The seventh most popular purebred dog breed in America, the Poodle is an intelligent, loyal, and loving breed. Known for their curly coats and lively personalities, Poodles make perfect pets for almost any family.
Poodles are available in three sizes, including Standard, Miniature, and Toy. Moreover, this beautiful breed is available in a wide range of show-stopping colors.
From black and blue to silver and sable, here are the 11 different types of Poodle coat colors.
What Colors Do Poodles Come In?
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The 11 Different Types of Poodle Colors are:
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The most widely available standard Poodle color, black Poodles have dark, black coats with no other markings. Darker fur tones are genetically dominant. This means that if you bred a black poodle with a light-colored one, that puppies will most likely turn out black. Black and other dark-colored Poodles are more susceptible to certain health conditions, such as squamous cell carcinoma of the digit (SCDD), than light-colored dogs.
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As with black Poodles, brown Poodles are a popular color choice for this breed. Brown-colored poodles have rich, chocolate coats with liver points and dark amber-hued eyes. Brown fur is caused by the bb gene, while the BB gene results in black Poodles.
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When most people picture a Poodle, a fluffy white dog with a pom-pom tail comes to mind. White Poodles are extremely popular among breed fanatics. White Poodles aren’t the same as albino dogs because they have black skin whereas albino Poodles have pink skin. Despite the fact that white Poodles are recessive, breeders have gone the extra mile to keep genetic abnormalities out of the pool to ensure pure-white puppies.
Blue Poodles come from silver, white, black, or silver-beige parents. Blue Poodles aren’t exactly a true-blue color. Rather, they’re a deep shade of bluish silver. Some blue-colored Poodles will develop a brown tint as they mature.
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The striking silver Poodle is one of the most desirable breed colors. It takes two recessive genes to produce a silver Poodle, making this color hard to come by. Silver-colored Poodles are born black and their coats fade to a light sterling grey as they age.