My name is Janet and we have 2 Standards in our family. Our boy is 8-1/2 years old and cream in color. Our newest addition to our family hails from Nova Scotia. She is months and a gorgeous blue in color. Our little girl comes from a famous Canadians daughter, Dawn Messers -Attis. Dawn is 77 years old and has been breeding, showing and judging for 40 years. Dawn's Father was Don Messer a great fiddler who had his own radio and TV show back in the 50's/60's. As for our boy, he comes from Ontario. When we put our deposit we had asked for a blue poodle. She interviewed us, including the kids who were still at home. Everything went fine till we received the first email with pictures. He was cream not blue. So we corresponded back and forth about the color. Finally when pups were able to have visitors, my husband and I went for a visit. She then explained to us that "THIS" pup suited our family. None of the blues did.........My husband and I were just a wee bit shocked. We were going to think about it, but in the end, at 3 months old, we brought home our boy and TRUE to the breeders word, he did suit our family and then some. He is the best ! He makes us laugh every day and is terribly spoiled.
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Hi Lily - He gets a little overwhelmed with her energy at times, but for the most part I think it was a good move to get a puppy. He's perked up a bit, not that he's not busy anyways :-) . The cutest, though, is when he lies down and plays with her . He also likes to tease her by bringing her toys and standing over her. After her bouncing around him, he eventually drops it. It's so adorable to watch. So, all is good.
Originally Posted by lily cd re
Hi Janet, welcome to PF. I have one standard now, but am thinking about adding another next year. How are you finding your boy likes the puppy?
Originally Posted by sarahmurphy
thinking about it, I put a 6 ft leash looped around my waist and clipped Spike to the end of it and kept him absolutely, literally, attached to me for a while. He was probably 4-5 months old, and I did it again at about 8 months. I'll do it again if needed, and I do it when I need to know where he is, what he is doing, and I need him to be quiet. It's not "easy" to go through your day with a puppy attached to you, but it's a lot easier than dealing with the noise and mess of one that's running his or her own show!.
They sure do :-) and boy don't I love potty training NOT !! But seriously, our puppy is a gem. I'm glad we made the decision to get another one. Your pictures of Russell are beautiful - I love how he was groomed. I've only had the traditional cut once, but since we live on 5 acres, and surrounded by water, I found it impossible to keep him clean. Where Bart can find mud, he plays. So now, I keep him in somewhat of the puppy clip - much easier to clean him up after playing.
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Welcome to PF Janet! Wow, there are a lot of Canadians here! You guys could have a really great poodle party! I'm jealous LOL!
Double 'WOW' to the Hubby.....You know men think their trucks are a Sacred place !!!!
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