Thanks! Yes, I had some concerns about Green Heart-Lands too. I personally don't mind if they breed poodle mixes (though I know a lot of other poodle folks disagree) but the operation seemed a bit too commercial to be what I'm looking for.Here are two quotes directly from the Green Heart-Lands web site:
We are a family-owned business without a store-front. Because of our low overhead we can offer puppies at a substantial discount than what you would find at a pet store or elsewhere
We strive to breed properly; the "Doodle" will have a low-non shedding coat, will have an even tempered/low-medium active personality.
If you haven't already, check out the thread on buying a puppy. Buying a puppy safely - the basics
Thanks for sharing the puppy thread! I stumbled upon it a few weeks ago but it's a good reminder.
I spoke with Linda at Rosebud Poodles yesterday who just had one litter born and is expecting a second one any day now. While I'm still doing a bit of research, I think I'm down to these two breeders at the moment.