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"Watford" Kennel is the Premier Kennel of WHIPPETS in the World.
The Property of
Capt.W. Lewis Renwick
Portfield House, Cardiff.

CH. WATFORD BRILLIANT, probably the best sire of the day, is at stud. Already the following 1st-prize winners are by him:—Grasshopper, Diamond Lass, Blazing Corn, Kilree Cautious, Southboro' Silversheen, and Watford Craftsman. His stud fee is 2 guineas. Adults and puppies are always for sale, and all correspondence should be addressed to Capt. W. Lewis Renwick.
CH. WATFORD GLORY, here illustrated, is by Ch. Manorley Maori ex Shirley Pride, and was bred and owned by the late Mr. W. H. Renwick, J.P.


Left is CH. EVENING STAR OF ALLWAYS and right is BOBMAYWIN MISS MINIVER OF ALLWAYS Reserve c.c winner and best bitch inn show all breeds by Ch. Evening Star of Allways ex Ch. Mistrals Mrs. Miniver

Left if ROBMAYWIN STARGAZER OF ALLWAYS (2 c.c.s. 1 res. c.c. and Junior Warrent Holder) by Ch. Evening Star of Allways ex Ch. Mistrals Mrs. Miniver. and right is ROBMAYWIN SILVER GEM By Ch. Evening Star of Allways ex Ch. Mistrals Mrs. Miniver.


Owned by

Fred & Bobbie Jones THE COPPICE, HAILEY ROAD, WITNEY, OXON. Telephone : Witney 314

THE ALLWAYS are undoubtedly one of the top, if not the top kennel in Whippets. They have throughout the years produced the very best. CH. FIELDSPRING BARTSIA OF ALLWAYS, himself a best in show winner all breeds, is the sire of four champions and many more big winners that will this coming year gain more honours. CH. EVENING STAR OF ALLWAYS, the winner of five c.c.s is siring outstanding stock; among them are ROBMAYWIN MISS MINIVER OF ALLWAYS, whose numerous wins include best puppy Whippet Ch. Show, best opp. sex, all breeds, Oxford; ROBMAYWIN QUICKSILVER OF ALLWAYS has been best bitch puppy all breeds twice, best Whippet three times, best opp. sex and best in show; ROBMAYWIN SILVER GEM is a slower developer than her sisters, already a big winner, she will be seen out again shortly; ROBMAYWIN STARGAZER OF ALLWAYS is really a beautiful dog, he is the sire of a superb litter from the great Ch. Fieldspring Betony, which in turn has already produced two champions. Only the very best are sent abroad so enquirers can rely on the ALLWAYS stock as being first class. Exports have gone to Switzerland, France, Kenya and U.S.A., already this year. There are some wonderful youngsters to come out in 1958. Puppies are usually for sale at most reasonable prices; visitors are always very welcome.

Article from Our "Dogs Christmas Edition 1957

Left is Flying Officer Kite and Right is Flight Sergeant Lewis

Ch. Pilot Officer Prune

Left is My Delight and Right is 4 Months old Puppy by Ch. Pilot Officer Prune


Mrs. K. Chapman, Dorchester Rd., Poole, Dorset


THE king-pin of this kennel is Ch. Pilot Officer Prune, who is the most consistent winner on the bench to-day. He was the unbeaten dog puppy of his year, and at the time of writing has been awarded seven challenge certificates, and five res. c.c.s at his last twelve appearances at ch. shows. The accompanying untouched photo does not do justice to his exquisite quality. He is the correct height, l8 in., with beautiful shoulders, front, bone and feet. He has started his stud career in brilliant fashion, having sired the winner of the bitch c.c. at Stockton, and the best dog puppy out this year. Others have won well at open and ch. shows, including four times best puppy, all breeds.

Three of his homebred youngsters are depicted here. Flying Officer Kite, best dog pup at Bath, Richmond. Met. and Essex, and Bournemouth ch. shows, and twice best puppy all breeds, is not yet 11 months old. Flight - Sergeant Lewis was best dog puppy at Cheltenham ch. show. An outstanding four months bitch pup ; also shows great promise.

All the brood bitches are good winners at ch. shows, with the exception of one by Ch. Conquisitor who is unshown owing to a broken leg.
My Delight by Willesberci, whose photo also appears, is a grand young fawn bitch and a well-known winner, having several times been best in show all breeds. She was reserve for the c.c. at Bath.

No Whippets over the standard size are ever exhibited from this kennel, and they have the reputation of always being put down in perfect show condition.
Mrs. Chapman has lately taken a partner, Mr. C. H. Bryans, M.R.C.V.S. We wish them another successful year, which their keenness and love of the breed deserve.

Photos., Graham , Article by S. Skelton.

Article from Our "Dogs Christmas Edition 1948

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


WHIPPET CLUB OF AMERICA—President, Bayard Tuckerman, Jr.; Secretary, Harry E. Damon, Short Hills, N. J.
CLEVELAND WHIPPET CLUB•President, W. T. Godley; Secretary, L. T. O'Brien, Cleveland, Ohio.
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, K. S. Stevenson, 95 Sherman St., Canton, Mass.
LONG ISLAND WHIPPET CLUB—Secretary, Alfred Lowenstein, 41 Woodlawn Ave., Rockville Center, L. I., N. Y.
TORONTO WHIPPET ASSOCIATION, President, E. Bramwell, Secretary, J. 0. Storer, 97 Beaconsfield Avenue, Toronto, 3, Ontario, Canada.

I recently received a request for a set of races at Whitemarsh (Philadelphia, Pa.) in the interests of the Wissahickon Farms, Inc., which I have turned over to the Boston Whippet Association Secretary, Mr. K. S. Stevenson. It certainly would be fine if we could get Whippet racing started in or around Philadelphia. In the same letter came the information that Mr. J. Bailey Wilson of Swarthmore, Pa., has a few Whippets. Welcome, information, as I did not have his name on the list of Whippet Owners in the U. S.

