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former AKC Judge and Whippet admirer. These articles and photos come from
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Whippet in seiner ganzer Schonheit

 

Whippets

THE Maryland Kennel Club show, held at Baltimore, on November 2 and 3, proved rather a disappointment, as far as our breed was concerned. Disappointing, that is, in quantity ; the quality was good; most excellent specials were offered and a real whippet judge was there to award them. As Baltimore is such a stronghold of the breed and the show had gone to such pains to please the whippet owners, it does seem a pity that the nearby owners could not have made a better showing.
It was a great pleasure to show dogs under Emory Arthur Stone, and made us all realize what a shame it is that he cannot be induced to pass on our breed more often. He has a thorough knowledge of whippets, and took infinite pains. Winners dog was Sand Artist of Meander, this being his first appearance in the ring; with Red Wagon, reserve.

Winners bitch and best of winners went to Mrs. C. E. Reimer's Woodland Princess, a nice young bitch that has failed to go as high as she should on several previous occasions.

Best of breed to Ch. Mica of Meander, a litter brother to the winning bitch. It is rather interesting to note that the four dogs showing in the ring for the final award were all full brothers and sisters. Mica went on to win the hound group.

At the request of Mr. Stone, to whom I happened to tell this story at the Baltimore show, I shall break one of my rules and relate a personal experience. In August, 1933, our bitch, Ch. Silhouette of Meander, died after giving birth to five puppies. My sister was so upset over the loss of the bitch and of another dog, which she valued very highly, on the same day, that she said she would destroy the puppies.

I induced her to let me try an experiment, and started out to look for some cats with kittens, all efforts to locate a foster mother having proved vain. After a bit of searching, I returned with three cats, each of which proved perfectly willing to nurse the puppies. We were obliged to discard one as she was too cross with the older dogs, but the other two nursed the youngsters for three days, after which time we found a foxhound that had puppies four weeks old, and was perfectly satisfied to take over the whippets in place of her own.

All of these dogs grew up and were perfectly normal and healthy in every way. One is Sand Artist of Meander, and one Meander's Cameo 0' Lazeland that has been giving such a good account of herself in California. She won two hound groups, and was second in a third the last time I heard.

From Frank Tuffley, secretary of the Cleveland Whippet Club, comes the news that the club is becoming more active after a period of depression, and expects to have permanent headquarters and a track by next year. Their championship race, this Fall, was won by Mr. Tuffley's Redhead of Kinsman; and the Haserot Trophy, for dogs that have never won a race, by the same owner's Queenie of Kinsman, a sister to Redhead.

Baltimore now has a circular track for whippets, racing after an electric hare. This is, I believe, the first of its kind in this country, and is proving most succesful. Red Wagon, the reserve winning dog at Baltimore, holds the track record on this new track.—F. JULIA SHEARER, Locust Dale, Virginia.

LADIESFIELD BLACKCURRENT
Photo, F. W. Simms, Windsor

THE Ladiesfield Whippets have been shown extensively this year, therefore it cannot be said. that any excuse has been made to avoid :he ever-tempting challenge to meet the many other aspirants of this delightful sporting breed in the ring. Indeed, Mrs. Wigg's dogs have lone exceedingly well this year, moreover, each young " debutant " has won whenever, shown.

During 1959, Ladiesfield Start urn was awarded c.c. and best of breed, Jove; reserve c.c., Blackpool and Northern Whippet Club show; best if breed, Camberley; best dog, Aldershot. Previous wins are three Reserve c.c.s and one c.c. The young and very attractive black dog, Ladiesfield Blackcurrent, has only been shown on four occasions, and n eight classes won five firsts and two thirds. Ladiesfield Topaz, a lovely ;olden fawn dog, born 19/1/59, which shows every sign of making up nto a future champion, was best dog puppy A.V. at Horsham in a large ntry of very good company; repeated this at the N.W.A., and, in fact. Le has won every time shown. These are only a few from this very uccessful kennel, and there are many more which are being prepared Dr their appearance in the New Year.

The stud dogs are Ch. Seagift Speedlite Mustang, Ladiesfield Tempest, adiesfield Blackcurrent, and in 1960, Ladiesfield Topaz will be placed t stud. Good, sound, typical Whippet puppies are always for sale. Enid Nichols.

 

White Statue of Conevan
Photograph by Cooke

THE BREKIN KENNEL OF WHIPPET
Owned by Mrs. Danckwerts, Janets Cottage, Stoke Poges, Bucks Tel. Fulmer 252

M RS. DANCKWERTS was for many years closely associated with Dandie Dinmo and up to 1939 possessed a small but extremely successful kennel of these very Scottish variety of Terriers. Before taking her final bow she secured both the dog bitch Certificates in the breed at the Harrogate Ch. Show in 1939, on the day before declaration of war.

For several reasons Mrs. Danckwerts has now made her reluctant exit as a Dar breeder and turned her individual attention to Whippets: a breed which appeals to for its lack of trimming and attractive charm and elegant proportions. Mrs. Danckw€ as a result of her long experience, believes only in procuring first-rate stock f which to move on a straits.

By her acquisition of White Statue of Conevan and her brother, Crusader of Coney from Mrs. Conway-Evans, at eight weeks of age, this new whippet fancier has inc proved the good sense of her sound principle, and will eventually turn out to be of g benefit to the breed. White Statue, an aptly-named bitch, has already won forty prizes and five cups and has always been in the first three at the Open Whippet Shows. A example of her consistency as a winner, she culminated her so far successful career
bitch certifirate and heat of brood at the Championship Show under Captain Lewis Renwick. At the recent City and Suburban Shows, Mr. A.G. Boggia put her first in all her variety classes, and she finished up Best in Show.

Crusader, her brother, is also a steady winner, and runs his sister very close for soundness, type, and superior elegance. Another promising specimen is Seagift Seraphic, bitch puppy (a daughter of Seagift Seraph who has won the recent Reserve Certificate Winner to White Statue), and later was C.C. winner herself at Cardiff. All inquires to: Danckwerts, Janets Cottage, Stoke Poges, Bucks, Tel, fulmer 252-E.M. Nichols.

 

1927

FIELD AND FANCY
WHIPPET WHISPERINGS

CHRIS O'LEARY
Secretary, Boston Whippet Association

Whippet Whisperings" will appear each week The writer will be pleased to answer any Whippet questions or take up any discussion concern. ing Whippets in this column.—Ed.

WHIPPET CLUBS
WHIPPET CLUB OF AMERICA—President, Bayard Tucker, Jr., Secretary Harry E. Damon, Short Hills, N. J.

WHIPPET ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA — President, Freeman Ford Secretary, Mrs. W. H. Woodcock, 228 North Encinitas Ave., Monrovia, Calif.

BOSTON WHIPPET ASSOCIATION —President, T. Dickson Smith; Secretary Chris O'Leary, Room 519, 263 Summet St., Boston, Mass.

LONG ISLAND WHIPPET CLUB--Secretary, Alfred Lowenstein, 41 Woodlawn Ave., Rockville Center, L. I., N. Y.

BOSTON WHIPPET ASSOCIATION SCHEDULE

August 16—Boston Wool Trade Annual Outing, Shawsheen Village, Mass. Purse undecided.

September 3—Eighth Annual Whippet Derby, Princemere, Prides Crossing, Mass. Purse $300.

Eastern Dog Club Consolation. Purse $110.

September 17—(Tentative date not to be announced until later.)

September 28—New England State Fair, Worcester, Mass. Purse $200.

September 29—New England State Fair, Worcester, Mass. Purse $200.

September 30—New England State Fair, Worcester, Mass. Purse $200.

October 6—Shoe City Handicap, Brockton Fair, Brockton, Mass. Purse $200.

October 7—Brockton Fair Derby, Brockton, Mass. Purse $300.

October 12—Barre Fox Hunt Handicap, Barre, Mass. (Purse to be announced.)


Washington, D. C., has gone completely to the "dogs," according to Mrs. Hazel Grant Edgar and Mrs. Robert Schroeder, the two women who so successfully conducted the National Whippet Derby held there at the Griffith Stadium last May 20-21. Both of these ladies had practically never seen a Whippet before staging the races, but were so successful that all the Washington Society folk were in attendance at the races.

Apropos the above Mrs. Edgar writes that plans are already under way for a Second Annual Whippet Derby next spring in Washington and that they plan to even better their record entry of fifty-seven Whippets.

At the Eighth Annual Whippet Derby to be held at Princemere, Prides Crossing, Mas. sachusetts, on September 3rd, a set of fiek telephones will be installed between the star and the finish. The use of these telephone: saves considerable time and allows conversation between the judges and the officials at the starting end.
Genial, jolly Tommy Grisdale had a very flattering entry at Keighby show last month Our Dogs also paid him the compliment of having a pen and ink sketch adorn its columr in the July 22 number. It was a good one and lifelike to the letter.

