News from past years ::
December 30, 2005 - January 1, 2006
Dec. 30th :
AKC Lure Coursing Trial in Camden, SC
Dido earned her first leg to her JC title
Bosley ran 4th in Open, 1 point off of the 1-2-3 tie
Zoom, Bosley's sister, placed 5th behind Bosley also earning
her JC title
Torin won his Specials Stake for his first LCX points
Sophia finished her JC title!
Dec. 31st :
ASFA Lure Coursing in Cartersville, GA
Torin placed 4th in his FCh Stake right behind the 1-2-3
tie for his first LCM points!
Jan. 1st :
ASFA Lure Coursing in Cartersville, GA
Rupert placed 2nd in Open for 30 points and a placement
towards his ASFA Field Championship!
Joker, Bosley's brother, placed 4th and their father Murphy
Their sister Zoom placed NBQ in her Open Stake as well!
We also added two new additions to the SDW family, Jason and
You can see Jason and GiGi under Whippets - The Future!
Dido, Bosley & Rupert are owned by Shannon Down
Torin & Sophia are owned by Sue & Mike Fitzgerald
Zoom, Joker & Murphy are owned by Kiesha Crawmer
November 27, 2005
After a long day and a c-section, Scarlet presented us
with a beautiful baby girl (white/brindle) that we are now
calling "Charlize". Her registered name will be Shannon
Down Sweet November. Both momma and baby are doing
November 26, 2005
Bosley completes his Oval Race Championship by winning
his 3rd NOTRA meet undefeated! We also picked Hummer up who
came in from South America and will be working on his
American Championship during his stay here at Shannon Down.
November 19 & 20, 2005
Saturday the 19th : Anna
wins the Open stake ASFA Lure Coursing and making it her 3rd
trial and her 3rd first placement! She also ran for her
first leg of her Junior Courser!
Isaac takes Reserve Winners Dog in Minneapolis, he is doing
very well for his new owners, the Johnsons!
Saturday the 20th : Anna
takes second in her Open stake and is now up to 57 ASFA
Field Championship points! She also completed her Junior
Courser title! Way to go Anna and Glenda!
Isaac takes Winners Dog, Best of Winners and Best of
Opposite Sex for 2 points! He is now up to 6 points in
limited showing, maybe the Johnson's can make him an AKC
Dual Champion, he only needs 3 singles for his AKC Field
Championship! Way to go Isaac!
November 14, 2005
Molly (Shannon Down Blaithin) owned by Mike Conner
whelped a beautiful litter of 7 sired by our Brooks (CH
Shannon Down Blazing Saddles SC, CRX-II, OTRM) Monday
morning. There are 4 girls and 3 boys and all are doing
well. This litter is owned, bred and whelped by Mike
November 13, 2005
Bosley picks up .667 WRCH points! Bosley is doing
wonderful on both the straight and oval and he has far
exceeded what we expected!
November 12, 2005
MiMi (Shannon Down More Than This JC) finished her ASFA
Field Championship! She is Sweet Pea's first ASFA Field
Champion and we are very proud of what Marketa and Don have
done with little MiMi, she is in a wonderful home and we
couldn't ask for more!
October 29-30, 2005
This was a great weekend for the Shannon Down
On the show scene...
Rupert finishes his Championship title with a 4 point
major! and Best of Opposite over specials under Dr. Sillers!
This is our first Champion finished completely from the
bred-by exhibitor class! He is now...
Champion SDW Lifelong About Face! "Rupert"
Anna (Shannon Down In Your Eyes) takes Winners
Bitch/Best of Winners/Best of Breed in Texas with
owner/handler Glenda Konopka for another point!
On the race scene...
Sophia (Shannon Down So!) finishes her CR title in just
3 meets! She is the first race titled kid in the Pea x
Remi litter. Owners Sue and Mike Fitzgerald and Jenifer
Cohen should be VERY proud of this little girl.
Bosley (Shannon Down Full Throttle V Kismet JC, CR, OTR)
finishes his CRX! He has done exceptionally well on the
race track and finished just out of the points both days.
On the lure coursing scene...
