At what age do you know, whether it will be a Papillon, or a Phalene.
|Nicolaes Maes: Portrait of a Lady, 1677|
Between the age of 6 to 12 weeks, many of the Papillon puppies have by then erected ears.
|Puppies, 6 weeks|
But there are cases of a much longer time span. I know for example of a case, where the dog was shown in the spring as a Papillon at the age of 15 months, to be declared as a Phalene in the following autumn, age 18 months.
And she was a beautiful dog , both ways.
|Blitz is a dog from a long line of Phalenes|
The best way to ensure, that you get the breed you want, is by looking into the pedigree of the dog for its consistency of either Phalenes, or Papillons. But, as mentioned first: there is never a guarantee.
|Snickers, Max's sister, here at 8 Months, is a Papillon.|