THE AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB

 

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Volume 3 October 15, 1959 Issue 5


American Whippet Club Specialty
October 2, 1959, Greenville , Delaware

There was a total of 50 dogs and 87 entries at the American Whippet Club Specialty for judge William W. Brainard, Jr. There was only one absentee. The entries were made up by these exhibitors — Badgewood Kennels, Mrs. Philip Fell, New York; Claire M.& Susanna L. Barrows, New York; R. P. Croaker, Illinois; John R. Hutchins, Texas; Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs, Illinois; Nigel - Aubrey Jones & R. W. Taylor; Eloise W. Kailin, Maryland; Lazeland Kennels, Virginia; Meander Kennels, Virginia; D. R. Match, Virginia; Pennyworth Kennels, New Hampshire; Calvin Perry, New Hampshire; F. Julia Shearer, Virginia; Edward Simon, New Jersey; Mrs. W. P. Wear, Maryland; Windholme Kennels, New York,

Winners were as follows:

Puppy Sweepstakes, William W. Brainard, Jr., judge. Nine shown; First - Mardormere Kennels' Lucky Number of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Fascination of Mardormere) Second - Badgewood Kennel's Badgewood Bounding Home (by Ch. Michael of Meander ex Mill Hill Souris Cerise) Third - Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Model (by Meander Badly Bent ex Laguna Leonia) Fourth -Mardormere Kennels' Lucky Fella of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Blue Gem of Mardormere)

Puppy, dogs, 6 mo. and under 9 mo., three shown; First - Badgewood Kennel's Badgewood Bullfinch (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Badgewood Copper Penny) Second - ­ Mardormere Kennels' Happy Fella of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Blue Gem of Mardormere) Third - Mardormere Kennels' Lucky Fella of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad x Ch. Blue Gem of Mardormere)

Puppy, dogs, 9 mo. and under 12 mo, three shown; First - Badgewood Kennel's Badgewood Bounding Home (by Ch. Michael of Meander ex Mill Hill Souris Cerise) Second - R. P. Crooker's Windholme Moonstruck O'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Ch. Bo-Peep of Birdneck Point) Third - Suzanna I. Barrows' Brick Court Piper Heidsiek (by Ch. Michael of Meander ex Mill Hill Souriscerise)

Novice, dogs, one shown, Eloise W. Kailin 's Garden City's Mercury Mouse (by Garden City's Mysterious Mouse x Ch. Garden City's Glamorous Mouse)

American - bred, dogs, one shown, Windholme Kennels' Windholme Jack Horner (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Ch. Bo-Peep of Birdneck Point)

Op e n, dogs, five shown; First - Lazeland Kennels' Fisherman O 'Lazeland (by Ch. Meander Kingfisher ex Summertan O 'Lazeland) Second - Mardormere Kennels' Lucky Number of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna. Lucky Lad ex Ch. Fascination of Mardormere) Third - F. Julia Shearer's Meander Flip the Dip (by Ch. Meander Pickpocket ex Meander Scatterbrain) Fourth - Calvin G. Perry's Meander Town Topics (by Ch. Meander Kingfisher ex Ch. Happy Talk O'Lazeland)

Winners Dog to Fisherman O'Lazeland. Reserve to Lucky Number of Mardormere.

Puppy, bitches, 6 mo. and under 9 mo., two shown; First – Mrs. W. P. Wear 's Stoney Meadows Modal (by Meander Badly Bent ex Laguna Leonie) Second – Mrs. W. P, Wear's Stoney Meadows Golden Apple (by Chanctonbury Hercules x Ch. Stoney Meadows Fairy Talc)

Puppy, bitches, 9 mo. and under 12 mo., two shown; First – Lazeland Kennels' Windholme Moonstone O 'Lazeland (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Ch. Bo–Peep of Birdneck Point) Second – Claire M. Barrows ' Brick Court Souris Gris (by Ch. Michael of Meander ex Mill Hill Souris Cerise)

Novice, bitches, one shown, D. R. Motch 's Coven League Symphony (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Melissande O'Lazeland)

Bred by Exhibitor, bitches, four shown; First - Mrs. W. P. Wear 's Stoney Meadows Lady Skipper (by Fawn Sail of Knotknum, C.D. ex Stoney Meadows Career Girl) Second – Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo 's White Reflection (by Ch. Whipoo's Spattarib of Meander ex Ch. Whipoo 's White Chiffon) Third – Lazeland Kennels' Solidago O 'Lazeland ( by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire x Ch. Meander Liat O'Lazeland) Fourth – D. R. Motch 's Seven League Boots (by Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire ex Melissande O'Lazeland)

American–bred, bitches, eight shown; First – Meander Kennels ' Meander Wet Paint (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Ch. Copper Nob of Meander) Second – Mrs. W. P. Wear's Julie of Stoney Meadows (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marathon ex Ch. Meander Magpie II) Third - Pennyworth Kennels ' Pennyworth Mistletoe (by Ch. Wingedfoot Ringmaster of Pennyworth ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris) Fourth – Mardormere Kennels' Lucky Cameo of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Caniston Camellia)

Open, bitches, six shown; First – D. R. Motch & Lazeland Kennels' Windholme Mother Goose (by Ch. Meander Bob–White ex Ch. Bo–Peep of Birdneck Point) Second - Mardormere Kennels' Lucky Penny of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Honey of Mardormere) Third – Calvin G. Perry's Whipoo 's White Luster (by Ch. Whipoo ' s Spattarib of Meander x Ch. Whipoo 's White Chiffon) Fourth – Pennyworth Kennels ' Pennyworth Black–Eyed Susan (by Ch. Wingedfoot Ringmaster of Pennyworth ex Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris)

Winners Bitch to Windholme Mother Goose. Reserve to Meander Wet Paint. Best of Winners to Windholme Mother Goose.

