Our Colors

 

We get asked a lot "What is that gorgeous color of so-and-so labradoodle on your website, I've never seen that before?!"  We have rare and unique colors, so we thought an explanation of each color might help our families to better identify which they prefer, when choosing preferences for our waitlist.  These are colors that Prize Doodles is actively breeding for, unless otherwise indicated.  We may occasionally offer colors other than what is listed here, but these do represent the majority of our litters.

A Note About Color Coats

The labradoodles pictured below are all Prize Doodles and are great examples of the described colors, but these colors do have variants.  For instance, there is both lighter and darker Goldens, so the pics don't cover every tone in a color family.  Pups will be in the family of these colors and may not be an exact match for what you see or what your computer screen renders.  Nature always has a say!

Red Family of Colors:

Sienna Red

This is a rare color coat and does not fade in the first few years, as most reds tend to do.  It locks in the color and you have a gorgeous dark red to enjoy for many years to come.  Non-fading red is a genetic trait that is difficult to find and difficult to keep in a breeding program.  We are fortunate to be able to continue to offer this color, as we have for years now.  Just a really warm, amazing color!

Copper

Coppers are a unique and rare color coat, as well.  They have the same vibrance as our reds, but are a shade different in tone.  Our coppers tend to have green eyes (not always, but don't be surprised if your pup has green eyes) and, as you can tell, is just a gorgeous color in it's own right.  Sometimes, it's tough to tell copper and red apart, the tones are very close, but then the light hits their coats and that difference comes out. Really beautiful coloring. 

Caramel & Golden

These are two different colors, but very similar.  Caramel (labeled pic) is a beautiful color that literally looks like the same color as a caramel candy.  It has a glow to the color, a very rich, deep beauty to it.  Not to be confused with a golden, which is lighter than a true caramel.  Golden (below, unlabeled) has that same glow, and can actually be in both red/caramel litters and chocolate litters. The pup on the bottom left has chocolate parents.  We have many families that find their favorite colors are caramel and golden.  

Caramel

This pup could easily be a light Golden or a dark Champagne

Some are on the edge of a color range and could be either one.

Champagne & Chalk

These are two different colors, but very similar.  Champagne is a light blonde and chalk is cream, but not an off-white cream, as it seems like Chalk almost has a drop or two of blonde as well.  Some pups will start out Champagne (bottom left) and either, stay Champagne, darken to a light Golden (Farmers Market pup above) or lighten to a Chalk (top left).  You can have Champagnes and Chalks in both the Red family of colors and the Chocolate family of colors.  Gorgeous color coat, quite unique!

Dark Chocolate

There is just something special about a solid dark chocolate coat, isn't there?  It just looks like the chocolate coloring is just poured all over them and has such a rich and luxurious tone.  Nothing like it!  Now, a dark chocolate that doesn't fade, that's something special.  We concentrate our efforts on non-fading dark chocolates, so that they keep their coloring instead of fading out in the first few years.  Green or hazel green eyes are common in our chocolates, as well.  B-E-A-UTIFUL!

Chocolate Family of Colors:

Dark Chocolate Merle

A rare color coat doesn't adequately describe dark chocolate merles.  You certainly don't see these every day.  Gorgeous, rich dark chocolate and mocha colors marbled together.  Merle is actually a pattern, not a color, so think marbling. Our dark chocolate merles keep their coloring for years, as well.  There is usually 50% or less merle pups in a potential merle litter, so getting on the waitlist early for merles is a given.  The patterns really vary and can be mostly chocolate with mocha/cream mixed in or mostly mocha/cream with chocolate mixed in. A lot of variance here.

White Chocolate Merle

White Chocolate Merles are technically partis (meaning they are more than 50% white) AND merles.  The difference between them and a Chocolate and White Parti is that instead of being solid dark chocolate in spots, they have the marbled chocolate pattern that is called the merle pattern.  Wow, that's super confusing, both parti AND merle!  No matter the specifics, they are a beautiful white chocolate and merle mixed coloring and are also a really rare color coat.  They are exceptional!

Chocolate & White Parti

Parti means more than 50% white.  We specialize in offering dark chocolate and white partis to our families.  There is just nothing like the parti pattern. 

It has always reminded me of a paint horse in it's uniqueness.  Just like in the horse community, the

parti pattern has a following and loyalty that can't be missed.  If you want one, you know it! There's usually nothing else that will do for those families that are looking for a parti.  Except, maybe a White Chocolate Merle, but that makes sense, since they are so similar!  

Parchment & Cafe' Au Lait

Parchments and Cafes are different colors, but they actually start out the same.  Pups are both born solid milk chocolate and change, some quickly and some more slowly.  Most are fully changed by 6 months of age, but a lot of times, we can see hints early and will be able to help you know which color your pup will most likely be, if you are getting a pup from a litter than has possible Parchments and Cafes in the litter.  Cafes are a blended chocolate and Parchments are a blended cream coloring.  Both gorgeous in their own right and definitely rare color coats.

Champagne & Chalk

These are two different colors, but very similar.  Champagne is a light blonde and chalk is cream, but not an off-white cream, as it seems like Chalk almost has a drop or two of blonde as well.  Some pups will start out Champagne (bottom left) and either, stay Champagne, darken to a light Golden (Farmers Market pup above) or lighten to a Chalk (top left).  You can have Champagnes and Chalks in both the Red family of colors and the Chocolate family of colors.  Gorgeous color coat, quite unique!

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