Though these guys don't belong to us, we would like to
Murphy (CuRas A Clockwork Orange JC, SR, CRX-II, ORC) who is
the sire of our Bosley and who has spent a great deal of
time here at Shannon Down, picked up 2 AKC Field
Joker (Kismet's Full House CR, OTR) who is a Murphy x Daisy
kid, littermate to our Bosley, completed his JC!
Zoom (Kismet's Full Speed Ahead) gets half a leg towards her
JC and according to Kiesha (breeder/owner) she ran
We are proud of all the kids!
October 22-23, 2005
Shannon Down Whippets went racing this weekend, the
first day (WRA, straight) Brooks finished his CRX-II! and on
the second day (NOTRA, oval) Bosley finished second in the
meet and picked up 2 more ORC and NationalORC points! He
only need 3 more ORC points to become and Oval Race
October 8-9, 2005
It was a very good weekend for the SDW Whippets!
Bosley picked up another 2 ORC points at the NOTRA meet in
Denver, NC and is now up to 10 ORC and 7 NORC points! He is
just 5 points off his Oval Race Championship! Brooks
completed his OTRM and we believe that he is only the third
show Champion to do so. Rupert and Lola ran their first WRA
meet and help up very well and Rupert finished the day by
winning the WRA puppy meet!
On the coursing note...
Anna (owned by Glenda Konopka) went to her first ASFA trial
and pulled off two 1st placements and a Best of Breed
totaling her first 34 points towards her ASFA Field
And Mimi (owned by Marketa Dixon) went to her second ASFA
trial and pulled off a 2nd and 3rd placement and is now up
to 81 points towards her ASFA Field Championship with all
her placements and a Best of Breed win. We are very proud
of all the Shannon Down Whippets that participated in the
performance venues this weekend!
October 2, 2005
Lola takes a 3 point major at the Leesburg, VA shows
under Canadian judge Mr. Lawrence Stanbridge! All 3 of the
puppies from the Leigh x Face litter are now all major
pointed and all from the bred-by exhibitor classes! We are
really proud of these guys!
September 24, 2005
Eric picks up another 2 points under Sandra Goose Allen
(just shy of a major) the only day he was entered at the
Atlanta, GA shows! He is now up to 5 points and a major.
The following day, our client Basenji picked up his first
September 10-11, 2005
10th - Rupert
takes Winners Dog and Best of Winners for another 2 points
under Mr. Howard Yost at the Beaufort, SC shows. His
mother, Leigh, took Best of Breed at the same show and made
the cut in the group! After a long few months out of the
ring, Krissy comes back and goes Reserve Winners Bitch. New
client Basenji, Walker (UnderCover Walk The Walk) was
Winners Dog as well!
Client Whippets, Riggins (Can CH Surrey Hill HMS
Bedfordshire) takes Winners Dog for one point at the
Beaufort, SC shows under Mr. Bob Moore and Leigh takes the
Breed again! Scarlet was also Reserve Winners Bitch!
Krissy takes another Reserve Winners Bitch and new client
Basenji, Walker takes Breed from the classes!
September 3-5, 2005
3rd - MiMi
takes Best of Breed at her first ASFA trial and get the
first leg of her JC!
4th - MiMi
takes 3rd the second day at the ASFA trial and gets her JC!
Flare picks up a 3 point major his first time in the ring
with owner/handler Shannon Lyons under Lester Mapes.
5th - MiMi
takes a 3rd at the AKC trial.
*MiMi ends the weekend with a total of 20 ASFA points and a
August 27, 2005
Daisy whelped a litter of 2 beautiful girls, both
weighing in at 17 ounces!!!!! These beautiful girls are
sired by Murphy, this is a repeat on the 2002 "Full"
Litter. Both are split faces, one is red brindle/white and
the other is black/white. You can visit this new litter on
the New Litters page along with Sweet Pea's and Lilly's
August 18, 2005
Sweet Pea whelped a litter of 8 (4 boys - 4 girls)
beautiful babies sired by Blaze. See New Litters for
pictures. All are varying shades of brindle/white except
for one little fawn/white boy. Sweet Pea and Blaze also
became grandparents this same day, Brooks (out of the 2002
Pea x Blaze litter) sired his first litter out of Kismet's
Electric Lady Land "Lilly" - she had 6 big beautiful babies,
4 boys - 2 girls. Pictures of them will be up as soon as we
receive them from Lilly's owner. You can visit the Brooks x
Lilly page at New Litters also!