Veteran dog & bitch class. For dogs & bitches 8 years old and over. Three shown; First – Meander Kennels ' Ch. Dizzy Blond of Meander (by Ch. Oldown Stormy ex Question of Meander) Second – Pennyworth Kennels ' Ch. Seagift's Penniesworth (by Ch. Seagift Shagreen of Pennyworth ex Seagift Black Diamond of Annalyn) Third­ - Pennyworth Kennels ' Ch. Strathoak Glamour Girl (by Ch. Heather Sand ex Ch. Prudence of Mardormere)

Specials, nine shown, Ch. Seven League Saddler, Ch. Fleeting Falcon, Ch. Meander Magpie II, Ch. Meander Pickpocket, Ch. Whipoo 's Spattarib of Meander, Ch. Meander Mockingbird, Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint, Ch. Liebeskind O 'Lazeland, Ch. Meander Liat O'Lazeland.

Best of Breed to Meander Kennels' Ch. Meander Mockingbird (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Ch. Dizzy Blond of Meander) Best Opposite Sex to Lazeland Kennels ' Ch. Liebeskind O 'Lazeland (by Ch. Surfrider O 'Lazeland x Ch. Meander Liat O'Lazeland)

Get Class, three shown; First - Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs ' Ch. Whipoo 's Spattarib of Meander, represented by Whipoo 's White Luster, Whipoo 's White Reflection & Whipoo 's Showy Luster. Second - Mrs. W. P. Wear 's Ch. Stoney Meadows Marathon, represented by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint, Stoney Meadows Cockateel Julie of Stoney Meadows. Third - D. R . Motch & Lazeland Kennels ' Ch. Ravenslodge Solitaire, represented by Seven League Boots, Seven League Symphony Seven League Saddler.

Produce Class, three shown; First - Windholme Kennels ' Ch. Bo-Peep of Birdneck Point, represented by Windholme Mother Goose, Windholme Jack Horner & Windholme Moonstone O 'Lazeland. Second - Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs ' Ch. Whipoo 's White Chiffon, represented by Whipoo 's White Luster, Whipoo 's White Reflection Whipoo's Showy Luster. Third - Melissande O 'Lazeland, represented by Seven League Boots, Seven League Symphony & Seven League Saddler.

Brace Class, three shown; First - F. Julia Sharer' s Meander Flip the Dip & Ch. Meander Pickpocket. Second - Pennyworth Kennels ' Pennyworth Black-Eyed Susan & Pennyworth Mistletoe. Third - Mardormere Kennels ' Lucky Fella of Mardormere & Happy Fella of Mardormere.

 

Whippet Racing at American Whippet Club Specialty
Eugene Jacobs

The Whippet Racing at the Whippet-Greyhound Specialty, Oct. 2, 1959, was well received and informative. It was evident there was sincere interest in racing and after many of the eastern dogs receive race training, they should be extremely good, suitable for the best competition and ready for the keenest rivalry.

As a result of several factors, no official racing was undertaken at the Specialty event. These factors were; 1 - late hour available for racing; 2 - using new, unproven equipment, with many novice handlers; 3 - most of the dogs were unproven, novice runners. Our racing location was extremely nice but since the area was very near the conformation ring, thought it very unwise to race any dogs until the Whippet-Greyhound judging was finished. As a result, it was very late in the afternoon before we could start racing any dogs. Since we were using new, unproven equipment, especially starting boxes, we had to "feel" this equipment out and understand how it operated, in addition to this, most of the handler- owners were not experienced in racing their dogs with equipment and this added complications. No "official" races were run as most of the dogs were unproven runners and both dogs and their handlers suffered "race jitters".

However, now that the American Whippet Club has bought an excellent racing lure machine and a set of starting boxes, they should have a fine group of running dogs in the very near future. Personally, I think these races helped a lot of people lose their fear and doubts about racing. The few schooling races proved the breed has the natural instinct for the sport and if given the opportunity and training, most of the dogs will become very good racers.

Devon Dog Show Association, Devon, Pa.
October 3 , 1959

There were 17 Whippets entered, one absantee, for judge Carrell G. Stewart, Jr. The winners were as follows:

Puppy dogs, two shown; First - Badgewood Kennel 's Badgewood Bounding Home (by Ch. Michael of Meander ex Mill Hill Souris Cerise) Second - Stoney Meadows Golden Archer (by Chanctonbury Hercules ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Fairy Tale)

Bred by Exhibitor dogs, one shown, Badgewood Kennel 's Badgewood Bullfinch (by Ch. Meander Bob—White ex Badgewood Copper Penny)

American—bred dogs, one shown, Windholme Kennels' Windholme Jack Horner (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Ch. Be-Peep of Birdneck Point)

Open dogs, two shown; First - F. Julia Shearer 's Meander Flip the Dip (by Ch. Meander Pickpocket ex Meander Scatterbrain) Second - Calvin Perry 's Meander Town Topics (by Ch. Meander Kingfisher ex Ch. Happy Talk O'Lazeland)

Winners Dog to Meander Flip the Dip. Reserve to Windholme Jack Horner.

Bred by Exhibitor bitches, one shown, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo 's White Reflection ( by Ch. Whipoo 's Spattarib of Meander ex Ch. Whipoo 's White Chiffon)

American-bred bitches, two shown; First—Meander Kennels ' Meander Wet Paint (by Ch. Meander Robin ex Ch. Copper Nob of Meander) Second - Badgewood Kennel 's Badge wood Copper Penny (by Ch. Meander Metallurgist ex Caniston Carlotta of Ivardon)

Open bitches, three shown; First—Calvin Perry 's Whipoo 's White Luster (by Ch. Whipoo 's Spattarib of Meander ex Ch. Whipoo 's White Chiffon) Second - Mrs. W. P. Wear 's Stoney Meadows Lady Skipper (by Fawn Sail of Knotknum, C.D. ex Stoney Meadows Career Girl) Third - Calvin Perry 's Whipoo 's Marimba (by Ch. Whipoo's Whimsy, C.D. ex Whipoo 's Cockspur)

Winners Bitch to Whipoo 's White Luster. Reserve to Stoney Meadows Lady Skipper. Best of Winners to Meander Flip the Dip.

Specials, four shown, Ch. Whipoo 's Spattarib of Meander, Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint, Ch. Meander Pickpocket, Ch. Seven League Saddler.

Best of Breed to Ch. Whipoo 's Spattarib of Meander. Best Opposite Sex to Whipoo 's White Luster.

