Recognized by the AKC as a
BREEDER OF MERIT
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 planning for two litters in 2018. See information below.
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 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 a 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 best greyhounds in the country for many years and we are proud to present to you the results of our dedication and passion.
Misty will likely have an early spring litter (if all goes as planned)
MBIS/MSBIS Ch Greystone's Barcelona 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
"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 resulting puppies should come in a rainbow of colors and be moderately sized with the athletic ability , beauty and health and longevity 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.
Late summer 2018 we anticipate this exciting litter!
The fabulous Fernando has been selected as the sire!
BIS Int Am Fin Est S CH FinW-02-04 NordW-03 BaltW-06 Windrock Fernando
MBIS/SBIS/HIT Ch Greystone's Barcelona CGC x Ch Sobers Aquatica
We are proud to announce that he has been selected to sire DC Windrock Bertha Better Than You SC Fch 2018 litter.
Some of Fernando's accomplishments:
* Top sire with Champion offspring in Finland, Sweden, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Japan & USA
* Top Show Dog (all breeds) #4 in Finland in 2004, and #10 in 2003 & #12 in 2005
The lovely and talented mother to be!
The lovely BS 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" who still rules the roost at almost 11 years of age. I imported Wicked's grandma Ch Sobers Aquatica SC from Sweden decades ago and am very 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"BS"'s first litter and we are excited to see what she will give us.
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
We are planning for Bekka puppies in 2018!
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 2018 Puppies!!!
~ 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 muchwelcomed addition to our household.
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!
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.
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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.