Siena Standard Poodles
Breeding Best-All-Round Apricots and Reds 
HEALTH & TEMPERAMENT • COMPANIONSHIP • PERFORMANCE • STRUCTURE
 



RETIRED PROFESSIONALS, we HAVE ENJOYED a host of DOGS IN OUR FAMILY over the years INCLUDING more RESCUES - usually “roadies” - than we can count.  RASCAL, OUR TERRIER MIX rescue, AND SUKI THE SHIH-TZU ALWAYS TRAVELED EVERYWHERE WITH US.   AS BOTH grew OLDER AND rascal WAS NEARING THe inevitable RAINBOW BRIDGE, IT seemed TIME TO introduce A NEW FAMILY MEMBER.  my wish list: a LARGE (BUT NOT TOO HEAVY), NON-SHEDDING, HIGHLY INTELLIGENT, AFFECTIONATE, versatile BREED.  i found MY CHOICE QUICKLY LIMITED TO STANDARD POODLES.  AND SO MY SEARCH BEGAN. the more I RESEARCHED the breed, the more OBVIOUS it became: METICULOUS CARE WOULD BE NECESSARY TO FIND a breeder who was NOT ONLY HIGHLY reputable and met our other specifications, BUT ALSO WHOSE POODLES WERE WELL-CONFORMED and thoughtfully bred from LINES EXHIBITING EXCEPTIONAL HEALTH AND TEMPERAMENTS.

 

WHAT I THOUGHT WOULD BE RELATIVELY SIMPLE turned into a lengthy quest, until A SERIES OF SERENDIPITOUS EVENTS LED ME TO Lori Horst at HARMONY MOUNTAIN.  Finally, I KNEW I’D FOUND MY PUPPY’S BREEDER; AND WHEN I FINALLY HELD BARNEY IN MY ARMS, IT WAS LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT for both of us -- WELL WORTH ALL THE EFFORT THAT WENT INTO MY SEARCH FOR HIM.  FOR ALMOST 8  YEARS, BARNEY HAS CHARMED AND DELIGHTED US WITH HIS OUTGOING PERSONALITY, AMAZING ABILITIES, CRAZY ANTICS AND PRANKS....AND WHAT AN AMAZING LOVING NATURE!  EVERYTHING ABOUT BARNEY, combined with OUR DESIRE TO BETTER THE BREED, led to OUR DESIRE to PRODUCE MORE LIKE HIM. 


Six months after barney’s arrival, Sacha joined our family; then EARLY JULY, 2009, we traveled back to Phoenix for our second red girl, TEXAS Summer ROSE.  KIMBER JOINED OUR FAMILY IN 2013.  LAST BUT NOT LEAST, SUMMER’S BABY “LITTLE BEAR” FROM HER SECOND LITTER IN THE SPRING OF 2014 CAME AND STAYED.  WE LOVE THEM ALL AND ARE CONSTANTLY ENTERTAINED!  CANNOT IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT ANY one OF THEM.

MISSION AND GOAL

Our mission at Siena Standard Poodles is to DO EVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO produce AND MAINTAIN HEALTHY, physically-sound COMPANION AND PERFORMANCE puppies WHO POSSESS delightful temperaments,outstanding personalities, high intelligence - AND OF COURSE WE PRAY FOR FABULOUS CONFORMATION! - WELL-SUITED FOR WHATEVER LIFE THEIR HUMAN FAMILIES may CHOOSE FOR THEM.  TOWARD THIS END, WE EXPLOIT ALL AVAILABLE RESOURCES; KEEP UP WITH RESEARCH AND ADVANCES IN  POODLE HEALTH, BREEDING OPTIONS, AND DISEASE PREVENTION; AND WE KEEP OUR PUPPY OWNERS UPDATED.


Our ultimate goal IS to assure that each and every PUPPY is placed in THE BEST AND MOST RESPONSIBLE HOME POSSIBLE FOR HIS TEMPERAMENT AND PERSONALITY, WHERE HE WILL BE loved, trained, exercised, and appreciated as a BELOVED member of the family.  

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