Eclipse's Offspring....
 
Whippet Ch. My Fleetfoot Unicorn of Lepus, VSR

 

Uni
 
( Icewind Stag Hound FCh, TT x Westcroft's LadyJane at Denroc), Whelped June 17, 1991 a Singleton puppy)

"Uni" is the dam of Echo, Finny, Sid, Roc, Buster and Izzy.  Uni was 9 years old in 2000 and was out showing in the Veteran classes at Specialty Shows.  In her prime she had some very nice conformation wins over Specials, including a Group 1st at Scarborough Kennel Club!  She has had a Veteran Group 2nd at the Belleville Kennel Club Invitational Match, January 1999, won the Veteran Bitch Class at the Ontario Sighthound Specialty Show, June 1999 (photo above) and as well,  has been out racing that year!  During 1999 she has completed the necessary legs towards her Veteran Straight Racer title &  just about completed her Veteran Oval Racer championship title when we retired her at 10 years of age.  Uni died at the age of 14.

Uni's Litter Page


 

One of the GREAT "Stars" in the "constellation" LEPUS...Whippet, CH. LEPUS WILLOW UFGOOD, FCh., ORC, RCHX6, VSR, VOR , doing what he loves to do best...


 

 

(Ch. Anvi Eagle of Phaedra X Westcroft's LadyJane at Denroc), whelped May 18, 1994

Willie is also a wonderful Juniors dog.  He is pictured here at the Junior Handling Competition (Junior Novice), at the age of 9 1/2 years.  He adored his handler, Tamara.


WILLIE'S PEDIGREE

WILLIE'S PHOTO ALBUM

Our darling whippet "Willie"has had an incredible past 11 years! He finished SIX titles in the short span of 2 1/2 years, before the age of 3 1/2! He is an extremely intelligent, sweet and kindly "gentleman" alpha and a pleasure to live with. We feel very fortunate and blessed to have his companionship. Just some of Willie's accomplishments:
Multi-BOB Conformation
1995 - Group 1st, Barrie Kennel Club
1996 - BOB Whippet Conformation, Greyhound Club of Canada Sighthound Specialty Field Trial/Conformation Show
1996 - #1 Eastern Canada Oval Race Whippet (NOTRA)
1997 - #1, Undefeated CARA Straight Race Whippet
1997 - #2 CARA Oval Race Whippet
1997 - #1 All Breed CARA Combined Events
1997 - #3 Iron Dog Whippet
1997 - 1ST Sighthound to achieve a CARA Race Champion Excellent title
1997 - Greyhound Club of Canada Sighthound of the Year
1998 - #2 CARA Oval Race Whippet
1998 - #1 CARA Straight Race Whippet
1998 - #1 All Breed CARA Combined Events
1999 - #1 CARA Oval Race Whippet
1999 - #1 CARA Straight Race Whippet
1999 - #1 CARA All Breed Combined Events
2000 - #3 CARA Oval Race Whippet
2000 - #1 CARA Straight Race Whippet
2000 - #1 CARA All Breed Combined Events
2001 - #6 CARA Oval Race Whippet
2001 - #3 CARA Straight Race Whippet
2001 - #5 CARA All Breed Combined Events
2002 - #8 CARA Oval Race Whippet
2002 - #3 CARA Straight Race Whippet
2002 - #5 CARA All Breed Combined Events
2004 - At 10+ years of age, Willie attained his RChX6 title!
2004 - At 10+ years of age, Willie was Best Overall Iron Dog Veteran (BOS over Specials at the Sighthound Specialty, Veteran Dog Specialty Lure Course, 7th of 14 on Straights and 8th of 12 on Ovals!  Not bad for an oldie but goodie!
2005 -  At 11+ years of age, Willie went Best Veteran and AWARD OF MERIT at the WCEC Whippet Specialty in August.  He was handled by his Junior Handler, Tamara Foley (she is 10 years of age). 
2005 - September 10th, CASA Sighthound Specialty Show, Richmond, Ontario, Willie went BVIS, BOB from the VETERANS class, Best Veteran In Specialty Show.  This was a phenomenal, unprecedented win for a dog well into his 12th year. 
2006 - July 15th, Whippet Club of Eastern Canada Specialty Show, Milton, Ontario, Willie went  Best Veteran In Sweeps and again In Specialty Show.  He turned 12 two months previous to this.  He bikes 3 to 5 kms a few times a week (MORE than willingly) and begged to straight race a weekend prior to this show, finishing each and every program without hesitation).  I feel that if he is begging me to run, and he never pushes or tries beyond what he feels, that this brings him great joy and I would not deny him.  He only asks to race when he feels up to it and I don't allow him to run more than one program of ovals.

