I've owned 4 standard poodles from 3 different breeders and, until now, have never had reason to advise AGAINST a particular breeder. That changed this year when my youngest dog was diagnosed with a genetic bone deformity. Not only has the breeder refused any responsibility or involvement, he has now completely cut off all contact and abandoned my puppy and 2 others in the litter. He has very nice dogs and has a nice puppy rearing protocol, but you can only count on him when nothing goes wrong. Gladystar Standard Poodles, Saukville, WI. Buy from him at your own risk!