Have just received a card of the Whippet races held September 24th, at the Borough Grounds, Oldham. About too Whippets competed. Golden Fairy, a 10 1/2 pound fawn bitch, from Mosten, was the winner, racing from the 33 yard mark. Billy's Charlie's Pride, a 17 3/4 pound white dog, running from the 15 yard mark, was second and Jim's fawn, 20 pound dog, Rockfire, was third from the 20 yard mark. The fourth money went to Nancy's black dog, Orphan, weighing 12 3/4 pounds and running from the 32 yard mark.

Interesting indeed is the study of the program telling of these races. I find on the back of the program, among other notices, the following rule, "Dogs that get in final must be ready when called by the pistol shot or lose all claims to the stake money." Don't know but what that is a mighty good way to get the Whippets on the mark on time. It might prove costly to a dog owner or slipper once but I am sure that once would be enough and they would see to it that the dogs were out on time after that.

I'd be interested, too, to know just what was meant by the following rule, printed on the same card : "Any slipper interfering in any way to a dog's chance in the final heat will be suspended for- twelve months. This rule will be strictly adhered to." I take it that the rule is to prevent slippers, who are slipping dogs other than their own from hindering the chances of a dog's winning due to tardy slipping.
I see, too, that they handicap the slippers up to one and one-half yards. All unknown slippers must slip from scratch. I'm waiting to see this tried out in the United States.

In the above mentioned races at Oldham, in the eighth heat of the first round Bill's "unaptly named" Shy Girl, and Jack's Gladys chased each other off the course and then indulged in a most unladylike fight. . They were promptly disqualified for their presumption. It was a very unusual affair among Whippets.

On September 24th, at Sandy Forth, England, a set of Whippet Races were held in which Burns' Lady Windemere recorded best time in the heats but was beaten in the cross-tie by McMillan's Grey Dawn who went into the finals to win from Plummers' Bootle Boy by inches. On the same day at New Ferry Shaw's Sneaking Jim, a 27 pound dog, was a winner over Kelly's Bass Rock. Then, too, at Pendlebury, England's great little dog, Mary, went down to defeat after winning her cross tie, not even placing in the final which was won by Two Spots who was closely pressed by Monkey Nuts.

On October 1st, at Wallasey, McKinney's Slow Girl, weighing 26 pounds, beat Robert's Rock Fire, weighing 231/2 pounds, by inches. On the same day at Oldham, Harold's Queenie, from Rochdale, a 12 3/4 pound hitch, unplaced in the races of the 24th Lord's Little Rover, an eighteen pound dog, by a yard. Queenie started from the 24 yard mark and Rover from the 15 yard mark. Jim's Mary, running from the 12 yard mark and weighing 16 3/4 pounds, a 6-4 favorite,. was third.

At the Stanhill Athletic Grounds, Blackburn, on the same date, Farriman's Jap Nugget, a 24 pound dog, running from the 59 yard mark, won from Bury's Betty and Hough's Spring who finished in a dead heat for second place. Jap 'Nugget was a 6-4 favorite with Betty at even money. The former won by two yards.

One thing that I'd like to see next year in our Whippet racing here in the United States is that every Whippet owner and slipper who takes part in the races which come under the Whippet Club of America Rules should be required to be a member of the Whippet Club of America. Very few are taking pat now who are not already members but rule should be put in in the interests of the sport. The English people require that a slippers, owners and runners-up be member of the H. N. P. S. A. before they can compete. It is a good thing as it brings a under the control of a parent body.

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The Whippet "Tiptree Puppies"

Puppies out Of Aralus Seagift's Hurricane and Lightning by Aralus


The "ARALUS " Whippets
Mrs. W. L. Horbury

Junr. Pye's Lane, Heswall, Wirral, Chesire

Kennels at Thornton Lodge, Thornton
Hough, Wirral, Cheshire.
Telephone : Thornton Hough 23G

1944 has proved to be as successful a year as 1943 for the " Aralus " Whippets. A grand team of youngsters have carried on the good work. Tiptree Foam, a beautiful white bitch of 12 months, has been best puppy all breeds, as well as winner of numerous other awards; whilst another young fawn bitch, Tiptree Pride, has not been far behind her, gaining more than ten firsts, the few times she has been shown.

Those well-known bitches, Aralus Seagift's Hurricane and Lightning, and Tiptree Forget-Me-Not, have again done splendidly—Forget-Me-Not rounding off a successful year by going best bitch all breeds last time out. The Aralus " kennel has some really good youngsters coming along, amongst which is Aralus Brigadier, a young dog of seven months, showing great promise. Some grand puppies have also been bred in this kennel during the year.

Whippets.—At Woodstock show there were several good Whippets benched, but especially conspicuous were the brindled bitch Nelloma (Miss F. A. White) and the white and blue Manorley Mesmer (Messrs. W. and A. Honeybone), placed 3rd and Reserve respectively, in the any other variety class. They were both put down in beautiful form, and are a brace of beauties. They were, as a matter of fact, public favourites for first and second places.

Mr. Wm. Henderson, of Elswick, has been doing well lately with his latest purchase in Whippets, Elswick- Aeroplane. At Howdon Le Wear Show, a fortnight ago, he was lst in his class, and also in the Variety Class, and won the special for the best Whippet. At Langley Park, on the 4th inst., he was placed 2nd to Duchess of Seaton ; it seemed a stiff fight for premier place here, Mr. Thwaites taking some time to decide the matter.

Quickly Becoming Famous: Mr. T. Williams' Whippet Stud, at Glenview, Nelson, Cardiff.

