My husband Mike at a branding
Going to feed hay with the team
The Miller's at our sons wedding June 2010
A cowboy wedding at Molli's Grandparents ranch...she even rode her horse "down the isle."
Suited to a tee... Ford-n-Molli starting their life together a horseback!
My son, Ford roping on Roany
My daughter, Mandy barrel racing on Goose
Hello and welcome to my website.
My husband (Mike) and I have two great children, Ford and Mandy ages 28 and 24 and a daughter-in-law, Molli. We live on a cattle ranch 19 miles northwest of Seneca, Ne...this is home! We have spent much of our 29 years of marriage working on cattle ranches, making sure our kids grew up riding horses and learning about many animals and life in the great outdoors!! Trust me, this raises good children with hard working ethics... who grew to be great young adults we are proud of!
We enjoy raising and training horses and competing in the arena as well. Starting with Jr rodeos & 4-H, on to high school rodeo, college rodeo and state rodeo it's all been apart of our life. My husband enjoys working cow horse events & ranch rodeos.
My family loves my Red Royal Standard Poodles and supports me 100%. They are wonderful outdoor dogs up for anything yet ready to lounge in the house and nap on the couch if I am inside. Royal Poodles' versatility and athleticism are amazing and it goes without saying they are intelligent. BUT the reason I love them so is because they are dogs....and dogs take time, patience and training. So I do ask that everyone who gets one of my puppies is up to the commitment for the long haul. "The rewards are 10 fold in our favor with these loyal dogs!"
If you have not noticed yet, I do also love a large dog and breed for a larger, sturdy Standard Poodle unlike other standard poodle breeders who may breed for the smaller, more delicate dog. I do not call them giants nor do I consider them a giant breed. But do look for my Standard Poodle puppies to be on the large side of the breed standard...still beautiful, graceful and correct. Look below for how I raise my puppies!
My dogs life here & How I raise my puppies!
As I have said before my adult dogs pretty much follow me around most days both inside and out, they are socialized, and ALL are housebroken. I love to take a dog with me when I can (almost always travel with one) and have a dog tag along with me outside the yard area too...they must take turns but it is good for them to have one on one time outside the house/yard with me.
We have a down pat routine for our morning and evening feeding and exercise times. Walks/Hikes/Runs and playing fetch are a regular part of our lives...not just some days... every day. Keeping my dogs in shape is not only good for them physically but good for their minds too.
I try to stay on a good grooming schedule, keeping them rather short and neat in sporting clips for the most part. Grooming them about every 6 to 8 weeks. With in-between touch-ups OFTEN, going over the body, cleaning the ears and yes...picking burs out of the coat (which some sort of bur has plagued me almost every where I have lived in late summer and falls!)
I whole heartedly consider these dogs my best friends, my family, my business so I put all of myself into this "breeding."
Now for breeding proposes, for housing litters in safe and sanitary fashion and for when I am not home or need to keep a male away from a female I do not want bred.... I do have a small, homey, clean kennel area (way more like a extra room of the house inside versus a kennel.) Kennel has become a dreaded word for breeders to use. To me this is nonsense... if a kennel is utilized in a useful way and NOT "just a way of life for the dog" then a kennel with nice dog yards are a well needed INVESTMENT for a committed breeder. If you raise a litter with doggie doors to a small yard area they will potty train themselves in this given environment. By 5 to 6 weeks old my pups are using the doggie doors and not pottying in the indoor part anymore. I keep things very clean and in return they do too. When I cannot be with a litter they have the security of their own beds and little yard....raising litters of 6 to 12 puppies going in many directions will keep you on your toes. We must have safe places for stud dogs, young litters at rest, for feeding time of pups, ect,ect. Again, my dogs spend most of their lives right at my side as they are a part of my family.
My puppies are handled SO much from birth on by myself and family. I let them be with my other dogs as they grow for good dog socialization, I try to have neighbors and friends visit after the first puppy vaccination at 7 wks. I play and interact with them throughout the day...it has no starting point or ending point with me but is continual with different toys, sights and sounds. I pay attention to everyone's personality...we can get a good idea of puppies temperament.
I have visions and goals of how I want to progress with my breeding program. It is the combination of it all that I have mentioned that make the dogs/puppies happy, healthy and keeps things running smooth for a breeder. At least for me.
My runs ...notice they are empty, I use them only as needed! To the far right is a puppy yard with its own door on north side. My puppies will also be let out in bigger yard with grass for playtime.
Inside of dog area much more like a additional room then a kennel
Just for fun pictures below
our cozy whelping boxes...my moms love these!
They start sleeping in them about 2 weeks before whelping
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About Us and Our Red Royal Standard Poodles
Love my kids! Thanksgiving 2011
My dogs are so happy to be in the house with us in the evenings. I like to show pictures of them with my husband and I to show their true size next to people....and how loving & gentle they are!
My females are usually 60 to 65 lbs
My males are usually 70 to 80 lbs
I love a royal size Poodle. I keep grace, correct structure and agility in my dogs. "To me, Royal Poodle means large size, good bone, a noble, gentle and very distinct character" These are my goals more then color of coat in breeding.
Jean M. Miller