Jems, my DH and I are seniors and we got a dog. I had trouble getting breeders to return my email and phone calls - but that wasn't because of my age - they didn't know my age.My wife and I won’t get a dog on our own because of our age. That is, we’re under 70 but seniors, so if we apply for the sake of meeting the breeder in person, we probably will get turned down anyway.
Whisperwind is a well-known breeder, and one of the spoos who made me fall in love with the breed was CH Whisperwind's On a Carousel who won at Westminster in the early '90s. I believe both of my dogs are distantly related to "Peter."That’s a possibility. Was wondering who Whispwrwind is. I see that name quite a bit. I’m a Poodle newbie, so pardon my ignorance.
I think the FB group you are thinking of, which MollyMuiMa often recommends, is called "Litters from Health Tested Poodles."We're in Lancaster, PA but I don't mind traveling, by car or plane. I won't go all the way to the West Coast. Wht is the name of the fb group?
Almost everyone at my training club and most who compete at trials are older adults or seniors. Most people who have spoos are seniors because they have the time and money these dogs require. There is no way you'll be discriminated against for being a senior when buying a poodle (at least 99% of the time, I would imagine).There seems to be an explosion of puppies at my dog training club - most of the owners are seniors and most of those puppies were pure bred. These people didn't seem to have trouble because of age.