THE AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB

 

Donated to the Whippet Community by Don Frames, Bardon Whippets

ON STARTING A KENNEL

(Part II)

(Selecting breeders who can reproduce their own qualities) By Louis Pegram (from "Our New England Dogs", Sept., 1950)

Many breeders, new in the business, seem to feel that just because a dog is an offspring of a champion, his new purchase must also be of championship quality. This Certainly does not always turn out to be the case. Any old line breeder of quality stock will tell you that few dogs are able to reproduce the qualities necessary to carry them to the top in competition. Even your outstanding show, field trial and race animals, regardless of the quality they showed in competition, must be proven as stud dogs and brood bitches before it is possible to tell whether they are going to be able to reproduce quality pups that can carry on in the footsteps of their winning parents. Regardless of your theory on breeding dogs, you must first be able to master the art of "Selective Breeding." Let's see how it works in field trial, show and race dogs.

Let us say we have a pointer bitch who is a nice field dog, but is a bit wide going and not too steady on the point. If you were really anxious to improve these faults in the next generation, it might be well to select as a stud dog, a male which was a top or near top field dog, that had already produced sons and daughters who covered their field well, but were above all staunch and steady in holding their birds.

For show let us say you had a well bred bitch who was not too good in the front. We will say she toes out a bit, and is slightly low in her pasterns. She was bred once before and her pups had much the same faults. Here it would seem smart to select as a stud dog, one who was of top quality, but also one who had proven he could stamp good fronts on a majority of his pups. Here again you are applying "Selective Breeding" in trying to correct the fault.

A beagle owner has a bitch he wishes to breed who was very near tops, but had a very poor voice. Here it is a question of selecting a top quality field dog, plus one that has proven in the past that he can put a good or outstanding voice on a majority of his pups.

A greyhound breeder plans to breed one of his top track bitches who had lots of speed, but was not too good over a distance of ground. Here the logical choice would be a stud dog who had been a proven producer of quality pups, but especially pups that were strong finishers.

In all of the cases above it is a question of selecting an animal, male or female, that can produce certain qualities you desire in improving your kennel. Far too much emphasis is put on mating to current outstanding champions who have not proven their qualities as studs or brood matrons. It is a well known fact that full brothers and sisters seldom reproduce the same quality pups. It is a question of selecting those individuals who can reproduce the qualities you wish. Every mating you make will not always come up to your expectations, but you will be far ahead of the game when you have mastered and applied the rules of "Selective Breeding."

 


THE ADMIRABLE WHIPPET
by Doris Ringer

The whippet breed as we know it today came into existence in the latter part of the 19th century and Whippet racing came into being shortly after that time. Originally the dogs were "slipped" and "ran to the rag." Handlers stood at the starting post, each one holding his dog in a special manner and literally throwing the dog out at the starting gun, the dog landing in stride. Each dog ran to his owner who stood on the finish line frantically waving a white rag and shouting encouragement to his entry. The finish was a fine thing as each dog ran in to his owner and jumped for the rag. Today, the dogs start from boxes and run to a hand or electric-drawn lure. The finish is still a fine thing as the dogs pounce on the "bunny" (usually a rabbit skin) at the end of the race. Today, as in olden times, the official whippet race track is still a 200 yard straight away. We have found that the whippet will race equally well on a circular track with a mechanical lure. The dogs wear muzzles to protect them from fight injuries as they pounce on the lure at the end of the race.

Whippets belong to the Hound Group, specifically to that division known as "gaze- hounds" or "sighthounds" of which there are several members including the greyhound, saluki, Afghan and Borzoi. Keen vision rather than sense of smell is the means by which they hunt fast moving small game and the racing lure. The arch of the back enables the whippet to get his hind legs well underneath the body thus providing for his sprinting abilities. His long graceful neck thrusts the head forward changing the center of gravity and enabling him to attain great speed. It is generally believed that the whippet is, for its size, the swiftest of all animals. Speeds of 40 miles an hour or more are attainable. They are also one of the few breeds who use the double suspension gallop - that is, during one sequence of the gait there are two instances when all four feet are in the air at the same time.

But lest you think the whippet is "only a racing machine" the following statement is also true. In most instances it can be said "from living room couch to race track and back to the couch again." Most of the dogs you will see racing this weekend are family pets. Also contrary to popular opinion - it is possible to keep a whippet pet without having acres of land for him to run in. A racing whippet must have exercise, of course, - more than the normal amount - but a house pet only is entirely contented with the usual exercise facilities normally provided by dog owners.

We believe these little dogs to be an excellent all-round breed - gentle and loving companions, lending elegance and grace to your home; sturdy little sportsmen, coursing game or running to the lure equally well; show champions; and extremely trainable in obedience. An oh yes! Excellent mousers, ratters and varmint hunters. JUST ASK THE GUY WHO OWNS ONE!!!


WARNING

A new worm medicine, TASK, Dichlorvos, Dog Anthelmintic, manufactured by Shell Chemical Company, to be administered for Whipworms, Hookworms and Roundworms, SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO WHIPPETS. Literature sent out by the manufacturer states:

CONTRAINDICATIONS ...,"Do not use in Greyhounds or Whippets."...


WHAT IS FACTUALLY KNOWN ABOUT AB-ORCHIDISM IN DOGS
(ab-orchidism = abnormal testicular development or descent)

by Louis Pegram

When a breeder bemoans what he considers the ever increasing number of monorchids and cryptorchids in purebred dogs, his cries of woes are often his own personal opinion, plus scuttle-butt from other breeders, etc., often backed up by little fact. Granted there has been limited factual research on ab-orchidism in dogs, but the available records clearly indicate that a monorchid does not necessarily reproduce this same condition when he is used at stud.

It is not yet known in dogs whether the defect of ab-orchidism is a recessive or a dominant gene, but it doesn't operate either as a simple recessive or dominant factor. All research on this subject indicates, however, that it clearly runs in certain families. This trend is true in Whippets as many of our best families who produce our top show and race strains, also produce a certain number of male puppies with ab-orchidism characteristics.

Where it is agreed that ab-orchidism is a family inheritance, females as well as males can pass on to their "get" the defects. In short, the much abused monorchid can, and often does, produce perfectly normal male puppies, while the so-called normal members of the family can pass on the inheritance of ab-orchidism to a certain percent or all of their male offspring.

Moving away briefly from the study of ab-orchidism by qualified researchers, let me point out two specific cases from my own Greyhound kennel. Two of my better brood bitches, not related in anyway, "threw" one or more monorchids or cryptorchids in each litter of puppies they whelped. One of the bitches, INFLUENCE, was bred to 7 different stud dogs, throwing worthwhile racers from every litter, and every litter had a certain number of males that were either monorchids or cryptorchids. One top Greyhound from this female, SEPTEMBER SONG, was a monorchid, and was castrated at 9 months. This Greyhound was a Grade A on every major track where I raced him for two years. Four of his litter brothers and sisters were also in Grade A. The second brood bitch, I LOVE YOU, bred to four different stud dogs also produced a certain number of cryptorchids and mon orchids in each litter; she too produced worthwhile racers.

The point I make here is that while research has established ab-orchidism as a family inheritance, actual breeders have reported that certain females produce in almost every litter a certain number of puppies with ab-orchidism character­ istics, regardless of the stud dog used. Other females, if mated to specific normal males will produce some puppies showing ab-orchidism, yet when mated to other stud dogs, there is no abnormality found among the male puppies. On this basis, ab-orchidism can be called a family, as well as an individual, inheritance.

While many monorchids can reproduce in a normal manner, this is not true of cryptorchids which are sterile. The reason for this is the body heat of the dog does not permit normal sperm development, and the semen produced contains sperm that are immature and sterile. Sertoli cell tumors have been reported most often in the case •f testicles which are retained in the body.

Many Whippet and Greyhound monorchids and cryptorchids are extremely slow in developing normal muscular hindquarters, and some tend to be feminine in appear ance, weedy, shy and immature. These characteristics are more apparent in the cryptorchid than in the monorchid.

There are other cases where males have the ability to draw their testicles into their body through relaxed in-uinal canals during period of stress or nervousness. In some males both testicles may migrate while in other cases, one testicle may be fully extended while the other can move from the scrotum up into the body. In most cases, these dogs are fertile, and in many cases produce perfectly normal puppies.

Part of the present hysteria in connection with the so-called and probably not factual increase in ab-orchidism, allowing for the increased number of purebred dogs, can be contributed to Section 9, Chapter 16 of the AKC booklet, "Rules Applying to Registration and: Dog Shows", amended July 1, 1965, which calls for a disqualification of "a male dog who does not have two normal testicles located in the scrotum."

Numerous breeders at the time this disqualification was put into effect, felt that this should. be called a "major fault", but not a disqualification. Although monorchidism is probably a hereditary fault, it is entirely possible that it would not show up to any greater extent in offspring if the monorchid was used in the future as a stud dog than if "normal" littermates are used. Faults such as light eves, ewe necks, toeing out, mincing gait, cow hocks, could possibly carry a greater hereditary carry-over than might be found in breeding the monorchid, who might he sound other than for the disqualifying feature of ab-orchidism.

There is certainly no shame in owning a monorchid or a cryptorchid as a pet or race dog, the same should be true of the breeder who owns families of Whippets who on occasions throw this defect in certain male puppies of a litter. Breeders should consider disposing of apparently normal individuals who have a proven record of producing consistently ab-orchidism in male pups of each litter. This would apply both to the male and the female.

Ab-orchidism is common in humans, hops and horses. 'Most male horses are gelded which would be the same as castration in the dog, human and dog. Most horsemen will tell you a gelding makes the most useful horse of all, so certainly a castrated normal male Whippet has his place as a pet and as a race dog.

I am not advocating the use of monorchids as stud dogs. I do, however, believe a monorchid of average pet quality or better, should not be criticized as a pet, race dog or obedience dog. The breeder also should be free of criticism, if he or she factually explains that such a Whippet is not eligible to compete in the show ring, and it would not be advisable to use such a male Whippet for breeding.

The word EUTHANASIA has never been easy for me to spell and even harder to pronounce when connected with normal, mental and physical Whippets who might not be show quality individuals. There are some 25 million or more dogs in the U.S.A. which for the most part are considered pets and the friend of man. The Whippet constitutes a very small part of the purebred dog population and is so small in number that he is virtually no factor in the entire dog population. Certainly the great majority of us, who breed, show and race Whippets have quality controls, as costs and kennel space limit our operations.

Certainly I want no part of EUTHANASIA in supposedly improving the breed when CASTRATION of males and SPAYING of females will do the same job at about the same cost, with normal average Whippets. This will then give the average pet owners the opportunity of having the pleasure of owning a good useful Whippet, which might not have the quality necessary to be a winner in the show ring. Most people who buy their first 'Whippet are not ready for competitive activities, so let them first learn the merits of the Whippet as a pet and a friend, then enter into competition.


AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB
SPECIALTIES and SUPPORTED SHOWS

Midwest Specialty

We are pleased to report that the American Kennel Club has approved our American Whippet Club Specialty to be held at the Stock Yard Inn, Chicago, Illinois on March 31, 1967, to be judged by Doris wear.

Thank you to everyone who has donated trophies or money for the trophy fund. Cash donations can still be accepted and all donors will be listed in the catalogue.

Ralph Eyles, Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs, Co-Chairman Mid West A. W. C. Specialty.

Mid West Supported Shows

These shows for 1967 will be - St. Louis, Champaign and Delaware (Marysville). The committee cannot find any advantage in changing the supported shows in our section of the country, for once established, these shows can be included in the yearly show and race plans of local exhibitors.


Western Specialty

1967 SHOW COMMITTEE - Mrs. Christine Cormany, 1256 Woodbury Rd., Pasadena, California Chairman 91104

Trophy Chairman: Mrs. Pearl Baumgartner, 10703 E. 59th Ave., Puyallup, Washington 98371

Co-trophy Chairman: Mrs. Doris Rinber.

Committee Members: Mr. & Mrs. Richard C. North, Mr. Carroll Hayhurst, Mr. & Mrs. Jack Stewart, Dr. Samuel H. Scott

We are looking forward to a most successful Specialty next year. Members will soon receive requests from the Trophy Chairman. All communications regarding the Specialty for 1967 will be acknowledged by the Chairman. We will look forward to your suggestions and comments. Plans are now under way. With cooperation from all those concerned we should have all the details by the next issue of WHIPPET NEWS.

Christine Cormany, Show Chairman



Eastern Supported Shows

St. Petersburg Kennel Club, St. Petersburg, Florida, in January, 1967. Judge: Mrs. Mildred T. Imrie. For information write:

Mr. Calvin G. Perry 11334 74th Ave. No. Largo , Florida 335142

Ladies Dog Club in June, 1967, Wellsely , Mass. For immediate information write:

All trophy donations for this show should be sent to either Mrs. Bartlett or Mrs. Torrey.

Mrs. Joan Bartlett Bellow Hill Road Carlisle, Mass.

Mrs. Bradford Torrey Rutland Street Carlisle, Mass.

NOMINEE FOR KENNEL REVIEW'S TOP WESTERN HOUND AWARD

Notification has been received by Mrs. Joan Frailey that her Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune has been selected by the Professional Handlers in the twelve western states to be a nominee for KENNEL REVIEW'S Top Western Hound Award for 1966. This Whippet has acquired 22 BOB, 4 Group 1st, with a total of 14 Group placings since making his debut in the west in February. Quite a thrill for his owner since this was her first 'Whippet.

This issue of the WHIPPET NEWS is going to 340 people interested in Whippets.

Deadline for the next issue is January 15. However, send your news, show results, reports, pedigrees, stories or comments at any time. These will be held for the next issue. No need to wait for the reminder post card. Be sure announcements of special events are included at least two issues in advance of the event.

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Orange Empire Dog Club, Inc., San Bernardino, Calif.
July 17, 1966, Judge: Mr. Lawrence A. Horswell

American Bred Dogs, one shown. Marie C. Schaefer's Glenray's Christmas Love (by Ch. Whirlings Mr. Rudy of Glenray ex Eyleland Minuet).

Open Dog s , four shown. First, Bettye Kirksey Scott's San Saba Zero Cool (by Ch. Whipoo's Cheesta ex Humble Acre Pokey Slow). Second, Patricia Ide's Whirling Downs Va Va Voom (by Ch. Meander Finale ex Ch. Strathoak White Velvet Mist). Third, Paul Sykes and Michael Dougherty's Roving Rainmaker (by Meander Hindsight ex Windward Misbehavior). Fourth, Ronald Bare's Hollypark Highland Frost (by Ch. Hollypark Hobgoblin ex Ch. Sand Spiral Kindall).

Winners Dog to San Saba Zero Cool. Reserve to Whirling Downs Va Va Voom.

American Bred Bitches, one shown. Jack and Dolores Stewart's Raindrop of Shamrock Land ( ( by Ch. Hollypark Highland Fling ex Hollypark Summertime Gal.).

Open Bitches, six shown. First, Bettye Kirksey Scott's San Saba so Dear To My Heart (by Ch. Whipoo's Cheesta ex Humble Acre Pokey Slow). Second, Mrs. Julie Holm's Stoney Meadows Frosty Queen (by Stoney Meadows Golden Quest ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen). Third, Marion A. Woodcock's Shimmering Star of Suntan (by Ch. Eyleland Double or Nothing ex Ch. Silver Song of Suntan). Fourth, Glenn Ray and Iwana L. McDevitt's Eyeland Minuet (by Ch. Eyleland Henry ex Ch. Eyleland Pianissimo).

Winners Bitch to San Saba So Dear To My Heart. Reserve to Stoney Meadows Frosty Queen.

Best of. Winners to San Saba Zero Cool.

Specials, two shown. Ch. Whirling's Mr. Rudy of Glenray; Ch. San Saba Swiftwing.

Best of Breed to Glen Ray and Iwana L. McDevitt's Ch. Whirlings Mr. Rudy of Glenray (by Springmere Yours Sincerely ex Ch. Strathoak White Velvet). Best Opposite Sex to Bettye Kirksey Scott's Ch. San Saba Swiftwing (by Ch. Lysander of Briskways ex Ch. Whipoo's Tar Heel).


Western Specialty

Santa Barbara Kennel Club, Santa Barbara, Calif. July 31, 1966 Judge: Mr. William M. Schmick

Puppy Dogs, 6-9, three shown. First, Norman 4. Ellis' Meander Madcap (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marlboro ex Meander Cygnet). Second, Mr. and Mrs. R. Strayhand's Gaylynn Run For Your Life (by Summertime Encounter ex Gaylynn's Summer'n Smoke). Third, Craig Tangen and Gladys Cutter's Mopalo's Jelly Bean (by Meander Pilot ex Tom Burton's La Nalinche).

Puppy Dogs 9 - 12, one shown, Jacqueline Quiros-Kubat's Dragonfly's Fleetfoot (by Ch. Courtenays Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Attilas Dragonfly Gypsy).

Bred by Exhibitor Dogs, one shown. Jacqueline Quiros-Kubat's Dragonfly's Wingedfoot (by Ch. Courtenays Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Attila's Dragonfly Gypsy).

American Bred Dogs, five shown. First, Marion H. Woodcock's Silver Sun of Suntan (by Eyeland Double or Nothing ex Ch. Silver Song of Suntan). Second, Marie C. Schaefer's Glenrays Christmas Love (by Ch. Whirlings Mr. Rudy of Glenray ex Eyeland Minuet). Third, John Ruffino, Jr. and John Ruffino, III's Miriah's Hokum Pokum (by Ch. Whirling Downs White Clows ex Towne's Elouise of Whirling). Fourth, Nira M. Carroll's Nira's Irish Mist (by Ch. Sombrerton's Tiberius ex Enger's Candy).

Open Dogs, ten shown. First, Bettye Kirksey Scott's San Saba Zero Cool (by Ch. Whipoo's Cheesta ex Humble Acre Pokey Slow). Second, Paul Sykes and Michael Dougherty's Roving Rainmaker (by Meander Hindsight ex landward Misbehavior). Third, Dorthea C. and E. R. Hastings' Bardon Saracen (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Eyeland Stoney Meadows Sara). Fourth, Jeanette J. Koppelman's Timeless (by Ch. Great
Circle Mad-Hatter ex Great Circle Tosca).

Winners Dog to San Saba Zero Cool. Reserve to Silver Sun of Suntan

Puppy Bitches, 6-9, two shown. First, Nira M. Carroll's Mopalo's Ella Wellington (by Meander Pilot ex Tom Burton's La Malinche). Second, Mr. and Mrs. J, Crawford's Gaylynn Night On The Town (by Summertime Encounter ex Gaylynn's Summer'n Smoke).

Puppy Bitches, 9-12, two shown. First, Carol Barron's Hollypark's Hello Dolly (by Ch. Hollypark's Hobgoblin ex Mack's Tiger Lilly). Second, Jayne Langdon's Fancy Fete's Early Dawn (by Nopalo's Gay Blade ex Heidi Von Rozell).

Novice Bitches, one shown, J. Andre Legere's Hollypark Hurdy Gurdy (by Meander Finale ex Ch. Piperkin's Patience).

American Bred Bitches, four shown. First, Nancy Wiggins' Madcap Postime (by Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter ex Great Circle Tosca). Second Madelynn P. Fredsti's Gaylynn's Summer'n Smoke (by Ch. Traymatt Nolasco ex Towne's Magic Dragon). Third, Howard M. Bobren's Vagabond Whipoo's Pavane (by Whipoo's Bengal ex Whipoo's Vagabonded Hera). Fourth, Jack and Delores Stewarts' Raindrop of Shamrock Lane (by Ch. Hollypark Highland Fling ex Hollypark Summertime Gal).

Open Bitches, twelve shown. First, Mrs. Julie Holm's Stoney Meadows Frosty Queen (by Stoney Meadows Golden Quest ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen). Second Diana T. Moore and Ann Cahill's Mor Shor's Hop-to-it Girl (by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance ex Hill's Harvest Moon Dance). Third, Norman W. Ellis' Madcap Time Limit (by Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter ex Great Circle Tosca). Fourth, Marilyn Barlow's Sing'n Little Girl Blue (by Traymatt Nolasco ex Rockabye Black Mollie).

Winners Bitch to Stoney Meadows Frosty Queen. Reserve to Madcap Postime. Best of Winners to Stoney Meadows Frosty Queen.

Specials only, eighteen shown. Ch. Whirling's Mr. Rudy of Glenray, Ch. Sing'n Sinner Aan, Ch. Eyeland Plaid, Ch. Canyon Crests Black Knight, Ch. Madcap Syndicated News, Ch. Bardon Summer Storm, Ch. Whirling Down's White Clown, Ch.

Eyeland Pianissimo , Ch. Tanny O'Lazeland, Ch. Highlight's Lucky Boy, Ch. Madcap Stage Struck, Ch. Whirland Silverdart, Ch. Stars and Stripes of Suntan, Ch. Mor Shor's Whirlaway , Ch. Hollypark Highland Fling, Ch. Flakkee Diamond.

Best of Breed to D. J. Hyman's Ch. (by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Highlights Lucky Boy Dance ex Ch. Selbrook Highlight). Best Opposite Sex to Jeannette J. Keppleman's Ch. Madcap Stage Struck (by Ch. Great Circle Skibbereen ex Great Circle Tosca).

Ch. Highlight's Lucky Boy went on to third in the Hound Group under judge, Mr. Albert E. Van Court .


Waukesha Kennel Club, Waukesha, Wisc. July 31, 1966 Judge: Mr. Frank Booth

American Bred Dogs: two shown. First, Shirley Mack's Chrismacks Jumping Jack (by Traymatt Rab ex Ch. Traymatt Nancy). Second, Barbara Steinberg's Traymatt Tackle (by Traymatt Rab ex Ch. Traymatt Nancy).

Open Dogs, three shown. First, Mary Beth Strauss' Marial's Jellybean (by Ch. Forest Slim Jim ex Sege Little Silver). Second, Norman Leight's Night Light's Half A Head (by Big Tarnish ex J. M.'s Hi Fidelity). Third, Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Sage (by Ch. Eyleland Cinamon Roll ex Eyleland Meander Hermione).

Winners Dog to Marial's Jellybean. Reserve to Night Light's Half A Head.

American Bred Bitch, one shown, Charlotte Fischer's Rae J's Brindle (by Big Tarnish ex J. M.'s Hi Fidelity).

Open Bitches, three shown. First, Ralph Eyles Eyleland Hopscotch (by Ch. Meander Indiscretion ex Eyleland Hannah). Second, Mary Beth Strauss' Marial's Minnetonka (by Ch. Marial's War Paint ex Marial's Mirandy). Third, Mrs. Robert Kallman's Seven League Serenade (by Ch. Meander Good as New ex Ch. Seven League Songbird).

Winners Bitch to Eyleland Hopscotch. Reserve to Marial's Minnetonka. Best of Winners to Marial's Jellybean.

Specials only , one shown, Ch. Ponderosa Pine.

Best of Breed to Barbara and Josephine Steinberg's Ch. Ponderosa Pine (by Traymatt Plywood ex Traymatt Midsummer Day Dream). Best Opposite Sex to Eyleland Hopscotch.


