Spesiálka Konopiště4 2018


The first autumn Saturday 22nd September 2018 Sighthound Speciality Show took place in Konopiště. We were familiar with this place and met a high number of hounds, this is the kind of events we can not miss with my girls! The weather was not summery at all. The sun was trying to warm us up a bit, but the cold autumn wind was bothering us all.

The show happened with the participation of foreign judges. Whippets were judged by Mr. Tomasz Kuszyk from Poland, who is a breed expert (kennel Synergy). His judgment was one of the most precise, I would say. He accurately examined every dog on the table, on the floor and in the movement.  He took his time to evaluate the movement of a particular dog member, from all sides and angles. He commented his evaluation and the owner got a feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of his dog. Both of me whippet girls received the mark "Excelent" and Valentina got the title CAJC (Certificat d´Aptitude au Junior Championat) and then she won the duel with another young male dog and became the winner of the BOJ title (Best of Junior Speciality Show). Thanks to this title Valentina reached the last third in the contest of Junior Beauty CZ Champion.


Speciálka Konopiště1        Speciálka Konopiště7 2018       Speciálka Konopiště6


Speciálka Konopiště5   Recapitulation:

judge: Tomasz Kuszyk (kennel Synergy) PL


KARLYN LA GRANGE Toomie Trishel  2,5 years old

      -open class, Ecx.4 /4

MY CRAZY VALENTINE Toomie Trishel  15 months old

 -junior class, Exc.1 /1, CAJC, BOJ Sighthound Speciality Show


results: here





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At the end of summer traditionally organized a two day club show of The Breeding Club of English Racing Hounds, took place at Slapy dam (CZ), in the campsite called Nová Živohošť.  As usual a lot of lovers of these beautiful dogs gathered.  Every day there were more than 80 dog members registered. The competition was huge, so I definitely appreciated, that my whippet girls were placed. The first place, as seen i the picture, unfortunately was not ours, but the rest of places belonged to us.

The show was honored by the judges Mr. Dr.Göran Bodegård and Mrs. Nenne Runsten (kennel Airescot) both from Sweden. It was a great privilege for me to meet this lady personally. She is an excellent breed specialist. I´m very happy she liked my whippet females.

Both shows were perfectly organized. Big thanks to the organizers and writers. Finally we got readable assessments!   We obtained a surprise on Saturday. The show was opened with a dressage show of Kladruber horses accompanied by music and riders. It was a wonderful spectacle. The horses and sighthounds have always matched together.



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Saturday 15th September 2018 *** The Club Show with "Club Winner" granting ***

The first day of the show, which was granting the price "Club Winner" eighty-eight dog members were registered.  Eleven greyhounds and seventy-seven whippets. The competition among whippets was judged by a very kind Mrs. Nenne Runsten (kennel Airescot) from Sweden. She is a sweet older lady with a long time experience with whippet breeding. A lot of her dog offspring can be found today in pedigrees of successful European and World champions. As usual, both of my whippets reached the succes in the open and junior class. Great judge´s evaluations and the second and the third place delighted me. The icing on the cake was the assessment of our young Valentina with the result "stud bitch" with a standard height 46,5 cm.


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Sunday 16th September  *** The Club Show ***

The second day of the show was successful as well. The blue sky and warm sun welcomed eighty-three dog members, twelve greyhounds and seventy-one whippets. That day the main judge became Mr.  Dr. Göran Bodegård. When seeing the first results, it was visible, that the judge had "a different kind of taste". Generally the judge considered "good nutritional condition" of certain dog members. When judging males, he put strong and big ones to the front. Concerning the females it was not this way. I was disappointed because my young Valentina god assessment "very good" as she was moving with her ears all the time. The assessment of Karlyn turned out better. She received the mark "excellent" and gained the fourth place.



 There are our results:

Saturday 15.9.18  judge: Nenne Runsten /SE

MY CRAZY VALENTINE Toomie Trishel, junior class Exc.2 /5

KARLYN LA GRANGE Toomie Trishel, open class Exc.3 /9


Sunday 16.9.18  judge: Dr. Göran Bodegård /SE

MY CRAZY VALENTINE Toomie Trishel, junior class VG /5

KARLYN LA GRANGE Toomie Trishel, open class Exc.4 /8


overall results: here




The last holiday Sunday my girls and I enjoyed The National Dog Show in Olomouc (CZ).  A sunny day after a rainy night was embracing a beautiful exposition park Flora in Olomouc. A big gratitude belongs to organizers who were able to move this show from Brno back to Olomouc.

