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Sep 15 Dustyn ADP-L3.
Sep 14/15 Western Gazehound coursing, Langley. Grandpuppy Zoleen (Stormhold Zarina Zoleen) was 2nd, then BOB at her first official coursing event, to pick up 2/3 of points toward her field championship.
Sep 10 Dustyn Trick Dog Champion! TDCH
Sep 9 Dustyn Parkour Dog in Training PKD-T (for dogs under 18 months).
Sep 8 Mars finished his Canadian Field Championship FCH – way to go!
Sep 8 Dustyn CKC Scent Detection Novice SDN for his 10th title at 10 months old.
Sep 7 Bellingham Hound Specialty, WA. Dustyn just entered today and was RWD.
Sep 7/8 Maeve picked up 2 more points.
Sister Mouse passed her first Rally leg with a 96!
Sep 7/8 Celeste was BOB/BEST IN GROUP at 10.5 months age under Ms Phegan, then onto BEST PUPPY IN SHOW. She also snagged another Puppy in Group and a second in sweeps the next day.
Sep 5 Dustyn Trick Dog Expert ETD.
Aug 31 Cee (Domino Neon Carrot) was WD/BOW/BOS at the QUEON Sighthound Specialty to finish his CanCH. Tristan’s 15th CanCH.
Aug 31 Coursing, Utah. Tess (Crossfyre Anasazi Testarossa) was BOB for a 3 pt coursing major. She won the Open class the next day.
Aug 31 Celeste (Whiparoo Heaven Can Wait) was WB/BOB and Group 2 for CC points, then WB, Group 2 again. Way to go breeder handler Shari!
Aug 31 Dustyn went 3/3 at his first SDDA scent work trial, to complete his Started title with Special designation SD-S (SP).
Aug 31 Maeve picked up a reserve to a major.
Aug 30 Dustyn Trick Dog Advanced ATD.
Aug 25 Cee was High in Trial in his first outdoor obedience. Way to go Cee and Kate!
Aug 24 Langley, BC. Mars finished his Sprinter title S (500 points).
Aug 18 Wachusett KC, MA. Joy was WB/OHBOB for another single under Michael Faulkner.
Aug 16 Dustyn finished his Trick Dog Intermediate ITD.
Aug 12 Greater Racine KC, WI. Rowan was WD for a single under Marjorie Martorella.
Aug 3 WWWA Whippet Specialty. Toro (Chelsea Madrid) was WD/BOW for a 3 pt major under breeder judge Robin Barry. Huge congratulations to owner/breeder Kim Newell!
July 26-28 Cook Inlet shows, AK. Saga picked up 2 BOB and 2 BOS for 14 GCh points.
July 28 Ratatat Barn Hunt, Snohomish. Dustyn had his Barn Hunt debut and passed his Instinct RATI test, and got a leg in novice with a second place.
July 27 Saga Rally Novice RN.
July 27 Another major accomplishment checked off today for Tristan – new Sporting Detection Champion!
Tristan’s last trial run finished his excellent title, and today’s run completed his scent work SDDA SD-CH. It was sketchy when we did the walk through and there was a rabbit right next to the search area, but thankfully it disappeared in time for our run. I believe there was only 1 other dog to qualify in Excellent Exteriors today.
We enjoyed the fabulous venue today chosen by K9 Scentinels, and the lovely rosette.
So pleased with the continued effort he put into a most fun and challenging sport.
After this, we were off to the Western Gazehound Specialty in Surrey, where Dustyn was Select Dog under Roberta Parish.
July 27 Providence County KC, RI. Joy was WB/BOS for another point under Paula Hartinger.
July 26 WY. Maeve was BOB for a 5 pt major under Dana Cline.
July 17 Our beloved Tanzy
CanCH, AltCH, AC Swiftsure Tanzania AgNJ, FCH, RATI, PR, TRP, DPC, SR
Aug 18, 2006 – July 17, 2019
Tanzy was my very first dog, and a week later we knew she needed her brother to be happy when we weren’t there. She took good care of her brother. She had a lot of personality and would always have her place at the head of the pack. She had a bubble around her that puppies and young dogs knew not to enter. A look was all it took, much to our amusement. Even so, often she would be the one that guest dogs would cuddle up to first.
She was a master at the bait and switch when she wanted others’ toys or treats.
