|Barked: Tue Apr 24, '12 11:51am PST |
|Lilith is right about water... Beanie gets wet to the skin and the others usually can shake it off. Riley's coat is better than Beanies, but even his is difficult to keep the topknot standing and the ears from matting... fine coat matts easier as well.
However, that is not to say you don't find bad black or white coats...it happens as well.
Red is a recessive, just like brown poodles and chocolate labs, so getting it isn't that hard, it's just harder to FIND decent ones to use for breeding because for years people bred ONLY for color, just like the chocolate labs of a couple of decades ago... if you breed an inferior specimen to an inferior specimen just because they are the right color, pretty soon you will have a bunch of really inferior specimens only to choose from.
Most poodle breeders I know will breed a red to a black that carries red to help the coat AND the conformation.
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