OUR heading is right. Mr. Williams is quickly becoming famous, if, indeed, he has not already " arrived." A busy man of heavy responsibilities, Mr. Williams has not the necessary time to exhibit as frequently as he could wish. For that very reason in the past many of his best youngsters have been sold and have brought show glory to other kennels. In this way the Whippet fancy prospers and makes progress, and that is what Mr. Williams looks at first of all. But this season he has managed to retain and exhibit his now sensational young dog, SPRING MORN, by Hip Hurrah out of Mistress Kelpie. Spring Morn is a winner at the Palace, Cardiff, Aberdare, Porth, Penrhiwceiber, Pontypridd, and Risca, and he holds the two cups given at the Kennel Club Show for the best puppy bred by exhibitor —surely the summit of a breeder's ambition! Up to date Spring Morn has won twenty-three fists, nine 2nds, five 3rds, and two reserves, and yet he only came into the world in November of last year. He is a full brother to Mr. Williams' puppy, Umtali, which did so well at Cruft's in February last, and which was sold for a good figure to a gentleman in Paris.

The stud at Glenview consists of six Whippets—small but select. HIP HURRAH is at the head of the stock, and is as well as ever, and siring some of the best winners of the day, both on the bench and the track. He has been quite a figurative goldmine to the Welsh enthusiast since he secured him from Mr. Hally two years ago. Falside Fascination and Marshfield Melody are but two of Hip Hurrah's progeny.

The bitches at Glenview are MISTRESS KELPIE and SUNNY LASS, and besides Spring Morn there are two puppies which Mr. Williams thinks are even better than this famous youngster.


Mr. J. Pendlebury's Whippets
Davenport Farm, Pennington, Leigh, Lancs.

The World's Fastest Whippets have been sold from these Kennels, both in this country and America, and they have still several big Handicap winners for sale such as the 50 Guineas Melox Cup winners and the Champions of the Eastern Counties 1922, Docuras Pet Lilly 1923, Vinces Lady Lightfoot 1924 and Roses Chatteris Lass just beaten by inches.

The uniquely successful stud whippet (by Ch. Shirley Wanderer, ex Ch. Southboro' Seniority), bred by the late Mr. A. Lamotte. This dog sires immense litters, and is a marvellous winner-getter, even with inferior bitches. His progeny are winning at all the classical shows, and include among others: Smilax, Sun-gauge, Speaker, and Senora, winners at Craft's, the Palace, and Birmingham Shows. Wide Awake is a sweet-tempered dog, thoroughly reliable, and is above all a model Whippet.

A typical show dog, as is proved by his winnings, and perfect in all points. Lump Lime is bred from racing parents, Greenhalgh's Jack ex Fly II. For bitches failing in legs, shoulders, or neck, he is an ideal mate. My Whippets are my hobby, and the number of bitches will be limited.

Fee for either dog is only 10s. 61. prepaid, and all visitors have my personal attention. Apply,
Halstead, Auchterarder, Perthshire.

Whippets at the Crystal Palace.
To the Editor of the STOOK-KEEPER.
SIR,—In your issue of April 27 I notice in the reporter's account of the Crystal Palace Show that he says of my Whippet Rosette of Radnage, " She is far too big." Everyone is entitled to their opinion on the respective merits of two animals, but the size of a dog is a matter of fact, not opinion. Rosette is probably no bigger, if as big, as Manorley Model, but in any case the difference is so slight that if Manorley Model is " more correct in size," as your reporter says, then Rosette cannot possibly be " far too big." I hope that the first time they meet Mr. Bottomley will kindly join me in ascertaining their respective height and weight.
Radnage Farm House, Stokenchurch.

Owner: Mrs. Margaret WIGG, Four Marks, Alton, Hants
Phone and Grams: Medstead 2267
ANOTHER successful year is reported. Out of a total of 23 shows the Ladiesfield Whippets have missed the cards only once. Three times they have been best of breed, twice best Whippet dog puppy and once reserve best in show and best puppy all breeds.
Puppies sometimes for sale and dogs at stud to suit several breeding lines, also a first-class working Whippet at stud.
Mrs. Wigg will be pleased to send full particulars to anyone interested. Ralph Blake. 1955

Whippet-racing is a popular sport as these pint-sized Greyhounds have phenomenal powers of acceleration. These quiet, decorative dogs can have coats of any colour.


DECEMBER 18, 1908.
Whippet and Race-Dog News.
My Greeting! The riddle of Christmas is as deep as that of the Sphinx, and as unsolvable. Man has not yet discovered what is the hidden mystery that makes the festive season so different to all other seasons. That is probably why the old, old wish never becomes stale, and why as the years go by we put more and more heart and meaning into our greeting. I have written for many fancies, but not one has ever given me half so much pleasure as that of the Whippet. It is not only that I consider the Whippet the superior of all other pets and hobbies and that I would fight for it against great odds, but it is that I would be entirely heartless if I did not feel deeply touched and grateful for the many kind letters that are continually reaching me from readers of THE KENNEL. There has been a spontaneity of appreciation and encouragement accorded to me since I started the Whippet and Race - Dog News columns in THE KENNEL, that I have never experienced, even after years of service to other fancies. I cannot do more than wish all my readers the old wish, but, believe me, it comes from the heart. A very happy Christmas, and a bright and prosperous New Year. I am no moraliser, but I leave you this thought : Let us remember that we are members of that one great brotherhood which we know as the Whippet Fancy, that therefore, we should be charitable towards our fellows, and lastly, that we are friends, and though rivals not enemies. Shake hands.

News of the Fancy—Mr. C. B. Payne has sold to a fancier in Belgium his well-known bitch, Lady Beauty, and the equally well-known dog Speeny. Thus two good animals have left our shores. There is a very big stud of Whippets at the Hatfield kennels just now, including Miss Unis, the dam of the promising Master Reliance ; there are also the black bitch, Charming Creole, and the red, Lady Mark. The last-mentioned is the mother of Mark Banner, one of the best puppies Mr. Payne ever bred, and which unfortunately met with a serious accident and had to be destroyed. Mr. Payne has been a keen Whippet devotee for over fifteen years, and during that time many grand exhibits have been housed in his kennels, such as Budwick Bluebell, Budwick Countess, Budwick Lady, Budwick Maid, Lady Mark, and Goosebut Reliance. Mr. Dunham tells me that he has received many tempting offers for his lovely dog, Shirley Whirlwind, but not one large enough to induce him to part with this typical Whippet. There have also been big cheques offered, only to be refused, for Manorley Miller and Verulam Warbler. It is likely, though, that the two latter may go to new homes ere long, as Mr. Dunham finds he has rather too many dogs, and not the most gracious of next-door neighbours. Worely Wig is a young black dog, winner of the Puppy Cup at the Crystal Palace in 1907; he is full of quality, and exceptionally fast and clever. The bitches in the St. Albans kennels are Southborough Sonnet, a winner of nearly forty prizes in good company, Manorley Matchless, winner of thirty prizes, Goosebut Model and Sweet Lillie, both of which have done a lot of winning. As well as these there are two eight-months black dogs, which are pleasing their owner immensely.

