**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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

10.5 Months old Phalene

Strammer Max @ 10.5 months, pretty, no matter what.

Papillon Socializing, Salem Market 2011

Our first trip this year, to the Salem Saturday Market:
Here you do not find only a big variety of dogs, but also beautiful flower arrangements.

I brought along Stenley + Coco. Wish I could take them all!

Annie with her Cooper, + Coco + Stenley

Friday, April 29, 2011

Papillon, Phalene, Broken Puppy Tooth, Puppy's Teeth

Your new Papillon puppy should have 28 milk , temporary, deciduous, fall out teeth.
Those teeth erupt around 3 weeks of age, and by 8 weeks your puppy should have the full set of deciduous teeth-28.
There are 6 incisors (small front teeth)
2 canines (fang teeth)
6 premolars (3 on each side)
All that on top and bottom jaw.

Full set of puppy teeth
 These baby teeth , although sharp, are brittle and fragile, and can easily break.
A broken puppy, or adult  tooth, can easily lead to an infection; many times not even visible, since the infection forms around the tip of the root.
Now it's time to visit your veterinarian, since the tooth most likely has to be removed.
No no toys for  puppies:
  • Do not use any toy where he could break his baby teeth.
  • No toys, where his little teeth can get stuck in, no hard bones, or cooked bones.
  • Do not let your puppy play with a tennis ball over an extended period of time.
Saliva of your puppies mouth sticks to the ball very easily. Ball then drops in the dirt and dirt loves to stick on the hairy ball. the tennis ball becomes a sand paper, and it will slowly wear the teeth away.

Puppy teeth usually fall out at around 3-4 months of age.

Papillon Puppy Socializing

3 months old Coco sneaks in the Y litter's box, while mom is outside.
But when mom comes back in, she does not mind Coco at all. In fact, Coco is the only one allowed with her babes. No one else.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

6 Day old Papillons

Our B2 Babes @ 6 Days
Girl: Bisou (Sable)
Boy: Boulee (Tri -color)

8 Day old Papillons

Our Z Babes @ 8 days ( all tri color)
Boy: Zoltan
Girl: Zitoni
Girl: Zarina
Girl: Zelda

The only boy out of this bunch.

And our A2 Babes @ 8 Days:
Boy: Acini di Pepe
Girl: Anelli

3 Weeks old Papillons

Our Y Babes @ 3 weeks:
Yellow Stone, left
Yellow Daisy, center
Yellow Pepper, right

Yellow Stone left

Yellow Daisy + Yellow Pepper

Yellow Pepper

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Road's End Papillons: Nat./Multi CH Gracia Gina vom Cavalierchen

Gina now, in her so wonderful hair-coat.

Henry III Papillons, History of Papillons, Phalenes, Toy Spaniels

Continental Toy Spaniels (Papillons, Phalenes)came actually from a very small region of this world: it was Western Europe.
The dogs lived mostly in the palaces of kings, and the breed was nick-named: a dog of kings.
From the XV century on, the Toy spaniels became very popular in all the royal courts in Europe, as in Poland, Sweden, but reaching the highest popularity in France. This breed remained unchanged the courts favored dog for centuries to come.
Henry II, Henry III, Louis XIV, and XV; Marie Antoinette, Madame Pompadour-, they all loved and adored these tiny Spaniels.

King Henry III, 1570, by Jean de Court

French King Henry III.
There where apparently Toy Spaniels everywhere, around King Henry III.
His favored pets, 3 Spaniels,  even slept on his bed, and he took them to the State Council, in a basket, hanging from his chest.
Henry III often traveled to Lyon, the town, where the Spaniels where bred, and purchased another Spaniel pet for an incredible amount of money (in 1576, 100.000 crowns must have been something).
One of his favored pets was named: Lilin
On 1st August 1589, Henry III met with his army in Saint -Cloud, to prepare an attack on Paris.
A monk, named Jacques Clement was granted to appear in front of Henry III to deliver important documents to the king.
Lilin, his favored Spaniel, he took along,  showed a strong hostility toward the monk, and had to be left back in the lobby.
The monk, asking for privacy, to give the king a important, secret message, along with the documents, was now alone with the king; and as he whispered in his ear, he plunged a knife the kings abdomen.
Clement tried to flee, but Lilin, the Spaniel, along with her other companions back in the lobby, raised an alarm, and the monk was killed on the spot.
King HenryIII could only say: "If I only had listened to Lilin".
King Henry III died the following morning.
 A Lady Wearing a White and Gold-Embroidered Dress
Santi di Tito

Italian painter ( 1536 - 1602 )

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Weekend 2011

A nice sunny spring Easter weekend.
Visitors all day, outside and inside. Here some shots taken inside from our last visitors. Guess, where one "hangs out" @ Road's End Residence: in the dog room; in this case the groom area, and puppy raising area.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Happy Easter Weekend

Road's End Papillons: Owned by others

Road's End Up Towne Girl's mom writes:
Bella is now 8 months old. She is a happy, active, and sweet little girl with a hint of devilishness in her. In other words, she is perfect. She rules the roost with our older dog and cat, both who are bigger than she is. She loves to nip at the heels of our other dog and we are trying to break her of that since Chelsea is always trying to avoid those sharp little teeth. She likes to do it to us also. She is allowed full access to the house even when we are gone. She doesn't get into mischief which I think is amazing for a puppy only 8 months old. We love watching her grow and change. Her fringes and coat is coming in beautifully.

Bella and I hope to see you soon.......Patty

P.S. The nipping thing is from her mom, she does the same thing, or did. I shook my shoes when she did it, to make it very unpleasant for her. After a while she gave it up. (Antje)