The victory of Lion, owned by P. A. and J. B. Draper of Canton, Massachusetts, it the Democratic State Committee Purse ai Burchbrow, Haverhill, Massachusetts, was a decided upset to the dopesters. This 16 1/2 pound dog has done practically nothing since his remarkable victory in the International Handicap at the Polo Grounds, New York City in May, 1926. Yet he defeated Coomassie, owned by James Gilligan' of Lawrence, Massachusetts, and Jenny Leash, owned by Bayard Tuckerman and T. D. Smith. of South Hamilton, Massachusetts, and by his running showed that he will have to be watched in the big Derby.

In the above mentioned races it was surprising to note the businesslike way in which the two ten months old puppies, Flying Scotchman owned by Mary Pool of North Abington, Mass., and Lady Abington, owned by Lillian C. Pool of the same place ran. Flying Scotchman, already famous for his defeat of Sarah Porter in the National Whippet Derby, won the Consolation Race and Lady Abington advanced to the semi-finals of the big race only to be defeated very closely by Lion and Coomassie.
As there are ten or more puppies that will lie six months or more old by September first the Boston Whippet Association will stage a puppy Whippet race at Pequitside, Canton, Massachusetts, some time during the month of September.

The writer would like to have the various Whippet clubs in this country and Canada keep him informed of the results of any races that arc held. If these clubs' secretaries will do this he promises that a more spicy column will result. He will also be glad to get out a year book for 1927 as soon as the season closes.

So many people who have never seen a Whippet have asked me the question, "What is a Whippet?", that I am going to give them a brief definition of my opinion as to what a Whippet is and how his breed was arrived at. "A Whippet is purely and simply a race-dog. His breed is a result of a Greyhound cross which, through continued breeding, is today nothing else but a small Greyhound, probably the result of a cross of the terrier and the Italian Greyhound.

A Whippet to most people looks as though he never had enough to eat. But few people eat as much proportionately as the little Whippet. He is given a condensed and concentrated food at all times when there is any thought of racing him. He may look thin and worn but I am sure that most people will agree with me that no human being or animal could show the stamina and speed which the Whippet does when he flies over 200 yards in approximately twelve seconds, unless he had strength, and strength must come from nourishment.

It is to be regretted that Long Island with its numerous Whippets does not have more Whippet races. This community must have at least fifty available racing dogs—if they were trained for a while—and its nearness to New York City stamps it as a good field for development of the sport.

Indoor Whippet racing is not very far off. There is much talk of running a Whippet race in one of the large armories in Boston if one can be obtained some time this winter. It certainly would be an innovation and a big boost for the sport. Once started it will grow like wildfire.


WHIPPETS
Trained true running Whippets of show type
Puppies for Sale
IMPORTED PETER OF OXEN AT STUD
Fee $25
MILLHILL KENNELS
MILL NECK LONG ISLAND, N. Y.

WHIPPETS
Racing and Show Stock of All Ages
For Sale
SIX TRAINED DOGS AT STUD
Racing Dogs shown by appointment only on private track
ARROYO KENNELS
Property of Freeman Ford
P. 0. BOX 434 PASADENA, CALIF.

JACK DAVIES' WHIPPETS
Are now open for engagements for DOG SHOWS, FAIRS, OUTINGS, ETC. ALL PARAPHERNALIA FURNISHED
A few dogs broken and trained at the kennels.
Write for particulars
BEST EQUIPPED TRACK IN THE EAST
JACK DAVIES Box 832, Columbus, Ohio

WHIPPETS AT STUD
CH. PERCY OF OXON
at the last English Kennel Club Show, the dog and bitch championship winners were by Percy, both out of the same litter.
FEE $50.00
R. S. BULLOCK
Polo Stables Montauk, L. I., N. Y.


Newark Kennel Club, Inc.
All Breed Match Show
(Sanctioned by A. K. C.)
Also Whippet Races
Saturday, August 20, 1927
P.M. Sharp
Linden Whippet Track Lincoln Highway, Linden, N. J.
Information and entry blanks write E. L. Frey, Secy., Mt. Pleasant Ave., Livingston, N. J.

WHIPPETS

 

This swift gentleman is Ch. Stoney Meadows Masquerade owned by Mrs. Potter Wear of Penllyn, Pa.

SPEED and Whippet are almost synonymous. Fastest of all domesticated animals of his size, he can sprint at 35 miles and hour and is still used for racing, although overshadowed by the hound he resembles, the bigger Greyhound.

The desire for a smaller dog than the Greyhound for coursing led to the development of the Whippet. Some hold that just before the middle of the Nineteenth Century various Terrier breeds (Manchester, Bedlington and English White, among others) were crossed with Italian Greyhounds, but the Terrier elements have been bred out of the modern Whippet and he remains a little Greyhound.

The breed that evolved became known as the "Snap Dog," a name derived from his trait of making quick snaps at game and also because he was likely to snap at a rival in a race. The racing qualities of the breed were capitalized mainly by workmen of Lancashire and Yorkshire. He became known as the "poor man's race horse."
The Whippet has become an expert in another line of sporting endeavor—dog shows. The show dogs carry a little more weight, but otherwise there is little between them. Some few show campaigners have also been good enough to win in races.

The standard for showing is closely allied to a dog suitable for racing, calling for a streamlined dog with lots of strength. He's a graceful, quiet dog in the show ring that always commands attention and respect.
How the name "Whippet" was arrived at is a guess, but one theory is that he was so called because he "whipped up" his game. He's a frail-looking dog, but nicely muscled.

 

Greyhounds and Whippets.

Having received several communications from my Editor, which have been addressed to him by would-be votaries of the sport of Whippeting, in which information is requested concerning the training of these animals, I do not think I can recommence my weekly notes better than by offering a few suggestions upon the methods of preparing dogs for performing in public. I may premise my observations, however, by asserting that I have no personal experience of Whippets, though scores of Greyhounds have passed through my hands, but as there surely can be no material difference in the training of the two breeds, I have hopes that novices, at all events, may find something to learn in the following suggestions.

In the first place, let me impress upon all those whom it ni ay concern that a bad do, is worse than useless, for he costs just as much. to feed and train, and is always a disappointment to a sanguine owner. In fact, a slow dog or a cunning beast may simply be regarded as a luxury in which only rich men can indulge, for few of us are so happily circumstanced, financially speaking, as to be able to keep a kennel of useless wretches eating their heads off. Therefore, oh beginner, bear in mind that one clinker is worth an incalculable number of duffers. Secondly, let me suggest that no animal can be kept up at concert pitch, as far as condition is concerned, for long at a time, and therefore the man who means to make his name known and win profit by his pastime will not be silly enough to keep his animals in hard training for weeks on end. Some animals, however, become cherry ripe far quicker than others ; whilst some require a lot of exercise and others scarcely any at all. Here comes one of the great mysteries of training animals, and it is obvious that no person who attempts to assist the amateur trainer with his experience can possibly hope to advise him in such cases, as each dog differs so widely from his fellows.

There are, however, a few golden rules to be followed which apply to all cases alike, and perhaps the first of these is that which lays down that just before being put into training the dog should undergo a course of cooling physic of a greater or less strength as depends upon his constitution and immediate requirements. Above all things, it is necessary to rid his intestines of worms, else any hopes of training him will be in vain. Having got the dog's blood into something like order, the animal should be treated to a couple of long easy walks, say three or four miles each, twice a day for a week, just to get his muscles into working order, as it were. He can, of course, be walked in company of his kennel companions, but all dogs in training should be led, and not suffered to run loose. During this preliminary period the quantity of fluid placed before the animal should be materially but gradually lessened, his food meanwhile being given to him in a more sloppy condition than before. Personally I am quite convinced that it is always a bad plan to leave water standing before a dog, for he is certain to take more than he either requires or is good for him ; and, therefore, under all circumstances I recommend that he be only watered at intervals like a horse is. It is noticeable, however, hat even in the cases of dogs in hard work, their craving for water subsides very rapidly when they are dieted upon sloppy food, and I have had Greyhounds by the dozen who would scarcely ever look at water even in warm weather.

