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2002 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

They say . . . blondes have more FUN!
From left to right:
Contessa of Adagio, JC, FCh.
(Ch Hamrya’s Honey Beee, JC x BIF Ch. One O’Clock Sunrise At Jilzan, SC, LCM)

Ch. Rushing Wind de Sud
(Ch. Hamrya’s Honey Beee x Ch. Harlot’s Halo de Sud)

Adagio Jlzn I Stand All Amazed
(Ch. Surrey Hill’s Firing Line, FCh. x Ch. Surrey Hill’s Sweet Danger, SC, FCh.)

CONTESSA earned her FCh title in 2002, is a Group placer from the classes, and needs only a major to finish her championship. Contessa is smooth, classic, and lovely. WINDY finished with four majors (two 5’s - including a nice 5-pointer at Lompoc - a 4, and a 3). A powerhouse mover with a terrific attitude, we think she is very special. MAIZIE is a sweet girl and has been waiting impatiently for Contessa and Windy to finish, so she can come out and strut her stuff!

Future hopefuls - an exciting litter due in February 2003 from FeFe (BIF Adagio Jilzan Queen’s Knife, SC) and Davis (Ch. Chelsea Long Kiss Goodnight, SC, FCh). Also, two lovely “redheads” whelped October 2002 - Adagio Jilzan Sunflower and Adagio Jilzan Never On Sunday (Wildfire’s Adagio Red Hot, a Drake son, x Jilzan Adagio Pikachu, FCh., a Rush daughter).

Breeders/Owners:
LaRee G. Johnhnson
2709 E. Hopi Avenue, Mesa, AZ 85204
adagiosighthounds@cox.net

Jill S. Baum
2009 E. Don Carlos, Tempe, AZ 85281
jilzan@juno.com

Windy’s breeders: Katharine S. Armato & Saulo P. Biscoto


The Whippet News
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 thank you for invaluable assistance goes to Donna Lynch, Jill Baum, Barbara Parsons, and Lois Obelcz.

TABLE OF CONTENT
p 2. AWC Whippet News Editorial Policy
4. AWC Officers and Board
5. Message From AWC President
6. Whippet News Annual
25. KENNEL LISTINGS
38. AWC Register of Merit - Parsons
39. AWC Versatility Awards - McManus
42. Greater Twin Cities Whippet Club
61. “Willow” - Renzulli
80. Continental Whippet Alliance
88. AWC 2002 Specialties Results
96. NCWFA 2002 Specialty Results
97. SCWA 2002 Specialty Results
106. NOTRA
110. No. California Whippet Fanciers Assn.
130. Southern California Whippet Assn.
151. Whippet Health Foundation - Arthur
152. CERF Report - Brunkow
176. Tarheel Whippet Association
194. Metropolitan Atlanta Whippet Assn.
201. Top Whippet Producers - Parsons
270. Whippet Racing Association
284. AWC 2004 National
285. PEDIGREE SECTION
311. AWC Membership Roster
320. Index to Advertisers

Stay on the lookout for puppies by these two sires
SBIS Ch. Alerek’s Charwin Kodiak
(Ch. Appraxin Majic Jethro x Ch. Alerek’s Riva Ridge)

Ch. Patric’s Jammin Drarig
(Ch. Patrics Quotation x Ch. Triple M’s Semper Fi)

Britt S. Calhoun
Johnnie M. Roe
J. Randall Tincher
2256 Smith Ave.
Marietta, GA 30064
toojon@earthlink.net
404-371-9618

OFFICERS
President..................................................................Cora Miller
Vice-President..........................................................Cindy Scott
Treasurer..................................................................Carolyn Mountan
Delegate to the American Kennel Club....................Donna Lynch
Secretary..................................................................Lori Nelson
31838 N. 52nd St.
Cave Creek AZ 85331
wildfirewhippets@juno.com

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

CLASS OF 2003
Connie Brunkow
Jack McManus
Cora Miller

CLASS OF 2004
Christine Hopperstad
Lisa Costello
Carolyn Mountan

CLASS OF 2005
Wendy Clark
Lori Nelson
Cindy Scott

NATIONAL SHOW CHAIRMAN:
Cindy Scott
3655 Cragwood Dr
Colorado Springs, CO 80907

THE AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB, INC.
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

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

ASSOCIATE EDITOR
Pat Dresser, (216) 239-1829

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


The American
Whippet Club

A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

What a year! We’ve had a marvelous National Specialty (this year’s total entry
was something like 773!!!). Agility, obedience, racing and lure coursing are setting records. And we have Russell McFadden and Ed Odron as strong new Board members. Whippets and the American Whippet Club have entered into their future, one might say. The quality and numerical strength of the breed, only a dream twenty five years ago, is a reality today. Dual and triple champions are within the realm of possibility for anyone with a good dog, determination, and the finesse of a sense of humor. The Club has grown with the breed. It is in a position to lead toward excellence in the many facets of our sport: education, medical research, judges’ education, an enviable Annual and the Whippet News, fine regional specialties, as well as extravaganza Nationals and - not the smallest goal - good sportsmanship and general civility, without which none of the above are worth having.

