Dipsy is a silver phantom - a prized color variation in Poodles.
She started out black, with a white blaze on her chest and a bit more on her paws, with a bit of chocolate on her muzzle. At eight years old, she has a light frosting of silver, and a grey beard. People regularly stop us to tell me how beautiful she is.
I'll offer the same advice I received form our breeder: color should be the last thing on your list. Health and temperament should be your top priority, followed by gender. I started out looking for a copper or cream colored male, ended up with a black female, who makes me laugh every day.
Hi there I am in love with the goldendoodle so I have decided to get one for myself. I have a breeder picked out & the litter is born but I am wondering about black dogs and premature greying. Is... more
Our "phantom" doodle is 9 years old and from Smeraglia's first liter. We thought we wanted fawn as we had lost 2 goldens--and a female--but the only female was black. She is absolutely a wonderful... more
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The album is such a treasure: I truly love the photo of her smothering her owner in her role as blanket, as my dog Callie feels needed in that role too, but is more twin size than queen. I feel so... more
They are my fave. Some fade and some don't. I agree that the greys can be beautiful too. Sometimes you can see it with puppies in the litter, that some will already be lightening, maybe around the... more
to a silver/gray? Or are you talking premature graying due to age? The best predictor if the black will stay true is to look at past litters of the same parents. It is not uncommon for blacks to fade ... more