of friends and the topic was usually whippets! Earl was the ultimate gentleman, exhibiting a style and grace uniquely his own. Earl’s life was long and full and although I miss him, he leaves behind a sense of wealth for having been privileged
to call Earl McInnis my friend.

Earl’s legacy is reflected in many prominent pedigrees, and remains an influence at Wildfire. Pictured are Tartan’s sons, affectionately known as “The Boys”, whose lineage successfully continues in the ring and the field.

Ch. Wildfires High Jinks
Ch. Wildfires Summer Sundance “Dan”

Wildfires Highwayman “Butch”
Lori Nelson
31838 N. 52nd Street, Cave Creek, AZ 85331
(480) 488-3801 wildfirewhippets@juno.com

Kindochaline’s Dark Secret
11/15/86 – 6/25/01

(Ch. Kindochaline’s Tartan x Ch. Kindochaline’s Calle)


Secret was to be Earl’s puppy - she was vivacious, bright and enchanting from the moment she was born. Heartbroken over having lost a beloved dog, I was charmed by this perky, smart puppy. Although we had never met, Earl knew I found joy in his puppy and gave her to me! It was Secret, Earl’s gift, that brought us together and we shared a treasured friendship. Secret left this world only days before Earl, perhaps she is again his puppy.

Earl loved life, fine things, good company, good dogs, and it was a privilege to share his friendship. Life just won’t be the same without Earl and Secret. Thank you Earl, for your many Gifts.
– Ruth

Arizona Whippet Association
President: Lori Nelson - wildfirewhipepts@juno.com
Vice President: Steven Klein
Secretary: Karen Schechterle - SangareeKS@aol.com
Treasurer: Terry Schwartzman
BOARD: Rick Hahn
Ruth Brown
Julie Konwent
Lorraine Gyenge
Jill Baum
Newsletter Editor: Kit Bigelow
Web page: Rhona Gifford
Web site: www.azwhippets.com

The Arizona Whippet Association was formed in August 2000 by a small group of exerienced whippet fanciers and the membership now nears forty. We have an informative bi-monthly newsletter and excellent website.

Our first ASFA fun trial is completed and our second is set, with a goal of an October ASFA trial. ASWA is hosting an AWC Supported Entry with Scottsdale Dog Fanciers and has made application for AKC recognition. We have held several successful sighthound fun matches.

ASWA’s annual Whippet Fun Day was enjoyed by more than 50 whippet owners and combined contests, games, and an educational seminar. AZWA’s goal is to promote the enjoyment of whippet ownership and encourage ALL to participate, as well as appreciate, the various venues available to our versatile breed.

Ch. Wildfire’s Tradewinds
7/31/87 – 2/2/01
TRADER, a handsome, happy dog, passionate about life, love,
and his beloved bone.

Wildfire’s Gone With The Wind
7/31/87 – 7/11/01

A consummate “Belle”, SCARLET was petite, pretty, haughty yet flirtatious,
and always the Queen.

TRADER and SCARLET remain in our hearts and their influence is evident in their progeny.

Shared his bed with Lori Nelson
Shared her bed with Ruth Brown

Hand’s Whippets Presents
Champion Kachina’s California Dreaming

(Ch. Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford, FCh, ROMX x Ch. Kachina’s Magic Pfyre)
Winston is a standard size dog that moves like the wind. He is a 21 inch dog with good movement
and excellent temperament. Loves to show, either with his breeder (Connie Alexander) or his owner (Marie Hand). He will be shown some in 2002 to selected judges. Winston is white with red brindle markings.

Marie and George Hand
7301 Paddock Drive
Raleigh, NC 27613
(919) 596-1940
Connie Alexander
Anne Taylor
Brenda Adams

Multi BIS, SBIS Champion
Starline’s Masterpiece

(Ch. Nasusa Cacique x Starline’s Royal Gold)
Hounds of Majeod

Mary Jean & Ed Odron
C. Virden, D. Lockhart & L. Lawrence
Lori Lawrence

Kennel Listings

BELAYA Carol Siipola Chittum and Dr V.C. Carter, c/o Windsong Farm, 515 286th Ave SE, Fall City WA 98024; 425-222-4734

CARRY ON Sharon L. Marquis and Ruth G. Gilpin, Willington CT; Ph/Fax 860-429-6166; carry-onwhippets@webtv.net

