Serendipity Hark The Lark, ARX, DPCX, TRP, PR-2, FCH
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Sire: CH Shamasan Hound Hill Cherokee, ARX, DPCX, RN
Dam: CanCH Serendipity Skylark, FCH, TRPX, DPC, PR-2, SR, OTR
Breeder: Beth Levine
Owner: Beth Levine
Seven was my pick puppy from the Lark litter. Possibly the smartest puppy I’ve ever raised, she keeps me on my toes! She is bold and outgoing, smart and sassy, and deadly keen and serious on the lure. Even as a young puppy, when most are still gangly and uncoordinated, she had a beautiful, long-striding, coordinated running style. Long, smooth, athletic, sound, and balanced, she is everything I was hoping for when I bred Lark to Chili and I’m thrilled that she is living up to her early promise.
In the ring…
Seven made her first official appearance in the show ring at the 2010 CWA Annual Match in Aldergrove, BC at the tender age of not quite four months old, and finished 2nd in her big class of 3-6 month puppy bitches under breeder-judge Karen Lee of Surrey Hill whippets. She hasn’t been shown yet in official shows, as she is slow to mature and a “difficult” color, but she will be shown upon maturity to “color blind” breeder judges!
In the meantime she gained valuable experience, and really made her mark in the CWA matches, earning all five DPC credits in her first nine meets, including a match win, and securing herself a spot in the 2011 year-end CWA Conformation Top-10. I was very proud that although she didn’t place in the CWA National match, she did made it down to the final cut of eight in that very competitive 30+ dog match judged by Rhonda Gold (Artemis). She finished her DPCX in 2012, finishing just out of the year-end Top-10.
In her official show ring debut at the 2012 Lower Mainland Whippet Association specialty weekend, she placed in her class in every show and was RWB at the Show ‘n Go!
On the track…
Seven’s early career on the straight track surpassed my wildest expectations. Faster than her uncle Tiercel even in his prime, she possesses not just an incredible racing “brain” allowing her to maintain calm focus and concentration before her races, but also the physical reserves to effortlessly shift into higher gears when challenged by fast competition. She is, in particular, a very strong second day racer. By the end of her first season of racing, really only three months from July through October 2010, she racked up 10.5 ARX points in her first nine meets, including a thrilling upset in her final race the day after the 2011 CWA National to earn her the bottom point in a very tough top heavy 54 dog meet! True to her dual purpose heritage, she earned both ARX points and the DPC credit on the same day for four of her five DPC credits. She finished her ARX easily in the spring of 2012, and ran an A score in all but two meets for the rest of the season, consistently finishing in the top-5 in big competitive meets, often earning best opposite sex honors.
In the field…
Seven finished her ASFA field championship in style, with a placement at the 2013 AWC National specialty lure trial in Eugene, OR! Next on her lure coursing agenda will be her AKC field championship…