OZ Poodles

Standard Poodles

About us

My name is Olga Zamkovaya. I live in Palm Harbor, Florida with my family and my 6 standard poodles (which are the family too, by the way).  My husband Vladimir and I work in IT field. Our daughter Tatyana is middle school student; she does gymnastics and this year she will work on Level 7 skills.

Our First Poodle, Lora

Overseas we had a poodle, which lived with my mom, and we missed it very much. We decided we need a dog. We were new to America, and did not know where to buy a dog, so we visited the nearest puppy shop. The puppies there could tear your heart apart, but I was strong at my decision to have a purebred dog. The shop assistant advised to search for AKC breeders, and so I did.

I was looking for a brown Standard Poodle. I called everywhere in Eastern States in this search, but the brown color is hard to find; and though the breeders would send a puppy, my preference would be to see the breeder and the dam and how the puppies are raised.

One day we received a phone call from the lady who had just had a litter of red puppies.  Although it was not the color we were looking for, it was just 10 minutes drive from our home, and we went to see the puppies. We immediately fell in love with the breeder, the dogs and the puppies. We picked beautiful red female puppy and named her Lora. We were and still are very thankful that Terry Goldman, the breeder, agreed to sell this exquisite puppy as a breeding stock although we, for various reasons, were not able to show her. Terry became our mentor and our dearest friend.

The Puppies

A few years later we decided to breed Lora. Terry arranged a mate with a very nice black dog from Piccadilly line, Piccadilly's Union Jack "Shadow". I was overwhelmed and I loved the puppies so much! At about 8 weeks, the colour variations started to show, and we could tell that there were black, blue and cream puppies in the litter.

Newborn puppies
Newborn puppies

We decided to keep one female puppy as a pet and another one as a show dog. They both are blue. But the pick of the litter was cream male puppy! I started taking show puppies to handling classes and I loved the boy so much that it was hard to think that one day I would have to let him go... Then I was told that it is possible to keep boys and girls in one home, so the best boy stayed; the other boy stayed to keep company to him, and he is my husband's and everybody's favorite; and yet another black girl was "privatized" by my daughter. So, we kept half of the litter!

 All our dogs had been to various classes, whether puppy, obedience, or handling classes. Some of them are shown, some just stay home and keep us company. They all make us busy. J

And that's how we live, three people and six poodles.

Olga Zamkovaya