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Whippet Breed Notes. HAOS & SKC x 2 8th October 2021
Richard Mason, Secretary of the SYWC, has asked me to include the following in these Notes.
The Club’s Championship Show is being held on the 14th November with the online entries
closing on the 25th October. The dog judge is now Lorena Grisoli (Loroli) replacing Susanne
Oschinski (Whipcat) who is unable to fulfil the appointment. The bitch judge is Ian Sexton
(Greenmile).
With people setting off to the first of the Scottish cluster of Championship Shows with a fair
degree of trepidation due to the possibility of not being able to refuel as one has done with
confidence in the past, a fair number spoke with relief that they were fuelled up. People arrived at
the Highland Hall and although initially, there was only one person checking all passes on the
gate, most were set up in good time before judging started at 9.00. The judge was Helen
Johnston (Danluke) and she had an entry of 129 making 174 entries with 26 absent on the day.
BOB and winning her first BCC from Yearling, was Creme Anglaise’s Irish Cream (Collooney
Black Comet ex Creme Anglaise’s Pantomime) owned by Jan Willem Ackerboom and Kris Van Der
Schaaf. She later went onto BIS under Martin Sanders. Congratulations!
Winning his 5th DCC in quick succession, was Kathryn and Mark Fryer’s Ch Collooney Eye Love
To Tease at Stonefox (Ch Collooney Eye Love You at Stonefox ex Ch Collooney Tartan Tease JW).
Colette and Roger Perkins’s Citycroft Americano with Silkridge (Ch Silkridge Just Joey ex Ch
Winter is Coming to Citycroft) took the RBCC and was also BP and BJ , coming third in the Junior
Group under Gordon Horan. A great day for the breed and congratulations to all in the cards.
What a lovely day for the judge to see her choice of BOB go all the way to the top of a Group
Championship Show.
The next day the weather changed and rain persisted for most of the time with just brief interludes
which allowed dogs and handlers time to dash out side for a canine comfort break. The two
Whippet rings were set up side by side, much in the same area as the day before. Not as quiet as
obviously we were in with some more vocal breeds.The dogs were judged first in one ring with
bitch judging going on in the second. If there were clashes, the exhibitors just entered when they
had finished in the other ring.
The two judges were Sally Gibbins of the Osterfen affix and Diane Stewart Ritchie of the
Gwendariff Red Setter fame. Entries were 136 for the former with 29 entries absent and 113 with
18 entries absent on the day.
Sally’s BOB and BCC was Kirsty Green’s and Ashley Halliday’s Ch Collooney Queen of Dragons
with Brochinbelle JW (Brochinbelle My Sunshine ex Ch Collooney Eye Candy).
The DCC and gaining his UK title on the day was Bambi, Arminias Dragon Lord of Danluke (Ch
Danluke Lord Of the Dance ex Ch Collooney Queen of Dragons of Brochinbelle JW) owned by
Helen and Luke Johnston and Jake Wilson. Congratulations to the team!
Lorena Grisoli’s Stonefox Gotta Have Faith at Loroli (Ch Collooney Eye Love To Tease at Stonefox
ex Collooney Swing Low at Stonefox) was BP. Speymalt Aurora Equinox (Cobyco Chasing Stars
at Scarletfair JW ex Pipijay Celestial Gaze at Speymalt ShCM), owned by Niamh Ballantyne and
John Wilson was BV. BSpB was Crosscop the Show Must Go On (Ch Falconcrag Another Class
ex Ch Crosscop Let It Shine for Supeta) owned by Miss A Brew.
The RBCC was Jan Willem Ackerboom’s and Kris Van Der Schaaf’s Crème Anglaise’s Irish Cream.
Sarah Shepherd’s Fred, Ch Citycroft Sundae with Oxana JW ShCM JW ShCEx (Ch Zoraden
Gingerbread Latte ex Citycroft Supanova JW) won the RDCC.
Diane’s BOB and a very popular winner was Cyangrange My Cuppa Tea of Danluke JW (Ch
Danluke Lord Of The Dance JW ex Cyangrange Giocomo Delfino) owned by Helen, Luke and
Jake. Moana went onto a Hound Group 1 under judge Pam Mottershaw. This was her first
Challenge Certificate, coupled with BOB, which must have made this a Red Letter Day for the
three owners as this little Whippet bitch later went onto RBIS under Geoffrey Curr!
An equally popular win was the DCC Dreamjet Who’s The Floss (Ch Jesrae Game of Thrones ex
Collooney Candy Floss ) owned by Jane Mahoney from Cork. BP was the bouncy Citycroft
Americano with Silkridge owned by Colette and Roger and their Ch Silkridge Just Joey took
another RDCC. David and Yvette Short’s Collooney Dita Von Tease, litter sister to the Fryer’s
Tommy, took the RBCC. BV was Khabaraytime Hello Crosscop JW (Ch Shalfleet Simply A Lord ex
Collooney Tainted Love) owned by Maria Webb. BSpB was Rushden Hello Look at Me (Fallswater
Free Spirit at Rusden ex Rushden All That Jazz) owned by Mrs S Brooks.

Although there was much to celebrate at these two back to back Championship Shows, there
was a lot to be desired upon reflection. The two large tables provided for the judges and the
heavy rubber mats, one of which was placed lengthwise across the table making it difficult to
reach the dogs across the overhang, were not fit for the purpose of judging a table breed. One
does wonder why the mat was not reversed to make it easier. With the dogs having to be placed
as close to the side of the table as possible, it made it harder for height challenged exhibitors to
set up their dogs with ease. The length of the tables made it impossible to go over the rear of
each dog. Luckily the grooming table that had been used the day before was brought in to make it
easier for one of the ladies. Perhaps the tables should not have been placed so close to one
another in the two adjacent rings?

However, there were a concerning number of unnerved or stressed Whippets, choose whatever
adjective one prefers - evident to the onlookers. To see dogs known to be steady and confident
on the table and puppies that had been happy the day before in the same conditions and at the
same venue, in such a state was most unusual.
As judges, we all have had to deal with a shy, reticent or inexperienced puppy or youngster, perhaps a couple per entry but to actually start noting so many across all classes was disheartening. Masks, manner, venue or conditions
whatever one chooses to attribute the blame, these dogs had performed with confidence the day
before in the same hall, many placed highly in their classes.
Claire Rishworth








