Building a Champion Line - 1 Litter at a Time.

Harwood Standard Poodles

Harwood Line

Harwood Poodles are bred with a focus on health, beauty, and temperament.

Our Line

Harwood Awards

Our poodles have won many awards including Best of Breed and Group First.

Our Awards

Harwood Puppies

Our breeding program is small & availability is limited. Act fast to reserve your puppy!

Our Litters

  • The American Kennel Association recognizes Gail Guinnette Peebles of Harwood Standard Poodles as a Breeder of Merit. The following criteria must be met in order to be accepted into their program:

    • Has a history of at least 5 years involvement with AKC events.
    • Earned AKC Conformation, Performance or Companion event titles on a minimum of 4 dogs from AKC litters they bred/co-bred in each breed applied for.
    • Member of an AKC club.
    • Certifies that applicable health screens are performed on your breeding stock as recommended by the Parent Club.
    • Demonstrates a commitment to ensuring 100% of the puppies produced are individually AKC registered.
    Find out more about the AKC Breeder of Merit Program.
  • Harwood Poodles of HoustonHarwood is the poodle line created by Gail Guinnette Peebles. Her line is built on extensive knowledge and experience with the standards of the breed. She is an experienced dog obedience trainer and ethical breeder. In 2005, she assisted Texas A&M University cardiology department and Dr. Sonya Gordon in researching atrial septal defects (ASD) in standard poodle hearts.

    Guinnette has always enjoyed the genetics of selective breeding, and loves going to the Poodle Club of America Annual Specialty Show to watch poodles from all over the world compete!

    Guinnette is a member in good standing with the Bluebonnet Poodle Club that was founded in 1956.

Basic Standard Poodle Information

Standard poodles are the most versatile dog in the world. They range in size typically between 40 - 65 lbs, and come in all solid colors including black, blue, silver, gray, cream, apricot, red, white, brown or café-au-lait. You will see different variations in these tones. They are good with children if socialized with them and are not inclined to bite, but they do make good alert dogs. In other words, "They give you time to get your gun.” - LOL

Standard poodles are good with agility, obedience and retrieving. They don’t shed, and a healthy poodle has no odor. People with allergies have a high tolerance for the poodle, making them well known as the ideal breed for people with allergies.

The Standard Poodle is proud, graceful, noble, good-natured, enjoyable and cheerful. This highly intelligent dog is one of the most trainable breeds. They are also good with other dogs.

Harwood Standard Poodles of Houston