Our puppies are generally ready to go to their new homes at 8 weeks unless they are *"tiny
toys"* or *"teacups"* which may not be ready until 12 weeks depending
on their size. Teacup puppies are prone to hypoclycemia before that time. Puppies cannot be shipped before 8 weeks old.
I reserve the right to refuse to
place a puppy in any home even after a deposit or payment has been made. I may refuse to sell a puppy any time I feel it's
not in the puppy best interest . I will not place a puppy in a home without face to face contact
with the new owner or if distance won't allow a meeting face to face a meeting via telephone is required. If the new owner
has misrepresented themselves they may forfeit their deposit (ex. not telling me you are a breeder,pet
store,broker,puppymill upfront. I obviously do not sell to pets stores, brokers or puppymills and I have lot's
of questions for breeders)
If you do not make arrangements to pick up your puppy or we are unable
to contact you to make travel/ pick up arrangements past 8 weeks of age we will charge the same boarding fee as our local
dog boarding facility.I did not used to do this but I had someone have me hold a pupy then refuse to answer their
phone and refuse to call me. I even offered to pay for a collect call.I was stuck with their money and the puppy to take care
of for weeks. I am very reasonable and will work with you on a pick up date as long as you talk to me! I have yet to charge
a boarding fee.But it's a possibility if you won't return my call and you don't have a good reason. I have had great
communication with all my other new owners and always prefer to help my new owners in any way I can.
Estimated adult size of puppies are an educated guess based on both parents sizes
and the puppies size charted at several times. I do use a puppy weight chart and common sense given the parents size. The
most accurate time to chart a puppies weight is at 10 and 12 weeks however I have had puppies be larger as adults than
they should have been and also smaller according to the chart. Weight is also affected by diet and exercise.
Poodles come in 3 sizes according to the AKC. the Standard poodle is over 15 inches at
the highest point of the shoulder (and weighs about 45 to 70 lbs). The Miniature poodle is under 15 inches but more than
10 inches at the highest point of the shoulder(and weighs about 15 to 30 lbs). The Toy Poodle is 10 inches or under at the
highest point of the shoulder (and usually weighs 10 lbs or less).
*Terms such as tiny toy and teacup are considered to be a marketing
or sales gimmick and I only use them as descriptions and because the general public uses them. Tiny Toys and Teacups are registerd
as Toys by both the AKC and the CKC.