The Lagniappe Cluster & Creole Poodle Club Specialty Show - Kenner, LA August 2-5, 2018 

The 2018 Lagniappe Cluster & Creole Poodle Club Specialty Show were great successes! Thank you to our club members and friends for putting on another exciting show. Our entries were fabulous this year, and our judge was tons of fun.

Check out some of these videos created by club member Barbara Gibson. Isn't she talented?

To see the results of the all breed shows each day, visit Onofrio Dog Shows here.

To see the results of the Creole Poodle Club Specialty show, click here.

Many thanks to our judge, Mr. Johnny R. Shoemaker & huge congrats to the winners!

I couldn't attend every day, but I was able to show Cocoa over the weekend. It was my first time in the ring in YEARS, and Cocoa's first ever dog show. We had a great time. I was very pleased with her behavior, considering our ONE handling class. :)


Cadeau Rite of Passage Hello neck! She did great both days! Cadeau Rite of Passage

News and Brags 

I have to admit, having the Facebook Cadeau Poodles page has made me pretty lazy about posting updates via the blog! It is so easy for me to whip out my phone and quickly upload a post with multiple pictures, video, and links in less time than it takes for a traffic light to turn from red to green. Nonetheless, I do appreciate a website with a current blog, so please forgive me for dropping the ball on my own! We have had quite a fun-filled and exciting year.

It's been almost a full year since Misha was last in the ring. She finished her championship title at home here in New Orleans/Kenner with handler Sherri Vidrine, getting both of her majors on the 1st and 2nd days of the show, thus finishing her title.

The 2018 Lagniappe cluster is quickly approaching, and my little brownie "Cocoa" will be making her debut. This will be my first brownie to enter the AKC show scene. I am both nervous and excited as showing color is not quite like showing black or white poodles.

Misha now lives in her guardian home with her groomer buddy and my friend Kristin at Allstar Animal Hospital. They are a great team. Misha is pictured below after winning 3rd place with Kristin at Atlanta Pet Fair this year.

We are currently attending Deep South obedience classes together and hope to soon be putting CGC titles on Misha, Natalie, Clover, and Camille. Fun!!

Tiffany and her owner/handler Nancy Laurent finished her AKC championship in May after an exciting 2nd in class at PCA. This is huge! I am very proud of them and wish Nancy the best in her future endeavors into the showing and breeding world.

Last but not least - PUPPIES!

Juno has been bred and is expecting puppies mid August. Brown and Black puppies are expected. Sire is Shirley & Bob Davis' (BOSHI poodles) handsome boy "Lucky" CH Blackjack Beginner's Luck. I heard about this pretty brown carrier through my friend Becky Godbey of Magic Hour Poodles. She kept Lucky for a bit and just raved about his wonderful temperament. I am really looking forward to these pups.

Contact me for more info 


Gigi goes to the East Coast 

The sweet, little toy poodle GiGi polished off the last few items on her bucket list with Shawn and me before finally moving to her fur-ever home on the East Coast. When I volunteered to help find a small dog for a special someone in search, I really didn’t know what I was in store for! I phoned my friend Melissa of Starlit Poodles and asked if she had or knew of any littles looking for a home. When she described Gigi, I felt it would be a perfect match & arranged a meeting. Gigi had been passed around through no fault of her own. I met her wagging tail and jumped right in, putting her to the test with my grooming, a walk around the dog show, and introduction to her would-be foster daddy and my big dogs. Gigi passed with flying colors! This sweet, little 6lb lap dog greets the world at full force with a joyful intensity. We soon grew very attached and started considering elaborate excuses to delay her departure. Gigi never met a strange dog, cat, person, or otherwise. Everyone is her friend! She rode quietly on my lap in the air plane without making a peep. She was an expert car rider, amateur kayaker (but expert bayou navigator) and friendly ambassador, friend to all! It was so hard to let her go, but I know she will bring great comfort, companionship, and happiness to her new owner.



Puppies Available! 

We have four gorgeous puppies from Deuce & Tatiana's litter available to perfect forever companion homes.

They are 11 weeks old, very clean and inquisitive, smart poodles.

We expect great things from them as their dam, Tatiana, is not only an AKC Champion and Canine Good Citizen, but also a certified Therapy dog with Canines for Christ. Their sire, Deuce finished his AKC Championship as a puppy, winning the Variety over existing Champions and now is a group winning AKC Grand Champion. When he is not strutting his stuff in the ring, or relaxing at home, he functions as a trained emotional support dog (ESD).

This litter is co-bred with Tabatha of NOLA Standards, and any inquiries about these puppies can be made either through my contact page or hers.

