2015/2016 news

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YEAR END RESULTS: Winston (CanCH Hilerica Tigh Na Mara, PR), CWA 2016 #6 (tie) High Combined and #12 (tie).

Dec 17 CWA, GA. TJ (Raybar’s Foolish Heart) completes his 10th CWA race meet to earn his TRP.

Dec 4 Carat (Ortona Diamond Digger) owned by Paul Daenen at the Belgian Whippet Club winter show. Carat was 3rd in a very large open male class under judge Suzanne Oschinski. Photo by Geeraerts Bartje.


Dec 4 Brantford KC, ON. Jack (Hilerica Legal Alien O’Kisharo), at the tender age of 6 months and 6 days went WD/BOW/BOS for his first 2 points under Judge Guy Jeavons, handled by Kelly Chafe and owner Nancy Rose. Way to go!


Dec 3 PAC Agility. Tristan qualified in both of his runs (Master Snooker), with a first and second in his class. So proud of him, he was on fire and whistled through those tunnels. It was so much fun, great to get back to it and enjoy some fun courses. Well done team PAC!


Dec 3 AZ. The reserve Queen is back – Katniss!

Nov 26 AZ. The reserve Queen is back – Katniss!

Nov 20 OR. Karmen qualifies for her first Rally Advanced leg, nice job ladies!

Nov 12 Katniss another 17 bitch major reserve in AZ.

Nov 5 Winston (Hilerica Tigh Na Mara) finished his Canadian Championship with BOW at the Elsie Murray show, under judge Jose Ortiz Guillermo from Mexico. This is the third from the litter to finish.

Oct 29 Louvain, Belgium. Carat (Ortona Diamond Digger) was BOB for his first CAC-CACIB (International) under breed specialist Bart Scheerens (Boxing Helena). Congratulations to owner handler Paul Daenen!

Oct 22 RFF CWA. Winston was bridesmaid to ARX points, and with a third in match, ended up as HIGH COMBINED. Next day, Winston was bridesmaid again and first in the match under Barb Barclay, handled by owner Deborah.

Oct 16 Howard County, Maryland. At 13 months old, Luka was WD, BOW for a 4 point major to finish his American Championship! We are thrilled – Tristan’s first AKC Champion! Congratulations to the Larsen family and breeder Lorraine Burch.


Oct 1 IABCA show, ON. Jack (Hilerica Legal Alien O’Kisharo) was Best Baby Puppy in breed, Best Baby Puppy in Group and went on to Reserve Best Baby Puppy in Show.

Chintimini KC, AKC Coursing in OR. Karmen (Regailia Painted Heart) was BOB for a 4 point major.

Sept 25 Mt Cheam show, Chilliwack. Winston was just shown today, with a BOW for a single.

Sept 24 Prescott shows, AZ. Katniss picked up another major reserve (15 bitches).

Sept 17 Barn Hunt, WA. Tristan qualified in both of his Masters runs, including a 4th in class at just over 2 minutes! 3 Qs in a row, so pleased. Photo by Laurie Moon.


Sept 14 We welcome a special litter, born in Lithuania, bred by Toma Simonaityté. Tristan x Tika.


Sept 10 Skaha show. Mars is back in the ring, owner handled by Aaryn, with BOW. Great job!

Sept 6 We proudly welcome Tristan grandkids to the world – 2 boys and 3 girls, out of Zarina by Loimu. Whippet Archives pedigree
2 boys and 3 girls in various shades of red. Both boys intact.


Sept 2 We welcome Tristan and Adele’s litter in Oregon, USA – 3 boys and 4 girls. Such beauties.
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Aug 26 Barn Hunt, WA. Tristan is back in the ring after months off. He qualified for his first leg in Master level. He also went, untrained, to the exit when he knew there weren’t any more rats to be found. The judge said she talks about him in her judges classes, as she hasn’t seen such a good working sighthound.

