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News & Musings

We look forward to sharing our dogs with you and some insights from the whippet community about what it's like to be loved by these magnificent creatures

 

Wildwood KC Weekend

Oct 23rd-25th

First off another heartfelt congratulations to Dean Dennis, the Wildwood Show Committee and the all of volunteers that made this weekend a reality.  Thank you!  The dog fancy salutes you! 


This time Aureate did not walk away with any big wins, but our girls had a fabulous time away for the weekend, learning about life on the road and developing their hotel manners.  They showed well against some nice competition in their classes and we look forward to continuing with their training in the future!  Congratulations to all the winners, it was  privilege to share the ring with you.  

 
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Winter is Coming!

It's officially coat season

Check out our Whippet Coat Reviews under our new page and you can find more ideas on our Resources page.  

 

Our pups in the Oct 21st 2020 issue of Canadian Dog Fancier

 
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Modelling our newest collars

 
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Happy Thanksgiving

October 9th-12th








Thank you to Wildwood Kennel Club Show Committee who at the last minute faced changing venues literally within days of the show! Congratulations to Dean Dennis, his team and the small army of volunteers who rallied together to pull off the monumental task of putting on a dog show amidst further COVID restrictions.  THANK YOU, the dog fancy salutes you! 

It is no exaggeration to say what a privilege it was to be able to take our pups out this weekend.  As we've said before the goal with young puppies is to ensure they have fun first and foremost.  Results in the ring are secondary.  Well our three more than succeeded!  Rowan had a spectacular weekend winning breed (baby puppy) every show against outside competition except one!  He also went on to win three Baby Puppy Groups!  This boy is truly something remarkable with his effortless ground covering movement, plucky attitude and almost perfect free-stacks at 4.5 months old! Rowan is a handler's dream in the ring! 


Not to be outdone, our girls had a few more hurdles in the ring (having to compete against littermates along with other baby puppies).  Those of you know showing multiple young puppies can feel a little like a circus!  Envie ended the weekend with a couple of class wins but more importantly she started showing beautifully and having fun.  Soleil also won her class a couple of times and once we figured out her secret to free-stacks (chicken) she was electric!   We don't know when we'll be able to hit the ring again this winter but we hope to have a few surprises in store! 

 

A preview from our fall photo shoot!

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Another Fun Weekend!

September 19th-20th 2020

We ventured off to our first ABI Dog Show weekend held in Bright, Ontario.  We packed up our solid brindle twins: Rowan and Envie!  I was looking forward to Saturday's hound judges and they did not disappoint!  Both puppies were extremely well received and I was absolutely honoured at the feedback the judges gave.  Rowan and Envie both earned a Reserve Best Baby Puppy in Show in separate shows.  On the Sunday the temperature was slightly more whippet friendly (as opposed to the chilly frost that greeted us the day before)!  What an introduction of what's to come this winter for these pups!  Envie showed beautifully and started gaiting on a loose lead which made me extremely proud, she went on to earn a Best Baby Puppy in Show!  Thank you the to ABI organizers and Oxford Dog Sports for a wonderful show weekend, great ring procedure, nice venue and COIVD protocols.  We look forward to coming again!

Relaxing at the hotel, all whippets need a bed!
Envie learning to show, our first time as a team together
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Rowan Wins Big for Aureate!

September 5th 2020

Well we loaded up the vehicle and travelled to Delhi, Ontario for a Sighthound Specialty!  It was our litter's first official UKC Debut and they did not disappoint!  We had Rowan, Envie and Soleil competing in Novice Puppy, which is the equivalent to the CKC's Baby Puppy (3-6 months of age).  Soleil won her class and then Rowan won Best Novice Puppy in Breed.  He then went on to win Best Novice Puppy in Specialty Show against a beautiful lineup of young prospects!  We were absolutely delighted to have our young boy rewarded at a Specialty when he is just shy of 15 weeks of age!  We would like to thank the United Greyhound Club for hosting a spectacular weekend and wish everyone luck as they continue to lure course over the weekend! 

We hope to put a few more ring miles on our prospects this fall.  Much of our plans depend on what happens regarding COVID and further provincial restrictions.  Stay tuned for updates as we're optimistic this won't be our last show update of 2020! 

 

We are featured in Canadian Dog Fancier!

September 2nd 2020

 

Ring Debut!

Aug 30th 2020

Well a lot of planning went into orchestrating the debut of our four beautiful Declan x Fleur puppies.  First of all there was quite a while when even the thought of having a dog show amidst the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic seemed like a fantasy.  To actually have the opportunity to get these pups in the ring was nothing short of marvellous! 

The Baby Puppy class in Canada is for ring experience only and puppies are between 3-6 months of age.  They do not compete for points.  We entered: Envie, Soleil, Prin and Rowan.  Not only did they hit the ground striding out beautifully, best of all they enjoyed every minute at the beautiful Dorchester Fairgrounds.  This was the first time seeing a variety of different dogs many of them coated and all experienced while observing provincial socially distanced protocols. 

Soleil won her class and followed by Envie and Prin against outside competition.  Then Rowan and Soleil competed against each other and Soleil was awarded Best Baby Puppy in Breed!  At this age our main focus is continuing to build positive experiences for the puppies and for us this weekend was a massive success!  They stayed in their first hotel room, slept soundly in their crates overnight, had a wonderful time in the ring and made many new fans.  We started to see the results of all our hard work and Puppy Culture start to pay off!  We cannot wait to get them in the ring again!   Stay tuned for more updates, we have lots planned this fall! 

 
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