Donated to the Whippet Community by Don Frames, Bardon Whippets

Feb 65 Cover

by Louis Pegram

Please get your entries in as quickly as possible for the International Kennel Club races on April 3 and 4. All Whippets entered must pay $1.00 entrance fee and this money will be used to purchase trophies.

The Midwest Coursing Association will donate a trophy for the Whippet 5 years or
older who receives the most racing points that does not win one of the trophies already offered. They will also give a trophy for the Whippet who started his racing career at the International Kennel Club Show in 1964 and receives the highest number of racing points in 1965.

The Ralston Purina Company will have a Toledo Scale at their booth to weigh all breeds of dogs during the period of the two day International Kennel Club Show. This will give all Whippet owners the opportunity to get the actual weights of their Whippets.

There will be no American Whippet Club Specialty Show on Friday, April 2, but there will be schooling races for Whippets  on Friday night, April 2 for people who wish to school their young or old Whippets.

Please if at all possible, enter as many whippets as possible for show purposes in the International Kennel Club Show. Mrs. Ellis and Hr. Ogilvie have done much for Whippet racing, so let us give full support to their show. We will need assistance in conducting racing, so please offer your services if you do not have too many Whippets entered for racing. There will be a full and improved program of Afghan racing just before three of the Whippet race programs. It is most important that vie coordinate our efforts so that a fine program of races can be presented for the public attending these races.

You will note for the first time in the "Whippet News", a membership application blank, encouraging all readers of the Whippet News" to join the American Whippet Club. The American Whippet Club is a non-political and non-profit organization and is the Parent Club of the breed. The objectives of the American Whippet Club are:

"To unite those people interested in the breeding, showing, racing 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."

It would be greatly appreciated if everyone who shows, breeds or races Whippets join the American Whippet Club. It is national in scope, so please do your part by sending in your application and check today.


It has been necessary to cancel plans to have a Whippet Club Specialty Show at the Stock Yard Inn on the day before the International Kennel Club Show.

Application to the A. K. C. for permission to hold the show and approval of the judge was started too late.

We hope to have a mid west Specialty Show sometime in the next few months in conjunction with some all breed show, possibly St. Louis or Champaign.

Feb. l4, 1965
Ralph G. Eyles„ Chairman
Midwest Specialty Show Committee

Central Ohio Kennel ,Club, Columbus, Ohio Nov. 15, 1964, Judge: Mr. Hollis Wilson

(These corrected results sent in by Betty Gamber)

Puppy Dogs, two shown. First, Lee Ellen Billings' Flyalong Baron (by Bright's Flyalong Monarch ex Pennyworth Cheers) Second, Charles E. Billings' Flyalong Spitfire (by Bright's Flyalong Monarch ex Pennyworth Cheers)

Open Dogs, three shown, First, Leonard W. Gamber's Pennyworth Bay-Star Maestro (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Pennyworth Tigrine) Second, John H. Berger's Kobold Ajax (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Third, Richard & Phyllis Becker's Geoffrey O'Pinecliffe (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sports Extra ex Ch. Love Letter O'Lazeland)

Winners Dog to Pennyworth Bay-Star Maestro. Reserve to Kobold Ajax.

American Bred Bitches, one shown, Victor & Margaret Renner's Bettebrook Bonita (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess)

Open Bitches, three shown. First, Margaret & Victor Renner's Bettebrook Lilliput by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Harbridge Suede) Second, Victor & Margaret Renner's Renfield Cinderella (by Eyleland Homer ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette) Third, Victor & Margaret Renner's Renfield Christie (by Eyleland Homer ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette)

Winners Bitch to Bettebrook Lilliput. Reserve to Renfield Cinderella.

Best of Winners to Bettebrook Lilliput.

Specials, one shown, Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland

Best of Breed to Victor Renner's Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex -Lorelei O'Lazeland) Best Opposite Sex to Bettebrook Lilliput.

Lima Kennel Club, Lima, Ohio
Nov. 14., 1964, Judge: Kr. Fred M. Hunt

Open Dogs, two shown. First, John H. Berger's Kobold Ajax (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Second, Richard & Phyllis Becker's Geoffrey O'Pinecliff (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sports Extra ex Ch. Love Letter O'Lazeland)

Winners Dog to Kobold Ajax. Reserve to Geoffrey O’Pinecliff

American Bred Bitches, one shown, Margaret & Victor Renner's Bettebrook Bonita (by Ch. Rouget (O'Lazeland ex Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess)

Open Bitches, four shown, First, Betty J. Gamber's Pennyworth Bay-Starlight (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Stoney Meadows Snow Princess) Second, Margaret & Victor Renner's Bettebrook Lilliput (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ox Ch. Harbridge Suede) Third, Victor & Margaret Renner's Renfield Cinderella (by Eyleland Homer ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette) Fourth, Victor & Margaret Renner's Renfield Christie (by Eyleland Homer ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette)

Winners Bitch to Pennyworth Bay-Starlight. Reserve to Bettebrook Lilliput.

Best of Winners to Pennyworth Bay-Starlight)

Specials, two shown, Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland, Ch. Stoney Meadows Ferdinand.

Best of Breed to Silver Ho Kennels' Ch. Stoney Meadows Ferdinand (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Rufus ex Stoney Meadows Icecapade). Best Opposite Sex to Pennyworth Bay-Starlight.

