ParrisHill Standard Poodles

July 2007, Hamish bowing to judge Phyllis Wolfish, who had just
given him Best in Show.
Hamish is the sire of my Riva and Lyness (below)

Rhonda holding Silvie (CH ParrisHill Apacchi Xanadu)
at one of Silvie's shows.


Here are some photos of my beloved champions and companions!

Parrishill Just Dance, "Jena"

BISS BPIS Ch. ParrisHill Riverdancer, "Riva"

 Riva four-point major

Dam: Am/Can Ch. Sandhill Star At Parrish Hill

Sire: Am/Can Ch. Signet Riverdance

View Riva's pedigree.

Click Riva to visit her page!

CH ParrisHill Off and Running ("Oona")
Portrait by Leslie Newing

ParrisHill Ladywell Quintessence

Am/Can. Ch. Sandhill Star at Parrish Hill ("Emma")

Click her photo to see her show page!


For his pedigree, click here.

Click me to see Jeremy's Canadian puppies!

Shown here by Alan Waterman

Parker is one of Jeremy's pups. His registered name is Magic Castle's Gamekeeper at Saphire. He has done nicely in the show ring and needs only a three point major to finish his championship.

Ch. ParrisHill Lord of the Dance

OCTOBER 2005: Lyness became a champion at just 14 months old, with four major show wins. Here he is below with handler Rhonda Pacchioli at the Morris and Essex Kennel Club, photo courtesy of Dog News.

Here's the dog beneath the clothes...

At the Poodle Club of America specialty show.

For pedigree, click here

Lyness's "Big Hair Day"

Ch. Primetime Leading Man, 1991-2005
Sunny had a bright career, and was shown at the Westminster Kennel Club. After he retired he lived with a private owner in Maryland for the rest of his life (he lived to about age 14).

        Handsome Sunny

(l-r) Hillary, Cassandra, Emma and Azalea

More information will be added for other wonderful poodles, including:
Int. Ch. ParrisHill Dahlia at Twilight ("Dahlia")
ParrisHill Oopsa Daisy

At PCA in 2000, taking second in his class!

Ch. Aftermath Dreamworks, aka "Cruz."  Isn't he handsome?

In 2004, Best of Variety!

Parrishill Irresistible, "Jersey"
Jersey is a daughter of Devon and Jezebel

CH ParrisHill Apacchi Danger Danger, "Devon"

ParrisHill Puzzle Solved, "Pippa"
Pretty Pippa as a puppy.  Saratoga Kennel Club, Northeast Winter Classic, February 2007.

Click here to see her April, 2010 puppies.

CH ParrisHill Apacchi Xanadu, "Silvie"


CH ParrisHill Undeniably Apacchi, "Marcus"

Owner: Rhonda Pacchioli (pictured with Marcus); Breeder: Marion Banta.

Marcus finished his championship on Sunday, October 26, 2008, less than two months after making his debut on September 6.  Two of those events were 5-point majors, the most a dog can earn in one event.  At left is an earlier photo of Marcus having a big day at the Somerset Hills Kennel Club, where he was Winner's Dog for a five-point major from judge Carol Reisman in the 6-9 puppy class at his very first show. The judge and Rhonda are both soaked because it poured rain all day, but poodles don't usually care -- Marcus probably liked it better that way.

Find pedigrees for all my poodles at!

Above, Marcus wins a four-point major at the Troy Kennel Club on October 19, 2008, shown by Alan Waterman.
ParrisHill Ladywell Treasure (Tessa), Long Island Kennel Club, 5/18/08,
Judge Dr. Anthony DiNardo.
CH Ladywell ParrisHill Grasta (Keely), Springfield Kennel Club, 5/18/08,
Judge Mrs. R. C. Thomas.

Am. Can. Ch.  ParrisHill Piece of the Puzzle (Philippe)

Boardwalk Kennel Club, judge Ralph (Sonny) Ambrosio, 2/2/08 in the warm-up for Westminster.

Philippe was at Westminster this year, 2009, where he was shown by Alan Waterman.


Group one at Hunterdon Hills Kennel Club, 8/5/07, judge Frank Wolaniuk.



Click here to see Philippe compete at Westminster in 2008.  (He is the second dog in the video and then again longer at 8:59.) This boy is a joyful, lively competitor, and we expect more great things from him in the future!

Here is his 2009 performance.

Noodle the Therapy Dog

Dr. Stacia Bjarnason and Noodle

A silver standard poodle female that I bred and sold to a young woman in Connecticut has won the 2005 AKC ACE Award as a Therapy Dog.  There were 70 dogs nominated in the Therapy Dog category.  Besides her therapy work, Noodle also does Agility with her owner.  Noodle is the litter sister to my Daisy and Dahlia.  Her dam is Parrish Hill Azalea of Pinafore and her sire is Gentry, Ch. BlackTie Slvrngent Dayspring.

Read about Noodle at the AKC web site.

Read an excerpt from the AKC press release.
Noodle relaxing after work.

Ch. Pinafore Parrish Hill, 1993-2008

Hillary was the foundation bitch for ParrisHill Standard Poodles, which was then known as Parrish Hill. She was a devoted dam and "granddam" to champions and companions including Parrish Hill Azalea of Pinafore, Ch. Parrish Hill Bettina, ParrisHill Dahlia at Twilight, and many more. She was a service dog, and for many years she lived in the same Washington, DC-area home as her daughter Bettina.

Ch. Parrish Hill Bettina,

Bettina's "before" photo at Intergroom, an international grooming competition
Bettina lived in Washington, DC, next to Georgetown University, first with CH Pinafore Parrish Hill (Hillary), and then with INT CH ParrisHill Dahlia at Twilight (Dahlia). Georgetown students re-named the dogs "Hoya" and "Saxa" every year during basketball season. She was also known affectionately as Bettina-wina, Bettina Ballerina, and Miss Bee-Wee.

...and after, with her proud groomer (Daniella Vereeken of Belgium) showing off her skill!
Ch. Pinafore Parrish Hill

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