Traditional & Merle Poodle Puppies for Sale in GA. Occasionally PoodleHybrid Puppies Available.
Are you looking for a Chocolate Merle Poodle Puppy?
As I am planning out my Fall/Winter 2017 Breeding Season, I am opening the PrePaid Waiting List for Choco Merle Reservations again. The deposit for a merle pup is $500 and non-refundable, so be sure that this is what you want, and that you can wait for nature to do her thing!!! Read more about what it takes to produce a chocolate merle at the bottom of this page.
I only expect a limited amount of chocolate based merles this second half of the year, as both of the sires I plan to use are black and blue merle respectively [both are chocolate factored though] - so more emphasis on the blue and silver merle color spectrum than on the choco/cafe merle for the upcoming puppies. We will still get chocos though - as most of my girls and boys carry for this color as well, just not exclusively. I expect to have additional choco and choco merle partis with irish markings or parti colors in spring of 2018. Between now and the end of the year - I am limiting the numbers to 3 choco merles of each sex. You can still place a deposit beyond those limits, but you more likely than not will need to wait until spring of 2018 to get your pup!
enjoy this slide show below, showing some of our previous choco and cafe merle colored poodle adults and puppies at various ages. Similar puppies
will be available in limited numbers towards the end of 2017 [just in time for the holidays] and I am
now accepting dedicated Reservations for upcoming puppies.
Some additional thoughts about Chocolate Merle Puppy Availability - Please Read this!!!
In fall last the year, I send out some email updates for our
upcoming puppies, in which I encouraged my subscribers to pre-reserve
their puppy now, before the big holiday hoopla starts. It got me some
very interesting responses, many reflecting the fact that folks wanted
to wait until the pups arrive and are basically old enough to go home,
before making a decision. This is coming from the same folks that are
forever complaining that I don't have anything for them [especially when
they are looking for a girl] and that they have been on the email lists
for several months or a year or more and nothing turns up for them [some of which are still waiting and still complaining because they are ever a day too late when new pups are born, or that don't have their ducks in a row [speak money] when new puppies become available!!!].
of all - when I send email updates on available puppies, depending on
which list it goes out to - it may reach 100-150+ folks that have
subscribed for puppy updates for that color, and that are more or less
ready to buy.
Furthermore - let me to explain about the
availability of chocolate merle puppies specifically. When I plan and breed a
litter of merle poodle puppies, I need one merle parent in order to get
merles. If I breed for chocolate merles, I need to also have chocolate in both parents bloodlines - ideally both are chocolate, but at least one needs to be chocolate and the other one needs to be a chocolate carrier, else the chance for choco anything, never mind chocolate merle, is very low. Plus one needs to be a merle on top of that. Only about 1/3 of the pups of a merle parented litter actually are merle. This is why they are
considerably more expensive than your traditional colors and this is also why the choco merles are the cream of the crop, as they are just so much more expensive and difficult to produce.
numbers can vary from litter to litter - if I were to tally the annual
average of merles to normal colored pups, I am looking somewhere around
30-35%. In other words - about 1 out of 3 babies will be a merle. My
littersizes run average 4-6 puppies depending on the size of the mom - -
- so if we are lucky we can count on roughly 1-2 merle puppies on an
average per litter. Sometimes I get more, but I also have had litters
where I had none. So that is definitely a numbers game.
Let's talk chocolate merles specifically. While I have a chocolate and a cafe girl that are exclusively being bred to my choco merle sire, and therefore producing both solid chocos as well as choco merles - those two also produce the bulk of our choco merle offspring. So in a choco x choco merle litter, all of the merles will be chocolate
or cafe merles. In a choco x some other color but carrying the chocolate gene, where in addition to that one of the parents is also a merle, I will have additional colors other than chocolate or cafe [solid or merle]. That considerably reduces the chances that a pup will actually be a chocolate merle as now we are also talking about potential black, silver, white or cream puppies, as well as silver and blue merles.
male to female ratio. I've been breeding dogs for 18 years. During the last
3-4 years I've noticed a definite trend of having less and less females in
my litters. I can remember the days well, when people were asking about
boys, and all I ever got were mostly girlies. And if we ended up with an
older pup that didn't place for one or another reason, it wasn't a big
deal because it was a girl. Today - if I am lucky - I get 1 girl for
every 3-4 boys. I just talked about this issue with some breeder friends
over the last few months - and most that have been breeding for a few
years and pay attention to the overall picture, report the same. Noticeably more boys than girls. Not going into
any government conspiracy theories here, but when breeding animals that
have shorter maturity cycles, you see things that you do not notice when compared to humans, so one does have to wonder. Is
it the feed [GMO grain products, low quality meats full of antibiotics
and growth hormones]? The water quality? Pollution? Over vaccinating? Too many chemicals via flea/tick/heartworm prevention? I don't know. You do the math! Sign up for free email updates, and if you are serious about buying one of our puppies - introduce yourself, request an interview to place a deposit, and put a hold on one of the upcoming babies to make sure you are getting what you are wanting, without having to wait until 2018.