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Does color have impact on behavior? How to take care of black colored poodle? Find answers to this questions and a lot more interesting facts about your dark as night poodle in our article


If you want to have a poodle, you are not limited in coloring. Classically, black and white colors are prime forever. Nevertheless, it is easy to be confused with this really tricky color. Keep in mind it since a small dark puppy may grow an absolutely different colored grown-up. Actually, your dog has two hair layers. The first layer is outer, everybody sees its color changing. The second one is inner, you see it when you make its haircut.
It was a research thoroughly studying fifty poodle’s hair using all modern technology. The conclusion was made:
The majority of dog has a real deep-dark inner coat while the rest has either gray or blue inner hair.
More than a half studied poodles are gray-haired because of maturing. A real deep-dark poodles coat has not a glimpse of blue, white or silver. Their skin and coat are same-colored. When a small dog grows, there is not any color changes at all. In addition, it is black-spotted with deep-brown eyes.

Caution, deluding black

Blue, silver and black dogs are born, actually, black. So, do not hurry up to conclude that you are an owner of a black dog if your tiny puppy is dark-colored. They may become silver when they are one year old. Whole inner coat pigmentation is lost while outer color is left practically the same.
Blue poodles become actually blue in a year or two after birth. That is why black is the most registered coloring. It is quite deluded as the outer coat is dark while root hair can be different. By the way, color predomination depends on how old is your poodle. For instance, being a middle-aged poodle has more brown. In addition, a real blue poodle is deep-brown eyed with blue spots.
Three enzymes your real black poodle has for sure. The one that provides your poodle with black hair called eumelanin enzyme. Poodle without this enzyme has light coloring hair. They have pheomelanin enzyme instead.
TRP1 and TRP2 are compulsory enzymes going hand in hand with eumelanin.
Color depends on genes. If poodle has two black-colored parents, it has BB gene. If the poodle’s mother is black and father is brown, the poodle has Bb genes, since main coloring is black, so the coat is corresponding.

Does color impact on behavior?

The black dog syndrome is quite wide-spread illness for intimidation. This disease concerns dogs of all sizes, nevertheless bigger dogs tend to have it. Talking about the species, it affects standards often than, say, toy.
Whether it is true or not, but dark-colored dogs are not so often adopted than light-colored dogs.
Maybe it is the common problem of taking what you are given. It goes for media which widen the thought that black dog are angry. Actually, black poodle behavior and other coloring dog depend on breeding. To sum it up, it is only a myth that color impact on behavior.

How to take care?

A minute discrepancy about poodle caring is if coloring of your poodle hair is getting to change, think about quitting obsessive grooming or, vice versa, starting doing it. Use a quick spritz for its hair to have them well-groomed.
In addition, poodle hair needs real care. Avoid a lot of time spending on the sun. Keep up the color with the help of color enhansive shampoo.