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Did you have to wait for a breeding to take place? Wait only a couple days until you found a litter ready to go then? Did you just go to the shelter and get one right away? Have to wait and be screened for a rescue? How long were you in dog/puppy torture? :D

I had to wait about 2 months for Riley. His mom just gave birth when i put a deposit down for a male puppy. He was 8-9 weeks old when i got him the day after my birthday! :clap2:
 

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From the day that I started looking until the day that I was actually able to place a deposit....2 months.
 

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I put a deposit down 4 weeks before my Sonja was born,then I had the longest eight weeks I ever had in my life time seem to go by at a snails pace.
 

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I will be waiting about 2 years for my puppy/dog. :eek:hwell: Hopefully all the ducks will fall into place and I will not have to wait much longer than that.
 

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Kiba I waited 3 weeks, Stryder I had to wait 7 weeks. Lincoln was about a week and a half. Tsuki was gotten 2 weeks previous before I claimed her (ex-roomie was gonna dump her on CL).
 

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I had Vegas pretty quickly after I started looking.. I'd say less than three weeks. lol. But I'd been waiting years for the perfect moment to get one.
 

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I look for a Spoo for about 3 months. I wanted to make sure I found the right breeder. I got Latte when she was all most 4 months old. The breeder was going to keep her then besided not to. So I got her. :)
 

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I decided the poodle was for me right around the time I joined this forum. So I waited about 10 months. I first contacted Darcy's breeder (among many others) back in September/ October time, and then it was just a case of waiting to see what the various breedings produced. In the end the timing was perfect for me, so I'm glad it took as long as it did, even though at times I got very impatient. :)
 

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It took years of convincing my parents into letting me get my own dog. That was the long part. I had been researching poodle breeders forever and a week before my birthday I found Atticus! I asked my parents for him for my birthday and I couldnt believe they said yes! I called up the breeder and set up a time to visit the puppies, and 4 long days after calling I met and brought home Atticus. It was like it was meant to be!

I saw him listed on the breeders website and picked him up 4 days later, not much waiting at all. I didnt even put down a deposit.
 

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By the time we will be ready, I am thinking it will be about a year and a half. I hope not any longer! I had no idea it would be so hard to find a good mini breeder, though. And then, one that we will be able to drive to, so that we can meet the breeder and pup...if they have a litter when we are ready! Whew, I am growing weary already! I, too, am hoping it all falls into place in the right timing. But, I am busy doing lots of research and legwork now.
 

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Shortly after I escorted my first dog to the rainbow bridge in the spring of 2009, I started researching breeders. My husband agreed that we could add a standard poodle to our family, but neither of us were in a big hurry as I was still deeply grieving my Meika. We would have waited a year or two if necessary, but as fate would have it, I found my breeder in June and was put on a waiting list for her next available litter (the bitch had not yet been bred at that time) Lucy was born on August 31st and we brought her home 8 weeks later. Much sooner than we'd planned, but it still seemed like forever...
 

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A year or two probably - stares forlornly at my empty poodle fund piggy bank. I am finally starting a new job in September - yay! However, student loans, medical bills, and moving into a swanky hot bachelorette pad (cough roach hotel) in the fall must come first.

Still, any extra goes into that piggy (poodle) bank!

Until then - I'll just have to get my poodle fix from you guys!
 

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Several months. . . I decided I wanted a spoo, then started researching. Liberty was meant to be. The gotcha story is very long. Someday I'll write it on here!
 

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A year or two probably - stares forlornly at my empty poodle fund piggy bank. I am finally starting a new job in September - yay! However, student loans, medical bills, and moving into a swanky hot bachelorette pad (cough roach hotel) in the fall must come first.

Still, any extra goes into that piggy (poodle) bank!

Until then - I'll just have to get my poodle fix from you guys!
LOL...I hear ya on the poodle piggy bank!!!
 

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I had no idea it would be so hard to find a good mini breeder, though.
I feel your pain! I got very frustrated at times during my search and felt like I would never find the right breeder/ puppy. They're out there though, you just have to do the legwork you're doing! It's a shame there's so many poor mini breeders, but very rewarding when you do hit the good ones. :)
 

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I actually never planned on any of my dogs..LOL..

Riley (lab) was the 1st..I had kind of been looking off and on for a while and had actually decided to wait until my 16 year old cat was no longer with me before getting a dog when my boss showed up at work one Monday morning and said he got me something over the weekend and was going to bring it by after work..well he showed up the this cute ball of gold fur and brown eyes and said here we are going to leave him overnight and you can let us know if you want to keep him (his son had bred the litter)..well I was lost from the moment I looked in his eyes..

Robbie (cav) was the closest to being planned but he came a year early..Riley was 7 and had bloated twice and I thought he wouldn't be able to do agility any more (he ended up competing until he was 9) and I was starting to look for my next performance dog and I was looking at Cavaliers and there was a breeder in our Kennel Club that I had been talking to and watching her latest litter grow..by the time she had her next litter we were friends and I was going over to play with the puppies (only 2 males and she was planning on keeping both to see how they turned out)..I was still not planning on getting a puppy until the next year anyway ..anyway when they were about 7 weeks old she say she was only going to keep one and was I interested in the other..it only took a few thoughts to say yes..LOL..

Cedar is from the same breeder again I was watching a litter grow with no thoughts of getting one (Robbie was only a year old) even tho I loved Cedar from the start..Cedar had actually been sold to 2 different homes but they fell through before he even left the breeder..so she decided to keep him for awhile and see how he turned out..when he was about 9 months old she decided he needed a home of his own with less dogs so she asked me if I would take him..ummmmmmmm yes..LOL..

Robbie and Cedar are only a year apart so I really wasn't planning on any more dogs for quite awhile (famous last words)..

In comes Flyer..I really wasn't planning on or wanting another dog .. Flyer's breeder is a friend and I was planning on helping her train one of the pups for agility and/or obedience .. well he started coming to my house on the weekends for training..then he had to come during the week when he had a class but was still spending time at his breeders ..until he was spending most of his time at my house..LOL..he was going to be a show dog too and she was going to show him in Conformation and I was still training for agility and obedience..well he had an undescended testicle and ended up being neutered so he pretty much became my dog..LOL..although he does still go to Grammy's about once a week to play with his relatives and get groomed..*G*

So I since I now a 12 year old, a 4 year old, a 3 year old and a 20 month old I really don't plan on having any more dogs for a while (famous last words???)
 

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I wanted a spoo for around 3 years.

I wanted Paris for 18 months before she came home. :)
 

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Sophy was my life-saving puppy after I lost my darling Fliss in a horrible, heart-breaking accident. I was in pieces and not really thinking coherently, and was very, very lucky in the breeder I found and the puppy she had available. Poppy I researched very carefully, over six months or so. I planned for a second dog when Sophy was around 15 months, but she matured very early, while at the same time desperately wanting a playmate, and I brought the decision forward. It still took several months to find the right pup, but was then wrapped up in a few days. Poppy was 14 weeks when I saw her, and more than ready to come home with me. No regrets on either of them - although socialising Poppy has taken some careful work, after her spending those first, crucial weeks tucked away in a house in the depths of the country.
 

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It's been 5 years from the time that I decided that I wanted a standard poodle, and a year since I found the breeder to get him/her from. I'll be getting the little fuzzball in July, haven't nailed down which pup yet. I will in the next few days. CAN'T WAIT!!!!
 
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