Cream Standard Poodle Puppy

May 5, 2022

The poodle is the first decorative dog breed to gain worldwide popularity. This success is due to the magnificent combination of an original appearance, cheerful character, and quick wit. Of the numerous colors, it is worth noting cream poodles, which are surprisingly not very popular with breeders and the jury of exhibitions.

What Will I Learn?
What Does A Cream Poodle Look Like?
The Grand History Of Cream Poodles
Different Sizes Of Cream Poodles
Tips For Choosing A Cream Poodle Puppy
Frequently Asked Questions
Is The Cream А Real Color?
Can Cream Poodles Be Bred?
What Colors Are Not Recommended To Breed With Cream Poodles?
Are The Cream Poodles Popular In The Show Ring And With The Public?
Final Thoughts
What Does A Cream Poodle Look Like?
Like all poodles, cream poodles are harmoniously built dogs. The head is graceful, with a well-developed occipital protuberance, but a slightly noticeable transition from the forehead to the muzzle. The brow ridges are well developed and covered with long hair. They have scissor bite and dry lips. The ears are long (the end of the ear should reach the corner of the lips), drooping, and rounded. The neck is strong, of medium length, but set high. The withers are moderately pronounced. The chest reaches the elbows in-depth; its width is 2/3 of the depth. The length of the body slightly exceeds the height at the withers. The back is short, straight, and strong. The croup of cream poodles is rounded, but not sloping, at the same level as the withers. The stomach is tucked up but without undermining. The legs are straight, and the thighs are muscular. Legs are small and short oval. The tail is long and set high. Moreover, both uncropped and 1/3 docked tails are allowed.

The cream poodle has a wide shade of this color, from a very dark cream, nearly apricot in color, to almost white.

Since the cream is a faded color, puppies of this color will be lighter from birth to 2 years of age. It is worth noting that only a few poodles keep a cream shade up to the ears and across the back and shoulders. Cream poodles should also have black points. Basically, cream poodle puppies are born with a lighter pigment that darkens towards the back over the week. However, some take up to 8 weeks to turn black. Like all lighter colored dogs, cream poodles are more prone to sunburn and sensitive to light. The eyes of cream poodles are deep and soft brown, but the darkest eye color is preferred. The eyelids, nose, lips, and nails are very dark brown or black. However, cream poodles can develop a so-called “winter nose” in winter due to loss of pigment. Not to be confused with a brown nose, it is not the same.

Creamy poodles have minor drawbacks that shouldn’t bother breeders or owners. Some of them are white nails and liver noses and eye rims. Lemon or light brown ears and lemon or light brown stripes on the back are also considered minor faults. However, dogs with these faults are not allowed to participate in shows. Moreover, such dogs may have light brown eyes, almost yellow in tone. Since light eyes are difficult to overcome, especially in light-colored dogs, breeders should think carefully before breeding such a dog.

As noted, cream poodles can fade to almost pure white, but they still can have brown eyes instead of black ones and brown rather than black noses. It is essential to understand the difference between real white and faded cream poodles. A true white poodle has no lemon or light brown in its coat. Also, a pure white poodle has no “stripes” on the coat, while faded creams do.

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The Grand History Of Cream Poodles
Like many other lapdogs, poodles come from quite working and field breeds. Their veins flow the blood of Portuguese and French water dogs, light greyhounds, barbets, and Maltese lapdogs. From the latter, the poodles inherited the quality of the coat, long, soft, and pleasant to the touch, from the greyhounds – an elegant figure and choleric temperament, from water dogs and barbets – curly hair and fearlessness of water.

Crossbreeds between these breeds were discovered in Central Europe as early as the 12th century. Still, finally, as an independent breed, poodles were formed by the 15th century. At this time, they were used for corralling small fowls and bringing the killed birds to their owner.

Many other dogs could envy the performance of poodles. They are hardy but unpretentious, venturous, but not aggressive, quick-witted, but at the same time affectionate and obedient. The only “downside” to poodles was their coat.

Reaching a length of 10 cm, it can quickly get dirty and wet so that the poodle can look like a completely ignoble dirty dog. In order to somehow correct this defect, the dogs were sheared. To facilitate movement, hair was removed on the legs and back but left on the chest to avoid hypothermia. This was the prototype of the famous “lion” haircut.

In this state, the poodles fell into the pack of European aristocrats, and here they attracted the ladies’ attention. Noble girls by rank were supposed to participate in the hunt occasionally. Still, women were hardly interested in discussing the “technical” aspects of this male occupation. They did not gossip about the driven victim’s habits at the halt, but about the cute dogs that accompanied them.

Feminine nature demanded beauty, and ladies began to pay more attention to pet hair. In palaces, poodles are no longer cut for practical purposes but to demonstrate their hairdressing art. Well-groomed poodles looked so gorgeous that their hunting ability faded into the background. By the 19th century, the status of the decorative was finally fixed for the breed. In this role, it went beyond the borders of France, England, and Germany – the main centers of breeding – and enriched itself with new miniature types.

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