DiMarnique's Miniature Poodles
 

 

Testimonials & Fun Pix

 

Mary, Wolfie has been the greatest comfort to me. He has filled what would have been an unbearable void. My love for him, is only surpassed by his love for me. And I had to let you know how much I have appreciated the care, concern, and devotion, you have shown in breeding poodles. And the support you have given me over the last 5 yrs.

Thank you Mary, and God Bless......

Wolfie's Mom

Bentley
Wolfie

Tino

Having been poodle folks all our lives with Standards and Minis, we were so fortunate to find Mary Ann for our new Mini. Rufus is a joy and is a very sweet boy. He will be celebrating his first birthday this October 11th. Mary’s care in breeding and socializing her pups is very self-evident once you begin their training. Mary’s interest continues with her pups once they leave the nest which is very comforting. Rufus brings much joy to us and his roommate Zellie.

Debbie & Scott
"September 2017"

Rufus  

Tino
Tino

I received a wonderful surprise email last week from a family that got one of my puppies from my last standard poodle litter 11 years ago🐾🐩😁


From Sally and Happy, 10-27-16. . .

Just wanted to bring you up to date on my wonderful Happy, one of your April 2012 litter.

He is a fine dog — healthy, fit, happy, easy to train, loving to all visitors (especially my grandkids, ages 10 and 13). He enjoys his own doggie door (after getting used to the sound of the flap closing behind him). He knows a lot of tricks — roll-over, hopping through a hula hoop, “give me five”, etc. He walks nicely on a leash. He lets me know if someone is coming — or, of course, if he sees the occasional fox or raccoon or squirrel or bird. He is the best gift I’ve ever given myself. Thank you so much for your care in breeding and socializing.

I hope you are well.
Sally


Cezanne
Cezanne

From Dave and Cezanne. . .

When my wife and I had initially contacted Mary, we had just missed her last puppy. However, when we spoke to her, we were so impressed with Mary’s dedication to the health of her dogs that we decided to wait for her next litter. During the time that we waited, Mary stayed in constant contact with us. In our conversations with Mary, she assured us that all of her dogs had good dispositions. During the waiting period she even sent pictures of the pregnant Mom. Upon the birth of the litter, we got short videos of the pups. Some of the videos showed them playing with Mary’s grandchildren...Click to read more


From Bentley's mommy. . .

In November 2013 we lost our 8 year old beloved Pomeranian to an auto-immune disease which left our 6 year old Miniature Poodle Daisy very sad and lonely, not to mention leaving us devastated.  Both our Pomeranian Chester and our Poodle Daisy were given to us as puppies when my son’s friends bought them at pet shops and for different reasons couldn’t keep them any longer.  I took them in because we had just lost our Rottweiler and Doberman to age related ailments.  I loved the smaller breeds because they were so portable and were a fit to our life having bought a Motorhome....Click to read more

Bentley
Bentley

Ozzie George
Ozzie George
Photos taken by Katie George
Ozzie all grown up
Ozzie all grown up


From Ozzie's parents. . .

Mary DiRocco was first recommended to me and my husband, Steve, by another poodle breeder when we were searching to adopt a poodle after our oldest of two poodles died from a brain tumor.

When I first spoke to Mary on the phone, she offered lots of good advice, as we were not sure whether to take in an adult dog or a puppy as a companion for our remaining 5 year old male poodle. I was impressed by her willingness to talk about what we were going through, what we were looking for, and her enthusiasm regarding her poodles...Click to read more


An amazing story about Bailey's therapy work!
Star Click here to read her story... Star
Bailey Rosenbaum, 
Pets On Wheels & Therapy doggie
Bailey & Michelle
Bailey Rosenbaum
Pets On Wheels & Therapy doggie
Bailey & Michelle

 

 

Bailey

Bailey
Bailey jumping over a stream at the farm!!
Wow...she should add Agility
to her repertoire!
 
Bailey jumping over a stream at the farm!!
Wow...she should add Agility
to her repertoire!

From Bailey's parents. . .

Mary,

We just can't thank you enough.....Bailey has just been such a wonderful addition to our family. Although we own horses, we've never had a dog before and you have always been so patient and helpful in answering all of our questions! Our professional dog trainer absolutely fell in love with Bailey and told us that she was a very special dog with an incredibly wonderful temperament...Click to read more


Osea Kline
 on Long Beach Island
Osea
Osea Kline
on Long Beach Island
Osea
 

Osea. . .again swimming

From Osea's parents. . .

