THE AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB

 

Donated to the Whippet Community by Don Frames, Bardon Whippets

april cover

Viewpoint

by Manny Diel
( From The Greyhound Racing Record)

Recently one of my students in canine genetics, a Whippet breeder, asked me for any information I could supply on the relationship of white coat color and fitness in dogs. Not being able to find this in the standard references, I decided to conduct my own research, using Greyhounds. Three approaches were used.

In the first, the colors of 1,000 newly registered Greyhounds from a recent stud book of the National Coursing Association were compared with the colors of 1,000 winners of races selected at random from 10 issues of THE GREYHOUND RACING RECORD. The purpose of the comparison was to determine whether there was any difference in ratio of whites to the general population and ratio of whites to racing winners.

As a second step, the grades of 30 races in which basically white Greyhounds were the winners were compared with the grades of 120 races in which dogs of other colors won.

By assigning numerical values of 1 to 5 to these different grades, corresponding with the graduations A to E usually used at tracks, it was possible to calculate a mathematical mean or average grade for the white and non white winners.

While Greyhound racing was accepted as a good all-round test of many of the elements contributing to fitness, it was recognized that fertility is another important attribute. As a third step, litter sizes from 225 basically white dams as recorded in the stud book were compared with litter sizes from 225 dams of other colors.

The following tabulation compares the ratios of dogs recorded as basically white in the two Greyhound population samples-- the general population and those who won races.

p 2 1

A mathematical process known as standard error is used in statistical studies to determine whether the difference in two population samples is significant. The rule of thumb is that the difference between the two samples must equal at least two units of standard error to be deemed significant.

The standard error for these population samples was calculated at 2.4 per cent, and the difference of only six-tenths of one per cent between the two samples was deemed not statistically significant.

4 p 2 1

As Grade 1 (or A) represents the highest caliber of races, the 2.86 score of non whites, being closer to 1, represents a slightly better mark than the 3.03 of whites. The average of the non whites would be just a shade above Grade C or 3, and that of basically whites just a whisker poorer than C or 3.

The standard error of the difference was calculated at .28, and the difference of only ,17 between the two means, less than one unit of standard error, was deemed insignificant.

FERTILITY...The Greyhound Stud Book gives the color break down of parents in pups! individual registration rather than in litter registrations, and hence reflects the size of litters at that time instead of at birth. Because some pups that are born are never registered, the average litter size reflected in the tabulation is smaller than it would be at birth.

However, unless there were a higher mortality rate among pups of one class or there were selection by breeders against one or the other, the ratios should not be disturbed. If 900 non white and 100 white pups were born and 10 per cent died, theoretically there would be 90 non white and 10 white deaths, leaving the ratio unchanged.

If there were a higher mortality rate in one class, that would represent a reduction in fitness for that class. If there is a selection by breeders against one class, it would represent either a reduction in fitness, causing the selection, or prejudice on the part of an appreciable portion of the breeders.

The following are the means of litter sizes as recorded for the two categories:

p 3

The standard error was calculated at .22, and as the difference of .79 between the two means represents more than two units of standard error, the difference was deemed significant.

Asked if he could think of any reason for discrimination against white pups or the progeny of white dams, Paul George of Pueblo, whose Greyhounds have raced in Colorado, Arizona and Florida, made the following reply:

"I have no prejudice against white Greyhounds or their pups and do not know of any generally in the racing industry. In fact, I like white dogs--I like to see them run.

But they often do present more problems to keep them in racing condition. Their coats and skins tend to be thinner, making them sensitive to hot sunshine during turnouts and more subject to bare coat spots and skin irritation under kenneling conditions. In many cases their eyes, being lighter in color, seem more easily irritated either by sunlight at turnouts or from dust at the track."

The answer would indicate at least some reduction in fitness, in the eye and skin sensitivity, and contains room for selection by some breeders against white despite George's personal lack of prejudice against this color.

In summary, only an insignificant difference in percentage of racing winners to percentage of total population was found between white and non white Greyhounds. Only an insignificant difference of racing grades was found. But a significant difference in litter size at the time of individual registration of pups was detected, representing either some reduction in fitness or selection against progeny of white dams.


Mid West Specialty Show Plans

Ralph G. Eyles, Chairman Show Committee

The American Whippet Club has applied to the A. K. C. for approval of a Specialty Show to be held Friday, July 16, 1965, the day before the Champaign Illinois Kennel Club show to be held on July 17th, in Urbana Illinois.

We have applied for approval of Mr. Eugene Jacobs as judge. The plans are for judging to start at one o'clock and a dinner is planned for the evening.

The next day, at the Champaign Illinois Kennel Club show, Mr. William Schmick will judge Whippets. We have asked for early judging so races can be planned for Saturday and Sunday morning.

nark your calendar for the week end. Bring your families, bring your dogs, and if you stay at the Holiday Inn bring your bathing suits. Gene and Sibyl promise sunshine.


Portland Kennel Club Show
March 6 & 7, 1965, Judge: Mr. Herman Cox

Open Dogs, two shown. First, Margaret Olson's Red Gleam of Test (by Eng. Ch. Robmaywin Stargazer of Always ex Willows of Always) Second, Beverly Traglio's Brennus of Bev-Tra (by Ch. Pennyworth Pilgrim Father ex White Acres What a Pickle)

Winners Dog to Red Gleam Of Test.

Open Bitch, one shown, Beaverly Traglios' Zola oft Bev-Tra (by Ch. Pennyworth Pilgrim Father ex White Acres What a Pickle)

Winners Bitch to Zola of Bev-Tra.

Best of Winners to Red Gleam of Test.

Specials, one shown, Ch. Pennyworth Snow Prince.

Best of Breed to Ch. Pennyworth Snow Prince. Best Opposite Sex to Zola of Bev-Tra.


p5
p6


Seattle Kennel Club

February 27, 1965 Judge: Mr. Earl T. Adair

Puppy Dogs, one shown, White Acre Kennels' White Acres chief Red Feather (by Ch. White Acres Shawnee ex White Acres Miss Thriftway)

Open Dogs, six shown. First, Jennifer Anson's Can. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly C. D. (by Ch. White Acres Silver Spice ex Ch. Rockabye Gypsy) Second, Mrs. Marion Woodcock's Stars and Stripes of Suntan (by Eyleland Double or Nothing ex Silver Song of Suntan) Third, Mrs. P. Arthur's Rockabye Smokey Joe (by Ch. Pennyworth Pilgrim Father ex Ch. Rockabye Peace Pipe) Fourth, Leslie W. Babbitt's White Acres Sage (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Ch. White Acres Sylvia)

Winners Dog to Can. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly, C.D. Reserve to Stars acid Stripes of Suntan.

Novice Bitches, three shown. First, Mt. B. D. Jones' Sonna Pink Champagne (by Ch. Gypsy's Kelly C. D. ex Ch. Rockabye Black Mollie) Second, Miss L. Woolley's Rockabye Precious Bella (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Ch. Rockabye Peace Pipe) Third, Bruce E. Jackson's White Acres Bruce's Shadow (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Ch. White Acres Sylvia)

Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, one shown, Doris E. & Jesse M. Ringer's Ringo's Willie (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Ser-Wyf of Monty Jo.)

American Bred Bitches, one shown, Miss C. L. Baumgartner's White Acres Carol's Fancy (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Ch. White Acres Snow Flurry)

Open Bitches, four shown. First, Mrs. P. Arthur's Sonna Rockabye Baby C. D. (by Ch. Gypsy's Kelly C.D. ex Ch. Rockabye Black Mollie) Second, Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Webster's Hollypark Baby Doll of Urray (by Ch. Hollypark Highland Fling ex Seven League Syndicate) Third, Robert J. Watson's Whirlwind Silver Dart (by Penny­worth Pilgrim Father ex Ch. Dawnstar of Test) Fourth, Doris E. & Jesse M. Ringer's Ringo Pandamonium C.D. (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Sea-Wyf of Monty Jo)

Winners Bitch to Sonna Rockabye Baby. Reserve to Hollypark Babydoll of Urray.

Specials, one shown, Ch. Pennyworth Snow Prince.

Best of Winners to Can. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly, C.D.

Best of Breed to Ch. Pennyworth Snow Prince (by Ch. Pennyworth Ebony King ex Stoney Meadows Snow Princess) owned by Dale D. Simmons. Best Opposite Sex to Sonna Rockabye Baby.


Battle Creek Kennel Club, Battle Creek, Michigan
March 6, 1965 Judge: Mr. Phil Harsh

Open Dogs, four shown. First, Leonard W. Gamber's Pennyworth Bay—Star Maestro (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Pennyworth Tigrine) Second, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Ponderosa Pine (by Traymatt Plywood ex Traymatt Midsummer Day Dream) Third, W. S. Kloostra's Appraxin Chalk Talk (by Ch. Seven League Skybluepink ex Stoney Meadows Aurora) Fourth, Dave Badollet & Viola Klein's Harbridge Sporting Chance (by Choirmaster of Allways ex Pennyworth Ceramic)

Winners Dog to Pennyworth Bay—Star Maestro. Reserve to Traymatt Ponderosa Pine.

