Still very beautiful though!
Still very beautiful though!
i love that everything im wondering happens to have been talked about or asked on this board.
Ive already posted my puppy pictures in another topic in the puppy board..but for quick refrence..
ive been eyeing one or two pups (i dont know which i get, only know its one of the 4 females) for their makrings on their sides..but i was eyeing their masks..some of them are just around the eyes alone..and some go up twards their forheads
do you guys think the ones with the masks around eyes alone (smaller masks i guess) will fill in more?
The "kiss, thumbprint, queen's thumbprint" has a history/story all its own. Here's an interesting link http://cavalierplanet.com/articles/myths.htm
I was told the story of a nervious queen waiting at home for her beloved husband who was leading the battle of Blehiem. She was so worried she took to petting her little "red and white" spainel as comfort. The dog was pregnant and when all the puppies were born they all had a perfect "red" marking on the tops of their heads which became known as the queen's thumbprint. Its a nice story but....
Butters' markings filled out a bit on the eyes and his head. He still has his little kiss :) Here is a comparison of him as a young puppy vs now...
Baby butters by LSidari, on Flickr
IQ7R6962 by LSidari, on Flickr
IQ7R6958 by LSidari, on Flickr
IQ7R7035 by LSidari, on Flickr
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8176/8...69149fdac6.jpg[/IMG] This is Fletcher at 3 weeks old.
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8449/8...6223b6f719.jpg[/IMG] At 6 weeks old
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8319/8...760f14148c.jpg[/IMG] At 12 weeks meeting the boys for the first time.
[IMG]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8182/8...048e479997.jpg[/IMG] At 5 months
I think his marking are perfect :) I am extremely happy how they are growing in. Someone told me his one brown/red leg pictured in this last photo is called a show leg. All the others are white. Whatever if he turned purple tomorrow (and its wasn't because he was ill) I won't care.
Following up on the thumbprint - technically called a lozenge - the rubbing story is about Sarah Churchill, whose husband John was the hero of the battle of Blenheim. He was made Duke of Marlborough and had Blenheim Palace (near Oxford) built for him as a reward. For a couple of hundred years, the Marlboroughs bred little red and white spaniels on their estate, hence the name for the colour in our Cavaliers.
A couple of years ago the Cavalier Club held a weekend at Blenheim Palace - fun day on Saturday, championship show on Sunday. I went along with my two on the Saturday and had a really nice day, sitting in the sun talking to friends within sight of Blenheim Palace. Aled is a Blenheim (with a lozenge) and I've always wanted to take my Blenheim Cavalier to Blenheim Palace!
Kate, Oliver and Aled