North Shore Kennel Club of B. C. August 13, 1966 Judge: Hr. Leo C. Wilson

Open Dogs, three shown. First, Miss Gale Woolley's Chantilly's Journeyman (by Can and Am. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly Can and Am C.D. ex Urray Up Lass). Second, Mrs. Jerry MacLurg's Hector of Troy (by Ch. Rockabye Lucky Ace ex White Acres Breathless). Third, Mrs. T. F. R. Newmarch's Sonna Inkspot (by Ch. Rockabye Lucky Ace ex Ch. Rockabye Gypsy.

Winners Dog to Chantilly's Journeyman. Reserve to Hector of Troy.

Junior Puppy one shown, Hr. Wayne Mill's Rockabye Blue Mist (by Urray Chieftain ex Ch. Sonna Rockabye Babd C.D.).

Senior Puppy Bitches, one shown, Mr. Laverne Swingle's Lady Twinkletoes (by Ch. Tyldewick Winged Fox ex Urray Lady Greta).

Canadian Bred Bitches, one shown, Stephen Whitton's Urray Speed Queen (by Ch. Wyldewick Winged Fox ex Rockabye Calamity Jane of Urray).

Open Bitches, four shown. First, Miss Gale Woolley's Urray Up Lass - (by Sonna Black Rocket ex Rockabye Devil Woman of Urray). Second, Miss Lynne Woolley's Chantilly's Rambling Lace (by Can and Am. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly Can and Am. C.D. ex Urray Up Lass). Third, Mrs. T. F. R. Newmarch's Thane Jenny Of Rose Dawn (by Ch. Wyldewick Winged Fox ex Blik's Duskie Rise (imp). Fourth, Dorise and Jessie M. Ringer's Ringo's Brown Willow (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Sea-Wyf of Monty-Jo.

Winners Bitch to Urray Speed Queen. Reserve to Urray Up Lass. Best of Winners to Urray Speed Queen

Specials, four shown. Ch. Urray Wild Bill, Can. and Am. Ch. Whirlwind Silver Dart, Ch. Wyldewick White Witch, Ch. Rockabye Precious Bella.

Best of Breed to Mr. Robert Watson's Can and Am. Ch. Whirlwind Silver Dart Best Opposite Sex to Mr. and Mrs. R. Y. Webster's Ch. Urray Wild Bill. Best Canadian Bred to Ch. Whirlwind Silver Dart.

Best Canadian Bred Puppy, Lady Twinkle Toes.


North Shore Kennel Club of B. C. August 14, 1966 Judge: Mr. Derek Rayne

Open Dogs, three shown. First, Mrs. Jerry MacLure's Hector of Troy (by Ch. Rockabye Lucky Ace ex White Acres Breathless). Second, Mrs. T. F. R. Newmarch's Sonna Ink- spot (by Ch. Rockabye Lucky Ace ex Ch. Rockabye Gypsy). Third, Miss Gale Wooney's Chantilly's Journeyman (by Can. and Am. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly Can. and Am. C.D. ex Urray Up Lass.

Winners Dog to Hector Of Troy. Reserve to Sonna Inkspot.

Junior Puppy Bitches, one shown, Mr. Wayne Mill's Rockabye Blue Mist (by Urray Chieftain ex Ch. Sonna Rockabye Baby C.D.

Senior Puppy Bitches, one shown, Mr. Laverne Swingle's Lady Twinkletoes (by Ch. Wyldewick Winged Fox ex Urray Lady Greta).

Canadian Bred Bitches, one shown, Stephen Whitton's Urray Speed Queen (by Ch. Wyldewick Winged Fox ex Rockabye Calamity Jane of Urray).

Open Bitches, four shown. First, Mrs. T. F. R. Newmarch's Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn (by Ch. Wyldewick Winged Fox ex Blik's Dusky Rose (imp)). Second, Doris E. and Jesse M. Ringer's Ringo's Brown Willow (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Sea-Wyf of Monty-Jo). Third, Miss Lynne Woolley's Chantilly's Rambling Lace (by Can. and Am. Ch. Gypsey's Kelly Can. and Am. C. D. ex Urray Up Lass). Fourth, Miss Gale Woolley's Urray Up Lass (by Sonna Black Rocket ex Rockabye Devil Woman of Urray).

Winners Bitch to Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn. Reserve to Ringo's Brown Willow. Best of Winners to Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn.

Specials, two shown. Ch. Urray Wild Bill, Ch. Rockabye Precious Bella.

Best of Breed to Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn. Best Opposite Sex to Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Webster's Ch. Urray Wild Bill.

Best Canadian Bred to Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn. Best Canadian Bred Puppy to Tidy Twinkletoes.


Olympic Kennel Club, Inc., Renton, Washington August 20, 21, 1966 Judge: Mrs. Albert E. Van Court

Open Dogs, five shown. First, 112... and Mrs. Richard M. Webster's Urray Wild Bill (by Wyldewick Winged Fox ex Rockabye Calamity Jane O'Urray). Second, W. Turpin's Bay-Star Open Road (by Ch. Pennyworth Bay-Star Maestro ex Pennyworth-Forget-Me-Not). Third, Pearl H. Baumgartner's White Acres King Cotton (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex White Acres Folly). Fourth, Mrs. T. F. R. Newmarch's Sonna Inkspot (by Ch. Rockabye's Lucky Ace ex Ch. Rockabye Gypsy).

Winners Dog_ to Urray Wil Bill. Reserve to Bay- Star Open Road

Puppy Bitches, 9-12, one shown, Carol Lee and Pearl H. Baumgartner's White Acres Highlight (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex White Acres Firelight).

Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, one shown, Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Webster's Urray Blue Horizon (by Urray Clansman ex Rockabye Devil Woman of Urray).

American Bred Bitches, one shown, Kimberly Kaye Simmons' Laudmore Minnie Tee Hee (by Ch. Pennyworth Snow Prince ex White Acres Fidgety).

Open Bitches, seven shown. First, Kelly Lynn Simmons' Almar-O Princess Carole (by Ch. Pennyworth Snow Prince ex Almar-O Hark to Lisa). Second, Barbara E. Regalsky's Wyldewick White Witch (by Traymatt Nolasco ex Ch. Whirlwind Silver Dart). Third, Marilyn Barlow's Sing'n Little Girl Blue (by Traymatt Nolasco ex Rockabye Black Mollie). Fourth, Doris E. and Jesse M. Ringer's Ringo's Brown Willow (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Sea Wyf of Monty-Jo).

Winners Bitch to Almar-O Princess Carole. Reserve to Wyldewick White Witch. Best of Winners to Almar-O Princess Carole.

Specials, six shown. Ch. Hollypark Baby Doll of Urray, Ch. Flakkee Diamond, Ch. Red Gleam of Test, Ch. Ringo's Pandamonium, Ch. Whirlwind Silver Dart, Ch. Sing'n Sinner Man.

Best of Breed to: Susan A. Wing's Ch. Sing'n Sinner Man (by Traymatt Nolasco ex Rockabye Black Mollie). Best Opposite Sex to Flakkee Kennels' Ch. Flakkee Diamond (by Ch. Bull O'The Woods of Blue Beaver ex Ch. Veloce of Dapplegray).

Ch. Sing'n Sinner Man went on to third in Hound Group.


Silver Bay Kennel Club of San Diego

August 28, 1966 Judge: Mrs. Frances O. Holland

American Bred Dogs, one shown, Mari C. Schaefer's Glenrays Christmas Love (by Ch. Whirlings Mr. Rudy of Glenray ex Breland Minuet).

Open Dogs, five shown. First, Jacqueline Quiros-Kubat's Dragonfly's Winged Foot (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Attila's Dragonfly Gypsy). Second, Bettye Kirksey Scott's San Saba Zero Cool (by Ch. Whipoo's Cheesta ex

Humble Acre Pokey Slow). Third, Paul Sykes and Michael Dougherty's Roving Rainmaker (by Meander Hindsight ex Windward Misbehavior). Fourth, Patricia Ide's Whirling Downs VaVa Voom (by Ch. Meander Finale ex Ch. Strathoak White Velvet Mist).

Winners Dog to Glenrays Christmas Love. Reserve to Dragonfly's Wingedfoot

Puppy Bitches, one shown, H. L. and Mary B. Robinson's Dragonfly Sugarfoot (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Attila's Dragonfly Gypsy).

American Bred Bitches, one shown, Carol Barron's Hollypark's Hello Dolly (by Ch. Hollypark's Hobgoblin ex Mack's Tiger Lilly).

Open Bitches, two shown. First, Mary Ann Kelton's Hollypark Summertime Gal (by Ch. Meander Finale ex Hollypark Humoresque). Second, Ben Brown's Pennyworth This One Is Mine (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Pennyworth Periwinkle).

Winners Bitch - Hollypark Summertime Gal. Reserve to Hollypark's Hello Dolly Best of Winners to Hollypark Summertime Gal.

Specials Only, three shown. Ch. Canyon Crest's Black Knight, Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune, Ch. Tanny O'Lazeland.

Best of Breed to Canyon Crest Kennels' Ch. Canyon Crests' Black Knight, (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Canyon Crest's Surprise). Best Opposite Sex to Hollypark Summertime Gal.


Mattoon Kennel Club

September 3, 1966 Judge - Mr. C. H. Colman

Open Dogs, one shown, Martin D. and Harrie Alley Farren's Canesco's Gamelyn Shandy (by Canesco's El Capitan ex Ch. Canesko's Double Date).

Winners Dog to Canesco's Gamelyn Shandy

American-bred Bitches, one shown, Betty L. Dwyer and Ethel R. Berry's Bet-D's Kasha of Kashan (by Royal Coachman O'La ze land ex Morning Mist O'Lazeland).

Open Bitches, four shown. First, Ann Gallup's Pennyworth Truly Fair (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Pennyworth Temptress). Second, Patricia A. Brown and Laurie Refieuna's Bay Star Wilpat Oh So Sweet (by Pennyworth Bay Star Maestro ex Pennyworth Forget Me Not). Third, Mrs. Robert J. Kallman's Seven League Serenade (by Ch. Meander Good As New ex Ch. Seven League Songbird). Fourth, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Chance (by Whipoo's Limerick ex Whipoo's Elegant Aire).

Winners Bitches Pennyworth Truly Fair. Reserve to Bay Star Wilpat Oh So Sweet. Best of Winners Pennyworth Truly Fair.

Specials Only, two shown. Ch . Seven League Sunrise, Ch. Briarwyn's Bright Star.

Best of Breed to Ann Gallup's Ch. Briarwyn's Bright Star (by Ch. Bull 0 The Woods of Blue Beaver ex Ch. Briarwyn's Bridget).

Best Opposite Sex to Canesco's Gamelyn Shandy.


G. Lafayette Kennel Club

September 18, 1966 Judge - Mr. Jerome N. Halle

Open Dogs, one shown, Bruce and David Wilson's Flyalong Hercules (by Bright's Flyalong Monarch ex Pennyworth Cheers).

Winners Dog to Flyalong Hercules.

Open Bitches, one shown, Isabel C. Chamberlin's Humble Acre Flight of Fancy (by Ch. Lysander of Briskways ex Stoney Meadows Winnie).

Winners Bitch to Humble Acre Flight of Fancy. Best of Winners to Humble Acre Flight of Fancy.

Specials Only, one shown, Ch. Briarcliffe Blazeaway.

Best of Breed to D. J. and Kate de Korsak's Ch. Briarcliffe Blazeaway (by Briarcliffe Bing Soy ex Carina Mio). Best Opposite Sex to Humble Acre Flight of Fancy.

Ch. Briarcliffe Blazeaway went on to first in Hound Group.


Fun Match

Midwest Coursing Club, Eyleland Park, Antioch, Illinois September 18, 1966, Judge - Mr. Eugene Jacobs

Puppy dogs 3-6 one shown, Ralph Eyles' Unnamed (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Eyleland Prune Whip).

Puppy dogs 6-9, one shown. Chester Luby's Tiger (by Whipoo's Limerick ex Whipoo's Ginger Creme).

Novice Dogs, four shown. First, Richard Strauss' Marial's Thunder-Thud (by Ch.

War Paint ex Marial's Mirandy). Second, Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Oregano (by Ch. Eyleland Cinamon Roll ex Eyleland Meander Hermione). Third, Louis Pegram's Step Aside Please (sire and dam not given). Fourth, Bruce P. Kobbekus' Lord Selwyn (by Big Tarnish ex High Fidelity).

Bred by Exhibitor Dogs, two shown. First Shirley Mack's Chrismack's Jumping Jack (by Traymatt Rab ex Ch. Traymatt Nancy). Second, Barbara Steinberg's Traymatt Patton (by Traymatt Floor Boards ex Traymatt Eyleland Easter Egg).

Open Dogs, nine shown. First, Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Handsome Randsome (by Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Seven League Songbird). Second, Louis Pegram's Stoney Meadows Caruso (sire and dam not given). Third, Mary Beth Strauss' Marial's Jellybean (by Ch. Forest Slim Jim ex Little Silver). Fourth, W. D. Bachman's Hasty Royal Red (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Hasty Pearl).

Winners Dog . to Chrismack's Jumping Jack. Reserve to Eyleland Handsome Randsome.

Puppy Bitches 3-6, one shown. Ralph Eyles' Unnamed (by Stoney Meadows Epic by Eyleland Prune Whip).

Puppy Bitches 6-9, four shown. First, Shirley Mack's Eyleland Shady Lady (by Ch. Eyleland Cinamon Roll ex Meander Shade). Second, Raymond Stodolay's Sage Susie (by Ink's Clearview ex Por Little Angle). Third, Ralph Eyles Eyleland Cinamon Shade (by Ch. Eyleland Cinamon Roll ex Meander Shade). Fourth Chester Luby's Sugar N'Spice (by Whipoo's Limerick ex Whipoo's Ginger Creme).

Novice Bitches, five shown. First, Tony Swistak's Forest Pagebrook Lady (by Ch. Red Letter O'Lazeland ex Harbridge Lovely Lady). Second, Julius Csonki's Eyleland Deer (by Stoney Meadown's Epic ex Eyleland Hannah). Third, Mary L. Padden's Little
Miss Muffet (by Big Tarnish ex Little Angel). Fourth, Chester Luby's Sweetie Pie (by Whipoo's Limerick ex Whipoo's Ginger Creme).

Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, one shown. Judy Morgan's Moc Lulu Belle (by Ch. Red Letter O'Lazeland ex Harbridge Lovely Lady).

Open Bitches, six shown. First, William Fields' Eyleland Borice Sue (by Eyleland Peppermint Boy ex Eyleland Doris). Second, Mary Beth Strauss' Marial's Minnetonka (by Ch. Marial's War Paint ex Marial's Mirandy). Third, Ralph Eyles' Eyleland Hop­ scotch (by Ch. Meander Indiscretion ex Eyleland Hannah). Fourth, Barbara Steinberg's Traymatt Spinning Wheel (by Ch. Traymatt Rooster Boy ex Whipoo's Trademark).

Winners Bitch to Eyleland Borice Sue. Reserve to Moc Lulu Belle.

Best of Breed to Chrismack's Jumping Jack. Best Opposite Sex to Eyleland Borice Sue.


Sir Francis Drake 'Kennel Club, Ignacio, Calif.
September 18, 1966 Judge - Mr. Gordon H. Parham

Open Dogs, six shown. Names not given.

Winners Dog to Jeanette J. Keppleman’s Madcap Timeless (by Ch. Great Circle Had Hatter ex Great Circle Tosca).

Open Bitches, eight shown. Names not given.

Winners Bitch to Patti Long's Tomburton's Virginia (by Ch. Mopalo's Speaker Of The House ex Ch. Great Circle Zelda).

Best of Breed to Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Frailey's Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen.)

Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune went on to first in Hound Group.


Santa Ana Valley Kennel Club, Anaheim, Calif. September 25, 1966 Judge - Mr. Hollis Wilson

Puppy Dogs 6-9, one shown. Lawrence Tomlin, Jr. Spaceliner Sno Prince (by Hollypark Hedgehopper ex Merry Mercury of Swiftslove.

Novice Dogs, two shown. Carroll S. Richardson's Dragonfly's Fancyfoot (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Attilas Dragonfly Gypsy). Second, Shirley and Joe Goss' Glenrays Toronado Joe (by Ch. Whirlings Mr. Rudy of Glen Ray ex Eyeland Minuet).

Open Dogs, three shown. First, Paul Sykes and Michael Daugherty's Roving Rainmaker (by Meander Hindsight ex Windward Misbehavior). Second, Patricia Ide's Whirling Downs Va Va Voom (by Ch. Meander Finale ex Ch. Strathoak Velvet Mist). Third, Ronald Bare's Hollypark Highland Frost (by Ch. Hollypark Hobgoblin ex Ch. Sand Spiral Kindall).

Winners Dog to Roving Rainmaker. Reserve to Dragonfly's Fancyfoot.

Puppy Bitches 9-12, one shown. H. L. and Mary B. Robinson's Dragonfly Sugarfoot (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Attila's Dragonfly Gypsy).

Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, one shown. Dorothea C. and E. R. Hastings' Hollypark Trick or Treat by Ch. Hollypark Hobgoblin ex Ch. Eyleland Quick Trick).

Open Bitches, two shown. First, Glenn Ray McDevitt and Iwana L. McDevitt's Eyleland Minuet (by Ch. Eyleland Henry ex Eyleland Pianissimo). Second, Strathoak Kennels' Strathoak Summer Breeze (by Canesco's Charioteer ex Ch. Strathoak Starsheen).

Winners Bitch to Eyleland Minuet. Reserve to Strathoak Summer Breeze.

Best of Winners to Roving Rainmaker

Specials Only, four shown. Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune, Ch. Canyon Crest Black Knight, Ch. Stoney Meadows Frosty Queen, Ch. Flakkee Diamond.

Best of Breed to Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Frailey's Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen). Best Opposite Sex to Flakkee Kennels' Ch. Flakkee Diamond (by Ch. Bull O'The Woods of Blue Beaver ex Ch. Veloce of Dapplegray).

Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune went on to second in the Hound Group.


San Luis Obispo Kennel Club, San Luis Obispo, Calif. October 1, 1966 Judge: Dr. A. A. Mitten

Puppy Dogs, one shown. Dorothea C. Hastings' Hollypark’s Just Plain George (by Ch. Ringmore Finisterre ex Hollypark Humoresque).

American Bred Dogs, one shown. Norman Ellis' Meander Madcap (by Ch. Stony Meadows Marlboro ex Ch. Meander Cygnet).

Open Dogs, two shown. First, Jeannette J. Keppelman's Madcap Timeless (by Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter ex Great Circle Tosca). Second, Ronald Bare's Hollypark Highland Frost (by Ch. Hollypark Hobgoblin ex Ch. Sand Spiral Kindall).

Winners Dog to Meander Madcap. Reserve to Madcap Timeless.

American Bred Bitches one shown. H. L. and Mary B. Robinson's Dragonfly Sugarfoot (by C h. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Attila's Dragonfly Gypsy).

Open Bitches, two shown. First, Strathoak Kennels' Strathoak Summer Breeze (by Canesco's Charioteer ex Ch. Strathoak Starsheen). Second, Norman Westlake Ellis' Madcap Time Limit (by Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter ex Great Circle Tosca).

Winners Bitch to Strathoak Summer Breeze Reserve to Madcap Time Limit.

Best of Winners to Meander Madcap.

Specials Only, four shown. Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune, Ch. Canyon Crests Black Knight, Ch. Stoney Meadows Frosty Queen, Ch. Flakkee Diamond.

Best of Breed to Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Frailey's Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen).

Best Opposite Sex to Flakkee Kennels Ch. Flakkee Diamond (by Ch. Bull O'The Wood of Blue Beaver ex Ch. Veloce of Dapplegray).


Maria Obispo Kennel Club Inc., Santa Maria, Calif. October 2, 1966 Judge: Dr. William S. Houpt

Puppy Dogs, 6-9, one shown, Dorothea C. Hastings' Hollypark’s Just Plain George (by Ch. Ringmore Finisterre ex Hollypark Humoresque).

American Bred Dogs, one shown. Norman Ellis' Meander Madcap (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Marlboro ex Ch. Meander Cygnet).

Open Dogs, three shown. First, Jeannette J. Keppelman's Madcap Timeless (by Ch. Great Circle Madhatter ex Great Circle Tosca). Second, Patricia Ide's Whirling Downs Va Va Voom (by Ch. Meander Finale ex Ch. Strathoak White Velvet Mist). Third, Ronald Bare's Hollypark Highland Frost (by Ch. Hollypark Hobgoblin ex Ch. Sand Spiral Kindall).

Winners Dog to Hollypark’s Just Plain George. Reserve to Meander Madcap.

American Bred Bitches, two shown. First, H. L. and Mary B. Robinson's Dragonfly Sugarfoot (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Attila's Dragonfly Gypsy). Second, Norman W. Ellis' Homeplace Calliope (by Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter ex Ch. Madcap Syndicated News).

Open Bitches, two shown. First, Strathoak Kennels' Strathoak Summer Breeze (by Canesco's Charioteer ex Ch. Strathoak Starsheen). Second, Norman Westlake Ellis' Madcap Time Limit (by Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter ex Great Circle Tosca).

Winners Bitch to Dragonfly Sugarfoot. Reserve to Strathoak Summer Breeze.

Best of Winners to Dragonfly Sugarfoot.

Specials only, two shown. Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune, Ch. Stoney Meadows Frosty Queen.

Best of Breed Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Frailey's Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen). Best Opposite Sex Mrs. Julie Holm's Ch. Stoney Meadows Frosty Queen (by Stoney Meadows Golden Quest ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen).

Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune went on to second in Hound Group.


Saginaw V. K. C., Saginaw, Illinois
October 8, 1966 Judge: Mr. Percy Roberts

American Bred Bitches, one shown. A. J. Gutilla and T. A. Murray's Touch and Go O'Lazebrook (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Ch. Love Letter O'Lazeland).

Open Bitches, one shown. Harry J. Bridge's Bettebrook Suede (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Bettebrook Hootenanny).

Winners Bitch to Bettebrook Suede.

Specials Only, one shown. C. Briarcliffe Blazeaway.

Best of Breed to 0. J. and K. DeKorsak's Ch. Briarcliffe Blazeaway (by Briarcliffe Bing Boy ex. Carina Mia). Best Opposite Sex to Bettebrook Suede. Ch. Briarcliffe Blazeaway want on to first in the Hound Group.


Chattanooga Kennel Club, Chattanooga, Tenn.
October 8, 1966, Judge: Mr. Rutledge Gilliland

Open Dogs, two shown. First, Keith M. and Judith D. Wallace's Pennyworth Ho Ho (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex . Pennyworth Lady Slipper). Second, Robert L. Burckle's Humble Acre Tawny Lad (by Ch. Lysander of Briskways ex Stoney Meadow Annie.

Winners Dog to Pennyworth Ho Ho Ho. Reserve to Humble Acre Tawny Lad.

