Unfortunately not just in show whippets. [mod edit as this appears to be an ongoing personal issue and this is not the place to air personal grievances] On the stud dog issue, I think each to their own. We have to learn to agree that each type of breeding is favourable to supporters of each discipline. A dog who has a fast sprint speed has no less value than one who runs not so fast, but for longer - unless you are the person wanting them to do just that. They are all whippets at the end of the day. It does disappoint me when I hear people saying they won't use a dog unless it is a racing champion - it looks good on a pedigree, but doesn't always make for fast puppies. It amazes me that some folks think that just putting fast bitches to fast dogs produces fast puppies - it doesn't. IMO temperament is the most important consideration in breeding racing whippets, with other attributes coming after.