**Road's End Papillons- established in 2006
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Papillon History

The Papillon breed is about 500 years old.
You will see this breed, or similar, on paintings by Giotto, or Titzian.
Empress Maria Theresia (Empress from 1745 to 1780 based in Vienna.)

 was very fond of these dainty, little dogs. They kept their keeper warm in the winter, and kept the hallways, and passages in the castle rat free!!
(translated from the paragraph in German below)

Empress Marie Theresia, Vienna, Austria

Die Rasse entstand schon früh auf Gemälden Giottos oder Tizians tauchen ähnliche Hunde auf und auch Kaiserin Maria Theresia begeisterte sich für die zierlichen, kleinen Hunde. Sie wärmten im Winter ihre Besitzerin und hielten die Schlossgänge rattenfrei.