The pups are solid black, and are available on spay/neuter companion agreements to approved homes. You may submit your puppy application via email OR phone interview. We provide a written health guarantee and lifetime breeder support. Pups are microchipped for permanent id, given core vaccines, vet checked and wormed.

Attached are some pics of the pups from this litter! They are brave, adventurous, smart, and loving.

Visiting with Dr. Amster of St.Bernard Veterinary Hospital at their Wellness visit

Tatiana's Ten - 7 girls & 3 boys  

GCH Heart and Soul of a Saint a NOLA's x CH Cadeau Goddess of the Dream de NOLA's

Tatiana whelped her first litter beautifully - 10 gorgeous babies in just under 6 hours! She has been a wonderful dam, reminding me very much of her granddam Ruby, one of the sweetest poodle souls you ever met.

There are a couple of precious little girls from this litter still available on spay agreement as wonderful companion animals. Please contact me for details. These little angels will be ready to go mid June 2017, after their temperament & structural evaluations. For now, they are entertaining me with their antics and sweet puppy breath.

PCA, Tatiana's Ten, & the Mardi Gras Pet Expo 

The Poodle Club of America National Specialty, or PCA, as it's widely known among poodle aficionados, took place at the Purina Farms show site in Missouri this year, a rather dramatic change from the traditional convention center in Salisbury, MD. I am proud to say that I had several Cadeau puppies out there looking beautiful; some even took a ribbon home! 

PCA is the mecca of poodle specialties. Fanciers make plans all year around this event. There are several days devoted to field work, hunt tests, obedience, agility, rally, conformation, parade of champions, classes, dinners, and more. It is a time where breeders and fanciers come together to sleep, live, work, and breathe poodles....Annnd every year, without fail, I am home whelping puppies! Go figure! I would LOVE to attend. I send my dogs and sit by the phone waiting for updates, watching social media for videos and the famous Susan Wilson photos we are blessed with every year!

On a great note, Tatiana whelped a gorgeous, healthy litter of TEN during PCA, but she was resting comfortably at home with me. She came through like the champ that she is, and every baby is now toddling about.

My pups at PCA made me proud with Nathan & Amy (both Jacki pups) taking home class placements and ribbons. Cartier and Misha were a little more naughty (as expected with their young ages) but they still looked lovely, and I was proud to have my name as breeder on their entries. My new owner handlers were able to go and soak up the experience as well, and I am thrilled about all of this. 

Shortly after PCA, the Mardi Gras Pet Expo rolled through the city of Kenner, LA. This was the 2nd year Creole Poodle Rescue was invited to set up a booth for rescue donations, and our best event to date in terms of fund raising for the Rescue! We raised over $600 in 2 days selling T shirts, poodle kisses, cookies, brownies, and other home made gifts made by members of the Creole Poodle Club of New Orleans - all for a great cause! It was also my 2nd year attending. This year I allowed Clover and Camille , my retired show girls, to be used as demo dogs for Andis. We all had a fabulous time with poodle friends!

Stay tuned for fun photos from PCA, the Mardi Gras Pet Expo, & Tatiana's litter :)

Juno News & Tatiana Belly Shots - Two More Weeks to Go! 

Bad news first: Juno's breeding was unsuccessful :( We are ultra bummed, but will try again when she comes back in season later this Fall. We are also planning to breed Camille (Ch Olympia la Dame aux Camelias) for her 2nd litter.

But on a more positive note, here are some belly shots of Tatiana aka "Tater," formally known as CH Goddess of the Dream de NOLA's. Tater was bred to "Deuce" GCH Heart and Soul of a Saint a NOLA's. An all black litter is due approx April 25th. Deuce is DNA Black only, which means he only produces black! 
We are SO excited about this litter!

Lola - New Champion out of Liam x Cali! 

Presenting.... CH Lakeridge Cadeau Devil Wears Prada "Lola" another Champion bred by Cadeau, Nola, and Lakeridge Standard Poodles!
Lola is out of our champion girl Cali CH Lakeridge le Cadeau du Muse a NOLA's & BGCH Brighton Undeniable on Fifth, CGC, RN 
Lola is owned by Debra Ferguson Jones of Lakeridge ; pictured with judge Marcie Dobkin & handler Justin Shook. Lola finished with four majors! Woot!

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    Ann River Ridge

    Hi! Congrats to you, and of course Comet. A great litter. Just enough to keep you busy. I can't wait to grade them. Ann

    Congrats to you, and of course Comet. A great litter. Just enough to keep you busy.
    I can't wait to grade them.