Little did I know when I met my husband that we both shared an affinity towards poodles. I grew up with standard poodles and my husband adored his cockapoo so much that he included him in his High School Senior portrait! We were a match made in poodle heaven!
My husband and oldest son suffer from allergies, so a poodle made the most sense when we were looking for our first family dog. However, breeding was not on our radar. Neither of us come from a family of breeders so we had zero experience in this area. But we fell head over heels in love with our first miniature poodle and I suddenly found myself researching and studying poodles day in and day out. Outside of my full-time job and raising our small children, this consumed the majority of my time. It was then that I realized I had found my passion!
As a puppy buyer myself, I know the pains of searching for a breeder and the feelings of disappointment when breeders are not fully transparent and cut corners. I've also seen firsthand the difference between a puppy raised inside a loving, family home versus a puppy raised under different circumstances. Proper socialization during a puppy's first 16 weeks of life makes such a difference in terms of how they interact with other dogs and people throughout the rest of their life.
I was motivated to create a program unlike any one out there that shattered stereotypes about breeders that people can trust for quality. Above all, I wanted to ensure our dogs were treated with the utmost respect and honor that they deserve with lots of love and spoiling. With my husband's support, I decided it was time to pursue this dream of mine. I'm so thankful to be able to do what I love each and every day.
It takes a village to run a successful breeding program. We are lucky to live down the road from the best reproductive vet in the Houston area. Their vets and staff are very knowledgeable and caring, and they treat us and our dogs like family. We also couldn't do this without our amazing Guardian families who ensure our breeding moms and dads get a lifetime of love and attention.
Speaking of our support system, the relationships I've made through this endeavor are the icing on the cake. I cherish my professional and personal relationships with my breeder pals, and I had the pleasure of mentoring a family member as they started their poodle breeding program which was such a fun and rewarding experience. I'm Facebook friends with most of our puppy buyers and several text me on a regular basis. I'll never get tired of seeing pictures of our dogs with their happy, smiling owners. Each one reminds me why I have the best job in the world. As Confucius once said, "Find a job you enjoy doing, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
- Crystal & Mark Klaus, Owners
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