Shalom Farms & Olive U Standard Poodles-

Setting The Standard for Standard Poodles since the late 90's, and Guaranteeing Our Puppies for Life!!

Name: Tadashi "Dashi"

Silver Male

Sire: Int Ch Olive U Lovestruck N A Silver Moment

Dam: Int Ch Olive U Grace N Lace

Owner: Emily


I found Simmone on the internet. After reading about her dogs I shot her an email and she gave me a call. We talked for a long time about what I was looking for in a dog. I knew I loved standard poodles (my parents have one) and I knew I wanted a gray one but most importantly I wanted a companion, a dog that would be a great family pet. Simmone is a fabulous breeder. She is honest and understanding and she breeds excellence. After some deliberation I chose to get a pup from the Lacy and Tevye litter expected in spring 2015. Simmone kept me updated the entire process with xrays of the litter, details of the pregnancy and after they were born and puppy photos week by week. She is very knowledgable and generous with information about her dogs bloodlines, nutrition,etc. Since I live far away from Olive U Kennel in Michigan Tadashi was put on a flight and flown to me which was super convient. 
You pay more for a dog from here but like almost everything in life you pay for what you get- and Tadashi is a dream come true! He has brought so much joy to me and my fiance. I was worried the experience on the airplane at such a young age might cause him to be a frightened dog but he has that perfect calm and confident presence even at just 5 months old. He potty trained and crate trained very fast and EASY. He loves going for walks but is completely content to lay around the house as long and he can be where ever we are. I should also mention that he is the most beautiful standard poodle I've ever seen. People stop me all the time to pet him and tell me how pretty and well behaved he is. They always think he's so much older. I will definitely be getting my next standard from here.

Thank you Shalom Farms/Olive U Kennels for putting in all hard work that goes into breeding such wonderfully exquisite canines like Tadashi, and more specifically I want to thank you Simmone for all your patience, knowledge, support, flexibility and follow through. Tadashi has made getting up in the morning something that I look forward to.

Emily I


Addition Comments:


Simone, I have to tell you...I take Tadashi with me everywhere I possibly can and where ever we go people constantly stop me and have to know where my BEAUTIFUL dog came from. They have to know what kind of dog he is! And People are shocked when I tell them he is only 1 years old because he is so well behaved. My mom raves to everyone that he has the most gorgeous and longest eye lashes she's ever seen on any living creature!!!

There are actually a lot of standard poodles in my town but when they stand next to Tadashi he puts them to shame ;)

His entire structure and proportions, his face, his personality-are so perfectly poodle👌🏻 I haven't necessarily done my research on the best poodle breeders in the nation, and no offense to all the other poodle breeders out there, but  you breed the best dogs of anyone I've ever come across (which is obvious even when you've only seen the pictures of your dogs online).

I hope, when the time is right for me to get my second poodle, that I will still be able to get one from you again!


Name: Baby

Silver Female

Sire Int Ch Olive U Lovestruck N A Silver Moment

Dam: Int Ch Olive U Grace N Lace

Owners: Mellani and John


Comments:

Dear Simmone & Family,
When we first spoke, I had just lost my 14 yr. old Standard Poodle Lady & I was beyond heart broken. As fate would have it, my search for a new puppy brought me to you & I couldn't be more thankful! Baby just turned 4 months old & she is such a bundle of happiness & sheer joy. She plays & romps around with her two Shiba brothers as if she's always been here. When she's super happy, she jumps in the air & in circles with sheer delight. (and I only left the room for 5 minutes). It makes me laugh every time. Beyond what a beautiful puppy she is (people stop in their tracks;-) all the time) , she's super smart, very curious and so affectionate. She's my little shadow & it warms my heart as that's what Lady was to me.
From the moment you & I spoke, you sent me pics & updates of her up until she arrived safely & happy at the airport. You've kept in touch wanting to know how she's settling in and her progress. Which means so much to me as I know how much all yours pups mean to you. This is not a business for you & your family but a true Love & Passion for this breed, lucky us!! Thank you so much for everything & I will always stay in touch for the many I years I pray I have Baby.

I wish you & your family continued Success & God Bless,
Mellani, John, Baby, Bear & Teddy
South Florida

Names: Clara and River

White Females

Sire: Int Ch Olive U Lovestruck N A Silver Moment

Dam: Int Ch Olive U White Out Of The Blue

Owner(s): Holly, DVM and Heather


Comments:


     "I would like to say how much we appreciate Simmone and Shalom Farmers for bringing Clara and River into our lives.  The girls; from Tevye's and Olivia's July litter, are the sweetest, brightest pups you can imagine.  They have just passed their 6 months birthday and have drawn attention from the beginning anywhere they go  for their striking appearance and joyous personalities.  Simmone's pups develop true to their breeding and cannot be faulted on any point.

