Why the Poodle? The Poodle has hair, not fur. The Poodle is very intelligent. Poodles excel at everything they set their minds to. They are proud, active and dignified.

Shedding Factor

The Poodle is a breed of dog that has hair instead of fur. It is the Poodle hair that gives us the non-shedding and low-shedding breeds. The Poodle hair doesn't have the dandruff (or less dandruff), that people seem to be allergic to.

Therefore, when you cross a Poodle with other low shedding breeds, you end up with a dog that is 100% non-shedding. Schnauzers, Shih Tzus and Bichon Frise are just a few examples of low shedding breeds.

Cross the Poodle with breeds that have double coats we tend to get a low-shed dog. In most cases it will not be 100% but it is minimal in comparison to the original breed. In my experience there has been some that are 100% but there has also been some cases that have had minimal shedding. Therefore allergy sufferers should sample this breed before purchasing one. Most people will be fine, but where the allergies are severe, these people should probably avoid these breeds.


Our goal is to produce healthy puppies. When the Poodle is crossed with the various purebreds, we are finding that the offspring are much healthier than the purebreds. Each purebred has their own problems with health. We are eliminating and/or lessening the chances of the problems being passed on to the offspring therefore creating a healthier happier puppy.


The Poodle is one of the most intelligent breed of dogs. They have excelled in all capacity a dog is capable of filling. They pulled carts; were parlour-room tricksters; from sled dogs to assist guide dogs; from water retrieval to watch dog; and to show ring master. With such a varied history, the Poodle is a master of all trades.

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