Phantom Poodles are Poodles with two colors, but they have different markings from a Parti-Poodle. Although they are rare, Phantom Poodles are not new and some breeders specialize in producing them. Phantom Poodles can be standard, miniature or toy.
Their markings are similar to that of a black and tan dog (think Doberman), but they don’t necessarily have the same colors. Color combinations include silver and cream, red and apricot, black and apricot, black and silver, black and red, brown and red. The secondary color is generally over each eye, on the sides of the muzzle, under the tail, on the feet or legs, on the undersides of the ears and usually also on the chest.
Like the Parti-Poodle, Phantoms are not allowed to compete in AKC conformation, but can compete in agility and obedience. And like the Parti-Poodle, some people seek them out because they are rare and striking looking. There is also a reverse snobbery in selecting a dog not allowed in AKC conformation.
There is an organization called the Multicolored Poodle Club of America for those owners who care to join and compete in the United Kennel Club shows. Their website shows pictures of non solid color Poodles.