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We've been owned by Whippets since 1989 and by Cresteds since 2000. The two breeds, despite their differences in appearance, are similar in temperament and get along very well together.
While being proud of the accomplishments of our dogs, we are most proud of being volunteers for WRAP. We've rescued and rehomed many Whippets both through WRAP and independently along with rescuing and rehoming other breeds just because they were in need! Several of our most beloved dogs have been rescues that came and just never left. Among our most beloved was Skinny Marie We lost this sweet lady along with Bridget who was her companion in January of 2008. You are still in our hearts Skinny!
We are no longer actively breeding Whippets, but that hasn't kept us out of the show ring! Having great friends and breeders who share our belief that good temperament is as important as good conformation, we have been graced by the ownership of three lovely Ableaim dogs. Ch Ableaim's Kallikrates(Tigger) was the first. Tigger finished his championship and is living the life of the retiree here at Kemar. Ch Ableaim Nikki's Not Naughty (MUCH) finished her AKC Championship title in July of 2011 and Ch Ableaim's Route Sixty-Four who just completed his AKC Championship in October 2012 are furthering their careers by trying for Grand Champion status. Nikki started her quest for Grand Champion by starting off with two major wins right off the bat while Routie has followed along at a bit slower pace -- however, he now has all 3 majors and just needs 7 points to complete the requirements for AKC Grand Champion.
We have a new girl on the block, too from Snowhill kennels. Snowhill Wilhaus Obviously Something Special (Vera) will begin her show career in November 2012. We have high hopes for this outstanding black and white bombshell. Thank you Susy Hughes and Kitty Williams for letting Vera come to live with us.
Dogs from our breeding are still gracing the show ring, obedience ring, rally ring and lure and race fields! Butterfly's siblings, children and grandchildren are doing us proud! Brother Jovi earned his CGC (Canine Good Citizen) then followed up with his BN (Beginner Novice) as well as earning his SC (Senior Courser) titles from AKC for owner Charlotte Sokol. Brother Ash has earned his THD (Therapy Dog) title, RN (Rally Novice) followed by his RA (Rally Advanced) and is working on his BN with the guidance of his owner, Kaye Martell. Not to be outdone, sister Tara has an amazing array of titles to her credit all thanks to the dedication of her owner, Janet Andrews. Tara has her TT (Temperament Test), THD, SC, RN, RA, OTR (Oval Track Racer) and CR (Companion Racer).Sister Scarlett is not to be left out however!! Scarlett is owned by Patrick and Erin McNeill and has her ASFA Fch (Field Champion), MC, RN, TRP and CGC titles. As the smallest in the litter, Scarlett is often referred to as the "pocket rocket".
Butterfly's son, Fritz earned first his AKC Championship then Grand Championship before he turned 3 years old. In turn, his son River earned his AKC Championship before turning 1 year old and his Grand Championship at 1 year 9 days! River is now 22nd in overall rankings among Whippets! We are so thrilled for his owner, Michelle Queen.
Kemar's Independent Thought has joined the family of Kaye Martell (who also owns Ashley)and is in training for both the Rally Obedience ring and as a Therapy Dog! We could not be more thrilled!
Not to be outdone, our Cresteds are winning as well! Wesann's Well Hello Again (Jack) finished his AKC Championship in July 2012, then sired a litter of 5! His "wife" is none other than our Payne (Ch Zydeco Sheng Feng) who finished HER championship in September, 2011. Little Eva (Wesann's Evening Song) is well on her way to completing her championship having garnered 1 of the 2 required majors and several singles so far this year in limited showing.
There is a lot more planned for Kemar in the coming year, so check back often! If you are interested in a Whippet or a Crested, then please contact us. While we aren't breeding whippets any longer, we do have contacts in the breed and can certainly steer you in the right direction. We occasionally have a rescue or an adult available. We also have "connections" in the Crested world. This August 2012 litter is the last for Payne and we have no plans for any Crested litters in the near future. As of right now (Oct 2012), there is 1 puppy in her last litter that is available. She is a show quality powder puff female, solid white and full of pizzaz!