Recognized by the AKC as a
BREEDER OF MERIT
Intl Ch Windrock Angeleyes Of Skyings is pictured above with puppies sired by BIS Int Ch Sobers Cadiac owned by Inger Johansson of Skyings, Sweden. "Angie" enjoyed a successful show career winning Group and RBIS honors before stepping into the whelping box.
There is a future BIS winner in this litter along with many champions carrying Inger's Skyings prefix. WINDROCK LLC greyhounds have been great producers for other greyhound kennels here and abroad. Over the years, there have been several litters whelped in Europe and Scandinavia sired or produced by WINDROCK LLC. broods, and most recently, the top showdog in Ireland for 2016 was sired by our phenomenal sire MBIS Int Ch Windrock Fernando!
We don't often have greyhound puppies available at WINDROCK LLC and when we do, most of the pups already have families waiting! Early Reservations Are Important--Don't wait until the puppies come--you may be too late! We are accepting reservations for 2020.
For the last several years, WINDROCK LLC has averaged one litter annually. We are planning for two litters in 2021
Beware unethical breeders! We strongly recommend you contact the AKC Parent Club, The Greyhound Club of America for recommendations on reputable breeders. Kim has been a member of the GCA, the AKC Greyhound Parent Club since 1996 and both Kim and Colin are recognized by the AKC as PLATINUM Level BREEDERS OF MERIT.
We are planning for two, possibly 3 litters in 2021~
The Mother -To-Be~
Our fabulous "Firefly" who is the super accomplished BIS Can GCH/SBIS Am GCH/Int Ch Windrock She's Tough Enough , if all goes according to plan, she should present us with puppies in January of 2021. We have looked forward to this exciting mating for a long time and our fingers are crossed for lots of happy, healthy puppies.
Firefly had a brilliant show career not only in the US but also up in Canada where she was the #1 greyhound before being called home for this exciting mating. In spite of not being shown for months, she still ended up being #2 to another WINDROCK greyhound.! She is a Best In Show winner, a Specialty Best in Show winner, and her loving personality has made her best in our hearts.
She is OFA eyes/heart and Neuropathy clear. Click here for healh testing results
We considered many worthy males but we are proud to announce that Firefly will be mated with the brilliant young Windrock Wild West Hero. Read about him below.
Group placing WINDROCK WILD WEST HERO
CERF, Neuropathy clear, OFA heart normal
MBIS/MSBIS Ch Shazam's The Journey Begins JC (OFA CERF, Nueropathy clear) x DC Windrock Bertha Better Than You SC Fch. (OFA /CERF, Neuropathy clear)
Wyatt is one of the most exciting male greyhounds we've seen in a great many years. He is an own son the of breed's top Champion sire, MBIS/MSBIS Ch Shazam's The Journey Begins JC . Wyatt has many of the attributes that made his sire one of the all-time greats. He has superior conformation, is dead sound, is a fabulous mover with a zany, fun-loving personality. His mother is one of the sweetest and most athletic greyhounds we have ever raised, We have been looking for a long time for a dog of his caliber to cross our exceptional bitches on,. Shown just a handful of times, he is undefeated in the classes, a multiple BOB winner and even won a group placement as a puppy. He is very close to his AKC Championship in limited showings. He is the perfect compliment to our lovely Firefly. Click here for health testing results.
Our lovely Wild Thing will be bred in early 2021.
The Mother To Be~
BIF Dual Ch Windrock Walk On The Wild Side SC Fch (OFA/CERF, Neuropathy clear)
Ch Martigra's Cupid's Beau (OFA/CERF) x MBIF GCH DC Windrock Calamity Jane SC Fch
WILD THING is the resident class clown. She has a wonderful sense of humor that often lead to my embarrassment in the show ring, but brought smiles and laughter from the judges and spectators. Not only does she have a fantastic personality, she is a superb example of a greyhound and achieved her AKC show championship in a flash with back- to- back hound show major wins and had multiple wins over top ranked specials. She is a wonderful mover and has elegant flowing lines. She is a proper size and has a beautiful head and expression. Wonderfully elegant. She has earned her AKC bench (show) championship and both her AKC and ASFA field champion titles and was a BIF winner! Wild Thing loves all she meets and is currently working as a reading dog with children with reading disabilities. We are hoping in this litter, which will be her one and only, that she will bless us with more just like her. Click here for health testing results.
