About Genteel Standard Poodles

Our goal is to produce Standard Poodles of excellence that are first and foremost holisticlly healthy – sound in body and mind; that will exceed their new family’s expectations. A Standard Poodle that is suitable as a healthy, long lived family companion with the ability to work, participate in performance and conformation events if so desired.

Poodles of Excellence-Naturally Reared for Health (mind, body & spirit)

Genteel Standard Poodles was born out of my sheer joy and love of this outstanding breed.

A great dog is not defined by an absence of faults. A great dog is defined by the presence and strength of his virtues.” ~ Joyce Avery

We are not a  kennel, puppies are born and raised in our home and live in the house with us.

Our litters are carefully planned, with both sires and dams health tested and whenever possible, both sire and dam have been naturally reared as well. Genteel Standard Poodles does not sell puppies over the internet. We meet potential owners face to face. This allows us to get to know each other since our puppy families have breeder and naturopathic support for the life of the puppy. Puppies will only go to the best of carefully screened homes.

As a natural rearing breeder and animal naturopath. I have spent a lifetime learning and educating on natural/holistic life styles for our dogs, continuing my education and research into genetics and epigenetics. I raise each litter with love, affection, early neurological stimulation, enrichment and socialization. We spend a great amount of time finding them the perfect, loving forever homes. I hold them when they arrive and those that stay with me I hold when they leave this world.

I only breed dogs that I believe will be the healthiest (mentally and physically) and nicest examples of the breed. My husband and I  support and educate each family who chooses one of our puppies and we let them know they are now a part of our extended family. We are here if one  has any questions about natural rearing or keeping the puppy well trained and socialized.   We share our knowledge and socialize our dogs using Puppy Culure Protocol so that they will be the advertisement for our dedication.

When I decided on the name Genteel I did so for what the definition of the word is and how it described the Standard Poodle’s character.

As an animal naturopath and a natural rearing breeder, true health is my top priority.  My goal has been to build a foundation of excellence upon breeding for natural immunity, sound structure, temperament, intelligence and beauty.

We are not a breeder to just sell you a puppy or a dog  but rather, we are passionate fanciers who want to better the breed in health, character and appearance.

While there is no line of living creatures totally free of genetic problems, including humans, the occurrence of health issues can be clearly decreased by raising dogs on a raw species specific diet, eliminating toxic chemicals from their environment, providing plenty of exercise in the sunshine and fresh air along with heath testing and  careful, discerning breeding.  These practices go beyond champion titles and looks. They reach to the core of natural health and longevity of future generations.

We specialize in only breeding Standard Poodles of the highest quality, with sound physical and mental health and stable temperaments. Our Beautiful Standard Poodles are correct in structure, highly intelligent, and trainable.

My husband and I are blessed to be able to live in beautiful Northern California, out in the country where the dogs can run and play in the fresh air and sunshine. Our Poodles are fed an optimally nutritional raw diet and enjoy life as members of our family.

Our Standards are balanced, strong, gentle and intuitive, and their temperaments are exceptional.

We have learned to be objective with our dogs in our endeavor to breed quality. We separate our love for the individual from our honest evaluation of that dog’s good and bad points while working towards the eradication of health problems by naturally rearing and using the testing means available to us.

Our approach to life is natural, holistic, gentle and back-to-nature. Natural Rearing of our dogs harmonizes with this beautifully! Our application of naturopathic (holistic) methods of raising and caring for our Poodles sets us apart from other breeders.

Our dogs have always been our – teachers, soul-mates, bringers of daily joy, and dearest of companions. It is our hope that when you make one of our Standard Poodles part of your family that you will realize the same joy and companionship from them that we have.

 

A NOTE ON BREEDING: We believe that a breeder should always ask themselves – “Why should these two dogs be mated, what’s the goal of breeding these two dogs? We do not believe that one should ever be breeding with the intent of creating ‘just a pet’ litter; breeding just for that goal shows a total lack of understanding of breeding dogs in general. 

 

Genteel Poodles are Poodles With a Purpose – Our breeding program is  building a foundation of excellence in natural health, beauty and brains!

 

Here is what Natural Rearing means at Genteel Standard Poodles

 

 

Standard Poodles of Excellence

“Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise,
risking more than others think is safe,
dreaming more than others think is practical and
expecting more than others think is possible.”
– Anonymous

 

Thank you for visiting!

Dr Jeannie (Jeanette) Thomason

Genteel Standard Poodles
Poodles of Excellence – Naturally Reared for a Healthier Future

Northern California

Email: genteelstandardpoodles@gmail.com

Member:
Natural Rearing Breeders Association