What does phantom mean in poodles?

What does phantom mean in poodles?

Phantom and parti-colored poodles have coats that display two colors. The difference between the two is that a parti-colored poodle can display any two colors that may present in any pattern on the coat. The phantom coat is characterized as having a solid colored background with clearly marked points of a second hue.

What is the rarest standard Poodle color?

Apricot poodles are the rarest in the world. Caused by a recessive gene, this color comes off as a very light red that borders on cream. As dogs have been genetically bred for generations to have certain characteristics, apricot is hypothesized to be the last color developed in poodles.

What are some misconceptions about Toy Poodles?

Toy Poodle temperament, personality, training, behavior, pros and cons, advice, and information, by Michele Welton, Dog Trainer, Behavioral Consultant, Author of 15 Dog Books Many people have misconceptions about Poodles – that they look and act like “sissy” dogs.

Is it true that poodles look like Sissy dogs?

Many people have misconceptions about Poodles – that they look and act like “sissy” dogs. That is one of the biggest myths in dogdom. First, ignore the silly show-ring clips. Poodles can be clipped to look like normal dogs. See the pic of my cream Poodle, Buffy?

Why are toy poodles so sensitive to stress?

Toy Poodles are extremely sensitive to stress. They can end up sick to their stomachs, with digestive upsets and anxiety, if the people in their home are having family problems.

What makes a toy poodle different from other Poodles?

Other Toy Poodles are built lower to the ground, with short legs and a long back — these dogs have inherited a physical deformity called chondrodysplasia. They don’t have the same elegance or agility as square Toy Poodles and they are more susceptible to disk disease.

What’s the history of the Toy Poodle breed?

As you might imagine, the history of the Miniature and Toy Poodles are mixed with the history of the regular sized, or Standard, Poodle. The Standard Poodle is an old European breed, used for hunting and retrieving waterfowl. Eventually, these dogs became the canine companion of choice for French nobility, and thus the national dog of France.

Do you have to socialize a toy poodle?

Poodles must be socialized at a young age, or they can become nervous and timid. Be sure to supervise children playing with your Toy Poodle. Toy Poodles are very small and can easily be injured by a fall or rough play. Allergen-Friendly: The Poodle sheds less than any other dog breed (except the Mexican Hairless dog!).

What should I do with my miniature poodle?

You should be consistent and positive with them since Poodles can be sensitive as well. This goes for all varieties of Poodle size, toy and miniature. Both Toy and Miniature Poodles should have some exercise every day, and plenty of mental stimulation. As hunting, working dogs in their past, they can get easily bored.

Why is a toy poodle more fragile than a miniature poodle?

But you should know that Toy Poodles, because of their small bones and size, are more likely to suffer from injury. Their size makes them more fragile. All poodles are prone to certain genetic issues. These include certain autoimmune disorders.