Ellie's puppies.

The one who started it all

Alli came to us serendipitously. She was the answer to a prayer at a time when I needed someone to lean on. Little did I realize how amazing a poodle can be when it comes to providing a therapeutic paw!

I was fortunate to have purchased her from a wonderful woman in Florida. She had bred a one-and-only litter with her pet Zoey and a breeder’s stud dog. The stud came from a significant Piccadilly influence, with CH King Champagne’s Taste being her maternal grandfather. The litter was from hip and eye-certified parents. All the pups were clean, well-cared for and dearly loved. That was good enough for me.

As Alli grew, it became clear to me (someone who had bred and shown dogs and livestock all of my life) that Alli was a beautiful canine. I had her evaluated by a breeder/handler and was thrilled to hear she was sound enough, pretty enough, and enough of a representative of the breed standard that puppies could be in our future!

After completing all of Alli’s testing (hips, eyes, SA, Vonwilibrand’s Disease, Neonatal Encephalopathy), we looked for a suitable mate. We were lucky to make a connection with Dr. Christine Scruggs, the founder of Tivin Standard Poodles. We bred two litters with Tiven Boys (see Puppies) with an exceptional outcome. Alli retired from breeding in 2013 and lived out her years as the matriarch of Wool ‘n Wind. She spent her days working in many venues as our lead therapy dog and was requested by name at several area nursing homes, libraries, and schools. She was a great source of support to area students when we were called to provide grief counseling following a tragic event affecting one of our school communities.

Alli lived up to her name every day!

Alli poodle kisses
Wool 'n Wind Alli doing therapy work
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