The ultimate non-shedding companion dog

Terry Jester owns and operates two kennels:

Summer Newsletter 2016

Greetings to everyone and I hope you are all staying cool! Remember, the pavement maybe too hot for our dog’s pads so keep to the grass or walk your friend either early or late. Also, TAKE WATER. If you are going anywhere with your best friend make sure he or she has plenty of COOL water in which to quench his or her thirst.
Is your dog suddenly digging? If digging in dirt is a new problem it could be because he or she is trying to find the cooler dirt underneath the top layer. Make sure your pooch has shade and water.

Now for the fun stuff!

I want to introduce “Bandit“, (Powder Valley WL Thief of Hearts) . Our newest addition to our poodle breeding program. Bandit is a 11 month old red and white standard parti-color who has passed all of his preliminary genetic tests. Assuming he continues to do so we will be breeding him to Isis later this year.
Powder Valley WL Thief of Hearts, AKA Bandit!

Powder Valley WL Thief of Hearts, AKA Bandit!

We also would like to introduce, “Tinman“, (Powder Valley’s Yellow Brick Road). He is an AKC registered cream-colored golden retriever that we will use to replace the retired Nemo. Tinman will help us produce our very popular goldendoodles starting in the fall or winter of 2016. I picked Tinman out of a large group of puppies because he moves so beautifully and fluidly. There may be a show career in this boy’s future!
Powder Valley's Yellow Brick Road AKA Tinman!

Powder Valley’s Yellow Brick Road AKA Tinman!

Choo Choo” has also joined our group! Choo Choo (Jester’s RMR Lil Engine that Could) is a French bulldog. He will be used in our Olde French Bulldog program at our other kennel, Rocky Mountain Rawhide, to produce our little Olde French Bulldogges. These small bulldogs are excellent companions and very trainable service and therapy dogs.
Jester's RMR Lil Engine that Could AKA Choo Choo!

Jester’s RMR Lil Engine that Could AKA Choo Choo!

Remember “Tyreese” from the “Rick Grimes and Friends” minidoodle litter? He was gifted by Powder Valley Poodles to a very deserving organization composed of our military’s Purple Heart recipients. These wounded warriors need good, solid, healthy puppies to train as service and therapy dogs for our veterans wounded in action. Tyreese turned out to be a great match for a navy warrant officer in need. Congratulations to Tyreese for finding his new best friend!
Tyreese and new best friend

Tyreese and new best friend

Speaking of best friends, Powder Valley Poodle guardian Claudia has finished her Powder Valley standard poodle, “Dandee‘s” training as an AKC titled “Canine Good Citizen” AND the harder title, “Community Canine”! This means that when Dandee wasn’t raising her babies for us Claudia took her to classes followed by several tests in order for her to be awarded these AKC titles. Good job Claudia and Dandee!!!
Beautiful Dandee modeling two coat lengths

Beautiful Dandee modeling two coat lengths

bbbAnd last but not least, Both Powder Valley Poodles and Rocky Mountain Rawhide Bulldogges have earned accreditation from the Better Business Bureau. We can now proudly display the BBB logo on our windows and web sites.
That’s all for now. Other than to say we still need Guardian homes for puppies that will be used in our breeding program but housed by a family  —  perhaps YOURS — nearby Fort Collins.
I’ll be keeping some puppies (miniature and toy ) poodles from Lady Bug and Ritz and they will need guardian homes.
Talk to you later! Terry

April Newsletter 2016

I’m finally getting my act together and putting together a newsletter to keep people informed of what we are up to, where the puppies are going, and what to expect down the road.
Terry and Rocky CLICK TO VIEW

Terry and Rocky CLICK TO VIEW

I am VERY happy to announce that our bulldogge, Rocky, (Jester’s RMR Roc Me Gently) at his very first outing as a show dog (and he hopes, last) not only achieved his International Championship title with three V1 ratings (the highest rating a judge can give) but he ALSO took home THREE BEST IN SHOW ribbons. To say these four judges liked him is putting it mildly! All in all, Rocky was awarded with:

  • Best In Show Reserve Rare Breed
  • Best in Show Reserve, Bred By
  • Best in Show,  Bred By
A breeder seriously can not do much better than that. We are all very proud of him and he did a great job playing “Show Dog for a Weekend” when really he’s a couch potato who does as little as possible as often as possible. Good job Rocky! Read more about Rocky and see more pictures on this page at the Rocky Mountain Rawhide Bulldogges Website: Our Male Dogges.

Rocky on his winning streak

The Guardian Homes that I have my dogs in, like Rocky’s home, ensure I can continue to breed top quality dogs as I refuse to keep dogs locked up in kennels all of their lives. They get to be pets in a family AND a show dog and breeding dog. I am very lucky to have all of these folks so that I can have my dogs live with families and still get to offer top quality puppies to people all over the US.
I also want to let people know that we are looking for  Guardian Homes for several of our puppies this spring and summer. We have retired some dogs and are retiring more dogs as they get older and we need to replace them. We will be getting a French Bulldog male puppy this spring or early summer.
Read our page about Guardian Homes to see if this is something you might be interested in. We also have a little female Yorkie/poodle cross in need of a Guardian Home and will have a few puppies (standard poodle and golden doodle) this summer that will need homes. Let me know! Who knows, maybe YOUR FAMILY will have the next Best In Show Winner!
heartToni and I got the message this week we have waited so long to hear. A text with a picture and the words, “Meet Your Granddaughter”.  Poor Amelia carried that baby a little longer than she wanted to and then gave birth to 9 pounds, 3 ounces of baby. Our Mary Sky Gableman Joined us on March 31. We, of course, are absolutely thrilled. The cancer I fought last year had NO chance of winning once I learned I was having my first grandchild.
In the South (where my family is from) a grandmother is often referred to as Big Mama or Big Mom. When my brother and I were little, we couldn’t get the pronunciation right, so for us, it was Bemom. I get to be a Bemom. I am so happy!
More in May, take care everyone.
Be safe, love your family (two and four legs) and never take them for granted.
~~ Terry Jester

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