I want to congratulate all the members of all the committees that have achieved these goals for all of us, from the Chairs themselves, through all the contributing minds and energies, culminating in such exciting, worthwhile results. Fortune has smiled on us through the efforts of these people. With every good wish for the new officers and new members of the Club I await the pleasure of your company in the future.

‘Til then,
Cora


American Whippet Club
Whippet News
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Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows

Doris let me have two of my foundation bitches, Stoney Meadows White Hot and Ch. Stoney Meadows Beauty Queen. From White Hot came Ch. Hound Hill Right as Rain, who was BOB at the Garden under Peggy Newcombe, and, bred to Ch. Hound Hill Constant, CD, ROM, she gave me four Champions in one litter: Ch. Hound Hill Riot Act, Ch. Hound Hill Raillery, Ch. Hound Hill Ruling Passion, and Ch. Hound Hill Jericho. Beauty Queen, bred to Ch. Hound Hill Flying Machine, CD, gave us Ch. Hound Hill Brattleboro CD, ROM. Brattleboro was the sire of, among others, Ch. Rimskittle Sea Swift and Ch. Rimskittle Fools Rush In, CD, ARM, Ch. Hound Hill Northern Spy, CD, and his brother Ch. Hound Hill Nightfall, CD. And so on, down the generations. I am much indebted to Stoney Meadows, the Whippet strain, and to Doris Wear’s friendship over the years. She was in inspiration and great good company, which I sorely miss.
Cora Miller

Ch. Hound Hill Jericho, by Constant

Ch. Hound Hill Ruling Passion, by Constant
Handler, Peggy Weigle


Ch. Hound Hill Raillery,
by Constant

HOUND HILL


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows


Ch. Hound Hill Right as

Ch. Hound Hill Riot

Ch. Hound Hill Riot Act

HOUND HILL


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows


Ch. Rimskittle Sea Swift, by Brattleboro

HOUND HILL


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows


Ch. Rimskittle Fools Rush In, CD, ARM, on extreme left

Ch. Hound Hill Northern Spy, CD

Ch. Rimskittle Fools Rush In, CD, ARM, by Brattleboro

HOUND HILL


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows

Stoney Meadows
Meanderful
“Tootie”
Stoney Meadows
Equinox Equipoise
“Pete”


Ch. Stoney Meadows Magnificator
“Bishop”
Stoney Meadows Magistrate

Potter and Doris Wear

Ch. Stoney Meadows Magnific
“Mickey Finn”

Ch. Stoney Meadows
Magnet
“Solomon”

Stoney Meadows Polaris “Carlo”

Ch. Stoney Meadows
Royal Flight
“Leander”

Mary Jane Pruett - Heian


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows


Stoney Meadows High Skies
“Cheer”

Doris standing
in the woods

Stoney Meadows Topaz
“Phoebe"


Ch. Stoney Meadows Heian Sky, FCh. “Maxine”

Stoney Meadows Zephyr “Zephyr”

Stoney Meadows Maximillian “Max”

Ch. Stoney Meadows Moon Moth
“Peggy”
 
Ch. Stoney Meadows More Trouble
“Buttons”

Mary Jane Pruett - Heian


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows

Doris Wear’s Stoney Meadows kennel was brought into being in Penllyn, Pennsylvania (the Philadelphia area). A few years later, it relocated in Cambridge, Maryland, and in the 60s (or there about) the kennel was moved a last time to Cecilton, Maryland. During the years when the annual American Whippet Club Specialty Shows were regularly held in the summer in the East, usually on a private property, Doris Wear participated in those shows with numerous breeder-type Whippets. One of those years, she hurriedly packed up her station wagon and left the show site after she completed showing her dogs and, with single-mindedness, drove her vehicle through back country to rendezvous with an employee at a wide spot in the road in an unoccupied part of the state.

