History

Here is the story of how I was bewitched by a poodle...

Jolie, a red poodle that was still a puppy, she was fostered to us by dear friends for a couple of weeks.

We keep her in the house in case she tries to escape, in the garden better not to risk....

The next morning I found her next to my bed, curled up on the cold, hard floor, willing not to be alone in the soft bunk I had set up for her in the living room.

And then, coming back from work, my dogs greeting me without too much enthusiasm, and her instead, starting jumping around doing pirouettes as if I were her mistress.

We take her outside, she walks faithfully beside me, I entrust her leash to someone else, and she puts on a questioning look, widening her incredible madorla eyes

In short, a different dog, difficult to explain.

A dog that you don't have to speak because it already knows what you are going to say, that looks at you and "feels it," you feel it is there, it is there with you. Always.

The day our friends came back to take Jolie back, I left her at home with my husband to wait for them....

...while I wandered alone in the car until they left with the hope, or presumption, that Jolie had not wanted to return to her home.

Of course, it didn't turn out that way...she was overjoyed to see them again (and they were as well) and walked away wagging their tails.

So it was that, bewitched by that poodle, I set out in search of a Jolie-like one.

A research that lasted over two years, with the doubt that, yes, whatever, the poodle is a hyper-intelligent dog that is instantly attached, but who knows if I will ever find one like her?

Well, not only did I find it but I had confirmation that. this breed is a concentrate of all the best, the beautiful and the good that a dog can offer to those who open their hearts to it!

Layla and red toy poodle in arms
toy poodle from'Maatilayla cattery

All dogs of my life

All of them, in one way or another, have left a mark

All different, and also quite numerous, have been the dogs that have accompanied me from an early age.

Remembrance Yupie, one Yorky sly as a ferret "given" to me by Dad on my first birthday and then fought to the bitter end when my parents separated--fighting I think more over his custody than mine!

Jacob, the St. Bernard who enjoyed unearthing and warming with his 70 pounds the swimmers who, under the summer sun, were sandbagging on the beach (in the absence of snow we adapt). All this when dogs were welcome at all the lidos....

Then again Dersie, an overprotective Collie who had little tolerance for my playmates and occasionally let some of them escape in tears.

Togo, the Bob Tail who put his innate sheepdog skills into practice by rounding up, and again, necessity makes a virtue, children playing ball at the little park below the house.

Of course, there was no shortage of "losers" bought at the stores to take them out of the cages - shop windows, such as Lilli, a very sweet Cocker American.

Wandering foundlings like Oscar, a similar Schnauzer giant that after two days of standing in front of my office door entered our home and our lives and stayed there for more than 10 years.

In short, all different these dogs, as much in appearance and size as in temperament, attitudes, and the past of each of them

Different ways of loving them, too, because yes, it must be acknowledged, when you are too young you only experience the dog as a faithful friend and playmate, but little do you realize its actual needs...

In the meantime that I have grown up, I have retained the same passion as always, thanks in part to a greater depth of dog culture and professional training that allows me to operate with more awareness, becoming Enci trainer dog educator, and now completing the Enci Master Breeder.

Maatilayla Breeding

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"Breeding conscientiously and seriously is a mission and often disregards the economic expectations that we imagine might come from this profession. My driving force is the continuous research, through careful selection work, in giving more and more value to this breed that I believe is already perfect, both in morphological and character aspects."

Layla Zarfati

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"Breeding conscientiously and seriously is a mission and often disregards the economic expectations that we imagine might come from this profession. My driving force is the continuous research, through careful selection work, in giving more and more value to this breed that I believe is already perfect, both in morphological and character aspects."

Layla Zarfati

Recognized

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Contact

Icons-Pawsitive+39 338 761 762 8
Icons-Pawsitive[email protected]
Icons-PawsitiveStrada Vicinale Pianamola 6, 01030 Bassano Romano (VT)

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