Salem is retired!
She loved being a momma, and has passed her sweet temperament on to each of her babies! We are blessed to have one of our own! We kept a baby from her final litter.....we have Petunia :)
Seven weeks old!!! Getting some dry kibble now and doing great! Salem still sleeps in the pen with them at night, they really don't nurse much at all any more. Families are visiting regularly, and helping me too :) Only 2 more weeks and they will start to leave!
I cannot remember when six weeks has gone by so fast! These calm sweet babies are SO easy!
FIVE WEEKS OLD.....and this might be the cutest age yet! So brave, so sweet, so perfect! Local families are visiting, amazed at how quickly they grow! They are eating the mush 3 times a day, and beginning to learn the potty area...sure would be easier if we were actually out in the woods :)
FOUR WEEKS OLD!!! We are eating mush (well, wearing it anyway) and playing a bunch during the day, and sleep all night :) We are happy little campers!
Three weeks old! This time goes by so fast! They are walking around, growling and playing with each other! The deposits are coming in and choices are being made. There will be a couple boys available, if you are interested please contact us :)
Two weeks old! It will always amaze me how fast the puppies grow! Granted, they just eat and sleep, but still :) Eyes are starting to open, they stagger around like little drunken sailors...I love this phase because I can sit in there with them and have every single one in my lap! Their personalities are starting to develop, the independent ones sleep away from the others. This litter is SO quiet, like their momma, if one gets away from the others they don't cry. They just make their way back patiently. These will all be very sweet, very gentle adults! Both of their parents are so special, they can't help but be the same!
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 :)