KALONECE POODLES ARE UNIQUE, combining pet & show lines for greater diversity to minimize health risks. We carefully put together old/new, red/black,  pet/show lines to augment health, color, conformation (build), coat, underjaw, reach and drive, etc, etc. We  have tweaked temperaments, then added a bit of Europe, and now can proudly display the KALONECE POODLES of today !!  We will continue to breed with this mindset, line breeding as little as possible and outcrossing after much thought and research as to what a line has produced. This page shows a brief summary of our heritage. We start with the one and only 'Amazing Gracie' from the Dyneau kennel in Mississippi, our precious foundation female. (nb  The first name in a registered name usually signifies the kennel where the particular dog was bred).  ENJOY !!

Dyneau's Amazing Gracie

(our foundation-lived 14 yrs 7 months)

CH. Averina Bodicea Crystalton


(sired 1 litter here with Amazing Gracie

(lived 15 years)

 ('Valentino' + Gracie produced Kleopatra)

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CH. Kalonece Bodicea 'Kleo'patra

(a fiesty 13 years)

(CH.'Kleo' + CH.Jazz produced Kostas)


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CH. Kalonece Constant Celebration
 'Kostas' - 10 yrs old 

(CH.Kleo +Leatherstocking's  Black Bear                    produced Sioux)


 Kalonece 'Sioux' Fancy Dance
 retired and I so miss her!


 CH. Lidos Jazzin' It Up In Apricot

my beautiful 'Jazz'  

(import from USA-lived 7 years)

('Jazz' + Gracie produced Pink)

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CH. Kalonece Precocious In                          'Pink'

   12 yrs old - happy, healthy

     and still so beautiful !


Apres Argent 007 At Kalonece

          'Bond' - import

       6 yrs old and healthy

      thank you Denise from A.Argent

CH. Pink x Bond produced Adora

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 Kalonece 'Adora'
5 years old, retiring soon
       healthy, active,
    can jump 5 feet easily


My philosophy and approach to breeding and testing has developed over years of research, education, and experience. Breeding is all about bettering the breed. I breed to match the North American breed standard, although I am not removing tails or dewclaws any more.  My goal is to produce sound and healthy dogs with superb temperament. I am also currently making every attempt to breed smaller standard poodles as I feel there is a great demand for them and without responsible breeders committed to the present and future well being of the breed, this trend could result in real damage to the breed.

In terms of testing, I have moved away from the traditional OFA/CHIC public posting of results, but continue to perform a very comprehensive set of testing that is read by my vets.  All testing results go home with the puppies after owners thoroughly understand why they have been done and what they mean.

In terms of testing here is what I consider important, and what I  test the dam and sire for:

 EYES - exam by an opthalmologist and PRA (progressive retinal atrophy) genetic swab

 HIPS - I don't wait until 2

 CBC, DIFF, ELECTROLYTES (blood work) - tells me the current status of the dog's health, and  if there are      unseen heart, liver, kidney etc abnormalities

 URINE - shows kidney issues

 HEART - vet auscultation of the heart

 TEETH - examine the bite at 8 weeks

 STRUCTURE AND MOVEMENT - I have 2 very good structure and movement mentors who go over  my          puppies, also at 8 weeks, and who challenge me on EVERYTHING (thank you Erin and Blair)

 COI - (% co-efficient of inbreeding)

 COLOR and PIGMENT  I am breeding for pretty color, lush coats, black pigment,  weeding out dilution 

 TEMPERAMENT – To me this is critical and without a biddable, happy temperament I won't breed the dog.

Other tests done for breeding information include - brucelloses, vWd, NE, DM.

A couple of my dogs have the all inclusive EMBARK genetic health testing done

Puppies are vet checked around 8 weeks - - heart, general health, structure, descent of testes, bite, coat etc. Parvo/distemper vaccinations are given at this time. Pups are wormed with Panacur. Coccidia  treatment  is proactively given. They go home microchipped according to CKC standards.  Registration happens after 6 months when puppy is deemed to be a good fit with the new owners.  Client/breeder communication during this first 6 months is desired, otherwise registration cannot happen as it is done with input from new owners.  And yes, we love LOTS of pictures of puppy in his/her new home.