Our story

IMG_0536My introduction to dogs began at a very young age.  My brother and I grew up in the family business at a boarding kennel (and then two and later came a grooming shop) and filled each day after school with new adventures with the dogs.  I was active in junior handling and 4H, placing at the state 4H dog show.  The best part of the whole year for me was 4H dog camp!  My family raised herding dogs and we eventually spent every weekend at the local Schutzhund club with our German Shepherd dogs.


Fast forward to life as an adult and I wanted to re enter the dog show world.  As a professional groomer, I wanted a dog that I could use for grooming competitions and landed on a white (cream) miniature poodle.  “Violet” was the best first “real” poodle I could have asked for– a trusty companion and a forgiving partner, Violet opened many doors and for that I will be eternally grateful.  Click on her page to follow her journey!


Violet’s journey introduced me to so many amazing poodle people which ultimately led me to my kennel name.  Camarada is the spanish word for camaraderie and I chose this as my moniker because there is no way I would be where I am today without the help and support of so many wonderful friends I have met in poodles.  So my kennel is a tribute to all of the amazing women who helped shape me and my breeding program into what it is today.