These achievements speak for themselves...Willie is a phenomenally sound athlete with incredible drive and consistency.   He has an awesome temperament...and is always the consummate gentleman.  He loves children, even though he was never raised with them.  He is a trooper in the Junior Handling ring and never complains.  Although Willie will be in semi-retirement from 2001 onward, we look forward to him having fun during his golden years.  Willie was  bred to Ch. Lepus Chien Tang (Tara), in the Spring of 2004.  The litter was whelped June 18th, 2004.  Already we see outstanding temperaments, health and soundness in this litter.   To see a 5 generation PHOTO pedigree of this 5th generation NR/raw litter (with inbreeding coefficients) and view photos of the litter, click HERE.
Willie was whelped: May 18, 1994
Cerf. Clear 1998, VWD Clear. Heart, Thyroid normal.  Height 21 5/8"/Weight 33 lbs summer, 35 lbs winter.  He is 2nd generation N.R. 

Sadly, Willie passed away on Friday October 13th, 2006.  He died in his mom's arms in the field he loved SO much.  He will be sorely missed.  Willie's Memorial Page.  

Also see:  http://aunaturelk9s.com/nrdogslegacy.html

 
Photo copyright & courtesy of Mark Raycroft Photography

 

What is a Title? 

Not just a brag, not just a stepping stone to a higher title,
not just an adjunct to competitive scores.
A title is a tribute to the dog that bears it,
a way to honor the dog, an ultimate memorial.
It will remain in the record and in the memory
for about as long as anything in this world can remain.
 
Few humans will do as well or better in that regard.
And though the dog himself doesn’t know or care that
his achievements have been noted, a title says many things
in the world of humans, where such things count.
 
A title says your dog was intelligent, adaptable, and good natured.
It says that your dog loved you enough to do the things that please you, however crazy they may have sometimes seemed.
And a title says that you loved your dog, that you loved to spend time with him because he was a good dog, and you believed in him enough to give him yet another chance when he failed, and that in the end your faith was justified.
 
A title proves that your dog inspired you to have the special relationship enjoyed by so few;
that in a world of disposable creatures this dog with a title was greatly loved, and loved greatly in return.
 
And when that dear short life is over, the title remains as a memorial of the finest kind,
the best you can give to a deserving friend, volumes of praise in one small set of initials before or after the name.
 
A title is nothing less than love and respect, given and received permanently.
 
Poem Author:  Sandy Mowery

 

Whippet CH. LEPUS QUEEN BAVMORDA
(Ch. Anvi Eagle of Phaedra X Westcroft's LadyJane at Denroc) whelped May 18, 1994 (Willie's litter sister)



Queenie

"Queenie" is a litter sister of both "Willie" & "Kael".  She finished her Championship very quickly and had some nice placements at Specialty Shows including 1st in Bred By Exhibitor Class, and RWB, OSA 1995.  She is a great little mover and produced a beautiful litter of puppies in 1998, three of whom are pictured below.  Their Sire is "CH. VANTAGE LIMITED EDITION"  aka "Sugar", twice B.O.S. at Whippet Specialty Shows.

Link to view Queenie's PEDIGREE.


 
Whippet CH. LEPUS GENERAL KAEL
(Ch. Anvi Eagle of Phaedra X Westcroft's LadyJane at Denroc)

"Kael" met with an untimely accidental death at Christmas time 1997.  He had a wonderful show career up until then with many fine wins, including the above photo from the W.C.E.C. Specialty Show, June 22, 1996, under noted British Breeder-Judge, Mr. Nev Newton (Nevedith Whippets), for Winners Dog over 23 males!  Kael much preferred to Race and Lure Course, as opposed to Showing, and made that very apparent!  He was a litter brother to "Willie", Queenie & Jackson.

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