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Do your Poodles coats have a sheen to them or not? I have seen photos on here with some very silky smooth coats and others with just a flat-type color. Is there a difference luster between the puppy and adult coat?
 

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I think beacuse Poodle have hair that it doesnt necessarily shine...maybe the black dogs could shine more but i know Mister doesnt and he is a cream/ white. He is fluffy but not shiny and he gets salmon oil and all that good stuff.
 

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Mia has a very shiny black coat. She inherited her sire's coat from what the breeder has said. He is used in grooming competitions and has a very tight, thick harsh coat. My Harry's coat isn't all that shiny but he's an adult so that might be why.
 

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I see it a lot in blacks and "some" reds too! I find the reds with the silky type hair tend to be shiny as well as the really curly blacks.

None of the apricots/creams/whites I groom are "shiny". Interesting observation - I've never thought about it until now. Now, every time I see a poodle, I'll have to make a mental note!
 

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I see it a lot in blacks and "some" reds too! I find the reds with the silky type hair tend to be shiny as well as the really curly blacks.

None of the apricots/creams/whites I groom are "shiny". Interesting observation - I've never thought about it until now. Now, every time I see a poodle, I'll have to make a mental note!
Taffy, who is apricot, has a VERY shimmery yellow/gold coat. We blow her hair around in the sunshine or under the light during grooming just to watch the waves of shimmer move. I absolutely love how she shines! Her coat is loser and softer than Billy's. Billy has a tight, curly, coarse coat that has some shine to it but I do not know if that is because of the products used on his coat for show or if it is naturally that way.
 

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I see it a lot in blacks and "some" reds too! I find the reds with the silky type hair tend to be shiny as well as the really curly blacks.

None of the apricots/creams/whites I groom are "shiny". Interesting observation - I've never thought about it until now. Now, every time I see a poodle, I'll have to make a mental note!
Ditto! Nearly all the blacks I groom have shine, but all the other colors are pretty matte looking. I only have a few red poodles, and none of them shine. They don't have particularly healthy coats though.
I do have one shiny white poodle. He's a tiny toy with pink points; the coat is quite floppy, but it has a silky sheen to it.

It seems to me that blacks, blues, and reds, and dark apricots tend to have crisp, easy-care coats. The creams nearly always have soft or cottony coats, and the grays, whites, and browns are pretty evenly split. That's just in my area though.
 
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