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AKC Breeders of Merit

We are proud to be official AKC Breeders of Merit!

> Learn more about the Breeder of Merit program

Considering a Whippet?



A whippet needs to be a part of the family. This is not a dog you can shut away in another room or in a crate when company comes, and it's not a dog you should  leave in the yard alone. Please be sure before you get a whippet that you're really ready for another family member...because that's what you're getting with a whippet!

We do NOT ship dogs

It has always been our policy to meet new owners in person, at Timbreblue.

Changes to the federal Animal Welfare Act regulations that took effect on Nov. 18, 2013 make it ILLEGAL for pet breeders without a USDA license (requiring a very expensive commercial kennel operation) to ship pets unless they have four or fewer intact females and never do rescue. We comply fully with these regulations.


Tiger Lily's puppies
Tiger Lily (daughter of Devon and Chippy) whelped a litter of puppies sired by Butters ("GCH DC Surrey Hill's Golden Boy") on August 26th. All of Tiger Lily's puppies have been placed in loving homes.

Future litter plans
We are in the planning stages for a litter this winter or the following spring. We'll make an announcement when pregnancy is confirmed. Please let us know if you are interested in being on the list for this litter. Our waiting list usually fills up several few months in advance, but we will be happy to refer you to trusted fellow breeders who might have puppies sooner.


Welcome to Timbreblue!

We are a family hobby "kennel" with homes in southwestern Virginia and central South Carolina...a kennel in name only, as our whippets are all housepets. We raise our puppies underfoot along with our adults, and all of our dogs are happy, healthy pets first and foremost. We keep the number of dogs at home limited, so every one can have as much attention as he or she needs.

Our emphasis is on temperament and health, in the belief that to be a happy dog, a whippet must be a good pet. After that, we breed for soundness and "type," those qualities that make a whippet look and act like a whippet. Please see About Us for more on our breeding philosophy.

It's a family hobby, with parents Sharyn and Walter Hutchens in Virginia mentoring daughter Johannah Hutchens Gage and husband Derek near Columbia, SC.

If you're near Virginia or South Carolina and are interested in our puppies, please complete our puppy questionnaire.

The Timbreblue Puppy Watch email list is open to anyone who'd like to be updated about our current pups and plans. We're always happy to provide information and answer questions about whippets, regardless of where you plan to get your dog. If you're trying to decide whether a whippet is right for you, check out our website, the others we recommend, and contact us if you have further questions.

Give us a week or so to respond to email. We try to answer promptly, but life gets in the way sometimes and we can't always keep up with it! If you haven't heard from us in a week, write again. Mail does occasionally seem to just disappear, and in the constant battle with spam and virus/worm-generated messages, we've been known to delete things accidentally.

To find a whippet breeder near you, the American Whippet club has a breeder referral contact. Also visit our page on Finding a Whippet. We will, when possible, refer you to a breeder near you. You're also welcome to join the Timbreblue Puppy Watch email group for information about finding a breeder.

Visit our About Whippets section for guidelines on how to find a healthy puppy. We also strongly suggest joining the Petdogs-L email list. It's a moderated forum where you can ask any question at all (no matter how "dumb" you might think it is!) and get polite, knowledgeable responses.

The whippets pictured on this site are dogs we've owned, bred, or in some instances rescued. Some still live here at Timbreblue and some are loved and cherished in the homes of our friends who bought them. We're proud of the whole Timbreblue family and are happy to feature them here along with our own dogs. We hope you'll enjoy the website and come back soon!

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 10 December 2013 20:33 )