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A bit about us!

My name is Karen Miller and my husband and I run Baby Barks just north of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  As a child, my family purchased our first Bichon Shih Tzu from Pooch Palace Kennels in 1986 and my love was born!   I consider myself incredibly fortunate to be under the mentorship of Colette Francis, retired owner/breeder at Pooch Palace.  I am so thankful to be using proven Pooch Palace genetics, which I believe can't be paralleled, and have my knowledge increased by someone of her experience.  

As a registered nurse, it's been my pleasure to use my background in health care to better manage our amazing population of dogs.  My understanding of nutrition, reproduction, disease management, illness prevention, hygiene, genetics and health promotion has been hugely beneficial and allows us to maintain the healthiest group of adults and puppies possible.


I'm excited to hear from you and further discuss this wonderful breed!  It will be my pleasure to match you and your family with a dog you will be thrilled with for years to come.   Thank you for considering Baby Barks!



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We are accepting applications for our

summer (June-August) 2024; fall (Sept-Nov) 2024; and winter (Dec 2024-Feb 2025) waitlists!

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We are CLOSED on Sundays, but will respond to messages

as promptly as possible during the weekdays!   Thank you!




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