Equiss Whippets is a family with a menagerie of pets located in Lenoir City, TN. We started out in rescue and still do quite a bit of rescue. Cathy works as a vet tech and routinely brings home animals in need or those that are not doing well at shelters. Our first foray into show dogs was with Great Danes. A breed still close to the heart. Equiss has success in the ring and in the whelping box, but, due to the heartbreak of health problems, the decision to no longer go forward in danes was made. Having had a whippet as a pet, and their lack of many genetic issues, we ventured into that ring.

From the first litter out of FC JBar’s First Noel V Kachina MC CGC and by Ampersand Locar Mariki Torque came two well rounded champions UKC CH Equiss Just Dessert at SaeSi SC, OTR, CR(Bunny) and DC Equiss Coconut Cream Pie MC Fch(Dot).  Bunny was the dam of Spex who has being doing very well in the ring for us.  Riley is Spex’s sire and he is a Ch and Fch with points toward his DC. GCH Horton Hears a Who SC has been and his littermates have been such wonderful additions and such lovely examples of the breed. We are truly pleased with our decision to focus on whippets alone. They are incredibly sweet, funny, pleasant dogs to live with.We are truly animal lovers. If you visit, you will be greeted by mini donkeys, horses, a pot bellied pig and also a parrot. We like to keep a well rounded crew!  Our children have been a huge part of enjoying all of the animals. Our daughter loves to ride, has competed in Jr Showmanship and our son just enjoys the dogs company.  Please feel free to send us an email and ask us any questions. We would love to talk with you! piedane@charter.net