When it came time to breed Champion Starline’s Fendissime at Oxford (Fendi) to Champion Starline’s Sovereign (Ashton), the challenges were many. Dr. Vanderlip collected, processed, and froze Ashton’s semen and shipped it to Idaho for the insemination. But winter weather and technical and transit problems prevented the laboratory from providing important test results needed to precisely time the procedure. Despite limited laboratory information, Dr. Vanderlip helped determine the best breeding date and on March 31, 2010, Fendi gave birth to nine gorgeous, healthy, whippet puppies!
Success! Fendi and her nine beautiful babies! 7 females and 2 males!
Congratulations to Danielle Jacobsen of Sunbeam Whippets and to Lori Lawrance of Starline Whippets on this beautiful litter of future champions!
Exciting update…shortly after Fendi’s breeding, Dr. Vanderlip shipped Ashton’s frozen semen to another champion whippet and she has recently given birth to five beautiful puppies! Check back soon for details on this second litter!