What is the San Diego Poodle Club?
The San Diego Poodle Club was founded on several key ideas all to support and educate others about this wonderful companion. The club's mission statement is:
To further the interest of pure-bred poodles through selective breeding, training, and exhibiting and to do the all possible to bring their natural qualities and abilities to perfection.
To urge all members and breeders to accept the standard of the breed as drawn up by the parent club, The Poodle club Of America, Inc., as the only standard of excellence by which poodles shall be judged. To provide an on-going educational program for the benefit of the general public as well as for the membership of the club.
To encourage active participation and sportsman-like competition at dog shows, matches, and obedience trials, as well as in all other phases of the sport. To conduct sanctioned and licensed specialty shows, marches, and obedience trials under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club.
Membership in the San Diego Poodle Club
San Diego Poodle Club Meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of every month. See the "Upcoming Events" page for details and locations. There is no meeting in April due to the Poodle Club of America National Specialty in St. Louis, MO, and no meeting in November. You are welcome to visit one of our meetings.
Membership is open to persons who:
Are eighteen years of age or older,
In good standing with the American Kennel Club,
Agree to abide by the rules of the American Kennel Club
Subscribe to the purposes of this Club and By-Laws of the Club
Accept, sign and abide by the Code of Ethics of this Club,
Have two sponsors not related to each other or the applicant
Have attended two meetings in the previous twelve months
Pay the application fee and yearly dues.
A Code of Ethics which is similar but stricter than that of the Poodle Club of America, must be accepted, signed and abided by.