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Do you like the partis with or without the ticking Purple Poodle? I thought I read in some clubs it is a fault, but I LOVE it!

Dolly is covered in spots, but her sister and mother are not. Also I was told one time that white toe nails are preferred over dark nails in parti-poodles, not sure if that is show or breeding preferences, either...ever heard of that one?

Which club says that 50/50 white/other color is preferred or maybe its at least 50% of the dog having some other color besides white. I have seen TONS of people calling their abstract pups parti-color...even a puppy with a spot of white on its chest a parti...

Brit...don't worry, he is indeed what most would consider a tuxedo...but normally you have to breed a parti to a parti to get a parti-colored puppy.

Some call abstracts mis-marks, but that is considered an "ugly" term so words like abstract and tuxedo took over.
Overabundance of ticking is not preferred but its kind of hard to stay away from. Personaly I like the dogs with out ticking, or very little ticking. Some dogs look almost roan they have so much. The term Tuxedo is thrown around a lot and a true Tux is like the pattern Boston Terriers come in. This Poodle is a Tux. As is this one. My Tuesday was sold as a Tuxedo but she is not, she has much to much white.

This is what the UKC says about Color:


Coat patterns in Multi-Colored Standard Poodles include the following colors: Apricot, black, blue, cream, gray, silver, white, red, silver beige and all shades of brown, including café-au-lait. Dogs whose coats include the brown shades may have dark amber eyes; liver noses, eye rims and lips; and dark nails. Dogs with apricot coat color may have this combination of eye, pigment and nail color as well but it is not desirable. All others must have very dark eyes; black noses, eye rims and lips; and black or self-colored nails. These colors must appear in one of the following patterns:

● Parti-colored: At least fifty percent white, with spots or patches of any other acceptable solid color. The head can be of a solid color but white muzzle, blaze, or white muzzle/blaze combination (preferably symmetrical) is equally acceptable. Full or partial saddles are acceptable, as long as they do not exceed the color proportion, but are not preferred. Ticking in the white of the coat is acceptable but not preferred.

● Phantom: Solid base color with sharply defined markings of a second color appearing above each eye, on the sides of the muzzle, on the throat and forechest, or in a chin and forechest bowtie pattern as well as on all four legs and feet, and below the tail. A phantom without clearly defined face markings or one that presents with its whole face colored in the second color is acceptable, as long as it maintains all the other specified body markings. Any combination of acceptable colors is allowed.

● Abstract: Less than fifty percent white, with the remaining percent any other acceptable solid color.

Sable: A coat represented by black-tipped hairs on a background of any solid color, with no particular pattern/location designated for such hairs.

Multi-patterned: A dog that clearly exhibits more than one of the acceptable color patterns, such as; a Parti with full or incomplete phantom markings (facial markings with or without presentation of the diamond under the tail), or a Phantom with additional abstract markings, etc.
Disqualification: Any color or color pattern other than described above; albinism.
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