About Us

Shertonah Poodles is a small quality kennel located in Gembrook, Victoria, Australia.   We specialize in breeding quality, conformationally and emotionally sound red standard poodles and apricot standard poodles for everyone to enjoy.   So that all our dogs get the special attention they need, we only have four standard poodles living with us at any one time.  Our puppies are raised inside our home, where they are socialized to all household noises and grow to be healthy, happy poodles, that fit into every family lifestyle.

 We are committed to breeding out health issues, consequently, as new genetic tests become available, we test our dogs, both current and past. 

Although I have been involved with standard poodles since 1984,  I have always been attracted to the exciting apricot and more recently the red standard poodle.   I was given my first standard poodle in 1986.  'ZEUS' was an amazing APRICOT standard poodle by the name of 'BARBIRRA GOLDEN IDOL"  -        

 He was bred by little known breeder, Elaine Evans, my mother, who is one of Australia's first breeder of Apricot Standard Poodles.  

Through careful selective breeding, it is our goal is to produce standard poodles as close to breed standard for everyone to enjoy.


In order to produce our poodles with superb type and temperament, while displaying the beautiful apricot and red colours we have incoroporated some of the finest black lines in temperament and type into our lines.

I am proud to be following in my mothers tradtion and breeding some of the most beautiful and finest red and apricot standard poodles Australia has to offer.  

We feel sure you will love them too.

Kim O'Meara of Kibran Poodles, assisted me to show "Zeus" in conformation classes.  He did very well, many people stopping to stare as they were unfamiliar with his colour.  Unfortunately, he never attained his Ch. title as I took him from the ring to concentrate on the rigors of motherhood.  My own.  It was many years before I became involved in breeding the standard poodle.  

It wasnt until Zeus went to Rainbow Bridge that I entertained the idea of breeding the beautiful and unique APRICOT standard poodle.  I just could not find anything in Australia that compared to Zeus and so i looked overseas.   Thanks to the wonders of the internet, I discovered an equally beautiful colour - the RED standard poodle.

 My desire to breed and show RED and APRICOT Standard Poodles for the enjoyment of all has developed from my love of a great friend 'ZEUS'.  He was very special.  My breeding program is dedicated to his memory.  My mission is to produce Red Standard Poodles and Apricot Standard Poodles of the highest quality, breeding for temperament, conformation, and of course colour.  In order to attain this, we have incorporated the delightful Black standard poodle into our breeding program.  

We are truly grateful to Aija Lehtila of "Joiner's Quality", Lotta Holmberg of "Foster's", Marita Sonnback of "Obladi" and finally Rhonda Westphal of "Elegant" poodle for entrusting us with the care of their dogs and allowing me the chance to create my dream.  Without their support and trust, we would have had the wonderful results we have seen to date.

When searching for the lovely RED standard poodle I discovered there are two 'reds'  - one called 'GOLDEN REDS' the other 'MAHOGANNY RED' - and in that there are a huge range of colours.  The golden reds generally hold their colour quite well or if they fade it is to a lovely apricot colour.  The mahoganny reds quite often fade to a dirty brown paper bag colour.  Some lines are said to get darker as they get older but as there are very few lines in Australia of red standard poodles the process of breeding and outcrossing to ensure a smaller COI is a slow process.  We are proud to be one of the first to import the red standard poodle into Australia and from a kennel who's foundation dog is behind many well known kennels in America. 

We hope that you find as much enjoyment in our beautiful dogs as we do. 

Pedigree for BARBIRRA GOLDEN IDOL "ZEUS"
Apricot Standard Poodle

whelped: 15 December 1986

 

Sire
Ch. Kibran Itz Mayhem
Sire
Ch. Prowler of Leander (imp uk)
Sire
Am. Ch. Eng. Ch. Acadia Detonator of Leander (USA)
Dam
Vicmars Pikady Witch (UK)
Dam
Grenoble Lady be Good (Imp NZ)
Sire
Eng. Ch. Lentella Stagestruck of Glyndale (UK)
Dam
Vicmars Razzle Dazzle (UK)
Dam
Pandella Galactica
Sire
Ch. Pandella Golden Idol (miniature)
Sire
Ch & Eng. Ch. Tiopepi Puckshill Ambernightlife (Imp UK)(miniature)
Dam
Strathoa Sunny Susan (miniature)
Dam
Ch. & NZ Ch. Leander Star Debutante (Imp UK)
Sire
Eng. Ch. Acadia Stagedoor of Leander (UK)
Dam
Torpaz Mystique (UK)