Open Bitches, two shown. First, Judith D. Wallace and Dr. James R. Gray's Elysian Especially (by Pennyworth Ho Ho Ho ex Seven League Boots). Second, Larry T. Shaw and Dr. James R. Gray's Kirklea Bessie Smith (by Kirklea Cody ex Kirklea Zephyr).

Winners Bitch to Elysian Especially Reserve to Kirklea Bessie Smith.

Best of Winners to Pennyworth Ho Ho Ho.

Specials Only, two shown. Ch. Juduli Cotton Candy, Ch. Pennyworth Fleetness.

Best Whippet to Julie Fulkerson's Ch. Pennyworth Fleetness (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Pennyworth Lady Slipper). Best Opposite Sex to Pennyworth Ho Ho Ho.


The Kennel Club of Pasadena, Pasadena, Calif. October 9, 1966, Judge: Mr. Herbert H. Cahoon

Open Dogs, five shown. First, Marie C. Schaefer's Glenrays Christmas Love (by Ch. Whirlings Mr. Rudy of Glenray ex Eyleland Minuet). Second, Ronald Bare's Hollypark Highland Frost (by Ch. Hollypark Hobgoblin ex Ch. Sand Spiral Kindall). Third, Paul Sykes and Michael Dougherty's Roving Rainmaker (by Meander Hindsight ex Wind­ ward Misbehavior). Fourth, Carroll S. Richardson's Dragonfly's Fancyfoot (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Attilas Dragonfly Gypsy).

Winners Dog to Glenrays Christmas Love. Reserve to Hollypark Highland Frost.

American Bred Bitches, one shown. Audrey S. Weber's Dragonfly Misty (by Ch. Holly- park Hobgoblin ex Dragonfly's Gitane).

Open Bitches, three shown. First, Carroll Hayhurst's Syndicated Ruby Paint Pot (by Ch. Hollypark Highland Fling ex Seven League Syndicate). Second, Glen Ray and Iwana L. McDevitt's Eyleland Minuet (by Ch. Eyleland Henry ex Eyleland Pianissimo). Third, Strathoak Kennels' Strathoak Summer Breeze (by Canesco's Charioteer ex Ch. Strathoak Starsheen

Winners Bitch to Syndicated Ruby Paint. Pot. Reserve to Eyleland Minuet

Best of Winners to Syndicated Riby Paint Pot.

Specials Only., three shown. Ch. Canyon Crest's Black Knight, Ch. Stoney Meadows Frosty Queen, Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune.

Best of Breed to Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture ex Stoney Meadows Snow Queen). Best Opposite Sex to Ch. Stoney Meadows Frosty Queen (by Stoney Meadows Golden Quest ex Stoney Meadows Snow Queen).


American Whippet Club Specialty

Rock Creek Kennel Club, Gaithersburg, Maryland
October 16, 1966, Judge: Mrs. Katherine S. Finch

Puppy Dogs, 6 - 9, one shown. Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Double J. (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Chance ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Hell's Bells).

Bred by Exhibitor Dogs, two shown. First, Calvin G. Perry's Appraxin Surefire (by Ch. Beachfire O'Lazeland ex The Baguette O'Lazeland). Second, Joan M. Bartlett's Bon Not Barnaby (by Sheldegren Explorer ex Sheldegren Wintergreen).

American-bred Dogs, three shown. First, Lillian W. Billings' Flyalong Voodoo (by Bright's Flyalong Monarch ex Pennyworth Cheers). Second, Margaret C. Hodge's Highlight's Caesar (by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance ex Ch. Selbrook Highlight). Third, Mrs. Harry R. Most's Skean Dhu Highland Fling (by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance ex Spean Rue).

Open Dogs, six shown. First, Louis Pegram's Bismarck of Frisia (by Lars vom Burgfried ex Ch. Eyleland Julia). Second, Susan H. Mitchell's Windale Little Man (by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance ex Seven League Sonnet). Third, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Polsky's Highlight Heidi's Leo (by Clar-Mar Scotch and Soda ex Ch. Highlight's Glamor Girl). Fourth, Margaret C. Hodge's Boughton Batchelor (by Wyrewood Brindle Laddie ex Boughton Beechleaf).

Winners Dog to Appraxim Surefire. Reserve to Bismarck of Frisia.

Puppy Bitches, 6-9, five shown. First, Margaret C. Hodge's Highlight's Cameo (by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance ex Ch. Selbrook Highlight). Second, Mrs. W. P. Wear's Stoney Meadows Hell's Angel (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Chance ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Hell's Bells). Third, Dianne T. Moore's Stoney Meadows Imp of Satan (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Chance ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Hell's Bells). Fourth, Mr. and Mrs. Willard K. Denton's Ardencaple's Dare Did Do (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Daring Do ex Ch. Sheldegren Vixen).

Puppy Bitches, 9-12, four shown. First, Calvin G. Perry's Pennyworth Merrie Xmas (by Ch. Tantivvey Diver of Pennyworth ex Ch. Pennyworth Burning Dream). Second, Pennyworth Kennels' Penneyworth Xmas Carol (by Ch. Tantirvey Diver of Pennyworth ex Ch. Pennyworth Burning Dream). Third, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Price, Jr. Step A. Long Soiree (by Meander Hindsight ex Ch. Whipoo's Orange Slice). Fourth, Mr. and Mrs. James F. Price, Jr.'s Step A Long Foresight (by Meander Hindslight ex Ch. Whipoo's Orange Slice).

Novice Bitches, one shown. Gloria D. Silvesto's Skean-Dhu Foxtrot (by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance ex Spean Rue).

Bred by Exhibitor Bitches, five shown. First, Mrs. W. P. gear's Stoney Meadows Little Leonie by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Fairy Fox). Second, Mr. and Mrs. Willard K. Denton's Ardencaple's The Clown (by Ch. Seven League Sunday Best ex Ch. Ardencaple's Ballerina). Third, Pennyworth Kennels' Penneyworth Flashing Fantasy (by Ch. Coverydown Greenbrae Wayfarer ex Courtenay Hillgarth Susanne). Fourth, Lee Ellen Billings' Flyalong Vega (by Bright's Flyalong Monarch ex Pennyworth Chers).

American-bred Bitches, six shown. First, Penneyworth Kennels' Penneyworth Affectionately (by Ch. Whipoo's Paint Your Wagon ex Ch. Legend O'Lazeland). Second, Margaret C. Hodge's Highlight's Cleopatra (by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance ex Ch. Selbrook Highlight). Third, Calvin G. Perry's Windholme Caprice (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Ch. Eyleland Brown Betty). Fourth, Mr. and Mrs. Willard K. Denton's Stoney

Meadow Xmas Choice (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Fairy Fox).

Open Bitches, eleven shown. First, Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Handy Sandy (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess). Second, Nathalea V. Torrey's Elan's Lady B. (by Sheldegren's Blue Smoke ex Sheldegren's Pepper). Third, Dr. and Mrs. Howard A. Serling's Ardencaple's Bambi (by Ch. Seven League Sunday Best ex Ch. Ardencaple's Ballarina). Fourth, Pennyworth Kennels' Bettebrook Samantha (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess).

Winners Bitch to Pennyworth Handy Sandy. Reserve to Penneyworth Affectionately.
Best , of Winners to Appraxim Surefire.

Veteran Dog and Bitch, one shown. Mrs. Clare C. Hodge's H. Selbrook Highlight (by Robmaywin Stargazer of Allways ex Porthurst Creme de Menthe).

Specials Only, twenty-one shown. Ch. Pennyworth Kissimmee, Ch. Pennyworth Front Page, Ch. Tanteivey Diver of Pennyworth, Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold, Ch. Madcap Syndicated News, Ch. Stoney Meadows Beauty Queen, Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture, Ch. San Saba So Dear To My Heart, Ch. Kirklea Court of Love, Ch. Bettebrook Minx of Merrywill, Ch. Pennyworth She's-A-Honey, Ch. Highlight's Lucky Boy, Ch. Mor-Shor's Whirlaway, Ch. Meander Maybe So, Ch. Stoney Meadows Morning Glory, Ch. Ardencaple's Ballet Master, Ch. Rimskittle I'M A Pennyworth, Ch. Stoney Meadows Sealark, Ch. Mor­ Shor's Hop-To-It-Girl, Ch. Whipoo's Orange Slice, Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance.

Best of Breed to Dianne Moore and Ann Cahill's Ch. Mor-Shor's Hop-To-It-Girl (by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance ex Ch. Hill's Harvest Moon Dance). Best Opposite Sex to Mrs. Clare C. Hodge's Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance (by Laguna Ligonieer ex Greenbrae Laguna Lucia).

Stud Dogs, one shown. Firs. W. P. Wear's Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Chance (by Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture ex Ch. Stoney Meadows Fairy Fox).

Brood Bitches, one shown. Dianne T. Moore's Ch. Hill's Harvest Moon Dance (by Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance ex Seven League Snowscape).


Victoria City Kennel Club, Victoria, B. C.
October 21, 1966, Judge: Mrs. Albert van Court

Open dogs, one shown. Mrs. T. F. R. Newmarch's Sonna Inkspot (by Ch. Rockabye Lucky Ace ex Ch. Rockabye Gypsy).

Winners Dog to Sonna Inkspot.

Senior Puppy Bitches, one shown. Mrs. Mollie Allen's Rockabye Daragh of Ashbrook (by Millard's Streak of Sonna ex Sonna Frankie of Rockabye).

Canadian Bred Bitches, one shown. Mr. Joe Rowton's Rockabye Taemin Candy Floss (by Pennyworth Tumble weed ex Ch. Sonna Rockabye Baby C. D.).

Open Bitches, five shown. First, Miss Lynn Woolley's Chantilly Rambling Lace (by Can., and Am. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly Can. and Am. C.D. ex Urray Up Lass). Second, Stephen Whitton's Urray Speed Queen (by Ch. Wyldwick Winged Fox ex Rockabye Calamity Jane of Urray). Third, Miss Lynn Woolley's Tiernan's Jet (by Tiernan's Red Warrior ex

Gai Star's Dancing Doll). Fourth, Allan McNaught's Tiernan's Tina (by Tiernan's Red Warrior ex Gai Star's Dancing Doll).

Winners Bitch to Chantilly's Rambling Lace. Reserve to Urray Speed Queen. Best of Winners to Chantilly's Rambling Lace.

Specials only, two shown. Ch. Chantilly's Journyman, Ch. Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn.

Best of Breed to Mrs. T. F. R. Newmarch's Ch. Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn (by Ch. Wyldwick Winged Fox ex Blik's Dusky Rose). Best Opposite Sex to Miss Gale Woolley's Ch. Chantilly Journyman (by Can. and Am. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly Can. and Am. CD ex Urray Up Lass).

Best Canadian Bred to Ch. Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn.


Victoria City Kennel Club, Victoria, B. C.

October 22, 1966, Judge: Mrs. Albert van Court

Open Dogs, one shown. Mrs. T. F. R. Newmarch's Sonna Inkspot (by Ch. Rockabye Lucky Ace ex Ch. Rockabye Gypsy).

Winners Dog to Sonna Inkspot.

Canadian Bred Bitches, one shown. Mr. Joe Rowton's Rockabye Taemin Candy Floss (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Ch. Sonna Rockabye Baby CD).

Open Bitches, five shown. First, Miss Lynn Woolley's Chantilly Rambling Lace (by Can, and Am. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly Can. and Am. CD ex Urray Up Lass). Second, Stephen Whitton's Urray Speed Queen (by Ch Wyldwick Winged Fox ex Rockabye Calamity Jane of Urray). Third, Miss Lynn Woolley's Tiernan's Jet (Tiernan's Red Warrior ex Gai Star's Dancing Doll). Fourth, Allan McNaught's Tiernan's Lady (Tiernan's Red Warrior ex Gai Starts Dancing Doll).

Winners Bitch to Chantilly's Rambling Lace. Reserve to Urray Speed Queen.

Best of Winners to Sonna Inkspot

Specials only, two shown. Ch. Chantilly's Journyman, Ch. Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn.

Best of Breed to Mrs. T. F. R. Newmarch's Ch. Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn. Best Opposite Sex to Miss Gale Woolley's Ch. Cantilly's Journyman.

Best Canadian Bred to, Ch. Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn.


Alberni Valley Kennel Club, Port Alberni, B. C. October 23, 1966, Judge: Mrs. Pat Randall

Open Dogs, one shown. Mrs. T. F. R. Newmarch's Sonna Inkspot (by Ch. Rockabye Lucky Ace ex Ch. Rockabye Gypsy).

Winners Dog to Sonna Inkspot.

Canadian Bred Bitches, one shown. Mr. Joe Rowton's Rockabye Taemin Candy Floss (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Ch. Sonna Rockabye Baby CD).

Open Bitches, six shown. First, Miss Lynn Woolley's Chantilly Rambling Lace (by Can. and Am. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly Can. and Am. CD. ex Urray Up Lass). Second, Allan McNaught's Tiernan's Tina (by Tiernan's Red Warrior ex Gai Star's Dancing Doll). Third, Stephen Whitton's Urray Speed Queen (by Ch. Wyldwick Winged Fox ex Rockabye Calamity Jane of Urray). Fourth, Allan McNaught's Tirnan's Lady (by Tiernan's Red Warrior ex Gai Star's Dancing Doll).

Winners Bitch to Chantilly Rambling Lace. Reserve to Rockabye Taemin Candy Floss.

Best of Winners to Chantilly Rambling Lace.

Specials only, four shown. Ch. Rockabye Precious Bella, Ch. Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn, Ch. Jennifer of Liechen, Ch. Chantilly's Journyman.

Best of Breed to Chantilly Rambling Lace. Best Opposite Sex to Chantilly's Journyman. Best Canadian Bred to Chantilly Rambling Lace.


Alberni Valley Kennel Club, Port Alberni, B. C.
October 24, 1966, Judge: Nunro Coleman

Open Dogs, one shown. Mrs. T. F. R. Newmarch's Sonna Inkspot (by Ch. Rockabye Lucky Ace ex Ch. Rockabye Gypsy).

Winners Dog to Sonna Inkspot.

Canadian Bred Bitches, one shown. Mr. Joe Rowton's Rockabye Taemin Candy Floss (by Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex Ch. Sonna Rockabye Baby CD).

Open Bitches, five shown. First, Allan McNaught's Tiernan's Tina (by Tiernan's Red Warrior ex Gai Star's Dancing Doll). Second, Miss Lynn Woolley's Chantilly Rambling Lace (by Can. and Am. Ch. Gypsy's Kelly Can. and Am. CD ex Urray Up Lass). Third, Stephen Whitton's Urray Speed Queen (by Ch. Wyldwick Winged Fox ex Rockabye Calamity Jane of Urray). Fourth, Miss Lynn Woolley's Tiernan's Jet (by Tiernan's Red Warrior ex Gai Star's Dancing Doll).

Winners Bitch to Tiernan's Tina. Reserve to Chantilly Rambling Lace.

Specials, three shown. Ch. Rockabye Precious Bella, Ch. Chantilly Journyman, Ch. Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn.

Best of Breed to Ch. Chantilly's Journyman (by Can. and Am. Ch. Gypsy's Ke lly Can. and Am. CD ex Urray Up Lass). Best Opposite Sex t0 Tiernan's Tina.

Best Canadian Bred to Chantilly 's Journyman.


Delaware Ohio Kennel Club, Delaware, Ohio
October 30, 1966, Judge: Mr. Haskell Schuffman

Puppy Dogs, three shown. First, Victor A. and Margaret A. Renner's Renfield George (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette). Second, Juanita E. Renner's Renfield Checkers (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Renfield Christie). Third, Ralph Eyles' Shadow Boxer (by Ch. Eyleland Cinnamon Roll ex Meander Shade).

Novice Dogs, one shown. Louis Pegram's Pennyworth Tailor Made (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Legend O'Lazeland).

American-bred Dogs, three shown. First, Louis Pegram's Strathoak Spring Intrigue (by Strathoak Will-O-The Wisp ex Strathoak Summer Breeze. Second, Walter W. Schenck's Colonial Acres Gallant Flame (by Royal Coachman O'Lazeland ex Ch. Renfield Cinderella) Third, E. B. and J. A. Hopkins' Whipoo's Whimson (by Ch. Whipoo's Whimsy CD ex Whipoo's Little Tarnish).

Open Dims, six shown. First, Betty J. Gambler's Bay-Star One Note (by Ch. Pennyworth Bay-Star Maestro ex Pennyworth Forget-Me-Not). Second, Victor A. and Margaret A. Renner's Renfield Charles (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Renfield Christie). Third, Bruce and David Wilson's Flyalong Hercules (by Bright's Flyalong Monarch ex Pennyworth Cheers). Fourth, Louis Pegram's Bismarck of Frisia (by Lars vom Burgfried ex Ch. Eyleland Julia).

Winners Dog to Bay-Star One Note. Reserve to Renfield Charles

Puppy Bitches, three shown. First, Victor A. and Margaret A. Renner's Renfield Chippewa (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Renfield Christie). Second, Victor A. and Margaret A. Renner's Renfield Cherokee (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Renfield Christie) Third, Victor A. and Margaret A. Renner's Renfield Charade (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Renfield Christie).

Bred-by-Exhibitor Bitches, three shown. First, Margaret A. Renner's Renfield Bimmi (by Ch. Locksley O'Lazeland ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette). Second, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs' Whipoo's Ophelia (by Ch. Lysander of Briskways ex Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon). Third, W. D. Beckman’s Hasty Black Pearl (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Hasty Pearl).

American-bred Bitches, one shown. Walter W. Schenck's Renfield Charlene (by Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland ex Renfield Christi).

Open Bitches, twelve shown. First, Sarah Dresser's Silhouette's Northern Lights (by Eyleland Quickstep ex Lady Carmel of Keith). Second, Victor A. and Margaret A. Renner's Renfield Christie (by Eyleland Homer ex Ch. Eyleland Crepe Suzette). Third, Nancy White Shaner's Kerala Windfleet of Conamor (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Kirklea Christmas Wind). Fourth, Dr. Charles E. Billings' Bette- brook Many Splendored (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Ch. Pennyworth Ebony Princess).

Winners Bitch to Silhouette's Northern Lights. Reserve to Renfield Christie. Best of Winners to Bay-Star One Note.

Specials Only, two shown. Ch. Bettebrook Minx of Merrywill, Ch. Eyleland Stoney Meadows Tost.

Best of Breed to Anthony J. Gutilla and Bettebrook Kennels' Ch. Bettebrook Minx of Merrywill (by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Bettebrook Hootenanny). Best Opposite Sex Bay-Star One Note.


FROM ENGLAND

Cecilia Frances, London, writes, October 26th - Since last writing, have been to Sedgebrook to compete in the open racing for dogs weighing 18 pounds, 22 lbs, 26 lbs and 30 lbs. I entered "Franciscan Larch" in the 261b. class. He was third. Not very impressive. The rag trained dogs were the winners. There was a very good entry and many of the dogs were really good show specimens, even though they are never shown. So very many owners are not interested in showing. Personally, I feel that if racing followed the shows here as it does in USA there would be a lot more dogs shown.

On October 2nd we went to compete in the South Coast Championships and this time "Larch" did much better, going through to the final and finishing second. Between this meeting and the previous one, he had been to his first hare course and was of course twice as keen as before.

On Sunday, October 23rd we had a four team match at our own field. The contest­ ants were Sedgebrook, Southampton, Coursing Club and Welwyn. This resulted in a win for Welwyn by five points. The results were as follows for fourteen (14) races: Welwyn 45 points; Sedgebrook 40 points; Southampton 30 points; Coursing Club 25 point The points were four (4) for a first, three (3) for a second, two (2) for a third and one (1) for the fourth place. Welwyn took eight (8) firsts which was a very good effort as Sedgebrook have some very good dogs. I was very sorry for the Coursing Club people who fielded a much depleted team due to Mr. Bannister's dogs being with­ drawn. They are all very good sports and deserved better support from their members. Had I known of their plight they could have had some of my dogs as I am A member of both, Welwyn and the Coursing Club, and only one of my dogs was in the Welwyn team. (This was Larch, who won his race.) This weekend the Midland Whippet Club is holding it's championship show and Larch is showing there. I am hoping he will do well, but who knows!

On Sunday we shall again be racing, this time for two club trophies, one for dogs and one for bitches. The following Sunday we are running for the Charrington Trophy. This will be on a yard per pound basis where as we usually run on time handicaps. This will be a new venture to us.

During the latter end of August we had the pleasure of a visit from Mr. Larry Walton from Venezuela. He took a number of films back with him which I hope will give much pleasure to his friends. I also hope the test bitch he bought brings him success.

As this will be with you for Christmas may I wish all American Whippeteers Happy Xmas and a bumper New Year.


 Mrs. D. U. McKay, Secretary, The Whippet Club, writes: The Whippet Club held its

24 class open show in Oxford on October 15th. Mrs. Ticehurst judged a huge entry of 290 from 137 exhibits. She made her B. I. S., best bitch "Lollipop of Hordknott" owned by Mr. and Mrs. Edwards, Sired by Ch. Laguna Ligonia ex Summersway Sandmartin. Her best dog was Mrs. Rolls "vebroza Pink Gin" sire, Paul of Allways ex Velroza Paint­ed Lady. Out of the 41 puppies shown, the Best went to Fir Wisbey's llmonth old

bitch Dalstar Ocean Princess by Ch. Dragonhill Wood Pecker ex Dalstar Wild. The last class of the day was the coursing and racing class for dog and bitches. This drew a big entry of twenty-four (24). It was decided to divide the sexes. The winner of the dogs and challenge trophy was Mr. Richardson's Laguna Sealover, 18 months old, also a well known show winner, by Ch. Laguna Ligonier ex Laguna Dovric Stream Lover. The winning bitch was Mr. Srabbs 19 month old Taimo Laguna Lucybelle by Laguna BLiberage ex Ringmore Consvance.

The Whippet Coursing Club was holding a stakes meeting on the same day over the vacinity of Oxford. Some of the whippets including Lucybelle managed to make the show in time for their coursing class.

The Midland Whippet Club are holding their championship show on October 29th with an entry over 200. Most of us are endeavoring to get our puppies and adults qualified for these last few championship shows taking place this year.


TO THE MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB -

Since we are at the threshold of a new year it is appropriate to review and discuss the concept of Club organization, its offices and governing functions. A better understanding by all should result in greater progress toward established objectives for which we are all striving. Our Club as well as our Government is structured as a democracy. In a democracy people rule themselves. Large groups in themselves are not vested with power for decision making or program execution. The majority rules however, doing so through delegation of authority to officers and governing boards rather than retaining authority to act individually or collectively themselves.

Even in the Federal Government this is a much misunderstood concept. We attempt to select candidates for offices who have time, ability, qualifications, yet at the same time in our own mind we may want this candidate to be a common member, an average individual, one of us, one who may have no time or desire for the responsibility of office. Worse yet, we may want to be in a position of no responsibility but question or make all decisions.

