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Blue Poodle – What To Expect From This Rare Poodle Color

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Blue poodles are cute, friendly dogs that make great pets. Blue pooches don’t shed hair or have dander, so they’re perfect for allergy sufferers! But, what is a blue poodle exactly?

Blue poodles are one of the many poodle colors available, they are not purebred and are a result of fading coat coloration in black poodles. They are available in three different sizes, Toy, Miniature, and Standard.

If you have ever been curious about blue poodles, you will definitely want to read this article.

What Are Blue Poodles?

Many people are surprised to learn that there isn’t really such a thing as a ‘blue’ Poodle.

Blue puppers are not purebred , they’re simply black poodles that have a faded black coat.

This fading of the coat’s coloration is commonly referred to as ‘graying out’ and is more common in dogs with black coats than those with lighter-colored coats such as white.

If you wish to learn more about your blue poodle you can always get their DNA tested. That may sound complicated and expensive but the truth is, it’s really not! Check out Embark Dog DNA Test for easy, precise, and inexpensive dog DNA testing.

Blue Poodle Puppies

Blue is a deep color, which means it can be hard to see in some lighting situations. This can make your blue dog appear black. However, I have seen many dogs that look very dark from far away but once you get up close, you realize that they really are blue.

Even experienced breeders mistakenly register a blue as a black poodle and only realize their mistake once the dog is several months of age.

So if you are picking a blue doodle out of the litter and can’t decide between two puppies, it might be worth it to pick them up and carry them around for a while to see how light or dark they are.

What Are The Differences Between a Black Poodle and a Blue Poodle?

Are there differences at all? I’m glad you asked because I wanted to take the time to answer these questions for you today. Going into this topic, I had a few assumptions, and maybe even a little preconceived notion, about what was going to transpire (I don’t know why I’m talking like I work for a news channel). But it turns out, these assumptions couldn’t have been more wrong!

People believe that there are major differences between different poodle colors which are not true. One major difference between black and blue poodles is the fact that blue poodles have fading genes whereas black poodles do not.

Now that we have established that there are no major differences between the two poodle colorations you may be wondering about the possible similarities between the two. So, how are these two poodle colors similar? To put it plainly, in pretty much every way.

Both these colors are available in three sizes, Toy, Miniature, and Standard. They both have a lifespan of 12 – 15 years and are vulnerable to the same diseases such as Bloat, Addison’s disease, thyroid issues, hip dysplasia, and epilepsy.

How Much Do Blue Poodles Cost?

In my quest to get you all the information when it comes to blue poodles, I got in touch with a lot of breeders across America and surveyed if they sold these blue pooches. Sadly, I could not find any breeders that exclusively sold this unique poodle coloration.

The primary reason no breeders sell blue poodles is because of the fact that people do not find blue poodles desirable. People prefer the standard poodle colors such as black and white over blue.

Since blue poodles are a result of black poodles that carry fading genes the cost of these blue puppers is the same as the black ones. Black poodles cost around $500 to $2000.

If you specifically need a blue poodle you should get in touch with an experienced breeder and get black poodle puppies DNA tested to find out if they carry the fading gene or not. Do not worry, DNA testing is as complicated or expensive as it may sound, all you need to do is get your hands on Embark Dog DNA Test and you’re sorted.

How to Groom a Blue Poodle?

If you have never groomed a poodle before, it is very important that you educate yourself on the basics of the grooming process. Poodles need to be groomed on a regular basis to keep their coat in good condition. No matter how well-behaved and obedient your poodle is personally, without proper poodle grooming, his appearance will always give the wrong signals, like shabbiness.

Poodles require a lot of grooming as compared to other breeds of dogs because their hair grows very fast and is difficult to control.

Luckily, the process of grooming a poodle is not a very difficult one. All you need are some basic tools like a brush, shampoo, nail clipper, and comb for the poodles. For your convenience, I have curated a list of grooming tools you need to get you started. 

Blue Poodle Name Ideas

If you’re looking for the perfect name for your blue poodle, we’ve got a list of dog names that will help you find the perfect fit for your pup.

Naming your dog is one of the best parts of getting a new companion. It’s important to consider their breed and personality traits when choosing a name. If you’re wondering what kind of names are available to you, there are boundless options to consider!

Here is a list of blue colored flowers that can also be suitable for naming your blue pupper.

  • Aster 
  • Iris
  • Blue Star
  • Salvia
  • Bluebell
  • Veronica
  • Indigo
  • Sweet Pea

If flower names are not quite up to your liking, I have also curated a list of other blue poodle names, check them out below.

  • Aeulin (A blue lake)
  • Afina (Hebrew for a female deer)
  • Aoki (Evergreen blue tree)
  • Azul (Another name for blue)
  • Bleu (French for blue)
  • Doli (Bluebird)
  • Jey (Blue crested bird)
  • Livie

These are just some of the names you can choose from. If you have any suggestions please let me know in the comments below!

Wrapping Up

Thanks for stopping by and reading this article. I hope you learned something useful from this article. Feel free to leave a comment or send me an email if you have any questions. If you enjoyed this article, please share it with others!

About the Author Nancy Williams

My name is Nancy Williams and I am a writer, activist, and gardening enthusiast from Chicago, Illinois. I started PoodleGo to help poodle owners find the right information on a variety of topics. I want to help reduce your learning curve in dog ownership by providing useful facts and tips that you can use immediately.


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