Puppy Bitches, two shown. First, Anamary E. Compere's Oldemill Pfeffernuesse (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Oldmill Classic) Second, Barre Hill & Bill J. Graeheck's Vagabonded Whipoo's Bolero(by Whipoo's Bengal ex Ch. Whipoo's Vagabonded Hera)

Open Bitches, two shown. First, L. Tom Canale's Gwinny Willow's Snow White (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sports Extra ex Ch. Love Letter O'Lazeland) Second, George G. Flig's Pennyworth Starfire (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint ex Pennyworth Black Orchid)

Winners Bitch to Gwinny Willow's Snow White. Reserve to Pennyworth Starfire.

Best of Winners to Pennyworth Bay-Star Maestro.

Specials, two shown, Ch. Pennyworth Burning Dream and Ch. Seven League Skybluepink.

Best of Breed to Pennyworth Kennels' Ch, Pennyworth Burning Dream (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Stoney Meadows Snow Princess) Best Opposite Sex to Pennyworth Bay-Star Maestro.

Ch. Pennyworth Burning Dream went on to third in the Hound Group.


Detroit Kennel Club, Detroit, Michigan
March 7, 1965
Judge: Maxwell Riddle

Open Dogs, two shown. First, Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Traymatt Ponderosa Pine (by Traymatt Plywood ex Traymatt Midsummer Day Dream) Second, W. S. Kloostra's Appraxin Chalk Talk (by Ch. Seven League Skybluepink ex Stoney Meadows Aurora)

Winners Dog to Traymatt Ponderosa Pine. Reserve to Appraxin Chalk Talk.

Puppy Bitches, 6 to 9 mo., three shown. First, Anamary E. Compere's Oldemill Pffernuesse (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Oldmill Classic) Second, Edward R. & Eileen E. Bolcer's Long Sam of Silhouette (by Eyleland Quick Step ex Lady Carmel of Keith) Third, Robert & Corrintha Seaman's Lady Gretchen (by Eyleland Quick Step ex Lady Carmel of Keith)

Puppy Bitches 9 to 12 mo., one shown, Barre Hill & Bill J. Graeheck's Vagabonded Whipoo's Bolero (by Whipoo's Bengal ex Ch. Whipoo's Vagabonded Hera).

American Bred Bitches, one shown, Robert & Helen O'Keefe's Lady Carmel of Keith (by Harbridge Chamois Ru Sell ex Masked Princess of Spen Core)

Open Bitches, three shown. First, George G. Fiig's Pennyworth Starfire (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint ex Pennyworth Black Orchid) Second, L. Tom Canale's Gwinny Willow's Snow White (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sports Extra ex Ch. Love Letter O'Lazeland) Third, Robert & Helen O'Keefe's Bettebrook Night and Day (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess).

Winners Bitch to Lady Carmel of Keith. Reserve to Pennyworth Starfire.

Best of Winners to Traymatt Ponderosa Pine.

Specials, three shown, Ch. Pennyworth Burning Dream, Ch. Pennyworth Bay-Starlight, Ch. Seven League Skybluepink.

Best of Breed to Pennyworth Kennels' Ch. Pennyworth Burning Dream (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Stoney Meadows Snow Princess) Best Opposite Sex (not marked)


Mad River Valley Kennel Club, Springfield, Ohio
March 14, 1965 Judge: Mr. Virgil D. Johnson

Puppy Dogs, one shown, Mrs. Eloise Backman's Renfield Blanc Et Rouge (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette)

Bred by Exhibitor Dogs, one shown, Lee Ellen Billings' Flyalong Baron (by Bright's Flyalong Monarch ex Pennyworth Cheers)

Open Dogs, three shown. First, Thomas L. Kirchner's Bettebrook Nevermore (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess) Second, Jack L. Acker's Glenhaven's Wild Fortune (by Ch. Glenhaven's Wildwind ex Ch. Julie of Stoney Meadows) Third, Thomas & Paula Drewek's Martinque Monsoon (by Ch. Waddellie Mighty Atom ex Ch. Waddellie Lucy Grae)

Winners Dog to Renfield Blanc Et Rouge. Reserve to Bettebrook Nevermore.

Puppy Bitches, two shown. First, Margaret & Victor Renner's Renfield Coquet (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette) Second, Estate of John H. Berger Kobold Formula II (by Ch. Fisherman O'Lazeland ex Ch. Kobold Formula I)

Novice Bitches, one shown, VT. D. Backman's Hasty Amy (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex hasty Pearl)

American Bred Bitches, one shown, Thomas Kirchner's Bettebrook Bittersweet (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Harbridge Suede)

Open Bitches, five shown. First, Anthony & Margaret Renner's Bettebrook Bonita (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess) Second, Margaret & Victor Renner's Renfield Cinderella (by Eyleland Homer ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette) Third, Thomas L. Kirchner's Bettebrook Hootenanny (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex
Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess) Fourth, Robert & Helen O'Keefe's Bettebrook Night and Day (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess)

Winners Bitch to Bettebrook Bonita. Reserve to Renfield Cinderella.

Best of Winners to Renfield Blanc Et Rouge.

Specials, two shown, Ch. Bettebrook Lilliput, Ch. Pennyworth Bay-Starlight.

Best of Breed to Betty J. Gamber's Ch. Pennyworth Bay-Starlight (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Stoney Meadows Snow Princess) Best Opposite Sex to Renfield Blanc Et Rouge.


Hoosier Kennel Club, Indianapolis, Indiana
March 28, 1965
Judge: Mrs. Albert E. Van Court

Puppy Dogs, two shown. First, Mrs. Eloise Backman's Renfield Blanc Et Rouge (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette) Second, Waldwyn Kennels' Waldwyn Zip Code (by Ch. Eyleland Henry ex Ch. Eyleland Burnt Biscuit,C.D.)

Winners Dog to Renfield Blanc Et Rouge. Reserve to Waldwyn Zip Code.

Open Bitches, three shown. First, Mr. & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Ophelia (by Ch. Lysander of Briskways ex Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon) Second, Anthony Gutilla and Margaret Renner's Bettebrook Bonita (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess) Third, W. D. Backman's Hasty Amy (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex
Hasty Pearl)

Winners Bitch to Whipoo's Ophelia. Reserve to Bettebrook Bonita.

Best of Winners to Whipoo's Ophelia.

Specials, one shown, Ch. San Saba Swiftwing.

Best of Breed to Whipoo's Ophelia. Best Opposite Sex to Renfield Blanc Et Rouge.


International Kennel Club, Chicago, Illinois
April 3 & 14, 1965 Judge: Mr. Heywood R. Hartley

Puppy Dogs, two shown. First, Mrs. Eloise Backman's Renfield Blanc Et Rouge (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette) Second, Margaret & Victor Renner's Renfield Chauncey (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette)

Bred By Exhibitor Dogs, one shown, Jack Stone's Storm Warning Sir Domino (by 'Whipoo's Limerick ex storm warning Lady Domino)

American Bred Dogs, one shown, P. Miller & G. Wood's Eyleland Gregory (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Meander Double or Quits)

Open Dogs, four shown. First, Arlene Petersen & Ruth Tongren's Appraxin Lance (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint ex Renpark's Tigress) Second, Bettye K. Scott's Humble Acre Side Bet (by Ch. Lysander of Briskways ex Ch. Whipoo's Tar Heel) Third, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Flyalong Voyager (by Bright's Flyalong Monarch ex Pennyworth Cheers) Fourth, Jan & Katharina Knudten's Bismark of Frisia (by Lars vom Burgfried ex Ch. Eyleland Julia)

Winners Dog to Renfield Blanc Et Rouge. Reserve to Appraxin Lance.

Puppy Bitches, two shown. First, Margaret & Victor Robber's Renfield Coquet (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette) Second, Edward R. & Helen Bolcer's Long Sam of Silhouette (by Eyleland Quickstep ex Lady Carmel of Keith)

American Bred Bitches, three shown. First, Richard Reynolds' Eyleland Imprudence (by Meander Indiscretion ex Eyleland Prune Whip) Second, Tony Swistak's Forest Pagebrook Lady (by Ch. Red Letter O'Lazeland ex Harbridge Lovely Lady) Third, William Fields' Eyleland Borice-Sue (by Eyleland Peppermint Boy ex Eyleland Doris)

Open Bitches, ten shown. First, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Heatherbelle (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Stoney Meadows Snow Princess) Second, Julie Fulkerson's Pennyworth Fleetness (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Pennyworth Lady Slipper) Third, Ronald J. Klemmedson's Seven League Serenade (by Ch. Meander Good as New ex Ch. Seven League Songbird) Fourth, Thomas L. Kirchner's Bettebrook Hootenanny (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess)

Winners Bitch to Pennyworth Heatherbelle. Reserve to Eyleland Imprudence.

Best of Winners to Pennyworth Heatherbelle.

Specials, ten shown, Ch. Whipoo's Paint Your Wagon, Ch. Whipoo's Copy Cat, Ch. Eyleland Julia, Ch. Traymatt Ponderosa Pine, Ch. Pennyworth Burning Dream, Ch. Roanbar Son of Cacholong, Ch. Eyleland Quick Trick, Ch. San Saba Swiftwing, Ch. Pennyworth Bay Starlight, Ch. Pennyworth Bay-Star Maestro.