Agathon Kennel Club, Massillon, Ohio
Jan. 16, 1965, Judge: Mr. Nelson R. Groh

Puppy Dogs, one shown, Clare Hodge's Highlight's Snow King (by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance ex Ch. Selbrook Highlight)

American Bred Dogs, two shown. Not marked.

Open Dogs, six shown. First, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Ponderosa Pine (by Traymatt Plywood ex Traymatt Midsummer Day Dream) Second, Margaret Hodge's Wingedfoot Huntersmoon (by Wingedfoot Wild Goose ex Wingedfoot Sisie Wong) Third, John Berger's Kobold Ajax (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O' Lazeland) Fourth. Richard & Phyllis Becker's Geoffrey O'Pinecliff (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sports Extra ex Ch. Love Letter O'Lazeland)

Winners Dog to Traymatt Ponderosa Pine. Reserve to Wingedfoot Huntersmoon.

American Bred Bitches, two shown. Not marked.

Open Bitches: three shown. First, Tom Canale's Gwinny Willow's Snow White (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sports Extra ex Ch. Love Letter O'Lazeland Second, Anthony Gutilla & Margaret Renner's Bettebrook Bonita (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess) Third, Robert & Helen O'Keefe's Lady Carmel of Keith (by Harbridge Chamois Ru Sell ex Masked Princess of Spen Cere)

Winners Bitch to Gwinny Willow's Snow White. Reserve to Bettebrook Bonita.

 Best of Winners to Traymatt Ponderosa Pine.

Best of Breed to Mrs. Clare Hodge's Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance. Best Opposite Sex to Margaret & Victor Renner's Ch. Bettebrook Lilliput.

McKinley Kennel Club, Canton, Ohio
Jan. 17, 1965, Judge: Mr. Gordon Parham

Puppy Dog, one shown. Not marked.

American Bred Dogs, two shown. Not marked.

Open Dogs, six shown. First, Margaret Hodge's Wingedfoot Hunters Moon (by Wingedfoot Wild Goose ex Wingedfoot Susie Tong) Second, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Ponderosa Pine (by Traymatt Plywood ex Traymatt Midsummer Dream) Third, John Berger's Kobold Ajax (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Lorelei O'Lazeland) Fourth, Leonard Gamber's Pennyworth Bay-Star Maestro (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Pennyworth Tigrine)

Winners Dog to Wingedfoot Hunters Moon. Reserve to Traymatt Ponderosa Pine.

Bitches not marked.

Best of Breed to Mrs. Clare Hodge's Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance. Best Opposite Sex to Margaret & Victor Renner's Ch. Bettebrook Lilliput.

Wheaton Kennel Club, Wheaton, Illinois
Jan. 17, 1965, Judge: Mr. Louis Murr

Puppy Dogs, one shown, Jan & Katharina Knudten's Bismark of Frisia (by Lars vom Burgfried ex Ch. Eyleland Julia)

American Bred Dogs, one shown, Selwyn Blackstone's Big Tarnish (by Whipoo's Bengal Whipoo's Tarnish)

Open Dogs, three shown. First, Nary Strauss' Marial's War Paint (by Big Tarnish ex Sege Little Silver) Second, Selwyn Blackstone's Sege Tiger(by Traymatt Plywood ex Pennyworth Tar Queen) Third, Claire & Ronald Klemmedson's The Hawk of Kashan (by Stoney Meadows Peacock Pie ex Ebonwood Goldfinsch O'Kashan)

Winners Dog to Marial's War Paint. Reserve to Big Tarnish.

Open Bitches, four shown. First, Gary Cullen's Mo-C Hedge Hopper of Colonial (by Ch. Red Lette O'Lazeland ex Harbridge Lovely Lady) Second, Mr. & Mrs. James Battersby's Kenbrook Marla (by Ch. Oberon of Briskways ex Pennyworth Forget-Me-Not) Third, Richard Reynold's Eyleland Imprudence (by Meander Indiscretion ex Eyleland Prune Whip) Fourth, Anne Eyles' Eyleland Meander Hermione (by Meander Indiscretion ex Eyleland Hortense)

Winners Bitch to Mo-C Hedge Hopper of Colonial. Reserve to Kenbrook Maria.

Best of Winners and Best of Breed to Marial's War Paint. Best Opposite Sex to Mo-C Hedge Hopper of Colonial.

Wisconsin Kennel Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jan. 31, 1965, Judge: Mr. Gordon Parham

Puppy Dogs, two shown. First, Jan & Katherina Knudten's Beechcomber of Frisia (by Lars vom Burgfries ex Ch. Eyleland Julia) Second, Jan & Katherina Knudten's Bismark of Frisia (by Lars vom Bur fried ex Ch. Eyleland Julia)

American Bred Dogs, one shown, Selwyn Blackstone's Big Tarnish (by Whipoo's Bengal ex Ch. Whipoo's Tarnish)

Open Dogs, three shown. First, Claire & Ronald Klemmedson's The Hawk of Kashan (by 'Stoney Meadows Peacock Pie ex Ebonwood Goldfinsch 0' Kashan) Second, Selwyn Blackstone's Sege Tiger (by Traymatt Plywood ex Pennyworth Tar Queen) Third, Mary Strauss' Marial's Tar Paint (by Big Tarnish ex Sege Little Silver)

Winners Dog to The Hawk of Kashan. Reserve to Sege Tiger.

