We do things a little differently at SPFL; we welcome you into our home using technology for the entire birthing-rearing process. We installed fiber optic internet as of September 2022 so there is no limit on the number of viewers for our cameras going forward. At SPFL we are always happy to answer every single one of your questions because we want to openly and warmly partner with our puppy families.
Parents of our Puppies
All SPFL moms and dads have passed OFA exams for hips/eyes/cardiac, received their CHIC certification, and are fully up to date on their health testing (including annual eyes and cardiac renewal). We complete DNA testing for every identified Standard Poodle genetic disease plus ~200 other genetic diseases. You can click the links on each dog’s individual page to view their results and testing dates on OFA.
All SPFL parents have been proven in conformation – to demonstrate that they conform to the breed standard. With a structurally solid foundation, poodles can do almost anything! All SPFL parents have proven temperaments not only from judges in the conformation ring, but also through temperament testing. They are also proven in other activities such as performance or companion sports to demonstrate their versatility. We follow AKC’s recommendations to build performance lines on proper conformation and breed type lines.
sharing this explanation from a friend, dog trainer, AKC evaluator and breeder:
Consider you are buying a home or car; Would you be confident in taking the sellers’ word that it is “a good home/car”? Or would you be more confident with some sort of inspection? What about medication or food? We like to see things are evaluated and approved by the FDA. Why?Because third party testing is so important. We need someone without “skin in the game” or a dollar to gain, someone with subject matter expertise, to tell us the TRUE quality of these things.To me titling is third party testing for the quality of our dogs. I can sit here and say something about my dog and how s/he’s this or that. But again, I am biased – s/he’s my dog! But when multiple judges say it about her/him…it means more.
As of September 2023 we have raised 10 litters and those pups (not including any we kept) have earned 90+ titles and continue to work on more! An amazing 15 of our puppies and dogs have been selected for training as service or working dogs.
Because of the extensive health testing performed on our dogs, we are proud to offer a 3 YEAR Health Guarantee in our contract!
Our Puppies and their Future Owners are Family
Contracted buyers get nearly 24/7 access to their puppies and can even watch the birth (if they want to). You will be able to see the conditions in which your puppies are raised nearly EVERY SINGLE MOMENT. You will be able to observe the Puppy Culture and Avidog ESI protocols LIVE in action! You will become part of our household for the duration 🙂
Each litter gets its own PRIVATE Facebook group where I share tons of photos and information, do Live events – and all members can ask questions in a safe and protected environment. Each litter family becomes very close knit through this group, sharing their photos, experiences, training tips and best practices and they typically remain active for the life of their SPFL pup.
In their go-home pack filled with supplies and toys, families are provided with a detailed record book and copies of all vet bills (tail docking and dew claws, 6 week and 10 week immunizations, plus any incidentals). The book will also include your pup’s pedigree, AKC registration information, microchip information and so much more! And our team of breeders, veterinary technicians, professional trainers and handlers support you for the life of your SPFL poodle!
Read customer testimonials on our blog!!!!
If interested in a healthy, socialized and well-started puppy from Standard Poodles of Forest Lakes, please complete our application.
Our prospective/planned litters:
- January 2024 – Katie and EZ
- January 2025 – Dior and Rhett
Showing and Breeding is my Passion
Showing and breeding require a lot of time and a lot of effort, but these dogs are my passion and how I choose to spend my energy and time – because they give me joy, happiness and purpose.
I work outside the home to support my dogs and their careers. I am blessed that I get to work from home more than half of the time. I even opted not to teach during the summer of 2023 so that I can spend more time with my wonderful dogs and their puppies.
I do not rely on my dogs for income, and I reinvest every remaining penny back into my program. This makes it possible for me to do things the right way for the right reasons – to continuously improve my program. I never need to produce litters; all breeding decisions are based on our vision, mission and philosophy.
Doing things the right way is also why I keep puppies for the full Puppy Culture recommended 10 weeks (there is a fear imprinting period around 9 weeks of age and pups learn bite inhibition during this time). While it would be less expensive and less work to send them home at 8 or 9 weeks, keeping them until 10 weeks is in the best interest of the pups and their new families.
1. We review the application.
2. We follow up with questions based on the application responses, if necessary.
3. When approved, we send a draft of our contract for your review.
4. We happily answer questions about the contract. We are willing to discuss concerns and/or special circumstances.
5. If you wish to proceed, we will email you an actual contract with all available information.
6. You sign the contract and return it with your deposit.
7. We add you to the private Facebook group and grant PuppyCam access.
8. We copy the returned contract and send you a signed copy.
9. We announce when labor starts and progresses. We keep you informed throughout the whelping process.
10. We share photos, videos, and Facebook Live demonstrations in the private group. Many of our families interact throughout the puppy rearing; you can even ask questions while we are actively engaging with the puppies.
11. We will match families with puppies (after temperament testing) in consultation with those families, in order of deposit.
Expect to become part of an extended family!