Minarets started out in 1968 with a German Shepherd Dog. We had just gotten married and my husband was
stationed at the Minarets Ranger station in the Minarets Mountains in California. We showed the shepherds in obedience
and loved them dearly. Then I discovered the standard poodle. We started out with Minarets Charca Negra CD.
When it was time to put her into pattern, I met Janet Blannin at Palmares Kennels. Janet began by helping me, became
a very wonderful friend and mentor, and my traveling companion at shows. I show the dogs in breed and obedience.
I started showing in rally obedience at the July shows in Portland in 2007. It is a fun activity for both the dog and
the handler. Visitations and demos are a venue that I really enjoy. Having puppies has meant that I have met and
been able to get to know a lot of dog lovers all over the country. The dogs live in the house with us. In the
winter the toys use the standards as heated beds. Our sons also enjoy dogs. Robert has his favorite poodles when
he is home but his true love is the pomeranian. He has a toy poodle and a pomeranian living with him in Wyoming.
Erik has a standard poodle, a Sheltie, and a collie that was one of his foster dogs from the Austin area rescue. He
has gotten involved in Sheltie rescue in Austin, TX and often has an extra dog sharing his house.
We live on 10 acres between Eugene and Roseburg. We have dogs, cats, goats and chickens. After a year plus
without a horse, we have a new Arabian mare. She was very unhappy being a single horse. Now we have two Arabian mares
and they are both happier. We added an older Arabian gelding to the horse herd. His owner was leaving home to
go to school and he needed a home.We had Bey for four years but unfortunately age caught up with him this October. My
husband is a forester and we have trees!!! I take the puppies that I keep and any pups that are here after they are
3 months to puppy class. We are using clicker training and they love it. Besides the animals, my husband and I
are EMT-I's with our local ambulance service. I am always willing to talk to anyone who is interested in poodles.