Horizon Poodles

About

Horizon Poodles is a small, home-based kennel in Northern Minnesota.  I have been breeding healthy, happy, home-raised Miniature Poodles for conformation, obedience, agility, and companionship since 1998.  As a Veterinary Technician at Duluth Veterinary Hospital, testing and temperment are of utmost importance to our breeding program. They can’t just look good and move well on the outside, they have to be sound on the inside too!!

I originally started working at a local kennel for a breeder of miniature poodles in 1992.  I never thought I would like poodles.  Like many people I had a pre-misconception about them as I had only met the backyard breeder versions that were poor quality and had terrible temperments.  Anne Seppo introduced me to a whole new world of not only poodles but the dog show world as well.  It didn’t take long before I was hooked, going to both American and Canadian shows on a regular basis, showing her dogs.  Soon after, I met Jennifer Dege of Refinne Poodles.  I had always loved the outline of her dogs and wanted to learn how to get them.  Lucky for me she was a willing teacher, she taught me how to look at the overall structure of the dog and groom to fit the poodle.  A very important tip by the way, and here we are 16 years later still going to dog shows together!!  She also volunteered  her professional handling skills to show Kaili for me when I got her to #1 in 2009 and wanted to keep her there, and now we are co-breeding dogs for my exclusive Horizon Poodle line.  I have completed, or have helped complete, multiple championships not only on my own dogs, but for Amity Kennels,  Acina Poodles, Red Star Kennels, CJ Frenchies, SnowedOn Cairns, and several other clients as well.  I have handled  all three varieties of poodles, samoyeds, french bulldogs, cairn terriers, chihuahuas, siberian huskies, tollers, pointers, and on a rare occasion a great dane(not an easy task!).  I still do handling for clients of poodles & other breeds, but our true focus has really turned to the Horizon Miniature Line.

As our logo says, we breed for “Quality, Type, & Soundness (of both mind and body)”. We have silver, blue, black and may on ocassion, have beige, silver beige, and white/Cream.  No red or apricot here, and absolutely NO party colors!

ANY TYPE OF DOODLE BREEDER NEED NOT INQUIRE!   We only breed purebred, well-tested, and well-loved poodles here!!!

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Upcoming Show Appearances

  • Westminster Kennel Club - Feb 15-16