In a good working model of democracy, the Government of the United States of America, authority is delegated to the President, to the Congress and subsequently to other appointed or elected officials who in a way rule or regulate us. As a democracy our votes select such officials or representatives who represent our concepts, our ideas, recognize our wants or one in whom we have confidence will do the right thing for our Government and for us as individuals. Either way we make the official personally accountable, personally responsible, therefore, he of necessity must have choice of action, do what he sincerely feels is right -- something he can believe in -- some­ thing he will be motivated to pursue diligently.

Our Club has a similar structure. The authority for governing the Club is invested in the Board of Directors and the Officers including the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

In addition, the Board of Directors and its Officers delegate responsibilities for shows and races to Regional Chairmen. These Chairmen receive their authority and responsibility from the American Whippet Club through delegation of such authority by the Board, such authority previously having been vested in the Board by the membership.

Much has been said about response to the wishes of the members with regard to the shows and selection of judges. A new concept introduced into the operating procedure has been to designate a National Specialty and Supported Show Survey Chairman who solicits the needs and wants of the membership on a national basis and subsequently provides information for guidance to Regional Chairmen. In addition, Regional Show Chairmen may wish to solicit still further in order to be "sensitive to" and "respond to" the wishes of the majority.

Yet in all the various decisions made and actions taken, responsibility and authority lies with the Officers, Chairmen and others appointed to assume such responsibility.

By experience, a Government of this type or an organizational structure of this type has been found most effective, using the strengths of the individual members in appropriate positions to make a well functioning team. Furthermore, such a structure serves the total membership best, serves the majority but can not please every individual wish or whim. Everyone concedes there is no perfect organizational structure. One can only thrive for an optimum. This we believe we have and will want to retain in our Club. Opportunity will again present itself in the very near future for your decision as an individual member in voting for candidates for the Board of Directors. We hope you will not only take the opportunity to express your choice, but also to make your own thoughts on the Club operations known to the governing board for their consideration.

Respectfully submitted October 15, 1966.

Victor A. Renner, President American Whippet Club


THE WHIPPET NEWS

STATEMENT OF EDITORIAL POLICY

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

OBJECTIVES. To unite those people interested in the breeding, showing, racing, coursing and generally improving the breed of Whippet for the purpose of exerting effectually a combined influence upon all matters affecting the breed. To promote and maintain a high standard of conduct in the transaction of all business connected with the breeding of Whippets.

Material for the WHIPPET 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 $5 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, especially proper names. If we cannot read your copy, there may be mistakes in the NEWS.

Back issues of the WHIPPET NEWS are not available.

Send all mail to:

The whippet News

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


AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB
OFFICERS, 1966

Mr. Victor A. Renner - President R. R. #2 Marysville , Ohio 430/40

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

Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs - Vice Pres. "Whipoo" Mahomet , Illinois 61853

Mr. Louis Pegram - Secretary c/o Ralston Purina Company Checkerboard Square - St. Louis , Missouri 63199

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

BOARD CF DIRECTORS, 1966
Mr. Ralph Eyles
Mrs. Dorthea Hastings
Dr. William Heiser, Jr.
Mrs. Clare C. Hodge
Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs
Mr. Louis Pegram
Mr. Victor Renner
Mr. William Schmick
Mrs. Elizabeth Scott


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SEGE KENNELS

R. R. 1, Box 367
Sturtevant , Wisconsin

WHIPPETS AVAILABLE

Trained racing stock, hurdlers, hunters
and puppies.

SELWYN BLACKSTONE


HARMS KENNELS Offers For Sale -- many show prospects

Whelped: May 22, 1965

Sire: Ch. Red Gleam of Test ( Eng. Imp. - Group Winner) ( Eng. Ch. Robmaywin Stargazer of Allways ex Willow of Allways)

Dam: Almar-0 Hark to Lisa (Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex White Acres Starlite)

1 male - White and cream pied small 1 female - White - small

Whelped: Jan. 30, 1966

Sire: Laudmore's Locomotive of E-E (Ch. Pennyworth Snow Prince ex White Acres Fidgety) Dam: Harms' Gayiety v Almar-O (Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex White Acres Starlite)

1 male - Liver fawn with white markings and black mask ) PICKS OF LITTER 1 female - Liver - fawn with white markings and black mask )

Whelped: July 17, 1966

Sire: Ch. Red Gleam of Test ( Eng. Imp. - Group Winner) ( Eng. Ch. Robmaywin Stargazer of Allways ex Willow of Allways)

Dam: Almar Friendly Persuasion (Ch. White Acre Shawnee ex White Acres Starlite)

1 female - Liver fawn with black mask 1 female - White with blue eye patches 1 female - White (solid)

Whelped: Sept. 10, 1966

Sire: Oakshade's Sultan of Suntan (Ch. Eyleland Double or Nothing ex Sunday Slippers of Suntan

Dam: Harms' Gayiety v Almar-0 (Pennyworth Tumbleweed ex White Acres Starlite)

1 female - Blue and cream brindle with white markings

1 male & 1 female - Red and white pieds with black masks

1 male & 1 female - White with orange brindle head markings 1 female - Fawn with white markings and black mask

Whelped: Sept. 16, 1966

Sire: Glengyle Whisper (Ch. Von for Busch Blaze Away ex Glengyle Fair Wind From Dalmo) Dam: Monarch Krescent of Harms (Glengyle Whisper ex Harms' Gayiety v Almar-O)

1 male & 2 females - Silver fawn with white blaze and blue masks 1 male & 1 female - Solid silver fawn with blue mask

1 male & 1 female - White and silver fawn pied

HARMS KENNELS

Glenn A. Harms

Route 3, Box 214

Canby , Oregon, 97013

Phone: 266-9251 (area code - 503)


who, last year, produced --

URRAY GLORY BE Well known Californian racer and show dog.

URRAY GORGEOUS GEORGE Consistent Group placings in Canadian Praire Provinces, including 1st Hound Group at Northern Alberta Kennel Club.

URRAY GO GO GO Up and coming Pacific North West racer.

URRAY GERONIMO Frequent breed winner in Ontario

A repeat breeding has given us 5 bitches and 2 dogs -- There are available still 2 BITCHES and 1 DOG born 30th July 1966.

WRITE IMMEDIATELY TO URRAY KENNELS

Richard and Barbara Webster, 27511 Boundary Road, R. R. 1 Aldergrove BRITISH COLUMBIA , CANADA


Joseph G. Pinkosz
Box 550 RD4

Kingston , New York 12401
914-338-2437

We wish to take this opportunity to thank Mrs. Margaret P. Newcombe of Pennyworth Kennels and Mrs. W. P. Wear of Stoney Meadows Kennels for their aid and guidance to a pair of novice

breeders who have made the above possible. Without their assistance and encouragement, ideals may have been compromised by discouragement.

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gordon Pinkosz

SEASONS GREETINGS TO ALL


Morgan Speed Equipment Everything for the race dog. Catalogue on request.

Gary Morgan

6210 Wolf Road

LaGrange , Illinois 60525
Phone: 312-246-58W

Muzzles

$5.00


COMING SOON !!!

A fantabulous litter by

CH. WHIPOO'S WHIMSY,C.D. out

of WHIPOO'S LITTLE DREAMER.

DREAMER is by WHIPOO'S LIMERICK

and out of CH. HUMBLE ACRE SNOWCLOUD.

Watch for more news. For more information writes

Larry Miller -
Mansfield , Illinois 61854


WHIPPET PUPPIES AVAILABLE FROM GOOD BLOOD LINES; NAMELY

ROCKABYE AND SONNA

BILLA DE ESTA KENNELS

ROUTE 2, BOX 69

FALLON , NEVADA 89)406

TELEPHONE 702 -423-14208


PENNYWORTH KENNELS
LITTLE BAY ROAD

NEWINGTON , N. H. 03801

ANYONE WISHING A QUALITY SHOW MALE, WE HAVE 'EM, THIS WAS OUR YEAR FOR DOGS It

CH. COURTENAY FLEETFOOT OF PENNYWORTH WAS MATED TO THE FOLLOWING BITCHES, DOG PUPPIES ARE AVAILABLE:

Ch. Legend O'Lazeland 7 males

Ch. Bettebrook Lillyput 8 males

Stoney Meadows Snow Princess 9 males

Pennyworth Fancy Venture 4 males

Ch. Pennyworth Burning Dream has a litter by Ch. Tantivvey Diver of Pennyworth, four dogs.

Pennyworth Dark Mystery (litter sister to Handy Sandy)has a litter by Ch. Barmude Sungague, puppies available.

These two bitches - are by Bettebrook Nevermore ex Ch. Pennyworth Heatherbelle and Sungague is by Bellavista Barry ex Seagift Spode. 'Particulars on litters on request.

A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TOO!!


THE DAY THEY SHOOK THE FIG TREE!!

6 FIGS

THEY RIPEN AND GROW TASTIER BY THE DAY ---

DESCENDED ON THE WHIPPET SCENE---

SOON TO BE SEEN AT YOUR LOCAL SUPER-SHOWS


BARDON KENNELS

Current Attractions: Stoney Meadows Epic ex Ch. Eyleland Quick Trick.

4 bitches and 3 dogs - solid fawns, solid brindles and particolors.

Ch. Bardon Summer Storm ex Ch. Eyleland Paisley 3 dogs and 2 bitches - solid brindle, solid fawn, fawn and white and brindle and white.

Coming Soon: Ch. Piperkins Rambler ex Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind

sure to be a feature attraction!!

Bardon Whippets

Donald and Barbara Frames

Box 198

Raymond , California 93653

"winning dogs with winning ways"


WINTERFOLD KENNELS

"A Happy New Year to all Whippets and Whippet owners!'"

Some of our 1966 winners:

AM. & CAN. CH. COVEYDOWN GREENBRAE WAYFARER (shown 8 t i m e s) (Ch. Laguna Ligonier — Ch. Greenbr a e Laguna Lucia)

2 BIS
5 Group 1sts
BOB only 2 occasions shown in U. S.

CAN. CH. WINTERFOLD FLEETING MOMENT (shown 11 times)

(Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth — Stoney Meadows Snow Princes)

6 Group 1sts
2 Group 2nds

CAN. CH. WINTERFOLD FLASH HARRY (owner Mr. Luc Boileau)

(son of above two)

4 Group 1st
3 Group 2nds
1 Major in U. S.

All above shows under different U.S. & Can. judges.

Several promising puppies will be coming out in 1967. We are a comparatively small kennel and concentrate on keeping a few top quality dogs in tip top condition. Our three litters in '66 were unfortunately small and several customers are still waiting for show puppies. Be patient! They will be worth waiting for.

"Wayfarer" is at stud — fee $100 (to approved bitches).
Col. & Mrs. John Collings, Winterfold Knls., Rothesay, N. B. Canada


HOME PLACE KENNELS
101 STONEPINE ROAD
HILLSBOROUGH
CALIFORNIA

The young get of CH. GREAT CIRCLE MAD HATTER are winning in all parts of the country.

ex Great Circle Tosca

MADCAP DUSTY ROAD, owned by Mr. Donald Dye, at the age of seven months won BB at Odessa and Las Cruces and BOS at El Paso.

MADCAP TIMELESS, owned by Mrs. J. Keppleman, BW at Ventura, in an entry of 47.

MADCAP POST TINE, owned by Mrs. N. Wig-gins, RWB at the Santa Barbara Specialty 1966.

MADCAP TIME LIMIT, owned by Norman Ellis, BIM at the NCWFA Match.

AND OUR OWN

MADCAP TIME KEEPER, 11 points, BB at the AWC supported show at Champaign under Alva Rosenberg and 3rd in Group.

ex CH. MADCAP SYNDICATED NEWS

HOME PLACE CALLIOPE, owned by Norman Ellis, RWB at Santa Cruz HONE PLACE SHANDY-GAFF. Still at Home Place, RWB at Reno

Both Calliope and Shandy-Gaff were seven months old at the time of the above wins.

Both Mad Hatter and Time Keeper are at stud to approved bitches.


AT STUD

STORM WARNING SIR DOMINO black and white Whippet

Storm Warning Kennels, Reg.
Jack Stone
14134 Federer Street — Saint Louis, Missouri 63116


WHIPPET COATS

Hand made from famous English design especially for the unique conformation of the Whippet. Warm & lined or summer weight. Any colour or colour combination. Owner's initial on skirt.

For illustrated information:

Collings,
Box 268, Rothesay,
N. B., Canada


TIERCELET WHIPPETS
Excellent Show Prospect Puppies & Pets
Still Available
whelped March 29, 1966

Bob & Kathy Hessler, 207 Surrey Road, Huntsville, Ala., 35801


At stud: Ch. Pennyworth Ho Ho Ho (By Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth x Pennyworth Lady Slipper)

Sire of:

Kai-Jai's Adonis - (by Ch. Pennyworth Ho Ho Ho x Ch. Whipoo's Dash of Bitters, whelped 7-1-66) Best in Junior Hound Group (2 mos. to 12 mos.), Huntsville Kennel Club All Breed Puppy Match, Huntsville, Alabama, 10-30-66. Bred by Keith and Judith Wallace. Owned and handled by Mary Jane Frank, Nashville.

Elysian Especially - (By Ch. Pennyworth Ho Ho Ho x Seven League Boots, whelped 9-30-65) Best in Hound Group, Chattanooga Kennel Club Puppy Match, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 8-14-66. Bred by Dr. James Gray and Harold L. Wells. Owned By Judith Wallace and Dr. James Gray.

Also at Stud: Pennyworth Never The Less (By Ch. Bettebrook Nevermore x Ch. Pennyworth Heatherbelle, whelped 6-5-65). Best Senior Puppy in Match (12-18 mos.), Huntsville Kennel Club All Breed Puppy Match, Huntsville , Alabama , 10-30-66. Bred by Pennyworth Kennels. Owned by Keith and Judith Wallace.

For Sale: Humble Acre Tygre Joe (By Whipoo's Bengal x Ch. Whipoo’s Wish Me Well). Dark brindle with white trim. Has 9 pts. including a 4 pt. major. Reasonably priced.

Keith and Judith Wallace
Route # 1, Jackson Road
Goodlettsville , Tennessee 37072
Phone Number, Whitehouse, Tenn. 672-3571


STRATHOAK

sends

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

to the entire

WHIPPET FANCY

"Summer Breeze"
"Red Starlet"
"Sunstar"
"Copperflash"

1256 Woodbury Rd„ Pasadena, Calif. 91104


WHIPPET PUPPIES

FOR SALE

Priced from $50.00

Mr. & Mrs. E. L. Jacobs
"Whipoo"
Mahomot, Illinois 61853


SEASONS GREETINGS FROM

THE WHIPPETS "OF COURSE"

HOME OF:
DUSTY (Sonna Dusty)
EMBER (Can. Ch. Rockabye Ember of Course) OPIE (Bay-Star Open Road)

AND BILL AND ALICE TURPIN AND FAMILY


WHIPPETS

RENFIELD 'WHIPPETS ARE SELECTED AND BRED FOR THREE CHARACTERISTICS:

1. CONFORMITY -
For Show

2. TEMPERAMENT -
For Companionship

3. SPEED AND AGILITY -
For Racing and Coursing

PUPPIES AVAILABLE 1967

STUD SERVICE (to approved bitches)

Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland
Ch. Locksley O'Lazeland
Royal Coachman
Eyleland Homer

RENFIELD WHIPPETS
Margaret and Victor Renner
R. R. 2, Marysville, Ohio
Phone (513) 642-5176


YOUR KENNEL NEEDS

THIS PEDIGREE

EYLELAND KENNEL
ANTIOCH, ILL.
312 - 395 - 3888

( a T. I. C. adv.)


WHIPPET FOR SALE
DANDY VOM DEISTERBLICK (male)

20 inches at the shoulder red brindle, 2 1/2 years old

GERMAN DERBY WINNER 1966

BUNDESSIEGER 1966

111 IN THE GRANDPRIX IN AMSTERDAM

BEST BLOODLINES

HOLDING RECORD UNTIL THIS DAY 24.5 sec. FOR 360 m, 1 m 1.1. yds COPY OF PEDIGREE AND PICTURE ON REQUEST

write: Katharina Knudten c/o The Whippet News Mahomet, Ill. 61853


A portfolio of drawings, depicting the character and personality of the Whippet, will be available for
viewing during the Chicago Specialty - International Kennel Club week end.

The ink and crayon drawings of various sizes are priced from $15.00, unframed.

EUGENE L. JACOBS

For appointment, see me at the Specialty, International Show, Race track or
Whippet and Deerhound benching area.


October - November, 1966

The WHIPPET NEWS acknowledges, with thanks, the yearly donation from the following:

Donna Bangs, St. Louis, Missouri
Mrs. Dolores Boomershine, St. Louis, Missouri
Lois A. Bonin, Waco, Texas
Joe Cannon, Bethesda, Maryland
Col. & Mrs. Wm. J. Cook, APO San Francisco
Phil Ell, Marmarth, N. Dakota
Mrs. William Eltiste, Fallon, Nevada
Mary Jane Frank, Nashville, Tennessee
Mr. & Mrs. C. Dale Fuller, Mount Vernon, Now York
Mrs. L. A. Gardner, Jr., Sudbury, Mass.
Dr. James Gray, Doraville, Georgia
Glenn A. Harms, Canby, Oregon
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Hessler, Huntsville, Alabama
Norma Howard, Palmdale, California
Ruth Lambensary, San Bernardino, California
Mr. & Mrs. Chester Luby, Jr., Bensenville, Illinois
Miss LaDonna Lundgren, San Mateo, California
Donna Cardella Marshall, San Lorenzo, California
Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Neal, Littleton, Colorado
Gary M. Purvis, Hamilton, Ohio
Joseph Ridenour, Glendora, California
Mary B. Robinson, Vista, California
Mrs. Frank P. Rocco, Yonkers, New York
Larry T. Shaw, Ellenwood, Georgia
Mrs. Beverly G. Smith, Murray, Utah
Allen Snipes, Montrose, California
Lori Spring, No. Hollywood, California
James G. Swancoat, La Habra, California
Jerry Symons, Pacific Palisades, California
Nancy Wiggins, Urbana, Illinois
Miss Sheryl Wiggins, Kensington, California
Stanley F. Wilson, Park Forest, Illinois
Luc Boileau, Quebec, Canada
Madame N. Davin, Le Mallon - Medoc, France
Mr. & Mrs. W. J. Monaghan, Ontario, Canada
Mr. & Mrs. Robert Taylor, Ontario, Canada
Mrs. H. van der Velde, Den Dolder Holland

The WHIPPET NEWS is available to non-members of the American Whippet Club for a donation of 1,5 a year. Please write if your name should be listed here and has not been listed, taking into consideration the date of this issue, or if you should be receiving the NEWS and are not getting your copies.

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



BEST IN SHOW

AT THE PACIFIC NATIONAL EXHIBITION IN VANCOUVER, B. C. CANADA ON AUGUST 22ND, 1966, "CANADIAN CHAMPION URRAY WILD BILL" TAKES SUPREME HONOURS, GOING BEST IN SHOW UNDER JUDGE MR. O'CARLEY HARRIMAN OF PEBBLE BEACH, CALIFORNIA. 'BILLY' WAS BRED AT URRAY KENNELS BY CAN. CH. WYLDEWHICK WINGED FOX OUT OF ROCKABYE CALAMITY JANE O'URRAY AND HAS BEEN HANDLED THROUGHOUT HIS SHOW CAREER BY RICHARD M. WEBSTER, WHO WITH HIS WIFE BARBARA AND SON MARK HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED WITH WHIPPETS FOR THE PAST 6 YEARS, AT URRAY KENNELS, R. R. 1. ALDERGROVE, BRITISH COLUMBIA.


CH BRIARCLIFFE BLAZEAWAY ( ENG. IMP.)

SIRE: BRIARCLIFF BING BOY DAM: ENG. CH. CARINA MIA

BREEDER - MRS. A. ROLLE
PURCHASED FROM MRS. REX HODGSON

GOING 1ST IN HOUND GROUP, LAFAYETTE , INDIANA ,

SEPT. 18. 1966 UNDER WILLIAM H. PYM, HANDLED BY DICK COOPER

ALSO

1ST IN HOUND GROUP, SAGINAW , MICHIGAN , OCTOBER 8, 1966
UNDER PERCY ROBERTS. HANDLED BY BOB SCHMITZ

OWNED BY 0. J. AND K. DE KORSAK, GRAND RAPIDS. MICHIGAN


RANCHO SUNTAN PRESENTS:
CH. SHIMMERING STAR OF SUNTAN

FINISHED FOR CHAMPIONSHIP AT VENTURA SHOW JULY 30, 1966. JUDGE, DR_ WM L WASKOW. BREEDER AND OWNER - MARION H. WOODCOCK, ROUTE 1, BOX 45 E. LITTLEROCK, CALIFORNIA 93543.

HANDLED BY DOROTHEA HASTINGS.

SIRE: CH EYELAND DOUBLE OF NOTHING
DAM: CH. SILVER SONG OF SUNTAN

JUST ARRIVED OCT 9TH

ANOTHER EXCEPTIONALLY PROMISING LITTER OUT OF CH SILVER SONG OF SUNTAN BY CH STONEY MEADOWS ROYAL FORTUNE BOTH GROUP WINNERS COLORS IN LITTER: ALL BRINDLE FROM SILVER TO DARK AND WHITE WITH FAWN HEADMARKS


PENNYWORTH KENNELS
Margaret P. Newcombe

At the Eastern American Whippet Club Specialty on October 16, 1966, our Whippet bitches; upheld the banner for "Pennyworth" under Mrs. Kay Finch, and in the absence of Ch. Pennyworth Mother Goose, who had several tears from a fight.

Pennyworth Merrie Xmas, owned by Cal Perry and Pennyworth Xmas Carol, owned by Susie Gilman won first and second in the 9 to 12 Mo. puppy bitch class. Pennyworth Affectionately won first in the Amer-bred class . Pennyworth Handy Sandy won the Open bitch class and

went on to winners bitch for five points over 32 bitches. Bettebrook Samantha, owned by us, was fourth in the open class out of the large entry of twelve.

Our bitches are not only winning in the show ring but are producing and are producers of winners. A quality example of this is Ch. Pennyworth Mother Goose, pictured winning Best-in-Show at Putnam Kennel Club.

Ch. Pennyworth Mother Goose by Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of P. ex Ch. Legend O'Lazeland. Fleetfoot is the sire of 25 Champions, 14 in 1966.

Little Bay Road Newington New Hampshire 03801


MADCAP DUSTY ROAD
OWNER HANDLED

SHOWN: GOING BOB AT MESILLA VALLEY KC UNDER THERON C
TRUDGIAN, SEPT. 27, 1966, OUT OF PUPPY CLASS

ALSO: BOB AT WEST TEXAS KC UNDER HEYWOOD R. HARTLEY

OCT 6 1966 OUT OF PUPPY CLASS .

PLUS: 7 FIRSTS IN PUPPY CLASS 2 RESERVE WINNERS 4 WINNERS BITCH 2 BEST OF OPPOSITE SEX & 2 BEST OF WINNERS ON THE REST OF THE FALL WEST TEXAS CIRCUIT.