Personally I am a great believer in the efficacy of oatmeal as a food for Greyhounds in training ; but many constitutions will not stand it, as it is too heating for them, and in other cases it relaxes the bowels more than is desirable and so weakens the dogs. Many persons I know are in the habit of purchasing ship's "bread " (biscuits) which has been a voyage, and no doubt the stuff is cheap so far as outlay is concerned, but the quality varies, and training a running dog upon weevily biscuit is scarcely the way to accomplish good results. It must never be forgotten, moreover, that the less amount of food—in reason, of course—that a deg in training gets, the better it is for him, and therefore the very best and soundest article that can be procured is certain to be the cheapest in the end. At this point I must break off, for I am overrunning my space, but I propose returning to the subject of training again next week. GOSSAMER

 

New Champions of A. K. C. Record

CH. FLEET OF MEANDER
(Whippet) A. K. C. 890,032
Mrs. George L. Shearer

CH. CLYTIE OF MEANDER
(Whippet) A. K. C. 921,106
Meander Kennels
Locust Dale, Virginia

WHIPPETS

 

(1927) The interest in Whippets is being greatly enhanced by the transfer of many of the good dogs. The Nomad Kennels have made many transfers including Ch. Nomad Halford Sammy and Ch. Nomad Nancy's Zev to Mrs. Sydney A. Beggs of Woburn, Mass.; Ch. Nomad Nancy's My Own to Mrs. Charles Steers of Washington, D. C.; Ch. Nomad Nancy's Epinard to Miss Laura Day, daughter of Joseph P. Day, Short Hills, N. J.; Ch. Nomad Nancy's Papyrus to Arthur Rankin, Los Angeles, Calif.; Nomad Nurmi, Mrs. Henry C. Potter, New York City; Nomad Nestah to Mr. Rothheim, New York City; Nomad Dommy to Mr. H. C. Davis, New York City; Nomad Dot, Mrs. Boyer, New York City; Nomad Black Jack, Jack Davies of Linden, N. J.; Nomad Mill Nill Ragamuffin, to E. Coe Kerr, Mill Neck, N. Y. They have disposed of all their dogs but Int. Ch. Nomad Nancy of Oxon, Ch. Nomad Sister Sun and Ch. Nomad and Ch. Nomad Brown Betty.

WHIPPET, no other identification
Photo, Hedges & Sons

 

WHIPPET NOTES

We announce with regret the death of Mr. A. Lowenstein's famous Whippet, famous on both track and bench, Resolute better known to the racing fraternity as Dolly. She was a winner in Canada before Mr. Lowenstein brought her to the U. S. and was judged one of the best Whippets at the Westminster K. C. show.
Mr. F. R. Edington of Boston has three new Whippets which he has imported and hopes to do much winning with this year. They are Tanguay, 12 pounds, known in England as Nellie of Cowhill. Coomassie, 20 pounds, known personally as Fireworks and Ben Jany, 22 1/2 pounds, raced formerly under the name of Rough Boy. We hope soon to see these speedsters in all lanes of the east.

Mr. E. A. Stone the well known Whippeter from Baltimore has asked for the sanction of a race meet early in June. In fact June sixth is the tentative date set. This will be the first race meet in several years in the vicinity of Baltimore, so should draw a big entry as all the dogs about Boston and New York will have an opportunity to see how fast the Baltimoreans can go. A purse of $250.00 is prom ised and it will be held at the time of a local fair.

The California Whippet enthusiasts are planning an interesting race schedule for this spring. Three race meets are scheduled for the near future: Beverly Hills, Del Monte and Santa Barbara.

Mr. Alfred Lowenstein's "Resolute". "Resoulte" flying through space

"RESOLUTE" DEAD
NOTED WHIPPET DIES IN WHELPING,.
PUPS ALSO DEAD
Whippeters will learn with regret the passing of Mr. Alfred Lowenstein's beautiful little white and fawn bitch, Resolute, noted winner on bench and track. Amongst her many winnings, the most notable was her Canadian victory, best opposite sex, to best in show, all Breeds. Toronto, 1921. Her lines and symmetry together with her distinguished markings made her the attraction at many shows where she was often mentioned as a "replica in miniature," of the famous English Greyhound Champion Master Butcher. Her death not only came as a shock to her owner but also to Mr. & Mrs. Fred Schader, with whom she made her home the last two years and who were looking forward to a little sired by Champion Watland's Farrell. Septic poisoning and hemorrhage were given as the cause of her death.

 

FIE L D AND FANCY (1925)

WHIPPET NOTES

Under the auspices of and on invitation by the New York Bond Club, three match Whippet races were held on Friday, June 5th. The course was the wonderful turf of the Sleepy Hollow Golf Club fair way. Fifteen of the fastest dogs in the country took part in the Bond Club Handicap, the Sleepy Hollow Handicap and the Investment Guaranteed Handicap. Five dogs running in each match race, each race run in three heats. The day was extremely hot' and both dog and man felt the heat extremely, never the less, very fast times were recorded, and the finishes were close. No official time was taken as the course was slightly down hill. Five hundred men of the New York Bond Club and their guests of the Chicago Bond 'Club enjoyed the sport tremendously and liberally backed their favorites, as the dogs were matched so as to give the closest racing.

The Draper String from Boston, despite their long trip, started as favorites in all their races and came through in two of them. The best battle of the clay was between Parth, belonging to B. Tuckerman, Jr., also of Boston, and J. B. and P. Draper's Rose. Rose won the first heat by a close margin, but in the second and third heat Parth seemed to be stronger and won these by inches, making the final score,: Parth, four (4) Rose, five (5).

In the Bond Club Handicap, Pussy Cat, the great little hitch belonging to James Gilligan and Millhill Gossip were withdrawn on account of the heat, so that Draper's Lion had thin s pretty well in hand with S. Edington's Shep second and Millhill Molly O third.

The third race was won in straight heats, Tell Him running in most impressive, style and today I think the fastest dog in the country. He belongs to Joseph Draper. The results were:—

Bond Club Handicap, 200 yds. in tapes, match races.

Lion—J. and P. Draper, 1, 1, 1, total 3. Shep—S. Edington, 2, 2, 2, total 6.

Millhill Molly 0—E. C. Kerr, 4, 3, 3, total 10.

Pussy Cat—J. Gilligan, 3, 4, withdrawn. Millhill Gossip—S. Donaldson, withdrawn.

Sleepy Hollow Handicap, 200 yds. in tapes, match race.

Parth—B. Tuckerman, Jr., 2, 1, 1, total 4. Rose—J. and P. Draper, 1, 2, 2, total 5. Peter—J. Brown, 3, 3. 3, total 9.

Truthful James—E. D. Morgan, Jr., 5, 4, 4, total 13.

Barberryhill Tyler—B. Warren, 4, 5, 5, total 14. Investment Guaranteed Handicap, 200 yds. in tapes, match race.

Tell Him—Joseph Draper, 1, 1, 1, total 3. Banjarry—F. R. Edington, 2, 2, 2, total 6. Barberryhill Richard—B. Warren, 3, 3, 3, total 9.

Millhill Ragamuffin—E. C. Kerr, 4, 4, 4, total 12.

Maxim—S. Donaldson, withdrawn.

The 1925 number of Whippets in America has just been published. This booklet issued by the Whippet Club of America reviews the years 1923 and 1924 both racing and bench. Reviews the first Specialty Show by the Judge, J. Z. Batton. Lists the race winners and A. K. C. champions. Has a chapter on how to run a race meet. Contains racing rules and standard. Constitution and By-Laws of the Club. The illustrations are particularly interesting. Copies may be had from the Club Secretary, E. Coe Kerr, Mill Neck, N. Y., or from Field and Fancy Publishing Co., price 50 cents. Members' copies have been sent them.

Don't forget to get in your entries for the 1926 Futurity. Entry blanks may be had from the W. C. A. Secretary.

Ch. Nancy of Oxon continues to hold the public eye by her award of best of breed at Noble as well as best sporting and second best in show to the Fox Terrier, Miss Springtime ; and the outstanding performance of her sons and daughters stamp her as a producer of the first rank. Nomad Nancy's Epinard won reserve to Ch. Lansdowne Sungauge at Devon, and immediately turned the tables on the latter by beating him for first place at Noble. Nomad Nancy's My Own carried off the bitches' Points at both the above shows.

These youngsters of Nancy's are nearing the champion mark and titles are confidently awaited. Canada and California each has its bidders for them, but their owner, Harry E. Damon, Jr., has not as yet made up his mind in which direction they will go, should he decide to send them from their short Hills home.

WHIPPET RACING AT BEVERLY HILLS

• Reviewed Expressly for Field and Fancy
Held in conjunction with the festivities, and for the benefit of the Program of the Shriners, was another race that will go down in history as a success to remember. Beverly Hills the Beautiful, was a fitting place, and the day was ideal ; there were 45 thousand people to witness the races, and the sight was beautiful, the thousands of Shriners all dressed up in uniform was in itself a glorious sight. The race was called the Shrine Handicap, twelve dogs competing, and held under the rules of the Whippet Association of California.

