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Papillion

Papillion
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 These Canine sculptures attempt to depict the selected breed as they are so often viewed by their human master. Each Figurine is meticulously crafted in Stone Resin and hand painted by our talented artists for unparalleled realism. This dog comes with a neck chain and a tag that reads “My Dog”.


Origin:

The Papillon is one of the oldest breeds of dog, with a recorded history in Europe going back nearly 700 years. The breed originally only had dropped ears and were called the "epagneul nain" or "dwarf spaniel". Much of the breed's development is known because of its depiction in paintings. This tiny breed is recognizable in 13th through 15th century Italian paintings in the Renaissance period. They were often painted on the laps of French and Spanish noblewomen. The dog was later known as the Continental Toy Spaniel, which is the official name the FCI standard goes by. They were sometimes referred to as simply a Toy Spaniel. Over time, an erect-eared type, fringed as to resemble the ears of a butterfly, developed. Papillon means "butterfly" in French. The AKC calls the breed a Papillon, with the Phalene being the name for the drop eared variety. Where as the FCI calls the breed a Continental Toy Spaniel with two varieties, the Papillon for the erect eared dogs and the Phalene for the drop eared dogs. In the United States and according to the AKC standard, Papillons (erect-eared) and Phalenes (drop-eared) can be born in the same litter and are shown together as one breed. While the AKC allows for the Papillon and Phalene to mix mate, the FCI strictly prohibits mix mating because of problems with the position of the ears. One FCI breeder states, "When a Papillon and Phalene are mixed most of the time incorrect ears on both varieties are the result, i.e. one ear erected one dropped or both bended on top or a different combination of the mentioned problems. The correct position of Phalene ears is to lay close to the side of the head showing no gap, but when you mix the two the ears they do show a gap which is called "open ears". If there are the opposite genes in either variety incorrect ears will always show up in the litters." Because of the tails long fringing and the way it is carried curled over the back the Papillon was once called a "Squirrel Spaniel". The Papillon was first recognized by the AKC in 1915. Some of its talents include: watchdog, agility, competitive obedience, and performing tricks.
Specifications
Approximately 8”L X 6 3/4” W X 5” H
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