**Road's End Papillons- established in 2006
**We are advocates of raw-, fresh, "human food" food for our canine friends .
And:
we follow limited vaccination guidelines.
**Please note that Road's End available Papillons are
only to be seen by clicking on the AVAILABLE page, unless mentioned otherwise

Friday, January 31, 2014

New Born Papillon Puppies

Fraskati's babes are coming right along, as well as mom.
Following is the X Ray image to show you her four puppies, still in her womb.
The problem she had was that 2 of the 4 babies tried to come out in the same time.
So, she ended up in the middle of night having to be rushed to the emergency clinic, to have a C section done.
Fraskati is an amazing tough little girl, and her babes are just beautiful.
(Click on any image to see all in a larger format.)


Below: Fraskati with her 2 day old babes. (1 boy, 2 girls)





Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Your Dog And Toxic Flea And Tick Prevention-

Following information is shared from Dogs Naturally Magazine.
It brings awareness of what all these flea applications are about, and their long-term toxic effects.
I am clipping a few lines and put the link on the bottom, for you to click and continue to read the whole article.


Fipronil

Dr. Dobozy of the EPA’s Pesticide Division has found that the active ingredient (fipronil) in Frontline remains in a pet’s system with the potential for nervous system and thyroid toxicity.  Tests on laboratory animals resulted in thyroid cancer and altered thyroid hormones, liver and kidney toxicity, reduced fertility and convulsions.  Frontline’s web site creates the impression that the product stays in the oil glands of the skin.  But Dr. Dobozy’s study showed that, in fact, it does enter the body and the organ systems.

Imidacloprid

Advantage contains the active ingredient Imidacloprid.  In laboratory studies Imidacoprid has been found to increase cholesterol levels in dogs, cause thyroid lesions, create liver toxicity, and has the potential for damaging the liver, heart, lungs, spleen, adrenals, brain, and gonads.  As a neurotoxin, it can cause incoordination along with labored breathing and muscle weakness. When this drug was tested after its introduction in 1994, researchers found an increase in the frequency of birth defects when it was tested on rats, mice and   dogs.  In the Journal of Pesticide Reform, author Caroline Cox exposes thyroid lesions as a result of exposure to imidacloprid.

P.s. I use Diatomaceous Earth on my dogs. There is a lot of info on the web. 
Here are a couple of links:




Expecting Papillon Mom

Labor is now imminent. Our Fraskati:


Monday, January 27, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Following 2 little Road's End Butterflies living also in Oregon, not far away from us.
The beautiful photos where taken by their mom today:


Bella and Zoey are so excited to be out of their kennels in the backseat of the truck and are anxiously waiting for Craig to put their leashes on. They are so excited to be going to the beach on a warm beautiful day.







Perfect day. Sunshine, no wind, and warm. Cape Foulweather???? Not today.

Saturday Walk and Photo Shoot.

The best from the best.
Today's photo shoot, while we where walking our fields, was set in the most superb weather, with mild temperatures, and plenty of sun.
Please click on any image to see all in a larger format.
Have fun.



Above Pepe.


Below: Duke.




Our Fraskati, above, is due now any time soon. She is the size of a beer cag, but still demands to go with us-all the way.

2 Beautiful Little Butterflies @ Road's End

NatJHA, NatCH, IntCH Road's End Duke

Road's End Pirates Gold

Available Papillon Girl

Our tiny girl Wilhelmina (Willie) is available . Willie is 8 months old now, too small to be bred; weighs 3.5 LBS, 8" tall on the shoulders.
Tiny girl with a big heart, and lot's of affection. (no shipping)




Papillon Girl Road's End Oriel

Our Oriel, now 1+1/2 years old, today:





Oriel may be available for the right family: she has spunk, she has spark, she is most affectionate, and is very outgoing. She is just too small to be bred. Weight:  3.5 LBS. Contact me for more info. (no shipping)

Papillon dog: Road's End NatJHA, NatCH, IntCH Road's End Acini di Pepe

Our Pepe today (3+3/4 years old):





Papillon Girl Road's End Jasinthe

Our Min today, (Jasinthe) now 5.5 years old.





Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Papillon: big Dog in a small Package

I found this so expressive photo on my Face Book wall from  FB friend Elli.
The little Pap lives in Germany, named Kiwi.
The image shows of what a Papillon is all about: a great big dog in a tiny package.




Road's End Farm - Chicken Project 2014

Although you will not see any Paps in this post, our chicken project for 2014 is happening on their farm, and they do get to see the hens through the fence lines of their yard and fields.
We are adding, remodeling our coops, and I have found a few already mature and laying hens, which have by now lived in, and love their wide open grassy paddocks.



Above: coop #1, all new, housing rooster Baba and 4 hens.
Below: coop # 2 , remodeled, housing  Rooster Wayne with his 2 girls. These little birds are senior citizens, as they are this year 14 years old. Of course they do not lay any eggs, but they are appreciated as beautiful sweet little birds.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

5 Month old Papillon Girl : Little Miss Daisy Mae (Road's End Harlequin Sundae)

This is little Miss Daisy Mae, formerly Harlequin Sundae.
Daisy Mae is now 5 months old, and the photo was sent to me by the owner. Daisy lives in WA.




Below, Daisy Mae at 6 weeks of age:



Westminster’s New Agility Trial to include Mixed-Breed Dogs!

Westminster is staging its first agility championship next month, at Pier 94 in Manhattan. The competition, which emphasizes speed and accuracy, will precede by two days the beginning of Westminster’s 138th annual pageant of dogs, who are judged by how closely they conform to their breeds’ standards.

Link to NY TImes Post: http://nyti.ms/1j8f0aa


Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Lily's Raw Diet

I got a copy-permit from the owner of Lily  a Papillon girl:




Sample of Lily's raw diet not including the extras of eggs, kelp, peanut butter, cottage cheese, Veal meaty bones, Beef meaty bones, to name a few other items.


It is easy to feed a Raw Diet to your Papillon, Dogs, big and small.

You may know by now that I am an advocate to a raw diet for my dogs. It has been numerous months now, that I left all the kibbles behind, and I have witnessed my Paps' tremendous changes, as far as vigor concerns, and lean bodies-, including the older /neutered dogs;  shiny coats, white-, clean teeth, drastic dermatitis/allergies reduction. My dogs love their food, and every meal is anticipated with a flight to their individual crates where they are being fed in. There is no dog, who refuses, there are only some which eat a little less than others, but it is strictly size related.
This morning a friend of mine sent me a link to Jane Anderson's great introduction to raw feeding your dog.
I can highly recommend you to click on this link, read, learn, and do!!
Your dog will be the happiest dog ever and you wish you would have done the switch already years ago.
http://www.rawlearning.com/


Monday, January 20, 2014

Phalene Dogs @ Road's End

Our Phalene youngsters, now full grown:

(Boy) Kilemars Passo (Swedish import) @ 11 months





(Girl) Jessera Irish Mist (Misty) @ 8 months:



Our boy Max (Road's End Strammer Max) received his Canadian Championship: