How we started

How we started

We've been a standard poodle family since 1987, but bred our first litter in 2006.

Several things precipitated the choice to go from a pet family to a breeding one: the number of poodles we ran into with improper temperament, the difficulty in finding a trustworthy rescue for a family with small children, lucking into an old-fashioned poodle with an unusual pedigree and who amazed and inspired us, and learning about the state of the narrow gene pool and health issues in standard poodles.

What started as curiosity about our new puppy became both a scientific journey and a desire to help preserve an historic breed of dogs.