I will soon be looking for a snow white female. I have heard the eye staining is genetic. Does anyone have info about this. I don't want a cream either. I have seen several snow white adults that don't have the staining.
Can't say specifically for Poodles, but with Maltese TS can be genetic, related to diet, water source or teething. Some dogs require surgery to fix blocked or deformed tear ducts, so I would think those cases are genetic. Other times changing diet or giving filtered water solves the problem.
Mandy had really weapy eyes when teething then it stopped. I was using bottled water at that time though as Casey had the runs forever and we tried a few things since we on well water.
She also got a bladder infection and they got icky as well but now at almost 2 never a problem
I get the odd hard thing to pick out but never staining
Not all eye staining is genetic, it can be from teething, excess tearing, yeast infection, the pooling space at the corner of the eye is too small to collect a lake of tears. Another theory is that a low grade infection of the throat works its way up into the lacrimal duct and causes scarring. My Mom got a beautiful dry eyed girl from Murray Poodles; http://www.murraypoodles.com/index.html, you can see this snow white girl on our web page;http://www.patriotpoodles.com/PhotoAlbum.html about half way down. Cotton Candy is 2 years and has never had an eye problem. The other breeder I know with beautiful whites is Justin; http://wildwoodpoodle.com/index.html