Aug 26 FCI Euro Sighthound Show 2016. Carat (Ortona Diamond Digger) was second in Intermediate class, handled by owner Paul Daenen.

Aug 18 Tanzy and Smoke are 10 years today!!

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Aug 6 WWW Hound shows, WA. Salem (Ortona Bubble Witch) placed 2nd in a huge BBE class under Stephen Wailes. Very pleased as the judge stated this was the best class all day! Later the same day, Salem won the BBE class under Debbie Petersen and also best bred by Whippet at the hound show. Way to go girls!

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July 31 – Aug 3 Winston (Hilerica Tigh Na Mara) also joined us for some shows this week. It was his all breed show debut and I was very happy to show him to RWD, WD, BOB and BOB/Group 4 for a total of 7 points. Photo by Gale Lyttle.Screen Shot 2016-08-05 at 4.57.18 PM

July 30 – Aug 1 Campbell River shows. Karmen did very well – show #1, she was WB/BOW/BOB for 3 points, show #2 BOW/BOB and Group Second for 4 points under judge William Byrne (pictured), and show #3 BOW/BOS (9 points in 3 shows) to finish her Canadian Championship. Thank you D’Gaye for getting her previous points and for letting your beautiful and powerful moving girl join us in Canada again.

Karmen is now CanCh Regalia Painted Heart, SC, RN, CGC

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July 15 AWC Midwest Specialty, OH. BEST IN SWEEPSTAKES for Luka (Jetstream Tapestry’s Red Mesa) owned by Heather Larsen, and handled by Grace Larsen, in an entry of 23 puppies present. Thank you judge Kristen Fredericks. They followed it up with Reserve Winners Dog at the Midwest Specialty under Doug Broadfoot.

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Luka also won the Puppy Group in Maryland, after going Best Puppy under breeder judge Dr. Barbara Henderson.

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July 7 AWC Western Regional Specialty, CA. Under Claire Newcombe, CC (Ortona Candy Crush at Runners) went RWB to a 5 point major with 33 bitches present. wow! Congrats to Sharon Miller and owner/handler Christy Nelson.

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Vernon shows, BC. Mars (Jetstream Marsanne Veraison) was owner handled to another point.

Brother Luka went Puppy Group 1 in VA.

July 3 RFF CWA. Djinn (CanCH Forgetmenot Tonic and Djinn, DPC, TRP, PR, RATI) finished his 10th adult meet for his TRP Title of Racing Proficency and DPC Dual Purpose Championship. Half brother Winston picks up another ARX point and was 4th in meet.

July 2 NWCC National Specialty show, BC. Tristan is Best Stud Dog, and son Alaska makes it down to a cut of just 2 males in Specials. Pauline, your Alaska looked gorgeous! Smoke (multi titled Ch. Swiftsure Cameroon, FCh) was Best Lure Coursing Class.


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June 26/27 Marco and I had a fun weekend in Merritt and attending the cozy Nicola Valley shows on Sunday and Monday.

I had the pleasure of showing 9 month old Marsanne (Jetstream Marsanne Veraison) to WD/BOW/BOB (no specials) in the first show for 3 points, and BOW/BOB and Best Puppy in Group at the second show, to gain half his points toward his Canadian Ch.

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June 12 RFF CWA meet. Winston places 5th in tough competition, and a 4th in match.

May 22 Mattaponi CK show, Manassas, VA. Luka WD/BOS over a Special from 6 – 9 class for another 2 points, handled by owner Heather Larsen.

Karmen was first in Open coursing for another 2 points in OR. Nice!

May 21 Barn Hunt, WA. Yvaine qualified with a third in division to complete her RATN. Nice for a pup that just turned 8 months! Her qualification included a First/High in Class, second and third.

May 15 RFF CWA, Abbotsford. Winston (Hilerica Tigh Na Mara) finished his third race meet with his third Second in meet, gaining the top 4 ARX points and 2 NARX points. This also completed his first racing title PR. So happy for the Bouwmans!