A Look At Our 2019 Puppies
SNOW PATROL "Darcy"
Djays Octane x Deanos Liz
OFA Heart, Eyes, DNA profiled and Neuropathy clear
The puppies came on July 09, 2019!!
Darcy was acquired by WINDROCK LLC as she carries exceptional outcross bloodlines which are very important to our program as we believe in genetic diversity. Darcy is well conformed and has a fabulous fun loving personality. We appreciate her size, she is 66 lbs and her pedigree is filled with athletic greyhounds that have proven records of performance.
We think so much of her that we mated her to one of our best--multiple Best In Show winning Barcelona who produced one of our best ever litters. Read about him below. Darcy has been health screened, is DNA profiled, and is neuropathy clear., Click here for health testing results
Darcy has ASFA lure coursing points and has placed in AKC shows. She has served as a reading dog and is very good with children. She is a kind and sweet soul and loves everyone. She has been selected by a Delta Therapy Dog trainer and will embark on a new career as a therapy dog after her puppies are weaned.
Darcy's puppies are here!
They were born on July 09, 2019 and we were blessed with 3 boys and 6 girls. All are in new homes.
We have one black girl, two black and white girls, a red girl , a white and red girl, and one I'm not sure if she is a blue or something else. Colors can change dramatically .
We have a red and white boy, and two black and white boys.
Nice puppies, firm and vigorous. Will be fun watching them grow up!
The sire to "Darcy's"Litter is Bubba's top winning son!
MBIS/MSBIS Ch Greystone's Barcelona
MSBIS Ch Shazam's The Journey Begins JC CGC x Ch Arborcrest Europa
CERF, DNA Profiled, Neuropathy Clear
Barcelona is a son of the flashy top winning Ch Shazam's The Journey Begins JC, Barc was not at all reminiscent of his father. He was a compactly built smaller male of blue fawn brindle coloring. He had well muscled quarters and excellent ribspring and was very sound. Not overdone in any way, Barc was easily overlooked--until he moved. Then you couldn't take your eyes off of him!. He was a very clean, balanced mover with a wonderful flowing gait.
Always handled by Kim, Barc finished his AKC championship very quickly with multiple BOB wins and group placements from the classes. He enjoyed a brilliant career with very limited showing, he won multiple BIS and SBIS and was even High In Trial at the 2004 GCA Eastern Specialty, where his children won SBIS, WB, RWB, and another won the major in lure coursing.
Some of the high points from his amazing career~
#1 Greyhound dog in 2001 & 2002 (Group and BIS Wins)
4 Best In Shows
2 SBIS wins
1 High In Trial win (obedience)
Sire of the WINDROCK bred, "ABBA" litter, Barc and Ch Sobers Aquatica SC, gave us multiple BIS/SBIS winners, Breed Champions, Field Champions and Dual Champions along with multiple #1 winners in both the ring and on the field.
Barc was as good a show dog as I have ever handled. He was a "push button thing." He would self stack, respond instantly to the slightest gestures and always gave his best. He loved to show and would really turn it on when it counted. He was as sound as they come and would gait and stop true every time. He was a kind and was such a charismatic character that he had a large following of fans who loved him.
MBIF Dual Ch Windrock Born To Run SC Fch "Danica"
MBIF DC Sobers Ippolito SC Fch x multiple group placing Windrock Miss Lathna
OFA eyes, heart, DNA profiled and neuropathy clear
***Danica gave us 11 beautiful babies on July 12, 2019***
Meet our lovely mother to be, Danica! She is a brillant tiger red brindle with an impressive portfolio of accomplishments. She is a AKC Dual Champion with multiple Best In Field wins and is one of only five greyhounds in over 40 years to win Best In Field at the Grand National. She has earned her AKC bench (show) championship and both her AKC and ASFA field titles. Danica is also a "reading" dog for youngsters with learning/reading difficulties. She is one of our favorite greyhounds for school and 4H demonstrations. A kind and gentle soul, she is fascinated by baby puppies and we have no doubt she will be an excellent mother as her mother "Fey" adopted and raised puppies when the birth mother could not. Danica has a kind and loving sweet character and has always been a perfect lady in the house.
