There are 1000s of Poodle Breeders worldwide. The goal should be to find the best poodle breeder for the variety (toy, miniature, standard) poodle you are seeking. It is important to find a RESPONSIBLE Poodle Breeder.
What is a Responsible Poodle Breeder?
A Responsible Poodle Breeder breeds for health and temperament (not always color) so their line of poodles improves with each breeding. Each litter becomes healthier than the litter before thereby improving the Poodle breed. Poodle Breeders should do health testing of each puppy parent prior to breeding. New DNA technology tests may find abnormal genes and help eradicate genetic disease.
Please review the tests recommended for each variety of poodle below and discuss them with your Poodle Breeder. If the Poodle Breeder is not doing these genetic tests they are not responsible breeders rather breeding to turn a profit not necessarily to improve genetics. Please be careful when selecting your Poodle Breeder as your Poodle may become ill with diseases often found in the poodle breed. Click here for more information about poodle health testing.