Genteel Standard Poodles

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Genteel Standard Poodles

Breeding and Naturally Rearing Standard Poodles of Excellence

We came by our name "Genteel Standard Poodles because we believe the word Genteel perfectly describes the breed.

Pronunciation: jen-teel
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle French: gentil, gentle
Date: 1599

1 a : having an aristocratic quality or flavor : stylish
b : of or relating to the gentry or upper class
c : elegant or graceful in manner, appearance, or shape
d : free from vulgarity or rudeness : polite

"the intelligence of the Poodle gives him that knowledge of his own importance - that vanity, which reflects itself throughout his entire presence. He knows he is a splendid beast, and he is enormously proud of it!" Frank Sabella

The scope of our breeding program at Genteel Standard Poodles goes above and beyond beautiful looks, pedigrees, and Champion titles - reaching to the very core of natural health and longevity of future generations by health testing, feeding a raw species appropriate diet, not vaccinating and the elimination of the use of chemicals in, on or around our dogs.

Our motto is Quality without Compromise.

This is a promise we made to ourselves years ago, for it means that we will not compromise health for beauty.


After all, when we sacrifice health for ribbons, awards, championships and friendships...
we are no longer being responsible breeders!

We breed discriminately for health, intelligent, stable temperament, beauty, brains and of course, structure. Structure is the framework and foundation of a dog. Good structure enables a Poodle to effortlessly cover ground with proud head carriage and an upright tail. It is our goal to combine the elements of temperament, beauty, brains and structure along with a history of good health into our breeding program.

As Natural Rearing Breeders, our goal is to improve our line with each breeding and to maintain the standard for the breed.

We believe in versatile Standard Poodles with the highest standards in health, structure, temperament,workability & longevity .

Standard Poodles are dogs that have the ability to do it all and we consider ourselves extremely lucky to share our home and our lives with them.

Our intent is to produce healthy, versatile dogs that are competitors for Obedience - Agility - Hunting -Therapy/Service - Show/Conformation - and MOST IMPORTANTLY - THE VERY BEST Family Companions.

It is more important to us that our dogs enjoy a wonderful home life FIRST. If they have a successful show or working career, that is wonderful, but our main focus is on the complete Poodle.

Thanks for visiting!

Dr Jeannie (Jeanette) Thomason

Genteel Standard Poodles
Naturally Reared for a Healthier Future

Northern California

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