**Road's End Papillons- established in 2006
**We are advocates of raw-, fresh, "human food" food for our canine friends .
we follow limited vaccination guidelines.
**Please note that Road's End available Papillons are
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Friday, November 27, 2009

Papillons and other Bigger Dogs.

Bigger Dogs can be a serious threat to Papillons.

Some of the bigger dogs are bred for hunting for instance, and see the Papillons as prey; a rabbit for example.

But also a sweet, laid back larger dog is not a good playmate for Papillons. It can take only their paw landing on their back, while interacting, to break, or injure the Papillons delicate spinal cord.

If you have a bigger dog at home, introduce your Papillon very carefully, with great observation, as far as dominance establishment, feeding time, favored resting spots, toys.

It is best not to leave your Papillon together with a bigger dog alone, when everyone is gone.

Nanu's Puppies

Nanu's Puppies are now 4 weeks old.
Nicolai, above, Naughty Nana, below, Mom (Nanu Nana von den Kolibris), last: Int. CH Tiger Man vom Cavalierchen. (Dad)

Both parents are imported from Germany.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Papillon Hair Colors

Always parti-color or white with patches of any color(s). On the head, color(s) other than white must cover both ears, back and front, and extend without interruption from the ears over both eyes. A clearly defined white blaze and noseband are preferred to a solidly marked head. Symmetry of facial markings is desirable. The size, shape, placement, and presence or absence of patches of color on the body are without importance. Among the colors there is no preference, provided nose, eye rims and lips are well pigmented black.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Old Masters/ Gerard ter Borch

Gerard ter Borch, 1617-1681.
Ter Borch developed his own distinctive type of interior genre, in which he shows us, with grace, the atmosphere of well-to-do, middle-class life in 17th-century Holland.

(Click on the photos to enlarge)

Curiosity, ca1660
About 1668
This is the best known of his Small Dog Paintings: The Flea Catcher.
The Spinner, ca 1652-1653
The Suitor's Visit, ca 1658
Woman sealing her letter with her Maid.
Woman playing her Theorbo to two Men, ca 1667-1668

 Toward the end of the 19th century, breed fanciers bred a version of the spaniel whose ears stood up. This dog was said to have been nicknamed papillon based on the impressively large, erect ears that resembled the wings of a butterfly. The drop-eared variety of the breed came to be called the Phalène(which means "night moth"). Both types are still bred today and appear in the same litter. The Papillon variety is much more common, although recently the Phalène has undergone a resurgence in popularity.

Papillons Hair Maintenance/ Coat Care

The Papillon has a soft, silky coat with no "under coat", that requires little grooming. The Papillons  long-haired coat, along with ear fringes look dramatic, but require less grooming than most long-haired coats, and they do not need professional grooming.

Brush/comb your dog a couple of times per week to keep mats out, improve blood circulation and bonding!!Pay attention to your Papillons culottes (the hair on back thighs), the hair under his belly, inner thighs and - most-around his ears. These spots are matted easily .
Spray a little mist on him to prevent his hair from breaking.
Start brushing him from the first day on to get him used to it; no matter how long his coat is.

Papillon Tail

The Papillon Tail is long, set high and carried well arched over the body.
The tail is covered with a long, flowing plume. The plume may hang to either side of the body.

Faults - Low-set tail; one not arched over the back, or too short.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Old Masters

Our Old Masters

Papillon Hair Growth

Papillons will start to grow their adult hair coat at about 7-8 months of age.
At about 15 months they will make another slight change to get their final look.
It takes quite some time to grow all their beautiful hair coat, especially those ear fringes.So, be patient and don't assume your dog is not getting that nice desired long coat!

The length of the Papillons hair is developed mostly depending on his genes, but  also on his food, health,  environment, grooming.
If you live in a warm climate, your Papillon will have a little less of a hair coat, than if you live in a cold climate.

Look at his pedigree to evaluate the length of hair coat his parents, grandparents have.
Genes do not "blend" or mingle.  If mom is short coated, dad is long coated, then  your puppy may get the short coat from mom. (or long coat from dad).

A November Day

Mimi @ 2.5 months, with Petit Praline von den Kolibris
We are enjoying the winter grass after all the Oregon  rain....

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Nanu's Puppies

Naughty Nana + Nicolai are now 2.5 weeks old

Matti's Babe

Matti's little girl on her 4th day...

Meet Road's End "Ore O's"

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Matti's Babe

Matti delivered us a sweet little Girl yesterday. Mom + babe are doing fine.....

Walzing Mathilda vom Cavalierchen
Silenzio's Brolle

Friday, November 6, 2009

Vroni's Puppies

Mimi is enjoying the last warm days before winter starts. She is now 9.5 weeks old.

Nanu's Puppies

Our Nanu Nana von den Kolibris with her 11 day old puppies. (Boy front, Girl back)

Int. Multi CH Tiger Man vom Cavalierchen is the dad.