Larger standard poodle at 28" tall and a normal standard poodle sized at 24" tall
~ AKC Breed Standard ~ States: Standard Poodle Size :
The Standard Poodle is OVER 15 inches at the highest point of the shoulders.
Any Poodle which is 15 inches or LESS in height shall be disqualified from competition as a Standard Poodle.
~ There is no limit for how tall a Standard Poodle should be in AKC, CKC, UKC ~
Physically: Our Browns range from 26"-29" and 55lbs-85lbs and are within the AKC Breed Standard.
Our Browns tend to be more "muscular" than what you would typically see at a dog show and for sure
have loads more boning than the average chicken boned poodle you may meet.
This is because our Browns are Working Dogs, and must be physically capable to work.
Our Brown poodles are DARK brown. This is very difficult to have achieved and took years to develop.
Our pups "may" get a sprinkle of grey hairs through their coat when they get older and may even lighten
on their muzzle or tail area when they age. There really is no guarantee on colour even though we do
DNA test to ensure our poodles do not carry the fading gene.
We do have the darkest browns with substance, that you will find in the "world". *Click to read more about Colour
Temperament : Our Browns are sweet natured and calm.
All our poodles have calm laid back temperament. NO anxious, hyper pacing or barking.
Our Browns love to be with you in the same room or on the couch beside you cuddling during a movie.
I use my browns as my jogging partners as they are taller and able to do 6km with a good pace with me
without any stress or strain and they actually look forward to it and enjoy the activity.
Browns and all poodles will actually do any activity that pleases you as that is just the breed's nature.
Our working Poodles do Tracking, Schutzhund, Physical Support Dogs, Special Needs
Obedience, Rally, Pet therapy, Coursing, Weight Pulling
and Agility with my poodles and all performed well and accomplished titles.
~ Winter 2014 ~
Sophie, Joy, Truffle and Dream
Browns have a reputation of being the "clowns" of the Standard Poodle.
But we have found ALL poodles love to "entertain" their owners.
The Gerty Goose
OUR BROWN STORY
in 2016 Bijou Poodles bred the FIRST Brown Female CKC Grand Champion in 127 years of CKC History !!!
In 2017 Bijou Poodles bred the SECOND Brown Female CKC Grand Champion in CKC History
in 2018 Bijou Poodles had the honor of breeding the SECOND brown male Grand Champion in CKC History.
Bijou Poodles now has the distinction of Producing the most brown Grand Champions in CKC History !
!! Our Browns are the darkest browns you will find in the world !!
"12" OFA and DNA Health Clearances (yes we go above and beyond), Calm, sweet Temperaments, Longevity
AKC, UKC performance and temperament titles, CKC and UKC Championships or Grand Championships Why would anyone settle for Less ?
Well we don't, so you don't have to either !
Our Quest for brown was a long one. We bought and re-homed many in our search
for a dark brown that was calm and laid back, that would produce puppies we would
be proud of, and know that we could in good faith, place in pet, obedience and therapy homes.
There was no way I would produce unhealthy, or hyper brown poodles, so our standards were very high.
This cost us financially, emotionally, and took many years.
I could not find browns like what I wanted to own, or produce
so I waited and kept searching for over 5 years.
"Nikki" and "Fergol" along with their litter containing "Cocoa"
I finally decided to breed my black female Nikki to a black male that I had bred a few years before named Fergol.
I knew the temperaments would be AMAZING. However
the resulting litter of Standard Poodles contained a weird colour.
I tried towel drying it and towel drying this funny coloured poodle before realizing
that it was dry and it was a BROWN !
Using my cat colour genetic knowledge I knew that I had a 1 in 4 chance of producing browns and I did it.
K-Lars Hot Cocoa, UCD, URO1, URO2, UOR3, CGC was born.
I had always wanted to breed rare brown and red coloured Poodles
but had heard horror stories about how vicious and hyper red and brown poodles were.
Cocoa was a very calm poodle. I repeated the breeding several more times and produced some amazing browns.
My dream of owning a brown standard poodle was fulfilled.
The following year I was contacted by VetGen Labs about contributing DNA from my brown poodles
to establish the brown gene for DNA.
This would help breeders determine if a poodle "carried" the brown gene
which we were only to happy to partake in.
Today thanks to us and other breeder's contribution of DNA Vetgen Lab is now able to DNA test a Poodle
to verify if it is carrying recessive colours.
Over the 17 years I have purchased a few brown standard poodles from many VERY well known kennels
in the USA in my pursuit of finding a perfect stud for Cocoa and for my brown program.
Unfortunately I have been disappointed by all of them.
A good looking Brown Puppy I bought from a well known kennel in Gettysburg, PA
was so hyper and skittish acting I could not keep her
and one VERY good looking brown male solid champion Pedigree from one of the most famous brown kennels in Tampa, Florida
even broke into and attacked and killed a young litter of 6 week old puppies.
In one other case, I finally got a Standard Poodle Male from Weatherford, Texas who had the perfect temperament
and he turned silver at 9 months of age everywhere except his ears and tail.
