ALLI – Wool ‘n Wind’s She’s My Best Friend, CGC
It all started with Alli, who came to us serendipitously … she was the answer to a prayer at a time when I needed someone to lean on. Little did 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 listed as his 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 showed 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 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, is now retired and living out her years as the matriarch of Wool ‘n Wind, and is requested by name in many venues as our lead therapy dog.
EBBI – Wool ‘n Wind Frolic On The Ebb Tide
Ebbi is our first Wool ‘n Wind off spring to add to our breeding program. Ebbi is an agile, compassionate girl with a wonderful temperament for therapy work. After her health testing was complete, Ebbi had her first litter in June of 2015 in a mating to Dream Catcher’s Come Alive. This mating produced beautiful puppies, with two girls moving on to show ring. Ebbi had two more litters working with Alaman Standard Poodles, and again, offspring from each of these litters are or will be found in the show ring. Ebbi is now retired and continuing her role as a therapy dog working with youth with physically disabilities.
AMELIA – CH Wool ‘n Wind Eye of the Storm, CGC
Amelia is our Ebbi x Trace pup. She is currently working on her AKC championship. ‘Meli’ is a amazing girl with a very correct poodle coat (soft on the bottom and course on the top), but what makes this girl special is the personality she got from her daddy. Trace was a special boy with a heart the size of Texas. His disposition was the reason we were so drawn to him, and he lives on in his off spring. Amelia is a classic ‘Trace’ baby who simply lives to love!
LYDIA – CH Alaman’s Sailing Off the Wind
Lydia is our newest pup, a special, spunky diva who came home with us from the Poodle Club of America national specialty show. She is an Alaman bred girl, the daughter of Alan’s ‘Rochelle’, (CH Alaman’s Stand By Me) and a Dassin dog, ‘Oscar’, (AMCH Hillwood Ale Kai Leading Man). Watch for her in the summer of 2017!