Martinique Kennels – Ian Doherty & Terry Crowley
For their continuing guidance & support. Their knowledge gained over the last 50 years has been not only of academic interest, but has helped us appreciate correct type & true sound movement. Their recall of dogs historically in pedigrees & the influence they can have in a breeding program has proven an invaluable record.
Sheberghan Kennels – The late Angela Shepherd.
We are indebted to Angela for her foresight in importing Ch Khabaray Hugo Boss (Imp U.K.) “Jack” to this country. Jack has had such an influence on the breed in not only Australia, but through his sons in New Zealand & now The United States of America. Her support & friendship was inestimable. We are flattered that upon her death she entrusted Hillsdown Dancing Queen (Imp U.K.) to our care.
Moonwind Kennels – Marilyn Hoy
With her many years in the breed Marilyn is also a source of information on dogs from the past. Of course she also entrusted us as raw novices with not only our first show champion, but also a Best In Show Winner.
Merci Isle Whippets - Iva Kimmelman
A lifetime friendship has developed as a result of the foresight shown by Iva with her request to purchase Sav (refused) but then her persistence in wishing to lease him for a period of time. From the moment he landed the photographs and updates on his progress never ceased, our gratitude for the way he was looked after is boundless. Iva's vision is being vindicated every day with the success his progeny and more importantly their progeny, being recognised regularly in the ring. The true test was always would he have a lasting influence in Merci Isles's breeding program, this has been answered.
We are so grateful that somebody else could recognize the potential of Sav and justify the dreams we had for him - thank you Iva.
Ch Airescot Chaconne (Imp Nwy) “Cha Cha”
Commencing with two bitches by Cha Cha gave us a tremendous start, because he put such lovely fronts & necks on his progeny.
Ch & Int. Nord & Swd Ch Airescot Waistcoat (Imp Swd.) “Petter”
As the sire of Cha Cha, Petter consolidated these fronts & produced for us our first three home bred Champions, & gave us such a strong basis for our breeding program
Ch Martinique Harvest Moon “Jake”
Jake has correctness in type & movement that produced our best breeding bitch, RUSBIS & BIS Ch Byerley Demeter, as well as breeding our first SBIS winner Ch Byerley To ThManor Born. And of course is the maternal grandsire to our litter of six champions.
Ch Khabaray Hugo Boss (Imp U.K.) “Jack”
What can you say about a dog that sired six champions in the one litter (the only 6 shown), including an American Kennel Club Champion who also attained his ‘Register of Merit Excellent’, & provided us with such a strong basis to consolidate our future breeding programme. He also has proven to be the leading sire of recent times at our principal specialty shows.