AKC Breeder of Merit Logo

Marquis Diamond Standard Poodles is proud to announce that the American Kennel Club acknowledged and Titled us as Breeder's of Merit on December 14, 2010.

For more information on our Licensure and AKC Inspection results for 2011, go to  our CONTACT page.


Lovie's 5 Point Major

Flashing StarMarquis Diamond - Pinafore Look Back Sheez Black  starts her Adult career in AKC July 2014 on the East coast and is half way to her AKC Conformation title in 2 show weekends.  Read more about Laycee on our Girls page.

Lovie's 5 Point Major

Flashing StarAM/INT/U CH Pinafore Healing Hearts at Marquis Diamond, aka Lovie, has added a new title to her Honorifics and a BREED/VARIETY Win at the Greater Monroe Kennel Club in North Carolina March 29, 2014.   Read more about our CH Lovie on our Girls page.

Bill Is Now AKC Champion

Flashing StarAm/U CH Pinafore Possabilities at Marquis Diamond (aka Bill) places at PCA April 2013 and finishes his AKC title May 2013.    Read more about AKC/UKC Champion Bill on our Boys page.


Lovie's 5 Point Major

Flashing StarAm CH Pinafore Who's That Girl, aka Sparkle, achieved her AKC conformation championship April 2014. Handler Sherri Rae Vidrine of LA.  Read more about Sparkle on our Girls page.

Remy

Flashing StarMASTER Marquis Diamond Remy, JH, SH, MH, WC, WCX is Awarded  his MASTER AKC HUNT TITLE on 03/16/14, by the Marin Retriever hunt club tests held in  Corning, CA.  MASTER Remy is the 12th Standard poodle to be awarded this prestigious title.  Read more about REMY on our Working Dog page.

Bill Is Now AKC Champion

Flashing StarMarquis Diamond Phoebe, WC, WCX) earns her working certificates at the Poodle Club of American Regional Hunt trial in Salem ORE 09/22/13.   Marquis Diamond Standard Poodles were VERY well represented at the PCA hunt trials.  Read more about the accomplishments of our line up on our Working Dogs page.

Laycee Begins Show Career

Flashing StarMarquis Diamond-Pinafore Look Back Sheez Black, aka LayCee,  begins her AKC Conformation Career on the East Coast Handled by Adriano Roacha/BlueLine Handling- Summer 2013.  LayCee is our Home Bred Girl  and the daughter of our AM CH Valentino X AM CH Neena.   Read more about LayCee on our Girls page.


Lovie Begins AKC Career

Flashing StarINT/U-CH Pinafore Healing Hearts at Marquis Diamond shows in the AOH class at PCA in MD April 2013 and goes on with her handlers at Team Blueline to show AKC on the East Coast for 2013.  Read more about our CH Lovie on our Girls page.


Bill Takes Reserve 10-2012

Marquis Diamond Standard Poodles of Colour is proud to announce our newest show prospect in SILVER BEIGE born August 26, 2012.      Marquis Diamond Shimmering Sands of Pinafore, aka Ameer.    Read more about our newest show stopper on our What's New page.

CH Bonser

Flashing StarAM/INT/NAT UCI/ BIS/RBIS U-GR CH Marquis Diamond-Aurak Bonsante, aka Bonser, completed his AKC Championship title shown by Kathryn Bolin in Dallas, Texas, July 9, 2010.  Read more about Bonser on our Boys page.


Lovie in Placerville-5/12

Flashing StarWe have our first AKC titled AGILITY MACH star!  This is  MACH Johnny's Shiver Me Timbers NF, aka Jack, and his Owner/Trainer, Wendy Bale, acheiving the MACH title for their years of HARD WORK, September 2012.   Read more about them on our our Working Dogs page.


Lovie in Placerville-5/12

Flashing StarINT/U-CH Pinafore Healing Hearts at Marquis Diamond wins  in her FIRST AKC SHOW, Owner Handled, Winners and Best of Opposites, May 26 and 27, 2012 at the  Hangtown Kennel Club, Placerville CA.  Read more about this on our Girls page.


