Torbers Whippets

Ch Freehamlet Perfick Piers 5 CC's, 1 Res CC

Ch Freehamlet Perfick Piers 5 CC's, 1 Res CC

photo by: Dewerstone

Charuzian Sapphire 1st Limit Bitch, Crufts 2014

Charuzian Sapphire 1st Limit Bitch, Crufts 2014

Torbers Damara @ 18 months

Torbers Damara @ 18 months

photo by: Nick Carter

Torbers Peacful Warrior

Torbers Peacful Warrior

photo by: Hannah Wayman

Welcome to 'Torbers' a very small and select Whippet show kennel based here in Cornwall.
All my dogs live as spoilt! family members in the house, very much pets first and foremost.

A little bit of my history within the dog world..............

I have been fortunate to have been working with dogs from a very early age, firstly with the family Dobermanns who were all shown also they were very accomplished in the Working Trials area of competition. This always went against the old adage "working dogs and show dogs don't do well out of their respective fields of competition"

Over the years I have been lucky enough to have been employed in some of the worlds best show kennels such as Tavey Dobermanns, Buckhurst Irish Wolfhounds, Ormandy & Souperlative Bull Terriers. Way back in time during the 1970's I have judged both Bull Terriers and Dobermanns

I have also travelled the USA as assistant show handler to the late George Rood of Dayton, Ohio.

All of the above gave me a wonderful grounding and insight into the world of dogs as a whole.

Puppies at 'Torbers' are few and far between, when I want to keep one for myself and after very careful consideration to parentage will I have a litter.

When I have a litter I try to breed for quality of soundness in temperament, health, conformation, type with elegance and of course all important the classic curvy Whippet shape, so very important in this beautiful breed which I feel is somewhat being lost within the breed at this present time.

Critiques are added to each dog in the results area at the bottom of the page.

Bournemouth Ch Show 2014 under our judge for the day Mr Bill Browne-Cole - Freehamlet Perfick Piers wins Open Dog, the Dog CC his 5th, Best of Breed his 3rd and is shortlisted in the Hound Group.

Torbers Damara my home bred girl has a fine 2nd in a very hot Yearling Bitch class

At the Joint Whippet Clubs Ch Show 2014, hosted by the East Anglian Whippet Club. Bitches judged by Mr Paul Seers, 'Torbers Damara' is 2nd in Yearling Bitch a class full of lovely up and coming girls :-) Star of the day for me under our judge for dogs Mrs Ann Beckett-Bradshaw who saw fit to award my boy 'Torbers Peaceful Warrior' 1st in Yearling Dog, a terrific win for the boy who has been shown very lightly this year :-)


Charuzian Sapphire takes 1st Open Bitch, Best of Breed and Hound Group 2nd at Okehampton & District Open Show, many thanks to breed judge Yvonne Hull, Group judge Mike Howgate.


CRUFTS 2014 and Charuzian Sapphire wins a very hot Limit Bitch class under judge ~ Mrs A Randall


And so 2014 starts with a bang for Ch Freehamlet Perfick Piers ( James ) at Boston Ch Show under breed specialist Mrs Dawn Mason ( Aphrael ) James wins Open Dog, in the challenge he wins his 4th CC, goes BOB and then 2nd in the Hound Group under Editha Newton ( Nevedith )

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TORBERS Whippets has it's first Champion made up at the LKA Ch Show 2013

Freehamlet Perfick Piers ( James ) has the perfect end to the showing year under respected breed specialist Editha Newton ( Nevedith ) by winning Open Dog, taking the Dog CC his 3rd with Best of Breed, this makes James a UK Champion.

Richmond Ch Show

Freehamlet Perfick Piers, 1st Limit Dog and the Reserve Dog CC under judge ~ Mr Graham Hill.

Bournemouth Ch Show 2013.

Freehamlet Perfick Piers, 1st in Limit Dog.

Charuzian Sapphire, 2nd in Yearling Bitch.

Torbers Damara, 3rd in Puppy Bitch.

Judge ~ Mrs A MacDonald.

Liskeard Premier Open Show 2013

Torbers Damara, 1st Puppy class and BPIB, 3rd Puppy Group.

Torbers Peaceful Warrior, 2nd in Junior.

Charuzian Sapphire, 1st in Limit, Res BOB.

Aphrael Be Bop A Lula, 1st in Open, BOB and 3rd Hound Group.

Judge ~ Mrs Anne Vickerstaff.

Exeter & County Canine Society Open Show.
Open Dog 1st, BOB and Group 3.
Critique from judge
Mrs Sue Mycroft, Freehamlet Perfick Piers - 20 month old silver brindle male who I have admired from the ringside on many occasions. This stunning young male has a head to die for with beautiful eye and correct expession. Well made front with ample depth and correct fill at front. Well laid back shoulder into the perfect backline. Correct rear angulation with strong, straight hocks. Moves with power and drive and quite simply owns the ring. Love him - BOB.


A fantastic start to our 2013 show year at Manchester Ch Show with Freehamlet Perfick Piers winning Yearling Dog and going on to win the Dog CC, under Judge ~ Martin Sanders.
This is James second CC win


Charuzian Sapphire getting 2nd in Junior Bitch qualifying for Crufts 2014 at her first show of the year, Manchester Ch Show under Judge ~ Martin Sanders


Aphrael Be Bop A Lula first time in the ring this year is 2nd in Post Graduate Bitch at South West Whippet Club Ch Show, with this she qualifies for Crufts 2014 first time out.

**************** 2012 ****************

Freehamlet Perfick Piers at Windsor Ch Show wins the Puppy Dog class and takes his first CC at the age of 11 months, Judge ~ Jan Pain, along with 2nd in the Hound Puppy Group.

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