Standard Poodles can do what you desire them to do.
We are committed to providing beautiful, healthy, sound Standard Poodles that will excel at what ever you want
Our puppies are raised in our home with love. Our puppies are handled everyday to love, check on weight, and an over all check to monitor their health.
We live on a 80 acre ranch outside of Wellington, CO along the Front Range.
We have had Standard Poodles as part of our family for 20+ years.
It all started with a Blue Standard Poodle named Storm. I wanted a dog to join our family and my husband, Brian, wanted a hunting dog. The problem was that Brian and our son, Logan, have allergies to dogs. I started my research for our next family member and found that Standard Poodles are great dogs for people with allergies and they started out as hunting dogs. I then started my research for a hunting line of Standard Poodles and I found Storm. I trained Storm to be my husband's retriever and he became so much more and we fell in love with the breed.
Our family grew when our son, Brandin, wanted his own Standard Poodle. I told Brandin if he could teach Storm a trick he could have his own Standard Poodle. Brandin taught Storm the difference between his left and right paws and Rain joins our family. I got the show bug and for awhile and showed Rain, Blizz (Storm and Rain's daughter) and Thor in AKC shows.
Our Standard Poodle family now includes Star and VooDoo (Star's daughter). We are a small breeder as I only raise one to two litters of Standard Poodles a year. Standard Poodles are the only breed we breed.
Our Standard Poodles are socialized with our grown children, our grandchildren, and their dogs. When grandchildren spend the night with us Thor and Star abandon our bedroom to sleep with them to protect them. Our Standard Poodles will protect our grandchildren to the point that when I let them out in the morning and the they come back in they will lay at the grandchildren's bedroom door until the kids come out.
My interest are obedience, agility, retrieving and herding. We breed for temperment, ability and soundness.
If you have an questions or would just like to talk about Standard Poodles, just contact me.
Thank you for visiting our site. We appreciate your time.
Sandi and Brian Gage
Star Is a gorgeous Apricot Standard Poodle who is a leader. She loves retrieving and hiking by your side. Star is 22" and 52 lbs at 4 years old.
Star growing up
VooDoo is a gorgeous ink Black Standard Poodle who wants to please you. She is always willing to try something new. VooDoo is 23" and 53 lbs at a 18 months old
VooDoo growning up
Available Standard Poodles Puppies
The Standard Poodle was bred as a working water retriever. Yes, Poodles can hunt and it is what the Standard Poodle was bred to do. It remains one of the best waterfowl retrievers today. . It is said that the Standard Poodle has descended from the Barbet and the Hungarian Water Hound. The elaborate, exaggerated clips seen on Standard Poodles in the show ring today are actually a practical adaptation of trims developed to facilitate its life as a tough working water dog. Its dense coat was shaved to facilitate its progress and speed in key areas, and left long to provide protection and maintain warmth in other key areas, while it was retrieving in icy water. The Standard Poodle was also admired for its ability to sniff out truffles, a prized mushroom that remains a culinary delicacy to this day. Which led to breeding the Standard Poodle down in size to the Miniature and Toy Poodle. Poodles were common in Europe well before the eighteenth century, particularly in Spain, Germany, Russia and France. There are three distinct varieties of Poodles today: the Standard, the Miniature and the Toy Poodle. The standard is the same for all three varieties except for size.
Standard Poodle Health
Click on the Standard Poodle to be taken to Poodle Club of America's Poodle health concerns.
To help me to breed better Standard Poodles I don't do inbreeding, I feed a high quality food (which I free feed so they eat a little all day), DNA test with EmbarkVet and I have their eyes and thyroid checked and hips and elbows x-rayed and certified with Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA)
We have done our best to breed quality companion and pet Standard Poodle. As you take your new puppy home it is now your responsibility to care for your new Standard Poodle the best possible way you can. To help you on your journey, check out our pages on Nutrition & Supplements, Training, Grooming and Puppy Check List.
Standard Poodle Colors
Colors for the Standard Poodle that can be shown in AKC and UKC Shows are Solid Colors
Colors with Black Points (dark brown eyes,black eye ring, nose and toe nails) can have self coloredtoenails
Colors with Liver (brown) Points (dark amber eyes, brown eye ring and nose) can have self coloredtoenails
Cafe au Lait
Colors Patterns in the Standard Poodle
These patterns are not allowed in AKC Shows, but allowed in UKC Shows
Parti = Base of white of at least 50% and a least one other color of large spots
Ticking = Small spots of color
Phantom = Pattern similar to that of a Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, and German Shepherd
Tuxedo = White on the throat, chest, belly, and on the feet. Such as someone wearing a tuxedo
Mismarks/Abstract = Less than 50% White, such as a white area on the chest and or feet
Brindle = Tiger stripes of two colors down to the skin
Sable = Dark tips on the end of the hairs
Color not allowed in pure bred Poodles is the Merle. The Merle gene does not occur naturally in the Poodle's gene pool. Neither AKC or UKC will register a Merle puppy. Click here to go to a Merle link:
Below are the colors I have in my breeding line
Nutrition and Supplements
Nutrition is one of the most important things you can do for your new puppy. Feeding a quality food is very important. I recommend at least a 4 Star food. Adding raw meat, such as chicken legs, necks, and feet and add value to a kibble diet. The prepared foods that I recommend are Fromm, Taste of the Wild and PawTree. I have partnered with PawTree, for food, and NuVet, for supplements, and you can check them out here by clicking on the logos.
