**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

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Road's End Nicolai

Available: Road's End Nicolai, DOB 10-26-09, Nanu Nana von den Kolibris & Int./Multi CH Tiger Man vom Cavalierchen

Monday, January 25, 2010

Papillon-Phalene Hair Coat Care

If your Papillon ever gets into sap from a tree, paint, burrs, clumps of mutt.....
It's best to apply cooking oil, or mineral oil to the spot; let it sit for a 1/2 day, remove by hand, whatever the problem is, and then wash out the rest.

Road's End Jasinthe (Min)

@ 13 months

How often to Bathe.

With today's dog shampoos, it is possible to bathe your Papillon once/per week without drying out his coat.

Remember to brush him before the bath, or all mats and tangles are going to be far worth after the bath, when the hair got wet.
Fold his ears down, so the water does not get into the ear canal. Make sure to rinse his hair out very well, and apply a bit of conditioner, for easier brushing.
Have a dog hair dryer ready. There are some small ones available which come with a stand. Place the dryer about 1 foot away, not to burn his skin, and start with a low to medium setting to get your Papi used to the blow dryer.
This is the best time to clip his soften nails. (if you know how to do that)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jasmine's Babes

The P bunch @ 3 weeks

Papillon Hair Growth

Here are some samples of hair/ ear fringe growth of Papillons.
Nanu Nana with 1 year of age, and now
Praline with 1 year of age, and now.
Mickey with 1.5 year of age and now.Mickey @ 3.5 years

How long will his coat be....?
The length of the Papillons hair is developed mostly depending on his genes, but  also on his food, health,  environment, grooming, and, sable/red colored Papis seem to get less ear fringe.Spay and neutered dogs grow also a better hair coat.
Climate has an impact on hair growth. You can not expect the same amount of hair coat in Florida, US, as you do , if you would live in Alaska.
Look at his pedigree to evaluate the length of hair coat his parents, grandparents have.

Old Masters

Young Girl ( 1710 ) by : Charles d'Agar - French painter ( 1669 – 1713

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Dog Shows

Lets talk about Dog Shows: there are numerous kennel clubs in the US, which conduct dog shows. The AKC Kennel ClubShows are not the only ones.
Take the "International Dog Shows"(http://www.iabca.com/index.html ); these shows are like a breath of fresh air. Europe is coming right to your door step; along with their European rules and guidelines. Aren't our dogs not from Europe? Why not being judged by standards from abroad. And in these shows, the dog is judged to the most part within , so, if there are 8 dogs in the ring, and they are all beautiful and show-worthy; they all win!!!
So, go to the link above, learn all about them on their web site, take your dog and let him be a winner!!

Int/Multi CH Tiger Man vom Cavalierchen received his International ChampionShip in 2009.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Road's End Jasinthe (Min)

 Our Min will have hopefully have babes in the first part of March. (Road's End Jasinthe + Silenzio's Brolle )

When does a Papillon, Phalene reach adult size? Papillon - Phalene- Physical Development

  • 12-16 weeks:
Your  puppies motor skills and senses are well developed at this age. He is full of energy and mischief, but to relieve you, he needs still a lot of naps within between. His bladder control is also improving.
Make sure to check his bite often. His adult teeth  are coming in, the puppy teeth may not always fall out, and they should.
Best: have your vet check it out.
  • 4-6 Months:
This is the major growth period of your Papillon. He will have lost all his puppy hair, he will look somewhat out of proportions, he is clumsy, with a short attention span...you will worry if this is the right dog you bought.
Be patient, it will be all over soon, and your puppy will grow up to be a wonderful little guy, with a lots of beauty!!

  • 6-12 Months:
Consider him as a teenager!
His hormones are kicking in, he will still grow a little, and he wants to be very active.
It is very important to exercise him at this age. It is the period of final development.
  • 9-12 Months:
He is full grown now, but still may act a lot like a puppy. His hormones are at peak, males will lift their legs urinating by now, if not castrated.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

This condition is  not often seen in Papillons, but it is a genetic condition, where both parents must be carriers to produce such a puppy with PRA. It causes blindness somewhere between the ages of 4 - 8 years.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Show Off: Road's End Jasmine

Famous Papillon Owners

  • King Henry II allegedly spent upwards of 100,000 crowns on his papillons.
  • Marie Antoinette owned a Phalene, of many believed to be Papillon.
  • Madame de Pompadour and Henry III also had Phalene, who had a very strong devotion to the breed.
  • Actress Autumn Reeser of The O.C. owns a Papillon named Gatsby after the book The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.Tech expert Leo Laporte owns a Papillon named Ozzie.
  • Christina Aguilera owns two Papillon dogs, Chewy and Stinky.
  • George Takei, Mr. Sulu from Star Trek and official announcer of the Howard Stern Show on Sirius 100 owned a Papillon Renne
  • John Carmer and Amanda Titus own two Papillons by the names of Rocko and Spunky named after the characters in Rocko's Modern Life.
  • Porn star Ron Jeremy has two Papillons, named Jenna and Tiffany. They can be seen in background of some of his movies.
  • TV character Edna Birch from Emmerdale has a Papillon named Tootsie.
9 Sigismund III Wasa as child ( 1568 ) by : Johan Baptista van Uther - Dutch painter ( Swedish Court painter ) ( unknown birth - 1597 )

Monday, January 4, 2010

Papillon Nutrition

Dry food.
Canned food.
Homemade diet.

Any dog would love canned food the best.
As it is the most expensive dog food, it is not necessarily the best.
They may not be completely balanced, claim that they are "all meat", and meat alone is not enough to provide a dog a balanced, nutritious meal.
Kibbles, the dry dog food, is the most economical, and the major brands offer a complete balanced meal.
Pick a brand, that offers first in row : poultry, beef, not "poultry, or beef by-products".
 Study the ingredients list very carefully every time you select something new to your dogs diet.
 Kibbles also contribute to healthier teeth. The friction serves as a toothbrush and keeps gums and teeth in a better shape.
Homemade dog diets are most likely not balanced, your dog could end up with deficiencies.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions.....
What about taking Kibbles as a base staple, and every so often sprinkle some fresh hamburger, over it, along with peas, carrot snips, oats;  as a treat? (Eliminate the burger, if you and your dog is a vegetarian !)

Sunday, January 3, 2010