Open Bitches, three shown. First, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Matchless Monica (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Monocle ex Ch. Pennyworth News Girl) Second, Jeanne Genty's Seven League Sunrise (by Ch. Seven League Skybluepink ex Ch. Seven League Serenissima) Third, Gary Cullen's Mo-C Hedge Hopper of Colonial (by Ch. Red Letter O'Lazeland ex Harbridge Lovely Lady)

Winners Bitch to Traymatt Matchless Monica. Reserve to Seven League Sunrise.

Specials, four shown, Ch. Traymatt Rooster Boy, Ch. Barbree Birdie O'Lazeland, Ch. Traymatt Nancy, Ch. Forest Slim Jim.

Best of Breed to Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Ch. Traymatt Rooster Boy. Best of Opposite Sex to Juanita Bayless' Ch. Barbree Birdie O'Lazeland.

Send show results as well as all Whippet news to:

The Whippet News
c/o Mrs. E. L. Jacobs Mahomet, Illinois 61853


L. K. A. Championship Show, Nov. 1964

It was a great honor for our breed to top the "Hound Group"- in entries at this show - it certainly was a head ache for me, as there were 26 in the Puppy Class and 31 in Maiden - unfortunately our ring was not over large for such a big entry and it made movement difficult to access - nearly all the exhibits were beautifully presented and ring craft has greatly improved. I found my dog C. C. Winner and Best of Breed in "Tantivvy Diver" a white and brindle dog of just under two years - a very sound and well balanced dog with all the requirements and no frills/ He was bred by Miss B. Clay owned by Mesdames Crocker and Robinson from the north. The bitch C. C. was "Laguna Porthurst Moonlight Sonata" a white and blue fawn, bred by Mrs. Ticehurst and now owned by Mrs. McKay, a very sound, quality bitch, with plenty of substance.

Dorothy Lewis, judge

Midland Whippet Club Championship Show at Northampton, Dec. 5, 1964

An excellent entry of 200 was awaiting our judges Mrs. Hodgson, and Mrs. Odell, making her debut as a championship show judge for our breed, Mrs. Odell found her "Best" in "Peppard Top Flight" a home bred white and fawn dog owned by Mr. & Mrs. Gollan - he finished Best of Breed under both judges in the final line up. The bitch C. C. went to your Mrs. P. Fell’s Badgewood Sewickley, a quality cream with very sound movement (she has now gained her title of champion). Congratulations to her popular owner. The show was a great success, the venue was large and warm, and finished well on time and our president Major Argyle who took such an interest in our Club took control of the refreshments and gave a wonderful buffet lunch and I am sure we all say a big thank you.

D. Lewis, Hon, Sec.

Mrs. C. E. Francis, London, writes, Feb. 14, 1965. Another Cruft's has come and gone. "Ch. Samarkands Greenbrae Tarragon" again took the dog C. C. and Miss Hinders young bitch "Danegeld Cora" the bitch C.C. and Best of Breed. Unfortunately, owing to the large entry the judging was not over in time for the Whippet C. C. to go into the big ring for judging of the Hound Group. It seems such a short time since we were all at Olympia for the last Cruft's.

Next Sat. Feb. 20, is the third championship show of the Hound Association, Mrs. Fell is judging our breed.

There is not a lot of news about racing at the moment. Almost all the clubs are at a stand still, sorting out the programmes for the new season, and finding new grounds and fields. Braeswood has so far been unable to get a new field. Ourselves, we are at the moment able to use the field we had at the end of last season, but we do not know how long we can keep it. So we are considering looking over a club's ground with the view to negotiating for the use of the field when there are no other sports activities. We are hoping to get this sports field where there is a pavilion and canteen, this would be a great help in attracting people with families as the children can get ices and drinks while parents are busy with dogs. We shall continue to handicap by time so the new season will start with time trials when all dogs will receive their handicap yards. These will be revised during the year and as the dogs improve, their handicaps will be changed. At the Hound Show, Mrs. McKay is putting on a table showing the different ways that Whippets can be part of people's lives& the different things that can be introduced into their lives, i.e. coursing, showing, racing & pets. We will be showing photos of all the aspects of Whippets and hope
to interest the public.


Mr. Victor A. Renner - President
R. R. # 2
Marysville, Ohio

Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs - Vice Pres.
Mahomet, Illinois

Mrs. Dorthea Hastings - Treasurer
23833 Ventura Blvd.
Calabasas, California

Mr. Louis Pegram - Secretary
% Ralston Purina Company
Checkerboard Square
St. Louis, Missouri

American Kennel Club Representative - Mr. William Schmuck
Will-Merry Lane
Greenwich, Connecticut

Mrs. Pearl Baumgartner Er. Ralph Eyles
Mrs. Dorothea Hastings
Dr. William Heiser, Jr.
Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs
Mr. Louis Pegram
Mr. Victor Renner
Mr. William Schmick
Mrs. Elizabeth Scott

feb app


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 and generally improving the breed of Whippets for the purpose of exerting effectually a combined influence upon all matters affecting the breed. To promote end maintain a high standard of conduct in the transaction of all business connected with the breeding of Whippets.

