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Whippet and Race-Dog News.

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

Whippet Clothing-. — Accompanying to-day's Whippet News is the illustration of a rug (Fig. 1) by Mr. Botterill, which pretty much explains itself. The coat is the usual pattern, but differs from the majority in that it has a chest protector, " B," forming a permanent part of the front. This is cut with the coat and has no buckle or button fastening. "D" is the hood in use ; " C " is the hood turned back, say, on a warm day. " A " is a slit in the cloth at-the shoulder to allow of the leash being fastened on to the collar without disarranging the coat. " E " is the tape which enfolds the dog at the arch and is tied on the side of the loin. In his letter Mr. Botterill says :—" This is sketch of a coat I find very smart, serviceable and durable. Quickly put on and as easily and quickly taken off. I prefer coats with hoods, as I think they add to the smartness and they are certainly very necessary for a wet day. The coat, you will notice, is simply slipped over the dog's head and tied with the tapes in the usual way. ' B ' is a small V piece let into the coat when making, and as there are no buckles and the coat is sewn up, there is also no draught. The chest could, of course, be sewn up without this piece let in, but I have found the coat then to be too tight on the dog to allow it having free movement of its limbs when exercising or running. I do not tie the tape or braid on the top of the back, but at the side of loin, as I find that if tied at the former place the tape works back, and gives the dog great discomfort, besides not keeping the coat in position. I do not care for the wide belt going all round, as it collects a great deal of mud. These coats can be made up in any good woollen materials, coatings or tweeds ; perhaps good sound tweed shows least soilings. I have my coats made up in substantial cloth or tweed, and it costs very little to have the material waterproofed, which is a useful thing in wet weather. I also have the body from the neck lined in either a thin flannel or silk, as I find that the dog's hair sticks to an unlined coat and is inclined to make the animal itch, especially if the coat is on for any length of time, or if the dog has been walking and got warm. To finish off, I have a raw-edged cloth to bind the lining and materials together. This braid is about a inch wide inside and outside, and is nicely stitched by machine. Care, of course, should be taken to choose a braid of a colour suitable to the coat material."

In Figure II., 1 give the sketch advocated by Mrs. Scarlett, the well-known Italian Greyhound fancier, and which has been described in our columns recently. Mrs. Scarlett maintains that a dog requires the most protection from the dotted line " C " to " D," as it is there that a dog's most vulnerable places are. The coat in this illustration is so cut that the front, " A," .covers the front of the wearer to the top of the fore legs. " B " is the broad band which does the double duty of protecting the dog immediately behind the forelegs and keeping the coat in place. At " F " will be seen the two button-holes, which on the band going completely round the dog, meet and fasten on to the buttons appearing above " B. " G " is the slit for the lead to pass through to the collar. The dotted line " E " shows the usual pattern of cut-away Whippet coat. Mrs. mantle cloth. The buttons used must, of course, be the large flat tailor buttons. I consider both the rugs illustrated are good. The former is undoubtedly the most serviceable and suitable for Whippets of ordinary constitution and in good health. The latter is suitable for delicate Whippets or for invalids. Mr. Botterill writes of Whippets and Mrs. Scarlett of their more delicate cousin, the Italian Greyhound. In Mrs. Scarlett's illustration the belt cannot be tightened, as the tape can in Mr. Botterill's sketch, so that the warmer coat as advised by Mrs. Scarlett would require to be cut for the animal intended to wear it and would not be serviceable for general use in a kennel. Mrs. Scarlett pointed this out in her letter which I have already had the privilege of publishing. I consider that Mr. Botterill's coat meets the requirements of the average Whippeter, while Mrs. Scarlett's is a boon indeed in the case of illness or delicacy. The slip-on method which characterises both will be found a big advantage where there are many dogs to clothe and unclothe, or at a show or race meeting in cold weather when one's fingers are figuratively " all thumbs."

