**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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Monday, May 24, 2010

Papillon's Ears

Someone searched for the  following statement the appropriate answer:
"My Papillon's ears fell down"
Yes, this situation does happen occasionally: a Papillon puppy can develop first regular erect ears, and then some months later drop those ears down to be a Phalene.

Remember, there was first the Phalene, the Papillon breed was mastered much later, but there are  Phalene genes in all of them. Some litters get born from a Papillon sire and dam, but the pups are Phalenes, or vice verse.
If you want to make relatively sure to get a Papillon or a Phalene, you must look at the pups relatives several generations back. If they show a strong line of Papillons, you most likely have a Papillon puppy. If you see some Phalenes, and some Papillons in the grand parents, you can be surprised with either one.