White, Cream & Champagne Poodles
Left: true white puppy w. black pigmentation
White seems like an easy color to identify - but there are a variety of shades from ice white or snow white to off-white color shades to chose from, never mind soft golden glows [champagne] or eggshell or taupe shades [cream]. Confusing, huh? And you thought white was simple, LOL!
and cream puppies may often get lighter as they mature and may turn out
to be whites, but are noticeable "not white" when they are pups.
They can range from a cool eggshell white, to a soft buttery yellow tone
to a darker taupe shade.
In reverse - the opposite can happen too - you are buying a white pup, and find it gets darker as it matures. I have seen puppies born white turning to soft apricot by maturity. If you must have a true white pup that remains so, ask for the color of the parents. Many white to white breedings with black pigmentation will hold their colors into adulthood.
In most white puppies the nose + pads are black, although you can find white poodles with pink or chocolate noses and pads. Many younger white pups have champagne or cream shadings over the body, which most will grow out by the time they have their first full body clip.
In most white puppies the nose + pads are black, although you can find white poodles with pink or chocolate noses and pads.
If you are looking to show your poodle in
conformation classes, you should purchase a pup with black pigmentation,
as the chocolate pigmentation is not desireable in the show circuit, and you may get penalized for it.
I - on the other hand - think they are gorgeous. Look at this handsome Guinnee son with his clean, tear stain free face and his beautiful clear hazel eyes. I think when you look at his facial expression - it so clearly reflects the personality. He is very open, trusting and a very mellow little fellow. He has the honest, open look that matches his personality, that I like to achieve in my breeding program.
Cream Shading, Ears or Markings
Younger white pups may have champagne or cream shadings over the body, ears or legs which most will grow out by the time they have their first full body clip and the adult coat is coming in.
A white poodle that is not a true white poodle, often grows cream or light apricot guard hairs over the shoulder and spine area, and in case of injuries - the hair often does not grow back white but a cream or darker apricot shade.
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About Our White Poodles
As we have a lot of
chocolate running in our bloodlines, we often get white, champagne and
cream pups with choco noses.
If you like this look, visit the Available Puppy Pages to see what we currently have to choose from or email me and inquire about upcoming & planned puppies.
Photo: Another one of our white girls w. chocolate pigmentation, doing the "underfoot thingy" with the adoring eyes, LOL. She also had cream ears and light cream shading that she should outgrow as she matures. Unfortunately I lost contact with the new owner, if you happen to recognize this photo while browsing online, I would love an update on how this girl turned out.
Enjoy these Photos of some of our
Current & Previous Poodles...
Current & Previous Poodles...
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