I am a retired middle school teacher; my teacher certification was in art, English, and social studies. I love to research. I love talking to people and sharing our stories.
As the only moyen poodle breeder in Northeastern Lower Michigan, our goal is to breed pure poodles that have great structure, outgoing temperaments and an interesting coat (void of merle coat type).
As a family, we each take a role in the upbringing of our poodles; my three children are very active in taking care of all the pets. It would be very difficult to do this without all of their help and support.
Our poodles have also had their DNA tested through UC Davis and PawPrint Genetics. None of our dogs are carriers for commonly known disorders. In addition to DNA, tests have been done on eyes, hips, and elbows. Some of our poodles are cleared through parents.
Recently, Great Lakes Poodles joined "Betterbred". All of my dogs have been tested and scored for diversity. From this test we gain knowledge in how related or inbred our poodles are. For more information click the button below.
We take breeding seriously. All of our dogs have come from reputable breeders that are dedicated to improving the breed. Our dogs have come from the U.S. and Europe. They are not "deals" or cheap dogs from puppy sites. I learned a long time ago that a "good deal" dog comes with problems.
When considering any dog, it is best to research and ask questions. I am happy to share what I have learned, and if I don't have an answer, I can usually direct you to a source that will.
We hope you enjoy our dogs as much as we do.
Wynne Erickson, Owner