Sires & Dams
If you are interested in one of our puppies, you are welcome to ask for pictures of the parents, their health information and pedigrees.
The health information pertinent to this size and breed is Vet checked to determine if the Poodle has a healthy heart, patellas that do not luxate, no hernias or cleft palates, or any other abnormality. All Scarlet’s Fancy Poodle Sires are DNA Opti-gen tested for a abnormality called PRA. (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), the leading genetic cause of blindness in this breed. All Sires receive an Optigen Test Certificate. This certificate must be (normal/clear) before the Sires are bred. A Sire that has a normal clear certificate cannot produce puppies with the PRA blindness gene. Because Toy and Miniature Poodles do not exceed 20 lbs in weight it is not relevant to test for hips OFA or PennHip. The following diseases have no test that can be conclusive, unless symptoms occur: seizures, cushings disease, or leg perthes. Breeding Poodles should have no family history that has any of these diseases in its lines.
We only breed parents that are physically correct and have had no family history of disease. Each are Veterinarian checked to determine that they are of breeding quality. Each parent’s heart, patella’s and overall health are checked. The temperament of the parents must be in a normal range of intelligence, friendly, happy, not overly active or overly shy. Each are closely related to Poodles that have successfully won American Kennel Club Championship Titles. The American Kennel Club evaulates dogs that are exhibited according to The Breed Standard for Poodles.
Please read “The Breed” page of this website for more information to help you to know what to look for in searching for your well bred Poodle Puppy.
Poodles like to be in the center of things and are easily trained to do astonishing tricks involving both brains and agility. They have performed in circuses for centuries, beginning in Europe, and have been part of the Ringling Circus in its various forms from its inception. The Grimaldis, the famous British clowns Kenneth and Audrey Austin, “developed a stronger circus act” with a clever poodle named ‘Twinkle,’ the success of which allowed them to continue performing even as octogenarians.”
You may be interested in reading The Breed Standard, written by the American Kennel Club it is a valuable source of knowledge for those who love this breed. Use your computer to search for AKC Poodles, then search for Breed Standard.