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mentor Debbie Davenport of DeKalb, Illinois. " I adored
Jordan's personality, " she says. " Whippets are great house
dogs, and they love to show. They can be aloof, yet they
are friendly, comforting and snuggly. "
Just as Adam delved into learning about how structure
impacts the movement and endurance of Chessies, Devon
embraced the connection between a Whippet's deep-chested,
flowing topline conformation and its athleticism running
at speeds up to 35 mph. It shaped her vision as she built
her Devlynn Whippet breeding program blending Kamada,
Cottonwood and Snow Hill bloodlines.
Devon got her foundation bitch, " Moon " (GCHB Cottonwood
Under A Pale Moon), a beautiful fawn 5-year-old, in
2014 from breeder-co-owner Harriet Vincent of Grayslake,
Illinois. Moon, whose sire was Davenport's GCH Kamada's
Instant Millionaire, embodied the traits that Devon loved
about Jordan. In 2015, Moon whelped a litter that produced
a fawn-and-white female
called " Hannah " (BIS GCHS
Devlynn's Frosted Moon),
who became Devon's first
Best in Show Whippet.
" I got very lucky with
this first litter, " Devon says.
" Out of nine in the litter,
four including Hannah
finished their championships. "
After
the Waukesha
Devon is shown with her first
Best in Show Whippet, " Hannah "
(BIS GCHS Devlynn's Frosted
Moon).
dog show win with Hank,
Devon moved to Houston
to work with her sister,
Dylan, also a professional
dog handler. She took with
her a young Chessie bitch
named " Comet " (GCHB Next
Generations No Mercy JH),
bred and owned by Adam.
Devon finished Comet and specialed her in 2018, achieving
Sporting Group wins and Select Bitch at the American
Chesapeake Club National Specialty, and then she switched
to special Hank in 2019.
Keeping her line going while showing Adam's Chessies
and other clients' dogs, Devon bred Hannah, her heart dog,
who whelped the next generation of Devlynn Whippets
in 2018. The sire, GCH Snow Hill Mindbender MC, was
breeder-owned by veterinarian Susanne Hughes of
Durham, North Carolina.
Like her dam, Moon, Hannah produced winners. Both
pups in the litter became Multi-Hound Group winners:
" Serena " (GCHB Upper Mtn Beat The Odds V Devlynn),
a fawn female Devon co-owns with Jeffrey Winton and
James Modica of Upper Mountain Hounds, and " Venus "
(GCHB Upper Mtn Changed
The Game V Devlynn SC
DCAT), a blue brindle-andwhite
female owned by
Sara Flour.
During 2018, Devon
DEVLYNN WHIPPETS
& NEXT GENERATION
CHESSIES*
Are Fed Purina Pro Plan
SPORT Performance 30/20
Beef & Rice Formula
added to her Whippet
program an outcross
fawn-brindle female
bred by Dr. Hughes that
she co-owns with Winton
and Modica. Before coming
to Devlynn, " Teal " (CH
Snow Hill In The Pocket)
was bred to Hannah's
brother, CH Cottonwood
Chase The Moon, producing
four champions
including Multi-Hound
Group winners and a Reserve Best in Show winner.
Devon bred Teal in 2019 to a lure coursing field chamWhippets:
2
to 3 cups
per day
Chesapeake
Bay Retrievers
& Labrador
Retrievers:
4 to 5 cups
per day
*Each dog is fed individually with the amount fed
based on age & body condition
pion, GCH DC Summit Good Vibrations MC BCAT. The
cross gave her a second Best in Show Whippet, " Violet "
(GCHG Upper Mountain Violet's Are Blue V Devlynn), the
No. 2 Whippet in breed rankings in 2021. Devon co-owns
Violet with Winton and Modica.
Between Devon's raising Whippet litters and showing
dogs and Adam's busy schedule at Next Generation Gun
Dog Training, the couple kindled a romance that led to
their marriage in April 2021. The marriage revolves around
the dogs in their lives.
" Without Adam, I could not have these litters while on
the road, " Devon says.
Likewise, Adam benefits from Devon campaigning his
dogs like " Mister " (MBIS/MRBIS GCHB Next Generation's
Have Mercy MH), the No. 1 Chessie all-systems whom he
co-owns with Rae Lewis. Comet is Mister's dam.
Adam credits his mentor, Diane Baker of Sandbar Kennels
in Utica, Illinois, with guiding him to his foundation bitch,
" Stormy " (CH Sandbar's Original Sin), the dam of three
litters that produced multiple champion hunt-titled dogs.
Stormy is Comet's maternal granddam and Mister's maternal
great-granddam.
" Diane spent countless hours teaching me about pedigrees
and helping me understand correct breed structure, "
Adam says.
Added to his, mine and our dogs, Adam and Devon
welcomed a son, Ashton, born Jan. 4, 2022. The fourth
generation is being raised with lots of love from Chessie
house dogs, Comet and Hank, and Whippets, Moon,
Hannah and Serena. The eclectic mix of show and sporting
dogs, some that do both sports, are paving the future of
Devlynn Whippets and Next Generation Chessies. n
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