Mama to our special "Oopsy" Miracle puppy, Moxie.

Visit Moxie's page here: Moxie

Grandma to our upcoming girl Kiki. Visit her page here: KIKI

Wishes came to us at nearly a year old from another breeding program because she needed special training. Wishes was anxious and fearful of strangers touching her, which was disclosed to me in writing prior to me getting her. I used my previous two decades experience and knowledge training fearful dogs to put in a great deal amount of work into helping Wishes. Wishes came home in September 2019. After five months of counter-conditioning and desensitization, she had made great strides in accepting a Judge's exam and she earned her UKC Championship on February 2, 2020.

Wishes was a part of our family for nearly 3 years.  Wishes is a lovely, sweet girl that we enjoyed and loved greatly. She had earned the nickname "poodle blanket" at our house because she loved to lay on her people. My son gave her the name Wishes and they had formed a very strong bond. She was his Junior Showmanship dog and they were quite the team! In 2021, she earned three All Dogs Parkour titles and her Novice Trick Dog title with Do More With Your Dog, her her AKC Agility Course Test Jumpers 1 (ACTJ1), and her AKC Novice Tricks titles! We earned a total of 7 titles with Wishes! We had also done all but Embark of Wishes health testing, above and beyond CHIC standards.

Wishes was being trained and working toward her Beginners Obedience and Agility titles and was enrolled in 4-H with my foster daughter,  when we experienced an accidental pregnancy with Wishes. We were immediately honest to the co-owner. Our boy, Sunny, bred her through a fence. Both dogs were fully health tested and together they produced our singleton Miracle puppy, Moxie.

As a result of the accidental pregnancy, instead of working it out as friends, her co-owner sued for her back. We won the Michigan lawsuit, however she turned around and sued us again in Ohio. After fighting for more then a year in the court system to keep my son and his best friend together and every attempt at a fair settlement failed, the lawsuit was financially draining our family and emotionally devastating us and causing too much stress on our entire family, dogs included, and we made the heart breaking decision to stop our fight. As you can imagine, our family is devastated and miss Wishes deeply. We are thankful everyday that we have a piece of Wishes still with us as we were able to keep our special oopsie puppy, Moxie, in our breeding program. Moxie is an improvement over her mother in both temperament and diversity, and we look forward to the day we have a Wishes' granddaughter in our home, my son especially.

Wishes at Key to the Sea Poodle Specialty April 2022.

Here at Ghibli we are so proud of Wishes and just how far she came in her training while here at Ghibli.

Wishes earned her UKC Champion with me February 2, 2020.
We are so very proud of our girl!

After five months of hard work with counter-conditioning and desensitization to strangers and a "judges exam", Wishes and I earned her UKC Championship together.
We went on to earn two more Grand legs. We had some goals of showing in AKC and earning her Grand in UKC. Her and my son also quickly bonded and they began showing as a team in Juniors.  Unfortunately, Covid then came and shut down my local AKC shows and most of our local UKC shows, so showing opportunities were very limited. When handling classes opened back up again, we started attending them again and got her prepared for her very first AKC Show (see the video above!).

Birthdate: 10/16/18

OI: 0.19

IR: 0.12

Haplotypes: 1001/2001; 1001/2001

22 inches, 40 lbs

Color Tested: Bb Ee KBKB a^t/a SS

Thyroid: Normal

Cardiac: Normal -

Eyes: Normal -

Patella: Normal -

DM, vWD, PRA, prcd4, DB/RD: Clear

NEwS: Carrier

PennHip: LDI=0.42; RDI=0.44

Wishes at our local Key to the Sea Poodle Club specialty show! 

Much thanks to Makani Hounds Photography for these beautiful photos.

My son showing Wishes in early 2020.