JAMMIN' IRISH TEA ORC, SRM-2, LCM, JDD

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Irish getting his bumper
 
Irish at Worlds!
 
Irish at Clark county fair doing what he does
 
Irish at his first OFC
 
Irish, 4 months old
 
Irish winning BOB at the ASFA II
 
Irish in Ohio at the WRA/NOTRA Nationals
 
Irish and Chai
 
Irish at the 2002 NOTRA Nationals
 
Irish, 1 year old
 
Irish's face
 
Irish's profile
 
This is typical Irish; he is full of life and canít contain his enthusiasm to run. And I can barely contain him!
 
Ever the photogenic one; Irish running at the 2006 II in Colorado where he got 2nd in his FCH flight.
 
He has been to every II since he was 2 years old,
placing at every one, taking Breed once.
 
Always too near the pulleys for my taste!
 
Irish in his normal goofy pose on the living room sofa
 
Comfy Irish
 
Irish
 
Irish in the tree with Chris
 
Irish on ATV at 8 yrs old
 
Irish at the 2009 Northwest Versatility Weekend. Photo courtesy of Julie Ward.
 
Irish at the 2009 Northwest Versatility Weekend. Photo courtesy of Julie Ward.
 
Irish at the 2009 Northwest Versatility Weekend. Photo courtesy of Julie Ward.
 
Irish at the 2009 Northwest Versatility Weekend. Photo courtesy of Julie Ward.
 
Irish at the 2009 Northwest Versatility Weekend. Photo courtesy of Julie Ward.
 
Irish at the 2009 Northwest Versatility Weekend. Photo courtesy of Julie Ward.
 
Irish at the 2009 Northwest Versatility Weekend. Photo courtesy of Julie Ward.
 
Irish at the 2009 Northwest Versatility Weekend. Photo courtesy of Julie Ward.
 
Irish at 8 years old in the yard
 
Irish at 8 years old in the yard
 
Irish at 8 years old in the yard
 
Irish 'treeing'
 
Coon dog water races. Out of the boxes... the swim across the pond after the raccoon in the pontoon. Irish on the left.
Irish's Pedigree (from The Whippet Archives)

OFA Cardiac Normal (WP-CA58/22M/C-PI)

Though my baby retired at the age of 9 years old from racing, he still is going strong! He has started a new career of Dock Dog jumping! He has attended many local events as a Veteran, often being the oldest dog jumping. He achieved his Junior Jumper Title in 2012 and was honored to be invited to the World Championship Dock Dog event in Dubuque, Iowa. Worlds was a blast for my baby boy Irish, he thought everyone from the airport to the World event was there to see him! People at the car rental place, airport and around Dubuque were drawn to him, asking questions and taking his photo. He was a star and we had a great weekend. (Not to mention, our traveling companion, Cochiti the world record holder took 2nd at Worlds!)

For his 11th birthday, he was out jumping 10' 6" and getting his Junior Jumper Dock Dog Title!

Irish ran in 32 trials in his long career, winning 12 first placements, 4 at ASFA's International Invitational and 6 Best of Breeds, one at the International Invitational. One of my most thrilling moments as a breeder/owner. Running competitively until he was 8 years old, Irish only was out of the placements 4 times. Irish takes my breath away when he lure courses, his long stride and graceful movement are wonderful to watch. Irish is 9 now, and though it kills me and him, he is retired from Lure coursing. He is still my baby boy.

April 2007: Irish went to the AWC National in Kansas where he was second in his flight at the lure course!

2003 ASFA II - BOB (100+ whippets), 2003 NOTRA National Top 10, 2004 ASFA II flight winner, 2004-2005 NOFCA whippet Top 10, 2005 Grand Course Top 10, Multiple NOTRA meet winner, 12.5 NOTRA National Points, #3 lifetime OTR whippet, earned his FCh in 3 trials and his LCM in 11 trials, only taking anything less than 2nd place twice.

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