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Solo's Pony Express From Chapins
Millie comes from a true Royal size line of poodles.
She has a large, strong build yet remains quit athletic, with a good top line. She has that stronger head/nose I like to stamp my poodles with...no snippy, skinny noses here. She has beautiful clear eyes that do not shy away from life...she looks right at you...sometimes right through you. She is a soulful dog!
Millie comes from a wonderful pedigree and a stud dog that weighed in at 90 lbs. Her sire is a line of dogs that I REALLY wanted. It has little to do with color and everything to do with my love of the very true Royal size, gallant attitude, gentle nature, intelligence and long healthy lives of this line. Grandparent dogs play a huge roll in the puppies produced in any given litter...it is huge as a breeder to know your lines! Health testing is good...but knowing your dogs the best we can is just as important, maybe more important in my opinion.
Millie is a social dog who is good where ever she goes. Overall easy going with that true & steadfast temperament I look for in my dogs. You can find her at my side most of the time...she is very loyal to me, she loves people and is a NATURAL with children, she is also a good watch dog here on the ranch. I love & appreciate her companionship so much. Millie is one of my foundation dogs as I move forth with her daughters.
vWD clear by parentage of both parents being clear/non carriers
26 inches tall & 76 lbs
Millie is only 8 months old in this picture and already shows all the size, plus calm attitude I look for in my girls.
Drover & Millie on our daily morning walk.
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Solo's My Daddy's A Drover
Cleo is out of my most loved Millie & Drover.
I simply love this dog! The dark chocolate brown is just a plus along with those soulful brown eyes. The real plus for me...as I breed for a very specific type of poodle...is that she is large, yet VERY graceful, has very sturdy bone structure, and you will not beat her temperament...simply stated...top notch in body, mind & spirit!
Cleo was a confident pup that caught my attention early on and I knew I was keeping her from the start. She is a happy soul with a biddable attitude. She is also a gentle dog with my granddaughters...a trait she gets from her sire, Drover. I am finding Cleo a nice combination of both her parents, that makes me happy!
**update on Cleo March 2018**
Cleo is just about 2 yrs old now, 28 inches tall and 70 lbs. She is a very tall, lean drink of water who turns my head daily!! I am beginning to plan her first litter. If all goes well, I will breed her in the late spring to Ty for summer puppies. This girl has been a delightful dog to raise. She is a favorite of my grand kids and of my husband. We are all very attached to her! To breed more like her is a huge goal for me!!
Me with Millie & Cleo (mother/daughter) Cleo is 9 wks old in this picture.
Cleo, 4 months old, getting love from Hattie!
All my dogs are kid friendly & "grandma approved."
This was a huge litter of 13 pups!!! I did supplement even though Millie was doing a stellar job...these were big pups and they took to the bottle wonderfully. My granddaughter Hattie of course loved it and keeps asking for more puppies to feed!!
Cleo & Millie 1 year later...my pride & joy and boy how time flies.
Above is Cleo at 5 months and we were enjoying a shaggy cut for the cooler fall weather. I do not often do this as it is just so much easier to keep them shorter living on a ranch....but how cute is she and my family loves it!
Millie & Cleo on one of our morning outings...they love to go out in pairs with me and I so enjoy a little morning run with my dogs!
My granddaughters have always call her Cocoa!
Cocoa is a honest 28 inches tall at the shoulders
Weight: 70 lbs
OFA Hips Excellent
vWD Clear by VetGen
NEWS Clear by VetGen
DM Clear by VetGen
Pictures are from most current to puppy hood.
I am always updating my pictures to show my dogs currently and to show our life on the ranch. I urge you to look for breeders who can show you their dogs versus one or 2 pictures taken at 1 yr old. One reason I DO NOT ship my puppies is because I prefer my puppy customers to meet the parent dogs. Support breeders who are proud to show you their dogs. For me it is not about ribbons but more about having VERY specific breeding goals of my own, knowing my pedigrees WELL, remaining humble yet taking pride in how I do things. Our home is simple, cozy & clean, our outdoor surroundings are vast, wide open spaces and and we love it...and so do my dogs.
Below is mother/daughter Millie & Cleo on one of our daily morning walk/runs!
Cleo was bred, born & raised here!
Solo's Martini Time Esther
We kept Esther from our fall 2017 litter of Millie & Ty. We sure are enjoying this fun loving and super affectionate pup! She is a hopeful here at Solo Standards...we have to grow them up before we can truly decide if we will breed them. She is showing great promise. We LOVE her affectionate, calm attitude and she is showing plenty of size...pretty much looks like her sire,Ty, in conformation at 6 months old...actually she is marked just like her mother and her build & head look like clone of her sire!!
She is staying a real inky black, I look forward to watching her mature.
The snowy winter of 2017-18!!! Good thing poodles love snow!
Me with my 9 wk old armful of hope & joy! What a strong, noble looking pup at 9 wks.
March 2018...The difference 2 hrs can make!!! First just bathed and taking a lunch break before I shave her down...now we are ready for spring/summer to come... for those longer walks/runs, being in and out of the horse barn, tons of time outside and easy grooming!! Cleo is a beauty either way!