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Wagontales latest puppy at 5 wks old.
|Attention please!!! My
puppies have an approved home before they are even conceived. Poodles pictured on this site are not
One hobby of mine (it became ours
in short order) is breeding and raising toy poodles. My
husband says "they are easier to raise than children
and they don't talk back." We get a lot of
compliments on our "toys" especially on their
Most people think that small dogs are
yappy and crabby. We maintain attitudes like these are
the owners fault. They thought it was "cute"
and let them get away with it. Our cure for "yappy"
here is the water hose. I have learned to be a pretty
good shot with it. I have to laugh though at our "Keeper" (Mr. male here) he figured out the best place for him to
be when the hose came out is at our feet!
We have a kennel name "Wagontale"
it is a name only to identify our poodles, we do not have
a kennel. I had planned on showing my poodles but an
injury in 1995 made that impossible. Now I must settle
for casually enjoying my pets and raising an occasional
Raising a litter is one of the most
pleasurable past times I have ever experienced. We love
watching them grow and play. The joy of seeing some happy
face carrying their new baby home is just out of this
I do a breeding when I have an order
for a puppy with a deposit which is refundable only if I
do not fulfill that order. Obviously with this approach
there are relatively few breeding's done here. When most
people decide to bring a pet into a family they want it
right away. This leaves them vulnerable to puppy mills and across the border purchases
|I do NOT mean to imply that USA puppies
are undesirable. What I am saying is there are
outlets near our border crossing who sell puppies
at $300. to $350.00 with "blue slips"....
When people buy like this they are rarely
concerned about registrations. BUT ... when they
are ...they soon find out those "blue slips"
mean very little in Canada and it is unlikely
they will ever get their pets registered!
There is an outlet for puppies here in Thunder
Bay and it has been the subject of some rather disgusting
reports. Quite a few of them actually hit the local newspapers. On one occasion one person who was going to
adopt the second puppy from a litter called me to
apologize but said she decided to "rescue" a
puppy from a very undesirable situation. She said she
wanted to take them all, they were so pitiful, but she
had to be reasonable. Of course, I wished her the best of
luck and assured her I would not have a problem placing
my puppy. I was expecting it but still felt badly for the
lady when she called back a few weeks later with her sad
news. The puppy lost it's battle for life even after
hundreds of dollars in Veterinary care. This particular
puppy was purchased from the above mentioned outlet for
puppies here in the Thunder Bay area, and it is still in
operation after two or three more similar instances have
come to light.
A Wagontale puppy, leaves here with up to date
vaccinations, and a health certificate signed by our veterinarian, as well as a week and more supply of puppy
food. (BTW they also have a head start on potty training
too) The new parents are encouraged to keep in touch,
even if it is just to brag about their new baby. Also, I
call back when the next litter is born to be sure all is
well with the latest adoption. This is anywhere from a
year to a year and a half from the adoption date. There
never has been an instance, but the intention is to
ensure there is no need for a replacement.
I would never try to lift a pee smell with
anything that has ammonia in it, I have learned
from experience that ammonia only enhances the odour.
I have found a fantastic product to remove "pee door". It does not mask.... it
and eliminates AND it is environmentally friendly.
The pleasant orange scent it leaves behind
actually discourages flies and most insects
We purchased a gallon in 1995 for around $100.00.
There were no other sizes at the time but we had
great faith in the person who recommended it to
us. Now there are other options from about 8oz
size and up.
We have been using that gallon on our asphalt
driveway.... which they use exclusively winter
and summer and we still have 1/4 gallon left. So
though it was a lot for us to put out at the time
it was not expensive in the long run.
It is called Orange TKO and it
is made in Canada
TKO Industries International
4015 23rd Street N.E.
Calgary Alberta TZE 6T3
All the people persons
are giving awards from their pages we Wagontale poodles
deserve to have one too.
We went together as a group to our people person
and told her we wanted an award
of our very own
to give to those sites we do ourselves appreciate.
This is our award!
please apply for it
so we can prove we were right.
We is proud to display the following AWARD WINNERS
do you know
"What is the
difference between a man
and a poodle on your doorstep?"
you will find answer after leaving your
in our guest book!