Best of Breed to Pennyworth Kennels' Ch. Pennyworth Burning Dream (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Stoney Meadows Snow Princess) Best Opposite Sex to Barbara & Josephine Steinberg's Ch. Traymatt Ponderosa (by Traymatt Plywood ex Traymatt Midsummer Day Dream).


FROM ENGLAND

Mrs. D. U. McKay, of Brightwalton Holt, Newbury, Berks, a well known breeder, racer, coursing and show personality, writes about the Whippet Club and

COURSING
(From the English Whippet News)

The object of the club is to control and encourage coursing with Whippets. It is run under similar rules to the National Greyhound Coursing Club, with few exceptions, but one being that all Whippets must be registered at the Kennel Club.

The officials at the meeting consist of a judge, slipper, field stewards, slip stewards. The field and slip stewards' jobs are to see that the correct dogs are ready to go with the slips, and the ones which have just finished a course are collected by their owners; also that no loose dogs are about, for which, incidentally. their owners are fined ; and make sure that the hare when brought down is killed as quickly as possible.

The club holds two forms of meetings:

No. 1. The walking up, where members walk up in close line. The slipper, with two dots in the slips, will be walking a few yards in front of the line. The line should be spread out not more than 25 yds. either side of the slipper.

No. 2. The driven hare. Beaters ranging from 15 to 30 make up a large semi-circle one or two fields behind where the slipper is waiting, which is usually behind a hedgerow, and slowly and gradually drive up the hares. Where there are a number of hares in the drive the beaters have to have experience enough to pick out one hare only to drive through the hedgerow. When the hare is about 30 yds. - /40 yds. ahead, the two dogs are slipped.

The judge has to decide the various points of the course - such as speed go bye, wrench, the trip, the kill. It is not always the fastest dog or the one which kills which wins a course.

The stakes consist of 8, 12 or 16 dogs usually divided into open dog, open bitch, novice dog, novice bitch and puppies, and the usual cost of entering a dog in each stake varies depending on whether the meeting is walked or driven.

It is not advisable to give puppies under 12 months a lot of hard coursing. The definition of "puppy" is a dog whelped on or after Jan. 1st of the year preceding the year in which the season of running begins.

One of the most thrilling sights to watch is a good course with a couple of well matched Whippets, and what pleases me greatly is that the hare has a more than 50  50 chance of getting away unharmed, and it never occurs, as so often after a hare shoot, that badly maimed hares are left to die in the field.


Mrs. C. E. Francis, London, writes, April 7, 1965. To all American Whippeteers, greetings for the new racing season. We are now getting into stride at last, having affiliated to a cricket and football club. The racing club will be known by its new name "Welwyn Garden City Whippet Racing Club; We have the use of the Club room, bar, toilets, etc. As so many people bring children with them we have the use of the kitchen for teas and soft drinks, profits from this side to the Whippets. So far we have registered 22 owners and around 50 dogs. Timed in trials and handicapped yards per second. Our boxes are four separate ones, pulled up by motor cycle elastic springs, the sort used to hold packs on motor cycles. My husband and I still have our own set of traps which can be used for racing from scratch. The lads of Welwyn have bought a new winder from Mr. Woods of Braeswood R. C. Our old one gets called into service upon occasion. So far our scratch dog runs the 150 yards in 9.7 secs. As it has been wet for each meeting so far, the going has been fairly heavy and times should improve with the weather. Quite a party of us seems to have booked up to race at Beaulieu Palace House near Southampton on April 25th. This is really exciting for only the race promoters know who has entered until the day. We shall run in 7 weight classes from 16 lbs. to 28 lbs. I am sending two young ones, Franascain Daffodil and Golden Rod. (One is 19 1/2 lbs., the other 22 1/2 lbs).

At the NW A Limited Show, your own Betty Fell topped the honours. At the Whippet Club Mrs. Chapman at last took the elusive third to make her "Telstar Moon" a champion. A most deserved victory and very popular with the crowd. His son won the puppy class, so it was a happy family that went back to Dorset. The bitch C. C. went to Miss Uscher's "Imiskellter Lollipop". The Patron Duchess of Devonshire presented a trophy, a pastel painting of two Whippet heads, truly beautiful. More news soon.


NOTICE. The WHIPPET NEWS offers the right to other publications to reprint material from the NEWS without writing for specific permission, providing a credit line is given.

DEADLINE for the next issue of the WHIPPET NETTS is June 15.

Send all mail to:
The Whippet News
c/o Mrs. E. L. Jacobs Mahomet, Illinois 61853


To the Members of the American Whippet Club:

Good communications promote understanding and are essential to the well being of any organization. Our Club is very fortunate to have the WHIPPET NETS, an ideal media to keep every one informed of pertinent developments within the Club. A report on the planning and activities of your governing Board will be presented with each issue of the NEWS. Your comments and suggestions are solicited in the interest of serving all members most effectively. The support of every one is essential to build and maintain a dynamic and progressive organization, The right attitude is to learn from the mistakes of the past - looking to the future as uncertain - but with the determination to do something about it.

In reviewing the history we find that the American Whippet Club was founded by four interested pioneers in the early 30's. It grew slowly in the early years. Last year we passed through a period of crisis in that we lost our very popular President, Donald Hostetter, and key Officers and Directors resigned. The continued existence and progress of the Club is testimony to the dedication of individual members to the Club and the popularity of the Whippet today. This popularity has been greatly enhanced by the great show winnings of Pennyworth Kennels' English and American Champion Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth.

There is more interest in the Club today than ever before. At the annual meeting in February, twenty-two applications for membership were accepted. At the April 14 meeting in Chicago held in conjunction with the International Show, ten applications for membership were approved. According to our Constitution, the objectives of the 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" and "to promote and maintain a high standard of conduct in the transaction of all business connected with the breeding of Whippets". The Board of Directors agree that this can be most effectively accomplished by promoting membership in the Club and to make the Club a truly national organization. Furthermore, in view of the national scope of the Club the governing body should be selected from those interested and in a position to serve on a nation wide basis.

At the last Board meeting much consideration was given to the revision of the Constitution. Our Chairman of the Constitution Committee, Bill Schmick, presented his version of a new Constitution developed in conformity with the suggested A.K.C. format. Further revisions were reviewed. Much work needs to be done prior to presentation of the new proposed Constitution to the membership for approval. Pertinent changes will include provisions for the Directors to vote on major issues by mail, development of a policy and procedure on membership application and acknowledgment, development of improved voting or balloting procedures and definition of the responsibilities of the Officers and Board members.

The Board also reviewed policies on Specialty Shows including the selection of judges, trophies presented by the Club and the official procedures for conducting specialty Shows.

The lid Test Specialty is now tentatively scheduled to be held before the Champaign Illinois All Breed show, on Friday, July 16, 1965, providing full arrangements can be completed.

Plans have been made to have a meeting of the membership as well as a meeting of the Board of Directors of the American Whippet Club in conjunction with the Santa Barbara Specialty to be held on August 1, 1965. This should provide opportunity for the West Coast membership to review and discuss plans and activities of the Club with the Officers and Directors. Furthermore, it is planned to have such meetings at each of the three Specialty Shows - East, Mid West and West - to provide opportunity for members from all sections of the country to express their views.

The Eastern Specialty is now scheduled to be held in conjunction with the Delaware, Ohio show, in October.

Our Racing Secretary, Louis Pegram, reported on the Racing Program. The function of the American Whippet Club in racing was defined as that of supervising National Racing Meets, to provide for a standard system of Rules, Regulations and Ratings and to promote interest in Whippet racing and coursing "in order that the breed retain the natural speed, endurance and instincts for which it was originated". Special emphasis will be placed on recognition of Whippets who have also completed their championship requirements in the show ring.

All Board members share a feeling of optimism for the future. The American Whippet Club will prosper so long as its membership is dedicated to making it succeed, holding the organization to be more important than any one individual or group of individuals.

The Officers as well as Directors of this Club are grateful for the opportunity to be of service.

Respectfully submitted, April 15, 1965.

Victor A. Renner
President
American Whippet Club


SPECIALTY TIME
ALL MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB

Donations (money) to the trophy funds for the Mid West and Western Specialty Shows are needed. Please send your contribution to –

In the mid west:

Ralph G. Eyles
Box 180, Route 2
Antioch, Illinois

In the west:    

Mrs. Christine Cormany       
1256 Woodbury Rd.            
Pasadena, California 91104

Mrs. Dorthea Hastings
23833 Ventura Blvd.
Calabasas, California

THANK YOU!!


AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB
OFFICERS, 1965

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

Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs - Vice Pres.
"Whipoo"
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

BOARD OF DIRECTORS, 1965
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


THE WHIPPET NEWS
STATEMENT OF EDITORIAL POLICY

Established by the editor with the concurrence of the Board of Directors of the American Whippet Club.

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

A reminder to all readers to send in your material for the Whippet News any time, whenever you have the time to do so. Your contributions will be held for the next available issue.

