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 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 DNA Tests, but not required to test for Osteochondrodysplasia- Dwarfism, Progressive Retinal Atrophy RCD4, Degenerative Myelopathy, GM2 Gangliosidosi, & Von Willebrand Disease) 

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

  • Advanced Cardiac Exam

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

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