Welcome to our web site containing details of The Complete Illustrated Standards for the Papillon and Phalene. 



The Complete Illustrated Standard for the Papillon and Phalene (commonly known as the CISPAP) was published in 2005 in a limited edition of 1500 copies. The authors of this work are Michael Foster and Deirdre Ashdown.

This book is very well known throughout the Papillon and Phalene world to breeders, exhibitors and judges of the breed and contains a wealth of text, photographs and art work describing and analysing in detail the differences between all versions of the Breed Standard across the world. In this respect, it is unique amongst illustrated breed standards. All parts of this book are protected by copyright law automatically. In addition there is a specific statement at the front of the book outlining copyright restrictions and stating that permission will not be granted to reproduce any part of the CISPAP.

Unfortunately over the years a few individuals and organisations have chosen to ignore that fact and have reproduced parts of the CISPAP in contravention of copyright regulations. In 2016 an overseas national Papillon Club was compelled to pay, after legal consultations, $1200 for the unauthorised use of CISPAP art work reproduced on their web site, even though this was subsequently removed. This was the second time this club had used our material, the first time some years earlier it had used our material in printed form and had at that time been obliged to recall all copies and destroy them at some cost to the Club and its members.  In 2017 another overseas national Papillon Club was obliged to pay 750 Euros for a similar infringement of copyright.

The vast majority of Papillon organisations and individual breed enthusiasts are entirely courteous and respectful of our intellectual property rights and would not put themselves, nor us, in the position of having to contend unauthorised use of CISPAP material.  However, there are a few people who are, apparently, prepared to take the risk of using CISPAP images and text in the hope that this intellectual property theft will either go unnoticed or will be overlooked if discovered. The fact that the CISPAP is unique in its field is, we know, tempting to plagiarists.

We would like to take this opportunity of stating that
under no circumstances will plagiarism of the contents of the CISPAP be tolerated.  We will always pursue instances of plagiarism in accordance with degree. In lesser cases we have in the past  demanded that text and/or images be removed from personal websites and/or social media  but in future we may well have to consider more appropriate action. In more serious cases, such as if images from the CISPAP have been published and distributed, we will always pursue financial compensation and a formal apology, plus an undertaking not to plagiarise CISPAP work in future.

Michael Foster and Deirdre Ashdown