When submitting material for the News, please typewrite or print plainly.
Send all mail to:
The Whippet News
c/o Mrs. E. L. Jacobs Mahomet, Illinois 61855


ad1

ad2

ad3

ad4

ad5

ad6

ad7

ad8

ad9


ad10

THE WHIPPET

WINDSPRITE BROCADE

BRED AND OWNED BY
WALTER A. WHEELER, JR.,
145 WINTER STREET
WESTON, MASSACHUSETTS 02193


ad11

CH. EYLELAND DOUBLE OR NOTHING
SHOWN HERE WITH BOB HASTINGS HANDLING. MISS JUDITH SHEARER JUDGING.

JACK TOWNE
6272 HONOLULU AVE.
LA CRESCENTA, CALIF.

BOB

VENTURA

1963

JUDITH SHEARER

BOB

SANTA ANA

1963

MARION WOODCOCK

RESERVE

VENTURA

1964

KAY FINCH

RESERVE

SAN BERNARDINO

1964

HAROLD SCHLINTZ

RESERVE

LONG BEACH

1964

DONALD HOSTETTER

BOS

SANTA BARBARA

1964

DORIS WEAR

BOW

FRESNO

1965

THELMA BROWN


ad12

GOOD OLE WHITEY!!!!!
(CH. LYSANDER OF BRISKWAYS)

WHITEY SEZ "AH'M A'LICKIN' MAH CHOPS OVER THEM PUPPIES AH'VE PAWED! !"
WHITEY IS LIVIN' IN SOUTHEN INDIANY! !

HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL
R 3
ROCKPORT, INDIANA

BRAGGIN'

ad13


ad14

CHAMPION LYSANDER OF BRISKWAY

OWNED BY HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL

AT DOGPATCH WE BELIEVE THAT IN EACH BREED THERE IS A GREAT. LYSANDER IS THE FOUNDATION STUD OF OUR DOGPATCH WHIPPETS. WE RESPECT HIM AS A GREAT PREPOTENT SIRE, SO DOMINATE IS HE IN THE MAGNIFICENT HEAD AND EYE, IN THE ABSOLUTE FEFINEMENT OF TYPE AND OUTLINE, IN QUALITIES OF TEMPERAMENT AND IN A POLISHED ELEGANCE. WE ARE CERTAIN THAT DOGPATCH'S "LITTLE DEERS" WILL DO THEIR PART TOWARD ESTABLISHING LYSANDER AS ONE OF THE GREAT WHIPPETS IN AMERICA.

BETTYE KIRKSEY SCOTT
DOGPATCH
P. 0. BOX 790
HARLINGEN, TEXAS


TRI-INT. CHAMPION WHIPOO'S CHEESTA

ad15

(HANDLED HERE BY FRANK SABELLA)

WHELPED MAY 12, 1962

BREEDER: MR. AND MRS. EUGENE L. JACOBS OWNER: BETTE KIRKSEY SCOTT
SIRE: CH. LYSANDER OF BRISKWAYS DAM: WHIPOO'S ELEGANTE AIRE

CHEESTA IS OUR FIRST WHIPPET LOVE - NONE COULD EVER TAKE HIS PLACE. HE FINISHED WITH GROUPS IN CANADA AND MEXICO. SHOWN SPARINGLY IN THE STATES, 4 POINT MAJOR IN DALLAS. HE IS THE SIRE OF OUR SAN SABA LITTER OF EIGHT, EX POKEY SLOW, RESERVE WINNERS AT CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL '64. HUMBLE ACRE POKEY SLOW IS A DAUGHTER OF CH. LUSANDER OF BRISKWAYS AND CH. WHIPOO'S TAR HEEL. THE LITTER - FOUR MALES, FOUR FEMALES; FOUR FAWN AND WHITE, ONE WHITE, TWO WHITE WITH BRINDLE MARKINGS, ONE DARK BRINDLE.

DOGPATCH
P. 0. BOX 790
HARLINGEN, TEXAS


INT. CHAMPION SAN SABAS SWIFTWING

ad16

(HANDLED HERE BY JOE GREGORY. B.B. LOUISIANA K.C., APRIL 10,1965, JUDGE, MRS ALBERT E. VAN COURT)

WHELPED SEPT. 26, 1962

BREEDER: HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL OWNER: BETTYE KIRKSEY SCOTT
SIRE: CH. LYSANDER OF BRISKWAYS DAM: CH. WHIPOO'S TAR HEEL

SWIFTY, JUST TWO YEARS OLD, IS THE EPITOME OF ELEGANCE AND STYLE IN THE SHOW RING, SHE FINISHED QUICKLY IN THE STATES AND IN THE GROUPS IN CANADA. SHE IS A GROUP WINNER IN THE STATES.. HANDLED EXCLUSIVELY BY JOE GREGORY, WE EXPECT GREAT DOIN' FOR OUR SWIFTY.

DOGPATCH
P. 0. BOX 790
HARLINGEN, TEXAS


CHAMPION SAN SABAS SNEDLEY SNEDLEY

ad17

(HANDLED HERE BY FRANK SABELLA)

BREEDER: HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL OWNER: BETTYE KIRKSEY SCOTT
SIRE: CH. LYSANDER OF BRISKWAYS DAM: CH. WHIPOO'S TAR HEEL

THOUGH INTRODUCED TO THE SHOW RING LATER THAN SWIFTY, HIS LITTER SISTER, SNEDLEY IS MAKING QUITE A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN THE GROUPS. HANDLED EXCLUSIVELY BY FRANK SABELLA, SNEDLEY AND HIS HANDLER ARE SO BEAUTIFULLY MATCHED THAT THEY PROJECT A BEAUTIFUL, SEEMINGLY EFFORTLESS, NATURAL APPEARANCE IN THE SHOW RING. A LITTLE DEER, HE DISPLAYS GREAT BEAUTY IN TRUE WHIPPET MOVEMENT AND SYMMETRY. WATCH FOR THEM..

DOG PATCH
P. 0. BOX 790
HARLINGEN, TEXAS


CHAMPION HUMBLE ACRE SIDE BET

ad18

(HANDLED HERE BY JOE GREGORY. W.D. LOUISIANA K.C., APRIL 10, 1965, JUDGE, MRS. ALBERT E. VAN COURT.)

WHELPED JUNE 7, 1963

BREEDER: HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL OWNER: BETTYE KIRKSEY SCOTT
SIRE: CH. LYSANDER OF BRISKWAYS DAM: CH. WHIPOO'S TAR HEEL

SIDE BET, THE LITTER MATE OF OUR POKEY SLOW, TOOK A 3 POINT MAJOR UNDER ALVA ROSENBURG, GOING OVER SPECIALS, THE FIRST TIME SHOWN, AT SIX MONTHS OF AGE, HANDLED BY EUGENE JACOBS. SHOWN SPARINGLY, SIDE BET FINISHED AT NEW ORLEANS UNDER JUDGE MRS. ALBERT VAN COURT, A 3 POINT MAJOR AND B. 0. TO OUR SWIFTY. SIDE BET IS WITH JOE GREGORY.

DOG PATCH
P. 0. BOX 790
HARLINGEN, TEXAS


CHAMPION HUMBLE ACRE TIGER BRITE

ad19

(HANDLED HERE BY DON COOPER)

WHELPED APRIL 25, 1964

BREEDER: HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL OWNER: BETTYE KIRKSEY SCOTT
SIRE: WHIPOO'S BENGAL
DAM: CH. WHIPOO'S WISH ME WELL

OUR TIGER FINISHED HIS CHAMPIONSHIP AT ELEVEN MONTHS WITH FIVE CONSECUTIVE MAJORS. QUITE A FLASHY YOUNG MALE, TIGER IS ROSE-FAWN BRINDLE. HE AND HIS HANDLER, DON COOPER, WILL SHOW IN CANADA THIS SUMMER. HIS WINS:

CLEARWATER, FLA. JAN 23, 1965 JUDGE, ROBT. MOSELEY, B. W. 5 POINTS
JACKSONVILLE, FLA. JAN 17, 1965 JUDGE FRANK DAVIS, B. 0. S. TO MEADOW LARK
PALM BEACH, FLA. JAN 19, 1965 JUDGE, ALBERT VAN COURT, B. 0. S. TO SWIFTY
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLA. MAR 6, 1965 JUDGE, HOLLIS WILSON, B. W. 3 POINTS
LAWTON-FORT SILL, OKLA. MAR 7, 1965 JUDGE, MAURICE BAKER, B. B. 3 POINTS
AUSTIN, TEX. MAR 13, 1965 JUDGE, ISIDORE SCHOENBERG, B. W. 3 POINTS
SAN ANTONIO, TEX. MAR 14, 1965 JUDGE, ROBT. MOSELEY, B. W. 3 POINTS

DOG PATCH
P. 0. BOX 790
HARLINGEN, TEXAS


HUMBLE ACRE MUSKRAT RAMBLE

ad20

(HANDLED HERE BY JOE GREGORY)

WHELPED APRIL 30, 1964

BREEDER: HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL OWNER: BETTYE KIRKSEY SCOTT
SIRE: CH. LYSANDER OF BRISKWAYS DAM: STONEY MEADOWS WINNIE

N. R. IS A LOVELY DEEP FAWN, BEAUTIFULLY MOVING LITTLE "DEER". SHE DISPLAYS PERFECT BALANCE AND SYMMETRY IN THE RING. JUST STARTING OUT WITH JOE GREGORY, SHE WON A 3 POINT MAJOR

ad 20 1

(HANDLED HERE BY DON COOPER)


WHELPED APRIL 30, 1964
BREEDER: HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL OWNER: BETTYE KIRKSEY SCOTT

SIRE: CH. LYSANDER OF BRISKWAYS DAM: STONEY MEADOWS WINNIE

MEADOW LARK TOOK A 5 POINT MAJOR IN FT. WORTH UNDER PLUMMER AND THE NEXT DAY 4 POINTS UNDER FRANK P. MILLER, B.O.W. GOING TO HER KENNEL MATE, WHIPOO'S CHEESTA. A LOVELY MOVER, EXQUISITE OUTLINE, MEADOW LARK LACKS ONLY 2 POINTS TO FINISH HER CHAMPIONSHIP.