Whippet Breed Notes 26th September 2021
The Birmingham National held their 162nd Anniversary Show over the 23rd -26th September and
Hound Day fell on the Saturday. Whippets were allocated the Margaret Everton Building and it
was certainly like having a Breed Club Show, being so compact and self contained. Beautifully
quiet for the dogs, but it lacked the buzz of being around other breeds being judged, although this
is often to the detriment of our sensitive Whippets.
Awarding Challenge Certificates for the first time was Marcia Robson-Dillon of the Runforest Affix.
Marcia had attracted the largest entry of the show, with 214 Whippets entered making 233 entries
with 74 entries absent on the day.
Winning his fourth DCC and going BOB was Kathryn and Mark Fryers’s Ch Collooney Eye Love To
Tease at Stonefox (Ch Collooney Eye Love You at Stonefox ex Ch Collooney Tartan Tease JW ).
Winning her first BCC was also Marcia’s BP, Citycroft Americano with Silkridge (Ch Silkridge Just
Joey ex Ch Winter is Coming To Citycroft) owned by Colette and Roger Perkins. BV was Hannah
Russell’s Glantam Going My Way (Ch Juneric Midnight Magic ex Glantam Shining Star) with Biddy
Trouton’s Runnel Run For Fun ( Ch Citycroft High Society JW ex Runnel Forget Me Not) BSpB.
The Perkin’s Ch Silkridge Just Joey ( Ch Citycroft High Society JW ex Silkridge Tutti Fruitti)
was the RDCC coming from the Open Class and Sue and Fiona Mycroft’s, Leigh Morris’s and
George Waddel’s Crosscop Candle in The Wind to Supeta ( Ch Falconcrag Another Class ex Ch
Crosscop Let it Shine For Supeta JW OSW ) took the RBCC from Junior. BPD was Shalfleet
Chasing The Wind ( Shalfleet Heat Wave ex Shalfleet Peggy Sue) owned by Jane Wilton-Clark and
BVB was Miss T Taylor’s Musblaiks On Thru The Night ( Move in the Right Direction for
Willingwisp ex Jzan Zizadorable ShCM). Crosscop A Dream Come True ( Crosscop I Want You ex
Ch Crosscop Glittering Prize) owned by Ms L Salkeld, was BSPBB.
Everyone was invited to share cakes and a glass of bubbles provided by the Citycroft, Stonefox
and Silkridge show teams, to celebrate the gaining of their respective dogs’ titles - Sansa, Ch
Winter is Coming to Citycroft, Tommy - Ch Collooney Eye Love To Tease at Stonefox and Joey, Ch
Silkridge Just Joey. A lovey touch and made the day even more enjoyable.
There were no Stakes Classes on offer this year and no Puppy Groups.
The main talk around the ring was the media induced worry of difficulty in refuelling and with the
cluster of Scottish Championships shows starting next week, it was a genuine concern of
exhibitors who have entered shows and with accommodation booked. Another day where we
were blessed with fine autumnal weather making it easy to exercise the dogs, park up without
being axel deep in mud and having to cope with wet clothing and damp fur! Looking ahead to the
weather forecast for next week in the north, we may not be so fortunate !
Claire Rishworth





Whippet Breed Notes 20th September 2021
At NCWC’s recent Championship Show, the RDCC was Windwalker Endeavour owned by Pauline
and Kenny Leslie, not as reported earlier, apologies to both parties!
Darlington Championship Show’s Hound Day was held on Sunday 19th September at Ripon
Racecourse. Our judge for the breed was Age Gjetnes and he had an entry of 157 whippets
making 157entries with 40 entries absent.
Inclement weather was predicted, but after a few periods of very light drizzle, the skies cleared
and a fabulous autumnal day evolved. The ring size was adequate, as several classes were large
but the space around the rings was limited to say the least. Of all the shows that I have personally
attended, I have to say that the placement of tents and gazebos was appalling. Moving between
them was an impossibility and any resemblance of passage ways and routes to and from the ring
was laughable.
Social distancing was non existent and I felt sorry for the poor dogs of all breeds trying to find a
space to lie down or move to get out of the way of human feet and bodies. Having travelled many
hours since before dawn, the thought of spending a day so far from the ring, gazing into the
backs of row upon row of tents and gazebos, was almost impossible to comprehend.
If any form of medical assistance had been required, whether by a team of medics or worse still,
an ambulance, it would have meant that all tents would have had to be taken down, judging
would have been halted and the unfortunate exhibitor would probably have gained their wings in
the meantime before help had been able to reach them!
If this way of housing exhibitors, their paraphernalia and their dogs is going to continue next
season, some form of enforcement is going to have to be policed, maintaining spaces, safe
walkways and adequate space. There is no point in not having benching, presumably as an anti
covid spreading measure, but then have exhibitors and spectators so close together there would
be more space on a tube train in rush hour! I personally was aware of some serious coughing of
humans (not dogs) and I wonder how many covid tests were done pre attendance.
BOB and winning her first BCC was Yvette and David Short’s Collooney Dita Von Tease (Ch
Collooney Eye Love You At Stonefox ex Ch Collooney Tartan Tease JW) who came from Limit.
The DCC was Roger and Colette Perkin’s Ch Silkridge Just Joey (Ch Citycroft High Society ex
Silkridge Tutti Fruitti). BP was Roger and Colette’s Citycroft Americano with Silkridge (Ch Silkridge
Just Joey ex Ch Winter Is Coming To Citycroft) .BV was Sophie Mitchell’s Denmanwood Decision
ShCM (Ch Benzfreya Major Drummer ex Denmanwood Delilah) who then went onto Veteran
Group 4 under Ann Macdonald.
The RBCC was Russell Sykes’s Ch Veredon Another Rose (Ch Falconcrag Another Class ex
Supeta’s The Special One Of Veredon) winner of Open Bitch and the RDCC was Kathryn and
Mark Fryer’s new Champion Collooney Eye Love To Tease at Stonefox, litter brother to Dita. BPD
was Jordan Dargue’s and Ashley Halliday’s Brochinbelle Wee Dancer with Jalwhipp (Ch Danluke
Lord of the Dance JW ex Ch Collooney Queen of Dragons with Brochinbelle JW).
BVD was Mrs Webb’s Khabaraytime Hello Crosscop JW (Ch Shalfleet Simply A Lord ex Collooney
Tainted Love).
Congratulations to David and Yvette to have bred three litter siblings, winning between them
the BCC and BOB, the RDCC and another heading one of the two largest classes, with the two
males in the challenge for the CC.
The top winners, as well as class line ups, were applauded and a very upbeat atmosphere
prevailed around the crowded ringside. Age certainly looked as if he was enjoying his
appointment and it was good to see one of the most sought after all rounders from overseas
officiating on our shores once more.The fine weather maintained the enjoyment and the two
Hound Groups were well supported by many. As exhibitors made their way home, it will be less
than a week before we all gather again, a little further south at the Staffordshire show ground.
There are also a few Stakes results to report on. Aarminias Change The Game at Drumburn won
the Junior Stakes AVJD/B H/U under John Thirlwell, owned by Mrs J Bells. Mr Rogerson’s and
Miss Dalgarno’s Silkridge OhNo Reason,was VHC in the Yearling Stakes under Mr J Stubbs. In the
MPB Stakes H/U the Perkins’s Silkridge Jasmine was first and Editha Newton’s Nevedith Elite was
second under John Thirlwell. Nicole Searle’s Quick Silver He’s The One for Whipsearle was third in
the Post Graduate Stakes under Mr G Davies. Finally, in the Ripon Racecourse Special Beginners
Stakes under John, Mrs Webb’s Crosscop Shadow Dancing was first, Miss A Brew’s Crosscop
The Show Must Go On was Reserve with Nicole’s boy VHC.
Ann Beckett- Bradshaw has sent me the following to include in this week’s Notes. Ann is in the
process of organising another Whippet Breed Lunch at The Kennel Club. The date is Tuesday 9th
November and places will be limited to 35. If you wish to attend, please let Ann know as soon as
possible either by a Facebook message or via her email, annbb57@hotmail.co.uk The menu and
prices have still to be confirmed but the event was certainly very popular last time it was held.
Claire Rishworth