The beautiful bitch, Foothill Sloe Eyes, broke the American record. Sloe Eyes is owned by Mr. and Mrs. John H. Matthews. 'This bitch ran the semi and final in the fast time of eleven seconds flat. The crowd was so large that they were crowding over the tapes, and it took the officials all their time to keep the course clear. Everybody was so surprised at the time of Sloe Eyes, that the race officials decided to have the city surveyors measure the track again to see if it complied with the rules. Three Shriners, all well known men of Pasadena, and the watchers were the same. It must reflect great credit for the trainer of this dog, Mr. Walter Freeth, assisted by his son, Walter Freeth, Jr. They also had Tuck o' Drum, White Prince and Savin Marcus. It was not so long ago that Walter, Sr., was seen taking Bull Terriers and Pomeranians around the shows.

There have been upwards of -thirteen Whippet races in California, and the Foothill Kennels have won ten of these. It should, therefore, be no surprise to see Walter and Walter, Jr., up East shortly with a few of the Foothill Whippets.

The first heats which was run in 121/5, was won by Mr. Freeman Ford's Arroyo Harry; second was Tuck o' Drum, owned by Walter Freeth. Jr.; third. Catch Me. owned by Chrisworth Kennels; fourth, Manorley Marcia. Tuck o' Drum stumbled in this heat.

Second Heat—First. White Prince, owned by the movie star, Miss Pauline Starke; second, Savin Marcus, owned by Foothill Kennels; third, Arroyo Maybe, owner Freeman Ford; fourth, Beverly Runstar. Time, 11 4/5.

Third Heat—First was won by Arroyo Perhaps. owned by Freeman Ford; second. Sloe Eyes, owned by Foothill Kennels; third, Cresby King; fourth, Papyrus. Time,
11 3/5. Sloe Eyes stumbled in this heat.

First Semi-final was won by Tuck o' Drum: second, Arroyo Harry; third, White Prince. Time, 12 1/3.

Second Semi-final was won by Sloe Eyes; second, Arroyo Perhaps; third, Savin Marcus. Time. 11 seconds flat.

Final—First, Sloe Eyes; second. Arroyo Perhaps; third, Tuck o' Drum; fourth, Arroyo Harry. Time. 11 seconds flat.


WHIPPETS
Trained true running Whippets of show type Puppies for Sale
IMPORTED PETER OF OXEN AT STUD
Fee $25
MILLHILL KENNELS
MILL NECK LONG ISLAND, N. Y.

 

Whippet Berenice v. Ginzelbefg 1935

 

Seagift Spotlight
Photo by Wood

STAPLETON WHIPPET KENNEL (1947)

Only established a short time with the Property of Mr. & Mrs. G. Carlton, Show Whippets, this small but select "Coteholme," Stapleton, Darling' kennel is heading in the right direction. Only the best will suit Mr. and Mrs. Carlton. All stock must be workers as well as winners. Pride of place must go to " Seagift Spotlight " purchased when a puppy. She now has 139 awards, 12 times Best Bitch, and four times Best Bitch in Show all Breeds, a lovely bitch. She has proved as successful as a matron. Her daughter, the charming youngster " Starlight " has made a good start, having already 50 awards, twice Best Puppy. One that I have always liked a lot. The next was a dog puppy, " Seagift Sabu," a grand fawn, showing much promise. He also has made a good start with 12 awards in his 4 shows. He should finish with the best. His breed-
ing leaves nothing to be desired. Puppies sometimes for sale, by leading sires.

Glencoe Mermaid (1912)

Merrion (1912)

WHIPPET This breed is similar to a miniature Greyhound. The Whippet is a sporting dog, mainly a racer, making a speed up to 35 miles per hour. He is also a rabbit courser. A relatively new dog, he was first bred in England about a hundred years ago. The early crossings were small English Greyhounds and various Terriers, but later Italian Greyhound blood improved the type. Whippet racing became and remains a great sport in England and is now popular here, especially along the East Coast. The dog has a very alert appearance and should be in hard condition, lithe and muscular. Ideal height, 18 to 22 inches, weight around 20 pounds.

 

MAY 28, 1909.

Whippet and Race-Dog News.

All items of news relating to Whippets should be sent 'direct to " Red Rag," Halstead, Auchterarder, Perthshire, and should reach him not later than first post on Monday morning to insure insertion in the current week's issue.

Round the Shows.—Seven dogs and a like number of bitches, all of splendid quality, faced Mr. Holgate, the judge of the two Whippet Classes at Helston Show. Veru-lam Warbler (E. J. Sobey) won well in clogs, and also took the special for best Whippet. He was in lovely form and stands well and correctly, without any help. It was pleasing to notice that Mr. Holgate allowed no holding of the exhibits in position, they had to be natural Whippets, not hand-made ones, to win at Helston. Tregear Stopper (Richards) was a good second, but was beaten in body and shoulders and in movement of hindquarters. Southboro' Signat (Wickett) third, is good in neck, shoulders, and front, but is plain in loin and does not move well behind. Reserve went to Mullion Sambo (T. Sobey). V.H.C., Mrs. Errington. In bitches, that lovely specimen, Pondhu Shopgirl (Ellis), led from her daughter, Sleet (E. J. Sobey). The former is too well-known to need description, and she was shown in grand form. Sleet was thin, having just left a litter of puppies, but she pressed her dam very closely, and beats her in neck, depth of brisket, and stifles. Sleet is a bitch that has been greatly improved by motherhood, and when in form will be a hard nut to crack. Reindeer (Richards) was third. She is another grand bitch, good in neck, legs and feet, and depth of chest. Wallingford Warning (Wickett), reserve, was not in nice form, but she is a useful sort and was handicapped. V.H.C., Gilbert's Heiress, is shapely and good. Helston is an old-fashioned town in the South of England, and the show was held on the anniversary of the Furry Dance, which draws thousands of people to the neighbourhood. The show was quite an attraction in itself, and was in all a great success.

Across the Channel, at Guernsey, only two Whippets faced the judge, Mr. 0. L. Mansell. The winner, Yentoi (Gerard), has nice shape and correct size, but might cover more ground, and be a bit sounder in feet. Fair Nell (Bishop), second, fails behind, and is hardly in the first flight. Yentoi took third place in the Open Sporting Class. Mr. Allain, the energetic secretary, has been specially interesting himself in the Whippet section, and the result was very disappointing. Personally, I thought Whippets were more numerous and more popular in the Channel Islands. By the way, I have a communication here for Mr. Allain; will he kindly send me his address, which I have mislaid.

In comparison with other classes, Whippets mustered goodly entry at Shettleston (Glasgow) Show last week. Of the three entries in the Open Class, one was an absentee, Mr. Logan's Lady Fair, which, I regret to hear, hurt her legs the night before the show. The winner was the same owner's Motor Princess, which won well and was fully described in my Glasgow report. She is an improving exhibit and takes rank with the best. Mr. Munro's Motor Goggles, the dam of the winner, was second. She is very shapely and has beautiful type, but was shown too fleshy at Shettleston. The twenty miles radius class was won by Motor Princess. Second place went to Thornhill Cupid, who is now owned by Mr. Walter Johnston. It will be remembered that this bitch made a sensationally lucky win at Kilmarnock Show, and at Shettleston she was again the favoured of fate. Motor Goggles, relegated to V.H.C., might have had Cupid's position, and such was the opinion of all outside the ring. Kitson, junr.'s Sleep In was third. This exhibit should be more useful on the track than on the bench, as it is hardly up to show standards. Reserve went to Mr. Erskine's Kirandy, a fawn built on the right lines, but much too fine and slim in bone for a dog, and altogether lacks substance. He might be tighter in shoulders and requires to get up on to his feet. Netherfield Lass was an absentee, as was, of course, Lady Fair. The latter has now recovered from her accident.

