Strange comment since I posted this in a forum that clearly says at the top "Poodle Breeding"?This is not a breeding forum, so I'm not sure anyone will know the answer. I would ask your mentor--hopefully you are working with one?
PrettyPartis, It's true we don't have many poodle breeders or geneticists here, but a few of us may know the answer or where to point you. I love reading about dog genetics and have learned a great deal over the past two years.This is not a breeding forum, so I'm not sure anyone will know the answer. I would ask your mentor--hopefully you are working with one?
A few members don't want PF to become a breeding information forum, out of fear that back yard breeders who don't know squat about breeding or have 2nd rate poodles (in terms of health, body structure, and/or temperament that do not meet the Poodle Standard of the Breed) and designer dog or puppy mill people will exploit it. Further, a few feel that only top show breeders should ever breed poodles, and do not even want knowledgeable hobby breeders to breed.That is a very strange thing indeed to have said in the “Poodle Breeding and Breeder discussion” forum.
I believe what was meant here wasn't that this subforum isn't a breeding forum (it is) but more that the forum (poodleforum.com) isn't geared toward breeders and doesn't have a lot of breeders on it, so isn't necessarily going to have the answer to the question you have. I don't think it was meant in a nasty way at all.Strange comment since I posted this in a forum that clearly says at the top "Poodle Breeding"?