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Whippets - week 9Updated : 23/02/2017

THE FIRST breed club championship show of the year took place with the SWWC holding its show in Taunton. Tracey Hoare (Tormor) was judging dogs and attracted an entry of 86 with about nine entries absent on the day and Rachel Snelgrove (Huntinghill) judged the bitches with an entry of 81 with 14 absent on the day.  &nb...

Whippets - week 9Updated : 22/02/2017

HERE ARE the 2017 dates for the BSFA lure coursing meetings. Remember to send your entry form in seven days before the meetings. Details are on its website for all information. Its email is run@lurecoursing.org.uk: March 6, April 16, May 8, June 18, July 23, Aug 20, Sept 24, Oct 15.      2016 BOB was Bis...

Whippets - week 8Updated : 17/02/2017

A REMINDER of the provisional dates for The Sporting Whippet Club meetings in 2017:      Mar 19 Gloucestershire – Brand House Farm, Avening, near Tetbury GL8 8NE. Judges M Bicknell and B Marshall; April 23 Berkshire – Eiling Farm, Thatcham RG18 0UD; May 21 Somerset – Clifford’s Po...

Whippets - week 8Updated : 16/02/2017

THE WC of Wales held its open show at Caerwent. Ken Andrew was the judge for the day and a very healthy entry of 95 dogs was drawn, making 111 entries with about 27 entries absent on the day. The club’s AGM was held before judging started.      BD and BIS was Collooney Taylor Made (Aus/Ir/Ch C Move...

Whippets - week 7Updated : 10/02/2017

HERE ARE the results for 2016 from the WCRA.      The Laguna Trophy 2016 (for the most successful dog at WCRA championships). Presented for annual competition by Mrs D U McKay. 76 points WCR Ch Scallywag owned by Patricia Gant.      The Heatherpard Cup 2016 (for the most successful b...

Whippets - week 7Updated : 10/02/2017

ON THE first Sunday in February, the National Whippet Association held its open show at Bletchingley. Judge for the occasion was Rachel Smith (Citycroft) with an entry of 58 dogs, making 71 entries with 11 entries absent on the day.      BD and BIS was Jim Scholes’ Craigavad Once In A Lifetime (Ch ...

Whippets - week 6Updated : 02/02/2017

NORTHERN Counties Whippet Club held its members’ limited show on the last Saturday in January. The judge was Fiona Mycroft (Supeta’s). Fiona drew an entry of 74 making an entry of 91 with 28 entries absent on the day.      BB and BIS was James Winkley-Balmer and Connor Bryant’s Crosscop...

Whippets - week 5Updated : 27/01/2017

DAY ONE of Manchester saw hounds being judged. The Whippet judge was Ian Halbert who was judging the breed at this level for the first time. Ian drew an entry of 211, making 219 entries with 35 entries absent on the day. Being held on a Thursday the entry was most encouraging for a mid-week show.      A ...

Whippets - week 4Updated : 20/01/2017

A BUSY weekend with exhibitors out and about supporting their open shows in different parts of the country.      Kathryn and John Jones had another successful show with their new puppy, Jothryn Golden Glow. Attending Worcester and Malvern Golden Glow went BP and BOB under breed judges Richard Kinsey (bit...

Whippets - week 3Updated : 12/01/2017

THE NEW championship show season began with Boston on the first full weekend of January. This show, which has in the past been affected by poor seasonal weather, benefitted from a window of milder conditions allowing exhibitors a relatively straightforward journey to the venue, although I gather that it was a little damp und...

Whippets - week 1Updated : 28/12/2016

HAPPY new year to you all!      Just before the last season is finally put to bed, I thought a summary of our CC winning dogs and bitches may be of interest. Please do let me know if I have inadvertently missed any dog off or if a dog needs to be credited with more (or less) than I have stated and I ap...

Whippets - week 52Updated : 19/12/2016

UNLESS you have been abandoned on a desert island over the Christmas period, or devoid of all social media for the duration, you must all now know that Ch Nothing Compares To You at Crosscop (Hazel) (Collooney Look No Further than C ex Golden Girl Jesse) has clinched the Dog World/Arden Grange UK top dog all breeds award for...

Whippets - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

HOUND day of LKA heralded the end of the general championship show season for 2016. Held in the Halls fed by the north car parks, more careful navigation was required through the NEC complex than for Crufts.      Judy Manley (Siouxline) was judging the breed awarding CCs for the first time and drew an ...

Whippets - week 51Updated : 14/12/2016

HERE ARE some dates for your calendar from the Sporting Whippet Club, first the AGM will be held on Feb 5 at 1.30pm venue TBC. Please send all items for inclusion on the agenda to sportingwhippet@hotmail.co.uk by Jan 22. We welcome all members to come and hear our news and share your views.      Please...

Whippets - week 50Updated : 08/12/2016

THE LAST breed club championship show was held on the first Saturday in December with the Whippet Club of Wales hosting theirs at Llantrisant. Anita Turner (Gilnockie) was the judge for the bitches with me doing the dogs. Always a popular show with a warm and festive atmosphere along with the traditional Welsh cakes and asso...

Whippets - week 49Updated : 01/12/2016

MANY PEOPLE have made enquiries as to the judges for the breed next year and as not everyone has got access to the various sources online, I have drawn up the following, although not complete: Boston Rob Becquet; Manchester Ian Halbert; SWWC Tracey Hoare and Rachel Snelgrove; Crufts Margaret Martin and Jim Cowie; WC Sue Gill...

Whippets - week 48Updated : 28/11/2016

RICHARD Mason, secretary of South Yorkshire Whippet Club has emailed me with the following to include in the notes this week.     “SYWC will be reviewing the SYWC 2016 judges list ready for 2017. The meeting is Thursday Dec 8. If you want to be considered for the SYWC A3, B or C list, or send an updat...

Whippets - week 47Updated : 17/11/2016

A RELATIVELY quiet weekend, with an absence of any championship shows to attend, allowed exhibitors to support open shows closer to home. Not a vast number of results were posted online but I have managed to glean a few to share their successes.      Cara Lawrence and Liz Woodward had a great day at Pl...

Whippets - week 46Updated : 11/11/2016

THE EUKANUBA/Dog World Pup of the Year competition was held along with the champions stakes final at the Chesford Grange Hotel at Kenilworth. In POTY, Whippets were represented by David and Yvette Short’s Ch Collooney Tartan Tease (C Black Comet ex Ch C Hot To Handle at Chapleigh). Tease was bred by Viv Coulter and qua...

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