We breed standard poodles and toy poodles of sound temperament for loving homes.
All pets are desexed and micro-chipped prior to going to their new homes. I test for all known inherited illnesses, except where the parents are proven by DNA testing to be free of those illnesses. I also do a temperament test at 7 weeks and a kidney function test at 8 weeks. I test my adult dogs for hip scores to ensure that there are no issues with hereditary hip dysplasia.
Parents are clear of Von Willebrand's Disease, Neonatal Encephalopathy, and Degenerative Myleopathy, all illnesses that can kill our dogs.
I feed a complete dog food that is recommended by a vet. Puppies are born in our rumpus room and stay in with us, listening to TV and other household noises until they are 4 to 5 weeks old. At that age, they spend some time in our outside puppy area and go for twice daily walks - tripping over themselves and my feet as they go. Puppies cannot by law, leave before they are 8 weeks old, but I don't let them go until about 9 to 10 weeks.