Tennessee, Ch Whisperwind Personality Wild At Heart, is the grandson of Peter, Ch Whisperwind’s On A Carousel (Best In Show, Westminster Kennel Club 1991). He is out of sire Ch Whisperwind My Deer Heart’s Desire (son of Peter from a frozen semen breeding) and dam Ch Whisperwind Valley Personality (daughter of Ch Whisperwind Sky Dancer).
Tennessee earned his Championship with three majors owner-handled by Deirdre Mandryk. He was also pointed, handled by Miyuki Ueno, prior to their beautiful showing in Open Class at PCA 2010. In August 2010, Tennessee finished his Championship owner-handled under Judge Frank Sabella. Tennessee is available for stud to approved females.
Tennessee possesses a beautiful head, a phenomenal coat, structural soundness, and has fire in his dark, sparkling eyes. Tennessee has excellent Standard Poodle temperament. With often seemingly human intelligence, he is a devoted companion, friend, comedian, and peacemaker. He truly is wild at heart, yet he has a heart of gold and is an admirable ambassador to the breed.
Tennessee resides in State College, PA with Deirdre. He is owned by Deirdre Mandryk and Linda Blackie, and bred by Linda Caldwell and Linda Blackie.
“I am so fortunate to have Linda Blackie as a mentor. She has shared with me the magic in the dogs of the past and how that magic lives on in the dogs today. Because of her generosity, she has provided me with the opportunity of a lifetime to handle my own show dog to his Championship. I owe her many thanks for her patience and trust in me with such an extraordinary dog. None of this would have been possible without her.” -Deirdre Mandryk