I am thinking of getting an apricot poodle from Barclay or a silver one from someone else. Does anyone have a Barclay poodle and/or been satisfied with them in the past or know of them? I think apricot is a very beautiful color but I am also wondering if it will fade to cream in the future. Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.
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I was in touch with Barbara Burdick of Barclay's when I was looking for a mini. She is a very well-regarded breeder and I enjoyed dealing with her. She was expecting a litter when I contacted her, in the mean time I went to look at a silver pup from Cabryn, and you know the happy ending of that story! I don't know about the fading of the apricot poodle's coat, but I know Barclay's reputation shines. Good luck with whomever you chose as your breeder, I envy you getting another mini pup!
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When I was looking for a toy I contacted her on the recommendation of several people on this forum. She referred me to Swizzle's breeder (he will be a plat. gray when he clears). She was very helpful even though she knew she was not going to sell me a puppy. When I asked around dog shows she also had a good name. Dogs shows are a great place to find out about breeders. They can be very catty about someone who is not well regarded. The poodle community is very small and if the breeder is good chances are you can find out a lot of info. at the shows. I would try to see the parents to see if the color will fade. Good luck finding your puppy!
I'm not familiar with Barclay Poodles, but I rescued an apricot poodle (Brandy was fourteen years and eight months at the time), and he didn't appear to have faded at all. He was a nice shade of orange. Check out the Cream, Sable & Apricot Poodle thread in the Photo forum. There are some apricot poodles in there, including Brandy.