THE AMERICAN WHIPPET CLUB

 

Donated to the Whippet Community by Don Frames, Bardon Whippets

OUR COVER

CH. SELBROOK HIGHLIGHT:

The lovely bitch on our cover, is called "Lady" at home, and this is rightly so, as she is every inch a lady and one of the leading ladys of our breed, a producer of Champions, a Best in Show winner in her own right. In 1961 she was the foremost winning Whippet on the east coast in the toughest of competition and in 1962 was one of the top winners of our breed.

Owned by Mrs, Clare C. Hodge, bred by J.R. & D.C. Selby of England, by Eng. Ch. Robmaywin Stargazer ex Porthurst Creme de Menthe, whelped Sept. 21, 1959, "Lady" was imported to our shores in December of 1960. II p to June 1962 she had been shown 59 times, with 33 BOB, 1 BIS all breeds, 7 GRP1, 4 GRP2, 6 GRP3, 3 GRP4.

Lady showed with a flair that suggested confidence and awareness of her beauty and was a decorative highlight of the show rings.

CH. GREENBRAE BARN DANCE:

"Proof of a great winner is what he produces". "Barney" has won 1 Specialty (AWC Specialty Chicago 1966) sire of 15 Champions inc luding 3 Specialty winners from coast to coast. (Ch. Highlight's Lucky Boy, AWC Specialty Santa Barbara, 1966, Ch. Mor-Shor's Whirlaway, AWC Specialty Maryland, 1966, Ch. Highlight's Cleopatra, AWC Specialty Chicago 1960. Combined with "Lady", they have produced several Champions, 3 from the same litter. "Barney" offspring have many times appeared On the West Coast and now the West Coast is anxiously awaiting the debut of two litters born there. By the leading sire of England , Ch. Laguna Ligonier ex Greenbrae Laguna Lucia, bred by Mrs. O. Yerburgh, "Barney" makes his home with the Hodges and "Lady ‘.


EDITORS NOTEBOOK:

With this issue, we inaugurate a new feature, "The Obedience Corner". Many new owners are beginning to discover the intelligence our breed has, and as the race and show dogs have their day, so now will the obedience degree winners. So, all you obedience fans, take heed, this section is for you, keep us posted on your wins and "legs".

How many Whippet News readers were aware of the fact that a Whippet Brace was Best in Show at Westminster? Mr. and Mrs. James Clark's Ch. Stoney Meadows Sealark and Rimskittle Seashell are the "gals" who turned the trick. Congratulations to the Clarks.

Our "feature" article this month, "Colour Breeding In Whippets" might be of interest to those who are trying to breed blacks and are having a little difficulty. It is also interesting reading for those who are breeding Whippets, period'.

This issue is "bursting" at the staple, so to speak and some items have had to be held over for the October issue, mainly race by race results of the National Meets printed herewith. Our August deadline was July 25th for all material, but we made a special concession for 2 Specialties and several Nat'l race meets, only, so that the news would be fresh. Any errors or corrections that will have to be made will appear in the October issue. RACING SECRETARIES: When sending your results, if you can, please give us the full race program.

We had many fine replies to Selwyn Blackstone's letter in Vol. 11 Issue 4 and they will be found elsewhere in this issue. We expect there will be replies to these and hope with the October issue the matter will be closed. If you have anything to say on this, please do it now.


To The Members of The American Whippet Club -

It is hard to realize that we are in the second half of the year. It seems like yesterday that we talked about the new year before us. Our lives are filled with so many activities that timing or scheduling of time is important to all of us. I am sure that we all have the difficulty of doing all of the things we would like and at the appointed time. This means that for many of us we have to establish priorities, those things which are essential we must do, those things we like to do that we can fit in to our schedule and those things which we would like to do but just can't possibly fit in to our schedule of time without infringing on the rights of others and doing an effective job for the group as a whole.

Needless to say, it is, at best, difficult to schedule our time and activities perfectly. It should be our intent, however, to face scheduling of time as realistically as possible and limit our activities to those things which we can do productively yet enjoyably.

In planning for the AWC activities the Board has appointed Show Chairmen for the three basic regions of the country - Peggy Newcombe - East, Day Backman - Midwest , Joan Frailey - West. It had already appointed a National Show Survey Chairman for 1969, Mrs. Mary Beth Arthur, Presently the Nominating Committee for 1969 is being appointed. Continually there are the normal and not so normal routine duties to be performed by the various Officers and the Board. There is continu­ ally need to plan for how best to promote the interest of the Club and its membership.

I am sure it is pleasing to all of us that our membership is continually increasing. This, I believe, is the result of enthusiasm of our members in wanting others to enjoy the benefits of owning a Whippet and membership in the American Whippet Club.

W would strongly urge that all our members not only feel free to communicate with the Officers and Board of Directors in every way but feel it is their duty to do so. In particular, we see a great need for more of the members who have the in terest, time and ability to participate in the Club activities in an organized way. The needs of a national organization with relatively few members is for a high ratio of people with the desire and time to act as Board members and Officers, Regional Show Chairmen, Racing Secretaries or Directors and contributors to the Whip­ pet News and other publications. All of us are qualified to a degree so do not let the question of qualifications be of concern. Let your interest and desire to serve be known. It is only through an open working relationship and by continual revitalization of the organization with new members as well as Directors and Officers that the Club can continue to progress.

Respectfully submitted July 15, 1963.

Victor A Renner

President

American Whippet Club

OCTOBER ISSUE—CLOSING DATE— SEPT. 25th


Will—Merry Lane Greenwich, Conn. June 7, 1968

Mrs. Christine Cormany

The Whippet News

24819 Eshelman Avenue

Lomita , California 90717

Dear Christine,

I have written to Vic Renner regretfully resigning as the American Whippet Club delegate to the American Kennel Club and a letter to the Whippet News seems to be the best way of bringing all of our Whippet friends up to date on the Schmick's plans.

We have sold our home in Greenwich and will move to our farm in Orange, Massachusetts when the children are out of school June 21st. We have 200 acres, a 250 year old farm house and are expanding our horse facilities to include an indoor riding area and a separate kennel building for the Whippets and Greyhound (singular).

Because we have elected to retire before, not after making our fortune (but while we are still young enough to enjoy it), one of my activities, and the one I enjoy the most I will now be forced to charge for my services, thus becoming a professional judge.

(I now have 20 breeds and, the American Kennel Club willing, I would eventually like to become and All—Rounder.) This, therefore, is the reason for resigning as your American Kennel Club delegate: a requirement of the office being amateur standing.

I will, however, continue on the American Whippet Club Board and both Cynthia and I will welcome any Whippet lovers, breeders, ex hibitors, racers who should ever come to New England, or more specifically North Central Massachusetts ( East Road, Orange, Telephone 617- 544-6217.

Sincerely,

(Signed) Bill Schmick

William M. S chmick


THE WHIPPET NEWS, acknowledges, with thanks, the donations from the following:

Julie Bartlett, Peoria, Illinois
Mrs. Elizabeth J. Blalock, San Francisco, Calif.
Luc Boileau, Senneville, Quebec
Miss Florence Bradburn, Temple City, Calif.
Harry J. Bridge, Lansing, Mich.
Mrs. Patricia Brown, Oak Lawn, Ill.
Mr. & Mrs. Norris B. Carlson, Santa Ana, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. James Clark, Cecilton, Md.
Mrs. Janice Cook, APO San Francisco, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. Frank R. Cugno, Los Angeles, Calif.
Herbert Daufman, Pasadena, Calif.
O. J. deKorsak, Grand Rapids, Mich.
Mary Jane Frank, Nashville, Tenn.
Mr. & Mrs. C. Dale Fuller, Mount Vernon, New York
Mrs. Donald Gammie, LaGrange, Ill.
Roger L. Gay, Boring, Oregon
Mrs.Walter D.K. Gibson Jr., Balboa, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. Joe Goss, So. El Monte, Calif.
Albert Hasenfratz, Altadena, Calif.
Barrie Hill, Interlochen, Mich.
Mrs. E. B. Hopkins, Champaign, Ill.
Mrs. Norma B. Howard, Palmdale, Calif.
Mrs. Lori Spring—Jones, No. Hollywood, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. Walter A. Klimpel, Unionale, L.I. N.Y.
Mrs. Jacqueline Kubat, Calalbasas, Calif.
Mrs. Vivian Langon, Caledon, Ontario
Mr. & Mrs. Russel Laughlin, New Orleans, La.
Joel W. Lidz, Kingston, Pa.
Mrs. J. MacLurg, Vancouver, B.C.
J. Markert, Vancouver, B.C.
Joseph T. Mendelson, Santa Monica, Calif.
Clyde Morris, Placentia, Calif.
A. N. Morton, Fox Creek, Alberta
Capt. A. V. McDonnell, Palmyra, New York
Mr. & Mrs. Paul McEwn, Albuequerque, New Mexico
Ann A. Palmer, Fremont, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. R. J. Paxton, Bridgeton, New Jersey
Mr. & Mrs. Michael Petriello, E. Rockaway, N.Y.
Donald Pollack, Bronx, New York
Frederick W. Rickard, Ogden, Utah
Mrs. Barbara Rogalsky, Aldergrove, B.C.
Theodore J. Stevens, Tustin, Calif.
Mr. a Mrs. David Rosenstock, Norco, Calif.
Mr. & Mrs. James Swancoat, La Habra, Calif.
Torrance C. Taft, Whitby, Ontario
Eleanor D. Talbot, Atherton, Calif.
John P. Towne, Altadena, Calif.
Geza Varga, Winfield, Ill.
Mr. & Mrs. Potter Wear, Cecilton, Md.
Mrs. Dewey Weatherford, Jacksonville, Texas
SFC & Mrs. Hans W. Wolf, APO New York
Jack Zettler, Hamilton, Ohio

California has gained some new Whippet breeders — T/Sgt & Mrs. Paul Ueltschy, formerly of Alabama. Bravo people they are to, came cross country with four youngsters and 8 Whippets' Their address, USAF Hospital (Lab), Vandenberg AF Base., Lompoc, Calif. They were interested spectators at the Santa Barbara race meet and Specialty. Californians — lot's show the Ueltschy that we have "southern hospitality "too.

 

SHIPPERS BEWARE I am sure the entire Whippet fancy has by this time learned of the death of the lovely Whippet bitch, Ch. Mor- Shore Mischief Minuet. Minuet had come West to the Beverly Hills Kennel Club show where she took Best Opposite Sex. At the end of her journey in New York on the return flight, she was found DEAD! We understand 2 miniature poodles were also lost, however, a standard managed to survive. WHEN will the airlines start taking better care of our prized dogs and WHEN will the personnel be more careful. DRY ICE was placed in the came compartment as the dogs! No amount of compensation will bring back this lovely bitch and she is indeed a loss to her owners, Barbara Briggs and Dianne Moore. NOW is the time to blast the airlines for negligence, Humane Society officers told another breed club the death rate is appalling and that if we don't take stops now YOURS and MINE might be next in line for "doggy heaven".


WHIPPET RACING MOVES TO SUMMER SEASON

by Louis Pegram

There are many weekends in March, April, May and June that offer the very best weather for Whippet racing. This is the period of the year when dogs can be trained under ideal weather conditions. Strangely enough, only three race meetings under National Racing Rules and Regulations are held during these ideal months. As we move into the hot, humid months of July, August and September, we find that six large scale race meetings are scheduled. Certainly some serious consideration should be given to scheduling new race meetings at a time when Whippets can be best conditioned for racing.

The quality of racing Whippets has greatly improved in the past five years. This is clearly pointed out by the difficulty any one Whippet has in establishing himself as the clean cut undisputed national race dog of the year. Where we have stiffer competition, a tremendous difference in racing surfaces, and a great variety of varied type starting boxes, it takes virtually a super racer to consistently win under such conditions. The Whippet, who accumulates 10 or more "Award of Racing Merit Points" in a given year, certainly deserves to be termed an outstanding racer, regardless of the area where he has been racing.

Chicago and St. Louis both draw large race entries. TITAN HOBO won both of these events in 1968, making him the early season top racer of the Mid- West and East. HOBO did not win every race of the eight race series but he accumulated enough points to clearly tie down the undisputed top rating of the Mid-West. CAN. CH. ROCK-A-BYE EMBER OF COURSE and CAESAR must be considered his major competitors.

HOBO is a very tall white Whippet, rather frail looking for his size, covering much ground with each long stride. This Whippet breaks well, generally makes his move about 70 yards from the finish and closes much ground at the end. He runs well both at 150 and 200 yard distances over both dirt and turf courses.

Other Whippets, who have shown to an advantage and should improve as the season continues, are SIR WINSTON OF WOODLANDS, SIR ICHABOB, BIMBO, CH. MARIAL'S JELLY BEAN and SPILL NO WHISKEY. STRATHOAK SPRING INTRIGUE has yet to return to his 1967 form.

The West coast has run only one major race meeting in 1968. BARDON SARA LAWRENCE was the Fresno winner. PINETOPS OPENING NIGHT and CH. SING'N LITTLE BLUE GIRL continue to furnish the competition. CH. BAY STAR OPEN ROAD has not started in a major meeting in 1968, but he must be given every consideration. RAMBLING FREE AND EASY met with a fatal accident.

RHYMNEY'S HARLEQUIN VIC was by far the best puppy racer of the early 1968 season. DREYFUS DARDONUS showed quite a lot of speed for a very young racer. It is still my feeling we are making a mistake by not having the age limit raised from 12 to 15 months. Many young Whippets, slightly over a year of age at the time of a national race meeting, never have the opportunity to race as a puppy. After the first draw puppy race program, the grading point system for puppies groups the faster pups together and the slower puppies together. On this basis, racing experience and speed are the major factors, not age.

The one most urgent need in Whippet racing today is trained track personnel. Even at our race meetings with the largest entries, we are often short of the necessary personnel to operate efficiently. Many of our owners, racing Whippets, fill in at various duties at a race meeting. Cooperation from owners in most cases is outstanding. The problem is there is just not enough "trained personnel on hand when they are needed." In virtually every case where problems have not been handled satisfactory, the factual answer has been, not enough trained people to properly handle all phases of putting on a race meeting under National Racing Rules and Regulations. One of the first considerations of any group putting on a race meeting is to make plans in advance to have enough trained people on hand to properly conduct a racing meeting, if at all possible.

We have had many opinions expressed as to the best way to cover a race meeting with trophies. Some owners wish fewer and better trophies, while others wish to have smaller trophies but a greater number of trophies offered to cover many categories. Regardless of your opinion, trophies today are very expensive. The extra dollar paid in as part of your entry for trophies does not go very far. In most cases, we spend far more on trophies than is actually received. This is true even where we purchase at a wholesale price. $3 is about minimum for a very small trophy with a Whippet statue, which makes it a distinctive type of trophy.

