Genteel Standard Poodles


Naturally Reared Standard Poodles

Breeding for Excellence and a Purpose!

Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise,
risking more than others think is safe,
dreaming more than others think is practical and
expecting more than others think is possible.
- Anonymous

The Puppies are Here! Five females and four males. Now taking applications. Please email us

If you are Interested in a puppy from our next litter, Please download, fill out and send us your puppy application, HERE

About Our Puppies

Our pups are weaned naturally by their Dam and on to a raw diet. Puppies are socialized by the other adult dogs and are daily exposed to household events. We begin with Early Neurological Stimulation on our puppies at the age of 2 days old and the Rule of Seven by the time they are seven weeks old. The Rule of seven helps to create a dog that does not stress as easily and that is more accepting and adaptable to new stimulation and situations.

Our puppies are raised in our home and are exposed to different sounds, objects, people, our cat and other dogs during the nine to ten weeks that they are with us. We believe that solid temperaments are built starting in the whelping box, and that socialization after the age of ten weeks builds on those first lessons. Socialization (getting your puppy out and about) is vital to ensuring that your puppy has a good temperament. We strongly encourage our puppy owners to attend puppy kindergarten class and at least one level of general obedience.

At 7 weeks we use the Volhard Puppy Aptitude Test (PAT) to help better match pups with their new families.

We being natural rearing breeders believe very strongly that longevity and the life long health of our dogs are directly related to feeding a raw species appropriate diet and following a very limited vaccination protocol (we give our dogs and puppies NO vaccinations except for what is required by law - Rabies).

Please remember the choice is yours when it comes to how your Standard Poodle Puppy is vaccinated. Please read up and study this out for yourself. Here is a webpage with videos, audios and articles/research on the dangers of vaccinations. Make an educated decision. Don't be afraid to challenge your veterinarian or seek out a holistic practitioner that is more open minded. If your doctor told you that you had cancer....I would hope you would seek out a second opinion....don't treat your puppy with less concern and consideration than you would treat yourself.

Our puppies are weaned onto raw food, and preference is given to potential puppy buyers who are willing to work with us to ensure the continuing health of our puppies.

Particular attention is paid to ensure our puppies are happy, well adjusted and sound physically, mentally, emotionally. We place particular emphasis on correct movement and temperament both of which are noted health indicators.

We do not generally dock tails. However, if we do they are docked long. Dog's are born with tails for a reason.

These poetic words of Juliette de Bairacli Levy (one of the first natural rearing dog breeder pioneers) speak volumes about natural rearing our dogs: "I pray you who own me, let me continue to live close to Nature. Know that: I love to run beneath the sun, the moon and the stars; I need to feel the storm winds around me, and the touch of rain, hail, sleet and snow; I need to splash in streams and brooks, and to swim in ponds, lakes, rivers and seas; I need to be allowed to retain my kinship with Nature."

If you are dedicated to owning one of our special Standard Poodles and are capable of making the type of commitment these dogs deserve, we encourage you to contact us to begin the screening process.

We enjoy meeting all new puppy owners in person and ask that they make arrangements to come and get their puppy personally if at all possible.

Download our Puppy Application HERE

Our companion puppies are NOT sold simply on a first-come, first-served basis. By completing our puppy questionnaire, we can begin to get a feel for your level of experience with the breed and with dogs in general, your household makeup, goals, and we'll develop questions for you as they arise. If and when you place a deposit on a puppy or litter, you will have the option of selecting - in order of reservation - from any puppies we have deemed suitable for your particular environment. Whenever appropriate, we do try to accommodate color and sex preferences, but since puppies can't be made to order, this isn't always possible.

If we are unable to provide you with a puppy, we may be able to put you in touch with a reliable breeder who does have puppies.

Thank you for your interest in our special Poodles.

Thanks for visiting!

Dr Jeannie (Jeanette) Thomason

Genteel Standard Poodles
Naturally Reared for a Healthier Future

Northern California

Email: [email protected]


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