|Bred and co-owned by Sabine
Salo (Rantina Whippets)
Co-owned and loved by Melody Joyce
First show, first AKC point: Saturday, April 14, 2007
(Click here to watch
Renner grow up.)
Steel City Kennel Club, Crown Point, IN
Judge Mrs. Patricia V. Trotter
Here is how we originally described Renner:
Renner is extraordinary. Not a day goes by that we don't wonder, "when is he going to do something truly Whippet-heathenish?" Yet every day since Renner came to ReJoyce on November 18, 2006, he has brought heartwarming joy and wonder to all of us -- even the dogs! -- at ReJoyce. We humans are just plain dumbfounded by a puppy that has slept through the night every night since he came to live with us... a puppy that has not once wet or soiled his crate overnight... a puppy that goes smoothly and uncomplainingly from playing with "the big dogs" to playing contentedly by himself... a puppy that travels quietly and without incident on car trips long or short... a puppy so calm and peacefully affectionate that can already catch up to or outrun his "big dog" buddies.
Then he ate two shoes (of course, not both from the same pair) and matching holes in the right arms of our loveseats. Yep, he's all Whippet...
Renner made his exciting show debut on Saturday, April 14, 2007, receiving his first point as Winner's Dog and Best of Opposite Sex from esteemed AKC judge Mrs. Patricia V. Trotter. He breezed through his UKC championship in three weekends with 4 Group 1's, a Group 2, and an exciting finish with a Reserve Best in Multi-Breed Show on Sunday, July 29, 2007 at 10 months of age. He needs just one more win to complete his UKC Grand Championship.
We are extremely grateful to Sabine Salo for entrusting us with Renner and his lovely half-sister, Kaila, and we thank God for her friendship and support.
Here's Renner on Saturday, September 8th
at the 2007 Animal Aid Mutt March in Saint Joseph, MI,
greeting students from the Connie Cassidy School of Dance.
And here he is receiving his
UKC Reserve Best In Multi-Breed Show ribbon
from judge Ms. Kathy Belville.