Black Male puppy in Colorado needs home!

I have been chatting with a lovely breeder in Colorado for a few weeks.  Her name is Sandra Stuerke and she seems wonderful.  She only breeds rarely, I believe this is only her second litter, so she doesn’t maintain a website and have a network of puppy buyers like me.  I’m always looking for good breeders to send people to, especially in locations where I have previously lived and have a lot of puppy owners.  My wonderful puppy owners refer folks to me and most of the time I do not have any babies.  Anyway, Sandra contacted me because Robin, who has Lapa from a previous litter of ours, trains with her.  Robin knows I have families who follow this blog looking for awesome dogs and Sandra has one puppy left from her last litter that she needs a great home for.  Here is some information about this boy, his parents, and the type of home Sandra is looking to adopt him.

“Lincoln” was born Sept 3rd, so he is 12 weeks old.  Here is the information Sandra sent me about Lincoln.

“Lincoln” as I call Pup #1 is an absolutely delightful boy.  He learns faster than all of his litter mates, he solicits attention from me more than the other pups, is goofy, fun, plays with his mom and is very handsome.   He has been introduced to agility tunnels and wobble boards and cant wait to get to them when he plays in the yard.  He has the potential to be a very good working dog and therapy dog.  Though definitely not limited to those.  I would love to see him in a performance sports.
He should excel as an only child or with an older “sibling”.  A companion home is fine, though I would love for him to have the opportunity to use his brain by either competing in dog sports , therapy work and/or training for fun!   Most importantly, he needs to be in a home that values the relationship and uses only positive methods of training.  His purchase price is $1500.00

I have the puppies’ mom, Truly, and grandmother, Evita, as well as a neutered male, Rhys. Truly is an AKC Champion, Ch. Sandu’s Truly A Slice Of Heaven and is working on her UKC Championship.  She has an agility title in UKC.  She will be starting her AKC agility career this year.  Her mother,  Evita, has her UKC Championship, earned 4 UKC agility titiles and 12 AKC agility titles!  The stud dog, George is Am., Br., Mx., Ch. Of Americas Ch. Ridgewood’s Shinig Star,  has 6 performance titles and his CGC.  He is living in Atlanta with his mom.   All of my poodles start their lives with me, by learning how to learn, using clicker training and being rewarded for good behaviors.

Ch. Ridgewood’s Shinig Star- SIRE

Ch. Sandu’s Truly A Slice Of Heaven – DAM

Lincoln- 8 weeks old.


Lincoln- 12 weeks old.  Handsome boy!

If you would like a Black male puppy from multi-titled parents who will be smart and stunning, talk to Sandra.  I’m thinking someone is going to get a great boy!!!  – Sandra’s email and the best way to contact her.




Moving Day! Jazz and River pups

It’s moving day!  We are now big and strong enough to leave the bedroom.  They can now see and hear, so it is important for them to be surrounded by lots of activity and noise.  I’ve moved them into the living room.  Here is a 6 minute video of the entire process.

Jazz is not going to be happy sleeping in the living room, but we all must make some sacrifices for the greater good!


Jill - December 6, 2013 - 3:46 pm

Wow! Those cuties look like so much work! The puppies are beautiful.

Teresa - December 6, 2013 - 10:43 pm

How Beautiful…cant wait

Lina- 5 month old Mini Poodle update

Time flies when you are a busy mom to both dogs and kids.  Between the births, birthdays, and holidays I am having a hard time seeing what I am accomplishing.  I KNOW I am working my butt off, but time is slipping by and I don’t ‘feel’ like I am getting much done.  Anyway, most adults have been here at one point in their life or another, not whining just reflecting.

