WINDROCK LLC

Home of BIS,SBIS,HIT & BIF winning Greyhounds!

 WINDROCK  LLC

             Recognized by the AKC as a         

  BREEDER  OF  MERIT

 
Planned Litters~ We Will Welcome May 2018 Puppies!
 

Intl Ch Windrock Angeleyes Of Skyings is pictured above with puppies sired by BIS Int Ch Sobers Cadiac  owned by Inger Johansson of Skyings, Sweden. "Angie" enjoyed a successful show career winning Group and RBIS honors before stepping into the whelping box.


There is a future BIS winner in this litter along with many champions carrying Inger's Skyings prefix. WINDROCK LLC greyhounds have been great producers for other greyhound kennels here and abroad. Over the years, there have been several litters whelped in Europe and Scandinavia sired or produced by WINDROCK LLC. broods, and most recently, the top showdog in Ireland  for 2016 was sired by our phenomenal sire MBIS Int Ch Windrock Fernando! 

We don't often have greyhound puppies available at WINDROCK  LLC and when we do, most of the pups already have families waiting! Early Reservations Are Important--Don't wait until the puppies come--you may be too late!

For the last several years, WINDROCK  LLC  has  averaged less than one litter a year.  We are  expecting  two litters in  May 2018!

Beware unethical breeders!  We strongly recommend you contact the AKC Parent Club, The Greyhound Club of America for recommendations on reputable breeders.  Click the picture below for the Link: Kim has been a member of the GCA, the AKC Greyhound Parent Club since 1996 and both Kim and Colin are recognized by the AKC as BREEDERS OF Merit.

 

        We are sharing our May 2018 puppy plans!

 

2018 promises to be exciting! 


 Now is a golden opportunity to acquire a WINDROCK LLC greyhound puppy as we are planning for multiple  litters in 2018! 


 We have not one, but four very accomplished Dual Champion bitches have more than proven themselves in the show ring and on the field.  Finding worthy sires is always a challenge in this breed, but we are fortunate to have semen frozen from some of the all time greats. 


We are Breeders of Merit with the AKC and have bred over  100 AKC Champions, we prefer to place our puppies in companion homes.  We health screen our breeding stock and offer a 7 year health guarantee against genetic defects. We offer lifetime mentoring and will always take back a dog we have bred. We have been breeding some of the finest greyhounds available  for many years and we are proud to present to you the results of our dedication and passion

 

Scorch's Puppies came on May 10, 2018!  She had 13!!

  THE DAM!  BIF DC Windrock Acceleratti Incredibus SC Fch

                               "SCORCH"   OFA/CERF/Neuropathy clear/DNA

                                DK's Prime Time x MBIF NFC FC Windrock Candle In The Wind MC LCX LCM

                                                       OFA/CERF/Neuropathy clear/DNA profiled

                                                                                Link to Health Testing Results

We are excited to announce that our lovely "Scorch" was  bred to  the distinguished Italian import, MBIF DC Sobers Ippolito SC Fch, and she presented us with a lovely litter of 13!  10 girls and 3 boys!  Scorch was our pick  from Amber's last litter-- she had so much early promise that wasn't fulfilled owing to a foot injury that ultimately resulted in curtailing her career.  Despite this handicap she attained Dual Champion status with some nice wins. She comes from a litter that boasts of 3 Dual Champions, a National Champion and a #1 ranked AKC Lure Courser.  Scorch's dam, our Amazing Amber is one of our most accomplished females, in and out of the whelping box. Scorch is the only daughter of Amber that will be bred and we are excited to see what this long anticipated mating will give us. We expect her puppies to have wonderful personalities and great athletic  potential. Health and longevity is strong in this pedigree and the pedigree may be viewed here:  nClick here for Litter Pedigree 

 

The SIRE!