Where I have been racing secretary, we have been giving more trophies and not spending as much on the larger major trophies. Would those people who handle trophies at major race meetings, please write their opinions for the Whippet News as to how they feel this matter of trophies could best be handled during 1969 at National Race Meetings.

We generally have trophies donated which are greatly appreciated and needed. Many of these are donated the day of the actual races and cannot be listed on the trophy list drawn up before a race meeting. When writing your article, cover only trophies that are to be purchased in advance of a race meeting, not donated trophies the day of the race meeting.

Those of you who raced at Chicago this year, realize that the spectator crowd was very small because of the national emergency that existed with the death of Rev, King. I advised the International Kennel Club officials we would be willing under the existing conditions to forfeit purses and recommended they give us the actual coot of entry fees and pay the $50 to cover cost of lure and starting box. They expressed their appreciation for our consideration. All people who entered the races will be mailed a check for $2 for each dog entered, and a list of exhibitors being sent refunds. A $50 check has been sent to Ralph and Selwyn to cover cost of racing equipment.

Mississippi Valley Kennel Club also gives us a small amount to handle cost of races, purses and trophies. A check for $25 was sent to Selwyn and Ralph for operation of the lure. $44 was sent to Mrs. Day Backman, Jr. Mid-West Treasurer to put in the Equipment Fund.

After all payments are made to owners for entries, cost of checks and postage at Chicago, extra cost of trophies for Chicago and St. Louis, and $20 for replating the rotating puppy trophy, any remaining funds left over from these meets will be placed in the Mid-West Equipment Fund for your use at future race meetings.

If any owner wishes to be paid for purses at Mississippi Valley Kennel Club, rather than let this money remain in the Mid-West Equipment Fund, please drop me a note. Purse money could be paid on the basis of $1.00 per winner with no purse money for 2nd and 3rd.

Cur really big portion of the 1968 Whippet race season is still ahead. To avoid unnecessary delays and confusion, send in your reports to the Whippet News listing all Whippets that raced and points accumulated by each Whippet. No "Award of Racing Merit Points" can be given to High Point racers unless a full report of each race is sent to the National Racing Secretary.

International Kennel Club Races, Chicago, Ill. 1969

Mr, William Ogilvie, Secretary of the International Kennel Club, announces they would again like to have Whippet races in 1969. This would be the 11th consecutive year this all-breed club has offered Whippet racing as a spectator attraction.

Here is the portion of Mr. Ogilvie's letter regarding Whippet racing in 1969:

"We do, of course, want to have the Whippet races next year and will see what we can work out for better use of the loud speakers."

Louis Pegram


A SALUTE TO THE OBEDIENCE FANCY

PICARDIA PRISCILLA U.D.

The breed's first U.D. Winner made her CD in 3 straight shows with scores of 198 for a 1st place, 196 1/2 - tied for 2nd, 194 and unplaced. It too Scilla 8 tries for her UD and oddly enough had 2 2nds and a 3rd in her 3 wins at the age of 10 1/2years. She is the dam of a Champion with a CD and two other CD degree winners.

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REGALAIR'S RACING RIOT U. D.
GREAT CIRCLE TAMARA U.D.

Both owned and tr. trained by Mrs. Jerry Birmingham of Tucson, Arzona. Riot was winner of Award for Canine Distinction for Novice Obedience a few years ago. Both dogs are now retired.

WHIPOO'S SILKEN ELEGANCE C.D.

One of several CD winners owned and trained by Sibyl & Gene Jacobs. However, her qualities were found
to be more Valuable in the "nursery" from which on 13 Champions, incl. Ch. Whipoo's Whimsy CD.

OTHER RECENT C.D. WINNERS ARE:

Moley Rat — owned 4 trained by Donna Bangs
Mingo of Flying W
Barronhofs Hustler
Ch. Hollypark Magna
Jakana's Touch 'n Go

CH. WHIPOO'S WHIMSY C.D.
WHIPOO'S WHIMS ON C.D.

Father and son, both owned and trained by Mrs. Nita Hopkins. Whimsy gained his CD while he was still 6 months old, probably the youngest CD degree winner, if not for all breeds, certainly in our breed. Whimsy also proved that obedience and confomation do mix, as well as racing. as Whimsy was High Score winner at the AWC Nat'l Meet at Chicago a few years ago.


AROUND THE OBEDIENCE CORNER

With this issue we are introducing, w hat we hope will be a regular feature. It will be up to you obedience fans to keep us posted of your wins. Any experiences you care to share with the rest of us will be more than welcome. This is your "Corner" and your support will be necessary to keep it going, Advertising rates and pictorial section rates are the some as for the "show" and "race" sections.

For this issue, it is our pleasure to present some of the "old-timers of the obedience world. Wu received several other good photos but they were either too large or in color, We hope to carry these again at a later tine. What started this ''Corner'' Obedience people. have Mrs. Jerry Birmingham and Mrs. Nita Hopkins for giving us that "push" and have supplied us with so much information and have given many hours of training to their own dogs and helping others too, to the extent that their own dogs have suffe r ed a little bit!

Donna Bangs has done much for obedience in St. Louis and Donna deserves a big round of applause for her courage, Her Moley Rat was trained in her own yard and passed in 3 straight trials without benefit of class training: St. Joseph KC 2/4/68 Moley at was 3rd with a score of 197 4 , High Score of the day was 19 8 1/2 Heart of America KC Moley Rat tied for 4th with a score of 194 and at Southeast Mo. K.C. 5/11/68 Moley Rat was 4th with a score of 187, winning the run—off from a Germ. Shepherd.

Mrs. Elizabeth Blalock of San Francisco writes" Glengyl Mercury, 2 yrs old, trained by her 12 year old daughter Linda, and handled by her exclusively, earned his 3rd leg and CD degree 5/6/68 where ho placed 6th with score of 193 - . Linda is now working on his CDX. Usually Mercury was the only Whippet in the trial’s we entered and we are hoping the people who have purchased our puppies will go into obed ience as well as racing and shows. Obedience training gives us a great deal of satisfaction as the dog is judged on the performance of exercises he has learned only through much work and training by his handler, not on his looks. We feel this offers much more of a challenge than showing for conformation".

Mrs. Nita Hopkins writes: "I had owned and trained several breeds before I owned a Whippet and had been led to believe they wore dumb! My curiosity was challenged and my Whippet experience began with Whipoo's Whimsy, He passed his 3 test during the month he was 6 months old, so I found out how dumb some people are: Whimsy didn't have much chance to try for his CDX, not his fault, mine, we did qualify once. I have the utmost respect and admiration for you who have your CDX and UD Whippets." (Editors Note-Mrs. Hopkins also has other remarks which will be found in the "Mail Bag" Section)


SURVEY OF WHIPPET JUDGES

Conducted by Mary Beth Arthur, Staff Member, The Whippet News

Prompted by my own initiative, as well as other American Whippet Club members, I have formulated a Whippet Judge's Questionnaire (to be voluntarily submitted by each judge surveyed), the purpose of which is to:

1. Make exhibitors aware of the individual judge's preference.
2. Draw suggestions from the judge's opinion to aid breeders.
3) Discover what personal opinions the judges have of Whippets being shown today.

When I began the survey, I intended to send every American Whippet Club member a questionnaire, as well as to the judges. Interesting comparisons could then be made between judges and AWC members. I hereby ask all AWC members to fill out the questionnaire contained in this issue (a repeat) and mail it to me at 4 4 34 No. Oakland Ave . , Shorewood Wisc. 53211. Additional copies of this questionnaire are available upon request.

The success of any survey depends upon voluntary contributions of those solicited. I hope that all Club Members will cooperate to make this survey a success.

There will be brief summaries, similar to those in prior issues and contained in this issue, in future issues of The Whippet News.

Mary Beth Arthur

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MRS JEANNETTE W. CROSS

Mrs. Cross feels that the Whippet should be a well muscled slim sporting type hound, rather than a statue like animal.

In order of importance she places soundness first, balance second, type third and condition fourth. She did not rank showmanship. She does place some emphasis on the presentation of a Whippet.

Proper movement receives very much emphasis in her judging.

Mrs. Cross prefers a dog with a medium amount of loin and of medium size.

She would place a light eyed dog with a pleasing bright expression over a dark eted dog with a sullen expression.

In her judging, she favors no particular color.

Mrs. Cross would like the Whippet head to be very long and slim. She places some emphasis on proper ears.

When judging, she places very much emphasis on depth of brisket, proper feet, strong straight hindquarters, and straight front. She places some emphasis on proper tail length.

She does not feel that racing or coursing is harmful to a show dog.

Mrs. Finch would place a light eyed dog with a pleasing bright expression over a dark eyed dog with a sullen look.

She does not favor a particular color in her judging.

Mrs. Cross would prefer a Whippet to be of minimum weight rather than slightly heavy.

She would place a puppy over an adult and a class dog over a special. Mrs. Cross had no comments about today's show Whippets.

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MR. DALE DANIELS

Mr. Daniels feels that a Whippet should appear as a well muscled slim sporting type hound rather than a statue like animal.

In order of importance he would place soundness first, type second, balance third, condition fourth and showmanship fifth.

He places some emphasis on the presentation and the physical condition of a Whippet. Proper movement receives very much emphasis.

Mr. Daniels' ideal Whippet is short coupled with a high arch. It is medium boned and medium sized. It's head is long but with a slight amount of skull (not narrow, but somewhat rounded.)

He would not place a light eyed dog over a dark eyed dog regardless of the expression.

He has no color preference in his judging.

Mr. Daniels places very much emphasis on proper ears, depth of brisket, proper feet, strong straight hindquarters, and straight fronts. He places some emphasis on proper tail length.

He does not feel that racing or coursing is harmful to a show dog.

He would prefer a Whippet to be of minimum weight rather than slightly heavy.

In his judging, he would place a puppy over an adult and a class dog over a special.

Mr. Daniels commented about today’s Whippets: "Too much variance in size."

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MRS. KAY FINCH

Mrs. Finch believes the Whippet should be a well muscled slim sporting type hound.

In order of importance, she places 1) typo ) 2)soundness, 3) balance 4) condition, and 5) showmanship

She places some emphasis on the presentation of a Whippet; very much emphasis on proper movement.

Her ideal Whippet has a medium amount of loin, is medium boned and of modicum height.

Mrs. Finch prefers the long slim type of head. She places much emphasis on proper ears.

When it comes to the dog's physique, she places very much emphasis on depth of brisket, proper feet, straight front and proper tail length.

She does not think racing or coursing is harmful to a show dog.

Mrs. Finch would like a Whippet to carry a minimum amount of weight. In her judging, she would place a class dog over a special.

Mrs Finch commented about today’s show Whippets: "I hope to see better reaching smart gaits--harder muscle development."

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In line with the surveys, we are going to reprint here, rather than in the Kennel Report section, a portion of a letter from Donna Bangs of St. Louis, Mo. We are sure readers will be most interested.

"I'm sure everyone who was at ringside at the Chicago International Kennel Club show this April knows about the fiasco of Uhuru's Rolling Stone being DISQUALIFIED under judge Ellsworth Gamble for an OVERSHOT mouth. After writing the AKC and sending a copy of the standard to Mr. Gamble, I received apologies from both. The Vice—President of the AKC assured me the disqualification would be stricken from the records, and the judge admitted he was unfamiliar with the "NEW" Whippet Standard. While one person told me the bitches' mouth was indeed unforgivable, two other breed authorities said that the bite was very minutely overshot. In any case, she does have one 5 point major under Robert Waters and 10 additional points, so I don't feel she is a total reject". (Rest of letter in Kennel Report section.)


Colorado Springs Kennel Club, Colorado Springs, Colo. June 8, 1968—Judge: Louis J. Murr

5.dogs -5 bitches -4 Specials

Winners Dog-Glenray's Tornado Joe (Ch. Whirlings Mr. Rudy of Glenray ex Ch. Eyleland Minuet) owned by Joe & Shirley Goss

Winners Bitch—Hollypark Honey Bee (Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune ex Ch. Humble Acre Twilight Tizzy) owned by Dr. & Mrs. Patrick Bagmiller Best of Winners - Glenray's Tornado Joe

Best of Breed and Group 1st Ch. Hollypark's Just Plain George ( Ch. Ringmore Finisterre, ex Hollypark Humoresque) owned by Gladys M. Cutter


Southern Colorado Kennel Club, Pueblo, Colo. June 9, 1968 - Judge: Mr. Percy Roberts 5 dogs — 3 bitches — 4 Specials

Winners Dog — not marked

Winners Bitch—Hollypark Honey Bee — also Best of Winners

Best of Breed — Ch. Tonto of Flying W. ( Ch. The Lone Ranger of Flying W ex Ch. Homestead Cinerella) Owned by Mr. & Mrs. Ken Dunnagan


St. Petersburg Dog Fanciers Assn. K.C. Show
St. Petersburg, Fla. June 9, 1968

AWC Supported Entry - Judge Mrs. Margaret Newcombe
11 dogs 10 bitches 5 Specials

Puppy Dogs - 3 entries - 1st - Sunland Antares (Ch. Kirklea Court of Love-Jaduli Appraxin Country Girl) Bred by Sunland Kennels, owl. by Calvin G. Perry

Bred by Exhibitor Dogs - 3 entries - 1st Wheeling Tiger Paws (Cock- row Grouse-Barmaud Suncharm) Bred owned by Jean G. Paul C. Ueltschy

American Bred Dog - 1 entry - Meander Shakedown (Ch. Meander In­ discretion-Meander Badger Game) Bred by F. Julia Shearer, owned by Calvin G. Perry

Open Dog Class 4 entries - lst Appraxin Good-As-Gold (Ch. Meander Spit N' Polish-Ch. Pennyworth Golden Glory) Bred by Calvin Perry, owned by I. H. Willis & Norma Banes.