In a very interesting letter to me Mr. Edward Bury, the owner of Manorley Mash and Bellerby Witch, remarks that we do not want nicely-modelled toys as Whippets, but miniature Greyhounds with stamina, the possessors of good and useful legs and feet, and having enough muscle to get them over the ground. I am at one with Mr. Bury in his opinions, but at the same time I think that the majority of Whippets are inclined to " breed big," as a fancier once put it to me. There is no doubt that the medium size and weight which I wrote of in my notes a fortnight ago, is the best either for racing or showing. But one often comes across Whippets which call forth the exclamation : What a pity it is so big ! " or What a pity it is so small." However, that is half the fun in Whippet-breeding, getting the happy medium. To return to Mr. Bury's stock, it includes among others : Manorley Mash, the noted red fawn dog, three years old, and a winner at the Palace, Crufts, Manchester, Blackpool, Darwen, & co.; Bellerby Witch, a beautiful black bitch, and a winner of over fifty prizes at such shows as the Palace, Crufts, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, and Edinburgh, at which she won the championship. Witch is the mother of a splendid litter by Mash, of which a blue dog and two black and-white bitches are exercising their owner's patience to get them shown, as he considers them able to hold their own in any company.

Mr. John Munro, Bellahouston, Glasgow, is the most recent recruit I know of to the Whippet Fancy, and he is wisely making a beginning by purchasing a winning bitch in whelp to a good dog. Several interesting items are held over till next week. "Red Rag"


WHIPPETS (judge, Mr. Sobey): Mr. Dunham's Shirley Whirlwind went to the top, a popular win gained in neck. shoulders, and outline, but a shade thin. Mr. Whittaker's Merrion shows a lovely neck and outline, but not so good in feet as the winner. Mr. Fitter's Wallingford Monk is a good topped one, and pleasing in quarters, but much too fat. Mr. Sayle's Elvet Masher, rather low down, displays plenty of quality, good top and quarters, and stands well. Bitches selected Mr. Bottomley's Ch. Manorley Moireen, in best form and a popular win. Mr. Renwick's Watford Glory displays a charming outline, neck, and hindquarters, fails just a little in front, otherwise a real good specimen. Mr. Chambers's Masked Min, we thought, one of the best in the section, true in front, and notably good in style, shape, and quality. She should go higher. Mr. Radcliffe's Raciness is a grand fronted black, but rather too big. The new face in Limit, Mr. Bottomley's Manorley Melody, is rather on the small side, otherwise scores well in neck and front, and stylish. Mr. Payne's Sherlock Hope is better behind than front. Mr. Marples' new-comer, Lady Mab, is a nice fawn and white, very attractive in neck and outline, but not in best form, or she would do better. In Puppies, Mrs. La Croix's Shirley Lucinda is very pleasing in neck and shoulders, with a lovely turn of body, but feet might be improved. Mr. Holt's Spouty we could not find. Mr. Marriott's Flying Fox, although raw and unfurnished, will be heard of again.—F. A. COPLEY.

At the recent meeting of the Whippet Club of America, the following were elected as officers for the ensuing year : President, Bayard Tuckerman, Jr.; Vice-presidents, E. Coe Kerr, F. R. Edington, and Freeman Ford; Secy.-Treas., Harry E. Damon, J r., Nomad Knoll, Short Hills, N. J.; Board of Governors, Mrs. J. C. Hadley, Alfred Lowenstein and Arthur Rankin. The organization is going ahead very fast, there now being forty active members. Arrangements are being made for several meets to be held during the spring and summer.

The BOLNEY Whippets M Property of.
Mrs. C. M. SUGDEN, Mouse Hall,
Bolney, Sussex.

Photo by Fall
BOLNEY SPRING SONG (aged 16 months)

THE demand for Bolney Whippets has the early spring, one from Bolney Spring been so great this year that it has been Song and from her dam, Seagift Sur-decided to breed a couple of litters in prise of Bolney. Though owing to the 25-mile radius shows have been very few and far between for these dogs, nevertheless, two of the best puppies seen for some time have made their appearance—notably Slippary Sam of Bolney, who was sold to the late Mr. Wheatley and in whose ownership was shown once at Kew, when he was made best in show all breeds and is considered by some to be the best dog in England to-day; and Bolney Spring Song, who has won numerous firsts under most of our leading variety judges.

The matron of the kennel, Seagift Surprise of Bolney, was shown twice during the last twelve months, when she was made best bitch under Mr. Leo Wilson, and under Mr. P. Thrale went best bitch and reserve best in show.

There is a very beautiful blue bitch, Seagift Satin of Bolney, of whom great hopes are held. She is just twelve months old and has been shown once, when she gained second place in a class of 29.

Anyone requiring a puppy either for show or sport would be well advised to pay Mrs. Sugden a visit, when they would be sure of obtaining something of which to be proud.


Mr. W. H. Grimshaw's Whippets

At the London Road Kennels, Blackburn

Left is SCILLA.and right is MERRION.

FEW fanciers have been more successful or come
more to the front with any one particular breed ' than Mr. Grimshaw has with Whippets, and he aw owns one of the best kennels in England of this handsome variety, which are kept and put down in the very best of condition by Messrs. Partington Bros. A successful business man, Mr. Grimshaw keeps his dogs a hobby, but as in business, he believes in having nothing but the best; and herein lies the secret of his access.

