Question 1. How many years have you been in Whippets?
Answer: 28 years
Question 2. What breed(s) did you have prior to Whippets?
Answer: Collies, Dalmations, Scottish Terriers, Wire Fox Terriers, Smooth Fox Terriers, Airdales, Schipperkes, German Shepherds, Dobermans, a few Pugs and now only Italian Greyhounds and Whippets .
Question 3. What made you decide to get a Whippet?
Answer: Way back in the l950s, my friend, Harry Murphy, who was manager of Mrs. Anderson’s famous Mardomere Kennels of Greyhounds and Whippets, observed my endless work with my Terriers. Harry must have felt sorry for me and the many hours I spent pulling hair
out and growing it back in because he continually tried to tell me how great the Whippets were. His advice must have slowly sunk in because in the l970s I found myself at shows hanging out at the Whippet
rings. In l979 I bought my first Whippet and today, whenever
I see Harry’s son, Desi, I am reminded of his father’s great advice.
Question 4. Who was your first Whippet?
Answer: Ch. Triple Times Tara, a very decent fawn & white bitch I bought from a friend, Randy Tincher. She was sired by Diane Bleeker’s Ch. Morshor’s Whirling Home and out of one of Randy’s
Question 5. Was she a show dog and did she finish?
Answer: I bought her as a pet but always felt she was quite pretty. Not knowing a whole lot about Whippets, I decided to show her and she finished with the help of Randy McAteer and his younger brother, Davin.
Question 7. Do you think handlers help or hurt the breed? Answer: I think good handlers will always help any breed because they generally can give those with less experience an opportunity to observe how a dog should be best presented in the ring.
Question 8. Do you feel you made any improvements with your breeding program? What improvements?
Carol and first Whippet “Tara”
Ch Triple Times Tara