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Our 3 day drive there was fairly uneventful, meeting up in Oregon and travelling together after that. A lot of laughs and miles. We did see some amusing signs along the way, including an ad for a hotel that boasted “Bathrooms that are safe”. And the billboard that had a 3D cow nailing up the billboard with the words “Eat more Chikin”. And the road signs that were stacked together with “Cemetery Road” above “Dead End”.

It seems that we alarmed a couple staying in the same hotel on the way home. She had a small fluffy white dog, and when she saw us with four whippets, scooped up her dog and whispered loudly to her partner, “There are PIT BULLS staying here!”. She would pull the curtains aside and watch us when we were walking the dogs, and scoot inside her room if we came down the hall. So we decided to play along, and when in earshot, made sure we told “Killer” and “Harley” that we would let them keep their muzzles off if they were good.

Another interesting rest stop included a toilet that needed an exorcism as it kept flushing on its own.

One hotel on the trip had something we had never seen before. A pancake machine. Press a button, wait a minute or so, and a couple of mini pancakes come rolling out the end. We thought this would be neat to have at home. Then read the side of the machine that said “You know you want this at home!”

We had an oh-oh moment when nearing LA, when the GPS system magically switched from English to Spanish.

It was nice to see all the lovely dogs entered in the show and congratulate all the dogs that showed and were handled beautifully. Saw and bought some lovely items from the vendors. The grounds were quite beautiful with blooming roses and greenery and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Wildlife included many, many whippets, birds, snails, butterflies and small lizards.

Tristan turned 5 years old over the week, and his kids had a nice week. It was fantastic to watch D’Gaye and her Karmen (Regalia Painted Heart) qualify in Rally Novice to complete her RN title at the National, with a score of 97, the overall second highest Rally score. What a great team.

Yvaine (Jetstream Tryst at Stormhold) had fun in Futurity and showed her heart out, ending up being the youngest as the only 6 – 8 month entered, and received a nice ribbon and medallion. She also passed her CGC test, such a good girl.

Tristan was only entered in Stud Dog class, and we were thrilled with a fourth placement under judge Susie Osburn. Thank you to Christy Nelson and Rhonda Gifford for handling your beautiful girls.

Katniss (Multi BIMBS UKC CH Regalia Where The Heart Is) did us proud by making the cut in a very high quality entry in Bred By, handled by Rhonda.

Fawn beauty CC (Ortona Candy Crush at Runners) was handled beautifully by Christy to a third placement in her class, and the fawn princess Precious (Regalia Gilded Heart Of Raybar) placed fourth. I was so happy to meet the Arizona girls Katniss, Precious and Devon for the first time.

We are also very grateful to D’Gaye and Cathryn Day for adopting Tristan over the week so he could hang out with girls not in season. He was quite disappointed that his new best friends couldn’t come back home with us.

Photo of Katniss, Devon and Precious, by Cindy Hatcher.

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Apr 23/24 Luka’s third weekend out at 7 months and went WD/BOS over a Special/BOBOH/OH Group 1 under Keke Kahn, then next day WD/BOW/BOB/BOBOH under Dana Cline. Way to go!

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Apr 17 We had fun back at Barn Hunt today, with Yvaine’s second trial day in Novice, and she was the entertainment of the morning. She blasted through the tunnel twice, doing laps, skidding and sliding around on loose hay, saying hello to ring crew, and still managed to indicate the rat in record time. 37.81 seconds to be exact, which awarded her overall High in Class in Novice, finishing a full minute under the next qualifier (we are allowed 2 minutes). Very pleased as she just turned 7 months.

Daddy dog Tristan hurt a toe last week so unfortunately wasn’t able to play, so we’ll look forward to it later this year.

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Apr 16/17 Moses Lake, WA. Ortona Bubble Witch WB for a point under Tim Doxtater and Francine Schwartz. Good girl Salem!

