|Barked: Sun Apr 1, '12 3:55pm PST |
|Kit is full Papillon but yeah I know, he doesn't look like one. He looks a lot more like one when I let his hair grow out really long but I normally trim/cut it. Oh yeah, and he's about double the size of a normal Papillon plus has one ear that just decided it didn't want to stand up A "reject" when it comes to meeting the breed standard for looks I suppose, but he's perfect to us!
Anyways, almost no one ever guesses he's a Papillon. Most people if I tell them he's one kind of just say "Oh" and leave it at that. I wonder if half of them even know what a Papillon is. But I had one guy actually try to start an argument with me on whether or not Kit is really a Pap or not. I just kind of laughed and walked away
The guess I get most often about his breed is Jack Russel. I guess it's his markings and how hyper he is that make them guess JR. He looks nothing like a JR to me, plus he has this amazing silky soft fur that makes me extra confused about why people would mistake him for a JR.
And a lot of people seem to think he's a puppy. He's 3 years old. I think it's funny, because it makes me think about what if he was a puppy, and was going to grow to be huge. Kit-Zilla! Again, I guess this is because of his energy level.
At this point usually when people ask me what he is I just say that I don't know. It's easier to let people think he's some kind of a mix or a mystery mutt then to have to give them the whole spiel about him being a Papillon that doesn't look like a regular Papillon.
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