NATIONAL RACE MEET
MIDWEST COURSING CLUB, EYLELAND PARK
SEPTEMBER 17 & 18, 1966

TOP SIX DOGS
LEFT TO RIGHT - HIGH POINT, REX RINGO & GENZA VARGA; TITAN HOBO & WM. RACZAK; HASTY ROYAL RED & WM. BACKMAN; BISMARK OF FRISIA & LOUIS PEGRAM; RENFIELD SHAUN & BILL CONRAD; TRAYMATT CHRYSOGONUS & BARBARA STEINBERG


MOR-SHOR KENNELS DIANNE T. MOORE
74 SPLIT ROCK ROAD
SYOSSET, NEW YORK 11791

FINISHED AT 2 YEARS

"CH. HILL'S HARVEST MOON DANCE"
BY CH. GREENBRAE BARN DANCE
EX SEVEN LEAGUE SNOWSCAPE
OWNER - DIANNE T. MOORE

FINISHED AT 10 MOS.

"CH. MOR-SHOR'S HOP-TO-IT-GIRL"
BY CH. GREENBRAE BARN DANCE
EX CH. HILL'S HARVEST MOON DANCE
OWNER D. MOORE & ANN CAHILL

FINISHED AT 8 MOS.

"CH. MOR-SHOR'S WHIRLAWAY"
BY CH. GREENBRAE BARN DANCE
EX CH. HILL'S HARVEST MOON DANCE
OWNER DIANNE T. MOORE

FINISHED AT 1 YEAR

"CH. MOR-SHOR'S MISCHIEF'S MINUET"
BY CH. GREENBRAE BARN DANCE
EX CH. HILL'S HARVEST MOON DANCE
OWNER BARBARA BRIGGS

FINISHED AT 10 MOS.

"CH. MOR-SHOR'S SMALL ACCOUNT"
BY CH. GREENBRAE BARN DANCE
EX CH. HILL'S HARVEST MOON DANCE
OWNER WALTER KIMPEL

FINISHED AT 2 YRS.

"CH. HILL'S BARN DANCER"
BY CH. GREENBRAE BARN DANCE
EX SEVEN LEAGUE SNOWSCAPE
OWNER FRANK HILL


DOUBLE TROUBLE

CAN CH. ROCKABYE EMBER OF COURSE
MR. & MRS. BILL TURPIN JR. PORT COQUITLAM, B.C.

URRAY CHIEFTAIN
MR. & MRS. BILL TURPIN SR. VANCOUVER, B.C.

1966 NATIONAL POINTS RACE MEETS

EMBER

 

CHIEFTAIN

HIGH POINT ADULT

VANCOUVER, B,C,

3RD HIGH POINT ADULT

HIGH POINT CHAMPION

 

 

FASTEST HEAT

 

 

3RD HIGH POINT ADULT HIGH POINT OPPOSITE SEX

SANTA BARBARA , CALIF ,

2ND HIGH POINT ADULT HIGH POINT OUT OF STATE

 

FASTEST HEAT

 

 

2ND HIGH POINT ADULT HIGH POINT OPPOSITE SEX

RENTON , WASH ,

HIGH POINT ADULT
HIGH POINT CANADIAN DOG

 

HIGH POINT CHAMPION

 

TIED FASTEST HEAT

TIED FASTEST HEAT

 

 


COLLAPSIBLE STARTING BOXES FOR SIX RACING WHIPPETS
DESIGNED & BUILT BY (HOP) E. B. HOPKINS

DIMENSIONS USING 3/4 inch PLYWOOD:

PAD: 32 x 65 1/4

TOP: 24 1/8 x 65 1/4

SOLID FRONT: 25 x 65 1/8

SLIDING BACK DOORS: 9 3/4 x 25 3/4

7 DIVIDER PANELS: 25 x 25 x 25 x 32

ASSEMBLY

1. Set floor pad firm and level.
2. Erect end panels with pull pin hinges.
3. Place five other divider panels in floor grooves.
4. Slide six back doors in grooves.
5. Lift hinged top and front section with front folded over top of boxes.

Guide into grooves over divider panels.

6. Swing front over. Push top baok to cushion stops.
7. Remove 8 nuts from top and 2 nuts from each end of pad studs. Place stabilizer angles (marked L & R front, L & R rear) over the 2 bolts on top of box - also one bolt on pad studs (3 bolts in each angle stabilizer).

Insert remaining i 4 . bolts from the inside of each panel. Two stabilizer angles at each end insure steadiness.

8. Put nuts on every bolt. Tighten top nuts. Tighten nuts on each end panel.

Finally, tighten nuts on end pad studs until box is squared.

9. Insert handle bar. Turn to right and tighten so that hand grip is in forward position and tighten set screws in ccllar.
10. Lift up on catch release handle and place into guide notch so bar is in starting position.

TO DISMANTLE: FIRST SLIP CATCH RELEASE UNDER HOOK. REVERSE PROCEDURE.


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.

Eves - 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



ANNOUNCING 1967 MARYSVILLE, OHIO WHIPPET RACING FUTURITY

Purpose - The purpose of this Futurity is to promote and encourage Whippet owners to

prepare and train their Whippets for participation in the Marysville, Ohio National Race Meeting in October 1967.

Eligibility - Any A.K.C. Registered or Eligible to register Whippet. Either Sex -

and age.

Payments Into the Futurity - To make a Whippet eligible to the Futurity, payments

are to be made into the Futurity as follows: On or before March 31, 1967 - $5.00;

On or before June 30, 1967 - $5.00; On or before September 30, 1967 - $10.00

No payments will be accepted after above due dates.

No payments will be refunded for any reason whatsoever except if the Futurity would be called off. In which case all payments will be refunded to the owner.
Owners may nominate as many Whippets as he wishes.

If Whippets are sold during the year eligibility follows the Whippet. This

should make eligible Whippets more valuable to the new owners And therefore effect. the selling price.

Anyone wishing to make a donation to the futurity may do so in which case the donation will be added to the total fund for distribution.

Distribution of Futurity - All funds in the Futurity will be distributed to owners

according to National Race Points accumulated at the Marysville, Ohio race meet October 1967. Only eligible Whippets will be considered. Distribution will be as

follows: First 20 1. /, ; Second 18%; Third 16%; Fourth 14%; Fifth 12%; Sixth 10%;

Seventh 8%; for a sub-total of 98%; Postage and Mailing 2%; giving a Total of 100%.

In case of ties, next place money will be equally divided. For instance if two

Whippets tie for second place, second and third place money will be equally divided.

Reports on the Futurity, - A complete accounting will be furnished owners of all

money received at different periods during the year. A final report will be made after the Marysville race meeting.

How to enter the Futurity - Write for entry blanks to:

W. D. Backman P. 0. Box 5 Aurora , Indiana, 47001

Remember - No late payments can be accepted. All three payments must be received

on or before the due dates stated above. Failure to get your payments in on time will cause Whippet to become ineligible with all previous payments forfeited to the Futurity.

We hope that many owners will participate in this Futurity. We feel sure that this Futurity will create much interest and will be beneficial to the sport of racing Whippets.

Sincerely,

W. D. Backman, Gary Purvis, Donna Gluhm Committee


INTERNATIONAL KENNEL CLUB TO OFFER WHIPPET RACES ON APRIL 1 and 2

by Louis Pegram

Mr. William Ogilvie has announced that the International Kennel Club, Chicago, Illinois , will again hold Whippet racing as a spectator attraction. Whippets from all sections of the U.S.A. are invited to compete under National Racing Rules and Regulations. There will be four complete race programs, two on Saturday at 2:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M., also two on Sunday at 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. All eligible Whippets are expected to compete in all four programs.

This year it will be necessary to race only those Whippets which are thoroughly trained for racing and this applies both to adult Whippets and to puppies. There will be thousands of spectators watching these advertised races, and we are going to put on formful racing, not schooling or training races for inexperienced Whippets or fighters.

There will be schooling races on Friday afternoon, March 31, after the American Whippet Club Specialty. Any owners who wish special type races will have the track available to them both Friday afternoon and evening. Here is a fine time to make up special type races of your choice, but all inexperienced whippets "must school satisfactorily Friday afternoon."

If we average 12 races on each program we will pay purse money of $3.00- 1st, $2.00-2nd and $1.00-3rd for every race on the entire program. Purses will be cut, if entries exceed six Whippets for each 12 race program. There will also be numerous trophies in various cat e gories. We will again offer the MRS. C. GROVERMAN ELLIS Trophy for High Point Race Whippet with the DONALD HOSTETTER MEMORIAL RACE Trophy going to the high point Whippet who has completed his bench championship in the U.S.A. or Canada. The American Whippet Club will offer for the first time, an engraved trophy valued at $14.00 going to each of the following: The High Point Race Whippet, High Point - Opposite Sex and High Point Bench Champion. There are several beautiful rotating trophies which will remain for one year with the winner where such trophies are offered. Suitable trophies will be given in other categories.

we will be most happy to receive trophy donations for racing, and every effort will be made to place these trophies where the donator wishes. Let us know as soon as possible, but we will take trophy donations through March 31, 1967.

The Ralston Purina Company will again have their Toledo Scale on hand. Every Whippet racing can be weighed some time during the period of the show and races, if the owner so . desires.

Racing Points will he offered in line with "The Award of Racing Merit".


Bardon Kennel Reports
Donald and Barbara Frames
October, 1966

We have read, with interest, the tales of lost dogs in recent issues of the WHIPPET NEWS and thought possibly people might be interested in our experience.

On last April 18, our Ch. Eyleland Paisley was hunting near the house and disappeared without a trace. As we had just recently moved to the area, we had no fencing but had kept close track of the dogs and they were becoming accustomed to their new and strange hilly surroundings. Paisley had been one of the more avid hunters but is also one of our more sensible dogs and we never thought that she would get lost. Frankly, we suspected that she had met foul play but we whistled and called and drove the area for about a week with no success. Our suffoundings are mountainous and the roads are scattered, leaving large areas that could not be reached. The following week was spent driving up canyon roads and impassible drives within about a thirty mile radius, in an effort to contact local people who might have seen her. No luck. Having done all we could in the way of personal effort, ads in papers, posters, etc. we were quite discouraged and resigned to our loss - though, at the same time, we couldn't really believe that we would never see her again. We also had several well- meaning but heartbreaking false alarms resulting from our ads. One turned out to be six greyhounds in a pen in somebody's front yard, all brindle. Another was also brindle - a brindle farm collie with a long, flowing coat and great bushy tail. The third call came from someone who had found a shepherd-collie cross miles away and was just sure it was our dog. All this, in spite of accurate descriptions in our ads. Our neighbors also, with the best of intentions, were anything but helpful. They were full of dire predicitions of how a little dog would be eaten by bobcats or coyotes or bitten by a rattlesnake or have fallen into a crevasse in the rocks, some­ where.

On Monday, May 16th, the county dog catcher called with a report that someone had seen a dog who might be ours but that no one could get near it. During the conver­ sation he said "she's fawn, isn't she?" to which we replied "No, she's brindle" and the answer to that was "Well, yeah, maybe it was brindle." Not very reassuring or encouraging, especially since we had just read an ad for two lost greyhounds. But pile in the car we did and steamed down to the spot where the dog had been sighted, an area of rolling hills and pasture on the Fresno river, about 16 miles from where we live. We stopped the car by the bridge, looked, called, whistled, saw nothing, and were about to give up when we decided to walk down the road to an abandoned farm house. While walking, we happened to look up a hill, for some reason, and there in the shadow of a tree was the silhouette of a greyhound head sticking above the grass, ears at attention. For some reason, it looked like a greyhound head but we climbed through the fence and started up the hill to have a closer look. There was a strong cross wind blowing and whatever dog it was could not hear us, we were sure. As we started up the hill, the silhouette moved away from us on a parallel course and as it came into the sun, we could see it was Paisley. We stopped, called, she turned around and recognized us, came running down the hill and threw herself down beside us, an endearing habit she has with people she is fond of. Our Paisley was back.

She had been lost for twenty-eight days and had obviously lived off the land. Her stool, for the first several days, more closely resembled a charcoal grey felt hat than for a normal dog stool -- it was solid rabbit fur. Her weight had dropped from twenty-four pounds (she was about a pound overweight) to twenty pounds, a one sixth weight loss. She looked worse in the pictures we took than we actually remember her looking at the time -- possibly a matter of lighting. We really think she had reached her minimum weight and that she could have gone on indefinitely - she had gone on for a month and she was not a dog to accept handouts or take up with strangers. Apparently she had drifted down river through largely uninhabited and very rough country to the area where we found her. The night after she was lost there was a tremendous, drenching downpour which may have had something to do with her inability to work her way back home again. The one most puzzling thing, which no one has found a solution for, were the healing bruises or abrasions across her hind feet, above the toes. As a result, her legs were full of foxtails which had entered the cuts, festered, and were working their way up inside her legs. Foxtails are an extremely nasty weed seed which can travel through a dog's body and are apparently local to the west. General opinion is that if she had been caught in a trap, her feet would have been broken. Maybe it was a small trap or a snare of some sort - we will never know.

Thus concludes our tale of our lost Paisley. Certainly this should convince anyone who thinks that whippets are fragile or delicate or that show dogs are pampered imbeciles, that such is not the case. Paisley is a small dog that finished to her championship with a group win and while most infrequently shown, has done well when she has been. It should also demonstrate the fact that whippets are still capable of doing what they were originally bred for - coursing and catching rabbits, and this she did under most trying and unfavorable circumstances. We are most happy to have her back and hope that our story serves as encouragement to others who may lose a dog.


Urray Kennels Report

Aldergrove, B.C., Canada Richard Webster August 30, 1966

I expect by now you will have received the results of the Renton Meeting, and seen that once again URRAY CHIEFTAIN was the victor. This means that he must be rated as High Point Champion on the West Coast, as he has captured the top honours at all three of the major points meetings. We are indeed very happy about this, and feel that this year Canadian Dogs have really come into their own, and should now be able to acquit themselves well anywhere in the U. S. A. I only hope that someone will be able to make the International next year.

I am very happy to add that we have also made our mark with Whippets in the show ring too. On Monday 22nd August under Judge O. Carley Harriman I took an eighteen month old male to Best In Show at the Pacific National Exhibition with an entry of 233 dogs of all breeds. The BIS line up consisted of five top handlers and myself-- quite an experience. The dog URRAY WILD BILL had previously finished in Canada in 'three straight' and followed this up with three consecutive majors in the U. S. A. As well as having scored 195 in his first Obedience Trial he is showing great promise as a racer, and only lacks maturity for this. This was the first BIS Whippet on the West Coast since 1928 -- !!


White Acres Kennel Reports Pearl H. Baumgartner October, 1966

With our show and racing season drawing to a close we can settle down until our spring shows. It has been a good year for both dogs and people. Have had good times racing especially with our Canadian friends to the North. We really enjoyed our two trips to Vancouver B. C. in July. It was a little damp for their Race Meet on July 2nd, but they had things so well organized that all went well in spite of the rain. We also enjoyed their Booster Show although we did not have an entry. We thought our dogs did quite well considering their lack of training.

We were quite pleased with the way everyone supported the Race Meet and Support Show held at Renton, Wash. on August 20-21, 1966. Everybody pitched in and helped where they wire needed and it was a lot of fun and everybody worked hard. All the young ones had their jobs too. We had some time for visiting but there is never enough time for that at such events. We did enjoy visiting with Susan Wing and Leslie and Jean Babbitt. And was pleased with the whippet entry and the fact that the Whippet placed third in the group.

We were quite pleased with the way our dogs ran. Both Fancy and Sylvia slipped their pads but they are true race dogs as they never gave up and put their all into it until the last heat was run. It is hard to believe that Sylvia was eight years old last March and on June 24th suffered a broken toe (the outside toe on her right hind foot). Which was a racing accident and since no veterinarian was present we set it and taped it up and after four weeks she was back racing. Ile really hadn't planned to enter her but since she was doing so well, we decided to take her along. She is

a good dog for training pups and young dogs as she has never been known to fight while racing. Chug-A-Lug did well in her first two heats but came up limping so she was scratched in the third heat. Breeze will never be a great racer but she will hold her own in her class. She is small and loves to race and always chases the lure.

We are quite proud of White Acres Carol's Fancy as she not only has proved herself o on the track but she is now a show Champion (subject to A.K.C.) and she has been raced and handled by her owner Carol. Carol also is showing a promising young Beagle White Acres Our Man Friday and she is doing quite well with him also having recently won a group second. We are also proud that a Beagle we bred is the top winning beagle so far this year he is Am. and Can. Ch. Page Mill Trademark.


American Whippet Club members send your kennel reports for the WHIPPET NEWS. Let us have news of what you are doing as well as your comments. Send your reports to:

The Whippet News

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


Whippet Racing
by Louis Pegram, National Racing Secretary

We are nearing the end of 1966, and as you can see by the pages of the WHIPPET NEWS progress is being made in connection with Whippet racing held under "Official Rules and Regulations for National Whippet Racing." Difficulties do arise from time to time during certain race meetings, but such problems can be expected. The job of the Sectional Supervisory Racing Committee is to handle, if possible, disagreements on a constructive basis at any race meeting, where they are asked by a race club or group to act in the official capacity as a Sectional Supervisory Racing Committeeman or Woman.

Whippet racing consists largely of amateurs. Experienced Whippet owners should be objective in teaching new owners the details of Whippet racing. Consider first that these new owners need constructive advise; but Whippets, owned by newcomers, should be given no extra consideration if they do not perform satisfactorily in regular race meetings under National Race Rules and Regulations. This also applies to friends of individuals conducting race meetings under the above rules.

Whippet racing or the American Whippet Club should not be blamed or involved in personal differences between individual Whippet owners or groups of Whippet owners. There is no place in this sport where one group of Whippet owning friends should try and bring pressure on other groups of individuals, largely because of personal differences, likes, or opinions. Whippet racing cannot be promoted on a successful, constructive basis when petty personal differences are allowed to become major factors.

Many of our growing pains in Whippet racing can be eliminated by the following methods

1. Stick strictly to "OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR NATIONAL WHIPPET RACING." There should be no exceptions for new owners, friends, pressure groups, etc.

2. Train your official family. (abide by the ruling of the appointed trained officials.)

Occasionally, disagreements may arise on certain points in connection with the run­ ning of a race or race meeting. This difference should be settled promptly by the Racing Secretary, officials involved, and at least two Sectional Supervisory Race Committee members, who were requested in advance of the meeting to act as an advisory committee. Once a fair decision has been made, then drop the matter at a local level. Please do not encourage minor disagreements, causing them to spread and oftentimes become unfactual.

Each club is res p onsible for operating their own race meeting. The only responsi­ bilities of the racing group, as affiliated with the American Whippet Club, are to (1) furnish standard "OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR NATIONAL WHIPPET RACING" and (2) if requested, ask at least two members of the Sectional Supervisory Racing Committee to act in an official capacity, should disagreements arise in connection with interpretation of the rules.

It must be remembered that a few dedicated Whippet owners carry much of the load in conducting sectional and national race meetings. Without exception, they have done a fine job and should receive every encouragement to continue on with their fine work. There are many times when there are not enough qualified people available to fill all of the official positions at certain race meetings. On such occasions the Racing Secretary and other qualified members of a local club must do the best they can under existing difficult conditions. Here again they can receive additional support if properly qualified Sectional Supervisory Racing Committee members are present and actively cooperating.

Should a Whippet owner wish to complain in writing to the "National Racing Secretary" do so in a businesslike way. Leave personalities, friendships, hatred, etc. out of the complaint. The Racing Rules Committee will do everything possible to try and settle any point which might have created a problem, but we cannot become involved, taking the side of one group or individual versus some other group or individual Whippet owner.

It has been brought out clearly to me, as National Racing Secretary, that copies of "Racing Rules and Regulations for National Whippet Racing" should be circulated with the various groups who hold race meetings. Each club Racing Secretary will be sent multiple copies, to be used to their best advantage with active members of the various racing clubs, who hold race meetings under National Racing Rules.


WHIPPET RACING AND THE A. K. C.

From time to time, since 1933, we have requested supervision of Whippet racing by the American Kennel Club. Enclosed is the most recent reply from the American Kennel Club in connection with my letter dated September 20.

All Whippet owners interested in Whippet racing can see the urgent need of giving full support to National Racing Rules and Regulations as affiliated with the American Whippet Club.

Thank you for your support during 1966.

Louis Pegram, Secretary American Whippet Club


AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB
51 Madison Avenue New York , N. Y. 10010

October 31, 1966

Dear Mr. Pegram:

At a recent meeting of our Board of Directors the matter covered in your last month's letter to Mr. Dick was discussed.

It is the present judgment of the Board that The American Kennel Club not undertake any supervision or regulation of Whippet racing, except as is necessary under present AKC rules when Whippet racing is conducted at a licensed or member show as a special attraction.

Very truly yours,

Roy H. Carlberg Secretary


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LET'S GET SOMETHING STRAIGHT

"To bump or not to bump. That is the question." -- and one that must be met and solved in a fair and conscientious manner if Whippet racing in North America is to continue its present healthy growth.

To disqualify a dog which illegally interferes with another during the running of a race is not an example of "winning at any cost" or poor sportsmanship. It must be a necessity if the standard of whippet racing is to improve. However, it is not this point which is difficult to accept, but rather, the definition and ultimate judgement of interference itself. If greater understanding and acceptance of this latter point can be promoted then considerable grief and hurt feelings most certainly will be avoided in the future.

The Official Rules and Regulations for National Whippet Racing state "Any Whippet who fouls other racers based on unnecessary humping, fighting, riding, or interfering will be disqualified from all placements in the race where the foul was committed." Here is the crux of the matter then, for, while some people choose to ignore all interference short of a knock-down drag-out brawl, others consider any form of contact one dog makes with another to be a foul. Between these two extremes lies the answer to the problem at hand. To judge whether a dog fouls is to judge whether a dog is "running the lure" or simply "running another dog." So long as a dog chases the lure only, it cannot foul another dog. Some of the more common cases of LEGAL BUMPING are:

Dog B runs between dogs A and C in chasing the lure and, in so doing, bumps dogs A and C. However, dog B does not turn his head but simply runs the shortest route to the lure. THIS IS LEGAL BUMPING.

The lure bounces, as indicated in the diagram, and dog B, who was in the act of passing dog A at the time the lure moved, cuts in front of A, possibly hitting him in the process but still attempts to run the shortest path to the lure. THIS IS LEGAL BUMPING.

Dog B tries to go over dog A. This is a rare incident but it may be a legitimate attempt to catch the lure. It may be caused by a sudden shift in the direction of the lure followed by dog A cutting in front of dog B who is in mid-stride. In judging a case such as this, one should consider the collision to be "innocent" if dog B continues after the lure and ignores dog A after the collision.

THIS IS LEGAL BUMPING.

What about illegal interference? Some of the most common cases are:

Dog B "rides" dog A, that is, dog B makes no attempt to pass dog A but, instead, tries to force him off the track or away from the lure thus impeding dog A's speed and direction. THIS IS A DISQUALIFYING FOUL.

