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Maybelle, CHIC

Maybelle's grandma is from France and her grandpa is from Russia and both are very outcrossed (meaning they are genetically rare within our breed). To add to that diversity, Maybelle’s sire is an import from England. Maybelle is a quiet and very serious dog, unless she is outdoors. She loves to "hunt it up," whatever the target of her hunts are. She is sweet and loving, and is a great asset to our family. She is a gentle giant (26” tall at the shoulders--which is tall for a standard poodle female). And if that isn’t enough, UC Davis’ Genetic Diversity testing indicates that 90.7% of tested standard poodles are unrelated to Maybelle, making her our most diverse dog. She is one of the few poodles left from the old, founding Canen lines of poodles. Canen was a popular 1953-2012 kennel in France that bred browns before adding apricots to their lines. Maybelle is a descendant of some of its original browns. At 7 years old, Maybelle still has beautiful color, energy and great health. Hannah is her daughter. Maybelle’s OFA Verification (CHIC 122717) UC Davis Genetic Diversity Results
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Maybelle is one of the best trackers that we have owned and she passes that onto her pups. Here’s a short video of a Maybelle pup that is being trained for search and rescue. There are human remains in the jar. This is what Percy’s trainer/mom said about him (6 months old in this video): “I am so friggin proud of Percy!!!! Seriously! He’s hands down amazing!!! This past Saturday we were at a training and he was an absolute rockstar, which gave me a little boost in confidence. So, today I decided to try a super low odor source that we’ve worked with in the past, but Percy had struggled to click on. Today? He had no problem. None. He offered his response (lying down right where the source is) immediately. So I hid it in some leaves. BAM! Two seconds, no problem.”