I am new to the group and hope to learn from you all.
My family of 4 including a 7 and 4 year old have decided we want a Standard Poodle.
I am new to breeders as all my life my family have had rescue dogs which have all been great and integral to our family.
Now that I have my own family we have thought a lot about what type of dog we want. We love the size of a standard, their intelligence (I loved how smart my border collie was!), their companionability, playfullness and hypoallergenic coat.
I was going to search through the already existing threads but would love advise on how to pick a breeder. What questions do I ask? What should I be looking out for?
I live in Norther California and would love to find a breeder in the area for ease of visiting and picking up the puppy.
Good choice Irene. I admit to being prejudiced but think Spoos were put on earth to make us smile. Can’t help with breeders since I am Canadian but you’ll get lots of ideas from those in the know! Welcome!
Welcome - the sticky on Buying a Puppy Safely referenced in the previous post is good starting point in looking for your puppy. I have a standard that I wouldn't trade for anything - he is such a good boy.
You will love the breed especially since you have experience training a BC. Tell us later which one you think is smarter There are a lot of excellent breeders in CA, but prepare to get on a waitlist with a good one. Best wishes on your search.