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SPFL Puppies

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 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.  As of November 2022, we have raised 7 litters and those pups have earned 76 titles and continue to work on more! 8 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:

  • Spring 2023 – Feia and Blaze 
  • Spring/Summer 2023 – Piper and Rhett
  • Spring/Summer 2023 – Katerina and Romeo

 

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 care for two litters close together. This will be Piper’s retirement litter and she has a home that is lovingly waiting for this amazing lady to retire! 

I do not rely on my dogs for income, and I reinvest every remaining penny (after their bills are paid) 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. 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. 

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Our process:

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! 

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Featured Pets

Piper

Blog

Katerina Wins Big in Atlanta!

Katerina (Katie Kat) I could not be more proud of my beautiful little lady in white! What a great way to start her AKC career! She took 1st or 2nd every show and earned a 3 Point Major and a 4 Point Major with amazing competition!

Successfully kicking off the new year at a Dog Show!

   Successfully kicking off the new year at a Dog Show!This weekend I brought Dior and Callista out to the K9 Fanciers show in Ann Arbor, MI. There were a LOT of dogs; including a lot of poodles and shelties at the show! In fact, there were around 200 dogs...

An Astounding 2022 Recap!

   An Astounding 2022 Recap!2022 RECAP First, I’d like to recognize all of our wonderful owner/handlers and their accomplishments in 2022. Bred-by our friend and partner at Meeker’s Ridge Standard Poodles: Bayou & Alex (U-GRCH Meeker’s Smoking Gun Silver...

Feia Earns Another Agility Title!

   Feia Earns Another Agility Title!Feia completed her Novice Agility title! She is so amazing with her love and drive for this sport! Feia is showing no signs of coming into her heat cycle at the moment so she will keep trialing. She has qualifying runs in...

Callista Earns Her Champion Title in 3 days of shows

   Callista Earns Her Champion Title in 3 Days of ShowsCallista came to us from Asha Poodles this past spring. We knew right away she was a special girl! She had fun in Novice Puppy, and this month in 3 days of shows she earned her Championship. She charms...

Press Release: Best Of Big Rapids Township 2022

   Press Release: Best Of Big Rapids Township 2022Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Standard Poodles of Forest Lakes Receives 2022 Best of Big Rapids Township Award Big Rapids Township Award Program Honors the Achievement BIG RAPIDS TOWNSHIP November 8, 2022 —...

Fabulous Free Breeder Training from Good Dog

   Fabulous Free Breeder Training from Good Dog: Avidog A 2 Z Dog BreedingAvidog: Your Litter A to Z Avidog’s Your litter A to Z is provided to breeders who are registered with Good Dog. It consists of several modules. The first section is about getting your...

Dior is officially a Champion!

   ​ Dior is officially our 9th bred-by Champion!This girl is such a sweet lover.  She reminds me so much of her grandmother.  She loves to patrol the property and is just as happy to lay down outside as inside in almost any weather.  Dior is the 9th champion...

Feia earns another Agility title!

   This girl is on Fire! Feia and her other-mother, Beth, are continuing to have such a BLAST in agility! She has several qualifying runs in different divisions and will likely be racking up the titles quickly in the next couple of months. At the last trial they...

Feia: Planned Litter for February 2023