In 2005 I decided to get a dog. In my
household, many of us have animal allergies. I researched the
‘hypoallergenic’ breeds, including the poodle mixes. I wanted a
medium-large sized dog, which ruled out a yorkie. The poodle
crosses, I found do not guarantee you a dog that is
hypoallergenic, and some, in fact, shed quite a bit. The
Portuguese water dog seemed like a viable option, until I
researched their strong and independent personality, and
realized it may not be a good match for my already chaotic
household. I wondered about why many other dog breeds are
crossed with poodles, and what is so special about them?
I considered a standard poodle. I
researched the breed and found that this was what I was looking
for, a breed that has hair not fur and doesn’t shed.. The breed
is very intelligent and easy to train. Females run 40 to 50
lbs normally, a nice size. Most importantly the breed loves
people and wants to be involved in people’s lives!
Kasha and Mikey
after a tough day at agility
Mitsy and Mikey
and the Weekend's Agility Ribbons
I looked around quite a bit and found the perfect dog for our
household at Kali standard poodles, MACH4 Kasha. She opened my
eyes as to how wonderful owning a poodle can be.
Like any other new dog owner I had some training issues, mainly
loose leash walking. I had a private lesson with Anne Scripko
at Clever K-9, in Lakewood, NJ. Anne was very patient with me
and got me on track, and able to enjoy walking my dog. While
there training, I saw the agility equipment and was intrigued.
One agility lesson later and I was hooked! Kasha and I started
competing in agility, and we both love it.
My 10 year old son, Michael went to all
of the trials with me, and decided that he too would like to do
agility. Off we went again in search of a dog, this time with
an eye to an athletic dog. We decided on a blue standard poodle
My son was the one who did the Agility
training with Mitsy, and attended the classes. I decided early
on that show handling classes would be a good place to socialize
her. After a few classes the instructor began to comment on how
well she moved and showed, and encouraged us to go off and show
her. Being new to the sport, of conformation I couldn’t believe
how that dog took to the show ring! She loved the ring, and all
the attention. My son enjoyed Junior Handling. He and Mitsy
continued in agility training and then competing, at the same
time showing in the breed ring, and Junior Handlers, and make a
We breed infrequently with the intent of
producing an excellent performance poodle and family pet. We
are located at the New Jersey shore. Please visit the rest of
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