Celebrate the Whippet Breed

M.B. Arthur Scrapbook Page One

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Drawing from 1965 by Mary Beth Arthur


DOG'S BIG HAUL

Champion whippet wins a wall full of silver

Poised regally among the souvenirs of his reign sits Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot—a whippet known as Ricky and one of the most honored dogs of all time. After his surprise victory a year ago in New York's Westminster Kennel Club show (LIFE, Feb. 7 and 14, 1964), Ricky roamed far afield. Judges from Onondaga to Elm City raved over his sleek lines and sure moves, or were smitten by the appealing look on his face. By adding the Chicago and Long Beach, Calif. titles to his Westminster victory, Ricky became the first dog to win what is considered the triple crown of the show world. In all, he has brought home to Newington, N.H., a remarkable booty: 21 best-in-show awards and the silverware to match. This month he faces his hardest challenge: to repeat at Westminster.

I n this multiple exposure portrait Ch. Courtenay Fleetfoot is reflected in his best-in-show kennel club trophies: (top row) Mohawk Valley, Philadelphia, Bronx, Suffolk; (second row) Westbury, Harrisburg, Harbor Cities, Onondaga, Long Island; (third row) Middlesex, Ladies Kennel Assn., Maryland, Chicago, Elm City; (fourth row) Farmington Valley, Ravenna, Westminster; (bot.) Windham. Not shown: North Shore, Daytona and Detroit.

A prolific sire whose promising pups sell for $300

Ricky, who is a prolific though not very affectionate parent, pays scant attention to the latest litter of his offspring in their fenced run at the home of his owner, Mrs. Margaret Newcombe. Judges have called Ricky "as near perfect as a dog can be," and he is in great demand as a sire. Although just turned four himself, Ricky has fathered 86 pups in the past two years. Those that appear to have inherited his temperament and conformation bring $300 each as potential show dogs. The others are sold as house pets for $100 to $150. So when Ricky retires there will be a long line of heirs to his multiple crowns.


TRI-INT. CHAMPION WHIPOO'S CHEESTA

(HANDLED HERE BY FRANK SABELLA)
WHELPED MAY 12, 1962

BREEDER: MR. AND MRS. EUGENE L. JACOBS OWNER: BETTE KIRKSEY SCOTT

SIRE: CH. LYSANDER OF BRISKWAYS DAM: WHIPOO'S ELEGANTE AIRE

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

DOGPATCH
P. 0. BOX 790
HARLINGEN, TEXAS


CH. EYLELAND DOUBLE OR NOTHING

SHOWN HERE WITH BOB HASTINGS HANDLING. MISS JUDITH SHEARER JUDGING.

JACK TOWNE
6272 HONOLULU AVE.
LA CRESCENTA, CALIF.

BOB

VENTURA

1963

JUDITH SHEARER

BOB

SANTA ANA

1963

MARION WOODCOCK

RESERVE

VENTURA

1964

KAY FINCH

RESERVE

SAN BERNARDINO

1964

HAROLD SCHLINTZ

RESERVE

LONG BEACH

1964

DONALD HOSTETTER

BOS

SANTA BARBARA

1964

DORIS WEAR

BOW

FRESNO

1965

THELMA BROWN


3-31-58 -JUNIOR - Ht - 20 1/2"

CHAMPION WHIPOO'S WHIMSY, CD, WHELPED - Apr 2, 1956

4 1/2 mo - BEST IN MATCH, Danville, Ill (all breed-all age 6 mo - Companion Dog title)

18 mo - Breed Champion

24 mo - Winner of Whippet races at 1958 International dog show, Chicago

Repeated - 1959

Not exactly a flattering photo, but shows construction rather well. Bump on head from banging around in starting boxes at races. This one was used in

DETROIT NEWS

OWNER - MR & MRS E B HOPKINS, St Joseph, Ill.

BREEDER - MR & MRS E. L. JACOBS, MAHOMET, Ill.


June 1965


Mary Beth Arthur receiving ribbon from Gene Jacobs


Mary Beth and puppies



Strathoak Auriga
19 inch matron

WINDSPRITE WHIPPETS
Litters expected from English and American Champions. Puppies must be reserved in advance.
Walter A. Wheeler, Jr. 145 Winter Street, Weston 93, Massachusetts


CHAMPION LYSANDER OF BRISKWAY

OWNED BY HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL

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

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


20. CH. BRIARWYN'S BENJAMIN (Whippet) taking Grp. 1st at Heart of Plains KC 3/11/65
under Haskell Schuffman. Handler, Garland A. Baker. Owner, Gar-Lane Kennels, 3309 Coltrane Rd., Oklahoma City, Okla.


