37lbs. – 22″ tall
Ziyana is out of lines I’ve had in my kennel for over a decade. She is part of the 2nd litter I kept between Coco and Crumpet. I had kept a litter over 5 years ago and had great success with these puppies so before Coco was retired, I had one last litter to keep these amazing lines around a bit longer. These lines have proven litter after litter, to be healthy, well tempered and have made lovely family dogs!
When I think of names for my dogs, I love there to be meaning behind them. I watch the puppies very carefully as they play and interact within their litter and try to pick a name that suit their character. When Coco was pregnant with this litter, I was hoping for a litter of one male and all the rest females. To my surprise that was exactly what she had! Needless to say, I was ecstatic as this was her last litter and she gave me the most beautiful puppies. She had the perfect combination of genders to be able to carry these lines on for the next 5-6 years! The name Ziyana means Radiant and Blessing from Heaven. This is exactly what she is! We where so blessed to have this perfect litter in everyway from gender to temperament to markings. Ziyana was the most unique one of the litter. She is a chocolate phantom which was a pleasant surprise as neither parent was chocolate. Ziyana brightens a room when she walks in. She is a healthy and happy dog with a very radiant personality. It’s funny to watch her puppy like manners when she plays with the other dogs. She has a very positive and playful personality, getting alone with everyone. She has a mesmerizing energy that draws people in because of that, she is an absolute joy to be around. She has a very uplifting energy. Everyone loves taking her for walks as she bounds through the tall grass or chases a ball, but she never goes to far without checking in, looking for pets or giving us kisses. She is a very special girl with just the right amount of energy! She loves her walks but loves her down time. She will snuggle on her bed with her friends with her legs sprawled in the air. She is a very easy going dog to be around with a relaxing personality.
All in all she is a really amazing dog and I can’t wait to share her puppies with the SwissRidge family!
38lbs. – 20″tall
Cartier is out of lines I’ve had in my kennel for over a decade. She is part of the 2nd litter I kept between Coco and Crumpet. I had kept a litter over 5 years ago and had great success with these puppies so before Coco was retired, I had one last litter to keep these amazing lines around a bit longer. These lines have proven litter after litter, to be healthy, well tempered and have made lovely family dogs!
Cartier is named after the designer, because what name would suit this girl more?!
Her name is synonymous with open-mindedness, curiosity, freedom, sharing and excellence. She is a dog you could walk down the streets of Paris, and everyone would turn around to take a second glance. She is a confident dog who loves to strut what she’s got as she prances along with her owners. She knows she is capable of anything she puts her mind to. No challenge is to big or small. She takes training to a new level. As a kennel dog we haven’t taught her many commands but the few we have taught her she picks up on instantly. She could be a super dog if she was trained in the circus! She is extremely intelligent and works hard to please. We kept her entire litter for our breeding program, and she is mama bear out of the litter. As a puppy she was the calmest of the litter and the most in control of her actions. She would take it upon herself to make sure every other puppy was OK and if one seemed to be excluded, she would always go over to play with it or bring it back into the pack. She has a very caring and protective personality. She is a mentally strong and confident dog. She is a very secure dog in her own skin. The other dogs respect her.
I’m excited to share her wonderful pups and bits of her amazing personality through her puppies with the SwissRidge family!
The pictures above are maternity photos of Cartier which where taken just before she had her first litter. I will update this page with new photo’s when she gets her beach body back!
37.5lbs. – 20″ tall
Viola is out of lines I’ve had in my kennel for over a decade. She is part of the 2nd litter I kept between Coco and Crumpet. I had kept a litter over 5 years ago and had great success with these puppies so before Coco was retired, I had one last litter to keep these amazing lines around a bit longer. These lines have proven litter after litter, to be healthy, well tempered and have made lovely family dogs!