What can I say? In my opinion the show was a bit wild, anyway I met plenty of familiar human and dog faces.  I was able to chat with other breeders and to show my whippets which were in a great conditoin. The judge didn´t express any special interest of my whippet girls, but they got very nice assessments. As I often say, every judge has got his proper taste, no matter what about breed standard. And my girls were not for his taste this time. 

*** NDS - Floracanis Olomouc 2nd September 2018 ***

MY CRAZY VALENTINE Toomie Trishel - junior class, Exc.3 /5

KARLYN LA GRANGE Toomie Trishel - Open class Exc. /6

overall results: here


 Floracanis2 2018 2     Floracanis2 2018 1     Floracanis4 2018     Floracanis3 2018


Zámek Konopiště

Konopiště Castle has always been connected to dog breeding (cynology). It is situates to the middle of a game reserve full of trees and hunting and all these attracted our ancestors to organize hunts. The presence of as hunting dogs was a completely common thing. This tradition has survived until nowadays and that is why Konopiště Castle, precisely Nová Myslivna Restaurant, is the place where many cynological shows and events take place.

This weekend 18th-19th August 2018 The Club of Hound Breeders from Prague organized two shows:

FCI Central European Sighthound Show and Sighthound Club Show

photo: catalog CESS


Saturday 18th August  - *** FCI Central European Sighthound Show ***

The Central European Sighthound Show took place on Saturday and was hosting foreign judges. In my opinion the organizing Prague Club made a weak publicity which caused a low whippets attendance and this is not a common thing. My whippet girls were going fine. They received very nice rewards and assessments from the Slovenian judge Andrej Novak for the most demanding open and junior classes. The judge was kind and she behaved very sweetly and professionally towards dogs and their masters.


Karlyn Konopiště       Valentina Konopiště


Sunday 19th August - *** Sighthound Club Show KCHCH Praha ***

This event was a real disaster. I was already warned that taking place in this event does not make sense. Anyway as I made the long journey to participate in Saturday show, I made use of this opportunity and took part in the Sunday show as well. The judge was Mrs. Michaela Pavlasková from Slovakia. In my opinion she no clue about beauty and elegance of a show whippet. And I won´t even mention the "blood-related issue" ruling this show. And what does it imply? My whippet girls that are more English looking with their long loins did not have any change to succeed as the preference of the judge were skinny short whippets. I arrived at a conclusion that beauty shows are based on a subjective opinion of a judge. I can 100% confirm that what is preferred by one judge can be rejected by the other. It brings me to a question: "Why do we have a breed standard if everyone interprets it in a different way?!" Anyway I do not attend the shows just to gain and be on an ego trip, I also want to enjoy it and meet my good old friends and those who suffer from the same underestimation as me and my doggies.


Baya Nobles girls   Recapitulation:


 -open class, Exc.2 /4, Res.CAC na FCI CESS, judge: Andreja Novak /SLO          -open class, Exc.3 /4 na KV KCHCH Praha, judge: Michaela Pavlásková /SR



 -junior class, Exc.2 /5 na FCI CESS, judge: Andreja Novak /SLO                         -junior class, Exc.4 /6 na KV KCHCH Praha, judge: Michaela Pavlásková /SR


overall results: here




 Naše Beskydy


We live here surrounded by Beskydy mountains, in the eastern region of our country. And do you know what? We are happy for living here. From our garden right into the forest, from the forest right to the meadows full of beautifull flowers. Each our pet is enjoying the nature and the time with us. They are healthy and happy ...


Karlyn on the pasture                 Valentina on the pasture



KV Kolesa 2018 Karlyn1       KV Kolesa 2018 Karlyn2       KV Kolesa 2018 Valentina2


Yearly organized two-day club show "Beauty and Performance" was accompanied by the sunny weather and a friendly atmosphere this year. This time we only took part on Saturday exhibitions, but Sunday´s coursing was also included. During the Saturday Valentine also celebrated her first Birthday. 