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Apr 9 Today was the first RFF CWA meet of the year, and it was a great one. A lot of lovely running dogs, FTEs, terrific food and perfect weather. Congratulations to a great group of running dogs and a thank you RFF for all the hard work involved.

Super pleased for owners Deborah and Rick Bouwman and breeders Carole and Darien Adley for Winston (Hilerica Tigh Na Mara) finishing his second full race meet with another Second in meet, gaining the top ARX points and 2 NARX points. Then went on to place First in the match to end the day with High Combined.

Mar 27 Chilliwack, BC. Karmen was BOW for her first Canadian points.

Mar 20 IABCA shows, WA. Karmen (Regalia Painted Heart) went Group 3 at two of the  shows, and gained her IABCA Intl.Ch.

Mar 19 WA Barn Hunt. First trial since the fall, and Yvaine gained a leg in Novice at 6 months and 6 days of age, with a second in division. The judge commented that she was having a party in the rat ring lol. Daddy dog Tristan gets his last leg to complete his Barn Hunt Senior (RATS) – first Canadian whippet with the title, and 8th whippet overall. On our way home, the border crossing guard peered inside the car into the crates and announced “they look pooped”. It was a long but happy day.

Mar 18 York, PA at the Whippet Supported entry under John Arvin, Tristan x Cheekie son Luka (Jetstream Tapestry’s Red Mesa) was WD, BOW, Best Owner/handler, Best Puppy, and Puppy Group 1 for a 5 point major! wow. 6 months and 5 days old! Huge congratulations to Grace and Heather Larsen and breeder Lorraine Burch. Large entries of 14-29 class dogs. Judges’ comment: “blown away by this puppy and knew the minute he walked into the ring that every other dog was going to have to live up to him – and none of them did!”

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Mar 13 Seattle, WA. Yvaine’s debut resulted in a Reserve Winners bitch at exactly 6 months of age. So pleased with our girl! Brother Luka had the same result on the other side of the continent.

Feb 26 Albany, OR show. Thrilled for D’Gaye Findlay and her beautiful Karmen (Regalia Painted Heart), who was owner handled to WB for her first points today in Albany, under judge Betty-Anne Stenmark.

Feb 13 GRR CWA – TJ had his best score to date, with 3 out of 4 runs in the high point races. He was the bridesmaid to ARX points – congrats Cindy Hatcher! Next day was a second in match for another DPC leg.

Yvaine is 5 months today

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Feb 4 Arizona Whippet Assoc Specialty, AZ. Under judge Al Miniero, CC (Ortona Candy Crush at Runners) went WB for her first major (3 points), handled by owner Christy Nelson, owned by Sharon Miller. A lovely 19 bitch entry. Two other days, under Thomas Kirstein and Linda Zaworski, half sister Katniss (Regalia Where the Heart Is) went RWB (to majors) under large bitch entries. So proud of you girls!

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Jan 31 TJ went Reserve to a 4 point major under breeder judge Joan Goldstein in PA.

Jan 29 Right on schedule – we are happy to welcome Tristan’s first grandkids, in Virginia! Congratulations to Cathy Richmond-Williams on her TJ (Raybar’s Foolish Heart) x Spex litter of 8 (4 boys and 4 girls) in fawns and reds. First litter ever sired by a Raybar dog with no brindles.

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Jan 10 Caleb is Best Junior at Sporting Group Fun Match, AK, with Saga (Ortona Hidden Stories). Way to go!

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Happy New Year! We received a lovely note from an owner that we matched up with a rehomed whippet:
We just want to thank you again for helping us find Piper a year ago when we were looking for a second Whippet.

She has been such a blessing to our home. It was one of the best things for our other whippet Savanah.
We can’t thank you enough.. P & J

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Tristan had 5 new Canadian Champions this year – Zarina, Loki, Thias, Djinn and Watson (Hilerica Tofino), who was #11 coursing whippet in Canada in limited comparable trials. His daughter Katniss had back to back UKC Best in Shows.

