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I used to be captivated by silver. But, I must say that "ice white" is absolutely stunning? :) Also, what's the difference between snow white and ice white?

At any rate, I think I gotta have that ice white. :)
 

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Gack, I think I love them all! I think I'm poodle crazy! But I tend a *bit* towards the browns and reds (and shades thereof) -- I think just because they are less common.

But I know what you mean about the really white-white poodles. They are amazing.
 

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Maybe boring, Maybe I'm partial, but I always lean towards jet black. I love Sam's coat especially in the winter when it doesn't have any fading. A few months ago the groomer had some sort of malfunction (LOL) and shaved him TOTALLY down, it was horrible. But something good came out of it, all of the summer fading was cut off at once, he has grown almost all the way out except his topknot is a still little short, and he is shiny, jet black! Beautiful!
 

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I do agree with you guys, there all are beautiful. I saw a pic of a blue poodle today. He was beautiful and so are the jet blacks. It's amazing the depth of coat colors poodles have.
 

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I used to be captivated by silver. But, I must say that "ice white" is absolutely stunning? :) Also, what's the difference between snow white and ice white?

At any rate, I think I gotta have that ice white. :)

There actually is no such thing as Ice White or Snow white. Thats just people trying to describe the color. Its either white or creme. When you see the show Poodles on TV (dog shows) they are white and jet black like that because they dye or chalk the coat. Usually a black show coat is dyed prior to the show so its jet jet black. In AKC they do tons of things you wouldn't believe. (extentions, dyeing hair, blackening the nose in, etc) UKC doesn't allow the hairspray, chalking, coat shine, etc. However its still done....just not at the show.
 

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I want to know what those show dogs look like in between shows. Do they go around with their hair all bound up? Max looks great for about a day, then back to looking like a ragamuffin. I'm new to poodles so I don't know if it is that he still has the puppy coat, or that I didn't dry him quite right? By the time I brush the 4th leg, the first one looks like it hasn't been done!
 

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I want to know what those show dogs look like in between shows. Do they go around with their hair all bound up? Max looks great for about a day, then back to looking like a ragamuffin. I'm new to poodles so I don't know if it is that he still has the puppy coat, or that I didn't dry him quite right? By the time I brush the 4th leg, the first one looks like it hasn't been done!

This is the between show look. lol I actually think its just adorable but Im a show dog lover. :in-love:
 

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We once died our little white toy poodles red and green for christmas. That was stunning... oops. i mean, people were stunned!
 

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That's why I don't have a white poodle. I would be so tempted to do that. No, I would do that for every holiday/season. My husband would die of embarrassment! I think they look so cute decked out for xmas or the 4th or St. Patty's! LOL!
 

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There actually is no such thing as Ice White or Snow white. Thats just people trying to describe the color. Its either white or creme. When you see the show Poodles on TV (dog shows) they are white and jet black like that because they dye or chalk the coat. Usually a black show coat is dyed prior to the show so its jet jet black. In AKC they do tons of things you wouldn't believe. (extentions, dyeing hair, blackening the nose in, etc) UKC doesn't allow the hairspray, chalking, coat shine, etc. However its still done....just not at the show.
Well your sort of right in that whites are white but depending on their pigment some can look whiter then others. For example:

Darker whites
http://caninity.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/pr04835805.jpg
http://www.blairadamboarding.com/assets/images/Poodle.jpg
http://www.standardpoodles.org/standardpoodlebreeders/grandeur/grandeur.jpg

Medium whites
http://koti.phnet.fi/martinas/pics/esperanza.jpg
http://www.monamipoodles.com/phoebe2.jpg
http://www.shimmerring.com/gloria/gloria-pca.jpg

Light whites
http://www.whisperwindstandardpoodles.com/images/skylar01.jpg
http://www.ridgewoodpoodles.com/Vincent NewnanKC.jpg
http://www.pets4you.com/pages/images/marquis7_2007.jpg
http://mysticalpoodles.com/gallery/43-standards.jpg
 

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Yes, some dogs pigments are different then other's but that doesn't mean they are anyless a white or creme. I was refering to the actual coat color not skin pigment. Don't take that wrong....Im not trying to sound rude. lol

You know your stuff around hear which is great. I looked at a show potential pup on Sunday and the lady was calling it a Champaign. OMG! It was a creme...lol I didn't even bother correcting her at that point. I also turned down her pup and she was shocked. She said she was so picky and her pups where beautiful. Well not good enough for me.

Thats whats awefull about getting into showing dogs in conformation. You pick apart every dog you see. I was never like this before showing dogs. Now when I see a dog Im like aww, its toed out, bad top line, bad bite, bad head, color is incorrect, etc. Its sad but you can't help it. Im lucky none of my dogs have turned out bad....so lucky.
 

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Yes, some dogs pigments are different then other's but that doesn't mean they are anyless a white or creme. I was refering to the actual coat color not skin pigment. Don't take that wrong....Im not trying to sound rude. lol

You know your stuff around hear which is great. I looked at a show potential pup on Sunday and the lady was calling it a Champaign. OMG! It was a creme...lol I didn't even bother correcting her at that point. I also turned down her pup and she was shocked. She said she was so picky and her pups where beautiful. Well not good enough for me.

Thats whats awefull about getting into showing dogs in conformation. You pick apart every dog you see. I was never like this before showing dogs. Now when I see a dog Im like aww, its toed out, bad top line, bad bite, bad head, color is incorrect, etc. Its sad but you can't help it. Im lucky none of my dogs have turned out bad....so lucky.
Right, like I said whites are white just some are more intense then others. People/breeders like to label colors so buyers will think they are getting something special :shot:

Haha I annoy my mom when I start commenting on how un-show worthy someones dog is! She has even started do it! Once you see what makes a great dog its easy to pick apart others!
 

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Of the solid colours I love silver and now blue as that's what we expect our boy to be. If I could I would have a silver & black phantom standard, but they are as rare as unicorns here in Oz.
 
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