In 1989, we visited Nevedith Kennels in the UK for the first time and, that afternoon, NEVEDITH ZIPPY ZOPPY (imp UK) began packing his bags to travel to Australia. Born in 1987, and sired by Eng Ch Maximilian of Carmodian x Nevedith Victory Salute, his dam was a repeat sister of the famous “Paper” litter.
Earlier on the same day, we had already persuaded BAYDALE NEW LEAF (imp UK) to do the same thing. Born in 1984, she was by Eng Ch Novacroft Madrigal x Hardknott Lucinda
It was a very significant day for the Calahorra Whippets, because we also met nine month’s old (CH) NEVEDITH APPLE SCRUMPY (imp UK). Born 1988. By Fin Ch Nevedith X Ray, (who had already left for Finland) x Nosegay of Nevedith, he first went to New Zealand and then – with sincere thanks to Maree McKenzie for her generosity – joined us in Australia where he very quickly titled
Scrumpy’s daughter CH CALAHORRA TOFFEE APPLE, born 1990 x Calahorra Dreamtime (NZ Ch Welstar Dream Maker (imp UK) ex Calahorra Parchment)
Scrumpy’s daughter CH CALAHORRA SCRUMPTIOUS, born 1991x Baydale New Leaf (imp UK)
In 1997, David and Lesley Hiltz brought two American Whippets to Australia and the lines they carried were just what we had been waiting for. First we used AUST (and later AM) CH STARBAY ARMANII (iid), who was by the great Am Ch Sporting Fields Kinsman from Aust Ch Bo-Bett’s Fair Warning (imp USA). This litter produced Renee Wilson’s Ch Calahorra Elle, dam of Ch Calahorra Magic Moment and near champions Calahorra Magic Dragon and the Potts’ Calahorra Mystical Magic.
Then we used AUST (and later AM) CH SPORTING FIELDS IRISH DERBY (imp USA). We mated him to Ch Calahorra Toffee Apple twice. Her first litter produced the “Irish lot”, three signifacnt producing bitches including our own Irish Eyes, grand-dam of our greatly missed CH CALAHORRA SPICED WINE, Jan O’Donnell’s Irish Cream and Leanne Coffey’s Irish Laughter.
The second litter – the “racing lot” – including CH CALAHORRA ST LEGER
We used him on Calahorra Madam Butterfly to produce a very promising young male, Calahorra Treacle Toffee, who in turn is producing brilliantly for us.