Welcome, PoodlesArePrecious! I am a first-time poodle owner/long-time poodle lover who joined the forum a few days ago, so I can't answer really answer your question. I just want to warn you that you might get some harsh comments about wanting to become a breeder. Don't take it personally; people just get excited because they love the breed.
One thing I would ask is, have you looked at any breeder reference books yet? There are some that I have seen very highly recommended on Amazon, including one that has detailed information on nutrition and genetics and reads like a science textbook (The Dog Breeder's Guide to Successful Breeding and Health Management). Warning: don't go to Amazon and type in "breeding," as you'll get the weirdest erotica you've ever seen. Put in "dog breeding" instead. These books help you figure out what you need to keep in mind when buying and breeding a bitch or choosing a stud and what could go wrong in whelping (a lot!).
Also, a common piece of advice I've seen given is to find a breeder in your area who is willing to serve as a mentor to you, even if the person doesn't breed toy poodles.
Finally, put some money away (at least a few thousand). Medical emergencies may happen, or you may have to take in an unruly dog a year after you sold it if the owner can't handle it. So be prepared for a long-term commitment.
Welcome to the forum! All of the above advice is second-hand, but I hope it may be helpful! How old is Sooty, by the way? He's a cutie!