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Welcome to Hessler's Poodles
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Thank you visiting our website and enjoy reading a little about us.
We are a Hobby Breeder only and located in the Mountains of Eastern Tennessee. We have one or two litters per year. The sires and dams are genetic health tested through Paw Prints as well as PennHip on hips/elbows. I prefer PennHip over OFA due to testing that I believe to be more accurate and can be done as early as 5 months old compared to OFA which cannot be done before age two. We prefer knowing at around 1 year of age if there are going to be any hip/elbow issues and not use them for breeding. Results are available upon request only.
We are not a Kennel, our poodles are a part of our family and live in our home. The parents have low COI's which mean they are not related. Our puppies raised in our home, litter box trained, crate trained and fully socialized before being adopted.
If your looking for a companion, you have come to right place. We take pride in what we do and love what we do........"completing families". We have successfully placed over 100 puppies through the years and stand BEHIND each one! WE desire to stay in touch with each and every one of them! We have a private Hessler's Poodle Owners FB page dedicated to doing that. But if your not interested or on FB, we can stay in touch be email or phone. As we stated, we stand behind you and that puppy and are hear to answer any concerns or questions no matter how old your puppy/poodle are. I prefer this over taking your questions to Social Media.
We breed for health, temperament and conformation and puppies are temperament tested at 7 weeks. Temperament test is very important for owners looking for family companion, service or therapy work. Through the years, we have successfully placed the right puppy to fit each families needs. We currently have 3 working as service/therapy companions.
As a breeder, I WILL always do MY best to resolve issues with any puppy/poodle I have placed. We do our very best to place our puppies in loving homes, but some have gotten through the cracks despite doing my research and checking references. Breeders are NOT perfect and we do make mistakes trusting our puppies with people who are not who they say they are. Of course when this happens, sometimes rumors start and then it's their word against ours. This is WHY I do not approve of SOCIAL media groups bashing someone when they don't know the whole story. Just remember, there's always two sides of the story. My contract that is signed is VERY CLEAR about coming to me privately about any issues or problems. Through the years, we have unfortunately had to reprocess one from a breeder due to her undisclosed doodling, rescue one from a family who was neglecting the puppy, and two were returned due to family issues. We have also replaced two puppies to owners due to unforeseen issues not listed in my contract because as a breeder, wefelt it was the right thing to do.
We are proud to say we have NOT had to replace a puppy/poodle due to hip/elbow issues. We are however happy to replace a puppy/poodle if genetic health issues arise. (See our sample contract)
Our Puppies are placed as pet companions only I occasionally make exceptions for AKC or UKC Events. Breeders cannot and we cannot guarantee a puppy/poodle will be show/breeding quality.
I DO NOT PLACE my PUPPIES with DOODLERS or Merle Breeders!! (A merle poodle is a poodle bred to another breed that is a carrier of the merle gene. (such as Australian Shepherd)
I hold limited registration until your puppy has been spayed or neutered-NO EXCEPTIONS.
Please fill out the Puppy Application before you continue!
You MUST be approved before your puppy is reserved! I would prefer If you are within driving distance to pick up or will consider delivery or meeting halfway. (See Fees below), I charge a very reasonable traveling fee for delivery of pup. It covers my gas, time and hotel if trip is 6 hours or more one way.
Pick UP is prefered but if unable to come to my home or meet halfway, you can fly in and fly back with your puppy. I will meet you at the closest airport.
Delivery Fees for full delivery or meeting halfway (Covers, gas, food, hotel and car maintenance)
One way 10-12 hours - 600.00
" 8-10 hours - 500.00
" 6-8 hours - 400.00
" 4-6 hours - 300.00
" 2-4 hours - 175.00
" 1-2 hours - 100.00
" 1 or Less - FREE
Anything over 12 hours will be considered but at a higher fee.
Puppy Application must be completed and approved before puppies are placed in homes!
All puppy inquiries MUST fill out application! NO exceptions! Even if I know you personally, I must have the application for my files.
Then I will do extensive research to make sure you are not a Doodler or Merle breeder or one who had bought from these breeders or has or had any dealings with these breeders!
My Poodles are GUARANTEED NO MERLE or DOODLES! They are 100% Poodle!
P.S Don't waste my time and your time if you are a BYB breeder or a breeder of doodles or merles or associated with them!
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