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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 4/26-16. 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 end poodle breeding for this year about June 30th. Josie's litter has 1 chocolate M and 1 chocolate F available and probably ready this coming weekend on 4/29-16. Our 2nd litter, from Sadie & Charles, apricots and creams, was born 2/28 ready 4/23 (2 M available). Rullah's final litter of chocolates, 2 M and 1 F was born about 3/10-16, all reserved. Lola's final litter of 4 F, 3 reds, 1 black was born about a week ago and there may be 1 red F available. This is all we have in poodles right now.

 

Our 1 red and 2 apricot poodles full sized miniatures are currently being bred for puppies to be born in June, ready in August. Katie leads the way with pups due about Memorial Day whereas Reba and Billie Jean follow almost a month later. We also have 2 full sized chocolate litters in the works- Moriah's and Alaya's by Benny and both are due about Memorial Day. Puppies of the current litters were posted just lately and will be updated when we can. We had an extremely busy several weeks and I am behind about 6 days on emails after annual out-of-town dog seminar, inspections, many coming to visit and leave deposits, puppy pickups. Trying to update the web site to answer many questions about what is available. Click on Miniature Poodles.Click on the underlined links to see pictures.

The current 3 small Malti Poos are all reserved. We think we will have 2 litters of the 7-10 # adult size Malti Poos and 1 litter of the smaller 4-7 # size coming, the first due about the end of May. Ruby, a chocolate carrying red has been bred to Blake for cream, red, or black puppies, due about Memorial Day. Trudy, a cream, about 3 weeks ago was bred to Blake our Maltese shown in the middle of the Malti Poo Page for creams due in early June. We have several on the list for the smalls and several on the list for the 7-10 # size so can only take a few more reservations until we see what we will have. Please 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. Malti Poos are the most requested poodle mix that we have for the third year in a row.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Above is Shelly, our older Peke A Poo placed now with Katie & family. We have 1 other newborn Peke A Poo litter ready early May and also a second litter a few weeks after that. This is our main time this year for Peke A Poos. We have 3 Pekes and 2 have their puppies now. Click on Peke A Poo Page. There will be no others until much later this year. See Peke A Poos LIFETIME CONGENITAL HEALTH guarantee and more.

Below Lucy, chocolate Shih Tzu Poo
Lucy, adorable rare chocolate likely to be about 6 # and the only F Shih Tzu Poo puppy went to Jill's home lately. See Shih Tzu Poos. Next Shi Tzu Poos are due about 3 wees from now-1 litter.
Next Yorkie Poos are 3 dark F and 3 M that are 7 weeks old now, the larger ones in the litter ready about 5/7-16, 1 black M and 2 F are available. 2 litters of smaller size were bred to be born in June ready in August See Yorkie-Poos.
Otis above available apricot M miniature poodle from Sadie ready late April
Frankie above smallest chocolate miniature poodle from Josie, ready now, the only chocolate M ready for 2 months.

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 Josie 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!