'Rushden Kennels' ~ Hounds & Terriers

Dante 'Rushden New Approach' (1RCC),

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
  23rd March 2014

** Stop Press **
*** Whippet puppies have arrived ! ***
**Brindles & Solid Colours**

(See current litters page)

''Marne'' Rushden What's Yours Is Mine wins Best Puppy In Breed & a large A/V Puppy Stakes Class at her 1st Show and a few weeks later does even better winning Best Puppy, Best Of Breed, Hound Group 3, Hound Puppy Group 1 & Reserve Best Puppy In Show !!  Also Crufts Qualified at her 1st Championship Show. (see 'Results' page & 'Youngsters' - Marne's sub page!! )

  Rushden Ooh La La Jun Ch, CJW'08, CW'09, CW'11 'Lola' wins Reserve Best in Show @ Hound Club N.I.

Renoir 'Rushden Impressionist' wins best veteran & BIS for the second time this year at Sporting Whippet Club N.I. & is then crowned their
''Reserve Champion of Champions 2013'' becoming the 1st whippet to Qualify for the 1st '5 Nations Whippet Championships' to be held at Shanes Castle Game Fair June 2014.
....... & Dextor 'Rushden So You Think' 
finishes the year as runner up in the puppy racing points !!

Ash ''Rushden Black Caviar Jun Ch, CJW'13'' is on her way to CRUFTS after qualifying at Darlingon Championship Show.

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 Sky 'Rocfalls Diamond Dust'wins Best Veteran In Show & Reserve Green Star @ the Parson Russell terrier Club of Ireland Championship Show. * *   

** Rushden Black Caviar' & 'Rushden Gorgeous George' both  gain their Irish Junior Champion title **     

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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