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Kirislin   

thanks all :D I've always had a soft spot for the toy poodles but those standards are very impressive and BIG!!! dogs aren't they. I'm always surprised when I see them up close.

not even sure if it was a he or she, but very lovely what ever.

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I am a long time stalker of this thread... I've spent way too much time looking at photos in here and dreaming of the day I will finally be in a position to get my own Standard Poodle! One day.... One day :) For now I'll just have to continue admiring everyone else's gorgeous poodles! :thumbsup:

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Hi it's been a long time since I've been in here, after 17 years of having poodles then losing our last old girl at the beginning of the year I swore we wouldn't have another. But after lots of research into a couple of other breeds and missing having a poodle in the house.

We have picked a gorgeous black toy boy he arrives next Sunday if all goes to plan.

I am so excited its been years since we've had a poodle puppy!!! His breeder assures me he has a wonderful temperament and should be fine with our other animals.

:thumbsup: Cant wait for photos please :)

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Hi guys :) I'm currently researching getting a poodle. I am looking into either a toy or mini, no real preference, still deciding which suits what I want best.

I do agility and flyball with my Kelpies so would definitely want to get a pup that is structurally sound and with good drive.

Thanks in advance

Its probably best to go for a mini. Although a few toys do agility & they are certainly active they are not really suited to it.

They are so fragile in puppyhood & easy to damage. The other problem is that if they do break or damage themselves it is so much harder to repair & the outcome is not always as good as with bigger dogs. Specialists are needed due to small size.

I don't allow & advise new owners not to let their toy puppies jump on furniture or anything high until they are about 6 months old.

They are very capable but being a bit silly & excited in puppyhood they can land wrong & if they break those small bones it is big trouble & expense as well as so upsetting for both pup & owner.

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Beautiful photos!!!

I would also advise a mini for flyball or agility, I've had all 3 sizes (my own and fosters) and I wouldn't let a toy do those type of dog sports but my minis and standards would have loved it.

When my two minis were young (not growing pups) we would take them swimming, running next to our bikes, camping and they would retrieve for hours. Was going to do flyball with them but kids came along!

Now I'm getting so excited its countdown til our little toy boy arrives, 2:15 tomorrow and we collect him from the airport.

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Thanks guys, I've been doing some research/ thinking and while I really like toys, have decided they would be to fragile.

So I mini sounds like the way to go! Jenuin is the only breeder so far that has been recommended to me, I will ask in some agility groups as well. :)

From what I've seen minis vary a lot in size and temperament. Is there anything in particular I should watch out for in minis? Not just health related I know they should do eye testing PRA, RD, and patellas, addisons, cushings, hypothyroidism, epilepsy and HD.

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Thanks guys, I've been doing some research/ thinking and while I really like toys, have decided they would be to fragile.

So I mini sounds like the way to go! Jenuin is the only breeder so far that has been recommended to me, I will ask in some agility groups as well. :)

From what I've seen minis vary a lot in size and temperament. Is there anything in particular I should watch out for in minis? Not just health related I know they should do eye testing PRA, RD, and patellas, addisons, cushings, hypothyroidism, epilepsy and HD.

They don't have health tests for all of the things you mention.

Epilepsy can run in some lines & such dogs shouldn't be bred from however there is no specific test that can be done on a pup. Some others are just things the dog may develop that are not preventable by testing.

Mini is a good choice :thumbsup:

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Sounds like you've covered all bases, do ask the breeder about epilepsy in their lines, my first poodle was a bad epileptic and it's heartbreaking to go through, I was very specific and asked all those questions to the breeder our new boy is coming from.

Also find out as much as you can about temperament in their lines, many poodles have serious behavioural issues and a lot of it is genetic.

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Kirislin   

We had a first at the whippet races yesterday, a poodle turned up, and he was a natural at it too!

