parti poodles

Outward Attributes Of Unique Parti Poodles

Some types of canines are recognized instantly because of very specific physical features. Every breed has several subsets within it, which are pups that hold true to the character traits of their kind, but have some sort of variance in appearance that groups them separately such as their color, design, size. Parti Poodles are one such grouping having a very unique look.

Nowadays the Poodle is among the most iconic breeds around. On hearing the name, many people instantly form an image of a single colored dog with woolly fur poofs on their head, ankles, ears, chests, and tail tip. When these animals were first taken to France, they grabbed the attention of the French upper class and this is the look that was adopted and has since been made standard.

However, in the beginning, the breed had a very different look and were actually working animals. They began in Germany and were known as Pudelhunds, which translates to mean "water dog", a tribute to their affinity for jumping into lakes to retrieve birds that were shot down by hunters. They were large, excellent retrievers who were mostly dual toned members of this particular subset.

The French were attracted to this animal's very regal look with their squared bodies, flat backs, high held heads, long pointed muzzles, small feet with arched toes, and their beautiful wool like coats. Being a fashion forward society, once the dogs were taken to France, they received their iconic styling and were bred to have single colored fur, as the rich found it more appealing. They were also miniaturized and taught to perform because of their incredible intelligence.

Although this unique subset was once the majority, it was nearly bred to nonexistence in the push to make single colored pups. The last couple of decades has sparked interest in bringing the grouping back, and some breeders are seriously focusing on producing more dual toned litters. Even with two colors, the animals have to meet other strict requirements to satisfy this category.

This breed has multiple categories of dual colored dogs, but there are a few specific features that separate this group from the abstracts, mismarked and tuxedo groupings. For starters, their two tones are sharply edged and the white parts comprise more than fifty percent coverage of the entire body. Where the two hues meet, the lines are very clear and there is no blending.

A prominent trait of this breed is ticking, though those tiny black dots can not appear on the white areas to be in this category. The dog can still make it into the classification if the spots are on the colored sections, though minimal marks are preferred. To increase the odds of producing litters with more pup of this type, many breeders are being very particular and choosing only near perfect specimens.

Single toned skin is the norm for this breed, but this subset actually has dual toned flesh which correlates to the fur sections. Puppies can take as long as a year to display their adult coloring so group specifications may not show immediately. Lovers of this subset are hoping that the AKC will soon give it official recognition.

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