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We are on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arias-Friends/143583558995596 but the most up to date information is usually on our web site here updated 6/24-16. Contact person is Becky cell 507-304-0531 voice and text from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. CST Mon. through Sat. and noon - 4 p.m. on Sunday or by email (Contact Us on left margin will bring up email).

We will only be breeding a few poodles after June- 1 chocolate and 1 apricot that are retiring spayed to pet homes by the end of the year, and maybe one or 2 of our saved young females. We will, however, continue to breed some poodle mixes.

We currently have 1 older apricot very sweet M out of Charles, even on sale shown below.

 

 

 

 
 

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 is our main breeding season this year so it's very busy. We are trying to update the web site to answer many questions there. We are open to visits by appointment 6 days a week and a few hours on Sun. afternoon. This is also our main time this year for red and apricot poodle puppies. For pictures and details about puppies from Katie, Cleo, and Reba click on Miniature Poodles. They are 3, 2 and 1 1/2 weeks old and most all are reserved. We do have red Billie Jean left to breed, however. Moriah has 4 chocolate puppies with 2 available with pictures on Miniature Page and ready in about 3 weeks. Two them are shown here with 2 of our grandchildren. Also shown is the single Shih Poo F we have available ready about mid-July.

Yorkie Poos: We have several available. See below at 4 weeks old. Link is Yorkie-Poos.

Malti Poos: We are breeding several poodle females, an apricot and a red now, with Blake for puppies due late August. Click on Malti Poos to see several year's worth of pictures of them. We think we will have 2 litters of the 7-10 # adult size Malti Poos in late summer or fall. We have several on the list for the smalls and several with deposits on the list for the 7-10 # size. Please email or call my cell 507-304-0531 if you have a serious interest. You are welcome to come visit and meet the parents before committing with a deposit.

First time ever 1 litter of Shorkies (Shih Tzu/ Yorkies. 3 F, 2 M dark with reddish brown from lovely 8 # parents born 6/5. Pictures soon.

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 summer 2015. Update is that they went to Germany and finished as finalists. Dakota did qualify for the World Team so goes to France this year representing U.S. National Team in agility. We are very happy that Dave and Dakota have done so well. Our chocolates have this potential and are for those who have owned dogs before and want to take on a high energy but also loving, devoted, very intelligent poodle. Our apricots and creams are for those who prefer a calmer lap dog that is not so athletic.

Our kennel summer 2015. MN License 998693. Upper right is gentle Benny, one of our 2 full sized chocolate breeding males. He is sire to the Current Moriah Litter
 
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 27 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 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!