Defining ‘ideal’ Whippet movement
First of all I have to say, I LOVE this picture of Evie on the move, taken by Lennah Snell at the AWC National Specialty last month! To me it exemplifies ideal whippet movement; balanced and smooth, with evident reach from the shoulder and strong drive from the rear. Yes, I am about to get up on my soapbox. To me there is nothing more beautiful than watching a whippet with great movement on the go, and it is something I place a very high priority on when evaluating dogs. T
The 2017 American Whippet Club National Specialty, Denver CO
After a wonderful stay in the Colorado foothills, we finally made our way to Denver for the big event. The AWC National Specialty is the biggest conformation dog show for whippets in North America, and happens in a different US host city each year. About 500 whippets from all over the US and Canada converge for a week of events including lure coursing, obedience, rally, a Top Twenty gala evening featuring the country’s top whippets, and of course a huge conformation dog sho
Off to Colorado Springs with the Wunder gang!
Well no sooner did Oscar arrive in Canada then it was time for his first North American adventure, a 24 hour cross country road trip to attend the 2017 American Whippet Club National Specialty in Denver Colorado! Since Joanne was flying to the show, Oscar joined Bob and I with Minnie and Evie to make the journey by car. Bob and I are big believers in embracing the journey as much as the destination, so we planned for a mini vacation in Colorado Springs for a few days before