This male had silver and blue in his pedigree
Shades of Browns clipped short to show true colour ..............."Hershey" -Dark Brown at 8 years
(We are not using Browns that turn Silver Beige in our program or the rare "Lilac")
As of 2016 AKC/CKC/UKC groups all variations of Brown together
However I propose on February 2016, that there are separate genes within the brown colour palette
and in the future we will see distinctions made for Brown, Lilac and even Shaded browns.
Lilac is a dilute of Brown and two lilacs bred together will not produce a Brown
However Browns carrying this lilac gene can produce both brown and lilac.
The Lilac variation, is a rich warm Lavender with a pinkish tone, sound and even colour throughout.
Nose leather, lip eye rim and paw pads will be a light lavender.
Lavender is becoming very rare, as breeders/judges prefer dark rich brown.
I have to admit, now that I understand the gene and colour better, I would have kept
a lavender and brown program going concurrently instead of breeding away from this beautiful colour.
And I know my critiques will hate me for "discovering" a new colour within the Poodle breed but here it is.
Lilac will never fade or change to another colour but can be born as a light brown and clear to lilac.
Brown is a rich, warm chocolate-brown, sound from roots to tip of fur.
Nose leather, lips, eye rim is dark brown
Real browns do not change colour as they age and will stay a nice right brown into old age
with flecks of grey in their coat same as human's get in their hair as they age.
Browns that do not hold their colour and are said to "fade out" only do so as their coats
clear to show silver shading from their silver genes they carry in their pedigree.
... (photos lightened to show the grey hairs)
Darkest of browns may still get grey hairs through the coat,
but the overall appearance of a brown should be that of a brown coat
it is still very difficult to produce a brown with a clear brown coat
After a few expensive investments later I finally just decided to breed and keep my own male Champion - K-Lar's Hershey Wins Again (Pictured at 8 years of age)
who at 14 years of age was still a deep dark brown and also had the calm, loving, confident nature
that we have become so world famous and sought after for.
Thankfully I finally bought into the "computer craze" and now we are able
to feature our amazing poodles on our web page for you to see and decide
for yourself if we have the kind of brown standard poodle puppy you would like to add to your home.
~ THE END ~
"Bijou's Gretel" enjoying her vacation incognito, but obviously the Paparazzi found her
Bijou Poodles Gerty and Gretel enjoying sipping Margaritas at the Cabana bar
We have found our browns are laid back, kind and loving and yes they love to be silly if
you are in the mood for a chase or to play with them.
Our poodles enjoy doing anything that will make you laugh...
(Rosie and her Chicken...)
But Poodles especially love doing anything that their owners do, because it means spending time together.
"Tula" enjoying a baseball game with her owner
Other than this play time, our browns like to cuddle on the couch watching a movie with you.
"Maeby" enjoying her swimming pool
Browns (and poodles in general) love the water
Our Brown Standard Poodles
Sophie, Dream, Joy, Truffle
Our Brown Standard Poodles
Truffle - @ 6 months ... Sophie - @ 1 year of age (Their coats are reddish just from the sun bleaching)
Generations of our Brown Poodles
are featured below:
Generations of our Browns '09
Mom "Truffle"......... Grand puppy "Spice" @4wks ........... Grandmother "Java"
"Sophie" as a puppy with mother "Abby"
(Sophie as a mother, puppy "Daisy", daddy "Dream")
daughter "Charm", daughter "Daisy", mom "Sophie"
"Gertrude" 1 year 4 months of age and her niece "Gretel" 11 weeks of age
"Gertrude" 1 year 8 months of age, "Gretel" 4 months of age
Gertrude (Hershey x Java) @ 2 years of age is 27 1/2 inches in height and weighs in at 56.8 pounds
Gretel (Truffle x Dream) @ 6 months of age is 22 inches tall and weighs in at 38.6 pounds
Laurie and her beautiful girls with "go go boots"
... Champion - K-Lar's Dream of Java, ROII, CGC
"Java"- Brown Female - Height: 28"inches, Weight: 78 lbs
Dream @ 4 months of age ...............Dream as an Adult. Champion
"K-Lar's Dream of Cadbury"
URO1, URO2, URO3, CA, UWP, UWPCH, WPT1, RN, RA
- Dark brown Male - 75 lbs and 27" tall
Sophie as a puppy ...............Sophie as an Adult Champion
"K-Lar's Chocolate Sophistication"
URO1, URO2, URO3, RN, RA