HER WINS:

JACKSONVILLE FLA.

JAN. 17,

1965,

JUDGE,

FRANK DAVIS, B. 0. B.

PALM BEACH, FLA.

JAN. 19,

1965,

JUDGE,

ALBERT VAN COURT, B. W.

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.

JAN. 24,

1965,

JUDGE,

JOHN CUNEO, B. 0. S., 2 POINTS

LONGVIEW, TEXAS

MAR. 25,

1965,

JUDGE,

MAURICE BAKER, B. 0. S. 2 POINTS

FT. WORTH, TEXAS

MAR. 27,

1965,

JUDGE,

J. A. PLUMMER, B. 0. S., 5 POINTS

DALLAS, TEXAS

MAR. 28,

1965,

JUDGE,

FRANK MILLER, B. 0. S., 4 POINTS


HUMBLE ACRE TWILIGHT TIZZIE
HUMBLE ACRE HEAVENS T' BETSY

ad21

(HANDLED HERE BY DON COOPER, BEST BRACE IN SHOW, SHREVEPORT. JUDGE. HASKELL. SCHUFFMAN)

BREEDER: HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL OWNER: BETTYE KIRKSEY SCOTT

SIRE: WHIPOO'S BENGAL
DAM: CH. WHIPOO'S WISH ME WELL

OUR STARTLING BEAUTIFUL BRACE TRAINED AND HANDLED BY DON COOPER, HAVE CAUSED MUCH COMMENT EACH OF THE FEW TIMES THEY HAVE BEEN SHOWN. TIZZIE WAS AWARDED A 3 POINT MAJOR AT BATON ROUGE. THE TWO, BEST BRACE IN SHOW AT SHREVEPORT. WE ARE PLANNING A FUTURE IN THE BRACE CLASSES FOR THESE TWO SO BEAUTIFULLY MATCHED, LOVELY BRINDLE GIRLS.

DOG PATCH
P. 0. BOX 790
HARLINGEN. TEXAS


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 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.
Disqualifications
Undershot mouth.

Approved November 9, 1955


Kathleen Beargie Reports
March 29, 1965
Arvada, Colorado

On March 7, 1965 an All Age Match, sponsored by the Mile High Toy Club was held at the Jefferson County Fair Grounds, Lakewood, Colorado. Joan Ashby, of Boulder, had the only Whippet entered in the senior puppy classes. This was a bitch,
Homestead Carrie by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Winterfold Pennyworth. This lovely parti-color (steel blue and white) won the Hound Group for senior puppies.

In the Open classes there were two Whippets entered. In first place was Whipoo's Stonecrest Sprite (Ch. Lysander of Briskways ex Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon) owned by Kathleen Beargie. This bitch went on to second in the Hound Group. In second
place was Whirling General Whitehead (Eyleland Henry ex ---- ) owned by Frank Kubish
and Bill Davis. This is a very nice red-brindle with a white head and boots.

In reply to Ralph Eyles re goats milk. As stated in my little blurb on the analyses of various milks, the composition of the milk in all herbivors is similar. Both goats and cows are herbivors, and the differences which exist between bitches'
and cows' milk are almost exactly the same as those which exist between bitches' and goats' milk. The following is the analysis of goat's milk:

Specific                          Total                        Total
Gravity Water Casein Albumin Proteins Fat Sugar Ash Solids
1.0305   86.88 2.87    0.89       3.76    4.07 4.64 0.85 13.12


Miriam and Bill Conrad Report
April 20, 1965
Chicago, Illinois

The following may be of interest to Whippet owners:

With the start of a new Whippet racing season, not to mention summer family vacations, there's a good chance that many owners will be taking their Whippets on trips. As can happen to us, there is also a chance that a change in food or water, or even just environment can give your Whippet a mild case of diarrhea.

If it is associated with a higher-than-normal temperature, blood in the feces, or any other unusual symptoms, you'd best take your pet to a doctor immediately. However, if your Whippet has no unusual symptoms, the diarrhea can probably be cured in a day.

As you all know, the intestines are teeming with bacteria, and normally this bacteria is either helping our systems by further breaking down foods (symbiotic bacteria) or it's just there, not doing us any good but not harming us either(commensal bacteria). When we travel and consume strange foods, we sometimes introduce bacteria that is new to our intestines, which causes a mild upset. This type of illness is especially discomforting to a dog on a trip.

A cure we recommend for your dog is readily available at grocery and drug stores - a baby's dose of kaopectate after each bowel movement and a pint of yogurt mixed into the day's food. The kaopectate will temporarily calm down the intestines, and the yogurt provides a type of bacteria that is most helpful in restoring a healthy balance within the intestines.

We must admit our experience is a pony-back type survey (i.e., we've tried it on three different dogs, not to mention a few times on ourselves) and it seems to work well and quickly, providing there is no serious underlying illness involved.

In closing, we would like to extend our sympathy to the Schmicks on their loss of Big John. He was a top competitor and a fine dog.


Great Circle Kennel Reports Wendell T. Howell
April 9, 1965
Co. Waterford, Eire

Spring has arrived in Ireland, and with it the grass, anxiously awaited, and the wonderful long evenings. In this part of the hemisphere it is possible to read a newspaper outdoors in June at eleven o'clock at night..that is if you have nothing better to do at that hour. The Whippets have changed their schedule altogether and go about hunting till all hours, preferring to stay in bed rather late in the morning. They are also very busy about the farm, electing to chaperone cows on their daily parade to the bog, and following the ploughs and harrows up and down the furrows. The last effort of the tillage is to undersow the grass seeds with a horse drawn seed barrow. This I have just been two days doing, followed every step of the tedious way by a little crowd of Whippets, trying in their elegant fashion to look like farm dogs.

The dog show season is starting to move again with Easter Monday at Dublin, Whit Monday at Cork and lots of shows in England, if one has time to go. Even with modern conveniences like airplanes, the Irish Sea remains a barrier. From here, in the far south of Ireland, even flying,it means two nights away from home with the bother of dogs in hotels etc., to go to an English show. All this is expensive and sometimes impossible. Once you are there, however, it seems well worth it.

Mrs. Yerburgh, of Greenbrae Whippets, has just paid a short visit. It was great fun to have her here, and get her opinion on a lot of puppies.

I plan to be off to Venice in early May to stay with my son and his wife, bringing with me what I suppose is the first Whippet exported from Ireland to Italy. I hasten to add, the puppy is not going to my son and daughter-in-law...


Sege Kennel Reports Selwyn R. Blackstone April, 1965
Franksville, Wisconsin

Well, I do imagine that you have fully recovered from the International week end. I had a tremendous time, and really enjoyed myself more than any year previous. It seemed that everything went off more smoothly, the whole group seemed to be really in the swing of things.

I know that I, after a long winters layoff, couldn't adjust to the varying speeds of the Whippets so quickly as Gene does in the operation of the lures and with the addition of hurdle races, which requires a different type of lead with the lure, the adjustment was even more difficult. Those of us who watched the lure operator for the Afghans have come to realize just how excellent Gene is at the operation of the lure.

Considering that there was absolutely no time for training because of the late snows, the hurdle races went off fairly well. The spectators seemed to truly enjoy them, and the Whippet owners were really wild about their entries, Of course, there would have been many more entries in this new class if there had been an opportunity to train prospects, I fully expect almost as large or larger number of entries in this class at St. Louis. Considering that it was not necessarily the larger dogs who were winning the heats, this new class might induce owners of the smaller Whippets to get back out on the track with their entries. We missed a couple of the good small ones at International this year, as they felt they had little chance.

Because of a technical problem, there was five tenths (0,5) of a second off on the times registered on Saturday. This would make the fastest time as being 10.0 flat. This is exceptional time, and better than two tenths (0.2) faster than any previous time for that distance on the electric timer, Every year, breeding produces faster dogs for faster times. With so many good dogs coming to the track every year, and the continual improvement, I hardly believe that we will have dogs dominate the field as Dominic did, or Peppermint Boy. But then this is good for the sport.

The Midwest Coursing Club has a race meet scheduled for May 16. Sort of a warm up for St. Louis, But with the winter ending up so late this year, many owners are running every available nice day.

See you at St. Louis!!


Jack Towne Reports
April 7, 1965
La Crescenta, California

Norman Ellis states in the last issue of the WHIPPET NEWS - "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." This paragraph can be interpretated to mean either (1.) that three bitches owned by Norman Ellis failed to conceive during 1964 or (2.) that Eyleland Double or Nothing failed in three breedings. The first interpretation is the correct interpretation, Eyleland Double or Nothing has been proven many times. Conception failed to take place only once. That was with Norman's bitch, Tosca. Just what dogs Norman bred to earlier in the year, I don't know. I do know that they were not bred to Eyleland Double or Nothing.

