I have always been an animal lover. Started very early with my love for horses, I believe came from my father. Shortly before my 16th birthday, Dad took me to the Golden Gate Kennel Club show in San Francisco where I saw a team of white Borzoi. I fell in love. Of course that was my request for my birthday, it didn’t happen.
Almost 10yrs later, I had moved and was looking for a place to board my horses closer to home. Answering an ad in the paper I arrived at the location to be greeted by several borzoi!
And so it began back in 1983 with my first borzoi Pickle Hill’s Amber Kiss CD. To be joined shortly by CH Pickle Hill’s Windsong & Pickle Hill’s AmberWind Jetta FCH. I enjoyed showing, obedience, Open Field coursing & lure coursing. My first borzoi litter, of one, produced CH AmberWinds Dance with the Devil CD. Dyablo won several BISweeps as a puppy and shortly specialed several Best of Breeds. AmberWinds real mark in Borzoi came with my second litter, bred with my mentor & best friend Sandra Holley of Shady Luck Borzoi. This litter out of CH Shady Lucks Cascade Blues produced four AKC bench Champions each holding AFSA FCH’s including BIF National Specialty Best in Triathlon CH AmberWind’s Fire in the Dark CD LCM “Darth”. Darth himself produced BISSpecialty winners & his son BISS CH AmberWinds On the Wild Side ROM “Wyatt”, alone produced 14 Champion off spring in just 4 litters. Both Darth & Wyatt won National Specialty Awards of Merits the year each attended.
In early 1993, I decided to add another breed. I wanted a smaller house dog, preferably short coated. Although Whippets seemed the natural choice, I spent a year or so looking & learning about different breeds. And yes, I always seemed to compare whatever I looked at to the whippet. In September of 1994 Crestfield’s Rembrandt JC FCH “Snapper” came to live at AmberWind and I was hooked on Whippets. Although I never finished Snapper, he did have all his minor pts and several majors RWD including winning the Open Dog class at the NCFWA Fall Specialty & going RWD. He was loved by all.
In 1995 along with my sister Julia, we purchased the gorgeous SBIS NSBIS CH Starline’s Reign On ROMX daughter “Jemma”. Jemma is out of Locar’s Crème de Cocoa & recently celebrated her 15th birthday! Our first whippet litter came in April of 1999 and produced Multiple AKC/ASFA BIF Multiple Specialty Select AM DC/CAN CH AmberWinds Casanova SC LCM2 VFCH. “Kody” has been a wonderful addition to my family & has produced several outstanding conformation & performance whippets. We are blessed to have had Kody bred to CH Hamrya’s Mandalay Bay SC FCH & CH Hamrya’s Ultimate Survivor. Offspring from these two litters are what we strive for here at AmberWind. Thank you Donna Lynch!
We look forward to the future, continuing to breed beautiful whippets excelling in conformation, performance & stealing hearts!