It is with much confidence and satisfaction that I write this letter of recommendation regarding Mary DiRocco and DiMarnique’s Miniature Poodles. On August 31, 2011 we adopted a 9 week old brown female poodle puppy from Mary. Having had poodles previously, we expected that the puppy would be intelligent, affectionate, and energetic. We were even more ecstatic when we discovered how well our puppy had been socialized prior to 9 weeks of age...Click to read more

Osea. . .again swimming  

Midnight Anderson
Midnight Anderson
Midnight 
and her brand new brother Lincoln
Midnight
and her brand new brother Lincoln
 

Lillie & Lincoln
Lincoln hugging his Big Sister Lillie (human style)
MIDNIGHT & LINCOLN say
Happy Holidays!!!!!!! 2013
 

From Midnight & Lincoln's parents. . .

We were so lucky to have found Mary Ann DiRocco!! As first time puppy parents we were new to every aspect of adopting, training, feeding and caring for a puppy. From our first phone call with Mary, I knew we had chosen the right breeder for our mini poodle. She walked us through every step and provided all the information we could possibly use. She was patient with my thousands of questions, and this was before we had picked up our puppy Midnight...Click to read more


Sadie Nicholls
Sadie Nicholls
Sadie Nicholls
Sadie
   
Sadie Nichols (2013)

From Sadie's mommy. . .

Sadie is the most personable dog imaginable. On our walks, she sits to warmly greet people. If they fail to respond, you can see disappointment in her eyes as she looks up at me questioning 'Why didn't they speak to me?...Click to read more

Sadie (2013)
....trying to stay warm on the cozy couch!!
 

Roxie Jean & Dave Waters with their kids Roxie & Kramer at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Roxie Jean & Dave Waters
with their kids Roxie & Kramer
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
From Roxie's parents. . .

I have been a long-time poodle owner, starting with Standard Poodles, and now our first Miniature Poodle, Roxie, from DiMarnique's. Our Roxie is the most beautiful, intelligent, playful and loving dog we have ever had. She is also the joy of many lives, bringing love and laughter to many people on her visits to local nursing homes and assisted-living facilities.

Jean

 

Jean with Roxie & Kramer
Jean with Roxie & Kramer

 

Roxie
 doing her nursing home work
Roxie
doing her nursing home work

Yardley Mae

Dear Mary,

This is a note of thanks for the chocolate Miniature Poodle that Eliot purchased from you. The puppy, which she named Yardley Mae, is now just about nine months old. She has been spayed, and came through the surgery with no problems, no doubt due as much to her innate health as to the Vet’s proficiency. Eliot and I have been particularly delighted with her good temperament. She is a very affectionate animal who approaches every new day exuberantly. And Eliot, who has owned several poodles, has found Yardley Mae to be her most endearing dog...Click to read more

Yardley Mae
Yardley Mae

Alexander The Great 
visiting with Santa In The Big Apple (NYC)
Alexander The Great 
& his mommy shopping in NYC!
Alexander The Great
visiting with Santa In The Big Apple (NYC)
Alexander The Great
& his mommy shopping in NYC!
   

From Alexander's parents. . .

To All Puppy Lovers:

It is without any hesitation that my husband and I highly recommend Mary Ann DiRocco and Dimarnique Poodles.

Alexander, our almost 9 month old brown miniature poodle was bred by Mary. We live in NYC and after several positive phone conversations with Mary we took the trip down to Delaware to meet her and look at a puppy. I was cautious but optimistic because Mary sounded terrific on the phone. She is very knowledgeable about the breed, very concerned about where she places the dogs and very committed to the welfare of each of these magnificent souls. And then I met Mary and all that I was thinking and feeling was magnified...Click to read more


Rocco
Rocco
Rocco the Snowbaby
Rocco the Snowbaby
   
Rocco's bad hair day
Rocco's bad hair day
Rocco

Left to right...Marilyn (Rocco's mommy) with Rocco on her lap, next is Misty his mother (canine style)...Jean holding a litter mate of Rocco's.

   

From Rocco's mommy. . .

I cannot say enough about Mary DiRocco's dogs. I have had two. I have had my silver mini, Rocco, for 5 fun filled years. He is my Buddha Baby, easy, calm, cooperative, smart and very affectionate. He does agility training for the fun of it and is also a frequent visitor at nursing homes where he does a bit of lap time for those who need a fur fix. He is welcomed everywhere and is my constant companion. I attribute many of his good qualities to Mary's testing, breeding and socialization practices. I would get another mini from Mary right now but don't want to chance upsetting a perfect relationship.