Neena 6-2012

Flashing Star Am CH Pinafore - Marquis Diamond Queena Clubs completed her AKC conformation Title July 6, 2012 at the Kenilworth Show, CT.  Read more about our NEWEST AKC Champion on our Girls page.


Phoebe

Flashing StarMarquis Diamond Phoebe is ready for her AKC Hunt Tests in OREGON February 1, 2012.     Phoebe is Owned, Loved, Photographed  and Trained by Dr Ted de Looze and Lezlee de Looze.    Read more about our Huntress Phoebe and her clan on our Working Dogs page.


Fancy Weaving PCA

Flashing Star Marquis Diamond Simply Irresistable NA, NAJ, NAP, NJP takes new titles at the Poodle Club of American National Show in Maryland, APRIL 2011.    Read more about Fancy and her owner/handler Carol Crouch on our Working Dog page.


AKC Senior Hunter Titan

Flashing StarMHR, WR, SR Marquis Diamond-Harmony Mtn Titan, WC, JH, WCX, SH acheived his AKC Senior Hunter title in New Mexico on May 2, 2010 and his NAHRA Master Hunter Retriever title on 3/17/2012. Read more about Titan and his owner/handler, Richard Horst, on our Working Dogs page.


Am CH Valentino

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The very first Poodle in my life was in 1964.  This was a white boy named "Pierre".  After Pierre, there were several Toy Poodle girls in the family over the years to 1984.

In 1985, Brian and I married.  No kids, but much discussion of bringing a large, silver male Standard Poodle into our family came about.

Brian has had Brittanys since 1959 and always thought a Standard Poodle would be a great upland game bird hunting partner for his Brittanys.

Brian was hunting pheasants in Knight's Landing, Northern CA. in 1983 and watching a silver Standard Poodle work the field.  It was very impressive.

After alot of research and planning,  bringing in our first standard poodle Gi Gi in 1999 and the many poodles that have followed, the kennel name, Marquis Diamond came to be.  This name came to us as a result of many of our dogs that had "Diamond" in their registered names and the favorite cut in the precious stone for us is the  MARQUIS cut.  It just worked out that the full name, "Marquis Diamond" for our  Standard Poodles was the right fit.

We have evolved over the last few years into a large dog family and our lives in our home are ALL THINGS DOG.  We are a DOG HOUSE!  Our poodles and brittanys have full access to our home, our grounds and all areas on our property.  Our home has a walk out basement and our grooming room, food preparation set up and puppy play area are in the basement with full kennel and play areas in shaded/ weather protected  sections in the front of our residence.     

Our puppies are born in our den on the first floor of our home and for the first 4 - 6 weeks are raised with us in our house and fully interact with us in our everyday lives.  By 6 weeks of age, they are ready to move to their puppy play area in our basement which is adjacent to our grooming room.  Our outside puppy play area that is set up with astro turf is the next step for them by 7 weeks of age, they go to the outside play area, weather permiting, a few hours each day.  We live on 10 fenced acres and when there are no visitors expected, our adult dogs are allowed free access on our grounds, house and play areas.

Over the last 13 years, bringing us to early 2012, we have many accomplishments with our dogs that can be reviewed by going thru the various pages on our website.  We  breed, raise and show  standard poodles  in various colors such as Silver, White, Blue and Black.  We have bred pups in Red and on a small scale, Apricot  and Brown as well.  Many of our performance accomplishments have been with our puppy families as our event commitment with our dogs has been in the conformation venue.  We also hunt upland game with our poodles, along side our brittanys.

Our standard poodle foundation was established with the Pinafore linage in the colors Silver, White  and Black.  Pinafore standard poodles is the hard work and commitment of Penny Harney, established in 1963.  Penny now resides in  McKenzie TN and is still active in the Standard poodle breed and all things that follow.  We maintain a close working relationship with Penny and she remains our mentor and biggest contributor for our current line of standard poodles at Marquis Diamond.

 

 


Standard Poodles and Brittanys are the breeds of dogs we currently share our lives with at Marquis Diamond.