CH. MANORLEY MAORI holds pride of place, and ha' ten been described as the king of all Whippets. He as achieved everything possible on the bench, having secured eleven championships and hundreds of first and special prizes, while many of his get are full champions, and others have won over two hundred first prizes. The dog never looked better than he does at the present time.

MERRION is another high-class Whippet, with a long, clean neck, capital front, brisket, and quarters; a son of Ch. Manorley Maori ex Smedley Gipsy. Although only a young dog, he has won two challenge prizes, been twice reserve for the coveted title, has won the 40-guinea challenge cup, about thirty firsts, and numerous other prizes.

Photo., W. Jennings, Blackburn.

The next to view was that lovely bitch, SCILLA, who created quite a 'sensation at the late Crystal Palace Show, where she won two firsts and challenge prize. She has won a large number of firsts and other prizes at such shows as the L.K.A., Edinburgh, Altrincham, Cheetham Hill, Crystal Palace, and. Blackburn, where he won three firsts and the 40-guinea cup for the best won two firsts and the 20-guinea Breeders' Cup,
CARRINGTON, a lovely shaped black bitch, dam of winners, and a big winner herself at Birmingham, Manchester, Cheetham Hill, Blackburn, etc., etc.

The next to notice was GLENCOE MAORI, a winner at the last Cheetham Hill Show; a very smart one, with the best of fronts.
We saw several puppies coming on that look like making history, but space prevents us describing them fully.

All the dogs were comfortably housed in excellent kennels, where every care and attention is bestowed upon them by Mr. J. Partington, to whom great credit is due for their excellent condition.--S. C.


WHIPPETS AT WESTMINSTER. The entries of these little "Speed Artists" were made up of 16, which although not quite as plentiful as last year, did not lack any in the quality, type and symmetry of former years.

The judge, Mr. Bayard Tuckerman Jr., a authority on this particular breed, went carefully over each dog in every class and admitted the competition to be very close and with much hesitancy placed the winners of each class.

It was right in the novice class that he discovered a puppy which he had to place first and winners, this being the second time in Whippetdom on this side of the pond that such honors went to a youngster under 12 months old, and which, by the way, in both cases were Canadian-bred.

Novice Dogs & Bitches-5 entries. 1st—Edwin D. Morgan's Margie Cameo.
2nd—E. Geo. Kerr's Baby Grand.
3rd.—A. Lowenstein's Master Mason.
The winner in this class, "Margie Cameo" bred by A. Lowenstein, (late of Toronto) the well known Canadian Whippeter and now owned by Edwin D. Morgan Jr. of Westbury, L.I., was sired by "Mischief ex Tight Fit," and represents a true type of its breed, with a good front, head, clean cut features, dark eyes, low brisket, long, body—built for speed, splendid running gears, and with the Judge an expert on the "racing line" he had no difficulty in making his choice.

The second, a real nice little bitch of a type that would appeal more to an English judge of whippets, and who looks for the ideal small dog, of lines and symmetry, than to the racing type.

Third came a dog puppy, six months old, not quite good enough yet to compete with older dogs but easily held his own, and certainly would have stood out in a puppy class, which, however, was not provided for.

Open Dogs-5 entries.
1st.—Felix Angus Leser's Ch. Freemanor G'encoe Supreme. 2nd.—Edwin D. Morgan's Maxim. 3rd.—Geo. Brown's Achilles.
In this class we must truly say the Ideal Whippet was not represented by - a , long way for such an important class.

Winners Dogs—F. A. Loser's Free-manor Glencoe Supreme.
Reserve Winners—Master Harry E. Damon's Galloping Dominoe.
American-bred Bitches-4 entries.
1st.—Rosemary Kennels' Freemanor War of Rosemary.
2nd.—E. Geo. Kerr's Baby Grand. 3rd.—Felix Angus Leser's Blue Blazes.
4th.—Geo. Brown's Maud of Stonebridge.

In this class Baby Grand should have been placed first as she scored more heavily in the essential points than the winner.
Open Bitches-7 entries. 1st.—Edwin D. Morgan's- Margie Cameo.
2nd.—Geo. Brown's Nell of Oxon.
3rd.—A. Lowenstein's Resolute.

The above three made a dainty trio, and with much hesitancy the judge placed the winner.
Resolute could have fared better, but considering the showing and the condition of the puppy, 'Cameo's win was extremely popular.
Winners Bitches—Ed. D. Morgan's Margie Cameo.
Reserve Winners—Geo. Brown's Nell of Oxon.

Sporting Dogs—Whippet

Ringmore Whippets
Oldbury Lodge, Bishops Hull, Taunton, Somerset

Photo by David J End
RINGMORE FINISTERRE at 9 months (by Ch Bellavista Barry out of Tweseldown Mimosa)

IT is indeed a pleasure to be invited again to review this kennel where the dogs live together in perfect harmony and lead such happy carefree lives. Among the young unshown stock I saw was the lovely Ringmore Fame, litter sister to Ringmore Faroe (winner of two 1sts at Paignton championship show, and two 1sts and best of breed at Barnstaple open show, under Miss Lily Turner).

There are several high class dogs at stud, including Ringmore Barnacle and Ringmore Brutus (litter brothers to Ch Bliks Ringmore Bardolph), Ringmore Faroe (brother later litter to Ch Bilks Ringmore Bardolph), Ringmore Cotoneaster (sire Ch Bouquet out of Tweseldown Mimosa, owner Mr Skelley), and Trespassers William, blue, who is siring blues, blacks and black and tans. The stud fee for these dogs is from £4 4s. to £6 6s.


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THIS agile and attractive little animal is obviously a pocket edition of its larger relative, the Greyhound ; in fact it is built on identical lines, and is relatively as speedy ; while over a sprint course, of, say, 200 yards, I fancy that the former would outdistance the latter by reason of the smaller contestant being so much quicker off the mark.

