Tivin Standard Poodles

A Higher Standard of Excellence



Read below for early history through 2005

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The foundation of Tivin Standard Poodles begins with family. Forty three years ago, Christine's mother, Erva, received a Stormy Lane Standard Poodle as a wedding gift and Standards
have been a part of their lives ever since. Erva had a small kennel known as Tiva Standards, and thus Chris has always had the joy of having a Standard Poodle in her home.  As a child she played with and cared for her dogs, learning to do basic grooming as a teenager.  Her family dog, Stormylane Jeffery - "Jesse," endured her many attempts to trim his topknot until she finally got the knack of maintaining a pet trim.

 In 1991, between college and veterinary school, Chris founded Tivin Standard Poodles, with the purchase of Jordan.

He was a wonderful dog, and Chris’s best friend, however, he did not enjoy the conformation show ring. After several attempts at showing him, Chris decided to concentrate on agility and obedience training where he excelled.  Jordan earned a Companion Dog (CD) title in obedience and completed two legs on his novice agility title; however his performance career was cut short by tragedy.  A deadly tick-borne disease took his life at the age of five.  Jordan was an extraordinary companion and will never be forgotten.  He and his half-sister, Layla, stopped a car-thief and aided in apprehending a ring of carjackers that had been plaguing the Philadelphia suburb where Chris was living at the time. 

 Chris’s second attempt at achieving a conformation title for Tivin Standard Poodles was a success,

with the 1994 purchase of our foundation bitch,  Haeley. Shortly before Jordan became ill, Chris purchased Haeley to once again try to raise a conformation champion.  Haeley's pedigree goes back to Alekai, Eaton, and Rimskittle.  She loved the show ring, winning a four point major and nine points as a puppy.  With limited showing she was still able to finish her championship by the age of two.  She also earned titles in agility, canine good citizen (CGC) and as a therapy dog.  She became the foundation that our kennel would be built on, and a great foundation it turned out to be!  Haeley would have been 13 in September 2007, but sadly she crossed the Rainbow Bridge in June of 2007 and we miss her dearly. 


Haeley's first breeding was to Ch. Kaylen's Cadillac Style and produced two champions, American / Canadian Ch. Tivin Eternal Reign - "Noah" and his sister Ch. Tivin Genuine Style - "Jenna".


Haeley was then linebred and produced our Dianna - Ch. Tivin Spirit in the Sky.

Dianna took fourth place in the 12 - 18 month class at PCA in 1999.  Haeley became a top producer and was spayed and living happily as the Grand Dam of our house until she passed on that responsibility to her daughter. Dianna is currently keeping the couch warm and ruling over the generations below her.  Haeley's offspring have continued the high standards that she  set both in the competition ring and in our home.


Noah was Haeley's first champion as well as Tivin Standards’ first puppy champion.  He completed his American championship with back-to-back four point majors and then finished in Canada in only two weekends of showing.  He is a wonderful high-energy dog who has a great love for children.  Noah was often found playing hide-and-seek with our niece when she was a pre-schooler.  He is tall, lean and angular with a loving, but very enthusiastic temperament.  Noah is now 12 years old, and lives on a farm in Illinois where he hunts and plays with his family.


Noah produced a beautiful male when he was bred to Kaylen LaMarka Half-time - "Callie," a bitch that Chris co-owned with Kay Palade of Kaylen's Standard Poodles.  Callie is pointed, but did not enjoy the show ring; however, the offspring that she produced with Noah was a winner! 

Tivin Kaylen Time Eternal - "Jude," took the best features of both sire and dam and became greater than the sum of the two. He finished his Canadian championship in two weeks.  While completing his American championship, he took first place in the Bred-by-Exhibitor Dog class at PCA in 1999 where Judge Helen Sokopp remarked that Jude "floats around the ring with tremendous reach and drive".  Jude is not only a great competitor but is also a wonderful part of our family.


Haeley’s third champion child, Dianna, completed all but 3 points of her conformation title as a puppy.  As mentioned previously, she also placed fourth in the 12-18 month class at the PCA national specialty, and completed her championship winning a 4-point major three weeks later.  Dianna retired to live the life of barking at the neighbor’s cats and asserting that David is hers exclusively.  She was bred to Ch. Unique Reach for the Rainbow to produce two champions, Ch. Tivin Rainbow Skye and Ch. Majessa Over the Rainbow.  She has also produced Ch Tivin Angel in D'Skies at Lauris who finished with multiple BOVs and group placements.

Dianna's final breeding was back to Ch Unique Reach for the Rainbow, which produced Ch Tivin Calling All Angels and Ch Tivin Lauris Wild Angel, both of whom completed their championships with ease.

Dianna’s eldest daughter, Ch. Tivin Rainbow Skye a.k.a. Skye, was bred to BIS BISS American Canadian Ch. Alias Just Give Me That Wink (Justin).  Skye and Justin produced an incredible litter of puppies, with 2 cream girls, 4 cream boys, and 1 blue girl. 

Out of that litter, one of the cream girls, Can Ch Alias Tivin Colour Adjustment finished as a puppy in Canada, with multiple group wins, and is currently titling in obedience with Lynne Taplin of Alias. 

Finally, and most exciting, a cream boy, Am Can Ch Tivin Colours of the Wind, "Gabriel", placed both as a puppy and adult at the PCA National, 2004 and 2005, and finished in the U.S. in whirlwind fashion, with a 5 point major and BOS to BOV win at a poodle specialty!  He then went on to special in Canada with Chrystal Murray and obtained multiple Group 1 placements. He has returned home and after finishing a selective specials career, he is currently training in agility and flyball.  Please visit our currently showing page to see updated information on our conformation and performance competing dogs, and visit the Tivin Ladies and Tivin Gentlemen section for updates on the dogs mentioned here, as well as future generations.  


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