I couldn't have a dog when I was a kid, so of course I adored them. Growing up in the 70's, my best friends neighbor had a miniature poodle. That's when I got hooked. As a teenager I poured over dog books and studied every breed. I dreamed of having a show dog and doing my own grooming and handling. When I was finally able, in 1982, I got my first poodle, a beautiful apricot miniature out of an AKC top champion producer. I had big plans for Jake and me, but it was not meant to be at that time. The world was a lot smaller without the internet. It was hard to find accessable mentoring, and I had to work and provide for my son as a single mom and my show dreams didn't happen. I did breed to some outside champion lines and kept Jakes line until his last decendant, Summer, left us in 2017. That's 35 years! During that time I had toy poodles as well. And then in 2016 I got my first standard. Jess.
I began training him right away. I started taking him to conformation shows when he was 10 months old. Shortly after his first birthday we brought Scarlett home and then it was on. We have participated in so many fun sports, and there are so many more that we'd love to do. I'm having the time of my life with these dogs. These poodles will do anything! They just aim to please. They have blown me away, and far exceeded my hopes and dreams. When, as a newbie myself, I said, "Lets see if Jess will do weight pull". I had no idea how well he was going to do at it. They never cease to amaze me.
My husband, Greg and I live with our 2 standard poodles, and one 18 year old toy, Josie. They are all house pets. We do not have a kennel.
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