The accidental breeding of Ch. Strathoak Stardust to Eyleland Double or Nothing (Ralph) followed by "shots" to cause an abortion resulted in four very nice pups. One of which, Towne's Terpsichore, was Best Opposite at the recent Spring Frolic and Match put on by the Southern California Whippet Association. Her sister, Towne's Northern Mist, owned by Dick and Diane North won her class over pretty stiff competition. The other two pups from the litter, both males, also won their classes. One of these, a grey brindle, is for sale by his new owner - he proved to be too much dog for her to handle. Since the breeding proved to be such a success, except that it did not come at a time that was convenient, it will be repeated later this year.

Due to the efforts of Beverly Ford, a friend of Shelia Shugrue, Whippets were on television for the second time this month. She has also arranged to get photos of Whippets and articles about them in most of the major newspapers. If this keeps up, we may be reading more about Whippets than we read about Silky Terriers.


Urray Kennel Reports
Richard Webster
April 12, 1965
Aldergrove, B. C., Canada

Now that we are, at last, apparently emerging from the depths of a very cold, snow ridden winter, and we have, on occasions, had more than two consecutive days of sunshine, we are able to view the coming race season with eager anticipation. We shall have URRAY CLANSMAN and ROCKABYE CALAMITY JANE as our main runners and they will probably be joined, later on, by HOLLYPARK BABY DOLL OF URRAY and STARS AND STRIPES OF SUNTAN -- it depends on how they progress in the conformation ring; so far, they have done very nicely both in Canada and the U. S. A. TIGER (Stars and Stripes of Suntan) took his first major under judge A. J. Schoendorf at Bremerton last month, and followed this with Best of Winners at both Palouse Hills and Spokane. BABY DOLL reversed a decision of the preceding day to take the Breed over TIGER under judge Mrs. B. Godsal at Victoria, B. C. recently. URRAY CLANSMAN as well as being within one point of his Canadian Championship, and also having raced well as a puppy at Santa Barbara last year, has now obtained the first leg of his C.D. with a score of 186 after only twelve weeks of training; it seems likely that he is destined to be one of the great ones of the breed before very long.

Our litter of puppies from CALAMITY JANE by Mr. R. Watson's WYLDEWHICK WINGED FOX are really a sight to behold. Now some six weeks old, they are shaping up very well, and we are anticipating some very fine representatives of the breed. Two are sold already, so if you want one let us know soon, as we intend keeping at least two, which does not leave many to venture into the wide world.

We very much regret Mrs. Anson's announced intention of retiring from all things "doggy". Her reassuring presence and ability, coupled with her sound judgment will be a great loss to the Whippet world in general, and especially us, together with the members of the Western Gazehound Club, which organization has received so much from her. We hope it will not be long before she exercises the womanly privilege of "Changing Her Mind".


INTERNATIONAL KENNEL CLUB SHOW
AGAIN DRAWS FINE WHIPPET ENTRY

Chicago in recent years has become the center of 'Whippet activities in America, and certainly the 1965 edition of the International Kennel Club Show was no exception. Judge Hayward Hartley drew a fine entry of 39 Whippets who competed in the show ring. Whippet racing as usual was most popular with 59 Whippets entered for Adult racing, 15 Whippets for Hurdle racing, and even 20 puppies under 12 months of age, put on a fine performance of Puppy racing. Dad weather had made it impossible for most Whippets to train, but in spite of this handicap, most of the Whippets put on a fine exhibition of speed and determination.

Eyleland Hanna and Eyleland Homer seemed best of the adult racers, although several younger adult racers gave every indication that they will be hard to beat before 1965 draws to a close. Eyleland Hanna had two pups to race and they were the class of the top group of puppy. racers. Their names just now are simply "Rey" and "Deer".

Hurdle racing proved most popular with Mr. and Mrs. Gary Morgan's "Lulu Belle" proving to be the top hurdle dog. Selwyn Blackstone's Ch. Briarwyns Blue Stone, also a top flat racer, was second high point scorer.

It takes many people to fill the official positions that make Whippet racing possible at the International Kennel Club Show. Mr. Eugene Jacobs and Mr. Bob Mohrman again acted as lure operator and starter. Mr. Chase Arnold again came from Toledo, Ohio, to act as Paddock Judge. Placing and Foul Judges were Dr. James Corbin, Dr. Paul Kifer, Mr. Brad Newcombe, Mr. William Conrad, Mr. Jack Middleton, Mr. Jim McGovern and Mr. William Casey.

Mr. Selwyn Blackstone and Mr. Gary Morgan handled the electric timers and placement of hurdles. The fine support of these gentlemen made it possible for us to run sixteen races per hour. Miss Karen Sausman assisted with
the Grading System and operated the identification board. Mrs. Jacobs, Mrs. Morgan, and Mr. Blackstone observed the grading of Whippets.

This year more trophies than ever were given to various `Whippets based on ability, age, location of the country the Whippets came from, etc. The Mid-West Coursing Association again gave two very beautiful plastic Whippet heads to category winners. Mrs. C. Groverman Ellis, President of the International Kennel Club presented the trophies to the various winners in closing out the sixth year of racing at the International Kennel Club.

Louis Pegram

ADULT FLAT RACES: 59 starters, 4 complete race programs - 40 races:

p19
p20
p21
p22
p23
p24

RAIN FAILS TO HALT WHIPPET RACES AT SUN MAID KENNEL CLUB SHOW

Members of the Southern California Whippet Racing Association deserve no end of credit for holding their scheduled race meeting in spite of rain which forced the races to he held on a location not originally scheduled. A fine informative program was planned in advance, as well as many owners offering trophies for the various race events.

There apparently was some problem with Whippets interfering in some of the races. This type of interference should he closely supervised by the Racing Committee, and if a Whippet should cause "INTENTIONAL INTERFERENCE" then he should be disqualified from any placement in the race, and should not be allowed to race further en that particular program. (Rule 3. Section, Possible Disqualifications, Official Rules and Regulations for National Whippet Racing). This decision to disqualify a Whippet or Whippets must remain that of the group selected to call fouls and must be approved by the Racing Secretary before such ruling is official. There are times when such decisions are difficult, and only impartial, experienced people should be used to fill such duties.

It is hoped that better racing conditions will prevail for the next scheduled race meeting, and undoubtedly none of the problems that existed at the Sun Maid Kennel Club Show Races will occur under normal racing conditions.

Louis Pegram

A complete report by Mrs. Liz Scott follows.

FINAL POINT STANDINGS BAKERSFIELD, CALIF., SUNDAY APRIL 11, 1965

p24 1
p25

There was a total of 31 dogs that ran, out of an original 31. It was raining off and on all through the programs. There were a few burrs on the track. All in all not very good conditions.

White Acres Sage ran with a badly cut foot, which accounts for his bad showing in these races.

Ch. Hollypark Highland Fling bumped Ringo's Ringo in the final programs which disqualified him. (This race was rerun but the racing Secretary is not allowing it. In the rerun Ch. Hollypark Highland Fling ran clean.)

Many dogs turned and stopped. There was a number of bumpings, but were minor. Some of the dogs didn't even bother to come out of the boxes. Peoples tempers short. Rain.

DEADLINE for the next issue of the WHIPPET NEWS is June 15.

Advertising. $1 for 1/4 page, $2 for 1/2 page, $4 for a full page. Pictures. $8 a page to the WHIPPET NETS, plus the cost of printing, about $13, depending on the amount of copy. Send glossy prints.

Please send remittance with copy.

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

This issue of the WHIPPET NEWS is going to 300 people interested in Whippets


A NEW  RACE TIMING FOR YOUR CALENDAR

THE WESTERN GAZEHOUND CLUB

Organizing races under the American Whippet Club's Rules and Regulations for National Whippet Racing, with National Points awarded. Racing will be held on the Sports Fields adjoining the Kerrisdale Arena, 41st & East Boulevard, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, in conjunction with the

B. C. ALL TERRIER CLUB'S ALL BREED CHAMPIONSHIP SHOTS

on July 2nd and 3rd 1965

RACING ON SAT. 3rd. Schooling races Friday 2nd. Times to be announced.

Entry Fee $1 per dog. ADULT and PUPPY (6-12 months) divisions.

Please do not enter consistent fighters or any dog not properly trained to race.

Entries close mid night 18th June, 1965. Draw will take place 20th June. A printed race card will be available. Trophies and Rosettes will be awarded.

THE GAZEHOUND BOOSTER SHOT will be held Sat. 3rd July, JUDGE, Mr. Alva Rosenberg. There will be trophies for all Gazehound breeds. These shows are the beginning of the glorious holiday circuit covering some of the most wonderful scenery in the world and consisting of 8 Canadian shows and 1 American show. Here is the perfect opportunity for your dog to try for his Canadian championship and for you to have a real doggy vacation.

