Standard Poodles

Poodles are water retrievers and are therefore great mates for a game of fetch or an afternoon of water sports. Early sportsmen of the Middle Ages had great debate with the Standard Poodles as when game fell over the water the heavy coated Poodle would often drown when attempting to retrieve the fallen game. They solved this problem by cutting off all unnecessary hair on the dog. Hair on the chest, lung and kidney area and joints was left to protect the dog from the frigid waters. Regardless of how you choose to have your poodle groomed, it is nice to understand the reasoning behind the standard poodle cut.

Poodles are highly intelligent and very willing to please. They score high marks in obedience classes. They love life and will join in the laughter, thanksgiving and celebration that occurs daily in your home.

Poodles have an outer coat that is thick, wiry and curly. Their undercoat is soft and wooly to provide warmth. Standard Poodles stand over 15 inches at the shoulder.

We are proudly owned by our Standard Poodles. We have found them to be very calm, easy to train and loving in all they do. They are beautiful creatures.

Because of the many health issues that can plague poodles, we purchased ours from lines that were screened for hip and elbow dysplasia, VonWillebrands disease, Addison’s Disease, Sebaceous Adenitis, and eye ailments. Our poodles have also had all possible health testing completed.

Our standard poodles average 60 pounds. They stand 23-27 inches in height.

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Some of our Poodles were imported from Canada while others were purchased here in the states. We have reds and cream Stardards and chocolate or parti colored toys. We are proud of their healthy linage. All of our poodles have been tested for:

  • OFA Hip and Elbows
  • Von Wildebrands Type I
  • Thyroid
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Sebaceous Adenitits

The parents are registered with the American Kennel Club (AKC). We strive to breed the best pets with top notch poodle personalities and confirmation. Our dogs stem from show lines and we are proud of their confirmation. Our poodles are registered with the AKC. All puppies are current on wormings and vaccinations. They each have an AVID microchip inserted between the shoulder blades for positive identification. They also have their tails docked and dewclaws removed.

Recommended Reading

Goldendoodle
by Kathryn Lee
Published by Kennel Club books
(14.95 in our store)

Poodle
by S. Meyer Clark (14.95 in our store)
Published by Kennel Club books
(14.95 in our store)

Puppy Training
by Charlotte Schwartz
Published by Kennel Club Books
ISBN 1-59378-365-5

Better Dog Behavior
by Charlotte Schwartz
Published by Kennel Club Books
ISBN 1-59378-379-5

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