Older pups are not easier than young pups...they are actually "puppies frozen in time" and require as much work as a baby puppy, if not more. They need supervision, guidance, nurturing and training.They need a large, fenced in yard, not electronic, nor invisible. They need someone at home and available to help them adjust to a strange new world. They are very homesick for a month or two. The world, as they know, it suddenly disappears on them.They are initially wary of men and prefer the company of women because they have been cared for by women all their young lives. They suffer from separation anxiety if left home all alone and can quickly develop the destructive behaviors that go with separation anxiety. The are definitely "special needs" poodles and are more like rescue dogs in that they need a lot of love, a lot of patience and a lot of your time. In return, they will adore you, you will become the center of their universe and they will want to be by your side 24/7. They will become the best friend you have ever had.
But, if you do not have the time to give and if you do not want a velcro poodle at your side... the older, leftover pup is not the one for you.
We have 2 big black boys, and 2 smaller boys, all standards. age group.. blacks and blues. A couple are big full standards and three are small standards. All are good boys! Email me for more information on these teenagers.
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