**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
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Friday, October 23, 2009

Papillon Characteristics

The Papillon is a problem solving dog.

  • Loves to learn- and enjoy a challenge.
  • Has been competing in obedience trials nearly 50 years in the US.
  • Makes a good Service Dog (helps wheel chair users by picking up a variety of things of the floor, by pulling the laundry out of the dryer, bring the phone, opening and closing cabinets, doors….)
  • May leap up to 4 feet straight from the ground into the air (be aware how tall your yard fence is!)
  • May reflect a laid-back personality, a few minute chase of a toy in your living room is sufficient, then will cuddle with you for a long period.Or!
  •  Is more likely a miniature Border Collie, demanding a couple of hours of interactive play every day.
  • Small Dog; can thrive in a small place.. (15 minutes of a living room fetch can be a real good aerobic workout for him.
  •  (Excellent condo, or apartment dog)

  • Thrive in country living, loves to romp out side, do farm chores.
  • A sensitive soul. Consider that this breed had a thousand years of a developing relationship to humans; they have been bred to be companion dogs.
  • Maybe is a high- strung dog, or a shy dog. (If shy: ask if you can provide him with a more quiet, calm, structured household to thrive and be happy in.Keep these two tendencies in mind, when you make your selection.
  • May  cuddle, may  not. (Many Papis love to sit on your lap to cuddle, but there are more out there who would prefer to lie nearby you napping peacefully, or look at you in adoration)

Whether you have one Papillon or a whole flock of Butterfly dogs; it will change your life. These intelligent, thinking active little dogs are so unique and a source of constant joy.