A small kennel, established in 1975, Grau is situated a short drive north of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Previously devoted to breeding and showing Weimaraners and Fox Terrier (Smooth), my heart was captured by this wonderful breed, the Whippet - who has taken over at Grau.
My kennel was founded in 1975, showing and breeding Weimaraners - and I was the Patron of the Weimaraner Club of Queensland for many years. The Whippets first came in 1982.
Grau Kennels believes in breeding Whippets carefully for the betterment of the breed, and soundness of temperament is of paramount concern, as is soundness of body. I have imported dogs which I felt were an asset and can be found behind pedigrees of today's Whippets throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Grau Kennels is proud to have successfully bred and shown Whippets to In Show awards, Royal BOB and Specialty winners. In recent years I have only shown very occasionally, and mainly under breed specialists or overseas Judges.
Occasionally puppies are available to approved homes. Grau puppies are reared in lovely, sunny, clean conditions with plenty of room to gallop and socialize. I prefer to sell my puppies to homes where they will be very much part of the family.
All Grau Whippets are shown with vibrissae (whiskers) intact. Whiskers are part of the olfactory system, they hold scent to be diverted to the septum, and to cut them off derives a dog of part of its scenting ability.
All enquiries welcome.