We are dedicated to breeding and exhibiting the finest Whippets
and consider sound temperament, health and breed essence our
top priorities. Our dogs are a central part of our lives and
are treasured companions.
We breed a litter only when we will keep one or more puppies
as part of our ongoing program. When we have puppies available we
strive to match our Whippets with committed, loving families
and individuals who will love and care for their Whippets
as much as we do.
We consider ourselves caretakers
of the Whippet breed. We hope to make some small contribution
to the preservation and improvement of the breed to help future
generations enjoy the love and companionship of Whippets.
As a child I had Lakeland Terriers. I saw a Borzoi at the
Ox Ridge Kennel Club Show and knew that some day I’d have
a Borzoi of my own. My interest in dog shows was piqued when
my first Borzoi won a fun match in 1979.
I spent several years researching the Borzoi breed and obtained
my foundation stock. The first Rusalka-bred litter was born
in 1983, and although I had a small-scale breeding program,
I've had the good fortune to have owned or bred USA National
and/or Regional Specialty Best In Show, Specialty point winners,
Sweepstakes, Award of Merit, and Hound Group winners. Three
Rusalka-bred Borzoi completed the requirements for their ASFA
Whippets Join The Family
After following Whippets for many years, in 1998 our first
Whippet, Ch. DenGayle's Do The Locomotion, joined the family.
"Julian" finished in six shows, owner-handled. Not
long after I obtained the whippet bitch who was to become
my foundation, Ch. Windigo Rusalka Moonraker. My first homebred
litter produced three champions, two of whom were multiple
group placers, owner-handled. Since then I've been dedicated
to this elegant, versatile breed.
Rusalka Whippets, with a limited show schedule, have done
well in the show ring with approximately 28 conformation
champions to date. We've bred and owner/handled AWC Specialty
Best of Breed and major winners, AWC supported Best of Breed
and major winners, multiple AWC specialty and supported entry Best In Sweepstakes and Best Puppy winners, group and group placement winners, and
National and Regional
Specialty Award of Merit winners. A highlight for me is the American Whippet Club
Register of Merit award for Ch. Rusalka Harbor Lights.