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Natasha Taphorn

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From Humble Beginnings.....

When I was ten years old, my mom (Trudy Taphorn - Tamaron Collies) entered me into Junior Handling.  I had NO idea what I was doing.  Of course, I was showing a Collie and the rest as they say was history.  Unlike the story of most Juniors, I did not attend a show every week-end or even one a month.  At the time we lived just outside of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and the local shows were the only ones we went to.  But even from an early age I LOVED dogs and simply couldn't get enough. 


I apprenticed for various handlers for 6 years During my teens and early 20's.  However the one who developed my passion for Poodles was Teri Taplin.  Through her guidance and expertise, I learned as much as I could about the world of Poodles, all breed handling and grooming before venturing out on my on.  Thank you Teri, for without your help, none of this would have been possible. 


I am now proud to say that Poodles and dogs as a whole are my life.  I am a part-time professional all breed handler.  Although I used to groom, now the only dogs I groom are our kennel dogs and dogs that I'm actively showing.  My travels have taken me into the Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and into the Northern Sates.  I co-breed Miniature Poodles with Kathy Albrecht under the "Kandansk" prefix. 


Two years ago, I said good-bye to my heart-dog Josh.  It was with him that my love for Miniature Poodles grew.  Although never a breeding dog, he was a High in Trial dog and "fun police" of my house.  He will forever be a part of me heart and my passion.  Currently, Katrina (Am/Can NBOV, MBIS, MBISS, MBPISS, MBPIS Am Gch Can GchEX Kandansk Legendary Storm CGN) has filled the void that Josh left.  She is the Hierarchy of the house and keeps everyone in line with a simple look out the corner of her eye.   She is taking a couple years off from the confirmation ring to "Grow up", have babies and learn a thing or two in obedience....can Hardly wait to see what she can accomplish next!


I have been blessed with many great dogs over the years.  Whether it's Winning a Best In Show, Best Puppy In Show, High In Trail or getting that last point on a championship, every high is equally thrilling as I get to share in another person's joy and help them achieve their goals and dreams.  Thank you to all of my amazing client's. Every one of you make my job worthwhile and enable me to do the thing that I truly love. 


Natasha Taphorn

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