We've been around sight hounds and running dogs for over 25yrs keeping them as working pets,just how it should be. We think an awful lot of our dogs and we try and give them the best of both worlds, love and companionship at home and praise and affection in the field. We never force our dogs to work, they do it because they enjoy it!!
A little about us
I grew up in a small mining village in North Nottinghamshire where whippet and lurchers were common place, many being owned by miners for racing and for filling the pot when they lost there weekly wage to the bookmakers. I like the nature of a whippet, there very forgiving and affectionate in the house and a real hunting companion out in the field.
I keep my whippets for work and for companions, they are excellent ferreting dogs and also very good at catching rabbits on the lamp. Jess my original bitch caught in excess of 500 rabbits during her working career. I like the strong type of whippet, a whippet that's capable of doing a days work out in the field and a dog with determination. Since the hunting ban we are only allowed to hunt rabbits and rats legally in the UK, So a whippet is the natural choice of dog to work this quarry on the type of land I work my dogs on.
I sadly lost Jess in May 2009 she suffered a stroke and just never recovered. Jess was the first whippet I owned and is responsible for my passion for the working whippet. Jess's temperament and character was second to none. She always gave 100% in the field and was a pleasure to own.
Our dogs are never forced to work they work because they enjoy working, we never overwork them. They are rested well between outings and by doing this they will enjoy a long working career.
Whippets are becoming increasingly popular in the working field, what a whippet lacks in size it more than makes up for with determination and the desire to please.
Whippet Showing , Our dogs are bred as close to the kennel club standard as possible and it is our opinion that even though our dogs are bred to work they wouldn't look out of place in the show ring competing at any level.
We built this website to promote the KC registered whippet as a more than capable working dog in it's own right.