Marilyn


Myles...
aka "May Your Life Embrace Sunshine"
Myles...
aka "May Your Life Embrace Sunshine"
Myles & his stuffed TOY getting his blessing by Father Joe!!  Blessing of the Animals by Father Joe "2012"
Myles & his stuffed TOY
getting his blessing by Father Joe!!
Blessing of the Animals by Father Joe "2012"
 

From the family of Myles. . .

I have owned one breed of dogs all my life and that is the “poodle”. When my husband and I married 25 years ago, we also began with poodles as part of our family.

In the spring of 2012 our 3rd poodle “Cocoa” had become very ill when her mast cell cancer returned. We lost her unexpectedly within 3 weeks of taking her to the vets.

St. Francis “Patron Saint of Animals” has meant so much to us over the years. I became closest to him the night Cocoa became so sick.... . .Click to read more


Ellie
Ellie
Ellie 
(Carly & Gianni daughter) 
with one of her NEW...BEST FRIENDS!!!
Ellie
(Carly & Gianni daughter)
with one of her NEW...BEST FRIENDS!!!
   
Ellie
Ellie

From Ellie's parents. . .

Dear Mary,

We cannot thank you enough for letting our family have another one of your puppies. I learned a lesson many years ago, it is very important to buy a dog from a breeder who believes in healthy breeding and has a kind, loving home. My first standard poodle was purchased from a breeder who was just starting out. Though we loved Tommy dearly, he had health and emotional issues. When I purchased my next standard, in 1998, I did more research. We found a picture of Gus on the internet. a beautiful standard champion. Thanks to that picture I was able to contact you...Click to read more


Missy Messick
Missy Messick
Missy Messick
Missy
Missy Messick
Missy

From Missy's parents. . .

We are so happy with our girl, Missy. People are always telling us how gorgeous she is, she is a sweetheart. Missy just graduated from puppy class and of course she was the smartest dog in the class. She has brought great joy into our lives and she is one happy little girl.

Rose and Jack

 


Cole
Cole
Cole
Cole says
"MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR" 2013

From Cole's parents. . .

Hi Mary,

I wanted to send you a picture of Cole with his first real big boy haircut. He is such a major part of our lives. We don't have to worry about an empty nest, because we have Cole to fill our lives with so much love and joy. He is our fourth poodle we have had over the years and he is unbelievable. Everyone who sees him stops to pet him and say how beautiful he is.

I want to thank you for being there for us whenever we call or e-mail...
Click to read more


Sammy

My Sammy, TC's brother. . .

He is beautiful, extremely smart, plays and prances, and loves everyone. Mary was and is a tremendous resource for all manner of concerns.

Susan


Roxy
Roxy
Roxy
Roxy
   
Roxy

From Roxy's parents. . .

We got our spunky Roxy Moppy Top from Mary Ann DiRocco in April. We had a Standard Poodle but decided on a Miniature this time. We were referred to Mary Ann from the Wilmington Kennel Club. Mary Ann acted very professional and kept in contact with us before birth and after. She sent me updated pictures often. We are so happy that we have Roxy. She is so beautiful and yet puppy stage is hard, we are hoping that we will soon have a well behaved family member.

Roxy in her big girl hair cut!

Zoe...graduating from puppy class!
Zoe...graduating from puppy class!
 
Zoe & Jazz sharing their toys
Zoe & Jazz sharing their toys


 

Zoe (the black girl) & Jazz (the brown boy) qualified for their first leg in beginners novice A…on July 4, 2013. Zoe got third place…and her big brother Jazz…got 2nd!! A big congrats…To Judy their MOM...and to the kids Zoe & Jazz!!


From Zoe's mommy. . .

Mary is the epitome of an excellent breeder, in my opinion. She is extremely caring of and loving to her dogs. She clearly wants them to be placed in the best home possible. She also delivers full disclosure. She goes over all the health information that she also provides in writing. I had the good fortune to meet Zoe’s dam AND sire. They both were lovely with sweet temperaments...Click to read more


Patrick

Patrick

Patrick
     

From Patrick's daddy. . .

Mary, thanks for letting Patrick come into my life. He was a little older when he came to live with me, but that’s not a problem. He has been a great companion for me. From the first time that I met him, I knew that he was a great dog.

