Saturday, October 26, 2013

Breeders of Multi-Colored Poodles

This blog is for all things Poodle, not just parti-colored Poodles. It just happens that since we added Hudson to our home, we have gotten to know, via Facebook primarily, many other owners of multi-colored Poodles.

Often I am asked, "where can I buy a parti-colored Standard Poodle from a reputable breeder?"  First of all, "reputable" means different things to different people and I am probably not even the best person to ask, because my criteria is very high!   Please keep in mind that even when I post an article or interview with a Poodle breeder on this blog, I don't necessarily know that breeder personally, so you still need to do your homework and ask as many questions as possible if you contact them about a puppy.

There is a very nice Parti Poodle Facebook page, which is owned by Tibby Rose and moderated by Tibby, Megan Firinaiu-St. Sure and myself.  On that page, we have a file entitled "Responsible Multi-Colored Poodle Breeders". To be on this list, first of all, you must request to be on it and secondly, you must show proof that you do at least enough health testing (for health problems considered to be genetic in Poodles) to be able to have a "Chic" number on the parents. More info on that in a later article.

Anyway, this list is in no way fully inclusive, there are many other reputable breeders of Standard Poodles! These are people who are on the Parti Poodle list, which means that some of their litters do contain that color of Poodle, and they do enough in the way of health clearances on their breeding stock to quality to be listed. I do NOT know all of these breeders personally so please use the list as a starting point in your search for a nice Poodle, not as a "be-all/end-all" endorsement.  Often a breeder will have a litter only occasionally, but they can refer you to another reputable breeder who may have a litter of puppies coming up. Rule # 1 re buying a puppy is always...don't get in a rush!

*Susan Wilson                                         *Megan Firinaiu-St.Sure
5-star poodlles                                           Symplee Poodles                                         

*Kathy Esio-King                                     *Gloria Ogdhal 
Jackninc Kennel                                         Tintlet Poodles                   

*Linda Smith                                          *Jennifer Anderson 
Cross Brook Poodles                                Spirit Standard Poodles         

*Maggie Laney                                        *Debbie Cole
Highfalutin' Poodles                                   Debonair Standard Poodles            

Barbara Caissie                                        *Angela Bieber
Opus Poodles                                              Angel Standard Poodles                   

If you happen to have had a "good" or "excellent" experience with one of these breeders, please leave a comment!  Remember, comments are moderated so they won't show up immediately.  If you have had a negative experience, you can email me if you like--I am always here for moral support. But please don't post a negative comment on the blog as I cannot approve those for liability reasons.

Remember, this list came from the Parti Poodle Facebook site. I do happen to know numerous breeders personally who breed only SOLID colored Poodles.  The reason we felt a need for a list of responsible breeders of partis, is because this color pattern is becoming in greater demand, and we want to help you find a good breeder.  Please stay away from people who simply have a pretty website, but do not have proof of health clearances on the parents, breeders who post prices and say to just send a Paypal deposit, breeders who have many litters of puppies per year but none of them are ever in the show ring, or show in performance venues, etc. Also keep in mind that the breeders who are ethical will want to screen YOU before offering to sell you a pup, because they want to make sure that each and every Poodle puppy they ever produce goes to a GREAT home, a home that is matched as perfectly as possible to that dog's needs. They also want YOU to be happy, and you are not going to be happy if you simply buy whatever is available and have it shipped to you without knowing much about the puppy's parents or the breeder.

Anyone who has purchased more than one dog in their life, has probably made a mistake or two! But why not, on your next dog, try to avoid mistakes as much as possible?

Many thanks to Tibby Rose for allowing me to post the above list for our readers. Remember, the list is not all inclusive, and we have not necessarily personally dealt with each breeder. So the list contains recommendations, not endorsements.

Huddy says have a safe and happy Halloween. We don't celebrate that particular holiday in our home, but that will not keep him from having some special treats next week, as any excuse for "treats" is a good day as far as Hudson is concerned!

Understanding what a "Chic" number is, here is a link with more information on the requirements a Poodle must have before being given such a number:

*Note – In addition to the breed specific requirements above, a CHIC requirement across all participating breeds is that the dog must be permanently identified via microchip or tattoo in order to qualify for a CHIC number.


  1. I've said it once, and I'll say it again, 'I just adore those parti poodles'. My apricot mini is still doing well, fifteen this year, although blind and nearly toothless, still jumps, runs, rolls around like it was yesterday. Poodles are really the best. Xx

  2. You are right Flora, Poodles really are "the best". So glad your little mini is still doing well at age 15, what a blessing to hear!

  3. Crossbrook Kennels are the best! Well balanced dogs, good temperment etc.