Welcome to PF. Check out the Poodle Club of America national specialty show. It is in Salisbury, MD in April. The first weekend and Monday and Tuesday are all performance event trials, hunting, tracking, agility, rally and obedience, but from Wednesday on it is all a big breed specialty show. I will be going for the first time this year with my girl for agility and obedience, so I can't say for sure what the total scene is like but I am sure you would make lots of breeder contacts there.
Lily AKC: CGC CD HIT CDX RN RA RE RAE NAJ; APDT: RL-1; CPE: CL1-R, CL1-H
Peeves AKC: CGC BN