Winners Dog - Wheeling Tiger Paws Reserve - Sheldegren Tony the Tiger (Ch. Sheldegren Shawn-Sheldegren Pepperpot) Bred & owned by Janet C. Koch. (2nd Bred By Ex. Dog Class)

Puppy Bitch 9-12 months 1 entry - Appraxin White Christmas (Cockrow Grouse-Ch. Pennyworth Merrie Xmas) Bred by Calvin G. Perry, owned by Jean G. Ueltschy

Bred By Exhibitor Bitch - 1 entry - Sunland Andromeda (Ch. Kirklea Court of Love-Jadulia Appraxin Country Girl) Bred C. Owned by Sunland Kennels

American Bred Bitch - 1 entry - Kai-Jai's Absinthe Special (Ch. Pennyworth He Ho Ho-Ch. Whipoo's Dash of Bitters) Bred by Keith & Judith Wallace, owned by Sunland Kennels

Open Bitches -7 entries -1st Pennyworth Fancy Venture (Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture - Pennyworth Black Orchid) Bred by Pennyworth Kennels, owned by Calvin G. Perry

Winners Bitch Pennyworth Fancy Venture Reserve Kai-Jai's Ab sinthe Special

Best of Winners and Best of Breed - Wheeling Tiger Paws Best Opposite Sex - Pennyworth Fancy Venture


Bryn Mawr Kennel Club, Bryn Mawr, Pa. June 15, 1968 Judge-Mrs. Winifred L. Heckman

American Whippet Club Supported Entry 5 dogs-9 bitches-8 Specials

Puppy Dogs - 1 entry-1st Seybern's Sir Thomas Beecham(Ch. Mor-Shor Whirlaway-Pennyworth Betony) Bred by Marjory Siebern, owned by Mrs. Edwin M. Marshall

Bred By Exibitor Dog - 1 entry-1st Renpark Spizzerinctum (Ch. Green brae Barn Dance-Renpark's Tigress) Bred by Irene K Harris, owned by Renpark Kennels

American Bred Dog - 1 entry -1st- Highlight's Double Barney (Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance-Ch. Highlight's Cameo) Bred & Owned by Mrs. Clare C. Hodge

Open Dogs-2 entries- 1st- Gortico Flicker (Ch. Mor Shors Whirlaway­ Overrun Peg 0 My Heart) Bred by Jos. C. Pinkosz, owned by Jos. G. & Ernestine Pinkosz

Winners Dog - Gortico Flicker Reserve - Highlight's Double Barney

Puppy Bitches 2 entries-1st Mor Shor's Prinanetta (Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance-Ch. Hillis Harvest Moon Dance) Bred by Dianne T. Moore owned by Mrs. Clare C. Hodge

American Bred Bitch 1 entry-1st Highlight's Distinction (Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance-Highlight's Cameo) Bred by Margaret C. Hodge, owned by Susan Grace E. Mario D. O'Neill

Open Bitches 6 entries- 1st Stoney Meadows Smart Deb (Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance-Ch. Seven League Serimissimo) Bred by Doris S. Wear, owned by Christine

Winners Bitch-Stoney Meadows Smart Deb Reserve: Mor-Shor's Hasty Honey (Ch. Seven League Sunday Best-Ch. Mor-Shor's Hop To It Girl) Bred by Dianne T. Moore & Ann Cahill, owned by Dianne T. Moore & Barbara Briggs

Best of Winners-Gortico Flicker

Best of Breed - Ch. Mor-Shor's Mischief's Minuet (Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance-Ch. Hill's Harvest Moon Dance) Bred by Dianne T. Moore owned by Barbara Briggs & Dianne T. Moore


Ladies Dog Club, Wellesley, Mass. Juno 1, 1968 - Judge: Mrs. Winifred Heckmann

American Whippet Club Supported entry

12 dogs - 9 bitches -5 Specials

Puppy Dogs (3 entries). -1st Beachward's Baby Bomber (Ch. Tantivvey Diver of Pennyworth ex Broad Acres Aye O.K.)owned by Melody Howarth & Olive A. Eldredge

Bred by Exhibitor. Dos. (2 entries) lst-Beachward's Cardiac Kid(Ch. Tantivvey Diver of Pennyworth Breed Acres Aye O.K.) owned by Melody and Marion Howorth

Amer. Bred Dogs (1 entry) 1st Windy Zip Code of Pennyworth (Ch.Tantivvy Diver of Pennyworth—Pennyworth Heather Belle) owned by Alexandra F. Walker

Open Dogs (6 entries) 1st—Rimskittle Enterprise (Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Chance—Ch. Stoney Meadows Sealark) owned by Mrs. W. P. Wear

Winners Dog-Rimskittle Enterprise

Reserve — Pennyworth Bob o'Linkie (Ch. Tantivvey Diver-Pennyworth Heather Belle)

Novice Bitch- 1 entry - Winterfold's Bold Bid (Ch. Coveydown Greenbrae Wayfarer-Stoney Meadows Bold Queen) owned by Co. & Mrs. John Collings

Bred By Exhibitor Bitches-1 entry—Ledgecrest Bit o'Sweet (Ch. Green- brae Barn Dance-Ch. Pennyworth She's A Heney) owned by Leenard Gilman.

Amer. Bred Bitches 1 entry-Pennyworth Little Motion (Ch. Tantivvey Diver of Pennyworth—Pennyworth Heather Belle) owned by Pennyworth Kens.

Open Bitches (6 entries) 1st Pennyworth Starlet (Ch. Dragonfly's Wingedfoot—Pennyworth This One is Mine) owned by Pennyworth Kennels

Winners Bitch and Best of Winners—Pennyworth Starlet

Reserve - Stoney Meadows White Hot (Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture- Ch. Stoney Meadows Hell's Bells) owned by Mrs. W. P. Wear

Best of Opposite Sex— Ch. Bon-Mot Barnaby (Sheldegren Explorer ex Sheldegren Wintergreen) owned by Joan M. Barnett

Best of Breed and Group 2 — Ch. Mor-Shor's Mischief Minuet (Ch. Green brae Barn Dance-Ch. Hill's Harvest Mood Dance


Framingham District Kennel Club, Framingham, Mass.

June 2, 1968 - Judge: Mr. Haskell Schuffman

Winners Dog—Westcom's Pierrott (Ch. Mor—Shor Whirlaway x Ewings Skybolt into the Blue) owned by Joan Petruzzo

Reserve: Seyburne's Sir Thomas Beecham (Ch. Mor-Shor Whirlaway -Pennyworth Betony) Owned by Mrs. Edwin N. Marshall

Winners Bitch and Best of Winners-Winterfold Fleeting Moment (Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth ex Stoney Meadows Snow Princess) owned by Lue Boileau

Reserve: Broad Acres Aye O.K. (Ch. Stoney Meadows Sprint x Ch Pennyworth She's A Honey) owned by Melody Howorth

Best Opposite Sex-Ch. Bon Mot Barnaby

Best of Breed — Ch. Mor - Shor's Mischief Minuet


North Shore Kennel Club, Topsfield, Mass.

June 15, 1968 — Judge: Mr. Percy Roberts

Winners Dog — Beachwood's Baby Bomber Reserve: - Westcom's Pierrot

Winners Bitch - Pennyworth Starlet Reserve: - Broad Acres Aye O.K.

Best of Winners and Best. Opp. Sex - Pennyworth Starlet Best of Breed - Ch. Bon-Mot Barnaby

Middlesex County Kennel Club, Concord, Mass. June 16, 1968 - Judge: Mr. Kenneth W. Given

Winners Dog-Beachward's Cardiac Kid Reserve: - Windy Zip Code of Pennyworth

Winners Ditch - Elan's Lady B (Sheldegren's Blue Smoke-Sheldegren Pepper) owned by Nathalea V. Torrey

Reserve: - Broad Acres Aye O.K.

Best of Winners - Beachward's Cardiac Kid

Best Opp. Sex - Elan's Lady B

Best of Breed - Pennyworth Would You Believe (Ch. Tantivvey Diver of Pennyworth-Pennyworth Burning Dream) owned by Pennyworth Kennels


Central Wyoming Kennel Club, Casper, Wyo. June 16, 1968 - Judge: Mr. Gordon Parham

Winners Dog - Glenray's Mr. Swan (Ch. Whirlings Mr. Rudy of Glenray - Ch. Eyleland Minuet) owned by Marie C. Schaefer & Becky McDevitt Reserve: - Glenray's Tornado Joe (Ch. Whirling's Mr. Rudy of Glen‑
ray-Ch. Eyleland Minuet) owned by Joe & Shirley Goss

Winners Bitch and Best of Winners Hollypark Honey Bee ( Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune-Ch. Humble Acre Twilight Tizzy) owned by Dr. & Mrs. Patrick Baymiller

Best Opp. Sex - Hollypark Honey Bee

Best of Breed, Group 1 and BEST IN SHOW - Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune (Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture-Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen) owned by Mr. & Mrs. F. G. Frailey


Yellowstone Valley Kennel Club, Billings, Montana June 18, 1968 - Judge: Ellsworth Gamble

Winners Dog - Glenray's Tornado Joe

Best Opposite Sex: - Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune

Winners Ditch, Best of Winners, Best of Breed and Group 3 - Hollypark Honey Bee


Gallatin Dog Club, Bowman, Montana June 20, 1968 - Judge; A. J. Schoendorf

Winners Dog - Glenray's tornado Joe

Winners Bitch and Best Opp. Sex - Hollypark Honey Bee

Best of Breed - Ch. Hollypark Just Plain George


Electric City Kennel Club, Great Falls, Montana
June 22, 1968 - Judge: Mrs. L. Zingler

Winners Dog — Glenray's Tornado Joe

Winners Bitch and Best Opp. Sox - Hollypark Honey Bee

Best of Breed and Group 3 — Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune


Five Valley Kennel Club, Missoula, Montana
June 23, 1968 - Judges Wm. Pym

Winners Dog — Glenray's Tornado Joe

Winners Bitch, Best of Winners & Best Opp. Sex - Hollypark Honey Bee

Best of Breed and Group 2 — Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune


Kennel Club of Beverly Hills , Los Angeles, Calif.
June 22, 1968 - Judge: Mr. William M. Sohmiek

Winners Dog — Pinetops Opening Knight (Ch. Madcap Timeless—Ch. Madcap Stage Struck) Owned By Donna Hammond and Norman W. Ellis

Reserve; Hollypark's Sam-Sation (Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune x Ch. Eyleland Pianissimo) owned by Mr & Mrs J E Martin

Winners Bitch Tamarisk of Suntan ( Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune x Ch. Silver Song of Suntan) owned by Marion H. Woodcock

Reserve: Canyon Crest's Contessa (Ch. Canyon Crest Black Knight x Lady Rosalyn)

Best of Winners and Best of Breed — Pinetops Opening Knight

Best Opposite Sex - Ch. Mor.Shor's Mischief Minuet (Ch. Greenbrae Barn Dance x Ch. Hill's Harvest Moon Dance) owned by Barbara Briggs and Dianne T. Moore


  Golden Gate Kennel Club, San Francisco, Calif,
July 7, 1968 - Judge-Mrs. W. Hockmann

Winners Dog - Bardon Trappings (Stoney Meadows Epic-Meander Ribbons) owned by Dr, John Q, Shelton

Reserve ; not given

Winners Bitch - Hollypark Hello Dolly (Ch. Hollypark Hobgoblin x Meeks Tiger Lily) owned by Carol Barron

Reserve: not given

Best of Winners - not given

Best Opp, Sex: Ch. Canyon Crest Bakara (Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth x Ch. Canyon Crest's Snow Boots) owned by Canyon Crest Kennels

Best of Breed and Group 4 - Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune


Richmond Dog Fanciers Club, Inc., Richmond, Calif.

July 6, 1968 Judge: Mrs. Inez Miller

Winners Dog - Darden Trappings Reserve - not marked

Winners Bitch- Hollypark Mocha Polka CD (Tinker Tun-Ch. Whirling Downs Whistle Bait ) owned by Rosalie & Fred F. Simpson

Best of Winners - not marked

Best Opposite Sex - Ch. Canyon Crest Bakara

Best of Breed - Ch. Hollypark's Just Plain George (Ch. Ringmore Finisterre x Hollypark Humoresque ) owned by Gladys Cutter


Champaign Illinois Kennel Club, Urbana, Illinois
July 13, 1968 - Nudge: Mrs. William M. Schmick

American Whippet Club Supported Entry 10 dogs-20 bitches-4 Specials

Puppy Dog Class 9-12 mths 4 entries-1st Legendary Diver (Ch. Tantivvey Diver of Pennyworth x Ch. Legend O'Lazeland) owned by Louis Pegram

Bred by Exhibitors Dog Class 1 entry - Tybons Golden Viking (Ch. Briarwyns Beret-Wings Blaze O'Glory) owned by Larry & Lawrence A. Miller

Open Dog Class(5 entries) 1st-Appraxin's Critic's Acclaim (CH. Meander Spitn' Polis-Ch. Pennyworth Golden Glory) owned by Calvin G. Perry

Winners Dog - Legendary Diver Reserve Appraxin's Critic's Choice

Puppy Bitches 9-12 mths (5 entries) Humble Acre Twig O'The Mist ( Yellowbanks Pepperpot x Humble Acre Pokey Slow) owned by Larry F. Owen

Bred by Exhibitor Ditches (1 entry) Karasar's Silver Sassafras (Ch. Appraxin Surefire x Ch. Seven League Sunrise) owned by Kerry J Kuper & Robert J. Scott

American Bred Bitch 1 entry Sege Susie Q (Ink's Spotted View x Por Little Angel) owned by Raymond A. Stodolny

Open Bitches(13 entries) 1st -Colonial Acres White Velvet (Ch. Hasty Jet-Stream-Kobold Klatter) owned by Mrs. Pamela Purvis

Winners Bitch - Colonial Acres White Velvet

Reserve - Whipoo's Ophelia (Ch. Lysander of Briskways-Ch. Whipoo's White Chiffon) owned by Mr & Mrs E. L. Jacobs

Best of Winners and Best of Breed - Legendary Diver

Best Opposite Sex - Colonial Acres White Velvet


Mt. Baker Kennel Club s Bellingham, Wash. June 30, 1968 -

Judge: Mrs. Albert Van Court 3 dogs - 3 bitches 1 Special

Winners Dog: Queen's Colt Forty-Five, owned by Richard & Barbara Webster

Reserve Winners Dog: White Acres the Merlin, owned by Doris Ringer & Pearl Baumgartner

Winners Bitch: Gipsy Queen of Urray, owned by Gerald & Earlene Luke & Mr. & Mrs. Richard Webster

Reserve Winners Bitch: Rockabye Folly, owned by Mrs. Pamela Arthur

Best of Winners & Best Opp. Sex: Queen's Colt Forty-Five

Best of Breed: Ch. Barden Faded Finery, owned by Doris Ringer


Vancouver Kennel Club, Vancouver, Wash.

July 14, 1968 — Judge: Mrs. Charles Marck

3 dogs — 8 bitches — 1 Special

Winners Dog: Urray Go Lightly, owned by Mr.& Mrs. Richard Webster

Reserve Winners Dog: White Acres the Merlin, owned by Doris Ringer & Pearl Baumgartner

Winners Bitch: White Acres Stardust, owned by Pearl Baumgartner

Reserve Winners Ditch: Almar-O Princess Montessa, owned by Thomas & Dana Moreland

Best of Winners and Best Opp. Sex: Urray Go Lightly

Best of Breed and 2nd Hound: Ch. Bardon Faded Finery, owned by Doris Ringer


Orange Empire Dog Club Show, San Bernardino , Calif. July 14, 1968 - Judge: Dr. Wm. S. Houpt

Winners Dog: Dragonfly's Desert Snowstorm (by Ch. Dragonfly s Wingedf oot x Pennyworth This one is Mine) Bred & Owned by Ben Brown

Reserve Winners Dog - Hollyparks Sam-Sation (By Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune Oh, E yleland Pianissimo) owned by Laura V. & J.E. Martin.

