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2 months ago

Whippet Club of BC

Happy New Year! We are pleased to announce our approved event dates for 2024:

🐾CKC Agility • April 5-7, Kelowna • open to all breeds and mixed breeds with appropriate CKC ID numbers

🐾Whippet Specialty Show (Conformation) in conjunction with NWCC National • July 26, Abbotsford • whippets only

🐾CKC Lure Coursing • May 11-12, Lumby • open to eligible lure coursing breeds • Field Trial Conformation Show on May 11

More information to come. We’ve also updated our membership form: whippetclubofbc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/2024MembershipForm.pdf

Being a member is the best way to be kept in the loop for lure/sprinter practices in the Okanagan.

Reminder: We are unable to answer questions about finding a breeder or puppy. Please see the National Whippet Club of Canada website: www.whippetcanada.com/breeders
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5 months ago

Whippet Club of BC

Thank you to everyone who made our Fall 2023 agility trials a success! We had an excellent turnout and lots of fun.

❤️We couldn’t do it without our volunteers ❤️ Shout out to our judges as well: Sandi Maday, Kiersten Lloyd, and Kirsten Locke.

Stay tuned for updates regarding our spring events in 2024, including agility and lure coursing.
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6 months ago

Whippet Club of BC

Hi everyone, here’s a summer recap message from Fiona (current Treasurer, former VP) that went out via email a few weeks ago. Sorry for the delay in posting it! -Aaryn, WCOBC Secretary

Hello; Late as usual with news but here it is. Despite the
heat, smoke and uncertainty of the ferries Sheila, Guy, myself and the
herd of whippets made it to the Vancouver Island Lure Trial August 19
and 20th. On the Island it was far less smokey and not so hot. The
field was dry with coarse growth but most paws stood up to it well. The
wasps were a determined lot, several dogs got stung paws. There were 11
whippets entered in Open. In all 34 hounds ran, quite a few new ones in
Singles.

On Saturday the hounds became unsighted quite easily due to the
course but Sheila's crew did well. Sailor was BOB, Pasha 2nd and RemRem
4th. Merry had good runs - giving the younger hounds a run for their
money she was NBQ. (Bert's interpretation is No Barbecue). Alice ran
her debut in Singles but became unsighted both times, which can be
discouraging for a young hound. At the end of the day she and
Pepsi(Carole's young one) were given a straight run so they could end
the day on a successful note - killing the baggie with enthusiasm. My
old boy Remy had a jolly run after the lure when he sighted it which was
50% of the time, enough to make him smile.

Sunday's course resolved the sight line problem which meant a
good fast course. Pasha placed 2nd and earned her Field Championship,
Sailor 3rd and RemRem NBQ. Alice went off like a rocket both times and
was very happy, so I think "we've got it"! As a bonus she placed 2nd in
Singles. Merry ran well, stayed sound and also was very happy which made
me happy so all in all it was a good meet. Many thanks to Robbie, Amy
and all the rest, especially the hard pressed Lure Operator. It is a
huge job to put on a Trial - just finding a field has become extremely
difficult.

NOTE: Our Fall Agility Trial is coming up SOON - September
30/Oct.1st at the CODAC DogSports Centre(the Red Barn). Many of you are
involved but more help is ALWAYS welcome. In particular - setting up
all the equipment on Friday and wrapping up on Sunday afternoon. Get in
touch with Aaryn if you can volunteer.

ALSO: Change of date for LURE TRIAL 2024 - We have applied
for MAY 11 and 12. TimberRidge came available, hopefully this will give
a little time for drying the bottom of the field after the snow melt and
allow for mowing without me holding my breath!

I hope all of you have been safe with all the fires and
enjoying outings with your dogs. Fino has been paddle boarding down the
Penticton Channel. Mars hangs out at the Pub with his dissolute
owners:). Tillie has fully recovered from her crash with Strider and
her tooth extraction, both enjoy swimming in the lake and were lucky to
NOT be evacuated.

On a sad note; for those of you who remember Adele's black
whippet Poppy - she became very ill and was put down here in the garden
she loved to visit with Neil McNiven. She was 11. Take care all of you
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