Avalon Standard Poodles

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We are a small hobby kennel.  We have 3 or 4  litters per year.  We do our best to breed dogs that compliment each other both physically and mentally.  We occasionally have older dogs or youngsters for sale.  Our primary emphasis has been to breed white or blue and black dogs.  We also occasionally have silver or brown dogs.

Standard Poodles were originally bred as water retrievers.  The name "Pudel" means" to splash in the water."The show haircut that you find today reflects that retrieving heritage.  The hair left on the body and the legs were a source of warmth when swimming in the water.  Standard Poodles today, do so much more. Our dogs have competed in Agility and Obedience. One of our puppies was a Leader Dog for the Blind. We have a very willing bird dog as well. We have bred very successful show dogs, that have competed successfully at the highest levels. I am particularly proud that most of my dogs find homes as cherished companions. 

Standard Poodles grow hair continuously and require haircuts every 6 to 8 weeks.  There is no shedding and are they are less allergenic than many dogs. Many owners can become competent groomers, but most use a professional. We do not keep our older dogs in the show trims, that is reserved for the youngsters until they complete their championships. Our dogs are allowed lots of exercise and fresh air.  We feed natural foods including raw meat and bones. 
Standard Poodles are smart and easy to train.  There is nothing fancy or fluffy about them ( except for the haircuts!)

We offer puppies as family companions and occasionally as show prospects. We do not offer breeding stock, and sell all companion puppies on a spay/neuter agreement.  We do not condone the crossing of Poodles to other breeds, such as Labradors and Golden Retrievers. I have not found these crossbreds to be anything like the Standard Poodles that I love so much.  The temperaments are not pleasing, and the health is no better that the purebreds.  I see these crossbreds in my daily practice, so I know what the problems are.  Most breeders involved in producing the crossbreds do not do genetic testing, nor do they offer any health guarantees.

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