Being a second generation poodle breeder, I have grown up with poodles all my life and love their intelligence and versatility. From competing in agility with our family poodle, Soda, and my first poodle of my own, Cleo, I have always had an interest in dog training and dog sports.
Mostly Mischief Miniature Poodles was founded in 2012 with our foundation male, a white miniature poodle named Dante. Our first breeding females were Josephine (Donlar's Velvet Cupid), a black abstract toy poodle, and Gypsy (Bellissium Mysteria), a silver oversized toy poodle. We learned a lot about breeding from our foundation dogs and gained a following of wonderful dog owners who took our puppies into their homes.
In 2018 we welcomed two sisters into our mischief, Petra and Mindy from I Heart Poodles. Both girls were incredibly sweet and playful and made us laugh with their antics. Mindy ended up retiring early from breeding as we found she did not enjoy having puppies like her sister Petra did.
In 2020, we held back our first keeper female, a cream parti we named Carmela. She won us over with her cleverness and eagerness to please. She immediately excelled in agility training and was training at a masters level before she was old enough to compete! She earned her Trick Dog Grand Champion title at a year old and continues to impress us with her ability to pick up on almost any sport she tries.
In 2021 we added a new male to our program, a brown miniature named Henry! While incredibly smart, Henry was also stubborn and driven in a completely different way than what we were used to! He taught us to adapt our training style and new ways to help him learn. Henry loves trying new sports and especially loves barn hunt and wall climb. We love doing "big dog" sports with Henry! He is living proof that poodles can do anything!
2022 brought a new female into our lives, a black brindlepoint phantom named Pippa. She comes from a German moyen line so we are expecting her to be either a large miniature or a small moyen. She is very smart and driven and loves to learn new things. She has just begun her agility, barn hunt, and nosework training and will be starting Rally Obedience in the fall.
The Future of Mostly Mischief Miniature Poodles
We want to continue training our dogs and competing in agility, scent work, barn hunt, and wall climb. We will be starting to learn Rally Obedience this fall and are excited to see how it goes! Henry will be starting to train for his CGN test this fall as well. Carmela will be having her first litter in October which will be our very first second generation litter and we are very excited and proud!
We have three litters planned for 2023 and Petra will also be retiring that year. We plan to add another male to our program in 2023 or 2024 and are currently searching for the right fit.