Brian is the Brittany fanatic and his first Brittany was "Countess Suzette" .  Brian received Susie as a gift from his Uncle Jim after Brian lost his beloved Fox Terrier, Trixie, in 1959 due to a tragic hunting accident.

Susie lived to be 16 years old and was Brian's hunting partner until she was 12. 

Our family's first poodle came to us in  December of 1964, and we named him Pierre.  Pierre was a Christmas gift to My Mom after my brother sold his golf clubs for $50 and bought the little white mini guy.

Pierre lived to be 12 and was followed by many toy poodles over the years.     

 We have many fond memories of Pierre.   Pierre  was responsible for the passion we feel for the Poodle that has brought us current to our place in life at Marquis Diamond Standards.

Me and Pierre Mom, Grandma, Pierre and Leroy, the Cat Me and Pierre

May 1967 are some of my earlier photos with the first love of my life, Pierre. I was 6 years old, and my Mom took these pictures of me and Pierre. The center picture is of Mom, Grandma, Pierre, and Leroy, the cat in 1974. Pierre was a white miniature poodle, and he travelled all over the country with us and lived a long, healthy, and happy life as our first family dog.


Beating Hearts GiGi - My Shadow Lips

In December 2000, my husband, Brian, and I went to Reno, Nevada for dinner and planned to go see a litter of Standard Poodle puppies. We were at the Hilton and I hit a Royal Flush on a quarter-progressive poker machine pulling one card, the Queen of Clubs, to the Royal that paid $1,339.00. It was to be, a new pup . . .

Although I wanted a silver Standard Poodle puppy, I fell in love with this blue girl and that continued my passion for the Standard Poodle.

We named her "Gi Gi De Royale," as her purchase was funded by Lady Luck, and Gi Gi just fit her as a name. Gi Gi has never had puppies, has done some agility and hunt retrieves, but mostly is my shadow and our mascot at Suzy's Pampered Pet's, greeting all those that come. Gi Gi is our "heart" dog and the love of our lives.  She is our best friend.  Gi Gi  is over 12 years old and still going strong.  

  GiGi Points  

This is Gi Gi at the Hunt Club. Not sure if she is pointing or going to retrieve?

 

 


First and foremost, we at Marquis Diamond Standard Poodles, Brian and Susan Cook  are breeders.  We are exhibitors second, as beauty &  brains in our standard poodles are developed and time allows.  The American Kennel Club has granted us "Breeder of Merit" Status which means we have met a specific criteria for this title not granted to ALL BREEDERS.  Copies of our county licensure and our most current AKC inspection results are on our CONTACT page for review.  Our standard poodle adults are FULLY genetically tested, results are quantifiable by the Orthopedic Foundation Registry, www.OFFA.org, and can be individually accessed for each of our poodles, along with their stats, on our BOYS and/or GIRLS pages.

The requirements by the American Kennel Club for the Breeder of Merit status states we as BREEDERS  have produced a specific number of standard poodles that have acheived title in the American Kennel Club performance events offered; we as BREEDERS agree to ensure that all of our offspring are AKC registered following them leaving our home; and we as BREEDERS meet and/or exceed the minimum health testing requirements for our breedable adults as set forth by our parent club, the Poodle Club of America (PCA).    More general information on heatlh testing for our breed is outlined on our GENETIC page. 

Our # 1 goal for our offspring is to strive for good health, even disposition and pray for beauty.  Our detailed contract information on our puppy guarentee for health and longevity of life is outlined in full format  on the top of our AVAILABLE page.  Over the years, our poodles and their offspring have been involved in showing and acheivng titles in different clubs such as the American Kennel Club (AKC), United Kennel Club (UKC), International All Breed Club (IABCA), various hunt clubs, and the Canadian Kennel club (CKC); however,  the American Kennel Club (AKC), is the venue  most of our activity with registration and performance events has been established. 