Both of my whippets have entered the most occupied classes, one in the junior class and the other one in the open class. They haven´t ended up so badly in such a great competition though.  The invitation for the contest was accepted by Mr. judge Kurt Summer from Austria. I don´t have a good feeling about his judging at all, just because all his opinions were almost everytime the same.


KV Kolesa 2018 Valentina1


Club Show "Beauty and Performance" Kolesa 16.6.2018

judge: Kurt Summer /AT                 results: here


MY CRAZY VALENTINE Toomie Trishel, junior class EXC.4 /7

KARLYN LA GRANGE Toomie Trishel, open class EXC. /9




KV Kelč 2018 Valča1                 KV Kelč 2018 Valča              

It was The First of May, it was time of love. There was beautiful weather in the nice little town Kelč near Hranice na Moravě and The Club Show of the Whippet Club CZ. The club show was held at the Regional Dog Show of Local Cynology Organization, was very well organized and with the participation of foreign judges.

The majority of us has small or big reservations how the judges work at the competitions. I have to say, I was very surprised this time. There was invited Mrs. Diane Stewart-Ritchie from Ireland (Dwendariff Kennel) at the whippet show. A very pleasant lady, judge, who really cared to choose the best of shown dogs. At the end of the competition she spoke to all attendees about the qualities and faults of the dogs she saw and then she said, that she was pleasantly surprised. Mrs. judge underlined, that she preferred mainly individuals with a compact S-line, with a spacious deep chest and presented in an excellent form.

I´m more pleased, that she liked both of my whippet girls, and that they got a beatiful placement. Mrs. judge liked my young Valentina the most. She was the youngest from nine junior bitches (only 10,5 months old!!!) and she won in junior class. I´m so proud of her!


KV Kelč 2018 Valča2               Club Show Whippet Klub 

          1.5.2018 / judge: Diane Stewart-Ritchie /IRL



           MY CRAZY VALENTINE Toomie Trishel junior class EXC.1 /9, CAJC (10,5 months old!!!)                    

            KARLYN LA GRANGE Toomie Trishel open class EXC. /8


         results: výsledky KV Kelč 1.5.2018                                                                            



KV Kelč 2018 Karča       KV Kelč 2018 Karča1       KV Kelč 2018 Karča2




 Krajská výstava Vyškov1 2018        Krajská výstava Vyškov 2018         Kraj.výstva Vyškov

Regional Dog Show Vyškov of this year, has taken place in the beautiful garden of the Austerlitz Palace in Slavkov u Brna. The weather was great, perhaps the sun was shining too much, but it made really beautiful atmosphere.  There was prepared plenty of refreshment for all exhibitioners and everybody from baby and puppy class, who didn´t win, got a small rosette too, which was just a little gift for them. And how did we ended up?

     judge: Olga Dolejší /CZ                               judge final competitions: Tibor Havelka /SK                                             overall results: here


MY CRAZY VALENTINE Toomie Trishel, junior class EXC.2

KARLYN LA GRANGE Toomie Trishel, open class EXC.1, Class winner, Regional winner, The Best of FCI X. -2nd place



NVP Ostrava Karča          National Dog Show OstravaNVP Ostrava Valča

          8.4.2018 / judge: Antonín Mudra/CZ


              KARLYN LA GRANGE Toomie Trishel

                          - open class, EXC.2/5

            MY CRAZY VALENTINE Toomie Trishel

                          - junior class, EXC.3/4   

                       results: NVP Ostrava 2018 




Club Show "The Day of Young and Veteran" in Prague. This is a show of newly born puppies in the previous year. The two whippet judges-breeders will independently evaluate the presented puppies and then they will place them on the obtained points.   Results:  povýstavní katalog

This year we went to show our young Valentina. In total, six out of eight Toomie Trishel kennel siblings met at show and our Valentina got the most points from litter "M". I am proud of her. Overall, she was ranked 2nd in a total of eight  females at the age of 6. - 9. months.


Den mladých

                                (foto: Hana Harag)                   six out of eight from litter "M" Toomie Trishel kennel - Club Show 


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