My name is Heidi Fowler. My passion for poodles started back when I was ten years old. I grew up with animals (cows, goats, pigs, chickens, cats and dogs) but was never able to get too close to many of them because of allergies. That changed however when my parents bought me my first miniature poodle. She was the first pet that I could have near me that didn't land me in the E.R. And so, I had her with me all of the time. I realized right away how smart she was and how easy she was to train. As I grew older I knew that one day I would like to own a standard poodle, and now I own seven! My standards are everything that my miniature was with one added bonus. From my experience with dogs I have found the smaller the dog the 'snappier' they tend to be. They generally prefer adults to children as little ones tend to be a bit more threatening to them. The larger the poodle, I have found, is more patient and protective of children. This is a huge plus to me as I have young children and very young nieces and nephews. I am never afraid for my standards to be around them. I live on ten acres out in the "country" in Melody Hills, Southern California with my husband, Brian and three of my five children. Our two oldest have grown and moved out but our family has grown as we added our standards. Please check out our gallery photos which includes all members of both our human and canine members.
We believe that God put animals here for us and that we should respect them. Although our human family members will always come before our canine ones, we make sure that our dogs receive the best. Healthy food, treats, a clean place to live, grooming, toys to play with and exercise both their bodies and minds, health care, training and of course tons of love, time and attention. We believe that each dog, just like humans are born with a unique personality and yes, talents. Our goal as breeders is to strive to produce healthy, happy, handsome standard poodle puppies with wonderful temperaments. This is why our adult dogs are health tested. They are from well researched lines. Our puppies are socialized from birth with both people and other dogs. They are played with, groomed and cared for from an early age. Our puppies are whelped and raised in our home to insure a clean, healthy start in life. All of this produces wonderful standard poodle puppies and is why in every Heidi's Poodles litter a star is born!
Standard Poodles have become very popular these days, and for good reason! Poodles are excellent companions. They are beautiful, intelligent and athletic creatures who have been stealing the hearts of dog lovers for hundreds of years. Standard poodles are wonderful with children too. They are extremely patient and tolerant of little hands. Standards also tend to hover close by children, keeping an alert eye on them. They are loyal to their people no matter the age. Due to their good nature and trainability, poodles are often used for service and therapy dogs
Another plus is that most people who have allergies to animals can tolerate the hair of poodles. They make perfect pets to the majority of allergy sufferers. Due to the poodle’s tight, curly coat they retain their hair and dander. Canine hair and dander are the foremost causes of allergies in people. If you have allergies to animals a poodle could be the dog for you. However, please remember that some animal allergies are related to skin and saliva instead of hair. If you are not sure which allergen is triggering a reaction in you, please see your doctor for testing or visit the home of someone who owns a poodle before purchasing one of your own.
Poodles are very trainable and highly intelligent. They have earned fame throughout time as a result of their ability to quickly learn new skills. They are unbelievable problem solvers and will never cease to amaze you with their brilliance.
Besides making spectacular pets, standard poodles are known for their beauty and grace. They are the center of attention when simply walked down the street, so it’s no surprise that they continue to turn heads in the show ring, are used in high fashion photography and as actors on stage. But their fame does not end with their beauty. The intelligence, athleticism and build of poodles make them perfect for agility course, fly ball and other competitive events. No doubt the poodle breed has been known to steal the show wherever they compete!
The poodle has inborn instincts to retrieve. This skill coupled with their almost waterproof coat and powerful, innate ability to swim land them at the top of the list of desired hunting dogs. Poodles are and have been used since the beginning of the breed as waterfowl retrievers.
Poodles are all around beautiful, strong, athletic, intelligent dogs that turn heads wherever they go. If you have any questions about poodles please feel free to contact me.