The Wilhaus Whippets are located in Arden, North Carolina and belong
to Kitty Williams (me) and Matt (my son). Arden is just south of
Asheville, North Carolina in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of
the Eastern United States.
We do not have a "kennel" and all of our dogs are members of our household.
I began my love of dogs with german shepherd dogs, in 1977, which I showed
in Obedience Trials, gaining Companion Dog (CD) titles with them. After the
german shepherds, I obtained standard schnauzers, and handled all three to
their conformation championships with the help of my son Matt. While
at the shows, I fell in love with whippets. We obtained our first whippet in
1995. To date, we have bred eleven whippet bench champions, and one standard
schnauzer bench champion. Along with several ASFA and AKC lure
coursing champions, we are the breeders of several more whippets who we hope
to see finish their breed or coursing championships soon.
Our breeding program consists of a litter about every 1 to 2 years. The
first consideration is health, and temperament. We also strive to improve on
breed type with each litter, as described in the AKC breed
We have been blessed to have as mentors and friends, Calvin Perry (Appraxin),
Debbie Butt (Sporting field), and Glenda Durance and Chris Durance-Watkins
(Cherche’). We thank them for such a wonderful start in whippets, and many
thanks to Joy Roth and Val Yantz for the many years of friendship, and
healthy, wonderful standard schnauzers.
We are members of the American Whippet Club.