Looking for good standard poodle breeder in Europe
I am looking for a good standard poodle breeder in Europe. It would be desirable that the breeder is located in rabies-free country to simplify bringing the puppy home. The colors that interest me are red, apricot and black. If things go as planned I'm able to get the puppy in June but I'm ready to wait longer for a good litter. I am looking for a male puppy, if it matters.
The litter should have low (<6.25%) 10-generation COI and the sire shouldn't have too many earlier litters. In addition it would be desirable if parents aren't from lines that are widely used in Finland. The less weight popular sires from the past have in the pedigree the better.
Parents should have good temperaments and be health tested with good results. The breeder should also have asked around about the health and temperament in their relatives. The conformation of parents should be OK too. Good socialization of puppies is also desirable.
Names of dogs: Toby & Tucker (litter mates 2007); Teesha (2011); Missy (T&T's full sister 2008-2011 Forever Loved)
Poodle Type: Standard; 2 blue/white parti boys and a cream girl
Location: AB, Canada
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I know Jane, a UK breeder from another poodle forum, and she has wonderful litters. If I lived in the UK, I would not hesitate to get a pup from Jane. I saw the UK on one "rabies free countries" list, but not on another, so I don't know if it fits your criteria.
ETA: I just checked the website. Looks like Jane won't be having a spoo litter in 2012. She recently found homes for her past litter. Another forum member has a female pup who is absolutely gorgeous, sweet, healthy and happy.
I fostered an absolutely lovely brown girl a year ago before she was shipped to a Russian Couple who breed and train great poodles. If you check out their website Áîëüøèå ïóäåëè ÄÈÍÀÑÒÈÈ ËÞÌÜÅÐ She is listed as Fay. She has a terrific temperament and is conformationally sound.
Check out their website (use google translate) and you will see they are highly invested in the betterment of the standard poodle breed. They have a litter born April 6th.