Dec 11/12 GRR CWA, Georgia. TJ finished his first racing title PR (congrats to Cindy on your first CWA titlist!) and places in the match on Saturday.

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Dec 5 UKC show, AZ. Devon (Regalia Straight from the Heart) went Group 2nd both shows, owner handled by Rhonda.

Nov 28, 29 Yuma show, AZ. Only entered these days, Katniss WB for 2 points under breeder judge Lori Nelson, owner handled by Rhonda. Next day, WB again for 2 more points!

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Nov 20, 23 Owner Carole Adley handles Watson (Hilerica Tofino) to his Canadian Championship with two BOW (a 3 and 2 point win)! Watson is the second champion from this half race/show litter.

Nov 16 Today we brought home our new addition, Tristan x Cheekie daughter Yvaine. Thank you to Lorraine Burch for our wonderful girl!

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Nov 19 Tucson show, AZ. Katniss picked up her first Am Ch point. The previous day, she had a 4 point major reserve.

Nov 14 Roseburg, OR. Karmen (Regalia Painted Heart) qualified in 2 Rally Novice – congrats D’Gaye!

Oct 31/Nov 1 UKC Caliente All breed show – Katniss (Regalia Where the Heart Is) won hound group both shows saturday, and back to back BEST IN SHOWS on Sunday. Kat is now a Multi BIMBS UKC Champion.

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Half sister CC (Ortona Candy Crush at Runners) tried her first coursing trial and QC’d.

Oct 24 Barn Hunt, Bellingham. Tristan Q’s another leg in Senior the last trial of the year. Nicely done with a second in class and a minute under time.

Oct 18 Port Alberni show, Van Island. Watson (Hilerica Tofino) WD, BOW and BOB, handled by owner Carole Adley.

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Sept 26 RFF CWA, Abbotsford. Djinn was Top 10 and split an ARX point with 2 others. He completed his first racing title PR. Next day he placed third in the match under Barb Turpin.

TriCities show – the only day with points available, Salem (Ortona Bubble Witch) was BOW for her first point.

Sighthound Specialty, Germany – Carat (Ortona Diamond Digger) was 2nd in a strong junior class of 6, with a Reserve CAC Junior class, showing very well and with confidence at his very first show. Well done to owner Paul!

Sighthound Club of BC – Alaska (GCh Ocean’s Mars Midnight) certified in coursing today, running beautifully.

Sept 26 AKC lure coursing – Karmen (Regalia’s Painted Heart) placed 2nd at chintimini kennel club.

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Sept 19 GRR CWA, Georgia. TJ (Raybar’s Foolish Heart) is top 10 in an entry of 34 and picks up half an ARX point! He follows it up with a First in match of 17 for another DPC credit.

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Sept 13 MFAC agility, abbotsford. Tristan’s first AAC trial of the year, and a Q in Advanced Snooker now moves him up to his first Master level.

Sept 13 Tristan is passing out cigars – congratulations to Lorraine Burch of Jetstream Whippets and Cheekie on the arrival of 10 beautiful pups – 4 males and 6 females!

Sept 6 Albany show, OR. Karmen has been shown very lightly, and went Reserve under Richard Lopaschuk. Congratulations to owner/handler D’Gaye!

Aug 22 Barn Hunt, WA. Djinn passed his first attempt at Barn Hunt with the instinct test (RATI). He followed it up with 2 successful Novice legs and 2 Second placements with Laura handling. Aug 23 Djinn ran RFF CWA and placed 6th overall, for his first ARX point. He followed that up with a second in Match, handled by Jennifer Szabo. Great weekend, Djinn!

Aug 8 CK Club AKC Coursing, OR. Karmen (Regalia Painted Heart) had a strong showing and good scores in tough whippet competition, tieing for 3rd 4th and 5th behind a 4 point major, forfeiting as she gained her QC (Qualified Courser).

