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Our family of 3 are planing to get our very first Klein poodle. We are very excited! My husband grew up with labs. I myself never owned a dog before. So there is lots to learn. I'm grateful to have found this forum.
 

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Welcome to you all to PF, from another Kansan :)

True Klein/Moyens are not common in the US, so definitely do your homework on the breeders you find. Also, consider standard size breeders who breed to the smaller end of the spectrum, or look for a mini breeder with larger or even oversize mini's.

The more you can open your search, the more likely, and sooner, you'll find the right pup for your family.
 

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Welcome to you all to PF, from another Kansan :)

True Klein/Moyens are not common in the US, so definitely do your homework on the breeders you find. Also, consider standard size breeders who breed to the smaller end of the spectrum, or look for a mini breeder with larger or even oversize mini's.

The more you can open your search, the more likely, and sooner, you'll find the right pup for your family.
Rose has great advice for you. It’s tricky to buy a Klein size since it’s a marketing term in the USA often used by greeders not quality breeders.

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Thank you Rose! That's very helpful. I already figured out that it is hard to find Moyens. Do you have any recommendations how to find a reputable breeder in Kansas?
 

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There are probably reputable breeders in Kansas but I didn't find them on my last search. I ended up getting my boys out of state.

What part of Kansas are you in and how far would you travel?

Look up the Poodle Club of America for state listings. The Wichita club seemed to be somewhat active when I was looking in 2017.
https://poodleclubofamerica.org/

AKC breeders Marketplace
https://www.poodlebreeders.com/

There's a Facebook group you can join
https://www.facebook.com/groups/477233365657056/

and these websites for multiple breeders in one search
https://poodlesonline.com/
https://www.poodlebreeders.com/

You'll find a lot of emphasis here, rightfully so, for breeders that do health testing and activities with their dogs. You can look at it as "insurance" on your puppy. Basically, if a breeder is spending money on their dogs, that's a tip that they're not just in it for the money, ie "greeders". They're trying to protect and improve the breed.

Breeders that don't do these things are not necessarily only in it for the money, but it's something to consider. If you get a puppy without the guarantees and backup that a quality breeder will give, you have more risk of spending more in the long run, or even needing to rehome a puppy that wasn't given a great start in life. Things are very different from when I was young and our family got our first poodle.

Keep us updated and keep asking questions :)
 
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