  MBIF DC SOBERS IPPOLITO SC Fch

                                              "Ayden" 

            Int Ch Fabian Del Marchese Di Rhieti  x  It Ch Sobers Dualia

CERF/OFA Hips, elbows, thyroid, cardiac/Neuropathy clear/DNA verified

                              Link to Health Testing Results


Ayden was imported from Italy by WINDROCK LLC many years ago. This litter is made possible through the miracle of frozen semen as Ayden is a grand old dog of 13 years . Ayden made quite an impression on the American Greyhound show scene by winning three consecutive  GCA specialties to finish his AKC championship with all  specialty major wins--a record achievement. After this brief, but brilliant show career,     Ayden proved to be a accomplished courser and won several BIF and was a BOB winner at the Grand National, one of the toughest coursing competitions for Greyhounds in the country.  Ayden is a handsome black stallion of a greyhound with a wonderful demeanor and has been a popular visitor to nursing homes in our area. His calmness and gentle manner have made him a favorite.

MISTY'S Puppies came on May 16, 2018!!  7 beautiful brindles--4 girls, 3 boys!

           SIRE:   MBIF FC Windrock Hot Roddicus Supersonicus SC Fch                                               DAM:   BIF DC Windrock Misty SC Fch

 

 BIF DC Windrock Misty SC Fch

Forbes Seymor   x  BIF DC Windrock Hocus Pocus SC Fch

~Health screened ~

CERF, OFA Heart, Thyroid, Dentition, Neuropathy Clear, DNA Verified

link to health testing results~click here    

"Misty" is a third generation WINDROCK Dual Champion! A keen and enthusiastic courser, she is an ASFA Regional Best In Field winner and was runner up to Grand National Best In Field honors in 2014.  Standard sized and beautifully proportioned, she easily completed her AKC Championship in tough competition. Often the smallest girl in the ring, the judges were quick to recognize her superb conformation and soundness and with no hesitation put her at the front of the line. She epitomizes the type of greyhound we endeavor to breed. She has wonderful character, is outgoing to all she meets and has been a favorite subject in elementary school demonstrations.  Health and longevity run in the line--her Aunt lived to be almost 16 years--a remarkable age for a Greyhound!!. 

This is a clever mating incorporating the best Greyhounds from a wide diversity of pedigrees and studbooks.  The  puppies came on May 16th and are all tastefully clad in brindle!    4 girls and 3 boys that should mature to be moderately sized with the athletic ability , beauty and health  that Windrock LLC greyhounds are renown for. Her puppies will have the breeding to be the best of companions in the home and will have the innate ability to perform in various performance events and excel in the show ring           



 
 

Our lovely Bertha Sue was bred and should have puppies on July 22, 2018!

                                           Our lovely black brindle darling will add motherhood to her list of achievements           


DC Windrock Bertha Better Than You SC Fch

Forbes Seymor  x  BIF DC Windrock Hocus Pocus SC Fch

CERF/OFA Cardiac/Dentition/Thyroid/ Neuropathy clear /DNA Verified


"BS"  (Bertha Sue) is an own daughter of our "Wicked"   (BIF DC Windrock Hocus Pocus SC Fch) who still rules the roost at almost 12 years of ageI WINDROCK imported Wicked's  grandma, Ch Sobers Aquatica SC, from Sweden decades ago and  we a are familiar with the dogs in her pedigree. A phenomenal courser, Wicked had but one litter and she gave us two wonderful bitches to carry on with. This is her daughter"'s BS"'s first litter and we are excited to see what she will give us.  BS is a full sister to DC Windrock Misty SC Fch who just presented us with May 16th puppies! We have looked forward for a long time to puppies from these exceptional females.

BS had a successful show career and won multiple BOB wins from the classes over specials competition. She is the type of bitch we are proud to breed. She  had some nice wins in her coursing career and easily attained both her AKC and ASFA field championships.  In addition to being a Dual Champion, BS was a BOB winner at both the ASFA II and the Grand National.


BS is very much my idea of what a greyhound bitch should be. She has ideal conformation with scope and volume and stands on the best of legs and feet. She has a very sweet, loving personality and I have found her a favorite subject for elementary school demonstrations.  She is a lovely black brindle and has a beautiful head with dark eyes. She is one of the first to greet visitors and wags her tail so hard it is like a whip.    BS is DNA verified and is health screened. Link to OFA results



The SIRE of BS's litter!
The all time top greyhound sire  "Bubba"

MBIS/MSBIS Ch Shazam's The Journey Begins JC CGC

                     Ch Jet's The Voyage Out  x  BIS Ch Gallant Somnombula


Bubba is the Greyhound Breed's all time top sire, world-wide. He has fathered more champion get than any other Greyhound in history.  Very little of his frozen semen remains and we are extremely selective as to which females are worthy of being mated to this all time great producer.

