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Born Feb 2011
A true Sable
PennHip evaluation 80th percentile with .39 on left hip and .35 on the right ...excellent scores!
CERF for eyes, normal, done at 2 yrs and updated April 2015 at 4 yrs old
vWD "clear" by VetGen
28 inches tall 78 lbs
Drover has a substantial, strong build ...nothing light or petite about him, a grand dog with great presence!
He has a thick coat, handsome head and clear, expressive, brown eyes. I have shown him grow up here quit extensively to see his sable coat change as he matures. Sable pups are born very dark and lighten quit a lot over the first 2 years. There are silver, red , apricot, brown and cream sables. Each sable varies in how they clear to adult coat color, all are very unique. Drover is a smokey silver sable, he has kept a lot of color overall.
Drover is a fun dog who loves ALL people (he adores kids!) I think his shining spirit shows through easily in the pictures. If you meet Drover you will not be disappointed nor will you forget him! He adds great size, has a easy going... GENTLE NATURE ...that cannot be trained or taught. He is a happy soul who loves his walks/runs, playing ball, and napping anywhere near me! He is always a total gem in the house and has spoiled me with being such a easy dog! We are blessed to have Drover for a stud dog, he really is what I personally look for in my Poodles... I love him more all the time and he is my companion in every way!
Drover with some of his pups
Photo gallery below of Drover from puppyhood to when he turned 1 yr old (click on picture to enlarge)
Everyone should know a dog like Drover at least once in their life!
Photos below go from most current to his puppy pictures. I do keep VERY current pictures of all my dogs up. We lead active lives and I like to show it.
There is a old Cowboy saying...
"Life is short, ride your best horse."
Well I have converted that to choosing Drover as my stud dog to go forth with (we have had several stud dogs over the years.) I have had 7 litters out of him with 5 different females... I have paid attention and kept records...I have no health issues in the lines and feel confident in going forward. I have as of spring 2016 kept 2 daughters out of Drover to go forth with...Danni & Cleo.
Solo Standards has a Copyright! No taking/using our pictures without Jean's permission!
With written permission Drover is happy to share.
Drover loves my granddaughters, Hattie & Sunny!
Pictures of their first year & entering toddler years with him...he LOVES kids and we could never replace Drover around here!
We have 2 outstanding stud dogs, Drover & Ty
Ty joined our family April of 2016 at 16 months old.
I was actually searching for a puppy when I found him, but I just could not look the other way when it came to this dog. It is so hard to find the size or better yet the overall "old style poodle" I was looking for.
Ty is a powerfully built Poodle, definitely bigger boned & muscular. His top line, tail set, legs & shoulders are picture perfect which lends to great movement. I never get tired of looking at this dog! He has a handsome head with the more square nose/jaw line that I like to stamp on my pups. He was 2 yrs old in Nov and has his chestnut brown coat is still such a dark brown...his color would be considered nothing less then outstanding in the browns. He also has some true blacks in his pedigree. I will get both brown & black pups out of him. He might carrier for phantom/sable/brindle also. What a diverse pedigree (COI is less then 1%)
With my time, attention & training,Ty has bonded to me in a HUGE way...this dog is devoted to me...watches me like a hawk...he thinks the sun rises & falls with me...literally tries to get on my lap and lay his head on my shoulder...OK Jean, enough said they get it! To sum it up he learns quickly, desires to please, gets along great with other dogs, has a huge heart. Looking forward to his pups in 2017.
Born Nov 2014
26 inches tall a big boned, muscular 72 lbs lbs
Did great at our first 5K race. Sept 2016
Showing how good Ty's brown is holding (most browns fade or get grey guard hairs just like reds and that is a fact with poodle coat genetics...it is just a matter of will they fade a little or will they fade a lot.) The picture to the left Ty is 18 months old and the picture to the right he 2 1/2 yrs old. I try for as natural a lighting as I can and Ty is still what any poodle breeder would have to say is amazing in his color & conformation. But even more important he has a hardy build, is healthy as can be and is so loyal. I wish more breeders would show current pictures of their dogs as they change over the years just like humans!
Next 3 pictures where just taken June 2017