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Can someone tell me about this colour of spoo? There is a breeder near us with puppies available and I've never seen a poodle that colour before. My understanding is that while they are purebred and AKC or CKC registered, they are not show dogs. Does anyone have one?
 

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Parti are technically white dogs with patches of color. They are not recognized in the show ring, although I think there are special parti shows you can go to. I think color is really a personal preference, I'm not a big fan of parti-color poodles.
 

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The AKC Poodle Standard calls for solid coat colors only. Any mix of colors: Phantom (like a Doberman), Parti (color and white), Sable, Brindle etc as well as any white markings on a Poodle are considered disqualifying faults in AKC. A separate registry called the UKC has now begun allowing Partis and mixed color Poodles to compete in their shows.

Color is just color. However, historically, good and knowledgeable Poodle breeders have not purposely bred for Partis or other disqualifying colors. The folks who have bred for these colors tended to be high volume breeders or puppy mills. Overall, the quality in Partis is not as good as that of the solid color poodles.

Have you searched this forum to understand better the questions you should ask when looking at a breeder? Do you know what testing should be run on breeding dogs?
 

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Have you searched this forum to understand better the questions you should ask when looking at a breeder? Do you know what testing should be run on breeding dogs?
If you could point me in the right direction to look, it would be much appreciated. I've done some browsing on the board, but hadn't found any posts with that information yet!

Thanks for the all the info, folks. I am such a newbie in the poodle lingo/world!
 

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Parti Poodles are the original color of all Poodles I have read. They are the originals and were weeded out because someone decided that they liked solid colored Poodles better at some point-pure bologna.
They are beautiful and the same as the solid colored Poodles as should be afforded the same benefits.
 

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We are breeding for solids and proper conformation but I do like a well bred, well marked parti poodle. But, I have seen some parties that look just awful simply because their markings were not complimentary to their form.
 

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But, I have seen some parties that look just awful simply because their markings were not complimentary to their form.
I see awful partis and its not just he color the conformation is off. Most of the parti breeders are not breeding to akc standard and are selling just for money or breeding just for color. This is the same problem why you don't see reds in akc most red breeders are not breeding akc standard dogs.

I think Karen Siscos dogs look really nice. I can always tell when a parti poodle is from her bloodline they look 100% better than what some other breeders are breeding.
 

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I think the only partis I adore are one with solid splashes of color, I'm not really into the dalmation spotting look. I'll go completely gaga over a silver and white parti with a solid head though.
 

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I think the only partis I adore are one with solid splashes of color, I'm not really into the dalmation spotting look. I'll go completely gaga over a silver and white parti with a solid head though.
I agree that freckling is kind of gross looking.

My sister found a parti puppy that has unusual markings I wil post in a few mins.
 

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I don't go for the freckling either. It just looks wrong! I also like them with a solid colored head and nice solid color patches.
 

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I think there seems to me more bad then good which is what turns people off. I am not a fan of Parti either until met a nice looking one, all silver head and then white.....

http://siscospoodles.com/ I looked at hers, nice, she has a variety.
 

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Parti Poodles are the original color of all Poodles I have read. They are the originals and were weeded out because someone decided that they liked solid colored Poodles better at some point-pure bologna.
They are beautiful and the same as the solid colored Poodles as should be afforded the same benefits.
It is absolutely NOT true that all poodles were originally Parti colored. There are a number of historical pictures of Parti colored Poodles, but there are just as many or more pictures of solid color Poodles.

Also, you have to be very careful about calling proto-poodles Poodles. There are a number of dogs today that clearly share a heritage with the Poodle who are not Poodles: Spanish Water Dog, Portugese Water Dog, Lagotto Romagnolo etc. Finally, a number of pictures purporting to show Poodles are most likely images of spaniels or other curly coated water dogs (see the link you posted. That dog with the long tail is NOT a Poodle).

Here is link to an excellent historical reference work from 1891 that talks about the Russian, German and French Poodle types:
http://www.poodlehistory.org/R1FURN.HTM

Please note too that the very first Poodle Standard from England (1886) called for Solid Colors only:
http://www.poodlehistory.org/PBSTD1.HTM
 
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