Versatility in poodles Statement regarding Merle in poodles. Click here

The Poodle specialty Club of BC shares the same stance on the Merle pattern/color in poodles, We DO NOT believe it is a naturally occurring color and it is only achievable by cross breeding!

Poodles come in many naturally occurring solid colors such as: Black, Blue, Silver, White, Cream, Apricot, Red, Brown, Silver Beige, and Cafe Au lait.

Two acceptable patterns in poodles are, Parti (White with large color splashes with any one of the above colors, sometimes with light ticking in the white) and Phantom ( Black with Brown or Brown with Cream, Think Doberman Pinscher Colored) although these colors are naturally occurring in the breed, they are a disqualifying fault for the conformation ring so you will not see these colored dogs at a conformation show, they are permitted to partake in performance sports.

How to Pick a Puppy

Below are some helpful links to the CKC website on how to pick a puppy.

 

Canadian Kennel Club Breed Standard

Poodles Come in Three Sizes:

  • The Toy Poodle is 10 inches and under at the shoulder.

  • The Miniature Poodle is over 10 inches but not over 15 inches at the shoulder.

  • The Standard Poodle is 15 inches or more at the shoulder * most are in the 22-27″ range

 

Recommend Health tests for each variety: 

You should always ask the breeder to see proof of health testing.

 

Toys

  • Patellar Luxation- Knees

  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) DNA Test

Miniatures

  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Patellar Luxation- Knees

  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA-PRCD) DNA Test

  • Recommended but not required to test for: Osteochondrodysplasia- Dwarfism, Progressive Retinal Atrophy RCD4, Degenerative Myelopathy(DM) , GM2 Gangliosidosi, & Von Willebrand Disease(VWD)) 

Standards

  • Hip Dysplasia

  • Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • OFA Thyroid evaluation from an approved laboratory

  • OFA SA Evaluation from an approved dermapathologist

  • Congenital Cardiac Exam or Advanced Cardiac Exam

  • Recommended but not required to test for: Neonatal Encephalopathy with Seizures (NEwS) and VonWillebrand’s Disease (VWD).