My young Standard from Safari Poodles was just diagnosed with enamel hypocalcification, a genetic condition resulting in (simplified version) him not having enough calcium to protect his teeth as they formed and thus they are flaky and prone to plaque development among other issues. He may or may not have serious dental problems for the rest of his life but will for certain need full mouth X-rays, cleaning and sealants annually. The breeder was adamant that his tooth discoloration was a minor condition and that I didn’t need to take him to the University of Minnesota for diagnosis. (I did anyway.) Now I’ve learned—from someone other than the breeder—that my dog’s mother, a grand champion, also had discolored teeth. This is disappointing because my boy earned his championship at 10 months but, obviously, his show career is over as I won’t campaign a dog that isn’t breeding stock, and I won’t breed a dog with a genetic health condition. I’m not going to share my thoughts about this particular breeder here. Instead, I’m wondering if anyone else has a poodle with enamel defects and would be willing to share your experiences. Thank you!