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For more than five decades, Judith Lytle has bred and raised dogs for loyal customers. Her introduction to breeding started in 1969 with the Bichon Frise, a small breed with a distinctive thick, white coat. During the early years of her career, very few people in the United States had seen or heard of the Bichon Frise, a dog with a gentle temperament originally from the Mediterranean area. After the breed's rise in popularity, many potential dog owners sought out Judith Lytle. Some repeat customers desirous of a new puppy have even found her fifteen years later.
A key element to Judith Lytle's business is a commitment to match her dogs to her customer's specific needs and personality. She believes that this practice will benefit both the owner and the animal. Mrs. Lytle also offers assistance in helping new owners adjust to life with a puppy.
During the 1990s, Judith Lytle began breeding Standard Poodles. Her poodles have been used as service and agility dogs. Because of her reputation as a breeder, Mrs. Lytle handles requests from customers around the world. Her clients include citizens from Greece, Thailand, Korea, China, and Russia. She often works with charities, such as the Red Cross, March of Dimes, and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, donating puppies for fundraising drives. Currently, Mrs. Lytle provides autistic children with poodles trained for therapeutic interaction.
Married for 40 years, Judith Lytle raised five children and is a grandmother of ten. She and her husband live in the Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoy traveling in their spare time. Their extensive travels include trips to Sri Lanka, Egypt, and India.