Whoopi, as a puppy, from an oil painting by Susan Harper (copyright Susan Harper)






Whoopi (far left in the picture) was born 9 November 2002. Her mother, Nor & Fin CH Norw W '03 Panaphia's Midnight Flame for Shardlow, was imported from Kennel Panaphia in Norway.

Whoopi was not initially shown as much as her litter sister Gypsy, but as a puppy she still managed Best Bitch Puppy in breed at Belfast Championship show, and some BPIB and group placings at Open shows.

Whoopi takes after her mother by always carrying a soft toy around in her mouth whilst at home.

Right, at 11 months of age

(photo by Stuart Keay)

Left, Whoopi at Maidenhead February 2004

(Photo by Steve Jefford)

Whoopi wins at Crufts 2004

Yes, Whoopi won the Lhasa Apso Junior class at Crufts 2004, with her litter sister Gypsy closely following her paws in 2nd place.

1st "Whoopi" with Jane on the left, and
second "Gypsy" with Allan on the right


Whoopi went on to take the Bitch Reserve CC.
Thank you to all of our supporters from Norway - Kurt who bred Whoopi's mother, Hanne for helping groom on the day, Dag for driving them to UK, and the two Tone's for their cheers.

Bitch CC winner (Chalmers' Chethang Billie Jo) on the left, and Bitch RCC "Whoopi" with Jane on the right.


Whoopi gained her Junior Warrant title a week after winning the Bitch Reserve CC at Crufts.


Whoopi followed on in May 2004 by winning the coveted Daphne Hesketh-Williams Memorial Trophy, an award competed for at the Lhasa Apso Inter Club Gala. Puppies winning classes at each of the breed club shows during 2003 were invited to challenge for this award. The judges were Stuart Keay, John Scarll and Louisa Gowing.

Later in May 2004 she won Best In Show at the Lhasa Apso Club of Scotland show in Lochgelly, judged by breed specialist Graham Holmes (Chergram).

May 2005 Whoopi went to the Lhasa Apso Inter Club Gala to compete in the adult section. Dogs and bitches who have won Best of Sex and Reserve Best of Sex at the Lhasa Apso Club shows during the previous year were invited to compete. We were so proud when Whoopi won the Thelma Morgan Memorial Trophy. We can only hope now that she will fulfill her promise.

Whoopi in her "Glastonbury" outfit.

Whoopi aged 4 years.

Whoopi in July 2007

Photo by Julia Warner

Whoopi won the Bitch CC at Welsh Kennel Club show in August 2008.


Whoopi has won 1CC and 4 RCC




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