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I was just wondering what are some important questions I should ask
someone who has advertised miniature poodle puppies for sale?

I was just curious and want to go about looking for a male mini
poodle for future stud the right way.:D
 

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I would want to know where the puppies were whelped and where they spend their time. I have been to many breeders before that raise all their puppies outside of their home in a barn or outbuilding of some kind. I prefer it when they are raised right in the home and underfoot. I think they are better taken care of that way. And MUCH better socialized. Sam's breeder took me in her home and showed me where he was born, where he napped, and told me about all the cute things the puppies would do. This showed me she really cared for them and it wasn't just a moneymaking thing for her. She also encouraged us to come and play with them as much as possible until they were ready for their new homes. She was very diligent about making sure they were properly socialized.
 

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I would want to know where the puppies were whelped and where they spend their time. I have been to many breeders before that raise all their puppies outside of their home in a barn or outbuilding of some kind. I prefer it when they are raised right in the home and underfoot. I think they are better taken care of that way. And MUCH better socialized. Sam's breeder took me in her home and showed me where he was born, where he napped, and told me about all the cute things the puppies would do. This showed me she really cared for them and it wasn't just a moneymaking thing for her. She also encouraged us to come and play with them as much as possible until they were ready for their new homes. She was very diligent about making sure they were properly socialized.
Okay good idea, something I didn't think of! I much rather have a dog
that was born inside the home and rightly raised. Wow, that really
sounds like an excellent breeder Sam came from, all people should be
so caring towards their litters like that. :D

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Firstly ask if they are a AKC member and if they register their dogs. Then ask what genetic testing they have done and if they have copies of proof to send you. PRA is a must, slipping patellas, hip dip and ask if there has ever been any epilepsy in the lines that they know of. Also leg perthes is another danger.
Ask if you can see sire and dam, atleast the dam if the sire is an outside dog. Where are the puppies raised, indoors or kennels. I dont like kennel raised pups. Have the pups had the basic socialising, with this so young it would be more handling by the owners, clipping, washing and blowdrying. Have they interacted with the other dogs at home and how are the temperaments. Is sire and dams temperament good? Do they refund your money if any genetic problems that were unforseen crop up? A good breeder will refund money or replace a pup. Most of all, you need to know if they will be there to answer your questions as silly as they may seem cause you are learning. Every puppy is different and you will experience things you havnt seen before.

A good breeder will also screen you as much as you screen them :D
 

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I'm sorry I didn't read your previous post about breeding and I didn't pay close attention to this one. You said you were looking for a stud, my suggestions were for finding a great pet, I don't know what to look for in an animal for breeding. Sorry for the silly reply:)
 

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Firstly ask if they are a AKC member and if they register their dogs. Then ask what genetic testing they have done and if they have copies of proof to send you. PRA is a must, slipping patellas, hip dip and ask if there has ever been any epilepsy in the lines that they know of. Also leg perthes is another danger.
Ask if you can see sire and dam, atleast the dam if the sire is an outside dog. Where are the puppies raised, indoors or kennels. I dont like kennel raised pups. Have the pups had the basic socialising, with this so young it would be more handling by the owners, clipping, washing and blowdrying. Have they interacted with the other dogs at home and how are the temperaments. Is sire and dams temperament good? Do they refund your money if any genetic problems that were unforseen crop up? A good breeder will refund money or replace a pup. Most of all, you need to know if they will be there to answer your questions as silly as they may seem cause you are learning. Every puppy is different and you will experience things you havnt seen before.

A good breeder will also screen you as much as you screen them :D
*nods* Okay, good deal! I'm going to make a list of all the questions I
need to pose to the person selling the puppies/dog.

Sam- No problem, and hey...your answer was not silly imo at all!! :p
 

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I agree with whats been said but I would also look to see if their dogs are registered in either the AKC, UKC or both. I would prefer both in my future stud dog ;)

I am definately looking into AKC, that is what my other stud is registered
with and it is a reputable registry organization. ;)
 

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Does this puppy sound any good?

I will sell him with Full AKC (full breeding and show rights) for $275. His mother
is white and his father was solid black (I used a stud service for this litter, he
is 5lbs). Both parents have excellent coats/to[p notches and bites.
The Mother(4.5lbs) is excellent, always has milk and never a problem having
her puppies. His color is Silver Beige and on his mothers side is MANY AKC champions. The father is DNA tested so you are guaranteed a purebred dog.
He will come with shot/worming/frontline record, 1 yr health guarantee and
his AKC reg. papers, I know you can order a 3 generation pedigree from AKC.
I He has been groomed withing the last 2 weeks and has been to the vets about 3 month ago for a puppy health check up. His DOB is 4-29-2008. This little male is 3lbs 12oz I do not think he will get much bigger at all, maybe
4-4.5 (probably not though).
 

