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Eclipse is located in Pleasant Corners, just outside of New Tripoli, PA. We are approximately 20 minutes east of Allentown, 1 hour north of Philadelphia, and 1-1/2 hours west of Harrisburg. We live in a rural area in an old Victorian house that sets on a terrace that my great, great, great grandfather built. Eclipse used to be a kennel, but now all our dogs live in the house and sleep in bed under the covers.

I started with Borzoi in 1987, and quickly turned my attention to Whippets just a short 3 years later. While standing ringside with my Borzoi, watching the Whippet judging, my eye kept on returning to this one particular dog. I’d never, in my short years of showing, seen such devotion, love and willingness to please in any dogs eyes. I saw it in this dog at every show I’d seen him at. He was such a stallion of a dog, when in the ring his attitude was, “HERE I AM, YOU ARE TO PICK ME”. I just had to have a puppy of his. This young dog was Am/Can. MBIS/MBISS. Ch. Sporting Fields Kinsman, ROMX, winner of 59 all breed Best In Shows.

From Luke’s second litter came a beautiful bitch who was a Specialty Winner herself, Seaspell’s SF Lonesome Dove.

Along my journey with Whippets, I purchased a 1-1/2 year old dog from Doug & Ruth Broadfoot (Broadstrider). This being
Ch. Broadstrider’s Gorgeous George, who in turn sired one of Sweden’s top Whippets, Ch. Paris Beatrix of Tiber and in 2001 sired "Zoey", who is a MBIS/MBISS/MBPIS American and Canadian champion, and is 2005's #1 Whippet, #3 Hound and #25 All Breeds.

I have also incorporated some international bloodlines such as
Sac A Malices (Karen Mesavage – France) and Nevedith (Nev & Editha Newton – England). After years of minimal breeding these bloodlines together, I’m just starting to realize the importance of outside bloodlines.

The ideal Whippet I strive to produce, is to have large, round dark eyes, sweeping curves, lots of elegance and type. Freedom of movement with long, low reach and drive so described in the Whippet Standard. Be fierce enough to course and catch prey, yet gentle enough to be a well behaved companion.

I am forever grateful to my mentors, Debbie Butt and her mother, the late Donnie Butt of Sporting Fields fame, for sharing with me their vast knowledge and insight to this wonderful breed, the Whippet.