Sam has beautiful movement and gorgeous structure. Michelle is his handler and together they have received two points towards his AKC championship. They have also received a UKC championship, and Best in Breed, Best in Group and Reserve Best in Show at a UKC show! The UKC judge who selected him for Reserve Best in Show took a few minutes to tell us how much she liked Sam. She said that when she saw him move, both from the side and from the back/front, she knew that he had fabulous structure. She particularly complimented us on his chest — a weakness in many standard poodles. And she liked his coat so much that she asked a younger colleague to feel his coat and remember that this is what a poodle coat is supposed to feel like.

Sam has a steady calm temperament that is self-confident and always happy. He loves his ball, and is delighted if you want to throw it for him, but he doesn’t complain if it is taken away from him. What a good boy he is! He is similar to Sting (his dad) in some interesting ways. They both like to lie on their backs curled into a question mark shape. And when they are outside and wanting to come back in, they each just wait patiently until some human notices and opens the door. No rush … whenever you get around to opening the door is just fine!

Sam has a great pedigree. Both of his parents are from championship lines. He has a very low COI reflecting the fact that there is very little inbreeding in his pedigree. His two parents and four grandparents all have hips that have been rated as good or excellent.

Sam’s health testing is complete and his first breeding is to New Destiny’s Jaqueline De Schanne (Jackie). Puppies are expected in February 2017.

Sam lives with his co-owner in Wyndmoor Pa (just north of Philadelphia). He is available for breeding to approved bitches. For more information, contact or


PEDIGREE: New Destiny’s Sam


LOCATION: Wyndmoor, PA

SIZE: 24 inches

COLOR: Cream

DATE OF BIRTH: 3/21/2014

HONORIFICS: UKC champ, UKC reserve best in show


Hips: Good (OFA)

Eyes: Normal

Heart: Normal

von Willebrand’s disease: Clear by DNA test

Neonatal Encephalitis: Clear by DNA test

Thyroid: Normal

COI: 1.73 (10 generation); 3.52 (12 generation) calculated by