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:
Harwood 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.
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.