Miniature Poodles
We Specialize in Rare Colors

 

FrankieAmity has been breeding miniature poodles and showing in both conformation & obedience since 1969. Although we do occasionally have black or cream most of our babies are brown, cafe, blue, silver, and silver beige. Companion puppies are available on a spay/neuter contract with a Lifetime health and temperament guarantee. All parents are tested and must pass - most are Champions. All companion miniatures are available at 9 weeks of age after 2 shots, well baby exam, several fecal exams, and are micro-chipped. Each leaves us with their own crate.  Our "kids" are home raised.  Shipping is available.

 

 


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We proudly offer:

Ben & Jade

AmCanCh Amity Mystical The Gold Standard ~ FOR SALE

Finished his US title with 3 majors, shown with the 15 year old that guided him to his Can title. In Canada Ben was never beaten by another male & won the BOV 4 of his 5 times in the ring. Solid sound & easy going.

 
 
 
Mini Puppies

paw Blue girls DOB 11-30-13 sired by Berkeley, pictured left.

paw Silver & Silver beige, Cafe' & Blue puppies due 1-13-14 sired by Berkeley.

paw Please contact us for adult Champions looking for homes as several breeder friends have both toys and minis available.

 

   

 

Willow



The Three True Varieties of Poodles
Trixie

There are three varieties of Poodles: Toy, Miniature and Standard.  Terms such as "Royal Standard." "Tea Cup Toy," or "Tiny Toy Poodle" are marketing gimmicks, used to promote the sale of animals that are dramatically over or under the norm in size.

At Amity, we breed Toy Poodles: the Toy is the smallest variety and should be no larger than 10" high at the shoulder.  This size is particularly well-suited to apartment life or as a traveling companion for retired people.

Amity also breeds Miniature Poodles: the Miniature is a medium- sized animal standing between 10" and 15" high at the shoulder.  This variety is a sturdy compromise between the Toy and the Standard, suitable for both apartment life or the hardy lifestyle of a family with children.

I have many friends that breed Standard Poodles: the Standard is the largest of the three varieties, with no upper height limit.  Standards typically mature to a height of 21" to 27" at the shoulder, and females are usually a little smaller than males.  being a larger, more substantial animal, the Standard usually needs more room for exercise than the other two varieties. 

Show/Breeding Quality Puppy Versus Pet/Companion Quality Puppy

A show quality puppy is one which, in the breeder's opinion, should be able to become a champion.  A pet quality puppy is less likely, in the breeder's estimation, to succeed in the show ring.  However, making such a prediction at 8 1/2 weeks to 4 months of age involves a lot of breed knowledge and some guesswork.

A "pet/companion quality" puppy is one that has a disqualifying or major "fault" under AKC rules and/or the standard for the breed, such as being smaller or larger than the limits for its variety (Toy or Miniature).  However, if a "pet/companion quality? Poodle puppy meets the standard of the breed for temperament, such a "fault" in no way affect's the puppy's ability to be a wonderful companion or its eligibility to enter AKC Companion Events, such as Agility or Obedience Trials.

 

Frankie

"Frankie"

My best effort.

Finished as a Junior puppy in both countries.

Completed International Championship with 3 Group First and Reserve Best In Show.

With a head beautiful enough to be carved in granite.

Frankie is now retired & sleeps on Mama’s bed & is being a Daddy.

Frankie is proud to announce he is the sire of 13 champions in brown, blue, cafe', black, silver & silver beige!!!

He is most proud of his first Champion Kaili going Best of Opposite Sex at Westminster Kennel Club Show 2010

   
Kaili

Frankie's first Champion is the #1 Miniature Poodle for 2009, has

  • Best in Shows in US & Canada
  • 6 Specialty Bests in Show
  • Over 85 group placements & 18 Group 1’s.

Kaili ends 2009 as #3 Miniature Poodle in Canada with only 1 weekend!

Kaili is handled by co-breeder and co-owner, Dawn Strumbel & Jennifer Dege. Way to go Dawn!!

Kaili is the First Silver Miniature in the History of the breed to be #1 in both Breed & All Breed

Kaili wins BOS at Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show 2010!

Kaili earned her Grand Championship title and is now retired!!

Inquiries about Kaili's upcoming litter to dstrumbel@hotmail.com

   
Kash Frankie is proud of his second champion and first son, the silver beige 8 month old American Champion owned by Kim Pierotti.
Lincoln Lincoln, repeat of Kaili, completed his championship as a puppy. Ch. Amity's Gettysburg Address co-owned with Vicki Barker and retired to sleep on her bed. At stud once testing is completed.
Ellie Ellie, Ch Amity’s Elegant Treasures owned by Irina Shimbo & Mark Keating finished at 10 months with 3 majors

Ellie has Silver & Blue puppies sired by, DOB 10-21-11.  Inquiries to: redstarpresa@baldwin-telecom.net
Ivy Ivy, Ch Amity’s Dior Pure Poison co-owned with Danica Vanderwerff, flew to her championship as a senior puppy.
Jozelle Jozelle, Ch Taysa's Hellz Bellz finished championship at 9 months of age, got a Puppy Group 1 at 6 months, and a Group 4 win on her last day out.  Bred and owned by Teri Vinje.
Justin Justin, Ch Taysa's Just Push Play finished owner handled.  Owned by David Waddell and Teri Vinje; bred by Teri Vinje. 
Fanni Fanni, AKA Franny, finishes her championship at 11 months. Owned by Marie Hedeman and co-owned by Danica Vanderwerff & Anne Seppo.
Jackson Jackson, AM. Can. Ch. Amity's Old Hickory finishes his American championship at 11 months of age.  Nancy Berg, Jackson's owner, put final points for his Canadian championship.  Congratulations to Mike & Nancy Berg!!