Ch. Whipoo 's Spattarib of Meander went on to place third in the Group under judge Carroll Stewart, Jr.

Suffolk County Kennel Club, Inc.
Sept. 26, 1959 Judge Edward F. Duncan

Puppy dogs, two shown; First - Badgewood Kennel 's Badgewood Bounding Home (by Ch. Michael of Meander ex Mill Hill Souris Cheris) Second - Suzanna I. Barrows ' Brick Court Piper Heidseick (by Ch. Michael of Meander x Mill Hill Souris Cherise)

Bred by Exhibitor dogs, one shown, Badgewood Kennel 's Badgewood Bull Finch (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Badgewood Copper Penny)

Winners Dog to Badgewood Bull Finch. Reserve to Badgewood Bounding Home.

American-bred bitches, two shown; First Mardormere Kennels ' Lucky Linda of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Caniston Camelia) Second - Mardormere Kennels ' Lucky Dream of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Fascination of Mardormere)

Open bitches, two shown; First - Mardormere Kennels ' Lucky Penny of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Honey of Mardormere) Second - Mardormere Kennels' Lucky Cameo of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Caniston Camelia)

Winners Bitch to Lucky Fanny of Mardormere. Reserve to Lucky Dream of Mardormere Best of Winners to Lucky Penny of Mardormere.

Specials, one shown, and Best of Breed to Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad. Best Opposite Sex to Lucky Penny of Mardormere.

Westbury Kennel Ass.
Sept. 27, 1959 Judge Geo. W. Beckett

Puppy dogs, two shown; First - Badgewood Kennel 's Badgewood Bounding Home (by Michael of Meander ex Mill Hill Souris Cherise) Second - Suzanne I. Barrows ' Brick Court Piper Heidseick (by Ch. Michael of Meander ex Mill Hill Souris Cherise)

Bred by Exhibitor dogs, one shown, Badgewood Kennel 's Badgewood Bull Finch (by Ch. Meander Bob-White ex Badgewood Copper Penny)

Winners Dog to Badgewood Bull Finch. Reserve to Badgewood Bounding Home.

Puppy bitches, two shown; First - Claire K. Barrows ' Brick Court Seuris Gris (by Ch Michael of Meander ex Mill Hill Souris Cherise) Second-J. A. Clark, Jr. 's Bate wood Bangle (by Ch. Michael of Meander ex Mill Hill Souris Cherise)

American-bred bitches, two shown; First - Mardormere Kennels ' Lucky Dream of Mardormere ( by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Fascination of Mardormere) Second ­ Mardormere Kennels ' Lucky Linda of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Canisten Camelia)

Open bitches, two shown; First - Mardormere Kennels ' Lucky Penny of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Honey of Mardormere) Second - Mardormere Kennels' Lucky Cameo of Mardormere (by Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad ex Ch. Caniston Camelia)

Winners Bitch to Lucky Dream of Mardormere. Reserve to Lucky Penny of Mardormere

Best of Winners to Lucky Dream of Mardormere.

Specials, one shown, and Best of Breed to Ch. Laguna Lucky Lad. Best Opposite Sex to Lucky Dream of Mardormere.

Thanks to Batty Fell who sent the Suffolk and Westbury results.

Greater Lowell Kennel Club, Inc.
Lowell , Massachusetts , Aug. 16, 1959
Walter Wheeler

From an entry of seven, including two specials, judge Charles D. Burrage, Jr. selected Mrs. Doris S. Wear 's Stoney Meadows Red Fox as Winners Dog and Best of Winners for two points. This finished him for the title. Winners bitch and Best Opposite Sex for a point was Pennyworth Kennels ' Eng. Ch. Hillgarth Shot Silk of Pennyworth who has both majors toward her American title. Mr. Burrage spent a long time deciding between "Bob" and "Sprint", the two specials — litter brothers bred by Mrs. Wear — but after much consideration gave the rosette to my white and grey dog, Ch. Stoney Meadows Marble Faun. The pleasure of this win was exceeded only by the thrill I experienced when the Hound Group judge, Mr. Haskell Schuffman pointed to Mrs. C. Groverman Ellis ' Irish Wolfhound, Ch. Sulhamstead Matador for first place; to Sunny Shay and Dorothy Chenade's Afghan, Ch. Shirkhan of Grandeur for second place; to my Whippet for third place; and to the Drs. Neustadt 's Greyhound, Ch. Rudel 's Johnny Come Lately for fourth place. My sincerest congratulations go to my Whippet 's breeder, Mrs. Wear, to whom I shall always be grateful for selling me this beloved fellow.

Open dogs, three shown; First - Mrs. W. P. Wear 's Stoney Meadows Red Fox (by Ch. Hounder Kingfisher ex Laguna Leonie) Second - Calvin G. Parry's Meander Town Topic (by Ch. Meander Kingfisher ex Ch. Happy Talk O' Lazeland) Third - Burton A . Cleave Stoney Meadows Potentate (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marathon ex Stoney Meadows Snow Bird)

Winners Dog to Stoney Meadows Red Fox. Reserve to Meander Town Topics.

Puppy bitches, one shown, Sylvia Borgel 's Whipoo 's Sylvan Sprite (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Whipoo 's Wild Honey)

Open bitches, one shown, Pennyworth Kennels' Eng. Ch. Hillgarth Shot Silk of Pennyworth (by Eng. Ch. Seagift Speedlight Mustang x Hillgarth Silver Suntan)

Winners Bitch to Eng. Ch. Hillgarth Shot Silk of Pennyworth. Reserve to Whipoo's Sylvan Sprite.

Best of Winners to Stoney Meadows Red Fox.

Specials, two shown, Ch. Stoney Meadows Marble Faun, Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint.

Best of Breed to Ch. Stoney Meadows Marble Fawn (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marathon ex Stoney Meadows Snow Bird) Best Opposite Sex to Eng. Ch. Hillgarth Shot Silk of Pennyworth.