We are pleased to announce that our Bertha Sue is in whelp and we have our fingers crossed for lots of puppies due in July.

We are planning for Bekka puppies in 2019!

                   MBIS/MBISS Can GCh Mandajors Highly Explosive At Windrock RN


Bekka has had an illustrious career up in Canada owner-handled by co-owner Heather Elrick. Bekka was the #1 Greyhound in Canada in 2014 and 2016 and with extremely limited outs is still ranked at #2 for 2017.  This beautiful red lady is a multiple Best In Show and multiple Hound Show winner.  Bekka and Heather recently accomplished a perfect score of 100 in their first rally competition and Bekka handily won her title with three consecutive outs with high scores.  Beauty and brains, what more could a person ask for?  


Bekka is an own daughter of our highly regarded Int Ch Windrock Red Hot Mamma "Chili"  and the goal of this breeding is to preserve the type, athletic ability and character of that incredible female line descending from Chili's dam, DC Windrock Mamma Mia LCX Fch  "Naughty"


Sire selection will soon be announced.  



 


We are now planning and accepting reservations for our 2019 Puppies !!!


With any luck at all, soon we will be treated to the happy noise of multitudes of little feet racing and the wonderful smell of puppy breath.
~To cooking huge pans of nourishing meat and vegetables while an appreciative audience moans and whimpers in impatient anticipation  of being fed.
 ~To hours of non stop amusement observing the babies explore at first the boundaries of their whelping box and the awe and wonder of their first experience leaving the safe confines of that familiar refuge and venturing out into the vast expanse of the study

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~ To visitors coming with their children and marveling at the interaction of little humans and little puppies is something that has to be seen to be appreciated.  

As we don't often have puppies, these innocent  little lives are a much

 welcomed addition to our household.  
~The bright times we share with them is only dampened by the profound sadness that naturally comes when the day comes that each puppy leaves to go to its new home.
 
Past Litters At WINDROCK LLC~
Puppies and Exceptional Mothers At WINDROCK LLC

  Here is something that is not commonly seen!  Wicked (the red brindle) on the right has just whelped a new litter of nine.  Amber, a Mom of 8 three week old puppies thinks she needs some help. So she has climbed right in and is nursing some of Wicked puppies!  What a testimony to the great dispositions of these two Mommies.  For the record, Grandma Whisper goes in and helps with keeping the tykes spotless.  Now you know the secret to our Greyhounds fantastic temperaments.  Look what kind of upbringing they had as kids by their loving peers!

 Close up photo of Wicked's  newly born kids. Yes, I know Greyhound puppies aren't nearly as cute as say, English Springer Spaniel puppies, but you better not say that around these two proud Mamas.  If you do say something about their kids being ugly, you better be able to outrun them!  Greyhounds are ugly duckings puppies that mature into the most beautiful and graceful of canines.

 

One day old Greyhound whelps.  You know, the little one in the foreground reminds me of dear husband Colin.  He sleeps with his mouth open too!

 Meet our favorite Outlaw~That being none other than MBIF GCH DC Windrock Calamity Jane SC FCh    CJ Puppies came on May 04, 2014!!

CJ had a LONG night!  She delivered a beautiful whelping of 6 girls and 4 boys in a rainbow of colors. We have black brindles, red brindles, blue brindle, blue, and blue fawn.

The "Mom"

  MBIF GCH DC WINDROCK CALAMITY JANE SC FCH

             MBIF DC Sobers Ippolito SC Fch   x  #1 ranked MBIF DC Windrock Mamma Mia LCX Fch   

Both sire and dam OFA, CERF, Neuropathy clear  

 CJ is a beautiful blue brindle girl who has performed equally well in the show ring as well as on the coursing field. She has a sweet, kind personality that has made her the perfect companion in our home and a confident and radiant show dog that finished her AKC bench champion and Grand Champion titles with impressive wins. She is one of only a handful of Grand Champion winning Dual Champions in AKC history!  With extremely limited outs as a special, she is group placing and won BOB on the highly competitive GCA National weekend. She has enjoyed an illustrious coursing career, winning two field Championships, both ASFA and AKC field titles in addition to multiple BIF wins. Her accolades include BOB wins at the ASFA II, The GCA National Lure Trial and The Grand National.These lofty achievements haven't come easy, she has had to work hard to win running against the other noteworthy coursers from all around the country! CJ has been remarkably healthy and never took an unsound step coming off of the field. She is an own daughter of one of our best, the late great MBIF DC Windrock Mamma Mia LCX Fch, 

