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The Family of Aperture Whippets

About Aperture Whippets

We are a family in Knoxville, TN of 4 whippets and 2 kids. We show, we lure course, CWA straight race, and have run the oval track, but mostly, we are just an average family :)

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And now for something totally different….

June 23rd, 2014

Dock diving!!!!! Chroma jumped in her first competition this past weekend and with Larry handling her, got a first in novice!! Go super Chromes!!!  Yes, she is one cool dog!

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2014 American Whippet Club National

May 14th, 2014

We had a wonderful showing at the National this year! Its the first time I have brought more than one dog :)  Please see our Facebook page for more photos and videos!

Chroma placed 2nd in a beautiful lure coursing bitch class. I am very proud of her and she did so well even with myself handling her!

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Tanner was 2nd in his 8-10 futurity class and made the cut in the 9-12 class

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Godiva also came in 2nd in her 8-10 futurity class

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Heather Feather did not make the futurity, but, she did come in 4th in a VERY competitive 9-12 class

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Helga went into her class, but, I pulled her out after the first go round due to being sore. She still looked beautiful!

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Cherie didn’t show, but, she was there to greet anyone who would talk to her. She also really really remembered me :)  (This is Cherie and Tanner together) They are still cute even all googly eyed from the flash!

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Puppy update

February 23rd, 2014

I thought I would put a post about what is going on. The puppies are now 8 months old and just beautiful. We are looking forward to the whippet national specialty late April.  The puppies in loving pet homes are just loving living life :) These photos are of varying ages, but, at least 6 months old.

Tanner, Aperture Longlesson Go up the Plumcreek is AKC pointed in the show ring. He was WD at his very first show at 6m and was RWD to a 4pt major at his next show. He also was Best in Sweeps at the Franklin, TN show. Just like his mother was 3 years ago.  Very excited about Tanner!  Tanner is living with his sister Cherie in PA. He will be shown and get to chase the lure. You could not ask for a sweeter boy than Tanner!

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GoDiva, Aperture Lady Godiva is growing up beautifully! Very excited to see her at the Whippet National!

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Gadget, Aperture Go Go Gadget, is living life large. He has mastered taking ONLY the toilet paper tube out and leaving all the toilet paper intact. I think that is pretty impressive. He also has the hang of napping. :)

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Cheri, Aperture Tally Ho a Go Go, is gearing up to become an incredible lure courser. She has her older “Brother and Sister” to help her along. She also will be at the national with her family, as the two older ones are going to do not only the lure coursing, but the parade of rescues. Can’t wait to see her! Photo from Christmas.Cheri in the middle!

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And photos of her lure coursing: (Photos by Larry Hall at the GOGLCA trial)

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Maverick, who I don’t think has a registered name is living up the life. I think he majors in just being adorable. He is pictured with his aunt and uncle Tia and Guinness. Tia and Guinness are from Dot’s litter and siblings of Chroma.

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Gibby is going to join Trey in Atlanta next weekend and live with a whippet brother and sister. He will have a wonderful life of leisure!

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Heather Feather, Aperture Plumcreek Always Go Forth, is hopefully going to be able to make it to the Whippet National. She  is living in the great white north called northern IL. She is turning out beautiful and can’t wait to see her! Pictured at 6m

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Helga, Aperture Go Big or Go Home, is looking wonderful. Beautiful curves and arching neck. Picture of elegance. Can’t wait to get her in the ring when she is ready! Pictured at 6m(yes, I have no excuses on photos not being up to date!) Helga is staying here :)

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And last but not least. Belle, Aperture Go Go Boots. Cutest puppy on earth. A face that could melt sugar. She is living with a wonderful family here in Knoxville who love her very much!

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CWA Racing….

October 15th, 2013

 She truly loved it!  Helga and Iris(who is now named Godiva) got a chance to practice chasing the lure also!  Cherie in her new home has gotten to go to multiple lure coursing trials and has really enjoyed chasing the baggie. Gadget is growing up amazingly beautiful and having the time of his life in FL. Maverick is the king of the world in GA. Helga and Belle are still here, growing up and maturing beautifully(one may be available) Tanner, Heather and Gibby are in IL also growing up nicely(one male may be available)  Very proud of Chroma mom, her quick return back to running (and a 4th in conformation!) and how beautiful the puppies are maturing

 

 

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6 weeks old!

August 5th, 2013

The puppies are growing, happy, outgoing babies. They are ALL extremely keen on the lure, which I love to see!!

 

 

9 puppies born!

June 25th, 2013

5 girls and 4 boys born on June 23rd, all doing well!

 

Let’s go RACING!!!

June 9th, 2013

Dottie was the only one lucky enough to get to go to the CWA meet. For a 6.5 year old girl, who’s favorite past time is being curled up on the couch or eating :D  She still knows how to break out of the box and can be a fierce competitor. Go Dot!!

 

Pregnancy confirmed!

May 20th, 2013

Do you want to follow along Chroma’s pregnancy? Want to follow along with puppy photos?  I will be updating the Aperture Whippets Facebook page all the time with photos and other things. That is where all the puppy photos will be placed(or the run of the mill photos)  Click on either link, “Like” the page and then click on “show in news feed” and “get notifications.

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New Dual Champion!!!

April 6th, 2013

Chroma placed 2nd at the MAWA trial on April 6th, giving her the 3pts she needed to finish her DC! Thank you to everyone who has been integral in Chroma’s successes. Jan Swayze-Curry for her handling her and also taking her to Reidsville to lure course. Grahm Swayze for handling her to her first major and points. Steve Curry for getting her to Dr Radcliffe’s when she injured her foot so badly. Of course all my friends who cheered for her on the sidelines.

The whole family is proud of her. This makes her the third generation of AKC field champions in the house, second generation of AKC Dual Champions.  Not to mention what a funny and cool dog to live with she is

 

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Run Chroma Run!

February 28th, 2013

Chroma went lure coursing in Reidsville, NC and won another major. She now has both her  majors and is just 3 singles away from her AKC Field Championship and her AKC Dual Championship.  She follows like her grandmother and has more speed than her mother. Hopefully she keeps that follow! We are very proud of her. :)

A special thanks to Barkside Lodge for their wonderful pool and allowing Gracie to swim with Chroma. I believe that is what has given her an edge with its excellent low impact, high cardio work out. Not to mention she just loves it!

(all lure coursing photos on this post by Mike McNamer)

 

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