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Critique of the Papillon Side View  

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Directions: 

  • Look at Pictures 1 through 21. 

  • This is a Critique all 21 side views.  

  • For the week of September 30, 2002 - through October 5, 2002

  • Each day we will submit a question to the Papillon-edu email list about the side view of Papillon.

  • Papillon-edu Subscribers submit your answers in writing to papillon-edu@yahoogroups.com

  • A tabulation of the answers will be compiled when the total critique is complete and added to this page for reference.

Portions of the Current Papillon Standard referencing ears (US), effective July 31, 1991

(As a reference we have provided portions of the AKC Papillon standard that would be pertinent information in regards to the side view of a Papillon.)

GENERAL APPEARANCE: The Papillon is a small, friendly, elegant toy dog of fine-boned structure; light, dainty and of lively action, distinguished from other breeds by its beautiful butterfly-like ears.

SIZE, PROPORTION, SUBSTANCE:

Size - Height at withers, 8-11 inches. Fault - over 11 inches. Disqualification - over 12 inches.

Proportion - Body must be slightly longer than the height at withers. It is not a cobby dog. Weight is in proportion to height.

Substance - of fine-boned structure.

 

Neck, Topline, Body

Neck - of medium length.

Topline - The backline is straight and level.

BODY - The chest is of medium depth with ribs well sprung. The belly is tucked up.

Tail - long, set high and carried well arched over the body. The tail is covered with a long, flowing plume. The plume may hang to either side of the body. Fault: Low set tail, one not arched over the back, or too short

Proportion - Body must be slightly longer than the height at withers. It is not a cobby dog. Body - The chest is of medium depth with ribs well sprung. The belly is tucked up.

Hindquarters - Well developed and well angulated. The hind legs are slender, fine-boned, and parallel when viewed from behind. Hocks inclined neither in nor out. Dewclaws, if any, must be removed from hind legs. Hind feet thin and elongated (hare-like), pointing neither in nor out.

Forequarters - Shoulders well developed and laid back to allow freedom of movement. Forelegs slender, fine-boned and must be straight. Removal of dewclaws on forelegs optional. Front feet thin and elongated (hare-like), pointing neither in nor out.

Feet - thin and elongated (hare-like). Hair on feet is short, but fine tufts may appear over toes and grow beyond them, forming a point.

Tail - Long, set high and carried well-arched over the body. The tail is covered with a long, flowing plume. The plume may hang to either side of the body. Faults - Low-set tail, one not arched over the back, or too short.

Coat - Abundant, long, fine, sing, flowing, straight with resilient qulity, flat on back and sides of body. A profuse frill on chest. There is no undercoat. Hair short and close on skull, muzzle, front of forelegs, and from hind feet to hocks. Ears well fringed with the inside covered with silken hair of medium length. Backs of the forelegs are covered with feathers diminishing to the pasterns. Hind legs are covered to the hocks with abundant breeches (culottes). Tail is covered with a long, flowing plume. Hair on feet is short, but fine tufts may appear over toes and grow beyond them, forming a point.

Color

Always parti-color or white with patches of any color(s). On the head, color(s) other than white must cover both ears, back and front, and extend without interruption from the ears over both eyes. A clearly defined white blaze and noseband are preferred to a solidly marked head. Symmetry of facial markings is desirable. The size, shape, placement, and presence or absence of patches of color on the body are without importance. Among the colors there is no preference, provided nose, eye rims and lips are well pigmented black.

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Tabulation of Side View Questions

(compiled by members of Papillon-edu)

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