Hints for Beginners.—It is a necessary part of the evolution of the Whippet Fancy that many of our fellow enthusiasts are novices. To my mind the prevalence of the novice in any fancy is the surest sign that that fancy is in a healthy state. There are few or no beginners in a fancy that is not popular or progressive, and however much the experts, or those we call the old-hands, may be the true backbone of their particular hobby, it is the beginner who fills the blanks and who is the real feeder of the fancy. Novices are sometimes not made as much of in the fancy as they might be, considering that they are the embryo experts of the future, and for this treatment the novice himself is usually to blame. None of us are particularly anxious to tell the world that we are ignorant on some points, and the canine-loving novice is usually very anxious to impress on his fellows how much he really does know. Now the novice who comes into any fancy with a fuller knowledge of it than the man who has been in it for a period of years, is very likely to learn very little from those he conies in contact with. The know-all novice remains the know-nothing novice to all time, and he begins and ends as one of the unpopular folks of the fancy. To this species of novice then, and to the old hands, the novice notes which I purpose giving weekly, will not be at all educative, but it is to the genuine novice with open mind and the receptive ear ; he, in short, who is the largest contributor to my postbag, that I address myself. There are at least six fancies for which I have written so much and in which I have been such a large exhibitor, that my name has become a household word in them, and I have found that the novice is the same in them all. His enthusiasm over-rides his discretion and he bites off more than he can chew. I did the same myself in my young days, and I suffered in consequence. When I should only have had one animal, I had six. It is the novice's natural discontent with the smallness of his sphere. He wants to get away up in the higher regions of the air where the great ones are before he is able to cross the hedge-tops. In nine cases out of ten, of course, he comes violently to grief, and his particular fancy knows him no more. Next week I hope to give you some of my early breeding experiences and what I learnt therefrom. "Red Rag"


Whippet Contributor : Mr. Bernard S. Fitter, (1931)
Wireless. Cranborne Court, West Cliff, Bournemouth. 'Phone : Bournemouth 5769.
Madame Beernaerts, of Belgium, who is an enthusiastic Whippet owner, has considerably strengthened her kennels by purchasing Sandblaze (a winner of many prizes), also Sandberg, from the Misses Bramwell, of Minchinhampton.

I notice, with much pleasure, that Mr. J. S. D. Harries-Jones will make his initial bow in the Whippet ring, at a championship show, next October, at the invitation of the Kennel Club. This appointment of a new specialist judge should attract a big entry from Whippet owners. B. S. F.


From Whippet Article 1875. " SPORTING."—It is a remarkable fact that since the close of the rabbit-running ground, known as the Phoenix Park, Tunstall, the number of dogs in this town has diminished considerably. A few months back every street was infested with that species known in North Staffordshire as the " whippet "— a cross between an English terrier and a greyhound —a dog that seems fit for nothing but worrying rabbits. Why such a breed should be prized may puzzle some people. A " whippet " is not remarkable for its beauty nor its intelligence ; it lacks the noble and dignified carriage that distinguishes the thorough-bred greyhound ; when attacked by other dogs it displays a very small modicum of courage, for it generally turns its tail upon its opponent, and makes use of its long legs. Its sagacity is far below the standard of other sporting dogs ; yet, without his " whippet " the Staffordshire collier would, indeed, be a "lost man." His affection for the animal is a strange contrast to the inhuman treatment which he bestows upon his children. Only lately a School Board officer had occasion to visit a collier's dwelling to inquire the reason of the children's non-attendance at school. The miner's wife, with tears in her eyes, told the officer a sad story : " I canna send the children to school, for they hanna gotten never a bit o' shoe to their feet, and their clothes is all rags." " What are your husband's wages ? " inquired the officer. "Sometimes thirty-five shillings a week and sometimes more, sir, but he dunna give me more nor enough for bread, let alone boots and clothes." " In what way does he squander his money, if you do not receive it," asked our informant. "In dogs, or whippets as they calls 'em," replied the woman. " When they are training they has meat that we manna touch, and milk that I darena' give to th' babby, and the rest of his money is lost on bets when they run a-coursing rabbits." The woman then conducted the officer to a corner of the wretched room where four whippets were lying upon an old blanket. The animals were in good condition, but the children were stamped with the indelible marks of poverty and hardship. Their sickly-looking features betrayed the treatment they received from their father. This is not a singular instance. The owner of a rabbit-coursing field did good service to the town when he refused to renew the lease last March. Many a home has already felt the benefit of his decision.—Staffordshire Sentinel.