Material for the Whippet News is always welcome from all readers and all the news that is received is presented with a minimum of editing, so as to retain the individual style of the writer. Each issue of the Whippet News is the result of the material sent in by the readers and reflects the interest of the readers. It is not the policy of the editor to assign, reserve or give space in the Whippet News for any article, subject or topic.

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.

NOTICE. The opinions expressed in the Whippet News are those of the individual writers and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the editor or the American Whippet Club.

THE WHIPPET NEWS is the official publication of the American Whippet Club and is available to non-members for a donation of $3 a year. There are six issues of the News a year, February, April, June, August, October and December. A. W. C. members are featured in the Kennel Reports section and non-members in the Mail Bag. Ads and photographs are presented in the order in which they are received.

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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 lean, 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 tuck-up 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.
Undershot mouth.

Approved November 9, 1955

Eyleland Kennel Reports
Ralph G. Eyles
February 14, 1965
Antioch, Illinois

The biggest recent event at Eyleland Kennels was the arrival on Sept. 27, 1964.0 of what seems to be a real nine litter of five, sired by Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll (Rollo). The happy mother is Eyleland Meander Hermione, a Hester granddaughter. Three ded—fawn and two yellow—fawn, two males and three females.

One of these puppies, Eyleland Allspice, is now doing her best to fill the place left empty by Yildi (Eyleland Quickfire) in the home of William and Meriam Conrad. Bill hopes that on the race track she will be a credit to her dire.

I appreciated the Milk Analysis by Kathleen Beargie. I have always heard that goat's milk is better for puppies than cow's milk and I wonder if she can compare them for us.

Great Circle Kennel Reports
Wendell T. Howell
February, 1965
Co. Waterford, Eire

It seemed doubtful that Holiday would last through another winter, mild as this one has been. The poor girl didn't make it. It was all very sad. Her temperament was odd enough, but she was one of the great ones, and if one is lucky enough to breed one that good just once, it makes all the work and bother seem very much worth while. Actually, though I appear on paper as her breeder, I am not her breeder at all, as the whole thing was an idea of Agnes Griswold, now Mrs. Trimingham of Bermuda. She sent me out the bitch, Caniston Carlotta, to California and suggested I breed her to Kingfisher. I see in an English dog paper that a Whippet has been exported to Bermuda, I hope perhaps it is to Agnes. I think she is one of the master breeders of Whippets, and it would be grand if she got back into it again.

This time of year is a hard one for animals in the British Isles. Bugs go around, the weather is very changeable, there is frost almost every night. I recently got two Greyhounds bank from a trainer with a miserable bug that has gone through the entire place. They themselves were easy to cure, but it is hard on puppies and a few old dogs in the house. The penicillin needle seems to be in use all the time. Another annoying thing that is very apt to happen here is rickets. I never had anything to do with it in America, and considered it a very low grade thing caused by bad feeding and lack of care. I quickly add that even here I have never had a case of rickets with the Whippets (in case anyone is thinking of buying a pup), but with the Greyhounds are another matter. A winter litter of Greyhounds with the lack of sunshine here is a very tricky business. They are so big, and if you feed them properly, so very heavy, that continuous additives of vitamin C and phosphorus have to be given. I was completely ignorant of all this until I had a case or two.

It just doesn't happen in the good old U. S. A. when large dogs are properly fed. This month the Greyhounds are at their most busy. I am lucky enough to have two running in the National Meeting. Next week will tell the tale, if I am a thousand pounds richer, or just a very frustrated Greyhound owner. There is something about coursing that is so exciting that when your own Greyhound is running you can hardly bear to look, Two dogs are slipped together after a hare. It is not like racing, where you can be first or second or third. In coursing, one has to win and one to loose. When it comes to the finals in a stake, and your dog has to go up the long field for the fifth time, every pound of meat its ever eaten and every tedious mile it has been walked are behind it. All the chips are down. Foot is everything9 of course, but in coursing, condition is a telling factor. The trainer can be very sad or very proud. I have found the following diet very suitable for Whippets as well in the final stages of conditioning for racing or coursing. I submit it, given in quantities suitable for a Whippet, in case it might be of interest to racing people. Breakfast: 2 teaspoons powdered invalid food (trade name here "Complan"), two teaspoons powdered glucose; 1 teaspoon dry sherry, mix up with one egg and just enough milk to make it palatable; 1/2 slice brown bread thoroughly toasted. Give a good gallop in the morning, rug ups and put to bed in a quiet kennel. Supper at 5 P.M.: (Every other day a mile at least walk in the afternoon) Ground meat, in varying quantity according to the size of the dog. A pound at the most for a big one, Teaspoon of glucose; 1/2 slice of thin dry toast, Almost like melba toast, cover with warm skimmed chicken broth. Take the dog out just once in the evening to clean itself, and put to bed for the night. Be sure to weigh the dog every other day and vary the amount of food according to the scales. This diet is very easy to control, as only the toast is starch, and the bulk is meat. I forgot to say that if a dog is hungry enough and fit enough it can be got to eat vegetables, and carrots and peas in small quantities should be given with the supper to keep the bowels going properly. The main point, besides diet for getting a dog entirely fit seems to me to be to keep them on a rigid schedule and have each meal at an exact time, and the kennel arranged that when they are resting they are completely relaxed. If there is no distraction and nothing to make them nervous in their sleeping quarters, they will be as anxious to go in as they are to come out. Actually, at the moment I have a Whippet in with one of the Greyhounds in training, as they are great friends and the Greyhound rests better with it. This Whippet also does all the training with the Greyhound. It is most incredibly fit and fast and full of endurance, and I am very sorry that there is no thousand pounds for the poor Whippet to run for.

