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Safari Standard Poodles

Cynthia Huff & Joel Haefner
2294 E. 2250 N. Rd.  Carlock, IL 61725-9038
Voice: 309/376-2102  

At Safari we have spent over 45 years raising healthy, loving, beautiful Standard Poodles. Our puppies are introduced to crates and leads, are groomed and handled frequently, play in the grass, and are the result of extensive experience, research, genetic testing, and love and commitment. Currently we have no puppies available, but we do plan a litter later in 2018. Please call, email or write to find out more. 

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Over the years, we have developed a policy which confirms the buyer’s commitment to buying a puppy. We feel it is in the best interests of puppies to make sure they leave after the first set of shots and are not delayed in bonding with a new family.


1.      The deposit is non-refundable unless we do not have a puppy of the sex and color and from the litter you indicated at the time you made the deposit. This means that if you suddenly change your mind and decide you do not want a dog, and a puppy of your preference is available, you will forfeit your deposit. If we don’t have a puppy of the color, sex, and litter you want, we will promptly refund your deposit.

2.      At the time you make your deposit, you must indicate the color (white, black, or color doesn’t matter) and sex (male, female, or sex doesn’t matter) of the puppy you want. This guarantees that we will be able to place the right puppy in the right home. We make extensive efforts, by talking to buyers and by observing the puppies’ behavior, to match puppy and buyer closely.

3.      A deposit does not guarantee that you will be able to pick a puppy from several puppies. If several pets are available in a given sex and color (say, there are three white boys), we will let buyers who have made deposits pick their puppies in the order their deposits were received. This means that if buyer Jones made a deposit on April 21, and buyer Smith made a deposit on May 2, Jones will be able to pick from the available pet white males. Because we are show breeders, we reserve some puppies as show prospects, and so picking from among a large number of puppies is not possible.

4.      If there is not a puppy of the color and sex from the litter you indicated available, you may ask for your deposit back, change the color, sex or litter desired, or hold the deposit for a planned litter.

5.      We encourage buyers to visit our home before making a deposit. This enables you to meet the poodle relatives and see the environment in which the puppies are whelped and reared.

        6.      You don’t have to make a deposit. If you feel that putting down a deposit is not right for you, you can call back when the puppies are almost ready to leave (at seven or eight weeks) and ask if any are still available. 

7.      A limited health provision and a genetic health provision are included in the purchase contract which will be executed at the time you pick up the puppy.


Below is the text of these health provisions:


Limited health provision. Seller agrees to refund purchase price of puppy upon return to seller if within 72 hours the dog is found to be suffering from communicable illness, attributable to the seller, as determined by a licensed veterinarian and confirmed by lab results. Guarantee will exclude internal and external parasites. Guarantee is limited to the amount of purchase price and does not include incidental expenses or veterinary bills incurred by the buyer. Discovery of the disease within 72 hours of delivery of the puppy by seller to buyer must be documented in writing from the veterinarian, including relevant lab results and testing, and presented to the seller within one week of delivery of the puppy.


Genetic health provision. In addition, if the dog is diagnosed as having hip dysplasia, sebaceous adenitis, von Willebrand’s disease, thyroid disease, or genetic eye disease prior to five years of age, seller shall at buyer's option, replace dog under terms specified above (buyer pays for transportation and any incidental or veterinary expenses incurred, but not a new dog). Written proof of spaying or neutering of afflicted animal is required before replacement animal is provided.  Seller may require OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) confirmation of hip dysplasia, CERF confirmation of eye problems, and authoritative confirmation of sebaceous adenitis and vWD, as well as documentation from any veterinarians and/or lab technicians involved.

Acknowledgement of Deposit


The seller, Cynthia Huff, acknowledges the receipt of a deposit of $                                      to reserve a puppy from a standard poodle litter due                                                                    with sire:                                                       and dam:                                                                              



The buyer,                                                                                         , has indicated a preference for the


color   White

and for the sex





  Color Doesn’t Matter


  Sex Doesn’t Matter



The date of this Acknowledgement is:                                                                                          


The seller stipulates the following conditions governing this deposit:


1.      The deposit is non-refundable unless we do not have a puppy of the sex and color and from the litter buyer indicated at the time buyer made the deposit.

2.      A deposit does not guarantee that buyer will be able to pick a puppy from several puppies.

3.      A separate agreement, signed at the time buyer pays in full and picks up the puppy, includes a 72-hour health guarantee and a 5-year genetic health guarantee and has been provided in this deposit policy.



Seller’s Signature:   


Buyer’s  Signature:  
Printed Name          

City,                                                            State,                                                            Zip                      Phone

A .pdf copy of this deposit form is available here. 

A free download of Adobe Acrobat Reader (needed to open the .pdf file) is available here.