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           Tributes           

We salute the following hounds and humans who have contributed to our sport significantly,

in one way or another, and we have chosen to recognize and honor them here.

Remembered fondly, and with much admiration...loved by all

Pete & Betty Smith

1991 timeframe

Jeni Mellinger (Miller) with Betty Smith

Pete Smith with Whippet Sada

Also remembered fondly, and with much admiration...

Leilani Hughes

Charlie and Leilani - December 1999

Leilani - Year 2000

CHAMP mourns the recent loss of a valued club member and friend to Whippets everywhere

Brigitte Greenberg

 

An Awesome Basenji

"Koka"

MBIF MC GANA’s Blushin’ Coquette, LCM 5, CGC

12/30/91 - 12/23/02

Owner  -  Nancy Roisum              Breeder -  Nancy & Gary Roisum

Koka was a 16-1/2 inch tall, 19 lb. black, tan and white Basenji who remained

exceptional in her coursing abilities through the ripe old age of 9-plus.

Koka’s AKC lure coursing achievements:

Master Courser (MC) title

#1 AKC Basenji in 1993

#1 AKC Lure Coursing Sighthound in 1993  (AKC Best in Field system)

5 Best in Fields, 19 Best of Breeds

Koka’s ASFA achievements:

Lifetime Basenji #3

International Invitational BOB’s  - (4) 1993, 1996 (both days), 1999

Lure Courser of Merit 5 title

Best of Breed 2000 Basenji National Specialty from the Veteran stake,

defeating 40 dogs

3 Best in Fields, 53 Best of Breeds

Annual Top Twenty Basenji, 8 times

Region 8’s annual highest scoring Basenji, 4 times

Koka has been nominated for the ASFA Hall of Fame

 

Recently left this world for the Rainbow Bridge

"Wannabe"

FC Thor's Just a Little Wannabe MC LCM2

12/13/94 - 4/20/08

Our sympathies go out to owner, Judy Brader

 

 

and another Awesome Basenji.....still with us today

"Midnight"

FC Thor’s East of Midnight, MC, LCX4, LCM5

Owner:  Judy Brader

Midnight is currently the All-time #6 ASFA Basenji and

is the highest cross titled ASFA-AKC Basenji. 

 

Some of his other coursing accomplishments include:

2002               #2 ASFA        #4 AKC

2003               #6 ASFA        #2 AKC

2004               #7 ASFA        #1 AKC

2005               #3 ASFA        #5 AKC

2006               #2 ASFA        #7 AKC

  2007               #3 ASFA        #11 AKC

A whippet legend who left his mark on this world....

"Calvin"

BIF, DC, UGRCH, UAGII, UCD, Appraxin Callaban Kristobel,

    CD, MC, LCM3, V-FCH, NA, NAJ, OJP, NAP, CGC, CAVX

 

Whippet "Calvin" owned by Bobbie Lutz. 

14 June 1995 - 23 August 2006

Photo by Robert Dequinze