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Nice Working Bitch

Discussion in 'Working' started by sparky, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. sparky

    sparky New Member Registered

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    Should make an interesting litter.... ;)
     
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    Debbie b New Member Registered

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    Nice pair of dogs, how are they bred and are they yours,

    both look in tip top condition
     
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    chippy New Member Registered

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    looks like archies legs held up then sparky :thumbsup:
     
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    Doesn t that need to have a PG viewing no?????
     
  5. sparky

    sparky New Member Registered

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    The black dog is mine, the bitch is barnsmore and sporting fields bred? never heard of this breeding before.. :thumbsup:
     
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    the black dog is in very good condition,as is the bitch, i didn't know barnesmore bred working whippets i only thought they were show, but good luck for the impending litter :thumbsup:
     
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    Sporting Fields is an American kennel, I believe, well-known for showdogs. Barnesmore is a top show kennel, but I know a few people who have Barnesmore whippets which they work. Almost all whippets will hunt if they get the chance, and the show dogs are bred to be strong and have good mouths. I've seen photos on k9 of Midlander Keith's Collooney showbred bitch catching rabbits.
     
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    rls22 Rachel - Citycroft Registered

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    Sportingfields Jazz Fest - was not only the number 1 dog in the US for confirmation but also a lure coursing champion.

    He is the grandsire of 3 of ours, one of whom has a very strong prey drive and is a prolific rabbit catcher.

    Good luck with the pups - good to see a bit of diversity :thumbsup:
     
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    sparky New Member Registered

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    The brindle bitch is a excellent worker but alas she is not mine.. :thumbsup:
     
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    Just about any whippet with four legs can get a Field Champion title in the USA. The Lure Courser of Merrit is a bit more difficult. The racing and open field titles are the tough ones to get. All you need for a show Ch. is a well paid professional handler! You sometimes get unexpectedly good results from a show X race breeding in the first generation. That good old hybrid vigor kicking in. The show and racing lines are so far apart.
     
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    rls22 Rachel - Citycroft Registered

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    Not a fan of Jazz Fest then?

    I would love to see him in the flesh. I think he looks such a sound dog and beautiful on the move. His progeny are also very impressive.
     
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    That makes sense
     
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    Well I'm not familiar with Jazz Fest, but it's unlikely that I would be impressed. By and large there are two breeds in the USA. The show whippet and the race whippet. It seems that exageration is what show judges are looking for in the U.S. It is not possible to find a dual purpose Whippet. (A dog that does well at Showing and raceing.) There are a few race Champion dogs that have earned show points, but there is not one single show Champion that has earned race championship points on the track for many years. In the open field show dogs are totally outclassed.

    Like all "Rules of thumb" I can think of one exception. My friend Mike had a successful race dog in Indiana, Zeke. A show breeder from the same State asked to use him on one of her show Champions. The result was a very worthwhile litter that did quite well on the track. Check 'em out at:-

    http://www.wildaboutwhippets.com/index.php...zekevegas.ihtml

    Might even have some Sportingfields blood!!

    Just about any whippet with four legs can get a Field Champion title in the USA. The Lure Courser of Merrit is a bit more difficult. The racing and open field titles are the tough ones to get. All you need for a show Ch. is a well paid professional handler! You sometimes get unexpectedly good results from a show X race breeding in the first generation. That good old hybrid vigor kicking in. The show and racing lines are so far apart.

    Not a fan of Jazz Fest then?

    I would love to see him in the flesh. I think he looks such a sound dog and beautiful on the move. His progeny are also very impressive.
     
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    mally Mallyfieldwhippets.com Registered

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    are you for real??
     
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    sparky New Member Registered

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    Last night she produced 10 healthy pups with a trouble free labour..... :D

    4 all black, 3 fawn, 2 tiger brindle and 1 blue pup.. the lad is well pleased ;)
     
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    top results look forward to seeing some pup pics

    Tom
     
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    Glad she has had her pups and all is well, nice litter size

    good luck to him :thumbsup:
     

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