May, 2022:  Dante, our patriarch, was born 26 years ago (!), and the legacy of Ch. Sauvies Islander continues to live on in new generations.  What a force he was!


And Now……On to more titles for Andretti!  See his page for the latest including his advanced trick dog title aced just before Covid-19 hit and the training center had to close for a while.  Our boy is now Ch. Sauvies Island Sun CGC, TKA.

Good Boy Again! After time out to grow big-boy hair, Andretti joins team McFadden for the May 2017 Utah shows.  First day Best of Variety for 2 points, second day BV over two specials for a 3 pt. major, third day BOS for 2 more and Champion Sauvies Island Sun.  Many thanks to all involved in making this happen!  Andretti is pictured shown by his friend Colton O’Shea.

Good Boy, Andretti!  His first weekend out in California shows, our puppy boy wins both days, including a Best of Variety over Specials under Poodle-world icon Edd Bivin!  Thank you, Edd!

We’re Celebrating New Life in 2015! Just a few examples: In May, our Dante great granddaughter Ch. Sauvies Sea The Stars CGC presented us with one special white puppy boy—Andretti—sired by glorious Micah, GCh. Penndragon Masaniello. “Spoiled” doesn’t even begin to describe this kid.

Meanwhile in Italy, the lovely Samarcanda Blond Bombshell (Tokeya) delivered a beautiful spring litter sired by Andretti’s half-brother, Ch. Aleph Scoban Elan, a Micah son. Tokeya’s grandsire, Samarcanda Italians Do It Better, was sired by Dante’s son Ch. Graphic Poltergeist (Casper). And in Arizona, Hawaiian-bred Ch. Akamai Ocean Dream Cover Girl (Tia) delivered nine Micah babies in November. Tia’s grandsire is Ch. Makapuu’s Island Sun CD, RE, NA, NAJ (JonJon), a puppy from Dante’s first litter and the longest living Standard Poodle I’ve known—well over 16 years! All this interwoven clan and more (Are you listening, Clarinet, Abigail, Tucker, Paris, and Silvi’s dynasty of silver descendants?)……Yes, we have lots of new life to celebrate as we look forward to our far flung family’s future!

Fall, 2014 For more than 13 years, Ch. Winridge Flying High graced our lives with his elegance and gentle charm. Like his sire, Ari went quickly with a stroke, leaving an emptiness in our world.

Ari and Friend

Fall, 2013 Congratulations to Ari son Tudorose JetBlue, JH and his best friend on completing his Junior Hunter title with all qualifying scores. What a beautiful and talented boy. June, 2015 update: JetBlue earns his Senior Hunter title!

JetBlue JH

2012 Show Scene: Beautifully presented by Ann Rairigh, our first showgirl in three years finishes with three 5-point majors.  Congratulations, Miss Bea, Ch. Sauvies Sea The Stars.  So proud of our Dante great granddaughter.

Ch. Sauvies Sea The Stars CGC

Ch. Sauvies Islander May, 1996-August, 2011. After an apparent stroke, Dante left us with my hands cradling his head. He still had his vision, his hearing (selective), his mind and his dignity, he was still beautiful and he went quickly—what more could anyone ask? Just a couple days before we lost him, I snapped this photo and will ever cherish it.



May, 2011 Dante turns 15. Steak all around!

December, 2010 Dante has a new litter by frozen semen—fitting since these puppies were born during a Wisconsin blizzard! Breeders/owners Sally Flunker and Jill Lurye will be showing Clarinet, Musique Moonlight Rhapsody, an exciting meld of both sides of her pedigree.  Floating across snow at a mere10 weeks, Clarinet mirrors her dad’s signature gait.

Clara 10 Weeks

October, 2010 Ari son Andy J, Seacrest’s Dancing on the Waves UDX4, receives his UD title at age 3 with three 1st places in Utility A, two High in Trials and a High Combined. Congratulations to team Patti and Andy J! 2015 Update: Andy J has gone on to earn his UDX4….what a dog!


April, 2009 Our Dante granddaughter Zeta is awarded second place in a 12-18 month class of 20 bitches at PCA and goes on to finish easily with Leslie Simis, becoming Ch. Seacrest Societe.

Seacrest Societe at PCA 2009

Seacrest Societe at PCA 2009

2019: Kudos to all Dante’s 10 AKC Champions and Ari’s six (and counting) who have finished over the years, as well as the new generations racking up their own titles.  Pictured below is Dante son Parker, Ch. Carrington’s O Canada.

Dante Son Ch. Carrington's O Canada

Dante Son Ch. Carrington’s O Canada