Dog B swerves from his path to the lure, hits dog A once or several times, then con­ tinues after the lure. This is usually obvious since the dog committing the foul will "turn his head" or look before running at and hitting the other dog.

THIS IS A DISQUALIFYING FOUL.

Dog B attempts to pass dog A. Dog A cuts in front of B, hitting him once or repeat­ edly, to prevent B from reaching the lure first. Again, a head turn is usually obvious in such a situation.

THIS IS A DISQUALIFYING FOUL.

While these are the most common instances of "bumping", there is one further case which requires comment here. This is the case where a dog "turns its head" but doesn't actually interfere with the progress of another dog. While the intent to foul may be there, the dog should not be disqualified unless it actually interferes. Racing secretaries should, whenever possible, acquaint new Whippet owners with the aforementioned facts on interference and help them develop training programs for their novice race dogs thereby preventing such dogs from becoming possible "bumpers." Finally, if one is judging fouls and any doubt arises as to whether a foul was committed, such a foul should not be called. Similarly, if the judge is certain a foul was committed, he should report it to the racing secretary without hesitation.

Bill Turpin Jr., Racing Secretary, Western Gazehound Club

This article approved by Louis Pegram, National Racing Secretary, for distribution in the WHIPPET NEWS, and is reprinted from THE WESTERN GAZEHOUND NEWSLETTER.


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"AWARD OF RACING MERIT" PROGRAM

by Louis Pegram,
National Racing Secretary

The Board of Directors, working with the Racing Rules Committee as an affiliated part of the American whippet Club, has approved an "Award of Racing Merit" Certificate. This award will be a certificate suitable for framing and will be sent to the owner immediately after his or her Whippet has obtained 15 racing points. These points, however, must first be verified by the Racing Rules Committee of the American Whippet Club.

OPERATION OF "AWARD OF RACING MERIT" PROGRAM

1. Any Whippet racing in a race meeting, approved under National Racing Rules and Regulations for adult Whippets only, is eligible to accumulate points towards his "Award of Racing Merit". A Whippet must, however, be eligible for registration with the American Kennel Club while accumulating points, and must be individually registered before he receives his "Award of Racing Merit".

2. Not more than one race meeting where "Award of Racing Merit" points will be given, can be held in the same location during any one calendar year. All approved race meetings held in any one calendar year to qualify for "Award of Racing Merit" points, must be at least 50 miles apart.

3. An adult Whippet must accumulate 15 racing points to receive an "Award of Racing Merit" in line with the specifications for this award. There are no other requirements necessary.

4. "Racing Award of Merit" points will be awarded starting January 1, 1967 or when the first approved race meeting under National Rules and Regulations is held in 1967.

5. Racing Secretaries, holding race meetings under National Racing Rules and Regulations, should mention their event is eligible for National "Award of Merit" points. They should also report points awarded to Whippets who took part in such a race meeting and these points should be reported in the results printed in the Whippet Newsy also to the National Racing Secretary.

6. The National Racing Secretary will keep a record of points on each Whippet. He will mail certificate of "Award of Racing Merit" to owner of a Whippet who has accumulated 15 approved racing points. Announcement of the award and breeding of the Whippet receiving the award will appear free in the Whippet News.

7. Points arc based on actual starters not entries in the first race program of a given series of four race programs. whippets entered, who do not start in the first race program, cannot be included to make up points. All national race meetings which qualify for "Award of Racing Merit" points must run four complete race programs. Period of time could cover one or two days: If one day--two complete race programs between 8:00 AM and 12:00 PM, and two complete race programs between 1:00 PM and dark.

8. Once a Whippet has accumulated these 15 racing points to receive his certificate, he could continue to race under "Official Rules and Regulations for National Whippet Racing", but would accumulate no extra points. For example, an "Award of Merit" winner could still be the high point winner at a race meeting. The nearest high point winner to the Award winner or winners, who had not received an "Award of Racing Merit" Certificate based on securing 15 points, would receive the points based on the number of adult Whippets actually racing. This would give an "Award of Racing Merit" winner the chance to continue to race, and still give other outstanding racers the chance to accumulate points toward an "Award of Racing Merit" Certificate.

9. POINT SCORING

50 Adult Whippets or More (Flat) - Based on starters not entries

6 points - High Point Winner
4 points - Second High Point Winner
2 points - Third High Point Winner

40 to 49 Adult Whippets (Flat) - Based on starters not entries

5 points - High Point Winner
3 points - Second High Point Winner
1 point - Third High Point Winner

30 to 39 Adult Whippets (Flat) - Based on starters not entries

4 points - High Point Winner
2 points - Second High Point Winner

20 to 29 Adult Whippets (Flat) - Based on starters not entries

3 points - High Point Winner
1 point - Second High Point Winner


MARYSVILLE OHIO WHIPPET RACING FUTURITY

MR. WILLIAM D. BACKMAN, SR. has just forwarded a copy as to the operation of the first Whippet race futurity offered in connection with the racing of adult Whippets. This type of Whippet race futurity is absolutely legal
and similar type futurities are now constructively operated in the "improvement of the breed" for thoroughbred horses and Greyhounds.

We are most fortunate to have Mr. Backman operating such a futurity, as his banking background gives him the very best of qualifications. His committee consists of Miss Donna Gluhm and Mr. Gary Purvis.

Remember, this is a national futurity and we hope that you will give it your full support. It seems entirely fair to all adult Whippets, so please make your first payment before March 31, 1967.

Louis Pegram


OLYMPIC KENNEL CLUB
Support Show and Race Meet

August 20-21, 1966

by Pearl Baumgartner

The Race Meet and Support Show were well supported, with entries from British Columbia , California, Oregon and Washington. I want to thank all of those who entered, especially the members of the Western Gazehound Club for their help. Without their support and help this event would not have been possible. The Show drew an entry of 21 and there were 38 entered for the Races.

It was unfortunate that racing conditions were not the best. Since there had been no rain in 32 days the track was dry and dusty. Saturday there were several problems. First the dust was so bad that the lure picked up so much dust that several times the dogs lost the lure and the race had to be rerun, then too the weather was hot and windy and the lure would whip all over the track. Finally after the first heat was completed they got out hoses and wet down the track so we were able to run the second heat with fewer problems. On Sunday immediately following the Whippet Judging the men again got out the hoses and continued to wet down the track. So by race time the track was considerably better, but again it was hot and windy, so we still had the problem of gusts of wind picking up the lure and whipping it all over the track. By experimenting with different ideas we were able to finish the races without too many problems.

Because of these track conditions and the whipping lure we had a greater number of dogs bumping, interferring and this led to many more disqualifications and I am sure that many of these would not have been had conditions been different. Also, since we didn't get our new boxes we had to use our five box set up and this provided a few problems, but by working together we solved all of our problems. We used our new electric lure and it worked out well.

Bob Baumgartner operated the lure, Carol Baumgartner and Bruce Jackson operated the boxes, Margaret White and Doris Ringer took care of the score board. Our Judges were: Bill Turpin Sr., Bill Turpin Jr., Glenn Monigold, June Watson, Joan Brazier, Mark Webster, Robert Watson, Art Gordon, Jordon Babbitt, John Rogalsky, and Frank Jackson. Jean Babbitt, Laurene Boudreaux, Barbara Rogalsky, Alice Turpin blanketed the dogs. I spent the two days filling in where I was needed.

Since there is no organized club in the area all entry money and donations were used to buy Trophies, Rosettes and small heat ribbons for first through fourth. Then the money that was left was used to pay for the lunch that was served both days prior to the races. Then after the awards were made on Sunday Margaret White provided a punch bowl for all those taking part in this event.

We are already looking forward to the same event next year. The Western Gazehound Club and our group are planning our Race Events for next year. The Western Gazehound Club are planning to hold their Race Meet the week end prior to ours, so if anyone wants to make the trip they can attend both events, plus two or three shows in Canada and the one here. So we all extend an invitation to all. Plan your vacations at that time and come to the Northwest, and we promise you two wonderful weekends of racing and Northwest hospitality.

I again want to thank everybody who contributed to our Race Meet and the Support Show for their help, trophy donations and their entries. If I have failed to mention anyone who helped as Judges etc., it is just an oversight on my part. I also want to thank Doris Ringer for the programs that she made up and had available for all those wanting them. Hope to see you all back again next year, and we promise better racing conditions although we can never predict what the weather will be.

Trophies and Rosettes were awarded to the following:

Trophies and Rosettes were awarded to the following:

High Point Adult ---------------------------------------- Urray Chieftan
Second High Point Adult -------------------------------- Can.Ch Rockabye Ember of Course
High Point Best of Opposite Sex ------------------------ Can.Ch Rockabye Ember of Course

High Point B Grade -------------------------------------- Falconer's Jenny

High Point C Grade* ------------------------------------- White Acres Tarryton

High Point D Grade ------------------------------------- Ch White Acres Sylvia

High Point Dog or Bitch 20 lbs or under ----------------- Urray Speed Queen

High Point First Time Entered in a National Meet -------- White Acres Bruce's Shadow

High Point Champion ------------------------------------- Can.Ch. Rockabye Ember of Course

High Point Veteran ------------------------------------- Ch. White Acres Sylvia

High Point Canadian owned ------------------------------ Urray Chieftan

High Point Puppy --------------------------------------- White Lightning of Stargazer

High Point Best of Opposite (Puppy) --------------------- White Acres Highlight

*There was a three way tie for High C Grade so we had a run off for the trophy.

 

ADULT ENTRIES

 

Whippet

Owner

Points

Grade

1. 

Urray Chieftan

Turpin Sr.

25

A

2. 

Can.Ch.Rockabye Ember of Course

Turpin Jr.

24

A

3.

White Acres Sage

L.Babbitt

23

A

4.

Rambling Free and Easy

Markert

20

A

5.

White Acres Carol's Fancy

C.Baumgartner

19

A

6.

Falconer's Jenny

J.Babbitt

19

A

7.

Sing'n Little Girl Blue

Barlow

18

A

8.

Bay-Star Open Road

Turpin Jr.

14

B

9.

Bardon Summer Breeze

Baumgartner

13

B

10.

White Acres Tarryton

B.Jackson

12

B

11.

Urray Go Go Go

Fraser

12

B

12.

White Acres Bruce's Shadow

B.Jackson

12

B

13. 

Urray Speed Queen

Whitton

11

B-C

14. 

Can.Ch.Urray Clansman C.D.

Webster

10

B-C

15. 

Ch.White Acres Sylvia

W.A.Kennels

10

B-C

16. 

Am. Can. Ch. Hollypark Baby Doll of Urray

Webster

9

C

17. 

Rockabye Clamity Jane of Urray

Webster

9

C

18. 

Am.-Can.Ch. Whirlwind Silver Dart

Watson

7

C

19. 

White Acres Shamra

D.Jackson

7

C

20. 

Urray Blue Horizon

Webster

7

C

21. 

Can.Ch.Urray Wild Bill

Webster

6

C

22. 

Can.Ch.Wyldewhick White Witch

Rogalsky

6

C

23. 
24.
25.
26.
27.

Sonna Inkspot
White Acres Chug-A-Lug (scratch #3)
Almar-O-Princess Carole (int 1 - 2)
Laudmore Minnie Tee Hee (int #3)
Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn(int #3)

Newmarch C.Baumgartner K.K.Simmons K.K.Simmons Newmarch

5 C
5 C
3 D
2 D
2 D

28. 

White Acres Dash (int Y..))

Tourtellotte

0 D

29. 

Ch.Sing'n Sinner Man (int #1)

Wing

0 A

30. 

Urray O'Reilly (int M.)

Rogalsky-Webster

0 C

31. 

White Acres the Silly Prince (int #1)

Baumgartner

0 C

32. 

Nefertiti (dnf

Marsh

0 D

33. 

Pennyworth Tumbleweed

White Acres Kennel

 

34. 

Good Hoping O'Lazeland

Young

Scratch #1

35. 

Perpadeedelio

Marsh

 

PUPPIES

1. 

White Lightning of Stargazer

Rogalsky

8

2. 

Rockabye Roadrunner

Turpin Sr.

5

3. 

White Acres Highlight (int '2)

C.Baumgartner

5

Puppies ran two heats once each day.

FIRST RACE PROGRAM - 200 yards

Race 1 - 1-Shamra, 2-Sylvia, 3-Minnie, Thane Jenny, Nefertiti (dnf)
Race 2 - 1-Chug-A-Lug, 2-Carole, 3-Inkspot, Dash, Blue Horizon
Race 3 - 1-Go Go, 2-Tarryton, 3-Baby Doll, Silly Prince (int) O'Rielly (int)
Race 4 - 1-Bruce's Shadow, 2-White Hitch, 3-Jane, Wild Bill, Speed Queen
Race 5 - 1-Jenny, 2-Open Road, 3-Summer Breeze, Clansman, Silver Dart
Race 6 - (High Point) 1-Ember, 2-Sage, Blue Girl (tie), 4-Free and Easy
Race 7 - (High Point) 1-Fancy, 2-Chieftan, Sinner Man (int)

SECOND RACE PROGRAM

Race 1 - 1-Speed Queen, 2-Silver Dart, 3-Blue Horizon, Nefertiti (dnf)
Race 2 - 1-Clansman, 2-Wild Bill, 3-Thane Jenny, Dash, Minnie (int)
Race 3 - 1-Baby Doll, 2-Summer Breeze, 3-Jane, Sylvia, Inkspot
Race 4 - 1-Free and Easy, 2-Open Road, 3-Tarryton, White Witch, Carole (int)
Race 5 - 1-Jenny, 2-Bruce's Shadow, 3-Go Go, Shamra, Chug-A-Lug
Race 6 - 1-Chieftan, Sage, 3-Girl Blue, Ember and Fancy (tie)

THIRD RACE PROGRAM

Race 1 - 1-Chieftan, 2-Sage, 3-Free and Easy, 4-Jenny - 12.4 sec.
Race 2 - 1-Ember, 2-Fancy, 3-Girl Blue, 4-Bruce's Shadow - 12.4 sec.
Race 3 - 1-Open Road, 2-Summer Breeze, 3-Clansman, Go Go, Bady Doll 13.1 sec.
Race 4 - 1-Tarryton, 2-Speed Queen, 3-Shamra 13.2 sec.
Race 5 - 1-Sylvia, 2-White Witch, 3-Silver Dart, Wild Bill, Jane, 13.4 sec.
Race 6 - 1-Blue Horizon, 2-Inkspot, Thane Jenny (int) Dash (int) 14.7 sec.

FOURTH RACE PROGRAM

Race 1 - 1-Jane, 2-Wild Bill, 3-Silver Dart, White Witch, Inkspot 13.2 sec.
Race 2 - 1-Go Go, 2-Clansman, 3-Baby Doll, Shamra, Blue Horizon, 13.2 Sec.
Race 3 - 1-Summer Breeze, 2-Speed Queen, 3-Sylvia 13.4 sec.
Race 4 - 1-Girl Blue, 2-Open Road, 3-Tarryton, Bruce's Shadow 12.7 sec.
Race 5 - 1-Sage, 2-Free and Easy, 30 Jenny 12.8 sec.
Race 6 - 1-Ember, 2-Chieftan, 3-Fancy 12.4 sec.

PUPPY RACES, FIRST RACE PROGRAM - 150 Yards
Race 1 - 1-Highlight, 2-White Lightning, 3-Roadrunner

PUPPY RACES, SECOND RACE PROGRAM
Race 1 - White Lightning, 2-Roadrunner, Highlight (int)


BECKMAN FARM
Aurora, Indiana

Race Results for 1966

 

4-15

6-19

8-21

9-25

10-16

Total

Hasty Royal Red, Backman Sr.

30

28

30

28

27

143

Fawn Von Blaze, Blaze

28

30

-

28

29

115

Jet-Stream, Schenck

26

26

-

-

-

52

Ch. Renfield Blanc et R., Backman Sr.

24

22

26

24

24

120

Tony, James

24

24

20

28

26

122

Samson, Backman Sr.

22

8

-

-

-

30

Black Pearl, Backman Sr.

22

-

20

22

22

86

W. Big Galoot, Backman Jr.

22

22

26

-

20

90

W. Prescription, Backman Jr.

18

-

-

-

-

18

Blitzen, Backman Sr.

9

-

24

-

-

33

Blue Dawn,

12

26

28

24

26

116

Heather, Purvis

15

28

-

24

24

91

Blackie, Albright

-

22

14

20

-

56

Cinderella, Schenck

-

22

-

-

-

22

Melody, Backman Jr.

-

18

24

-

18

60

W. Cinnamon Bark, Purves

-

-

14

18

-

32

Best Four Race Results

Hasty Royal Red 116
Fawn Von Blaze 115
Renfield Blanc et R. 98
Tony 96
Bleu Dawn 94
Heather 91

Trophies Awarded To

Fawn Von Blaze 1st
Tony 2nd
Bleu Dawn 3rd
Heather Puppy High

MIDWEST COURSING CLUB NATIONAL RACE MEET September 1966

An exciting weekend, with 68 Whippets, 3 Borzoi, 11 Greyhounds, 2 Afghans and 4 Saluki in competition. This w a s by far the closest point finish we have seen here. Results are es follows:

First Heat:

Race 1. D M. Minetonka 1st, W. Fast N Present 2nd, Blue Fox 3rd. Time: 14.1

Race 2. D E. Hopscotch 1st, Buster 2nd, W. Fringe Benefit 3rd. 13.3

Race 3. D E. Whimsom 1st, Ginger Creme 2nd, E. S. h. Tost 3rd. '&13.3

Race 4. C CH. Blanc Et Rouge.lst, Lord Selwyn 2nd, S. Black Jack 3rd. 13.2

Race 5. C E. Hurry Up H rry 1st, Miss Muffit 2nd, E. Borice Sue 3rd. 13.0

Race 6. B Bismark of Fresia 1st, Fawn Von Blase 2nd, Ch. E. Cinnamon Roll 3rd. 10.6

Race 7. B M. Jelly Bean 1st, E. Deer 2nd, MCC Sam Jr. 3rd. 12.7

Race 8. A Titan Hobo 1st, Rex Ringo 2nd, W. Transgression 3 rd, R. Shaun 4th N. Dunder N Blitzen 5th. 12.5

Race 9. A T. Chrysogonus 1st, E. H ndsom Ransom 2nd, H. Royal Red 3rd, M. Thunder Thud 4th, E. Hannah 5th, Ch. h. War Paint 6th. 12.6

Second Heat:

Race 1. N. K. Sans Quarte 1st, T. Spinning Wheel 2nd, M. Mirandy 3rd.

Race 2. E. Henry 1st, F. Pagebrook Lady 2nd, Blue Fox 3rd.

Race 3. Ch. E. Cinnamon Roll 1st, Ch. M. W a r Paint 2nd, Borice Sue 3rd.

Race 4. F wn Von Blase 1st, E. Deer 2nd, Miss Muffit 3rd.

Race 5. R. Sh un 1st, E. Hannah 2nd, MCC Little Moose 3rd.

Race 6. Bism rk of Frisia 1st, M. Jelly Bean 2nd, E. Hopscotch 3rd.

Race 7. A H. Royal Red 1st, Rex Ringo 2nd, T. Chrisogonus 3rd.

Third Heat:

Race 1. M. M irandy lst,T. Sumo. 2nd, E.. S..11. Tost , 3rd

Race 2. 1_0C Little Moose 1st, Spinning wheel 2nd, F. Pagebrook Lady 3rd.

Race 3. k. Dunder N Blitzen 1st, Lord. Selwyn 2nd ) Boris Sue 3rd.

Race 4. Ch. M. d r Paint 1st, N. K. Sa n s Quarte 2nd, E. Henry 3rd.

Race 5. W. Transgression 1st, E. Deer 2nd, E. Hannah 3rd.

Race 6. Titan Hobo 1st, Ch. E. Cinnamon Roll 2nd, Fain Von Blase 3rd.

Race 7. A Rex Ringo 1st, Bism a rk of Frisia 2nd, R. Shaun 3rd, H. Royal Red 4th, T. Chrisogonis 5th.

 

Fourth Heat:

Race 1. T. Buckeroo 1st, Mercury 2nd, W. Fringe Benefit 3rd.

Race 2. Buster 1st, T. Sumo 2nd, w. Past N Present 3rd.

Race 3. Ch. R. Blanc Et Rouge 1st, E. Hurry Up Harry 2nd, Miss Muffit 3rd.

Race 4. MCC Little Moose 1st, M. Mirandy 2nd, E. Borice Sue 3rd.

Race 5. M. Jelly Bean 1st, E. Hannah 2nd, Ch. E. Henry 3rd. Time: 13.5

Race 6. Fawn Von Blase 1st, Ch. E. Cinnmon Roll 2nd, Ch. M. War Paint 3rd. 13.5

Race 7.A Tit a n Hobo 1st, H. Royal Red 2nd, Rex Ringo 3rd, R. Shaun 4th,

Bismark of Fresia 5th, T. Chrysogonus 6th. Time: 13.0

Puppy Races: First Heat
Race 1. Mickey 1st, S. Butch 2nd, Sweetie Pie 3rd. Time: 13.3
Race 2. Ceasar 1st, S. Susie 2nd, Sugar Spice 3rd. 13.4

Second Heat:

Race 1. Cinnamon Shade 1st, Sweetie Pie 2nd, Tiger 3rd.

Race 2.Caesar 1st, Mickey 2nd, S. Butch 3rd.

Third Heat:

Race 1. Cinnamon Shade 1st, Sugar Spice 2nd, Tiger 3rd.

Race 2. Caesar 1st, Mickey 2nd, S. Butch 3rd.

Fourth Heat:

Race 1. Sweetie Pie 1st, Sugar Spice 2nd, Tiger 3rd.

Race 2. Cresar 1st, Mickey 2nd, S. Butch 3rd.

Hurdles: First Heat

Race 1. R. Shaun 1st, T. Sumo 2nd.

Race 2. MOC Sam Jr. 1st, MOC Lulubelle 2nd, E. Hurry Up Harry 3rd.

Second Heat:

Race 1. R. Shun 1st, E. Hurry Up Harry 2nd, T. Sumo 3rd.

Race 2.MOC Spade 1st, Miss Muffit 2nd.

Third Heat:

Race 1. T. Buckeroo 1st, no other finished over hurdles.

Race 2. R. Shun 1st, T. Sumo 2nd, MCC Sam Jr. 3rd.