We need your support to make our event a success. A card to the Racing Secretary will bring you all premium lists and full details of accommodations and road maps.

p26


OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR NATIONAL WHIPPET RACING
as Approved by Racing Rules Committee of the American Whippet Club

INTRODUCTION: Any group of Whippet owners wishing to hold a major Whippet racing program under the Official Rules and Regulations for National Whippet Racing should write to the President of the American Whippet Club, asking permission to hold a racing program based on the Rules and Regulations set up by the National Racing Rules Committee of the American Whippet Club.

The President, after receiving requests, will contact at least two members of the Sectional Supervisory Racing Committee and the National Pacing Secretary to clear all details before full approval is granted. The requests should be placed well in advance of planned meetings in order to fully advertise the special races in THE WHIPPET NEWS.

Racing groups should follow as closely as possible the following racing rules at all of their sectional racing meetings to standardize racing policy throughout the United States. These racing groups "Must", however, follow directly the rules listed below if they are to qualify for scoring Whippets on a national basis at one, or not more than two major race meetings in a given season.

TYPE OF TRACK AND EQUIPMENT

TRACK: When possible the track should be 200 yards in length for adult Whippets and not more than 175 yards in length for your Whippets. The
track should be carefully measured as to length and exact distance established by at least two members of the Sectional Supervisory Pacing Committee. Width should be from 10 to 30 feet with satisfactory footing, and rails or fences should be on either side of the track to keep all spectators off the track, as well as give the racing Whippet the feeling of racing security.

RACING BLANKETS: All racing blankets should be of exactly the same color as those used at Greyhound tracks.

  1. Red blanket - white number
  2. Blue blanket - white number
  3. White blanket - black number
  4. Green blanket - white number
  5. Black blanket - white number
  6. Yellow blanket - black number

All racing Whippets "Must" carry these colors and numbers according; to rules.

RACING MUZZLES All racing Whippets must wear racing muzzles during regular races or schooling races. A standard racing muzzle giving racers full free­dom is the only type to consider.

LUE: The lure should be of the type that can be kept at all times well ahead of the racing Whippets, but it must not be too far away or too close to the racers, in order that Whippet racing can be formful. The lure should be of fur, and preferably two or three large fluffy fox tails that resemble a moving rabbit or squirrel. A second lure should always be available in case of breakdown.

The lure should always be brought to a full halt some 20 yards past the finish line, so as to draw the Whippets to the lure at the end of the race. This is most important in order to let the Whippet feel he has caught his prey, and to make it easier for the owner to catch his racer at the end  of the race. No disappearing lure is satisfactory  unless a dummy lure is to attract the racers at the end of a race.

STARTING BOX: The starting box should contain four or six units whose doors all open at the same time. All parts of the Whippets should be entirely  housed within each starting box, with windows in the front of the doors which give the Whippet the opportunity to view the lure when it starts in motion. Whippets should be placed in the starting boxes from the rear where there is a sliding door. The box used for Whippet racing should be exactly the type as used by all Greyhound tracks, which are controlled by State Racing Commission.

OFFICIALS

1. THE RACING SECRETARY OD DIRECTOR OF RACING: To classify Whippets in line with the grading system used under the Rules for National Whippet Racing. The Racing Secretary or a party selected by the Sectional Supervisory Racing Committee is to have final official ruling on disqualification of Whippets who interfere during the running of a race, failure to finish a race, or any other complaint that might infringe on formful racing.

2. PLACING JUDGES: These should number three (3) and should be thoroughly  qualified to honestly place the first three dogs to finish 1, 2 or at the  finish of each race. Each judge should write his placement by number on a piece of paper immediately after each race, giving it to the head judge. Judges should quickly come to a decision on placements in order not to confuse the public and the decision of any two judges over the third judge will make the decision official.

(Judges should place four dogs in case a clog or dogs are disqualified for interfering). Judges should report any fighting during a race, giving blanket number of the dog or dogs who interfered, but they do not have the  authority to disqualify unless so approved by the Racing; Secretary, Director of Racing; or a qualified person selected by the Sectional Supervisory Racing Committee to judge the disqualifications based on fouls during the actual running of the race.

The decision of  the three placing judges is final as to placement and is not to be questioned by those racing Whippets at any recognized race meeting.

Whippet owners may act as judges if thoroughly qualified, but should ask for replacement in any race where one of their dogs is actually in competition.

3. PADDOCK JUDGE: This individual should be thoroughly qualified to see that racing Whippets are in the paddock area on time, properly blanketed and with racing muzzles on and properly adjusted. He should work closely with the Racing Secretary to see that races go postward on schedule.

4. LURE OPERATOR: He should be trained to properly pace the lure in front of the Whippets to give the best possible racing.

5. STARTER: This person should check all Whippets and racing equipment as they are placed in the starting box, tease the Whippets with the lure just before the box is opened, report immediately to the placing judges any Whippets fighting, leaving the starting box or any other unusual things which might tend to make racing unformful.

6. It is not necessary to have a timer, and it is most important, if one is available to have a thoroughly qualified individual with a stop watch. Or still better, an electric timer. Time is dangerous unless distance is exact, track conditions are thoroughly understood and proper vision of the race is available for the trained person operating the stop watch (a stop watch in the hands of an amateur is much like a pistol in the hands of a juvenile delinquent).

7. EXTRA OFFICIALS: When possible there should be at least three experienced people available to assist in the actual operation of the racing program.

POSSIBLE DISQUALIFICATIONS:

1. If a Whippet or Whippets catch or pass the lure at any point from the starting box to the finish line, it will be declared “NO RACE". The race will be rerun after a brief rest period.

2. If the starting box fails to open properly, giving any starters an unfair advantage, the race will be rerun after a brief period. This decision must be made by the starter, placing judges and the Racing Secretary.

3. A race will not be rerun except on rare occasions when there  is undue  roughness and less  than  three  adult Whippets finish in the race. Any Whippet who fouls other racers based on unnecessary bumping, fighting or interfering will be disqualified from all placements in the race where the foul was committed. The dog or dogs causing the foul will not be allowed to race another race during that particular racing program.

4. Owners making frivolous claims of fouls not allowed by officials are subject to having their Whippets disqualified at that particular meeting and a full report covering frivolous claims published in THE WHIPPET NEWS.

5. Owners who walk towards their Whippets while a race is in progress and interfere with other dogs in the race can have their dogs disqualified, if so ruled by the racing officials.

6. No owner or trainer will be allowed to remain at the starting box while other owners are moving down the track, or be at the box while the starter is preparing to release the doors for the start of a race. (Such action can cause a disqualification of owner's Whippets in said race, when an owner remains at the starting box.)

7. Any Whippet who fails to finish the race, or finish in a true racing style will receive no racing score. The Racing Secretary may allow further racing of a Whippet in later races on that particular program, if said Whippet has not fouled other dogs during the running of the race where he did not complete the course or finish in a racing manner. This ruling applies both to adult Whippets as well as puppies.

OPERATION OF NATIONAL GRADING SYSTEM

OBJECTIVE: To match racing Whippets against each other based on actual racing ability without classification by height, weight, sex or color.

OPERATIONS

1. ADULT WHIPPETS: All Whippets in the first "draw race" should have a grading of A through D which will appear in the WHIPPET NEWS. If a Whippet does not have a rating and has raced before, the Racing Secretary should
assign him a rating of A through D either by schooling or knowledge of his racing ability at local racing meetings. Whippets of like grades should be grouped together in the first "draw race", then in all other races on
given program, Whippets of near or equal scores should e grouped together.

2. Young Whippets: All puppies, juveniles or saplings when old enough for Adult Racing first start in grade D. The same is true of adult no winners.

SCORING ADULT RACES:

1. Grade A or high point race scores first 0 points, second 5 points, third 5 points.

2. All other adult races are scored first 5 points, second 3 points, third 2 points. 

GRADINGS:

Grade A-16 to 10 points - Excellent
Grade B-9 to 7 points - Above average
Grade C-6 to 2 points - Average
Grade D- 0 points - nonwinners - maturing puppies - Below average.

SCORING PUPPY JUVENILE OR SAPLING RACES

First 5 points, second 3 points, third 2 points. The purpose of this category is for training only and ratings do not apply in grading under National Whippet Racing.

NATIONAL WHIPPET RACING STANDARD SCORE SHEETS

,Score sheets should be filled out for each race approved under the program for National Whippet Racing. The local Racing Secretary should send these completed score sheets to Louis Pegram, Ralston Purina Company, St. Louis 2, Missouri, for recording and publication in THE WHIPPET NEWS. These score sheets may be obtained from Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs, Editor of THE WHIPPET NEWS, Mahomet, Illinois or they may be reproduced on a local basis. Identical copies only.

SELECTION OF POST POSITIONS

The selection of post positions in the first complete race program of all races is by drawing the names of the individual Whippets entered from a container, Grade A through D. The first name drawn will get Box # 1 in the first race, the second name drawn will get Box #2 in the first race, etc. If an owner has two entries in one racing division and both names are drawn for one race, the second entry is placed in the following race, etc.

Starting with the second series of racing programs, post positions are determined by the high racing score a Whippet receives in the first draw series races. High point Whippet in the first race receives post position no. 1, high point Whippet in the second race receives post position no. 2, etc.

