Spirit's Accomplishments




Spirit was honored with an Award of Merit at our 2012 National Specialty!!
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Spirit was the # 1 Whippet and #1 Sighthound in AKC Lure Coursing for both 2009 and 2010!!
and the 2010 AKC National Lure Coursing Champion!
She was also the #1 Dual Champion in AKC Lure Coursing in 2011!
 

2009

She won BOB at the AKC lure coursing trial at the 2009 AWC National Specialty

She defeated 738 whippets in 2009
- the AKC all time record for number of dogs defeated in 1 year!

 



2010


Spirit won "Best Performance Dog" and the Wistwind Trophy at the 2010 AWC National Specialty under Judge Russell McFadden


 
Spirit earned her LCX2, LCX3 and LCX4 titles in 2010 and defeated 659 dogs in AKC Lure Coursing
She is only the second whippet to earn an LCX4 title.
She was the Number 1 Whippet and Sighthound for AKC Lure Coursing this year, for the second year in a row.



2011


    I am proud to announce that as of June 9th, 2011, Spirit is now a Dual Champion!  She finished her Dual Championship in just over 2 months time with 3 Major wins and several BOBs!   I am forever proud of this special Red girl. 
    I hope Phoebe knows how "Thankful " I am that she was willing to take Spirit into her home, care for her like her own and take the time to fulfill our dream!  These two seemed to make a wonderful team and I know I will never be able to express my full gratitude towards her.
Thank You Phoebe!






Spirit was Ranked 3rd overall in AKC Lure Coursing this year
and was the 2011 #1 Dual Champion!
Spirit


2012

On April 21st, 2012, Spirit was honored with an Award of Merit at our National Specialty in Huron, OHIO!!  A big thank you to Breeder Judge Connie Brunkow for this much appreciated recognition.    I couldn't be more proud of this special red girl - she amazes me in everything she does.  She is the definition of a true Dual Purpose whippet!!! and she is truly a Dream Come True!





Also this same year, at the AWC Nationals
Spirit was the High Scoring Dual Champion at the AKC trial 
and 
the High scoring Bench Champion at the ASFA trial 
- the offical AWC National Lure Coursing Trial this year!


Spirit at the AWC 2012 National in Huron, OH - by Steve Surfman


2013

APRIL  -   I am proud to announce that Spirit earned her LCX6 Title (only 1 of 2 whippets to have that title).   She never ceases to amaze me!!!


Lure coursing in Fairburn, GA - April-2013


October - The only big event Spirit attended was the 2013 AKC National Lure Coursing Championships in Oklahoma.   She WON the Specials Stake on Saturday and after a nice run, just missed out on BOB!   Not too bad for a 6 year old girl!!!!! She also won the High Scoring Dual Champion Ribbon that day!!! Unfortunetely she was injured the second day, tearing a pectorial muscle that put her into retierment after a long, exciting and extra-ordinary Career!!!!   We are so very very proud to have been a part of this amazing girls life!!! 


  



2014

Spirit had her second litter this year - Sired by "Raleigh" -  BIF HH Heartland Raleigh Rye FCH 

6 beautiful puppies were born on July 7th
3 boys and 3 girls

July 8th, 2014 day 2 - six beautiful puppies (Spirit/Raleigh)





 
She won BOB on Sunday at the 2009 AKC National Lure Coursing Championships in Texas

 

She was the Number 1 Whippet and Sighthound this year in AKC Lure Coursing





Spirit goes Best In Event at the 2010 AKC National Championships
Photos by Steve Surfman
  
She is the 2010  AKC National Field Champion



 
 

 





Spirit's Second Major win at AWC Supported entry show
under Breeder judge Barbara Rupert!
















Spirit's third major win to finish
her Bench and Dual championships.






























Spirit had her first litter - Born December 4th
Sired by "Tobias" - DC Hound Hill Tobias MC FCh

7 Healthy Puppies - 4 handsome Boys and 3 Beautiful Girls!!!


Day 9

Day 9



Despite Limited running and time off for a litter of puppies
Spirit ended the year Ranked 
13th in AKC Lure Coursing !
This is her  4th year in a row in the AKC Lure coursing top 20!
She also earned her LCX5 title this year!




Spirit ended the 2013 year as the # 6 whippet and her 5th year in a row ranked in the top 20 for AKC Lure Coursing!!!


Spirit - resting after her long day


The end of an era for Cali Whippets - Spirit retires........

What a great career Spirit has had!!! We are so so very proud of her! - 5 years in a row ranked in the AKC LC top 20! (2009-2013)   2 years - #1 whippet and #1 sighthound (2009-2010), 1 year - #1 Dual Champion (2011), an AKC National Field Champion (2010), an AWC National Award of Merit (2012) she currently holds the record for the highest number of dogs defeated in one year for AKC LC in 2009 (738 dogs), she has won MBIF awards, Multiple High Scoring Dual Champion Awards!!!- she is an amazing athlete!  Her drive and enthusiasm for the lure and to WIN never deminished, but only strengthened over time.  In the end, we decided to retire her before she hurt herself.  Not only is she talanted, but she is a joy to live with and truly a once in a lifetime companion.   We can only hope to someday have another whippet as speical as her.



Spirit is enjoying her retirement!  
She just loves being a mother and in her free time she still enjoys playing ball, going for long walks and hanging out at work with me.

April 2014

She will forever be our Queen and she continues to rule the roost, even in retirement!

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Spirit's Champion Offspring:

Spirit and 6 of her offspring at the 2015 AWC National in WI - Susan, Righty, Max, Elsa, Deana, Spirit, Galaxy, Ronan, Robin and Moon)


Elsa - FC Cali's Red Clay Halo LCX2 MC FCh
            Elsa finished the 2014 and 2015 years as the #1 Whippet/#1 Sighthound AKC Lure Coursing!!

Fox - MBIF UKC-CH AKC-FC Cali Spirit of Red Vixen at Crossfyre SC RATI CGC

Righty - BIF DC Cali Right on Red For Hound Hill SC LCM

Max- MBIF FC TNT's Red Son Rising O'Cali MC FCh
            Max finished in the top  #7 - 2014 AKC Lure coursing!!!!!

Moon - FC Cali's HH Serious Moonlight ARX MC Pr 

Ronan - Cali's Ronan The Red of Saturn ARX SC CGC