FROM ENGLAND

Mrs. R. Hodgson, Secretary, Northern County Whippet Club, writes, Sept. 7 I am now preparing our next show, not a Championship, just a members smaller show, even so, we usually have about 50 Whippets attend. Altho I am just a house–wife and stay home all day I seem to be kept busy all the time, mostly with Whippets and our Club. The next show is to be held on the 24th October, and a member of our Club, Mrs. R. M. Japes, will be judging. When this show is over, I shall start on the Year Book. We hope to let members have them in early February l960.

We did have a grand show on July 25th. I had lots of helpers on the day and it all went off very smoothly. Mr. Rost made a good job of his judging. The only unfortunate part was the "Printing Strike" going on in England before and after for a while, at the time of our show, which meant hardly any publicity for us. No weekly "Dog Papers" to advertise in and we had to have the catalogues duplicated. This foolish (to me) strike lasted 6 weeks.

I have a great admiration for the Standard Poodles. I can't think why they are not more popular over here, the Miniatures are everyone’s pets, but seem to me to be an awful lot of bother for a pet, keeping the coat respectable. I should not be surprised (when the general public has had enough of the brushing and combing) to see our Whippets become the most popular pet. Registrations with the Kennel Club are mounting each year, and I do think they are ideal house dogs. Racing too is becoming very popular, altho here, showing and racing does not seem to mix. We have a newly formed "Whippet Racing Club" here in Morecambe, and took "Ding", who is 2 years old, to some trials the Club held at the beginning of it being formed. I paid my subscription and was invited to "Have a go"! "Bing" goes like the wind when out in the fields and we were interested to see if he would take to racing, never having been trained, however. My husband took "Bing" and put him in the "trap" (do you use traps or just slip them?), walked backwards down the track, waving his hanky with two other owners whose dogs were to race with "Bing" and waited at the end for "Ding" to get to him first and tear his hanky to shreds. Alas, the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft! In the meantime I was sat with friends about 3/4 way down the track, enjoying the sun and expecting "Bing" to shoot past me! At the word go the trap doors shot up and out shot "Bing" with the other two Whippets. He was well in front and ran straight but just came off the course as he got near to where I was sat, and straight to me! It was rather funny. I moved the second time, but he did the same thing. As it was only trailing, no one minded in the least, and we came to the conclusion that it would be better to start with a youngster. This Club has had some good race meetings this summer and each time I have been unable to go. When I do manage it, will report to the "News".

With very good wishes and lots of luck to all the readers of the "News". I think Mrs. Wigg now has the last one. She may be writing you. Her black dog "Ladies field Starturn" won his second Challenge Certificate at the Hove Championship show a week ago. I know Mrs. Wigg would be very thrilled if her dog won the elusive third C.C. He would be the only black champion here.

NEW CHAMPIONS, a new feature, starting with this issue. Each issue we will present a three generation pedigree of new champions, with colors of the dogs when possible. Owners of now champions should send in the pedigrees as soon as the confirmation is received from the American Kennel Club. Please include the name of the dog and color, breeder, owner, date of birth, as well as the colors of the dogs in the pedigree.

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(Proposed) OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR NATIONAL WHIPPET RACING (First revision by the Central Whippet Racing Club, after communications from the American Whippet Club, Mel Danhauer and the Oklahoma Whippet Club)

EQUIPMENT

1. The equipment shall be arranged for and/or provided by the officials presenting the races or the race group or club sponsoring the races.

2. The Whippets shall be started from a suitable set of starting boxes acceptable to a majority of those competing.

3. There shall be a suitable lure machine that will enable the operator to keep the lure well ahead of the running dogs. (It is suggested that there be a second lure in reserve, to use should there be a breakdown).

4. All dogs must wear appropriate racing muzzles. The judges shall determine whether a questionable muzzle is adequate.

5. The dogs shall wear numbered blankets while racing, the blanket numbers to correspond with their starting box number. The blanket colors shall be: white number 1 on a purple blanket, black number 2 on a rod blanket, red number 3 on a pink blanket, white number 4 on a green blanket, yellow number 5 on a brown blanket, blue number 6 on a yellow blanket.

6. A finish line must be clearly designated and plainly visable to the judges.

7. A starting signal, such as a flag, must be provided at the starting boxes for signaling the lure operator to start the lure.

8. A suitable measuring device for measuring the track must be provided.

9. A stop watch shall be provided for timing official races.

TRACK AND TRACK. AREA

1. The Whippets shall run 200 yards measured from the starting boxes to the finish line, on a flat straight track free of physical hazards and not less than fifteen (15) feet wide:

2. The measured track shall be of suitable footing acceptable to a majority of those competing.

3. The track area is the measured track plus the reserved area needed for equipment, dogs, officials and others helping with the races.

4. The track area must be protected from spectators. No person shall be on the measured track, between the boxes and the finish line, during a race.

5. The length of the measured track can be changed for purposes of demonstrations, but all other track conditions are to remain the same. When times are taken, the distance run must be stated.

JUDGES

1. There shall be three (3) adult persons acting as judges. The judges for any racing event shall not own dogs running in that event. Each judge shall be provided with a copy of those Rules and Regulations and shall have read them prior to officiating.

2. The judges shall enforce all rules and regulations as contained herein.

3. The judges shall supervise measuring the track.

4. The judges shall check all equipment and the track.

5. The judges shall determine the winner, second, third and fourth places in each race.

RACING

1. The dogs must be properly trained and schooled and must, in the opinion of the judges, be sufficiently experienced before they can be entered. Any dog that is not known to have been raced in competition must be run in a trial race.

2. Trial races shall be provided prior to the start of the regular races. All dogs in trial races must wear muzzles and be started from the boxes. (Blankets optional).

3 . No Whippet under the age of twelve (12) months shall run in any race other than races provided for Whippets of the same age.

4. There shall be a person acting as Racing Secretary, who will keep a complete record of all races, compute the total points and record and provide the line up for each race.

5. There shall be a person acting as tine keeper to time the official races.

6. The entries for the first races shall be determined by drawing lots in the presence of one judge, the racing secretary and two or more owners or handlers.

7. The following races are to be made up as nearly as possible of dogs with equal points. The points shall be awarded as follows: With fifteen dogs or loss competing, 1st receives 5 points, 2nd receives 2 points, 3rd receives 1 point; with over fifteen dogs competing, lst receives 5 points, 2nd receives 3 points, 3rd receives 2 points, 4th receives 1 point.

