We are a family hobby "kennel" with homes in Virginia and South Carolina...a kennel in name only, as our whippets are all house pets.
We raise our puppies in our home along with our adult whippets, 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.
We focus first on temperament and health, in the belief that to be a happy dog, a whippet must be a good pet. We also breed for soundness and "type," those qualities that make a whippet look and act like a whippet. We show selectively and occasionally participate in lure coursing or whippet racing, but we do breed to the American Whippet Club breed standard for whippets. Please see About Us for more on our breeding philosophy and information about how we raise whippet puppies.
Timbreblue is a family hobby spanning two generations, with parents Sharyn and Walter Hutchens in Virginia co-breeding with their daughter Johannah and her husband Derek Gage in Camden, SC -- near Columbia. Meet our family and find out how whippets took over our lives on the About Us page.
If you're near Virginia or South Carolina and are interested in a whippet puppy or adult, please complete our puppy questionnaire. Even if we don't have an available dog, we'll be happy to refer you to another responsible breeder to find your perfect whippet.
The online Timbreblue community is a vibrant, active group, eager to help with 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, feel free to join us online in the Timbreblue Whippets Facebook community or Timbreblue Puppywatch email group via Yahoo.
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!