Puppy Selection Process

This is an ever evolving process, as we have to adapt and do what works best for everyone at the time. Please check back regularly to see updates and changes in the way we conduct the puppy selection process.

We’ve made a few changes to the way we do things to simplify the selection process and better serve our future puppy parents. These are the changes to our breeding program:



  • Deposits can be discussed after your application has been received and approved and after we have met or spoken on the phone. Deposits can be paid with cash, check, or PayPal. Final payment is due at the time you pickup your puppy. If using PayPal, the buyer is responsible for the PayPal fee and must include the 3% processing fee with the deposit or payment.

  • Your deposit goes toward the total cost of your puppy and is used to reserve your puppy until he or she is ready to go home. If we are unable to provide a puppy for you due to unforeseen circumstances (ie. not enough puppies or chosen gender), a full refund of the deposit will be given. All other deposits are nonrefundable.

Waiting List

  • A puppy application must be filled out, you must be approved, and a deposit must be placed before you can be added to our waiting list.

  • You must be specific as to what gender and color you'd like and what dam and sire you're wanting a puppy from.

  • The puppies will be matched with their people in the order the people were added to the list.

  • If you do not want a puppy from the current litter or dam, your deposit may be rolled over to the next available litter, but will be done so at the discretion of RJ Standard Poodles.

  • If you decide not to choose a puppy when one becomes available, your deposit will be forfeited. 

Puppy Selection

  • After the litter is born, we go through the applications and deposits in the order they were received and match the puppies with the buyers' preference of gender and color.

  • Puppies can not be visited until they are at least 4 weeks old. Please understand that they are susceptible to disease when they are young and keeping visitors from coming and going helps protect them and the rest of our pack. Our poodles' health is our foremost concern.

  • After your deposit is placed and a puppy has been matched to your needs, you may schedule a date and time to pick them up. Your puppy can not go home before it is 8 weeks old. 

Puppy Updates

We try to accommodate puppy families and visitors, but sometimes it's difficult to take pictures on a regular basis. We try to send pictures when we have the time. 


Edgewood, WA

Rebecca James