CH. WINRIDGE FLYING HIGH
Ari was the Unexpected Sauvie Island Poodle. His co-breeder had show prospects from Dante’s litter in Utah, and though her husband preferred one dog, who they kept, raves about a different pup put her on the phone to me. Utah had no show homes, so she hoped someone in the Northwest might want him. We decided I would take him to upcoming dog shows and display the wares, so a few days later I met him at the airport.
The next morning I sent a check! What a beautiful puppy, who became a beautiful dog–high-stationed and refined with a gorgeous head, Cary Grant style and a glorious gait with that elusive “light springy action” called for in the AKC Poodle standard. Shown by Tim Brazier, Ari finished at 11 months.
He was never specialed except during a trip to PCA at age 3 where he made the final cut among 70 Standard champions. That day we celebrated as another Dante son, Ch. Graphic Poltergeist (Casper, owned and co-bred by Rick and Kim Bates of Penndragon Poodles), put on a scintillating show with Martin Gregory and was honored with First Award of Merit.
Although never offered at public stud, Ari became a top producer of AKC champions. And we’re especially proud of his sons Seacrest’s Dancing on the Waves UDX4, and Tudorose JetBlue SH (see Our News), stars in the obedience and hunting worlds. Late in his life, Ari surprised us by producing two silver puppies, including one that became a champion and is now becoming an exciting sire of silvers.
A gentleman and devoted friend, Ari was the very definition of poodley elegance, and in all our years together, I often caught my breath as he moved across the yard. He lived more than 13 years, and like his sire, went quickly with the canine version of stroke. I still miss him every day.
Pedigree of Ch. Winridge Flying High
|Ch. Sauvies Islander||Ch. Whisperwind’s on a Carousel||Ch. Primetime Kristopher|
|Ch. Pinafore Whisperwind Brooke|
|Graphic First Lady||Ch. Maneetas Del Zarzoso Fuego Fatuo|
|Ch. Pinafore Pleased to Meet You||Ch. Pinafore Prestidigitation||Ch. Pinafore President|
|Ch. Pinafore Angel in Diz Giz|
|Pinafore Silkstalkins La Marka||Ch. Pinafore Prospector|
|Ch. Pinafore Shall We Dance|