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Health Schedule

Our puppies are subject to the following health protocol

  • Week 01 - Initial Medical Evaluation, Daily Weight Checks, Tails Docked, Dewclaws Removed

  • Week 02 -Nemex Dewormer, Daily Weight Check.

  • Week 03 - Introduction to puppy mush and Soft Foods, Weekly Weight Check, Supplements if needed.

  • Week 04 - Nemex DeWormer, Continue with Soft Foods.

  • Week 05 - Introduction to semi-moist and dry Food (Purina Pro Plan), NeoPar Vaccination.

  • Week 06 -Fully Weaned, Safeguard Dewormer.

  • Week 07 - Full Dry Food, Vaccinations (Bordatella, Nobivac Canine 1-DAPPv*), microchipped. 

  • Week 08 - Safeguard Dewormer, External Parasite, Start Flea/Tick Med.

  • Week 09 - 2nd DHPP Vaccination Booster

  • Week 12 - 3rd DHPP Vaccination Booster, Rabies Vaccination if required by state

  • Week 16 - Rabies vaccine (Florida)

*Dr. Jean Dodd's Vaccination Protocol


Prospective puppy owners sometimes ask us to follow the vaccination recommendations of Dr. Jean Dodd on their new puppy. Dr. Dodd is a veterinary advocate of a minimum vaccine protocol and recommends that only Distemper and Parvo vaccinations be given to puppies.  Depending on disease prevalence in any given area, most other vaccinations are medically unnecessary, as are yearly boosters. You can read more about Dr. Dodd's minimum vaccine protocol here.

We love Dr. Dodd's recommendations and agree that our dogs are over-vaccinated, however Florida statute 828.29 requires canine vaccines include Distemper, Parvo, Lepto, Parainfluenza, Hepatitis, and Bordatella before a puppy can be issued a health certificate in the state of Florida. Your state may have different requirements but we will generally follow state requirements except for lepto - we do not give lepto to our puppies before they go home.

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Forest City Standards is not a high-volume kennel. Our standard poodles are family; they travel with us, play with us, and sleep in our beds. We occasionally have AKC standard poodle puppies available to outstanding homes. Check out our Puppy Protocol to learn how we raise our puppies to be healthy, well-adjusted companions!


We follow a week-by-week program with our puppies that includes ENS, startle reflex and recovery, crate training, frustration tolerance, potty training, leash training and more. Puppies are raised in our home so they are acclimated to the typical sounds and activity of a normal household. We use a puppy-cam as long as practical so viewers can enjoy the antics of those busy first weeks.

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