She loved her beach runs and the great outdoor hikes we shared. Crunching crabs and digging at shells at the beach.
She loved to explore her yard, and would see her trotting across the yard with her catch of the day, often a mole.
She would roo roo when I came home, tail wagging. She was quiet and sweet, never asking for anything except to be with you.
Many thanks to Linda and Steve for giving us some of the best memories of our lives.
I don’t know how I could get through this without Marco. He is strong when I can’t be.
Fly to the angels, sweet Tanzy. Smokey is waiting for you.
July 12 Our beloved Smokey
CanCh, FCh Swiftsure Cameroon DPC, TRPX, PR4, SR, OTR, MADC, MJDC, MSDC, VBA, ExSt Bronze, ExJ Bronze, ExSn Bronze, AGDC, AGI, AGIJ, OJP, NAP, RE, CRNMCL, AmRN, RATI, RATN, CGN, CGC
Aug 18, 2006 – July 12, 2019
Our hearts are broken with the loss of Smoke. He and his sister were my first dogs, and he taught us so many things about the world of dogs. We made so many new and valued friends.
He would willingly do all things with us. We experimented in agility and went on to great accomplishments there. He loved to work with his people.
Smoke was known for being a wild tiger at the boxes when racing. Later on, he was known for picking his own blackberries, getting up in the middle of the night to do his rounds in case someone left the dog food pantry door open, and waiting impatiently for Marco to get him to the truck for his nightly Tim Horton’s drive.
I am very grateful to have Rhonda and Linné here to help Marco and I get through this. We are also very thankful to the comfort offered this weekend. Thank you to Linda and Steve for entrusting us with a very special boy.
Smoke. Sweet. Kind. Gentle.
As a friend once said, ‘to know Smoke is to love Smoke’.
We will miss you terribly, dear Smoke. I will envision you just like this, wrapped in love.
July 12 – 14 NWCC National Specialty weekend, Abbotsford. We were grateful for the distraction of the Canadian National Specialty and associated Specialties this weekend. Still a little overcome about our boy Dustyn and the recognition he received at each show.
At just 8 months old, Dustyn finished his Canadian Championship in 2 days/3 shows/4 entries.
This weekend, at the morning WCOBC Specialty, he was WD for 4 points / Best Puppy in Specialty under Dr. Lisa Costello.
At the afternoon NWCC Regional Specialty, he was WD for 4 points / Best Puppy / AOM under Tracy Hite, to finish his Can CH.
On Saturday he was awarded Best Puppy at the Canadian National Specialty under Ake Cronander.
On Sunday at the LMWA Specialty, he was awarded Select Dog for 5 GCH points under Judy Lowther.
My eternal thanks to Shari and Paul for entrusting us with our super fun young man.
Many thanks to the show committee that put on another spectacular event with wonderful prizes, food and amazing auction donations. I so enjoyed meeting with whippeteers that have never visited before, and catching up with many others.
Dustyn is now titled in Conformation, Trick Dog and Parkour, GCH majored, and majored in AKC conformation.
Maeve (Crossfyre Angels Landing at Anlan) was WB/BOW under Lisa Costello.
Zarina (CanCH Hilerica Saturna) was BOB Altered under Lisa Costello and Judy Lowther, and WB Altered at the National, picking up 6 points.
Winston (CanCH Hilerica Tigh Na Mara ARX, DPCX, TRP, PR) was also awarded Select Dog under Lisa Costello in the only show entered as a Special, with many thanks to Linné Wagner for handling him. He was Second in the Racing class at the National.
July 11 Phantom (Whiparoo Mischief in Heaven) finished Trick Novice NTD.
July 9 Dustyn finished his level 1 All Dogs Parkour ADP-L1 at 8 months.
July 4 Baby Tatum (Hamrya’s Desert Jewel) was BOB in her 4-6 class and went on to win a Hound Group 2.
June 30 Mt. Bachelor show, OR. Toro was WD/BOW.
June 29 Nicola Valley KC, Merritt. Dustyn attended his first official Canadian shows, with zero other class dogs and some Specials. He was BOB over Specials and Group 3, for 3 points under Mr. Michael Hill.
June 28 Rowan was BOW under Judith Brown.
June 22 Mid-Hudson Kennel Assoc, NY. Joy picks up another point under Priscilla Gabosch. Baby puppy Puffin was Best Baby Puppy and Baby Puppy Group 3.