Madcap Kennel Reports
Norman W. Ellis
January 28, 1965
San Juan Bautista, California

Mrs. Newcombe's ballot and letter, plus her resignation, "effective immediately", certainly leave a few items open to questions of irregularity and procedure. Not being a member of the Board of Directors of the A.W.C. and not an officer, the resigned members should have nothing to do with the vote counting or sending out the ballot. Sometimes simple misunderstandings are easily explained and ironed out. This, I hope, will be the case here.

I just received Mrs. Jacobs' letter to members, and it is justifiably to the point.

Our new home (the dogs and mine) in San Juan Baustista, is blessed with wonderous weather. The house and kennels are located in a mountain canyon draw, with a creek bed in front of the house. The abundant rains have kept the creek happily running for some weeks now. It is pleasant to look at and listen to. The drainage is tops. Not even one puddle in the runs or in the pasture where Ashley-horse abides. The days, when not rainy, are clear and cool. We've had about 10 frosts thus far this season. The dogs are excercised three times a week in the fifteen acre meadow across the creek, even in the rain, as the drainage there is exceptional.

Have plans for practice racing here next month, March and the first week in April. Hope to pick up the lure machine and boxes this week end. Have a straightaway in the meadow, about 350 yards long, which should do nicely. The only worry will be deer popping into view now and then, and it is hard to call the dogs off once they've spotted them.

Went coursing with the Western Saluki Association near Merced last Saturday. This group sponsors a two day course, but had to use the Borzoi Club of N. California rules in order to use this good coursing area (or so I gathered). Saturday was for "mixed breeds", and Sunday for Saluki only. Saturday had a turnout of about forty sight hounds, and a huge gallery. Why these groups use the BCONC rules is
beyond my comprehension. These rules do not judge the course and make it difficult in the extreme for the judges to objectively judge each course. I feel rather
sure that an N. C. A, judge would not volunteer to judge under these rules. The National Coursing Assn. rules are simple and adequate, having been tested for a few hundred years in England and America. Evidently the N.C.A. rules are not good enough for those breeds new to coursing rabbits?

Nothing to report on the shows, not having attended any for some time (three since June). Having lost two good show prospect puppies, one with two 5 point majors, I'm left with but one class bitch, and no class dogs to show. The bitch puppy will make her bow under Mrs. Finch late next month. She is nicely put together, long, lean headed, fine neck, plus all the other qualities required. However, she is at eight months 20 1/2 inches. Brenda has great appeal and may do something. Of course, she may be a grand flop!

Brenda's brother, owned by Don and Nanny Golladay of Fresno, has already won a good Best In Hatch. He is of the markings and type of Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth. His sire, Skibbereen threw mostly fawns in Tosca's first litter, and mostly parti-colors in this second one?

Have tentatively accepted en offer by Don and Barbara Frames to take a good looking fawn puppy dog by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind. If I do, will have a class dog to show after all.

I'm rather addicted to showing class dogs, but don't particularly like to show specials. Have some dogs who have done well as specials, but I've no particular desire to keep on showing them. It is more interesting to see the new ones, hoping to constantly see some small improvements over their parents and "last year's" crop.

Had bred Tosca to Eyleland Double or Nothing a few months ago, and was eagerly awaiting the arrival of hopefuls for July's Specialty at Santa Barbara. Unfortunately the breeding did not take. As this made the third breeding this year (last year) from three different bitches, and all missed, the disappointment was outstanding.

The Whippet picture in California has never looked more promising. If we all work a bit on behalf of the breed we'll have some fine racing, showing and coursing in 1965.

Looking forward to Fresno again this year. Doubly so, as there are National Race Points to be earned.

Hope this will be a good year for ALL Whippet owners and breeders. I hope we can keep the American Whippet Club the fine club it has been in the past, as a national club. I, personally, don't care to see it split up in the way proposed in Mr. Schmick's letter of two issues back. Changing the present by-laws to allow the directors to vote by mail would solve a good many problems. At any rate, let's all do what we can to back the A. W, C., always keeping in mind the interest of our chosen breed, the WHIPPET.

MOC Kennel Reports
Gary Morgan
February, 1965
LaGrange, Illinois

The new year has begun with much gusto here. The weather has decided to act like a real winter it seems. The dogs have been busy keeping warm and lazy. We have only a minimum now, for time has been very limited. We have been borrowing the excitement of showing, and have been very pleased with the wins of our "Red and Harriet's" offspring. Our congratulations to them and thanks for letting us share the glory.

We hope 1965 will be a good year for all and will be looking foreward to seeing everyone throughout the year.

Walter Wheeler Reports
January 17, 1965
Weston, Mass.