July 28 & 31, 2005
28th - Rupert
takes Winners Dog under Mr. James White for a 4 point major!
at the big Biloxi, MS shows, supported entry.
Dido also took a major Reserve under Mr. White that day.
Sophia take Best In Sweeps!!! under Mr. David Histon and
Dido takes another major Reserve and Best Bred By Exhibitor
Whippet and then onto a BBE Hound Group 1! We are very
proud of all our kids!
July 22 & 23, 2005
The sire of our 'Peter Gabriel' Litter, Remington,
finishes his Canadian Championship at the Sighthound Club of
BC with a 5 point major and was Best Bred By Exhibitor!!!
The second day Heidi take a 5 point major Reserve at the
Gazehound Club of BC and was Best Puppy. The Winner Bitch
was none other than her aunt (Remington's sister), Goldie!!!
July 10, 2005
Rupert and Dido take another point under Mr. James
My Basenji client (Ginger, UnderCover Ginger Snap) owned by
Gale Whitehurst and Jerry Hope takes 2 more points by going
Winners Bitch/Best of Breed on Saturday and Sunday! She is
now up to 8 singles! Time for the majors!
July 2, 2005
Brooks placed 15th out of 61 dogs in the JRRWA WRA race
meet in Delaware. He was bridesmade to the bottom WRCh
Heidi (Shannon Down Shakin' The Tree) took Winners
Bitch-Best of Winners and Best of Breed in Washington for
her first point handled by Janis Castle. She is the second
from the litter that is pointed and the second to win breed
from the classes.
June 10 - 12, 2005
We traveled to Canton, OH for a very nice weekend, on
Friday... Rupert was Winners Dog for a point and his mother
Leigh took the Breed, under Mr. Bob Moore. On Saturday
Rupert was Winners Dog again for another point and his aunt
Scarlet was Winners Bitch, Best of Winners AND Best of Breed
over specials (including her sister) for 2 points under Mr.
Bob Berndt and my little Basenji client bitch Ginger (UnderCover
Ginger Snap) was Winners Bitch, Best of Opposite for a
point. On Sunday, Rupert was Reserve Winners Dog and Leigh
took the Breed under Mrs. Paula Hartinger. Not a bad
May 28 - 30, 2005
We had a good weekend the three days we were at the
Williamsburg, VA circuit. On Saturday my client Afghan
bitch 'Luna' (Stonhund Bella Luna O Destiney) took Reserve
to a 4 point major and my client Basenji bitch 'Ginger' (UnderCover
Ginger Snap) took 2 points by going Winners Bitch. On
Sunday our bred-by boy (shown by Shannon Lyons) took Winners
Dog for a point and on Monday our girl Leigh (shown by
Krystyl Lyons) took Best of Breed and made the cut in a
tough Hound Group. At the races this weekend in Camden, SC
our boy Murphy (owned by Kiesha Crawmer and sire to our
Bosley) finished his Oval Race Championship (ORC) at the age
of 5!!! and finishing 3rd in the meet.
May 21 & 22, 2005
Daisy finished her CRX and Flare finished his CR on the
On the 22nd Bosley finishes 5th in the NOTRA meet (40 dogs)
and takes home another ORC point, now totaling 9 ORC points
and 8 Nationals. Flare also finished his OTR!
May 14 & 15, 2005
Brooks takes Best of Opposite Sex at the Mid-Atlantic
Hound Association on Saturday under Mr. Robert Boothe.
Their were several Top 20 Contenders shown, and a National
Specialty Winner. Then Leigh takes Best of Breed at the
Mid-Atlantic Hound Association on Sunday under Mr. Joe
Gregory, total entry of 53 whippets! We are very proud of
these two littermates. Leigh's son, Rupert, also won his
Bred-by Exhibitor class on Sunday!