BRIARWYN'S BERET, WHIPPET male, owned by Emalie Ewing, came from
classes at the Heart of America KC show to take 4th in Grp. Under J. Laurence Horswell.
(Alexaander photo)


Open Dog Class American Whippet Club Specialty July 1965

Open Bitch Class

Puppy Bitch, Mrs. Renner with Renfield Bimmi

Winners Bitch Humble Acres ?

Winners Dog "Tonto"


HUMBLE ACRE TWILIGHT TIZZIE

HUMBLE ACRE HEAVENS T' BETSY

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

BREEDER: HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL OWNER: BETTYE KIRKSEY SCOTT

SIRE: WHIPOO'S BENGAL

DAM: CH. WHIPOO'S WISH ME WELL

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

DOGPATCH
P. O. BOX 790
HARLINGEN , TEXAS


CHAMPION HUMBLE ACRE TIGER BRITE

(HANDLED HERE BY DON COOPER)
WHELPED APRIL 25, 1964

BREEDER: HUMBLE ACRE KENNEL OWNER: BETTYE KIRKSEY SCOTT

SIRE: WHIPOO'S BENGAL

DAM: CH. WHIPOO'S WISH ME WELL

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

CLEARWATER , FLA.

JAN. 23, 1965, JUDGE, ROBT. MOSELEY, B. W. 5 POINTS

JACKSONVILLE , FLA.

JAN. 17, 1965, JUDGE, FRANK DAVIS, B. 0. S. TO MEADOW LARK

PALM BEACH , FLA.

JAN. 19, 1965, JUDGE, ALBERT VAN COURT, B. 0. S. TO SWIFTY

OKLAHOMA CITY , OKLA.

MAR. 6, 1965, JUDGE, HOLLIS WILSON, B. W. 3 POINTS

LAWTON-FORT SILL, OKLA.

MAR. 7, 1965, JUDGE, MAURICE BAKER, B. B. 3 POINTS

AUSTIN , TEX.

MAR. 13, 1965, JUDGE, ISIDORE SCHOENBERG, B. W. 3 POINTS

SAN ANTONIO , TEX.

MAR. 14, 1965, JUDGE, ROBT. MOSELEY, B. W. 3 POINTS

DOGPATCH
P. 0. BOX 790
HARLINGEN , TEXAS


PENNYWORTH KENNELS

The Whippet
ENG. & AM. CH. COURTENAY FLEETFOOT OF PENNYWORTH

In two years of showing in America , "Ricky" has established himself as an
immortal of the sport. The only dog to have ever won Best in Show at
Westminster, International, and Harbor Cities in the same year, he is the
top-ranking dog in the nation in Phillips System Ratings for 1964, and has
now surpassed by 3 the all-time record for Bests-in-Show by a Whippet. At
end of December 1964, his total winning in this country includes 29 all-
breed Bests in Show, 53 Hound Group Firsts, and BOB at the American
Whippet Club Specialty.

We are naturally proud of the glory that "Ricky's" wins have brought to
our breed, the Whippet. But he may be contributing even more in the stamp
of quality he is putting upon his progeny, such as the two daughters (both
owned by Pennyworth) pictured below.

 
PENNYWORTH HEATHERBELLE   PENNYWORTH BURNING DREAM

Ch. Pennyworth Burning Dream, 'Dilly,' born Sept. 19. 1963, won the Hound Group at Lewiston-Auburn under Jas. W. Trullinger. This was a 3 pt. major as were her wins of WB at Westbury, North Shore , and Ladies DC. Also WB at Farmington, 1 pt.

Her sister, Pennyworth Heatherbelle, has 2 majors—WB at Chagrin Falls, 4 pts.; WB at Suffolk Co., 3 pts.; WB at Springfield, 1 pt. At all 3 she was DOS to her sire.

Other young progeny that are winning include: Ch. Pennyworth Bay-Starlight and Pennyworth Bay-Star Maestro, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard W. Gamber; Pennyworth Ho-H,-Ho, owned by Chas. Milwain; and Pennyworth She's-A-Honey, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gilman.

Owner:
MRS. MARGARET P. NEWCOMBE
Little Bay Road
NEWINGTON, N. H.
Handler:
ROBERT S. FORSYTH

THE WEST'S TOP WINNING WHIPPET
Second in the Nation

Group Winner 1.1 Times 36 other Group Placings

One of the Top Ten Hounds in 1964

Handled by Mary Robinson

owned by
BOB & MARY ROBINSON

1579 Elm Drive Vista, California


THE WHIPPET
WINDSPRITE BROCADE

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


Royal Lad of Redleaf

Mrs C MINKLEY

REDLEAF
59 Kimberley Road
iNuithall, Notts
u..e: Kimberley 3388


Eyleland Hannah with Richard Reynolds in October 1963


Mr. Backman with Royal Red and Blanc et Rouge June 1965


Ch. Rouget O'Lazeland October 1964