Am/Can Ch Northwind’s Cresta Run De Sud

Cresta gets her unusal name out of respect and gratitude to Cresta Lee, the animal control officer from Cayce, SC. She helped trap Poetry, Cresta’s mother, in a live trap to end her 25 days on the run while being pregnant with Cresta and eight other puppies. Click on Poetry for the whole story on of this amazing adventure and safe return.

In 2012, Cresta came out of retirement at nine and a half to participate in the North Central Regional Veteran Sweeps. Friends told me she brought tears to their eyes, but for me, it was just so much fun to be out there with her when she was having a blast. As a younger dog, she didn’t enjoy showing. This weekend, she knew all the clapping was for her and she responded by owning the ring.

Photo by Gail Wieberdink













At a year of age,Cresta had compiled an exciting record:

10 points, both majors from puppy and bred by with two group placements

Canadian Championship from the puppy class, with two group placements.

Supported entry Best In Sweeps – Duluth KC, July of 2003

North Central Regional Specialty Best In Sweeps – St. Croix Valley, August 2003

Regional supported entry Best Opposite In Sweeps – St. Croix Valley, August 2003

Puppy hound group 1 – Des Moines KC, September 2003

Bred by hound group 2 – Medina KC, December 2003

Cresta taking a group three in Winnipeg

In August of 2004 she finished her show championship easily with three majors.

Cresta beautiful head shot

Photo by Laurie Erickson


An excerpt from Pam Murphy’s specialty sweeps critique from August of 2003: “Simply put, she is beautiful, she has elegance, curves, neck, lovely dark eyes and is extremely sound. To top that all off, she has that perfect little Whippet bitch attitude that made it very clear that she is too cute and she knows it!”

Cresta had three litters.

 X Ch Affinity’s Maybe He Will ROM

  • Am/Can Ch Northwind’s All That Dazz, “Dazzle“, owned by Northwind
  • Am/Can Northwind’s Irish Stout, “Guinness“, owned by Jay Erickson, Fargo MN
  • Northwind’s Hey Good Lookin’ “Hank”, owned by Brenda and David Dallmann, Duluth, MN
  • Northwind’s Land Shark, Fch, RA, BN, “Gwennie”, owned by Sara Krieger, Rosemount, MN

X Ch Sunbeam Rembrandt of Endeavor, JC

  • Northwind’s Mystery – “Mystery” Darren and Tracy Matthews, Victoria, MN
  • Ch Northwind’s Grin and Bear It – “Barrett“, Chris Foss-Tietz, Carlton, MN
  • GCH Northwind Da Vinci’s Corporalita – “Da ‘Vi“, Robin Exsted, Becker, MN
  • Northwind Lilith Go Lightly – “Lilith”, Northwind
  • Northwind’s Summer Eve – “Eve”, Emily Russell
  • Northwind’s Snow White On Voyage – “Pita”, Karoliina Koskinen and Heidi Lonnakko, Oulu, Finland

 X Ch Plumcreek Fortune Walking On Heir

  • Ch Northwind Dither and Fritz, FCH -“Dither“,  Northwind
  • Ch Northwind’s Jay Walker – “Walker“,  Sue Hendrickson and Northwind, Duluth MN
  • Northwind It’s A Wonderful Life “Clarence”, Dave and Sharon Stauty, Duluth, MN
  • Northwind Move Over Bacon, “Bacon”, Rachel and Darren Binning, Iowa
  • Northwind’s Binaake, “Binaake”, Christina Loesser, Thunder Bay, ONT

If you have questions about Cresta or any of the Northwind Whippets, e-mail me. Thanks for visiting.