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Aug 3 – 6 Campbell River Dog Fanciers and Glacier View, BC. We had a wonderful time on Vancouver Island attending a few small dog shows – the two Tristlets shown did well. Loki (Ocean’s Carissima) enjoyed his ferry rides and did us proud with a RWD (to his half brother) and two WD (no class bitches), finishing his Canadian Championship under Australian judge Joanne Sewell. Loki is a VERY enthusiastic show dog and kept me on my toes:)  He is the third Can CH from the Tristan x Palace litter.

Another pleasant part of attending the small shows on the Island trip was watching Zarina’s littermate, the very athletic Watson (Hilerica Tofino) in the ring with breeder/owner/handler Carole Adley. He was WD 3 of the 4 days entered, and RWD the other day. Watson went Group 3 one day under Richard Fehler – what a nice compliment to a half race/show combination.

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July 23 Alaska Hound Group Assoc specialty, AK. What an incredible weekend in AK for junior handler Caleb Welch and Tristan x Junie daughter Saga (Ortona Hidden Stories). We are so proud of them – to start off at the AK Hound Specialty, Saga was WB/BOW/Best Puppy and Best Puppy in Hound Specialty for a 4 point major, again went WB, and then Sunday WB/BOB over Specials for a 5 point major under judge Dana Cline! Saga turned 10 months old for this very last show of the season. 11 points in one weekend! We are thrilled for Caleb, Stephanie and all of their wonderful support team.

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July 11 Kenai Kennel Club show, AK. Saga gets her first point with Caleb handling!

July 4/5 Great job to the Lower Mainland Whippet Assoc and Whippet Club of BC members in pulling together a fun and memorable weekend of Whippet Specialty shows despite some record breaking heat temps. Congratulations to all those that did well, and it was wonderful to catch up with those who make it a yearly trip.

At our end, Tristan and his kids had a nice day at the WCOBC Specialty under breeder judge Mr. Charles Roberts.

Handsome Djinn (Forgetmenot Tonic and Djinn) was WD in a lovely entry of 17 class males. We were thrilled to receive the award to finish his Canadian Championship (NEW Can CH!) with a 5 point win.

Salem (Ortona Bubble Witch) did our lovely house guest and breeder/owner/handler Linne Wagner proud with Reserve WB and Best Puppy in Specialty (at both the WCOBC and NWCC Regional Specialties). Mama Junie was Select bitch at the Regional.

Tristan was Select Dog – thank you so much to Linda Buchholz for handling him on such short notice.

Watson (Hilerica Tofino) was second in a class of 6 in Coursing Class. I haven’t seen him since he was 8 weeks old, so was very fun showing him.

Djinn at 18 months – WD at Whippet Club of BC Specialty

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Salem at 9 months – RWB and Best Puppy in 2 Specialties

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June 27 Barn Hunt Bellingham, WA. We attended our third Barn Hunt trial weekend, and Tristan gained a leg in Senior level, with a Second in his division, and Second fastest qualifying run in Senior. The next day, Tanz gained a second leg in Novice, with a Second in division and Second fastest qualifying run in Novice.

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Kenai Kennel Club, AK. Saga (Ortona Hidden Stories) went Reserve WB under Pat Trotter. His junior handler went first in Junior Open Intermediate – way to go! The next day was a repeat performance under Charles Trotter.

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June 13 Cascade Hound Specialty, OR. At the Hound show under Mrs. Nancy Leising, Salem (Ortona Bubble Witch) was BOB in Puppy Sweeps from the 6 – 9 month class, and on to GROUP 2nd in the Hound show puppy sweeps! Way to go!! She did a repeat performance the next day at the second hound show with another BOB in Puppy Sweeps. Congrats to breeder/owner/handler Linné Wagner!

