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Poodles in Australia


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Gregory J Ross, BEc, BSc, DipEd, ACE.
Technical Support: Michael Calvello & Andrew Barratt

The following pictures are published to assist the newcomer in learning and understanding
the different styles of coat trims and colours permitted in the Australian showring.

If you have photographs suitable for this page we would be pleased to receive them.

Ch Somerset Sweet Success
AM CH SOMERSET
SWEET SUCCESS
Carlie is owned by
Charla & Tom Allman (USA)

Photo courtesy of
"Close Encounters
of the Furry Kind"
Variety: Standard
Trim: Corded Continental

French Corded Poodle

Dwarf from France.
Red Standard Poodle

Variety: Standard
Colour: Red
Trim: Summer (Pet)

Red Toy Poodle
Variety: Toy
Colour: Red
Trim: Junior Lion

Brown Toy Poodle

Variety: Toy
Colour: Brown
Trim: Puppy

Can. Ch. Baladin KitKat
Breeder/Owner/Groomer/Handler:
Sylvy Bouchard
http://pages.derytele.com/baladin/

Brown Toy Poodle
Variety:Toy
Colour: Brown
Trim: Continental

Can. Ch. Baladin Premiere Edition
Breeder/Owner: Sylvy Bouchard
http://pages.derytele.com/baladin/

Brown Toy Poodle
Variety: Toy
Colour: Brown
Trim: Lion
aka English Saddle
Can. Ch. Baladin Wunderbar
Breeder/Owner/Hroomer/Handler:
Sylvy Bouchard
http://pages.derytele.com/baladin/
NOTE
The trim known in Australia as The Junior Lion Trim (sometimes used after the Puppy Trim and
before the Adult Trims of Continental or Lion) is the trim most commonly used on Toy and
Miniature Poodles in the Scandinavian showrings.

Silver Miniature Poodle
Variety: Miniature
Colour: Silver
Trim: Junior Lion

GREYFUNS CHEVROLET BOY
Pia Ahlqvist-Kontunen
Variety: Miniature
Colour: Silver
Trim: Continental Trim
Maestoso Kennels, USA

Apricot Toy Poodle
Variety: Miniature
Colour: Apricot
Trim: Junior Lion
from Yellowmeadow Kennels, Finland

Variety: Standard
Colour: White
Trim: Continental
White Standard Poodle
Variety: Standard
Colour: Cream
Trim: Puppy
Can Ch.Brielle Gone With The Wind
Breeder: Michelle Scott
Owners: Sylvy Bouchard and Michelle Scott.
Ch Gwynson The Aristocrat
Variety: Toy
Colour: White
Trim: Lion (English Saddle)
Photo courtesy of Gwynson Poodles

"Historically correct continental, 2001"

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The trim on the left is what is currently being promoted by various people in America as the "HCC Trim" (historically correct continental), suitable for use by all Poodles particularly those for field and other performance activities.

It is simply a more severe, less stylised, version of today's Continental Trim. It conforms to the Breed Standard requirement in terms of trim pattern.

PARTIS - HARLEQUINS - PHANTOMS

Black and Tan
Phantom
Mismarked Poodles in the Pet Trim (often referred to in Australia as The Lamb Trim).
The colours are known by various names which differ in different countries, including
Parti-Colour

which has a white base coat with spots, patches or saddling of a different colour, often black.

Phantom

consisting of two colours in the combination of Black and Tan, Black and White, Black and Silver, Silver and Cream, Apricot and Tan. Generally the pattern of markings will be the same as seen on a Dobermann Pinscher (that is, the marking are symmetrical).

Harlequin

consisting of three or more colours. # In Germany, Black and White Partis are registered as "Harlekin", the Black and Apricot Partis as "Black and Tan" 

 

It should be noted that the Australian Breed Standard requires "any solid colour" so the above Poodles would be ineligible for the show ring in Australia and cannot be registered.

PLEASE NOTE: PoodlesInAustralia.com does NOT encourage the breeding of mismarked Poodles - so many breeders over so many generations have worked hard to create the required "solid colour" (and breed out the mismark which was common in the ancestors of the current day Poodle). We acknowledge this fact and in no way condone the deliberate breeding of a mismarked Poodle.

That said, it should also be noted:

In Europe they can be shown in either or both club and championship shows - regulations vary from country to country.

In America they can be registered with the Americaqn Kennel Club and can compete in Agility and Obedience .....

....and rightly so, as a mismarked Poodle (through no fault of its own - entirely caused by the breeders) is still a PURE BRED Poodle and it is to be hoped Australia joins the REST OF THE WORLD in acknowledging this fact.

If America and all European countries can recognise it, why can't Australia?

Nola Molloy is a very well known and successful Australian Standard & Miniature Poodle breeder with numerous champion and obedience titled Poodles bred under her "Chappelle" prefix.

"I have been breeding them (partis and harlequins) for 11 years from solid colours. It has taken me many years to get good type to go with the colours. They are not registered as I felt the solid pups could have ended up back in the solid lines ..... I know breeders have worked to keep the white spotting gene OUT so a solid dog with parti genes WOULD cause trouble."

Parti & Harlequin Poodles
LATT'E and BILL

Parti Poodle "Trader"
owned by Sara and Bill Gessner
(Pennysylvania USA)
Parti Poodle
Parti Poodle "Lex"
owned by Lisa Nugent
(Massachsetts USA)
Parti Poodle