There are MANY wonderful breeders out there...Is it a Spirited colorful crowd?...YES...get ready to learn from a knowledge base that is VAST...and laugh til your stomach hurts. Then be ready to laugh again and enjoy the HILARIOUS stories that go along with showing and raising dogs and meeting the literal public ONE BY ONE as they appear in front of you looking for that perfect companion.
Are there Negative, unkind poodle enthusiasts/breeders out there .... wow "YES." If I've learned anything it's that even those who are Aggressive (or down right nasty) are just trying to manage life and further their goals. Sometimes we can learn something valuable IF we take the sting away from the point they are trying to make... other times they are truly misguided in their opinions (but hey, that can happen to all of us). It's GOOD remembering that It's OK if everyone doesn't like you.
I almost got lost when my precious friend and "poodle world" anchor died...so take it from me- I want to encourage anyone looking at this crowd thinking "ouch...wow or really" to JUST DO YOU.... DO YOUR BEST... Mistakes will happen...be honest and own what you need to. Keep Smiling and CHOOSE to be light and LET GO of what you can't change. Forgive the nasties and Forgive yourself for not handling situations better. Hindsight is golden for a very good reason. AND MOSTLY don't let NEGATIVE people darken your light or lessen your Joy. We only go through this life ONCE.. There are many breeders out there working hard on good things..We ALL love these dogs and that should build bridges. Standard Poodles will flourish IF more of us shine together." Tari Gradert DuBois