The reduction in stature and " avoirdupois " was, of course, obtained by an out-cross with the Greyhound as the basis.
Various members of the smaller but similarly constructed breeds were no doubt at one time requisitioned. To name three, I take the larger Manchester Terrier, the Old English White Terrier, and the Italian Greyhound (this last-named being itself evolved by the use of some alien blood). The second breed mentioned (the White English Terrier) is extinct, and the Manchester (larger Black-and-Tan) nearly so.

Whippet Racing has never taken a hold on the affections of the public in general, but it is very popular in the North of England, and especially in the mining and pottery districts, whilst on the Sussex Downs in the vicinity of Brighton Whippet Racing meetings were at one time held nearly every Sunday.

The method is as follows : The little dogs are taught to race for all they are worth in order to seize and hang on to and tow-row a rag or towel held by their respective masters, at a stated distance (generally about zoo yards) from the starting positions. The competitors are handicapped according to weights or sizes, or previous performances. The " throwers," or " chuckers " (friends or kennel-men of the respective owners), hold the dogs at their respective marks, and on a signal (generally pistol-fire) they literally hurl them on their way. It is amazing how instantly the little chaps find their feet and their stride. The owners and their fluttering lures are placed some ten yards behind the winning line, where is posted the judge.

The Whippet makes an excellent house pet. It is very affectionate and intelligent and as a rule reliable with children and domestic lives+ —also with other dogs, except where there is a mix-up and a competitor mistakes its rightful objective. Then there is trouble !
HEIGHT (AND WEIGHT) GREATLY VARY. Dogs : 4-2 2 ins. Bitches : I 2- I 7 ins.


Whippet racing will be introduced in Washington at the National Whippet Derby, scheduled for May 20 and 21 at the American League Park. The speaker of the House, Nicholas Longworth, will present the trophy in the principal event, the International Handicap for home-bred and foreign dogs. Other trophies will be given by Mrs. Mary Roberts Rinehart, Mrs. James F. Curtis and Miss Suzette Dewey, daughter of the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. Mrs. Curtis, who is sponsoring the event, is a well known patron of sports. She has recently opened a racing stable of her own. Her colors, black and gold, will be seen for the first time on the American turf this season.

Whippet racing has been gaining in popularity in this country since the war. So far the races have been confined chiefly to Long Island and the Pacific Coast, where the movie colony at Hollywood is Whippet mad. The Whippet is a small variety of Greyhound and is the fastest of living animals. At top speed the little canine speedsters have been known to run as fast as 6o miles an hour.

According to Charles G. Hopton, well known sports writer and international Whippet judge, the meet in Washington next month will be the greatest event of its kind ever staged in this country.


A Famous Cornish Breeder,
The Bungalow, St, Clement's, Truro,

PREVENTED by the indifferent state of his health from attending shows, Mr. Frank Wickett has nevertheless proved himself one of the most astute buyers and the cleverest breeders of Whippets who have ever taken up this fascinating dog. A fancier's reputation as a breeder or exhibitor must be founded on results and not on the length of time he has been in the fancy, and they are , the results emanating from Mr Wickett's buying and breeding which have caused fanciers of a much older growth to pause and marvel. It is true that nothing but the best is ever introduced into the Bungalow Kennels, and every puppy bred there that is not of first-rank merit is destroyed, and it is also true that the air of the " lost Duchy " is peculiarly suitable for Whippets. But none of these, singly or combined, is sufficient to account for the unique position which Mr. Wickett now holds In rearing his young stock, too, Mr. Wickett does the thing in a brainy fashion, and the growing demand for stock from his kennels, which is now evinced by American as well as by English buyers, shows how quickly fanciers appreciate what they know is really good. Although Whippets are a hobby with the Truro devotee, and their paying or not paying is never so much as considered, the fact remains that Mr. Wickett is, at the moment, commanding the highest prices in the fancy for his stock and sums which would have been written down as impossible a few years ago. Mr. Wickett had no wish to sell FALSIDE FRIVOLITY, who won and was quickly claimed at catalogue price at the recent Palace Show, and he was genuinely sorry that the bitch did not return to him; big prices are not what Mr. Wickett aims at, and many a beginner can testify to the generous treatment he has received from the owner of the Bungalow Kennels. There are always a few well-bred, extremely moderate-priced specimens to be had from Mr. Wickett, and he is not one of those who lose all interest in stock once it leaves his possession. It was hoped that one of the many winners which he has bred would illustrate these few remarks, but the bad weather has caused us to fall back on a photograph of that lovely bitch, MANORLEY MIMOSA, who has proved a gold mine to Mr. Wickett.

Want of Courage.—It has been laid as a charge against dogs bred from exhibition animals, that they are often failures on the track, because they lack the courage to get that final spurt out of themselves which means all the difference between success and failure. Even if we grant this to be true, which I certainly do not, it must be admitted that all Whippets love racing and running, they race each other for the pre love of it. Now., want of courage arises from three causes; first, it may be inherent in the strain ; that is the sire or dam may have been a sulker and the progeny may have that hereditary failing. These instances are so few, however, as not to be worth troubling about. Second, there is the want of courage caused by some internal failing which can only be discovered on post mortem, or the animal may be suffering from some complaint, we are not aware of. I do not include the ailments that the trainer is aware of, because any trainer knows or ought to know that an ailing dog cannot run its races to a finish, and he is worse than a fool, he is a brute, who expects and asks it to do so. Third, there is the want of courage caused by bad and injudicious training, and quite seventy-five per cent. of the failures can be attributed to this third reason. Coming now to the training itself, I also come to the question which is repeatedly being put to me. " At what age should I begin to train my puppy ? " In several articles which I have read in the lay press lately, I have noticed that some of the writers tell their readers to begin training at two months, others say three months, and some even do not advise beginning till the puppy is six months old. On the face of it we can see that all these advisers cannot be sound. The truth is that two months is too young an age to begin training, as I read those writers to mean it, and six months is also too young. Likewise two months it too old and six months is much too old. Next week- I shall explain that paradox and continue these hints. " RED RAG."

