Coats can hold Phantom Markings (in accordance with the AKC who presently does not recognize the Maltipoo) which is the term for when a bi-colored dog (also referred to as a parti) has 2 or more colors that blend together in a specific way and in certain areas of the body. Phantom markings are when light colors appear against a darker coat. These markings will appear in certain areas:
- Above the eyes (referred to as the dog's eyebrows)
- The muzzle
- The throat
- The legs
- The feet
- Below the dog's tail
With this hybrid, phantom markings for black dogs are when black is combined with: apricot, brown, bronze, cream, gray, red or silver. With brown and red , phantom markings will apricot.