Question’s you should ask before buying a puppy
Start by asking if the puppy has had any shots. By the time a pup is Eight weeks of age it should have at first one shot. Then, ask what kind of shot was given. There are different types of shots, and the one I prefer is 7 in 1. The 7 in 1 contains distemper, hepatitis, adenovirus cough, parainfluenza, parvovirus, and both leptospirosis types. Now just because I like this shot does not mean that other breeders do.
The second thing you should ask is if the pup has been wormed and what kind of worms did the pup have. Worms are not a bad thing they can be taken care of by medicine. Now you should have your pup checked for worms so you can get rid of them. If you do not do anything it can make your pup sick and it may die. Now most pups have worms, normally they are round worms, so the person that is selling the pup should treat for round worms.
Then you should find out if they have both the mother and father of the pups. If they do not have the mother or father ask if they have a picture of either one. You should also ask how old the pup is. You do not want to get pup that is to young Eight weeks is a good age. All your questions can be asked over the phone. If you are happy with the results then it is time to go and see the puppies.
When you get to the place where the pups are you should see how well the pups are taken care of, and where they are kept, looking for things like if the animal is clean or if the area is to small for them. I like to keep my pups in a playpen, they have room to play and a place to mess and to sleep. I put newspaper at the bottom so when they mess it is easy to clean. Not only where the pups are kept but where the Dam or the Sire are kept and are they clean and happy. I think if the mother and father are hleathy the pup should be healthy too. It will not take long to see how well the animals are cared for, you should see it right away.
When you look at a puppy you should not pick it up right away, watch it first. Look at the personality of a pup, I like playful pups. But everybody is different maybe you like the more lazy pup. After you watch them pick the one you like up.
Look at its teeth, see if it has a bad bite or not. If it has a bad bite and that is the pup you what. usually the person that is selling the will drop the price. There is nothing wrong with the pup if it has a bad bite but you should not breed it. Because it can be carried on through generations.
Different Colors of Poodles
There are many different colors of poodles. The main colors are Apricot, Black, Blue, Brown, Cream, Red, Silver, Silver Beige, and White.
Which Gender is right for you?
whichever sex you choose is a matter personal preference. In my opinion there is very little difference in temperament between the sexes in Poodles. Both the male and the female are equal in intelligence and companionship. However, it is thought that a male can be slightly more difficult to house train. Whereas a female comes into season twice a year, she will be an attraction to most males in the near vicinity. This can be a nuisance, especially if you live in a densely populated area. If you decide to have your female spayed, provided it is done early in life, this will not alter either her temperament or character. Neither will she get fat, if not overfed.
Different sizes of Poodle’s
As we already know, the poodle comes in three sizes: the standard over 15 inch usually about 22 inch at the shoulder; the Miniature under 15 inch but over 10 inch at the shoulder; the Toy under 10 inch . A choice should be made according to your lifestyle. The Standard Poodle requires quite a lot of exercise and is certainly happier in country surroundings with plenty of opportunity for long walks, and where it can occasionally be allowed to run free. The Miniature will be quite content with daily walks and a fairly large garden, where as the Toy is is ideal for anyone with a small home and garden, or for the flat dweller who joys a walk to the park on good days.
The Poodle Handbook: The Essential Guide to Standard, Miniature & Toy Poodles (Canine Handbooks)