Winners Bitch & Best of Winners Ban Saba Hi-Breeze ( Ch. Humble Acre Double O Seven x Ch, Humble Acre Twilight Tizzy) Owned by Michael Dougherty & D. C. Hastings

Reserve Winners Bitch Pennyworth Overrun (Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of K Ch . Stoney Meadows Queens Gift) Owned by Ben Brown

Best of Breed: Ch. Canyon Crest Bakara (Ch. Courtenay Courtney Fleet- foot x Ch. Canyon Crests Snow Boots) Owned by Canyon Crest Kennels

Best Opp. Sex: Ch. Gallway Quasimodo (Ch. Roanbar Son of Cacholong-Ch. Briarwyn's Bright Star) Owned by Marienburg Kennels.


Ventura Co. Dog Fanciers Assoc, Oxnard, Calif.
July 27, 1968 - Judge: Mr. Herschel D. Cox

15 dogs-23 bitches-18 Specials-2 absentees

Winners Dog: Hollypark's San-Sation(By Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune x Ch. Eyleland Pianissimo) Bred by D.C. & E.R. Hastings, owned by Laura V. & J. E. Martin

Reserve: Strathoak Sunstar (By Ch. Ringmore Finisterre x Appraxin
Red Starlet) Bred by Strathoak Kennels, owned by Strathoak Kennels & Helen M. Hackett

Winners Bitch: Highland's Hollypark Holly (Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune x Ch. Eyleland Brown Betty) Bred by D. C. Hastings, owned by Gladys M. Cutter

Reserve: Nimblefooted Halla (Diamant v.d. Getreuwen x Int.Ch. Wingedfoot Hildegarde) Bred by A.M.J.C. Staffhorst, owned by Walter a Dorothy Matheny

Best of Winners: Hollypark's Sam-Sation

Best Opposite Sex: Ch. Dragonfly Sugarfoot (Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth x Ch. Attila's Dragonfly Gypsy) Bred by Jacqueline Q. Kubat, owned by H. L. & Mary E. Robinson

Best of Breed and 1st Hound : Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune (Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture x Ch. Stoney Meadows Snow Queen) Bred by Doris S. Wear, owned by Mr. & Mrs. H. G. Frailey


Santa Barbara Kennel Club, Santa Barbara, Calif.

July 28, 1968 -4 Judge: Mrs. Philip S. P. Fall

American Whippet Club Western Specialty

27 dogs-24 bitches-18 Specials-6 absentees

Puppy Dog 6-9 mths-3 entries-1st Coventry Regalstock Sailor (Stoney Meadows Epic-Ch. Sing'n Little Girl Blue) Bred by Marilyn Barlow, owned by David Rosenstock; 2nd Hollypark Howtwo (Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune-Ch. Eyleland Brown Betty) Bred by D. C, Hastings, owned by Jane L Hardgrave; 3rd Runner’s Image of a Saint (Dragonfly's Cochise-Dragonfly's Blue Stardust) Bred by Mr & Mrs G A Stoffers, Owned by Robt. R. Russell & Robt. F. O'Donnell

Puppy Dog 9-12 mths-3 entries-1st Runner's My Man Flint (Dragonfly's Cechise-Dragonfly's Blue Stardust) Bred & Owned by Mr & Mrs Greg A Stoffers; 2nd - Greenhavens Pal Joey (Ch. Ringmore Finisterrer-Hollypark Hearts & Flowers) Bred & Owned by Constance F t Thomas) 3rd-Madcap Master Fiddle (Ch. Madcap Bold Minstrel-Madcap Time Piece) Prod by Norman Ellis, owned by Wm & Jayne Geoffrey

Novice Dogs 4 entries-1 absent-1st San Francisco Frisco (Glengyl Black Mercury-E'Danha Honey West) Bred & Owned by David L & Mrs. Elizabeth Blalock; 2nd-Dragonfly's William (Ch. Dragonfly's Fleetfoot-Dragonfly's Gitare) Bred by Chas R Weber, owned by Ruth & Dan Olinary, 3rd Heiland's Good Fortune (Canesco's Grand Prix-Ch. Tubara's Chorale) Bred by Dr. H. W. Heiser Jr., owned by Sarah F. Turner

Bred by Exhibitor Dogs-3 entries-1 absent-1st-Coventry's Black Jack Ch. Sing'n Sinner Man-Ch. Eyleland Plaid) Bred & Owned by Marilyn Barlow & Susan Wing; 2nd-Strathoak Stop the Music (Ch. Whirling's Mr. Rudy of Glenray-Strathoak Summer Breeze) Bred & Owned by Strathoak Kennels

American Bred Dogs-4 entries-1st-Hollypark Copper Clown (Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune-Ch. Humble Acre Twilight Tizzy) Bred by D.C. & E.R. Hastings, owned by Mr. & Mrs. Richard L. Byrd 2nd-Comancho of Flying W (Ch. Tonto of Flying W-Ch. Joy of Flying W) Bred by Ingrid E.: Ken Dunnagan, owned by Katherine B. Morgan; 3rd-Whirlaway's Sky Rocket (Ch. Piperkins Robinson CD-Syndicated Ruby Paint Pot) bred & owned by Carroll & Ruby Heyhurst; 4th-Great Snowy Own of Suntan (Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune-Ch. Silver Song of Suntan) Bred & Owned by Marion H. Woodcock

Open Dogs-11 entries-1st-Bardon Trappings (Stoney Meadows Epic-Meander Ribbons) Bred by D & B Frames, owned by Dr. John C. Shelton 2nd-Great Circle Altcar (Great Circle Stephen's Day-Great Circle Isolde) Bred by Wendell T. Howell, owned by Nancy L & Shirley M. Gray; 3rd Greenacre Watch My Smoke (Ch. Rocket's Torpedo CDX-Greenacre Zephyr) Bred & owned by Beverly A. Smith; 4th Strathoak Silver Fin (Ch. Ringmore Finisterre- Appraxin Red Starlet) Bred by Strathoak Kennels owned by Chas. E. & Marilyn D. Miller

Winners Dog: Barden Trappings Reserve: Great Circle Altcar

Puppy Bitches 6-9 mths-3 entries-1st-Hollypark Flip Trick (Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture -Ch. Eyleland Quick Trick) Bred by D.C. & E. R. Hastings, owned by Robt. J. Walker; 2nd-Madcap Pinetops Black Tripod (Stoney Meadows Epic-Ch. Sing'n Little Girl Blue) Bred by Marilyn Barlow, owned by Jeannette Keppelman & Norman W. Ellie; 3rd Hollypark Hasty Venture (Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture-Ch. Eyleland Quick Trick) Bred by D.C. & E.R. Hastings, owned by Frederica L. Page

Puppy Bitches-9-12 mths 1 entry-1st Madcap Metronome (Ch. Madcap Bold Minstrel-Madcap Time Piece) Bred by Norman W Ellis, owned by Eleanor D. Talbot & Norman W. Ellis

Novice Bitches-2 entries-1st - Hollypark Having More Fun (Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune-Ch. Eyleland Brown Betty) Bred & owned by D, C. Hastings; 2nd-Hollypark Happy Time (Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune-Ch. Eyleland Brown Betty) Bred & Owned by D. C. Hastings

Bred by Exhibitor Bitches-3 entries-1st-Bardon Singing Wind (Ch. Piperkins Rambler-Ch. Eyleland Winter Wind) Bred & Owned by Don W Frames; 2nd- Hollypark Rod White and New (Ch. Meander Finale-Ch. Flakkee Slip Stream) Bred and owned by E.R. a D.C. Hastings; 3rd Madcap Captain's Curry (Pinetops Opening Knigh -Homeplace Caledonia) Bred by Norman W, Ellis & Donna Hammond, owned by Norman W. Ellis

American Bred Bitches-4 entries-1st Hollypark Honey Bee (Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune-Ch. Humble Acre Twilight Tizzy) bred by D.C. & E.R. Hastings, owned by Dr. Mrs. Patrick Baymiller; 2nd-Madcap Limited Edition ( Ch. Great Circle Skibbereen—Madcap Time Limit) Bred by Geo. & Jeanne Clemens, owned by Eleanor Talbot; 3rd-Dragonfly's Desert Fawn (Ch. Dragonfly's Fleet f oot-Pennyworth Overrun) Bred by Ben Brown, owned by Mrs. Donald & Shirley Boelter; 4th Gaylynn's Summer In Smoke (Ch. Tray matt Nolasco—Towne's Magic Dragon) Bred J. P. Towne, owned by Mrs. Phyllis D. Richards

Open Bitches-11 bitches-2 absentees-1st—San Saba Hi-Breeze (Ch. Humble Acre Double O Seven—Ch. Humble Acre Twilight Tizzy) Bred by Botty K. Scott, owned by Michael Dougherty & Dorothea C. Hastings; 2 nd-Great Circle Dame (Ch. Great Circle the Scot—Badge wood Annie Oakley) Bred by Mrs W. T. Howell, owned by Mrs. Robt. Henderson ; 3rd—Hollypark's Honey Do For Me ( Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune—Ch. Eyleland Pianissimo) Bred by D. C. & R. Hastings, owned by Mrs. Joan Fraley & Mrs. Julie Holm; 4th-Tamarisk of Suntan (Ch. Stoney Meadows Royal Fortune-Ch. Silver Song of Suntan) Bred & owned by Marion H. Woodcock

Winners Bitch-San Saba Hi—Breeze Reserve—Great Circle Dame

Best of Winners— Bardon Trappings

Best Opposite Sex-Bardon Trappings

Best of Breed-Ch. Homeplace Shandygaff ( Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter— Ch. Madcap Syndicated News, bred and owned by Mrs. Robert B. Henderson

THE WESTERN GAZEHOUND CLUB

2nd Annual Specialty Championship Show North Vancouver, B.3. Canada

August 9, 1968

Judge: Dr. William Houpt

15 dogs-11 bitches-16 Specials

Junior Puppy Dogs-2 entries (1 disq) 1st-Alery Dancing Dynamo (by Can & Amer. Ch. Coveydown Greenbrae Wayfarer x Can. Ch. Winterfold Shining Hour) Bred by T.T. Taft & A. E. Pepper, one by Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Webster

Novice Dogs-1 entry - 1st Urray Ragamuffin (by Ch. Urray Go Lightly x Ch. Whirlwind Genevieve) Bred by Mr. & Mrs. R. M. Webster, owned by John Markert.

Bred by Exhibitor Dog-1 entry—1st Rockabye Rusty Nail (Ch. Rockabye Soap x Can. & Amer. Ch. Sonny Rockabye Baby CD) Bred a owned by Mrs. Pamela Arthur

Canadian Bred Dogs 2 entries-1st Emberson of Course (Can & Amer. Ch. Stars & Stripes of Suntan x Ch. Rockabye Ember of Course) Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Wm Turpin Jr., owned by Mr. e: Mrs. Paul D.K. Fraser; 2 nd-­ Urray Quik-Nuik (Ch. Urray Clansman CD x Rockabye Calamity Jane O’ Urray) Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Richard Webster, owned by Mr. & Mrs. K. Cucheran.

Open Dogs-9 entries-1st—Amer. Ch. Hollypark’s Just Plain George (Ch. Ringmore Finisterre x Hollypark Humoresque) Bred by Dorothea Hastings owned by Gladys M. Cutter; 2nd—Coventry's Black Jack (Amer. Ch. Sing'n Sinner Han x Amer. Ch. Eyleland Plaid) Bred and owned by Marilyn Barlow Susan Wing; 3rd-White Acres the Merlin (Amer. Ch. White Acres the Silly Prince x Amer. Ch. White Acres Cherokee) Bred by Pearl F. Baumgartner, owned by Doris E. Ringer & Pearl Baumgartner 4th—Urray Go-Go—Go (Can & Amer. Ch. Stars L. Stripes of Suntan x Can. Ch. Whirlwind Genevieve) Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Webster, owned by Mr. L Mrs. Paul D.K. Fraser

WINNERS DOGS — Hollypark's Just Plain George Reserve: — Coventry's Black Jack

Novice Bitches-1 entry-1st—Rockabye Seaneen (Urray Chieftain x Can.
Amer. Ch. Sonna Rockabye Baby CD) Bred by Pamela Arthur, owned by Adele McNiven

Canadian Bred Bitches-3 entries—1st Jynkx's Speck of the Devil (Eng. & Amer. Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot of Pennyworth x Ch. Thane Jenny of Rose Dawn) Bred & Owned by Mrs. T.F.R. Newmarch; 2nd—Rockabye Seaneen; 3rd—Rockabye Thistledown (Ch. Rockabye Scamp x Can Amer. Ch. Sonna Rockabye Baby CD) Bred by Mrs. Pamela Arthur, owned by Wm. A. Hartley

Open Bitches-7 entries-1st-Amer Ch. Bardon Faded Finery (Stoney Meadows Epic x Meander Ribbons) Bred by Donald W. L Barbara H. Frames, owned by Doris E. Ringer; 2nd-Amer. Ch. Sing'n Little Girl Blue (Ch. Traymatt Nolasco x Rockabye Black Mollie) Bred by Paul Sykes, owned by Marilyn Barlow; 3rd Urray Petrel (Can. Amer. Ch.
Stars & Stripes of Suntan x Ch. Whirlwind Genevieve) Bred & owned by Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Webster; 4th-Urray Pepper ( Can. & Amer. Ch. Stars & Stripes of Suntan x Ch. Whirlwind Genevieve) Bred by Mr. & Mrs. Richard M. Webster, owned by Barry C. Munro.

WINNERS BITCH - Darden Faded Finery

Reserve; Sing'n Little Girl Blue

Best of Winners: Hollypark's Just Plain George

BEST OF BREED; Ch. Rockabye Folly (Millards Streak of Sonna x Sonna Frankie of Rockabye) Bred & Owned by Mrs. Pamela Arthur

Best Opposite Sex: Can. & Amer. Ch. Stars & Stripes of Suntan ( Ch. Eyleland Double or Nothing x Ch. Silver Song of Suntan) Bred by Mrs. Marion Woodcock, owned by Mr. & Mrs. Diehard M. Webster

Best Canadian Bred Ch. Rockabye Folly


Mrs. Alice Turpin Aldergrove, B.C. Canada

COMMENTS, QUESTIONS AND OPINIONS

COMMENTS:

THANK YOU Selwyn Blackstone for your excellent article. I agree the size of our dogs should be larger than the English counterparts.

BUT I also believe a good , sound substant i al dog just within the standard should go over a moderately good but larger dog. Conversely, an English judge in America should put the dog sound substantial large dog over his more cobby English counterpart even if the judge is more used to this type.

THANK YOU Gary Morgan for having the courage to come out end say what a lot of us have been thinking. The lure operators, box carriers, and general hard workers are never "appreciated" until they can't make it. Even then the "appreciation" manifests itself only in complaints of "Where the devil are they?" "How can I get my dogs trained if they don't come?