I would like to present the following editorial from the Australian WHIPPET WORLD, No. 114, October 1964:


When I was first introduced to Whippets by Ken and Joy Oates some eight years ago, I recall being intigued as to the origin of the breed. Since then, for lack of enlightenment, I have always been somewhat unconvinced by the theory that the Whippet is a relatively new breed, for no reason other than I felt that the elegant Whippet deserved much better ancestry than a mixture of sundry terriers put together for the purpose of producing super racers.

Freeman Lloyd's "The Whippet or Race Dog" claims "the variety was originally produced by a cross between the Greyhound and the terrier...when straight racing came into fashion man immediately looked out for an animal likely to develop great speed." Although a little on the vague side, it seems that Freeman Lloyd favoured an origin from this cross in the early 1800's.

This theory is supported more emphatically by B. S. Fitter (The Show and Working Whippet) who says the miners of Northumberland and Durham produced the Whippet for racing purposes and that "the Whippets are descended from outcrosses from the following breeds - Bedlington Terrier, ?:Manchester Terrier, the Old English White Terrier and the Italian Greyhound." This idea is supported by R. W. Cowan in his "The Whippet-The Multi Purpose Dog."

This would seem rather a strange combination, as of virtually such recent origin, might be expected to produce an occasional "throw back" to at least one of these terriers - however to my limited knowledge, I have never seen a Whippet look any­thing but like a Whippet - the occasional small size similar to the Italian Greyhound perhaps, but nothing else.

At the same time, it would seem factual that during the early days of Whippet racing there was some terrier interbreeding with the Whippet (as an already well established breed) for the purpose of increasing the dog's stamina and tenacity, however, this introduction by now seems to have been well and truly bred out.

This, with the probably scarcity of Whippets as such, at the time, has in all probability been the cause of the claims for a breed of more recent origin.

In his book "The Popular Whippet", C. H. Douglas Todd very definitely states "there is no doubt that as a seperate breed, Whippets have existed for very many years - long, long before dog shows were thought oft" and he goes on to say that no real proof of any kind is given to substantiate claims of the breed's more recent origin, in fact, he adds, "I have never found any proved authority for stating how Whippets were evolved."

It was with some excitement that, on looking through the latest issue of the American "Whippet News" I came across an article "The Historical Whippet" by Walter A. Wheeler, Jr., first published in "Popular Dogs" February 1958 and now reprinted with the permission of the author and "Popular Dogs" magazine. This article quotes references back to the 15th and 16th centuries and I think that it leaves no doubt that our Whippets are well and truly an established "ancient" breed.

This article is reproduced now for your information as I am sure that you will find it of interest.

Whipoo Kennel Reports
Sibyl Jacobs
February, 1965
Mahomet, Illinois

Thank you everyone, all who supported me in the recent American Whippet Club elections. It is my hope that the American Whippet Club and the Board will function as a truly national organization, for I would no like to see the American Whippet Club split into three sectional clubs, I think the American Whippet Club should continue to sponsor the three regional Specialties, in the east, mid west and far west, and that all three should be of equal importance and operate through the Board of Directors. The area clubs being formed (S. Calif., Okla., N. Calif.,
Ohio) are excellent and can only result in better organized regional Specialties and race meets with more Whippet owners participating.

I think Whippet breeders and owners should be grateful that the show and race Whippet can still be one and the same animal, and hope the American Whippet Club will continue to encourage racing of the "show" 'Whippets and showing of the "race" Whippets by continuing to have race meets in conjunction with Specialty shows.

I would like to see even more A. W. C. members make use of the WHIPPET NETS, not only for reports, but for the airing of ideas and A.W.C. policy. I hope for more communication between the Board and the general membership. Please let the Board know what you think and what you would like to see happen in and by the American Whippet Club.

by Judy Morgans Secretary

The year of 1964 was a busy year for us as a club. We held our first race meet 10 Lay 1964 at which time officers for the year were elected. The Board members for the year: Sylvia Sohr, Barbara Steinberg, Ralph Eyles, Fon Klemmedson and Selwyn Blackstone. Secretary Judy Morgan. The Board of Directors met in June and made plans for the race season. The race dates for the year were as follows:

14 June  Eyleland Park
21 June  Aargon Speed Trials
19 July  Eyleland Park
16 August  Eyleland Park
20 September Seven Mile Fair
25 October Eyleland Park

The club added the National Meet held on 11 October at Eyleland Park. Several members also attended several other National Race meets, St. Louis and Marysville Ohio were well attended.

The Board has had meetings over the winter months to plan for activities prior to the new race season, These are meant primarily as social get-togethers, but we do hope to gain some information from them. Our first was planned for 17 January, but due to bad weather it was postponed for two weeks. This was planned for the nomination of new Board members and to show some films of the previous season. We hope to be able to pick up a few pointers from the films. Ron Klemmedson spoke on his trip to the Eastern Borzoi Coursing Trials in October. In March we will have
another meeting, this time to be more serious in discussion. The racing rules will be discussed and clearly defined. Also we hope to be able to stress that our practice meets be run most strickly for the benefit of the animals. re hope to be able to develop many good dogs this year and feel that group training is a good place to begin. The point system will be discussed also. The new Board of Directors will take office at this meeting. We have two race dates planned this March -- the two Sundays before International -- hoping the weather will be gracious.

We have many plans for the coming year and hope we will be successful in promoting better races through more organized training.

