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Continental Toy Spaniel: Phalene

Closely related to the Papillon the Phalene can be readily distinguished from it by its ears, which hang down on the sides of its head.

History of Continental Toy Spaniel (Phalene)

The breed was popular in Italy during the Renaissance, and was well known in European royal circles.


In the USA, the Phalene is not distinguished from the Papillon, which is accepted in both ear forms.

Other names of Continental Toy Spaniel (Phalene): Epagneul Nain, Continental Phalene.

Identification keys of Continental Toy Spaniel (Phalene)

  • hare-like feet
  • high set bushy tail
  • white blaze on face

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