Poodles are one of the most popular breeds in the world. They are known for being exceptionally smart, easy to train, athletic and affectionate. The poodle temperament is most often described as loyal and intelligent.
Poodles are perfect for allergy sufferers; they are non-shedding hypoallergenic dogs! They make the perfect family pets and are wonderful with children.
Poodles are also excellent retrievers and are always up for a game of fetch, as well as jogging and long walks. Whether you’re a first-time poodle owner or lifetime poodle lover, you can never go wrong with a poodle. They are always eager to please their humans and allow for great service and therapy dogs.
Toy poodles are up to 10” inches tall at the withers
Miniature poodles are between10-15” inches tall at the withers
Moyen Poodles are between 15-20” inches tall at the withers
Standard poodles are above 20” inches tall at the withers
Our poodle puppies are priced at $4,500. All puppies are sold with limited registration to pet homes with strict spay/neuter contracts.
Full registration (breeding rights) will be given on a very limited basis to select breeders with responsible programs. A separate application (not located on our website) will be required for breeding rights.
Yes, we offer a 2-year health guarantee against life threatening and genetic illnesses. This is included in our contract.
Age appropriate dewormings.
First vaccination at 7 weeks old. Puppies are kept up to date with vaccines while they remain in our care.
Preventative treatment of giardia and coccidia (common puppy parasites).
Examination by a licensed veterinarian with a health certificate.
A fecal test during puppy exam.
A medical record with all medications and vaccinations administered in your puppy’s folder.
Temperament Test Score Cards are included in each puppy’s folder.
Free 30 days of Trupanion’s Pet Insurance.
We offer a 2-year health guarantee against life threatening genetic illnesses. This is included in our contract.
TK Poodles tote bag of goodies including toys, mentally stimulating activities, a scented blanket, treats, and a sample of food.
A lifetime of support from TK Poodles.
All our dogs and puppies are raised in our home or in a guardian home nearby with their forever families. We refuse to raise our dogs inoutdoor kennels. Our dogs are a part of our family, and all receive the obedience training, love, and the attention they deserve.
We breed responsibly and intentionally, considering each dog’s temperaments and genetics prior to breeding a pair. A dog’s genetics allows breeders to be well advised that there may be a predisposition toward a disease present in a dog’s DNA. Our dogs are genetically tested by Embark or Pawprint Genetics.
We prioritize health and invest in Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) & PennHip for our dams and sires. Eyes, cardiac, patella’s, elbows and hips are all certified through OFA. We also have Pennhip testing done on our dams and sires which aids in reducing incidences of canine hip dysplasia. PennHip is done under anesthesia to assess the quality of hips by measuring joint laxity using distraction techniques. Both OFA and PennHip testing are time consuming and costly. For these reasons amongst others, some breeders do not invest in OFA or PennHip testing.
Our puppies are raised and socialized in home using the “BADASS” Breeder Curriculum. We are proud to have integrated such an amazing guide into our breeding program. Raising puppies the Badass Breeder Way outlines how to empower puppies during the first weeks of life versus enabling them. The curriculum follows a great deal of our values and beliefs.
We perform Early Neurological Stimulation (ENS) exercises during day 3 to day 16 of life. This period is believed to be a time of rapid neurological growth and development. ENS requires handling puppies one at a time while performing a series of 5 exercises. The US Military developed this method to improve the performance of future military working dogs. Below are the benefits of ENS.
o More tolerance to stress
o Greater resistance to disease
o Improved cardiovascular performance (heart rate)
o Stronger heart beats
o Stronger adrenal glands
We expose our puppies to Early Scent Introduction (ESI) from day 3 to day 16 of life. ESI is intended to enhance puppies’ abilities to identify and react to specific scents. Each day puppies are introduced to a new scent for a brief interval. Reactions are recorded as negative, positive, or neutral.
We conduct puppy temperament testing which helps families gain insight into a puppy's personality. Keep in mind that the puppy's behavior as an adult will depend on many factors, including life experiences and the parenting and training received from pet parents.
Our puppies get a head start on grooming exposure. Grooming is important in maintaining a puppy’s overall health and wellbeing. Early grooming also teaches puppies to tolerate grooming when he or she is young. When puppies are introduced to grooming at an older age, puppies become easily stressed and make grooming sessions almost impossible to complete. Our puppies receive routine nail clipping and baths. They are also exposed to the blow dryer, sheers, and the vibration of clippers.
We believe in the power of crate training and exposure starts with us! At 4 weeks of age puppies begin introduction to crate training. Puppies roam freely with open doors to allow them to become comfortable and familiar with their crates. At 6 weeks old we begin closing the doors for short intervals and allow a separate nap time for each puppy. Every puppy is crated over night for a few days prior to going off to their new homes. Families learn where their puppies are with overnight crate training prior to puppy’s first night in their new homes.
Our puppies are litter box trained with the grate method, which is a cleaner system for raising growing puppies. Dog pad holders closely mimic our potty-training system and are recommended to familieswho are potty training their puppies indoors. Our litter boxes are thoroughly cleaned and changed throughout the day.
