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Jacob (left) and littermate, Gaia (right)
Photo by Alain Martin
Loon was High Combined Score at Georgia Rag Racing's both Feb. 14 and Feb. 15, 2015 CWA race meets. Saturday's award presented by judge Deborah Bahm (Debmar Whippets)
Photo by Chris Watkins
Winning lineup at Georgia Rag Racing's CWA Match judged by Mark Steverson (Alerek Whippets) on Feb. 15, 2015
Fritz, Dora, Loon and Weasel.
Photo by Margaret Norkett
Congratulations to Helen Ferguson (HyFlyte Whippets) on litter of 10 beautiful puppies sired by Riff out of her girl, Win (Whispers Rrroll Up the Rim OAJ, NF, FM.
Photo by Helen Ferguson
Kate Darbyshire accepts the rosette for High In Trial at the Kars Obedience Club in North Gower, ON for a score of 198.5 in the Open B class on her dog, Riff, BIF CanCH Domino Play It Again CanRN, CanFCh, CanCDX, 2014 AWC Triathlon Champion. Riff finishes 2014 as #2 Whippet and #2 Hound in Obedience in Canada.
Photo by Sarah Boni
At the December 7th MAWRA CWA Race Meet in Dendron, VA, Gatsby won the MAWRA CWA Race Meet undefeated. Shown here with his owner, Jareb Gleckel on that cold, windy day.
Loon relaxes at back in her motel room following the December 6th MAWRA CWA Race Meet in Dendron, VA where she tied for the meet win with her sister and came in 3rd in the Match under judge Tammy Bennett to win this beautiful rosette for High Combined score for both events!
Weasel enjoys the giant dog bed and toys won at the December 6th MAWRA CWA Race Meet in Dendron, VA where she tied for the meet win with her sister.
We are so proud to announce that Riff has become our first home-bred conformation champion by completing his Canadian Show Championship on 10/24/2014 in Belleville, ON under judge Rita Walker. Congratulations to Kate Darbyshire!
We were so pleased with our four entries at the 2014 CWA National. In an entry of 80 dogs, (left to right):
Gatsby was 6th, Weasel was 5th, Loon was 4th, and Chloe was 12th.
The dogs are being handled by (left to right):
Jareb Gleckel, Blair Puleo, Donna Miner, and Adele Monroe.
Photo by Marc Stumbo
Congratulations to Kate Darbyshire on Riff's Best in Field at the lure coursing event held by the Borzoi Club of Ontario in Cookstown, ON under judges Lisa Miceli and Janice Preiss on October 5,2014.
Photo by Steve Surfman
We are delighted to welcome WildAbout Woodford to Domino Whippets. Thanks to breeder, Annie Kelsey, for using our Ferret at stud and allowing his son to come to Connecticut!
Photo by Annie Kelsey
Riff finished 3rd in the Novice class at the prestigious 20th Annual HIT of HITs in Ottawa, ON on October 4th, 2014! Congratulations to Kate Darbyshire on this superb achievement!
Photo by Erin Crossman
Chloe was 4th in the Dairyland Whippet Club race meet in Milwaukee, WI on August 31, 2014 and won the match under judge Kevin Carlson to take the High Combined Award!
Loon completed her AKC Field Champion title in Ft. Mott, NJ on August 10, 2014 with a 1st place, Best of Breed, and Best in Field win!
Photo by Donna Kelliher
Weasel brought home the bacon on June 21, 2014 at the HRVHA AKC field trial in Starkville, NY with a 5-point major win in the Open Stake, taking Best of Breed, and then going on to win Best In Field!
Photo by Bernie Miner
Riff was the winner of the 2014 AWC National Triathlon Championship in Hunt Valley, MD defeating a field of 41 whippets to take the title. Congratulations to owner/trainer Kate Darbyshire on the achievement of a lifetime!
Photo by Steve Surfman Photography
Vesta performed like a champ at the SCAT CPE Agility trials, taking 1st place in both Standard and Full house.