Fourth Heat:

R. Shaun declared winner, run off for other placements.

E. Hurry Up Harry 1st, T. Sumo 2nd, MOC Sam Jr. 3rd.

PUPPY

OWNER

POINTS

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

1. Caesar

Varga

23

 

 

2. Mickey

Varga

21

 

 

3. Sege Butch

Stodolny

11

19 3/4

20

4. E. Cinnamon Sir de

Eyles

10

 

 

5. Sweetie Pie

Luby

10

18 7/8

18

6. Sugar N Spice

Luby

8

18

17

7. Tiger

Luby

6

19

19

8. Sege Susie

Stodolny

3 Scr. 3

18 3/4

20

9. Shady Lane

 

0 Dis. 1

 

 

HURDLES

 

 

 

 

1. Renfield Shaun

Conrad

15 (3 Heats)

20 3/4

29

2. T. SUM

Morgan

11

21 1/2

30

3. E. Hurry Up Harry

Eyles

10

20 1/4

27

4. T. Buckeroo

Swistak

5

21 3/8

28

5. MOC Sam Jr.

Morgan

9

21 1/2

32

6. MOC Spade

Blackstone

5 out 3

22

28

6. MOC Lulubelle

SegeMo

3 out 3

20

24

7. Miss Muffit

Padden

3 out 3

19 3/4

21 1/2

8. Sege Butch

Stodolny

0 out 2

19 3/4

20

9. Sege Black Jack

Kirsh

0 scr 2

 

 

10. E. Handsom Randsom

Eyles

0 out 2

 

 

FLAT

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.

Rex Ringo
Titan Hobo
H. Royal Red
Bismark of Frisia
Renfield Shaun
T. Chrysogonus
Fawn Von Blase
Ch. E. Cinnamon Roll
M. Jelly Bean

Varga
Raczak
Backman
Pegram
Conrad
Steinberg
Blase
Eyles
Strauss

22
21
20
19
18
15
15
13
13

20 3/4
22 7/8
21 3/4
21 1/2
20 3/4
22 3/4
20 1/4
22 5/8
21 7/8

 

33
32
34
33
29
37
21
35
35

 

10.

Ch. M. War Paint

Strauss

12

22 1/8

 

34

 

11.

MCC Little Moose

Morgan

12

22

 

36

 

12.

E. Hannah

Varga

11

 

 

 

 

13.

W. Transgression

Sausman

10

22 1/8

 

27

 

14.

M. Mire ndy

Strauss

10

18 3/8

 

22

 

15.

Ch. R. Blanc Et Rouge

Backman

10

20 3/8

 

 

 

16.

Deer

Csonski

9

20 1/4

 

25

 

17.

Ch. E. Henry

Soloman

9

21 3/8

 

32

 

18.

N. K. S a ns Quarte

Kebbekus

8

20 1/4

 

23

 

19.

M. Dunder N Blitsen

Strauss

8

21 1/2

 

32

 

20.

E. Borice Sue

Fields

8

19 3/4

 

22

 

21.

E. Hurry Up Hurry

Eyles

8

20 1/4

 

27

 

22.

Buster

Swistak

8

21 1/2

 

28

 

23.

E. Hopscotch

Eyles

7

19 7/8

 

23

 

24.

Miss Muffit

Padden

7

19 3/4

 

21

1/2

25.

Lord Selwyn

Kebbekus

6

21 1/2

 

30

 

26.

Spinning Wheel

Steinberg

6

 

 

 

 

27.

T. Sumo

Morgan

6

21 1/2

 

30

 

28.

W. Whimson

Hopkins

5

 

 

 

 

29.

M. Minnie Tonka

Strauss

5

20 1/4

 

29

 

30.

F. Pagebrook Lady

Swistak

5

19 1/2

 

22

 

31.

W. Past N Present

Jacobs

5

 

 

 

 

32. 

T. Buckeroo

Swistak

5

21 3/8

 

28

 

33. 

Ch. E. S. M. Tost

Eyles

4

19 3/4

 

22

 

34. 

W. Firnge Benefit

Jacobs

4

 

 

 

 

35.

Ginger Creme

Luby

3

18 3/8

 

21

 

36.

Mercury

Swistak

3

18 1/2

 

22

 

37. 

S. Black Jack

Kirsh

2 scr 2

 

 

 

 

38. 

Blue Fox

 

4 scr 3

 

 

 

 

39. 

Step Aside Please

Pegram

0 scr 3

 

 

 

 

40. 

Spector Fleetfeet

Karoles

0 scr 3

19 1/2

 

 

 

41.

E. Handsome Randsom

Eyles

6 dis 2

 

 

 

 

42.

M. Thunder Thud

Strauss

4 scr 2

20 3/4

 

40

 

43. 

MCC Sam Jr.

Morgan

2 scr 2

21 1/2

 

32

 

44. 

Ch. T. Nancy

Mack

0 scr 1

 

 

 

 

45. 

Auant Sebastion

 

0 scr 2

 

 

 

 

46. 

King Cole

Cole

4th heat only

 

 

 

 

 

Two entries absent.

 

 

 

 

 

 


CLOSE UNPREDICTABLE FINISH AT EYLELAND PARK

by Selwyn Blackstone, Midwest Coursing Club Chairman

It was a wild, unpredictable finish. All the owners were watching intently. The Judges wishing the point spread greater, and for something other than a "blanket finish". This would be a dream race for spectators, a heart breaker for some owners, and a nightmare for the judges -- so came a perfect finish for a full week­ end. The weather had been ideal, giving a bright and cheery effect on owners and dogs alike. All had gone without incident, everything adhered to within five minutes of its appointed starting time, and ran off like clockwork.

Saturday two race heats were held followed by a delightful buffet dinner held on the lawn. Anticipations for the winner were the basic topic for the evening and into the Sunday pre race time while all enjoyed coffee and donuts served by the Coursing club. It was most interesting for no dog at this point had a real advantage as we so often see. Many leaned toward Hasty Royal Red pulling off a repeat of last year, which would be a track first; winning two consecutive years. The sentimental favorite was Titan Hobo. The big white dog had been owned by the late Hank Raczak, who had put so much work into our club, and was now owned by his brother Bill. There were still four other contenders that could not be written off. This has been the year of the young hopefuls displacing the old stand-bys. The third heat still gave no definite decisions as a four point spread was all that separated the top six dogs.

The Fun Match was held between the 3rd and 4th heats. We were very pleased to have Eugene Jacobs as the Whippet Judge, and gave him our most gracious thanks for the fine job. Gene suggested it might be interesting to owners and spectators to give a commentary on the judging, which he courageously undertook and it was well accepted. Many owners are new in the breed and were glad to hear the comparisons and reasons for the placement. The dogs were compared with others in the class and the strong points commented on as well as the weak points. We feel it was well presented and accepted and though it would be impractical in many cases and many judges would not be willing to do this, it is a good thing and should be presented more.

The final heat brought the six contenders to the track for the B I G race with Rex Ringo leading with 17 points, Titan Hobo and Traymatt Chrysogonus tied at the bottom of the list with 13 and four dogs sandwiched in between it was still anyones race.

The Big White dog led from the box to finish line, but Rex Ringo came in strong right at the wire like a Champion to salvage third. It was a blanket finish, with the second and third place finishers closing so rapidly that the order of finish on the top three was completely reversed just past the finish line. The judges had to take some time to untangle the mess, and then we had to check and recheck the final tabulation to be sure of the final finish. A great weekend, and a great finish. Rex Ringo by one point, 22; Titan Hobo, 21; Hasty Royal Red, 20; Bismark of Fresna, 19; Renfield Shaun, 18; and Traymatt Chrysogonus 15.


HAMBURG , GERMANY RACE REPORT
September 24 and 25

The German Windhoundbreed and Race Club e.V. founded 1892 (D.W.Z.R.V.) had been chosen to sponsor the 1966 U.I.C.L. Races and the first European championship.

The D.W.Z.R.V. had selected the North German Windhound Race Club to put up the program for this event.

Following titles had been written up:

U.I.C.L. - Winner 1966: Open for all licensed U.I.C.L. race dogs, whose owners are members of one of the U.I.C.L. connected clubs. The race dogs on the day of the race should have the minimum age of 15 months, at the most 7 years old, and may not be under any disqualifications.

European Championship, 1966: Single entries for these races are not permitted. Each country affiliated with the U.I.C.L. may cooperatively for each breed and sex

nominate up to four dogs which have the legitimate right to participate. Participating dogs for the European championship are not permitted to start in the U.I.C.L. Races.

Time and place of the races were: German Windhound Stadium, Hamburg-Farmsen, 24th and 25th of September 1966. Order of races: Saturday 24th 10A.M. start of the preliminary runs. Sunday 25th 10A.M. continuation of the preliminary and expectation runs. 2P.M. winner races. Dogs had to be delivered Saturday 24th till

9:30 by presentation of the Performance Record Card, also Veterinary Examination by the track Veterinarian and delivery of the veterinary certificates and Visas.

Track: Endless oval (one round 400 meters) with a curve radius of 45,5m. The curves at the turns are raised 20 6 4. First class sport lawn.

Distance: Whippets 360m. All other breeds 480m. Hand Lure, which is rolling on rolls cemented into the ground, connected to the tower by string. Two people are on the tower. Motor cycle brings lure around. In the 53rd race, lure broke for the first time. Later, just once more. Time is taken by hand stop watches for the first three dogs.. For the whole event the new race order of the U.I.C.L. of October 1965 are effective.

The weather was gray, a little drizzle once in a while, but cool. There were 194 dogs entered. 58 Greyhounds, 65 Whippets, 47 Afghans, 16 Borzois, 8 Salukis. Every dog was in beautiful condition. There were dogs from Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria , Finnland, Czecheslovakia and Germany.

I have enclosed a full program of the races. On Saturday I missed a few times, since I attended this race event with the three children and a new pup that has been the new family member since May. At the age of six months he showed a terrible interest in the lure. Of course, a Whippet pup.

I am really sorry I can't be with you at your races but I will always remember all of you and once in a while I will send you a little report on Whippet shows and races from over here. Good Luck to all of you.

Katharina Knudten

Note: lm = 1.1.yds Janni, Andrea and Claudia


MARYSVILLE-DELAWARE OHIO RACE MEET AND SUPPORTED ENTRY AGAIN DRAWS FINE ENTRY

by Louis Pegram

The third and final American Whippet Club supported entry and race meeting to be held in the Midwest during 1966, drew a fine entry of 36 Whippets competing in the show ring. The race events drew 59 starters who took part in a series of four complete race programs, plus special races run at 250 yards.

The Whippet entry at Delaware consisted of two Specials and 34 Whippets compet­ ing in the regular classes. This reverses the pattern of other specialties and supported American Whippet Club events held in 1966, as there has been in the past very large entries of Specials, with a very small number of non- champion male Whippets being shown. (Results of judging will be found elsewhere in the Whippet News.)

Following the usual pattern of Whippet racing in the Midwest, competition under National Racing Rules and Regulations was very keen. The grading system produced many winners as indicated by racing points won by each indi­ vidual whippet. The results of each race program clearly indicates the high number of individual winners produced under our present system of rotating Whippets from race program to race program.

The adult races proved to be a very interesting battle for top honors between the great race veteran, EYLELAND HOMER and the young racer, STRATHOAK SPRING INTRIGUE who started his 1966 racing career in the puppy races at the Inter­ national Kennel Club in April. These two racers have very different styles of running. HOMER breaks extremely fast and has great speed at all times. SPRING INTRIGUE always is last to leave the starting box, starting his run in the last 50 yards and is running over his competition at the finish.

The puppy races again drew a limited entry as there are just not enough Whippets raised each year to have a great number of experienced puppy racers under 12 months of age. CAESAR, a strapping son of the great race bitch, EYLELAND HANNAH, proved his superiority by a slight margin over RENFIELD CHARLIE.

The 250 yard races drew limited entries as the judging at Delaware Kennel Club Show took many of the Whippets who would normally have run in these events.

In the combined A-B class, the high point winner was TITAN HOBO who proved slightly superior to FAWN VON BLASE. The combined C-D class saw LORD SELWYN winning over the top puppy CAESAR who interfered just before the finish line.

The official family did an outstanding job in every category. Placing Judges were DR. LINZMIER, DR. BILLINGS and MR. WETTERMAN. MR. SELWYN BLACKSTONE did a perfect job of lure operating, using the electric battery type lure. MR. DON MC CLENTHAN again acted as starter. Don does an excellent job of teasing the Whippets after they are in the starting box. This results in giving every Whippet an equal opportunity of seeing the lure before the start of a race.

MR. WILLIAM SAUSMAN acted as Foul Judge. He also helped with all official duties when needed. MR. WILLIAM CONRAD again acted as Foul Judge. MRS. EUGENE JACOBS and MRS. DAY BACKMAN assisted with the grading system. Fortunately, typical of racing on the Marysville track, interference and bumping were held to a minimum.

Every minute of this two-day event was filled with activities. MR. and MRS. VICTOR RENNER had a buffet supper and cocktail party for those people coming to Marysville , Ohio on Friday night. Saturday night there was a dinner at the Lamplighter Restaurant for American Whippet Club members and friends. MR. WILLIAM D. BACKMAN, SR. announced at the dinner that in 1967, there would be a " Marysville, Ohio Race Futurity" for adult Whippets operating under National Racing Rules and Regulations. MR. BACKMAN's idea seems excellent as it is a fair and constructive way to add money on a realistic basis to Whippet purses. It is our hope that many people owning Whippets will nominate their racers for this event. Actually few of us could honestly say who would be the top racers come October or November, 1967. Full details will appear in the next issue of the Whippet News.

MRS. DAY BACKMAN was busy every minute of the time and had an outstanding display of trophies available for those people who showed and raced Whippets. MRS. PEARL BAUMGARTNER and MR. GENZA VARGA both donated beautiful trophies as did numerous other friends of the breed.

Again all of us attending this event wish to thank our Ohio and Indiana friends for the fine job they are doing in promoting the Whippet for show, racing and as a pet and friend.

RACE RESULTS

PUPPY RACES - 4 complete programs - 175 yards - 10 starters

Whippet

Owner

Points

1-Caesar

Varga

27

2-R. Charles

Renner

20

3-R. George

Renner

13

4-R. Charade

Renner

8

5-R. Checkers

Renner

6

6-E. Cin. Shade

Eyles

5

7-E. Bright Delight

Peterson

3

8-R. Nutmeg

Noblet

2

9-Karrie of Solar Lane

Conrad (scr.4)

0

10-Shadow Boxer

Eyles (scr.4)

0

CAESAR, a large type Whippet, shows good speed, but is inclined to divide his interest between other competitors and the lure. RENFIELD CHARLIE tries hard and showed a good effort. RENFIELD GEORGE was next best. Very green pups on the whole.

FIRST PROGRAM

Race 1: 1-Charade, 2-Checkers, 3-Netmeg, 4-Karrie, 5-Boxer
Race 2: 1-R. Charlie, 2-Caesar, 3-George, Delight, Shade

SECOND RACE PROGRAM

Race 1: 1-George, others did not finish
Race 2: 1-Caesar, 2-Charlie, 3-Checkers, Charade

THIRD RACE PROGRAM

Race 1: 1-Shade, 2-Delight, Boxer (Inf.)
Race 2: 1-Caesar, 2-Charlie, 3-George, Checkers, Charade, Nutmeg

FOURTH RACE PROGRAM
Race 1: 1-George, 2-Charade, 3-Nutmeg, Checkers, Shade, Delight
Race 2: 1-Caesar, 2-Charlie

ADULT RACES - 4 programs - 200 yards each, 49 starters

Whippet

Owner

Points

Grade

1-Eyleland Homer
2-S. Spring Intrigue
3-Ch. Rouget O'Laseland
4-Titan Hobo
5-Renfield Bimmi
6-Heather Blue
7-Rex Ringo
8-Hasty Royal Red
9-Fawn Von Blase
10-Sans Quarte

Renner
Pegram
Renner
Racsak
Renner
Purvis
Varga
Backman
Blase
Kebbekus

27
24
18
16
16
15
14
13
13
13

A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
A-B

11-Ch. E. Cinnamon Roll

Eyles

11

B

12-Renfield Shaun

Conrad

11

B

13-Eyleland Hopscotch

Eyles

10

B

14-W. Transgression

Sausman

10

B

15-Bleu Dawn

Gluhm

10

B

16-Winday Big Galoot

D. Backman

10

B

17-Grave Digger

Pegram

9

B

18-Eyleland Deer

Csonki

9

B

19-Hurry Up Harry

Eyles

8

B-C

20-Sege B. E. Black Shadow

 

8

B-C

21-S. M. Caruso

Pegram

8

B-C

22-W. Past and Present

Jacobs

8

B-C

23-Hasty Jet Stream

Schenck

8

B-C

24-Pennyworth Tailor Made

Pegram

7

B-C

25-Lord Selwyn

Kebbekus

7

B-C

26-Bismarck of Frisia

Pegram

7

B

27-Whipoo's Whimson

Hopkins

7

B-C

28-Moc's Little Moose

Morgan

7

B-C

29-Renfield Coquette

Renner

7

B-C

30-Ch. Ren. Blanc Et Rouge

Backman

7

B-C

31-J. Nip-En-Spice

Acker

6

C

32-Gypsy Box Buster

Swistak

6

C

33-H. Black Pearl

Backman

6

C

34-Eyleland All Spice

Conrad

6

C

35 - Ch. S. M. Test

Eyles

5

C

36-Traymatt Buckeroo

Swistak

5

C

37-Not such

Pegram

5

C

38-J. Black Streak

Acker

5

C

39-Sege Butch

 

5

D

40-G. Wild Fortune

Acker

5

D

41-Silver Melody

Backman

4

D

42-Pagebrook Lady

Swistak

3

C-D

43-Shot-gun Bandit

Swistak

3

C-D

44-w. Fringe Benefit

Jacobs

2

D

45-Mercury

Swistak

2

C-D

46-Whipoo's Silver Song

Hopkins

2

D

47-Traymatt Fedora

Acker

0

D

48-Cri Timber

Blackstone

0

D

49-Sege Susie

 

0

D

EYLELAND HOMER continues to show top speed winning three with one second. STRATHOAK SPRING INTRIGUE also finished with three wins and a second placement. CH. ROUGET O'LAZELAND the top"bench champion" at this meet, still is tough in Grade A. Those who like them small should look in Grade A for RENFIELD BIMMI, HEATHER BLUE, FAWN VON BLASE and SANS QUARTE. TITAN HOBO and REX RINGO showed fine efforts. HASTY ROYAL RED improves on the turf.

FIRST RACE PROGRAM
Race 1: (Grade A) 1-Rouget, 2-Hobo, 3-Ringo, 4-Digger, 5-Royal Red
Race 2: 1-Spring Intrigue, 2-Ch. Roll, 3-Transgression, Moose, Blanc
Race 3: 1-Blase, 2-Bimmi, 3-Deer, Stream, Sans
Race 4: 1-Tailor, 2-Selwyn, 3-Whimson, 4-Tost, B. Buster, Bandit
Race 5: 1-Harry, 2-Bad Boy, 3-Pearl, Coquette, Mercury
Race 6: 1-Dawn, 2-Galoot, 3-Song, Streak, Benefit, Buckeroo
Pace 7: 1-Hopscotch, 2-P. Lady, 3-Present, Fedora, Christie, Timber
Race 8: 1-Much, 2-Spice, 3-Fortune, Butch
Race 9: 1-Caruso, 2-N. Spice, 3-Melody, Susie

SECOND RACE PROGRAM
Race 1: 1-Homer, 2-Rouget, 3-Ringo, Hobo, Shaun, Bismarck
Race 2: 1-Intrigue, 2-Blase, 3-Tailor, Harry, Dawn, Hopscotch
Race 3: 1-Heather, 2-R. Red, 3-Digger, Much, Caruso, Roll
Race 4: 1-Bimmi, 2-B. B. Shadow, 3-Selwyn, Galoot, P. Lady, Spice
Race 5: 1-Deer, 2-Spice, 3-Whimson, Transgression, Pearl, Song
Race 6: 1-Blanc, 2-Stream, 3-Moose, Present, Fortune, Melody
Race 7: 1-Sans, 2-B. Buster, 3-Coquette, Tost, Bandit, Mercury
Race 8: 1-Buckeroo, 2-Streak, 3-Benefit, Fedora
Race 9: 1-Christie, 2-Butch, others (inf.)

THIRD RACE PROGRAM
Race 1: (High Point) 1-Homer, 2-Intrigue, 3-Rouget, 4-Bimmi, 5-Blue, 6-Blase
Race 2: 1-Hobo, 2-Digger, 3-Ringo, Tailor, Deer, Shaun
Race 3: 1-R. Red, 2-Harry, 3-Bismarck, R. B. Shadow, Spice, Dawn
Race 4: 1-Hopscotch, 2-Sans, 3-Selwyn, Much, Caruso, Blanc
Race 5: 1-Roll, 2-Whimson, 3-Galoot, Buckeroo, Christie, Lady
Race 6: 1-Transgression, 2-B. Buster, 3-Streak, Spice, Stream, Butch
Race 7: 1-Moose, 2-Present, 3-Pearl, Fortune, Melody, Song (int.)
Race 8: 1-Coquette, 2-Bandit, 3-Mercury, Benefit, Tost, Fedora

FOURTH RACE PROGRAM
Race 1: (High Point) 1-Intrigue, 2-Homer, 3-Hobo, 4-Bimmi, 5-Blue, 6-Rouget
Race 2: 1-Ringo, 2-Blase, 3-Red, Hopscotch, Digger, Harry
Race 3: 1-Sans, 2-Roll, 3-Deer, Whimson, Selwyn
Race 4: 1-Shaun, 2-Transgression, 3-B. B. Shadow, Moose, Coquette, Spice
Race 5: 1-Dawn, 2-Caruso, 3-Blanc, Buster, Much, Buckeroo
Race 6: 1-Galoot, 2-Present, 3-Pearl, Christie, Streak, Lady
Race 7: 1-Stream, 2-Spice, 3-Butch, 4-Bandit
Race 8: 1-Tost, 2-Fortune, 3-Melody, Benefit, Mercury, Fedora


RACE TRACK ROBBERY
by Selwyn Blackstone

It is a clear case of robbery when a dog is prevented from winning the points it deserves by interference from a fighting, or playful competitor. Many people mistakenly feel sorry for the dog that is disqualified, and forget about this robbery. Also, they are forgetting about the possible physical injury, and of course the psychological effect it has on the dog attacked. A fighting dog, if not eliminated at the earliest sign (like the first heat) will disrupt the whole out many times by further molesting another competitor.

Recent case to point to, was the National meet held in September. The six dogs in the final highpoint heat had a mere four point spread covering them. Two of these final six had been severely fouled in earlier heats. One of these, possibly, had a National Race Meet victory stolen from him. The final outcome had only a point, separating each dog, in what was the closest finish for six dogs.

I am definitely in favor of stricter enforcement of the rule found on page four (4) listed under possible disqualifications. "Any whippet who fouls other racers based on unnecessary bumping, fighting, riding, 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 again during the particular race program".

I think this rule is quite clear in what it does state. what it does not state is that the offender should get another chance because it will probably correct itself before the next heat (or so most of them must believe); because it is their only entry; because the owners have come such a great distance; because of its lack of experience; because it happened on a particular section of the track and it can be forgiven when done there. It states that "unnecessary bumping, fighting, riding, or interfering will be disqualified."

What of the dog that was attacked? What about the distance their owners have come? what of the work put into their entry in order to possibly make it a contender? It takes time, patience, and some expense to groom a puppy into an adult contender.

