Well, the search is on for my future SD. I emailed a standard poodle breeder in Arizona explaining my situation and asking about prices. They come highly recommended by someone who really knows her stuff. My question is, what should I set as an approximate limit for a dog? Their dogs are all health tested (I wouldn't get one from a breeder that doesn't health test, given what I want the dog for), and they show in both conformation and hunting trials. They are really gorgeous dogs. They breed primarily for red and silver, however they have more colors. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE a red poodle, though color isn't really important to me. Anyway...I'm not familiar with prices in poodles, really, so I was just curious about what I could expect to pay. They haven't replied yet.