8. The starter at the boxes shall see that the dogs are placed in the boxes and have a fair start. The starter shall check the blankets and muzzles for fit and security as the dogs are placed in the boxes.

9. A false start, due to any faulty action of the starting boxes, break in machinery or other cause, is void and the dogs shall be started again as soon as practicable.

10. No race shall be called official unless the lure is in advance of the dogs at all times during the race and if at any time during the race any dog or dogs catch or overtake the lure the judges shall declare it "No Race", and the race shall be run over.

11. A bitch in season shall not be allowed at the track area.

12. The racing muzzles and blankets shall be placed on all the dogs running in a race at the paddock before the dogs are taken to the starting boxes, so they may be put into their boxes without further delay.

13. If a dog bolts the track or runs in the opposite direction, fights or deliberately bumps, and in so doing, in the opinion of the judges, interferes with any other dog in the race, the judges shall declare it "No Race" and the race shall be run over without the guilty dog.

14. If a race is marred by jams, spills or racing circumstances other than rule 13, or other than accidents to the machinery, while a race is being run, and three or more dogs finish out of five or six running, two or more finish out of four running, the judges shall declare the race finished. If less finish, the judges shall declare it "No Race".

15. If a race is halted by an accident to the lure machine, the race shall be run over as soon as practicable.

16. If a dog bolts the track, runs in the opposite direction, or does not run the entire prescribed distance for the race, ho shall forfeit all rights in the race and no matter where he finishes the judges shall declare the race the some as if he were not a contender.

17. If it appears that a dog will interfere with the running of the race because of failure to leave the box, because of accident or for any other reason, the judges shall have the dog removed from the track.

18. When two dogs run in a dead heat for first place, all trophies, prizes and points to which the first and second dogs would have boon entitled shall be divided equally between them. Likewise, when two dogs run a dead heat for second place, they shall divide second and third prizes and points. If the dividing owners cannot agree as to which of them is to have a cup or other prize which cannot be divided, the question shall be determined by lot by a judge.

19. When determining the final winners of a racing event, any ties in the total number of points shall be decided by a run off.

These proposed rules and regulations are to govern all official Whippet races. Racing groups and clubs can conduct their schooling races and special demonstrations as desired.

This first revision of these rules and regulations arc offered for your consideration and study as a step toward final approval. Please send your comments and or approval. The next edition will be published in the December

Whippet News and sent to the clubs, groups and individuals participating in Whippet racing, as well as to the American Whippet Club. All letters pertaining to the racing rules and regulations should be sent to Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs, Mahomet , Illinois , and must be received by December 1.

WHIPPET
STANDARD OF THE BREED

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 loan, 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 to 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 tuckup 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.

DISQUALIFICATIONS

Undershot mouth.

Approved November 9, 1955

NEW CHAMPIONS

Great Circle Kennels Report
Wendell Howell

October, 1959

This last month (September), was busy with the arrival of this years crop of new puppies. The yearly breedings here are never more than three or four, and this year it was only two. This is a very small operation compared to most of the Whippet breeding going on around the country. The pups are all too young to tell anything about, but as far as color and health are concerned, this years group are very pleasing. Ch. Great Circle Holiday produced four puppies, two all white males, one white male with a marked eye, and a fawn and white bitch. Ch. Great Circle Bewitched had a litter of nine, five surviving, two fawn and white males and three solid fawn bitches. Since those were born at the opening of the opera season their names are Meistersinger, Barber, Tessa, Aida and Carmen. I hope you “ all hear of them doing fine things in the future”. An interesting historical point, of which I have been so far unaware, is that Oedipus and his mother Jocasta produce d four children, Eteocles, Polynices, Antigone and Ismene. Since Holiday and her son White Knight have had the same result, these seem appropriate names for this litter.

Bewitched, a bitch who is raising seven, and has always had huge litters, had a bad time with this one. The poor old uterus just could not function for all nine, and she had to have a Caesarian two days after the first was born to get out the last one. The other three were also born late and dead, in spite of pituitrin and every thing else we could think of. Bewitched is now retired froth the production line, having in her lifetime given birth to thirty eight puppies, of which about twenty have survived. Her most outstanding daughter is Ch. Great Circle Hester. She had also Ch. Great Circle Orchard Oxnard, lovely but shown very little and unfortunately never as a champion. Other outstanding champions of her progeny have been her grandson Ch. Great Circle Swiftwater Bill, finished at nine months, and her great grandson Ch. Great Circle The Scot. Bewitched has been a great race bitch and hunting bitch and she more than deserves a healthy and pleasant old age. She has been the foundation dam of all but one line of Great Circle Whippets. The other line from Ch. Tantivvoy Viscaria is now so intertwined with Bewitched that it is hard to tell them apart. It remains to be seen what happens with the latest Holiday group. In a very small kennel like mine the only way appears to concentrate on one or two bitches and leave the stud lines up to the larger operators.

Winter here means rain, fleas and worms for the dogs and big indoor shows and less racing. However the ground will be softening up soon, and rabbits coming out of holes to look for food. The next report from here will I hope, be mainly about hunting.

Pennyworth Kennels Report

Peggy Newcombe October, 1959

First of all, I wish to report that Ch. Fleeting Falcon won the Hound Group at North Shore K. C., which was left out of Mrs. Wear 's report in the last issue, under Mrs. Hayes Blake Hoyt.

I also would like to tell those breeders who may be interested in blacks that Falcon is producing blacks when bred to a bitch with black ancestry, He produced one black bitch bred to Ch. Foxbar Blue Spot who has black in the second and third generation on her dam 's side and I now have a litter from Ch. Pennyworth Blue Iris, who has predominated in blue and white. This litter consisted of five puppies, one black male, two grey and white males, one black and white bitch and one grey and white bitch. Iris goes back on her dam 's side to Eng. Ch. Black Diamond of Annalyn who is Kaffir King and Fifinella. King and Diamond are blacks. Falcon himself has a very strong black tiger stripe so those who would be, or are, interested in blacks should remember this. Much to my sorrow his oldest puppies will be two weeks too young to be entered at our coming Specialty so that the breeders could see the quality he is throwing. However, they will be shown in the Spring.