I did manage to take Lina in for a professional groom today at House of Grooming, owned by Kathryn of Aurak Poodles.  It had been 6 weeks and the hair was getting out of control.  She is a hair growing machine, let me tell ya.  We talked about her size, and if she would be tall enough to show as a puppy and do anything in AKC.  Kathryn said she would wicket her after her groom and we could know for sure where she stands (pun intended).  Turns out my tiny baby is 11 inches tall at 5 months.  Kathryn has a female puppy 2 weeks older and Lina’s cousin.  She is 1.5 inches taller.  I don’t know how fast the line matures, but her mom was small, so there is a good chance she won’t grown a lot more.  We will see if she can compete in AKC, where they like the Mini’s to be near the top of the Standard (near 15 inches).  First I will tackle UKC for some show experience in January.

Here are a few photos I took after we arrived home.  No help to distract her, she wanted to be right under my feet… and no real stack photos, just some running around the circle watching the birds and squirrels.

That tongue kills me!

Her favorite spot in the computer area.  Hard work getting groomed. :)



Jazz and River babies – 2 weeks old with photos

Wow, what a busy Thanksgiving.  I hope everyone had a great holiday.  I know we enjoyed our time as a family here at home.  Generally we are rushing around, but with such young puppies we were forced to stay home and simply relax.  I found it refreshing.  I did groom up Mica, Lina, and Jazz.  Poor River was left out, but the thought of doing yet another dog had me a little sick to my stomach.  I’ll get him done this week and hopefully grab a few photos of him to share here on the blog.  The dad can’t always be left out!


I snapped a few photos of Jazz after her groom last week.  I think she looks really good for the number of babies she is feeding.  She could use a few pounds, but that will come once the pups start eating some solids.  At least we do not have to worry about mastitis!  She is putting down the food and is enjoying her expanded food selection.  The sheer number of eggs and 3 lb cottage cheese buckets I am going though is incredible!!

Jazz says: “Yes, I am insanely cute and a talented Mom!”

The puppies are growing like WEEDS!  All are fat, happy, sleeping well, and enjoying human contact.  They are getting really really cuddly!!  Over half the litter have their eyes open and the others are getting there.  I think by tomorrow everyone will be able to glimpse this great world of ours.  I’ve tied ribbon around them for this photo shoot so I could tell which puppy I had photographed and make sure I had everyone.  It can get confusing with you have 11 solid black puppies!!



CORD – Male


DUET- Female




MELODY – Female








TEMPO – Male


TRILL- Female




I took this photo last week.  I wasn’t particularly happy with the background BUT I figured it was cute enough to share here.

I hope to post some video tomorrow.  I’ve taken a fair bit over the week.


Tiffany - December 2, 2013 - 2:04 pm

Absolutely precious!!! Loving their silky wavy coats! And Jazz is a doll! She looks fabulous and so cute!!

julie - December 2, 2013 - 5:55 pm

Thank you! Made my day. :-) Jazz looks great and the puppies are so fat and glossy! I love the box of puppies!!

Video: Jazz X River babies

There are good days and bad days being a breeder.  Today was a good one.


Lynda & poodle boys Tibby & Boudro - November 22, 2013 - 5:51 pm

Lots of puppy love! So sweet!! Thank you Becky for sharing the delight with us standard poodle lovers!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Heather Pressgrove - November 22, 2013 - 6:12 pm

How sweet! Thanks for the video! Hopefully Jazz will be more comfortable after her hair cut.

Sally Tompkins - November 22, 2013 - 6:18 pm

so cute! Thanks for sharing this!

Courtney - November 22, 2013 - 7:17 pm

Looks like they are getting fat little tummies! So cute!

Tiffany - November 23, 2013 - 4:48 pm

So precious!! Fun to see the wave in the puppies coats! Thanks for sharing!

Summer - November 29, 2013 - 12:48 am

They’re just so darned cute!

sherri h - December 2, 2013 - 2:11 am

Wow! I haven’t checked out the poodle blog for a while. You have been busy woman! A new Standard puppy for you and new babies for Jazz! Did some catching up. The mini is a cutie pie, Mica is awesome and the puppies, too cute. Can’t believe that just over 20 months ago Zane and his siblings were that small and we were waiting anxiously to find out which pup would be coming home with us. I envy the anticipation the soon to be poodle puppy owners are enjoying. Fun times ahead following their progress.