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Breeding Planned!

Posted on Mar 12, 2018 | 0 comments

Dove is due to come into season later this month or early next (March/April) and she will be bred to our new boy – Chianti. I will announce when she has been bred but in the mean time, we are already taking reservations for this litter of puppies. If you would like be on our waiting list with a reserved puppy,  please be sure to download and fill out an applicaiton and email or snail mail it to us as soon as possible. Thank you....

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What’s Going On?

Posted on Mar 12, 2018 | 0 comments

What’s Going On?

Just a little update as to “what’s going on” here at Genteel Standard Poodles. Lace is maturing beautifully – (Sofie X Tristan) and while a character and being a typical puppy, she is testing us at every turn, she is so sweet, cuddly and wanting to please!   We have plans to get her CGC certificate some time this year! Dove is too smart for her own good and the self proclaimed pack leader.  She begs us to teach her something new weekly!  She loves learning and showing off just how smart she is. We have a new pack/family member!  He cam to us from Winterswind Standard...

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All The Puppies Are In their New Homes!

Posted on Mar 8, 2017 | 0 comments

Well, as usual, the past 12 weeks flew by!  It feels like just yesterday I was nuzzling warm, still wet newborn puppies.  Praying over them, in my cupped hands that had a couple of drops of  frankincense essential oil on them.  Imagining their future and looking forward to giving them enriched experiences as they grew. The last of the puppies went home yesterday – all the way to Canada in a carry on travel carrier with two very happy people! We don’t have any immediate plans of another breeding or litter for now but there is a possibility we will breed one more brown litter later...

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Critical Learning Period For Puppies

Posted on Feb 4, 2017 | 0 comments

Critical Learning Period For Puppies

The Last Two Weeks of the Critical Learning Period For Puppies   The puppies are just a couple of days shy of 9 weeks old and are leaving or being scheduled to leave with their new families. While it is a very bitter/sweet time for us, it is a time of great excitment and more new learning experiences for the puppies and their new families. The new families are going to have their puppies for the last two and half to three weeks of the  “CRITICAL LEARNING PERIOD” (the critical development/learning period for puppies is from 3 weeks to 12 weeks of age). While I personally do all I...

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7 Weeks Old & Testing Aptitude

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 | 0 comments

7 Weeks Old & Testing Aptitude

Today was a big day for the puppies!  Turning 7 weeks old means going through the testing exercises and matching up our observances of the puppies with test results to help determine which puppies will be the best fit for each family. We use the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test. I look at these testing exercises more in a general way then as someting set in stone.  After all, they don’t predict the very individual aspects of a dog. I always think of temperament and aptitude tests as a snap shot in time. They are observations of behavior of that exact moment.  They do give a broad idea of a...

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