June 18 OR Mouse (Crossfyre Fiery Furnace) got her CGC title. Good girl!
June 15 CWA race meet. Rowan has another good day, picking up 2 more ARX points and First in Match.
June 15 RMBC AKC lure trial. Maeve was BOB at her first trial.
June 14/ 15 Hillsboro, OR. Cascade specialties. Dustyn enjoyed his first Specialty shows, and he took the travelling, hotel stay and shows all in stride.
They were his first outdoor shows, only entered on Friday and Saturday, and tried his hardest to be a good boy with all the excitement. He was first in the 6 – 9 class Friday under Wendy Gay and Saturday under Mr. Joe Buchanan. Only entered in one sweeps, under Mrs. Pat Hastings he won the Cascade Hound show puppy sweeps and then went on to place Group 4th in Hound Puppy Group sweeps. Toro won his large Open class under Joe Light.
June 15 Australia. Stellar had a fantastic weekend with 2 BOBs, on to Group 2nds and then onto both Puppy in Shows. Stellar now has 40 points towards her title, and 6 Puppy in Show awards by 7.5 months old.
June 9 Eerie Shores Gazehound Ontario Specialty, ON. Jack was shown just 1 day this Specialty weekend, and was WD under breeder judge George Kostopoulos to finish his Canadian Championship! Now CH Hilerica Legal Alien O’Kisharo.
June 7 Crystal Aberle-Crookshanks welcomed 7 puppies in Alberta, Canada. Congratulations Maggie on your lovely litter.
June 4 Adrienne Dente and Donna Lynch welcomed 8 puppies in CA, USA. Congratulations to Tipsy for her beautiful brood.
June 2 CWA meet. Rowan again finished with a 4th and top set of 3 ARX points.
June 1 CWA meet. Rowan has his second weekend out, finishing with a 4th and top set of 3 ARX points, first in match with a DPC leg for High Combined.
June 1 Bowen CK shows, AU. Stellar was BOB over Supreme Champions, then on to Best Puppy in show at BOTH shows at just 7 months of age. Congratulations to owner/handler Lana and breeder Shari and Paul.
May 25 Cee finished his CD with a High in Trial! Way to go Kate and Cee!
May 25 Fun match, CT. 3 month old Puffin had a nice day. The first show, she was BOS at her first show in the 3 – 6 month class. Joy was BOB adult and Gr 1. At the second show under Callie Potts, Puffin was BOB baby puppy and Gr 1.
May 20 NW cluster, WA. Dustyn’s had a wonderful AKC show debut weekend, today resulting in WD/BOW/BOS over specials for his first major at 6 months old! Judge Mr. Kerry Lee (Au). He commented on his ground covering gait, lovely pigment, pretty head and eye.
May 19 Chintimini coursing, OR. Mouse (Crossfyre Fiery Furnace) completed her JC.
May 18/19 Charters Towers, AU. Lucifer (Whiparoo Cast From Heaven) 6.5 months was 1 x RDCC under Mrs Collicut and DCC for his first points under Mr Collicut. Celeste (Whiparoo Heaven Can Wait) was 3 x Minor Puppy in Group. Stellar (Whiparoo Heavens Gift to Aslan) had her second Best Puppy in Show under Mr Collicut for her 2nd Puppy in Show.
May 18 Mack and Joy finished their JC title. Cee finished his CanFCH with a BOB!
May 17 Bell Vernon show, WA. Dustyn’s first American show resulted in Winners Dog for his first point under Lisa Warren. Good job little man!
May 11 agility. Boomer Qs all his runs for his ACT1 and ACT2 titles.
May 5 Shetland Sheepdog Club CKC Sent trial, Chilliwack. At the first CKC scent work trial in BC (second one in Canada), it was fun to run Tristan as a Novice dog again, and he gained his SDN by Qing all 3 of his runs, making him the second so titled whippet in Canada, a day after daughter Aurora. I also ran Dustyn, barely 6 months, and wasn’t feeling so great as the day went on, so made some handler errors that didn’t do him any favours. Sorry, little man. We did pass the Interior search for his first Q. But, he did a fantastic job for barely over 6 months, and found all the hides, and would have qualified in them all if it weren’t for his handler.
May 3 – 5 Cairns shows, AU. Lucifer at 6 months 1 week- 1 x puppy of breed,1 x RDCC – his first and 2 firsts in sweeps.