Viola is an energetic, lively girl with a zest for life. Viola is a girl who mirrors the energy in the room. She is the dog who would be happy to sit on the couch and watch movies on a rainy day or spend the day outside on an adventure. Whatever you want to do she wants to do it with you. Although she definitely needs her daily exercise, Viola LOVES to snuggle. When Viola went to the vet for her Health Clearances, she sat on the couch between two of my staff and took turns laying in each of their laps, giving kisses and patiently waiting for her turn.
Viola loves to hold things in her mouth, whether this be a toy, a blanket, your pant leg or causally removing something from your pocket she likes to hold it in her mouth and present it to you, proud of her findings. Even though she is a poodle she has retriever like qualities! Viola loves to go for pack walks in the forest with her sisters. She always runs to the very front of the pack but always makes sure to come back and check in every once in awhile. Viola is a very fun, adventurous and loving girl. She has a social and outgoing personality and is everyone’s best friend. Many of the pups in her litter have similar characteristics and this is exactly the type of dogs I love to add to my breeding program. Fun, social and bubbly are great words to describe her personality!
44 lbs. – 21″tall
Lola was bred and raised at SwissRidge kennels. Her parents are Coco and Crumpet. She was the last litter Coco had before retiring.
These lines fall nothing short of amazing. We kept all the puppies from this litter for our breeding program and all of them passed every health clearance (Ford, Ahyokah, Cartier, Dior, Ferris, Frannie, Lola and Viola). This is actually our 2nd breeding between these two. We did it once before in 2015 and also kept all the pups in that litter. They also passed all their health clearances and have been producing amazing temperaments, healthy and gorgeous pups for us over the years. Pups from the 2015 litter where (Annie, Cadbury, Emma, Sundae, Hershey, Grommet and Hanky). You can find many people on our SwissRidge facebook page who have incredible puppies out of these lines!
Lola is a very spicy, spunky, active and outgoing girl. She is full of love, life and adventure. There is never a dull moment around this girl! She is a social butterfly, taking every opportunity to explore her environment, play with her doggy friends and hunting down humans for extra pets and love! She is a happy dog, her tail is always wagging and she is as happy as they come. She always has a positive attitude. She is either wanting to play with the other dogs and my employees or she is trying to outsmart everyone! She has a love for life! She has a bit of a dramatic side to her. If she doesn’t like something she will let it be known to everyone around her.
All in all she is a great pup that would thrive with active people who want a bubbly and fun dog! Watch her video below to see a little more insight into her personality!
39lbs. – 20″tall
Dior is a stunning red and white standard poodle, her vibrant coloring turns heads wherever she goes! Comments are made all the time like “what a beautiful dog” and “I’ve never seen a poodle with such gorgeous markings”. I have always had a difficult time finding poodles from breeders that I would want to add into my breeding program. I seek puppies whose parents have been health-tested for generations, who are well tempered, and who possess the look and structure that are important to better my breeding program. Meeting all of these criteria has been a difficult task. Whenever I thought I found the perfect addition, there was usually a reason I couldn’t add them – either the puppy didn’t pass my strict health testing, their temperament wasn’t just right, or they didn’t grow up to be what I expected. Some may say I’m a bit too selective when adding dogs to my program. I raise a lot of dogs, but only a few actually make the cut.
I decided to breed a litter of poodles for myself. I choose 2 of my most prized poodles Coco and Crumpet. They had a beautiful litter, all of which I kept for my breeding program. Dior was one of these puppies.
This is the 2nd litter of poodles I have kept out of this pairing. I had kept a litter 5 years ago and have had great success with these puppies so before Coco was retired, I had one last litter to keep these amazing lines around a bit longer. These lines have proven litter after litter, over almost one decade to be healthy, well tempered and they have made loving family dogs!
Dior has a very affectionate and outgoing personality. She has been raised and lived with one of my employees for the first 9 months of her life. Her entire family fell in love with Dior. Her spunky, fun and social personality would win anyone’s heart! She is the type of dog that loves everyone. She is very playful, goofy and is very spirited. She has spring in her feet when she plays. She can leap over other dogs in the yard with little effort. She is an extremely happy dog and is everyone’s best friend. She gets along with all the dogs and just wants to play 24/7. If you are having a bad day some cuddles from Dior will make everything OK! Dior is a doll! Extremely affectionate, social and playful are the best words to describe her. Check out her video to get an idea of her personality.