Champion Nomad Nancy's Epinard, a champion on the bench and a fine racer, owned by Miss Laura P. Day of Short Hills and New York.


by Joseph G. Pinkosz
Gortico Kennels, Box 550, R. R. 4
Kingston, N. Y. 12401

OUR GUEST COLUMNIST this month is Mrs. Walter Klimpel. The Klimpels' Whippets are shown with the Sie-Wal prefix, usually, piloted by Walter. Kerrie Klimpel is a Junior Showmanship enthusiast and is well on her way to the required five wins for Westminster competition. Elsie writes:

"This is my first attempt at writing for our Whippet column and I am sure that there are many more qualified than I am to write about our favorite breed but, as we all do, I have my own opinions and thoughts about all phases of breeding, rearing and exhibiting Whippets. And, since I was asked, here goes:

"To me, the rearing of the show Whippet is of the utmost importance. As an exhibitor myself, though not often, for my husband does most of the handling, I often wonder what spectators at ringside think, and many of these people are potential buyers and exhibitors, too, when they see one of the beautiful Whippets crawling along on its underside, being dragged instead of gaited, darting to and fro, trying to get away from it all, probably to the confines of a crate or kennel. And then, when the judge proceeds to do his routine examination, no matter how gently, the poor animal cringes and cowers under his hands. This is a pitiful sight and bad for the breed. This we know, on the whole, the Whippet is a happy, friendly, devoted and confident animal. They should not go to the point shows until they are ready to do you proud, win or lose. There are many match shows where your dog can acquire confidence and ring know-how. It is not only the novice who is guilty of showing these untrained dogs.

"Don't forget, corny as it may sound, love and much understanding means a lot to a Whippet, especially in the first six months of its life. Gentle training is essential. You cannot take a Whippet, which knows only a kennel life or a sheltered home-life and drag it into the ring "cold." It's just not fair, to you, the judge, the spectators, the other breeders and especially the poor dog. So, have a little compassion and most of all, patience. Bring the dog into the ring only when it is ready. It will be worth that little extra time and trouble it takes to prepare him for shows.

"Some thoughts before I close: Firstly, it is my humble opinion that judges and breeders should pay more attention to front and rear action; and secondly, this is one of my pet peeves—Let us Whippet owners, breeders and exhibitors, try to be friendlier toward one another. When we are at ringside say, "Hello," smile and "chew the fat" a little. Everyone will feel better for it, old-timers and newcomers alike. Let's get to know one another a little better.

"Well, that's about it. I hope to see you, or should I say talk to you at the shows."

Our thanks to Elsie Klimpel for the above. We would like to add our indorsement of point number two above. Friendly rivalry is definitely more fun than aloof competition.

Show news: At a Supported Show in Bryn Mawr, Mrs. Edith Hellerman awarded BOB to Mor Shor Kennels' Ch. Winterfold Bold Bid. She went on to First in the Group and repeated the wins the following day at Burlington County KC.

Mid-Hudson Kennel Club was judged by Heywood Hartley. WD and BOW was Ross and Joan Petruzzo's Mor Shor's Airborne; WB, Mor Shor Kennels and Martine Collings' Winterfold Hot Pursuit; BOB and Group Second, our Ch. Gortico Flicker; BOS, Pennyworth Kennels and Calvin Perry's Ch. Pennyworth Merrie Xmas.

At Staten Island KC, Mrs. Robert Lindsay judged. WD and BOW went to Pennyworth Kennels' Pennyworth Odds Against It; WB to Pennyworth Kennels' Bettebrook Cecile; BOB to Ch. Pennyworth Merrie Xmas; BOS to Don and JoAn Giese's Ch. Seyberne's Gallant Fox.

At Del-Otse-Nango Kennel Club, Louis Murr judged. WD was Waseeka Kennels' Bold Splashes; WB, BOW and BOS, Winterfold Hot Pursuit; BOB, Raymond Dulles and Georgianna Burbank's Ch. Seyberne's Broncho Jiratchmir.

At Farmington Valley KC, Mrs. M. Lynwood Walton judged. WD and BOW, Mor Shor's Believe It or Not, owned by Carol and Virginia Marshall; WB and BOS, Rita LaPointe's Kelpies April Showers; BOB, Ch. Gortico Flicker.

Wallkill Kennel Club was judged by Isidore Schoenberg: WD and BOW, Mr. and Mrs. Willard Denton's Ardencaples Hybeam; WB, Barbara Briggs Bwa'rangi Painted Lady; BOB, Ch. Seyberne's Broncho Jiratchmir; BOS, Joan and Bob Goldstein's Ch. MorShor's Orestia.

