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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 5/26-15 We have 1 red litter, (5 miniatures and 2 toys )with Courtney available. They were born 3/12 and Courtney is ready now. They are from Sora's final litter and with Indian Summer (red small 9 # miniature OFA excellent Optigen A. (Indian Summer's father is champion sired Charles, OFA good, Optigen A tested, also one of our dogs). They are pretty much the higher end females of the season as they are ready when most are looking and with limited puppies available in May.

Then there is Cleo's litter of 2 M and 3 F with all available but the smallest male ready about 5/28-15. Indian Summer is again the sire. He is of good temperamant, genetically tested, handsome, champion line. There is a single litter coming soon where Charles is the sire. It is the final red/ apricot litter planned at this point. We do, however, have most of our chocolate females left to breed.

For June there is Billie Jean's with Rio, all reds, 3 F and 4 M, all born 4/17-15, likely to be 10-15 #. All 3 F and 1 of the 4 M are reserved. 3 males are available, are now posted and should be ready for their new homes about 6/12-15 at 8 weeks. These are very nice males and more reasonably priced than the likely final RED/APRICOT litter of the year, Kate and Charles. (By the way after about 26 years of poodle breeding we have concluded in the last 6 years that males are as good as females but respect your personal preference).

Also for June Moriah just had her litter of 2 F and 2 M, all chocolates by Benny born 4/24-15. The F is reserved but 3 very nice large males are available . We just bred a black toy AKC conformation champion F with little 4 1/2 # red Crackerjack so hope to have a toy poodle litter born in June, ready in August. We are looking for a son of Crackerjack so we can retire him but females might be available.

We have Yorkie Poos, 1 F and 1 M which should be ready in June. We have a second litter 2 F and 1 M born in May which should be ready in July. These are the larger 7-10 # size, mostly black. We additionally have 2 smaller 5-6 # females bred to little 4 1/2 # Crackerjack. So the smaller Yorkie Poos are due in summer but first ready late summer/ early fall.

We have a litter of Malti Poos available now with 1 cream M ready now on sale for $750. We have a second litter due late this month which should be whites/ creams ready late July. We have a single female red being bred now so hopefully creams/ apricots, the larger 7-10 # size born in July ready in Sept.

We plan to breed poodle mixes throughout the year but poodles only through June unless there are special orders in which case we may breed 1 red or apricot. According to studies it is best for the female if healthy and not large litter size to breed her regularly for several years, then retire early which is our policy except that this year we only plan to breed 1 out of the 2 main breeding seasons.

Please see the Miniature Poodle Page, the Toy Poodle Page, the Malti Poo and the Yorkie Poo 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, Malti Poos. Right now we are taking reservations.

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. We are very happy that Dave and Dakota have done so well.



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.



Jack, Venis and Indian Summer's M, available on sale $750 likely to be about 9 # adult. Mom is about 8 # and dad about 10 #. Indian Summer, the sire, was very costly, our second major red line, OFA excellent, a rather rare rating applying to hips, Optigen A, the best genetic eye test you can have. We reduced his price and he is the only Malti Poo we currently have.

Courtney, 2 # 8 oz. on 5/12-15 at 8 1/2 weeks old likely to be 7-9 # adult available (Sora with Indian Summer)


Abe, largest son of Cleo upper left, and Pearl, smallest daughter of Cleo upper right pictures taken at 7 weeks ready about 5/28-15 and available. See the Miniature Poodle Page.
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!