We come by our love of poodles honestly. When Geoff was a kid his father, a famous American poodle breeder, was dedicated not only to producing the perfect looking dog for the show ring, but also to get them recognized as a sporting breed, their true calling – hunters, retrievers, and water dogs.
Back in the '50s at their kennel, Stonewood, in Baltimore, Maryland, the LeBoutillier family might have forty or fifty poodles running around at any one time. Everybody in the family had at least one, some two or three. When Geoff brought Jan home to meet the family thirty years ago, there were twelve living in the house! It’s a wonder their marriage lasted.
So, the poodle didn't fall far from the tree. Now Geoff is into it. His sister suggested with a smile when he and Jan had their first puppy back in 2005 that they should call it Slippery Slope. History does seem to be repeating itself, though this time with considerably more restraint.
This website is dedicated to Geoff and Jan's Nova Scotia-based kennel, Leeward Standard Poodles, founded in 2003. Registered with the Canadian Kennel Club, and offering fully tested, vaccinated, exceptional dogs. Once a year we breed one litter. Obviously we are not in it for the money. We do it because we love the breed and because they renew our spirits and fill us with joy.
Drop us a line, or give us a call. We’d love to share our common interest.