Danica's mother, Windrock Miss Lathna Fey SC, (Fey), was one of our best producers and she gave us two litters of lovely puppies. Some enjoyed show and performance careers and excelled in those endeavors, but most went to companion homes and a few are serving as emotional support and therapy dogs.
Danica has been health tested for eyes and heart, the results are available on the Orthopedic Foundation For Animals (OFA) webpage. Click here for Danica's results.
We have selected the impressive young " Wile" MBIF DC Windrock Ultra-Sonicus Ad Infinitum SC Fch to sire Danica's litter. He has already proven himself a promising young sire by siring a Specialty major winner and another of his get is within two points of her AKC championship. Read about him below. Click here for link to pedigree.
Dancia and newborns.
The impressive young sire for Danica's litter is "WILE" who is~
MBIF DC Windrock Ultra-Sonicus Ad Infinitum SC Fch
Dk's Prime Time x MBIF NFC FC Windrock Candle In The Wind MC LCM LCX
Wile is an own son of our famous MBIF NFC FC Windrock Candle In The Wind MC LCM LCX. "Amber" was a rock star in her day with a string of impressive wins which included Best In Field at the Grand National and AKC National Lure Coursing Championship. Amber is arguably one of our best producers and Wile has earned the distinction of being one of her best sons. Wile is health tested for OFA Heart, Eyes, is DNA profiled and Neuropathy free. Click here for health testing results.
Wile has earned the coveted title of AKC Dual Champion and did so with some noteworthy wins. He is pictured here winning RWD at the Greyhound Club of America and he went on to defeat specials multiple times from the classes enroute to his AKC bench title. He was brilliant on the coursing field and I consider him one of the most gifted of Amber's children in speed and agility. He has multiple Best In Field wins and won BOB at the ASFA II.
Wile has proven an up and coming sire with puppies of great quality, ability and sweet character. He has AKC Champion and Specialty major winning progeny in his first litter! Wile now serves a second career as a bona fide service dog to a retired veteran and we could not be more proud of the difference he has made to the people he has touched. His full brother Strider also serves as a therapy dog to an autistic child.
MBIS/MBISS Can GCh/AKC Ch Mandajors Highly Explosive At Windrock RN
**** Bekka gave us a lovely litter of 4 on July 15, 2019!***
Int Ch Denetorn Des Legendes Du Moyen Age x Int. Ch Windrock Red Hot Mamma
OFA heart, eyes, DNA profiled, Nueropathy clear
Bekka has had an illustrious career up in Canada owner-handled by co-owner Heather Elrick. Bekka was the #1 Greyhound in Canada in 2014 and 2016 and with extremely limited outs is still ranked at #2 for 2017. This beautiful red lady is a multiple Best In Show and multiple Hound Show winner. Bekka and Heather recently accomplished a perfect score of 100 in their first rally competition and Bekka handily won her title with three consecutive outs with high scores. Beauty and brains, what more could a person ask for? Bekka recently attained her AKC Championship making her a champion in two countries.
Bekka is an own daughter of our highly regarded Int Ch Windrock Red Hot Mamma "Chili" and the goal of this breeding is to preserve the type, athletic ability and character of that incredible female line descending from Chili's dam, DC Windrock Mamma Mia LCX , Fch "Naughty" Denetorn, her sire is an International BIS winner that has sired many lovely children in Europe. Bekka is one of his few kids here in North America.
Health testing: Bekka is OFA cardiac/CERF/ and neuropathy clear. Click here for Bekka's results. Litter co-bred with Heather Elrick who co-owns Bekka with us.
Bekka was mated to the Greyhound breed's all time top champion sire, the legendary MBIS/MSBIS Ch Shazam's The Journey Begins JC, JC!! Read about this remarkable Greyhound below.
Bekka's puppies came on July 15, 2019. She had only four, one red girl, a red boy and two blue fawn boys.
Look at Bekka's expression, she is extremely proud of her little family.
