Welcome to Northern California

Welcome to the home of Cinnfully Sweet Standard Poodles.  We are a small kennel, breeding and home raising puppies.  Our focus is on health and companionship.  My goal is to improve the breed.  I do this through extensive health testing, and only breeding my bitches and stud to those kennels who believe that  health is the driver in the selection of a mate.  My puppies are born at my home, and I am there for the entire whelping process.  When the puppies are old enough, they are exposed to any and all sights, smells and sounds that are needed to properly socialize a puppy.  I hope you enjoy exploring my web pages

Now for a wee bit of “red” standard poodle history.

Before 1980 there were no red standard poodles.  Yes there were reds in the miniature and toy varieties but not the standard size.  In the standards there were Apricots.   I was not there nor have I spoken to any one that was but the history I have researched from poodle pedigree and hearing from other breeders is that Palmares and Shangri-La thought that Red would be a great addition to the standard poodle color selection.

First and foremost I must mention that my wonderful matriarch Larue, who is 7 short generations away from what some consider the beginning of the red standard poodle, owes much of her beauty, especially her long stunning poodle face, to Janet Blannin who bred Larue’s mother Paris and the generations behind her all the way back to “Rusty” AKA Palmares E Pluribus Unum the red male miniature poodle who brought the wonderful RED color to the standards .  I feel Janet made the greatest impact on the red standard poodles as we know them today

Following are a few kennels that have made a mark on the red standard poodle.

Palmares Kennel.  Janet Blannin is no longer breeding but the palmares name lives on.

Shangri-la kennel.  Ilse Kong passed away in October of 2005.

Majestic kennel.  Joan Mistkowski started with Shangri-la reds.  She passed away in 2009, her daughter took over the kennel and she too passed away in 2009

Minarets poodles.  Ester Underkofler still breeds, shows, and titles her poodles in among other things agility and obedience proving that standards are more than pretty faces.

Leatherstocking kennel.  Barbara and Stratfod Deitch were successful in breeding top show quality standard poodles as well as therapy dogs.

At this time there are many breeders trying to breed the ever beautiful deep red standard poodles that are conformationally sound enough to show, sweet enough to be therapy dogs, and smart enough to be hunters. I would like to think that my small kennel will do all that and more.

Red standard poodle



therapy & read dog


red standard poodle puppies

northern california


Lake tahoe

San Francisco





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2 Responses to Welcome to Northern California

  1. robert kamen says:

    my first standard was from Ilsa Konig. I got three friends poodles from her. My boy grew to 28 1/2 inches at the shoulder and weighted 85 lbs. He was my best friend. He died at six when he stomach turned over on itself.
    His coat was black with grey hairs, not particularly elegant. and his feet were a bit splayed. But was he ever smart.

    • LaRue says:

      I am oh so glad that our reds have nice tight feet, and are long legged elegant red heads.. :))
      We had a black/blue boy before we got the reds that was pretty, but had a ton of grey/white guard hairs also.
      I’m sorry to hear that your boy made an early departure as did our black/blue boy Cooper at age six. :((

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