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Loon completed her AKC Grand Champion title with a Best of Breed win under judge Joy Brewster at the Rhode Island Kennel Club on April 17, 2016.
Photo by Fritz Clark


Weasel was Winners Bitch/Best of Winners under judge Joy Brewster at the Rhode Island Kennel Club on April 17, 2016.

Photo by Fritz Clark


Placements at the MAWRA CWA Match on Sunday, February 21, 2016, under judge Karren Pynsia. 1st - LeBronze & Karen Lee, 2nd (& High Combined) - Loon & Donna Miner, 3rd - Indy & Mark Mortin and 4th - Zest & Lori Stebritz.

Photo by Terri Deluca


Looking forward to spring, Kate Darbyshire and her whippets, Pell, Riff and Echo are bundled up for their daily fitness regimen despite sub-zero temps and snow in Ontario. How do YOU keep your whippets fit in winter?

Photo by Werner Reitboeck


We were pleased to end our 2015 season with a High Combined Award at the MAWRA CWA race meet & match in Dendron, VA on December 5th for Loon. This win made Loon the #1 High Combined dog in CWA for 2015.

Photo by Terri Deluca


Congratulations to Sue Mackiewicz on Puccini's first show points at the Queensboro Kennel Club show under judge Nathaniel Horn in W. Springfield, MA on October 23, 2015.




Congratulations to Connie Brunkow on nice CWA race meet win for Chloe at the Gopher State Whippet Racing Group in Columbus, MN! She is pictured here in the #4 green blanket.


Photo by Gail Wieberdink



Riff was BOB and BIF at the Gazehound Ontario trial in Cookstown, ON on October 4, 2015. Congratulations to Kate Darbyshire on this wonderful win!

Photo by Steve Surfman




Puccini completed his Award of Racing Excellence title at the Rock 'N Roll Whippet Association race meet in Oberlin, OH on September 5, 2015. Congrats to Sue Mackiewicz on her first race champion!

Photo by Marc Stumbo, Axis Imaging




Congratulations to Jeff & Lisa Chopko on a spectacular start in CWA racing! Their 14 month old pup, Pogue (Wildabout Kentucky Punch) won the hotly-contested National Race Meet to earn 6 ARX points and 5 NARX points.

Kudos to breeder, Annie Kelsey (WildAbout Whippets)! What a thrill to see a son of our Ferret and Lorna Leinbach's Ava achieve such success!



It was a thrill to judge the Sweepstakes and Juniors at the National Whippet Club of Canada Specialty in Long Sault, ON. Our gratitude to the Great Lakes Whippet Club for the invitation to participate in their spectacular event!
Click here to read our judging critique.




Photos by Dogs in Design


In her first entry as a Special, Loon took Best of Breed under judge Daniel J. Smyth at the Newtown Kennel Club in W. Springfield, MA, on August 22, 2015 to earn 5 Grand Champion points and a win over Specials.

Photo by Fritz Clark




Loon completed her AKC CH with a third major under judge Judy Lowther at the Providence County Kennel Club in Kingstown, RI, on July 19, 2015. This completes her AKC Dual Champion (DC) title and her CWA Dual Purpose Champion Excellent (DPCX) title!

Photo by Fritz Clark




What a team! Riff completed his CanUD to achieve a coveted TRIPLE CHAMPION title in Canada. Kudos to Kate Darbyshire for this amazing achievement on a 2 year old dog!

Photo by Werner Reitboeck



Winners Bitch at North Shore Kennel Club AKC show in S. Hamilton, MA under judge Christopher Neilson for Weasel.

Photo by Fritz Clark




Exciting racing at the MAWRA CWA race weekend over May 9-10, 2015 in Ft. Mott, NJ resulted in a Saturday meet win for Loon and a Sunday meet win for Weasel

Photo by Marc Stumbo, Axis Imaging




Congratulations to Kate Darbyshire and Riff, Multi-HIT, BIF CanCH Domino Play It Again CanRN, CanFCh, CanCDX on successfully defending their 2014 Triathlon Win at the 2015 AWC National Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI. This team's repeat win is unprecedented in the history of the Triathlon competition. Awards presented by AWC Performance Director, Dr. Lisa Costello.