                                                                             Pedigree for litter

Her pedigree has previously produced some exceptionally healthy and long lived hounds. CJ's Aunt "Whisper" DC Windrock I've Got A Secret went big game hunting with us this last year and she is in her 14th year! We attribute her long life to good genes and proper management.

 CJ is currently ungoing health screening and is neuropathy free.  She will be re-Cerfed and OFA Cardiac (Doppler) and OFA thyroid.

 We expect strong and vigorous puppies in a rainbow of colors and much the same look and personality found in CJ's 3/4 sister Doobie's "Talk" litter.  The success of that mating is what prompted us to look again to the out-crossed bloodlines of our long deceased top producer, Ch Martigra's Cupid's Beau.  We are so thankful that we had the vision to collect this remarkable sire and thus have the opportunity to incorporate this all but lost bloodline today!

   CJ on her way to winning BOB over some of the nation's best on the Greyhound Club of America National Specialty weekend!  She is solidly built and has wonderful lines and is absolutely truth in her movements. Note proper footfall, no GSD over reaching here!

  Photo below is a classic example of CJ in action. A clean, honest courser with unbridled enthusiasm and passion. In addition to many nice accolades including multiple BIF wins, CJ was BOB at the ASFA II! We can count on her to give her best each and every time!    

Top producing Ch Martigra's Cupid's Beau has been selected to sire "CJ's" litter.  We expect puppies much of the same look, type and ability as BIF GCH DC Windrock Wild Wood Weed SC Fch's "Talk" Litter.   

Group Winning Ch Martigra's Cupid's Beau

 SBIS Ch Crestfield Sky's Salute O'Gerico  x  Paula Of Quest

  OFA hips/CERF/Neuropathy Free

 Click this link for Pedigree:  Beau's Pedigree
 
Click this link for OFA:  Beau Results
 
 
  Beau was bred by our good friend Marti Bradford.  She raised him and showed him to his Championship and shown as a Special by her, this handsome showman racked up numerous BOB wins and group placements.  He also was a Group Winner in tough Texas competition.  His wins become more significant when one takes into account that Beau was often in direct competition with his 3/4 brother, the heavily promoted and professionally handled BIS/SBIS Ch Gerico's Chasing The Wind, a #1 ranked Greyhound that Marti also co-bred.  While "Chase" may have enjoyed a stellar show career,  many breeders would agree that of the two, Beau surpassed Chase in the whelping box.

Beau was the sire of 25 Champion get, including SBIS and Group winners.  Most of his offspring were owner-handled to their wins.  He also sired some excellent coursing and versatility greyhounds.  

Beau came to live at  WINDROCK for a while, and I remember often stopping my work just to admire him standing there out in one of our grass paddocks.  His conformation and elegant lines made him a magnificent sight and he had the well defined muscling and proper Greyhound shape, especially strong in the underline.  He was a moderately sized greyhound of great virtue and we are thankful to have had him in our lives --and hearts.

I remember Beau fondly.  He was an easy keeper and good traveler, a tremendous showman,  and very happy and animated in the ring.  Beau had a fabulous personality and happy, easy going loving personalities are the hallmark of his get.
 Beau has been gone many years and through the miracle of frozen semen we have the opportunity to incorporate this long gone bloodline into our WINDROCK broods and the results have been spectacular!  We expect "CJ's" litter to be outstanding in type, temperament, ability and come in a rainbow of colors.
 
 
 
Amber's First Litter came on March 19, 2011                                                   

It is a zoo at our house.  Good thing we have a HUGE master bedroom.  Needless to say  we needed a KING sized bed to accommodate our old veterans, Whisper and Cassie.  Today however, it is serving a different, very special purpose.  Amber wants to have her puppies here!