Brown Female out of "Hershey x Abby" - 55 lbs and 25" tall
Bruno as a puppy .....Bruno as an adult - 78 lbs and 28"
"K-Lar's Brown Bruno" - Dark brown Male out of "Hershey x Java"
"Joy" as a puppy................................................Joy as an adult GRAND Champion
"K-Lar's Joyous Chocolate Endeavours"
CA, CAX, CAS, CAT, URO1, URO2, URO3, RATI, AKC RN, RA, CGC
Dark brown Female out of "Hershey x Java" - 65 lbs and 26" tall
Truffle as a puppy.................... Truffle as an adult - 65 lbs and 26" tall GRAND Champion
"K-Lar's Chocolate Truffle of Bijou" URO1, URO2, URO3, UWP, UWPCH, RATI, AKC RN, RA, RE, AKC CD
~ 3x TOTAL DOG AWARD WINNER ~
Dark brown Female out of Hershey x Java
Spice as a puppy.................... Spice as an adult - 55 lbs and 25.5" tall Best in Show Brace - Poodle Club of Canada Specialty
Best in Show BBE - Poodle Club of Canada Specialty
UKC 5x Best in Show Brace
UKC Grand Champion
"K-LAR'S CHOCOLATE SPICE OF BIJOU"
SPOT-ON, URO1, URO2 - HIC, PTN, PTA, PTS, CAT
"Spice" - Dark brown Female out of Jackson x Truffle
Kahlua as a puppy.................... Kahlua as an adult - 55 lbs and 25" tall Poodle Club of Canada's Best in Specialty Show Brace
UKC 5x Best in Show Brace
"K-LAR'S HALLELUJAH FOR KAHLUA TO BIJOU"
"Kahlua" - Dark brown Female out of Jackson x Truffle
Charm as a puppy.................... Charm as an adult - 65 lbs and 26" tall CKC Champion, CKC Grand Champion, UKC Grand Champion "K-LAR'S CHOCOLATE CHARM OF BIJOU"
S.P.O.T., URO1, URO2, URO3, UAGI, RATI, CA, CAX
PTN, PTA, PTS, PT2, PT3, NC, NI, NE, AC, AE, AI, NN
AKC TKN, AKC RN, CGC, AKC CA, AKC FDC
"Charm" - Dark brown Female out of Colonel x Sophie
Cherub as a puppy.................... Cherub as an adult - 65 lbs and 26" tall CKC Champion, CKC Grand Champion
"K-LAR'S CHOCOLATE CHERUB OF BIJOU"
"Cherub" - Dark brown Female out of Colonel x Joy
Daisy as a puppy.................... Daisy as an adult - 25" and 50 lbs CKC Champion
"K-LAR'S CHOCOLATE DAISY OF BIJOU"
"Daisy" - Dark brown Female out of Dream x Sophie
Lily as a puppy.................... Lily as an adult - 26.5" and 65 lbs CKC Champion, UKC Champion
"K-LAR'S CHOCOLATE LILY FOR BIJOU"
"Lily" - Dark brown Female out of Dream x Joy
"Oscar" as a puppy.................... "Oscar" as an adult - 28" and 75 lbs CKC Champion, CKC Grand Champion, UKC Champion
"K-LAR'S CHOCOLATE OSCAR DE LA BIJOU"
"Oscar" - Dark brown male out of Dream x Joy
"Mira" as a puppy.................... "Mira" as an adult CKC Champion
"K-LAR'S I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES FOR BIJOU"
"Mira" - Dark brown female out of Dream x Cherub
"Gee" as a puppy.................... "Gee" as an adult
"K-Lar's Great Expectations of Bijou"
"Gee" - Dark brown male out of Jackson x Charm
"Happy" as a puppy.................... "Happy" as an adult
"K-Lar's So Happy for Bijou"
"Happy" - Dark brown female out of Jackson x Charm
"Tulip" as a puppy.................... "Tulip" as an adult
"K-Lar's Tiptoe Thru the Tulips to Bijou"
"Tulip" - Dark brown female out of Jackson x Daisy
"Chia" as a puppy.................... "Chai" as an adult
"K-Lar's Chocolate Chia for Bijou"
"Chia" - Dark brown female out of Colonel x Kahlua
"Kona" as a puppy.................... "Kona" as an adult
"K-Lar's My King Kona of Bijou"
"Kona" - Dark brown male out of Colonel x Kahlua
Gertrude as a puppy...................Gertrude as an adult - 56.2 lbs and 27" tall
"Gertrude" - Dark Brown Female out of "Hershey x Java" (orange collar girl) Gertrude's Litter
Dream and Sophie
"Gracie" - Brown Female out of "Sophie x Dream" (yellow collar)
Pictured at 6 weeks and then again at 1 year of age
"K-Lar's Brown Baron of Canterbury"
aka "Baron" - Brown male out of "Sophie x Dream" (Green Collar)
Pictured at 6 weeks of age and at 1 year of age, 60lbs and 26"
Archie - Brown Male out of "Sophie x Dream" (Red Collar)
Pictured at 5 weeks of age and 1 year of age, 65 lbs and 27" tall
Bodhi - Brown Male out of "Sophie x Dream" (Silver Collar)
at 7 weeks of age ........................... Bodhi at 1 year of age, 63 lbs and 28" tall
Dream and Truffle
"Gretel" as a puppy.........................Gretel as an adult - 56.8 lbs and is 26 1/2 " tall
"Gretel Donegal's" - dark brown female out of "Truffle x Dream" (Pink Collar Girl)
"Neelix" as a puppy ........................................Neelix as an adult 28" and 63 lbs
Dark brown male out of Truffle x Dream
"Mister" as a puppy ........................................Mister as an adult 28" and 63 lbs
Dark brown male out of Truffle x Dream