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ok eventhough i have read and read about babydoll faces and shorter muzzles and wideset eyes , im still not sure what type of face dolce has , i used to think he had a babydoll face til i came here and ive seen some of ur babies faces ? what do u think?
 

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Don't think this is the official term, but I would say, "Steal your heart face :wub:" :)

I'm sure others way more knowledgeable then me will help out. But I still say , Steal your heart face :)
 

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Don't think this is the official term, but I would say, "Steal your heart face :wub:" :)

I'm sure others way more knowledgeable then me will help out. But I still say , Steal your heart face :)
:thumbsup:i agree but im biased :blush:
 

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IMO it's so hard to tell from pics...depending on the angle you shoot from, muzzles appear shorter or longer even on teh same dog :p ... I think the babydoll face is supposed to refer to malts with very short muzzles (but again, it's relative).

I agree with the others - Dolce has an adorable face...a gorgeous little malt. The pic in your avatar looks 'babydoll' to me, while the one in your first post looks like a little more average size muzzle...a lovely lovely little face. I wouldn't worry about pigeonholing Dolce....he's your babydoll no matter how anyone interprets that phrase ;)
 

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What a "babydoll face" is depends on who you ask. There is no official definition. The description many use describes a babydoll face incorrect to our breed standard...so I wouldn't encourage the use of the term.
Describe your dog's facial features in your own words and enjoy kissing that little nose.
 

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This is a picture of a puppy from some breeder's site, I forgot though, but this puppy will not have a tiny muzzle, this cutie will have a longer muzzle when older. Notice that the blue is an equilateral triangle, which is not the tye of triangle we want to see. And you don't want to see a lot of the red circle or any of it at all. If that makes any sense?
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/imjuskoolykedat/pupfix.jpg
Why do you not want an equilateral triangle? When I draw the same triangle (eye rim to eye rim, to tip of nose) on both of my dogs (now or when they were pups) I get an equilateral triangle. Jax and Kenzie are both from great breeders who breed to the standard. Jax's muzzle is a bit longer than Kenzie's. Their eyes are "set not too far apart" - as the AKC standard states - which is why there is the equilateral triangle to their "muzzle of medium length".

I agree that Dolce has a "steal your heart face" :)
 

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Why do you not want an equilateral triangle? When I draw the same triangle (eye rim to eye rim, to tip of nose) on both of my dogs (now or when they were pups) I get an equilateral triangle. Jax and Kenzie are both from great breeders who breed to the standard. Jax's muzzle is a bit longer than Kenzie's. Their eyes are "set not too far apart" - as the AKC standard states - which is why there is the equilateral triangle to their "muzzle of medium length".

I agree that Dolce has a "steal your heart face" :)
Yes, but when people ask me when they DO want a tiny muzzled malt(I mentioned in my post)

Heck, I don't care personally, LOL they're all adorable to me(also mentioned in my post).

Now if only I can go to breeders and ask them for a "steal you heart" faced pup. :wub:
 

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"what kind of face do u think dolce has?"

A cute one :wub:

Sorry I am not help :) But he is adorable.



Off topic - I'm from the Bronx. I lived at 238th street white plains road. I also lived around Webster Ave. Where are you?
 

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The "babydoll" term is probably the most subjective out there. LOL

I just want to repeat that yes, malts muzles can look longer or shorter at different angles. When members who are puppy searching ask me if a pup will have a standard or shorter muzzle I show them this. I made this up to give an easy visual. This is a picture of a puppy from some breeder's site, I forgot though, but this puppy will not have a tiny muzzle, this cutie will have a longer muzzle when older. Notice that the blue is an equilateral triangle, which is not the tye of triangle we want to see. And you don't want to see a lot of the red circle or any of it at all. If that makes any sense?
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/imjuskoolykedat/pupfix.jpg

Compare that to Pat's Ava's picture, who I pressume has a tiny muzzle.
post-1326-1260231068.jpg picture by imjuskoolykedat - Photobucket

But who cares? They are too adorable!!!!
Aww, that's my baby Ava! Shes got a muzzle...believe it or not. it's just covered with hair. I think you get a better look when the dogs are wet...
 

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Don't think this is the official term, but I would say, "Steal your heart face :wub:" :)

I'm sure others way more knowledgeable then me will help out. But I still say , Steal your heart face :)
Christine -- I think the "official" term is "too cute for words" face. :thumbsup:
 

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"what kind of face do u think dolce has?"

A cute one :wub:

Sorry I am not help :) But he is adorable.



Off topic - I'm from the Bronx. I lived at 238th street white plains road. I also lived around Webster Ave. Where are you?
i used to live in 259 st , a long time ago in riverdale , but for the last 15 yrs i live right off the grand concourse 175th.
 

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aww thank u , i think all ur malts are precious too !
 

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The "babydoll" term is probably the most subjective out there. LOL

I just want to repeat that yes, malts muzles can look longer or shorter at different angles. When members who are puppy searching ask me if a pup will have a standard or shorter muzzle I show them this. I made this up to give an easy visual. This is a picture of a puppy from some breeder's site, I forgot though, but this puppy will not have a tiny muzzle, this cutie will have a longer muzzle when older. Notice that the blue is an equilateral triangle, which is not the tye of triangle we want to see. And you don't want to see a lot of the red circle or any of it at all. If that makes any sense?
http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p283/imjuskoolykedat/pupfix.jpg

Compare that to Pat's Ava's picture, who I pressume has a tiny muzzle.
post-1326-1260231068.jpg picture by imjuskoolykedat - Photobucket

But who cares? They are too adorable!!!!
brianna, who asks you about muzzle length? Why do you get asked that question so much? Do you have permission from the breeders whose site you took that pic from to share it in this way? And where do you get all your 'info' from? Do you have an experienced breeder mentoring you?

To the OP, I asked that same question when I first came on this site when I had just got my first maltese, Lucy. The answers I got were pretty much the same as yours, the it's subjective and no, probably not. But you know what? I wouldn't trade Lucy's face for anything. Her face is very balanced and petite. I think Dolce is darling!
 

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brianna, who asks you about muzzle length? Why do you get asked that question so much? Do you have permission from the breeders whose site you took that pic from to share it in this way? And where do you get all your 'info' from? Do you have an experienced breeder mentoring you?

To the OP, I asked that same question when I first came on this site when I had just got my first maltese, Lucy. The answers I got were pretty much the same as yours, the it's subjective and no, probably not. But you know what? I wouldn't trade Lucy's face for anything. Her face is very balanced and petite. I think Dolce is darling!

thank u !
 
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