Questions & Answers
Do we Tail Docking? No
Why Is Tail Docking a Problem?
It doesn’t take a great stretch of the imagination to see why severing portions of a dog’s body might be problematic. All animals—human and otherwise—go to great lengths to ensure their bodies are kept intact throughout their lives. But when puppies are only a few days old, which is when most docking procedures take place, they are unable to defend themselves, and are entirely in the hands of the people who perform this surgery, often merely to suit their own preferences.
Tail Docking Is Painful?
YES! Tail docking involves the amputation of a portion of a dog’s tail, which requires severing the tendons, muscles, ligaments, and nerves between the vertebrae of the tail. This is, understandably, an excruciatingly painful experience. When done incorrectly, docking can involve crushing or tearing the tissues of the tail as well as bones. Even when done properly, docking can result in amputation neuromas, a condition in which bundles of nerve fibers grow together in tangled masses, sometimes leading to chronic pain.
Tail docking procedures are normally performed without any painkillers, often in the first few weeks of life. It has been proposed that puppies are less susceptible to pain. However, recent studies suggest that newborn puppies, along with other very young animals, may actually be more susceptible, because they have not developed the inhibitory pathways in the nervous system that would lessen the experience of pain.
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Do we remove Declaws? No
A dog’s front dewclaw has several functions, minor though they may be, including balance and stability when dogs are in movement over uneven terrain or making landfall after swimming. The front dewclaw gives a dog some assistance and control in the normal course of grooming, particularly when dogs are cleaning their heads and faces. You may even notice your dog making good use of it when she’s gnawing with satisfaction upon her favorite chew toy.
When can the puppies go home? 8-9 weeks
We believe the puppies can go to their families at 8-9 weeks. They should be eating wet/dry puppy food by this age. Plus their mom needs rest. ;)
Color of Poodles we have? Reds, Apricots, Blues, & Silvers
We have reds, apricots, blues, and silvers poodles. We will be breeding Alma & Foyle, our silvers, in Spring of 2022. Please let us know what colors you are most interested in for you and your family.
What are the size of our poodles? 4-9lbs
Our toy poodles ranges are 4-9 pounds depending on the puppies parents. Families with children like having the 8/9 pounds toy poodles.
do we health test our adults? yes
We test all of our parents! Healthy parents and their puppies are very important to us. These test are expensive. All of our toy poodles are clear of DNA Test for prcd-Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Progressive Rod-Cone Degeneration, Degenerative Myelopathy, and other test.
will the Puppy have a Shot? Yes
Yes. The puppy will have a 5 way shot when he/she is 8 weeks old. The Durvet Canine Spectra 5 is a great choice for canine vaccinations because it offers 5-way Protection. These dog or puppy shots are for the vaccination of healthy, susceptible dogs and puppies as an aid in the reduction of diseases caused by Canine Distemper, Canine Adenovirus Types 1 & 2, Parainfluenza and Parvovirus.
Please don’t not take them to pet stores, parks, sidewalks, or unknown dogs until their 2nd rounds of shots are given.
Will the puppy be vet checked? Yes
Yes, we vet check our puppies at 7 weeks.
You bought a toy poodle puppy...now what?
A bag of puppy food is provided in case you plan to switch foods. Please mix their food slowly so not to upset the puppy’s tummy. But keep puppy on my puppy food for 24 hours. We are using 4Health Puppy Food. You may get it at Tractor Supply.
Puppy will probably cry during the first couple of nights, this is natural, seeing how they are taken away from siblings and mother.
Feedings: Feed all day until puppies are 12 weeks old, then 3 X a day, and then 2 X when they are 6 months. Give about a couple of tablespoons can of food. You may wet the food if they are picky.
Poodles puppies LOVE water, but take it up at night.
A puppy will need to be taken outside: after they wake up, eat, and anytime you see them sniffing around.
If puppy bites, provide lots of toys. Don’t let them chew on your fingers.
A great way to discipline your puppy is with a roll of newspaper, or squirt gun. This mostly gets their attention to listen to you and your command.
Right now your puppy potties on their puppy pads. We provide them with about 4 of them. So provide at least 3 and then each week lessen the pads.
What to bring at puppy pick-up?
Balance of Payment
Water and Food
What is the price of our puppies? $2500
What is most important?
You will need to keep your puppy with his/her puppy food 24 hour daily until he/she is 12 weeks old. Soft puppy foods are often needed; as your puppy may too stressed eat hard food. They need extra warmth too.*
** Owners of young toy puppies should buy and keep on hand a tubes of Nutri-Cal & Royal Canin Puppy Mousse Starter.**