Our dogs are at limited stud to approved bitches, it is expected that bitches will be cared for and puppies reared as per the Whippet Club code of ethics.
We expect bitches visiting our stud dogs to have had their hearts checked by a canine cardiologist to a satisfactory conclusion.
Ardencote Star Gazer 1 C.C. & 1 R.C.C.
C.O.I. on 8 generations 8.5%
On 29-10-15 Gazer went to the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals and saw Professor Virginia Luis Fuentes MA, VetMB, PhD, CertVR, DVC, DipACVIM, DipECVIM, MRCVS (probably the person in this country that has examined more whippets hearts than any other). Her diagnosis was an innocent heart murmur with a normal heart, otherwise known as a flow murmur.
Pups from Gazer's first litter at 8 weeks, dam Crosscop Brown Eyed Girl
Crosscop I love My Life at 11 months
Crosscop Glittering Prize To Wrennalla at 11 months
Pup from Gazer's second litter at 8 weeks, dam Dainty Dolly at Jothryn
Pups from Gazer's third litter at 8 weeks, dam Ch Nothing Compares to you at Crosscop
Champion Ardencote What a Cracker 4 C.C.s & 6 R.C.C.s
C.O.I. on 8 generations 4.1%On 22-12-09 Whattie was heart tested by Mike Martin (specialist canine cardiologist) he had an Echocardiography and Doppler test and was found to be normal with no signs of heart disease, a grade one murmur was caused by an innocent flow murmur.
On 25-10-10 Whattie was blood tested by Roger Batt BVSc MSc PhD FRCVS DipECVIM and readings were normal including Thyroglobulin antibody negative, hypoyhyroidism very unlikely.
On 21-10-10 Whattie was eye tested by John Goodyear CertVOphthal and no signs of eye problems were evident.
On 18/04/12 Whattie was eye tested by Ian Mason, a small cataract was found in the left eye which is conducant with an injury to that eye on the 26th January 2012.
On 17-04-13 Whatie was eye tested by Ian Mason, the small cataract had not changed, no other eye problems were evident.
On 16-04-14 Whatie was eye tested by Ian Mason, the small cataract had not changed, no other eye problems were evident.On 22-04-15 Whatie was eye tested by Ian Mason, the small cataract had not changed, no other eye problems were evident. Mr Mason sugested that testing bienuually would be sufficient in future.
Whattie had been examined by a canine cardiologist annually since 2009 and had continued to have a grade one murmur as was expected with an innicent flow murmur.
On 17-11-16 Whattie went to the Queen Mother Hospital for Animals and saw Professor Virginia Luis Fuentes MA, VetMB, PhD, CertVR, DVC, DipACVIM, DipECVIM, MRCVS (probably the person in this country that has examined more whippets hearts than any other as she is regularly involved in whippet club heart testing in America). Professor Fuentes found that 'Whattie has a soft intermittent murmur of mitral regurgitation and his echo shows early degenerative changes of his mitral valve with mild, variable mitral regurgitation. At present there are no signs of chamber enlargement or hemodynamic consequences of his mild regurgitation and progression of MVD in whippets is often quite slow.' Professor Fuentes saw no reason to withdraw Whattie from Stud as the status of other whippets of his age are unknown unless they become ill, which he isn't, as routine testing in the UK is not common. She felt that his heart was far better than the majority of whippets of his age that she had examined overseas.
As Whattie is now turned 9 we have had full bloods done and they show no irregularities, including normal results for liver and kidney function and thyroid levels.
From Whattie's first litter American Champion Bluestreak Blonde Moment bred by Cathie Brown, owned by Cathie, Fristen Fredericks and Karen Lee
OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGEGaysyde No Regrets At Ardencote
Mated to Stormalong Black Lark (photograph at 18 months)
Bitch from the resulting litter Ardencote Diamond Lil.............
Mated to Michlea Mercury
Bitch from resulting litter Ardencote Sahara Rose (photograph at 7 months)