In closing I wish to say I hope that our 1959 Specialty is the best yet. It will all be over when this is read, except for the shouting, but may I say congratulations to all and each and every win.

 

White Acres Kennel Reports
Pearl Baumgartner

October, 1959

I now have nine points on White Acres Sylvia. If she ever gets over being load shy she should go a long ways.

Mother and I took a trip to Vancouver B. C. and visited with Mr. & Mrs. Rees and Mrs. Anson. We saw several vary nice bitches, but the one that really impressed me was a little English bitch, Rockaby Peace Pipe. We are hoping they will become interested in racing and give us some competition.

We have a very nice litter whelped August 4, 1959. There are two parti-colored males, one parti-colored bitch, two fawn bitches and one fawn male. They are sired by Ch. Pennyworth Pilgrim Father and out of White Acres Thankful.

Whipoo Kennels Report
Gene & Sibyl Jacobs
October, 1959

We have had several interested readers comment on our remarks about the increase in entry fees at the average show. One handler commented on the discrimination against Specials when some clubs have a higher entry fee for the Specials than for the other classes. Lloyd Freese writes - "The little article on entry fees was just what is needed. Hear, hear! I think your comments should get more circulation. Why don 't you send a copy of the article to the national dog magazines? When a club puts up an extensive trophy list ( such as the Lake Shore K. C.) with worthwhile prizes in every breed, or else goes all out to accommodate and entertain the exhibitor (such as Kalamazoo), I can understand a $6,00 entry. But when all that is offered is ribbons, sun—baked parking and crowded toilets, $5.00 is too much. I do not understand the wide disparity in club offerings. Do kennel clubs have to rake accountings to A.K.C.? You are right about that extra .25 being an attempt to drive for $7.00." We received a premium list recently for a Saturday show in some garage, with the following notations on entry fees: $4,00 for Puppy or Novice Classes; $5.00 for first entry in Bred by Exhibitor, American—bred, Open Classes; $6.00 for Exhibition or Specials Only, $2.00 for each additional entry of the same dog in breed classes, except in the case of a dog entered in the Puppy or Novice Classes. Entry fee for a dog entered in Puppy or Novice classes and an additional class is $7.00. $5.00 for the first entry of a dog in Obedience Classes; $2.50 for each additional entry of same dog in Obedience classes. Dogs entered for Breed and Obedience must pay for breed class and $5.00 for Obedience. $1.00 for entry in Local Class. No fee will be charged for "Parade of Champions" but dog must be entered in a Regular Class... Ludicrous!!

We took 13 mo. old Whipoo's Marimba to her third show, first time in the Open class, and she went all the way to first in the Group, under Mrs. W. C. Edmiston. The show was held by the Corn Bolt Kennel Club, Bloomington, Ill., Sept. 7. Marimba is now owned by Cal Perry, Durham, New Hampshire.


Central Whippet Racing Club

The race demonstration given at Decatur, Sunday, Aug. 30, was curtailed by very hot, humid weather. Due to the heat, we could only run in the morning, and

we raced each dog only once. In the first race Mr. & Mrs. C. C. Bailey's Jo–Carr's Tarzan was first, Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Jacobs' Whipoo 's Marimba was second, the Bailey's Jo–Carr 's Rustic Captain was third, and the Jacobs' Whipoo 's Showy Luster fourth. Jack Stone's Storm Warning Dart of Meander ran her first race with these dogs and showed vary good promise and enthusiasm for racing. If the weather had permitted some schooling races, Dart would have raced to much better advantage. In the second race Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Hopkins' Ch. Whipoo's Whimsy, C.D. was first, the Bailey's Whipoo 's Silver Skipper was second, the Jacobs' Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon was third and the Bailey's Jo–Carr's Silver Dollar fourth.

We have been invited to repeat our presentation of a series of races at the intermission of the "Little International" horse show given by the College of Agriculture Hoof & Horn Club at the University of Illinois on Sat. evening Nov. 7. We will run eight dogs and there will be five races. The line up for the first two races including the registered and call names of the dogs and names of the owners, as well as a picture and a short descriptive story will appear in the catalogue. Although the track will be short due to the size of the arena where the show will be held, we should be able to give the audience some good races.

Northern California Racing Assn.
Wendell Howell

Saturday Oct. 3 , the Northern California Racing Assn. hold a series of races at Mrs. Robert B. Henderson's house in Hillsborough, California. We met at 11 and the following were present: Monty & Patti Long, Marianna Burrows, Virginia Stout and her sister Fauna Cordes, Nancy Marmara, John Harris, Andrew Delfino, Norman Ellis, Andrew Romanoff, Wendy Howell and of course Mrs. Henderson. The set of races were all well run, with remarkably good times, all under nine seconds for the 175 yards, the high point winner being Ch. Wingedfoot Domenic. We spent considerable time on the puppies after the adult races were over. It certainly brings results to train puppies with rag or skin on a string. The Long's puppy was far the keenest as Monty had really worked with him. He is a very nice looking son of The Scot ex Mopalos Soprano, four months old. John Harris ' six months puppy Paganka (Russian for toadstool) won the puppy race. Norman Ellis' three months puppy, Edith, by Wingedfoot Domenic ran fast and enthusiastically. Great Circle Xenia, at four months was pretty much an also ran, but we hope for better things in the future. After the races we all went down to the swimming pool and had a very fine lunch, in spite of frequent inroads on the roast beef made by various hungry puppies. The general opinion of the races was that the two three year old males, Domenic and Scot are unbeatable locally at the moment, but are being hard pressed by some of the younger ones, especially Mad Hatter and Little Alice. The first race was Domenic, Hatter, Scot, Huckleberry, in that order, at 8 & 1/5 seconds. The second race, Scot, Hatter Violet Phyllis Johnson in that order, at 8 and 1/10 seconds. The third race, Domenic, Huckleberry, Sunday; Mothers Day, no time taken. The fourth race, Scot, Hatter, Violet, Paganka, eight seconds flat. The fifth race, Violet, Sunday, Phyllis Johnson, Mothers Day, Meander Piolet, at 8 & 1/2 seconds. Time keeper, Nancy Mailliard; scorekeeper, Virginia Stout. Running the machine, Andrew Romanoff.

