Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Regular brushing, combing, trimming and bathing, in combination with dental care and nail trimming will make your Papillon feel and look good.
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 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.Wipe his ears with a soft damp cloth to remove dirt and built-up wax.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
The Papillon Dog is a friendly, small dog (Toy breed) with luxurious ears, which gave him his name: the French word for Butterfly.The Papillon is:
A athletic breed as much as a house dog. He loves to go on long walks or hikes, retrieve, or chase balls, popular for Agility sport, Obedience and other disciplines.
HardyIntelligent (The Intelligence of Dogs, rates the Papillon eighth among all breeds).
AlertPlayfulEnergetic (Papillons are built for movement, and most do not need any encouragement to apply their energy to athletic activities.)
Family- People oriented. He will be your shadow.
Easy to train.
Tunes in and is adoptable for a variety of life styles.
(Copied from Wikipedia)
Saturday, September 19, 2009
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Puppies have 28 temporary teeth that erupt at about three to four weeks of age.
They have 42 permanent teeth that begin to emerge at about 5 to 7 months of age.
Puppies should lose a puppy tooth before the corresponding adult tooth emerges. If a puppy tooth is still in place when an adult tooth begins to show, see your veterinarian so the dog's occlusion is not affected.
Small dog breeds are more likely to develop periodontal disease than large dogs because the teeth of small dogs are often too large for their mouths, according to veterinary dentistry experts.Puppies, like people, have a primary or deciduouse dentition. These are baby teeth, which usually are all in place by 6-8 weeks of age and which, by 16-24 weeks, are subsequently replaced by the adult teeth. In this age group we see two types of dental problems occurring: traumatic damage to the baby teeth and oral cavity, and improper eruption of the adult teeth.
For more information on Teeth -Caring-Problems-Development, click here
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Male or Female:
What should it be:
Not only Males may mark their territory; both sexes, when left intact equally mark their territory .If you raise, train your puppy properly, and when neutered at the appropriate time, both sexes will forget about this and make wonderful companions. A male, even if neutered, may mark his territory, if you bring in a female ; he actually marks for her!!
A male typically has a better coat, although it is the genes who determine the amount of coat your puppy will have. Both sexes can have equally nice coats.
Who is more affectionate?
Both sexes can be sweet and loving, It is common though that the little guy is more inclined to be in that "loving" category. Females tend to be more moody, even when spaid. A boy is most likely more focused on it's owner, wanting to please, where the girl is more "independent".
Males tend to be more loyal, since they have the greater desire to please you. They may be a bit easier to teach and train ,and therefore, the better choice for a companion as well as a show or performance dog.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Feeding & Dietary Recommendations for Papillons
Studies have proven that a balanced, high- quality diet is essential for the dog's behavior, activity level, and a healthy coat..Feed kibble rather than canned food for better dental maintenance, check the ingredients of the item and choose those who produce chicken, beef, turkey, rather than "chicken by-products"
You will be surprised to learn that many leading dog food brands use animal by-products, corn gluten and artificial preservatives.Make sure that the "real meat"
is mentioned as the first, and, or second, ingredient (This is very important!)All dogs like to have a little extras in their diet: my Papillons get a little cottage cheese, fresh chicken, chicken liver with brown rice and vegetable, or fresh farm egg bits and pieces. They like berries for treats, semi cooked pasta, some veggies,whole grain bred.....All of this in small quantities, and earlier in the day time, so they don't "sleep on it"
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Papillons do shed....twice / yearBut since Papillons have a "single coat" ( no under coat), they shed a little less than those dogs with a "double coat"You will have less of a problem by brushing your dog regularly. This way you catch most of his hair .If your Papillon get stressed , Bitches post whelping, health problems, insufficient diet) loose also hair besides their regular shedding time. Hair loss and Shedding should be differentiated.
How long will his coat be....?The length of the Papillons hair is developed mostly depending on his genes, but also on his food, health, environment, grooming, and, sable/red colored Papis seem to get less ear fringe. Spay and neutered dogs grow also a better hair coat. 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)Feed a wholesome diet, not a diet packed with "fillers", and very little nutrients.Use a little spritz(water) when brushing. Gently brush, or otherwise you will break his hair, or even pull it out; especially his ear fringe.Also warmer climates will produce less hair coat than if you would live in cooler climates.
Birth to 4 Months: Most likely nice soft, silky, fuzzy hair , somewhat diminishing toward the 3rd/4th month. 4 - 8 Months:In this stage the Papillon puppy has little hair. 7-8 Months:Adult hair starts growing in nicely. 8-18 Months:The Papillon will now grow all it's adult hair . 15 Months:There will be an additional slight change in about this time. Some Papillons will loose a little hair and then settle with their permanent hair coat.
Ear Fringes, if any, will take longer to grow....It can be several years to fully develop.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Most people, interested to purchase a Papillon , want to know the approximate size as an adult of their potential prospect. Many people vision this in pounds, not realizing, that it is best to strive to obtain a Papillon bred within the breed standards. The standard goes by heights on the shoulders, not by weight measurement.There is a good bit of a difference in a 8 inch Papillon and a 11 inch one; but the 11 inch is perhaps an under eater, with small bones, and therefore weighs only little. The 8 inch Papillon may be bigger boned, eats very well and therefore weighs more. A too fine boned and a frail, low weight Papillon is susceptible to all kinds of problem: including Hyperglycemia, (low Blood Sugar), bone fractures.The standard of the American Papillon is between 8 and 11 inches; other nations, like Europe, do breed a somewhat larger Papillon, but only slightly, and not all imported Papillons from Europe fall in that category of being large.
Papillon puppies will reach their adult heights around 6-8 months, but they do not reach full maturity till about 2-2.5 years, that includes their full developed ,potential prized ear fringes.
A fully matured coat makes the Papillons look often larger than they are, and if they are of show quality, then even more so. All that fluffy hair, big ears plus abundant fringes hides the fact, that Papillons are tiny dogs with a big attitude!!
The Papillons average heights here at Road's End is about 9-10 inches and weighs between 5-7.5 LBS, but occasionally there are some a little smaller or taller, or weigh differently; but none of them in our breeding program fall outside of the AKC standards.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
A lot of Toy breeds have the problem of tear staining. Among them is the Papillon.The causes range from small tear ducks (mostly), allergies, stress,blocked tear ducks, caused by infections, or other.
Consult the veterinarian to make sure that there is no infection or other causes which need medical attention.Wipe your Papillons eyes when needed with a soft cloth, or check for those many tear stain removers offered in pet shops, vets, or on line.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Papillon Hair ColorsAlways 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.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Had a tuff time, but happy: Our Vroni gifted us with 2 little Babes; a girl and a boy. Both of them are doing just great, and Vroni is a wonderful mom!!
Ponda's Vroni + Road's End Mickey
Vronis Pedigree: http://www.roadsendpapillons.com/files/Vronis_Pedigree.jpg
Mickey's Pedigree: http://www.roadsendpapillons.com/Mickeyspedigree.html