Monday, December 4, 2017

Elsa is the 2017 AKC National Lure Coursing Champion!

We are beyond Proud of our Girl Elsa!!! 
She had a unbelievable weekend - The 2017 AKC NLCC  (National Lure Coursing Championships) were held in Limestone, TN on Dec. 2-3
On Saturday Elsa went BOB, beating 40 whippets and earning a spot in the NLCC EVENT on Sunday.   Her Brother, Max, went BOB on Sunday!!!

Sunday, there was a runoff between the two BOB winners and the next highest qualifying score and she went on to go BOB in Event, moving up to the Best In Event.  

For BIE, she was paired with the Greyhound and the Cirneco Dell'Enta.  I will point out, this was the first time Elsa actually ran for a BIF or BIE run, So I had no idea if she was going to run with these other breeds.   Well, her run was breathtaking and brought tears to my eyes...... I was so proud at that moment that I knew she couldn't have done more.  I couldn't believe it when they called her name as the 2017 NLCC BIE winner!!!!

Just like her mother, Elsa is a 2 time #1 AKC Lure Coursing Sighthound and 
NOW a National Field Champion!!!  
Beyond Proud
Bred by Myself, Donna Richards and Cora Miller

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Our Newest Addition!!!

While it was a hard choice, we have decided that BLUR will be staying her at Cali Whippets!
Blur is from out 4th litter, out of Righty and Blondie.
I love everything about this girl, she is the perfect blend of our 2 foundation bitches and I am super excited about Blur's future! 

To see more pictures of the puppies click here to view their own photo album.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Introducing the Blondie/Righty puppies

Here are the Blondie/Righty puppies at 26 days old! 
I love them all, it will be hard picking my keeper!!!




Friday, June 9, 2017

New CWA Champion!

Huge Congratulations to Mary and Ernest Pick on Ronan earning his ARX title!   
We are very proud of both Ronan and Mary for this 

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Puppies coming soon!

It is official, confirmed by Ultrasound today, Blondie is Pregnant!   Huge Thanks to all that helped make this breeding happen.

We are so excited!!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Exciting day and a New Champion!

I started out having a wonderful day in Raleigh, NC.  I attended the MAHA Hound show where I was able to visit with Dilly and her new family.  Then on to showing where Morgan went on to place 2nd in the Group for Veteran Sweeps for the second year in a row.   In the classes, under Breeder Judge Lisa Costello, Herkules won his 12-18mo class and Elsa placed 4th in a tough BBE class.   

To make the day really special, I recieved a phone call that Ronan, owned by Mary and Ernest Pick place 4th in the MAWRA CWA meet, earning 4 ARX pts to finish his CWA/ARX championship!  WE are beyond thrilled for Mary, Ernest and Ronan.    He is the 8th champion that Spirit has produced and at 2.5 yo he still has much to accomplish!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

2017 American Whippet Club National - Denver, CO

Our Big trip!!!!  
I had a blast on our trip to Denver, CO for the 2017 AWC National!!!   Mary Pick and I decided to drive across the country and what a trip we had!   Here is a summary.......

The trip out......
We decided to rent a large cargo van for our trip...... and after much packing,  me, Mary and 6 whippets (Ronan, Spirit, Moon, Elsa, Galaxy and Herkules) were off!!!!  

We made it to Colorado in 2.5 days and visited the Lure coursing field that afternoon.  

Lure Coursing: 
Saturday was our day and 4 of the "red kids"placed in the trial:

  • Moon placed 3rd in her open stake, Elsa was NBQ in her Specials stake and they together placed 3rd in both the Kennel and Breeders stakes!

  • Sister Fox won her Specials Stake!!! 

  • And finally Mercury was NBQ in his open stake too!!!!

On Saturday we attempted some fun "family Photos"  I think this was more fun for the folks watching but thankfully we got some great shots!
Ronan, (Mary), Spirit, Elsa, Galaxy, (Deana), Galaxy, Mercury, (Josie and Liz), Fox

 yes that is me and 7 red whippets

Conformation show:
We then headed to the host hotel for the show.  

  • Herkules was first and was such a good boy, placing in both his Futurity Class and the 12-15 month class!!!  I think he looks quite proud!


  • Ronan won his Amatuer Owner Handler Class!!!!

  • Mama Spirit had a great showing and made it down to the final cuts in both the 7-10 Veteran Sweeps competition and the 7-10 Veteran Bitches class.   I am super proud of her as these were extremely deep and tough classes and she looked wonderful!

  •  Elsa show very good for her in a tough Lure Coursing Bitches class:

  • Moon Placed 2nd in the Racing Bitches Class

Finally Fox also showed well in the same Lure Coursing Bitches class with her sister Elsa:
At the end of the week, we came home with a lot of ribbons, Spirit's ROM (Register of Merit) Certificate and many good memories!!!  Thanks to Mary for making the trek with me!!!!