Standard Poodle Personality
Standard Poodles have a reputation for being "Sissies" The way their hair is cut for shows probably doesn't help that image, but Poodles are by no means fragile, shrinking violets. The Standard Poodle should be a sound, confident, and graceful athletic breed.
Ranked second most intelligent dog breed, the poodle is skillful in many dog sports and activities, including agility, obedience, tracking to herding, circus performers or Therapy/Service dogs. Poodles have taken top honors in many shows including "Best in Show" at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in 1991, 2002 and 2020 and at the World Dog Show 2007 and 2010. They are outgoing, friendly dogs who love to run and romp, and interestingly, they were originally used to assist hunters of water fowl. They are true family dogs who can play hard with children all afternoon, then curl up in the living room for an evening of relaxation. Poodles make excellent watchdogs, they are alert and curious and will sound the alarm that a person or animal is approaching. They make an excellent choice for families of all sizes and ages, and are great for first time dog owners.
Standard Poodles are clean, calm, affectionate and move about in an elegant and graceful manner for their standard dog size. They are very observant and will catch on quickly to their owners expectations. Some poodle owners believe their Standard Poodle can look them in the eye and know what they are thinking. The Standard Poodle is the base of all the Poodle sizes. Often people think the Standard Poodle's temperament is comparable to the Miniature/Toy poodle who have been known for their growling, snapping, nervousness and constant barking but Standards are quite the opposite. Standard Poodles are loving, loyal and a wonderful canine companion. The Standard Poodle is the best size for families with children. Once you own a poodle be prepared to be spoiled! We love all our four legged friends however, after owning a poodle you will have less tolerance for the behavior of other breeds because your expectations have been set too high!
Standard Poodles are large dogs who need lots of room to move, both indoors and out. They are well-behaved inside which can make them attractive for people who live in cities or in condominiums which means a commitment needs to be made to exercising your Standard Poodle on a daily bases, or these may not be the best environments. Daily walks and the chance to run can keep your Standard Poodle happy and healthy. They are a smart breed who need to use their minds as much as their bodies, so it is important to give your Poodle lots of interesting activities to do during the day, and you should consider enrolling your Poodle in agility activities where they can use both mind and body at the same time.
Standard Poodles are highly trainable dogs. They catch on very quickly to patterns and don't require much motivation beyond praise and a couple of treats. Poodles have often been referred to as human like by many people. They have blazing personalities and will respond amazingly to positive reinforcement. Poodles should never be treated harshly as they will simply stop listening to you (like a human). They are natural learners, so they shouldn't test your patience too far during training sessions. Once basic obedience has been mastered, Poodles should graduate on to advanced obedience, trick training, or the agility course. They are thinking dogs and will appreciate the opportunity to learn new things.
Poodle families with training in mind
We found an amazing online training program for all of our puppy families, especially considering how busy life can be - it's called BAXTER & Bella!
In short, their system is as much about teaching your dog how to act, as it is about coaching you on how to train and teaching you how to successfully integrate a canine companion into your life, family and home! What's more, they are offering our families an instant 25% savings on their lifetime membership, which includes more than 75 lessons, over 100 how-to videos, printable charts and checklists, unlimited one-on-one professional help, online classes and courses, training games and activities, in addition to so much more... all for less money than what many people will pay to participate in typical puppy courses - IT'S A GAME-CHANGER!
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You can learn more about who they are, what they offer and how to get started by visiting: https://www.baxterandbella.com/learn-more
Or simply watch their overview video by clicking on the following quick link (Such a cute family): https://youtu.be/VdbrmycYiNM
Available older Standard Poodle Puppies and Dogs
Sorry no older Standard Poodles available at this time
Guardianship Home Program
Thank you for your interest in our Guardianship Home Progam. We are so thankful for our guardian homes and are always in need of others interested in the program so that we can continue the successful way our breeding program works without ever needing to kennel raise puppies or keeping our Poodles in kennels.
At Strut Your Stuff Standard Poodles we strive to provide only the best for our adult breeding Poodles who are loving members of our family. To ensure we are able to give our Poodles the best possible home life while being able to expand and produce the best possible puppies, we like to limit the number of Poodles we have living in our home. We are now offering a Guardianship Program where qualified families will receive a breeding quality puppy at the price of a Limited Registration pupy while we retain the breeding rights. Apply for our Guardian Home Program.
Benefits of the Guardian Home Program
- We do not believe that puppies or dogs are best served by being kennel raised. Dogs are social animals, especially Poodles, that adore their families and want to be with them, involved in their daily lives and participating as loved family members. By placing them in a home environment that will be their forever home from the time they are puppies, or a young adult, we feel we are doing our best to ensure their happiness and best start in life. By having Guardianship Homes we never have to kennel raise a Poodle or puppies in our breeding program.
