Birkonbrae ShowWhippets

Welcome to our site: Birkonbrae Whippets are lovingly bred

        & owned by Barbara & the late Arthur Illingsworth

     Members of the Kennel Club Assured Breeders Scheme

Based on the Dondelayo, Samarkand's & Oakbark's excellent breeding lines. Birkonbrae's inspired use of  "Samarkand's Sea Leopard" & "Ch Samarkands Beau Ranger" to the wonderful "Ch Nicely Naughty at Birkonbrae" produced progeny that became a nucleus for many kennels. We followed the success of the descendants of

                                           "Ch Nicely Naughty" & are proud of their many achievements.


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Site designed by Barbara Poole (bj-photography)

B Tam O Shanter CC


Birkonbrae Sun Blush sister to Tam O'Shanter (Ch Spinneyhill Rainmaker at Railfield x Birkonbrae a Bit Special)

     Produced 4 beautiful dog puppies sired by Ch Welstar with Strauss 3CC's & 6RCC's



   Birkonbrae Cloud Dancer (Eric) 3rd in Special Puppy at Crufts 2014

It is with great sadness that after only just retiring together I

have had to say goodbye to my beloved Arthur.


He made me laugh, he was warm, decent, honest, with a heart of

gold & trustworthiness beyond approach.


                                I was so proud to be your wife.

                                             "Love You" xxx


                               Arthur 30.07.1944 - 14.05.2014

Arthur Echo




                                   LATEST NEWS



          CH Birkonbrae Tam O'Shanter


Barbara is absolutely thrilled to anounce that Tam O'Shanter

gained her 3rd CC at Border Union under  breed specialist

Mr Kevan Ellis making her a UK Champion.


Many thanks to all the judges who thought so highly of her.


                I know Arthur would have been very proud

Thrilled to anounce that Linda Jones

Welstar With Straus below has now

 been made up to  a champion at


 Ch Welstar With Straus was sired by

 our own Birkonbrae Yours Truly out

 of  Welstar Scheherazade

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