Originally Posted by PoodlesRforever
As you may know I have an apricot Minature poodle that faded comepletely to white within a year of age.
In the future I am considering a standard female poodle. In the color of Apricot or Chocolate. (My Toy Chocolate never faded at all)
I want to know how to about finding a good breeder for a Standard Poodle and one that has good quality dogs, health tested and guarenteed and all that fun stuff. But I want to find one where the dog doesn't completely change color. (I'm thinking my dog was the result of a white and apricot bred together, obviously a back yard breeder, she didn't health test or anything, he has been sickly lots of genetic problems)
Anyways how to go about finding a good breeder and so forth.
I just saw the pictures of you dog and I would not call him an apricot either. I agree what with Cbrand said. You dog looks like a dark cream that faded.
Sadly there are no Guarantees when it comes to things such as not fading. Some breeders say their dogs do not fade due to a color test. But that is not a fading gene just a dilute gene. You would have to ask the breeders about their breeding progam and do pedigree research.
I know a few breeders with apricots but I am not sure if they hold their colors.