We were hoping for more puppies as this will be Bekka's only litter, but we feel blessed with the early promise of these babies.
The Dad to Bekka's litter is the Greyhound breed's top Champion sire, the legendary~
MBIS/MSBIS Ch Shazam's The Journey Begins JC CGC! "Bubba"
#1 Greyhound in 1996 & 1997 (Group & BIS wins)
7 Best In Shows, including two back to back BIS wins
6 SBIS, including back to back GCA Eastern wins.
Undefeated with his get in Stud Dog classes
Bubba is the all time top Greyhound champion sire and he is the all time top owner-handled greyhound dog BIS & SBIS winner in North America! He is one of the breed's top 5 BIS winning males. He has sired more BIS & SBIS winners than any other Greyhound and his get include many top-ranked winners. He has sired 58 AKC Champions to date, not including Canadian or Foreign titlists. His lovely daughter, BIS/SBIS Ch Huzzah Molly Malone is one of the top winning Greyhounds ever with 13 BIS wins. Our own MBIS/MSBIS Ch Greystone's Barcelona was the #1 Greyhound Dog in 2001 & 2002.
It is from a breed health standpoint that Bubba's star as a significant sire really shines! Bubba himself was thoroughly health screened, OFA/CERF, thyroid and heart and is neuropathy clear. To the best of our knowledge, out of his 120 children, there have been NO reported cases of ANY eye problems , NO hip or elbow dysplasia, and the incidence of GDV (bloat/torsion) affecting his get is astounding low--less than 7%. The breed average is at 19%! As a whole, Bubba's offspring have had very few health aliments.
WINDROCK is well known for our line of winning show and performance greyhounds and most of our dogs are descended from this amazing greyhound.
Click this link to pedigree: Bubba's Pedigree
Click this link for health testing results: Bubba OFA
2020 promises to be exciting!
We had a banner year in 2019 with three litters and still had to turn people away. We are planning for two litters in 2020 out of two of our very best!
We have outstanding Champion bitches which have more than proven themselves in the show ring and on the field. Finding worthy sires is always a challenge in this breed, but we are fortunate to have semen frozen from some of the all time great sires.
We are Platinum Level Breeders of Merit with the AKC and have bred over 360 AKC Champions and titled dogs in our 40 plus years involvement with purebred dogs. While we are known for the excellence of our greyhounds in the showring and on the field, we prefer to place our puppies in companion homes. We health screen our breeding stock and offer a 7 year health guarantee against genetic defects. We offer lifetime mentoring and will always take back a dog we have bred. We have been breeding greyhounds for many years and we are proud to present to you the results of our dedication and passion
We are looking forward to 2020 Puppies!!!
~ To visitors coming with their children and marveling at the interaction of little humans and little puppies is something that has to be seen to be appreciated.
As we don't often have puppies, these innocent little lives are a muchwelcomed addition to our household.
Here is something that is not commonly seen! Wicked (the red brindle) on the right has just whelped a new litter of nine. Amber, a Mom of 8 three week old puppies thinks she needs some help. So she has climbed right in and is nursing some of Wicked puppies! What a testimony to the great dispositions of these two Mommies. For the record, Grandma Whisper goes in and helps with keeping the tykes spotless. Now you know the secret to our Greyhounds fantastic temperaments. Look what kind of upbringing they had as kids by their loving peers!
Close up photo of Wicked's newly born kids. Yes, I know Greyhound puppies aren't nearly as cute as say, English Springer Spaniel puppies, but you better not say that around these two proud Mamas. If you do say something about their kids being ugly, you better be able to outrun them! Greyhounds are ugly duckings puppies that mature into the most beautiful and graceful of canines.
One day old Greyhound whelps. You know, the little one in the foreground reminds me of dear husband Colin. He sleeps with his mouth open too!
CJ had a LONG night! She delivered a beautiful whelping of 6 girls and 4 boys in a rainbow of colors. We have black brindles, red brindles, blue brindle, blue, and blue fawn.
