Salem and River has arrived!
In honor of daddy, River, we have chosen "Rivers of Missouri" as our theme! Rivers are a big deal around here! History, beauty, recreation, and ever changing! Please join us as we "flow" through this life filled with beautiful things....7 to be exact :)
Introducing...Osage, Weldon Springs, Meramec, Fabius, Bennett Springs, Mississippi and Big Piney.
Individual photos will be posted weekly!
2018 started out beautifully!
Salem delivered 8 beautiful babies on February 4th! Kitsue Standard Poodles trusted us with her beautiful girl, Salem. They have all gone on to their forever homes and we are getting wonderful updates!
I know she would be proud of how we are reflecting on her reputation.
AND on February 28th, a Circus rolled into town!
Iris and Max created a beautiful group of performers! So much sweetness and joy fill Crossbrook these days!
On April 10th, Salem had her second litter! Seven darling babies, 5 boys and 2 girls! The daddy's name is River, so we chose "Rivers of Missouri" as our theme! This will be so much fun! Float along with us!
Each and every litter is born in our home! And supervised constantly, they are loved and handled daily....like many times :)
We are happy to help you in your search for a puppy in any way we can. Our goal is for you to find a happy, healthy puppy for your family! If not from Crossbrook, from another home breeder we know to be honest and ethical. Urban Hills Standard Poodles, also here in the St. Louis area, has a litter expected in early May. I highly recommend them for a home raised, super socialized, healthy puppy! www.urbanhillsstandardpoodles.com
Parti All Nite in Salem...hoping for babies:)
The story of Salem....
Susan Abeln, Kitsue Poodles, was my dearest friend in all the world. She was my mentor, my best friend. I lost Sue to cancer in October of 2016, and as devastating as it was....she trusted me with something very precious to her. Let me introduce you to Salem :) When Sue saw a picture of Salem as a baby, she saw something very special. After a sudden change of events, this puppy became available to Sue through All Nite Parti Poodles in Ohio. Sue named her Sudz...after the sudden change of events. She loved this girl so much! When Sue first got sick she asked me "Linda, if something happens to me, I want you to have her." My response was "You are not going anywhere!"...well cancer had other plans. I promised Sue I would take her, love her, and continue the breeding program with her. I also told Sue I was going to change her name, I was not calling a dog Sudz :) I told her I would name her Salem, after the beautiful place Sue lived out her final days. Sue agreed that Salem was the perfect name for her. The place in Salem where Sue lived is beautiful, and so many wonderful memories of that place will always be mine. Things change, life goes on, and along with the memories....I have this beautiful girl.
Salem has a heart of gold, she is sweet and quiet. She loves anyone she meets. She is the smallest of the Crossbrook girls at just under 50 pounds and 24 inches tall at the shoulder. Her babies have proven to be SO much like her already!
When I look at this picture, Salem is there on the right, sound asleep in all her sweetness....you can see why Sue thought she was something very special :)