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Our  puppies have delighted their owners with their lively personalities, trainability, and beauty.  We work daily with our puppies to produce the best possible companion dogs.  In the first weeks, they receive Early Neural Stimulation, and daily handling and observation with notes taken on weight, personalities and responses. When they are on their feet and eyes open, they are given a variety of different stimulating environments and play situations, as well as noise desensitization programs.  As older pups, their "habitat" allows them free access to their own grassy yard during the day, and starts a natural potty training process.

 BIS, BISS Am. GCh., Swedish and Nor. Ch., 
             Aleph   American IdolTP   

     Simon has sired over 60 American champions and several more European champions.  He has been the top Poodle sire for three years!  He reliably throws his charisma, showy carriage, great intelligence, and very black color.

      We are having wonderful puppies and grandchildren by Simon!   
 Ch. Ardent Obsidian Patriot
​                                               "Yankee"

​          Ch. Aleph American Idol x Ch. Obsidian Queen at Ardent

Enjoy some snaps of our 2012 litter at five and six weeks:
       Then two . . .
First there was one . . .
Then six . . . .
And finally the inevitable!!

Simon is co-owned by Ardent and Donnchada Poodles.
Simon flies at PCA
Grandson Jake gets his ears cleaned.
Picking apples
Under the butterfly bush
Our sires and dams:
Sophie is beautiful, refined, sweet, super intelligent and very enthusiastic about life.  She was born May 1st of 2015.  Sophie's genetic testing is complete, and she has now had her first puppies, shown above, by Ch. J Forr Joseph A Unique Dream Boy.  Her son "Fizz" has started his show career.  

Sophie has been a treasured companion in her guardian home in Portland since finishing her show career.  She is now retired from both showing and breeding.
Ch. Harwood Ardent Sophisticate
                " Sophie"
Simon is the sire of Queen's 4th of July puppies, and he is the grandsire of our puppies from 2015 through 2018 out of our beautiful Simon daughters.  What a great foundation sire.

2013 puppy - "Gianni" 

GCh Ardent American Express
GCh. Aleph American Idol x Ch. Obsidian Queen at Ardent
GCh. Aleph American Idol x Ch. Calliope Spellbound In Epic Poetry
CeCe is all grown up  - it is hard to believe she Is already a mother of her first litter.  Her genetic testing is complete and normal.  CC loved to show!  This girl is personality plus.  Great movement and the most fantastic coat ever.

CC has had her first litter by GCh.Targa Speak of the Devil , who has produced beautifully bred to Simon daughters. You can see pictures of "Ocho" on the Targa Poodles website. 

CC was a show ring phenomenon, and her son "Luciano" is following in her footsteps!
                                                                                             2019 - 2020 Puppies

                                       We kept two show males from our two 2018 litters, who are now                                                     champions, and the younger one, "Fizz", will be                                                     available approximately June of 2019! He will be 13-14                                                     months old. Please see the "Our Dogs" and "Adults Available"                                                     pages for pictures and more information about this
                                                    lovely, young - just over one year of age - male dog.  If you are 
                                                    interested in this older puppy, please send us an email and tell
                                                    us about yourself and your life with your dogs.

                                                    We are taking a break in 2019 from puppies, due to a big                                                     remodeling project, and will be breeding again in 2020.
                                                    But do let us know if you are looking for a puppy in 2019, and 
                                                    we will be happy to send you a list of responsible
                                                    breeders in the Northwest.

                                                    In 2020 we will be breeding "CeCe" in the spring- probably to                                                     Revy!  This would produce both black and white/cream puppies.                                                      And we are considering breeding Revy to one other girl in 2020 as                                                     well -  stay posted!



This beautiful young son of Simon finished his championship quickly, and is now starting his career as a sire.  He has had three litters to date, including our beautiful August 2017 litter out of Nadia.

Yankee is leggy, elegant, and a total love bug.  There is nothing I would change about him!
       ChArdent Donnchada Debutante - "Debbie" is CC and Yankee's littermate.  She is a beautiful, leggy black girl we co-own with handler Betty Brown.  "Debbie" was not  shown due to an injury to a hind foot, but she is every bit as beautiful as her siblings!  Debbie was  bred in 2017 to GCh Targa Speak of the Devil.  Debbie had eight pups November 24, 2017, at the Houston residence of our handler and Debbie's co-owner, Betty Brown.  We have kept a beautiful girl to show, handled by Betty:
                 Donnchada Ardent American Sweetheart -"Ally"
Ch. Harwood When Your Hot Your Hot
Hotsie is Sophie's littermate, being shown now as a champion special by our co-owner, Betty Brown.
2017 pup.  Photo by Carolyn McDonald  

If you are applying for a puppy, do make sure that you have time for a puppy, and do not need to leave your dog at home alone for extended periods of time because of work, school, etc.  Poodles especially are bred as companion dogs, they really want to be with their people; this is not a breed that does well left home alone routinely for hours a day.  Indeed, there are some Poodles that do not do well being left home alone at all - consider having two!

A second concern is for the older owner.  Make sure there is a plan in place, in case of unexpected illness, infirmity or death over the 15 or so years your puppy could live. This is a really big reason pets end up in rescue situations.  While our contract provides that we will take any dog back for any reason, family members trying to help at such a time rarely think of looking for the breeder to help rehome the dog.  We ask that you have a plan for who will take care of your dog, and provide us with the name and agreement of your "doggy godparent".

Applications are taken when we know we have a pregnancy, about a month after breeding.  If you would like to be notified and be sent an application at this point, send me an email and I will keep your address in my file.

A note on puppy owner requirements:  
 2018 Sophie litter
Here is Ally winning her first points - CC and Yankee's niece.
GCh Tees Me Revelation at Ardent
Ch Tees Me Chock A lot Paradigm x Ch Tees Me Cassiopia
Rev was a great show phenomenon, achieving his Grand Championship at 10 1/2 months.  We believe he will make an equally great sire, as his conformation is so superior in qualities it is hard to produce or find - a great front, chest and shoulder layback, giving him perfect balance and extension front and back.  

An equally great attribute is Revy's temperament - he is a supremely happy, self-confident and loving boy.  

Rev is finishing up his testing and will be available to approved bitches after his final hip studies are done in the fall of 2019.