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Saturday, May 18, 2019

Watch out!!
We are expecting a couple of litters in the second part of this coming June 2019.

Puppy Gallery

Friday, May 17, 2019

What to Do if Your Dog Eats Chocolate


Chocolate is toxic to dogs and depending on the type and amount of chocolate consumed and the weight of your dog, it could cause a serious medical emergency. If you know your dog has eaten chocolate, it’s important to monitor him for signs of toxicity (see below), and it’s recommended that you contact your veterinarian or the Pet Poison Helpline (855-213-6680, fee applies) for advice. Learn how much is too much, which types of chocolate are the most dangerous, and what signs to look for that may signal your dog needs treatment

Please click on the link below to read the entire article!!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Road's End Perduto, aka Pax.
Pax lives in Washington State.
Photo credit to the owner.

Perduto at 4 weeks of age

Road's End Paps out there

DIY Itchy Skin

 Baking Soda

Another common kitchen item, baking soda can work wonders in helping calm itchy or reddened, inflamed skin. These are both great recipes that you can use:

Baking Soda Paste

  • Mix 1 Tbsp of baking soda with a little water to make a paste.
  • Place it on itchy, reddened areas and leave it on for a few hours before washing it off.
  • This is very useful if your dog has itchy feet: place it between the toes or on top of the feet.
  • If it falls off onto your carpet, it won’t do any harm – just vacuum it up.

Allergy relief for dogs


Friday, May 10, 2019

Back (Leg) Injuries in Papillons and other small Dogs

Keeping Papillons and other small dogs in a household requires often some furniture rearranging. When these little dogs have chances to fly of high surfaces , they end up eventually with spinal cord injuries, or broken legs.
I keep hearing more and more of folks who all of a sudden notice their small pap squeaking when picked up, or worse, not wanting to get up, refusing to walk up stairs, or unable to go potty.
The vet will take the X ray, there is inflammation around the vertebra, or worse. He will prescribe prednisone,  muscle relaxants, and order 2 weeks confinement.
A short while later the dog ends up again at the vet, for the same reason, and the same thing.
Look around your home , make it "Pap Proof". Clean up all places where your 4-legged friend can jump from, and you know it is too high of a jump.

  • Couches should never be placed in the middle of the room, so the dog can jump from the highest part right down on the floor. (worse even on a hardwood floor)
  • Chairs should be always pulled all the way under the dining table, so Pap can not jump on the chair, then on the table, and then jump right off the table onto the floor. (they may do those kind of things while you are gone!!)
  • High beds should either have a stepper, or simple chair by the bed side for the dog to at least come down to the floor. An extra thick blanket, carpet, or pillows around the bed would also be advisable. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

They are sisters from separate litters (same parents)
Girls Windy + Pippin

Saturday, May 4, 2019

You Ask: How to trim Papillons/Phalenes Paws-Feet.

Unfortunately get to I see many images  of Papillons with paws looking like those in the pic below:

Please, do your dog a favor and trim his paws; especially between his toes, as well his pads (underneath). Your Pap will have better traction, bring less dirt into your home. Moisture on his paws will dissipate more quickly.
U ask: how to trim the paws of my Papillon/Phalene.
First, let me mention, that I am not a professional groomer.
I will show you here my :"make do" style. I do brush and take care of my Papi's feet often, but I am not a perfectionist, and not a groomer.
But they always look neat and clean to the most part, and I have gotten a lot of compliments on their clean looks.
I am not going here into nail clipping either. The best is for you to have that shown at a vets office, or groom place.
You can buy the utensils in any pet shop, or even Walmart. Some times I use just the shears, and sometimes I use the clippers + shears. So, if you just have a nice, sharp set of shears, it will do. But be careful not to cut into the paw pads!!

Trim all hair around the paw, in an oval shape, just like the paw's shape is. Some people prefer to leave some of the hair above the tows a little longer, to show the "spaniel breed" in the dogs. I prefer to round it off all the way.

The hair between the paw pads should be trimmed. It will also drag less dirt into your house.

 A paw done in a hurry. But it works!!
To have your Papillon's dainty small legs, and paws show their best appearance, you should incorporate the "hock trimming".
Article and pics coming later.....

Spring 2019 at it's Best:

These two Road's End Paps live in Central Oregon.
Ruby & Rizzo

Also living in Central Oregon:
Road's End Poppy & Timber


Monday, April 29, 2019

You Ask: Jogging, Running with Papillons.

Many of you ask, if you can jog with a Papillon, or Phalene.
 Look at yourself first; establish the level of your fitness program.
Are you running long distance, or just a mile or two, here and there.?
Toy breeds are not for long, or endurance running. Think how small they are, and those little legs!!
And have a look at the Papillon, or Phalene, you already have. Does he weigh only 4 LBS, is he one of those ever wanted tiny sizes? Not suitable!!! Not all Papillons are agile, fast, and fit. Just like people.
But if you enjoy jogging 2-3 times per week for a couple of miles, you may be able to train your Paplloni to come along,- on a cool day.

But you have to train him to reach that level of fitness, just like you did with yourself.
Start with small distances, bring water for him, and observe how he performs.
He will give you all the signs after a few times, whether he is, or will be "fit" for this.

If you are looking for a new Papillon , Phalene puppy in your live to jog with, don't get one from a litter of underweight papis, or advertised "teacup" puppies. All those are much too small, and too frail to do such thing with.
Papillons, Phalenes come in sizes between 8-11 inches (AKC breed standard). Get a larger puppy, with a little more weight, and heavier bone structure.
High energy breeds, work breeds, such as mid size of 40-50 LBS are the best for runners.

Myths about Small Dogs vs Large Dogs

There are some myths about small dogs.
Here are a few points about these myths and the reality.

  • Small dogs live longer.

No myth here.
The life expectancy of  small dogs is 11-18 years, where their big buddies only live 7-12 years.

  • Small dog - small housing, or apartment.

Partial myth.
You have to look at the energy level of the particular breed.
 Example:  a Bull Mastiff is a very calm breed, lays around most of the day and sleeps.
Terriers, a small breed is of high energy, not very suitable for an apartment.
You even have to look into the background of your desired Papillon, or Phalene (puppy) . There are family lines of some of them, which where bred mostly for agility sports, and come with a load of energy. Others are mostly bred to be just lap dogs, and house dogs.

  • Small dogs bark more than big dogs.

Partial myth.
Here again, you have to look at the breed .
All watch dog breeds (not to be mistaken for a guard dog breed) are vocal. That is what they where meant to do, and, yes, it includes Papillons.
Papillons, Phalenes where  bred to be a lap dog and watch dog.
They make great mobile door bells!!

  • Larger dogs are more aggressive than their tiny counter partners.

Myths here.
Aggressiveness can be found in all breeds, and it is strictly related to poor breeding programs,  under- socialization, and  purposely misguided training.
It's just that the bigger the dog, with more powerful aggression, the more damage it does.

(click on the images to see them larger)

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Good LadyBug or Bad Lady Beetleg?

These 2 young ladies are growing up nicely:
Yolanda, 5 months old & Panini 4.5 months old:

(not available)

Papillon, Phalene Hair, Coat, Fur Development

Hair Growth inPapillons and Phalenes:
Papillons and Phalenes have the same development in their hair coats.

@ 8 weeks
  • 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:
@ 4  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.

see also:
Maintenance/Coat Care
Papillon Ear Fringe Development
@ 3 years
@ 9 months




Choosing a Puppy to match your Lifestyle, the right Puppy for you.

Each litter of puppies has a selection of different personalities. As puppies are starting to explore their environment, at the age of 2-3 weeks, they are starting to show their personalities. At 8 weeks their personalities show up quite strongly, and they seem to represent the miniature version of their adult life.One can determine the type of personalities they have. The personalities and their expressions can run an entire spectrum of types.
Here are the common types one can find in an average litter of puppies.
  • Type1: The Leader of the pack.
This little guy is the dominant one. He always will be the first in everything. If he does not get there first, he will elbow, bully his way to the destined spot. His self-confidence is abundant.
The leader type puppy needs a leader type owner!! This dogs is great for an active family, as well as for agility, other dog sports and for performance activities.
  • Type 2: The Adventurer .
The adventurer is not intimidated by the leader, he learns quickly to put up with him, and he will quietly go alone to explore, and investigate this world of his.
This little guy is much more interested in pleasing you, therefore he is easy to train. He could be a little "independent" to some degree, he may want to be near you, but not necessarily on your lap. He could share his love with the entire family, and not single you out. He would be a good candidate for the show ring, either with you, or with a handler.
  • Type 3: The Passive puppy.
The passive puppy is not to be mixed up with a shy puppy. He does not cower, he observes, and waits, by letting his litter mates getting first to the food source, and everything else. He avoids confrontations.
This pup will be a great home- dog, with less activities, not constant air, and car travel, loads of strangers coming to the house, or been shown off to multiple friends. He is a home-body, and will thrive with a lot of attention, love and support. Best suited for retired, or stay-home families.
  • Type 4: The Shy puppy.
A shy puppy can be born in a litter, where all mates have delightful personality types.
Shy puppies show their temperament right from the beginning, when they open up their eyes, and when they are starting to crawl around their whelping box. They get the same treatment like the others, and they experience the same things.
The shy puppy has unfounded fears. They fear everything: litter mates that play too rough, loud noises, people.
This pup is best suited for a mature person, who understands the differences in these personalities, and knows how to deal with them. Under the proper circumstances, he may grow up to be a quiet, happy, laid -back, and devoted dog.
  • Type 5: The Suspicious  (highly aggressive)Puppy:
This pup is to be of concern to you. If this puppy is socialized , along with his mates, but still shows an aggressive behavior, it could lead to dangerous behavior to the entire family, other pets and people.

*Type 4 & 5  puppies do rarely show up in puppy litters. Every once in a while you may see a shy puppy, but type 5, the aggressive pup is a absolute rarity.  Most likely you find a older, rescued dog, or a mistreated dog to be an aggressive, or suspicious dog.
*Do keep in mind, that each puppy brings his own little agenda, and has a unique personality trait. He may bring more than one of the above type personalities in this world.
 After he has received his first set of shots, he should be given the opportunity to be introduced to as many smells, sounds, people, places, strange sights, as possible.