Both Clara and River have been the stars of their puppy classes.  River has just begun obedience classes and shows promise for advanced Obedience titles.


     We enjoyed meeting Simmone and seeing Tevye, Olivia and the rest of the family at their home in Montana.  Simmone has remained interested and involved more than any breeder I have known.  We knew we made the right choice and have not regretted for one second our decision on bringing these girls into our home.


Holly, DVM and Heather"

Clara and River

Name: Rocky

Silver Male

Sire: Int Ch Olive U Lovestruck N A Silver Moment

Dam: Nat/Int Ch Olive U Simmone's Pip Pip Hurray

Owner(s): Melody


Comments:


     "At Shalom Farms our expectations of finding a standard poodle puppy with champion lineage that is smart, loving, healthy, and plays well with our grandson and other dogs were exceeded.  Beginning with our first call, Simmone was personable, informative, and very helpful.  Prior to receiving our puppy, she sent updates and weekly portraits as we anticipated his arrival.  Simmone’s expertise in breeding and training combined with her willingness to share her knowledge about nutrition (even for our 14 year old standard poodle) and safe transport of our puppy helped make our adoption experience pleasant and easy.


      Shalom Farms’ integrity for breeding quality standard poodles and for doing what is best for the puppies and owners is apparent.  We couldn’t be happier with our sweet little bundle of fur, Rocky!  Thank you Shalom Farms & Olive U Standard Poodles!"

Rocky honing his life saving skills!

Name: Gracey

Silver Female

Sire: Int Ch Olive U Lovestruck N A Silver Moment

Dam: Int Ch Olive U Grace N Lace

Owner(s): Terry and Catherine


Comments:


Gracey is really, I mean really settled in. She is so delightful and full of good energy. I love seeing her gorgeous little face in the morning and the kisses I receive are priceless.

 

From the first look at ShalomFarms website to the final day of bringing home Gracey, the whole experience with Simmone has been nothing but exemplary. Her knowledge of her dogs and their ancestry which she will share with such passion gave me the confidence that I had chosen the right breeder for my third Standard Poodle. I have had the wonderful opportunity to visit Simmone's home on two occasions. Note; I use home and not kennel because the La Plants share their lives with their beautiful dogs. The first visit was to meet my three week old puppy, Gracey. I held her for awhile with the help of Tevye, Joey, Lacey, & Morasha. Such affectionate, calm and happy dogs. I was in awe being surrounded by these beauties. I also had peek at Joey's puppies, oh my! they were gorgeous also. Simmone was a super host, and generous with her time considering what her day involves.  A most memorable day. I drove home on cloud nine. The second visit was to bring Gracey home, what a little beauty. On this visit I was able to meet Simmone's sister and parents also. Such a warm family. When I arrived home Gracey walked around checking things out, actually it was to see where her food was and she ate and drank really well. That was so encouraging. Rarely a potty accident, in fact she sleeps all night without any mishaps, unbelievable. My husband & I were, and still am, amazed at how easy going she is and she now asks to go out. It is still hard to believe we have had her for just over a week. Simmone deserves such credit for the socialization skills these puppies receive. I took Gracey to my vet's office as they couldn't wait to meet her, and a good way to give Gracey a happy experience without having any procedures. I thought I was going to lose her, she won over all of the staff. My vet remarked that he had never met such a calm puppy and thought she was adorable.


I highly recommend Olive U Standard Poodles. Hard to beat these temperaments, beauty and conformation.


Thank you Simmone. I feel truly blessed.

 

Take care and God Bless.


Catherine


Name: Tev (orignally Noah, but now named after his striking Father!)

Silver Male

Sire: Int Ch Olive U Lovestruck N A Silver Moment

Dam: Int Ch Olive U Grace N Lace

Owner: Bill and Claudia


Comments:


Simmone, I know you are a good photographer, so had expected that in real life Noah would not look quite as cute as his pictures.  I was wrong.  He is even more beautiful in real life.  He has a sweet but confident personality and we are totally in love.  He is getting along well with our other three dogs.    He seems quite happy here with us.  He wants to be close to us, which is what we wanted. He is God’s answer to my prayers. Thank you so much!!!  Claudia

Name: Sampson "Sammy"

Silver Male:

Sire: Int Ch Olive U Lovestruck N A Silver Moment

Dam: Int Ch Olive U Simmone's Pip Pip Hurray

Owner: Michael and Michaelene


Comments:


His favorite places is outside and on the boulders to see the farm better and Vanessa the German Shepard is always close by making sure he is okay as you can tell he is well loved thank you for doing such a good job with your dogs I recommend you to everyone I know our vet Dr Holly said she is reserving two puppies from you which is funny because she has always had poodles and has told  me someday in the future she will get another poodle and as soon as she met Sampson she was so appreciative to what a great quality and demeanor he has she was taking pictures and sending to her daughter . Thank you for all that you and your family does for the poodle world.


