Not just a pretty face!
Standard Poodles were originally bred for water retrieval of birds, thus the reason for the show trim that is seen today in AKC conformation shows. It was not a 'pretty trim' but a functional trim which was done to allow the dog to move freely in the water, yet protect the vital organs and joints in the cold water. Drizzt is in the Continental show trim seen here, Drizzt himself is not a hunter but he is a therapy dog and visits nursing homes.
Today the Standard Poodle is still used as a retriever by some and is making a big comeback at field trials all over the US. Seger is seen here polishing his field skills. He is a beloved member of his family, yet this is no sissy dog. He hunts, he swims, and he follows the four-wheeler through the fields with the boys. MEN are you paying attention???
Handsome and talented!
Tucker ran his first 5k with me today. We finished 5th out of 104 people and he was the first doggie :)
"Tucker" 2012 Destiny pup and his human dad!
"Sabine" (Chauntae/Trevor '06) earns her Open Standard Agility title from the AKC !! (fall 2013)
O'Kaylyn Farms Poodles attend Paws and Play
We recently attended a fund raiser for the Venango County Humane Society at Oil Creek State Park in Oil City, PA. At this point we do not compete in agility but have a good time running the course. The organizers asked Kayla to tell everyone about herself, her dog and about agility and asked her to run the course for everyone to see, we had a great time and raised money for a great cause!
Jim even ran the course with Chauntae!
And Rommel from Andover, Ohio even showed
up to meet and greet!
O'Kaylyn Farms Attends Painted Trails Poodle Party
A good time was had by all!!!
Musical Chairs Poodle style! Can you pick out Jim and Destiny? She's the
one looking at mom taking the picture-mom get me outta here !
Winners Vicky & Griffin (Sierra & Chase 2011) attended the party and
showed them how it is done in the musical chairs competition-way to go team!!!
30 poodles were in attendance
Griffin and Leland having a good time
Destiny, Jim and Raina waiting for their turn at musical poodle chairs
McCabe (2011) in his new home
O'Kaylyn Farms First puppy Reunion 2013!!!
We had a great time at our first "puppy" reunion!