23 January 2009

Pepito


A really cute little Papillon in Fontvieille, Monaco but he wouldn't keep still, wouldn't look at the camera, so this is the best I could do. Papillons, by nature and breeding, are wary of strangers, so it's not a surprise.

The owner of Pepito - who is 10 years old, by the way - said he's not a pure-bred Papillon but is a cross between a Papillon and a Chihuahua is, apparently, known as a Chihuahua Irlandais (Irish). I can find no reference to this breed anywhere so have listed him here as a Papillon as he looks like one.

I've often found dogs in France called something that doesn't exist - sold to owners as a specific breed when there is no such thing.

5 comments:

Daryl said...

He sure looks - facially - like a chihuahua ...

Kate said...

Looks like he's playing hard to get!

Petrea said...

He's adorable, whatever he is. Aren't mixed breeds the best anyway, or is that my bias?

lady jicky said...

Ah Jilly - its the Snob Appeal! LOL

Peps is sweet whatever you call his breed!

Lessie said...

I love his coloring. I've usually seen Papillons that are tan. He's adorable.

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