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AKC Breeders of Merit

We are proud to be official AKC Breeders of Merit!

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Considering a Whippet?


Chaser and Clio
portrait by Yvonne Sovereign

The most important decision you'll make in getting a dog is the choice of breed. Many dogs end up returned to the breeder or dropped at a shelter simply because not enough thought was put into whether the breed was suitable for the home. Be very sure you want a whippet before getting one. They're great dogs but no breed is suitable for everyone!

We do NOT ship dogs

It has always been our policy to meet new owners in person, at Timbreblue.

Changes to the federal Animal Welfare Act regulations that took effect on Nov. 18, 2013 make it ILLEGAL for pet breeders without a USDA license (requiring a very expensive commercial kennel operation) to ship pets unless they have four or fewer intact females and never do rescue. We comply fully with these regulations.


Fiona's Thirteen
Our beautiful Fiona, daughter of Rini and Henry, welcomed a litter of 13 (yes, thirteen!) healthy babies born naturally at home on May 22, 2016. These puppies have all gone home with their new families, but if you're interested in a future litter, please contact us. We're posting lots of pics and videos of Fiona's Thirteen on our Facebook group.

Our waiting list
We are in the planning stages for a litter before the end of 2016. We'll make an announcement when pregnancy is confirmed. Please let us know if you are interested in being on our waiting list. We keep an ongoing waiting list for our puppies, and most litters are entirely promised before they are born, but we will be happy to refer you to trusted fellow breeders who might have puppies sooner.

blue whippets Timbreblue
Welcome to Timbreblue!

We are a family hobby "kennel" with homes in Virginia and South Carolina...a kennel in name only, as our whippets are all house pets.

We raise our puppies in our home along with our adult whippets, and all of our dogs are happy, healthy pets first and foremost. We keep the number of dogs at home limited, so every one can have as much attention as he or she needs.

We focus first on temperament and health, in the belief that to be a happy dog, a whippet must be a good pet. We also breed for soundness and "type," those qualities that make a whippet look and act like a whippet. We show selectively and occasionally participate in lure coursing or whippet racing, but we do breed to the American Whippet Club breed standard for whippets. Please see About Us for more on our breeding philosophy and information about how we raise whippet puppies.

Ivy - our first whippet championTimbreblue is a family hobby spanning two generations, with parents Sharyn and Walter Hutchens in Virginia co-breeding with their daughter Johannah and her husband Derek Gage in Camden, SC -- near Columbia. Meet our family and find out how whippets took over our lives on the About Us page.

If you're near Virginia or South Carolina and are interested in a whippet puppy or adult, please complete our puppy questionnaire. Even if we don't have an available dog, we'll be happy to refer you to another responsible breeder to find your perfect whippet.

The online Timbreblue community is a vibrant, active group, eager to help with information and answer questions about whippets, regardless of where you plan to get your dog. If you're trying to decide whether a whippet is right for you, feel free to join us online in the Timbreblue Whippets Facebook community or Timbreblue Puppywatch email group via Yahoo.


To find a whippet breeder near you, the American Whippet club has a breeder referral contact. Also visit our page on Finding a Whippet. We will, when possible, refer you to a breeder near you. You're also welcome to join the Timbreblue Puppy Watch email group for information about finding a breeder.

Visit our About Whippets section for guidelines on how to find a healthy puppy. We also strongly suggest joining the Petdogs-L email list. It's a moderated forum where you can ask any question at all (no matter how "dumb" you might think it is!) and get polite, knowledgeable responses.

The whippets pictured on this site are dogs we've owned, bred, or in some instances rescued. Some still live here at Timbreblue and some are loved and cherished in the homes of our friends who bought them. We're proud of the whole Timbreblue family and are happy to feature them here along with our own dogs. We hope you'll enjoy the website and come back soon!

Last Updated ( Sunday, 23 August 2015 00:11 )