Deadline for the next issue of the WHIPPET NEWS is April 15.

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by Louis Pegram

Mr. William Ogalvie has advised the International Kennel Club of Chicago will again have Whippet races as an added feature. It is his feeling that the addition of Hurdle racing would add much to this fine spectator attraction.

7•e will operate much on the same basis as in past years. Schooling races for pups, ungraded racers, hurdle racers, and any graded Whippets who wish to school, will be held on Friday night between 7:00 and 9:30 p.m., April 2, 1965. Please do not bring constant fighters, or Whippets who have not had proper race training. We certainly hope to draw a large entry from all sections of the United States, but it is most important that we have clean, formful racing, as we are being paid to put on interesting racing before very large crowds. It is just plain logic, if Tippets do not run well in training, they are not likely to do well under the stress of indoor racing.

There will be four complete race prorams. Two race programs on Saturday, April 3, at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and two race programs on Sunday, April )4, at 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Hurdle races will follow the regular graded flat races, but hurdle races will not be held as part of the 10:00 a.m. race program on Sunday morning, April 4.

Entries for all races will close on Wednesday, March 31, 1965, and we will take  no entries at the International Kennel Club Show. The Whippet race entry fee is 21-00 per Whippet and this money will he used to purchase trophies, and
here is how the trophy awards will be handled:


1. Engraved trophy for high point racer to be designated as the Mrs. C. Groverman Ellis race trophy.
2. Engraved trophy for the high point racer who has finished his Championship in the show ring, to be designated as the Donald Hostetter race trophy.
3. Trophy for second high point winner.
4. Trophy for the high point racer (opposite sex).
5. Trophy for the second high point racer (opposite sex).
6. Trophy for the high point racer from any state who might have five or more adult entries from that state. (These awards exclude any adult Whippet who might have won a trophy under the first five points listed above. The award would then go to the second high point Whippet from a given state.)


1. Trophy for high point puppy.
2. Trophy for second high point puppy.
3. Trophy for third high point puppy.


1. Trophy for high point hurdle racer.
2. Trophy for second high point hurdle racer.

The International Kennel Club will again offer cash which will be divided on a point basis in all three divisions. Mrs. Eugene Jacobs will mail checks to all winning owners soon after the International Kennel Club race meeting.
It is most important that our hurdle race program be a success. Hurdles will not be over 24" in height, and there will be three hurdles. The quickest way to teach Whippets to jump an obstacle is to keep them on the leash and jump them over a small hurdle while the dog is still on the leash. Then get someone to hold your Whippet while you run a short distance Boning over the hurdle. Once you are on the other side, turn and call your Whippet. He will in most cases come to you clearing the jump just as you have cleared the obstacle. Do not get the Whippet in the habit of running around the jump. When actually racing over the hurdles, always keep the lure ahead of the Whippet
and have the lure either drug over the hurdles or an escape under the hurdle. Fe sure the lure always passes over or under- the very center of the hurdle.

Every effort is being made to make this our best International Kennel Club Whippet Race meeting ever. Please set aside April 2, 3, and 4, 1965, for the three big days of show and racing at Chicago, Remember, this is an indoor event and weather creates no problem.




International Kennel Club, Amphitheater Union Stock Yards, Chicago, Illinois

Saturday and Sunday, April 3 and 4, 1965

(Races - April 3 - 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. April 4 — 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.)




1. Give full information when out your entry blank.
2. $1.00 entry fee for each Whippet - Check must accompany entries to eliminate confusion. Make checks payable to Louis Pegram. Entries close Wednesday, March 31, 1965. No Post Entries. Whippets entered in show must also pay $1.00 entry fee.
3. All Whippets who have not had previous racing records must school to the satisfaction of the Racing Secretary on Friday night) April 2 - Optional schooling races for all graded Whippets who wish to school - 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday night, April 2. Do Not enter constant fighters or any Whippet who has not been trained properly for racing.
4. Drawing to be held Friday night, April 2, 1964, - Owners need not be present.


1. PUPPY DIVISION - Whippet puppies under 12 months of age as of April 3,1965.
(Only experienced puppies)

2. ADULT DIVISION - Any adult experienced race Whippets in good standing under National Racing Rules - National grading system to be used.

3. HURDLE RACES---- Same rules as above. Whippets can run, if so desired, in both flat and hurdle races. (Three programs - Sat 3-8 Sunday 3 p.m.) (point system)



The Problems of Starting a Racing Club
by Shelia Shugrue, Secretary

Last year, in the beginning, most of the Whippet racing in southern California was being done in conjunction with another racing club of Afghans. The Afghan people were always very nice in allowing us to join in with their race meets, but as the year progressed the Whippet people decided to form a club of our own.

