I sometimes feel guilty not getting a cross breed rescue, but not guilty enough to stop buying purebred.
On the subject of poodle colours - I have heard --- but have no proof that brown poodles are more lively - hyper - whatever you want to call it. But I have no idea if that is just a rumour -- sometimes one dog can start a rumour that all similar looking dogs are the same.
I have a friend who THINKS she knows who the breeder is and she says she wouldn't buy a dog from her. But of course I have really no idea that the dogs that are advertised are actually owned by this woman - because she has never responded to my emails.