THANK YOU to Mary Beth Arthur. I do enjoy those judges comments but as the saying goes - some 'should have their heads seen to!" Imagine saying some show Whippets have too much brisket! I've never seen a picture of any top winner who went below the elbows. Conversely, there are many who are far too shallow!. Great depth of brisket with its extensive lung and heart room is one of the typical qualities which sets our breed apart from most others. I am somewhat disappointed, however, that there was no mention of shoulder structure, neck set, length and arch. Also, there was no comparison to be made of moving faults where dogs can look straight from and back while standing but can manifest a variety of movement faults varying from minor to very gross indeed.

PERSONALLY TO DONNA BANGS - I believe that with our short-haired, elegant breed we can do little to fool the judges but we can (1) keep our dogs clean (2) well-groomed (3) healthy (4) happy and most important (5) in "hard condition" - to quote from our standard. There are no exercises to satisfying or appealing to our game little hounds as racing or coursing. If these activities are said to hurt the dog then they can no longer be considered either "sporting" or "hounds" and should be placed in the "non-sporting" group. Also, personally, I feel there are no breeders that do our breed more harm than those who will not allow their Whippets' new owners to race their dogs. Actually, it is an admission that the dogs posses some fault that will be accentuated if the dog is kept in a healthy. well-muscled condition. We who want our dogs to remain "true sport,- ing hounds" must try to breed closer and closer to the perfectly constructed Whippet so that the "doggy public" eventually know what war dogs should really be like.

THANK YOU to Margaret Newcombe for her article on ears. Ears have been of great interest even though I consider other qualities far more important. I've since road up on the Bulldog standard on ears and was quite impressed with the detail of the description of the proper type car, even when the quality is only worth 5 of 100 points.

With Whippets, however, faulty oars are to be “severely penalized" which I imagine means far more than the 5% of the total qualities of the dog.

Now, Mrs. Newcombe, may I ask a few more questions on ears. (A) What do you feel is the line between the showable and unshowable type of ear? (1) there are Whippets with large soft ears that never prick but also seldom are held in the rose position in the ring. Their owners see them alert at home but they do not usually fool inclined to use their ears in the ring. (2) there are Whippets who have correct size and texture ears but who will lift their ears when angry. (3) there are Whippets who will lift them when excited or happy (eg at the sign of food or at racing). (4) there are Whippets who will often raise both ears half the time for seemingly no reason at all. (5) there are Whippets who will often raise just one ear for either of the above reasons. (6) there are Whippets who keep their ears at "half—mast" nearly ell the time. (7) there are Whippets whose ears NEVER lie down. (8) There are Whippets with button ears, (9) and there are those who hold them semi—pricked very similarly to a collie.

(B)Where do you draw the line between the breedable and unbreedable?

(C) If one has a bitch with any of these faults where does one find a stud who will never throw a bad ear? I've heard Whippet fanciers from all over the U,S. and Canada say "Any Whippet will lift its ears under the right conditions". I know this is not true but those animals who will never lift their ears are very few and they in turn do not always threw good ears.

(D)What of the Whippet whose ears are seldom if ever down but are so skillfully handled that they will not twitch an ear in the ring? Could they not be easily confused with your Whippet who will also not flick an ear in the ring?

(E) Would you when judging, cease to consider a dog from further competition it you "caught" it lifting either or both ears in the ring? You mentioned also, that "nowhere does the standard say Whippets should be alert" in the General Appearance section: (which I felt was most important) it does say the Whippet should be "very alert". (

F) Do you feel we should not consider this section as being very important?

THANK YOU to Mrs. Jerry Birmingham. I did enjoy your comments on Whippets foibles and trainability. We own five Whippets and I could describe five more ways of asking in and out. I think if one had fifty Whippets there'd be fifty ways to be observed.

There were two Whippets in Canada in 1967 who obtained High Score in trial, one was under the "Alery" prefix of Torrence C. Taft & Allan E. Popper. The other is Gerry McLurgts Ch. Hector of Troy, CD who wqs trained and handled by a 15 year old friend of Gerry's - Linda McLeod.

THANK YOU to Norman Ellis. I believe you have some worthwhile advice, especially if the novice learns it soon enough: In this respect I feel your article should be sent to either "The Gazette" or "Popular Dogs" or both. There are novices who got in too deep to soon and end up with a kennel of mediocre dogs of which they are too fond to either get rid of or place. The "good" to "great" specimens have just as wining ways as the poor specimens. So, if interested in breeding, novices should read your advice BEFORE they acquire breeding stock.

Finally, although we've not been affected, there is a now strain of distemper that is becoming wide-spread across our continent - not only in Canada. The symptoms are barely noticeable 'til the final symptoms appear. It does not seem highly contagious, but is none the less deadly, so PLEASE get all of your Whippets inoculated if they are due for boosters.


From: W. Bruce Robinson

Scarsdale , New York

The opinions expressed in Vol. 11, No 4, of the News, represent a very healthy force within the fancy. While I hardly agree with much that was said, I recognize that only by this sort of dialogue are we to get anywhere in the movement toward clarification of the standard, and hopefully, betterment of the breed.

I infer from Selwyn Blackstone's article a tendency, which I cannot agree with, to regard the Whippet in America as a breed distinct from that in the United Kingdom. If we are going to do so, which would involve a rather sharp separation of the American fancy from that of England and the Continent, then we had bettor start calling our breed the American Whippet. I hope that we can avoid this separation and at the same time, eliminate the "great variation across the country."

I agree that Whippets should be capab l e of coursing in addition to "looking nice," But what exactly is the game that the breed was brad to chase? The Racing Rules and Regulations state that it is "any moving furry object similar to the rabbit." As far as I know, the jackrabbit is not only a very large hare, but one found only in the American West, The rabbit that Whippets chased in England was probably similar to the very small member of the hare family found on our eastern coast, This peculiar problem raised by our country's expanse is not one easily solved, and may be the reason for keeping the very amorphous "ideal height" now in the standard.

Since the Whippet was bred to course small game native to England, or to race to the rag, I tend to favor the smaller dog, and yet I would not want a situation in which dogs in one-half the country were inadequate for their own native game. Far from believing the English dog to be "miniature" or "minnie--" Courtenay Fleetfoot was 19 inches yet I think a size of 19-20 for dogs and slightly less for bitches is appropriate for America. We must maintain some identity with Whippets in Britain, if only to ensure some uniformity of breeding and to a slow for a greater source of bloodlines.

If we do not pay attention to the past, then why have a size re quirement at all? The point of dog brooding is different from the natural selection of human beings. If Whippets are growing bigger and better now, they will certainly be doing so fifty years from now. Ours is not a breed like the Borzoi, in which hugeness is desirable if not at the expense of symmetry. We should not have this dichotomy of "big" and "little," no more than we should have sectional and continental types. The point of breeding is not to satisfy individual tastes, but to establish an ideal uniformity which can be regarded with security as a slide rule.

That there is a need for intense examination of the Standard is manifested in the exceptional variety of the judges survey. If judges are divided over whether the Whippet should be large or light— boned, should have a lean head or one with substance, and are inclined to consider a light eye which may be expressly forbid by the Standard, it is up to the Club to clarify ratters. A centrally controlled standard will make for a much healthier environment than one in which each individual's preferences are as valid as another's.


From Dr. James R. Gray
Lilburn, Ga.

WHAT IS REPRESENTATIVE

Mr. Blackstone's article in the Whippet News (Vol. 11, Issue 4) is certainly a thought provoking one as I'm sure the author intended it to be. I would like the opportunity to present a different approach to the same problem.

I completely agree with those fanciers who advocate a dual approach to the evaluation of a dog; in the area of physical perfection and in the area of performance of the purpose for which the breed was created and developed. Conformity in only one area gives an incomplete evaluation of the animal. Evaluation in each area should be equally important and sacrifices in one area should not be made to gain advantages in the other.

It is popularly believed that the Whippet population now consists of those who are bred for and ,who win in the conformation rings, and a similar dog bred for and winning in race competition. Actually, a large number of dogs excel in both areas and these, presumably, are our great dogs, our duel achievers. There is, most probably, an even larger number whose owners train and enter them in only one of the two areas or competition who could excel in both if given the opportunity.

It is unfortunate that the word "English" has become a derogatory adjective in our whippet literature. Though the origins of our breed are somewhat obscure, certainly the breed was developed to a high level of consistency, breeding true to type, in England over a century ago, where it became a useful and well—established breed. Relatively little change has occurred through the years and most English breed authorities whose memories span a number of years maintain that present—day Whippets are not unlike those of 50-60 years or more ago.

Now, if we are aiming to get so far away from the original Whippet that came to this country only 40-50 years ago, perhaps we should rename our breed as several other "Americanized" breeds have done. The "English" Whippet was created for just those purposes we wish to accomplish with our dogs, to race, to course, and to have a clean, affectionate house dog. The size that came to be standard, I'm sure was chosen for the ease with which they were kept and the performance was based on the best achieved within that size and conformation.

Had those breeders wanted a larger breed, or one with different conformation and appearance, they could have created one or selected another breed with which to work. Our present—day American breeders could do the same.

Already the breeders of this country have brought about changes in the breed and our breed standard differs in respect to size from the English standard. The over—all dog, however, is relatively un changed from its fore-bearers: it is still a Whippet. It would be possible to make changes in our dogs, to change the standard to accept them and thereby treat a different dog, taking our breed further and further away from its origins. Is this what we want to do? Create a new breed? Or should our ground rules be: to make our dogs conform to the present conformation standard as closely as possible and adjust the performance standards within that framework?

Several of our top winning Whippets in conformation competition through the years have been English bred. The only reason for mentioning this is to point out that dogs not bred with American trends and fads in mind could meet American standards and excel. The prevailing standard of perfection is based on knowledge of historically correct Whippet typo and conformation, accumulated knowledge and experience with Whippets shown through the years, bred both in this country and abroad. Isn't this the way all judging is or should be done? Isn't there a starting place for knowledge of what is correct and shouldn't that starting place be in the origins and early development of the breed?

It is again, unfortunate, when a new fancier chooses a breed because of its all-over appearance, temperament, and achievement of purpose, then has to conform to great exaggerations in one aspect or other, thereby losing some of the qualities that originally attracted him to that particular breed s I have known well-established and successful fanciers to change breeds because a decade or so of accumulated exaggerations and standard changes and created a breed no longer attractive or suitable to them, This San happen as easily in Whippets as it has in other breeds if the majority of breeders wills it so. The minority must conform or get out and the breed as a whole will suffer.

I believe that an unbiased and non-personal evaluation of professional handlers and conformation judges will reveal that most handlers have great knowledge of and place great value on the correctness of the dogs they present in the ring. Their continuing professional reputations require it. Most judges in the conformation rings have considerable knowledge and experience with the breeds they judge and the dogs winning under them earn those wins with their quality. The continuing reputation of judges require it. If judges do not readily approve departure from the historically correct accepted standards

of excellence, no matter how beneficial to one aspect of the dogs total purpose it is, then their judging is correct and will remain correct until there is official change in the breed standard. Most judges are not "looking the other way". They are looking to their standard.

There are, more than likely, several anatomical changes one could bring about in the Whippet to improve his speed and stamina on the track, or to improve his "artistic correctness" of silhouette for the show ring, or to improve his efficiency in small game hunting.

When, however, such changes are made, he will no longer be a Whippet, but a new and different dog, perhaps a better racer, or artistic design, or hunter. The Whippet was developed in England many years ago to provide a "family dog". He lived in the house, slept with the children, provided racing entertainment for the family, and even sometimes contributed to the family food supply when small game was sought. His size and temperament were developed to conform to these functions.

That is what a Whippet IS. A dog changed from that, to conform to different standards of appearance and performance will be something else; perfectly all right for those who want him, but let's not call him a Whippet. A Whippet is defined and has been for a long, long time.


Fran Mr. Arthur N. Morton
Alberta, Canada

I was slightly aroused at Mr. Blackstone's article in Vol. 11, Issue 4. My first impression was that he was trying to compare an Irish Wolfhound to a Yorkshire Terrier. For years I raised Shetland Sheepdogs along with my daughter. Between us we now have 1. Min. Schnauzer; 2 Min. Poodles; 1 Afghan; 3 Salukies ( and a litter of same) and 2 Whippets. Georgie is definitely the English type Whippet.

Gemini is definitely the American type. My only comment is that a Whippet is a Whippet and is unlike any other breed, and I would no more think of comparing Georgie and Gemini other than to say that 1) Georgie is a little bit smaller than Gemini 2) Gemini is a little bit larger than Georgie. And there the comparison or contrast ends. They are both Whippets and that is all my daughter and I require.


Pram. Mrs. Wendell T Howell Dungarvan, Waterford, Ireland

Even at this distance and as a voice from the past, I should like to

take issue with recent statements in Whippet News about "miniature" English Whippets. Some may remember that in 1960 the overall winner at Chicago was Amer. Ch. Wingedfoot Domenic, an English Whippet who stood then (and stands now) 18-in' at the shoulder. The following year the smallest Whippet then running in the USA, Int. Ch. Great Circle Little Alice, standing 17", finished in the first ten, I think 5th.

During those years in California racing, the most cosistent race winner was Mr, Delfino's standing 19'', always in competition with larger Whippets .

Having had some experience with Whippet racing on both continents and the British Isles, I feel qualified to say that Whippet racing on the continent and in England makes the sport in the USA look a rather bumbling effort. The organization is smooth and carried on with a minimum of human quarreling. Rules are complete and adhered to. The clogs are quietly presented, they are fit and trained to a degree unknown in the USA and as a result the tines at all distances are better, and the races cleanly run.

Prizefighters say a good small man can clean up a mediocre big man- surely the same holds in this case—and the records prove it, 9:19 fairish time for the 150 yards-19:27 for the 300.

Before anyone else uses the pages of Whippet News to make derogatory remarks about English Whippets, I suggest they try racing against them.


NOTE FROM TEE EDITOR:

We feel that iris open discussion has been a very healthy, construc tive sign and shows that a matter can be discussed without "fur" flying. Some will agree, others will disagree, this is human nature.

Interested in statistic? The October issue, we hope, will carry results of the showing Whippets for the first 6 months of 1968 BOB, Group Placements and Best in Shows only will be noted.

In the October issue, also, a reprint of an article in Kennel Review, "Whippet Size".


WHIPPET COLOUR

The Whippet is one of the comparatively few breeds in which, as regards coat color, anything goes. So far from offering point values for colour, the official standard expressly states that any colour or mixture of colours is equally acceptable. Nevertheless, with the steady rise in popularity of this essentially English breed, a growing number of owners seem eager to know how to forecast with some measure of certainty which colours may be expected from specific matings. Because colour is of no particular importance, the mixing of various colours and shades has gone on for innumerable generations and as a result there is a virtual absence of animals which are genetically pure in respect of colour, so that, save in a few exceptional cases, it is practically impossible to know what colour the puppies born of a mating will show.