Whippet Breed Notes 12th September 2021
Richmond Championship Show’s Hound Day was held on Friday 10th September and once again,
exhibitors desperate not to miss their class, had a slightly nerve wracking journey, competing
with the rush hour and eager commuters similarly keen to try to get to work on time. Many an
excellent trip has been marred by the often, very long queue of traffic, with the show ground a
mere couple of miles away. The inclement weather predicted for the area did not materialise
whilst judging took place, with a fine drizzle for a short period, just enough to dampen curls!
Sandra Marshall ( Lowerdon) was the judge for the breed and we were second in the ring after
Greyhounds were judged. This barely took an hour so exhibitors had time to set up at leisure. The
ring was pretty dire, all things considered, having a slight incline, several depressions, and was
both narrow in width and short in length. The tents and the gazebos were randomly set up,
making it a nightmare to pick one’s way back out to the car park, with the added excitement of
some pretty territorial dogs of other breeds ensconced in their set ups.
The entry of 113 Whippets, making 133 entries, was depleted by 35 entries absent on the day
-with just six puppies present overall, three classes of a single dog/bitch and just three entries in
both Open bitch and Open dog. Richmond always has a mixed response from exhibitors and of
course, being on a Friday must affect the entry across a number of breeds.
However, once again Whippets certainly held their own in the Groups . BOB and winning the BCC
was Ch Veredon Another Rose ( Ch Falconcrag Another Class ex Supeta’s The Special One of
Veredon) owned by Russell Sykes. Rosie went onto Hound Group 2 under Maggie Holder. Taking
top spot in the Hound Puppy Group under Goran R Haran, was BPIB Palmik King Arthur ( Palmik
King Of Clubs JW ex Ch Palmik Misty Eve JW ) owned by Mike Howgate and Yvonne Hull.
Congratulations to all! With the excellent Our Dogs video coverage of the Groups, we could cheer
on from a distance!
Taking the DCC was Sarah Shepherd’s Ch Citycroft Sundae with Oxana JW ShCm Sh CEx ( Ch
Zoraden Gingerbread Latte ex Citycroft Supanova JW). BVIB was Patsy Bird’s Blandings
Florentine JW Sh CM (Ch Shalfleet Simply A Lord ex Blandings Poetry in Motion). Rob Wheeler’s
Ranveli Instant Crush (Ch Collooney Eye Love You At Stonefox ex Ch Adagio Deep Cover to
Ranveli) took the RBCC and Catriona Price’s Railfield Rainomen for Silkdance JW( Wheelspin
Silver Shadow Among Silkdance JW ex Railfield Raining Magic) took the RDCC. BPB was Mike
and Yvonne’s Palmik Lady Guinevere, litter sister to Arthur.
Just one stakes class result to share. In the Catherine Sutton Memorial Puppy Stakes, in AVMPB/
H/P/W was Burqu Di Gucci at White Squall Imp It NAF was VHC, owned by Mr L Kruger and
Roisin Howlett.
The South Yorkshire Hound Society held their extremely well advertised open show on the
Sunday, and a cracking entry of 44 was drawn by the very popular Shelby Mowbray who was able
to travel over from Europe. Her BOB was the new champion, Collooney Eye Love To Tease at
Stonefox owned by Kathryn and Mark Fryer, RBOB was Demerlay Strawberry Ice JW owned by
Molly Head and BPIB was Helen and Luke Johnston’s and Jake Wilson’s Danluke Drag On a
Dime. Tommy went onto to be RBIS under Debbie Elrich and Lilo went onto Puppy Group 4.
Mel Sampson, Whippet Breed Council Secretary, has asked me to include the following in this
week’s Notes:-
The next Breed Council Meeting will take place on Sunday 10th October 2021 at 10.00am via
Google Meet. If you are a member of one of the Whippet Clubs, you are welcome to attend as a
guest. Please email Mel on UKWhippetBCS@gmail.com and you will be given the link.
Hannah Wayman has kindly taken over the production of the familiar Whippet calendar. Please
send photos of your Whippets to hwphotos1999@gmail.com to be in with a chance of having
your own Whippets featured.The calendars will be £9 each and can be collected from a show or
posted at a cost. Hannah hopes to have the calendar ready by the end of October and should be
ready for collection from the MC Whippet Club Show. Please contact Hannah as soon as possible
so that your photos can be received and that numbers can be collated for ordering.
Claire Rishworth




Whippet Breed Notes 8th September 2021
Vanna Leathart kindly sent me the results from the Salisbury and South Wilts Canine Society
Show which was held on the same day as the NWA Open Show last Sunday.
Karen Chappell was the judge and her BOB was Vanna’s Ringmore Hecate, BP and RBOB was
Nick and Wendy Jones’ Mac Bells Purple Patch over Chelynnah (Imp Swe) with Jane Severn’s
Back To the Future BOS. Congratulations to all.
On Wednesday 1st September, Tracey Hoare’s funeral service was held and amongst those in
attendance, were a close knit bunch of her Whippet friends. A beautiful spray of flowers adorned
her coffin and the handles were graced with rosettes in Tracey’s favourite colour. All the music
played was chosen by her and a wee Whippet puppy sat on a pew throughout the service, which
certainly would have met with her approval and made her smile. A full peal of bells was played as
she left the church to be interred with her sister Diane. Once again, our deepest condolences to
her mother Pauline and the Whippet world mourn another of their number.
The MWC held their Championship Show on the Friday and the judges were Louise Tope
(Dewerstone) for the bitches and Catherine Fisher-Home (Jasarat) for the dogs. Catherine
replaced Linda Jones who was unable to fulfil the appointment. An entry of 170 dogs making 216
entries, split with 126 bitches and 89 dogs.
Coming from Limit, winning her third BCC, gaining her UK title and going BIS, on the referee June
Cox’s decision, was Winter is Coming to Citycroft (Citycroft Never Forget ex Celticmoon Yuletide
Blues ) owned by the three Citycroft ladies, Jo, Rachel and Anita. Congratulations to all three!
From Veteran Dog 7-10 Years, taking another CC to add to his collection was Ch Danluke Lord of
The Dance JW ( AUS/IR/Ch Collooney Move on Over ex Ch Danluke Dance of Love) owned by
Helen Johnston and handled today by her. Jig was also RBIS, BOS and BVIS.
BPIS, with both judges in agreement was Osterfen Lakota at Stonefox (Ch Collooney Eye Love
You at Stonefox ex Osterfen Speculous) who was BPB. Owned by Kathryn and Mark Fryer, she
came from the MPB class.
Taking the RDCC and RBPIS was Brochinbelle A Wee Dancer With Jalwhipp ( Ch Danluke Lord Of
The Dance ex Ch Collooney Queen of Dragons with Brochinbelle) owned by Jordan Dargue and
Ashley Halliday. Cathie Brown’s Ardencote Sweet Destiny for Bluestreak (Int Ch Blue Springs Irish
Coffee ex Ardencote Dream Maker) took the RBCC, standing second in Limit. BVB was Derohan
Beyond Desire (Nor/Swe Ch Soft Touch Little Big Man ex Buebezi Exhibitionist ) owned by Fleur
Chant.
Two great videoing sessions came from Claire O’Donnell and Di Webber, much appreciated as
ever by those unable to attend. Just one observation, the ringsides looked virtually empty of
spectators when the challenges were videoed, but I would imagine that most people would have
wanted to hit the roads home even more so as it was Friday traffic to combat with.
James Winkley-Balmer was the judge for the special Awards Classes. Winner of the Junior D/B
Class was Crosscop She’s A Lady at Ardencote owned by Jan Wood and winner of the Open D/B
Class was Lolani Moonshine Over Monelli JW owned by Liz Winstone.

It was a great pity to read that on later posts on social media, the ladies judging had to share the
fact that over the duration of time in their respective rings, both heard derogatory remarks made
by either disgruntled exhibitors or onlookers, loud enough for the judges to hear about their
choice of winners. Not pleasant to learn of this but hopefully did not take too much enjoyment
away from a lovely day judging our breed. On a cheerful note, many thanks to Secretary Rachel
Hambling for a fully marked up catalogue to refer to!

