In July of 2017 we moved a horse, 14 dogs, 2 cats, all of our furniture from Yoncalla OR to Wheatland WY. We are closer
to our sons. I do plan to continue showing and competing with the dogs. We will have a litter occasionally.
This summer has been busy unpacking, fencing, building a barn for the horse, etc. We have also planted several new trees.
We are looking forward to celebrating our first Christmas in WY.
Wheatland is an hour north of Cheyenne Wy.
Minarets started out in 1968 with a German Shepherd Dog. We had just gotten married and my husband was
stationed at the Minarets Ranger station in the Minarets Mountains in California. We showed the shepherds in obedience
and loved them dearly. Then I discovered the standard poodle. We started out with Minarets Charca Negra CD.
When it was time to put her into pattern, I met Janet Blannin at Palmares Kennels. Janet began by helping me, became
a very wonderful friend and mentor, and my traveling companion at shows. I show the dogs in breed and obedience.
I started showing in rally obedience at the July shows in Portland in 2007. It is a fun activity for both the dog and
the handler. Visitations and demos are a venue that I really enjoy. Having puppies has meant that I have met and
been able to get to know a lot of dog lovers all over the country. The dogs live in the house with us. In the
winter the toys use the standards as heated beds. Our sons also enjoy dogs. Robert has his favorite poodles when
he is home but his true love is the pomeranian. He has a toy poodle and a pomeranian living with him in Wyoming.
Erik has a standard poodle and a collie that was one of his foster dogs from the Austin area rescue. He has gotten involved
in Sheltie rescue in Austin, TX and often has an extra dog sharing his house.
My husband is a retired forester and we have trees!!! I take the puppies that I keep and any pups that are here after
they are 3 months to puppy class. We are using clicker training and they love it. Besides the animals, my husband
and I worked as EMT-I's with our local ambulance service. We retired with our move to WY. I am always willing to talk
to anyone who is interested in poodles.