BASIC COLOURS: The basic Whippet colour may be said to be brindle, fawn, white, black and various combinations of those hues. Of these, brindle is dominant to fawn and all other colours, fawn is dominant to black and whole or solid colour is dominant to parti-colors. Though the progeny resulting from the pairing of a whole colour to a parti- colour will resemble the whole colored parent strongly, it will probably show the influence of the other parent in the form of white marks or spots on feet, chest, muzzle or elsewhere, so that the dominance of the whole coloured coat is generally imperfect. In other cases, too, slight differences may sometimes be detected between individuals, that are genetically pure for a dominant colour and those that are impure, though at first sight both may look the same. For instance, a Whippet born to a fawn bitch mated to a black dog will be fawn, that being the dominant colour, but close examination may reveal black or black-tipped hairs distributed throughout the coat, with perhaps a black muzzle.

The visual expression of a colour may be influenced be secondary genes or modifiers. These may have a paling or deepening effect. This is well shown in the Whippet which brindle may vary from very dark to a very light and which a fawn may run through the whole gamut of shades from red to almost cream. Then there is the dilution factor which converts black to blue. Where two colours appear together on the same dog, the dilution factor may affect both so that a red fawn with black shadings and muzzle will be changed to a blue fawn with a grey mask or a golden brindle to a blue or grey brindle. Modifying or dilution genes are recessive to factors for the development of full colours, so that while puppies of the paler shades may be bred from: two full coloured parents, two animals showing dilute pigmentation cannot produce fully pigmented offspring,

BEHAVIOUR OF WHITE IN BREEDING: The White Whippet is not an albino. The eyes are pigmented as are often the nose an lips. A white dog of this kind carries latent color, the reason it is white being that the hair follicles cannot form pigment because of an inhibiting factor. We must, in feet, consider the dogs tap being a parti-colour in which visual color is restricted to certain small bare areas. A white Whippet may carry genes for any color brindle, fawn or black. It may also carry the dilution factor or genes for either a whole coloured or a patterned coat. In parti-colours, the size, number and distribution of the coloured patches are controlled by the combined action of a number of ancillary genes, so that it is virtually impossible to stabilize any particular type of markings, but the color of the patches follows the same method of inheritance as they do in the whole colored coat. That is to say that brindle markings are dominant to fawn, fawn to black and black to blue.

The presence of the color inhibiting factor, which occurs in all whites, may cause very unexpected results in breeding. If for example, a white carrying laten fawn or a fawn parti-colour, is mated to a black, the puppies will carry the inhibiting genes transmitted by the white or parti-colour parent, and the genes for the solid black color inherited from the other. As fawn is dominant to black and the whole colored coat imperfectly dominant to the parti-coloured pattern, the puppies may be expected to be solid fawn, probably with some white markings. But provided both parents are genetically pure for the color they show, all the youngsters will carry genes for black and for the parti-coloured pattern. If, on the other hand, the sire was white carrying latent brindle and the dam fawn, their puppies would be brindle, though that color was not shown by either parent.

These brief particulars may servo to indicate how it is that Whippet litters so often include whelps of several different colours and why a dog or bitch of a particular color may never have a single son or daughter of that color. Thus, in a brindle to fawn mating, either the sire or dam, or both, may carry black, parti-colour, white or the dilution factor, and the colour shown in the litter will vary according to how the recessive and dominant genes happen to come together in the fertilized ova from which individual puppies develop.

THE ELUSIVE BLACK: Black has never been a common colour in the show Whippet, although it was often seen in the old racing dogs. The colour has attracted the special interest of a few breeders who have been fascinated by the challenge offered by the difficulty of breeding good show winners of that dusky hue. The idea that black is hard to breed and that when obtained it 1.8 hard to keep, doubtless arises from the fact that it behaves as a recessive to the more common colours such as brindle and fawn. It should be understood, however, that, being recessive, it can only be shown by a dog or bitch which carries its gene 1.11 duplicate, That means a black Whippet can only a be bred if the gene for that color is carried on both sides of its pedigree. Thus the mating of a black dog to a fawn bitch (unless the fawn carries the factor for black) will produce no blacks at all, no matter how often the mating is repeated. But a black muzzled red if mated to either A bitch of the same colour or to a brindle, fawn or parti-colour carrying black, may be expected to sire a proportion of black offspring.

As already mentioned, blue is closely related to black, being the effect of a double dose of the dilution factor acting on black pigmentation. As it is recessive to black, the mating of blue to black will give a whole litter of Masks, unless of course the black parent carries a single gene for blue, in which case both black and blue puppies may be expected in about equal numbers. Because of the haphazard mixing of colours in the past, comparatively few blacks are bred, even by those who want them. But if it is realized that black is recessive to the other primary colours in the Whippet the difficulties that have hitherto attended its production should soon be overcome. Though the colour will be lost by crossing with another colour other than blue, it can be regained by judiciously inbreeding the progengy of same by back-crossing.

COLOUR AND TYPE: It is sometimes said that a black Whippet invariably are associated with certain structural deficiencies. Thus has given rise to the belief that there is some sort of linkage between these failings and this colour. It is much more probable that the alleged tie-up of type and colour represents, not some mysterious form of genetic linkage, but merely a family likeness or common failing shared by close relatives. There is certainly a good deal of evidence to suggest that all existing black Whippets are more or less related, in that all trace back to one or two common ancest ors. If this is so, one obvious way to transfer the desired type or quality found in other colours to black, is to cross into the best brindle, fawn or parti-colour blood and rely on subsequent inter­ breeding of the animals thus produced for the breeding of extracted blacks of good type. I do not believe that general conformation or fertility is inextricably bound up with any particular color or colours. There is no reason why the black Whippet should not conform to all the requirements of the Standard as closely as do examples of other colours. It is only a question of pursuing a planned program of intelligent matings and wise selection.

To stabilize any one colour within a strain so that it becomes true breeding, consistent inbreeding and special selection for colour is the method most likely to be successful. This involves a very real element of danger, since in striving for colour, which is not recog nized by the breed standard as of any significance compared with general type and structural soundness, qualities of essential im­ portance are likely overlooked or sacrificed. It is of course, not inevitable that this should be so, but any breeder who is tempted to concentrate on the production or a particular colour must be very careful to keep this danger in mind and to retain a sense of pro portion when arranging matings .

(The above article was written by Dr. Eric Fitch Daglish and appeared Aug. 23, 1963 in the English Our Dogs Magazine. As there seem to be more blues and blanks appearing now than before we thot our readers and breeders might be interested. The Editors)


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WHIPPET
STANDARD OF THE BREED

General Appearance - The Whippet should be a dog of moderate size, very alert, that can cover a maximum of distance with a minimum of lost motion, a true sporting hound. Should be put down in hard condition but with no suggestion of being muscle-bound.

Head - Long and lean, fairly wide between the ears, scarcely perceptible stop, good length of muzzle which should be powerful without being coarse. Nose entirely black.

Ears - Small, fine in texture, thrown back and folded. Semipricked when at attention. Gay ears are incorrect and should be severely penalized.

Eyes - Large, intelligent, round in shape and dark hazel in color, must be at least as dark as the coat color. Expression should be keen and alert. Light yellow or oblique eyes should be strictly penalized. A sulky expression and lack of alertness to be considered most undesirable.

Teeth - White, strong and even. Teeth of upper jaw should fit closely over the lower. An undershot mouth shall disqualify.

Neck - Long and muscular, well-arched and with no suggestion of throatiness, widening
gradually into the shoulders. Must not have any tendency to a "ewe" neck.

Shoulders - Long, well laid back with long, flat muscles. Loaded shoulders are a very serious fault.

Brisket - Very deep and strong, reaching as nearly as possible to the point of the elbow. Ribs well sprung but with no suggestion of barrel shape. Should fill in the space between the forelegs so that there is no appearance of a hollow between them.

Forelegs - Straight and rather long, held in line with the shoulders and not set under the body so as to make a forechest. Elbows should turn neither in nor out and move freely with the point of the shoulder. Fair amount of bone, which should carry right down to the foot. Pasterns strong.

Feet - Must be well formed with strong, thick pads and well-knuckled-up paws. A thin, flat, open foot is a serious fault.

Hindquarters - Long and powerful, stifles well bent, hocks well let down and close to the ground. Thighs broad and muscular, the muscles should be long and flat.

A steep croup is most undesirable.

Back - Strong and powerful, rather long with a good, natural arch over the loin creating a definite tuck-up of the underline but covering a lot of ground.

Tail. - Long and tapering, should reach to a hipbone when drawn through between the hind legs. Must not be carried higher than the top of the back when moving.

Coat - Close, smooth and firm in texture. Color - Immaterial.

Size - Ideal height for dogs, 19 to 22 inches; for bitches, 18 to 21 inches. These are not intended to be definite limits, only approximate.

Gait - Low, free moving and smooth, as long as is commensurate with the size of the dog. A short ; mincing gait with high knee action should be severely penalized.

Disqualifications - Undershot Mouth.

Approved November 9, 1955


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1207 Bear Creek Rd.
Boulder Creek, Calif.
95006


STRATHOAK SUMMER BREEZE

Is BURSTING with pride over her new family of
1 blue and 2 parti-color boys and 2 parti-color girls

born July 1, 1963

by cover dog
CH. GREENBRAE BARN DANCE

STRATHOAK KENNELS
24819 Eshelman Avenue
Lomita, California


FLASH! FLASH! FLASH!

REGALSTOCK

(A new name in Whippets, but with many years of breeding and show experience)

ANNOUNCES A FLASHY LITTER WHELPED

July 10, 1968

The Flashy PUPS - All are white with even head markings; 6 with body markings:
4 females - 1 white with black markings
1 white with fawn markings
2 white with red markings
5 males - 3 white with black markings
2 white with brindle markings

CH. EYLELAND DOUBLE OR NOTHING is the sire of many champions and Grade A racers incl. Amer. & Can. Ch. Stars & Stripes of Suntan, Ch. Shimm ering Star of Suntan and Ch. Piperkins Rambler (Grade A).
THE COUNTESS OF COVENTRY is an extremely sound young bitch. She has points towards her championship and has shown lots of speed and endurance in race training. She is out of the West's top race bitch. This is her first litter. This litter is bred for DUAL PURPOSE potential.

YOUR INQUIRIES OR INSPECTION BY APPOINTMENT INVITED
David Rosenstock
3544 Valley View Ave.,
Norco, Calif. 91760
(714) 737-4663


CH. WHIPOO'S CHANCE'S ARE is proving to be a note worthy sire. .

* After breeding two dilute pigmented bitches, the resulting litter wore made up of puppies with good pigment with dilute colored pups.

* After breeding hitches who have good pigmentation, the resulting litters were extremely colorful. In one litter a pup was born with a completely black nose.

"CHANCE" SHOULD DE ABLE TO ADD GOOD PIGMENT TO YOUR LITTERS.

Pups sired by Chance will be seen in the show ring soon as his first litter was whelped March 1, 1968.

CH. WHIPOO'S CHANCE'S ARE
at public stud
fee $50.

Mr, & Mrs. Eugene L. Jacobs
"Whipoo"
Mahomot, Illinois 61853
pone 217 c86 4640


C. ROCKET'S TORPEDO, CDX "SCAMPER"

congratulates his daughter

SHYLO'S AGILE ARTEMIS (6 pts.)

upon completion of her CD.

Arty carries on a great obedience tradition to the fourth generation beginning with Scamper's illustrious granddam, Whipoo's Silken Elegance, CD and continued by her daughter and Scamper's dam, Ch. Whipoo's Scharp Focus, CD,
WHIPOO'S SILKEN ELEGANCE, CD ** OH, WHIPOO'S SHARP FOCUS, CD
CH. ROCKET'S TORPEDO, CDX 4* SHYLO'S AGILE ARTEMIS, CD

SURPRISE, SURPRISE

That CH. SHIMMERING STAR OF SUNTAN is going to have (we hope) a tummy full of squirming little stars, , for you all to see, about the middle of September. This by the courtesy of CH. TONTO OF FLYING W, The combination of this illus­ trious couple should bring most promising results.

HOW SILLY !

Silly's daughter and the Silly Prince have produced four sons and five daughters, colors white, fawn, and white with fawn. Dam and pups now in Southern California.

Mrs. Marion Woodcock

For appt. to see contact
(213) 474-4150 or (805) 944-1952


CH. MADCAP TIMELESS

  Ch. Great Circle Mad Hatter
CH. MADCAP TIMELESS  
  Great Circle Tosca

Best of Opposite Sex at the K.C. of Pasadena under Judge, F. Julia Shearer. Bred by Norman Ellis, handled by Jeannette Keppelman, owned by Jeannette Keppelman and Norman Ellis.

At Stud to approved bitches For information write:
PINETOPS KENNELS
Rt. #3, Box 289D
Carmel, California
93921


CH. STONEY MEADOWS SARATOGA

Sir e.: Ch. Stoney Meadows Bold Venture
Dam : Seven League Serenissima

"Toga" is shown finishing his championship at the A. W. C. Specialty in Chicago on April 5, 1968. He was shown under Margaret P. Newcombe by Doris S. Wear.

"Toga" is our first champion and the family is quite proud of him. Two of his sons (6-9 months Puppy Class) went first and second at the Specialty.

"Toga" is at stud with his owners:

GREGG AND MRS. GAMMIE 339 S. Madison Avenue
La Grange, Illinois
60525


CH. ELYSIAN MOST LIKELY

CH. ELYSIAN MOST LIKELY (sired by Ch. Pennyworth Nevertheless ex Kirklea Bessie Smith) shown finishing at the Birmingham K. C. show May 12, with a 4 point Best of Breed from the classes ofver Specials, her 5th win in 6 consecutive shows, handled by Cora. N. Miller of Kirlea Kns. Other wins include a 5 point Best of Winners in Atlanta. Leased by Kirklea Kns. for a fall litter, sired by Ch. Kirlea Court of Love.

Ch. Most Likely is owned by James R. Gray, M. D. and Harold L. Wells, Elysian Kns. Rt. 2 Box 180, Lilburn, Ga. 30247.


NEW CHAMPIONS. This section is a regular feature of the WHIPPET NEWS. Each issue we present a 3 generation pedigree of new champions, with colors, when given. Please include the name of the dog, color, breeder, owner and date of bith. Presented on a first come basis tend no more than two pages presented in an issues and there must be at least two pedigrees to a page.


KENNEL REPORTS

Whipoo Kennel Reports
Sibyl & Gene Jacobs
Mahomet, Illinois
July 22, 1968

Many thanks to all of those who participated in the Champaign, Illinois A.W.C. supported show and National Race meet belt Saturday and Sunday, July 13 and 14.

