Bred Petz Standards

This is the page to be for anyone who isn't sure wether their dog is a tamsin, or what markings a gypsy should have. It focuses on popular breeds, because I hope to clear up general confusion, rather than introduce new breeds. All the descriptions are quoted directly from the person who originally came up with the standards, so you can expect this to be a reliable source. With special thanks to Finn @ Virgin, Aidan @ Smuggle, Luli and Kizmet, who let me use pictures of their petz!

Hound
by Doc @ Samhain

Hounds can be very easily described: they are Dane mixies with Dalmatian ears. There are no restrictions to their markings at all, which makes them very variable.

Head: Great Dane
Eye color: any acceptable
Jowls/mouth: Great Dane
Ears: Dalmatian
Body: Great Dane preferred; Dalmatian acceptable but faulted
Legs: Dalmatian, Great Dane acceptable
Feet: Dalmatian or Great Dane
Coat: any color/pattern/length acceptable
Size: may vary

Tamsin
by Star @ Starswept

The Tamsin is easily the most popular type of dog mix. It's very common because of its easily met standard, and comes in countless variations. Briefly put, it is a Dalmatian with mutt patches and possibly other markings.

Body: Dalmatian
Legs: Dalmatian preferred, Mutt acceptable
Feet: Dalmatian preferred, Mutt acceptable
Head: Dalmatian
Ears: Dalmatian
Tail: Dalmatian preferred, any acceptable
Coat: any acceptable
Size: normal, no minis
Color: any acceptable
Markings: patches necessary, spots optional but preferred
Lineage: original breeds, hexed ancestors, and inbreeding allowed

Fetish Dane
by Nemo @ 360

Fetish Danes are not very common, because their standard is very precise. They also come in a "rare" variation, which is essentially the same, but has to be fuzzy and have a poofy tail.

Body: Dane, solid or Sheepie two-toned, any natural colour, Mutt or Dalmatian markings
Head/face: Dane, same solid colour as body, Mutt or Dalmatian markings
Muzzle: Dane, same solid colour as body, Mutt and Dane patches acceptable
Ears: Dane or Sheepie, same solid colour as body, Mutt brown or Dali black acceptable
Legs: Dane, same solid colour as body, Mutt or Dalmatian markings
Paws: Dane, same solid colour as body, Poodle, Scottie, Mutt or Dali markings
Tail: Dane or Sheepie, solid or Sheepie two-toned, Mutt and Dalmatian markings acceptable
Eyes: Dane, any natural colour
Bark: Dane
Behavior: Dane or Sheepie
Pose: Dane, Sheepie or Dali

White Patchwork or Gypsy
by Hannikat

White Patchworks, or gypsies as they usually get called, are quite popular, but not many people are aware of their exact standards. In particular, there is a lot of misconception about which patches a gypsy should have. Gypsies originally had to be white, but nowadays, any colour is accepted.

Face: Calico
Body: Calico
Personality: Calico
Body colour: white
Markings colour: any acceptable
Ears: same colour as body, marking optional
Eyelids: black or white
Eye Colour: any acceptable
Markings: jowl, ankle and tail patch of the same colour on either side of the body, ear patches are optional
Other markings: no other visible markings

Black Patchwork or Patchwork
by Hannikat

The black patchwork is a lot like the white patchwork, except that its body is black and it also has a chest patch and face streak. These are always white and don't have to match with the other markings, which means a black patchwork can be a tricolour. Again, just like the white patchwork, the "black" in black patchwork has been forgotten and any colour cat with the right markings will be considered a patchwork.

Face: Calico
Body: Calico
Personality: Calico
Body colour: black
Markings colour: any acceptable
Ears: same colour as body, marking optional
Eyelids: black
Eye colour: any acceptable
Markings: jowl, ankle and tail patch of the same colour on either side of the body, ear patches are optional, B&W Shorthair chest- and face patch

Meezer Pointed Calico (MPC) or pointed calico mixies
by Tiffany @ Sprocket

The meezer-pointed calico is another common, highly variable type of pet. Basically speaking, they are poof-tailed calicos with siamese markings, but there are a few other possibilities. Note that the siamese muzzle consists of only the to top jowls, and doesn't cover the chin.

Face: Calico
Body: entirely Calico
Markings: all Siamese points (from tail6 to tail4), must all the be the same colour, chest patch and face streak accepted
Tail: Maine Coon preferred, Calico accepted
Eyes: any colour

Exotics or Exotic Shorthairs

An exotic is, simply put, a persian with a slim body. Calico body parts are preferred.


Face: Persian
Body: Calico preferred, similar accepted
Legs and feet: Calico preferred, similar accepted
Tail: Calico preferred, any accepted
Personality: any
Colours and markings: any
Ears: any