About Us

about-us-e1538793823180.jpgWe are Ashley and Justin Bostian the face behind Hampshire Hill’s Standard Poodles. I married my husband Justin in April of 2017. I work for a local animal hospital and my husband works for a office supply company. We have a neutered Golden retriever, dachshund and boxer mix as well as the three standard poodles. We breed as a hobby because we love the breed and want to share it with others! Our story started with standard poodles as it was a breed I didn’t see often coming into the clinic and the fact they do not shed! I started researching online with no intention of buying a puppy at that time. I found a local litter of black and browns so one day I decided to just go look at them (what could that hurt). If you can’t tell by how this story is going I ended up placing a deposit on a black male. After a month went by we were bringing him home. I fell so deeply in love with this puppy his personality was like no other breed I had even been around. We went everywhere together and everyone who met him fell in love too! I started him in some training classes for basic obedience. He never missed a beat it was just so easy for him. I wanted to challenge this dog I mean what else could he be good at? I then received permission to visit a local Elementary school with him for a reading program. Kids on all different learning levels just lit up when they met Baron and Baron loved the attention as well. We would visit once a week for a few hours at a time with the children. One morning a teacher came to me asking if this child could join mine and Barons reading group, of course I agreed. She informed me this child was autistic and would not speak to her teachers or class mates. The second this child met Baron she started speaking to him it was as if they were the only two in the room! It was in that moment things clicked for me. I wanted to share this amazing personality with others. My husband and I later added 3 more standard poodles to our family because of course we are hooked! All of our poodles share calm loving personalities. Our pets are apart of our family they live in our home. We even vacation with them! We can’t imagine day to day life without them by our side!