The Price of Puppies.—In the letter referred to last week; Mr. Dunham gave me his experience of the current price of puppies, and on this subject he is somewhat pessimistic. Mr. Dunham tells me that he can seldom sell a puppy above three guineas, though he has usually to give more if he wants to buy one. Coming as it does from a well-known fancier, I pay more attention to Mr. Dunham's average price than I would do in many instances. For one thing, three guineas would be a very good price to get for a second or third-rate puppy, but Mr. Dunham is speaking o his best puppies arid first-rate ones. In writing of the cur rent prices of puppies, we must, of course, take into account the age of the puppies when sold, as a puppy over distemper and other infantile troubles, is worth double, generally speaking, what a baby puppy is. Several fanciers have told me that they can sell all the puppies they have for sale at from thirty shillings to two guineas, when the puppies are six to eight weeks old, and these prices, they have added, have paid them quite well. If the puppy has died, they have not had the loss to stand, and if it has lived and won a name for itself, they have the glory of being its breeders. Except in the case of wonderful or exceptionally fine bitches, I think it is a great mistake to keep the puppies, if one can sell them as babies for say thirty shillings or two guineas, according to their value, in the hope that they will turn out champions and fetch well into double figures. To the average fanciers, it is not a paying game retaining his puppies when he can sell them, and, again, I write of the average fanciers, I think two guinueas a very fair price at present for a young puppy of six to nine weeks old. There are those fanciers who possess bitches which are of exceptional merit and whose progeny can almost be relied on to become winners, but in most cases the buyer of a young puppy is indulging in a kind of speculation. His mine may yield gold, or lead, or nothing. Take now the fancier who owns one of those exceptional bitches, and let us look at his case. He has probably no difficulty in having the puppies of his bitch put satisfactorily out to walk, and he would, I consider, be adopting a foolish policy to sell his litter at six or nine weeks, at the price of two guineas per puppy. The element of chance in the ordinary litter has decreed that in most instances none will turn out a champion; in the litter from the exceptional bitch, chance is all on the side of one puppy at least turning out as exceptional as its mother. My advice to the average fancier possessing the average bitch is " to sell the puppies he does not personally want, when they are babies and before illness comes their way. If you want to keep one or two for your own use, certainly do so, and it is just for the benefit of that one or two that I caution you to sell the others. You can bring the units through illness, but the crowd will die. The exceptional fancier, with the exceptional bitch, knows very well how to look after himself. It must not be inferred from what I have written that the advantage of a change of ownership in puppies is all with the seller. By no means, the buyer often gets an embryo champion for a cheap price, and in any case he cannot very well lose on the deal. A fully matured champion takes some buying !

Odds and Ends.—Mr. J. W. Marples has purchased the late Mr. Proctor's champion dog, Manorley Maori. One of the most successful Whippets, both at stud and in the ring, Maori is an undoubted acquisition to any kennel, and through he has won sufficient prizes to make him famous, he is not a knocked about show dog. and in the natural order of things should be good for many another victory and sire many more winners.

Writing me from Cardiff, Mr. Ingram gives me very encouraging news of the Whippet fancy in South Wales, both from the standpoint of the track and the show bench. Mr. Ingram says :— Whippet racing and Whippet owning are now no longer looked down on here as the sport of slumdom and the occupation of the loafer. Day by day they are finding better and still better men in their ranks, and bid fair to be as popular with the classes in future, as they have ever been with the masses. I wish rabbit coursing in enclosed grounds could be put down; it is the real drag on the wheels of the Whippet's progress, and it can hardly be termed sport. In my three or four years' experience, I have found repeatedly that the show Whippet is a natural 1 worker and racer, and while racing my dogs, I always endeavour to breed and keep them to the true show standard."

Mr. Ingram's best bitch has at present a litter of four by Manorley Maori, one dog and four bitches. Two are blackand-white, one is tan, and the other is a typical black-and-tan, even to the pencilling on the toes. The last-mentioned is easily the best, and is full of great promise, but there is a belief among the fanciers of Mr. Ingram's district that the colour would severely handicap it in the ring. A good horse can never be a bad colour, though some colours may be prettier, and consequently greater favourites than others. The same holds good in Whippets, so that my Welsh epistolary friends need have no fear on the question of colour. But far from the black-and-tan handicapping the puppy in the show ring, I should imagine it would be in its favour ; it would be quite away from the ordinary run of colour, and all points being equal, it has every chance to be a favourite with judges. " Run R A.G."

 

Ch. Tiptree Noel and Tiptree Honey (K.C. 9670/39)

December 15, 1944

The Season's Greetings From
THE "TIPTREE" KENNELS
GOLDHANGER, ESSEX, ENGLAND.

CH. TIPTREE NOEL.
Litter brother to Ch. Flornell Glamorous. "Is a star in the American ring, and an excellent stud dog." This brace and several other Tiptree champions are owned by Mrs. ANDERSON.

TIPTREE HONEY. (K.C. 9670/39.)
Alias Ch. Flornell Glamorous. Had been best of breed 50 times and best in show 12 times by April 3, 1942, when Mr. Hopton wrote of her in Our Dogs: "The most consistent breed hound and final winner of the season. A great credit to her sire, Tiptree Monk, thus adding another compliment to the Tiptree kennels."

Here we have two we can hardly hope to hear of again.

INT. CH. TIPTREE MAY OF OSLO.
Colonel Small, judging in 1938, writes: " One of the most beautiful Whippets I ever saw. I fancy if Mr. Wilkin saw her now he would wish he still owned her." No, Sir, my greatest joy in Whippetshas been to breed the best, and let others show them!

INT. CH. TIPTREE BOUNDS KING OF HOLLAND.
The first Whippet I ever bred. He won many prizes in England. including 1st at the Kennel Club, 1931. Two years later he had aired several champions, and the Der Hued, of Holland, wrote: " What is. not this dog done for the breed in our land."

NB.—Please note, the Tiptree Kennels consist of a nucleus only-nothing to sell or at stud

Love and Fidelity
Photograph by Pamela Chandler, A.R.P.S.

 

WHIPPET AT STUD.
HIP HURRAH
(The property of Mr. Will Hally.) A beautiful golden brindle; winner of 1st and 2nd Cruft's; and 3rd and special best dog City of Glasgow Show, only times shown. Press reports:—" Has a sweetly turned body, grand bone, good front, legs, and feet; a very smart puppy." " Has lots of style, nice top, and grand hindquarters." " Beautiful natural arch, grand head, neck, legs, and feet, with fine depth of brisket." Hip Hurrah has now fined down into a well-nigh perfect Whippet, and is certainly one of the best alive; has terrific speed aud a lightningly quick turner; sired by that lovely dog, Stranger, out of the 'famous Sunray, lately exported at a big price to America. Hip Hurrah thus possesses all the best points of the modern, as well as of the old Shirley blood. A proved sire. Fee, one guinea. All bitches will have Mr. Logan's per• sonal attention, and will be met on arrival.—For further particulars, apply Mr. Peter Logan, Glenfoot, Ardrossan.

A Word for the Whippet.
(To the Editor of THE KENNEL.)
SIR,—I only saw your bright little paper for the first time last Saturday. I am charmed with " Whippet and Race Dog News." There is a big future before us if you continue your efforts to keep our beloved Whippet racing clean. One way—and from 20 years study of the subject—I believe the only real way—is to compel owners to register their dogs, as is the case with Greyhounds. Owners must not be allowed to run their dog one day as Bobs Jack, the next as Jacks Bob, thinking thus to hoodwink the handicapper. Let us be honest even if we get beaten.—Yours, etc.,

 

Whippet Dogs and Whippet Racing
THE whippet is a greyhound-like dog, and is the fastest of all dogs at his weight or height. In some instances they have been crossed with Italian greyhounds, but these alliances are apt to bring about inferior whippets for racing or catching rabbits, either on their own ground or at rabbit-coursing or snap-dog matches. In rabbit-coursing, where the rabbits have previously been caught and turned down on unknown ground (to the rabbit) before a brace of whippets, it is the dog that catches the rabbit that wins the course, and the winner of the majority of a given number of courses wins the wager for its owner or connections. Snap-dog coursing—that is, running rabbits down with whippets in small and enclosed places, the rabbit being given little "law," is not considered a sportsmanlike action, and is practiced only as a means of gambling. Whippets have long been declared a pure breed, and this dog was first recognized as such by the English Kennel Club.

The Whippet

Whippet racing is an old sport and the pastime of working men in England. He has been called the poor man's race-horse, as indeed he is, the dog providing sport and a means of speculation for men of slender means. Whippet racing is carried on right through the year in the Northwest and North of England. Of late years it has become a great sport in London and its suburbs, the principal handicaps being run off every other Sunday forenoons at Walthamstow. Whippet racing was patronized by the late King Edward VII of England, at the Ranelagh Club grounds, London, and the leading `'country club" of its kind in the United Kingdom. Whippet racing has long been a sport in Belgium, France and Germany. Dog racing was also introduced into South Africa during the end of the last century, and valuable handicaps are run off on the diamond and gold fields. Whippet racing was first favored in the United States by the English operatives in the cotton mills in New England, especially in Massachusetts. The sport has been well and continuously conducted at country clubs around Boston and Philadelphia, which has put the pastime on a society basis. There is no cruelty in whippet racing. The dog is held on his mark by the neck and root of tail, and, starting off at pistol fire, the object of his run of 200 yards or less being a towel held by the runner-up—usually someone he knows—who stands, holloas and waves the "rag," as it is called, 10 yards beyond the winning line or mark. The dogs are handicapped according to their weight or height. The latter is not a popular mode and it is the weight of a dog that is considered practically everywhere. Roughly, it can be reckoned that a dog of say 16 pounds is 21/2 to 3 yards faster than a 15-pound dog. A bitch is keener than a dog. The handicap scale given in this description of the whippet was arranged by Freeman Lloyd and is largely in use throughout the world.

