And it better be forever!!! Just kidding! Thanks Trillium!I've got to say that I love my 2 red heads that I got from Arreau. They are sure a loving and sweet pair of poodles. I've been very blessed to be able to deal with Arreau who has become a good friend as well. She's been there to listen to all my puppy stories and moan through all their mischief and give me good advice as well. I think she is one of the very few people that never seems to get tired of hearing about them. So its been a double blessing to have been able to own a pair of her poodles. Not only do I have my girls who my whole family is crazy about but I have a wonderful friend as well.
Just a (small) caveat here, too... I also contacted this club when I was doing my standard poodle search last year and ended up speaking with a woman who did her darndest to turn me "off" of wanting a red standard... all she could do was talk about how inferior they were in every way... I know that the reds aren't as well established conformationally as many of the other colors, but I was looking first and foremost for a pet puppy, and I've been more than happy with Lucy's looks and abilities. If I would've allowed that woman to steer me away from the reds, I wouldn't be sharing my life and home with my sweet Lucy!
Since location is important I would look at all the colors. Personally, I would contact Avalon; Avalon Standard Poodles Mary and her husband are both practicing Veterinarians and do complete health testing. They also have many home bred Champions. They belong to the Greater Milwaukee Poodle Club; Greater Milwaukee Poodle ClubHello!
My name is Jolie and I am from the suburbs of Chicago. I am looking for a breeder in the midwest area so that my family and I can get a puppy. I was referred by another member.
This is not the thread to bring up any other breeders not in this person's local area that they want to search for a poodle from.Sorry...not trying to sound like a witch here, but there are two members of the Apricot and red Poodle club who have come up on this forum time and time again as "commercial breeders", "high volume breeders" or "bad breeders". Just because someone belongs to a club, this does not make them a good breeder, an ethical breeder, or someone you would want to deal with.
Thank you for your advice, but I did not bring up any other breeders specifically. Most of the clubs need funds so welcome new members without looking into them, so one has no idea who these members are, what their ethics are, or anything else, just that they are members of a club. It would be a shame if the only breeders who sold puppies were members of the various clubs, because from what I have seen, most of the clubs have at least some members that I would not touch with a ten foot pole!This is not the thread to bring up any other breeders not in this person's local area that they want to search for a poodle from.
These "clubs" have every right to expel anyone whom they deem as unfit. However, if the "club" feels they have met the ethical requirements dictated by that club in their by-laws, whom are you to judge?
Jolie, As I said previously please contact your local AKC and Poodle Clubs, it is a great way to begin your search for that "right" family member be it in any color or size you desire.