I am totally delighted to introduce ‘Merlot’ our new merle Poodle! After years of waiting for the right puppy, hopefully he will feature in our breeding programme in the future. I have been looking to import an American merle Poodle for at least three of four years but the practicalities of doing so, coupled with the fact I always had my reservations about importing a dog that I’d never actually seen! Just when I thought all roads were leading no where, I was fortunate to stumble across a breeder in the UK (the first person to import a merle Poodle into the country) who agreed to work with me and sell me a quality merle puppy. Huge thanks to this person!
Merlot is a combination of some unique and utterly amazing lines! His mother is mostly American breeding and his father is actually from the same kennel that bred my own Toy Poodle stud, Woody. Having a merle which is half of a bloodline that I already know and trust is more than amazing!
As far as I am aware, Merlot is the first blue merle Poodle in Scotland. He’s also one of very few in the whole of the UK. He is also PRA Clear and comes from generations of health tested stock.
Merlot is also quite unique in the sense that his father is a Toy Poodle and his mother is a Miniature. In theory, he should be slightly larger than a Toy but not as large as a Mini, which means he will hopefully be ideal to breed with both my Cavalier King Charles & Cocker Spaniel girls in order to produce some truly stunning merle F1 Cockapoos & Cavapoos.
For now we will watch him grow and all being well, this time next year we will have some F1 Cockapoos and Cavapoos in merle!