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.
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 Marc Stumbo - Axis Imaging
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!
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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
Congratulations to Jillian Blood and her English Pointer, Miles, for winning the Grand Championship in Showmanship at the Tolland County 4H Fair in Vernon, CT, on August 8th, 2015. She did a lovely job in a very competitive field of entries!
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
Loon takes Winners Bitch for her 2nd major win at the Naugatuck Valley Kennel Club show in W. Springfield, MA under judge Christine Calcinari on July 5, 2015.
Photo by Fritz Clark
Winners Bitch at North Shore Kennel Club AKC show in S. Hamilton, MA under judge Christopher Neilson for Weasel.
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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.
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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
Kate Darbyshire and Riff, Multi-HIT, BIF CanCH Domino Play It Again CanRN, CanFCh, CanCDX, 2014 AWC Triathlon Champion win High In Trial at the 2015 AWC National Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI.
Photo by Alan Muldawer
Loon was High Combined Score at Georgia Rag Racing's Feb. 14 & 15, 2015 CWA race meets.
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
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Loon was Best Opposite Sex at Greater Lowell KC in Wilmington, MA, under judge Joseph E. Gregory for 1 GCH point and Woodford was Winners Dog for 2 CH points.
Loon was Select Bitch at Merrimack Valley KC in W. Springfield, MA, under judge Debra Thornton for 1 GCH point.
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.
Loon was 2nd in the MAWRA CWA race meet to earn 3 NARX points.
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.
Loon was Select Bitch at the Worcester County Kennel Club under judge Donna Conod for 1 GCH point.
Loon was Select Bitch at the Worcester County Kennel Club under judge Rita Bell for 1 GCH point.
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!
At the 42-dog MAWRA CWA race meet in Dendron, VA, Loon was 2nd to earn 4 NARX points and Weasel was 4th.
Chloe won the GSWRG race meet in Columbus, MN to take home 4 NARX points!
Loon was SB for 4 GCH points and Puccini was RWD at Queensboro Kennel Club in W. Springfield, MA under judge Andrea Bradford.
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.
Puccini was RWD at Troy Kennel Club in W. Springfield, MA under judge Peter Machen.
Riff was Best In Field at Gazehound Ontario in Cookstown, ON.
Riff earned his second UDX leg with a 188 in Utility and a 193.5 in Open.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Chloe was 14th and Puccini was 16th in the 2015 CWA National in Oberlin, OH.
Woodford was Best Opposite Sex in Sweepstakes at the Great Lakes Whippet Club in Ingleside, Ontario under judge Lynn Cleary.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Chloe was 2nd place at the Gopher State Whippet Racing Group CWA meet to bring home 1 NARX point!
Loon was WB for her 2nd major under judge Christine Calcinari at the Naugatuck Valley Kennel Club show in W. Springfield, MA.
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.
Weasel was WB for 1 point at the North Shore Kennel Club AKC show in S. Hamilton, MA under judge Christopher Neilson.
Mazie took 3 ORC points and 1 NORC point at the RCRA NOTRA meet in Wheatland, CA.
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.
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.
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.
Loon was Winners Bitch and Weasel was Reserve at the St. Hubert Kennel Club AKC show in Salem, CT under judge Edward Lyons.
Loon was BIF at the GONE AKC trial in Waterford, CT under judges Vilma O'Neil and Marilyn Smith.
Loon was BOB at the GONE AKC trial in Waterford, CT under judge Dan O'Neil.
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.
Riff won 1st place from Novice B in the AKC Obedience trial and 2nd place in Rally Novice B the AWC National Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI under judge Lynn Tamms.
Riff had a 1st place win in Open Stake A at the ASFA trial at the AWC National Specialty in Oconomowoc, WI.
Loon was Reserve Winners Bitch under Dr. Edna Martin at the South Windsor Kennel Club in Springfield, MA.
Loon was Reserve Winners Bitch under Susan St. John-Brown at the Pioneer Valley Kennel Club in Springfield, MA.
Loon was Reserve Winners Bitch under Dr Klaus Anselm at the Rhode Island Kennel Club in Warwick, RI.
Weasel was Reserve Winners Bitch to a 4-point major and Best Bred By Exhibitor at the Trap Falls Kennel Club under judge Tuula Plathan in West Springfield, MA.
Loon was Winners Bitch for a 4-point major win at the Troy Kennel Club under judge Daniel J. Smyth in West Springfield, MA.
Loon was Winners Bitch for 2 championship points at the Cheshire Kennel Club under judge John P. Wade in West Springfield, MA.
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.