The Terrible Ten

 Silver GCH Northwind’s Round House Kick

Top Twenty Ch River Nymph De Sud

DOB 11-28-2011

Hallie, the terrible ten dam

Roberts photos

Norris, sire of the terrible ten

Photo by Steve Surfman

The Terrible Ten is a fond nickname for the litter born as a brainstorm of Kathy Armato’s. She chose to breed the lovely Hallie to Norris. The litter is co-bred by Kathy, Andrea Myers,and Northwind as a collaboration. Andrea, Hallie’s owner, and Kathy both were unable to whelp a litter at that point in time, so as owner of the stud dog, I was persuaded it would be a wonderful idea for me to raise the litter.



The resulting litter has been truly wonderful, but raising them for the first twelve weeks would not be considered a picnic.



10 in food dish -T-10 pg

Hal 10 nursing T-10 pg

At first it was easy – Hallie did all the work, but then things began to change… Picture ten puppies growing up during the dead of winter totally confined to the house. The dishwasher was high entertainment.  If you’d like to read about the trials and tribulations, click on “Diary of a winter litter.

Terrible ten in the dishwasher

Terrible Ten Ladies:

Juno Northwind Drops of Jupter De Sud

Laurie Erickson photos

Ch Northwind Drops of Jupiter De Sud, Fch  – “Juno” had a wonderful 2013. She was BOW at the National Specialty under Mary Beth Arthur. She took two more majors and an specialty Award of Merit at the Tulsa South Central specialty weekend under breeder judges Dana Cline and Desmond Murphy and finished in June. Late in the summer she ventured into lure coursing and finished her ASFA Fch title quickly. She is not only beautiful, but fast and talented. See more about Juno on her individual page. Co-owned with Kathy Armato – De Sud.

Phoenix T-10pg

Laurie Erickson Photo



Ch Northwind Phoenix Rising De Sud – “Phoenix” started her show career with a bang, taking a major at six months and going on that day to a Best Bred by in Show. She completed her championship with four majors entirely from the bred by exhibitor class. For more on Phoenix, click here. She is owned by Northwind.



Northwind's Saving the Best for Last De Sud

Koehler photo



Northwind’s Saving the Best for Last De Sud – “Lydia” has both majors, owner handled by Kathie Loeffler. Lydia is quite the princess. Her ladies in waiting are Kathie and her daughter Lisa, in Roseville, MN. Click on Lydia to see more about her.


Northwind's Pebble Beach De Sud

Gail Wieberdink photographer



Ch Northwind’s Pebble Beach De Sud, Fch  – “Pebbles” finished in limited showing with a BOB over specials and a Group Two from the puppy class. She is a cooperative and showy girl in the ring, but really shines on the coursing field. She was Best In Field in the  Minnesota Cup this year – the first Northwind whippet to do so. She is owned by Irene Mullauer, Duluth, MN.

Northwind's River Myst De Sud

Andrea Meyer, photographer





Northwind’s River Myst De Sud -“Tempe” has eight points with a major. She lives with her dam and Andrea Meyer, co-breeder of the litter in Santa Rosa, CA.




Terrible Ten Men:

Northwind's Decisive Moment De Sud

Laurie Erickson photo



GCh Northwind’s Decisive Moment De Sud – “Dash” took back to back majors his first two days in the ring, owner handled by Robin Exsted of Becker, MN. He finished easily with four majors. Along the way, he was BOB over specials with a Group Three placement from the puppy class. Click on Dash to see his individual page.





Northwind's Tango De Sud

Big Paw Prints

Northwind’s Tango De Sud, Fch  – “Tango” was the first to finish his ASFA FCH.  He has twelve points and three majors owner handled. He lives with Sandy and Tom DePotty in MN. Click here for Tango.


Northwind's Side Kick De Sud

Big paw Prints 2013

Northwind’s Side Kick De Sud Fch – “Ollie” is known for his outrageous personality and addiction to his favorite chewies – antlers. He has 12 points with both majors and finished his ASFA Fch with a BOB, going on to Best In Field. He lives with his sire and Sara Krieger in Rosemount, MN. For more on Ollie, click here.

Northwind's Dreamwalker De Sud


Northwind’s Dreamwalker De Sud – “Walker” lives with Mary Jane and Marvin Fagalde in Kelseyville, CA. He has two points owner handled and has been shown only on a limited basis.





Northwind Theodore Roosevelt Leonard Vaugh – “Teddy” lives the sweet life of a companion dog in Manhattan. He is loved and spoiled by Nina Leonard and Kirby Vaughn.



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