We're Tom and Janelle Hartman and we live for our Standard Poodles! We’re in the process of retiring (Janelle has already) and decided these amazing poodles will be what occupies our life as we move into the job-free population. We bought a home on 40 acres, in Brewster Washington, and are transitioning from suburbia to the peace and quiet of life on the homestead! Making our property poodle friendly is our priority, and we fenced a large area for them to run, while staying protected from predatory animals. Yep, we have cayotes, bears, and mountain lions around. Photos from the “hill” or, our place in Brewster, are throughout our poodle pages, because like our dogs, it’s become what we live and breathe.
As a couple, we met late in life, and I (Janelle) also met my first standard poodle when I met Tom. He had a black standard boy, named Dio, and I fell in love with both of them! Tom has been around standard poodles all his life; his parents showed and bred them many years ago. His boy, Dio, was older, and I thought it would be a good idea to get a puppy, to usher Dio into his golden years, and make the eventual transition easier for Tom. We got a female standard poodle puppy (Kaya) and never looked back.
We have 6 poodles currently. 4 females and 2 males with us and a male in a guardian home. We’ve been in puppy-mode for almost 5 years now; dogs are puppies until 2(ish) years old in our eyes. We've raised our babies, and done all the necessary testing, trying to ensure we make healthy contributions to the breed.
We had our foundation litter in May 2020, between Kaya and our silver stud Ottawa (Otto). They made gorgeous puppies, and we have super-happy puppy owners scattered around Washington, New Mexico, and Texas! By chance, 3 out of 8 puppies were placed as service and emotional support prospects, which is truly remarkable for our first litter. We hope to continue to produce adaptable puppies/dogs in the future and hope our learning experiences will assist in that endeavor.
We are as real as it gets, and as transparent as we would expect others to be. We raise our dogs in our home. They sleep with us, lay on our furniture, and make messes like any other dog. They each have unique personalities that keep us laughing, crying, and, perpetually, head-over-heels in love.
We hope that we can be part of your future, and partner with you to find the right puppy/dog for you and your family.
As owner/breeders of standard poodles, we strive to be conscientious, honest, transparent, and relatable. We promise to try to produce healthy puppies, and work hard to ensure they're well-adjusted and ready for many different walks of life. Our goal is to intuitively pair you with the right puppy for companionship, assistance, sporting, or simply enjoying throughout their lifetime.
We guarantee a standard poodle will change your life!