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We are also on Facebook now http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arias-Friends/143583558995596 but the most up to date information is usually on our web site here updated 11/28-15 In late summer it got exciting as the balance of the poodles of this year were born. Below are various pictures of the puppies available and ready now. We have had no "sales" this year, our best ever, but are having one now. Most of our chocolates were born at about the same time so we have 6 small miniatures that are 10-14 weeks old. If you want to save several hundred dollars on the price now is the time. They are all very well bred nice puppies but we had a lot at once as we wound down for the season. Click on Miniature Poodles and on the various pages. We are reducing prices on older puppies by $100-400 which is something we seldom do so now may be the right time for a puppy with good training weather still ahead. All will come with our unusual LIFETIME CONGENITAL HEALTH GUARANTEE and many extras and in many cases all 3 shots will be on with only rabies needed by the vet so a savings in vet care.

Although we essentially stopped poodle breeding 7/31-15 until Dec. 2015 (except for limited breeding for our needs) we will, however, continue to breed the smaller poodle mixes. Most of our poodle mixes are just now coming into season for the first time this year or for the first time ever. We have several litters of Yorkie Poos, 1 litter of Peke A Poos that were born this month ready in Jan. and also 1 litter of Shih Tzu Poos due to be born about the Christmastime. The Peke A Poos are the only ones we will have for about 1/2 year, 2 M and 2 F, sables with black points, 1 cream, and 1 red ready early Jan. 2016.

At about Christmas time we start for puppies both poodles and poodle mixes that should be ready beginning about May.

A diamond, a vacation, or a puppy?..... Most might pick a puppy first; just make sure both of you or the whole family agrees.



Ready about Christmas there is 1 small red M poodle, a black F toy poodle, and a red F toy poodle. They come with our usual lifetime congenital health guarantee, International microchip and other extras. We also have 1 tiny white Malti Poo F , ready now, but can be held, our only Malti Poo available yet this year, expected to be 3-5 # at most shown directly below. We may have some older puppies on sale still available for Christmas. We hope to have at least 1, maybe 2 litters of the larger 7-10 # Malti Poos bred before year's end that should be ready late Feb. or early March.

See picture of Lily below. This is a premium litter in that Lily is about 8 # and Indian Summer about 11 #about 5 # with our red Crackerjack who is predominantly used to get these little dogs. 1 tiny cream Malti Poo F is still available.

One of two apricot small males likely to be about 7-8 # on sale and ready now.
Lily, the one cream tiny F, the last Malti Poo available this year. She is ready now, should be 3-5 # max. but can be held for Christmas, One Malti Poo litter 7-10 # size is underway for early 2016.  



Mandy, likely to be 7-8 # adult, ready now available on sale.
Cassandra, larger daughter of Cassia and Auggie Lite at 7 weeks old above, a stunning beauty likely to be 9-12 # adult, available on sale reduced by $400 one of the lovliest females this year bringing together 2 great champion lines, 1 calm and 1 competitive.
Lola's only chocolate M likely to be 7-10 # on sale Kiddo's (Alydar's only Chocolate M likely to be about 10 #- very nice dog from fine breeding also on sale
We just finished the main time this year for Malti Poos. We have a single tiny cream Malti Poo F available around Thanksgiving. Then there is Trudy and Lucy, now in season being bred to Blake for the first litters of 7-10 # Malti-Poos which should be available mid-March to be followed by at least 1 more litter. Both mother and father are from heavy champion lines. This has been a high demand mix for the last 2 years so we planning to divert some of our poodles to have more Malti Poos available. Now is the time to get on the list. We will plan on 3 litters for spring.

A LIFETIME  CONGENITAL HEALTH guarantee in writing and microchip are included with your puppy as well as other extras.   We have been raising poodles for 26 years but also for about 14 years have had some poodle mixes because we like variety and hybrid vigor. Also, poodle in a mix tends to be a real plus in terms of allergies and intelligence. With our poodles many are 3rd, 4th or even 5th generation bred here and/or progeny from our tested studs (Optigen, OFA).    All of our puppies also come with housetraining & health care information. There is time for help and questions. Visits after 11 a.m. by appointment are also welcome.

Congratulations to Dave Pappone and his dog Dakota, a finalist at agility nationals with his 3 year old. Click this link to watch them run. Dakota STD AKC NAC 2014 Dakota also now has his Master Agility title. There is a video on the Miniature Poodle Page. Just lately we have learned that Dakota also qualified for the AKC agility team that will represent the U.S. in the European Open in Germany this summer. Update is that they went to Germany and finished as finalists. Next year Dakota may even qualify for the World Team. We are very happy that Dave and Dakota have done so well.

Above is a picture from summer of our kennel summer 2015. MN License 998693. Upper right is gentle Benny, sire to Moriah's 5 pups ready about Thanksgiving. Moriah's puppies are the last chocolate poodles this year. No other chocolate litters have been bred yet so the soonest one could be available would be early April. Now is the time to think about a chocolate if that is what you want.
Welcome to Aria's Friends, home of fine AKC miniature poodles, and poodle F1 hybrids (poodle mixes of 2 purebred dogs). Chocolate miniature poodles of extreme intelligence and performance capabilities are our specialty but in 2014 and 2015 we will also be offering what we first started with in 1989- apricot, red, and deep red poodles. We have 2 top red lines for studs with variations of red and apricot females.  We are a family owned small kennel that started 26 years ago on our 5 acre country setting 43 miles south of the Minneapolis, MN Airport.  We strive for healthy sound companions, performance prospects including agility, rally, obedience and therapy. Most of our customers just come looking for a great companion but we do have agility champions, therapy dogs, obedience champions, flyball dogs that have their origin here as well.   We are moving toward safer, healthier, natural food and environment for all of our dogs. Check out our various pages!  We accept  Pay Pal, cash and personal checks.  
If you are interested in possibly adopting a puppy, we recommend you first read FAQ and the Ordering Information Pages as this should answer many of your questions.   As you and your family’s interest in a particular type of puppy solidifies, contact us without delay with a paragraph of your preferences about temperament, size, color, gender, and natural or docked tail and the type of your life style in which the puppy is expected to fit into (e.g., small children in the house, interest in outdoor activities,  quiet companion, or another dog or cat in the house).  This information helps us make our future breeding plans and suggest  a particular litter or puppy.  Often our puppies are reserved with a deposit or sold even before their pictures are posted at 4-5 weeks old.  
You are also welcome to come visit or to call Becky’s cell 507-304-0531 (calling is recommended if you do not get a speedy reply by email. On nice days and weekends we are sometimes very busy with callers and visitors and puppy pickups and the care of our dogs and puppies).
 For those who are not familiar with the difference between the natural tails and docked tails, we provide a page titled “A tale of two tails” for your information.  Dog experts also tell us that the tail is significant in communication.  For example a dog who raises and wags his tail when asked if he would like extra play time instead of returning to his kennel is almost certainly saying " Yes, please!" International standard and AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association) recommendation is natural.  AKC is O.K. with either natural or docked. We offer both.

If you are looking at adding a dog friend to your family, trust the dog breeder in the business for 26 years to make your dog dreams come true. Our goal is to find good homes for all of our adorable dogs. We have offered in the past (and may offer again), Malti Poo puppies, adorable Yorkie-Poo puppies, Shih Tzu Poo puppies, Toy Poodle puppies, sweet Peke-a-Poo pups, various Miniature Poodles. We are the miniature poodle breeders for the Miniature Poodle addition to your family, including European dwarf and moyen poodles and your reliable Poodle breeders for variations of this amazing breed of miniature poodle puppies! Check back often for updates on our current litters available!