Celeste at 6 months 1 week – 4 x minor puppy of breed, 4 x Minor in Group and 1 first in sweeps.
May 3 beehive cluster, UT. Hellcat was WB for her first point, handled by breeder/owner Liz Campbell.
Apr 27 PVKC show, AU. Stellar was Best Puppy in Show on her exact 6 month birthday! Huge congrats to owner Lana McCrindle and breeders Shari Gallaher and Paul Walsh.
Apr 20 Ingham shows, AU. Shari handled the pups in Baby Puppy, their first shows, and Celeste (Whiparoo Heaven Can Wait) was Best Baby Puppy in Group twice.
Apr 20 AKC Rally, AK. Saga and owner Stephanie received a Q of a score of 95 and 4th place. The day before they qualified as well.
Apr 17 AWC National Specialty, Kansas, USA. Maeve (Crossfyre Angels Landing at Anlan) was 2nd in 9 – 12 mo bitch class at the National! (26 bitches present, the second largest bitch class). Judge Lisa Costello.
Mar 23 K9 Scentinels trial, Agassi. We had a scentsational single run in SDDA scent work Excellent Exterior. Tristan was the only dog in the Amateur division to qualify, which made him Top Dog, and finished his Excellent title (Sporting Detection Excellent SD-E). He joins just 2 other whippets with the title, including daughter Aurora.
Mar 16 AWC Easter Specialty. Luka was SD at the Specialty under Lesley Potts.
Mar 9 AWC Supported entry show, Franklin, TN. Rikki was WB and BOW for a 5 point major! Littermate Boomer was RWD. Judge Eric Liebes.
Mar 9 Potter was 2nd in coursing.
Mar 2 Garden City KC, KS. The lovey Maeve (Crossfyre Angels Landing at Anlan) was WB, then on to BOB for a 3 point major! Judge Amy Sorbie. Maeve is handled by Don and Carol Vollenberg.
Mar 2 Rikki finished her Novice Jumpers with Weaves NAJ with another first, and in 3 of 3 runs!
Mar 2 Victoria City shows, Van Island. Jasmine (Hilerica Miss Demeanor) was WB/BOB over 4 specials for a nice win, under Mrs Paula Heikkinen-Lehkonen Luhtikylant (Finland).
March 2/3 Boomer was bridesmaid to ARX points both days, and second in the match under Susie Hughes.
Feb 24 Mt Cheam show, Chilliwack. Dustyn was Best Baby Puppy in Group under Beth Warman (New Zealand). At the limited breed Gazehound show, Aurora was WB to finish her Canadian Championship, owner handled by Ariana Jones.
Feb 24 SMART CWA. Boomer had a wonderful debut, finishing in 6th place for 2 ARX points!
Feb 17 Connecticut, MA. A beautiful singleton puppy is born to Loon and Tristan, bred by Donna Miner.
Feb 16 Farmington UKC show, Utah. Hellcat completed her UKC CH, handled by owner Liz Campbell.
Feb 12 AZ. Kizzy has a beautiful litter of 4 boys and 4 girls. Congratulations to breeder Donna Lynch!
Feb 9 AKC scentwork. Rowan completes his SHDN Scent work handler discrimination title.
Feb 3 Great Barrington KC, MA. Mack is now Grand Champion Domino Macaroni and Cheese, finishing with a 5 pt major. Congratulations to breeder/owner/handler Donna Miner!
Feb 3 Lost Dutchman KC, AZ. CC picked up another GCh major (4 pt) under Judge Luis Sosa. The next day another Select.
Jan 31 Arizona Whippet Assoc Specialty, AZ. CC was WB/BOW and BOBOH for another 4 pt major under breeder judge Kathy Davenport, to finish her AmCH! The next day, she was SB for her first 4 pt GCh major.
Jan 23 We’re very excited to welcome Dustyn to Stormhold Whippets!
We are extremely grateful to breeders Shari Gallagher and Paul Walsh for allowing this sweet and confident puppy to make his way from Australia to join us in Canada – welcome little man! This litter is the result of 3 years of planning, and we are honoured to be entrusted with one of these precious youngsters. He is settling in well, thanks very much to all the hard work Shari and Paul put toward his upbringing.
Dustyn is Whiparoo Storm in Heaven
Jan 20 Rikki completed her agility ACT1.