Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Greyhound Puppy Fix

For the greyhound folks who never get to see greyhound puppies, here is a blog documenting the progress of a litter of AKC show greyhounds born a few months ago.

The pups were born to a friend's (Helen Hamilton) greyhound, SBIS CH Aryal Aroi Stoney Ridge RE TD NAJ SC (aka Lyric). The father is Ch Aragon Silver Cloud CDX TDX (aka Merlin). He actually passed away several years ago.

Helen and I have corresponded via email for a few years now. I finally met Helen and her 2 show greyhounds, Lyric and Whisper, in person when we were in California for the AKC Invitational, December 2007. Helen competed Lyric in conformation and I competed Travis in agility.
Lyric and Merlin have/had both beauty and brains (Lyric is the fawn in the background in the picture below). She is a conformation champion and has won Best in Show at a Greyhound Specialty (in other words, against lots of greyhound competition). She also has a Tracking Dog title (I'm so jealous of that:-), Rally Obedience titles, a Novice Agility Jumper title (more agility titles to come, I am sure), and a Senior Courser title. Merlin was also a conformation champion and earned his Companion Dog Excellent title in obedience and his Tracking Dog Excellent title (very impressive). Merlin and Lyric have also won High in Trial (highest score) in obedience at greyhound specialties.
I love when breeders try to adhere to the breed standard without sacrificing brains, athleticism, and performance. Both parents of this litter are very accomplished.

11 comments:

Snobound said...

Now those are some cute puppies! I love puppies....but who doesn't!

gyeong said...

I just want to hug 'em, and squeeze 'em, and kiss 'em!

BrittBeah said...

Sweet Babies!
I don't need a puppy fix, I like'em grown. I have no desire to have a puppy. I like my house with all walls intact and my furniture in one piece :

ksr said...

Cute! To think my big galoofing boy was once a cute cuddly boy poopy!!! Enjoy your blog immensely.

Snobound said...

Because your blog inspires me so, I've awarded you with a lemonade award! Really, no joke! Come to my blog to get the details for what to do next! ~b~

Life With Dogs said...

Tremendous post. All of our Greys have been racers, and I feel like I missed out.

cindi said...

I know Helen Hamilton & she has some beautiful dogs. Love that white/brindle one!
It's great to know that GH can do so *many* things - racing, coursing, agility, etc. They really are a true athlete that can excel at any "sport." And it's NEVER to late to start your GH in sports appropriate for their age!

Never Say Never Greyhounds said...

Glad everyone (except Britt :-) liked the puppies :-). Thanks for the award Snobound. I'll pick that up soon. We still need to get together soon. Cindi, I love those blue brindle parti-colors and blue brindles. Helen got some fantastic colors. They were all beautiful AND quite a few went to homes that will do performance.

Jen

Anonymous said...

Hey Jen,
I am desperately looking to adopt a GH , Whippet puppy. Can u help me?

thx
Sal

Anonymous said...

If you live in Southern California connect with Homestretch Greyhounds adoption agency. See theirwebsite. We have a wonderful 13 year-old ex-racer and brood mama.

Anonymous said...

I have a greyhound puppy and he's so much fun.