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

Hints on Training.—One seldom meets two owners who are of the same opinion as regards the training of Whippets. Indeed, to use that worn out phrase, the methods of Whippet training are often as the poles asunder. There are certain hard and fast rules which may be given as the fundaments of a racing Whippet's education, but it must be remembered that to attain the acme of success, the trainer must study the temperament and the physical ability of his charge. Not long ago a friend sent me a dog which had all the appearance of winning races, and which had certainly any amount of speed, From the rather rambling letter which preceded the dog's arrival, I learned that the animal was a sulker and that his was a case of could but would'nt. When I got him out of the hamper, he looked for all the world like some stray cur, he was so cowed, and of spirit and vim he had none. I petted and fed him and he appeared to feel a little happier, but two incidents before the day ended showed me the true character of the dog. Once when turning round he struck his head against the leg of a table, and though the blow was so slight, that even a puppy would have paid no attention to it, this poor silly baby yelped as if he had been half killed, and he kept up his yelping until he was stroked and soothed. Later, a door banged and he rose quivering with fright. So here I had a dog which was naturally extremely highly strung and quite a bundle of nerves. " Always looking for trouble," as my kennelman used to remark, this dog had no natural self-confidence, and ordinary training methods had certainly no instilled any into him. In reality he was not a sulker, but though a dog in physique, he had not the spirit of a baby puppy. When he got the slightest knock he would come running holding up one leg and ask to be petted. In nine cases out of ten a dog like this would not be worth a moment's training, but I knew that he could race, and I meant to try to instil confidence into him. Another dog I had at the same time was of quite the opposite nature; he would run till he dropped, and nothing seemed to hurt him, and of nerves he had none. He would eat anything and at any time, and was always ready for sport. It therefore stands to reason that what suits one dog will not necessarily suit another, and I want to preface my remarks to the novice (and it is for him I am writing), that the dog teacher's first act is to study the various temperaments and the physical abilities of his pupils.


Treyew Mystery is one of the best miniature long-tails of the present day, but his career upon the show bench has been handicapped by an attack of severe internal inflammation, from which he is now happily quite recovered, but the consequences of which undoubtedly held him back at the recent Crystal Palace fixture, where he was quite unable to do himself justice, and consequently he was not placed so high as his merits when he is in form entitle him to be.

He is by Treyew Dan ex Treyew Dot, and that, of course, means that he is a Sobey bred one. He is a rich dark brindle, possessing quality and substance ; weight 21 lbs., height 18* inches ; he has a very pleasing head, beautiful neck and shoulders, perfect legs and feet, deep chest, nicely arched loin, and is well let down behind. He is a very vigorous young dog, and has proved himself a stock-getter, and begets brindles in each litter, his puppies being most promising. He has won the following prizes, the only times exhibited, viz. : Championship, first Open, dogs and bitches, first and special Local Dog, Redruth, June, 1901, when just over nine months old. Cup for best in show under 25 lbs. weight, two firsts and two specials, Bideford, August, 1901; also several prizes at the late Kennel Club Show, held at the Crystal Palace, when, as before stated, he was not in form.

Whippet Races Feature
the Del Monte Exhibit

THE annual all-breed show of the Del Monte Kennel Club was held on the beautiful grounds of the Hotel Del Monte, Cal., on June 7 and 8. More than three hundred dogs were benched, all in the very best condition.The dogs were benched in the pavilion, but the judging was done on the spacious lawns. In conjunction with the show proper, there were field trials in which shepherds showed their cleverness. Be- sides this, whippet races were run, much to the amusement of the crowds. Three judges were slated. R. B. Ketchum, of Los Angeles, placed the ribbons on shepherds ; Phil Wand, of San Francisco, judged the pointers and setters, and John Bradshaw pinned the ribbons on all other breeds. The bench show committee consisted of Messrs. Morse, Conway, Stanley and Dr. Creely.

The biggest upset of the show occurred in the judging of group one of the variety classes. This division is called sporting dogs. It consisted of a whippet, an Irish wolfhound, an Irish setter, a pointer, a greyhound and a Chesapeake Bay dog. The Irish setter, Ch. Tadg, which had been best in both the Golden Gate show at San Francisco and at Oakland, went down before the greyhound, John O'Groats. Ch. Tadg was second best.
The winner among the working dogs was Prince Chap of Windsor, a sheepdog puppy, owned by Mrs. Colverd, of Mill Valley, who had recently purchased him in the East. It was the dog's debut, and although only eight months old, he showed like a veteran.

The wire-haired foxterrier, Ch. Crispin of Notts, owned by Christie Brothers, of Hollywood, was the winner in group three of terriers. A Pekingese won among the toys, and in the Non-sporting dog division the Boston terrier, Hamill's Minstrel Boy was the winner. The Best in Show award went to the foxterrier, Ch. Crispin of Notts.

The whippet racing was very interesting. In the finals, Sloe Eyes, a black demon with a whirlwind speed, finished first: Tuck O'Drum, second ; Arroyo Perhaps, third, and White Prince, fourth. In the Consolation race, Arroyo Harry won, with Ch. Manorley Marcia taking second.

From all appearances, whippet racing bids fair to become a very popular sport on the coast. Judging from the enthusiasm displayed when this event took place, there is every reason to believe that some of our foremost fanciers in the dog game have fallen hard for this sport.

It is rumored that Irving Ackerman, of San Francisco, a fancier of many years' standing, will start the ball rolling in this part of the state by purchasing a pair of these miniature long tails in the East. When the ice is broken, there are many others who will follow suit.

Altogether the Del Monte Kennel Club put over one of the very best exhibitions of the season, enjoyed by everyone. M. Cleve Roche acted as show superintendent and Captain J. B. Derrick was the veterinarian. Ring stewards : Anton Korbel, of San Francisco : 0. B. Stanton, of Santa Cruz, and Frank Davis, of Altadena, California.—JANE MARVIN ELWYN.

