I am committed to raising only exceptional puppies with as much health and genetic testing on the parents as vet science can offer. (Never be fooled into believing that a breeder doesn't health test because they "study the lines" or "we don't get health issues"- that's code for " I don't want to cut into profits"!!!) We cannot guarantee everything, but lessening the incidence is the least we can do as responsible breeders. I feel it is wrong to breed dogs in an overpopulated environment unless you are providing a far superior dog to one you could find in the pound or from a backyard breeder. I take breeding very seriously, and make my choices based on health, temperament, and structural soundness. My puppies are more expensive than some, less so than others. The difference between my pups and that ball of fluff in the pet store may be slight at 8 weeks; but at 2, 5, 8, and 12 years the difference will be patently clear. Beautiful, long lived dogs with stable, biddable temperaments, free of health problems, and properly socialized are the special pets families reminisce about long after they are gone. Those are the type of poodles I am proud to breed. I hope you will welcome a Spirit poodle into your life, as I am excited to add you to our family!
I'm Jennifer Anderson, NCMG, and thanks for looking at my website! I currently own Paws At Your Door Mobile Grooming, offering exceptional grooming by a Certified Master Groomer to the picky/busy client. I am currently taking new clients (612)499-0399. I also am the director/instructor at the Rio Gran School of Pet Grooming, teaching a state liscensed curriculum to a select group of students two days per week.
If you have followed our kennel for the last 10 years, you will know that we have moved alot. We have been settled here in Apple Valley, MN since 2008. Prior to that, I was an instructor at the Paragon School of Pet Grooming in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where our first litter was born and raised. I worked with professional handler Jennifer Dege in 2007. I had a great time taking care of 20+ dogs in the kennel, travelling to shows, evaluating puppies, and grooming gorgeous show dogs. From 2004- 2006, I was living in Anchorage, Alaska. I was living a dream of having my own grooming salon, Canine Design Pet Spa, which I started from the ground up. Business grew exponentially, and I was blessed to be so successful, but Anchorage was too cold for me! So I sold the business, and after all those moves, we are happy right where we are!
I have worked in grooming salons since I was 16 years old, and have always looked forward to going to work. I find grooming to be a great outlet for my creativity and art. Scissoring is truly just sculpturing fur. Through the years, I always admired the standard poodles for their stable temperments in a stressful environment. Young or old, they all behaved with dignity, grace, and sensibility. I did not see this exhibited in other breeds. So I decided a poodle was for me, and started researching for a good breeder. Having seen the heartache and (let's be honest) hideousness of puppymill and backyard bred poodles, I decided to spend the big bucks on a health tested, champion bred dog. I found my first dog, Fancy, and a retired show pup was mine! Her exceptional temperment, eagerness to learn, beauty, and loving nature hooked me on standards for life! After that, I got the show bug, and the rest is history. I still have much to learn, and I always look forward to the next dog show. I love meeting and talking with other poodle people, and also new people who are interested in the breed. I could "talk poodle"all day!
Call me anytime at (612) 499-0399 or send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you would like to see Spirit & Vintage Poodles in action check out my calendar below and I'll see you at a dog show!