Michaelene Griffin


Name: Doug

Blue Male

Sire Int Ch Olive U Lovestruck N A Silver Moment

Dam: Int Ch Olive U Simmone's Pip Pip Hurray

Owner: Brad and Kellie

 

Comments:

 

"We wanted to share our experience with everyone. We couldn't be more pleased from the beginning to receiving our puppy. we made several trips out it was a wonderful environment. Shalom farms very loving and professional home for all The poodles from the adult to puppy. She treated us with a lot of care and respect we had a lot of fun dealing with her. I have never had a puppy adjust as well as our little Doug! I would highly recommend them to anyone. They are very knowledgeable and very caring people they will treat you right. Thanks for listening to my experience and I know you'll be pleased with them."
Kellie Beck

 

Doug with his new sister "Pheobe"

Name: Cruzin' 2 Sweet 4 A Bruzin "Sweets"

Blue Male

Sire: Olive U Cruzin' 4 A Bruzin'

Dam: Olive U Zipporah Fly's At Midnight

Owner: Heather


Comments:

I wanted to give you and update on Sweet's. He is doing beautifully on his Service Dog training. He has learned the following commands:
Heal, come, down, wait, sit, leave it, off, over, and pick up. We are working on many other things, but for a 6 month old puppy I think he is doing very good.

I came to you because I wanted a St. Poodle that had brains! Which sadly is lacking in many. BOY DID I GET ONE!!!

He has learned that water comes from the bathroom faucet, and he has tried to turn the water on. If I had a lever handled faucet he would be turn it on.

He has also just by watching us he is figuring out how to unlock and free other dogs from their crate!

He has also learned from watching us how to lock the sliding glass door.

Thank you so much for the hard work you put into your breeding program. After my last St. Poodle Logan died I didn't think I'd find another breeder to work with (the last breeder stopped breeding her dogs for health reasons of her own). I wish I had the energy to have more then one of your dogs.

Needless to say very day is an adventure, because I never know what he will figure out or learn how to do next! If anyone has any doubt about your dogs please email me. I will have them coming back to you. Any time someone asks where to get a St. Poodle I tell them about you and your line of wonderful dog.

Sincerely,
Heather & Sweet's

Name: Noah

Blue Male

Sire Olive U My Knight N Shining Armor

Dam: Int Ch Olive U Simmone's Pip Pip Hurray

Owner: Brenda


Comments:


I received my Noah on March 27th and my life has not been the same (good). He is my first Standard Poodle and I'm so impressed with him. He is bright, curious and extremely smart. He was and continues to be so easily trained I'm in awe. His curiosity makes me laugh daily. Sooo precocious!!! He is perfect to me and I am indebted to Simmone with Shalom Farms and Olive U Kennels for this amazing addition to my family. I can't say enough positive things about my boy. I would not hesitate to purchase another puppy or refer my friends to her and her kennel. Brenda H. Phoenix, Arizona

Name: Olive U Revered Legacy Of Truth "Sebastian"

Silver Male

Sire: Olive U Cruzin' 4 A Bruzin'

Dam: Int Ch Olive U Grace N Lace

Owner Amitay


Hi Simmone


I wanted to write a review about your website and of Olive U Kennel. As I'm writing I realized that I can easily write 3-4 pages of the passion and professionalism of you and your Kennel,so I tried to come with a shorter version. And please feel free to post it on your site if you wish.  


I was in the market for a large silver standard poodle. Basically I was looking for another pet/family member, but I knew that I wanted a show quality dog. After a length Internet search, I was fortunate enough to find shalom farm. I fell in love with the face of one of their studs, Bruzier. He was absolutely perfect, but then again, all of their dogs were gorgeous. 


I than contacted shalom farm and got to know simmone.I was impressed by her knowledge and passion for poodles. It was then that I learned how impressive the bloodlines were, and she only dealt with top of the line show dogs. Simmone was very helpful in answering any questions that I had plus so much more. I found her to be very accessible and willing to help guide me. 


Lucky for me, Bruzier had an upcoming litter with a beautiful platinum silver female named Lacey. I was quick to get a deposit down to ensure that I would have my pick of the largest males. Through the entire process, simmon and I were in frequent contact. 


Today I have a  4 months old silver male named Sebastian. He is everything I was looking for. I am even considering showing him now with everything that I have learned from simmone. I can not thank shalom farm and simmon enough for the wonderful service and quality dog that I received. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a standard poodle. 


