Canines, Competitions, Companionship
it states on the main page of this site, my name is Mary Magee and I
share my life with Michael White, a few Whippets and Chinese Cresteds in Indiana. As
a child, I grew up in the country,
with cattle in the fields around our home, skipping rocks, climbing
trees and enjoying animal companionship.
While raising my sons (mostly in Mooresville, Indiana) we had animals ranging from cats,
dogs, mice/rats, snakes, lizards, birds, oh and there was a prairie
dog, and a spiny back mouse! We even had a rabbit who had babies which
we raised (the pet store I bought her at said she was a he, and "he" had 7 babies the next morning). Both of my sons have always been very gentle with animals,
even as toddlers, and my grand children are also.
As to my work aspect of life ... I am a freelance graphic designer who, for 10 years, published the Whippet Watch magazine and I also make and sell martingale (hound) dog collars and leashes. I work hard to stay informed on all health related issues of both breeds, and I work toward rock solid temperaments with my hobby breeding, and constantly educate myself on canine nutrition and the advantages of probiotics like Fastrack.
Above photo of Choice, UCh SaeSi Whipndr Pick Me Tonight, CRX lying on my back (c) by David Beisinger of Beisinger Photography. All rights reserved.
Where it all started
Enriching my life
Funny how one puppy can totally change one woman's life, but that is exactly what Gabe did!
Gabe was my Valentine's Day present in 1994, and I know how
I was to have had him in my life for 13 1/2 years. He taught so much to
both my sons and me. He truly was beyond compare. (d Beisinger photo).
With Gabe, I started racing and enjoying dog shows. Although he was
strictly a pet quality pup, he had so much heart that anything I wanted
him to do, he did with total dedication. He got me hooked, big time!
A few months after he came into my life I obtained his sister, Tara.
She was my queeny girl. I worked hard at learning how to show and after
about 2 years I finally went in the ring with her myself instead of
sitting on the sideline and watching her breeder Kenna Hodges show her
for me. She was such a blessing and also taught me much, including
patience and that even if others don't like you, it doesn't matter as
long as those you love accept you for who you are. I was a very lucky
woman to have had her in my life.
As the old saying goes ... it's all history from there. I added
Gennie a few months later and bred my first litter when Tara was 4 1/2
years old. I felt I needed at least that much time to learn all I
could. I studied pedigrees, read books, magazines and went to as many
events as possible (pretty much every weekend!) and finally I was
ready. My first litter was sired by Ch/UCh/CanCh Sonseeahray's Fiat Design, SC who was owned by Mary Alderman of Jaama Whippets. And then there was PhaseYa, my princess P. And so it goes ...
In 2006 I had the first Chinese Crested puppy in my home for
months (his owner lived with us at the time) and I was hooked. I'd
enjoyed the breed from afar but after IggyPop I knew I would eventually
add the breed to my home and life.
In 2008 I did just that! Possum (affectionally titled "Lil' Queenie") came to live with me and she was a total joy! Crested girls are just simply FUN! Possum later returned to her previous owner at her request and then later rehomed into a companion home. Her son, Biggie Smalls (UCh SaeSi Equiss Notorious B.I.G.), has remained here to continue his show career.
It's funny how life takes twists and turns. In 2011 Michael had no idea what he was getting himself into when we first started talking and then seeing one another. He was always a dog lover and had them throughout his life but never a "pack" before. He enjoys the dogs, loves the racing and now is the proud owner of one of the males from the litter out of Strut. Seeing the two of them together is heartwarming! My life, and that of my dogs', has been truly blessed with his love, support and patience.
Please feel free to
peruse this site to learn more about both
Whippet and Chinese Crested breeds. If
you are interested in obtaining either a Whippet or Chinese Crested
feel free to contact me. Please include your city/state in your email
to make things a bit easier. I am also available for those interested
in conformation (AKC or UKC) or racing & lure coursing with
whippet. I am always available for support to anyone who has either
breed, regardless of where their puppy/dog came from.
If you are
inquiring about a puppy please click
After filling out the interview form, please take the time to read
through the contract for our companion puppies click
here for the companion puppy contract. Competition puppies are sold on a private contract which we will share via private email if requested.
Please understand from the start that I do not sell any dogs outright without a co-ownership, nor do I sell pups without home checks. This is all done to protect the dogs I am fortunate enough to produce. However, if the dog is a companion which will be spayed or neutered, I will happily sign off the ownership once the sterilization is completed (after 13 months of age, allowing the growth plates to close and lowering the risk of bone cancer) and I receive vet paperwork stating as such. E-mail me by clicking here include your phone number, best time to call, city and state and basic information and I'll gladly give you a call.