Some of us, who seemed to race consistently, discussed this and decided to hold a meeting to find out exactly how to go about forming a club. There were some of us who were new to Whippets and new to racing and then there were some who were very familiar with this. The enthusiasm of us who were novice was I'm sure found to be very amusing, We were sure after our first meeting we could begin racing the following week. We talked on and on while Liz Scott, Christine Cormany and Jack Towne just sat back and listened. Finally they began to speak of insurance, starting boxes, insurance, lure machine, permit and insurance. Tell, we voted on the officers of our Board of Directors and adjourned. The next few days found us busy on our independent tasks for the next meeting. We found out we could get a permit if we had insurance. We found out through an insurance agent no one including Lloyds of London would touch us. We did a bit of Scotland Yard and found out where the Afghan people obtained their policy and we had insurance but it was not paid for. Now we had a real problem - no treasury. Each member pawned the family silver and one more problem was dissolved. Now we had paid for our insurance, we had our racing permit but no starting boxes or lure machine, Carroll Hayhurst and Dick North started on the boxes and lure, billing the club for future reimbursement and gradually things started to come into focus.

Finally we had our first meet which was very successful. We started obtaining members and we started planning future race meets and coursing dates. Along with myself, the already mentioned people, Diane North, Dorthea Hastings, Eddy deLaCruz, Ruby Hayhurst, Bob Shugrue, who go together to form the Board of Directors of the Southern California Whippet Association invite you to a scheduled race meet at North Hollywood Test Park on Sunday February 28, at 1:00 P.M. We look forward to joining you there and meeting all of our new members.


Election of Officers
At the Annual General Meeting on January 29th, the following were elected for 1965: President - Mr. Mike Doubleday, Cloverdale, B. C.
Vice-Pres. - Mrs. "Pam" Arthur, Abbotsford, B. C.
Secretary - Mrs. Jean Assimakos, Vancouver, B. C.
(2386 Cornwall St., Vancouver, 8)
Treasurer - Hr. Brian Jones, Langley, B. C.
Chairmen of the various standing Committees are:
Racing & Sporting Events Mrs. Joyce Anson, Langley, B. C.
Show and Exhibition     - Mr. Richard Webster, Aldergrove, B. C.
Public Relations & Membership - Mrs. "Jerry" McLurg, Vancouver, B. C.
Editorial * - Mrs. Barbara A. Webster, Aldergrove, B. C.
Social - Mrs. Verna Millard, N. Surrey, B. C.
Trophies & Awards - Mr. Bill Turpin, Coquitlam, B. C.
Junior Rep. - Mr. Mark Webster, Aldergrove, B. C.
Miss Linda Webster is to assist with the publication of editorial material.


Mr. Robert Watson has won the "PEGGY REES" Perpetual Trophy for Junior Handling for the second year in succession.

URRAY KENNELS (Mr. & Mrs. R. M. Webster, and Linda & Mark) have offered individual trophies, to be known as The Western Gazehound Urray Trophy, to any Gazehound handled by a member of the club, that qualifies for any OBEDIENCE DEGREE in Canada or the U. S. A,, which is confirmed in the appropriate publication i.e., "Dogs in Canada" or "Pure Bred Dogs" during the next three years ending December 1967.

A WHIPPET RACE MEETING awarding National Points under the Rules and Regulations of the American Whippet Club is to be held in conjunction with a Gazehound Booster Show, at the B. C. All Terrier Club show on July 3rd, 1965 at Kerrisdale, Vancouver, B, C. This is a FIRST in Canada and we are hoping to see a strong entry from the U. S. A. Watch for further announcements regarding a Canadian Show circuit at this time, providing an opportunity to compete for a Canadian Championship.


Excerpt from the diary of Dinah: Dear Diary-friend, Were it not for you, I might turn out to be the most inhibited, unhappy Whippet in the world. It isn't that my people do not attempt to understand me, it's the fact that we do not think or speak on the same plane. Despite their respective ages, dear diary, mentally they can be classified as not-too-bright adolescents.

If there is one thing a Whippet has, it is a sense of dignity -- of savoir-faire. So you can imagine the humiliation of being vacuumed twice a day by the man who belongs to me. Why do I put up with it? Just call me Patient Griselda. The fact that the minute Operation Vacuum is over I go out, find the dirtiest spot in the garden and roll over and over should give him a message of sorts, wouldn't you think? He meant well. Thinks that this type of cleaning not only removes dirt but the large family of fleas who have chosen me as their habitat. So it removes the dust--all it does is to disturb the fleas.

Enough of this. Let me tell you something about the woman of the house. By the Great Whippet, she is at times so stupid--anything but a credit to our sex. In fact, reminds me of Generation of Vipers because of her over-protective attitude towards me.

When I take the two of them down to the beach, she starts shrieking if I disappear from sight. Frankly, she gets darned hysterical. "Leigh, you can't take such chances with Dinah ...if anything happens to her, it's all your fault..." And then, as an example of her inconsistency, when I do return, she gives me a tongue lashing.

By the same token, she refuses to recognize that a Whippet, regardless of its bloodlines and ancestral background, still possesses certain atavistic qualities. Such as attempting to bury a bone underneath wall-to-wall carpeting, upsetting the bed by attempting to get between the sheets, grabbing the tablecloth and knocking all the dishes to the floor---the trouble is, God forbid, she wants me to act like people. Hell, I don't even like beer.

However, there are times when I feel feel sorry for her. When she is troubled and disturbed (which is dam seldom) I sit on her lap while she pours her woes into my ear. It really doesn't matter that it goes through the left ear and comes out the right, she purges herself and saves the expense of a psychiatrist.

Well, am off to the veterinarian today. He is a very charming person who will, I am sure, rid me of fleas. And who knows? He may convince my people that I am a dog -- not a person.

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