top of page

Program Overview

We offer a couple of AKC Poodle litters a year and the occasional toy cavapoo litter that we carefully plan out in advance. With our extensive knowledge of canine genetics, we are able to intentionally choose our breeding pairs and base our breeding decisions on several factors to produce healthy, beautiful puppies. Not to mention, we have a good relationship with our reproductive vet who also happens to show dogs at AKC competitions.

Some of our AKC poodle puppies are show ring prospects, but our primary focus is breeding for health and temperaments and placing our pups in pet homes for companionship. We do not sell our puppies to breeders, but we do offer stud service for approved applicants.

We adhere to the standards set by the American Kennel Club (AKC) and parent clubs for our breeds and follow the AKC's Care and Conditions of Dogs Policy. We're proud to be recognized as an AKC Breeder with H.E.A.R.T. and a Good Dog Preferred Breeder, which are programs that recognize breeders who are committed to breeding better dogs through education and health testing. Our voluntary participation in the AKC Breeder with H.E.A.R.T. program subjects us to inspections by the AKC and mandatory annual breeders training courses.

We use a Guardian model where the majority of our breeding dogs live full-time with their loving, forever families where they can get as much one-on-one love and attention as they deserve, and this is where they remain for the rest of their lives following retirement from breeding.

Our Values


All of our parents are screened for genetic health diseases and knee and cardiac exams. Plus they undergo eye exams by a canine eye specialist, and our vet performs hip x-rays which get graded by a panel. Puppies are examined by our vet at least once before going to their furever homes, and our sales contract includes a two-year congenital health protection clause for the buyer.


We pay close attention to the American Kennel Club's breed standards on structure and appearance ("conformation") to ensure that we're buying and holding back poodles that meet or exceed these standards. For miniatures, we look for things like good proportions, short muzzles, and good bites. This helps increase the chances of these good genetics being passed down to the offspring.


Poodles are a generally very social and friendly breed; however, just like humans, each one has its own, unique personality. We select parents who exhibit the traits that we wish to produce in our puppies, and we're very intentional when deciding which adults to pair together. 


Here at Klaus Poodles, we're very big on communication and transparency. When you decide to join the Klaus Poodles family, we send frequent updates about upcoming litters and stay in close contact throughout the process. We frequently update our website and private Facebook group, and we're also available for questions even after you purchase a puppy from us.


Puppies are raised indoors and loved on daily. They experience many common household sights and sounds and interact with other dogs and people of all ages. This gives them the best possible start in life and sets them up to be well adjusted, outgoing adult dogs.


Even though we've been breeding for many years now, our learning never stops! We participate in several breeder clubs and programs, consult frequently with our reproductive veterinarian, and stay up to date through podcasts and webinars. We also enjoy educating our buyers, especially first-time puppy owners. Our puppy "go-home" folder offers everything from a Potty flow chart to information on pet insurance, and much more!

Why We're Different

With a small program like ours, your puppy will get a lot of focused, one-on-one attention. They are not just a number or a collar color to us. From the time your puppy is born until the time they're placed in your arms, they are under close supervision and given lots of love and care and socialization. They are raised indoors where they have the best protection from the elements and potential diseases. They are never kenneled and have adequate space to move around and play and potty. Speaking of potty, we start working on potty training when the pups are about 3-4 weeks old. They will be introduced to people of all different ages, dogs, and hear and see different sights and sounds so that they are well adjusted by the time they come to you. 

Our puppies are seen by our longstanding licensed veterinarian who performs all vaccinations and check-ups. We want to ensure there are no health concerns before the puppies go home with their new families. All puppies are sent home with a puppy care package which includes a one-year health guarantee, high quality food, training treats, parent pedigrees and registration forms, vet records, and a scent blanket.

Here at Klaus Poodles our goal is to place puppies in forever homes. We take all necessary precautions to ensure our puppies will be well loved and cared for throughout their lifetime by having a vetting process for all potential buyers. We want to make sure our puppies are a good fit for your family and lifestyle.

If you're interested in adopting a puppy from us, feel free to ask us for references and we're happy to give you our local vet's contact information. We want you to feel 100% confident that you're purchasing from a reliable, reputable breeder. Our ultimate goal is to make sure you have an exceptional experience when adopting a puppy from us.

Klaus Puppy Locations

Ask us about our new Flight Nanny service option

Klaus Poodles Customers.png
bottom of page