Am/Can Select CH Northwind’s Poetry In Motion, FCH, CD, CGC, CAV, ROM

November 1996 – July 2009

Poetry finished at two years of age with three majors. Her biggest win was Best of Winners, Best Bred by Exhibitor and #1 Select under Bud Gutilla at the 1998 AWC National Specialty. She finished her ASFA lure coursing field championship quickly, her Canine Good Citizen, and finished her companion dog title in July of 2003, which qualified her for the American Whippet Club Champion Award of Versatility. She retired from coursing very early due to toe injuries.

Poetry at the 1998 National

Poetry winning Best Veteran In Sweeps at the 2004 North Central Specialty

In 2004, she finished her Canadian Championship, won the Brood Bitch class at both the National Specialty and the North Central Regional specialty and was awarded Best Veteran at the supported entry on Sunday of the North Central Specialty weekend.Poetry winning the brood bitch class at the 2004 North Central Specialty




It was exciting when Poetry the first ROM – Register of Merit for Northwind. She had seven champion puppies.





Poetry’s second litter was born on November 25, 2002 and was sired by Ch Spring Fever de Sud. While she was in South Carolina, she either jumped the fence, or was taken by someone. She was missing for 25 days while pregnant. During this time she lost 25% of her body weight, returning to us just skin and bones, but managing to hang onto her puppies. Click on Poetry’s story for a long version and photos of the area she was found. She was wearing her martingale collar, complete with tags when found. However, the tags didn’t help because she would not let anyone near her. She finally had to be live trapped to be captured.

Poetry posed in suitcase


Poetry promised never to leave home again! She is shown with three of her puppies: Kitzy in front, back left is Marco and back right is Cresta


Photos by Laurie Erickson

Puppies from her third litter are:






Am/Can Ch Echo of Poetry, FCH, CD, CAV “Echo” owned by Northwind & Irene Mullauer
Ch Northwinds Paavo Nurmi, “Finn” owned by Northwind
Northwind’s Metaphor Del Mar “Martini” owned by John Lopez, Florida
Northwind’s Laugh Out Loud “Happy”, owned by Teresa Motola, Florida
Northwind’s Pont Robert, owned by Brian and Jackie Maas, Plymouth, MN
Ch Northwind’s Need for Speed,”Corvette” owned by Sue Hendrickson & Northwind, MN
Northwind Little Boy Bentley, “Bentley”, owned by Janet Llerandi, MN
Northwind’s Price Tag Hanging, “Minne Pearl”, owned by Brenda & David Dallmann, MN
Northwind’s Southern Companion, “Buddy”, owned by Michelle and Bryan Cole, MN

The puppies from her second litter are:

Am/Can Ch Northwind’s Cresta Run De Sud, “Cresta“, owned by Northwind
Am/Can Ch Northwind’s Travel Kit De Sud, “Kitzy”, owned Northwind and Chris Foss-Tietz.
Ch Northwind’s Sojourn De Sud “Annabelle” owned by Northwind and Kathy Armato, De Sud, Columbia SC
Ch Northwind Travln’ Man De Sud, “Marco“, owned by Paula Davidson, Hermantown, MN
Northwind’s Savvy Traveler De Sud, “Savvy” Mary-Elizabeth Miles, Charlotte, NC
Am/Can Ch Northwind Top Speed Travlr De Sud, “Mav-rik” Chris Foss-Tietz, Carlton, MN
Northwind’s D.B. Cooper De Sud, “Cooper” Dan Smith, St. Louis, MO
Northwind’s Lost Crystal Shard, “Fizgig”, Rachel Dahms, Hastings, MN
Northwind’s Field Trip, “Trip”, Charlie Livers, Kansas City, MO

Poetry’s first litter was with Multi Select Am/Can CH Northwind’s Comic Strip Kid, LCM II, CD, CAV, CGC – she is the dam of:

Ch Northwind’s Edgar Allan Poetry – “Edgar”
Northwind’s On The Strut – “Strut”
Blowin’ In The Northwind – “Dylan”
Northwind’s Oh Henry Longfellow – “Henry”
Northwind’s Canterbury Tails – “Chaucer”
Northwind’s Kahill Gibran – “Kahlil”