Now working on Grand Champion!
hanna Hanna, Can. Ch. Eriand's Snowbound Hanna
Congratulations to Joanne & Mark Hauge on their first miniature poodle home bred Canadian Champion! Hanna was handled by Mark to BOB over a special under renowned Judge Ed Bivin. This was the first time in the US ring for both!
Gucci Gucci, Can. Ch. Amity's Envy Me At Snowedon, Owned by Amity, Joan Eastman & Anna V Urbaniak, 17 years old, pictured here finishing Gucci in her 4th Canadian show with a Puppy Group 1.  Anna has pointed quite a few toy & miniatures for me in the USA & Canada.  Thank you Anna for all your hard work!
Britney Britney, Can Ch Amity Mystical Hidden Fantasy O'Sanvar.  Waiting for show picture.  Another Puppy Champion.  Congratulations Anne Bell.  Britney was expertly handled by Allison Cowey.
Sabrina Sabrina, Am Ch Amity Mystical Secret Rendezvous, litter sister to Britney.  Shown finishing her Grand Championship as a puppy.  Sabrina is Frankie's second Grand Champion.  Both girls were bred by Amity & Marie Hedeman of mysticalpoodles.com.  Sabrina is owned by Marie Hedeman.  Thank you Marie for having me finish the Canadian Championship on Can Ch Ash's-Mystical Mafia Destiny O'Amity, the super black, heavy coated dam of Britney, Sabrina, Trey, Vito & Rachael.  I am so pleased that you shared Desi with me..
Charlotte Charlotte, Ch. Refinne Amity Charlie Blue O'Adanac attained her Canadian championship in a weekend at 6 months of age. She was undefeated in the ring and also was awarded a Group 3 and two Group 4ths that weekend. Charlotte is owned by Michele Kerr of Adanac Poodles in Canada and will be the foundation to their rare breeding program in Ontario.
Jimmy Jimmy, AmCanCH Refinne Nobel Peace Prize At Amity finishing in the Bred By Ex class or Open class as a 9 month old puppy. His sire’s biggest son is a gorgeous Moyen/Klein, blue & simply gorgeous to watch move, Jimmy finished his Canadian Ch in 4 shows with a Group 2 & a Group 3 finishing under breeder Judge Elaine Whitney, later attaining his Am Ch. Jimmy is Charlotte’s litter mate, also blue.

Frankie is coming out of retirement.  He stepped aside while Anne Bell's brown mini boy, Baker, resided with us. AmCanCh Sanvar Bakers Chocolate Dimarnique finishing his last Canadian point & his American Championship, got his testing & so far has produced 3 American champions, 1 with a Canadian championship also, & has another pointed with 3 more in the wings. Watch for Baker’s babies next.

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Imported from Anne Bell, Sanvar Kennels, Reg Ontario, Canada

Baker BAKER
Am. Can. Ch. Sanvar Baker's Chocolate Dimarnique, This sweet, easy moving dog that just floats but covers ground, with lots of neck & heavy coat was a good compliment for Frankie's daughters.  baker finished with 3 majors in limited showing.  Thank you Anne for letting him spend some quality time with us.  Below are his champions so far.

Baker has gone back to Sanvar Kennels, anne.belle@xplornet.com
Trey Trey, Baker's first champion Am Ch Amity's Mystical Triple Threat, finishing with 3 majors as a puppy & has nearly completed his Grand Championship.  Trey has 2 puppies coming out in Spring 2012 with both of his 'kids' having his stunning head & huge hair.  Trey resides in Fargo, ND.  contact acina_pudelz@yahoo.com for more info.
Vito Introducing our new boy:  Vito Corleone: Am. Can. Ch. Amity's Mystical The God Father.  Both he and Trey are from Baker's first litter, bred by Amity & Marie Hedeman of mysticalpoodles.com. Pictured below is Vito winning the puppy group on the way to his Canadian Championship shown by 11 year old Faith Norton.  Vito-2Co-owned with Marie Hedeman mystical@mysticalpoodles.com
Rachael Rachael is the litter sister of Trey and Vito.  She is halfway finished in Canada handled by co-owner Nancy Berg.  They will be out for the Spring shows!  Way Ta Go Nanc!
Vienna Vienna.  Congratulations to Redstar Kennels on their first homebred Am Ch Redstar Vienna, Baker's first champion daughter out of Frankie's daughter Ellie pictured above. She is a doll!
Vienna Casssandra.  IntCanCh Amity's Cassandra BY April Bay is a blend of Canadian breeding as her Dam is from Sigma Chi kennels, Elaine Whitney’s breeding. Cassy was handled by her owner, Michael Melton to her Can & International titles. Good Job Mike!
Vienna Alyce.  CanCh. Acinia’s Curiouser And Curiouser At Amity. Alyce is the dog everybody’s kids wants to play with & could be shown by most. Her dam is Fanni in Frankie’s gallery &has the nicest disposition. She is Baker’s last champ here at Amity.

These are photos of Amity's sires of our puppies.  The dams are also Champions and all have had genetic testing.  Photos of dams & puppies can be emailed to you. Please send requests to amityvk@callta.com.

~MINIS~
Frankie   Berkeley  
Cafe'   Platinum Silver  
Frankie Brown Clown
But oh so mellow
So smart he taught himself
to fetch
Berkeley Nice hair & personality. Sweet & fun to have around. 
       
       

 

paw Our toy and miniature poodle puppies are home raised out of Champion parents with all genetic testing done.  Puppies show by appointment only.  Please phone for our booklet.  218.525.1289

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Amity's has toy and miniature poodle puppies of different colors.
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amityvk@callta.com