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Standard Poodles have been cherished and adored for hundreds of years. We know that they’ve been around at least since the 15th or 16th century due to their images in art of the period. The Standard Poodle probably developed around the 17th century in Germany, not in France, as commonly thought. The German word for Poodle is “Pudel,” which means “to splash in the water.” Highly valued as an excellent water dog with extreme intelligence and trainability, the original Poodle is the oldest known water retriever breed. Its ability to bond with humans is what makes the Poodle so popular today. Click here to watch our Poodle Agility inspiration, Guinness. He's English.

Our Standards, half brothers Miki Magic Jack CGC CD, Louis of Miki Magic CGC UD and Samuel of Miki Magic CD are products of a selective breeding program designed by partners Wendell Sammet of Bryantville, MA and Dr. Joseph Vergnetti of Medina, OH. Mr. Sammet was named 2002 AKC Breeder of the Year; Dr. Vergnetti is the top AKC champion-producing Poodle breeder of all time and was named 2003 AKC Non-Sporting Breeder of the Year. The three dogs are by and out of AKC Champions.

In 2012, at two years, Louis of Miki Magic earned an AKC Companion Dog title (CD) at the Greater Louisville Training Club Obedience Trial, Buckner, KY, tying third out of 13 in Novice B. He earned a Graduate Novice title (GN) Dec. 3, 2012, followed by a Companion Dog Excellent title (CDX) March 16, 2013 at the Kentukiana Cluster, winning all his classes.

In 2013, at age 3, Louis earned the first leg of his AKC Utility Obedience title Nov. 30 at the Queen City Trial, Cincinnati, OH. He placed second out of 14 dogs. He earned the second leg of his UD Jan. 4, 2014 at the Dayton (OH) Dog Training Club trial, placing first out of 11 followed by the third and final leg Feb. 14, 2014 at the Hamilton (OH) Training Club Obedience Trial where he also won the blue. A pass-fail class, Utility is the highest level of AKC Obedience. Thanks go to our trainer, AKC judge Pat Higgins of Louisville. Louie was shown by his owner.

Both Louie and Jack hold Canine Good Citizen titles (CGC). Miki Magic Jack holds the AKC Companion Dog (CD) title and trains in Agility.

Our Louis of Miki Magic UD was invited to compete in the American Kennel Club Obedience Classic in Orlando, FL on Dec. 12-13, 2015. The Classic was held in conjunction with the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship.

Full Circle congratulates our 1 ˝ year-old Standard Poodle Sammy for earning his AKC Companion Dog title at the Dayton (OH) Dog Training Club Obedience Trial on Friday, July 17, 2016. He is now officially Samuel of Miki Magic CD.