'Rushden Kennels' ~ Hounds & Terriers

Dante 'Rushden New Approach' (1RCC) Best In Show Winner

Welcome to the website of Rushden Kennels .....

We are a small show kennel located in the beautiful 'Orchard County' of Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. We specialise in Whippets (although we also show Parson Russell Terriers) and we strive to breed whippets who are multi- purpose and truly ' FIT FOR FUNCTION'  ~ who are capable of competing equally well in the show ring, on the race track and out in the field.

Rushden hounds and terriers are bred, loved, raced and exhibited by
Janet Duke & Tracy Gill.


Latest News ......


Site Last updated
 15th September 2015

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      Parson Russell Terrier Puppies Available.
 On the 30th June, "Kiera" Rushden Show Stopper gave birth to 5 beautiful, puppies (3 girls & 2 boys), sired by "George"
 Rushden Gorgeous George. We have 2 Male pups still available from this lovely litter
       (See 'Current Litter' page for more details)

              ''Lola'' Rushden Ooh La La Jun Ch, CJW'08, CW'09, CW'11 is crowned The Sporting Whippet Club N.I. overall 'Champion of Champions 2015' under Breed Specialist Felicity Thompson (Barnesmore Whippets)

''Ash'' wins Reserve  Champion Whippet at Birr Castle Game Fair for the 3rd year in a row. Her half brother Benson and half sister Ebony win both the Puppy Classes with Benson taking Champion Whippet Pup.      

                Rushden Ooh La La Jun Ch, CJW'08, CW'09, CW'11  wins another veteran whippet class & then Overall Best In Show at Sporting Whippet N.I. Aug 2015, this qualifies her for 'The 5 Nations Whippet Championship 2016'

''Dodge'' Rushden  Dodging Bullets and ''Ja zz'' Rushden All That Ja zz both gain their Irish Junior Champion titles at Bray Championship Show.

''Oscar'' Rushden Midnight Mayhem wins Overall Champion Whippet   at his first 4 working shows of the year.          

 ''Lola'' Rushden Ooh La La Jun Ch, CJW'08, CW'09, CW'11 wins the Veteran Bitch Class  @ Crufts under breed specialist Bitte Ahrens Primavera (Sobers) from Italy.






Our Philosophy.....

We strive for quality and breed type in all our dogs and place great emphasis on correct movement.
Our primary aim is to produce, sound, versatile, healthy dogs who are bred not only for temperament & breed type but also with beauty in mind as well as being able to meet their functional expectations.

" It is my belief that whippets should be able to do the job they were bred for, be that a pot filler or a poor mans racehorse. To this end I strive to breed dogs that not only meet the KC standard and maintain breed type, but that also have the ability and speed to catch their dinner or cover 300 yards in as fast a time as possible. Lose these abilities and you lose the breed! "

......... Janet Duke

We campaign our dogs under English Kennel Club  rules in Northern Ireland and on mainland UK, and under FCI rules in Southern Ireland. 
We breed occasionally, and sometimes have puppies available to permanent, loving homes.

We hope you enjoy looking at our website, it will be updated regularly so please call back again. 

Feel free to leave a message in our guestbook when you have had a look around the site .............
                                                Janet Duke & Tracy
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