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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 good size yard during the day, and starts a natural potty training process.

 BIS, BISS Am. GCh., Swedish and Nor. Ch., 
             Aleph   American IdolTP   
​                                       2008 - 2021 

    Simon sired over 90 American champions and several more European champions in his breeding career.  He has been a top Poodle sire for five years.  He reliably threw his charisma, showy carriage, great intelligence, and very black color.

      We have had such wonderful puppies, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren by Simon - what a great foundation sire!   
 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 was co-owned by Ardent and Donnchada Poodles.
Simon flies at PCA
Grandson Jake gets his ears cleaned.
Picking apples
Our sires and dams:
Sophie is beautiful, refined, sweet, super intelligent and very enthusiastic about life.  Sophie and Hotsie were born May 1st of 2015.  Sophie's first litter produced "Fizz" who attained his AKC championship as a puppy and is now starting a new career as a juniors show dog in the Czech Republic!.  

Hotsie lives in Houston with handler Betty Brown, and  had her first litter September 16, by Ch. Donnchada By Request Suddenly Silver.  We have retained a beautiful big cream boy to show from this litter - Ardent Hottish.
    Ch. Harwood Ardent Sophisticate
Ch. Harwood When Your Hot Your Hot
 "Sophie" - and her litter sister "Hotsie"
Simon was 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, and now, his granddaughters.  

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.  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. 
CC was a show ring phenomenon, and her son "Luciano" followed in her footsteps.


Our 2020 litter was whelped June 1st and what a litter it was!  Allie and Revy produced FIFTEEN healthy, feisty puppies! Our sire and dam of this litter are both exceptional. We have kept three great show prospects (pictures on the Our Dogs page).   

We are planning to re-breed Allie in late spring of 2021.  Her intended mate is the beautiful Ch. Summermist Dynamo.  It will be another all-black litter.  We are hoping for something less than 15!

If you are interested in our 2021 puppies, or other puppies Revy will be siring in 2021 in the Northwest, please email me with some information about yourself, and I will keep you on our email list for updates and an application when we know we have a confirmed pregnancy, as well as refer to other litters.  


This beautiful son of Simon finished his championship quickly, and is now a proven 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, and we have kept a beautiful girl to show, handled by Betty:  Donnchada Ardent American Sweetheart -"Allie".

In 2020, Debbie was bred to our boy Revy and had a litter of three white and three black puppies. We have kept "Ricki" from this litter and she is now in the show ring with Betty Brown.
2017 pup.  Photo by Carolyn McDonald  

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.  

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:  
                        Here is Allie winning her first points.
GCh Tees Me Revelation at Ardent
Ch Tees Me Shock A lot Paradigm x Ch Tees Me Cassiopia
Rev was a great show phenomenon, achieving his Grand Championship at 10 1/2 months.  He is making 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 has finished all his testing and puppies from his 2020 litters are now in the show ring! Revy is expecting more puppies from lovely girls in the Northwest in 2021.
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.
Ch. Donnchada Ardent American Sweetheart
GCh Targa Speak of the Devil x Ardent Donnchada Debutante
Here is Allie placing in her very competitive class at our National Specialty in 2019.  Allie is tall and leggy, refined and correct, and she produced an amazing litter with Revy in 2020, with three beautiful pups in the show ring in 2021.

What you cannot see from Allie's picture is just how beautiful and feminine she is.  She is just lovely, and so sweet to be around.

Allie will be bred again in spring, 2021, to Ch. Summermist Dynamo.
Are you looking for a service/therapy dog?  Don't forget to tell us something about the life you can provide for your dog, in addition to what you expect the dog to do for you.   While I am proud to produce dogs that have the temperaments suited to an owner's special needs, my concern is the needs of the dog, so sharing something about this when inquiring is appreciated.  
     Ch. Tees Me Scandalous to Ardent
   GCh Tees Me Canadian Playboy x Ch Tees Me Karma of Highgrove
Scandi is our youngest champion girl.  She has completed her US Championship, and then went to show for a bit in Canada where she was born, bred by Dr. Terill Udenberg.

Scandi has a bubbly personality, wicked intelligence, beautiful face, and of course, a lovely, correct structure.  Plus she is oh so  athletic.

Scandi is now in her guardian home in Astoria, OR.  
And here is Jack, that same wonderful grandson eight years later in 2020, still a magnet for our puppies!
                  News Flash! 

Our 2021 puppy out of Allie and Revy  - Ardent Talisman-  is now a
Grand Champion at the age of ten months! This is an astonishing feat at his age, and even more so because he did it in only four shows, with five Best of Variety wins.  "Ace" is coming home to join his new Guardian Home family and become an exciting new stud prospect for Ardent.