C.SQUARE Greg Owens and Kirk Buchholz, 12533 Route 9W, West Coxsackie NY 12192; 518-731-8440

GRAND PRIX Wendy and Rodney Gay, 19208 Woodbridge Ln, Woodland CA 95695; 530-662-0108; wendygay@earthlink.net

LADYHAWK Peppi anne Greco, 5701 Carter Rd-Buckingham, Ft Myers FL 33905; 941-690-2580; ladyhawkwhippets@prodigy.net

LURDIE Lura M. Chacon, P.O. Box 25, Austell GA 30168-0025; 770-745-0578; lchacon@mindspring.com

NORTHWIND Kay Nierengarten and Mark Shubert, 5654 Chalstrom Dr., Saginaw, MN 55779; 218-729-8003; northwnd@cpinternet.com

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

PRIDE Nancy and Bart Brown, 6618 Eby Place, Shawnee Mission KS 66202; 913-362-8326; nbbrown@kc.rr.com

RENPARK Irene K. Cetta, 584 Pritchard Rd, Limestone TN 37681-5608; 423-257-8910

SHANNON DOWN Shannon L. Lyons, 13604 Michael Lynn Rd, Charlotte NC 28278; 704-504-9661

TNT Donna Richards, 8223 Lantana Dr, Denver NC 28037; 704-483-6269; tntskids@aol.com

UPPER MOUNTAIN Jeff Winton, Jim Modica and Scott Winton, Upper Mountain Farm, 398 West Mill Rd, Long Valley NJ 07853; 908-832-5713; jeffrey.winton@pharmacia.com

WHIPPOORWILL Barbara L. Henderson VMD, 16200 Burtons Ln, Laurel MD 20707; Ph/Fax 301-490-6598; office 301-953-3386; whippoorwill@erols.com

Winnie Whip-It Good, CD, CGC

Words just can’t describe how much we miss you.

Klondyke Follow Your Dream, JC, CGC
(Klondyke Hi-Speed x Klondyke Chase the Shadow)
English Import

Logic was WB & BOW
at both Bryn Mawr and Valley Forge KCs this summer.

Owner / Rescue Rep
Janet Curtiss
305 Rose Lane
Broomall, PA 19008
Mrs. Ivy Potts
19 Village Rd. NE23 2AQ
Northumberland, England

Reggie Jumps Into Retirement
Decides 12 Titles is Enough!!!

Pennyworth Red Rabbit,

(Ch. Hardknott Maestro of Bohem x Pennyworth Cotton Tail)

Reggie earned his owners a coveted CDX obedience title from United Kennel Club in November 2000. He also earned one leg on his AKC CDX in October 2000 at the Mt. Vernon DTC trial, and was Highest Scoring Hound in Trial that day. That first AKC CDX leg also earned him “Honorable Mention” in the First & Foremost Rating System.
In agility, Reggie finished with a UKC AGI and an AGII in April and October 2000.

Then, for the grand finale, he earned the AWC’s AWARD OF VERSATILITY EXCELLENT* this year. (*Pending AWC approval)

Bobbie and Fred Lutz – 11930 Appling Valley Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
Co-Owner: Barbara L. Henderson, VMD

Calvin’s Versatile

Appraxin Callaban Kristobel,

5 New Titles This Year!
AKC Novice Jumpers w/Weaves agility title – April 2001
UKC AGI agility title – June 2001
And with much perseverance, his AKC CD – August 2001
ASFA’s LCM2 – December 2001

These and the prior titles earned him the coveted AWC
and the
(*Pending final AWC approval)

Bobbie and Fred Lutz – 11930 Appling Valley Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 591-8125 lutzsei@aol.com

– Sunrise –
Three Generations of Whippets
• Type • Soundness • Loving Companions •

Ch. Hyck’s Hollow Classy Chassis
(NSBIS, Multi-SBIS Ch. Elysian A-Few Perrier
x AmCanCh. Halstans Class Act)
Rosie is our foundation bitch, a multiple Group placing bitch and even better producer . isn’t that what we strive for!! She will be bred to Multi-BISIS Ch. Chelsea Made You Look of Sage in the summer of 2002. This will be her litter.
Ch. Sunrise Wrapped In Cashmere
(Ch. Surrey Hills One Step Beyond x Ch. Hycks Hollow Classy Chassis)
Our homebred Back-To-Back Group winning powerhouse. Mia is everything
I love in a whippet.
Watch for Mia with my daughter, Courtney, in the Junior ring! A GREAT TEAM!
Sunrise Snow Angel
(SBIS Ch. Chelsea Drakkar of Oxford x Ch. Sunrise Wrapped In Cashmere)
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What else can I say! Zoe is on her way toward her championship with her litter sisters, Sunrise Winter Memories (Roberta Mason, Mason Hill), Sunrise Holly and the Ivy (Susan Sczepanski) and her litter brother, Sunrise Nearly Millenium (Jennifer Eichelberger).