We have been RAW Feeders for 4 generations (10 years) and manufacture/grind in our home, a biologically prepared, hormone free, RAW diet for our standard poodle adults and puppies.  We do not feel feeding RAW fits into everyones lifestyle but we strongly recommend reading more about it on our RAW food page to learn our process.  All of our puppies are reared on a raw diet and leave our home microchipped, Avid microchipchip registration PREPAID, AKC registerable, with a full puppy layette, new bed, complete vet record with an extensive puppy rearing information packet and a RAW/processed food kit.  We use the Bio Sensor method to stimulate/develop our puppies in their first 2-3 weeks and Volhard Temperment and Wing Retrieve test our puppies in their 7th week of life.  Their results are also published and copies of the testing with their performance pictures are prepared and placed in their information file that accompanies them to their forever homes. 

We breed for ourselves and as we cannot keep them all, we offer companion and/or performance puppies for placement.  We respect individuals that are seeking a poodle pup for conformation exhibition purposes and at times, we have offered pups for this venue on private treaty; however, that is not our main goal for our offspring in which we place.  We remain available to offer referals  to other breeders for  a purchase of an AKC conformation show prospect.  Our puppies are placed on a Spay/Neuter agreement and not FULL REGISTRATIONS.  Our puppies are not placed with breeders soley for  reproduction purposes. 

We strongly believe in the Standard Poodle being the Total Dog and on our Working Dog page and Now Showing page, have many examples of the accomplishments of our standard poodles.  This breed can be anything one wishes for them and as such, we can say, standard poodles are the "Total Dog".   Training and development of your standard poodle puppy are paramount for acheiving that total dog outcome.

We NEVER SAY NEVER at Marquis Diamond Standard Poodles.  We do not offer a prospective companion or performance family something in a puppy which we cannot guarentee.  We cannot say  as breeders we are producing the bigger and/or better version, richer color/darker points that hold as our dogs age, better conformation/trainabilty or anything "magic" that will render our dogs PERFECT making them better than any other breeder can produce.  We have been active with the standard poodle breed for many years with our companion dogs, performance prospects and most current, as AKC Breeders of Merit.   We do not and CANNOT promise our offspring will be anything more than what we describe them to be at the time we offer our pups for placement.  Mother nature is a brutal force to contend with and couple that with all that the elements that are present in a breeding program, there are many factors that are to be considered when meeting a group of puppies that are offered for placement.  That is from ANY BREEDER.

We want to stress that we do the best we can,  we stand behind our dogs, we offer lifetime breeder support to all that have our offspring, a full puppy wellness genetic guraentee and, again, we NEVER SAY NEVER.....Our years of experience and continuous ongoing training, research, and trying harder each year we breed our standard poodles, we have created a line of dogs that have brought us great pride, some very impressive titles, and many of our puppy families wonderful, lifetime companionship with their Marquis Diamond Standard Poodle.  We have personal and professional references upon request.

Please take a moment to look over our website pages and read our information.  We are both Service Retired from the State of California completing our career paths.  We are now home with our dogs each and every day, rarely leaving together at the same time.  Our lifes work is now with our passion for the Standard Poodle and all of them that share our home and our lives.  We are able to ship our puppies via commercial airlines, we can accomodate private charter, at times we travel to meet pup families on the road and as always, all are welcome in our home.  We do ONE THING and WE DO IT WELL...... We Breed AMAZING Standard Poodles and strive to only get BETTER as time goes on.  We remain available for calls and/or emails as we just may have that special puppy to share with you.

 

 


Boulie

This is our Boy that started it all for us in the American Kennel Club.  AM/CAN CH Pinafore Diamond Boulavardier.  We had alot of firsts with our Boulie.  Boulie was the first standard poodle we purchased from Penny Harney at PINAFORE.  Boulie was the FIRST AKC PUPPY American Champion for not only Marquis Diamond Standard Poodles but for Penny Harney at PINAFORE.  Boulie is pictured with handler Terri Meryers and Judge Eugene Blake.  This was Boulies Final Major, denoting him as a NEW AMERICAN CHAMPION, October 16, 2004 at 11 months old  at the Sandemac Kennel Club.  Boulie finished in 5 weekends as an AKC champ.  It was a proud accomplishment for all of us.  We published Champion Boulie in the Poodle Variety Jan-March 2005 which was our first Breed specific publication for our line up.  Boulie is now retired and our resident SR Champ, doing whatever He wants to do.

 

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