I am very relieved to see this forum. As you know, I am a newby however my deepest wish after a lifetime of having poodles was to have a litter. My youngest girl, Caoimhe was to be the one. She is two years old and has not had a season yet. The other dilemma I have is that her sister, a litter mate, was diagnosed with Addisons disease about six months ago. I have had my girl tested and she does not have it, however there is no test to say whether or not she is a carrier. Our vets have checked studies going on at present and all they can tell us is , the disease usually manifests itself by the time the bitch is 36months old. This is no consolation to me as the very thought of passing this to another dog is unimaginable. As yet I have not had her speyed, no reason to really. Any thoughts or ideas would be greatly appreciated as I am heartbroken for her sister and to let go my dream of a litter.