Photo by Thomas Photography




Loon goes Best In Field at the Gazehounds of New England AKC trial in Waterford, CT on April 26, 2015 under judges Vilma O'Neil and Marilyn Smith.


Photo by Mark Baer




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WHAT'S NEW?

04/22/2016
Riff earned another leg toward his Canadian MOTCH title with a 196 (3rd place) in Open B and a 190.5 (1st place) in Utility A under judge Darwin Boles at the Champlain Dog Club.

04/17/2016
Loon was Best of Breed to complete her Grand Champion title, Weasel was WB/BOW and Woodford was RWD at the Rhode Island KC in Warwick, RI under judge Joy Brewster.

04/16/2016
Loon was Select Bitch, Weasel was RWB, and Woodford was RWD at the Rhode Island KC in Warwick, RI under Dr. Anthony DiNardo.

04/10/2016
Loon was Owner/Handler Best of Breed at the Trap Falls Kennel Club in W. Springfield, MA under judge D. Scott Pfeil.

04/09/2016
Loon was Select Bitch at the Troy Kennel Club in W. Springfield, MA under judge Whitney Coombs for 2 GCH points.

04/08/2016
Loon was Select Bitch at the Cheshire Kennel Club in W. Springfield, MA under judge Rita Biddle, Esq. for 1 GCH point.

02/21/2016
Loon was MAWRA's CWA race meet winner in Dendron, VA to earn 5 NARX points, 2nd place in the match under judge Karren Pynsia, and High Combined. Weasel also ran well and finished in 4th place.

02/20/2016
Loon was MAWRA's CWA race meet winner in Dendron, VA to earn 5 NARX points and complete the Superior Racing Award (SRA).

01/09/2016
Loon was Select Bitch at Merrimack Valley KC in W. Springfield, MA, under judge Debra Thornton for 1 GCH point.

12/13/2015
Riff scored 196.5 and took 1st place in Open B and High In Trial under judge Guy Touchette at the Sudbury & District Kennel Club Trial 4 in Sudbury, ON. He repeated the performance with an identical score, 1st place and HIT under judge Sandy Briggs at Trial 6.

12/06/2015
Loon was 2nd in the MAWRA CWA race meet to earn 3 NARX points.

12/05/2015
Loon was 2nd in the MAWRA CWA race meet to earn 3 NARX points and 3rd in the match under judge Pat Spinnazola to win the High Combined Award.

11/29/2015
Loon was Select Bitch at the Worcester County Kennel Club under judge Donna Conod for 1 GCH point.

11/28/2015
Loon was Select Bitch at the Worcester County Kennel Club under judge Rita Bell for 1 GCH point.

11/01/2015
Loon was 2nd to earn 3 NARX points and Weasel was 3rd to earn 1 NARX point at the 30-dog MAWRA CWA race meet in Dendron, VA. Loon was 2nd in the match under judge Diana Itter to win the High Combined award!

10/31/2015
At the 42-dog MAWRA CWA race meet in Dendron, VA, Loon was 2nd to earn 4 NARX points and Weasel was 4th.

10/25/2015
Chloe won the GSWRG race meet in Columbus, MN to take home 4 NARX points!

10/24/2015
Loon was SB for 4 GCH points and Puccini was RWD at Queensboro Kennel Club in W. Springfield, MA under judge Andrea Bradford.

10/23/2015
Puccini was WD/BOW for 2 points, Woodford was RWD, and Loon was SB for 2 GCH points at Queensboro Kennel Club in W. Springfield, MA under judge Nathaniel Horn.

10/18/2015
Puccini was RWD at Troy Kennel Club in W. Springfield, MA under judge Peter Machen.

10/04/2015
Riff was Best In Field at Gazehound Ontario in Cookstown, ON.

09/20/2015
Riff earned his second UDX leg with a 188 in Utility and a 193.5 in Open.

09/20/2015
Chloe won the CWA race meet hosted by the Badgerland Whippet Association in Milwaukee, WI, to earn 3 NARX points. She also placed 2nd in the match under judge Kristy Thomas to win the coveted High Combined Award!

