Thinking about breeding dogs is a huge responsibility. Its not something that should be taken lightly, and it shouldn't be done for a host of reasons. If I wasn't committed to the improvement of the breed (health, structure, temperament), and showing my dogs, I WOULD NOT BREED! Many backyard breeders feel that just because person A has a boy and person B has a girl, let's breed them! This is totally ludicrous! Every thought and concern is presented prior to even looking for a stud. Am I ready to breed a litter? Do I have the time and funds necessary to care for a litter? Once these questions are answered then its time to look at the dogs.
First, finding a stud dog that is as nice as the bitch or better, and having a bitch that is equally happy, outgoing and socialized are important. Once all health clearances are evident its agreed upon by both stud dog owner and bitch owner, it is hoped that by breeding for breed improvement, healthy, happy, socialized puppies is the main goal. Not only must you look at both parents seriously before breeding, but you must do your homework and research both lines that you are about to mix together. Will they blend nicely? Are they related? Would another dog be more suitable? What should I expect from this breeding? What about the whelping? Will it go smoothly? Will there need to be veterinarian assistance? What about all the vet visits for the puppies check ups and vaccines? Also socializing the puppies and finding their true personalities, trying to figure out show potential versus companion quality puppies. Even with the most homework, the entire litter won't be show quality!
If you think that is bad, try finding homes for all these little puppies that you've grown to love and invest so much of your time and love into them. I couldn't just let them go to any home. Screening potential homes is much harder. Responsible, reputable breeders evaluate the potential homes just as they evaluate the puppies, and try to make the perfect match. Puppies are not all the same, even if treated the same, you will find different personalities within a litter, and therefore certain puppies may thrive in very active households, while others would prefer to just hang out on the couch with you, or be an only dog in the house. So please find the questionnaire below and fill this out so I can help match you with the right puppy. I need to understand your lifestyle and reasons for getting a dog, so I can place the right puppy with you. I would hope that as a puppy buyer, you would feel compelled to ask as many questions as possible to me and our trainer as well, covering all aspects of dog owning, activities with the dogs/lifestyle.
I am not in this to make much of a profit. If you sat down and figured out the cost from the initial purchase of a bitch as a puppy, raising it to adult hood, paying for all food, medical needs, training classes, health tests, etc you have a phenomenal amount of money invested before you even breed her! Breeding here is strictly for that next champion in the ring. I refuse to sell any puppy as breeding stock. Any responsible breeder would never do this. However puppy mills, pet shops or high volume commercial breeders/brokers sell strictly for profit and its not because they care about the breed and sell all puppies intact with no guarantees or contracts.
Please do check out our LADIES and GENTLEMEN'S page for clearances on our dogs. Something I firmly believe in!
Companion/Performance - are offered only on a spay/neuter contract. AKC "limited" registration papers are not turned over to the new owners until the proper paperwork is presented to fulfill the spay/neuter clause of the contract. These puppies are no less a representative of the breed, but may have a conformational flaw that would not allow it to be as competitive in the ring. A dog with "limited" AKC Registration can compete in all AKC events except in Conformation classes.
We do health testing clearances on all sire's and dam's. OFA'D & Chic #, HIPS, ELBOWS, PATELLAS, EYES, CARDIAC, THYROID, DENTITION, DNA'D, neWs, vWD, DM. All testing information is located on the website - LADIES page and GENTLEMEN'S page on the clickable link - www.offa.org website. We strive to breed dogs that are free of genetic defects but due to the nature of some disorders, can not guarantee that every puppy produced will not carry a defect or be affected by something later in it's life. That's just the nature of breeding, regardless of how hard you plan your breedings and test your dogs.
All puppies are placed with up-to-date shots and wormings. We also socialize the puppies with other dogs, and people. There are cattle and horses visible to them and has its advantages for different scenarios and species of animals. Puppies are also started on crate training, and learning to use the bathroom outside. It is our responsibility and goal that we have puppies that are happy, eager to please, inquisitive and outgoing when they leave for their new homes!
All dogs must be in the house with the family most of the time, poodles want to be with their people and are not an outside dog. If you plan on keeping him/her outside, then a poodle is NOT FOR YOU! Also never would I sell a dog to someone who ties/chains their dogs up. This is not acceptable. We do not place puppies or dogs in homes with underground fencing. You must be able to provide a fenced area to allow your dog to play off leash and not be afraid that it may run off or be attacked by another animal. We will consider placing dogs in families without fences but special conditions must be met in those situations.