Finish in an Old-time Whippet Race Meeting

A whippet track may be easily laid out on grass, race track, show or fair ground. It must be 220 yards straight. If it is over, so much the better. The further the onlookers arc kept off the track the more they can see, and they will not interfere with the dogs running. The whippets are entered, their names, weights, colors and owners being given. Each owner pays an entry fee for each dog and these fees are generally made a sweepstake and the purse divided between the first, second and third dogs in the final heat. The dogs must be weighed before they run and an allowance is made of 4 ounces or 8 ounces either way in their stated weight. The handicap is run off in heats, the number of dogs in each heat varying according to the entry and the duration of the racing. Heats may be run off like clockwork, one lot of dogs starting off as the others are finishing; or it may be delayed when the number of dogs is limited. If 40 dogs are entered and an afternoon's sport desired they can be run off in heats of four dogs each. There would be then 10 winners of heats to run off in the semi-finals, which could be either two heats of five each or, better still, three heats with two fours and one of three dogs. The two winners, or the three winners of the semi-finals, must be run off in the final. Taking the three semi-finals for choice, there would be run off altogether 14 races, which would occupy about two hours. The owner of the second may challenge the weight of the winner, immediately after the final is run. The dog is then allowed 6 ounces to the usual allowance made before running of its first heat.

Artist Bohem, Untitled, Porcelain, Permanent Collection The Dog Museum of America, Gift of Mrs. Mildred Imrie, (Grant Taylor)

 

OUR COVER PAGE
A Very Merry Christmas and the Best of Wishes for the New Year from all of "Canyon Crest." Our cover page is of one of our Whippets, Ch. Canyon
Crest Jezebel. She is owned by the young man on the cover, William E. Bagshaw, and was bred by Helen W. Walsh, Marion Spires & Canyon Crest Kennels through a breeding agreement on her dam, Ch. Bisquette of Mardormere. Her sire is English bred Ch. Seagift Shagreen of Pennyworth.

Ch. Jezebel is pure fawn in color and it has been refreshing to note that she has won nine Hound groups in spite of the fact that Whippets with white background coloring with splash markings seem to go further in show ring competition. This is not in accord with the breed standard as all colors are acceptable and the color of eye remarkably corresponds. Jezebel's litter mate, Ch. Canyon Crest Teardrop is white with fawn markings. He has an impressive group record and four best in show wins to his credit.

At this time Ch. Jezebel is temporarily retired from the show ring. Her owner feels that she has proven herself in this field and he feels a great void when she is away from home without him. She is now in whelp to a new Canyon Crest import from England, Blue Sheik of Canyon Crest. Blue Sheik is unusual in his color in this country. I can think of no other description than that he is the fashionable "charcoal" or deep "slate blue." He adapted himself to our canine and human household immediately and is particularly interested in Jezebel's owner who has introduced him to our American ways and diets, not customary for dogs, but he finds ice cream, turkey tidbits, etc., most acceptable. We hope you will enjoy the holidays as much as we know "Jessie," her owner, and her puppies will together.

 

Flood and Field
November 8, 1878
Last Week's Coursing

BORDER UNION.—This popular North- country meeting was a great success, as usual ; and among the celebrities entered in the Netherby Cup for 64 allges were Jock o' the Green, Highlander, Skipwortb, Bondsman Susie Hawkins, Queen Sybil, Braw Lass, Badsworth, Banker, Haidee, Bracelet, Blitz, Poacher, Boy o' Boys, Amaloist, Handicraft, Lord Douglas, nd Brampton. The two last-mentioned divided his stake last year. The sensational course of the rst day was the hollow (defeat of Mr. Douglas's )ear Shamrock, by Master Ramsbay, whom she led hree lengths to the hare. In the Border Union, for 4 puppies, nothing ran in better style than Herera, Standard, Bridget, Lady Grindley, Countess of Lyon, Hagar, Sylph, Mizpah, and Commerce ; the atter is a beautiful daughter of Contango and Chamelon. The stake ended in a division between and Haddington's w f d Herera, by Fugitive whom he much resembles), out of Honeydew. Mr. C. D. Hornby's f b Hagar, by Dr. Livingstone-- Sister to Herzegovina, and Mr. Coke's bk b CCountess of Avon, by Lord of Avon—Ralton. Herera and Hagar are first-class Grey-rounds. Countess of Avon (for whom her owner efused £100), is a fast puppy, but is evidently not o stout a runner as the majority of Dr. Dougals' notoriously game and close-working descendants of Fee Avon. Should she appear at the forthcomng Plumpton meeting in December I have no loubt he will prove herself a worthy representative. The Netherby Cup winner received £300 ; the second £100 was won by Lord Haddington's grand black second season bitch Haidee, by Donald Hornet, who disposed of Banker, who had already livided two Netherby cups; Poacher, Badsworth, hiss Walker, Popgun, and for the deciding course, Mr, Lindsay's bk d Sir James, by Blackburn—Fanny Warfield, who ran well and beat Daring Ranger, Comely Bride, Harker, and Skip worth, Bracelet being drawn lame ; he ran a bye, but was led three lengths, and beaten very cleverly by Haidee. Lord Haddington's kennel has now recovered the prestige which it enjoyed two or three years ago, when Hawkseye, doneydew, Hornet, and Hawthorn, used to carry ill before them ; also, when as Lord Binning, his Bacchanal, Bendimere, and Balista, won at Altcar and the Scottish National. Lord Haddington's nearest approach to winning the Waterloo Cup was when Bendimere ran second to Seacove in 1870. I nay mention that Haidee's trainer has always had t high opinion of her, and fancied her chance for le last Waterloo Cup, but she lamed herself in the first round, and the wound reopened again at the Scottish National a month later, at which meeting le won four courses in the Douglas Cup, running in fine style, and finally succumbing to the winner, Avon Pet, her lameness, no doubt, being the cause A her easy defeat. Mr. Hadley and Tom Wilkinson judged and slipped well, as usual ; and Mr. Carruthers was highly pleased at the great success of this meeting.

BECKHAMPTON.—Mr. Wentworth and Nailard judged and slipped. The programme consisted of The Derby, Oaks, and Wiltshire Stakes. Sport was slow, as hares were very scarce, and the weather stormy. In the Derby, Harold, a large and backward puppy, ran very cleverly, as did Van Amburgh and Wanting ; and in the Oaks, amongst the cleverest runners were Wand, Lyonese, and Cutaway ; the latter bitch is the property of Mr. Catley, who divided the same stake two years ago with the renowned Coomassie. The Wiltshire Stakes contained the following well-known winners on the Downs, namely, Galopin, Steamer, Pinafore, Marchioness, British Queen, and Willie Glendyne. Of these, the three last mentioned performed best. The Stakes were divided between Mr. Pilkington's bd w b Pinafore, by Palmer—Princess Royal the 2nd, and Mr. Whitton's bk w d n, by Donald—Penside. Pinafore is a very game bitch, and ran with great resolution. Mr. Homer's w bd d Harold, by Farrier—Gulnare, carried off the Derby, winning all his courses very decisively ; Mr. Mayer's useful puppy, Royal Buck, by Royal George—Forest Queen, having to content himself with second honours. The Oaks, for bitch puppies, were divided between Mr. Keylock's bd w b Lyonese, a pretty and close-working daughter of Sir Charles and Marie Stuart, and Mr. Sell's clever black bitch Surprise, by Forester—Black Beetle. The White Hart Cup, for local dogs, was won by Mr. Smith's r w d Sefton, who killed all his hares in remarkably fine style.

MARKET WEIGHTON took place on Lord Londesborough's estate. The Great Yorkshire, for 32 puppies, was divided between Mr. Moore's w bk d By well Castle, by Darcarolle —Bab, and Mr. Richardson's bk w b Minnie Warren, by Billy fra School—Snowdrop ; both ran well, and beat 'several much-fancied puppies. The Londesborough Stakes also ended in a division between Mr. Ryell's f b Stakes were won by Mrs. Starr and Ada, and finished up two pleasant days' sport.

