Royal Standard Poodles and Doodles

 
Blu Majic Poodles does NOT produce mixed breeds nor provide stud service for the purpose of producing mixes, nor do we produce "royal standards" or Moyen/Klein sized poodles.  Blu Majic Standard Poodles are pure standards--no minis are mixed in to decrease size.  Our girls range in size from 21-22" and our boys are 23-25" when full grown.

Poodle Club of America states:

 "Royal Standard" Poodles

Responsible Poodle Breeders do not promote the sale of "royal standard" Poodle puppies. This is a marketing ploy to sell the Poodle puppies for increased prices. Prospective Poodle puppy buyers interested in a large Standard Poodle can make their preferences known to their Poodle breeder. Most responsible Standard Poodle breeders are familiar enough with their family of dogs to provide information about size and other attributes.

"Designer Dogs", "Labradoodles" "Goldendoodles" and other Cross Breeds

Labradoodle Creator Now Regrets Cross-Breeding

(DOGS) The Labradoodle, a mix between a labrador and a standard poodle, was originally bred for a woman who needed a non-allergenic guide dog.   Now, the man responsible for the breed’s creation says he regrets creating a new breed – and all of the problems that came along with it. – Global Animal

Sydney Morning Herald

If Wally Conron had known what was going to become of the labradoodle, he wouldn’t have bred the dog in the first place. It was 22 years ago and Conron, now 81, was working as the breeding manager for the Royal Guide Dog Association of Australia when his boss set him a tough task. A blind woman from Hawaii had written asking if they could provide a guide dog that would not shed hair, because her husband was allergic to it. ”I said, ‘Oh yes, this will be a piece of cake. The standard poodle is a working dog, it doesn’t shed hair, it’ll be great.’ I tried 33 in the course of three years and they all failed. They just didn’t make a guide dog.”

Conron decided there was one possibility left: take his best labrador bitch and mate it with a standard poodle. They created three cross-breed puppies that needed to be boarded out to be trained and socialised but nobody would take them; everyone wanted a pure-bred. And that’s when Conron came up with the name labradoodle. ”I went to our PR team and said, ‘Go to the press and tell them we’ve invented a new dog, the labradoodle.’ It was a gimmick and it went worldwide. No one wanted a cross-breed but the following day we had hundreds of calls from people wanting these master dogs.”

The labradoodle proved to be a brilliant dog for the blind and the woman in Hawaii was happy. So what was the problem?

It’s how the dog has been used and abused and sold under false pretences, Conron says. ”When the pups were five months old, we sent clippings and saliva to Hawaii to be tested with this woman’s husband. Of the three pups, he was not allergic to one of them. In the next litter I had, there were 10 pups but only three had non-allergenic coats. Now, people are breeding these dogs and selling them as non-allergenic and they’re not even testing them.

”All these backyard breeders have jumped on the bandwagon and they’re crossing any kind of dog with a poodle. They’re selling them for more than a pure-bred is worth and they’re not going into the backgrounds of the parents of the dogs. There are so many poodle crosses having fits, problems with their eyes, hips and elbows; a lot have epilepsy. There are a few ethical breeders but very, very few.”

Conron says that despite the fact the dogs have helped so many blind people, he regrets creating the first cross-breed. ”I released a Frankenstein. … People say ‘aren’t you proud of yourself?’ and I say, ‘not in the slightest. I’ve done so much harm to pure breeding.”’ 

 

Once again, this is a marketing ploy for irresponsible puppy producers to sell puppies for highly inflated prices. Responsible breeders do not practice breeding purebreds together to produce "designer dogs" or "doodles." The Labrador Retriever Club states, "A Labradoodle (or Goldendoodle) is nothing more than an expensive mongrel... The dog may be any size, color, coat texture and temperament. Indeed Labradoodles do shed... Behavior varies with the dog..." PCA's very own Anne Rodgers Clark wrote, "Not all of the non shedding promises held true... and the heritable disease of both breeds turned out to be very similar, and were inherited into each new generation of Labradoodles." A prospective puppy owner considering any breed mixed with a Poodle as an improvement on the real thing should consider the information provided in these articles and then contact their local shelter if still interested in obtaining a cross breed.

My favorite saying from Mrs. Clark---

When asked "why a Poodle?," the late Anne Rogers Clark often replied: "They are Labradors with college educations. After a day of retrieving, your Lab wants to curl up in front of the fireplace and take a well-deserved nap. A Poodle wants to be your fourth at the Bridge table and tell naughty stories!"

Thank you, Mrs. Clark, for all  you have done--you are greatly missed by poodles everywhere.

From PCA--A report to the media about rescue and doodles

When you purchase your Poodle puppy

The Poodle Club of America, Inc. would like for you to be aware of the things your breeder should provide when you purchase your new companion, be it a Toy Poodle, a Miniature Poodle or a Standard Poodle. For additional information regarding Health Issues, click here.
 

  • Copies of genetic testing of the parents. This will vary with each Variety of Poodle. Here are several tests specific for each variety. This is the minimum screening.  (All Blu Majic Poodles adults exceed the miminum requirements for screening)
    Toy: Optigen Testing Results for progressive retinal atrophy
    OFA Certification of Hips and Patellas
    Yearly Eye Exam for CERF
    Miniature: Optigen Testing Result for progressive retinal atrophy
    OFA Certification of Hips
    Yearly Eye Exam for CERF
    Standard: OFA Certification of Hips
    Yearly Eye Exam for CERF
    Skin Punch for Sebaceous Adenitis or Thyroid Panel
     
  • A pedigree of the new Poodle puppy.
  • Printed Contract including a health guarantee.
  • A time frame for the buyer to be sure if the Poodle puppy will fit their household.
  • A time frame for the buyer to secure a veterinary check of the Poodle puppy.
  • A statement of the breeder’s refund/return policy.
  • Feeding instruction, vaccination schedule and worming schedule.
  • American Kennel Club Full Registration or Limited Registration