I started grooming dogs in 1993. Toy breeds were my favorite and the Maltese and Poodles held a special place in my heart. I groomed many pet and show dogs and started raising my own AKC dogs in 1995.
I moved to Eatonton, Ga in 2015. I live in the city limits of Eatonton. My office, grooming shop, and home to my adult dogs is at my country home outside of Eatonton. They have a large play yard and a heated and air conditioned home there. I spend my days with my dogs at the office but my babies are born at my home in town under my watchful eye! They stay in my bedroom for 3 weeks so I can watch them constantly then graduate to my parlor.
Victorian PawPrints is a very small breeding program started in 1995 by Kristen Farley (previously Griffith). I raised AKC Maltese and Yorkies for many years. As a dedicated breeder, I was always in good standing with the American Kennel Club and bred along their strict guidelines in the AKC Rules and Regulations. I was inspected yearly by the AKC and always passed with compliments and flying colors.
In 2011, I decided to add a poodle to blend with one of my maltese. The blend was so favorable that the Poodle Crosses have become the only pups I raise! The poodle has added a ton of intelligence, health, hypo-allergenic easy care coat, and just an overall perfect little family dog!
My #1 concern above all is still a healthy puppy. I raise only a few litters per year as all of our dogs are "inside" pets and all puppies are raised inside under my watchful eyes and constant attention.