Oklahoma Whippet Club
Samuel H. Scott

A reply to Mrs. Howell 's vote of confidence and her challenge in the August 15 Whip pet News. We do thank her and the members of the Northern California Whippet Racing Club for their good wishes, and we wish we could accept her challenge. However, I must confess that our Club still limps a bit, for at present we would have to run every available dog in our Club to match their team of six. We do have some youngsters coming along and in a way our big news will be found in a later paragraph. Give us a year, California, and perhaps we can meet you without wasting your time. As for purse, we must report that we do not have purses in the State of Oklahoma. Entry fees, cash prizes, and betting of any kind are against the law here, and frankly we had to convince the authorities that we would run purely for fun and sport before they stopped watching us rather closely. In a way we feel that this has turned into a blessing, for we have managed to adopt, sincerely the attitude that the running is more important than the winning. Don't get us wrong--We Love to Win:

We can report that on Sept. 22 we were given 15 minutes on one of the Oklahoma City TV stations with our dogs. The program started with one race (four dogs involved) televised live from the grounds of the station. Then Hrs. Louise Rucks, nationally known dog writer and columnist for the largest Sunday newspaper in the state, discussed the breed with members of the Club. We had two Italian Greyhounds and a Greyhound, just returned from the track in Denver, for comparison purposes. A very nice interview session in which we plugged the breed as pet, show dog, and racer. Then the program concluded with another race. All in all we feel that it was wonderful publicity and certainly we know that it attracted a wide audience and called attention to our fine breed.

Some months ago I reported, despondently, that two litters had produced a total of three puppies in the area. I can now report two more litters, more substantial this time. Rather interesting that two litter sisters should whelp their first litters on the same day, I think. First, Cameo Adobe (Ch. Harbridge Sun Streak ex Ch. Harbridge Nocturne) whelped seven strong, healthy and flashy puppies sired by Harbridge Hallmark ( Eng. Ch. Choirmaster of Allways ex Harbridge Hollandaise). Then Cameo Alabaster (litter sister to Adobe) whelped five beauties sired by Choirmaster. We are all pleased that those 12 nice strong puppies, with remarkably little variation in size at 5 days. Dobe is owned by Mr. & Mrs. D. W. Northrip of Oklahoma City, and Alabaster is a member of Dr. & Mrs. Heiser 's family, also of Oklahoma City '. As always, we all dream of great things for those tiny ones!

We welcome a new person to the ranks of Whippet owners. Mr. Stacy Schronk, Norman, Oklahoma , recently purchased our Cameo Billy the Kid and is developing nicely into the sort of Whippet fanatic that we like to see. At six months this black dog gives promise of being good on the track, though we don' t really try them the full 200 yards until they are several months older.

Puget Sound Racing Group
Pearl Baumgartner

The Whippet Fanciers from the Puget Sound area, which included entries from the following owners: Mel & Dennis Danhauer, Pearl & Carol Baumgartner, Doris & Jesse Ringer, White Acres Kennels, Norman Smith, and Murial Hammond, put on a racing exhibition August 15 & 16 at the Olympic Kennel Club, held at Renton. This is one of the only shows held out of doors and the setting is in a football stadium. The Whippets were raced on a straight course back of the show rings, the length of the field. Starting boxes were set up at the cast end of the field, and the reel and starting line was at the west end. The area was roped off to keep spectators from crowding on the track. There were four races of four dogs and two final races for the winners and losers. Four small children dressed in white trousers and shirts and wore red and white jockey caps. They stepped out single file each leading a Whippet, and Mike Baumgartner brought up the end of the line dashingly adding to his costume was a red jacket. He carried the drag line and rabbit skin. With a blast from the hunting horn, the loud speaker played the music "Here Comes Peter Cottontail" and "The Bunny Hop", the pageant walked the length of the field to the starting boxes. Here Mel Danhauer and Mike Baumgartner took over and placed each entry in the boxes. Bob Baumgartner operated the drag, and as soon as the folks saw him start the reel they knew the race was on. Mimeographed sheets were passed out to the spectators prior to the races; it made it more interesting as they could pick their dog by number or name. Since those races, we have had several invitations for similar exhibitions next year. Results of the final race on the 15th: First to White Acre Kennels ' Ch. White Acres Silver Spice, Second to Pearl Baumgartner' s White Acres Sylvia, Third to M. Danhauer 's White Acres Kayo Kid, Fourth – Pearl Baumgartner 's Ch. White Acres Sea Shanty. Results of the final race on the 16th: First to White Acres Kennels ' White Acres Silver Spice, Second– to Pearl Baumgartner' s White Acres Sylvia, Third to M. Danhauer 's White Acres Kayo Kid, Fourth to P. Baumgartner 's Ch. White Acres Sea Shanty. Losers race on the 16th: First to Pearl Baumgartner 's Ch. White Acres Sea Shanty, Second to N. Smith's White Acres Bottom Dollar, Third to N. Danhauer 's White Acres Gunsmoke, Fourth to P. Baumgartner 's White Acres Folly.

On Tuesday the 15th of Sept., dog fanciers in and about the Portland, Oregon area received a special treat as 15 Whippets born and reared in the Pacific Northwest presented exhibition races at the Multnomah Kennel Club track for Greyhounds in Portland. Invited by the Multnomah Kennel Club, through the efforts of Gib Maring, the Whippets came from various parts of the Puget Sound area to display one of their well known but not often seen abilities.

We arrived in Portland excited, eager and happy that our dogs were being given the chance to display their speed and grace as they performed the act for which they were bred, coursing rabbits and racing – one of the most ancient and aristocratic of all sports. We arrived 25 strong, 15 dogs, 6 adults and 4 children (our grooms) to be joined by two more grooms and various friends and fanciers of the breed.