Our puppies are kept indoors in safe, clean stimulation areas. These areas include puppy enrichment activities for physical and mental stimulation. In addition, puppies are well socialized and entertained by our 3 children, nieces and nephews and friends.
We provide a lifetime of support to our TK Poodles puppy families no matter the age of the puppy or dog.
Yes! We are thrilled to offer a group puppy training course in partnership with expert dog coach Dre Nolon of My Loyal Hound. This unique four-week, group class will teach you the foundational skills you need to raise the calm, happy dog of your dreams.
For those that register for this incredible class, Dre has created an information video to help you prepare for your new puppy. In the Bringing Puppy Home video, Dre will cover what supplies you need, feeding, sleep and potty routines, your first vet visit, and dos and don’ts with your new puppy. The goal of this webinar is to help you start this puppy journey with confidence so you can eliminate the guess work and focus on the fun parts of welcoming your puppy!
There will be other new puppy owners taking this class too, and many TK Poodles puppy families from current litters, so you will have a great sense of community, support, and resources to help you tackle the most common new puppy hurdles with ease.
I sincerely believe all new puppy parents would benefit from these incredible resources. All our past puppy families who’ve took advantage of this course would agree. Dre is passionate, professional, educated, experienced and patient – all the things you look for in a trainer.
We’ve been working with Dre at My Loyal Hound since 2021, we are proud to be an affiliate.
Learn more about the online course here: https://myloyalhound.com/group-puppy-training/
We’re located in Northern NJ just about a half hour outside of New York City.
We have 3 children, dogs, and puppies whose health and safety remain our priority. For this reason, we do not allow puppy families to visit puppies inside or outside of our home.
We accommodate families with a virtual visit at 7 weeks old. During this time temperament testing is completed and we will be able to discuss your puppy’s personality and how they scored on their test. Our virtual selections have been very effective, and we’ve received positive feedback from our puppy families.
We often document and share puppies’ growth and development, curriculum, and exposure activities. Updated photos and videos are shared with families and are posted on our social media pages (Instagram and Facebook).
It is always exciting to be able to watch puppies grow over the first 8 weeks of life.
The first step in our adoption process is filling out an application through our website. Once your application is received you will receive an email and text message regarding scheduling a phone interview.
Please note that ONLY approved applicants who’ve had their phone interviews will be allowed to leave deposits and be placed on our waitlist.
Deposits are $500 and will be applied to the total cost of the puppy. Deposits are transferable for up to 1 litter (our very next litter) however, all deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE.
Families who wish to pay for the final balance for their puppy electronically may do so via Zelle, Apple Pay, Cash App. All electronic payments must be paid 3-5 business days prior to puppy pick up. Overnight checks are also acceptable and must be delivered 3-5 business days prior to puppy pick up.
Families who wish to pay for their puppy at the time of pick up may submit their payment in cash or bank issued cashier checks. We will not accept electronic payments on puppy go home day.
Puppies are ready for their new homes at 8 weeks of age.
Available puppies are posted on the available puppy tab of our website as well our social media page (Instagram highlight area).
We try our best to keep families of interest updated and informed. Never hesitate to reach out to inquire about available puppies and upcoming litters.
We have successfully worked with reputable flight nanny companies for years. Our puppies have traveled in cabin with flight nannies all over the US and to other countries. There is open communication regarding travel updates or changes. Puppies are picked up from TK Poodles local airport and delivered to the local airport of their families. Shipping cost is dependent on travel distance.
We have also successfully worked with reputable ground transportation services. Puppies are picked up directly from our home and delivered to the doorstep of their families. Shipping cost is dependent upon travel distance.
We prefer to be contacted via email during the adoption process. We are also open to text messages, social media direct messages and scheduled phone calls.
Red poodles became an official AKC color in 1980. The color has yet to be completely understood. Red poodles are of a rare and fading gene referred to as the “rufus” gene, which has yet to be discovered. This gene may work to darken an apricot overtime.
Red puppies that are born with dark coats tend to fade to lighter colors as time passes. By the time a poodle reaches age two, the lightening process should be coming to an end. Some may go through a second lightening phase that occurs between the age of two and three. So, keep in mind that vibrant puppy color may change to a more subdued color overtime. Some red poodles darken as they enter their senior years. We’ve seen it happen andits quite fascinating!
We’ve noticed that breeding associated hormones cause reds to fade faster. We’ve also noticed that red poodles who live in much warmer climates tend to fade faster due to sunbathing. Over the years we’ve been working to avoid fading by select breeding and keeping ourselves educated with new evidence. A proper diet and coat care both aid in keeping coats nice and dark as well.
Switching your dog’s food abruptly can cause gastrointestinal upset such as vomiting, diarrhea, and a decreased appetite. Any time you decide to change your puppy or dog’s food, you should transition to the new diet gradually in to give your dog’s system time to adjust to the change. Please see the below example to with food transitioning.