Shelby is quite a change of the norm for me, being my first dog with "hair"!  As a professional groomer, I wanted to get a dog to improve my scissoring skills with, and my search for an ethical breeder brought me to Jewels Poodles, located in western Virginia.

When the time came for me to pick up my puppy, Mary decided to let me choose between two girls, her keeper(Shelby) and the one she had selected for me. But one look at Shelby's gorgeous face I knew that she was the one I wanted and so this lovely girl entered my life and has opened me up to a whole new experience!  Yes, I have become a better groomer because of her, but she's also taking me on a fun adventure in the show ring.  

Shelby earned her UKC Championship and Grand Championship in very short order in 2021.  She then came home to grow up and grow hair.  2022 has been a great year for her. In just 7 weekends, she is a Best In Show winner, has multiple group wins and placements, and is in the Top 10 in breed standing for 2022.  She earned her Emerald Grand Championship and has a win towards her Ruby.  

She has also been shown in just a couple AKC shows and is pointed and has a major reserve.  She will be pursuing her AKC Championship in earnest in 2023, as well as complete her health testing.