At the Riverhead Kennel Club show, judged by Lt. Col. Wallace Pede, WD went to Elsie Klimpel's Sie Wals Navigator; WB to Theresa Greene's Sie Wals Full Dress; BOB to Ch. Mor Shor's Orestia; BOS to Ch. Seybernes Gallant Fox.

At Woodstock Dog Club, Nelson Groh judged: WD and BOW, Bold Splashes; WB, D. J. Hyman's Rollings Going Strong; BOB, Ch. Gortico Flicker, also Group Fourth; BOS, Phyllis McRae's Winterfold Rise and Shine.

Champlain Valley KC, Raymond Beale judged: WD and BOW, Joan Kyle's Gallway Most Happy Fella; WB, Kelpies April Shower; BOB, Ch. Seyberne's Broncho Jiratchmer; BOS, Winterfold Rise and Shine.

At Green Mountain KC, Mrs. Paul Silver-nail judged: WD, Bold Splashes; WB and BOW, Winterfold Hot Pursuit; BOB, Winter-fold Rise and Shine; BOS, Ch. Seyberne's Broncho Jiratchmir.

Note that a Fun Match with a coursing event for Whippets will be held by Virginia Dog Owners and Breeders Association, on September 14, at Broad Run, Fauguier County, Virginia. More information can be obtained from C. Shirley Carter, 3802 Russel Rd., Alexandria, Virginia.


The 'Dog World Annual 171

WHIPPET Some of Britain' s best exhibits


John Ritson Savage
High Street Wainfleet Lincs.
Telephone Wainfleet 3

The photograph, taken at Skegness Show, is of Sand-brunette, owned by Mr. R. Savage, of High Street, Wainfleet, Lincs. Mr. Savage is a keen Whippet fancier, and bought the bitch from Miss Bramwell to start his kennel, which he intends to keep "small and good."

Sandbrunette is by Ch. Sandboy, ex Ch. Tregear Fascination. Mr. Savage has a litter of three dog puppies out of her, by Willberg, Mr. Bean's dog, born on the 26th September 1932, which will, undoubtedly, lift the cards in the top flight when ready. Sandbrunette has, with limited chances, had cards at every show, bar one, including reserve to the certificate winner at Cardiff, and has also prizes at Crufts, Birmingham Championship, and Kennel Club.



By Sandbeckles ex Rustic Rene (see Sire and Dam in this page)
Winner of Challenge Certificate at Manchester under J. J. Holgate.
Kennel Club Stud Book Reg. No. 271 LL.

This comparatively newly established kennel has been laid down, with regard to Whippets, on the accepted Mimosaland standard. Blood lines in brood bitches are regarded as being of paramount importance and no "hit-or-miss" methods are permitted in any circumstances. Two dogs are kept at the moment for stud purposes, and a youngster, fast coming along, by Champion Watford Breeze, should prove of interest to those who wish to breed stock with refinement, and to avoid all coarseness. Registered as Blue Breeze, his fee is 1 guinea only, for the present. He is the winner of firsts. Young puppies are sometimes for sale, and the kennels may be viewed by appointment.

C. H. Douglas Todd, "Mimosaland," 63 Gayton Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill. Telephone Harrow 2889.

Owner Mr. P. W. BROOKS
High Street Henfield Sussex

Whippets at Stud for sport or exhibition. Good, healthy stock and youngsters usually for sale At stud is Sandbeckles, a dog possessing good front, well-arched loin, and good quarters, and well-bent stifles. Sire of the winning bitch Judy of Ty-Gwyn Diamond Arrow (certificate winner under J. J. Holgate at Manchester), Vauxall Clear Cash, Confidence, etc. His colour is blue brindle. Fee 30s.

Among bitches in the kennel are—Fairy, a nice fawn bitch, by Flick of Oxon, a good type of brood bitch. Ruby Gem, a red fawn by Ch. Watford Breeze, a dam of several good winners. Her latest litter is six by Ch. Spider of Ty Gwya. These puppies are most promising and should make their presence felt at some future date.

Daisy Cutter by Sandbeckles, a lovely bitch, that stands naturally a winner under Messrs. Houlker, Opie, Harries-Jones, and Frank Butler, Her latest win is second at Horsham. All these bitches will be mated again, and should keep the flag flying.

