News, fresh off the Farm

Bazyl's first conformation show

Bazyl went to a conformation show for the first time. It was a good experience for him, having to go through all the extra grooming and handling with unfamiliar people. Bucket list box checked. Let's move on.

I finally went to the dogs. After a drastic reduction in signal quality with Bell, and a month long wait for Network Support to say that the restoration is not in the cards, I switched to Fido. Same price, same data plan, more features. Best of all, I have 3 bars of LTE at 33Mbps - not 3 bars of 3G at 1.3Mbps. Lots of you have complained to us about Bell service here, Bell even acknowledges a large number of service complaints. The bark isn't working, so it is time to take a bite out of their business.

Coming Attractions

The CKC Agility, Obedience and Rally-Obedience schedule of Trials to be held at The Poodle Farm in 2019 has been approved by CKC. In addition to the Poodle Club of Canada, we are happy to have been selected as a host venue for the Poodle Club of Ontario for Rally & Obedience Trials this year. That means more dates, and more opportunities for people to trial here. Finding dates in a crowded CKC Calendar was a challenge, but it all worked out. See the NEW 2019 CKC Calendar.

We have our first CARO Trial approval for 2019, Sunday January 20. We will be joined by Lorraine Purnell as Judge, and will be featuring 4 rounds of Working Class with 2 Judges - lots of opportunity to get "Pass" grades. This trial is now officially CLOSED - FULL. Yes, there are lots of people coming for the first trial of the year. All the Details...


Christmas idea

We have a beautifully crafted gift certificate for services here at The Poodle Farm. It can be delivered electronically so you can print it yourself, or printed on stiff cardstock here and picked up or even sent by Canada Post. We can make it redeemable for what suits the lucky recipient's needs - classes, privates or CARO runs.

Use the Contact Form if you are in need of a welcome gift for any occasion.

Health & Lifestyle

I know it is past New Years Day, but every year on the 1st of January I listen to people talk about "cures" for a hangover. It isn't a secret that I have tried many of them, and not just on the first day of the year. There is no cure, but if you really truly want to feel better here is my tried and tested suggestion. Orange Popsicles®. Yes, that delicious frozen summer treat. They are cold, have lots of water to rehydrate, sugar for energy, and they contain real Orange juice so there is some Vitamin C. Remember this for next year.

Roxanne is here on January 22, and I have the schedule for the first half of 2019 updated. Kathy will be here too, same day for massage and nail trimming. More info.

Michaela is back nearly every Wednesday. There are openings in the early afternoon and early evening, use the Contact Form for availability.


We were the venue for the PCC Scent Detection sanction match on January 12, and everything worked out well. Thanks to Jane Book for coming to Judge, and for all the entrants who braved the cold to try their hand at Scent. It was quite the learning experience, and valuable lessons were learned as we strive to get a CKC registered Trial approved for later this year.

Switch & Bonnie

The November CARO trial is wrapped up, pictures and results are now available. There was a huge turnout for everything! Results and reporting. This concludes our 2018 CARO season. Thanks to everyone who came out to Judge, compete and help out. We hope to see you all again in 2019.

We are working on our CARO schedule for 2019. Once we have more details, you will be able to Read More about the CARO schedule.


Black & Blue

Poodle Poetry

Some poodles are blue,
some poodles are black,
Time runs one way,
there is no going back.

Pynky & the Brain

Pynky & The Brain

Are you pondering what I'm pondering Pynky?

I think so Brain, but five miniature poodles wouldn't make such a clatter.

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