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Not bad form either

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Yes, he appears to be beating an Italian Greyhound! :laugh:

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Gogee   

Lovely pics yet again Kirislin :D and my two favourites....sighthounds and poodles together...Yay! :laugh:

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Hmmmmm....... Been asking about breeders on an agility FB page, only one recommended so far (haven't had too many replies :( ) is 'Antiquity poodles'. Apparently a few people (the ones recommending them *rolly eye man) have nice drivey minis from them.

I am not sure. Antiquity seems to be breeding for colour, they specialise in partis, phantoms etc. and when I asked about patellas both people recommending them said their dogs had one or both slipping patellas but not to worry because it didn't matter! :eek: :eek: :eek: Yikes! I looked at their site and couldn't see anything about patella testing. I know I could ask, but not sure I want to look into her breeding any further!

I'm also finding out about a gorgeous little phantom that is owned by a flyballer, I 'think' she maybe be an antiquity as well. She also has bad patellas, I know her owner was really upset because she bought her as a sport prospect :(

So far I'm thinking Jenuin is the way to go, only think is they're in. Melbourne :p might have to make a trip!

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Kirislin   

Lovely pics yet again Kirislin :D and my two favourites....sighthounds and poodles together...Yay! :laugh:

Fantastic photos Kirislin! Look at that Poodle go! My boy loves to run and yes, he can run fast!

thanks both. Yes I was very impressed with this little fella.

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This week we were lucky with lots of good news. Firstly, I received a note & this photo from Lesley B. from the USA, just to let me know that "Diva"G'Day Silver Koala CDX (CH. Intl CH Graphic Metallica X Dual CH.(O.) Neiger Circus Rose UD JD AD ET & American Kennel Club UD NA NAJ VCX) is 16 years old & still going strong. Secondly, my own "Daisy", a Great-Great Grand Daughter of my "Rosie",(1994-2009), has turned 2 years of age & attained another Obedience title

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This week we were lucky with lots of good news. Firstly, I received a note & this photo from Lesley B. from the USA, just to let me know that "Diva"G'Day Silver Koala CDX (CH. Intl CH Graphic Metallica X Dual CH.(O.) Neiger Circus Rose UD JD AD ET & American Kennel Club UD NA NAJ VCX) is 16 years old & still going strong. Secondly, my own "Daisy", a Great-Great Grand Daughter of my "Rosie",(1994-2009), has turned 2 years of age & attained another Obedience title
Aww what a sweet old silver face :) congratulations to both beautiful girls ! :D Edited by Gogee

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Darkrai   

Know Research and More research a breeder and make sure they are a registered breeder, who breeds for improvement of the breed.

Crosswynds, Elire, Coifico are 3 breeders in NSW

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Hi CBS , didn'the realize you were getting another puppy. Lucky you! I looked at mini poodles before I brought Jade (kelpie) . I had a black mini years ago bred at Windsor who was lovely and wanted another.

I am surprised that there are not many mini'a competing in agility really. Marion does so well with her toys and toys seem more popular.

I looked at Jeniun as well. Talk to Lynn Jones who has Elire poodles in ankc. A Newcastle lady who knows the breeder well and all her poodles are Elire. She is at Erskine park sometimes.

Love to know who was that black guy in those whippet photos.

Would go to a show and look at some .so many at shows, not a lot in agility.

Love my kelpie but wouldn'the miss the hair. But since I have the other two I suppose the hair is here to stay anyway.

Good luck searching.

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Thanks skip :)

It's not going to happen for a while! 2016 at the earliest, and only when the 'right' puppy comes along. :)

Thanks for your advice, yes I have been in contact with Lyn. And have seen her around at some trials.

Kirislin that apricot (?) red poodle is gorgeous. I don't know if I have a favourite colour, though I do like black in all breeds :D and I don't mind the whites, I could dye it cool colours then....... :o :o

Do people find there is a marked difference in temperament etc between the different colours? I've heard that 'browns are clowns'.

Also how do black poodle cope with the heat? Does the wooly coat insulate them like a double coated breed?

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