My love of the breed began when I was a young girl of 12. My first Poodle (a black female standard) soon convinced me that she was much more than "just a dog". I came to recognize and understand her superior level of intelligence and aptitude as a quality unique to the Poodle. What a true and excellent companion. Since then, Standard Poodles have been a significant part of my life.

When I married my Husband, he was not a pet person. Very soon however, he came to realize and appreciate the virtues of the breed. He found Poodles easily endeared themselves to him and he quickly adopted a love of having them as part of his life.

I had to quit my much loved career due to ongoing health issues. I needed something to keep me busy but that would allow me to do something from my home. I was looking for a hobby. Since I loved my poodles I decided I would breed them. I was forewarned by many people that this hobby would be a money losing venture but I decided that if I was to breed poodles I would do it correctly. Basically I would be a preservation breeder, a breeder who is bettering the breed, so that it is still a viable breed for the future. So the poodle I am breeding today would still be identifiable structurally and temperamentally as the poodle I had fifty years ago.

Our aim is to produce healthy, well socialised purebred Standard Poodles. Our goal is to breed selective, planned and occasional litters of high quality dogs that exemplify the best of the breed. We know to prove proper breed standard a championship on one's poodles is necessary. I have shown and titled some of my poodles on my own when my health allowed, but I have also used dog showing professional handlers. I also knew that Standard Poodles were prone to certain genetic health conditions and again, made the ethical decision to do all the required testing. Health testing has evolved through my years of breeding; many DNA testshas helped definitively prove whether or not our dogs have diseases that prove breeding should not continue. I test hearts, eyes and hips in addition to pertinent dna tests. I never breed my girls numerous times but find that with a dog's short life span ( 10 to 14 years) I do not want them to spend their lives producing pups. Yes, they are wonderful mothers and love caring for pups, but much of this is hormone driven. So breeders who say they continue to breed their girls 5 to 6 times because they are wonderful mother, I do not agree with. But as a Breeder we are allowed to have our own breeding decisions. And mine is not to overbreed my girls. They are first and foremost my most beloved pets.

Our foundation bitch was a fabulous girl from a champion breeder. She proved to have a sound temperament and was very intelligent. When she matured we embarked on our breeding program under our new Kennel name, BEAUCANICHE (beautiful, noble, poodle).

The Poodles are our family members, and they live in the house with us. They live and play in our home happily and care freely. They are loved and cared for unconditionally, as they, in turn, love and are devoted to us. The love of a Poodle can truly change your life. It has changed ours. We do this as a hobby and few litters, due to the reasons listed above. So if you are looking for someone who will always have pups available, we are not the breeder for you. I will only breed when I can 100 percent put all the proper work into socialising and caring for the poodles. And I also read pedigrees (the family tree of each poodle) and only chose studs that have the best health and match to my girls pedigrees. Although I do not rely exclusively on UC Davis diversity testing I do test all my dogs, and use it as a tool in my breeding decisions. Please visit our facebook page and browse through our photos and videos of past litters to ascertain just how much we put into giving our pups the absolute best start.

Elsa, my first standard poodle

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with the following clubs.
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and dog breeding in general.

The United Poodle Association
The Canadian Kennel Club

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