I'm not new to dogs but new to poodles. This past year I became allergic to most other breeds of dogs--breeds I have owned for years--Terriers and Basset hounds. Must say it was a sad, sad thing for me and I was ready to get out of dogs alltogether.
I do have a Bullmastiff girl which, thankfully I am not allergic to--have had her for two years, she's a retired show dog and Mom and the love of my life.
When we lost our 16 year old terrier last December I began visting breeders, looking for another one and found to my shock and utter sadness that, due to allergies, I cannot be around terriers anymore. So I adopted a Basset from Rescue as I have had two wonderful Bassets in the past and adore them. But I became so sick with my allergies that he had to be returned to his Foster Mom. I cried buckets. So...it looked like we were going to have to be a one dog household. Which we haven't been for over 20 years. I really prefer two dogs so that they can have a play buddy. Then I remembered that my sister's Cockapoo doesn't bother my allergies at all! So..I read up on Poodles and what to look for in a Poodle breeder and began hunting. Was so happy to find a wonderful breeder very close to where I live here in PA and in two weeks we'll be bringing our little boy poodle home. I can't wait! We are tossing around names but so far haven't found one for him.
Seems like most poodle folks have girl poodles? Am I wrong? Are the girls better companions? I picked a boy because my Bullmastiff is a girl....and wanted to lessen the chances of same sex competitiveness.
I'd like to post photos of my Bullmastiff girl, Chocolate. Where may I do that?
Thanks for listening to my rambling post. I look forward to hearing about all of your dogs too.