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PostSubject: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:22 am

I'm hoping someone can help me with a question I've been having about one of Papo's 2012 animal figures -- the Cassis Lapdog (Cassis chien de compagnie) model #54013. My question is essentially, What sort of dog is this supposed to be exactly?

I think the fact that Papo is calling the dog a 'lapdog' seems to be a mistake. The word '[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]', at least in American English, refers to a very small, well-behaved breed of dog. The Papo dog does not appear to be a lapdog in this sense. I've seen Papo be slightly sloppy with English translation in the past (for example, translating 'Mouflon' as 'Mountain Sheep' was particularly confusing since in English these words refer to two different types of animals). So perhaps that is the case in this instance as well (they are being sloppy). Further support for that possibility is that 'chien de compagnie', given my very limited French, seems to translate into 'pet dog'. But if that's right, I still don't know what a Cassis pet dog is. In fact, I cannot find anything that suggests that 'Cassis' helps indicate what breed or type of dog this is.

Does anyone know what's up? Is the Papo figure a model of just the sort of "Lab mix" mutt that one would expect to see as a stereotypical pet? What is the significance of using the word 'Cassis' in the description of the model? I'm really curious to know what people think and I'm hoping someone has an answer that will clear up my ignorance on this matter. (C'mon STS Forum members, help me out.)

(I hope Harriet doesn't mind that I'm linking to one of her fantastic photos of the Papo "Cassis Lapdog" that she already posted in her [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. But I'd be happy to edit this out and can replace it with my own picture tomorrow.)

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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:41 am

As far as I understand French, this black dog is a "pet dog" who's named Cassis Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:45 am

Great question, Scott ! Very Happy
I have wondered also about it, but never got round to ask. geek

Thankyou, Christophe !
I know that "Cassis" means black currant. My generation knows it from the sweet stuff ( Créme de Cassis) that was put in white wine to make the horrible drink "KIR" . It was very popular many years ago. tongue

So it makes a lot of sence that the dog is called Cassis. Very Happy

About the mountain sheep, - now I understand why Roger corrects me, when I call the Mouflon a mountain goat !
In Danish we call them all (Bighorns, Mouflons etc ) " Bjerggeder", unless we want to be very precise. Rolling Eyes Laughing

Here we see it again. English seems an easy language at a first glance, but to be able to express yourself correctly is quite another matter study




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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Sat Jul 14, 2012 4:42 pm

I know zero french other than how to ask if you speak it! Laughing well, to me he just seems to look like an elderly labrador, possible a mutt type cross (souldn't surprise me since schleich tried that this year). But otherwise i cannot help you. He is still on my wishlist though!
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:56 pm

I thought he was an elderly Lab or Lab cross!!but nice model never the less.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:02 pm

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As far as I understand French, this black dog is a "pet dog" who's named Cassis Wink

Excellent! Thank you Christophe, that is so helpful. Now we have a much better translation into English of what Papo is calling that model. I agree with Saarloosewolfhound and Taylor and am guessing that the breed of the dog is a Lab-mix or Labrador (this is also what Harriet suggested somewhere).


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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:28 pm

I think there is a pic of real life Cassou in a catalog 2010. At least he looks very similar Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:50 pm

Yes ! Yes ! There he is !!!!!!
GREAT, Fantastic, well done, Deseo , you certainly have an eye for dogs : cheers

And in the 2010-catalogue Shocked

Now I wonder...is it the dog of the owner of Papo ? Like Volkmar Klaus, who has bulldogs ? scratch

Perhaps somebody can contact Papo and ask bounce bounce bounce


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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Mon Jul 23, 2012 1:22 am

That is fantastic! Susanne said it best: Great Eye!!

How odd that it is in the 2010 catalogue. I'm even more intrigued now. I think I might try to send an email to Papo, if I can find a contact address.

Thank you Emilia!

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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:55 am

The mail address is : [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] according to the catalogue Very Happy

I can`t wait to hear what they ansver bounce bounce

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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Mon Jul 23, 2012 9:54 am

Oh yes! It looks just like the model!

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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:30 am

Happy to help flower

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Now I wonder...is it the dog of the owner of Papo ? Like Volkmar Klaus, who has bulldogs ? scratch

That was exactly what I thought when saw the pic for first time. Can't wait to hear what Papo says bounce bounce
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Tue Jul 24, 2012 2:04 am

I hope they reply! (I just sent a message.) Thank you Susanne for finding the email address!
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Sat Feb 07, 2015 4:59 am

(they never replied.)
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Sat Feb 07, 2015 8:13 am

Suspect Suspect
Thanks for trying, Scott Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:51 pm

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Thanks for trying, Scott Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Sun Aug 30, 2015 10:44 pm

I found this topic when trying to look up the same question. It popped up on my amazon suggested. I had to look up the Papo website. Looks like it is a mutt based on the description:

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Cassis is a friendly black dog. She gets her name (which means “blackcurrant”) from the colour of her coat. No-one’s sure of her breed, but this is of no great importance. For her master, she will always be the most beautiful dog in the world. Cassis lives in the countryside and loves long walks, jumping with joy when she sees her master getting ready to go out with her. Everyone loves Cassis and she is very dear to her family.
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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:41 am

Thankyou for the info, Butterfly Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Question about the Papo Cassis "Lapdog" (Cassis chien de compagnie)   Tue Jan 05, 2016 5:13 pm

Thanks for the info. I was looking for information as I think this is one of the more realistic dog figures I've seen but didn't know its breed. Now I know it's what in Spain we name "un chucho" (I think you call it "a mutt").
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