When Doris arrived at the appointed rendezvous location, she pulled her loaded station wagon into a pull-off area on one side of the road and, across the highway,
was a corresponding pull-off area where an employee was parked, waiting for her arrival. The drivers got out of their respective automobiles and, as they walked across the highway, they briefly paused in the middle of the road and exchanged ignition keys. The employee departed toward Cambridge, Maryland, with the fully loaded station wagon, including the Whippets in crates which had been exhibited at the Specialty; Doris got in the station wagon the employee had driven to the meeting place, fully loaded with duplicate gear and five or six different Whippets which had not been entered in the Specialty show. Together, Doris and I departed toward the area where the Specialty show had been held, and two all-breed dog shows would take place on Saturday and Sunday - and where Doris would exhibit fresh Whippets of very different type under non-breeder judges.

Today it is probably difficult for most breeders and exhibitors to imagine the enormity of the Stoney Meadows kennel and the number of inmates it housed. This brief story also indicates Doris Wear’s competitiveness, determination, and single mindedness.


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows

Doris Wear was a wonderful lady and certainly an asset to the Whippet.
She did a great deal to improve the breed - today we need more like her.
“Rest in Peace, dear friend.”
- Peggy Newcombe
Pennyworth

A very young Ch. Pennyworth Merrie
Xmas, shown by Calvin G. Perry, going BOB at Westminster under Doris Wear in 1968.
Owner/ handler.
Ch. Pennyworth Mother Goose winning
BOB under Doris Wear (Chicago International). The trophy is Donald Hostetter Memorial,
which “Goose” retired the next year.

PENNYWORTH


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows

The first time I visited Stoney Meadows was in 1967. I was travelling around the country, visiting kennels and looking at dogs; Peggy Newcombe put me in touch with Doris Wear and told me that I had to see a “real American kennel”. It certainly was an eye-opener - the dogs were taller than I was used to then, but extremely handsome and not nearly as different in type as I had expected; the property was beautiful and Doris Wear herself the kind of gracious, yet no-nonsense character any serious dog fancier would feel an instant affinity with.

Doris was a true breeder of the old school, able to discuss her dogs in detail and perfectly open about their faults, as well as their virtues. She was also incredibly hospitable, not only spending hours showing the dogs, but also had Jim and Annie Clark over for dinner, and then brought me with her all the way to the AWC Midwest Specialty, which in those days was held the day before the Chicago International KC show.

Later visits only confirmed the early impression that Doris Wear was a true lady in the old, real meaning of the word. Her start was with the early Meanders, and that was the look she really liked, in spite of the fact that Mardormere and later English imports played a much greater part in her breeding program than was usually acknowledged. The fact was that she was - unanimously, as I recall - elected to judge the very first AWC National Specialty in 1987 speaks volumes for the high esteem in which she was held.

It is rather shocking to find that there are people who show Whippets who have never heard of Doris Wear or Stoney Meadows. (Almost as shocking as it was in later years to hear perfect newcomers address Mrs Wear as “Doris” - It took me decades to get that far...) If history has any meaning at all, let us respect our breed’s ancestry by knowing that her Stoney Meadows dogs are in the back of practically all American Whippets.
- Bo Bengtson


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows

The origin in 1962 of Elysian Whippets was largely Stoney Meadows, combined with early Pennyworth via the Kirklea Kennels of Larry Shaw. We made important outcrosses in the 1980s to Plumcreek and MorShor, but then, these lines were largely Stoney Meadows in origin as well.
Mrs Wear was an extraordinary Whippet breeder. She put together her source bloodlines and concentrated combinations so that the new strain, Stoney Meadows, produced a consistent type and quality that became major contributions to many, if not most, of today’s American bloodlines. The American Whippet world owes her a great debt of gratitude. Having learned how hurtful ingratitude can be, I hope today’s breeders will acknowledge their debt to Mrs Wear.
- JAMES R. GRAY, MD
ELYSIAN


SBIS CH. ELYSIAN EROICA
Bred and Owned by James R. Gray, MD and Cora N. Miller
1982 AWC Eastern Specialty
Doris Wear, judge


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows

Summer 1988, Maryland, Enterprise Farm
After a Whippet specialty, Kristy Kenyon (Sonsteby) and I stayed overnight with Doris Wear at Enterprise Farm. Before dinner, Mrs Wear suggested we take the dogs out for a run with her kennel manager and tour the estate. Accompanying me was an independent, headstrong, four-legged youngster with selective hearing. She loved the open space and took full advantage of the opportunity to run fast and far. When we finally caught yp with her, she kept us withing her broad comfort zone, a few hundred feet away from our walking pack, but kept track of use with occasional furtive glances. A short while later, she took off like a rocket in the opposite direction - her silhouette shrank to a speck of dust on the horizon. What had startled her was Mrs Wear’s old fat donkey standing alongside a fenced pasture; strangely, he seemed to be wearing enormous permanent saddlebags. We all laughed heartily, wondering aloud what my dog must hve thought he was! Eventually she rejoined the group, well exercised, but none the worse for the wear.
- Chris House


