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    Default What constitutes a "blenheim spot"?

    Corgan has a nice big, round spot, just barely below the base of his skull on his neck. Is this a blenheim spot, or just a lovely mark? I'm just curious
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    A blenheim spot is on top of the head- here is one of mine.

    http://www.woodhavencavaliers.com/Nick.html

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    Corgan has a GORGEOUS face! I can't wait to see more pics as he grows up and fills out and gets all his adult feathering and coat.

    Here's Chester's Blenheim spot when he was around 8 months old (and the big mess of shredded paper that he made that day!):
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    LOL and didn't he have fun doing it? He just wanted to give you something to do as he knows how bored you get

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    Heh, Jaspar loves shredding too (though he doesn't have a blenheim spot to display while doing it). he was about a year old here and had found a roll of toilet paper.

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    Jasper SORTA has a spot. It just isnt perfectly centered. Does that still count?
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    No, I believe it has to be an island of a spot surrounded by white, not a peninsula-lol. It is really a small thing - I would never keep a dog(for breeding or showing)because it had the spot, or not keep a dog because it didn't have it. Sandy

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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodHaven
    No, I believe it has to be an island of a spot surrounded by white, not a peninsula-lol. It is really a small thing - I would never keep a dog because it had the spot, or not keep a dog because it didn't have it. Sandy
    Oh to have an island and not just a peninsula!!

    Well, I think Jasper is cute, even if he isnt quite "centered".
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    It is more a blodge that at one time had white almost all the way around but as the colours tend to spread it has long since been absorbed!! He definitely doesn't have a spot. It is just a cosmetic element that is 'preferred' in a show dog, but I understand coat marking unless way off or a clear fault due to mismarking is about the least important element when judging a cavalier -- though is kind of the frosting on the cake if really nice. Both Leo and Jaspar have what Sheila Smith in her classic breed history book calls the 'lucky elbow' where the coat comes down over one 'elbow' of one front leg so I guess that makes up for lack of a blenheim spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GudrunTheRed
    Here's Chester's Blenheim spot when he was around 8 months old (and the big mess of shredded paper that he made that day!):
    Oh my, looks like Chester had quite a day!
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