News, fresh off the Farm

In Canada, Cannabis possession became legal across the country, and in Ontario it can be consumed anywhere that tobacco consumption is permitted. After some discussion here, we are re-stating our previous policy here at The Poodle Farm.
No smoking, no vaping, no cannabis anywhere on our property.
We had been lenient allowing smoking tobacco in your vehicle in the parking area, but we continued to find the occasional cigarette butt. Unfortunately it appears that cannabis and cannabis edibles are far more attractive to dogs than stinky cigarette butts, and we are unwilling to risk anyone finding and swallowing something that fell out of someone's pocket by accident. Notices will be posted, please be respectful of others. Thank you.

The experience having Pynk go into heat with a young intact male (Bazyl) in the house is something we had hoped to avoid. And something that we won't be repeating. Fortunately medical technology has improved, and Pynk had the latest laparoscopic techniques employed. The recovery is far better, she is already happy and enthusiastic. Laparoscopic surgery, also called minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bandaid surgery, or keyhole surgery, is a modern surgical technique in which operations are performed through small incisions (usually 0.5–1.5 cm) elsewhere in the body. As long as her hair grows back.

Coming Attractions

Judging Change Notice: The Working Class round in the November trial will be judged by Sarah Hughes in lieu of the advertised Debby DaCosta in the Premium. This at the request of many of the competitors, and with the approval of CARO. Thank you to Sarah for accommodating the request, and staying a little later than she planned.

This trial is F-U-double-L FULL. We won't be accepting any more entries, we probably won't be having any extra runs, and we will likely be moving up the start time to 8am. Watch the confirmations coming out this week for all changes and announcements. Sarah Hughes is here to Judge, and the fact that it will be the 90th birthday celebration for Mickey Mouse, getting a Q isn't mickey mouse. Unless you have your ears on.

We are working on our schedule for 2019, both with CARO and clubs holding CKC Obedience, Rally and Agility trials. Once we have more details, you will be able to Read More about the CARO schedule, and See More about the expanding CKC schedule. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and the Clubs in 2018.


Building unique tailored versions of our training and conditioning products is a speciality of ours. Most of our equipment is finished to order, which gives you the opportunity to select colours, finishes and sizes.

short travel plank

I had a request to make a special 3' travel plank. On one side a carpet surface to work on nice square front stands and sits. An essential skill in Rally, Obedience and it just looks good and shows great handling skill.

short travel plank

On the other side a slatted, non-slip surface for stopped contacts, backing up skills, and handy for getting in and out of the van. I love doing these sorts of things too, eMail me and we can discuss your needs.

{P.S. - The customer who made the special request just happened to score two HITs at the Poodle Club of Canada Obedience trials recently completed here at The Poodle Farm.}

Health & Lifestyle

The Bazyl Song
(sung to an old Jim Croce tune)

And it's bad, bad Bazyl Brown
The baddest poodle in the whole damned town
Hungrier than old King Kong,
And keener than a junk yard dog.

Roxanne is next here on the 20th of November for canine chiro. More info, including appointment booking. Kathy will be available the same day for massage therapy, and I am told she is also trimming toe nails too. Check with Debby on Facebook for appointment info.

Michaela is here nearly every Wednesday from late afternoon to late evening. Some of her students have been achieving their training goals, and there are time slots available for new students who wish to get some of the best instruction in heeling.


Thanks to everyone for making the PCC trials a success in 2018.

P2 Utility Q

The Poodle Club of Canada completed their second CKC Obedience & Rally trials of 2018, results are already available on canuckdogs. I was kept pretty busy as chief cook and trial secretary, but managed to break out the camera late on Sunday to capture P2 getting a rare Q in Utility.

A little early for Halloween, but Zombie was out!

Zombie & Tracey

The October CARO trial is wrapped up, pictures and results are now available. There was a huge turnout for the upper classes, don't think we have ever had so many dogs compete in Versatility/Excellent before. Results and reporting.


Black & Blue

Poodle Poetry

Some poodles are blue,
some poodles are black,
Pynk came in heat,
Bazyl nearly blew his stack!

Pynky & the Brain

Pynky & The Brain

Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?

I think so Brain, but Sally Ann Chic shows better taste, and is less filling.

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