On the Sunday, NCWC held their Championship Show as well as their Open Show. Judges for the
former were Richard Mason (Aphrael) for the dogs and Leigh Morris (Crosscop) for the bitches
and an entry of 120 making 146 entries was drawn. Tony Timberlake ( Chipperlake) was the judge
for the open Show and had a super entry of 96 making 116 entries.
BIS and winning the BCC was Russell Sykes’s Ch Veredon Another Rose (Ch Falconcrag Another
Class ex Supeta’s The Special One of Veredon). RBIS and BOS was Collooney Eye Love To Tease
at Stonefox (Ch Collooney Eye Love You at Stonefox ex Ch Collooney Tartan Tease JW) owned by
Mark and Kathryn Fryer. This was Tommy’s crowing third CC so a great day for the Stonefox
Kennel, even more so in completing his title in just 6 weeks from his first such award.
Congratulations!
BPIS was Mike Howgate’s and Yvonne Hull’s Palmik King Arthur ( Palmik King of Clubs JW ex Ch
Palmik Misty Eve JW). RBCC was Lorbri Mistletoe Magic ( Collooney Sea Eagle at Lorbri ex
Collooney Billie Jean at Lorbri) who stood second in Open, behind Rosie, owned by Mr and Mrs
Smith.Winning the RDCC was Nicole Searle’s Quick Silver He’s The One For Whipsearle
(Collooney Look No Further Than Crosscop JW ShCM ex Golden Girl Jesse). RBPIS was Jackie
Whitaker Crosby’s Mulcair Dun and Dusted (Ch Mulcair May Contain Nutz JW ex Crosscop May
Be One More At Mulcair JW)
Tony’s BIS was Cathie’s Ardencote Sweet Destiny for Bluestreak. RBIS and BD was Bambi, aka
Aarminias Dragon Lord of Danluke (Ch Danluke Lord of The Dance JW ex Ch Collooney Queen of
Dragons with Brochinbelle) owned by Helen, Luke and Jake Wilson
Doing the double, was Yvonne and Mike’s Palmik King Arthur who was BPIS, with Jackie’s
Mulcair Meerkat Marble (Lanakeshena Love Motion at Veredon ex Mulcair Musical Melody)
BVIS.
Oakbark Marksman for Railfield (Railfield Lone Rainger JW ex Oakbark Miss Bossy Boots) owned
by Kevan Ellis was RBD.
RBVIS was Khabaraytime Hello Crosscop (Ch Shalfleet Simply A Lord ex Collooney Tainted Love)
owned by Maria Webb.
RBPIS was Jackie’s Mulcair Dun and Dusted.
A busy weekend with some tired Whippets and owners if they attended all three of the shows!
Claire Rishworth






Whippet Breed Notes 30th August 2021
Driffield Hound Day was held on the last Saturday of August and the weather looked as near
perfect as one could ask for, if the photos of blue skies and a bright sun were anything to go on to
base such a supposition. There were even photos of lightly roasted exhibitors, glowing like
embers after a day spent in what must have been quite a forceful sun.
Luke Johnston (Danluke) was the judge for the breed, his first time awarding CCs and many good
wishes were sent to him, trusting that his Whippet appointment would be both enjoyable and of
course, memorable. Luke had an entry of 139 dogs making 142 entries with 29 entries absent on
the day.
A very proud moment for his mother, Helen.... many of us certainly have shared that feeling of
maternal pride when one sees one’s offspring in such a privilege position at the centre of the ring.
Luke’s BOB and winning her second BCC in quick succession, was Collooney Bendy Wendy (Ch
Courtbirch Force of Nature ex Collooney Pearl’s a Swinger) owned by Robert Winter. Wendy went
onto Hound Group 2 under judge Jerry Robinson. (At this rate, I think a private jet will have to be
chartered in order for the large number of the hand baked cakes to be transported to the Whippet
ring in safety!)
Also taking his second CC on the day was Collooney Eye Love To Tease at Stonefox (Ch
Collooney Eye Love You At Stonefox ex Ch Collooney Tartan Tease JW) owned by Kathryn and
Mark Fryer. BP was Colette and Roger Perkins’s Citycroft Americano With Silkridge (Silkridge Just
Joey ex Winter Is Coming To Citycroft) who also took the RBCC and their new champion,
Silkridge Just Joey (Ch Citycroft High Society ex Silkridge Tutti Fruitti) took the RDCC. A grand
day for them all and once again, videos shared of both the DCC and BCC challenges were
appreciated by those not able to attend the show.
BV was Cyangrange Giocomo Delfino (Ch Collooney Billy The Whizz JW ex Cyangrange All That
Jazz) owned by Angela Bray and BPD was Arminias Change The Game At Drumburn ( Aarminias
Dragon Lord of Danluke ex Shiny Sensation’s Smooth Foxy Lady at Aarminias) owned by Lorraine
Bell. Luke had completed his judging by early afternoon and the Hound Group was also judged at
a very respectable time. The Our Dogs coverage of the Hound Group was excellent and hence
many were able to witness Robert’s continued success with Wendy from afar.
There were just a couple of Stakes Class results to report on. In the AVH/T PD Stakes Class, Jane
Wilton Clark’s Shalfleet Chasing The Wind was third and in the PB Class, Editha Newton’s
Nevedith Elite was also third.
The NWA held their Open Show on Sunday 29th August, held in conjunction with the Horley and
District Show Society on the South of England Agricultural Society Showground. Their judge was
Mandy Moncrieff of the Runaround affix. An entry of 42 dogs making 56 entries was attracted and
I believe a Whippet Picnic was held after judging was completed.
Many thanks to Sarah Shepherd for posting the following results and I apologise for the absence
of owners’ names in some cases. BIS and BB was Val Smith’s Welstar Airs and Graces at
Cryhavoc, RBIS and BD was Byron’s Jasarat Gucci and BPIS was Lynn Griffiths Sochma A Stitch
In Time For Pelyma.
RBD was Lolani Moonshine Over Monelli owned by Liz Winstone and RBB was Catherine Fisher
Home’s Jasarat Gin Fizz.
BV and BVD was Lelaps Expelliarmus and BVB was Loroli Let’s Do it with Derohan. BPD was
Dejare I’ve Gotta Secret.
BR/LC was Jan Doherty’s Dutch Ch Creme Anglaise’s Sacre Coeur.
Claire Rishworth




Whippet Breed Notes 22nd August 2021
Blackpool Championship Show Hound day was held on Saturday 21st August and the weather
forecast for most of the mainland looked dismal. There were many quests from exhibitors
attending the second day as to what the underfoot conditions were like from those that were on
the show ground the previous day.
Judges for the breed were Nick Gourley (Witchstone) for the dogs and Jenny Dove for the bitches.
A good entry numerically of 182 (222) awaited the two of them with 33 entries absent on the day.
A staggered start was made and dog judging began at 9.00am, with bitches not before 11.00am
as Jenny was judging another breed beforehand. Dogs were done and dusted well before midday
and all judging was complete by the early afternoon.
BOB and winning the BCC was Robert Winter’s Collooney Bendy Wendy (Ch Courtbirch Force of
Nature ex Collooney Pearl’s A Swinger) who went onto Hound Group 4 under Wendell Moore.
Congratulations to Robert and bring on the cakes as they say!
Winning his first DCC and BOS was Gaynor and Beth Pilkington’s Supeta’s Show and Tell
Astrazone (Ch Nevedith Zufor Zeffa ex Ch Supeta’s Eclipse) handled to his win by Fiona Mycroft.
BP and BPD was Brochinbelle Wee Dancer with Jalwhipp (Ch Danluke Lord of The Dance ex Ch
Collooney Queen of Dragons with Brochinbelle) owned in partnership by Jordan Dargue and
Ashley Halliday with Ashley handling, coming to challenge for BP from second in the Junior Class.
Jive went onto win the Hound Puppy Group under David Shields. A great day for the ladies.
BV and the RDCC winner was Ch Danluke Lord of the Dance JW ( Aus/IR/Ch Collooney Move On
Over ex Ch Danluke Dance of Love) owned by Helen and handled by Luke Johnston. Jig went
onto take the Hound Veteran Group under David Iley.
BJ was Crosscop The Show Must Go On (Ch Falconcrag Another Class ex Ch Crosscop Let It
Shine For Supeta ) owned by Anna Brew.
Ch Collooney Queen of Dragons with Brochinbelle JW ShCM (Brochinbelle My Sunshine ex Ch
Collooney Eye Candy) was RBCC owned by Kirsty Green and Ashley Halliday.
BPB was Palmik Guinivere (Palmik King of Clubs ex Ch Palmik Misty Eve JW) owned by Mike
Howgate and Yvonne Hull.
Certainly a “bonza” of a day for the breed with such lovely Group placements and many
congratulations to all the owners and breeders for their achievements. It may have been a damp
and overcast day with leaden skies in all the videos and photos, but the sun certainly
metaphorically shone in the Whippet ring!
In the stakes classes, Alysando’s Sweet Audrina owned by Ms A Handley won the Special
Beginners Stakes under Robin Newhouse. Jig was third in the Veteran Stakes under the same
judge and Quick Silver He’s The One for Whipsearle owned by Miss N Searle was VHC. Mr Barry
Day was the judge for the Puppy Stakes and Jive was second in the PD Stakes. Luke Sampson
with his and Mel’s Shiny Sensation’s For Your Eyes Only To Dappadiva, was third in the YKC
Handling 18-24 Years Class, the judge was Sue Bird.
Sarah Shepherd sent me news of a good win she had with her Kidaruka It’s Showtime at Oxana at
the Gillingham and Shaftsbury Open Show. He went BOB under breed judge Richard Hollifield
and then onto Hound Group 2 under Nikki Skinner. Congratulations!
Helen Wayman has posted on social media further details of Tracey Hoare’s funeral to be held on
the 1st of September. If you hope to attend the service, can you please be so kind as to contact
Helen as she is collating the numbers for the catering.
Claire Rishworth





