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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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Dot finishes her AKC Field Championship!

September 14th, 2009

Dot won her second major on Sunday the 13th, under Heather Minnich, completing her AKC Dual Championship! Go Dot Go!


September 5th, 2009

All three dogs are gearing up to go running in Chattanooga!  McGuire will be getting his JC and is *ready to run*.  Watch this boy as he is going to ROCK on the field!  Dottie is in search of that last major for her DC, cross your fingers we can get it one day this coming weekend!  That sure would be nice.  She is pretty out of shape, so, I have no unreal expectations.   Cinnamon, well Cinny is a good girl and loves to run :)

Family fun and running…

July 27th, 2009

We loaded the entire family up and went to Les and Shirri’s GANG park Sunday and had a wonderful day. McGuire and Cinnamon ran the lure on a very challenging course multiple times. Cinnamon, Dot and McGuire all three got to box practice. They were so funny! My dogs bring the Jack-a-Lure back to the box. McGuire and Dot share it!

It was a wonderful, hot, family day. Lots of great people and a wonderful lunch. Its always worth the trip to Calhoun!

McGuire is now CH Wilhaus Aperture Frank McGuire!

July 18th, 2009

That makes 2 of our whippets finished recently by Grahm Swayze! Larry is thrilled now that he has the green light to run his dog all he wants! Watch for him on the coursing field as he is mad for the lure! Happy Birthday to his breeder Kitty Williams as this is the second to finish from the Bowie X Princess litter!

McGuire is closing in on his CH and Dot has turned Jr’s dog :)

June 2nd, 2009

Tanis did wonderfully in her first Jr’s class. She made it to best Jr’s class and the judge was completely tickled with her. There was a serious case of nerves, but, Dot helped her through.

Also, McGuire won WD/BOW at the MAHA hound show and also WD/BOW at the Harriman show. He just lacks a 3 point major so cross your fingers for Asheville!!

Of course I have photos to share, like always and an animoto video of a great weekend playing at Robins house.

More news!

May 11th, 2009

McGuire was winners dog Saturday at the MAHA hound show with Grahm Swayze handling him. He was reserve on Sunday. We are very proud of him and how well he is showing after being off for 9 months. We have received a lot of compliments about him which is wonderful! I will add photos when I receive them.

Tanis and Dottie are entered in Harriman for their first Junior show. Tanis is very excited and can’t wait to show off Dot. I do have photos of the two of them. This dress was so adorable and worked so well, with its polka dots, with Dot :)

CH Equiss Coconut Cream Pie SC FCh…..

April 3rd, 2009

One last show it is!! Dot is now an AKC conformation champion! Thanks so much to Grahm Swayze and Jan Swayze Curry. Grahm has done such a wonderful job presenting Dottie. I couldn’t be more pleased. Super special Dot really is that!!

Hopefully one last show….

March 19th, 2009

Dot is entered in Birmingham, AL  looking for that one last leeeetle point.  It would be so wonderful to get that last point and then meet up with me at the National!   Grahm does such a beautiful job with Dot, I know she’ll do well.

Look for me at the National,  McGuire and Cinny are staying home with the family, but, Dot will get to hang with me!

Watch for Super Special Dot in Brooksville

March 19th, 2009

She won two more points in Tallmadge, Oh recently and has one leetle measly point to go. She is vacationing down there with Jan and Grahm. I am being flown in to do portraits the weekend of the 15-17th. So, PLEASE cross fingers for her to win on Friday, before I get there! That way I can have a happy new champion party and I won’t ruin her for the rest of the weekend. (Dottie loves her Mama)

Dottie is closing in on her Championships

November 9th, 2008


Not there yet, but, getting closer each show. She has both her majors and only lacks 3 singles. We can cross our fingers she can pick those up by the close of the year. She needs one major on the field to get her AKC FC. She already has her ASFA FCh. Wouldn’t that be sweet to be a dual champion by 2009?

Cinnamon is still running for her MC title and loves every minute of it.

McGuire is on rest right now for an unknown injury. We are thinking it is in the hip area possibly, or maybe a groin muscle pull. 3 separate vets agree they do not feel it is an ACL. Whatever it is, is making me(and him) bonkers. Too nice of a dog to be relegated to jail time rest.

Here are some photos of the crew.


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