Is it possible to find a miniature poodle from a breeder of merit for less than 3000$? We are on the west coast of canada, but there are very few breeders here, so we are looking at the USA. We want a super responsible breeder, but the cost seems to be $3000 from those breeders I have reached out to. For us in Canada, that's 4,000$. Plus we would have to pay hundreds of dollars to have puppy transported across border by a commercial pet carrier because the border is closed to non essential workers, as well as import fees. (So now suddenly we are close to 5,000$ for a non breeding companion pup 😲). How important is it to purchase from a breeder of merit? I want to support responsible breeders only and I am willing to pay a decent amount, but this cost seems excessive to me. Thoughts? Thank you.