Thank you simmone.



Amitay


View more of Sebastian's pictures on our Upcoming Standard Poodles page!

Name: Gaby

Blue Female

Sire: Olive U Cruzin' 4 A Bruzin'

Dam: Int Ch Olive U Grace N Lace

Owner: Jim and Laurie


Comments:

Gabrielle (Gaby)

We have had Gaby for seven months. What started as a cute two month old puppy has become a beautiful puppy with a great spirit and wonderful personality. My wife and I laugh about Simone's instruction for the night we picked her up. Simone said pick her up go home, watch a movie and hold her. When we got home she looked at our nine year dog and said you will like me. The old dog looked at us as if to say "what is this"? Gaby harassed her the rest of the night until she played with her. Best buds today. Gaby rules. She is an accomplished swimmer, deer and turkey chaser and the neighborhood greeter.  Gaby is our fourth poodle and has the most personality and lack of fear. When the older dog passes away we will be calling Simone for another great poodle.

Name: Flair

Blue Female

Sire: Int Ch Olive U Lovestruck N A Silver Moment

Dam: Olive U Montana Lilly

Owner: Amber

 

Comments:

 

 "When I decided I would like another standard poodle puppy, I had several things I was looking for in a breeder. I wanted someone who breed only proper standard poodle. I have a problem with the whole doodle dog craze and people that breed for things like parti- colored and phantoms. So the fact that at Shalom farms they only breed white, blues, and silvers standard poodle was one of the first things that really attracted me. I really love the fact that Simonne starts grooming them at a early age. Flair has been wonderful about being clipped from day one! She also had a great start on being potty trained when I got her. One of the easiest dogs I've ever had to house train! Flair is a joy to be around and full of personality!  She so easy in the car! Just lays down and takes a nap. Loves following my horses when I ride or going out and digging gophers with my other standard poodle. I cant say enough great things about her or what a joy she is to have around. I love her so much!! I hopefully won't be ready for another puppy for quiet a few years, but I would definitely get another one from Shalom farms when I am!"

Flair posing in the field!

Name: Zac

Blue Male

Sire: Olive U Cruzin' 4 A Bruzin'

Dam: Olive U Grace N Lace

Owner: Joanne

 

Comments:

"After losing our two girls, Bailey and Lucy, in six months, and finding it very difficult to adjust to a home without a dog in it, my best friend suggested we consider a Standard Poodle to help heal our hearts.  She has two Standards from Shalom Farms and Olive U Kennels.  Both are gorgeous, well mannered, and incredibly sweet.  Looking on the website, I immediately fell in love with little Zac!  I have no idea what drew me to this little one day old puppy, but I knew he was "the one".  I talked with Simmone and liked her immediately.  It is obvious that she loves her dogs and wants them to go to a home where they will continue to receive that same love.  Honestly, the hardest part of the whole process was waiting for Zac to be old enough to fly to his new home in South Florida.  On November 3, my husband and I waited anxiously for Zac to arrive from Montana.  It was a long day for all of us!  Thankfully, Zac arrived safely and settled in immediately.  Zac has the most wonderful personality!  He is smart, funny, and totally charming!  And, yes, Zac has healed our hearts.  On his second day with us, Zac laid down to eat out of his bowl.  Our dog, Lucy, did the same thing.  We take that as a sign of her paw of approval.  Thank you, Simmone, for allowing this little blessing into our lives!  If we ever decide to bring another Standard into our house, you will be my first phone call."
 
Joanne R
West Palm Beach, Fl
Zac taking a nap in his new home!

Name: Luke

Blue Male

Sire: Olive U Cruzin' 4 A Bruzin'

Dam: Princess Diamond IV

Owner: Lindsay

 

Comments:

 

Highly Recommend - very pleased with future working dog:

We bought a male blue standard poodle from Olive U and we could not be happier. We bought him at 9wks old as a service dog candidate for our daughter who is disabled. At 5mo old he is doing wonderfully and excelling at everything, he is now a service dog in training. Luke is a smart, easy going, well rounded dog with a great personality. He is already bonded to our daughter and has even began to work on tasks for her. 

Name: Sunny

Blue Male

Sire: Olive U Cruzin' 4 A Bruzin'

Dam: Olive U Zipporah Fly's At Midnight

Owner: Sam & Sabina

 

Comments:

We were searching for the best puppy all over the world: England, Germany, Croatia, United States. We were attracted by the professional approach of Shalom Farms and their care for the puppies. After initial contact everything went smoothly even though we had to transport our Sunny from US to Bosnia. We are happy to confirm that we have a healthy and intelligent dog.
 
All the best,
 
Sam