Thursday, March 31, 2011

Congratulations to some Timbreblue Whippets!

I  have been so far out of the loop for the past couple of months that I  don't  know  if  I will ever catch up. I'm going to try in the next couple of days to at least hit the highlights of what's been going on in the Timbreblue family. I will never, never remember it all.

First, congratulations  to  Nance  Hamel  in Long Island and Lori and Richard Allinder  in  Boston for arranging a "re-home' made in heaven for  Lily  (fka Kitkat from the Candy Dish litter of 2008). Lily -- now Glory,  in  keeping  with  Nance's  southern theme -- was a little too wound  up for the Allinders' new baby girl, and Nance had been wanting a  Timbreblue whippet. They got together and Glory is now the happy roommate  of  Nance's  whippets Rebel (fka Red Dog from Cal Perry) and Dixie, as well  as Dago the German Shepherd and JLo the pit bull. We just  love  it  when a plan comes together (Who remembers what TV show that line comes from? will give away your age!)

We're  awfully  happy  for  Jill  and  Mike Butler, who added a rescue whippet girl to their family last month. Little Brie came to keep Jace (2004 Candy Dish litter) company...I guess Jace finally convinced them to go for the second potato chip.

Another  big  congratulations to Bev Crawley and Whisper (fka Marilyn from the 2004 Movie Stars litter), who earned Whisper's novice  title  from the World Canine Freestyle Organization (WCFO)! They will be  doing  a  freestyle  demo  at  the  whippet  national specialty in Lexington KY next week too!

Our other dancing whippet, Jake, became the first whippet ever to pass his  proficiency  levels  for  the  WCFO, and just to put icing on the cake,  he  and  owner  Diana Cognigni earned his first leg in rally obedience!

No  congratulatory  post would  be complete without yet another Atta Girl for Ashley  and  Bobbie  Lutz. (So what have they done this week, you ask) Ashley  will  be  receiving  a  Champion  Award  of Versatility at the national   next  week  and is ranked in the top ten obedience whippets for 2010 as  well. Bobbie and Fred's dogs Shannon and Travis are also receiving awards  of  versatility.  I  don't  know  whether Bobbie makes the rest of us look like slackers or Ashley just makes Timbreblue look good, but I'm going for the latter...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ashley picks up some more UKC agility points

Ashley (Ch Timbreblue Windrydr Biker Girl) and her owner/handler Bobbie Lutz picked up some more UKC agility points this past weekend (3/26-3/27) and had a blast!!

Ashley's FULL name is CH, UGRCH, URO2, UAGII, Timbreblue Windrydr Biker Girl, CD, SC, RA, NA, NAJ, NAP, NJP, FCH, CGC, TT

Ashley's many versatile titles include an AKC Championship and UKC Grand Championship in conformation showing, ASFA Field Championship in lure coursing (a test of the whippet's ability to show the chase instinct), Rally, Obedience, and Agility.

She's entered in the versatility competition at the American Whippet Club National Specialty this April in Lexington, Kentucky and we'll be cheering for her!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Baby Fiona and her daddy

Just thought we would share a particularly sweet moment with baby Fiona (pictured at 16 weeks) and her daddy Henry. Fiona is our keeper from the "Halloween Litter" of Rini & Henry born October 28, 2010.

Rini is "Timbreblue Colors Outside the Lines" and Henry is "Sporting Fields Move On". All three dogs (mommy Rini, daddy Henry, and baby Fiona) are at home at Timbreblue in South Carolina.

It's unusual for a stud dog to be so patient and affectionate with puppies, but Henry is just a wonderful, laid-back kinda guy.

We were so happy to get him into our breeding program, because our line started with Grandma Ivy, who is half Sporting Fields -- she's a Luke daughter (Sporting Fields Kinsman). Henry and Grandma Ivy are directly related way back there in their pedigrees!

Rini was a great natural mother this first time, delivering all ten of her pups exactly on her due date, in seven hours with no problems or stillbirths. We are planning Rini's second litter for late fall or winter of 2011. She will be bred to a blue-factored male and should have some blue and blue fawn pups in addition to other colors. Please let us know if you are interested in a Rini puppy. Visit our website to learn more about Timbreblue Whippets.