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Riff earned his 1st leg in Utility B with a 2nd place score of 195.5 and he earned a 193 in Open B under judge Marie-Johanne Cloutier at the Ottawa Valley Poodle Club in Carp, Ontario.
Riff took 3rd place in Open B with a score of 196 under judge Marie-Johanne Cloutier at the Ottawa Valley Poodle Club in Carp, Ontario.
Loon was 3rd at Georgia Rag Racing's CWA race meet for 1/2 NARX point and 3rd in their Match to win the High Combined Score award under judge Mark Steverson (Alerek Whippets). Weasel was 4th in the meet and 4th in the Match.
Loon was 3rd at Georgia Rag Racing's CWA race meet and 3rd in their Match to win the High Combined Score award under judge Deborah Bahm (Debmar Whippets). Weasel was 4th in the meet.
Weasel is Winners Bitch at First Company Governor's Foot Guard Athletic Association under judge Ralph (Sonny) Ambrosio for 1 point and Loon is Reserve.
Weasel takes Reserve at Great Barrington Kennel Club under judge Whitney Coombs.
Riff competed in the Open B Class at the Kars Obedience Club in Ontario and earned a score of 198.5 (1st & High In Trial) under judge Bruce Gibbons.
Gatsby won the MAWRA CWA meet undefeated and Loon was 2nd in the meet. Loon was 4th in the match under judge Karen Lee.
Riff competed in the Open B Class at the Kars Obedience Club in Ontario and earned scores of 196.5 (2nd) & 195 (3rd) under judges Bruce Gibbons and Darwin Boles, respectively.
Loon and Weasel tied for the meet win at the MAWRA CWA race meet in Dendron, VA. Loon was 3rd in the match under judge Tammy Bennett to earn the High Combined award and a DPC leg!
Chloe was 2nd in a class of 14 Field Champions under judges Kevin Carlson and Karen Rockwell at the ILCC ASFA Lure Coursing event in Indianpolis, IN!
Weasel was 2nd Open and Loon was 1st Special & BOB under judge Daniel O'Neill at the HRVHA AKC Lure Coursing event in Starkville, NY!
Riff was Winners Dog/Best Opposite Sex in Belleville, ON under judge Rita Walker to complete his Canadian Conformation Championship!
Riff was Best in Field at the lure coursing trial hosted by the Borzoi Club of Ontario in Cookstown, ON.
At the MAWRA CWA Race Meet in Williamsburg, VA, Loon, Weasel, and Gatsby finished 2nd, 6th, and 8th, respectively, in an entry of 66 whippets.
Riff finished 3rd in the Novice class at the prestigious 20th Annual HIT of HITs in Ottawa, ON on the evening of October 4th, 2014 after taking Best of Breed at the Borzoi Club of Ontario in lure coursing trial in Cookstown, ON.
Loon, Weasel, Gatsby, and Chloe finished 4th, 5th, 6th, and 12th, respectively, at the CWA National Race Meet in Williamsburg, VA in an entry of 80 whippets. Loon was the High Scoring Field Champion. Her name will be added to the June Harrison Memorial Plaque, a perpetual trophy for this event.
At the CWA National Match in Williamsburg, VA, Weasel was 2nd in BBE bitch and Loon was 2nd in a large class of Racing Champion bitches under judge Ann Cantrell (Hounslow Whippets).
Chloe won the High Combined Award at the Dairyland Whippet Club CWA Race Meet for her first DPC leg.
Weasel was Reserve Winners Bitch at the Watchusett Kennel Club AKC show in Marlborough, MA under judge Eugene Blake.
Loon completed her AKC Field Champion title in high style taking a 5 point win from the Open stake, Best of Breed, and Best in Field at the JRRWA AKC Field trial in Fort Mott, NJ.
Weasel had a good day as well, taking 3rd place in Open for 2 points toward the FC title.
We were so pleased with Remy's performance at the JRRWA Versatility NOTRA meet in Delaware City, DE. He finished 4th in the meet with a very strong finish in the final High Point race. Congratulations to the Bennett family on his fine performance as a 5-year-old!
