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 five+  YEARS, BARNEY HAS CHARMED AND DELIGHTED US WITH HIS OUTGOING PERSONALITY, AMAZING ABILITIES, ANTICS AND PRANKS....AND WHAT AN AMAZING LOVING NATURE!   IN FACT, 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.  YOUNGEST OF THE GROUP IS SIENA HEART’S DESIRE, “SIENA”, A VERY SPECIAL PUPPY FROM OUR RECENT BARNEY X SACHA LITTER WHO SHARES HER MOTHER’S STRUCTURE AND CONFIDENCE, HER FATHER’S sense of humor AND TEMPERAMENT, AND THE BEAUTY OF BOTH PARENTS.  WE CANNOT IMAGINE LIFE WITHOUT ANY one OF THEM.


AFTER BARNEY’S FIRST OBEDIENCE CLASSES I WAS HOOKED ON PERFORMANCE SPORTS WITH HIM.   AN  AMAZING BOND HAS DEVELOPED AS WE WORK TOGETHER, AND WE HAVE SINCE PROGRESSED THROUGH ADVANCED OBEDIENCE AND AGILITY AS WELL AS RALLY 0.  NOW THAT WE’VE STOPPED MOVING AROUND (TEXAS TO NC AND BACK) WE ARE FINALLY SETTLED AND ABLE TO FOCUS ON IMPROVEMENT WITH DREAMS OF FUTURE COMPETITION.









SACHA AND BARNEY HAVE PRODUCED TWO LITTERS; Summer and Barney have produced one litter, all ADORABLE, ROBUSTLY HEALTHY, HAPPY, INTELLIGENT PUPPIES.  Summer’s second litter is expected in October 2013.  After producing 24 pups, SACHA IS RETIRED FROM BREEDING AND ENJOYING LIFE ON THE AGILITY FIELD, where she has already earned several titles.


APPROPRIATE testing HAS BEEN completed, with results available on the OFA website, and their  DNA IS REGISTERED WITH AKC.  THEY have also been DNA tested for coloR.  ALL are BBeeDD with hidden black, AND NONE CARRIES BROWN, MEANING THEIR PUPS WILL BE shades of red and apricot WITH black points and an occasional cream.


I OWE AN ENORMOUS debt of gratitude and my sincerest appreciation to MY dear FRIEND, Lori Horst, of harmony HUNTING PUDELS.  Thank you, Lori, for your KNOWLEDGEABLE and UNSELFISH mentorship. 





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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