Thursday, December 1, 2011

What's happening at Sowagla Whippets

Lots! First, I have no pups available at this time but have a litter due just before Christmas. Dam is CH Sporting Fields What Ever and sire is Can CH Sporting Fields Spot On of Albelarm. My beautiful girl Tyme, Sporting Fields Tyme to fly had a litter of one! Sire is Ch Sowagla Quick Silver to Taejaan and puppy girl is brindle and white parti color. I am thinking of the name Autumn Wind because it was blowing like crazy the day she was born.

New work has been done on my property..... had a big concrete slab laid for my kennel pens. Will have to post a photo when it is all done. I haven't put up the runs yet. The dogs go out in the runs when the weather is nice only. We have had a very warm fall but it is starting to get cold now, well I guess that is OK since it is Dec. 1.

I do have an available for adoption whippet. Her name is Abby and I am looking for just the right home. More information on Abby is on my website on the Available page.

Show news: Had a good time at the Southern Specialty in Atlanta in October. Lots of ribbons and trophies and placements. Spent time with good friends and good dogs and just generally had fun. The star of the show for me and co-owner, co-breeder Calvin G. Perry was our red girl Sowagla Appraxin Patchouli. She was best opposite in sweepstakes at the MAWA specialty and then BEST In SWEEPSTAKES at the Southern Specialty. We are very proud of this beautiful girl.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Puppy update

The cutie from my last post is taken and leaving for his new home this weekend. I have two more fawn and white boys available. More info on my website on the Available page.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cute pup available now from current litter

This little cutie is ready to go to a new home. He is a pet/companion quality, AKC whippet from my current litter announced below. I will also have a show quality male available from this litter in the near future. I am just letting the show prospects grow out a bit more before they are off to thier new homes. So if you are looking for a pet boy or a possible show prospect boy, feel free to contact me for more information.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Show news.... and puppy news!!

Where does the time go. Meant to get this news posted way before now. Koda had her puppies sired by Stephen, Am. Can. CH Festiva's Been There Done That. We got the breeding done just in time as Stephen is having a holiday in Europe. He went to the World Dog Show in Paris and is staying in Italy for an extended period. Back to the litter, we got 8 pups, 2 girls and 6 boys, all fawn and white. And they are 5 1/2 weeks old as I write this post. Wow. Will have to get some cute pics posted in the next couple days. In the meantime, here is a photo of Byron.

What a thrill to get this lovely win on my young dog Sowagla Dynia Gothic Romance. He got a 3 point major from the 6-9 puppy class. And the win photo turned out pretty good too!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Available female whippet pups

The babies are 12 weeks old now and I have chosen to hold on to a boy and a girl so I have two beautiful girls available for sale. One is Eustacia, a fawn brindle who looks so much like her sire, the other is smaller and oh so cute, Kristy. Kristy is white with brindle head markings. If you think either of these girls might be right for you, please email me at for an application and more information. Oh, and not to forget the good news, Brit has gone to a new home and has really bonded with his new owner.... they are both happy campers.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Puppy news and photos of available male whippet

I have posted 8 week old photos of the puppies on my website, and I also have some photos of the 15 month old whippet boy that is now available. His name is Brit and he is super sweet and loving. Just to peek your interest, here is one photo of Brit.


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Puppy progress

Three weeks old now and time to move out of the whelping box, more room to stretch those little legs.... they will be running soon, tho they are only toddling now. Got some pics of them in their bed today. Some sleeping, some playing and some just looking cute.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Puppies have arrived!!

Rowans pups were born on Friday, May 6. There are 5 girls and 1 boy. Here are photos of the babies at 1 week.

PCA and some gorgeous whippet boys

Following my AWC National adventure, I went to the Poodle Club of America National Specialty in Salisbury, MD. No, I don't have any poodles, but I have done a lot of poodle artwork! I met with Michael and Murray, who had a booth there, featuring my artwork and some lovely original statues. I was there so people could "meet the artist."

The poodle show was incredible, beautiful dogs. I am sharing a couple photos I took of the ring. It is in an expo center, but they actually bring in sod so the dogs have a grass surface to show on. In the corners of the rings, beautiful decorations which included life size poodles made of flowers! So cool.

