Sonne Standard Poodles

Breeding Quality Puppies since April 6, 2006

Located Between Canton and Hartville in Ohio


As in-home breeders of quality Standard Poodles since April, 2006, Sonne’s goal is to provide healthy, balanced Standard Poodles to families wishing to enjoy the intelligence and temperament of this wonderful breed. While we do not show our dogs, they boast champions in their heritage. We are committed to sustaining and improving the quality of the breed by maintaining a low COI in the puppies we raise.

Our puppies are available to join their permanent families beginning at the age of 8 weeks. However, we specialize in providing older, trained puppies. We work with our puppies on house-training and crate-training. We also start them walking on a leash at the age of 10-12 weeks. We also work on learning their basic commands of sit, lay-down, off, and come-front. Word recognition by the age of 12 weeks usually includes “No, Quiet, leave-it, bed, outside-potty and excuse me (asking them to move so I can walk through). Many of our puppies become therapy dogs for a member of their permanent family. Others go into training and become therapy dogs who work outside the home. My focus as the “pre-school teacher of the puppies” is to do what I can to provide puppies that are candidates for further training as therapy or service dogs. Families who are simply looking for a great family companion are also very pleased with the good behavior of a puppy who is calm, loving, intelligent and people-oriented.

I no longer dock the tails on my puppies. I feel that the holistic trend toward the natural length tail is in the best interest of the pups. The tail serves a functional purpose and is actually an extension of the spine. It is used for communication, for balance and aids the dogs in elimination. Additionally, it is absolutely adorable.

Please see our FAQ web page for more information and pricing.

If you are interested in one of our puppies, please either email or call me. Please fill the below form, I do like to hear some details about you & your family when you inquire about our puppies. We are available for scheduled visits during the week. On Saturday and Sunday, we schedule visits throughout the day from 11am to 5pm.

Thank you for your interest.

We received a video link from the family
of one of our 2011 puppies, Bonnie, from the family of one of our 2011 puppies, Bonnie, who is trained as a Service Dog. To watch Bonnie’s video, please click her picture below:
is trained as a Service Dog.  To watch
Bonnie’s video, please click below:

We received this newspaper article about Haley, one of our pups from 2011. When I emailed John to thank him for the article, he sent an email with an update on Haley’s Therapy work:

My pleasure, Lois. Glad you enjoyed it. She worked at Cardinal Hill Hospital this afternoon in Lexington, KY. We go every Thursday to the Hospital and work with a Therapist and a TBI (or helps perform) whatever motor skills the patient is injuries, etc. There are 4 other dogs that also work each week and it is a fairly new program; we were able to get in on the ground floor so to speak. Thanks!