With or Without a Mask all
Papillons are Beautiful !!!
Papillons can have all kinds of face markings.
The preferred markings are a mask of color usually red, sable, or black,
over both ears and eyes. The mask can be solid or a can have a white blaze
of any size that runs between the eyes and up the middle of the forehead. A
band of white is often seen around the nose.
Sometimes Papillons can have
less than perfect face markings but it doesn’t make them
any less beautiful. Most often people call these dogs mismarks.
Mismarks will have an all
white face, 1/2 a white face, have white on the ear or an
all white ear or any combination other than a complete
Look how pretty a Mismark can be.
They can be unique with color over
just one ear.
Adorably cute with a half white
Precious with color over two ears and one
color over one ear & one eye.
A Patch over the eye resembling the
Or Patches of color and cute
Whatever the face markings may
be like, these dogs are still Papillons. The uniqueness of the
mismark is considered to be a disqualifying marking as written
in the Papillon Breed Standard. Mismarks are excluded from competing in Confirmation events (the beauty pageant
portion of dog shows). They are not excluded and are still
very capable of participating in performance events such as
Obedience, Agility, Fly Ball, or Tracking. And are smart,
loving companion butterfly dogs.
Please note: *Ethical Breeders do not breed with the
intentions of producing mismarks. Mismarks do occur
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