**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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Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Phalene - the Papillon with the" Drop Ear"

As you can see him pictured in the previous post: the winner of this years Crufts in Europe.
Until a few years ago, one would hardly see a Phalene in the USA, or at a US Dog Show.
But the interest level is rising remarkably.
It is not easy to preserve the Phalene, because of confusing genetics.
For instance: Mom and Dad Phalene will not necessarily produce a Phalene litter.
Drop ear dogs can show up in a pair of erect ear (Papillon)parents.
It is difficult to find a show quality Phalene, the gene pool is  limited, unreliable and unpredictable.