About Aeolus....

Aeolus Whippets was established in 1998 and is located in Southeastern Wisconsin. Kevin and Dawn have been involved with the sport of purebred dogs for about twenty five years each.  Kevin began with retired racing Greyhounds and while lure coursing them he fell in love with the running style of the Saluki. When our mentor, the late Marie Adams (The Aeries), offered Kevin her stud puppy out of a litter,  our Saluki line was born. Kevin is an all-breed ASFA lure coursing judge and has judged sweepstakes for Salukis multiple times including the 2011 National Specialty and has also judged Whippets for CWA and multiple all-breed matches. He is show chairman of two all-breed conformation shows for Greater Racine Kennel Club. In addition to the kennel club, Kevin also belongs to the Saluki Club of America, American Saluki Association, Huron Valley Saluki Club, American Whippet Club, and Midwest Coursing Club. Kevin teaches conformation classes at a local training facility.

After finding success in Australian Cattle Dogs, Dawn started looking for a sighthound to be her first dual champion. She fell in love with the versatility of the Whippet. Dawn has judged Saluki sweepstakes and has judged Whippets for CWA. She is a member of Greater Racine Kennel Club, American Whippet Club, Saluki Club of America, American Saluki Association, and Huron Valley Saluki Club. Dawn was an obedience instructor for several years until the training center closed and has taught several structured conformation classes.

We were the show chairman for the 2015 American Whippet Club National Specialty in Wisconsin.

We do not breed very often – primarily when we are looking for something for ourselves. When we began breeding, we set a list of priorities that we breed to. Our priorities are:

#1 Temperament – a sound temperament is of paramount importance to us. We believe in heavy socialization for the first 8 weeks. We employ the tactics developed by Dr Carmen Battaglia for early neurological stimulation. We also require that all of our pups attend a beginner obedience/puppy socialization class after they go to their forever homes.

#2 Moderate Structure – we breed for a sound, moderate structure, one that is not extreme in any area. We have found that moderation is also helpful in reducing health issues over the lifetime of the dog.

#3 Health – we test all of our breeding stock against breed specific issues. Our Whippets receive heart echocardiograms as well as thyroid tests. They also have their eyes certified against defects.

When you obtain a dog from us, you will know that we put our time love and energy into each puppy and each litter is planned very carefully.  Our puppies are born in one of our guest bedrooms and are raised among our adult dogs. We are very proud of our dogs!

Kevin & Dawn Carlson



Some of our Specialty Wins -
1996 Australian Cattle Dog Club of America National Specialty Best of Breed (Rogue)
2001 Saluki Club of America Eastern Regional Specialty Best of Breed (Rumor)
2002 Saluki Club of America National Specialty Award of Merit (Rumor)
2005 Huron Valley Saluki Club Specialty Best in Sweepstakes (Asia)
2005 Huron Valley Saluki Club Specialty Best in Veteran Sweepstakes (Rumor)
2005 Huron Valley Saluki Club Specialty Reserve Winners Bitch (Gabby)
2005 Huron Valley Saluki Club Specialty Award of Merit (Doozer)
2006 Huron Valley Saluki Club Specialty Best of Opposite Sex (Asia)
2006 Saluki Club of America National Specialty Best of Opposite Sex in Veteran Sweepstakes (Rumor)
2007 Saluki Club of America National Specialty Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Best Bred by Exhibitor, Best of Breed (Hottie)
2007 Saluki Club of America National Specialty Brood Bitch Winner (Doozer)
2007 Huron Valley Saluki Club Specialty Best in Sweepstakes (Hottie)
2008 Saluki Club of America National Specialty Award of Merit (Gabby)
(Note we did not exhibit at the SCOA National in 2009 - 2011)
2011 American Whippet Club North Central Regional Specialty Winners Bitch, Best of Winners, Award of Merit (Lacey)
2011 Metropolitan Atlanta Whippet Association Specialty Best of Opposite Sex (Lacey)
2011 American Whippet Club Southern Regional Specialty Award of Merit (Lacey)
2012 Saluki Club of America Central Regional Specialty Best in Sweepstakes (George)
2012 Saluki Club of America National Specialty - 2nd in 7-10 Veterans (Gabby), 2nd & 3rd in 9-12 puppy bitch (Payton & Olivia), 1st in 9-12 puppy dogs (Rafiq), 2nd in Bred By Exhibitor Dogs (and in contention for RWD) (George)
2012 Huron Valley Saluki Club Specialty Reserve Winners Dog (George)
2012 Huron Valley Saluki Club Specialty Winners Dog, Best of Winners, Best Bred By Exhibitor (George)
2012 Huron Valley Saluki Club Specialty Reserve Winners Bitch (Payton)
2012 American Whippet Club North Central Regional Specialty Award of Merit (Lacey)
2012 American Whippet Club Supported Entry (Lake Elmo, MN) - Reserve Winners Bitch (Tori); Select Bitch (Lacey)
2012 American Whippet Club Supported Entry (Amana, Iowa) - Best of Breed (Lacey)
2013 Saluki Club of America National Specialty - Best in Futurity (Payton)
2013 American Whippet Club Specialty - Best of Breed (Lacey)
2013 American Whippet Club South Central Regional Specialty - Select Bitch (Lacey)
2013 Saluki Club of America Supported Entry - Best of Breed (George)
2013 Saluki Club of America Supported Entry - Select Bitch (Hottie)
2015 Saluki Club of America Supported Entry - Best of Breed (George) & Hound Group 2
2013 Saluki Club of America Supported Entry - Best of Opposite Sex Veteran Sweepstakes (Hottie)
2015 Saluki Club of America Supported Entry - Best of Opposite Sex (George)
2015 Saluki Club of America National Specialty - Best of Opposite Sex - Dual Champion Sweepstakes (George)
2015 Saluki Club of America National Specialty - Best of Opposite Sex Veteran Sweepstakes (Hottie)

FUN NEWS:
Two of our Salukis, Shooter & Hottie, were cast in the movie, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, playing Patrick Dempsey's dogs in the film. 
Movie released 6-29-2011.
Here is Dawn, Shooter & Hottie
in the Milwaukee Art Museum with
Patrick Dempsey
This is one of the scenes from Transformers showing Shia LaBeauf on the left
and Shooter (L) and Hottie (R) on the right