Run away from that breeder! There are red flags all over the place! Instead of using AKC, look for breeder recommendations from the nearest poodle club. You can find one by going to www.poodleclubofamerica.org. On the main page there is a box below the picture that says "Looking for a Poodle". Click on it to begin researching reputable breeders in your area.I truly appreciate all this information. There is a local (1 hour away) breeder. Found him through AKC, and he has all the things on his website you advise to watch out for as bad. PayPal, cost starts at $6000 and goes up from there, ships all over the country, no genetic testing. He has a phantom available as of today, previously reserved, family backed out. I am so confused.