In the eyes of the racing club and others this venture to Portland was something of a gamble. There was grave doubt as to whether the Whippets would run the circle, would chase the mechanical rabbit and would break cleanly from the Greyhound boxes which were much larger than our own starting boxes. So you may imagine the tension and excitement felt by all as we prepared for the schooling races. As Rusty made a trial run around the track we lifted our waiting hounds to the rail for their first glimpse of the lure and noticeable interest and excitement was shown, and much to the amusement of the track employees who were as excited as we were over these "visiting firemen". Finally we were ready for the first schooling race. The dogs were paraded across the field and placed in the boxes, the grooms were in place to pick them up and - Here comes Rusty!! - a clean break from the boxes, and the race was on to a successful finish. The winner of this race was Ch. White Acres Silver Spice, the time was 19 seconds for the 310 yards. The second race was our younger and slower dogs and this was won by White Acres Shanty. Now after these two schooling races we were reassured that the dogs could run successfully, and so with much elation we began our preparation for two exhibition races during the coming evening.

Most of you are familiar with the color and pageantry of the track. We felt our exhibition especially colorful because of the contract between the mighty Grey­ hounds and their dainty "English cousins", who, dressed in their racing blankets and led by their little grooms in red and white uniforms, stepped forward with the pacer in a lively and attentive manner. The crowd apparently felt the same and applause was heard as they moved before the judges stand. At the finish of the race as the hounds were paraded back to the paddocks in the order in which they finished, they received a standing ovation - an occurrence we are told has never before happened in the history of the Multnomah track.

The second race attracted quite as much attention as the first, though perhaps for a different reason. In the interest of faithful recording and because we think you will be interested we now offer the following account as it happened! The break from the boxes was not clean and two dogs made late starts. As the dogs came into the back stretch the fourth dog fell into the third dogs place. They broke and pandemonium reigned!!! Rusty having gone into the hole a little too fast, the two dogs who finished the race, seeing nothing to chase, turned and chased their late opponents around the track, grooms — both large and small — were chasing dogs and a rain during preceding races provided lots of slipperiness to add to the spice to the excitement. The scene below reminded the observer of situations encountered in the late Keystone comedies. The crowd in a sporting and good - natured mood was laughing and some were shouting for their dogs which were still running, though in various and varied directions. The knowledge that this sad experience can happen even with educated and seasoned Greyhounds, plus the good humor of the crowd and their apparent appreciation of the Whippets, aided greatly in smoothing frayed nerve endings.

As we evaluated this experience we find that we are very proud of our little dogs. There have been few instances where Whippets have raced on a circular track. Our hounds proved that they were adaptable, running under strange conditions and running under strange conditions and running 110 yards further than the standard distance for Whippet races, the course being sot for 310 yards. People were delighted with their daintiness as compared with the Greyhound, their fleetness and the fact that they ran without muzzles. Many of the observers wore admirers of the racing Greyhounds, but with the disposition and size of the same. We feel that this exhibition afforded the people an excellent chance to become acquainted with the advantages of owning a Whippet, (three of the runners were bench show champions), their fleetness, their small size which adds to the attractiveness of taking them into your home, and their very tractable natures. Many advocates of other breeds in the Pacific Northwest are turning to Whippets for racing and show and interest has been aroused in training them to hunt in the field.

We sincerely thank the Multnomah Kennel Club and Gib Maring for their kind hospitality in inviting us and providing the opportunity to display our dogs, and we hope they invite us again next season.

First race­ Owner & dog Time for 510 yds.

First...P. Baumgartner 's Ch. White Acres Snow Flurry .................... 19.91

Second ..Margaret White 's Ch. White Acres Silver Spice .............. 20.15

Third...Doris Ringer's White Acres Sea Foam .................................... 20.57

Fourth..P. Baumgartner 's White Acres Sylvia, .................................. 20.49

Fifth.. Margaret White 's Ch. White Acres Sea Seraph .................... 20.52

Sixth...Denis Danhauer 's White Acres Kayo Kid ............................... 20.54

We have a picture showing the placement of all dogs in the first race. It was quite interesting to see the number 6 dog (Spice, who was loft at the boxes and got a 50 yard late start) came up through the pack and finish second to his litter sister.

Second race

First…Danhauer 's White Acres Gunsmoke

Second.. Mel Danhauer 's White Acres Shanty

THE MAIL BAG

Jewell L. Killian, Lawton, Oklahoma, writes-

I believe you would be interested in knowing about the wins I made the weekend of Oct. 5 in Texas.

I have a very nice young Whippet of the Jacobs breeding. His sire his Whipoo's Court Card and his dam is Ch. Whipoo 's Silvery Duster. I bought him from Mr. Roys Allen here in Lawton.

When he was only eight months old, he went Winners Dog at Ft. Worth for his first two points. This weekend I showed him at Amarillo and Plainview and took two majors at the two shows. At Plainview he went Best of Breed over a Special. (Not bragging-proud)

Margaret L. Olson, Portland, Oregon, writes-

I am very interested in Whippets as my father has raised them for show and pets for 55 years in England... As soon as I have things straightened out here I would like to start breeding and showing them out here on the west coast. My father has sent one of his dogs to Mrs. Anderson of Long Island. In 1952 we had the top Whippet in England. Her name is Ch. Rod Atom and her brother of the same litter is Ch. Old Mortality. I have helped show them and know quite a bit about them. I do love the breed and feel sort of lost without them.

Doris Ringer, Snohomish, Washington, writes

I have received the Whippet News for several months now and have enjoyed reading about activities of other fanciers of the breed. Thank you very much for sending the News our way.

Archie Sparrow , Ontario, Canada , writes

It has been nice of you to send me the Whip pet News. I always enjoy reading it. I sure would like to see those Whippets race.

Jack Stone, St. Louis, Missouri, writes

There was an A.K.C. All Breed Match here September 13. Total of 314 dogs entered. I had the only Whippet so automatically got B.B. and into the Group. Glad I showed a Whippet, for breed exposure, and got lots of interested inquiries about the breed. If nothing else, it was wonderful experience for two very inexperienced dog showers, myself and Dart (Storm Warning Dart of Meander). I think we both learned a great deal. In the group showing, both of our ring manners had improved, sure, just by our little experience and observation. Out of seven in the group , we placed fourth. First was an Afghan, second a Basenji with almost his Ch. points, third a Beagle.