Whippet iPhone Wallpaper

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I recently got an iPhone.  as a result, i decided to make a Whippet Wallpaper.

I thought i would share it with you.


in Mui Ne, Vietnam

Rocket from Mach-Speed Whippets


MachSpeed Whippets on the Beach in MuiNe


Astro, Rocket, and Lajka on the beach at Surfpoint Kitesurfing School. Feb 2012. Made by Adam Borys of HamTien Productions

Whippet Frisbee-Coursing on a Tropical Beach


Here are some shots of Rocket doing some Dog-Disc Coursing on the beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam.  We went out a few days ago in the morning.  My friend Adam, from SurfPoint Kite-Surfing school and Ham Tien Productions, took these shots.  As you can see, he did a real good job considering this was the first time he photographed Whippets in action — no small task!

We weren’t able to perfom for long becuase it was hot and sunny.  Rocket got tired.  If I were to go home for another dog, the beach would have been full of kites by the time I got back.  There is a chance we will try to take a few more shots before i need to head off to SaiGon to prepare for our move to California.

If when you are in Mui Ne, you need a photographer or a cameraman for a project, or want to learn how to Kite-Surf, you might try to get a hold of Adam.  Contact to him is on the Surfpoint internet site.  You can find the link on one of my other blogs:  www.muinet.wordpress.com

Click on the thumbs to enlarge the photos.

I am going to miss Mui Ne, but I am sure that a lot of exciting times are up ahead of us in California :  my new work,  the music scene,  the whippet scene, the Frisbee and Aerobie scene, etc.  I will miss the weather, but it doesn’t get very cold in California and the climate will be just about ideal for the dogs.

Dog Shows in Asia – 2012

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Here are the dog shows in Asia for 2012 (by month):

  • January
  • 08 : Taoyuan, Taiwan
  • 29 : Chiba, Japan
  • February
  • 05 : Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 05: Kanagawa, Japan
  • 12: Karachi, Pakistan
  • 19: Lahore, Pakistan
  • 19: Taichung, Taiwan
  • 24: Manila, Philippines
  • 25: Manila, Philippines
  • 26: Manila, Philippines (Asian & Pacific Section Show)(25-26?)
  • March
  • 04 : Shizuoka, Japan
  • 10 : Shanghai, China
  • 18 : Semarang. Indonesia
  • 18 : Gunma, Japan
  • 18 : Gyeonggi-do , Korea
  • 18 : Taiinan , Taiwan
  • 24 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 25 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 31 : Tokyo, Japan (through April 01)
  • April
  • 07-08 :  Xi’an, China
  • 08 : Gyeonggi-do, Korea
  • 15 : Tokushima, Japan
  • 21-22 : Harbin, China
  • May
  • 06 : Daegue, Korea
  • 12-13 : Shenyang, China
  • 12 : Bangkok, Thailand
  • 13 : Bangkok, Thailand
  • 13 :  Bandung, Indonesia
  • 13 : Shiga, Japan
  • 20 : Gyeonggi-do, Korea
  • 20 : Taichung , Taiwan
  • 26 : Marikina, Philippines
  • 27 : Marikina, Philippines
  • 27 : Fukushima, Japan
  • June
  • 03 : Surabaya, Indonesia
  • 16 : Marikina, Philippines
  • 17 : Marikina, Philippines
  • 17 : Nagano, Japan
  • 17 : Taiinan, Taiwan
  • 30 : Bangkok, Thailand
  • July
  • 01 : Bangkok, Thailand
  • 08 : Hokkaido, Japan
  • 14 : Marikina, Philippines
  • 15 : Marikina, Philippines
  • 15 : Taipei, Taiwan
  • August
  • 18 : Marikina, Philippines
  • 19 : Marikina, Philippines
  • 19 : Taichung, Taiwan
  • September
  • 01 :  Seoul, Korea
  • 02 : Kitec, Hong Kong
  • 15 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 16 : Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • 16 : Taiinan, Taiwan
  • 21-23 : Beijing, China
  • 23 : Singapore, Singapore
  • October
  • 07 : Saitama, Japan
  • 14 : Iksan, Korea
  • 14 : Taipei, Taiwan
  • 20 :  Bangkok, Thailand
  • 21 :  Bangkok, Thailand
  • 21 : Okayama, Japan
  • November
  • 10-11 : Ningbo, China
  • 17 : Marikina, Philippines
  • 18 : Marikina, Philippines
  • 18 : Fukuoka, Japan
  • December
  • 02 : Osaka, Japan
  • 09 : Jakarta, Indonesia
  • 15 : Marikina, Philippines
  • 16 : Marikina, Philippines
  • 16 : Tokyo, Japan
  • 30 : Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (2nd annual International FCI) ; national VKA show on the 29th)
Asian and the Pacific Section Show (by year)
2012 : Manila, Philippines ; 26-27 February
2013 : Ootacamund, India ; 14-15 September
2014 : Tokyo, Japan ; 05-06 April
  Hong Kong Kennel Club
Stanley Street 28/B, 3rd Floor
E-mail: info@hkkennelclub.com.hk
   2. India
  Kennel Club of India
Nr 28, AA Block – First street Annanagar
P.O. BOX 6872
600 040 IN-CHENNAI
E-mail: vvs.iyver@kennelclubofindia.org 
  The All Indonesia Kennel Club
Kompleks Roxy Mas Blok D III n° 28, 3rd Floor
J1.K.H.Hasyim Ashari
E-mail: perkinpusat@gmail.com
  Japan Kennel Club
1-5 Kanda, Suda-cho, chiyoda-ku
101-8552 JP-TOKYO
E-mail: jkc@proof.ocn.ne.jp
  Philippine Canine Club
Rm 206 Hillcrest Condominium
1616 E. Rodriguez, Sr Avenue corner Hillcrest Street
E-mail: info@pcci.org.ph
   Republic of Korea
  Korea Kennel Federation
5F, 252-23
Yongdu-dong, Dongdaemun-gu
E-mail: kkfinfo@hotmail.com
   7. Singapore
  Singapore Kennel Club
#12-02, Bukit Timah Shopping Centre
170, Upper Bukit Timah Road
E-mail: admin@skc.org.sg
  Kennel Club of Taiwan
1F, 303-1, Da Chang, 1st Road
E-mail: kccorgtw@ms35.hinet.net
  The Kennel Club of Thailand
403/3 Casa City – Sukontasawat Rd.
Khwang Lardprao
E-mail: info@kcthailand.org
D302 Kingfield Plaza- 3, Chaowai Street, Chaoyang District
E-mail: crystal2110@163.com
   3. Malaysia
  Malaysian Kennel Association
N°8 (1st Floor) Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad Dua
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
E-mail: admin@mka.org.my
   4. Pakistan
  Kennel Club of Pakistan
Church Road 4 – Old Anarkali
E-mail: kcp@kcp.com.pk
   Viet Nam
  Viet Nam Kennel Association (VKA)
188 C Lê van Sy, Ward 10, Phu nhuân District
E-mail: dog.vka@gmail.com

