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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 8/24-15 We have Ranger, 1 apricot poodle available now from Charles and Katie with pictures immediately below and information on our Miniature Poodles Page. Then in late July/ early August it got exciting as the balance of the poodles of this year started being born. Now, the chocolate full size litter is here, our only white litter this year, 2 small miniature chocolate litters, 1 litter of apricot poodles, and 1 litter of brown-blacks and also Reba's. Click on Miniature Poodles.


This is also the main time this year for Malti Poos. See the Malti Poo Page. This past 2 weeks both litters of larger cream and apricot 7-10 # Malti Poos were born. 2 smaller white Malti Poo males were also born. 1 litter of smaller red, black or other color 3-6 # Malti Poos are yet to come.

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.

There are also 2 litters of Peke A Poos.

There is also 1 litter of Yorkie Poos.

The only litter of Shih Tzu Poos that we were waiting for was born lately, too- 4 F, mostly black with some white from a very cute small red and white Shih Tzu named Henna.

See a picture below of one of the Malti Poos ready soon. Click on Malti Poos


We plan to breed poodle mixes throughout the year but have completed breeding until we start at about Christmas time for pups that should be ready beginning about April. 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 want a rest for all during late fall/ winter.

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.



Katie's smallest apricot M, one of the last this year comes from champion sired male and both parents tested, available See Miniature Poodles
Upper right is a picture from summer of our kennel. MN License 998693
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!