Please Scroll down the page to see all of the special dogs that have gone on to the Rainbow Bridge before us.

Just this side of Heaven
there is a place called
Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. 

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together

Author Unknown



The sad part about having our wonderful companions is that we out live them.
 "What we've enjoyed...we can never lose.
All that we love deeply...
                 becomes a part of us"

--Helen Keller--

All of these beautiful dogs are very special to us, none more than the other.  It will truly be a wonderful day when we meet them at the bridge someday!!

Ch Black Star A-Petrovich
Owned and loved by Deb and Ken Lynn of Snowline Kennel
Thank you so much Deb and Ken for allowing

Beloved "Petrovich" is waiting
for us at the Rainbow Bridge

We are do proud that Petrovich is the father of 2 DeSagres Litters!

"Marley" 04/01/2007 - 04/05/2011

We are so sad to announce that one of our puppies,
"Marley McCormick" went over the "Rainbow Bridge" yesterday. 

She had been ill for several months with periods of doing better but the vets could never really pin down what was wrong.  After many painful episodes Allison and Doug decided it was best to say a "tearful goodbye"

It is hard to express the sadness we feel at the passing of this very beautiful sweet girl.

We want to thank Allison and Doug McCormick for being such wonderful "parents" to Marley.

"Marley" is a Sybil and Andre' puppy

Sybil's parents are two Imports from the Ukraine
Andre's is an Import from Moscow, Russia
BIS Ch Aristes Double Axle Trio 'Sergei'
BIS Ch Aristes Double Axle Trio "Sergei"
 BIS Ch Aristes Double Axle Trio
Tribute to our Beloved "Sergei"   1995-2009 


We said a tearful goodbye to "Sergei" late Saturday afternoon. 05/17/2009


He was our first Black Russian Terrier. 
He was sweet, loving and loyal not to mention very beautiful
and always up for a walk or a dog show or just hanging out with us. 
We remember his darling little face as he came out of the crate when

we picked him up at the airport in Denver. 

In the months and years that followed he grew into
the most magnificent dog! 
He was a quick learner in class and loved to show for me! ..
Darrell says that you could see him prance around the ring
with a look of "Hey, Everybody! Look, I'm with my MOM!" 

His one and only mate was our precious Alina. 
They were together constantly from the day she entered the house. 

She loved him too!  They had one beautiful litter of puppies.  
We have one with us. 
"Bear" is his name.  I'm sure we will remember more as time goes

on and the feelings of loss aren't quite so raw...
I will jot down things about Sergei as time passes...
so check back if you are interested
This tribute is more therapy for me...
than anything else.  I will add more pictures as I find them.

Thank you Cindy & Fritz of Aristes Kennels for choosing
this wonderful boy for us.

We will always love and miss you dear "Sergei"

Sergei was a Tuuz and Tanya puppy.
Tuuz and Tanya were among the very first (original)
Black Russian Terriers that were
rought to this country in the 

beginning from Russia by Sylvia Hammerstrum
and were owned by Cindy Stumm and Fritz Dilsaver



My heart still aches in sadness and secret tears still flow,
what it means to lose you, no one else will ever know.

"If Tears Could Build a Stairway and Memories a Lane,
I Would Walk Right up to Heaven and Bring You Back Again"


Ch Amaximus How Hot Can You Get
Ch Amaximus How Hot Can You Get
Ch. Amaximis How Hot Can You Get
Lovingly called "Howie"

"Howie" was our first Show Dog and our introduction to the world of Showing Dogs... or should I say the addiction!

He was beautiful and so so sweet.  Loved everyone gave the best kisses with that big mouth :-)

"HOWIE" died much to early in his life.
We think of him fondly every day

Thank you Troy (Cashman) for breeding this wonderful boy.


Ch Jaeland's Midnite Cruz Del Sur
Ch Jaeland's Midnite Cruz Del Sur
Ch. Jaeland Del Sur's Midnite Cruise
Lovingly called "CRUZ"

"CRUZ" was our first Portuguese Water Dog.
What a handsome proud dog he was!

He went to work with me everyday and would put his paw on my key board when he was ready to go home :-)

We played ball on the stairs of the building during lunch... after 3 or for time of me throwing the ball down the stairs... Cruz would look up at me as if to say "Mom!  Don't you know another game?!"

We love and miss him so very much even now. 


He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever:
I was wrong.

From the poem "Funeral Blues"
     by W.H. Auden

Ch Jaeland's Wild Star Del Sur
Ch Jaeland's Wild Star Del Sur
Ch. Jaeland Del Sur's Wild Star
Lovingly called "E", "Eleanor" and "Nor"

"ELEANOR" was the full littermate of CRUZ and just as beautiful as her brother.  

When they were showing we also showed them in a "Brace" and they won 
Best in Show at the PWD National Specialty!


"Eleanor" was the foundation of
DeSagres Portuguese Water Dogs

Eleanor brought so much joy to our lives and gave us many beautiful puppies who went on to be champions and she produced the beautiful Group Winning, Multi Group Placing,  Two time Westminster Award of Merit Winner Portuguese Water Dog named

"Ch DeSagres Ride the Wild Surf"


Ch JDRs Nautical Dream
 Lovingly called "Natalie"

(picture coming soon)

Sandy and Bill Schmoller of Arizona
 said a tearful "good bye" to "Natalie" the sweetest
Portuguese Water Dog in the whole world.

"NATALIE" was the sweetest dog we have ever had. After we retired her we sadly knew that she would be happier as an only dog where she could be pampered like the Princess that she was.  At 5 years old she went to live with Sandy and Bill and had the most incredible life.

Thank you Sandy and Bill for being wonderful "parents" to our "Natalie"

Radivill's Alina  'The Empress'
Radivill's Alina "The Empress"
Radzivil's Alina
Lovingly called "Lina" and "The Empress"

"ALINA" was the foundation of
DeSagres Black Russian Terriers

She was a wonderful obedience dog, agility dog,
personal protection dog, but most of all she was the

"Empress of DeSagres"
Thank you Anna (Carson) for allowing us to co-own