While there, I met with Steve Surfman and his wife Lisa, as Steve was doing the photography. Steve and Lisa got two whippet boys from me, and boy are they maturing and looking good. Milo, the older one wasn't as co-operative for his photo that day so I am in it, but Sloan handled it like a pro and we got some pretty good photos of him. The boys really looked great and they sure love Steve and Lisa!!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

AWC National News

OK, I admit, I am a bit belated here in posting about the National since it was the beginning of April, but I have been so busy...... (excuses, excuses) This year's national was again a great one, with good attendence, tons of beautiful whippets and lots of fun. The show committee made sure it was a National to remember. For those who have never been, the National is always held in April but moves around to different parts of the country. It is always held in the ballroom of a nice hotel. This years was at the Marriott Griffin Gate Hotel/Resort in Lexington, KY. What a beautiful part of the country and the hotel was top notch. Imagine one whole section of the hotel filled with whippets with 612 entered in conformation, and a total of 931 entries in all the events, which include, sweeps, futurity, obedience and rally. Plus prior to the show at the hotel, there was a coursing event nearby. I didn't go to that. I was vendor chair this year and was at the hotel helping the vendors get situated. And wow, the vendors, everything you could want whippet related! I myself, have only a couple little brags; a second place in Novice bitch with Tyme and a 4th in Brace with the boys, Merlin and Robbie.

New Whippet Website for Sowagla Whippets

I am very excited to announce I have a new website for Sowagla Whippets. It is not finished quite yet, but I have a lot done already and it is up. Please visit at and bookmark it as a favoritie!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Young adult male available to approved home

I have a beautiful 2 year old male whippet that I have decieded to part with to just the right home. He is fawn and white, big and elegant and has been shown in conformation. He is house broken, well mannered and crate trained. He gets along well with other dogs, men, women and children. If you are interested in Robbie, drop me an email.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Litter expected first week in May

Here is a photo of mom to be, Rowan. She is Appraxin Rowan Wood of Sowagla and has been bred to Sel. CH Fleetwood Return To Sendr, Jake. This is a co-breeding with Calvin G. Perry of Appraxin fame. We are both looking forward to what should be a beautiful and colorful litter. Stay tuned for news of these babies.


North Carolina tornadoes, all OK here

Last Saturday was quite a day here in North Carolina as many of you have seen by the news. I have recieved so many phone calls and emails from friends far and wide. Yes, we are all OK with no damage at all to home or property. It wasn't the case though in other parts of Sanford and the damage is even more incredible seeing it in person than it is on television. I know you have seen photos of the Lowe's home improvement store, but other factories and buildings in the path were even more damaged, flattened some of them. There are going to be a lot of people out of work for a while and as well as people displaced whose homes were so damaged and destroyed. My prayers are with them.Yvonne

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Jake kids doing great in the ring.....

Several youngsters sired by my Jake, Sel. Ch. Fleetwood Return To Sendr, are hitting the rings and doing well. This past weekend, Magic, owned by Todd Miller and bred by Sue Vernon, Todd and Barb Wayne, got his first point going WD, BOW & BOB. Dam of that litter was the beautiful Luna, Top 20 winner, CH Moongaze Jomyr Some Splainin Ta Do. A couple weekends ago at the Arizona Whippet Association specialties, littermate Kobe (Summit Above The Rim), shown in photo above, and owned by Sue Vernon did great. He got two major reserves from the puppy class and then WD & BOW as well as BOS and BBE for a 4 or 5 point major. He is racking up the points now. And in Florida, Ann Myers got first point on her Jake daughter, Sportingfield N Sowagla Maiden Dance, AKA Deirdre. Congrats to all!!!!

Litter sired by Myles

Here are 3 of the 8 pups sired by my Myles, Sel. Ch. Sowagla Quicksilver To Taejaan. The mother is Rajo Dance On Darling and the litter was bred by Jo Pelton in Southwest Virginia. Can you believe all 8 puppies were females? They are so cute and love people. These 3 are spoken for but if you have any interest in the rest of the litter, let me know and I can put you in contact with Jo. The dam Juba, goes back closely to Appraxin lines and overall the pedigree shows lots of foreign influence with dogs from England, Australia and NZ.

And my beautiful Patchouli

Here is how Patchouli is developing. She is 8 months old now and going to conformtion classes. What a wild thing she can be! We are getting ready for her first show which is the American Whippet Club National Specialty in just a couple weeks. Road trip soon....

Puppy pics as they grow!

I have been very remiss in posting to my blog. So sorry for that. So I will make up for it today by posting lots of photos! Here are the two Oberon x Raven pups now that they are 14 weeks. These two are still at my house, the male Byron will be staying here with me and Sophie will be going to a show home soon. I am very pleased with how they are developing and they are the sweetest pups and really well behaved too. Can you tell I am very high on this litter? Oh, and Byron has his official registered name now..... going with the gothic theme, he is Sowagla Dynia Gothic Romance.

Friday, January 21, 2011

7 week old puppy photos

Here are all the cuties from their first "official" photo shoot. Taken on Tuesday, one day shy of 7 weeks.
From top to bottom: Wide blaze boy, Split face girl, Narrow blaze boy, Blaze girl and Blue eye boy
At this point most are spoken for, but inquiries are welcome.