Now a day goes by that I’m not thankful for Patrick. He has an awesome personality and his temperament is fantastic. He has quickly earned the nickname of “The Lover” as he loves giving kisses,
...Click to read more

Merry Christmas from Patrick

"Merry Christmas from Patrick - 2013"
 

Levi

Levi

From Levi's parents. . .

Hi Mary,

Just a little note to keep you up to date with our beautiful "Levi". We are so happy that we found out about you as a breeder of mini-poodles. We have been a lover of miniatures for many, many years. Levi is our fourth miniature poodle and he is a beauty. We know that you breed only quality, well-bred poodles. We know that they are well taken care of and all veterinary measures have been made. We are delighted with our "Levi" as he is a healthy, wonderful dog! We can't express our thanks to you enough as you come highly recommended from my husband and I. We are very happy with our poodle. He will be our lifelong companion! Thanks for such a wonderful dog.

Nancy and Jim


Clover, a silver girl having fun in the sun, Oops. . .I mean SNOW!!

Clover
a silver girl. . .having fun in the sun
Oops. . .I mean SNOW!!

From Clover's mommy. . .

Clover is not my first dog, and I knew exactly what I was looking for in a breeder. Mary met my strict requirements, and that was all I needed. But, imagine delight, when I brought nine week old Clover to meet her new veterinarian. The doctor picked up the little fluff ball, held her up under her front legs, and said, "Wow, look at those legs. What fabulous breeding." He was equally impressed with the dietary and vaccination instructions. "It all fits", he said. "You did your homework, and I bet that with this kind of start, you'll have twenty wonderful years together."

Lots and lots of thank yous, Mary

Abby


Cooper's first day at the beach
Cooper's
first day at the beach
Cooper & Eddy
They are BFF's
   
Eddy
Cooper & Eddy's Portrait
Eddy...at the beach...
just got done chasing the birds!!
Palm Beach, FLA
Cooper & Eddy's Portrait...
"Now They Are Immortalized"
Artist: Nicolas F. Shi
   

From Cooper & Eddy's mommy. . .

My husband and I adopted two miniature poodles from Mary. We had another poodle for 16 years. After we lost him, I wasn't sure if I could get another dog. After a few months, with some encouragement from my husband and my long time dog walker, we started talking to breeders. We saw one of Mary's ads and gave her a call one Saturday afternoon. She sounded so wonderful on the phone that we jumped in our car and drove two hours to Delaware to meet her and her dogs. We fell madly in love...Click to read more


Guapo & his BIG BOY Brother...human style!
Guapo...just chill'in on the couch!
Guapo & his BIG BOY Brother...human style!
Guapo...just chill'in on the couch!
 
Guapo...making a splash at the pool!!

Guapo
...making a splash at the pool!!
Guapo...retiring at the end of a long day at PLAY
...with his best friend:)

Guapo
...retiring at the end of a long day at PLAY
...with his best friend:)
   

From the Jacobi Family....

We love Guapo. He is very smart and a great personality. Miniature is the perfect size!

Guapo wishing he was outside playing!!!  

Jaycee

Jaycee

From Jaycee's mommy. . .

I never knew how much I wanted a miniature poodle. I have always been a large dog fan, primarily golden retrievers. But when it came time for me to downsize I went to my vet of 20 years for advice and without hesitation he said get a miniature poodle. We talked about other small breeds, and poodle mixes but he was convinced that a miniature poodle was my best alternative.

Having decided that, I started looking in earnest for a breeder. My experience with dog health problems has led me to believe that a responsible breeder is the most important thing ...Click to read more


   
Jaycee just LOVES her bully sticks!!
Jaycee...playing fetch
Jaycee just LOVES her bully sticks!!
Jaycee...playing fetch

Kaylee

Kaylee

From Kaylee's mommy. . .

Here's a pic of Kaylee playing in the yard - she is 12 wks now .  . . and I'm having sooo much fun with her.  She sits on command now. . just wanted to let you know. . . . I love her soooo much. . .  Thank you for raising a beautiful puppy poodle.

Ena

   

Zen

Zen

Zen
     

From Zen's mommy. . .

I was retiring so decided that it was time for my own puppy. I lucked out finding Mary. At the beginning of my searching I went to the AKC web site and found Mary's place listed as a Breeder of Merit. I looked at cheaper dogs but thought that if I love poodles the right thing to do was to support someone breeding for love. She was so helpful and excited about having a puppy for us, how could I not go with her?...Click to read more

Zen

 

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