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Bobby and I have been
'poodle people' since the early 70's and our dogs live with us as
our children did. There was actually some "sibling
rivalry" when the kids were little...and not so little.
We primarily breed black and cream poodles - but there's always the
'token' apricot to provide that extra dimension to our world and now
we have the sweetest apricot girl, named Callie-Marie, who comes
from San Diego. Our beautiful Best in Show apricot, Megan,
has gone to The Rainbow Bridge to wait for us and we "smile at
her" every day when we look out to the big oak tree in the
backyard where she is buried. Even though we've had multiple Group
winners and a couple of Best in Show standards since Megan she will
always be our magic lady to cherish in our hearts.
As breeders we are maniacal about genetic testing and DO
test for hips (OFA), Sebaceous Adenitis (GDC), PRA (CERF), thyroid
and Von Willebrands (factor 8 in the blood). Of course this doesn't
insure that all will be well so we guarantee (in writing) our
puppies against any documented life threatening genetic disorder.
Our guarantee is for life as there is no time limit on the
manifestation of genetic problems.
We put copies of all testing in the puppy packets that we send home
with our puppies and we are big believers in
NEW Nature's Domain Grain-Free dogfood.
Our dogs seem to be excelling in field work (absolutely no thanks to
us) with Dianne Wigelsworth in Florida. Dianne writes a very
informative column in Poodle Review, which is quite the primer for
people who want to work with their dogs in what they were originally
bred to do. If you've never seen a field trial it's incredible fun,
with great folks, dogs who are bursting with energy and achievement
and totally enjoy a glorious outdoor day! Were I not such
a squeamish wuss I would be a participant rather than a proud
Our dogs live with us, sleep with us and all puppies are well
socialized and somewhat potty trained by the time they're ready to
be part of a new family.
We only breed when we expect the litter to produce a new puppy for
our line, and anyone who's been to our home can see how well
loved the SUNDANCE poodles are. We prefer to have people come to us
in person to buy a dog and usually refer to reputable local
breeders. It's much easier to have a breeder that you can call or
drive to for help, advice and support.
Hopefully, this tells you a bit more about us. Breeding dogs is our
hobby, not a livelihood. I am an Oncology Nurse Clinician and my
husband is a general contractor. The second part of our
lives begins every night when we come home to our wonderful poodles
who complete our lives.