...my goal is not to populate the world with poodles that has my kennelname, or produce show-champions I do not produce litters every year either. These things need to be proparly planned. I do of course show my dogs, but very limited.
After a century of purebreeding dogs acording to written standards, we can clearly say that a lot of breeds are degenerating. This applies to poodles aswell. This is due to our need to specialize and glorify the extreme eveness in a breed. The easy and fast way to get there is by inbreeding. A hard selection of type, leave us with decreasing variety of genes. But what we get in addition, is an increasing poor health issue.
People tend to love exaggerations too. An eyecatcher in the showring is not nessecarily perfect, acording to the standard. The Popular Sire-Syndrome is a very big problem for the breed`s genetic variety. Small genepool offers very little variation. A healthy breed-population has a big enough gene-pool, so that desease-carrying genes are less likely to pair up and cause illnesses. That means we should always do low percentage of inbreeding.
So I think we all need to get the priorities right, and have an open mind for the future. I think that is crucial for the breed`s survival. Modern technology has given us lots of tools to help us make good choises. In particular the many DNA testings now available, that can define the carrying genes of both colours and deseases. I do not believe in breeding spesific colours seperately for that same reason of decreasing genetic variety. I consentrate on the health and structure, and the dog`s abilities and temper.
A nice poodle is nice, regardless of its colour. Vanity has taken its turn. For decades, to breed for vibrant solid colours only, seperately, was in my opinion a huge mistake. Those lovely colours are good for nothing but eye-candy. Great colours should be a bonus, not a goal.
Dogs that I use for breeding will be thoroughly health-tested , and I will always have a fairly low COI (inbreeding-coefficient).
The Standard Poodle is my passion. My goal is to participate in preserving the breed. My contribution is genetic diversity as far as my knowledge and reason goes. It is a fantastic breed that deserves to live on!