Kona Standard Poodles
Kona Poodles 78-6915 Palekana Road Holualoa, HI 96725
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The next litter of puppies will be from Nani and Teddy, probably in August 2014.  Puppies will be black, red and apricot.  Details are on the Puppies' page.

 

Origins and Plans

 

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For the past twelve years, Sandra has bred Labrador retrievers on Hawaii Island, more commonly known as The Big Island of Hawaii.  Aloha Labradors is located in Holualoa, a village on the Kona or western side of the island.   

Eleven years ago, there were few good Labs and no Lab stud dogs in Kona.  Sandra imported foundation stock from Australia and New Zealand and began breeding sound, good-looking Labrador companions.  She feeds the raw-meaty-bones diet to adults and to puppies as soon as they begin solid foods.  Aloha Labradors is very successful in placing great puppies with great families  that continue the raw diet.

In February 2010, we decided to add standard Poodles to the kennel.  We noticed there are few standard Poodles in Kona.  After some research and thinking, we concluded that people don't know what great family companions standard poodles can be.  If standard poodles are presented as the sporting dogs they were bred to be, they will be more popular.  Here is a great video of what standard Poodles are really like:

We began by importing excellent breeding stock (puppies) from Australia and the US mainland.  .In the first year, we acquired 7 standard poodles, including one adult female. We had our first litter in March 2011.  We learned how to groom faces and feet and when to use professional grooming.  We learned that poodles are not the voracious eaters Labs are, but they thrive on raw-meaty-bones.  We learned that standards are intelligent, affectionate companions that are also excellent guard dogs.  They bark a lot when strangers come.

Elaborate show clips do not appeal to us, especially on standards, which have great dignity and natural beauty with more modest hair-dos.  We're into wash-and-wear and active dogs.  Labrador retrievers swim, dry off, and rarely need to be bathed.  A poodle can be an active sporting dog that is clipped in a simple, overall fashion.

Thus, began Kona Poodles.  In 2014, we plan to have a black, red, and apricot litter with Nani and Teddy and a red/apricot litter with Angela and Teddy.  Perhaps, later in the year we will breed Bella to a suitable stud dog. 

We decided not to breed cream and white poodles on the farm.  Our dogs run, swim, and play in grass and brush.  We cannot keep white poodles looking good.  Quincy has become a service dog for a great family in South Kona.

Simplyreds Not Paprika (Rika) had litters with Teddy in 2011 and 2012.  We decided that Rika needed a good family home, so she has retired with a great family in Kona.