Whippet Breed Notes 16th August 2021
The NWA held its Championship Show on the Saturday before the Hound Day of Bournemouth
Canine Association, on the same show ground so Whippet exhibitors had back to back shows to
enjoy, once more located in the southern part of the country.
The NWA judges were Ray Morland who replaced the original judge Denis Hopkins, for the dogs
and Liz Cartledge who judged the bitches. An entry of 73/87 dogs for Ray and Liz had 88/102
bitches so an overall entry for the Club of 161/189. Looking at the on site videos posted, so
appreciated by those at home and eagerly awaiting for the results to be shared, the weather
looked spot on. Blue skies and sunshine with a breeze added if blowing hair and clothes were to
go by.
BIS, Liz in agreement with Ray, winning his third CC on the day and clinching his title was Roger
and Colette Perkins’s Silkridge Just Joey (Ch Citycroft High Society ex Silkridge Tutti Fruitti)
becoming the first new male champion of the season. He gained his previous two CCs from all
rounders Phil Freer at SCCA 2021 and his second from Liz at the Joint Whippet Championship
Show earlier this month. Congratulations!
RBIS, BOS and gaining her first BCC was Collooney Bit On The Side (Ch Courtbirch Force of
Nature ex Collooney Pearl’s A Swinger) owned by Yvette and David Short coming from Open.
BPIS was Supeta’s Little Darlin’ (Veredon Another Valente ex Ger Ch Shiny Sensation’s Spirit Of
Love For Supeta) who was also the BRCC winner, owned by Fiona and Sue Mycroft. BVIS was
Helen Johnston’s Ch Danluke Lord of the Dance JW (Aus/IR/Ch Collooney Move On Over ex Ch
Danluke Dance of Love) who is certainly making his presence felt amongst the Veterans. BRLCIS
was Shiny Sensations for your Eyes Only to Dapperdiva ( Boxing Helena’s Kon Adore ex Shiny
Sensation’s First Sensations) owned by Mel and Luke Sampson.
RDCC was Arjuna Winter Star (Palmik Depeche Mode ex Glantam Gabrielle of Galemira)
owned by Hanna Russell who was the winner of the Yearling Class. RBPIB was Aarminias Change
the Game (Aarminias Dragon Lord of Danluke ex Shiny Sensation’s Smooth Foxy Lady at
Aarminias ) owned by Lorraine Bell and handled by Ashley Halliday. RBVIS was the Mycroft
ladies’s Ger Ch Shiny Sensation’s Spirit Of Love for Supeta ShCM (Boxing Helena’s Kon Adore ex
Shiny Sensation’s Golden Sunset). RBRLCIS was Zoraden Bright Star (Ch Zoraden Gingerbread
Latte ex Azarin Corsica at Zoraden) owned by Deb Yeates and Laurie Winter. Congratulations to
all the day’s winners!
Obviously a very successful show for Secretary Katie Manners and her team and another one
under the belt as having been able to take place in these improving times.
The next day was the Hound and Toy Day for Bournemouth and an entry of 156 Whippets making
an entry of 160 was attracted for Hound specialist judge Clare Boggia, with 21 entries absent on
the day. A much colder and breezier day, with a few gazebos and tents holding on for dear life,
held down by the occupants alone!
Clare’s BOB and her fourth BCC was Russell Sykes’s new champion, Veredon Another Rose (Ch
Falconcrag Another Class ex Supeta’s The Special One of Veredon), who went onto Hound Group
2 under Stuart Milner. Congratulations!
Winning his first DCC was Catriona Price’s Railfield Rainomen For Silkdance JW (Wheelspin Silver
Shadow Among Silkdance ex Railfield Raining Magic). BP was Lorraine Bells’ Aarminias Change
The Game at Drumburn, again handled by Ashley Halliday.
BV was Vanna Leathart’s Ringmore Day Lily (Ringmore Danny Deever ex Ringmore Fleur De Lys).
BSp Beginners was Clara Allansson’s and Mr R Macdonald’s Nattah Echo In The Mist over
Macalldon (Becscott Lessons Dreamer of Jasarat ex Jasarat Starry Sky at Nattah) who then went
SP Beg Group Group 2 again under Stuart Milner. Congratulations for another Group placement
for our breed!
Winning the RBCC was Ch Crosscop Let It Shine for Supeta JW OSW ( Ardencote Star Gazer ex
Ch Nothing Compares To You at Crosscop) owned by Leigh Morris, Sue and Fiona. The RDCC
was won by George Poole’s and Mr J Service’s Crosscop Twist and Shout (Ch Crosscop No
Matter What ex Crosscop I Love My Life ). BPB was Crosscop Candle In The Wind to Supeta (Ch
Falconcrag Another Class ex Ch Crosscop Let it Shine for Supeta) owned by Sue, Fiona and
Leigh.
BVD was Zeta Perkin’s Dejare Would You Believe at Zeglynn ShCM (Dejare Beau Ami at Sammoll
ex Louidapl Venetian Whirl at Dejare).
In the Birdbrook Rosettes Champion Stakes under Mrs S Bird, Ch Crosscop Let it Shine For
Supeta JW OSW was VHC. In the Birdbrook Puppy Dog Stakes under Mr D Clark, James’s and
George’s Edenwhip Can I Be Him was third and in the PB Class, the Perkins’s Silkridge Jasmine
was similarly third
In the Frank Bloom Memorial Stakes, James’s and Mr P Walker’s Crosscop Crystal On Ice was
first and then Reserve in the Birdbrook Open Stakes. Hannah and Helen Wayman’s Creme
Anglaise’s One More Knight at Scarletfair was VHC in the former of the above classes.
Luke’s and Mel’s Shiny Sensastion’s For Your Eyes Only To Dappadiva was first in the YKC
Members Stakes under Mr D Clark.
A much longer day for some as judging went on well into the afternoon and wearisome exhibitors
hit the road after another two days of showing back to back, with just a few days respite before
the gallant ones sally forth to Blackpool Championship Show next Saturday.
Claire Rishworth




