Claybrook Farm

Pure Longhaired Whippets

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Our Foundation Longhaired Whippets:

 

LWA Ch. Windsprite Ice Upheaval 

("KK") 

Bred by Walter Wheeler, Windsprite Kennel, who gave him to Claybrook, as a foundation sire, in 1993.  Nearly 16 years old (May, 2006)

 

 

          

 

ILWC Ch. Windsprite Northcorbin of Claybrook

(LWA Ch. Windsprite Ice Upheaval x LWA Ch. Windsprite Ice Zircon)

("Corbin") 

Bred by Walter Wheeler, purchased by Claybrook from Windsprite Kennel in 1993.

Nearly 13 years old (May, 2006)

 

 

Windsprite Snow Nugget 

(LWA Ch. Windsprite Ice Upheaval x LWA Ch. Windsprite Ice Zircon)

("Tea")- out of coat.  

Corbin's sister.  Bred by Walter Wheeler, breeder's exchange with Belinda Carrico.

 

 

Windsprite Hartley of Claybrook

(LWA Ch. Windsprite Ice Upheaval x LWA Ch. Shandor's Fawn Delight)

Bred by Walter Wheeler, breeder's exchange with Claybrook, obtained in 1993.

Currently 14 years old (May, 2006)

 

 

Windsprite Penndel of Claybrook

(Windsprite Icy Yodel x LWA Ch. Windsprite Icy Tamarack)

Bred by Walter Wheeler, purchased by Claybrook from Windsprite Kennel in 1993.

 

 

Windsprite Glacial Heather

(LWA Ch. Windsprite "Tackle" x LWA Ch. Windsprite "Smudge")

("Flair") 

Bred by Walter Wheeler, purchased by Claybrook from Windsprite Kennel in 1997.

Currently 10 years old (May, 2005)

 

 

               

Windsprite Glacier Karat

(Windsprite Icy Trail x Windsprite "Stardust")

("Montana") 

Bred by Walter Wheeler, purchased by Claybrook from Windsprite Kennel in 1997.

Currently 9 1/2 years old (May, 2005), and living in New England.

 

 

Kate's Bliss of Claybrook

(LWA Ch. Windsprite Frost Knight x Windsprite Ice Ultimate)

("Suzy") 

Bred by Cindy Parme, and placed with Claybrook in 1995.  

 

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Not pictured, but used in the Claybrook breeding program:

 

Windsprite Snow Holly

(LWA Ch. Windsprite Ice Upheaval x LWA Ch. Shandor's Fawn Delight)

("Reddi") 

Sister to Windsprite Hartley of Claybrook (pictured above).  

Bred by Walter Wheeler, breeder's loan to Claybrook, obtained in 1993.

 

 

Windsprite Snowy Pal 

(Windsprite Icy Yodel x LWA Ch. Windsprite Icy Tamarack)

("Parker") 

Brother to Windsprite Penndel of Claybrook (pictured above).  

Bred by Walter Wheeler, breeder's exchange with Claybrook, obtained in 1997.

 

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A number of other Windsprite dogs were obtained by Claybrook, but were not used in our breeding program.  They are:

Windsprite Snow Job

Windsprite Snow Quincy

Windsprite "SmudgeTack"

Windsprite a Summer Uproar

Windsprite a Summer Upstart

Windsprite a Summer X-Cessor

Also, Windsprite Icy Trail stayed at Claybrook for a short time, on his way back to Windsprite, in the mid-1990's.

 

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All our pure Longhaired Whippets are either direct offspring which descended from original Windsprite foundation stock (puppies that resulted when we bred two Windsprite dogs together), which we personally obtained from Walter Wheeler, or were bred by him, with the exception of Suzy, who was bred by Cindy Parme, and is the daughter of two Windsprite LHW.  

The other source for "pure" Longhaired Whippets is the breeding of Windsprite dogs with totally unrelated AKC Whippets.  This inclusion of unrelated AKC Whippet bloodlines was approved and condoned by Walter Wheeler, and Claybrook has handwritten letters from him to us, in our possession, recommending that we do such.  These breedings create what we call, "Smooth/longhair recessive Whippets", which, when bred back to LHW, produce litters of puppies in which statistically half of the puppies will be longhaired, and the other half will be smooth/longhair recessives.  These resulting longhaired puppies are considered "pure" LHW.

The reason for bringing in totally unrelated AKC Whippets is because the Windsprite gene pool is very limited, and after many years of not introducing any outside blood, is very tightly inbred.  In order to reduce the possibility of inbreeding depression, and it's resulting genetic health problems, talked about on other pages on this web site, Claybrook decided back in the mid-1990's that it was necessary to start to introduce totally unrelated Whippet lines, to broaden the genetic base for the LHW.  To that end we have worked to utilize the best resulting offspring from such Whippet outcrosses and to include them in the LHW gene pool.  

 

For more information contact:

mailto:longhairwhippet@pa.net

Claybrook Farm --  Michelle Henninger -- 5730 Olde Scotland Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257

 717-263-0932

 

 

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