Anyone that has run a few dogs over the years will have run into a fighter. When you get one yourself you work hard to get him to run clean. You can't always predict a fighter but most times you catch him at it in the very first heat and that is where to eliminate him.

I feel that at the National Meets held in September and October that fighting was certainly at a minimum. The judges are certainly becoming more alert to this, although some still have some hesitation in making a disqualification in the first heat. Our meets are becoming larger in number, with larger entries and many more quality entries. The close finish at the one held in September attests to the close competition that is found at the meets. And the competition will become even more fierce in 1967. Any fighting entry can cause the final outcome to be in question!


MIDWEST COURSING CLUB
by Judy Morgan, Secretary

The 1966 season is drawing to a close and it has been a busy one for all of us. We have at this time a paid membership of 53. This presents an increase of some 20 over last year. We have Whippet, Afghan, Borzoi, Greyhound, Saluki, and Irish Wolfhounds represented.

The 1966 Board of Directors consists of Selwyn Blackstone, Chairman, Marshall Turner, Treasurer, Ralph Eyles, Bill Sausman, Bernice Strauss, Ron Klemmedson. Secretaries are Judy Morgan and Shirley Mack.

The summer race schedule was as follows:

January 9 - General Meeting held at the home of Gerhardt Strauss
February 20 - General Meeting held at the home of Gary Morgan
March 27 Practice meet and Board Meeting, Eyleland Park.
May 15 - Practice meet and Board Meeting, Eyleland Park.
May 22 - Members attended National Meet held in St. Louis.
June 4-5 - National Meet held at Fox River Valley Kennel Club Show and Stone City Kennel Club.
June 12 - Members attended meet at South Bend, Indiana show.
June 19 - Club presented exhibition races for Greyslake Kennel Club show.
June 26 - Practice meet, Eyleland Park.
July 9 - Club presented exhibition races for Wheaton Kennel Club show.
July 16-17 - Members attended National Meet at Champaign, Illinois
July 24 - Practice meet, Eyleland Park general meeting
August 21 - Practice meet., Eyleland Park
September 11 - Practice meet and work meet, Eyleland Park.
September 17-18 - National Race Meet and Fun Match sponsored by the Club, Eyleland Park.
October 23 - Practice meet and Board meeting.
October 29-30 - Members attended National Meet at Marysville, Ohio.
November 13 - Practice meet (weather permitting)

Plans for two general meetings have been made for the winter season.

The Fun Match and National Meet held in September was again a success. The Club wishes to thank those who supported it through trophy donations and a special thanks to the Judges and those members who contributed so much of their time.

The club this year was shocked by the loss of one of its members, Henry Raczak, who had given so much time to the club. A memorial trophy was donated to the club by friends to be used as a traveling trophy for High Point Whippet.


THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WHIPPET FANCIERS ASSOCIATION September, and October Activities

by Jayne Langdon

As reported in the last issue of The News, one of our members hosted a social evening of our Club members at her home early in September. Our President, Don Darling, had to work that evening, however his film arrived in time for our get to­ gether. Once again we enjoyed seeing pictures of our May Fun Match and Racing activities; however we were completely unprepared for the spectacular films Don Darling took at the National Point Races and Specialty at Santa Barbara this summer. Don was unable to find a suitable location at the Polo Fields of the race area (as did the photographers from Wolpert Productions, also filming the races that day).

So Don positioned himself well behind the finish line and took motion pictures with a telephoto lens and in slow motion of the dogs racing directly into the camera. Anyone who is a student of the movement of the dog or Whippet racing would find these pictures as spectacular as we did. We sincerely hope others will be able to see these films someday.

Our September meeting and racing at the Pleasanton Fairgrounds was under the direc­ tion of Lynne Trounce and Myrna Counts. Plans for the forthcoming Fresno races next spring were discussed. Our members voted to informally support the entry at the Golden Gate Kennel Club show in January. We intend to decorate the Whippet benching for the first time in quite a few years. LaDonna Lundgren agreed to serve as Bench Decorating Chairman.

Some of our members have been on the "Fun Match" kick and entering and actively show­ ing their dogs at these informal affairs. This year has seen more Whippets in competition at Fun Matches than in many years previous. Best of Breed wins, Best Opposite Sex, Group wins and placings have been won by some of our members. Donna Hammond and Jayne Langdon have GR1 placings on their prospective Whippets winning over Afghan Hounds, Beagles, Bassets, etc. LaDonna Lundgren (GR4 with Kelly) and Myrna Counts (BCS with Trey) have also been actively showing their Whippets.

As a dress rehearsal and the last racing event of the year, our Club put on "Fun" point racing in October. The day started by meeting again at the same little park area at the Pleasanton Fairground where we had a barbecue lunch. Dick and Diane North came up for the races from Southern California and Diane very graciously gave our many children a handling lesson prior to Junior Handling judged by Norman Ellis shortly thereafter. We had two classes by age groups. Lynne Trounce made some very attractive ribbons which were presented to the four places in regular colors to the winners while green ribbons were given to the other children who competed. In this way all the children received a ribbon. Winners were: Junior Handling (to 10 years) 1st - Ricky North; 2nd - David Trip; 3rd - Nita Trip; 4th - Tom Countz. Class to 15 years: 1st - Fran Carroll; 2nd - Hal Carroll; 3rd - Stan Countz; 4th - Hans Boman. Some of these children had never been in the ring before and some had never handled any show dog before.

Winners of our "Fun" point racing were:

High Score

 

 

Whippet

Glory Be

North

Whippet, BOS

Heide

Hedrick

B

Heide

Hedrick

B, BOS

Rusher

North

C

Glory Be

North

C, BOS

Dame

Henderson

D

Rebel

Proctor

Novice

Tommy

Tripp

Puppy

Trey

Countz

Puppy, BOS

Hyacinth

Trounce

Veteran

Bold

Ellis

Champion

Bold

Pills

Eighteen adults were entered; 9 puppies. Norman Ellis' Ch. Madcap Bold Ministral tied for first place on points with Glory Be and Mr. Ellis graciously conceded the win to our guests from Southern California, Dick and Diane North. Only three programs were run because of equipment problems and the lateness of getting started. Also the sun was going down a little too fast for us.

Track officials: Jayne Langdon, Race Secretary; Dick Hammond, Paddock Judge; Donna Hammond and Myrna Counts, Scorekeepers; Fred Turney, in charge of finish line judges; Lynne Trounce and Duane Hedrick, track-side judges (and others who assisted in this position); Frank Carroll and Charlie Counts, starting boxes.

The experiences of the day were helpful to all of us as we now know the areas in which we can improve ourselves so that we can conduct first-call races at Fresno next year. Again, Lynne Trounce supplied colorful rosettes and ribbons which she made herself.


Racing In England

Larry Miller, Mansfield, Illinois, sends the following report - I received a letter from my pen pal in England, Tony Bowers. In it he described the way they race in England. He said, "The racing is done quite differently from ours. To start with you have six dog races, while we have only four dog races. But in Greyhounds we have six dog races. Second we do not grade our dogs. We race them by weight. The weight classes are up to 18 lbs., 18 to 20 lbs., 20 to 22 lbs., 22 to 24 lbs. and so on up to 30 lbs., the weight limit in most clubs.

"Also we have a handicapper which you do not. It is his job to set the winning dogs three yards behind the others in the next race they run. And our points are different, our points are 1st - L pts., 2nd - 3 pts., 3rd 2 pts., and 4th - 1 pt. Another interesting note is that the advertisements are called challenges."


The Greatest Thing That Has Happened To Me
by Carroll Hayhurst

My thanks to all of the people at the Pasadena show. After I took the points with Syndicated Ruby Paint-Pot, I think my highest thrill was when Christine Cormany congratulated me in the ring and everyone who had a whippet there congratulated me.

I went on that day to take the Best Opposite Sex in racing with this bitch. Although the bitch did it, I got the thanks which I know is the way it is done. Now for another thanks to all members of the Southern California Whippet Association, especially Liz Scott and Christine Cormany, who thought up this I'm sure, as I'm a board member and did not know about it. This award went to me, which was The Gaines Medal For Good Sportsmanship with my name engraved on it; also a very nice plaque with a medallion of the same kind that was used at Santa Barbara this year, with engraving that said: "S. C. W. A. Good Sportsmanship Award - 1966"

I think this was the greatest thing that has happened to me. It makes me stop and think, was I the one that really deserved that? Did I do what I should or maybe I should have done better. I don't think I could have done what I did if it hadn't been for all the nice people who have whippets. I have met people from lots of places and although I might not agree with all of their ways I think they are all one of the greatest groups that I have ever met. I don't want to leave my wife and two sons out as they have helped me a great deal with our dogs and you have to have whippets to be able to do this. I think every club should make a point to do this for one of their members, as I'll never forget this experience and believe me, I'll be working harder I think to always show this sportsmanship and I hope I can live up to this award. Thanks again S. C. W. A.


Under The Big Top Theme: With Whipoo whippets Whimsy and Whimson
by Nita Hopkins

Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Int (a career gal organization) would have a state meeting with county chapters as hostesses using an UNDER THE BIG TOP theme. A local veterinarian had suggested that I had trained dogs - could we do an act? Well, now we don't exactly have tricks as such, but the dogs are trained and we do have a message with our kind of training - Obedience! So why not? Whippets could be interesting to see since they certainly are not common and definitely would not often be seen performing for an audience.

On that fall Friday evening we reported to the garden room of the Urbana Lincoln Hotel around which the illustrious Lincoln Square shopping mall is built under roof. There were 110 to 125 people including the clown and tiger hostesses, a lion lady, a gorilla lady and costumes galore. We had a wide center isle the length of the large long room in which to perform, with audience on each side. At the opposite end of our starting point were two animated figures - a seal busily twirling a ball on its nose and a giraffe continually nodding its head and long neck. My whippets were pretty pop-eyed! A situation not the most conducive to an obedience performance and working as a brace at that, but we had taken a quick walk through the crows ahead of time and talked it over and by golly we managed to take it in stride and do our introductions.

Whippet father is ten and whippet son is one and we were going to show companion dog training together as a brace. We had the opportunity to tell a brief bit about whippet history and the meaning of every word of the strange registered title of Champion Whipoo's C D and that he had also been an amateur racing champion and that Whipoo's Whimson meant that he came from the same kennel and is the son of a whim (Whimsy). Companion dog obedience training is the point at which communica­ tion is established between dog and handler so that they may know what to expect of each other and the point from which training for other services that dogs contribute to mankind may be made easier - such as hunting - police and guard work - tending livestock "if you can't teach the dog something it is NOT the dog's fault."

Our whippets have learned to walk beside us at our gait, alert to turns or change of pace and to automatically sit and wait when we stop. The figure 8 shows how we teach our dogs to mix and mingle in close quarters without jumping on anyone or sniffing - to mind our own business without falling down over each other. In the center of our wide isle, we were going to have two whippets stand for examination. It was warm and the lion lady sitting just opposite decided to take her head off and put it in her lap. This was exactly at whippet eye level and whippet son just never saw anything that scary before -- that cavernous mouth and such long teeth!! All he wanted to do was back clear out of here - PLEASE!! I asked the lion lady if she would please

turn her head around and her champion quickly asked, "which one?" Well all right: we teach our dogs to stand and stay because they will need to be bathed, groomed, go to the veterinarian, examined by a judge at a dog show, or a test of temperament at an obedience trial. Following that, two dogs must heel free and did it reasonably well. Dogs must come the First time they are called. My two whippets came promptly together, but returning to heel position is the hardest part to do together and they need a little help yet. Dogs learn to sit and wait when told and if not included

can learn to lie down and stay (sits and downs). The pleasant manner in which the dogs conducted themselves drew applause several times along with a few laughs and they got to feeling pretty good about the whole thing.

We featured ten year old whippet father doing a drop on recall, retrieve the dumbbell on the flat, broad jump, retrieve over the high jump - he started to walk around the jump coming back and I told him he was cheating, so he did a wuick side angle jump and brought the dumbbell to me. Of course everyone laughed and he returned to heel position with a fast flip and barked his finale - actually a bit of ham I didn't realize he had, but he was crows conscious and knew they liked him.

If any readers remember Ch. Whipoo's Whimsy, C D, now 101 years old, I might say that if he may be called retired, it is a busy retirement. Of course he has his annual jaunt to Florida, has sired two litters this year and also took part in another obedience performance last spring that we were invited to do for the University of Illinois Veterinary school open house. We were told that what we do makes what they do easier. So we demonstrated companion dog obedience training with a team of four dogs and handlers which included a beagle, two poodles and Whippet Whimsy, all working together. My husband handled our dog and directed the group while I explained what we were teaching the dogs and why. So little Whimson, you have much to become.

Since this was written we took Caleb (Whimson) to a match at Peoria, Illinois to get some show ring experience. He was entered in Novice obedience for the first time and scored 191. Highest score in the class was 195 1/2 - so I'm very pleased with him he had never done stays with a group before - no class work since the obedience teacher's dog never gets to go to school. At Marysville, Ohio races, now that he is competing in adult classes, he ran a second and two, thirds and the judge wasn't interested in the show ring. The future is before us. Who knows?


Acquainting The Public With The Whippet
by Allan Mc Naught

In recent issues of THE WHIPPET NEWS I have read letters from people bewailing the fact that the breed is not more widely known, that sales of animals are difficult to those people not "in the breed" and similar statements or at least intimations of these feelings. If such is the case in general - and I know it is wherever I have been which is Toronto to Vancouver - then it is only logical to do something about if. I know and I'm sure all other owners know, that the whippet is the finest dog, pet companion and what not that there is. What other dog can curl up on your knees no larger than a tom cat, make a German shepherd look like an utter idiot in a race or battle and yet suffer any strange child to commit indignities upon it without fear

of reprisal? Unfortunately, the great non-whippet-owning public knows naught of this. My argument is that if they did know possibly they might be interested in a dog small enough for a city apartment, large enough not to damage severely if tripped over at night, intelligent enough to train for many useful purposes, that doesn't shed long hair over everything and has a stately bearing that any grand lady might emulate to her advantage.

We have agreed that the whippet as a breed rivals any other as a general pet. The problem, then, is to publicize this fact. Most avenues of advertising are closed due to the great expense, limited appeal (as seen through a picture) and the fact that only a single facet or function can be shown, as in a race. However, there is one institution open to us. A place where one's dogs can be seen at close range. This institution is the fall fair held in most towns and cities in Canada and the

U. S. A booth or concession at one of these events is very inexpensive compared to the cost of advertising by any other medium. A group of several dogs and puppies with a handler to care for the dogs and answer questions would be irresistible to many people. Possibly a race could be held in conjunction. Fair boards sometimes are desperate for a showing card. A dog race might be an answer to a prayer. Sales or contracts of sale could be made directly from a show booth and might prove financially rewarding to breeders concerned.

You have my proposal for what it is worth. If you are in favor I would be interested in knowing. If not, I would like to know your reasons. They may be valid. I will be pleased to discuss this topic further with anyone interested.


Lack Of Conditioning by Bill Turpin, Sr.

As a comparative newcomer in the Whippet field, I submit the following observations with a few qualms.

First I should briefly note that my wife and I were given our first whippet by our son and daughter-in-law two years ago. Racing is our first love and we have really enjoyed it. Our dog is a nationally rated "A" racer.

Having participated in, connected with, and followed sports all my life, I know the importance of condition in man or beast. I have tried to put our dog in all race meets in as near perfect condition as possible with gratifying results.

We now have a son of our dog and we hope to run him next year. In the meantime my family has talked me into showing the pup. Recently we showed him across the border and he was reserve dog at eight months. I tried to have him in racing condition for this show.

Now to the point that is bothering me and I would like someone to clarify.

In the WHIPPET NEWS, the Standard of The Breed is given, and the first item is general appearance where it states, and I quote: " Should be put down in hard condition but with no suggestion of being muscle - bound."

I have attended quite a number of shows in our part of the country and several in the States, among them, in particular, Santa Barbara and Ventura, where there were large entries of really excellent dogs. My observations were that not too many of the dogs were in the condition as laid down in the Standard. As a matter of fact I believe there was room in some instances for a smart person to promote the sale of a firdle for Whippets.

Because I enjoy the racing more than the showing, does not mean that everyone else does. However, whether you race your dogs or not the fact remains the whippet is still a coursing hound and should, in my estimation, be put down in condition commensurate with the standard.

I know that different judges have their favorite types, i.e., big dog, small dog, American type or English, etc., but for the life of me I cannot see why in a great many instances they select dogs, and real good ones too, who are not in condition.

To corroborate my observation you only have to look at pictures of some of the winning dogs shown in the WHIPPET NEWS and you can see they are not in the hard condition called for in the Standard.

Personally, I believe a dog, even the best of them, if not in proper shape should be penalized, and I cannot understand why some judges appear to ignore this requisite of the breed.

I stand to be corrected but believe that this part of the Standard which I think should be most important, appears to be glossed over or ignored in numerous instances.

Would appreciate hearing someone else’s thoughts on this matter.


THE MAIL BAG

Mrs. E.E. Brownsell of S. B. Whippets, Bucks., England, writes, November 9, 1966 - What a pleasure it has been to read your WHIPPET NEWS

I started breeding Whippets nearly 30 years ago, my first attempt was when Nesta of Chesham presented me with a lovely bitch in the litter, later she went on to be Champion Satin Beauty. Her litter sister being just 17" high so I had her mated to Ch. Sapperley Heralder, and one of her litter proved to be Ch. Seawinds Belle of France . I finished up by breeding Canadian Ch. Silver Blue Mist, which proved that good breeding is necessary to get to the top, my experience has given me great satisfaction.

I read Mr. L. Pegram's views, I must say when I started there was the English standard, I have enclosed "Description of the Whippet" from 1961 Crufts catalogue,- "The Whippet is a Greyhound in miniature, and deserves to be popular on account of his graceful form and companionable manners. He is well adapted to the house or to take part in the sport of dog racing, for which he has long been celebrated. His short, smooth coat requires no trouble, and he may be had in a wide variety of colours, such as black, red, white, brindle, fawn, blue or mixtures of any of them. The ideal weight for the show dogs is 20 lb. for bitches and 21 lb. for dogs, height 17 inches for the one and 18 1V2 inches for the other. The long and lean head is rather wide between the eyes and flat at the top. The jaw powerful and clean cut. Eyes bright and fiery. The rose-shaped ears are small and fine in texture. The neck is long and muscular, elegantly arched and free from throatiness. Shoulders sloping and muscular. Chest deep and roomy. Back broad and square, rather long, and slightly arched over the loins, which should be strong. Forelegs rather long, set well under the dog and having a fair amount of bone. Hindquarters strong and broad across. Stifles well bent, hocks well let down. Feet round. Tail long and tapering. Coat fine and close. The dog is obviously built for speed." Were given to believe that America wanted them bigger, the only fault I then found that even if you showed a good bitch and she was only 17" you had a hard task to get by. One must always breed from quality to make the grade, smooth shining coats, small rose shaped ears, good pigmentation and nice rounded feet. When they are puppies they are inclined to fly their ears, don't worry, if you use a gentle command "Put your ears back" and just stroke them, they soon do it, do not think Whippets are stupid, you can teach them many things with patience and always be gentle when training them to stand, I always started about 3 months old being very gentle and not too long to tire.

Wishing your newsy paper lots of success.

Martine Collings, Winterfold Kennels, Rothesay, N.B., Canada, writes - On several occasions in recent months Whippet breed columnists in the English dog papers have printed certain statements and criticisms pertaining to 1.) American Whippets in general 2.) American judging 3.) Whippet entries at American shows, which must have been read by many people in various parts of the world. These remarks have under­ standably sparked off indignation and hurt feelings on this side of the ocean. As an English breeder in N. America I therefore take the liberty to make the following reply, which is particularly addressed towards a Mr. R. James in answer to his derogatory comments in "Our Dogs" magazine. Copy sent to Mr. James.

I should like, if I may, to make a few observations on a.) reaction of some English breed supporters to Mrs. Wear's ceitique on her Whippet entry at the Windsor Ch. Show in England last summer and b.) Mr. James' scathing comments in his breed column.


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Ingrid Dunnagan, Flying W. Whippets, Albuquerque, New Mexico, writes, Nov. 14, 1966 - Re are happy to report that our "CHAMPION TONTO OF FLYING W" placed first in the Hound Group in the Rio Grande Kennel Club show, first time out as a special.

"Tonto" not only has an excellent show record, he also became the father of eight gorgeous pups, four boys and four girls. The pups range from a dark seal brindle to lovely, flashy parti - colors.

A, N. Morton, Alta., Canada, writes, Sept. 5, 1966 - I have recently acquired a whippet from Urray Kennels in Vancouver...In case it may be of interest to the NEWS, my dog is Urray Gorgeous George. Sire: Ch. Stars and Stripes of Suntan, Dam: Ch. whirlwind Genevieve. He has just returned from his second showing and captured a first in Group 2.

Mrs. Beverly G. Smith, Greenacre Kennels, Murray, Utah, writes - I am quite new at Whippet breeding (L years) but I'm completely in love with the breed. I have four grown Whippets and four 3 mo. puppies. I have ono four year F. by the Taylors' "Foggy Weather C.D."; two one year olds (one M. & one F.) by Kathleen Beargie's Scamper and out of another daughter of Foggy 'Weather (a brother to Bull 0' The Woods and one three year M (my first champion) Ch. Singin' Commander Whitehead (by Ch. Eyleland Henry ex Ch. Eyleland Pianissimo). The little puppies are by him, and from my daughter of Foggy Weather. At this age they look real nice. I hope they stay that way. We have two real flashy red brindle and white (.1 M - 1 F) a real flashy fawn and white F and a pure white F...One of Scamper's sons (1 yr. old) ran down and killed (by himself) eight rabbits - in one evening - They run on the desert near here.

Mrs. Paul Ueltschy, Montgomery, Alabama, writes - We are glad to be settled again, after weeks of hotels, motels, visiting relatives and travelling literally thousands of miles. I don't know how we managed to pack suitcases, three children, dogs and my husband and self into a station wagon, and stay sane, but we did!, We travelled from Philadelphia with heavy hearts and tears in our eyes. When going to pick up our four dogs at the International Airport, my husband was told that two broke out of their crate and fled, and neither had been seen. Every where was supposedly searched, my husband spent the day looking too, but alas, no sign. We alerted the Police, radio stations, newspapers, even called the dog pound, but we have not heard a thing. These two Whippets were not only show winners in the U. K. but family pets. One, a dog, was our oldest boys pet. He is needless to say, broken hearted. The other, a beautiful bitch was my favorite. It tortures me to think what could happen to these dogs - roaming the streets, cold, hungry, picking up parasites, even injured. I suppose the bitch will have litter after litter of mongrel pups. If any one has picked them up, I hope they give them good homes, and will be kind. I'm afraid our efforts were not as fruitful as the folks in Tulsa who lost Renfield Shaun, as mentioned in the June issue of the WHIPPET NEWS.

However, we are not daunted, having been bitten by the "show bug" and "dog bug", we are confirmed addicts!, or fanatics (I'm not sure which:). We hope to build our Whippets back up again, and get something in the show ring next year.