Living as Mr. Brooks does, down south, and not having much time at his disposal he has not much time for shows, but wherever possible he does show, and is generally on the premises. Visitors are always welcome at the kennels.
The Famous Poppy Whippets


Mrs. F. W. HOWDEN, Breeder, Exhibitor, and Judge Borzois and Whippets Zanzu Kennels Copmanthorpe York

Four miles from York, Leeds to York main road. Situated in a very quiet part of the illage, beautiful garden and plenty of building, tennis court, rambler roses all round, rock garden, fruit trees, any amount of fields adjoining for exercise and quiet walks for Dad work. Ideal place for dogs.
Zanza Zaanita, winner two firsts K.C., nine months; Bristol, first; Birmingham, first nd second; Crufts, third; Manchester, two firsts and C.C., won the Harries-Jones Cup best whippet; Kensington Ch., first and second; L.K.A., two firsts and C.C.; Taunton, first winner of Points Cup. Unique performance; never been won before by one dog. twice best in show. There are some exceptionally fine Borgois in the kennel, pride of which is Zanoza Zia.


The Famous Poppy Whippets--Premier Kennel in Wales

Pride of place must go to the beautiful white bitch White Poppy (sire Willesbene, dam Poppy), a bitch teeming with quality, and owning a glorious long neck and beautiful quarters. She has been best in show (all breeds) three times, and best bitch four times; she has one ch. cert. and has been reserve champion twice. She is considered by experts to be one of our best bitches. The old bitch Poppy, now aged ten years, is the founder of the Poppy strain, she being the first Whippet Mrs. C. A. Martin bred. She has won scores of prizes and cups in her day, she has been best bitch in show and twice reserve champion. She will always be remembered as being one of the best brood bitches of her time, every pup she has bred being a winner. Poppycharm is Poppy's last daughter, and has at 15 months won best in show (all breeds), the cup at Birmingham Championship Show, the Dog World Diploma at Bristol Championship Show, etc. Here are just a few of the famous Whippets bred in this kennel. Ch. Silver King, Poppette (dam of Silver King) Poppyseed, Poppyseedling, Ch. cert. at Cruftn (now in India), Poppyola, 1 Cert., (now in U.S.A.), Poppysunil cert. (now in U.S.A.), Poppyson, Poppyleigh, Poppymarcus, and Poppynona. Quality and not quantity is the aim of this kennel and a few pups are for sale. The kennels are at "Silvercloud," Beulah Road, Rhiwbina, Cardiff.


Whippet Racing in New York early 1900's

The Dog World Annual 1945
Owned by Mrs. W. L. HORBURY, Pye's Lane, Wirral, Heswall, Cheshire
(Kennels at Thornton Lodge, Thornton Hough, Wirral) Phone: Heswall 2000


ON my visit to this kennel I expected to see some good specimens, having seen one or two of its inmates previously, but was greatly surprised by the number and high quality of the inmates. Mrs. Horbury evidently knows what she wants, for she sticks to type and one can see the same lines running through all her stock. First of all we have Aralus Seagift Hurricane, a blue fawn by Seagift Seafoam ex Blue Bell Lar; a beautiful straight sound one in every way, just a shade light in condition in her photo after leaving a good litter by Aralus Cavalier. She cannot stand or move wrongly and is a good winner in strong variety classes, running up to best bitch in show.

Next we saw Tiptree Forget-MeNot, a silver fawn by Tiptree Progress ex Tiptree Stella. To be quite truthful I should have to see these move under the best conditions before I could say which I prefer. She is a winner in the best company. Beautiful neck and shoulders (her body shape one can see from her photo) and with big well-developed hindquarters.

Puppies by Aralus Cavalier out of Aralus Seagift Hurricane
and Lightning

Tiptree Pride, a fawn of months, is another good one. Her photo does not do her justice; still, she is not yet developed and when she is will push the very best. She is a winner in big classes and really high-class company. We shall see and hear more of her later.

Aralus Brigadier is a 62 months puppy on really good lines, with a good neck and shoulders and big hindquarters for a dog. He is by Willesberci ex Willesbella.

The stud dog of the kennel is a very well-made dog in Aralus Cavalier. He is a very safe sire of really good youngsters, as can be seen by photo here reproduced. These are out of Aralus Seagift Hurricane and Lightning. The one in the centre is a very nice dark blue, and a very taking puppy indeed.


