Spirit's Accomplishments: 

 

 

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.

 

Below are some of her highlights over the years!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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!

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

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.
 

Spirit goes Best In Event at the 2010 AKC National Championships
Photos by Steve Surfman

 

She is the 2010  AKC National Field Champion

 

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'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.
 

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 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!!!

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!

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!!!

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!!! Unfortunately she was injured the second day, tearing a pectoral muscle that put her into retirement after a long, exciting and extra-ordinary Career!!!!   We are so very very proud to have been a part of this amazing girls life!!! 

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!!!

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 talented, 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.

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

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.

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

Spirit's Champion Offspring:

Elsa - MBIF NFC FC Cali's Red Clay Halo LCX3 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 LCX ARX MC TRP Pr2 FCh

 

Ronan - GCH Cali's Ronan The Red of Saturn ARX DPCX SC TRP PR3 RN ACT1 CGC