- The majority of our current guardian homes were either families who could not afford to purchase a Full Registered Standard Poodle, want their Poodle to have a litter of puppies withour all the worry, hard work and the lifetime commitment of having a litter, or simply liked the idea of how our programs works and wanted to be a part of it with us.
- We benefit as a breeder because we do not need to have or utilize kennels. We do not have to care for more adult Poodles than we are comfortable with or can manage easily in our own home. We know each Poodle has a forever home from the time they are young and are a cherished member of a family until they pass over the Rainbow Bridge.
- The Guardianship family will also receive payment for the breeding. See Guardianship Contract
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I live and still be in your guardian program?
With in a 6 hour drive from my home.
What guidelines do I have to follow when raising the puppy or dog?
See our Guardianship Contract
What age do you start breeding the dog?
After the age of 2 years.
How long is our Guardian Pet with you when you breed?
About a week
How long is a female pregnant?
The average is 63 days or 9 weeks
What happens when she is ready to have her puppies?
The female is brought to my home about a week before her due date and stays until the puppies are weaned
Can we visit her when she has the puppies while she is at your house?
Yes you may visit your Poodle and her puppies by appointment after the puppies are 2 weeks old
Does this negatively affect the dog emotionally to go from the guardian home to the breeder’s home?
Not usually. She is just coming back to her original family for a visit. She will also be concentrating on her coming puppies.
What happens during pregnancy and what do I have to do differently with the dog?
Pregnancy is actually very easy. The dog may act a little more tired, or not eat normally for a few weeks. The last couple weeks of pregnancy she is usually becoming hungrier and sleeps more as time progresses. Otherwise, normal activity is typical and it is important to continue with walking the dog right up to the end. This helps during delivery. Being in shape is always best. Normal play and romping and running during the first half of pregnancy is great. After that, we limit activity to walks on a leash and no ball chasing type of activities. We suggest adding ¼ cup of yogurt or cottage cheese every day and a whole boiled egg twice a week during the last 2 weeks of pregnancy to give extra nutrition.
No chemicals may be given during pregnancy. We suggest no vaccinations, worming, and heartworm when possible during this time. If there is an illness or injury, we ask to be involved in determining how she is treated.
What happens if the puppy gets sick or injured while in the guardian home’s care?
The Guardianship family is responsible for all vet bills and we ask it be involved in determining how they are treated
What expenses do we pay for and what things does the breeder pay for?
The Guardianship family is responsible for all expenses associated with having a Standard Poodle as a family member including vet
expenses. Me, as the breeder will be responsible for all expenses due to breeding.
How many litters do you usually breed before retiring the dog?
AKC will register 5 litters from a female. The number of times your female Poodle will be bred will depend on our agreement with the
Guardianship family, our breeding needs or the health of the female Poodle.
Who pays for the spay/neuter surgery?
The Guardianship family will pay for the spay/neuter surgery if the family decides not to breed or stops wanting to breed the female
before she has 3 litters
What happens if the dog doesn’t pass a health test as you want them to for becoming a breeding dog?
If the Poodle does not pass all of the health test, then the Poodle will be spayed/neutered and the Guardianship Contract is voided and
ownership of the Poodle will be transferred to the Guardianship family with prove of spay/neuter.
What if I have a male guardian dog?
The number of times your male Poodle will be bred will depend on our agreement with the Guardianship family, our breeding needs or the
health of the male Poodle. At no time will the male Poodle be used for breeding without approval from the breeder.
Where can I board my dog?
The Guardianship family can board their Poodle at a licensed and reputable facility as long as the female is not in heat. I also offer
boarding of your Poodle, that was one of my puppies, at my house.
What happens if we join the Guardianship Home Program for a quality breeding dog but don’t intend to honor the breeding contract?
If the Guardianship family decides they do not want to breed, then the Poodle must be spayed/neutered and ownership will transfer
to the Guardianship family as a Limited Registration with prove of the spay/neutered. If the Guardianship family decides to breed the
Poodle without breeders approval, see Guardianship Contract.
Strut Your Stuff Standard Poodle Contracts
AKC Full Registration = You can show your Poodle in AKC Conformation Shows as well as all other AKC titled events. Full Registration also gives you breeding rights.
AKC Limited Registration = You can participate in all AKC titled events other than Conformation Show and there is no breeding rights.
Guardianship = You can show your Poodle in AKC Conformation Shows as well as all other AKC
events. Breeder keeps the breeding rights.
Please click on the links below to view, read or print the application and contracts. After completed please email to email@example.com
Puppy Check List
Over the Rainbow Bridge
Thor was a gorgeous dark Red Standard Poodle who was a lover. His favorite place was in someone's lap or hiking by your side. Thor was 25" and 60 lbs at 5 years old.
Thor growing up
One of the most asked questions I get is "Which is best, boy or girl Standard Poodle?" If you do not already have a preference, then my advice is, it does not matter if you are…
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