KINVER HILL—This meeting took place on November 1st, and, plenty of hares being forthcoming, a sixteen and four eight dogs stakes were run off. The Kinver Hill Stakes, all ages, was cleverly won by Mr. Darling's b d d Twist, by Whalebone--Water-gem, Mr. Bach's r b Baroness Rothschild, by Contango—Bohemian Girl, taking second money. Mr. Darling also divided the Enville Stakes with his Lily Agnes and Mr. Spittle's b d d Saucebox ; one of the three other stakes being decisively won by Mr. Emery's Edgbaston, Mr. Webb and Mr. Wadlow dividing the remainder with their representatives. Mr. Wentworth and T. Wilkinson were judge and slipper.
Holbeach.—Mr. Hay officiated as judge, and A. Luff as slipper. Hares were very scarce, which caused sport to be slow in the extreme. The South Lincolnshire Cup was won by Mr. Porter's w bk d Publican, by Countryman —Prude, Mr. Golden's bk b Good Gracious the 2nd, by Sandridge—Good Gracious, ran up. The Holbeach Town Cup was well won by Mr. Houlden's bd d Hastaway, by Harkaway—Little Dot ; Mr. Nicholson's w bd b Venice, by McGrath—Rist, ran second. The Leger, for dog puppies, was won by Mr. Collins' r w d Master Arthur, a fast, good-looking puppy by Reigning Monarch—Marchioness, Mr. Mayer's w d Harkaway, by Cremorne—Slut, running second. The Leadenhall Plate resulted in the easy victory of Mr. Mockett's be b My Luck, by Peasant Boy—Double or Quits, over Mr. Golden's r w d Barrister, by Buccaneer—Little Star. The Whaplode Cup was carried off by Mr. West's bd b Humility, by Lauderdale—Coal-mine, Mr. Lee's bd b Pebblestone, by Red Lepelletier — Pebbleridge, taking second money.

NORTH OF ENGLAND.—The Glendale Stakes, for 32 puppies, was won by Mr. Hart's f w d Herd Laddie, by Sam Wylie—Tibbie, who ran fast and well throughout ; Mr. Anderson's be w b Aunt Jane, by Bendigo — Defiance, ran second, and is a good bitch. The Fenton Cup, for 32 all ages, ended in a division between Mr. Jerningham's f b Jubilant, by Iona—Modest Maid, and Mr. Jones's bk b Land o' the Leal, by Dentist—Zoe ; both deserved their forward positions, as they ran fast and very cleverly. The Lambton Stakes, 10s. entrance money, was carried off by Mr. Spear-man's splendid black dog Barquest, by Minute Gun —Elsie Millar, who defeated Lighthouse, Jean Montgomery, Royal Blue, and in the deciding course, Mr. Johnson's w bk b Country Maid, by British Hero—dam by Adroit. Mr. Hedley gave every satisfaction in his decisions, and Bootiman was very painstaking in his department. ALEC.

WHIPPET

OUR COVER PAGE

A Very Merry Christmas and the Best of Wishes for the New Year from all of "Canyon Crest." Our cover page is of one of our Whippets, Ch. Canyon
Crest Jezebel. She is owned by the young man on the cover, William E. Bagshaw, and was bred by Helen W. Walsh, Marion Spires & Canyon Crest Kennels through a breeding agreement on her dam, Ch. Bisquette of Mardormere. Her sire is English bred Ch. Seagift Shagreen of Pennyworth.

Ch. Jezebel is pure fawn in color and it has been refreshing to note that she has won nine Hound groups in spite of the fact that Whippets with white background coloring with splash markings seem to go further in show ring competition. This is not in accord with the breed standard as all colors are acceptable and the color of eye remarkably corresponds. Jezebel's litter mate, Ch. Canyon Crest Teardrop is white with fawn markings. He has an impressive group record and four best in show wins to his credit.

At this time Ch. Jezebel is temporarily retired from the show ring. Her owner feels that she has proven herself in this field and he feels a great void when she is away from home without him. She is now in whelp to a new Canyon Crest import from England, Blue Sheik of Canyon Crest. Blue Sheik is unusual in his color in this country. I can think of no other description than that he is the fashionable "charcoal" or deep "slate blue." He adapted himself to our canine and human household immediately and is particularly interested in Jezebel's owner who has introduced him to our American ways and diets, not customary for dogs, but he finds ice cream, turkey tidbits, etc., most acceptable. We hope you will enjoy the holidays as much as we know "Jessie," her owner, and her puppies will together.

Sporting class—in fact, most of our best specimens have been bred and owner by colliers, who are devoted to the sport of whippet-racing.
When racing it is essential to have a dog in condition, if one desire to win, and hard training is absolutely necessary. A wide margin allowed for size, as dogs from 8 to 24 pounds are allowed to compete and these are handicapped according to weight, etc., so as to give chance to every competing dog.

The method adopted is to run the animals down a straight track which is often covered with cinders, and not grass. Each owner engage the service of a starter, who holds the animal by the nape of the neck and hind-quarters, and the moment the official starter discharges pistol, which denotes the off, the attendant swings his dog forward a far as possible, making sure he alights on his feet. The owner stand at the other end, behind the judge, and waves a towel or very stout rag which the animal will run to as fast as possible: and as the speed he covers over the 200 yards stretch is so great, the dog, on getting hold of the towel or rag, is often swung round so as to avoid accidents.

A Whippet should have a long lean head, rather wide between the eyes, and flat on the top; jaws cleanly cut, but powerful; teeth level and white; eyes bright and fiery; ears small, fine in texture, and rose shaped; neck long and muscular; chest deep and capacious; ha broad and square, rather long and slightly arched over the loins; hin quarters strong, and broad across the stifles; well-bent thighs; hoc well let down; feet round, well split up, with strong soles. The cc should be fine and close; the colour black, red, brindle, white, fain blue, and the various mixtures of each. A good weight for these dogs 20 pounds.

At one period rough-coated Whippets were bred, but this variety has now practically ceased to exist, and only smooth-coated specimens are to be seen today.

 

Kennel and Bench

The Whippet as a Race Dog

By Freeman Lloyd

"Wrth ei Walch, ai filgi, yr adwaenir bonheddig" is an old Welsh proverb, which, being translated into our everyday tongue, means that a gentleman was known by his hawk, his horse, and his Greyhound; and without any great flight of imagination I may say that a man is known by the style of Whippet he keeps, for if he lays himself out for racing, he will not be pestered with anything but the right stuff, a bad Whippet meaning endless expense and loss of time; so the sooner the owner rids himself of such an animal the better. A Whippet that once shows he is not fond of work, has a weak constitution, and "cuts it" in his trials, should be disposed of as quickly as possible, for it will be 'a miracle if he comes to anything, and rather than wait for a hundred to one chance to come off, it is better to have his kennel room, where a good doer can take his place, and be earlier to run for a good stake. I do not wish to discourage the beginner in any way; it is better to own a second-class dog that can win a moderate handicap, than to possess one with a pedigree, and etc., that ought to prove the winner of a big stake, but who will never grow into anything because of some physical failing.

The "Make, Shape and Characteristics" of the Whippet were fully dealt with in Chapter 1, and I pretty well touched on the animal as a racer, although it must be said that too much cannot be written on the outline of an animal that is destined to take such a prominent part in the sport of this country Therefore, I repeat, it is of the utmost importance that the man who intends going in for Whippets should study from morn till night the requisite points in an animal that is required for speed, pluck an stamina.

I purpose dealing with the Whippet in all his walks in life, and the remarks made in this chapter are of the utmost importance, for if he be no good as a race-dag, well then he has ceased to be a money-making machine, and I take it that most men who own members of this charming breed, would like to see their representatives carry away a valuable stake. At horse-racing, blood will tell as I before remarked, when the animal is of the desired build, which denotes speed.

We have seen half-bred horses develop great pace, but such instances are rare. But then the thorough-bred nearly in every instance has the speed of his ancestor, and can last longer than the half-bred whose ancestor on one side was bred for draught purposes, and not for speed that can be likened unto the wind. The same remarks apply to whippets. Now and then a 'cross-bred 'dog may be found with a turn of speed; but if you want to get on to winners, always look out for something as nearly thoroughbred as possible, anad with the right blood coursing through their veins. The old description of the Greyhound, as follows, may be taken as a fairly good description of the race Whippet:

The head like a snake;

The neck like a drake;

The back like a beam;

The side like a bream;

The tail like a rat;

The feet like a cat.

"The neck like a drake," I think can be pretty well left out here, for a Whippet has not to stoop to his game after the manner of a Greyhound 'picking up a hare. But still I cannot help thinking of the old skit or a race between a giraffe and a horse, which bore the title, "Won by a neck." Some people perhaps will talk about long necks in Whippet's being responsible for a win by a short bead; but that of course can be at once dismissed. It should be remembered that when the running dog gets up to his bait he 'catches hold of it, and hangs on with the tenacity of a Bull-Terrier, so that the neck should be fairly strong as well as long.

