Welcome to Barcole Standard Poodles. I am RainBear. Yes, that's
my real name. My husband Tom and I live in Lititz, PA, about
an hour east of Harrisburg. Our children and our dogs have always
been our main joys. Dogs have been a part of my life forever.
I grew up with my father's German Shepherd Dogs. He also did
boarding and grooming. I will admit a great deal has changed
in dogs since the 50's. Boarding and grooming were not what
they are today and most of the change is for the better.
All puppies sold as pets must be spayed or neutered. Pet and
show puppies are occasionally available. Puppies are raised
in our home in Eastern Pennsylvania, with family and friends.
Frequent trip to my salon also gets them accustomed to vehicle
rides, new noises and social stimulation. Our desire at Barcole
is always on healthy, well socialized dogs and puppies.
Even as a very young child all I wanted was to brush the dogs.
I was also thrilled at how easy it was to train my Dad's intelligent
dogs. This combination of wanting to groom and be with intelligent
dogs led me to the Standard Poodle. There have been other breeds
in between (mainly Labs) all with a purpose for learning and
working within the confines of raising children and traveling
as a military family. I always longed for a Standard Poodle
especially after raising and finishing a beautiful silver mini
for a friend in the 70's.
We have never produced many litters. We strive for breeding
excellence in type, soundness, temperament, health and intelligence.
Over the years our dogs have brought happiness and pleasure
as treasured, beloved pets and sound and exciting dogs in the
I have been a professional groomer since 1960 and own Ears to
Rears Dog Salon in Lititz, Pennsylvania. We offer all breed
grooming with our specialities being Poodles, all corded breeds,
Bichon, all terriers, and coated breeds and mixes.
It is true that Standard Poodles neither shed nor have dog odor
but they do require a great deal of grooming. People interested
in the breed must be willing to take on the commitment of having
their dog groomed every three to five weeks. Along with a great
home and quality food, this will ensure your dog's full potential
for health and beauty.