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Poodle Variety Magazine article

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Welcome to the Mount Bethel Poodles website. My name is Darcy Kallus, RN, BSN. My passion is raising healthy, happy standard poodles in the best possible environment. What an amazing breed. This breed makes an excellent family pet which is great with children and adults alike. Poodles are so smart and versatile they have excelled in competitions in obedience, agility, scent, hunting, herding and more. Please browse the photos and information I have by clicking the various links. Check out our available puppies and dogs.

Mount Bethel Poodles: Home raised for health, temperament, and conformation.

Puppies and dogs live in a few different homes so that each pup receives the love and attention of a family helping them become well adjusted family members for you.

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Bear before we grew his show coat

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We keep a few poodles living in our home with us. Some family and friends also have a Mount Bethel Poodle in their homes which are part of the Mount Bethel Poodle breeding clan. This ensures that each poodle in the breeding program lives a life with family, love, and great socialization. This in turn allows puppies to be nurtured within a family setting equipping them to be a great, lovable, well adjusted family member for you.

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Poodles and Allergies

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I first found this breed when my son developed an allergy to dogs. I have had several poodles in our home at one time and my son has had no reactions to them. From this experience I can, with out a doubt, say that poodles are hypoallergenic in comparison to other breeds. However if you are looking into bringing a poodle into your home for this reason please make sure you are not allergic before you make the commitment.

My experience with the Seeing Eye

How I discovered my passion and talent for working with dogs. When I was 12-years-old I raised a puppy for Seeing Eye of Morristown, New Jersey. Before being permitted to raise one of these amazing puppies I had to be trained myself on how to train a puppy. The Seeing Eye provided classes for this and I was the very first one in my class to receive a puppy to raise for them. I then raised a female German Shepherd named Molly. She was the top Dog in her class and I discovered that I had a real talent for working with dogs.


Pet Therapy


Libby is certified as a therapy dog with Therapy Dogs International. She also received her Canine Good Citizen award from the AKC. Libby has had an opportunity to visit with students from my daughter's class at DeFranco Elementary School.

Some of the tests done on our poodles: 1. Hip Dysplasia - and certified by the OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) 2.Progressive Retinal Atrophy (eyes) - and certified by CERF (Canine Eye Registration Foundation) 3. Von Willebrand's disease (vWD) - An inherited blood clotting defect; Breeds at high risk should be screened before being allowed to breed. 4. Hypothyroidism (Thyroid) - an inadequate production of the thyroid hormone 5.Addison's Disease- an adrenal gland disease 6.Sebaceous Adenitis (all dogs are clear) 7. Watson has also been tested for Neonatal Encephalopathy and is clear. This is a genetic neurological disease which causes puppies to die shortly after birth. 8.There is genetic screening for seizures and juvenile renal disease done by the breeder in selection of dogs being bred.


If interested in a puppy, please ask for copies of the documents of sire/dam testing. We will be happy to show health test documentation.

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Please see 'puppies' page for available puppies. And please see Mount Bethel Poodles on facebook and press "like".

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