Whippet Breed Notes 9th August 2021
The SWWC held their second Championship Show less than a week later from the one held at
Bath on the Tuesday. This time it was held in conjunction with the Paignton and District Fanciers
Championship Show, on almost home territory for the Club.
Although horrendous weather was forecast for the day, the initial photos posted on social media
reflected a bright and sunny start to the day. However, it looked as if all judging was done
undercover in one of the large halls, which must have been a relief to all.
Judges on this occasion were Marie Whyte ( Marvidara) for the dogs and Liz Winstone (Monelli)
for the bitches. Liz was awarding CC for the first time. With an entry of 65 dogs and 93 bitches,
there was the usual staggered start to the proceedings.
Winning the BCC and going BIS was Crosscop It’s Magic For Lawleymoon (Ardencote Star Gazer
ex Ch Nothing Compares To You At Crosscop) owned by Teena Lawley. This was her first CC.
Congratulations!
Taking the DCC from Veteran, RBIS, BOSIS and BVIS was Ch Danluke Lord of the Dance JW
( AUS/IR/Ch Collooney Move On Over ex Ch Danluke Dance of Love) handled by Luke Johnston
and owned by Helen.
BPIS was Citycroft Americano With Silkridge ( Silkridge Just Joey ex Winter is Coming to
Citycroft) owned by Colette and Roger Perkins.
BVB was Ger Ch Shiny Sensation’s Spirit Of Love for Supeta ShCM (Boxing Helena’s Son Adore
ex Shiny Sensation’s Golden Sunset ) owned by Sue and Fiona Mycroft.
Winner of the RBCC from the Open Class, was Winter is Coming To Citycroft (Citycroft Never
Forget ex Celticmoon Yuletime Blues) owned by Jo Whitehead, Rachel Smith and Anita Mixidies,
with Carol Neale’s Ch Runaround Starman at Stormalong JW ( Railfield Rainicon in Yialousa JW
ex Runaround Serenade ) taking the RDCC again from Open Dog.
Looking at the video posted on social media, apparently four challenged for BPD with Citycroft
Drumshanbo (Ranveli Sunshine Man ex Citycroft Ginger Rogers) taking the judges’s eye to
become BPD and RBPIS, owned by Citycroft ladies.
Clara Allanson was the judge for the Special Awards Classes with 18 dogs entered in the two
classes. Winner of the SpA Yearling Class was Lolani Mocha Martini at Zoraden owned by Alayna
Allen and winner of the SpA Open Class was Carol Neale’s Ch Runaround Starman at Stomalong
JW.
There were no entries in the JH classes at the show.
The Sunday was the Hound Day of Paignton and exhibitors either had stayed over to do both,
joined of course by others that had come down solely for just one show. Rachel Barney was the
judge, an all rounder awarding tickets in the breed for the first time. Rachel had an entry of 121
dogs making 133 entries.
BOB and winning the BCC was Ch Adagio Deep Cover To Ranveli (Creme Anglaise’s Pancetta ex
Adagio Outer Space Black) owned by Rob Wheeler. Helen and Luke Johnston’s and Jake Wilson’s
Bambi, Aarminias Dragon Lord of Danluke (Ch Danluke Lord of The Dance JW ex Ch Collooney
Queen of Dragons with Brochinbelle) took his second DCC from Limit. BPIB was Crosscop
Candle in The Wind to Supeta (Ch Falconcrag Another Class ex Ch Crosscop Let It Shine For
Supeta JW OSW), owned by Fiona and Sue Mycroft, Leigh Morris and George Waddell. Jeanie
went onto win the Hound Puppy Group under Ernie Paterson and went onto RBPIS! A great day
for all involved with this young Whippet. BVIB was Hannah Wayman’s dog Speymalt Northern
Star JW (Cobyco Chasing Stars at Scarletfair ex Pipijay Celestial Gaze at Speymalt).
The Crosscop/Supeta Team also won the RBCC with Ch Crosscop Let it Shine for Supeta JW
OSW (Ardencote Star Gazer ex Ch Nothing Compares to You At Crosscop JW). Rob’s Ranveli
Sunshine Man (Ch Mythic Balder Des Plaines Des Bruyeres Avec Ranveli ex Ranveli Sandy
Shores) took the RDCC. BPD was Palmik Prince Arthur (Palmik King Of Clubs JW ex Ch Palmik
Misty Eve JW) owned by Mike Howgate and Yvonne Hull. VB was Nut Toffee of Nevedith
( Nevedith Lfa Lord of The Ring ShCM ex Kaymark Cool for Cats) owned by Editha Newton.
James Winkley Balmer and George Poole had another super day, winning the Eukanuba
Champion Stakes on the day under Ernie Paterson with their Ch Edenwhip Quantum of Solace.
On the final day, Jem topped the list and won the Champion Stakes outright! Congratulations!
Other stakes successes were notched up by Whippets and their owners. Hannah Wayman was
third in the YKC Members Handling Stakes 18-24 Years under Miss M Clarke. George’s and
James’s Edenwhip Can I Be Him was VHC in the Eukanuba Puppy Dog Stakes under Tom
Johnston. Supeta’s Little Darlin’ was first in the Puppy Bitch Stakes and then became the overall
winner, owned by Fiona and Sue.
That we all stayed dry was a miracle considering the force of the rain storms that some exhibitors
drove through on the way to the show. It was wonderful to be back on the benches, we all had
excellent viewing of the judging from the benches and we were certainly away from other breeds
with an excellent spot on the show ground. Driving back along the motorway was accident free
and good time was made on the return trip which must have been welcomed by those that were
caught up in such long delays coming south at the start.
I think some of you may already be aware of the very sad news that has been learnt as it filters
through the ranks of the Whippet fraternity and has recently been posted on social media. Tracey
Hoare of the Tormor affix, passed away peacefully at home last Wednesday morning with her
mother Pauline by her side. A full obituary will appear in Our Dogs and details of the funeral have
just been shared on a post by The Whippet Club. The funeral will be held at 2pm on Wednesday
1st September at St Michael’s Church in Lyneham Wiltshire . The internment will be with Diane at
the cemetery in Curzon Street, Calne, later returning to St Michael’s.
Many will remember when Tracey wisely withdrew from her last judging appointment at LKA
when she knew that she was ill. A very private person who was both stubborn and determined, I
for one will always remember Tracey for her very infectious laugh and the vast knowledge that
Tracey had of pedigrees, she could recall prominent people in the breed that were just faded
images in browned old photos and her diligence in updating records and archives that the rest of
us dip into with such assurance that it will be there for us at a click of a button. A friend to many
and devoted daughter to Pauline, Tracey will be sorely missed by people across a vast expanse of
breeds. Our deepest and most sincere condolences to Pauline at this immeasurably sad time, to a
mother who has lost both her daughters, we can not imagine your grief. Take comfort in the fact
that Tracey will be at a ringside somewhere with good friends and Daphne Raines will once more
be keeping her eye on her for you.
Claire Rishworth

