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One of the most important things you can do for you puppy is vaccination! At 6 weeks, 9 weeks, 12 weeks 16 weeks and once a year they need a shot. This shot can save them from a slow,painful, expensive and preventable death.

Questions to ask the breeder you buy your puppy from   

 Is the puppy up to date on shots and worming and has been checked by a liscensed veternarian?

Ask to see the Dam at the very least and pictures of the Sire if he is not on site.

If you can't see what both parents look like don't buy the puppy!

Ask how often the Dam (mother) is bred.

If the answer is every heat or every 6 months,  leave! Ask at what age they retire their breeding females. Puppymills often keep breeding their females until they are very old.

Are the puppies raised in your home?

Home raised puppies that are handled many times daily are best. USDA and State liscensed or not Kennel raised and checked a couple times a day are not socalized as well as puppies that live in homes.They know what the normal sounds of living are and are not scared by them. uppies that are not handled often may experience a wide variety of behavioral problems.

Does the breeder provide you with health records and material to help you with feeding, training and housebreaking?

These are signs of a caring breeder

Do the puppies seem healthy, with no discharge from eyes or nose, no loose stools, no foul smelling ears? Are their coats soft, full and clean? Do they have plenty of energy when awake?

If for some unforseen reason(other than what is covered in the health guarantee) I cannot keep my poodle puppy will you as the breeder take the dog back and either resale the puppy if possible or place it in a compatible home?

Any responsible breeder will. A breeder is responsible for all the puppies they bring into the world.

 Does the breeder have only one or two breeds at a time?

If there are several breeds of dogs chances are the breeder cannot devote the time it takes to become really knowledgeable about the breed and it is very difficult to give the puppies the attention they need and may indicate that the primary purpose for breeding is profit, rather than a sincere desire to improve the breed.

  I will no longer be selling all of my AKC puppies with full registration !
If you have a reason for wanting full registration email me and I will consider it on a case by case basis.Thank you for understanding I love my puppies and care about what happens to them after they leave our home.
 
 
The Humane Society of The United States estimates between 3 to 4 million cats and dogs are killed (euthanized) every year in shelters. Are you thinking about buying a designer breed dog? a labradoodle? puggle? malti poo? 75% of the dogs put down each year are "designer" breed dogs. The other 25% are purebreeds.Why do purebreeds end up in shelters? Irresponsible or uneducated breeders! If you would be just as happy with any breed or a mixed breed please consider a shelter dog.
 
  Are you planning on breeding your sweet little puppy when she is old enough?Should she be bred?Take her to your vet and ask that she be tested and ask your vet if she meets the breed standard to start.I would also suggest going to several dog shows even if you don't plan to show so you can get an idea of what the breed standard should look like.  Do you know what her strengths are from a genetic standpoint? Do you know what diseases are common to her breed and if she is likely to pass them on to her pups given her family history and that of the stud you plan to use? Are you willing to take back every puppy you have whelped?These are just a few of the question that need to be asked. You as the breeder make the decision to bring the puppies into the world and you are now responsible for them.
 
  Every cat or dog who dies as a result of pet overpopulation—whether "humanely" in a shelter or by injury, disease, or neglect—is an animal who, more often than not, would have made a wonderful companion, if given the chance. Tremendous as the problem of pet overpopulation is, it can be solved if each of us takes just one small step, starting with not allowing our animals to breed. Help stop this crisis and spay or neuter your pet! I have taken in young adult poodles myself gotten them spayed and placed them in great pet homes.

Do you know USDA inspected does not mean healthy or well cared for? See the Humane Society of the United States website for more details.

The Human Society of The United States tells you to beware of Internet ads and newpaper ads. I agree.When I first started looking for my first poodle I had people lie to me and I was even sold a Toy poodle I was told could be a show dog. She ended up being a miniature poodle that was very far from the breed standard and the only show she would ever see would be on TV.(Feel free to email for pictures and names so you don't buy from the same person) You have to ask questions and be very careful to ask the right questions before you buy a puppy. Speak to the people on the phone and if possible in person. Ask for the name of the vet they use and refrences who are actual customers. Find out where the puppies are kept. According to the humane society the dogs should be kept in the home as part of the family not outside in kennel runs. Visit the puppy and spend some time getting to know it's personality to see if it would be a match to your family.

Why do I Breed Poodles?

   I spent over 2 years searching for a poodle or a poodle mix at local shelters and I had my name on their waiting lists longer than that with no call. I called vets and let everyone know I was looking for a poodle or a poodle mix with registration or none,of either sex, any color,any size. I even bought one,an adult from a pet store(BIG MISTAKE) that tried to bite my daughter several times that I later found out had already been returned for the same reason.If I could have found a shelter poodle I would have gladly taken it home rather than go through what I did to get one.Why a poodle?For me many reasons. Poodles are great for people with allergies and asthma. There is no personality or look like that of a poodle.
 After all the disappointment I realized I was going to have to leave my area to find a poodle.I turned to the internet and after a lot of research I finally drove almost 5 hours and got my first little girl, Bella.She is our pet more than anything else! She will always live with us. Before I ever bred her I had her checked out by my vet. I studied for months, books like The Complete Handbook of Canine Midwifery are great. Then I got to know breeders that had been in it for 10 to 20 years or more and I asked them lots of questions and I listened and I watched how they did things.I also worked in a vets office. I now have an occasional litter to help others find the love that I think only a poodle can give. New owners don't have to guess if the puppies have had their shots or wormings or a vet check like I did when I first got Bella and it costs them a lot less than I had to pay.