Dawn Sutherland (217) 224-1339 Sunrise@ksni.net

How Our Legacy Began . . .
I would like to present some of my past dogs, who made it all possible.

Ch. Shamasan’s Bugs Bunny
(Ch. Stoney Meadows North Star x Ch. Westgates The Enchantress) Bred and Co-owned by Phoebe Jordan Booth
Without this dog, I certainly would not have succeeded in whippets. A personal thanks to Phoebe Booth, who bred, co-owned and co-handled him to his most prestigious wins. My thanks to her over the years, as she taught me how to appreciate the whippet. And how to handle these marvelous dogs.

Ch. Morshor’s Cross The Water, ROM
(Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water, ROMX x Ch. Morshor’s Royal Bid, ROMX)
This picture is from the Stud Dog class at the 1986 AWC Midwest Specialty, after “Linda” won the Breed under John Shelton.
Ch. Plumcreek Walk On Water, handled by his breeder/owner Linda Larson; Ch. Appraxin’s Majic Jethro, handled by his breeder/owner Calvin Perry; and “Linda”, Ch Morshor’s Cross The Water ROM, owned/handled by myself and bred by Dianne Bleecker.

What can I say about my Linda. She was the beginning of a very successful breeding program and, combined with Plumcreek, it was just what I was looking for . . . and she made me shine as a handler.

“Those who have the humility of a child may find again the key to reverence for, and kinship with, all life”

Linda Johnson

The Legacy . . .
Ch. Barchet Singular Sensation

Jordan is entering his 11th year. He is at stud by private treaty.
He has been echocardiogramed and ultrasounded along with his CERF.
We hope he will be around for many more years to come . . . he is my boy!!!

Owned & Loved by
Linda Johnson
5135 Rabbit Farm Road, Loganville, GA 30052 • www.whippetlvr.com • 770-466-1049

The Legacy Continues for 2001 & 2002
Ch. Barchet Singular Sensation
is proud to have had the company of these lovely champions.

Bred to:
Ch. Kachina Times Square V Anndra
Born 06/15/00 Breeder/Owners: Jenny & Gail Boyd

Ableaim’s Driving Force
WD/BOW Supported Specialty under Michael Canalizo
Needs 2 points to finish. Handled by Jenny Boyd.

Ableaim’s Dixie Chick
Pointed/Class Winner Supported Specialty
WB Paula Hartinger Supported 5 point major
& BOB on to a Group 4. Handled by Jenny Boyd.

Bred to:
Ch. Ripshin’s Kissed By An Angel
Born 01/15/01
Breeders: A. Tad Brooks, Russella Bowen & Tom Kirstein

Ch. Meisterhaus Guardian Angel
Owned by Tad Brooks, Barbara Wayne & Mary Grimes
Handled by Barbara Wayne

This lovely puppy won 5 straight majors to finish, all from the 6-9 class. Please watch for her next year.
A repeat breeding is on the table just waiting for “Sara” to grace us with her season. Also, littermate Meisterhaus Angel In Disguise won a 5 point major at the Supported Specialty in Atlanta in conjunction with the Southern Specialty. She is owned by Ellen Morgan.

Bred to: Ch. Halo’s Harlot de Sud
produced the Winners Bitch at the Southern Specialty under breeder judge Pat Miller, “Woodsmoke”; she was 6 months old. And her other littermates included English Lavendar de Sud, owned by Alice VandenBussche & Kathy Armato; pointed, and White Linen de Sud, owned by K. Armato & Jimmy Cabillo; pointed.
“To have generations in the future of other breeders is a supreme compliment.

I thank each and every one from the bottom of my heart. What a fantastic year!”

Linda Johnson
5135 Rabbit Farm Road, Loganville, GA 30052 • www.whippetlvr.com • 770-466-1049

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