38.5lbs. – 21″tall
Leida is a 3rd generation poodle born at SwissRidge! She is a standard poodle out of Sedona and Grommet. I also own Leida’s grandparents Coco and Crumpet and I also own many of Leida’s uncles and aunts. I kept four puppies out of Leida’s litter – Freya, Petunia, Tallulah and Leida. All of Leida’s sisters, aunts and uncles, parents and grandparents have passed vigorous health testing. These tests can be viewed on all their individual pages on my website.
Leida is the kind of girl that is happy all the time, regardless of the situation. Her stumpy tail is always wagging and she always has this happy smile on her face with a sparkle in her eye. Anyone that meets her knows that their is something very special about this girl! She is a total love bug!!! She is up for any adventure big or small and is happy to just be with you. She has a lot of similar personality traits to Freya and Petunia but there are some differences. She is more sensitive, a tad reserved in certain situation and a people pleaser! In the summer time the kennel staff take Leida swimming in the pool, she is a very good swimmer but doesn’t really enjoy herself in the moment. The confidence is not their yet. I know with more practice this will come. As soon as she gets out of the pool she is smiling, tail wagging and ready to try again, if you asked her to. She loves to please and for her people to be happy with her, even if it means swimming in the pool, which she is unsure about. Leida’s best friend is Luna a standard Goldendoodle. They are attached at the hip. You don’t have Luna without Leida. Luna is confident and brave and brings out the best in Leida who can sometimes be more reserved. Leida is Luna’s little side kick and can often be found copying and doing whatever Luna is doing. Luna and Leida love to play rough together and then come inside and cuddle. There isn’t a mean bone in this girl’s body and she gets along with all dogs and people she meets. Leida recently had her first litter of puppies and was an amazing mom. She kept her puppies well fed, clean and was very loving and protective over them.
65lbs. – 22″tall
Gracie came to me from a breeder in the US. I have purchased a few Poodles from her, and I’ve always been happy with the temperaments and health of these Poodles. The thing I love most about the Poodles I get from this breeder is that they have very calm personalities. This can sometimes be hard to find in the Poodle breed as they are outgoing and goofy dogs by nature.
Gracie is not your typical outgoing and high-strung poodle. She has spent most of her life with Bernese and Retrievers. Her personality is very much due to genetics but I’m sure some of these Bernese/Retriever traits have rubbed off on her over the years. I almost feel bad letting her play with the other Poodles. They love her to death but are non-stop play and she just wants to relax. She is the happiest being the odd ball in the group of Bernese and Retrievers!
She is a sweet, calm, elegant and pretty girl! She is also a dog that is well respected by all the other dogs in the kennel. She is everyone’s best friend and I think that is because of her caring and respectful nature. She doesn’t bug the other dogs and has a gentleness about her that all the dogs gravitate towards and want to be around. This sweet nature doesn’t just present itself towards other dogs but people as well. Everyone that meets Gracie instantly falls in love.
She loves giving affection but is not pushy for affection. She will happily receive it but if it is not given, she will relax by our feet. She loves just being around people but is not a dog that constantly asks for affection and to be pet.
She is a very dainty and pretty girl. She loves her spa days. She loves her baths, blow dry’s and having her nails done. The one thing that is incredibly unique about her is she loves to stay clean. This is not usually in a dog’s nature. She doesn’t like to get her paws dirty and if it’s raining, she would prefer to stay inside. At the kennel we call her our little princess.
Gracie has produced a litter in the past and everyone has been extremely happy with these puppies. She is a great mom who is very caring towards her babies. A lot of Gracie’s traits we have seen shine through in her puppies from the feedback we have received from owners.
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