This selection of post Positions based on high scores continues through the entire program. Dogs receiving virtually the same number of points should be grouped together. Races should when possible consist of six Whippets, but if racing points vary greatly, as the program progresses, it might be necessary to run four and five dog races to more fairly group the Whippets based on their racing scores. At least two members of the Sectional Supervisory Racing Committee should always be present during the selection of post positions and the operation of the National Grading System.

PUPPY DIVISION: For young Whippets over 6 months and not over 12 months of ale the first day of any racing meeting where young Whippets are to race.

DUTIES OF SECTIONAL SUPERVISORY RACING COMMITTEE

The duties of the Sectional Supervisory Committee is to work with local Whippet groups to see that National Whippet Racing; is carried out as out­lined under the Rules and Regulations for National Whippet racing. The Sectional Supervisory Racing Committee should work with their local ,;roux to have from one to two meetings each year operated under the rules set forth under National Whippet Racing. We strongly urge the members of the
Sectional Supervisory Racing Committee to work with local groups to en­courage national race meetings.

Strictly local race meetings should be held at least twice each month, weather permitting, and should be operated under conditions that best suit the local Whippet population. Local race meetings should not be confused with National Racing which does encourage Whippets to come from all sections of the country to compete and be graded on a national basis.

Louis J. Pegram

p30


MIDWEST COURSING CLUB
March 15, 1965
by Judy Morgan, Secretary

The race season is upon us so down to work for both man and beast. We have plans for two schooling dates before International in Chicago. Our summer schedule is not definite as yet but we hope to have a full and exciting one.

During the long quiet winter months we had two successful social meetings. The last was held in Chicago. Much thanks to Tony Swistak and Hank Raczah for providing the hall. Films were shown and a brief business meeting held followed by a pot luck dinners we have found the meetings very rewarding, for during the race season there isn't really time for much social gathering, everyone is busy with dogs and other things.

We have found some very nice ceramic Whippet heads, which we will be selling. These may be seen at International. Ron Klemmedson will be taking orders for them. I understand pins will be available soon, also.

Our Board members for 1965 have taken office effective 7 March. They are Ralph Eyles, Barbara Steinberg, Rin Klemmedson, Bernice Strauss and Selwyn Blackstone. Secretaries: Judy Morgan and Shirley Mack. The first big item is by-laws. Since our organization is only in its 3rd year, we have many things to do and gradually they are being fulfilled.

Happy show and racing to all.


THE MAIL BAG

Madame N. Davin, L'Etrangere, Le Taillan, Medoc (giroude) France, writes, March 28, 1965 - My friend, the countess of Saint-Seine, having talked to me about the A. 7. C. and lent me the WHIPPET NEWS. I wish for myself to belong to it, if possible, and so have relations with American Whippeteers.

My husband and I are both interested in breeding, showing and racing and we train ourselves our dogs for racing. Now, we are lucky to have among our dogs the best French performer for 1964- "Lunik". 2L victories this year among which the finals of "The Grand Prix On Touguet" and "de Vittel" (international races. This dog is two years old, produced and breed and living at home. We also have a Greyhound bitch.

If ever some Whippeteers from your Club come to France, we shall be allways very happy to receive them and shall enjoy very much to write with them and exchange snap shots with those interested.

If you wish I could send you results from the most important French expositions and races.


Codric &  Carol A. Hustace, Clayton, Missouri, write, March 31, 1965 - On March 29, 1965 out Whippet, Storm Warning Mustang ("Misty") was graduated from the Novice Class of the Mound City Obedience Training Club in St. Louis, rating 3rd in points. Misty is eleven months old. His breeder is Jack Stone of St. Louis. We have entered Misty in the Mound City Obedience Trial to be held on April 11, 1965, in Fenton, Missouri.


Mrs. K. L. Lowerenz, Saskatchewan, Canada, writes - I received my first WHIPPET NEWS issue, and I like it tremendously. Prairie news is that a group of Gazehound owners met in Calgary in connection with the show with the intention of forming a Gazehound club of the prairies.

A credit and thank you to the breeders of two fine whippets. Ch. Wings Watch My Smoke who finished her title with four majors over specials. The brooder is Mrs. Emalie Ewing. Winterfold Mark of Waldenfels -- breeder Mrs. Collings -- shown twice, came from the puppy class to take second and fourth in Groups and was also chosen Best Canadian Bred Puppy in Group.

I wish you further success with your "News Letter".


Margaret Olson, Scappoose, Oregon, writes, March 30, 1965 - I am sending results of the Portland Show. To always enjoy every show we go to but the Portland show was an exceptional one. It was held in the Memorial Coliseum in Portland. Other years it has been in the basement but this year they held it in the arena. Maybe it was the high coiling that held the noise down, I don't know for sure, but I do know it was the quietest, most relaxed show we have over been to. Everyone seemed so jolly and didn't seem to be rushing here and there as they usually are. Strangers would stop by for a chat (it was a benched show) and we didn't hoar one word of discord. It was a good, clean, quiet, relaxed show and we are looking forward to it again next year.


Batty K, Scott, "Dogpatch", Harlingen, Texas, writes - We can't think of a better way than through the NEW, nor a more propitious time to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to both Sibyl and Gene Jacobs and Jeanne Ellis. We do not deny that we have taken advantage of their export advice and experience, due to our deep interest in the breed. For this advice, which they have given most willingly, "Thanks" again. Our foundation stock came to us at four months of age. We have just finished our fifth champion -- only two points needed for our sixth, and majors on others. This has been done in just a little over a year.

It is often asked "Whore, what and who is Dogpatch?" Easy to answer, Dogpatch is really whore we set up our exercise pens. Like  the old saying, "Home is where you hang your hat", Dogpatch is where our dogs are, and our dogs can be found in the show rings around the States, round the clock, -- perhaps in California, in New
Jersey, in Texas or in Miami. Dogpatch U. S. A. -- we're truly sort Of International, with the English Yorkie, the Tibetan Lhasa, the German Shepherd, the so-called French Poodle, the Irish Terrier, the Afghan from Saudi Arabia and the American- English Whippet. Our home base is a most attractive three building plant in Harlingen, Texas. The management, the staff, the groomers, our handlers and Rosie, our nook, are each an integral part of our Operation Dogpatch.

Our handlers, are a part of the Dogpatch family. Very carefully chosen, they have more than fulfilled our wishes for our dogs. They love and adopt them, visit home base often. They have watched puppies grow and often select the ones they take into the ring.

Since we did want a particular name to represent our particular approach toward this business, (we do not approve of the negative word "kennel"), it took a bit of pondering. One word kept popping up -- Brer Rabbits "Briarpatch", his haven from trouble -- his home. Then came the logical deduction "DOGPATCH". Our approach toward this business may be a rather naive and simple one, let's just hope we keep it that way.

We've been lucky in selection of our foundation stock, we've been blessed with the sincere help of good friends, and these things we don't forget.

Five of cur dogs placed in the TOP TEN of their breed for ‘64. Our "Swifty", bred by Humble Acres, placed sixth. We think this is a very nice record.

So this is OPERSTION DOGPATCH. If we should last that long, do wish us luck!


RACING DATES

May 23 Sunday: Mississippi Valley Kennel Club, National Whippet Races. Write Louis Pegram, Ralston Purina Co., St. Louis 2, Missouri

May 30 Sunday: The Chase Track Entries close 1:30 P. N. Post Time 3:00 Special 5.00 race where entry is returned for Whippets. The Chase Track, Dick Cooper, Algonquin, Illinois

June 6 Sunday: Midwest Coursing Assoc. Post time 1:00 P.M. Pot Luck Lunch. Eyleland Park, Antioch, Illinois.

June 13 Sunday: South Bend Show. Entries close 1:00 P. H. Post Time 1:30.
For information write Al Fester, 64347 U. S. Highway 31, Lakeville, Indiana 219-291-2317.

June 20 Sunday: Chain O'Lakes Kennel Club. Post Time 3:00 P. M. Entries close 1:30 P. M. Chain O'Lakes Kennel Club, Lake County Fair Grounds, its 120 and 45, Grayslake, Illinois


Use the WHIPPET NEWS for YOUR Whippet business. Personal ads, reports, news. Club announcements, race meets, shows, requests for help, trophies, support.

Send all mail to:
The Whippet News
c/o    E. L. Jacobs
Mahomet, Illinois 61853

300 people interested in Whippets will read this issue. The NEWS is the best way to be "heard".


Chief, with only five points to his credit, was unable to qualify for the final high point race. However, we hope to see more American owners and their dogs at the Vancouver race meet next year and Chief is looking forward to visiting
California to see how he will fare on the straightaway track against top competition, We have also been pleased by the showing of our own puppy, ROCKABYE GLOWING EMBER OF COURSE. Ember won all her puppy races this year and we hope she will continue to emulate her famous racing mother, CH. SONNA ROCKABYE BABY, C.D. Ember won the Vancouver races for puppies at eight months of age - her best time for the 175 yard course being 10.0 seconds flat. We are eagerly awaiting next spring when this little twenty pounder will be able to compete with the adult racers.

DEADLINE for the -next issue of the WHIPPET NEWS is December 15. This will be the last issue for 1965, out the end of December. All readers send in your news.

Send all mail to:
The Whippet News
c/o Mrs. E. L. Jacobs Mahomet, Illinois 61853