About the National Whippet Club of Canada


The National Whippet Club of Canada was formed in 1992 and received official Club recognition from the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) in 1993.

The main objectives we started off with still are our primary focuses to this day:

We promote activities pertaining to the Whippet breed across Canada, including racing, showing, lure coursing, obedience, rally, flyball, agility and any other activity that may be undertaken with Whippets. We encourage members to respect and adhere to the breed standard as approved by the CKC, promote health testing and breed education. Our country-wide Whippet Rescue network is of paramount importance. We aim to unite Whippet enthusiasts from coast to coast for mutual support and benefit of the breed.

So why should you become a NWCC member?

Here are the top five reasons to fill out an application form today:

  1. Be a part of a coast to coast group of whippet fanciers
  2. Learn more about the breed
  3. Have a voice in the future of our breed in Canada – ie. breed standard changes
  4. Provides an opportunity to give something back to the breed – ie. mentor new members, assist in putting on the National Specialty, assist with National Club Rescue

Ready to get started now?

Whippet Wanderings Article

There is a deadly disease stalking your dog: a hideous, stealthy thing just waiting its chance to steal your beloved friend.  It is not a new disease, or one for which there are inoculations.  The disease is called TRUST.

You were told before you took your dog home that it could not be trusted.  The adoption group, who provided you with this precious animal, warned you, drummed it into your head.

“These dogs steal off counters, destroy anything expensive, chase cats, can take a while to housetrain, and must never be allowed off lead!”

When the big day finally arrived, heeding the sage advice, you escorted your dog to his new home, properly collared and tagged, the leash held tightly in your hand. At home, the house was “puppy-proofed.”

Everything of value was stored in the spare bedroom, garbage stowed on top of the refrigerator, cats separated, and a gate placed across the door of the living room to keep at least part of the house “puddle-free.”  All windows and doors had been properly secured and signs placed in all strategic points reminding all to “CLOSE THE DOOR!”

Soon, it becomes second nature to make sure the door closes nine tenths of a second after it was opened and that it really latched.  “DON’T LET THE DOG OUT” is your second most verbalized expression.  (The first is, “NO!”)  You worry and fuss constantly, terrified that your darling will get out and a disaster will surely follow.  Your friends comment about who you love most, your family or your dog.  You know that to relax your vigil for a moment might lose him to you forever.

It seems that each new day brings less destruction, less breakage.  Almost before you know it, your mischievous and once-unreliable animal companion has turned into an elegant, dignified, trustworthy friend…



Karen LeJeune, AB 403-318-3358 email
Vice President
Linda Buchholz, Aldergrove, BC 604-856-5660 email
Janet Juzkiw: Grand Forks, BC 250-442-2400 email
Paul Allard, Winchester, ON 613-319-3744 email


British Columbia
Shawna McKay email
Monique Cormier email
Kate Darbyshire email

Rescue Coordinator
Kate Darbyshire email
Newsletter editor
Aaryn Secker  email
Laura Baratta, BC email