09/20/2015
Loon was BOS at the Northwestern Connecticut Dog Club in Goshen, CT under judge Susan Carr to win her 2nd major (4 points) toward the AKC Grand Champion title.

09/05/2015
Puccini was 8th in the RnR CWA race meet in Oberlin, OH to tie for the top set of ARX points and complete his Award of Racing Excellence! Congrats to owner, Sue Mackiewicz on her first racing champion.

09/05/2015
Kudos to Jeff & Lisa Chopko on winning the CWA National race meet with Wildabout Kentucky Punch (Pogue), bred by Annie Kelsey. Congratulations to Diane Johnson on the success of her first home-bred puppy, Dioro Tsunami (Nami) in winning the puppy meet at the National, undefeated! We celebrate with these friends as they continue forward with grandpups of some of our most cherished whippets.

09/05/2015
Chloe was 14th and Puccini was 16th in the 2015 CWA National in Oberlin, OH.

08/29/2015
Woodford was Best Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes at the Great Lakes Whippet Club in Ingleside, Ontario under judge Lynn Cleary.

08/22/2015
Loon was BOB at the Newtown Kennel Club in W. Springfield, MA, to win a 5 point major toward the GCH title under judge Daniel Smyth.

07/25/2015
Loon was WB/BOW for her 3rd major to complete her CH title at the Providence County Kennel Club in Kingston, RI under judge Judy Lowther. Puccini was RWD.

07/21/2015
Riff was High In Trial the Valley Kennel Club in Carleton Place, ON under judge James Ham with a 199 in Open B. He also had two qualifying scores in Utility B, 196/1st place & 193.

07/19/2015
Loon was 2nd at the MAWRA CWA race meet, earned 2 NARX points to complete her NARX4 title and was 4th in the Match for High Combined Score. Puccini was 5th and brought home 4 ARX points.

07/18/2015
Riff completed the final two legs on his CanUD title with scores of 192 and 189. This completes his CanOTCH and he becomes a CanTriple Champion!

07/18/2015
Loon was 2nd at the MAWRA CWA race meet and earned 3 NARX points. Weasel tied for 3rd and split the bottom NARX point. Puccini was 9th and brought home 1 ARX point.

07/05/2015
Chloe was 2nd place at the Gopher State Whippet Racing Group CWA meet to bring home 1 NARX point!

07/05/2015
Loon was WB for her 2nd major under judge Christine Calcinari at the Naugatuck Valley Kennel Club show in W. Springfield, MA.

06/13-14/2015
Riff 1st place whippet both days at WCEC's lure coursing trials in Chesterfield, ON under judges Jeanie Martin and Karen Catt to complete the FChX title.

06/12/2015
Weasel was WB for 1 point at the North Shore Kennel Club AKC show in S. Hamilton, MA under judge Christopher Neilson.

05/24/2015
Mazie took 3 ORC points and 1 NORC point at the RCRA NOTRA meet in Wheatland, CA.

05/16/2015
Weasel was 2nd in Open Whippets at the HRVHA AKC Field Trial in Starkville, NY to pick up another championship point under judge Dominic Carota.

05/10/2015
Weasel won the MAWRA CWA race meet in Ft Mott, NJ and Loon was 3rd, also taking 2nd place in the match under judge Susan Smythe to win High Combined. Brother, Puccini, finished 6th to bring home 5 ARX championship points.

05/09/2015
Loon won the MAWRA CWA race meet in Ft Mott, NJ and Weasel was 2nd with brother, Puccini finishing 6th to bring home 3 ARX championship points.

05/08/2015
Loon was Winners Bitch and Weasel was Reserve at the St. Hubert Kennel Club AKC show in Salem, CT under judge Edward Lyons.

04/26/2015
Loon was BIF at the GONE AKC trial in Waterford, CT under judges Vilma O'Neil and Marilyn Smith.

04/25/2015
Loon was BOB at the GONE AKC trial in Waterford, CT under judge Dan O'Neil.

04/21/2015
Riff and housemate, Pell, were declared the winning team in Brace Obedience, following which Riff was awarded High In Trial and was declared the 2015 AWC Triathlon Champion for the 2nd year in a row at the AWC National Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI.

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