Chloe won the GSWRG race meet in Columbus, MN to earn 4 National points. In addition, she placed 2nd in the match and earned the High Combined award.
Weasel 1st/BOB in Open Whippets for a 5 point major at the HRVHA AKC lure trial in Starkville, NY under judge Mary Ellen Shriver and then went on to win Best In Field under judge Rhonda Gold.
There were 35 entries CWA race meet sponsored by RnRWA & LARK in Oberlin, OH on Sunday. Weasel, Loon, Gatsby were 2nd, 3rd and 4th, respectively. Chloe was 8th to earn 3 points and complete her ARX title. Weasel took 3 National points and 3rd place in the match to earn High Combined and her 2nd DPC leg.
The 40-dog CWA race meet sponsored by RnRWA & LARK in Oberlin, OH was won by Loon with Weasel taking 4th, Gatsby 5th. Chloe's 6th place earned her 6 ARX points! Loon won the match and took High Combined and her first DPC leg.
Chloe was 2nd at the Sunday CU Racing CWA meet in Rochester, IL for 3 ARX points and 1 National point and was 4th in the Saturday meet, earning 4 ARX points. Good girl!
Riff was 4th with a score of 191 in Open B at the Saturday AM Obedience trial held by the Ottawa Kennel Club under judge Pierre Lambert.
Loon won the MAWRA 40 dog CWA race meet in Ft Mott, NJ, taking home 6 National points! Weasel was 4th and Gatsby was 6th.
Weasel became a race meet winner at the MAWRA 43 dog CWA race meet in Ft Mott, NJ, earning 6 National points and 6 ARX points to complete her championship. Loon was 2nd in the meet, earning 4 National points. Gatsby was 3rd in the meet, earning 2 National points and 4 ARX points to complete his championship. What a day!
Loon took 3rd place in the Race Champion Bitch class under judge Pauline Oliver at the 2014 AWC National in Hunt Valley, MD.
We were very pleased to show our Brace entry (Gatsby and Weasel ) to a 4th place under judge Susan Carr in a very competitive entry at the 2014 AWC National in Hunt Valley, MD.
Congratulations to Kate Darbyshire and Riff on winning the 2014 AWC National Triathlon Championship in Hunt Valley, MD. What a tribute to their hard work! Domino and Clearhounds kennels are thrilled with this team's success.
What a thrill to hear that Riff won 1st place and 40 points at the AWC National ASFA trial in Hunt Valley, MD!
So excited to report that Loon won 1st/High Scoring Open Dog and a 5-point major at the AWC National AKC trial in Hunt Valley, MD.
Weasel was WB/BOS/BBOH at the Trap Falls KC show in W.Springfield, MA and Loon was RWB/BBBE under judge Donavon Thompson.
Congratulations to Sharon Dunston on a successful weekend with Vesta at the SCAT CPE Ability Trial! Vesta took a 1st place in Standard and a 1st place in Full House!
We are thrilled to announce that Kate Darbyshire and Riff completed the Canadian CDX title with a scores of 192.5 and 194. What a fabulous performance!
An outstanding day of MAWRA-hosted CWA racing in Dendron, VA with Gatsby becoming our second home-bred race meet winner, running undefeated to win 5 National points and 5 ARX points!
Loon was 2nd in the race meet, earning 3 National points.
Loon became our first home-bred race meet winner at the CWA race meet hosted by MAWRA in Dendron, VA to win 5 National points. She also placed 3rd in the post-meet match to win the High Combined award.
In addition, littermate, Gatsby, was 2nd, earning 3 National points and 5 ARX points and sister, Weasel, was 5th to earn 3 ARX points.
At the New England Terrier Club Barn Hunts in Columbia, CT, Weasel and Loon both earned legs toward the RATN title with Weasel taking 4th place in Novice Large with a time of 36.15 seconds.
At the Hide & Seek Rats Barn Hunts in Columbia, CT, Weasel and Loon both passed the Instinct Test for the RATI certificate. In addition, Weasel earned the first leg toward a RATN title.