**Road's End Papillons- established in 2006
**We are advocates of raw-, fresh, "human-grade food" for our canine friends .
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

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

First Snow 2009-10

Click on the image to see photos done in this afternoon's snow.
Of course there are some puppies who have never been in the snow yet.

The Papillon and Marie Antoinette.

Marie Antoinette was said to have walked to the guillotine clutching her small dog under her arm. Tradition has it that her dog was a small spaniel that had been brought to the French court from Spain on the back of pack mules. According to the story, her pup was spared and cared for in a building in Paris still called the Papillon House. Marie's small spaniel was said to have descended from a very old drop-eared breed known as the Epagneul Nain Continental, or Continental Dwarf/Toy Spaniel that appeared in church frescos and paintings as early as the 13th century.
( Portrait of Marquise de Pompadour ( 1750 ) by : François Boucher - French painter ( 1703 - 1770 )below.
(Marie Antoinette) above.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Road's End Nicolai

Nico will be 8 weeks old in 2 days. He is looking for a loving home.
You can see his size, by looking at the second pic: my husbands little pet dog and him.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nanu's Puppies

Nico & Nana @ 7 weeks

Old Masters

2 Portrait of a child ( unknown ) by : David Klöcker Ehrenstrahl - German - Swedish court painter ( 1628 - 1698 )

Matti's Babe

Little Ore'O @ 5.5 weeks

Madame Mimi

Our Mimi is now 3.5 Months old.

Pond'a Vroni + Road's End Mickey are her parents.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Expecting first time Mom.

Eenie (Road's End Jasmine) is expecting now within 1-2 weeks.
Silenzio's Brolle is the dad.

Merry Christmas

I wish a Merry Christmas Season to all my Papillon Friends.

What makes Papillons a high maintence Pet?

Absolutely nothing.
 Papillons do not need to go to get clipped and groomed by a groomer.  Their hair-coat is easy to maintain by brushing  a couple of times per week, with emphasis under/ around  ears, and hocks (hind legs).
Papillons adopt easily to a variety of life styles, learn well, are trained easy, but , like most dogs, or other house pets, cherish a regulated household, with regular routines.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nanu's Puppies

Above is Nico. 6.5 weeks old.
Below is Nana, same age. One can guess how small she is.In the background is our Brolle, which is considered as a small dog with lot's of hair!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Leisure Life @ Road's End

Common household items that are harmful to your Papillon Dog

  • Acetaminophen
  • Antifreeze and other car fluids
  • Bleach and cleaning fluids
  • Boric acid
  • Deodorants
  • Deodorizers
  • Detergents
  • De-icing salts
  • Disinfectants
  • Drain cleaners
  • Furniture polish
  • Gasoline
  • Hair colorings
  • Weed killers
  • Insecticides
  • Kerosene
  • Matches
  • Mothballs
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Paint
  • Prescription and
  • non-prescription medicine
  • Rat poison
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Shoe polish
  • Sleeping pills
  • Snail or slug bait
  • Turpentine
  • Windshield-wiper fluid
(re-written from the AKC Puppy Handbook

Nanu's Puppies

Little Nicolai just got home from the vet to get his first shots.
Unfortunately he developed a small amount of Under bite, and therefor he can not be shown.
Both his parents have a correct bite.
Nico is available as a Pet now and is looking for a loving home.

Dangerous Food Items for your Papillon Dog

It’s only natural for dogs to be curious. But their curiosity can get them into trouble when they get into areas where you store household items such as medicine and detergents. Many common household items that you use everyday can be harmful, and sometimes even lethal, to your dog.

Foods that are harmful to your dog:
May cause vomiting, abdominal pain and/or diarrhea:
Wild cherry
Japanese Plum
Balsam Pear
May cause varied reactions:
Yeast dough

Coffee grounds

Macadamia nuts

Tomato and potato leaves and stems


Onions and onion powder




Pear and peach kernels

Mushrooms (if also toxic to humans)




Symptoms of possible poisoning are: vomiting, diarrhea, difficult breathing, abnormal urine (color,

aroma or odor, frequency, etc.), salivation, weakness. If your dog should ingest harmful chemicals,

contact a veterinarian or poison control center immediately.

(re-written from the AKC Puppy Handbook)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Papillon Health /Vet Care

There will be times when you have to give your Papillon pills or capsules by mouth .
The best way to do that is by hiding the pill in a delicious meat ball, cheese, peanut butter, or even a little bit of canned cat food!!

If he is still figuring it out by spitting the pill back out, you may have to break the pill in tiny pieces; that will work.
If for some reason this does not work, insert the pill way back in his mouth, close it gently, and watch that he does lick his lips, which means, that he swallowed!!
If you have to give him any liquid, hold his muzzle closed without tilting his head back, squirt with a syringe the liquid into the pouch at the back of his jaw (between teeth and cheek). Make sure he swallows; if not, blow at his nose gently, or stroke his neck.

If small amounts of liquids are only prescribed, it is possible to put it in a small dish, mix with small amount to favored food to eat!!
yummy, yummy!!

Old Masters

18 Portrait of a Woman ( unknown ) by : Jan de Baen - Dutch painter ( 1633 - 1702 )

Nanu's Babes

Nico & Nana are now 6 weeks old.

Matti's Babe

Ore'O (girl) @ 5 weeks

Friday, December 11, 2009

Papillon Puppy Socializing

It is very important to socialize your Papillon puppy between 7-8 weeks and 4 months of his age.
It will shape his entire future/life. How he will react and deal with things as an adult dog.
Expose him to a great variety of things-in a gentle way-.
Take him car riding, go to places, expose him to a lots of people, animals, and other things.
Proper socialization can prevent him being fearful of children, car riding, and in general: other people.
Help him to develop to be a nice pleasant-mannered Papillon.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Alternative Names for Papillons

The Papillon's large, butterfly-like ears and symmetrical face gave the breed its name.
Alternative names:
  • Phalène (drop ear type)
  • Continental Toy Spaniel
  • Epagneul Nain Continental
  • Butterfly Dog
  • Dwarf Spaniel
  • Squirrel dog or Squirrel Spaniel (due to its tail carriage)
  • Belgian Toy Spaniels

Nanu's Puppies

Nicolai @ 5 weeks

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

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.