We are a small kennel and our goal is to breed healthy and happy Standard Poodles.

We are a member of The Icelandic kennel Club (HRFI) member of the FCI.

our kennel name is Winnow we got that in September 2009.

My name is Thordis Bjorg and I have been in love with dogs since I was born. My first word was not “mom” but “woof”.

In 1997, I sold my Icelandic Pony and bought a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel female. She was a really good pet but not much of a show dog but we went to every show because we loved it. Thea, my Cavalier, had two litters and unfortunately died after the second one. She was only 6 years old.  After Thea I took a little dog break.

In 2005, I met Joi, my fiancé, and the day we started dating he got a Yellow Lab named Hugo. He was amazing and a really big dog, but he died only 10 months old of heart failure called Cardiomyopathy.

Well again we took a little dog break and started looking for the perfect breed. I wanted something that did not shed, so we looked at Bichon Frises and Cairn Terriers and lots of other breeds. Joi, however, said he wanted something bigger, which brought us to the Standard Poodle. They have been my dream dogs since I saw Daphne the Standard in "Look Who´s Talking Now" when I was 9 years old. It took a lot of convincing to get people to accept that I wanted a poodle but once I told Joi and my family that they were hunting dogs - that did not shed - everyone started warming up to the idea.


So in October, 2007, Dima was born. She was one of nine puppies born in the first Apricot litter in Iceland. On December 31, Dima came home to us. She was nothing like the Labrador - much more lady-like. After just a few months with Dima I wanted another one. I think that is the only problem with poodles, one is not enough. I knew I had to import one, so I started looking. I was on the internet 24/7 looking at pedigrees and looking for dogs available - and in July '08, I found Charly.


Charly came to Iceland in Sept´08. First he had to go to quarantine for four weeks, and boy, were they the four longest weeks of my life! But it was worth the wait, Charly is the king.. So sweet and happy, he loves everyone.

Now we have three and they will be more in the future.


What can I say? I found my breed.


Standard Poodles are just endless fun, and so smart and loyal.

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