Whippet Breed Notes 4th August 2021
I write these Notes after another cluster of shows, leaving exhibitors and their Whippets in an
exhausted heap with a further duo of shows looming on the not too distant horizon.
The Whippet Club kicked off as hosts this year with the holding of the Joint Whippet Clubs’
Championship Show on the last day of July. Held at the Kennel Club Buildings at Stoneleigh Park,
there were two outside grass rings set up as well as the inside ones in the East Hall.
Liz Cartledge (Ryslip) judged the dogs with Patsy Gilmour (Courthill) judging the bitches and the
ladies drew a combined entry of 188 making 211 entries. I understand that Patsy had decided
that this would be her last appointment, so it must have been quite emotional signing the award
cards at the end.
Although the day started fair and judging took place outside until the lunch break, when the
heavens opened for a short but drenching downpour, the rest of the show took place in the Hall.
Many had wisely set up cages inside to begin with. The tented community had excellent ringside
viewing of all the early classes, but then had the unenviable task of dismantling wet tents at the
end of the proceedings, having to attempt the daunting task of sticking it all back into bags that
seemed to have shrunk in the rain!
BIS and winning her second BCC was Russell Sykes’s Veredon Another Rose ( Ch Falconcrag
Another Class ex Supeta’s The Special One of Veredon). BOS and similarly taking his second
DCC was Silkridge Just Joey (Ch Citycroft High Society JW ex Silkridge Tutti Fruitti) owned by
Colette and Roger Perkins. BPIS was Palmik King Arthur ( Palmik King of Clubs ex Ch Palmik
Misty Eve JW ) owned by Mike Howgate and Yvonne Hull. BVIS was Jackie Whitaker Crosby’s
Mulcair Meerkat Marble JW ShCM ( Int Ch Lanakeshena Love In Motion At Veredon ex Mulcair
Musical Melody JW ShCM ).
Taking the RBCC was Jo Whitehead’s, Rachel Smith’s and Anita Mixidies’s Citycroft Storm In a
Teacup (Railfield Rainmaster JW ex Railfield It’s Raining Over Citycroft) and the Perkins’s
Snowleana Errol Flynn of Silkridge JW ( Ch Falconcrag Another Class ex Silkridge Limelight Over
Snowleana) took the RDCC handled by Roger.
RBPIS was Fiona and Sue Mycroft’s Supeta’s Little Darlin’ ( Veredon Another Valente ex Ger Ch
Shiny Sensation’s Spirit Of Love For Supeta ) and BVD was their Ch Supeta’s Razzalicious JW
ShCM ( Nevedith Lfa Lord of The Ring ShCM ex Ch Supeta’s Bootilicious Babe ShCM ).
We were all finished by early afternoon and many left after their classes knowing that two more
shows were following on in quick succession with just a day’s break between. A well run show as
is usual, the Committee were both welcoming and on hand for help. It was lovely to see the trade
stands there and of course, refreshments were available all day from inside the Hall.
Bath Championship Show held its Hound Day on the Monday on their own grounds at
Bannerdown. Pushed back from its May slot, it did make one wonder if the seasons had slipped!
Although wet weather was forecast, all the time Whippets were in the ring, it was dry with a gentle
breeze.This year we were up at the near corner and had a good spacious ring, well covered for
judge, stewards and the table, with in and out for movement. Ken Andrew was the judge for the
day, awarding Challenge Certificates for the first time in this breed. An entry of 174 dogs making
178 entries was certainly impressive, with 42 entries absent.
BOB and winner of the BCC was Loroli Romancing The Stone (Ch Courtbirch Force of Nature ex
Loroli Lost My Stripes) owned by Lorena Grisoli. Taking his first big green card after 5 RCCs was
Aarminias Luv The Way You Lie ( Brochinbelle My Sunshine ex Shiny Sensation’s Smooth Foxy
Lady) owned by Michelle Place and Ashley Halliday. Two very popular winners if the applause was
anything to go by. BPIB was Palmik King Arthur who then went onto win the Hound Puppy Group
under Mrs R Parry. Congratulations for such a lovely Puppy Group win for the breed. BVIB was
Vanna Leathart’s Ringmore Dalrymple ( Ringmore Danny Deever ex Ringmore Fleur De Lys)
and BSpecB was Shalfeet New Moon Rising at Silverfrith ( Aaniston Celebrity News at Shalfleet
ex Shalfleet Maggie Mae) owned by Elly Bass and Donna Hall. Their Whippet also went onto head
the BSpecB Group judged by Mr D Guy, so again many congratulations for such a lovely win. An
extra bonus for Ken to see two of his dogs gain top honours at the show on the day.
Alayna Allen’s Lolani Mocha Martini at Zoraden ( Ch Zoraden Gingerbread Latte JW ex Danluke
Dance Diva of Lolani ) was the RBCC and Roger’s and Colette’s Silkridge Just Joey took the
RDCC. BVB was Vanessa and John Turnbull’s Turnstone Mamma Mia (Ch Railfield Raindust ex Ch
Spinneyhill Genevieve at Turnstone). BPB was Colette and Roger’s Silkridge Jasmine ( Ch
Citycroft High Society JW ex Ch Silkridge Whispering Grass). Ken was certainly quick and
decisive with his placements and all judging was completed by 1.30pm.
Bath is my local show and certainly one of my favourites. However, on this occasion the row on
row of tents and gazebos made one think that the show was taking place amidst an internment
camp. Massive tents blocked any view of the ring and Whippet people went into a fourth or fifth
row of closely packed gazebos, tents and pop ups with all the show paraphernalia that we travel
with spilling out into the gang ways. Unless one left dogs and circulated carefully, avoiding the
criss cross of intertwined guy ropes to the ringside, nothing could be seen. Much of the
atmosphere generated at a show was lost as exhibitors sat in isolation waiting to hear of
proceedings as other exhibitors made their way back to basecamp. Perhaps if this is to continue,
tents could be pitched according to height so at least some viewing of the judging could be seen.
I cannot see many happy to travel often hundreds of miles to sit, several rows back in a tent,
looking out at another tent, leave to show their dogs and then return, having only witnessed the
judging of the classes entered. Heavy rain, mud and wet canvas might well dampen the showing
ardour of some. We will have to wait and see. Not all will be able to pitch up on the front row at
sparrows on a show day!
In the Stakes Classes Whippets were again successful. In the AV Good Citizen Dog Scheme
under Mr R Allen, Catriona Price’s Railfield Rainomen for Silkdance JW was VHC. In the Eukanuba
Puppy Stakes in the PB Class, the Mycroft ladies’s Supeta Little Darlin’ was second with the
Perkins’s Citycroft Americano with Silkridge VHC. Ch Edenwhip Quantum for Solace owned by
George Poole and James Winkley Balmer won the Eukanuba Special Champion Stakes on the
day. Ms A Handley’s Lawleymoon First Love was second in the Geoffrey Waring Special
Beginners Stakes under Mr R Allen.
The next day at the same venue in exactly the same area, the SWWC held their Championship
Show, postponed from last year. Dull and overcast, the mist burnt off quickly and a hot August
sun blazed down, leaving a few rueing the lack of sun protection the next day if social media
posts are to go by.
The two judges were Jackie Norman ( Jarmane) for the dogs and Pam Marston Pollock
( Falconcrag) for the bitches. An entry of 65 dogs and 64 bitches awaited the ladies, with a total of
153 including numbers for the Special Awards Classes and NFC. Judging started promptly, with
bitches at 9.30am and dogs at 10.00. However, both Pam and Jackie finished together and the
lunch break taken was shortened in time as both wanted to resume quicker.
BIS and winning her final CC to clinch her title was Veredon Another Rose owned by Russell, This
I believe is his first Champion that he has personally owned and campaigned. Congratulations!!
Winning his second CC and BOS was Catriona Price’s Wheelspin Silver Shadow Among
Silkdance JW (Railfield Lone Rainger JW ex Wheelspin Pleasant Fly ). BPIS was Fiona’s and
Sue’s, Leigh Morris’s and George Waddell’s Crosscop Candle in the Wind To Supeta (Ch
Falconcrag Another Class ex Ch Crosscop Let It Shine for Supeta JW OSW) . BVIS was Jackie’s
Mulcair Meerkat Marble JW ShCM.
Lyn Yacoby Wright’s Cobyco City Lights ( Ch Citycroft High Society JW ex Ch Cobyco Candy
Creme ) took the BRCC from Yearling and the DRCC was winner of Open Dog, Ch Runaround
Starman at Stormalong JW ( Railfield Rainicon in Yialousa JW ex Runaround Serenade) owned by
Carol Neale. BPD was Molly McConkey’s Barmoll Blues Singer ( Penbriar Dark Secret at
Mannerpool ex Barmoll Baileys On Ice). BVD was Fletchgate Star Walker ( Bruntsfield Beetle ex
My Black Lass ) owned by Janine Wilkinson.
The Special Awards judge was Rachel Samber (Mithrandir) and her winner of SA Yearling D/B was
Silkridge Yoko Ohno, although owner and number not listed in the catalogue, I think owned by
Roger and Colette and winner of SA Open D/B was Betty Bellamy’s Kandalama Royale.
Many congratulations to the committee for putting on the show and many have expressed their
gratitude and thanks via posts on social media.
There were many new faces at this show and there was a notable absence of a number of the
regulars but with clusters of shows coming up, people are obviously pacing themselves and their
dogs, and of course, it was held on a week day which must make it difficult for some to attend.
Another thing a few of us noted as we were by the ring side was the number of quality dogs in
evidence, owned by newcomers, not all had affixes that were recognisable. However, over all of
these shows, if one logged the age of all the exhibitors and was able to work out an average, two
things are glaringly obvious, one being is that many are mature in years to be kind and secondly,
there are very few true young people evident in the ring, which is not very encouraging for the
future.
Referring to a result from last week’s Notes, Tommy aka Collooney Eye Love to Tease is of
course, at Stonefox! Apologies to Mark and Kathryn Fryer.
Claire Rishworth



