Welcome to the home of Cinnfully Sweet Standard Poodles. We are a small kennel, located in the gold country of Northern California, a short drive from beautiful San Francisco and Lake Tahoe. We breed and and raise red standard poodle puppies. Our focus is on health and companionship, with the goal to improve the breed, but also to breed sweet pups with temperaments calm enough and suitable for service and therapy dog certification. We try to do this through extensive health testing of our breeding dams and sires, early and extensive socialization of our puppies using the *Puppy Culture program, and only breeding our bitches and studs to those kennels who uphold our high standards and do their best to better the breed structure and temperament. Our puppies are born in our home, in their own personal puppy room, (which by the way is right off our great room and kitchen, in the heart of our home) and we are there for the entire whelping process. When the puppies are old enough, they are exposed to any and all sights, smells and sounds that are needed to properly socialize a puppy. One of our goals is for each and every puppy to meet at least 50 different people before they even go to their forever homes. Plus our research has brought us to the realization that over vaccination and early spay and neuter could be shortening the lives of our beloved canines. Therefore we encourage a minimal vaccine protocol and do not encourage spay and neuter until after our beautiful puppies are fully grown. We hope you enjoy exploring our web pages and drop downs that follow, and as you can tell, we are transparent in every aspect of our raising and socialization of these precious puppies. Through pictures, videos, and our 'closed-private' FB group (where we post at least one video each and every day of every litters life here at our poodle plantation), and personal visits you can fully see each and every aspect of our breeding program. Now how many breeders can say that.
RED STANDARD POODLE HISTORY
Where it all began
Now for a wee bit of “red” standard poodle history.
Before 1980 there were no red standard poodles. Yes there were reds in the miniature and toy varieties but not the standard size. In the standards there were Apricots. I was not there but I have I spoken to Ester (minarets poodles, good friend of Janet Blannin who was *Palmares poodles) and the history I have researched from poodle pedigree and hearing from other breeders is that Palmares and Shangri-La thought that Red would be a great addition to the standard poodle color selection.
First and foremost I must mention that my wonderful matriarch Larue, who is 7 short generations away from what some consider the beginning of the red standard poodle, owes much of her beauty, especially her long stunning poodle face, to Janet Blannin who bred Larue’s mother Paris and the generations behind her all the way back to “Rusty” AKA Palmares E Pluribus Unum the red male miniature poodle who brought the wonderful RED color to the standards . I feel Janet made the greatest impact on the red standard poodles as we know them today.
Following are a few kennels that have made a mark on the red standard poodle.
Palmares Kennel. Janet Blannin who was Key in the development of the Red color in the standard poodle size passed away 02-15-16. Although the Palmares name lives on.
Shangri-la kennel. Ilse Kong passed away in October of 2005.
Majestic kennel. Joan Mistkowski started with Shangri-la reds. She passed away in 2009, her daughter took over the kennel and she too passed away in 2009
Minarets poodles. Ester Underkofler still breeds, shows, and titles her poodles in among other things agility and obedience proving that standards are more than pretty faces.
Leatherstocking kennel. Barbara and Stratfod Deitch were successful in breeding top show quality standard poodles as well as therapy dogs.
At this time there are many breeders trying to breed the ever beautiful deep red standard poodles that are conformationally sound enough to show, sweet enough to be therapy dogs, and smart enough to be hunters. I would like to think that my small kennel will do all that and more.
These pups are handled with love, exposed to family life, know what it’s like to be ‘clean’ even while still in the whelping box, fed super foods, touched with care and gentleness.