We are a small kennel based in Emerald, Victoria, Australia aspiring to produce whippets of elegance and grace without any form of exaggeration. Movement is important to us, however we believe breed type should not be compromised at its expense.
We purchased our first show whippet from Sue Delaney of Alltalk Kennels in 2003.
Alltalk Moondance "Chilli" was campaigned infrequently but despite this still achieved prestigious wins at both specialty and all breeds level. Our thanks to Sue for breeding Chilli and for entrusting her to us. Chilli became our foundation bitch in 2006 when we used NZ Gr Ch & Aust Ch Devine By Public Opinion "RJ" and bred our first litter.
Our first litter produced our first champion Ch Illicium Chimay Grande "Lily". We thank Nicole Harrison of Devine Kennels who has assisted us with each step in the quest for titling our home bred girl. Nicole's help and support has involved everything from training through to grooming and most importantly, what to wear!
Illicium was chosen as our prefix due to our passion for all things horticultural and is one of our favourite genus of plants. The Latin translation of Illicium being "to entice, tempt and allure", it is a fitting portrayal of what we believe a whippet should invoke.
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