May 7 - 8, 2005
We wend oval racing in Florida and Bosley ended the day
undefeated and won his first NOTRA meet with 4 ORC and 4
National ORC points! His father, Murphy, finished second
right behind him taking 2 ORC points (only needing 1/4 of a
point to complete his Oval Race Championship. Bosley's
brother, Joker, tied fro 3-4 right behind them as a first
time entered. We then did the fun match and Leigh went away
with Best Adult Whippet and Best Whippet! Her brother,
Brooks, was second to her! On Sunday, Bosley did a repeat
and finished, again, undefeated and won his second NOTRA
meet, taking another 4 ORC and 4 National ORC points!
Murphy unfortunetley had to scratch after the third run due
to a pulled muscle but still ended up in the Top 10, and
Joker finished 4th! Not bad for his second NOTRA meet!
Bosley also finished his OTR and Leigh finished her OTR!
Not a bad weekend with two 30 dog meets!
April 30 & May 1, 2005
31st - Rupert
takes his first point by going Winners Dog and Best of
Opposite over a male special from the Bred-By Class -
handled by Shannon Lyons. And on top of that Anna takes
Best Puppy in Texas and a Puppy Group 3rd. We took Gabriel,
Hank and Quizzie to the match at the Lake Waccamaw shows and
Gabe took best Whippet puppy and Hound Group 1 and Hank took
best Basenji puppy and Hound Group 2 and then Quizzie took
best Crested puppy and Toy Group 4 (out of 10 - 12 toy
Rupert takes Reserve Winners Dog and Best Bred-by Exhibitor,
then he takes a Best Bred-by Exhibitor Hound Group 1! On
another note, the racing note, Bosley WRCH points, Bosley is
our first WRCH pointed dog!!!
April 23 & 24, 2005
23rd - We
went to the MARS race meet in GA and took quite a few dogs.
Bosley finished his CR title and we also ran his father,
Murphy, who received a WRCH point and placed 6th, Bosley
placed 7th to him, just out of the points and litter brother
Joker placed 8th... First timed entered, 40 dog meet! It was
a good day for Murph, Boz and Jokie!!! On another note, Anna
was shown in Texas by owner Glenda Konopka and takes 2
points by going Winners Bitch/Best of Winners and Best of
Breed Puppy and on top of that she received a Puppy Group 3
placement, way to go girls!
Joker's second day running and he receives his CR title!!!
Murphy also takes home another 2 WRCH points and finishes in
the Top 10, Bosley and Joker also finish in the Top 10, 2
days in a row, 30 dog meet! Monty also finished his CRX
April 16, 2005
Flare received his first leg of his JC!
April 10, 2005
Dido takes a 3 point major (Winners Bitch, Best of
Winners) under Mrs. Joyce Geshwiler in Charlotte, NC her
first time in the ring. Sister, Lola, was second to her and
brother, Rupert, was Reserve Winners Dog. Mrs. Geshwiler
has now used 3 generations of Shannon Down, she gave their
grand-dam a supported entry major, their mother a big breed
win and now she has given Dido a major. We are very proud
of all these kids.
March 20, 2005
Anna takes Winners Bitch, Best of Winners and Best of
Breed over a special from the puppy classes in Houston,
Texas at the Galveston Kennel Club under judge Ms. Sharon
Bartosh Kinney. We are very proud, she is the first pointed
in the 'Peter Gabriel' litter. She was handled to this win
by owner/handler Glenda Konopka.
March 19, 2005
Brooks finished his CRX title, he is our second
'homebred' to earn his CRX title. We are hoping for great
things from Brooks. He is a VERY versatile dog and we are
waiting to see how he does as a producer! (See Planned
March 12, 2005
Sophia takes Best Puppy and Puppy Group 4 in Hilton Head
under judge Mrs. Sari Brewster Tietjen.
February 12, 2005
Torin finishes his CRX title, he is our first 'homebred' to
earn his CRX title. We are very proud of him!!!
February 4-6, 2005
Eric's first weekend out he takes a 3 point major and a
Reserve to a 5 point major at the Atlanta, GA shows. Not
bad for our new 6 month old!!!
January 30, 2005
Isaac takes a point in Starke, FL and sister Scarlet
takes Best Bred-By Exhibitor in breed while their sister
Leigh takes the breed (also took the breed the day before)
and to end the day Scarlet took Best Bred-By Exhibitor Hound
Group 1 with breeder/owner/handler Krystyl Leigh Lyons!!!