Princess Pasha of Wywylwynd


Pasha portrait

Pasha was a beautiful raven-black bitch standing 25" tall. Tragically, at the start of 2015, I left her at a friend's house overnight while visiting a relative who was ill, and shortly after we got back home she developed gastric dilatation volvulus, a horrible condition that can affect large dogs (and numerous other species) and is thought to be triggered by stressful events, and she was taken from us far too soon. I miss her every day more than words can say. She was a friendly, cuddly poodle with a bombproof temperament who loved to be with me and learn anything I tried to train her. Pasha is the mother of Adhara.


Pasha10     Pasha9

Pasha10     Pasha9

Pasha10     Pasha9

Pasha and I learned Ringcraft together and had a go at a few shows in autumn 2013. Pasha placed in some of the shows despite having a rubbish handler and a non-show haircut! In 2014 she had grown a show haircut and went to some more shows, and although she had fun and taught me lots, I decided both of us would like something more exciting that involved less standing around waiting, so I sheared her coat off. She obtained her KCGC Bronze award at a show, but unfortunately due to the higher level tests not being frequently available, we never got round to doing the tests for them. Pasha was accepted as a therapy dog by the Pets As Therapy (PAT) organisation, and before her untimely death we had begun training together for working trials.

COI (15 generation) 9%
COI (KC Website) 2%
% Wycliffe 33%
% OEA 14%
Colour genotype Ee Bb
DLA Haplotype 1:1

Health testing results

Test Date Result
BVA Hip Score March 2013 2+2=4
BVA Eye Test (hereditary cataracts) December 2014 Not Affected
Genetic Test: von Willebrand's Disease April 2013 CLEAR
Genetic Test: Degenerative Myleopathy April 2013 CLEAR
Genetic Test: Neonatal Encephalopathy April 2013 CLEAR
Biopsy: Sebaceous Adenitis March 2013 Not Affected

Pasha's temperament profile (What's this?)
Food motivation MODERATE
Toy motivation HIGH
Mouth quality MODERATE
Prey drive MODERATE
Attitude to owner/family HIGH
Attitude to people MODERATE
Attitude to dogs MODERATE
Attitude to playing LOW
Proprioception HIGH
Sensitivity to Correction MODERATE
Affinity for water MODERATE
Gunsteady NO

September 2013 -- Accepted on the PAT scheme -- working therapy dog.

Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme
Bronze Award September 2013

Show Results
Chippenham & District Canine Society Companion Show 2013 In aid of the National Animal Welfare Trust
Open: 5th place

City of Birmingham Championship Dog Show 2013
Graduate Bitch: Reserve (4th place)

Westbury & District Open Show 2013
AVNSC Graduate: 1st place

International Poodle Club Open Show 2013
Postgraduate Bitch: Reserve (4th of 5)

Chippenham and District 2014
AV Utility Graduate: 1st (of 3)
Critique from judge Lynda Lewis: Beautifully presented black bitch, 3 years. Good head and expression, lay of shoulder, moved with drive and exuberance, handler could do with some schooling.

View Pasha's pedigree on PHR.

View Pasha's details on the Kennel Club's database.

More pictures of Pasha on her Facebook album.

Pasha1     Pasha5

Pasha3     xray

Pasha2     Pasha6

Pasha7     Pasha8