Here at Oakbark we are a family of very successful Whippet Breeders beginning way back in 1964 when Dennis and Dorothy Meakin aquired their very first Whippet. Daughter Julie fell for the new addition to the family and this was the beginning of the Oakbark kennel.
Why Oakbark? Well Dennis and Dorothy owned their own shoe repair company and Dennis came across a very high quality leather by the name of Oakbark and that's where it all began.
Granddaughter's Sarah and Natalie also fell for the whippets and have both been part of the Oakbark Kennel from a young age.
Today Julie, Sarah and Natalie are continuing the Oakbark line
32 Champions in the UK
We also have over 10 overseas Champions
An achievement we are all very proud of in our lovely breed and hope to continue into the future.
We hope you enjoy browsing the history of our Kennel
Show news will be updated throughout the season with images and pedigrees
Our Champions page should be of interest to all Whippet enthusiasts with over 50 years of our Whippet history.
Whippets are a huge part of our lives firstly as our much loved pets and secondly as our show dogs, they bring all the famiy so much joy in so many ways.