"Adelheid" means noble, in german. What more fitting description could we use for this wonderful breed? Poodles excel in the conformation ring, agility, and are wonderful companions. Their intelligence and sensitivity to people are also implemented in their work as service and therapy dogs.
Originating in Germany, poodles were used to hunt waterfowl. Their "bracelets" kept their joints warm while in the water, hence the term "pudeln", which means to splash in the water.
We strive to produce beautiful healthy and versatile standard and miniature poodle puppies, while adhering to the AKC standard. All of our dogs have health testing in place and can be confirmed on the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals website. Our standard poodles are tested for NE, SA, Hips and Elbows, Cardiac, Thyroid, vWD, and CERF. The miniatures are tested for PRA-prcd, CERF, Patellas, Hips, Cardiac and Thyroid. Puppies are health guaranteed for three years.
We reside in Rochester, MN. My husband, our three children, and I all participate in the handling, rearing and socializing of our dogs. We live just outside of town on a 2 acre wooded lot, where our dogs can run and play. In the summer, our field is set up for outdoor agility training. Our dogs travel with us, and are part of our family. They are raised indoors and exposed to everyday activities, like vacuuming, car rides, meal times, and so on.
Since 2006 I have been involved with Therapy Dogs International ( "TDI"). Some of our many visits have included the Mayo Clinic Childrens Psych. Ward, Fresh Start (closed head injury recovery program and the local nursing home. Most recently, we also go to the Olmsted County Detention Center. We are also involved with individual in-hospital patient request visits, private in-home visits, and occasional sit and read programs at the library. We are richly rewarded with smiles and hugs!
We are active members of the Minnesota Agility Club, Inc., Twin Cities Poodle Club, and Northstar Havanese Club.
Some of the friends we have visited...photos with permission.
Producing Conformation, Performance, Therapy and Companion Puppies!
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