There are several other bitches here that can go out and win in good company and some already have done so. There are, too, a few good puppies from 6 1/2 months upwards, a lot of younger ones, with bitches in whelp and some to be mated, so that under normal conditions there must be high-class specimens to dispose of in the near future.

If you are interested in Whippets you must see these where there is plenty of exercising ground, and the dogs are kept in really hard working condition.

Mr. Horbury is interested in and breeds coursing Greyhounds, some of which I saw, together with some saplings. That is another story.


The Dog World Annual 194o


THESE two untouched snaps show that the Ynys Whippets are still going strong, though Mrs. Barry Adams has removed to North Wales. Some of her dogs are at Mr. Beara's Kennels. These include Nun of Ynys by Ch. Vicar of Ynys ex Ch. Willesbera, who was once known as the Cruft's sensation, as she challenged for the challenge certificate at 8 months old and won it; Willesbella, winner of two challenge certificates including one at Cruft's by the late Stingo, ex Ch. Bella Donna of Ynys; Ch. Robert of Ynys; Willesbersa, reserve challenge certificate to Willesbella at Cruft's, by the way the last three are all out of the same litter; Rhapsody of Ynys by Brandy ex Symphony of Ynys, a lovely blue unshown puppy and a granddaughter of the famous Ch. Muskoo Merric Thought and Ch. Vicar of Ynys; and Miss Thistledown of Ynys, the grand old veteran and the foundation of the famous Ynys Kennel. All are fit and well and thoroughly enjoying life. It is good to know that Ch. Vicar of Ynys is still alive, and Symphony of Ynys, like her mother who died recently, is Mrs. Barry Adams's constant companion and friend, so all is well in this kennel, and inquiries are invited for winning stock.—P.R.



The St. Clair Kennel of Whippets
Owned by Mr. and Mrs. G. Maine-Tucker,
Westbourne Road, Penarth, Glam.

At Stud. Fee 2 Gns.

DURING thelast few years there have been few shows where Whippets are catered for where dogs belonging to Mr. and Mrs. G. Maine-Tucker have not been high in the prize money. The success of their kennel has been judicious buying of dogs of the very best blood and from what I have seen of the young stock the future is bound to be a " rosy " one. Mr. and Mrs. Maine-Tucker have yet to make a dog a champion but as both are so keen I feel sure that is only a question of time. W. LEWIS RENWICK.


Mr. J. Mackenzie's Whippets
59, Ferry Road, New Marston, Oxford


CHAMPION RED ATOM is a beautifully bred fawn by Ch. Sapperley Heralder ex Willesbeam and therefore contains all the best blood lines in her pedigree. She has been a most consistent winner and has a Junior Warrant, three c.c.s and five bests of breed besides about 30 first prizes at ch. and open shows.

The following are her principal successes at ch shows: Croydon (judge, B. S. Fitter), 1st puppy; Whippet Club Jubilee show (B. Evans), 1st sp. puppy; Richmond (W. L. Renwick), c.c.; L.K.A. (Mrs. S. E. Evans), reserve c.c. and two firsts; Croydon (Mrs. J. Hopwood), 1st junior; Manchester (B. Evans), c.c.; Bath (Mrs. Sugden), 1st limit; Bournemouth (J. Emlyn Owen), c.c. Mr. MacKenzie is to breed again from Willesbeam and from Red Atom also. W. Lewis Renwick.