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Also Happy 2nd birthday to Zarina, Winston and Watson! Zarina celebrated by having fun at race practice..  Photo by Allan Bargain

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June 6/7 Vancouver Island Lure Coursing. Watson (Hilerica Tofino) was BOB both days at the coursing trial. Way to go! Congrats to breeder Carole Adley and co-owner Brenda Gaff.

June 5 Auld Lang show, Chilliwack. We are very pleased to announce NEW Canadian Champion Thias! He was WD to finish today.

It was a rough road with him breaking his leg almost one year ago when he was 6 months of age, but he healed exceptionally well, and shown sparingly in the 12 – 18 class, he almost had a clean sweep in the show ring – other than one reserve, he was WD or better in every show entered.

Thank you Shivaun and family for all your hard work in the rehabilitation and care for Thias – we couldn’t have done it without you!

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May 23/24 Barn Hunt Bellingham, WA. We attended our second Barn Hunt trial weekend, and had ratfastic results LOL.
Entering Open level for the first time, Tristan qualified in 3 runs to finish his Open title RATO! Not only did he have 3 placements in his division (first, second and third), he was HIGH in Trial in Open in one trial (awarded to the fastest dog out of all heights in the Open entries)! He is only the 9th whippet in North America with this title.

According to the stats, Tristan is the first and only Canadian whippet with a Barn Hunt title.

Tanzy was entered for the first time, and she passed her RATI Instinct test as well as a leg in Novice. Not bad for our 8.5 year old..  she finds pleasure in indicating each and every tube, rat or not, so will need more time to figure out her cues.

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May 23/24 Georgia Rag Racing CWA race. TJ (Raybar’s Foolish Heart) completed his first 2 adult meets, with a THIRD and FORTH placement in the match. Way to go Cindy and TJ! Photo by Sandra Willis.

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May 17 Alaska Kennel Club, Anchorage. At the Match, Saga (Ortona Hidden Stories) went Best in Puppy Hound Group at 8 months old. Photo by Holly Lewis.

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May 16/17 Mt Baker show, WA.  Decided to enter Tristan as the show is so close. His first all breed show as a Special and he picked up 2 Grand Ch points.

May 9/10 CWA meet, Abbotsford. WOW! What a fantastic day at the RFF race meet. Winston (Hilerica Tigh Na Mara) finished his first full race meet with a SECOND in meet! With high quality competition and an entry of 27, we are thrilled with his respectable 18 point finish, and his 4 ARX and 2 NARX points. Winston (Tristan x Padme) is owned by Deborah Bouwman.

Djinn (Tristan x Kiwi) did us proud, finishing his second meet and placing First in the show match, for his first DPC credit. Very happy for owners Dan Mason and Vanessa Giddings!

Next day, just Djinn at the races, and is shown by his owner for the first time, to a Fourth placement in the match. Great job Vanessa!

Photo of Winston by the talented Allen Bargain

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Photo by Lorraine Andrusiak

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Apr 29 Tristan footage was used as a ‘clue’ on the game show “Jeopardy”. So fun!

Apr 19 – 26 American Whippet Club National Specialty, Wisconsin. I didn’t take any dogs, so was able to enjoy seeing hundreds of beautiful whippets and enjoy time with new and old friends.

Tristan x Harper Lee son TJ (Raybar’s Foolish Heart) was shown wonderfully in Bred By by his owner/breeder Cindy Hatcher.

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Apr 12 We lovingly give farewells to Carat (Ortona Diamond Digger), who now resides in Belgium in a wonderful show home.

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Apr 3 Aristocrat Hound Specialty, Chilliwack. First time in the ring this year, and Djinn went WD at the Specialty under judge Dr R Indeglia.

The next day was his CWA racing debut as a B dog, and he finished his first race with a respectable 10 points and High Score First Time Entered. Good job Djinn!