"The Whippet as a Race-dog" is indeed a big subject. After you have found one of the right blood and of the desired build, he is sometimes disappointing, simply because of bad handling. A wonderful thing is to do everything in your power to instil confidence into a dog, for it takes a stout beast to withstand the yelling of a crowd of ten or fteen thousand persons. distributed on either side of the track. Unlike the racehorse, who has a jockey on his back to urge him past the people and post by the aid of
whalebone and well directed spur, the racedog has none of these incentives, flying over the ground only to grasp the object held in the hands of the runner-up, and the Whippet's worst friends must acknowledge him to be a stout-hearted little fellow to with stand not only the cries that would turn many another to the right-about,
but also the temptations that are often held out on the road. And now it occurs to me, do not let everyone know the kennel or pet name of your dog; if so, those who have laid against it would only be working a sharp racing trick if they placed men at different points along •the track to call the animal by its name, and bring it to a standstill.

The Whippet as a race-dog if facile princeps. There is. no dog at his weight under the sun that can beat him, and I doubt if any animal of the same size could get anywhere near him in a spin of 200 yds. I have heard of one 'being 'beaten, and that was by a Pigeon, 'I think somewhere in 'Lancashire. Both had been trained to do the same distance straight, and the pigeon 'beat the Whippet by two yards. A novel match, assuredly, which to some will appear incredible. However, it can be taken as correct.

Our fathers and old writers were great on the make, shape, and blood of their Greyhounds, and always looked for the requisite points in their longtails, just as I am endeavoring to point them out in the race-dog. I may be excused for here referring to the celebrated "Snowball," who was the lion, or rather dog, of the hour at the commencement of last century. I will give the description of this great Greyhound in Pierce Egan's own words: "The excellence of "Snowball," whose breed was Yorkshire on the side of the dam, and "Norfolk" on that of the sire, was acknowledged by the great number who had seen him run, and, perhaps, taken for all in all, he was the best Greyhound that ever ran in England. All countries were nearly alike to him, though bred where fences seldom occur; yet, when taken into the strongest enclosure, he topped hedges of any height, and in that respect equalled, if not surpassed, every dog in his own country. They who did not think his speed so superior, all allowed that for wind, and for powers of running up long hills without being distressed, they had never seen his equal.

"On a public coursing day, given to the township of Flixton, the continuance of his speed was once reduced to a certainty by the known distance, as well as the difficulty of the ground. From the bottom of Flixton Brow, where the village stands, to the top of the hill where the wold begins, is a measured mile, and very steep in ascent the whole way. A hare was found midway, and there was started "Snowball," a sister of his given to....end of article missing.

Tiptree Jimk
The Whippet (Racing)

WHIPPET October 1941

IT HARDLY seems possible that a breed so little known in most parts of the country could muster an entry of 135, but such was the case when The Whippet Breeders Association of Maryland held its annual sanction match at The Stony Creek Whippet Track located just outside of Baltimore, Md. This is, without question, the largest whippet show ever held in this country, and probably in the entire world. It was most appropriate that such a splendid entry was on hand as Miss Julia and Judith Shearer handled the judging, and in a fashion that was satisfactory to all. Indeed, a show of this type is really a tremendous task for any judge, as it brings out very few, if any really great show dogs, but at the same time it gives a fine idea of what great improvement has been made in the general type of whippet during the past few years.

Those people who did so much in making the show a success were as follows : Miss Julia and Judith Shearer for their judging ; Dr. Moss and his bench show committee ; Frank Tuffley and members of The Cleveland Whippet Club ; Mr. Brawner and Mr. Burroughs for the use of the•mechanical rabbit ; Mr. Ward for his fine work at the loud speaker ; Mr. Bergitold for his comedy act ; Mrs. R. Terhune for splendid publicity in The News-Post and over radio station WBAL; Edw. Hinks and The Sun; radio station WITH; and above all the splendid help given by owners of The Stony Creek Whippet Track.

There was so much going on during the day that it would be impossible to go into much detail, so I will just list the results of the show and races.
Males (79)-Judge, F. Julia Shearer
Puppies 3 to 6-1, Little Chief, C. Weis; 2, Royal Blue, Wm. Kelly (Handler); 3, Royal Pinday, W. Ward.
Puppies 6 to 12-1, Silver Meteor, H. Cox; 2, Ben Hur, Wm. Kelly (Handler); 3, Old Depoit, J. Feltonberger.
Novice-1, Hop Skip, Edw. Hinks; 2, Traveler of Shadowlane, Wm. Kelly; 3, Coon Country, F. Williams. Limit-I, Masked King, C. Weis; 8, Traveler of Shadowlane, Wm. Kelly; 3, Columnist, Edw. Hinks. Open-I, Masked King, C. Weis; 2, Hop Skip, Edw. Hinks; 3, Capt. Cal, G. Tracy.
Racing Class-1, Heelfly, Edw. Cooper; 2, Capt. Cal, G. Tracy; 3, Happy Hope, C. Coale.
Females (56)-Judge, Judith Shearer
Puppies 3 to 6-1, Silver Queen, C. Weis; 2, Minafui, E. Putzel; 3, Sea Dreams, H. Nicholson.
Puppies 6 to 12-1, Happy Red Helen, C. Coale; 2, Masked Girl, C. Weis; 3, Honey Bee, J. S. Hagis.
Novice-1, Pale Hands, G. Tracy; 2, Duchess of Sterling, H. Cox.; 3, Rayville, J. Odenhal.
Limit-I, Duchess of Ralston, D. Coale; 2, Princess Mardelle, Dale Coale; 3, Brownie B, J. Feltonberger.
Open-I, Canadian Blue Bell, Mrs. L. Shipley; 2, Pale Hands, G. Tracy; 3, Happy Helen, C. Coale.
Racing Class-I, Happy Helen, C. Coale; 2, Pale Hands, G. Tracy; 3, Masked Queen, C. Weis.
Races-Winners Only
1st race---Southwind Joy, Betty Lee Hinks; 2nd race
-Sun Kiss, H. Stouffer; 3rd race--Nancy's Pet, J.
Busch, Jr.; 4th race-Doctors Nurse, C. M. Shildt, Jr.;
5th race-Isidore 2nd., A. Ireland; 6th race-Orient
Express, C. Brawner; 7th race-Dancing Lady, Harry
Nicholson; 8th race-Mounds, D. Sprecher, Jr.; 9th
race-Major Midnight, Mrs. Schwarzkopf; 10th race-
Jerry B., J. S. Hagis; 11th race-Towson, J. Odenhal;
12th race-Minnie Mouse 2nd, Mrs. Peterson; 13th
race-Daily Double, C. Brawner; 14th race-Dapper
Dan, A. Fiest; I5th race-Black Trouble, Mrs. Peterson.

During the past few months, like most people I have not been able to find time to keep up the column. However, during that time, many things of importance have happened, and today the whippet is more popular than at any time in the history of the breed. In the Christmas issue, I hope to be able to cover many of the things missed in the past few months; and at the same time, any new news would be greatly appreciated.
Cleveland is holding a very important race meet the last of this month, and it is expected that quite a few dogs from other sections will be on hand for the event. We will try to have details of this in the next issue. Louis Pegram, Jr. R.F.D. # 1 Lutherville, MD.

MR. E. J. SOBEY,
and his WHIPPETS.
at Colehill, Truro.
Mr. E. J. Sobey, with SUZANNE, winner of is: Inter-Variety and spec, 1 best Whippet or greyhound Show at Truro, only time shown.

MR. SOBEY is one of, if not the oldest member of the Whippet (tub,. and. the presentyj President of the club. Owing to the distance from principal shows he has contented himself with breeding, and has produced innumerable winners.

At present he has the stnd. dog Solan, the winning bitches Suzanne and Tunhill, the-Taunton winner, and some exceptionally good youngsters.

FOR SALE

REAL RACING WHIPPETS

Besides being among /I, T LOOKING and BIGGEST WINNERS at the LEADING INTERNATIONAL. BENCH SHOWS. All have points towards their championships. Sire: INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION FREEMANOR GALLOPING DOMINOES. Dam: INTERNATIONAL CHAMPION NOMAD NANCY of OXON. In previous litter mere Ch. Nomad Sister Sue. Ch. Nomad Halford Sammy, etc. --all refry PM. Other whippets for sale and al the shots.

HENRY DAMON, JR. Short Hills New Jersey

Whippet alongside family

A group of whippets with owner.

Ch. Lady Bibi was the first Whippet to become an American BIS winner- She is shown taking the top award at the Lenox Kennel Club in 1939 under James Spring, Percy Roberts handling .

A WINNING WHIPPET

The Whippet bitch Lady Bibi (Tiptree Goldust ex Lady Blanchette), is owned by Miss Anne Greiss, "Salmagundi," Hamilton, Mass.

A beautiful fawn and white, a study of her photograph shows Lady Bibi to be of the first rank, with good head, strong neck and shapely body, grand front and stern. Lady stands soundly on the best of legs and feet and moves correctly with free action- In 1937 she placed best of breed nine times at the leading Eastern shows and placed in the hound group five times.

From the early 1900's, a photo of two whippets.

A young man with his whippet