About Our Puppies

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A puppy from Spirit Poodles will be a lifetime family friend. I breed for a well rounded poodle, able to be a companion to young children, a running partner, hunting dog, performance dog,agility dog, or service animal. Our pups are a cut above the rest. There is nothing a Spirit Poodle cannot do. And the titles on our versatile dogs prove it! Other breeders claim to have performance poodles, but check if the dogs are actually titled.

We health and genetically test our parent dogs and post those results online for your verification. (www.offa.org) Tests include hips, eyes, elbows, hearts, thyroid, NE, DM, and VWD.

All of our breeding dogs are AKC or UKC Grand Champions and also have at least one performance title. Many of them are ranked in the Top Ten Poodles in America the year that they were showing. Some are titled in multiple dog sports: Agility, obedience, hunting upland/retriever, dock jumping, lure coursing, weight pull, dryland racing, therapy dog, herding, just to name a few!

We don't believe in inbreeding or heavy line-breeding, but do breed complementary dogs with excellent health and pedigrees. We prefer to wait 3 or 4 years before breeding a female and often breed to the oldest, healthiest stud dogs we can find. We hope this practice, along with health testing, will reduce the incidence of autoimmune diseases so prevalent in all poodles. We have yet to have a debilitating heath problem produced in our puppies and are trying to keep it that way!

My dogs are family pets that live in my home, not in kennels. We don't have a breeding/kennel facility. Feel free to visit my home to see my adult dogs. Their puppies are raised in a spacious, custom designed puppy/dog room, with access to outdoors, natural light,and lots of interaction with people and dogs. we post tons on facebook and invite buyers old and new to visit our puppy open houses. We love to show off our care of our pups and you can watch your puppy grow! Early socialization is key to a well- adjusted adult and I spend a lot of time on this. I am convinced no other poodle breeder in Minnesota socializes their puppies to the degree I do!

Our puppies are gorgeous, conformationally correct, healthy, and outgoing. The new parents of our previous litters cannot say enough about their intelligence, beauty, and calm temperaments. Please ask for references anytime.
 

Our Puppies go home with:

  • A 3 year health guarantee against diseases I test the parents for and a  10 Year guarantee for hip and elbow issues with choice of replacement puppy or % of money back.
  • A puppy packet so you know what to expect.
  • Microchipped with an AKC microchip and discoiunted lifetime registration
  • Ovary sparing spayed or Vasectomized- this leaves hormones for growth but renders them unable to breed. Please ask us more about this cutting edge procedure that could add years to your pets life. You can choose to full spay or neuter at 2 years if you would like, but it is not necessary. Doing so earlier will void our health guarantee. Info and peer reviewed studies about this form of desexing found Here
  • A toy or blanket that smells like mom and siblings
  • Fully socialized since birth with adults, kids, other dogs, and noises etc.
  • AKC registration and pedigree
  • Copies of parents' health tests and their photos
  • Haircuts from 4 weeks on and a fresh bath and groom prior to going to their new homes
  • Lifelong advice from me
  • First vaccination/worming following Jean Dodds minimal vaccination protocol
  • Tails docked (tails are docked very long- only 1/4 off)
  • Dewclaws left intact for joint health and stability
  • Veterinary record
  • Professionally Temperment tested for the best "fit"in their new homes
  • Raised on super premium, midwest -sourced dog food and fresh raw goat's milk and raw meat
  • I ask that you give me the puppy back anytime if you ever need to find it a new home or cannot keep it.

Where we raise our pups