For Asia shows listed by country, please see: http://www.fci.be/expositions.aspx


If you have any specific links to any of these shows (info for the future shows, or results from the past shows of 2012), please feel free to send them to us in a mail or a comment… We will try to add the links to this post.

Introducing Karadhras TinkerBell @Mach9 (Laika)


Many of you already know Laika, but I thought it was high time to officially introduce her to everyone now.  After all, I think only just recently is she truely in her adult form.

I am so lucky to have her here at Mach-Speed.  After all, I haven’t been deep into the show aspect of Whippets for very long.  People associate us more with the frisbee/disc, sport and pet aspects more than with pure-bred showing.

When I look back at Laika’s past year (to year and a half), as far as shows are concerned, its been so much more than I ever expected.

Here’s a quick look at the successes:

  • In Laika’s last 6  shows, she has taken Best of Breed or Junior Best of Breed in ALL 6 of them!   …and in all 6 shows she was up against competiton.
  • In her last 2 shows, she took Best of Breed, Best of Group and 3rd Best in Show both times — from a field of approximately 400. (collecting a CAC and a CACIB in the process)
  • In her only show as a puppy, she took Best of Breed Puppy.
  • She completed her Junior Polish Champion title in, if I remember correctly, the minimum number of shows.
  • She accomplished all this with a less than exception handler (me), and she missed quite a few chances at Best of Group and other awards because I didn’t know what was going on.

She is my 50cm tall sweetie (that I sometimes call “Tweetie”) that seems to have something magic.  She seems to use the magic the most when judges are watching…  Not to say that she is the easiest to handle in the ring, cuz she is not.  But she seems to be getting better.

Here are some pics I took of her today in Mui Ne, VietNam.  Click on thumbnails to see them in full-size.

Vietnam Whippet-Beach-Frisbee


Here are some shots that Christophe Guegan took of the Whippets and I playing frisbee on the beach in Mui Ne, Vietnam.  He was there on vacation and happened to be there with his camera.

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Whippets on Pedestals — Rocket and Lajka on Display

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Here are some preliminary shots in a slideshow format.  I have some ideas on some photos based on this concept for the future.

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