Whippet Breed Notes 26th July 2021
Having endured several days of extreme heat it was a joy to have a cooler break up at Harewood
House Estate where the Leeds Championship Show was held over the past few days. However,
the Whippets would have probably preferred just a little warmth of the sun on their backs in the
ring to enhance their day!
We left thunder, lightening and heavy rain behind as we drove north to the show in the very wee
hours of Saturday morning. No gazebos or pop up tents allowed at this venue and although there
was not benching, there was adequate space to set up cages and chairs in the marques provided.
Our judge for the day was Martin Sanders who had attracted an entry of 157 dogs making an
entry of 172 with approximately 24 entries absent.
BOB and winning her all important third BCC on the day was Creme Anglaise’s Vanilla Flavour of
Gwendariff (Creme Anglaise’s Park Me In First ex Graffiti Vanilla of Victoria Gamble) owned by
Diane Stewart-Ritchie, Jan Willem von Akerboom and Kris Van de Schaaf. I believe she was short
listed in the Hound Group under Viv Phillips. The breed’s second new Champion of the year so far.
Congratulations to you all.
Taking his first DCC from the Post Graduate Class, was Collooney Eye Love to Tease (Ch
Collooney Eye Love You At Stonefox ex Ch Collooney Tartan Tease JW ) owned by Kathryn and
Mark Fryer.
BPIB was Sue and Fiona Mycroft’s Supeta’s Little Darlin’ (Veredon Another Valente ex Ger Ch
Shiny Sensation’s Spirt of Love for Supeta ShCM ).
Winning the RBCC was litter sister to Collooney Eye Love to Tease, Collooney Dita Von Tease
owned by David and Yvette Short.
Dan Richard’s Richclass Run For Cover ( Ch Cobyco Chance of A Lifetime ex Richclass Hayley’s
Girl ) was the DRCC. Duke, Aarminias Change The Game ( Aarminias Dragon Lord of Danluke ex
Shiny Sensation’s Smooth Foxy Lady at Aarminais) owned by Miss J Bell and handled by Ashley
Halliday, was BPD.
BV and BVD was Danluke Disco Dancer at Gabledene ( Aus/IR/Ch Collooney Move On Over ex
Ch Danluke Dance of Love) owned by Mrs S Reece who was also second in the Veteran Group
under Mark Cocozza.
BVB was Robert Hooper’s Charuzian Sapphire (Willingwisp Star Legend ex Huntinghill All That
Jazz at Charuzian).
BSPB was Mis A Brew’s Crosscop The Show Must Go On ( Ch Falconcrag Another Class ex Ch
Crosscop Let it Shine For Supeta ) who then was second in the SpB Group under Irene McManus.
Congratulations!
Fiona Mycroft’s, Sue’s, Leigh Morris’s and George Waddell’s Ch Crosscop Let It Shine for Supeta
JW OSW won the Champions Stakes Class on the day and returned to become Runner Up on the
Sunday. Congratulations to all as this means Katy has qualified for the Eukanuba Champion
Stakes Final, so that gives us one Whippet to support in that Competition. The judge was Morray
Armstrong.
Luke Sampson had a great show with his Demi, Shiny Sensation’s For Your Eyes Only To
Dapperdiva, who won both the YKC handling under Dr Ian Gabriel and the YKC AV Hound Stakes
under Irene McManus.
Although the show which is such a firm favourite of so many of us still had a good buzz to it, I feel
that it was just a little quiet. The fact that we were not tented out, most could still the judging as it
took place which was an improvement on some shows held previously. The free flowing of
exhibitors was fluent and though masks were not worn by many, they were still in evidence
hanging out of back pockets or on show bags. The people on the gates and in the car parks were
very helpful and upbeat and we left easily to make the long trek home. I for one will be enjoying
Bath next week, our local show, but will probably be late as it is a mere 20 minutes away!
Mel Sampson asked to to put in the Notes the finding of a gold coloured number “Whippet” Clip.
It was found in the walk ways between Rings 22 and 24 in Tent 4 where JHA, YKC and various
stakes classes were held. Knowing how sentimental we are with clips, leads et al, I am sure
someone out there will be mourning its loss. Please contact Mel if you are the loser!
Claire Rishworth






Whippet Breed Notes 19th July 2021
Just two things to add to last week’s marathon report. Deb Yeates and Laurie Winter own Zoraden
Bright Star BISRC and not as written. Jackie Whitaker Crosby’s Mulcair Meerkat Marble was BVIB
at the E of E Championship Show under Anne Defaye.
The day of The Hound Association’s Championship Show dawned fine with not even the tiniest
wisp of cloud anywhere in the skies.
It was certain lovely to arrive and see everyone setting up outside as we used to do. The rings
were spacious and there was enough room for the tented ones to set up without encroachment
on another’s patch! Lots of space and managed and set out for the best, so full marks to the
Committee for all their efforts in preparation.
The judges for the sexes were replacements for the two overseas judges that had been eagerly
anticipated by many, but were unable to undertake their appointment s due to the travel
arrangements and restrictions with regard to Covid 19. However, a healthy entry was still attracted
of 219 whippets making 224 entries with 19 dog and 30 bitch entries absent on the day. Margaret
Dixon (Millwold) judged the dogs and Cathie Brown (Bluestreak) judged the bitches, both of them
having lost earlier appointments last year.
BOB and winning her 4th BCC from Cathie, was Mary Davis’s new Champion, Collooney Black
Velvet Pasharif (Collooney Black Comet ex Collooney Adorabubble Babe). I believe that the BIS
judge Stewart Mallard had to be called as referee when the ladies agreed to disagree.
Margaret awarded Ch Collooney Eye Love You at Stonefox (Brochinbelle My Sunshine ex Ch
Collooney Eye Candy) the DCC and was BOS, owned by Kathryn and Mark Fryer.
BPIB was Yvonne Hull’s and Mike Howgate’s Palmik King Arthur ( Palmik King Of Clubs JW ex Ch
Palmik Misty Eve JW ) who then went all the way to win the Ho

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  1. Hamilton

    Lovely to read proper breed notes. Its so easy to check the results of dog shows in many places but putting forward ideas for us to 'think about' or agree or disagree with is much more worthwhile. Thank you Claire

  2. Hamilton

    Why can't I leave a wag?

  3. Hamilton

    STILL can't leave a wag!

  4. Ameston

    Your turn of phrase does make me smile!

  5. Ameston

    As ever a great read and particularly so at this challenging time. Thank you Claire.

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