The show had the good entry of 38 for judge Cynthia Schnick, and the number would have been higher had several too late entries made it in time. The show was somewhat marred by the failure of the trophies to arrive in tine from Liz Scott in California. I am sorry, and as of July 22nd I have not received any word on when I night expect then. I do know there has been some trouble with ordering the A.W.C. trophies from the jeweler in Virginia and the winners of these trophies at other supported shows and the mid—west Specialty have had to wait and receive their trophies by mail. However, I do not know what delayed the medallions as there wore ordered and paid for in March.

The races went well and wore exciting with the expected winners really pushed and challenged throughout the four heats by up and coming dogs. We had trophies bought with the entry fee money and some of the participants donated many lovely trophies to add to our list so we had a very adequate number, The Champaign Kennel Club donated the High Score and High Score Opposite Sex. Other donors included the Refieunas and the Hopkins, and if I have missed anyone please let me know. We had our usual good crow of workers — Louis Pegram on the loud speaker, "Hop" Hopkins on the boxes, Selwyn 'Blackstone on the lure, Louis as Racing Secretary with Mary Beth Arthur, Day Backman and Char Fischer to make up the races, and Char and other M.W.C.C. members on the "point board" keeping the total points of all the dogs, so that when the time came to award the trophies, all we had to do was read from the board, including the "advancing the highest from: the grade started in" trophies.

We wore very pleased to receive several favorable comments about the Saturday night dinner and the room where it was held. We plan to repeat this again next year. It was gratifying to have the occasion of so many A.W.C. members and exhibitors present used to such good advantage in making important decisions about the 1969 midwest Specialty.

We hope to have a bigger and bettor Champaign show next year and will try to have Kankakee, who has a show the following day, co­operate with a late schedule of Whippet judging so those who want to race and show earlycomplete the races on Sunday morning and then go on to Kankakee.

As discussed at the meeting, we are glad to have the Carthage National Race Meet added to the Notional Point Meets in this area. I do agree we need one National Meet a month so there is incentive to have dogs ready for racing with some place to go. All we need now for 1969 is a June National Meet and if the suggestions made made at the meeting cannot be worked ou t , I hope the M.W.C.C. can expand one of their June local racing meets to the national level. Then we would start in Chicago in April, St. Louis in May, something in June, Champaign in July, Carthage ( Cincinnati) in August, Eyleland Park in September and Marysville in October.

There was also much talk at Champaign about "conditioning" the race dog above and beyond the lure and box training and practice. It would seem that everyone is now hard at long walks and sprinting, so we will see what happens at Carthage.


Strathoak Kennels Report
Christine Cormany
Lomita, Calif.

We are at present enjoying our lovely litter of 5 out of Sumner Breeze by Barn Dance. We have on three occasions tried to get parti-colors from this bitch, also at the same time to improve on quality. In each instance we had solid colors of good quality. However, this time we hit the jackpot with only one solid color pup. At nearly 4 weeks they look rather attractive, good quality, and one in temperament is the image of her mother! Those that are acquainted with Summer Breeze will know what I mean!!

As a breeder of long standing, since 1931, I have seen many changes in our breed, some are for the best, others are not. In going thru some old photographs I came across Whippets of 1926-1930. To be sure the racing dogs loft something to be desired, but they had something many of our racing dogs of today do not have, conditioning. However, 8/10ths of these racers were imported from England and in weight ran around 18 - 20 lbs. If I remember rightly, they stood about 10.19 inches. From these dogs descended some of the other racers that were well known in their day. However, it was the pictures of the show dogs that interested me more, in fact I have two pictures before me and wish I had the respective dogs to show today, yes, they are English imports, but what depth of chest and rear quarters, something rarely seen, together, on our Whippets today. We might see one with a good depth of chest but lacks in quarters, or vice versa.

As your Editor we are in a position where we have been able to review all the replies to Mr. Blackstone's letter of a few issues back, however, as a breeder we wish to make the following comments.

Having just watched the judging of two large entries this past week­end (56 and 70), all spectators , exhibitors and breeders had a good view of the current crop of show-going dogs, even a few entries from the Midwest. With no reflection on either judge, the novice is going to have a hard time of trying to figure out which judge was right, it was just a matter of each judge interpreting the standard as they saw it. Dogs that won on Saturday were mainly left out of the ribbons on Sunday ; dogs left out of the ribbons on Saturday found themselves in the "winners circle" Sunday. Which judge was right? Which dogs were representative? I believe the "min-type" English Whippet Mr. Blackstone refers to is the size just above Italian Greyhound size, as there hove been several English—bred Whippets that were over THEIR standard of 18 1/2" imported to our shores and have done their share of winning here as well as on their own home grounds. We should be pleased that Mr. Blackstone prefers the size Whippet called for in OUR standard and is not advocating a larger Whippet. We have a good example of this here in So. Calif. One, a finished Champion is about l8 1/2" -a showing fool, and well handled and conditioned. His capabilities on the track have not been proven as his owner neither has the interest or time. The other is well up to size and has done his share of taking points in the ring and has done extremely well on the tree. One wonders which is right, which is representative? They both can't be right, yet they must be because one is a Champion, the other with several points towards his championship. It is a case, again, of what the judges prefer and how they interpret the standard, yet, on the other hand, except for size, both dogs are representative of the brood. My fooling of the English—bred Whippets is that we need them in our bloodlines from time to time, not the fine frail little creatures, but the good substantial well balanced type English Whippet who brings us his good powerful rear—end and dept of brisket. How many of our American—bred Whippets can boast the depth of brisket of Ch. Flornell Glamorous, Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot, Ch. Ringmore Finisterre and a few others of years ago that many present day breeders never heard of. Granted, there have been a few English imports who do not rave "it" either, but these are few. There were three or four English imports at the two above mentioned shows ; they were as tall as our American-bred Whippets and not of the fine Italian Greyhound type.

It would be a shame to try and separate the breed into American and English classes, look what has happened to the Cockers. The Poodles and German Shepherd breeders have had many imports, for the simple reason to improve on what they already have. There are many breeds who have English imports but you don't hear the American breeders crying for a separation of their breeds. I have felt for a long time, if and when a review of the standard was over undertaken, the sentence under size should be clarified to read - "these are DEFINATE LIMITS" - not approximate as it reeds now. The Shetland Sheepdog is a breed that has suffered greatly in the size problem. Several years ago there was a limit put on their size and judges many times called for the measuring stick. sow, because some of the new breeders (5-8 years standing) have not been able to keep THEIR bloodlines down to size are advocating a raise and doing away with the "limits". The work of the old—timers is due to go down the drain, Let us not let it happen in our breed. In all fairness to those entered at the two shows this past weekend, I must say they were a most uniform lot, there were but a few exceptions when it came to size, one way or the other. My idea of the right size - let 'em stop at 22 inches.

Proof of a good big one versus a snail one, was seen at our National r a ce meet this past weekend at Santa Barbara. Ch. Sing'n Little Girl Blue, not more than 19-20 inches, node the big boys eat dust, not once, but twice. Her competition was well up to the 22 inch( mark. There wore other big dogs racing too t but the smaller 20 1/2 inch dogs wore a bit better in some cases. It has always boon my contention, you don't need a big one to win, a good on of any size will win.

We noted several Whippets this past weekend with weak underjaws. Muzzles were snipey. Condition of most dogs was above par , it was also noted that many of the dogs in the ring were also racing in the National Race meet. We do not advocate the wide-head, short muzzled English type, nor do we like the long narrow slight muzzled American type heads. Our standard calls for fairly wide between the oars, yet says long and narrow! To no, this sounds like a Borzoi or Collie type head, which also has a "scarcely perceptible stop". A Whippet needs strong jaws to catch his prey, a long weak nuzzle will be of no use to him. What is a "true sporting hound"? This could also fit the Beagle, Basset, Foxhound or Wolfhound.

We think the best definition of the Whippet is a miniature greyhound of smaller size, but let us not advertise him as such, as do some Shetland Sheepdog people, but lot us keep our breed distinctive within itself and once they start creeping over that 22 inch mark they start to loose some of their type that identifies them as a Whippet and not a "baby greyhound". Years ago we were always asked if they were a "greyhound puppy", no people know them as Whippets, so let us keep then as such, forgot the English type Whippet and the American type. It would be more proper to say English-bred and American bred. Our breed is above all, a WHIPPET, NO MATTER WHAT COUNTRY HE IS IN-OR WHAT COUNTRY HE CAME FROM - LET US KEEP HIM A WHIPPET ABOVE ANYTHING ELSE.

A recent visitor to So. California was Mrs. Kathleen Beargie from Colorado with her lovely bitch "Sunny" and her 11 year old son, Jimmy.

Also at the recent Santa Barbara show and races we had the pleasure of meeting T/Sgt. and Mrs. Paul Ueltschy from Alabama, It will be awhile before they get settled and are seen in the show ring, but I am sure they will be a welcome addition to all activities in California.


SIGHTHOUND RACING ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM

EYLELAND . RACE TRACK, Antioch, Illinois

Saturday, September 14, 1968 - 1:00 P.M. CDST 2 Race Programs Sunday, September 15, 1968 - 10:00 A.M. CDST 2 Race Programs

RACE CONDUCTED UNDER OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR NATIONAL WHIPPET RACING -NATIONAL POINT -AWARD OF RACING ME RIT POINTS

INFORMATION ON ENTER ING YOUR SIGHTHOUND FOR RACING.

1. All Sighthounds must be registered or eligible for registration with AKC,

2. WHIPPET DIVISION -

A. ADULT DIVISION -approved or graded Whippets of any age. 200yds.

B. PUPPY DIVISION puppies who have not reached the age of 1 year by September 14, 1968. 150 yds.

C. VETERANS DIVISION - Must be 6 years or older on September 14, 1968.

D. LIMIT CLASS -(If ten or more entries) not over 21 inches at the shoulder.

E. SAPLING CLASS - SPECIAL FEE $2.00 per dog 100% return of entry in prizes, Run as separate event. Limited to Whippets not over 2 years as of September 14, 1968.

F. HURDLES - 200 yards with 3 - 18 Inch hurdles

3. Entries in the hands of Char Fischer not later than September 12, 1968, will be $1.00 per dog.

4. Post entries (received before draw) $2.00 per. Whippet.

SMORGESBOARD Saturday evening for all Sighthound owners and Friends $1.00 per person including Children.

Sighthounds other than Whippets will be raced in accordance with the Rules of the Midwest Coursing Club. They will be graded by age and number of entries, etc.

SIGHTHOUNDS - are (Afghans, Borzoi, Greyhounds, Irish Wolfhound, Saluki, Scottish Deerhound and Whippet.)

Entry FORM - Eyleland Race Track, Antioch, Illinois.

Mail to: Char Fischer By September 12, 1968

10006 Thomas Ct. Caledonia , Wis. 53108

NAME OF SIGHTHOUND____ BREED____ RACE DIVISION____ GRADE____ AKC NO. ____

 

NAME AND ADDRESS _______________________________________

Note if puppy give actual date of birth.


SIGHTHOUND FUN MATCH 12:30 P.M.

To be held in conjunction with Sighthound Race Meet at Eyleland Park, Antioch , Illinois on September 14 & 15, 1968.

Open to all dogs registered with AKC, or eligible to be registered, except Champions of record,

JUDGES

MR. TOM O'BRIEN - Whippets

MR. JIM BARR - Borzoi

DR. WINTERS - Greyhounds, Irish Wolfhounds, and Scottish Deerhounds,

DR. WASKOW - Afghans

MRS. FRED COTTERILL - JUNIOR SHOWMANSHIP

CLASSES

PUPPY Divided 3 to 6; 6 to 12 months

Divided by sex when there are three of more of a sex

novice bitch open bitch novice dog open dog

Junior Showmanship

TROPHIES

Trophies and Ribbons offered in all classes with competition.

YOUR TROPHY DONATION, EITHER MONEY OR A TROPHY, WILL BE ACCEPTED MOST HAPPILY.

ENTRY

ENTRY Fee is $1.00 for the first dog and 50 for each additional dog entered, if entry is received by September 13, 1968. Final entry deadline 12:00 noon, September 15, 1968. Entries received after September 13, 1963, will be $2.00 for the first dog and $1.00 for each additional dog. Entries may be submitted on and AEC form. They may be mailed to Kate Rymer, 3240 Techny Rd. Northbrook, 111, or Dorotha Gammie, 339 S. Madison, LaGrange, Ill. 60525. or Phylis Niehoff, 6200 W. 36th Pl. Oak Lawn, Ill, 60459. Make all checks payable to Midwest Coursing Club.

A BUFFET DINNER WILL RE SERVE D BY THE CLUB MEMBERS AT ABOUT 700 P.M. on Saturday after the Second Race Session, ONE DOLLAR PER PERSON, INCLUDING CHILDREN,

BE SURE TO PLAN ON COMING TO THIS RACE MEET AND FUN MATCH.


WHIPPET RACING ENTERTAINMENT

VAN WERT COUNTY FAIR

VAN WERT, OHIO

on

SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1968 - 1:30 PM

Two Hour Race Program - (2 - 3 Heats Anticipated)

RACES CONDUCTED UNDER THE OFFICIAL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR NATIONAL WHIPPET RACING INFORMATION ON ENTERING YOUR WHIPPETS FOR RACING:

1. All Whippets must be registered or eligible for registration with the AKC.

2. All entries must be in the hands of Mr James Hoblet, 75 Sycamore, Hunting­ ton , West Virginia, 25705 , by SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1968.

NO ENTRY FEES
PASSES TO FAIR PROVIDED
$300.00 IN PREMIUMS

ENTRY FORM - VAN WERT COUNTY FAIR

MAIL TO: Mr James Hoblet 75 Sycamore Huntington , West Virginia, 25705

BY: Saturday, August 17, 1968

NAME OF WHIPPET RACE DIVISION GRADE A.K.C. NO

Owner______________ Address _________________ Zip _______________


 

** WHIPPET RACING ENTERTAINMENT **
(Rain or Shine)

Marysville Fairgrounds Race Track

Marysville , Ohio

Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, 1968

(Races - October 26 - 1:30 & 3:00 P.M. -- October 27 - 11:00 A.M. & 12 noon)
Special Distance Races - Saturday 4:00 P.M.

INFORMATION ON ENTERING YOUR WHIPPET FOR PACING

1. Give full information when filling out your entry form.

2. Entry fee for each Whippet is $2.00 per Whippet for the Puppy and Adult Divisions.

3. Only Whippets running in the above races will be eligible for the special dis­ tance races to be held on Saturday at 4:00 P.M. No entry fee for special races.

4. No post entries...Draw for post positions Saturday morning, October 26, 1967. Racing Secretary to place Whippets in various grades in first heat. Owners need not be present. Do not enter fighters.

RACING DIVISIONS

 


1. 

