There are many excellent sources for information about poodles. If you are interested in showing your dog, for instance, you can read the conformation standards for the breed on the American Kennel Club or United Kennel Club websites.
Much of the information you need, though, should come from the breeder. Here at Homestead Poodles, we stand ready to answer any and all questions regarding your puppy, our standards, or the breed in general. All of our breeding stock has been genetically tested for PRA-PRCD, and we can provide you with the test results. Our puppies also come with a health guarantee. In addition, we provide a five-generation pedigree and dual registration with the AKC and UKC.
Poodles are often selected to compete in agility and obedience trials, since they are highly intelligent and easily trained. For information about these competitions, visit the AKC or UKC sites. For general information on puppy training, websites abound, as do books and videos.
Information on Home-Raised Puppies:
At Homestead Poodles, we home-raise our puppies and, therefore, get to know them on a personal level. That said, we can also give you a lot of information about their temperaments and personalities. We know which one is an active rascal and which one loves to cuddle.. Breeders who keep their dogs in kennels do not have that opportunity for close observation, and of course pet shops can provide you with nothing except the pup’s papers.