Apricot poodles are among the most beautiful of the breed.  Their coats are a sunny, gleaming color, as implied by the  name.  Apricot poodles may have some variation in their color, such  as a slightly darker feathering on their ears and/or tipping on their  ruff.  This variation is not considered a fault under the breed  standards.

Apricots most often have black noses, eye-rims and lips,  black-or self-colored toenails and very dark eyes.  They may,  however, have dark amber eyes, liver nose leather, eye-rims and  lips.  This, too, is permissible, but not the preferred coloration



caring for  your poodle


No matter what the color, your poodle will have a beautiful, curly coat.  Poodles do not shed, which makes them perfect  for people with allergies.  However, they do need regular grooming to  keep them looking their best.

You should brush your puppy at least every other day to  keep the coat from becoming tangled and matted.  Here at Homestead  Poodles, we raise our puppies in our home.  They are handled, groomed and lavished with affection, so when they come to you they are  well-groomed and completely socialized.  Because of their initial   upbringing, grooming them will be a much easier process for you.

It is important to note that your puppy should be bathed  regularly, ideally twice a month.  The toenails must be clipped,  ears cleaned, and coat clipped in one of several different  patterns.  It’s generally best to let a groomer take care of the  clipping at first, though many owners enjoy learning to do it  themselves.  Don’t expose your puppy to the grooming shop until  after 16 weeks, when he/she will have had his/her shots for distemper and parvo.