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.—Although show committees are never what one can call liberal in the matter of Whippet classes, the present month has provided a fair number of opportunities for devotees of the breed to patronise the show ring, and before the month finishes those opportunities will have been added to. At Great Yarmouth, on the 31st, -'Whippets have seven classes, and these will be judged by Mr. W. H. Reeves. Entries close 23rd, to Mr. A. A. Adams, 56, Walpole Road. Then three days earlier, August 28th, we get a mention at Harrogate, with one class, and Mr. Geo. Raper will officiate there. The secretary is Mr. H. W. Stevens, Waverley Chambers, to whom entries must be sent not later than 21st inst. Again, on the last day of the month there is Merthyr Tydfil, with one class, in which Mr. T. Hooton is to place the awards. Mr. W. J. Davies is secretary, and 23rd August is the date on which entries close. The North Country event at Langley Park takes place on the 30th, and entries close on the 23rd. Whippets are. there also, a unit in the schedule, which can be had from Mr. J. W. Cousen, the secretary. There will be little chance of premier honours falling to our representatives at Bingley on 1st September, where we divide a class with Greyhounds. Entries will be received till August 25th, and Mr. J. Fenwick is secretary. Taking a rapid review of the month's shows already past, we find in one or two ' instances rather meagre entries, with the customary compensation in the way of more liberal support at others. Smilax won well at Crook, and being put down in, Mr. Ord's best form was looking as charming as ever. Early Girl (Armstrong) held second place; she is a shapely bitch, set well on ground, but could do with more bone and does not cover so much area as the winner. Only one dog put in an appearance at Houghton-le-Spring, Mr. Turnbull's Laburnum Dutch ; an exhibit of nice, type and possessing quality, but requires conditioning. In bitches, Smilax led, again easily. Second place went to Mr. Hall's Little Pigeon, good in outline and neatly built, but fails in quality and aristocratic appearance to the winner. Tan Hill Pansy (Pattison) was third ; shapely and has better brisket than second, but is inclined to be weedy. Miss Holgate's Signorina added one more to her successes by taking the first place at Lowestoft ; she won very easily and is a typical all-round race dog ; Lady Godwa (Parmenter) who followed, Possesses plenty of bone and a good outline, but has not the finish of winner. Winifred Daisy and Duke of Corton, both from Mr. Howard's kennel, are fair exhibits but outclassed in this company. In Novices, Winifred Daisy, Duke of Corton, and East Rughan (Parmenter) were placed as 'written. The winners 'at Hexham were : Lundi's Blue Wonder, 1st, good depth of chest, shapely, and has nice spring in ribs and quarters; 2nd, Aspin's Black Bess, the championship winner at the last Scottish Kennel Club show, gives signs of her years but, withal, wears wonderfully. Henderson's Aeroplane was 3rd, Clark's Pale Face, reserve, and Armstrong's Early Girl, v.h.c.

Items of Interest.—From Truro, I hear that Mr. W. T. Hall, of that town, has joined the steadily increasing number of Whippet fanciers, and has purchased the winning brindle bitch, Wallingford Warning, from Mr. Wickett. Warning is such a good bitch that she is sure to continue her winning career in her new owner's hands, and likewise
Mshould breed something very good when put to' the stud. r Hall was previously a Pomeranian fancier, but had. *'retched luck with that variety, one of his best being run over and killed, while another died of distemper after a big offer had been refused for it. In the Whippet fancy. Mr. Hall will have his wife's encouraging aid, as Mrs. Hall is keenly interested in and is a great admirer of the breed, and she is the possessor of a very fine quality fawn dog. In writing of Mr. Botterill's dogs the other week I made an error in Fly-by-Night's pedigree ; she is by Manorley Merry Boy ex Corbyn Witch, and Manorley Merry Boy is by Ch. The New Boy. Further, it was at the last Cruft's show, and by Mr. Radcliffe, that Mr. Botterill's bitch was disqualified for her bad feet, and not the year previous as I stated. One of Mr. Botterill's best bitches is due to whelp to Llandarf Perfection, and her owner hopes she will provide him with some dog puppies, as during recent years he has had quite an epidemic of bitch puppies in his kennels. " RED RAG."

1897 "Whippet"


The Trehan Whippets ( 1951)

Woodlane Estate
Falmouth, Cornwall


MR. ROBERTS is an exhibitor whose success in recent years at our leading shows comes to me as no surprise. I first met his now famous bitch, Spring of Trehan, in 1947 and again saw her a short time ago. She is a fine specimen and has won over 140 awards, many of which were at ch. shows. She is of excellent breeding—by Skipper, out of Perron Spruce.

At present the star of the kennel is Flyalong Pilot, by Sapperly Tiptree Pilot ex Framfield Firefly. He was born on May 4, 1950, and in my opinion is a dog of the highest class. He is of correct size, is extra sound with great balance and substance; has a beautiful body and depth of rib, and really good feet. His show record at the time of writing includes nine firsts (two firsts and reserve best of sex at Bath ch. show) and four seconds and two thirds at other ch. shows.
Pilot should be carefully considered by any breeder seeking the services of the ideal stud dog. Wm. Burrow.