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I am definately looking into AKC, that is what my other stud is registered
with and it is a reputable registry organization. ;)
Don't be to quick to dismiss the UKC it has its bad reputation because the AKC made a bid to all other national registries that if they partnered with the UKC they would cut any ties and promotional endevers with them. The UKC is in fact older then the AKC and promotes the total dog ;)

take a tour around the UKC website before making your chioce ;)

I thought you were wanting a Miniature? He sounds more like a Toy to me but anyway, does the breeder have a web site?
 

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Most of it. But mercymoon, what colour in particular are you after? Is it a male for your apricot bitch in your avatar? If it is, dont go for the wrong colour to put her too. You didnt answer me earlier when I asked if she is registered. You need to study pedigrees first. This is not anything I would take lightly. There need not be a rush for a quality dog. You also need to learn about breeding/whelping a litter.

Why not go to a dog show, sus some breeders out. Have a good talk with them and tell them one day you wish to breed. See if anyone will mentor you. There are some nice ppl out there that will give you heaps of advice.
 

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Don't be to quick to dismiss the UKC it has its bad reputation because the AKC made a bid to all other national registries that if they partnered with the UKC they would cut any ties and promotional endevers with them. The UKC is in fact older then the AKC and promotes the total dog ;)

take a tour around the UKC website before making your chioce ;)

I thought you were wanting a Miniature? He sounds more like a Toy to me but anyway, does the breeder have a web site?

I would never dis the UKC, but it's not a common dog registry around here.
I mean it's rare I see UKC puppies, and they are hardly if ever poodle. :(

I do want a miniature, she and his paper work states he is...hmmm...
I wouldn't mind getting a toy though...but NOT to breed with my female
mini...I could always get a stud service for her perhaps?

This is the website I found him on:

http://www.nextdaypets.com/directory/dogs/464e90a3-5301.aspx#
 

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Most of it. But mercymoon, what colour in particular are you after? Is it a male for your apricot bitch in your avatar? If it is, dont go for the wrong colour to put her too. You didnt answer me earlier when I asked if she is registered. You need to study pedigrees first. This is not anything I would take lightly. There need not be a rush for a quality dog. You also need to learn about breeding/whelping a litter.

Why not go to a dog show, sus some breeders out. Have a good talk with them and tell them one day you wish to breed. See if anyone will mentor you. There are some nice ppl out there that will give you heaps of advice.

In all honesty, I'm not looking for a particular colored stud (is that
wrong of me?:() Maddie is actually a cream and yessss she is registered,
if she wasn'tI would NEVER EVER EVER consider breeding.:eek:

Thanks Sivaro!
 

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mm, when you are looking into buying dogs never look at the ones that are not clipped properly. Most of them are byb reg breeders. If the pup looks unkept like what you have shown us with this and the other dog, I wouldnt touch them at all. Most will have them in a puppy trim. The face, feet and tail will be clipped also. Thats why I said earlier, they need some socialising and to be clipped, washed and dryed.
 

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In all honesty, I'm not looking for a particular colored stud (is that
wrong of me?:() Maddie is actually a cream and yessss she is registered,
if she wasn'tI would NEVER EVER EVER consider breeding.:eek:

Thanks Sivaro!
May I ask what colours are in the pedigree? You really need to base it on this and try to go for a colour. Some pedigrees have so many colours which is the wrong thing to do.

Excellent, great to know she is reg'd
 

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mm, when you are looking into buying dogs never look at the ones that are not clipped properly. Most of them are byb reg breeders. If the pup looks unkept like what you have shown us with this and the other dog, I wouldnt touch them at all. Most will have them in a puppy trim. The face, feet and tail will be clipped also. Thats why I said earlier, they need some socialising and to be clipped, washed and dryed.
Okay, what if she has him "properly" groomed, etc? Would he be a good
purchase then?

Sorry I'm so blonde....:eek:
 

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May I ask what colours are in the pedigree? You really need to base it on this and try to go for a colour. Some pedigrees have so many colours which is the wrong thing to do.

Excellent, great to know she is reg'd

Of course! Her Dam is a solid white bitch, Her sire is a full on black
stud and his pedigree as well as the Dams throws Creams. The
stud also throws silver puppies.
 

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Most responsible caring breeders would display their dogs on websites cleaned up and clipped before sales. If they dont, like this one, I wouldnt touch it. You can see how his face hasnt been done, so that means before you get him, he would have had only one clip. I start my pups at 4 weeks old. By the time they are ready to leave, they have had 3-4 clips and are getting really use to the feel of the clippers. You will have one major fight on your hands if bringing the pup home and clipping it weeks later cause they would be terrified with only being done once.
 

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Most responsible caring breeders would display their dogs on websites cleaned up and clipped before sales. If they dont, like this one, I wouldnt touch it. You can see how his face hasnt been done, so that means before you get him, he would have had only one clip. I start my pups at 4 weeks old. By the time they are ready to leave, they have had 3-4 clips and are getting really use to the feel of the clippers. You will have one major fight on your hands if bringing the pup home and clipping it weeks later cause they would be terrified with only being done once.
Okay thank you! :)
 
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