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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 90 American champions and several more European champions.  He has been a top Poodle sire for four 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 attained his US championship, and is now a family juniors show dog in the Czech Republic!.  

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. 
CC was a show ring phenomenon, and her son "Luciano" is following in her footsteps!

CeCe will be bred again in 2020 to Revy.
                                                                           2019 - 2020 Puppies
                                                    In 2020 we will be breeding both Allie and "CeCe".  We think Allie
                                                    will come into heat this winter, possibly as early as December, for 
                                                    pups ready to go home some time around May.  CeCe should come                                                     into heat around April, for pups ready for their homes in August.

                                                    CeCe should have both black and white puppies.  We are 
                                                    color testing Allie now to see if she will have only black puppies, or 
                                                    both black and white. 

                                                    The sire for both litters is our Revy!  Rev is a good size dog with a                                                     wonderful happy, stable, confident temperament. His exceptional                                                     conformation earned him an unusual puppy grand championship at                                                      ten months.  We are beyond excited about seeing his offspring.

                                                    Please send us an email if you would like to receive breeding                                                                 updates and notice of when applications are being accepted. 
I                                                   And if you are looking for a puppy earlier, send me an email also as 
                                       we should be able to refer you.


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 -"Allie".

Debbie has now been bred for her second and last litter which will be born in Houston with Betty later in 2019/  
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:  
 2018 Sophie litter
Here is Allie winning her first points - CeCe 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.  
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 what she should produce bred to Revy in 2020 should be amazing.

We are not sure when Allie's next heat will be, however, so do check back (or get on our mailing list for breeding updates) to find out when this litter is expected!
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, the dog's needs are important too, 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 girl being shown.  She has completed her US Championship, and is now working on her Canadian.  

Scandi has a bubbly personality, beautiful face, and of course, a lovely, correct structure.  

Scandi is bred by and co-owned with Dr. Terill Udenberg of Canada.  When she has completed her Canadian championship, she will come home to us in Washington.  We look forward to breeding her in 2021.