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My Passion
My passion for Poodles began one frigid Christmas Eve in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1968. My husband was a career officer in the US Army and we were visiting his parents as he was soon to be deployed to Vietnam, and I wanted a puppy! We were both animal lovers and already had a young German shepherd and 2 cats. I answered an ad in the local paper and being the night before Christmas, the selection was slim. My search brought me to the home of well known breeder, Loraine Tanke. I felt with a beautiful cream 6 month old female which I appropriately named "Candi Cane" - her photo can be found on this page. When I first saw "Candi", she stole my heart. My love for this petite Poodle sparked a life-long passion and occupation to reproduce her intelligence, loyalty and beauty. My next aquisition was Rosaline's Flame of Sassafras from the infamous Sassafras kennel of Pamela Ingram.(see photo below)

Since I was an Army wife, I joined my husband in travels all over the world, sometimes in its most remote corners! My dogs always accompanied us. My dogs are like my children. They share our home and take turns sleeping in bed, going for a car ride or a trip in our 36ft. motor home! My puppies are raised with tremendous love and attention and are in our home and not in a remote kennel building somewhere! My Poodles are not caged like most other kennels do it, but are free and allowed to play and interact with one another. We have 3 acre with huge shade trees and every morning I begin my day with a cup of hot chocolate sitting in my courtyard, passing out "treats" and take a little time to talk to the "kids".

I believe strongly in pure color breeding, that is breeding only like color to like color or family of colors. All my puppies are selectively bred with the greatest respect to the breed standard.

Ever since I saw my first Red Poodles in 1973, it was love at first sight! I vowed to improve the quality of this striking new member of the Poodle family. I am regarded as a knowledgeable and professional breeder and coupled with my love of the Red Toy Poodle, I joined a small community of dedicated people in a common goal to "improve" the Reds by conformation, labor, dedication and love to insure that they can someday compete with all colors in the competitive ring. The Red Poodle was not accepted by the Judges and many fellow breeders in those days, so this was to be quite a challenge! Since that time, I have bred and/or show several Red Champions in the US and abroad.

If you are a discriminating Poodle lover, I can offer puppies in a variety of sizes in several colors, including red, apricot, black, chocolate brown, white and the trendy black and white parti and red and white parti in Tiny Toy, Toy and Miniature sizes poodles and the trendy Black & White Parti Poodles. Each one is unique and never another one marked like him. Although the Parti's are not accepted into the AKC Conformation Show Ring, they are accepted in the UKC Conformation Show Ring and registerable with any Kennel Club including the American Kennel Club (AKC). All my poodle puppies are AKC registered, arrived in their new homes groomed, beribboned and prespoiled!

Contact me, I may have your next best friend!


 

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