Poodle Characteristics: " Best Dog Ever"
Intelligent * Strong * Good family companion * Sweet * Faithful * Beautiful * Healthy
Sophie will hopefully be our next mom! She was born April 2016 to Lily and Zar (see below) and although not shown, as we couldn't seem to maintain that coat out in the forest, she has been assessed by CKC conformation judges and is very sound in conformation and beauty. Her temperament is wonderful and she gets along well with people and other animals, and likes our cats!. During the following screening tests, she was patient and cooperative and did not struggle during radiographs or the eye exam. She just had her first heat in late May - early June, so it is likely we will breed her in early 2018.
Sophie is currently undergoing testing - as all our breeding dogs do - to ensure we continue to produce pups with good health, longevity, and wonderful personalities. Although she is just over a year, we already have cleared her eyes for inherited diseases with CERF and Dr. Brian Skorobahach, Ophthalmologist. The Orthopedic Foundation for Animals ((OFA))has cleared her for inherited Thyroid Disease, and Sebaceous Adenitis (an inherited skin disease often seen in poodles). They have to be 2 years old to be certified for Hip Dysplasia, but preliminary radiographs have been assessed as good. There is no reason to believe at her age there will be much change. We have submitted DNA to VetGen to check markers for Neonatal Encephalopathy ( an inherited neurological disease seen in poodles and a few other breeds), Von Willebrands Disease ( an inherited clotting disorder seen in many breeds), and coat colour.
Lilly is a cream + owned by Bruce + Pamela Rodger, Bragg Creek, Alberta
Zar is black BPIS Ch. Valmara's Thus Spoke Zarathustra,
co-owned by Marra Messinger ( Ontario) + Dr. Mary Catherine Rooney ( Calgary)
Zar is a Champion and Lilly is his country maiden who comes from a Champion lineage.