View Full Version : markings

13th May 2008, 04:10 PM
I have a question about Tri markings. I picked up Annie from the breeder two weeks ago. She is 10 weeks old, and her face is only "half" marked, in otherwords the color around her left eye has not formed and is entirely white. The breeder said not to be concerned as sometimes this takes some time to come in. There is darker lines under her eye that appears to darker fur growning in. Annie is a replacement for a puppy purchased from the breeder that died at the age of 9 months of autoimmune disease. I don't really care if her face changes at all as I will never show and she is adorable just as she is, but has anyone else heard of this? I will post a picture this week.


13th May 2008, 04:32 PM
This is sometimes known as a clown face- or a half clown face. It isn't that uncommon. My Toppers littermate was a blen born with no color around one eye. It has nothing to do with the quality of the litter. Both Toppers parents are champions.

14th May 2008, 12:00 AM
Personally, I really like the cavaliers missing half a mask -- they are cute even if the markings are considered a flaw for showing. :) But most pet cavaliers are not show quality -- very few of us here have show quality dogs! :lol: So enjoy. :)

14th May 2008, 12:24 AM
My parents Cavalier, Bentley, has a half mask...we thought it might fill in a bit when he was a puppy, but it never really did. It gives him the cutest expression-- we love him just the way he is! :)

At about 4 months old

At around 8 months

At a year (last month when they came to visit me)

As you can see, it didn't really change!

14th May 2008, 12:26 AM
And he's absolutely gorgeous!:luv:

14th May 2008, 03:17 PM
oooooh he is cute with the half mask. I think Annie is just fine the way she is, and I took pictures last night and will post them tonight after work. Thanks for the response.

Martha and Annie

14th May 2008, 03:25 PM
i dont think it will really come much from speaking to a breeder friend of mine. Im no expert. But she says once its not there when they are born it wont really come fully after that. I think they look really cute with the half face, especially if you are not going to show.xx