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I live in northern Nevada and have been doing some research on moyen/klein/small standard poodles and have quickly discovered how difficult they are to find. Does anyone have any responsible breeder recommendations? Thank you !
 

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Welcome! It's a tricky time to find poodles of all sizes, as demand for puppies has really surged since the start of covid.

You've inadvertently landed in a section of Poodle Forum that is for our monthly photo contests, but I'm going to move this thread to our Breeder Directory where it will be seen by members who may have some suggestions for you. You can also start working through this list if you've not already:

 

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Whenever I hear Moyen, I think oversized miniature poodle. Try calling reputable breeders of minis and tell them you want an oversized one. They pop up fairly regularly. The corollary to this is calling standard breeders and asking about smaller sized dogs.

The second thing I think is Karbit Poodles. I've heard of them, but I haven't done any research. It is a place to start when looking for "moyen" size. You know, right, that we have three sizes of poodles in the US?: toy, mini, and standard. Anytime you go looking for a poodle with a different size designator than those you are heading into murky waters...

Personally I think the easiest thing to do is search out an oversized mini from a great breeder. Good luck!
 

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Or many standard breeders who show a lot in conformation will produce somewhat smaller standards since those are the dogs that judges tend to put up. For example my boy Javelin (a Grandson of Ale Kai Mikimoto on Fifth) is exactly 24" at the withers and weighs most of the time somewhere between 45 and 48 pounds. Certainly not a giant compared to some spoos. Lily is even smaller at 22 3'4" and around 36-37 pounds. Both of my poodles have lots of conformation champions in their pedigrees.

That said Newport makes a really good point about oversize minis. Mini breeders push that 15" max height limit really hard and do often end up with beautiful dogs that were potentially going to be shown but that went oversize. The same thing happens with toys too.
 

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Great info above.

The fourth variety, medium/moyen/klein, isn't recognized by the AKC or CKC (Canadian Kennel Club) so you'll find very few true medium variety poodles in the US or Canada. They are recognized in Europe by the FCI (The F茅d茅ration Cynologique International).

That said, there are a very few breeders who are importing European stock and breeding otherwise to best practices.

As the others said, Karbit has a good reputation and might be able to suggest some others.
 

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https://www.apps.akc.org/apps/grand_championship/index.cfm?type=gc&section=gcp I hope this link works, but it should give you an idea of the top poodle breeders in your state. As mentioned by others, granting full breeding rights to someone without deep credentials in the show world is highly unlikely. Breeding lines and the reputations behind them are sacrosanct. Get the best dog, prove it with conformation and agility titles, and then ask.
 
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