**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

Monday, May 26, 2014

Expecting Papillon Girl @ Road's End

Our Lilly may be expecting her first litter in the last part of July 2014:

Marquis court's Fleur De Lis
Knight in Shining Armor is our Brolle:

Silenzio's Brolle

Road's End Papillons owned by Others

Photo from Chianti's new mom, from California. Chianti @ 16 weeks

This is Chianti's sister Corvina, a photo from her new mom sent from Washington State.

Misty (Phalene girl) + Oriel. (Photo taken by our team helper Annie)

Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Special

We have some adults available, and this might be a good chance to come out over the Holiday to see, and perhaps fall in love with one of them:

Goldie, above is an ever so tiny little girl; to tiny to have in my breeding program. Goldie is spayed, 1+1/2 years old, she weighs just a little over 3 LBS, a  bouncy, outgoing, and exquisite little girl.

Max, above is a retired, 4 year old Champion. He is not neutered at this time. He is very sweet, affectionate, loves to do a good set of Ball game, and  has a stunning hair-coat. Max is available as a pet.

These dogs come with a 7 day trail ownership, which means,you will get a full refund, in case that you, or the dog is not happy with the adoption.
Please click here if you are interested to visit us.
No shipping available.

Monday, May 19, 2014

The Danger of Foxtails for Papillons, and all other Dogs and Cats

I got a scare a few days ago with one of my Papillons. Little TigerMan developed all of a sudden an explosive onset of sneezing. The attacks came and left, and this went on for several hours.
Of course all kinds of things where going through my mind:  insect sting, allergies, dust inhalation, and "foxtails".
Foxtails are a serious hazard for all our pets, and they grow just about everywhere in the USA, but more so in the West, in dryer regions.
Foxtail is a grass with barbed seed heads. These plants can  easily attach themselves onto the fur of a dog or cat, and then work their way into any opening of the animal :
Eyes, nose, mouth, in patches of skin, wounds, vagina, penis, or simply between the toes, where the pet will ingest it by licking at his/her paws.
The seeds will not break down inside the body, and this eventually can lead to serious infections- anywhere- and left untreated, will lead to death.
The problem is that these microscopic seeds are very hard to find and due to their structure they are moving only one way: forward, and that in a relentless way.
For instance a foxtail seed can migrate inside the dog's nose to the brain, they can be inhaled, and may eventually perforate his lunges.
Embedded foxtail anywhere in the body can cause swelling, discharge, abscesses, and death.

Think "foxtail" among other when your pet shows following symptoms:      

  • Nose:

Sudden, severe sneezing
Bleeding from nostril
Pawing face, nose

  • Ears:

Ear scratching, wiping on items, pawing ear, shaking head

  • Eyes:

Eye squinting, swelling of eye, tears, mucus charge.

  • Feet:

Foxtail's favored place to be embedded is between the toes of the dog/cat.
Extensive scratching, or licking.

  • Genitals:

Persistent licking of genitals.

Foxtails in ears and nose can do permanent damage, do not hesitate to consult your vet.
Symptoms may diminish occasionally;  do not assume the problem is solved. Foxtails will travel long ways, doing extensive damage.

There are some measurements you can take to prevent foxtail problems:

  • Keep your dog out of overgrown grasses.
  • Trim your dog's hair coat/fur for the foxtail season (May through December), if you take your dog on hikes, open fields, and all areas where foxtail grows .
  • Pull foxtail weeds out of your yard. 
  • Brush your dog daily in foxtail season, examining your pet's coat. 
  • Check especially his paws, between the toes, for foxtail. 

If you see a  a foxtail,and you can get to it, use tweezers to remove. If there is already a swelling, or redness, call your vet immediately.
Remember the seeds travel only forward, and can burrow into the pets spine, brain, lung, eardrums, or anywhere else in the body.

Happily to say that my Pap Tiger Man did not had a foxtail problem, and is doing fine.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Road's End Papillons owned by Others

A few photos taken by the new owners of our recently departed Paps:

Road's End Xtra Dolcetto

Road's End Xtra Lambrusco

Road's End Yakira

Silenzio's Brolle @ Road's End

Papillon Social Call @ Road's End

We had visitors coming with their 3 Papillons; always exiting for our Paps to see other dogs, especially other butterflies.
Pictures where taken by our team helper Annie.: