AKC Quality standard poodles in black, blue, apricot, cream and parti-colors located in Michigan

Please read down through all of the information before thinking of adding one of our puppies to your family.

**Our puppies are born and raised in our home right next to our busy kitchen, NOT in a kennel.
They are kept in a roomy xpen with a litter pan and can watch our busy activities such as vaccuming, the TV, visitors etc.

 They receive loads of attention on a daily basis from us to stimulate them with human sound and touch.

 AT the appropriate age and weather permitting, they do spend time outside in a safe enclosed area where they can receive the needed sunshine and fresh air so vitaL to a puppy's well being and physical growth. 

At 3-4 days old our puppies see our vet for the first time for tail docking. We have a third of the tail removed so it ends up being a nice long length. We do not have dewclaws removed. If you prefer a puppy with a natural tail, it must have a deposit placed before the 3-4 days. Our puppies are then examined and vaccinated at 8 weeks of age by our licensed veterinarian. This is their first series and will need two more plus a Rabies given later. Read this information about a vaccination schedule.

At around 7 weeks of age, we usually have the puppies evaluated for pet companions, service, therapy, performance, show, and retrieving homes...then at about 9-10 weeks of age they are ready to leave for their new homes.

While there is never a perfect guarantee of health when breeding, we try our best to utilize the current testing available to reduce the risk of producing heath issues. Therefore we strive to offer you puppies whose parents have passed those screening tests. 

Since 2017 we have started to use the new diversity test by UC Davis Laboratory to give us a better understanding of our dog's genetic makeup. This will help us make better informed breeding choices thus resulting in healthier dogs.


We are looking for "forever homes" for our puppies. If you would like to be considered when inquiring about our puppies, please tell us a little about yourself and the kind of home you can offer a poodle companion by filling out our puppy questionnaire. This information helps us match puppies to new families.
We do not ship our puppies alone unless one of his/her new family members is traveling with them. The closest large airport is two hours away. We can arrange to meet you at the airport. 

We require two references from you, one from the veterinarian and from a groomer you will be seeing with your puppy.   This applies to EVERYONE who wants to purchase a puppy from us whether you have owned Standards in the past
or not as this provides us with information about you from someone who knows you and your pets and will assure us that our puppies will be well taken care of once they are in their new homes. 


A $500.00 deposit holds a puppy once the litter arrives and has visited our vet but before they are ready to go to their new homes and is NON-REFUNDABLE.  It can be moved to another litter if we don't have the right puppy for you.
Please be sure you are ready for a puppy!   Payments can be made before your puppy is ready to leave.

Our puppies are reasonably priced at $2000.00-2400.00 for our "pet companions" with limited AKC registration. Price depends on what titles the parents have earned, use of stud fees and if we have to do an artificial breeding or have complications like a c-section. If you have looked around you will find that our prices are well within what poodles with this much work and care are being offered for. We do NOT reduce our price  whether they are 10 weeks or 10 months.  When we place an older puppy,  it usually saves the new owner money as the puppy has completed all of their series of puppy vaccinations and possibly the Rabies shot. Puppies placed with full registration as a show/breeding prospect are priced according to parents pedigrees. Any puppy that is placed with full registration is sold on a co-ownership.

We don't accept checks but will accept money orders, cash or PAYPAL. Money orders need to be addressed to one of us personally.....NOT RIVERS EDGE! Ask for details before sending money order or using PayPal!!

Payments can be made while the puppy is in our care but must be paid in full before your puppy goes home with you.

Price reflects health testing/titles and stud fees for particular litter of pet companion puppies with limited registration
. You are buying a puppy from parents who are health tested and have earned titles in some event proving their stability and intelligence.
The majority of our puppies are sold with limited registration which means he/she can not be shown in the conformation ring but can compete  in Obedience, Agility, and Hunt events.  We highly encourage you to involve your poodle in one of these sports as it can be very rewarding not to mention lots of fun for the dog and the whole family. It also means that if you go ahead and breed this dog, AKC will not register the puppies from that litter. We strongly recommend spaying or neutering your puppy at the appropriate age of at least 12 months of age). Some food for thought on early neutering/spaying.

Go to this page for information about grooming, books on grooming and sources to buy grooming supplies for grooming your own poodle.

References from us are available upon request.
If you are ready for a Rivers Edge Standard Poodle puppy
please contact us by filling out our
puppy questionnaire.

To view our Condition of Sale/Health Guarantee click HERE

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