PUPPY DIVISION

Whippet Puppies under 12 months of age as of October 26, 1968.

 

 

Distance-150 yards, Four Heats-$2.00 Entry Fee (trophies-ribbons).

2. 

ADULT DIVISION

Any Adult Whippet in good standing under National Racing Rules.

 

 

Four Heats, National Grading System with Racing Secretary placing

 

 

Whippets in grades for first heat. Fee $2.00 (trophies-ribbons).

3.

SPECIAL RACES

The last race program on Saturday will be made up of special type races - no entry fee - Whippets must have raced 2 heats in either 1 or 2. (trophies-ribbons).

 

RACING ENTRY FORM

Marysville Whippet Racing Meeting, Marysville, Ohio, Racing Entry Fee $2.00 per Whippet. October 26 - 27, 1968.

Send entries to: Mr Louis Pegram, Racing Secretary, Ralston Purina Company, Checkerboard Square, St Louis, Missouri . OWNERS AGREE TO ABIDE BY RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR NATIONAL WHIPPET RACING. All Whippets must be registered or eligible for regis­ tration with the American Kennel Club.

NAME OF WHIPPET RACE DIVISION OR DIVISIONS

Name____________ Address _________________

City ______________________________________ State ______

Number who plan to attend the A. W. C. Buffet Supper Saturday night.



TITAN HOBO WINS AWARD OF RACING MERIT

by Louis Pegram

TITAN HOBO is the first American Whippet in 1968 to acquire 15 Award of Racing Merit Points needed to secure an Award of Racing Merit Certificate. TITAN HOBO richly deserves this high honor as he turned in outstanding performances at all distances, over all types of tracks. He is a true Grade A racer, thus he met only the very top racers to acquire this honor.

The Award of Racing Merit program operates only at approved Whippet race meetings under Official Rules and Regulations for National Whippet

Racing. A Whippet must acquire 15 Award of Racing Merit points to receive an Award of Racing Merit certificate. After a Whippet acquires these

15 points, he can continue to race in national meetings, but does not secure additional points. The non-Award Whippet finishing second to

the Award of Racing Merit winner receives the points. Here is the point schedule for 1968:

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

Those interested in full details of "The Award of Racing Merit Program" will find all details of this program on pages 35 and 36, Volume 10, Issue 5 of the October-November 1966 Whippet News.

1968 APPROVED NATIONAL RACE MEETINGS RUN THROUGH JULY 15, 1968

Sun Maid Kennel Club, Fresno,_ California - March 30, 1968 (35 actual starters)

4 points Bardon Sara Lawrence - Trounce

2 points - Pinetops Opening Knight - Hammond

International Kennel Club, Chicago, Illinois - April 6 and 7, 1968

(42 actual starters)
5 points - Titan Hobo - Raczak
2 points - •Sir Winston of Woodlands - Whitworth
2 points - *Caesar - Varga
* Sir Winston and Caesar tied for second High Point Score. Second and third points were combined and split on an even basis. Each dog receives two points.

Mississippi Valley Kennel Club, St. Louis, Missouri - May 18 and 19, 1968 (49 actual starters)
5 points - Titan Hobo - Raczak
3 points - Can. Ch. Rock-A-Bye Ember of Course - Turpin, Jr. 1 point - Caesar - Varga

Champaign Illinois Kennel Club, Champaign, Illinois - July 13 and 14, 1968
(43 actual starters)
5 points - Titan Hobo - Raczak
3 points - Ch. Marial's Jelly Bean - Strauss-Arthur 1 point - Marial's Thunderthud - Strauss-Arthur

TOTAL "AWARD OF RACING MERIT POINTS" PER WHIPPET 1967 THRU JULY 15, 1963

•17 points - Strathoak Spring Intrigue - Pegram

3 points - Titan Hobo - Raczak - 1967 15 points - " TT - 1968
•*18 points TOTAL

10 points - Bardon Sara Lawrence - Trounce - 1967
4 points - " - 1968
14 points TOTAL

8 points - Caesar - Varga - 1967 3 points - " " - 1968
11 points TOTAL

6 points - Cane Ch. Rock-A-Bye Ember - Turpin, Jr. - 1967 3 points - " 11 - 1968
9 points TOTAL

6 points - Ringo's Ringo - Trounce - 1967

2 points - Ch. Marial's Jelly Bean - Strauss-Arthur - 1967
3 points - 11 - 1968
5 points TOTAL

3 points Pinetops Opening Knight Hammond - 1967 2 points " 1968
5 points TOTAL

4 points Eyleland Homer Renner - 1967

3 points - Hasty Royal Red - Backman, Sr. - 1967

3 points - Ch. Sing'n Little Blue Girl - Barlow - 1967

3 points - Ch. Bay Star Open Road - Turpin, Jr. - 1967

2 points - Sir Winston of Woodlands - Whitworth - 1968

1 point - Ch. White Acres Carol's Fancy - Baumgartner - 1967

1 point - Urray Glory Bee - North - 1967

1 point - Marial's Thunderthud - Strauss-Arthur - 1968

1967 Award of Racing Merit Certificate Winner

** 1968 Award of Racing Merit Certificate Winner

Award of Racing Merit Certificates will be presented to all Whippets who accumulate 15 Award of Racing Merit Points during 1967-68. Presenta­tion will be made at the Annual Meeting of the American Whippet Club, Chicago , Illinois in April of 1969. Those owners who cannot attend this meeting will be mailed their Certificate.

It now appears that a number of our outstanding Whippets can obtain their "Award of Racing Merit Certificate" in 1968. Here is an honest measure of a Whippet's true racing ability. Would there be interest in having a special four race program on Thanksgiving Day or weekend for Award of Racing Merit Certificate winners and those Whippets who have 10 or more Award of Racing Merit points. Eyleland Park Whippet track would make an ideal location. Certainly no one could disagree that this would be true racing quality at its very best. Can you think of a better proven way to honor the top racers, based on proven ability and performance during 1967-68.

Partial list of scheduled Whippet race meetings where Award of Racing Merit Points will be offered:

Santa Barbara Kennel Club, Santa Barbara, Cal. - July 27-28, 1968

Western Gazehound Club's Annual National Race Meeting, Aldergrove, B. C., Canada - August 10-11, 1968

Carthage Fair National Whippet Race Meet, Cincinnati, Ohio - August 10-11,1968

The Pacific Northwest Whippet Fanciers, Sumner, Wash. - August 17, 1968

Eyleland Park National Race Meeting, Antioch, Ill. - Sept. 14-15, 1968

Marysville Ohio Race Meeting, Marysville, Ohio - Oct. 26-27, 1968


EDITORS NOTE: The following results were hot sent to us until just before closing dato. If this had been a show report we would not run it at all, but because the results will not appear anywhere else nationally, we fool that in the interest of racing they should go in. RACI G SECT'S — PLEASE lot us have your race results a bit earlier. Duo to the lateness of this report we will publish only the Top Ten and Category winners.

NO. CALIF. WHIPPET FANCIERS ASSOC.
National Point Races—at Santa Clara Valley K.C. Feb. 18, 1968
200 yards-31 entries incl. Puppies

TOP TEN

Name of Dog

Pinetop's Opening Knight
Barden Sara Lawrence
Peter Wheat of Mojo
North Highland Marksman
Winner Poons Goodbye
Synd. Highland Hunter
Urray Glory Be
Rockabye Checker
Bardon Trappings
Epinards Miss Gabrielle

Points

29
21
17
14
13
13
12
10
10
9

Owner

Hammond
Trounce
Palmer
North
Hammond
Gustofson
North
Countz
Shelton
Olofson

HIGH SCORE WHITET High Score Opp. Sex - Pinetop's Opening Knight

High Score Opp. Sex Epinards Miss Gabrielle

HIGH SCORE B Peter Wheat of Mojo
No Opp. Sex

HIGH SCORE C Winner Poon' s Goodbye
Opp. Sex - -Heidie Von Rozzel - Hedrick

HIGH SCORE D Barden Trappings
Opp, Sex - Epinards Miss Gabrielle

HIGH SCORE PUPPY - Epinards Acct Ducey - Countz
Opp Sex - Epinards El Cid - Underwood

COMING RACE MEET - WATCH OCTOBER ISSUE FOR FULL DETAILS

Antelope Valley Kennel Club has again invited the Whippets to race at their December show. Start making your preparations now. The show and the races will be in honor of Whippetdoms oldest active breeder-Mrs. Marton Woodcock. Let us show our appreciation. This will be a National AWC Award of Merit Race Meet.


TITAN HOBO CAPTURES CHAMPAIGN-ILLINOIS RACE MEETING

by Louis Pegram

TITAN HOBO again proved his racing superiority by being the High Point racer at the 1968 Champaign-Illinois Whippet race meeting. This makes TITAN HOBO's score 3 for 3 this year. His other two High Point scores came at Chicago , Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. He must be considered the out­ standing racer in the Midwest and East.

The Champaign turf track is really just a portion of a grassy field. There are many natural obstacles, yet most of the Whippets run true to form. There are no protective rails. The dogs become unsighted some 40 yards after the start. The track then runs downhill until it reaches two ravines. The dogs then go slightly up grade to pass the finish line.

About all that can be said is that "all Whippets have the same chance." Injuries over the years have been few.

Mrs. Eugene Jacobs did an excellent job of arranging all details for trophies. There were also numerous fine trophies donated by Whippet owners just before the actual races.

Mr. & Mrs, Jacobs also arranged for the open American Whippet Club dinner meeting at the Sheraton Motel, Urbana, Illinois. This event was well attended by most of the Whippet owning families, who were attending the race meeting.

Our official family did an outstanding job. Here are those who gave much of their time to seeing that the races were run honestly and smoothly:

Starter - Mr. E. B. Hopkins

Lure Operator - Mr, Selwyn Blackstone

Placing Judges - Dr. & Mrs. Wiggins, Mrs, R. Whitworth, Mr. Fred Tully, Mrs. B. Clift

Paddock Judges - Mrs. Wm. Backman, Jr. and Mrs, Wm. Backman, Sr. Foul Judges - Mr. G. Purvis, Mr. D. Arthur, Mr. Wm. Backman, Sr. and Mr. A. Mateikat

Racing Secretary - Mr. Louis Pegram, assisted by Mrs. Charlotte Fischer, Mrs. Day Backman, Jr. and Mrs. Mary Beth Arthur.

ADULT RACE RESULTS - 43 actual starters - 200 yards - 4 complete race programs


TITAN HOBO was best. THUNDERTHUD stumbled in his third and fourth heats. MARIAL's JELLYBEAN is very fit. SIR WINSTON continues to show well in Grade A. FEATHER BLUE loves the turf. HALF A HEAD showed his best form ever. SPRING INTRIGUE is starting to show his old late run drive. BRENDA'S CHAMPAGNE is ready for top company. HARLEQUIN VIC proved he is ready for adult racing.

AWARD OF RACING MERIT POINTS

(Rules; 40 to 49 adult Whippets gives the following Award of Racing Merit Points)

TITAN HOBO 5 Award of Merit Points
CH. MARIAL'S JELLYBEAN 3 Award of Merit Points
MARIAL'S THUNDERTHUD 1 Award of Merit Point

WILPAT HOKEY POKEY appeared much the best until he was outrun handily by DREYFUS DARDONUS in the final race. SWORD BLADE had age, size and speed over the other young racers.

MARYSVILLE FUTURITY 1968

Under the National Point system for awarding points at a National Race Meet, it is possible for a puppy to accumulate as many or more points than an adult racer. As Ear as the Marysville Futurity is concerned this is unfair to the adult racers as the puppies are not in actualy comptition with the adult racers and the course is only 150 yards instead of 20Q yards. Therefore, the committee has decided to exclude puppies from participating, in the 1963 Marysville Futurity.

If you as an owner were expecting to race a puppy or puppies in the Marysville Futurity; please notify the writer by return mail to this effect. Then I will immediately refund the money you have paid for such puppy or puppies; If I do not hoar from you by August 15, 1968, I will take it far granted that the only racers you will nominate for the Marysville Futurity will be adult racers on the data of the Marysville Race Meet.

Very truly yours,
W. D. Backman
P.O. Box 5
Aurora, Indiana 47001


American Whippet Club National Race Meet
Award of Merit
Santa Barbara, Calif.
July 27 --- July 28, 1968

HIGH SCORE A — Ch. Sing'n Little Girl Blue
High Score A—Opp. Sex — Pinetop Opening Knight

HIGH SCORE B — Jame Boy One
High Score Opp. Sex — Whirlaways Spicotte

HIGH SCORE C — Drafting Sand of Suntan
High Score Opp. Sex — Syndicated Ruby Paint Pot— C. Hayhurst

HIGH SCORE D Hollypark Gambling Man
High Score Opp. Sex Contrys Lyric—Mr. & Mrs. Roy Wagers

HIGH SCORE CHAMPION — Ch. Sing'n Little Girl Blue

HIGH SCORE VETERAN Hollypark Hedge Hopper - C. Hayhurst

HIGH SCORE 1st TIME ENTERED IN NAT'L RACE MEET — Jame Boy One

HIGH SCORE BRED BY EXHIBITOR — Whirlaways Spicette

HIGH SCORE PUPPY 9-12 mths only - San Francisco Prisco - Mrs. E. Blalock High Score Opp. Sex — Honey Shalom — Ann Palmer

High Score Puppy Capers — Madcap Lanai Legend — D. Hammond High Score Opp. Sex Macap Captains Curry—N. Ellis

NOTE: Race by race results will be posted in the October issue, IF same has been forwarded to us by the Racing Secretary.


CARTHAGE FAIR NATIONAL WHIPPET RACE MEET
Carthage, Ohio
August 10-11-1968
(3 Heat Meet)

HIGH POINT RACER — ADULT — Ch. Marial's Jelly Bean
Second High Point Racer — Strathoak Spring Intrigue
Third High Point Racer — Titan Hobo
High Point Opposite Sex — Springdale Satin Delaino
High Point Champion - Ch. Pennyworth Tailor Made

HIGH POINT PUPPY — Renfield Lady O'Lazebrook 15 (owned by Murray—Gutilla)

Second High Point Puppy - Rae J'S Smooth Surf 9 (owned by Charolette Fischer)

High Point B - Whipoo's Whinson 10

High Point C Renfield Nuthog 10

High Point D — Danny's Run—Away 7 (owned by Geo. Feist)

"We had an absolute deluge of water half way through our first heat on Saturday. People, dogs, equipment and the track were saturated beyond continuing; so it was the consensus of the group present to run three complete heats on Sunday, which is in accord­ ance with the National Whippet Race Rules. Fortunately, Sunday was a beautiful day and we ran the three heats almost flawlessly."

Signed: Mrs. Day Backman

EDITOR'S NOTE: Due to the over-size issue this month, full details of the above meet will be published in the October issue. We thank Mrs. Day for her effort to get the results to us for this issue.