Wasilla, AK

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Breeder Resume

My Path to Poodle Breeding

My Name is Emily Pasternak. I have owned poodles and other breeds of dog ever since I was a child. Not having a dog around would be odd for me. I love family dog breeds and practical dog breeds that fit my family's needs and our lifestyle. 

My first introduction to the poodle was after I got married and discovered my husband (and later my daughter) were highly allergic to common breeds of dogs and cats. For this reason and many others, Poodles were the first breed of dog I would seriously consider in our home.

My family loves to go hiking, fishing, kayaking/canoeing, hunting and generally spending a lot of time outside on our large lake front property and across Alaska. Because of this, we needed a larger breed dog that had the agility, stamina, intelligence, temperament and training capabilities to fit into our busy, outdoorsy lifestyle. The Poodle was the perfect choice! 

Ever since falling in love with our first Poodle, I have dedicated my time to learning more about the breed through the AKC (American Kennel Club) and how important it is to care for not only your dog, but the health of the breed as a whole. 

To learn more about the Standard Poodle, I encourage all prospective poodle parents to visit akc.org to learn more. 

Dog breeding is not something you can master overnight. It takes time, commitment, training and connecting with other experienced dog breeders and organizations with continued learning to stay current on new research, genetic testing and finding the perfect studs for the health, safety and diversity of the poodle breed bloodlines. Anyone can breed a dog, not everyone is interested in the health and future of the breed and their litters. 

As part of my continued education to become a competent and responsible dog breeder, I use the American Kennel Club standards and Breeder Courses provided through the American Kennel Club's Canine College. You will find some of my certificates of training provided below. 

I work with local veterinarians that support breeding and healthy reproductive habits for the safety of our dogs and their puppies. Our dogs are treated like family. Our small, family owned breeding program is provided in the comfort of our home with the dogs physical, emotional and mental welfare in mind. Once our dogs are done breeding, they remain with us as a lifelong family pet to live out their lives in comfort and safety. 

Because we care so much about not only our dogs but all of our litters, we screen all interested families prior to sending puppies home. We want our puppies to go to forever, loving homes. If a family decides at any point that their puppy is just not the right fit, we will take the puppy back and re-home to an approved family. 

If you have any questions for me, please feel free to contact me at PasternakPoodles@gmail.com.