Hello, and Welcome To Our Website.
Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself.
My name is Tracey Johnston. I am first a wife, mother and
homemaker, then - a breeder of Standard Poodles. Lastly comes
my profession - tool designer for an aerospace manufacturer...
My breeding hobby was never even a thought until we experienced
"co-habitation" with our first Standard. It didn't take long for me to switch
gears from having babies (I have 6 now) to having baby-puppies instead!
After much research, study and literally hours on the phone to many reputable
breeders, I learned the proper steps to becoming a responsible breeder.
All our pets/breeding stock are fully tested before being selectively bred,
creating a combination of beauty, structural soundness, intelligence, gentle
temperament, and genetic health to compliment the breed.
So if you're tired of searching high & low for the PERFECT COMPANION,
seeking intelligence, health & beauty at an AFFORDABLE Price.
If you want a structurally Sound, EXCELLENT tempered, genetically
healthy, champion pedigreed STANDARD POODLE - at a "PET" price...
Smile & look no more - You just found the
~MOST INTELLIGENT & LOYAL DOG YOU WILL EVER HAVE~
Please read on for more information on puppy availability, the foundation of our
program, what we are trying to achieve and what we offer with each and every pup.
For more about us as a family and our beginnings as breeders, please visit
our "About Us" page where you can meet my hubby and all the kids.
Unlike SO many other sites you will visit,
~~ALL OUR INFORMATION CURRENT~~
We understand how frustrating it can be to surf
and compare puppies and breeder's site only to
find that the one "Special Pup" you've settled on
IS LONG GONE!
You will find a date of last update in the lower
corner of this homepage. If you don't SEE any
updated information since your last visit - There
is nothing NEW to update or report!
Allow Me to Introduce You to OUR Special Companions...
At BIRDPATCH KENNELS, our dogs are PETS & FAMILY MEMBERS!
Only SECOND are they our "Sires" & "Dams"
Pups are raised IN OUR HOME just as their parents have been. We ARE NOT a "Kennel"
(so please don't let our name mislead you), but rather a family that loves the Standard Poodle
breed. Pups are WELL SOCIALIZED in an environment of multiple children & grand-kids,
both young and older (1 to 10 yrs + teens), other pets and occasional "strangers".
Pups are handled, played with and temperament tested on a daily basis.
Pups are subjected to various conditions to determine their level of curiosity,
shyness or boldness, adaptability and willingness to learn & be taught. This
helps to evaluate the type dog they will become as they mature, thus assisting in
the process of pairing the buyer with the most suitable pup for them.
BIRDPATCH KENNELS places high priority on this process, taking into
consideration the buyers environment, lifestyle and basic qualities
and traits they are looking for in their Standard Poodle.
Occasionally we have older pups to offer. Sadly, it is usually MALES that
are left behind, as a lot of people only see Poodles as "Girlie" and won't
even consider the option of bringing a male into their family.
The boys that remain with us are treated as our own - part of our family,
sleeping in our childrens beds and begging for scraps right along side our
"permanent resident" dogs. They become even more special to us than the
younger pups as they are given names and a place in our hearts. Only the
"Right" inquiry will be awarded the privilege of their adoption.
The basic temperament/intelligence of Male & Female Poodles are very similar, yet
very different in subtle ways. PLEASE ask questions - do your "homework" before
deciding that you are only willing to adopt a female. An experienced breeder can
point out the differences and help you decide which sex best fits your household.
Because of our Commitment to Quality, We Back Every Pup With
Our HEALTH GUARANTEE That EXCEEDS ANY OTHER Found On The Net!
Including REFUNDS, REPLACEMENTS With Option to KEEP ORIGINAL PUP,
and an UNBELIEVABLE 2 Year + 1 Month GENETIC HEALTH GUARANTEE
To Cover OFA Hip X-ray At 2 Years of Age!
By Offering QUALITY Pups at a PET PRICE, We Hope to Put
PUPPY-MILLS and BACK-YARD BREEDERS Out of Business!
Because we are a small kennel run by a BIG family, we at BIRDPATCH KENNELS
are able to offer QUALITY puppies with OUTSTANDING CHAMPION PEDIGREES
for a FRACTION OF THE COST other breeders charge. All profits from puppy sales
go back into testing any pup(s) we keep as family pets and future additions to our
breeding program. Most breeder's puppy profits are applied towards funding
multiple show related activities. We generally have only one or two dogs in
the ring at a time, reducing the need to generate large profits from our breeding
program in order to fund our show activities.
Though many of our pups appear to be of "SHOW" POTENTIAL, going to a
"SHOW" HOME is NOT A PRIORITY to us here at BIRDPATCH KENNELS. Though
occasionally, OPEN (full) REGISTRY, "SHOW" and "BREEDER" CONTRACTS are
AVAILABLE, our priority is seeing them go to wonderful "FOREVER" HOMES
where they can live up to their potential as intelligent and loving companions.
Therefore, most times, even our "SHOW" QUALITY PUPS are placed in
"PET" HOMES - at "PET" PRICING.
Please VISIT our other LINKS to learn more about us and our
BREEDING PROGRAM. You can also VIEW our DOGS, other SIRES & DAMS
from outside BIRDPATCH KENNELS, our PUPPIES - RECENT & PAST LITTERS.
Tracey Johnston: 812-597-1544
or email BIRDPATCH KENNELS at:
Last Updated: 01/16/16