Dog racing is growing exceedingly popular throughout the United States. Both whippets and greyhounds are used. At Atlantic City, N. J., there is a special race track for dogs. Here the dogs run both on the flat and over the hurdles. As in horse racing, at times dogs come a cropper while taking part in their timber-topping races

Whippets were developed about a century ago by English breeders, for racing and rabbit coursing. They are a cross between the English Greyhound, various terriers, and the Italian Greyhound. In appearance they resemble the English Greyhound, but are smaller. The Whippet is the speediest domesticated animal known, for its weight. Its speed for a short distance even exceeds that of a race horse. Whippet races are a common sport both in England and America.

Whippets are intelligent, affectionate, and loyal. They range from 15 to 21 inches in height and weigh from 10 to 28 pounds, the ideal being around 20 pounds. They have long narrow heads, long pointed muzzles, and long necks, legs, and bodies. They may be almost any color : black, red, white, brindle, fawn, or blue, or mixtures of these colors.


The National Whippet Derby, staged under the auspices of the Whippet Club of America, will be run May 20 and 21 at Washington, D. C. The races will he judged by judges named by the Whippet club. This will be the National Capital's first introduction to Whippet racing. Rear Admiral Cary T. Grayson heads the list of patrons and Mrs. James F. Curtis of Washington and Roslyn, N. Y., the patronesses. Mrs. Mary Roberts Rinehart, noted authoress, will present a trophy. The novice race, or Debutante Purse, is being sponsored by Miss Suzette Dewey, daughter of the Undersecretary of the Treasury and Mrs. Charles S. Dewey. Other trophies will be announced later. The races will be staged at the American League Park.

Whippets AS I begin our whippet column for March, it is with a feeling of great pleasure and satisfaction for the way in which the whippet fanciers from all sections of the country have come to my aid in supplying most interesting notes and information. I sincerely hope they will continue this helpful work, as it is a great asset to the writer. Although many things of interest have happened within the past few weeks, I think the Baltimore dog show should hold the spot-light. This year's show was most successful, with an entry of 27 whippets, although of this number only 26 actually came into the ring. The record year, with an entry of 32 dogs, was 1930.

Most of the leading whippet kennels in the East this year were represented, but to the Meander Kennels went the high awards. This well known establishment's whippets won every class and best whippet in the show. Not only that, but its splendid team of Ch. Mica of Meander and Ch. Carbon Copy went on to win the best brace in the show over some really great clogs. This is perhaps the greatest triumph the Meander Kennels has ever gained in major competition.

The high-light of the show was the appearance of Mirror of Meander, by Ch. Mica of Meander and Ch. Sandbrunette of Meander, which is probably the best whippet to be seen in competition since the clays of the truly great Ch. Sandbrilliant of Meander. She seems to have everything it takes to make a great bitch, and I think, without question, this dog will go on to be the best whippet of 1938, barring accidents.

One of the more refreshing things was the splendid sportsmanship displayed by the whippet owners who are members of the Maryland Whippet Breeders Association. They gave an entry of 14 dogs, and I think most of them fully realized that their dogs would be outclassed before they entered. However, there was a special racing class for member dogs only, and while the rules of this class are not particularly well drawn up, it was only in a class of this sort that the local dogs could compete with any amount of success.

While I grant it is the major kennels that make the backbone of the whippet entry in the Maryland shows, I do not think that there should be at least one class where these whippets could compete against their own kind. Of the 10 or more clogs controlled by the Maryland Whippet Breeders Association, there are than one or two that could compete with any amount of success with such stars as are owned by the Meander Kennels, Ups and Downs Kennels, and Herman Duker.

A most interesting letter was received from Miss Christine Young, Secretary of the Whippet Association of California. Miss Young relates that the breeders in the sunshine state are more interested in the racing whippets than in the showing of this breed. She also states that the judges in that section fail to place the whippet very high in the hound group. This may be due to one of two things : either the whippets on the West Coast have not reached that point of perfection as have the Eastern dogs, or else the judges are not familiar enough with whippets to take a chance in placing them first in these special groups.

To breeders who like the old-time rough-haired whippets, I advise you to get in touch with James F. Young, Pasadena, California, as he has seven very nice specimens. While it has been a good many years since we have seen any rough-haired ones in the East, I do recall a few that were racing clogs of the highest caliber, perhaps the best of these rough-haired animals being Sweet Afton.

Miss Young also advised in her letter that the fastest racing dogs in California were, as she called them, "flat back" whippets. However, she says some of the show dogs are rather close to this type of speedster. In her opinion, Arroyo Benjarry was one of the fastest dogs to ever race on the West Coast, but she advised all racing fans to watch Swing Man of Lazy Land, a nine months-old puppy, which has shown blazing speed in his recent workouts. It is also to be noted- that the whippet, Silver Sand of Lazy Land, C.D., is not only a good specimen of show dog, but also one of the better racing clogs.
From Pinehurst, N. C., comes word that the whippet is slowly gaining a foot-hold in the land of the "Long Leaf Pine." There are several rather nice looking bitches in this state that are soon to have pups by Red Wagon, and at present there are now about ten dogs in the State. Pinehurst is one of the most ideal training spots in the country with its sandy soil and long sandy roads where you can run and train your dog with little chance of injury. It is also to be noted that, every year, Pinehurst holds its annual dog show where breeders can get pointers on the correct type of whippets for the show ring.

My suggestion that some of the leading kennels go in for coursing has been accepted by several of the foremost breeders. Miss F. Julia Shearer, Secretary of the Whippet Clubs of America, is going to bring this plan up at the next meeting of this organization, and I, for one, hope it is accepted. Under the guidance of this club, I feel that whippet coursing will be sure to progress and prosper.—Louis PEGRAM, JR., 722 Gladstone Ave., Baltimore, Maryland.