sunbutterfly8 asked in PetsDogs · 1 decade ago

a.k.c. blue merle toy poodle ?

does anyone know where i can find a blue merle, thing is i want breeding rights also. i found some but without breeding rights at www.blue-merle-poodle.com

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    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.

    Parti-colored dogs shall be disqualified. The coat of a parti-colored dog is not an even solid color at the skin but is of two or more colors."

    Therefore, a responsible breeder of quality animals will not sell you a blue merle poodle with breeding rights.

    Source(s): Rescuer, vet tech, groomer and show exhibitor of Shetland sheepdogs for 20 years.
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  • 4 years ago

    Why would you want a merle Poodle? They are not accepted by AKC and to introduce the merle gene, they had to outcross to a different breed. In other words, a merle Poodle is a mixed breed dog. Furthermore, there are serious health and genetic issues with the merle gene. It is not something to fool around with if you don't know what you're doing.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Merle is not an accepted poodle color. Breeders of merle poodles are just in it for the money, there is no way to improve a breed by breeding outside the standards. The people at that website are just out for the money, not for improving the breed, and they are contributing to every dog that dies in shelters each day. If you start breeding them you'll be no better. Do your research and find out what makes a GOOD poodle, don't just start breeding stupid dogs because they look weird.

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  • 1 decade ago

    blue merle poodles arent recognized by the AKC. i believe the reason is because it isnt a solid coat color. it has spots. the coat has to be solid and here r the colors it can be in

    blues, grays, silvers, browns, cafe-au-laits, apricots and creams

    but they have to be solid

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