We acquired our first Standard Black Bitch in 1972 from Jolero Kennels whom was located in Dix Hills, NY back then. She came to us already named, "Jolero Diet Revolution". She bore a pink bow which is how the breeder was able to know who was who because he had them all named with papers. She was only about 10 weeks old when we got her but that name... I pronounced it "Di-et" . She was my first poodle and she liked to run away so I enrolled her in obedience classes. It was at this school where I meet Eleanor Rottman and she became my mentor. She helped me learn all about conformation and obedience. She later became first an obedience judge and then later a Breed Judge. I am so honored to have known such a wonderful lady who became a very good friend. I actually worked Di-et with Ellie's supervision and obtained her obedience title thru CDX. I was still working her in Utility but we never did get the UD title. Watchung Mountain Poodle Club started a Scent Hurdle Team of all sizes of poodles! Di-et was the biggest clown but made the WMPC team a winner every time. In 1973 We aquired "Thor" Ch. Suffolk Good Authority CD. He was our first stud dog and produced many litters. Both Di-et and Thor were Black. In 1976 we acquired "Sakey" Ch. Suffolk Keepsake of Caram. We breed Thor and Sakey but we only got one puppy. That was so disappointing. We never did get a litter from her.... in 1979 we moved to Florida and when Thor died, I called Ellie and she told me to call Jack Mcgilavey whom led us to "Knight". I can not remember the full name of this dog because I never showed him at all. He was just a pet. He was the most memorable of all our poodles because he was an escape artist! He jumped out of windows in our stilt home 13' to the ground and had no injuries! He was also black. Then in 1996 we acquired our first Cream Bitch, Carams Daisy Dae CGC. We started to show her in conformation but never went to far. Daisy worked in Obedience but I never showed her in competition.