Frequently Asked Questions

Why a poodle?

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.  

What’s the difference in poodle sizes?

Toy poodles are up to 10” inches tall at the withers
Miniature poodles are between 10-15” 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

What is the price of a puppy?

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.

Do you provide a health guarantee?

Yes, we offer a 2-year health guarantee against life threatening and genetic illnesses. This is included in our contract.

What’s included in the puppy price?

Why should I consider TK Poodles?

Do you offer training beyond 8 weeks?

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:

Where are you located?

We’re located in Northern NJ just about a half hour outside of New York City.

Are we allowed to visit puppies on the premises?

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.

What is your puppy adoption process?

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.

Do you have any available puppies?

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.

Is shipping offered?

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.

What is your preferred method of communication?

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.

Will my red poodle puppy fade?

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.

Can I switch my puppy’s food to another brand?

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.

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