**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

Friday, September 30, 2011

Road's End Papillons, Owned by Others

Bella hiked on Timberline Tr. 8 miles.She also enjoyed the horse.
(Bella lives near Portland, OR)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Road's End Papillons

Road's End Papillons : today's Stars:

X Tra Coco-8 months

Walzing Mathilda vom Cavalierchen-4 years

Road's End Fiasko- 12 weeks

Road's End Naughty Nana -2 years

Road's End Ore'O- 2 years

Road's End Acini di Pepe-5 months

12 Week old Papillon :Road's End Fraskati

Our girl Fraskati @ 12 weeks:

Monday, September 26, 2011

Postcard from Japan

Another lovely photo from my friend from Japan. Click on her image to get to her site with her beautiful Papillons.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Road's End Papillons, Owned by Others

Hi Antje,
I just wanted to send you a picture of Nico and Sunny enjoying the first day of Fall a couple of days ago. I believe that he is two years old now. Wasn't he born in October of 2009? He is a pretty good dog, very energetic. He gets daily walks and he travels with us a lot. He loves the outdoors.
How is his sister doing? I haven't watched your web page much so I don't see what your dogs are doing. I'm sure they all love you.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dog Lovers

This is what I find under my computer desk: instead of resting my feet in comfort, I have to put up with this!!

15 week old Papillon

Road's End Duke, almost 5 months old:

Puppy Love

Patella Luxation, trick Knee, subluxation of Patella, or floating Kneecap

A Luxating Patella, or dislocated-,moved out of it's place or slipping kneecap, is the most frequent orthopedic problem found in the Papillon / Phalene Breed, and is common in other Toy Breeds. First signs can be seen at the age of 4-6 months.
 Most frequently, it is a developmental congenital defect. In congenital cases, it is frequently bilateral (on both hind legs). The condition can also be inherited through genetics.
Patella luxation is graded into 4 categories: from mild to severe.
Symptoms of a Luxating Patella in either one, or both hind knees, is lameness. the lameness can be showing up only on occasions, or can be continuous.

A veterinarian can palpate the knee(s),  to see if it slips inside the joint more than it would  be normally expected.
The milder form of Patella Luxation can frequently be treated with anti-inflammatory medications and exercise restriction.
If the lameness is continuous and the joint is unstable,( severe form of Patella Luxation) surgery is needed to correct the problem.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Progressive Retinal Atrophy ( PRA ), Papillons, Phalenes, Dogs, Canines

Our Tiger Man vom Cavalierchen, and Silenzio's Brolle where tested today for PRA (Progressive Retinal Atrophy), with negative results.
PRA is rarely seen but it is a genetic condition in Papillons that causes blindness somewhere between ages of 4 and 8 years of age.  Parents must be both genetic carriers to produce a puppy with PRA.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Papillon + Phalene Activities (@ Road's End )

It turned much cooler today; a perfect day for serious ball games, and more:
(Don't forget to click on the images to see the action better)

There are no pills in this container, just goodies!!