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Old 02-18-2010, 02:09 PM
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Default Hey chi people- the age old question

Pap or Chi?

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I honestly am stumped by this guy! His body and head shape and coat say papillon to me, but his color is blue brindle particolored by the looks of it. That definitely doesn't happen in papillons, but if he was sable then blue does very rarely happen in papillons. So... way way out of standard chihuahua? Papillon? Mix of one or both? Sable or brindle?

ETA: He was adopted from a shelter as a 'chihuahua' but that doesn't mean much past the obvious fact that he's small.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:19 PM
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75% pap, 25% chi? His body/head are definitely more so pap than chi... chis should be more blocky and have more of a domed shaped head.

He's a cutie. He looks blue brindled to me. lol.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:24 PM
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I say Pap. Probably from not the best breeder in the world lol
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:28 PM
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I get completely confused with some toy breeds !
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:30 PM
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I'd say papillon totally if it weren't for the color! I know brindle isn't possible in papillons but I don't know how exactly brindle works genetically. Anyone know much about brindling?

The more I look the more brindle he seems. He looked sable to me at first but in some of the pictures he seems pretty striped.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:42 PM
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Grammy a well bred pap and a well bred chi should be easy to tell apart. It's when bad breeders start mass producing the breeds you see inbetweeners. lol I've seen a few dogs I honestly couldn't tell which breed they were because their features sat squarely in between the two (or pap and pom or chi and pom). But a well bred pap should be very distinct from a well bred chi from a well bred pom, etc.

To me this one looks like a pap but for the colors.

ETA: Can't help but wonder if he is a 'Chion'. Apparently it's an up and coming designer cross.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:46 PM
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Im not a chi or pap person, but he does look to have a tad bit of brindling on his head...
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:50 PM
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I know Paps and a Taco Chi ~~~ hairy Chi's confuse me !
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Looks like a dilute sable out-of-standard Chihuahua.
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:41 PM
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I'd say either a really off LH Chi, or a Chi/Pap mix. I've met some chis that I swear to God were Italian Greyhounds, but the people who had them swore up and down that they were papered Chis, so there are some funky looking ones out there.
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