If you happen to inquire about a certain sex, color, or personality, we may not have a puppy in any given litter that fits your wishes. Every litter doesn't come with all the variety. If you are too specific, we may not be able to help you right away, but perhaps down the road. We feel that we are able to better pick a puppy for your needs than you are. We are with them constantly, feeding, playing, cleaning, watching them, so know their needs better.
Please fill out this application to assist me in knowing just what you are looking for and how you view your role as a dog owner. It also will help us be assured that our puppies will be going to the best homes possible and not end up being re-homed or in a shelter somewhere! All our puppies will be sold with the understanding that I will be notified and have first chance at taking the puppy / dog back if for some reason you are no longer wanting or able to keep him / her. Your information will not be shared with others, other than our daughter which is co-owner of our dogs along with our trainer/teacher who is performing the Puppy Aptitude Test to better assist you in making the right choice puppy as a good match.
Submitting this form will not automatically insure that we will be able to provide you with a puppy. This form serves as a way for us to get to know you better and ultimately place the correct puppy in your home.
Please do not hesitate to contact me about puppies at any time. I try to communicate well with each applicant but there are times when I miss a post or something is thought to be sent to me and it just doesn't arrive. I never feel that you are bothering me at any time with any questions! No matter how many! I am here to answer them all, now and in the future, even if you do not get a puppy from me.
DIRECTIONS: Highlight below - Copy & Paste it to our email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org click on REPLY, so you can fill it all in, then click on SEND
Do you rent or own your home:
What is your Veterinarian's Name: Phone number Address
How did you learn about us:
Who referred you to us, if any?
Age of person submitting this form?
Why a Standard Poodle?
What is your time line in getting a new puppy?
Please list the names of the adults in your home along with their occupation and employer:
Please list the names of the children living in your home and their ages:
Have you had any dog previously in the past 5 years?
If so, please tell me about the dog(s): Breed, still living, how old were they when they died and from what, or things you liked or disliked about them.
Do you currently have any other pets in the home?
Do you have any farm animals? If so, are they fenced in?
Have you ever owned a Standard Poodle before?
Do you prefer a male or female? Why?
Which color are you wanting?
Which type of personality are you looking for?  Easy going  Middle of the road  Active  Very high energy
Who will be the major caregiver of the dog?
Do all family members want a puppy?
Where will your dog spend the days and nights?
How many hours will the dog be home alone each day?
Will you consider an older dog?
Will you use a crate for your dog?
Have you met a dog of the breed you are looking for?
Do you have a fenced yard?
Are you willing to physically restrain the dog at all times when out of doors?
Are you willing to neuter/spay your dog by 8 (eight) months of age?
Do you plan to take your dog to obedience class for at least 6 weeks?
Do you live in a house or apartment?
Are there flights of stairs that the dog will be required to go up and down daily, and on a regular basis?
Are you willing to keep me informed of any changes in your address for the life of the dog?
Are you willing to put the time into training your puppy, starting as soon as you take it home?
A dog with "limited" AKC Registration can compete in all AKC events except in Conformation classes. Are you wanting to title your dog? If so, in what field?
AKC "Full" registration would be considered, if a show prospect in Conformation, and all health testing is cleared after 2 years of age to be bred, and I have choice of stud according to terms. Please inquire.
Please provide us with 2 people that we can contact for references. List name and phone number and email for each?
Are you willing to sign a purchase agreement provided by me?
Where do you plan to be living in 6 years?
Getting a purebred Standard Poodle must have taken some great thought and finding a responsible breeder of them even more time consuming. We as responsible breeders take a lot of our time, money and emotions in to every litter. What do you think is the going rate of a companion/pet/performance Standard Poodle puppy? _______________________ A well bred, health tested, well tempered puppy with good basic socialization is surely more than a pet store puppy.
Please write a few paragraphs outlining why you want a dog and what you expect your dog to add to your family.
I hereby certify that all the information contained in this application is true and correct. I certify that my purpose in acquiring a dog is primarily as a family pet. This application is not an agreement to buy or sell a puppy but is a tool to aid in the placement of a puppy. No actual sale will be considered final until a contract is signed by and delivered to both parties.