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we follow limited vaccination guidelines.
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Papillons Love Raw Chicken Hearts

I'll hand them out as an "appetizer"; 1 per dog .
Our Papillons love chicken hearts, and they all think it is something real special.

Belle De Jour-6.5 months old

StormTracker Stormy

Our "StormTracker Stormy" almost 1 year old:

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

3 Weeks Old Papillon Puppies

Our puppies from Mimi, and Pippin are now right around 3 weeks old.

from your right to left:
Orange Poppy

From your right to left:
Orange Poppy
(Boy)Orzo,  is available

Monday, August 28, 2017

Papillons, Toy Breeds and Raw Bones

I have gotten recently several messages from other Papillon owners, or small, toy breed owners, that although they are switching, or already serving their dogs a menu of raw meat, they are afraid to serve their small friends chicken wings, drumettes, chicken necks etc, as a raw bone meal. Bones are actual essential, as they provide the dog their calcium needs, among other things.
The fear that these bones get lodged in a small dog's esophagus is common, and I must say that I myself am in that group of "worrisome", and that I feed for that- , and some other reason less and less bones.
Other reason are:

  • Seniors which would like to, but can not properly chew these bones, due to their tooth-loss.
  • Gulpers. Yes, there are Papillons which just inhale their food. They gulp their food down, as fast as they can.

Here are the alternatives I apply to my dog's raw, and fresh diet:

  • Eggshells: I add a small amount of ground eggshells to the menu as needed calcium.  

(eggshells can be just dried, or , as I do, put into a small toaster- oven to bake for a while, and then crushed/grind  in a coffee bean grinder or food processor.
Half a teaspoon of ground eggshell provides approximately 900 milligrams of calcium, and should be served per pound of food. 
If you are adding eggshell just to a typical 2-2.5 Oz serving, sprinkle just a tiny bit over the meal.
  • Sardines, Herring or Mackerel

1-2 times / week I serve besides a meat source canned sardines, mackeral, or herring, if I can find it.
These canned fish  have small bones in them and are eatable for humans as well as pets. 
I usually stay far away from any canned food, as the nutritional value in canned food is debatable. But in this case, not only provide the canned fish some of the needed calcium, it also serves as a special "treat" as most dogs just love the taste of it.

Again, only very small amounts please, especially in the introduction for such food item.
The key is:
Everything in moderation to avoid stomach- upset, where the server/owner tends to come to a possible false solution of pet "allergy" or "intolerance".
I also provide my dogs on a very regular base "recreational" bones. Bones they can not swallow, but will chew on for several days on and off.  Not only will this keep their teeth in good, or better shape, it will provide entertainment, and satisfaction.
Beef back ribs, pork ribs and similar ribs are recommended.
What is not advisable is to get "soup bones", as weight bearing bones (legs, from large livestock) may break the small dog's teeth, and the bone may have too much of the bone marrow.

Other alternatives to serving a bone meal are:

  • Bone Meal 

  • Meat Grinder (Please be aware, that not all grinders grind bones. Only some heavy-duty ones do this kind of a job)



Sunday, August 27, 2017

Road's End Hocus Focus

A great photo from "Focus" and credit to the owner.
Focus lives in Arizona and is one of the top performers in agility in the USA - thanks to the wonderful owner/handler.

August 25-2017- Road's End Hocus Focus 5 years old.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Road's End Papillon Puppies

Our pups born within 3 days from each other are now  2 + 2.5 weeks old.
Today they had their first social call.
Mimi's pups have their eyes now open.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Eight + Eleven Day Old Papillon Puppies

Ore newest puppies from Mimi + Pippin are now 8 + 11 days old.

Above Pippin's babes : ( Pesto + Picante ) (both reserved)
Below: Mimi's babes: Orange Poppy + Orzo (Inquiries of boy Orzo  , on your left are welcome.

Monday, August 14, 2017

New photos from families/owners of Road's End Paps.

Above: Katinka
Below: Marvelous Fudge (Marvel)

Gallery of Road's End Paps owned by others

Friday, August 11, 2017

They are sharing the room. Mother and daughter,with each their babes. At this point they are not happy about it,as usual. The real sharing,including open milk bars and mother duties, that comes later on.


Pippin not liking the camera!!

Just Born

Our Pippin gifted us with 1 boy and 1 girl last night. All are doing well.
I will have to catch up with some sleep.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Papillon Puppies 2 Days Old

Or new puppies on their second day- doing both excellent.
The "big" puppy is named (Girl) Orange Poppy. (Red/Sable)
The tiny pup is named (Boy) Orzo.  (Tri color)



Monday, August 7, 2017

What's Up For Dinner 

Tonight's dinner for out Paps:

  • Appetizer:  1 chicken heart each
  • Ground beef
  • Ground turkey gizzards
  • Finely shredded fresh strawberries + organic kale leaves 
  • Ground eggshells for added calcium 

Please note that I do -nowadays- come to the understanding that the quality of meat is somewhat lesser than it used to be, or the meat from a wild caught animal. Therefor some finely ground, purred, or chopped vegetables , fruits, or berries are essential to add to a pets menu. 
But-please- do not think of it as a "filler or meat replacement. Dogs still need mostly meat, and definitely not any starchy food, like rice, or potatoes. 

Just Born

Our Mimi gifted us with one girl, and one boy very early this morning.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Zoey (aka Antje Kromberg Dunmire Extra Fino) still loves nothing more than to run (mostly chasing a ball.) This afternoon in the backyard.

Zoey lives in California
RE Papillons living elsewhere

Upcoming Papillon Litter -Late August 2017

We are also expecting babes from our girl Snickers.
She should be getting her litter in the last week of this months of August 2017.

Snickers today:

Road's End Snickers Delight

Silenzio's Brolle (Swedish Import)

Road's End Expecting Moms

Our two moms are anxiously waiting to be in labor within this coming week.

Photos from today
Knight in shining armor for Pippin

Knight in shining armor (Mimi)

Madame Mimi is actual the mother of above Pippin and this will be her last litter.

Blesk Fortuni Dendi Charm (Belarus Import)

Our by Dendi today: