Monday, July 27, 2020
Saturday, July 25, 2020
Friday, July 24, 2020
5 lbs 1/4 can per week
15 lbs 1/2 can per week
25 lbs 5/8 can per week
50 lbs 1 can per week
100 lbs 1 3/4 cans per week
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Sunday, July 19, 2020
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Friday, July 17, 2020
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Saturday, July 11, 2020
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
Some Papillons have a shorter hair coat, others have a longer coat.
There are several factors involved, as of why, and how short/long the hair is on a full grown Papillon, or Phalene.
- Genetics; have a look at your Papillons Pedigree, and photos of his parents, grandparents, and down the line.
- Climate: if you live in the tropics with him, do not expect the same hair length, or hair volume, as the dog of your friend in Alaska.
- Diet: a poor quality diet produces a poor hair coat.
- Maintenance: regular brushing and bathing helps to a shiny coat on your dog, regardless of length, and will support hair growth/length of a longer coat.
- Neutered vs not- neutered: a neutered dog grows much nicer hair, he/she does not have to go through the constant hormone changes, whelping, litter, and stress from heat cycles.
- Play-time: especially here with a look at his ear fringes and culottes (hair on his hind legs). The more your Papillon gets to play with other dogs, the more fringes, and other hair will get ripped out, or damaged, broken .
|Praline, with all her hair & fringes requires daily brushing.|
Praline is spayed and is not very interested in playing with other dogs.
Pros and Cons: more brushing to do on a long hair coated papi, more maintenance over all.
The original Papillon was meant to be a wash and go dog. Next to no maintenance.
Do you want to deprive your dog of play, so just, that he will grow longer hair?
|Matti is a low maintenance dog, only her fringes need attention more often.|
My Road's End Papi Story:
I have Papillons with long and shorter hair coats. The long hair dogs are high maintenance,I love their coats, but I pay for it. There is always a chance, as my Praline did, that they choke on their own fringes, or their chest hair gets caught in their teeth.
|Our tiger Man wears a bandanna, he gets his chest hair frequently tangled in his teeth.|
Tiger is a high maintenance dog, he has a lot of hair (dense). Needs frequent baths with brushing.
All my dogs get to play, so that in the beginning they do not show too much fringe. When they get older, they play less and everything starts to grow better on them.
Some of my dogs where little bandannas, that keeps their chest hair cleaner and more away from their mouth. I tried snoods for their ear fringes before, but again, you will have to restrict your dog pretty much from play with other dogs. In our case, the snoot was removed right away by other dogs while at play.
(A snood is nothing but a tube with elastic band on both ends. The tube goes over his head. (A snoot is a different thing))
|Phalene Blitz has nice long hair, but it is very silky and not so dense. He requires some brushing and bathing. Very little sticks to his fur.|
|Brolle is a high maintenance dog. Everything sticks to his dense hair coat. His groin area needs to be bathed frequently, and brushed; his fringes need to be addressed on a daily base.|
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020
- 2 oz Water
- 2 oz Witch Hazel
- 3 drops Lavender essential oil
- 3 drops Lemon essential oil
- 3 drops Eucalyptus essential oil
- Dark colored spray bottle, 4 oz.
- Plastic pipettes
- Fill bottle halfway with water.
- Fill the rest with witch hazel. Leave a little room for the oils.
- Add essential oils using the pipettes.
- Shake well to combine.
- Shake before each use.
- Spray on your dog, coating the fur generously with the spray, before heading outdoors.
It's important to use blue or amber colored glass bottles. Essential oils can lose their potency when exposed to UV rays, and they also eat away at plastic.
Saturday, June 20, 2020
Dogs do not have any sweat glands , nor do they have a great amount of blood vessels on their skin.
They simply do not have the ability to dissipate body heat during hot summer days. Dogs do have sweat glands on their foot pads, but that alone is not sufficient to to regulate their temperature.
By shaving your dog, you actually predispose them to sunburn, and heat exhaustion, or even heat stroke.
If you keep your dog well combed , brushed, mat free, he will have a better circulation of air through his hair, which acts as a cooling effect.
I shave on some of my dogs their bellies, groin, and armpits, but even that only to the minimal.
We have "bugs" out here, like bees, ants, stinging flies. All those bugs have it much easier to sting a shaved dog than one with plenty of hair.
Keep your friend well groomed, have plenty of fresh water, and don't shave your dog.
Friday, June 19, 2020
I am 6 months old today. I love my new home and my big sister Semilla. She is very patient with me and we play a lot. When we play chase I can run as fast as Seme, but I’m not as coordinated as she is so she usually catches me!
I have lots of toys in my toy basket. I spend most of the day pulling them out and leaving them all over the house. I really like toys with squeakers and I can make them all work. I just discovered the door stops and I love making them zing. I also like stealing socks and paper and digging holes in the yard, but I’m not supposed to do that! I get to do laundry with Seme…. I like to ride in the clothes basket on the warm clothes. Mom says I am still pretty feisty, but I am learning my manners and I am a very good girl. I can walk on a leash and I know how to sit, come and stay. I don’t bark very much, but when I do mom tells me “quiet” and I listen.
I am getting fringe on my ears, tail, and legs. I have sort of wavy hair on my back half. Dad teases me that my tail is crazy like the Cat in the Hat! It is going to be beautiful when it grows out. I have learned to sit still in the morning when mom washes my face, combs my hair, and brushes my teeth. That was really hard to learn, but I have finally figured out how to do it! I am going to be a little bigger than Seme. She weighs 5 lbs and I already weigh 5 ½ lbs. We are about the same height and length, but I am still growing.
I am going to go on my first trip in a few weeks to Bend. We are going to stay in a pet friendly hotel and I am excited to see new places. I love to ride in the car!
I miss you and all of my papillon family and hope you are all doing well!
Happy birthday to me!
(Both Paps are Road's End Paps)