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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 1/20-2015 We have 2 older and 2 younger miniature poodles ready, available and shown on the Miniature Page. We had a great year but then had early cold. Yesterday, Lola had her litter of chocolates, 4 M & 3 F with toy sire Little Hero which should mean both small miniatures and some toys available the end of March.

Please see the Miniature Poodle Page and the Toy Page for details.

Poodles are our main breed with a specialty in chocolate & red/apricot small miniature poodles about 8-13 #. However, at times we also have larger or smaller poodles, and poodle mixes. Do check the various pages, Mini Poodles,Toy Poodles, Shih Tzu Poos, Peke A Poos, Malti Poos.

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 25 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 information & 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.

We are so pleased to make this announcement.


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

This year we plan to breed our poodles now through June, then stop, unless there are requests for poodles ready after Oct. 31st. In that case we may consider some breeding to continue through August. Right now we have 1 litter of small miniature poodles ready, 1 litter of Peke A Poos ready and a single Yorkie Poo.

In Feb. there should be a miniature poodle litter and a Malti Poo litter available. Most of these are still available.

  Bruno and Lindy's tri- colored M Peke A Poo at 7 weeks old ready 1/24-15. This is the only M Peke A Poo we have available until May or later available $800.


Bruno and Lindy's champagne F Peke A Poo at 7 weeks old ready 1/24-15. This is the only F Peke A Poo that we have ready. In March we will have 1 litter of Peke A Poos ready.They all are females and maybe 1 summer litter. Available $900.
Ralphie, See Miniature Poodle Page. Picture above is at 9 weeks and Ralphie is ready now and only $800. He is 1 of 3 males born to Sophie, champion sired and tested and to our new red male coming on board, also tested, Ariston. Remember, a lot comes with the puppy- a lifetime congenital health guarantee, microchip, vet check, information and help and other extras. Click on Miniature Poodles

Sophie's Teddy, smallest of her 3, may be a large toy or small miniature, pictures taken 1/18/15 at 9 weeks old weighing 2 1/4 # on sale $800.
Click on Miniature Poodles
Cass, Abby's only puppy, a F, picture taken 1/20-15 at 9 weeks weighing 2.0 # available $1200 our only Yorkie Poo available until 1 litter of Yorkie Poos arrives early Feb.

Frankie, Sadie's M weighs 4 1/2 # on 1/17-15 at 14 weeks likely to be 10-14 # adult available on sale for $700. This is one of only 2 older miniature poodles that we have. He is a very good dog. It's just we have had cold weather and fewer customers in winter so will adjust this year by stopping poodle breeding at the end of June unless there are special orders. Two of you will have a chance to own one of our fine poodles at a lessor price and with all puppy shots (8,11, 15 weeks done). Frankie's father is in fact a genetically tested dog and also a UKC champion, one of our best!


Upper left is a picture from summer of our kennel.   Upper right is Frankie, our dog who thinks he is our "son" with our German shepherd Mia.
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 this spring 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 many variations of red or apricot females.  We are a family owned small kennel that started 25 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 24 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 and Toy Poodle mixes, Yorkie-Poo dogs among our Poodle puppies and Poodle dogs.   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!