Bunny inspired me to go back to my teenage dreams, to find breed mentors in order to start my breeding program. I spent a decade showing dogs and learning, assisting other breeders with their dogs and puppies. In 2014 when the time was finally right, my foundation and first show miniature poodle, Luna, joined our family.
By this time, I was also deeply in love with multicolor poodles and did not want to dock tails on my dogs to show them. Luna was shown in UKC, which allows both multicolor and full tails. She won Best In Show, Group wins, and consecutive Top Ten Breed in 2014, 2015, and 2016 for Multicolor Poodle. In 2016 I bred Luna, making Moonrise an official breeding program.
This breeding produced Alice, my first homebred UKC Grand Ch Moonrise Lost In Wonderland, and a moyen UKC CH. Moonrise Love Song To Luna Hendrix. Luna’s second breeding was with AKC GR.CH Gadabout’s Virtuoso N’Vice At Timari aka Elvis and produced my moyen girl Starz. who earned her Champion points and Magic Zoe who also finished her Championship in UKC. These breeding set the course for my focus on miniatures and larger minis and European-style moyen varieties.