As a child, I was crazy about dogs but was never permitted to have one. After getting married at twenty years of age, I purchased my first pet dog, a black Standard Poodle named “Nicky.” I thought Standard Poodles were the most beautiful, intelligent dogs I had ever seen. I immediately became interested in everything poodles and immersed myself in anything dog related including grooming, obedience, and conformation. The opportunity arose for me to go to my first dog show, The Westminster Kennel Club in New York. I was in awe of the experience and still cannot believe today that twenty years later my dog, Ch Whisperwind’s On A Carousel, won Best In Show at the Garden.

Once I decided that conformation was my passion, I bought my first show dog from Pinafore Kennels and started showing dogs myself. After a few unsuccessful attempts at owner-handling, I purchased another puppy, my first Champion, Ch Pinafore Platinum Ice, handled by Gail Wolaniuk. The name for Whisperwind came about when I was watching the breeze blowing gently through a dog in show coat and I thought it sounded like a pretty name.

I then purchased and finished my first two foundation bitches: Ch Pinafore Country Breeze, and a year later, Ch Pinafore Whisperwind Brooke. Brooke proved to be the best producer of the two and laid the foundation for my breeding program. Once I gained an eye for the type, style, and carriage that I wanted in a dog, I bred Brooke to BIS Ch Primetime Kristofer, which resulted in Peter, Ch Whisperwind’s On A Carousel and many other Champions. After some experience, I learned to handle and finish several of my own homebred dogs.

I have since bred over fifty Champions at Whisperwind. The following are some of the most significant dogs in my breeding program that had successful careers and have left legacies in the pedigress of my dogs and many other dogs in the show ring today.

Ch Pinafore Whisperwind Brooke, “Brooke”
(Ch Pinafore President x Ch Pinafore Pride N Joy Of Vodanz)

Ch Pinafore Whisperwind Brooke

Purchased from Pinafore Kennels, Brooke was an important foundation bitch at Whisperwind. She finished her Championship easily with Group placements. She was a sparkly, bubbly, happy-go-lucky dog with a beautiful face. When bred to BIS Ch Primetime Kristofer, she produced Peter, Ch Whisperwind’s On A Carousel; Esprit, Ch Whisperwind Free Spirit; and Patrick, Ch Whisperwind Brass Band. She is the matriarch of Whisperwind. Brooke played a significant part in the direction of my breeding program.

Ch Whisperwind's On A Carousel, “Peter”
(Ch Primetime Kristofer x Ch Pinafore Whisperwind Brooke)

Ch Whisperwind's On A Carousel

Winning Best In Show at Westminster in 1991, Peter was an extraordinary dog with an illustrious career.
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Ch Whisperwind Free Spirit, “Esprit”
(Ch Primetime Kristofer x Ch Pinafore Whisperwind Brooke)

Ch Whisperwind Free Spirit

Esprit, Peter's full sister and littermate, finished her Championship in four shows including Westminster where she won Best of Winners with a five-point major. A gorgeous dog, she was a beloved friend and companion as a house pet at Whisperwind.

Ch Whisperwind Brass Band, “Patrick”
(Ch Primetime Kristofer x Ch Pinafore Whisperwind Brooke)

Ch Whisperwind Brass Band

Patrick, Peter’s younger brother, had an impressive career winning Best In Show fifteen times in three months. He has made a significant impact in the breeding of white Standard Poodles.
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Ch Whisperwind Fire N'Ice, “Fancy”
(Ch Whisperwind's On A Carousel x Whisperwind Mischont)

Ch Whisperwind Fire N'Ice

Fancy, Peter's daughter, started her show career late after having her first litter. She won Third in Open Class at PCA and is the dam of many Champions.

Ch Whisperwind Sky Dancer, “Skylar”
(Int Ch Maneetas Del Zarzoso Fuego Fatuo x Whisperwind Jade)

Ch Whisperwind Sky Dancer

Skylar was a Top Producer, contributing a major influence to the future of white Standard Poodles.
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Ch Whisperwind Excalibur, “Taylor”
(Int Ch Maneetas Del Zarzoso Fuego Fatuo x Whisperwind Jade)

Ch Whisperwind Excalibur

Taylor is a full brother to Skylar through a repeat breeding. He was a Specialty Best In Show winner and he won Winners Dog and Best Of Winners at PCA in 1996. Taylor is owned by Nancy McGee, Paradigm.

Ch Whisperwind Dreamcatcher, “Kelly”
(Int Ch Maneetas Del Zarzoso Fuego Fatuo x Whisperwind Jade)

Ch Whisperwind Dreamcatcher

Bred at Whisperwind, Kelly is a full littermate to Taylor. She is owned by Nancy McGee, Paradigm. Kelly finished her Championship as a puppy and went Best In Show from the Puppy Class.

Ch Lake Cove Whisperwind Elite, “Daniel”
(BIS Ch Lake Cove That's My Boy x Ch Pinafore Debutante)

Ch Lake Cove Whisperwind Elite

Purchased from Lake Cove's Doris Lilienthal, Daniel was a Top Producer. He is sired by multiple Best In Show winner Ch Lake Cove That's My Boy. Daniel was an excellent stud dog at Whisperwind, siring beautiful typey, outgoing puppies.
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Other Whisperwind Champions

Ch Whisperwind Archangel
Ch Whisperwind Autumn Breeze
Ch Whisperwind Autumn Joy
Ch Whisperwind Beneath My Wings
Ch Whisperwind Cammeo Devon
Ch Whisperwind Carnaval Lights
Ch Whisperwind Corenna
Ch Whisperwind Dream Interpreter
Ch Whisperwind Emotion N Motion
Ch Whisperwind Fire Dancer
Ch Whisperwind Macy's On Parade
Ch Whisperwind Mariner Of D'este CDX
Ch Whisperwind Marlene D
Ch Whisperwind My Deer Serenata
Ch Whisperwind Paradigm Electra
Ch Whisperwind Pirouette
Ch Whisperwind Shimmer Ring Gem
Ch Whisperwind To Die For
Ch Whisperwind Windwalker D'vl
Ch Whisperwind's Scheherazade
Ch Arctus Ice Wiz Of Whisperwind
Ch Cammeo's Whisperwind Crystal
Ch Harmonie Whisperwind Lilli
Ch Madfir Whisperwind Magic Hat CDX
Ch Madfir Whisperwind Rasputin
Ch Madfir Whisperwind Shadow
Ch Moss Side Whisperwind
Ch My Deer Whisperwind Allegro
Ch My Deer Whisperwind Baby Grand
Ch My Deer Whisperwind Ocean Breeze
Ch My Deer Whisperwind Piano Man
Ch My Deer Whisperwind Allshook Up
Ch My Deer Whisperwind Music Man
Ch My Deer Whisperwind Show Girl AX OAP AXJ NJP