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows

Two renowned Whippet breeders influenced our present day breeding program. Doris Wear was one of them. Our admiration of the Stoney Meadows Whippets was heightened when we purchased a Chalmondoley daughter out of a Rimskittle bitch who was line-bred on Stoney Meadows lines. Doris Wear found that 10 month old puppy while judging an AWC event in Dallas, Texas in 1978, finishing her championship and awarding her Best of Breed over an entry of 81! By so doing, she gave the puppy the ultimate compliment, comparing her to the lovely Stoney Meadows Snow Queen. We will be forever grateful to Mrs Wear for her guidance and strong breeding program, which became the foundation for many Raybar Whippets.

CH. RAYBAR’S I’M RIM, F.CH.
(Ch. Misty Moor’s Chalmondoley, ROMX x Rimskittle Gabrille)


Am.Can. Ch. Raybar’s On The Brink, ROM
(Ch. Stoney Meadows Magnet, ROM x Ch. Raybar’s I’m Rim)

Ch. Aymes n Raybar ’s Trial Run
(Ch. Sindarin Spontaneous x AmCan.Ch. Raybar’s On The Brink)

RAY & BARBARA PARSONS - RAYBAR WHIPPETS


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows

In Tribute to Mrs. Doris Wear . . .
BIS Am.Can.Bda. Ch. Hi Tor’s Ana Pavlova
(Ch. Morshor’s Ashlee of HiTor, ROROM x BIS Ch. Heatherlane’s Black Eyed Susan)


1987 - 2000
Our beautiful Ana was a double great-grandaughter to
Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Flight, ROMX
Patti Fitzgzgerald Coles www.hitor.com Estelle Hall Lyon


Remembering Doris Wear & Stoney Meadows

We at Topnotch Whippets have always been grateful to Doris Wear for allowing us to purchase our foundation bitch from Stoney Meadows. “Jassy”, American, Canadian,
Bermuda Champion Boomerang’s Jasmine Gypsy, put us among the many of the influential whippet breeders by winning Best of Breed at Westminster in 1987 and producing some fine champions for our breeding program.
The world of dogs has lost a truly wonderful human being.

Am.Can.Bda. Ch. Boomerang’s Jasmine Gypsy
(Satori Stage Door Johnny x Stoney Meadows Eloise)
5/6/80 - 1/23/91
Bred by June “Dee” Williams - Tuscon, AZ
Owned by
Ellen Frenkel & Pamela S. Miller - Topnotch Whippets


Ch. Valley Point's Walkin in Memphis
"Memphis"

CH. Delight’s Customade for Mariki
CH. Hamrya’s Madame Butterfly


Ch. Valley Point's Bobby's Girl
"Jenny"


CH. Delight’s Customade for Mariki
CH. Hamrya’s Madame Butterfly


BIS Ch. Tivio’s Fallingwater
Lucia

(DC Sportingfield’s Jazz Fest x Ch. Tivio’s Allure)
So, you think you have to sacrifice type for soundness
and elegance for power?

Well, think again . . .

Owners:
MJ & Ed Odron
Co-owner: Tracy Hite
Hounds of Majeod
Handler: Mary Dukes
Breeders:
Doug Hoxsey,
Tracy & John Hite

Kennel Listings

affinity Carol Juelf and Cassandra Juelfs-Rogers, 1363 Chatterton Rd., Eagan MN 55123; 651-456-0689; crogers@cadan.com

ampersand Mrs. Robert E. Maytag, P.O. Box 399, Dover Plains NY 12522; 845-832-6711

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

bob’n Ann billups, 421 N. Thornhurst Ave., Glendora CA 91741-2979; 626-963-1038

carry on Sharon L. Marquis and Ruth G. Gilpin, 25 Ridgewood Rd., Willington CT 06279; 860-429-6166

fallowfield Connie Brunkow DVM, 19644 Henning Rd., Danville IL 61834-5161; 217-431-8972

jaama reg Mary E. Alderman, 2643 Edgar St., Toledo OH 43613-2041; 419-475-2148; jama@ix.netcom.com

northwind Kay Nierengarten and Mark Shubert, 5654 Chalstrom Dr., Saginaw MN 55779; 218-729-8003; kay@northwindcatelog.com

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

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

upper mountain Jeff Winton and Jim Modica, Upper Mountain Farm, 398 West Mill Rd, Long Valley NJ 07853; 908-832-5713

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

wildheart Dawn Cashin and Jeff Kunze, 1687 Eagle Ln., Mound MN 55364; 952-472-0022; dcsmashin@aol.com


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