I sure hope you really think about this. A Poodle's nose should be totally black. The reason it is multi-colored is because of lack of pigment. I have never seen a properly bred Poodle that came anywhere close to looking like that dog. I sure hope it looks a WHOLE lot better than the picture.
OMG i just clicked on this link to check your puppy out and i thought that it was my puppy! how funny, this pup looks almost just like my puppy and hes bichon-poodle mix I mean they could be twins, the same hair and even the way i had to hold his face to get the pic. i posted a pic of him a few days back Bentley is his name hes 3 months old now . Check it out its scary how much they look alike. (but Bentleys nose is black) but the cream colored ears and white body is just like my pup. this is so werid. i thought some how the link got mixed up to mine i had to take a triple look..LOL theresa
Yeah I'm being really careful. She's not a breeder. She bought it and is rehoming it because her company relocated her and they are paying for the rented apt that has a no pet policy. So i'm asking a million questions, she probally thinks I'm wacko.
Mason= I was on a waiting list at the animal shelter and the poodle rescue so as far as type and up to par ..well thats not my agenda.One little poodle puppy has the chance of a life time to live in my home to be pampered!LOL! Or listen to my BS all day long,how ever you want to put it!LOL!
I just want a HEALTY , afffordable pet quality puppy to love and spoil.So I'm being careful and I'm calling her vet today. The price is 1/2 of what she paid originally so as far as affordable its fits my critera so far. Just waiting to see how it pans out on the healthy part. I dont want to be purchasing a puppy she couldnt afford medically ya know.
***Edited By: duchess on 3/15/2006 7:05:36 AM*** Reason: add
Mason.. hate to tell ya your wrong but, your wrong! That color is called Cafe au lait and is a recognized poodle color. They do normally have liver noses and eye rims and the reason its speckled like that is just age. The nose will fill in eventually.
from the AKC site from the poodle breed standard.
The coat is an even and solid color at the skin. In blues, grays, silvers, browns, cafe-au-laits, apricots and creams the coat may show varying shades of the same color. This is frequently present in the somewhat darker feathering of the ears and in the tipping of the ruff. While clear colors are definitely preferred, such natural variation in the shading of the coat is not to be considered a fault. Brown and cafe-au-lait Poodles have liver-colored noses, eye-rims and lips, dark toenails and dark amber eyes. Black, blue, gray, silver, cream and white Poodles have black noses, eye-rims and lips, black or self colored toenails and very dark eyes. In the apricots while the foregoing coloring is preferred, liver-colored noses, eye-rims and lips, and amber eyes are permitted but are not desirable. Major fault: color of nose, lips and eye-rims incomplete, or of wrong color for color of dog.
Very interresting..so I'm looking at a coffee puppy!LOL! I thought the nose would darken too because Duchess had a pink nose with blotches on it when she was a puppy and now its solid black but I'm no expert and couldnt comment.
I thought a hair do would do wonders too!LOL! I like them with a clean face and puffy at the top. Would it be bad to put bows in a males poodles hair?he,he that was my sole purpose for wanting a female intensionally. My hubby said I'll turn him into a fruitcake!LOL!
The cafe au lait color is quite pretty and isn't rare or uncommon. I find them in the show ring occasionally. Nose pigment is a funny thing. In our beagles I get noses filling in up to 1 year old. The pigment starts at birth with tiny spots and continually fills in as they dog matures. That puppy will likely have a liver nose which is completely acceptable.
Nobody looks good without a nice haircut ;-) and that little dog won't care if you put bows in his hair or not. all he'll care about is that you love him. when I had a grooming shop all the boy dogs got bows unless the owner didn't want them and I don't think any owner didn't want them ;-)
I do want to add one thing. Please take him to a vet before purchase to check for Luxating patellas. you certainly don't want a dog needing surgery for that.
***Edited By: beagles1 on 3/15/2006 12:32:09 PM*** Reason: add
If you fall in love with him by all means get him. The price cut is definitely a bonus. Hey duchess, my friend has a maltese named Sugar. Sugar is groomed regularly and always has pretty hair bows. SUGAR IS A BOY! LOL
I guess if I decide to have him nutered a little bow wouldnt hurt anyways!Ha! Sugar he,he!
So far everything is looking good no bad vibes, vet record ok. If (and yes Momma mia was right!!) everything works out and I bring him home Friday I already have an appointment w/ my vet to make sure those luxating patellas are looked at too.He's 3 months old so I think a good age to work with too. Oh now I know how Riley felt waiting on Jazz!LOL!
You think it would hurt to rename him? His name is Fritz and all 3 of my boys say its stupid.I hate for my 3 kids to pick on my baby for his name his whole life..you know how cruell school boys are!LOL!