MBIF GCH DC WINDROCK CALAMITY JANE SC FCH
MBIF DC Sobers Ippolito SC Fch x #1 ranked MBIF DC Windrock Mamma Mia LCX Fch
Both sire and dam OFA, CERF, Neuropathy clear
CJ is a beautiful blue brindle girl who has performed equally well in the show ring as well as on the coursing field. She has a sweet, kind personality that has made her the perfect companion in our home and a confident and radiant show dog that finished her AKC bench champion and Grand Champion titles with impressive wins. She is one of only a handful of Grand Champion winning Dual Champions in AKC history! With extremely limited outs as a special, she is group placing and won BOB on the highly competitive GCA National weekend. She has enjoyed an illustrious coursing career, winning two field Championships, both ASFA and AKC field titles in addition to multiple BIF wins. Her accolades include BOB wins at the ASFA II, The GCA National Lure Trial and The Grand National.These lofty achievements haven't come easy, she has had to work hard to win running against the other noteworthy coursers from all around the country! CJ has been remarkably healthy and never took an unsound step coming off of the field. She is an own daughter of one of our best, the late great MBIF DC Windrock Mamma Mia LCX Fch,
Her pedigree has previously produced some exceptionally healthy and long lived hounds. CJ's Aunt "Whisper" DC Windrock I've Got A Secret went big game hunting with us this last year and she is in her 14th year! We attribute her long life to good genes and proper management.
CJ is currently ungoing health screening and is neuropathy free. She will be re-Cerfed and OFA Cardiac (Doppler) and OFA thyroid.
We expect strong and vigorous puppies in a rainbow of colors and much the same look and personality found in CJ's 3/4 sister Doobie's "Talk" litter. The success of that mating is what prompted us to look again to the out-crossed bloodlines of our long deceased top producer, Ch Martigra's Cupid's Beau. We are so thankful that we had the vision to collect this remarkable sire and thus have the opportunity to incorporate this all but lost bloodline today!
CJ on her way to winning BOB over some of the nation's best on the Greyhound Club of America National Specialty weekend! She is solidly built and has wonderful lines and is absolutely truth in her movements. Note proper footfall, no GSD over reaching here!
Photo below is a classic example of CJ in action. A clean, honest courser with unbridled enthusiasm and passion. In addition to many nice accolades including multiple BIF wins, CJ was BOB at the ASFA II! We can count on her to give her best each and every time!
Top producing Ch Martigra's Cupid's Beau has been selected to sire "CJ's" litter. We expect puppies much of the same look, type and ability as BIF GCH DC Windrock Wild Wood Weed SC Fch's "Talk" Litter.
Group Winning Ch Martigra's Cupid's Beau
SBIS Ch Crestfield Sky's Salute O'Gerico x Paula Of Quest
OFA hips/CERF/Neuropathy Free
Beau was the sire of 25 Champion get, including SBIS and Group winners. Most of his offspring were owner-handled to their wins. He also sired some excellent coursing and versatility greyhounds.
Beau came to live at WINDROCK for a while, and I remember often stopping my work just to admire him standing there out in one of our grass paddocks. His conformation and elegant lines made him a magnificent sight and he had the well defined muscling and proper Greyhound shape, especially strong in the underline. He was a moderately sized greyhound of great virtue and we are thankful to have had him in our lives --and hearts.
Beau has been gone many years and through the miracle of frozen semen we have the opportunity to incorporate this long gone bloodline into our WINDROCK broods and the results have been spectacular! We expect "CJ's" litter to be outstanding in type, temperament, ability and come in a rainbow of colors.
It is a zoo at our house. Good thing we have a HUGE master bedroom. Needless to say we needed a KING sized bed to accommodate our old veterans, Whisper and Cassie. Today however, it is serving a different, very special purpose. Amber wants to have her puppies here!
Amber has just brought into a brave new world a beautiful blue/fawn brindle girl. Old Whisper the quintessential Mother, is adjacent to her giving advice. I am watching, marveling at Amber, new baby and Whisper. Amber is so accepting of Whisper and her new baby. Life is good. Stay tuned for updates. Amber is just getting started**Flash**final tally now in, Amber has free whelped a fine litter of 8! 7 girls and 1 male. I like what I see, long necks, long bodies and tails. Strong vigorous puppies with good heft and bone in a rainbow of colors. Which one is for me? I can only wonder.