  Amber has just brought into a brave new world a beautiful blue/fawn brindle girl.  Old Whisper the quintessential Mother, is  adjacent to her giving advice.  I am watching, marveling at Amber, new baby and Whisper.  Amber is so accepting of Whisper and her new baby.  Life is good.  Stay tuned for updates. Amber is just getting started**Flash**final tally now in, Amber has free whelped a fine litter of 8!  7 girls and 1 male.  I like what I see, long necks, long bodies and tails.  Strong vigorous puppies with good heft and bone in a rainbow of colors.   Which one is for me? I can only wonder. 

The Stork came as expected on Memorial Day! 

This is a repeat breeding of our lovely DC Windrock I've Got A Secret SC.  "Whisper"  is the dam of our exciting"Wild Bunch" litter sired by the Italian marvel, DC Sobers Ippolito SC. 

One of these pups is top ranked in Canada and won a Group 2 at her first show and finished her championship in a handful of shows. Another won a Group from the classes and two are field titled.  Three dominated the major wins on the 2009 National weekend! We predict illustrious careers for many of the Wild Bunch!

 Photo on left shows Whisper just a couple of days before she whelped 12 puppies in Dec of 2007. She free whelped her entire litter with no difficulty. Note her dark eyes, beautiful head and front and great conformation.  "Whisper" is a greyhound of great virtue and produces same.

 May 23, 2009. A very pg Whisper is pictured below. Note the fantastic condition and health of this Mamma to be is! Can you believe she is EIGHT years old? Good genes and the best of care account for health and longevity of our dogs.  Whisper's grandmother lived to be 16!

  Whisper's  time draws very near . . .

  UPDATE!!   At 8 am on Memorial Day--the first little pup makes her grand entrance!! An elegant little blue girl!!

By 1600 hours (4pm) Whisper has free whelped 10 perfect little babies ! I think she is done. I KNOW I am, I'm whipped just watching her!

This beautiful litter exceeds our expectations and has much the same look and quality as the WILD Bunch.  As they were born on Memorial Day, this litter has "American" theme names.

  WINDROCK has a policy of breeding mature Ch and/or Field titled bitches that are health screened.  By that time. we know how the bitch has "finished out" and by breeding only mature animals can a wise breeder effectively plot the course for future generations.  We breed only the very best, and even our best might have only one litter in a lifetime.  Many times have inexperienced or foolish breeders mated dogs as youngsters that  NEVER should have been bred as health problems and other undesirable considerations developed as the animals matured.  Eye problems in greyhounds often do not appear before 5 years of age.  Note that we regularly CERF our greyhounds! 

 Whisper is OFA/CERF/DNA  For OFA: http://www.offa.org/display.html?appnum=1068441#animal

Whisper's "American Litter"                        Whelped on 5/25/2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Here is Mamma Whisper with her 10 pups at about one week of age.  Whisper is the best of Greyhound Moms and takes wonderful care of her family.  Her brood has waxed fax and strong! The proud Papa is Dual Champion Sobers Ippolito SC  "Ayden", featured below! 

Naughty's "Outlaws" came after midnight and after 5 cups of coffee. . .

 Turn back the clock seven years ago~Oh my gosh, my back is KILLING me. I stayed up all night with Naughty. She didn't need me, she knew what she was doing. The miracle of birth is something so blessed, so revered, that I find that no matter how many times I've seen it, each time is just like the first. Puppies ARE like a box of chocolates--you never know what you are going to get!

The Good News: Naughty easily whelped 3 girls and 1 little boy in about three hours time. We have 1 solid blue girl (Annie Oakley), 1 blue brindle girl (Calamity Jane), a white and black particolor girl (Calico Sue), and a black little boy (Pistol Pete).  Nice pups, all are firm, well bodied and vigorous.  They have pretty heads, long necks, great length and perfect tails. A small gang, but very promising. Well Done Naughty! 

The BAD News:   As is often the case with exceptional bitches like Naughty, the demand for her puppies far exceeded the supply!!  No "Naughty" puppies available. We were hoping for a larger litter, but feel blessed with what Naughty saw fit to give us.