Arrow is our kept puppy from the Starz~Tyne litter born this year. His sister Lucinda now lives with Co-breeder, Hillary Frank, Whip Hill whippets. He is shown with Hillary in his 4 month photo. Other shots were taken as he grew up.
Our lovely Eden has grown up so nicely. She is a AKC show champion and is half way to her FCH title. We look forward to breeding her this fall, 2014.
She has the most perfect whippet temperament. Sweet, affectionate and likes every person she meets.
"Eden" is an example of our ideal whippet type.
Classic lines with balance of proportions to allow for a quick dash off the mark. She has the very best temperament possible and we are so grateful and lucky to have her!
"Jax" went Best Of Breed at the AWC National ASFA field trial to become the ASFA #1 whippet.
Our beautiful "Jax" finished so quickly, as a puppy we had to just let her enjoy some time off before she could begin coursing. And what a beginning she had! She has finished her FCH title and needs just one first and extra points for her LCM title. Find out about her daughters, still here at Merci Isle, Jona and Gala.
Magnolia is the FIRST and ONLY American bred AND English Champion whippet to date.
This title is the most difficult show title to obtain in the entire world. Open dogs compete with Champions and only one CC is given out to a dog and a bitch at each show. Usually only Champions get the CC. So as you see, it is really something for her, especially in the high quality competition in England to gain a Champion title, but she did it!.
Ch. Merci Isle Magnolia had a whirlwind show career here in the states and was exported to the UK shortly after.
She has won a fourth CC after winning her UK CH title. This is considered the seal of approval. Now we wait to hear about puppies from her.
Our "most" admired whippet EVER is shown winning two days in Boston in December to finish her CH title at the same show she started out in 2005.
We are so grateful to the ringside fan club, fellow breeder/exhibitors and the judges, Dana Cline and Gail Boyd
We look forward to 2007!
Our gorgeous Plume won her show title under the following judges: Pauline Oliver, Julie Holm, Ian Dougherty, Dana Cline and Gail Boyd.
She needs a placement for her FCH title, to complete her campaigne of the VERSATILE whippet.
We have some BIG plans for her next year.
Plume had quite a couple of days at the AWC Eastern weekend.
She went BOW at the Supported show under Julie Holm and then won BEST OF BREED under Ian Doherty on Saturday at the AWC Eastern Specialty over top specials for 5pts.
Our lovely "Plume" is living up to her promise. We love what our dear friend, Magnus Hagstedt, SIGNUM whippets, SWEDEN, said:
She has dry elegance. This bitch is smooth as silk, with strong muscle underneath the velvet exterior. Her sweet nature is an important bonus, and something we will not compromise on, here at Merci Isle.
Palley is now a DUAL Champion. She is a lovely example of what Rosa can produce. We are thrilled with her and her two sisters, Eden and Tyne. There are several really nice males from Rosa and Brand that we hope to incorporate down the road.
We will be forever grateful to Yvonne and Mike Hull of Palmik whippets for all they have done for us, with Rosa and Magnolia.
"Tyne" is shown with her kennel mate/cousin "Jacaranda" at her first lure course competition. Once she matures mentally and gets to liking running in mud, ice and snow, there will be nothing to stop her.
Tyne finished her ASFA FCH title in June, 2014. We have plans to breed her with performance in mind in 2014
Leveret is maturing so nicely. She has been training for coursing and growing up and will join the show circuit with Kelsi Watkins soon. She is our kept puppy from the Lewis~Mags litter and although small in stature, she is a powerhouse in personality and shows great interest and promise on the lure.
Her father Lewis (pictured in her Gallery)is now English Ch Palmik Strike It Right, JW. The photos of "Leveret" (a leveret is a baby hare) is pictured at a field trial at 4 months of age. The puppy photo shows her promise at 8wks of age, which is when we grade our puppies.
Leveret's first time in the ring, she went Reserve Winners Bitch at the AWC Eastern Specialty under Gail Boyd
Leveret has already started training for coursing and will be in competition by the beginning of 2017.