I would like to introduce Blade (our new stud) and Bella (new momma), both are AKC registered!!!
- Blade comes from a loving family in Louisiana.
- Bella comes from a working cattle ranch in New Mexico.
- Blade is a Registered AKC Silver Poodle
- A true silver Poodle is born black and “clears” by the age of 2. However, you will know a true silver by the age of 6 weeks, when the face and paws “clear” and the rest of the coat will follow in suit over the next year or two.
- The fact that this coloring is rare only enhances the elegance of Blade. In the poodle realm, this might seem like a mythical creature due to its rarity.
- For a Poodle to express a silver coat they require not one but two copies of a recessive gene.
- For a Silver Poodle to occur a puppy must have a base pigment of Eumelanin (Black) and then requires two copies of a specific gene in their DNA to dilute Black to the extreme that it looks Silver. A dog inherits one copy of each gene from each of the parent dogs.
- It could be argued that Silver is one of the most aristocratic and polished Poodle colorings which makes them highly desirable for those who wish to indulge in some of the more adventurous Poodle grooming styles.
Bella is a Registered AKC Blue Merle Border Collie
- Merle is the rarest Border collie color making them very popular so, many dog owners are now moving to this very attractive and unique coat color.
- Not only does the merle gene give brighter coats, but also lighter-colored eyes. Some merles have mismatching eyes, where one eye is brown, and the other is blue.
- While it is possible for a border collie to be born with blue eyes, it is unlikely or difficult to obtain.
- Blue-eyed border collies are distinct from their brown-eyed counterparts in terms of appearance. Unlike other dogs with blue eyes, the color of this dog’s eyes is a very dark blue, much darker than that of other dogs.