Sunday Thias went WD for a single at the Renaissance show under Mr L Teixeira, Portugal. 5 shows and 5 sets of points..

Mar 27/28 Oceanside show, Cloverdale. A lovely debut for Titan (Ortona Monster Fever) from the Tristan x Junie litter. Titan’s first show at 6 months and a day old in Cloverdale, with Winners Dog, BOW, BOB over Specials, and Best Puppy! Judge Dr. Jakkal from Hungary commented on his lovely footfall. Mama Junie (Can NSBIS Ortona Junie B. Jones) was WB/BOS over specials.

The next day, Titan went WD/BP, and is now halfway to his Can Ch. Junie BOW.

Thias (Ocean’s Burnt Almond) was only entered the last day and handled by myself, and went WD – 4 shows and 4 sets of points. Junie BOW to finish her Canadian Championship. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Linné!

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Mar 21/22 Barn Hunt trial, WA. Tristan rocked the rat ring this weekend : ) Attended our first Barn Hunt trial this weekend, and Tristan passed his RATI Instinct test and went on to qualify in his Novice runs for his RATN, finishing with a 4th placement, to finish his 20th title. He loved it, pulling me toward the barn, front legs ourstretched in his usual Zombie style. Absurdly pleased that he didn’t lift his leg once on the hay bales, he was too busy working. Something new for me, with scentwork and learning to read indication signals.

“Here’s the rat, mom!”

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Mar 14 UKC show, AZ. Katniss shown today by Rhonda, with a Best Female and a Reserve Female. 5 month old CC (Ortona Candy Crush at Runners) had a wonderful show debut – Reserve Best Puppy in Multi-Breed fun match! Congratulations, girls!

~ CC photo by Sharon Miller

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Mar 7/8 Mt Vernon NADAC trial. It was nice to get back to agility after a long winter off. Saturday was a good warm up for Sunday’s success with Tristan – 2 runs, 2 Qs and 2 titles. Intro Regular IAC (only Q in Intro) and Novice Tunnelers TN-N. Very proud of our boy.

Meanwhile, Djinn is learning the ropes at race practice. Photo by Sheri Bakes.

Djinn beautiful racing

Feb 26 Arizona Whippet Assoc Specialty Sweeps – Katniss (Regalia Where The Heart Is) BOS in Sweeps under judge Daniel Lockhart, handled by co-owner Rhonda Williams.

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Feb 22 Very excited to announce that the athletic Zarina (Tristan x Padme – Hilerica Saturna) is a new Canadian Champion! She finished at the Mt Cheam shows with a BOW on Sunday. Very proud of this half race-bred bitch.

We thank all the supportive ringside, we really appreciate it.
Congratulations breeders Carole Adley and Darien Adley on Padme’s first champion!

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Thias’ brother Loki (Ocean’s Carrisima) went WD today as well.

Feb 20 Mt Cheam show, Chilliwack. Showed Thias (Ocean’s Burnt Almond) to WD/BOW/BOB (Specials absent)! He has been shown 3 times and has 3 sets of points. Zarina went WB for another point.

Feb 1 Alaska, USA. 18 week baby Saga (Ortona Hidden Stories), passed her Rat Novice Barn hunt match test. Good girl!

Jan 18 Oakridge, TN. Cindy Hatcher showed TJ (Raybar’s Foolish Heart) to WD/BOW in the Bred-By-Exhibitor class for his first 2 points. Congrats Cindy and TJ!

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Jan 10/11Kachina KC, Glendale, AZ. Rhonda Gifford showed Katniss (Regalia Where The Heart Is) to first in Bred-By-Exhibitor class on Saturday and Precious (Regalia Gilded Heart of Raybar) won her Bred-by-Exhibitor class on Sunday, was also Best Bred By and went on to a 4th place in the Bred By Group under judge Pat Trotter! Proud of our girls!

Photo of Precious by Deb Martino

Lucy ‘relaxing’ in the snow during a visit with us.