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**We are advocates of raw-, fresh, "human-grade food" for our canine friends .
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Monday, April 29, 2019

You Ask: Jogging, Running with Papillons.

Many of you ask, if you can jog with a Papillon, or Phalene.
 Look at yourself first; establish the level of your fitness program.
Are you running long distance, or just a mile or two, here and there.?
Toy breeds are not for long, or endurance running. Think how small they are, and those little legs!!
And have a look at the Papillon, or Phalene, you already have. Does he weigh only 4 LBS, is he one of those ever wanted tiny sizes? Not suitable!!! Not all Papillons are agile, fast, and fit. Just like people.
But if you enjoy jogging 2-3 times per week for a couple of miles, you may be able to train your Paplloni to come along,- on a cool day.

But you have to train him to reach that level of fitness, just like you did with yourself.
Start with small distances, bring water for him, and observe how he performs.
He will give you all the signs after a few times, whether he is, or will be "fit" for this.

If you are looking for a new Papillon , Phalene puppy in your live to jog with, don't get one from a litter of underweight papis, or advertised "teacup" puppies. All those are much too small, and too frail to do such thing with.
Papillons, Phalenes come in sizes between 8-11 inches (AKC breed standard). Get a larger puppy, with a little more weight, and heavier bone structure.
High energy breeds, work breeds, such as mid size of 40-50 LBS are the best for runners.

Myths about Small Dogs vs Large Dogs

There are some myths about small dogs.
Here are a few points about these myths and the reality.

  • Small dogs live longer.

No myth here.
The life expectancy of  small dogs is 11-18 years, where their big buddies only live 7-12 years.

  • Small dog - small housing, or apartment.

Partial myth.
You have to look at the energy level of the particular breed.
 Example:  a Bull Mastiff is a very calm breed, lays around most of the day and sleeps.
Terriers, a small breed is of high energy, not very suitable for an apartment.
You even have to look into the background of your desired Papillon, or Phalene (puppy) . There are family lines of some of them, which where bred mostly for agility sports, and come with a load of energy. Others are mostly bred to be just lap dogs, and house dogs.

  • Small dogs bark more than big dogs.

Partial myth.
Here again, you have to look at the breed .
All watch dog breeds (not to be mistaken for a guard dog breed) are vocal. That is what they where meant to do, and, yes, it includes Papillons.
Papillons, Phalenes where  bred to be a lap dog and watch dog.
They make great mobile door bells!!

  • Larger dogs are more aggressive than their tiny counter partners.

Myths here.
Aggressiveness can be found in all breeds, and it is strictly related to poor breeding programs,  under- socialization, and  purposely misguided training.
It's just that the bigger the dog, with more powerful aggression, the more damage it does.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Good LadyBug or Bad Lady Beetleg?

These 2 young ladies are growing up nicely:
Yolanda, 5 months old & Panini 4.5 months old:

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Choosing a Puppy to match your Lifestyle, the right Puppy for you.

Each litter of puppies has a selection of different personalities. As puppies are starting to explore their environment, at the age of 2-3 weeks, they are starting to show their personalities. At 8 weeks their personalities show up quite strongly, and they seem to represent the miniature version of their adult life.One can determine the type of personalities they have. The personalities and their expressions can run an entire spectrum of types.
Here are the common types one can find in an average litter of puppies.
  • Type1: The Leader of the pack.
This little guy is the dominant one. He always will be the first in everything. If he does not get there first, he will elbow, bully his way to the destined spot. His self-confidence is abundant.
The leader type puppy needs a leader type owner!! This dogs is great for an active family, as well as for agility, other dog sports and for performance activities.
  • Type 2: The Adventurer .
The adventurer is not intimidated by the leader, he learns quickly to put up with him, and he will quietly go alone to explore, and investigate this world of his.
This little guy is much more interested in pleasing you, therefore he is easy to train. He could be a little "independent" to some degree, he may want to be near you, but not necessarily on your lap. He could share his love with the entire family, and not single you out. He would be a good candidate for the show ring, either with you, or with a handler.
  • Type 3: The Passive puppy.
The passive puppy is not to be mixed up with a shy puppy. He does not cower, he observes, and waits, by letting his litter mates getting first to the food source, and everything else. He avoids confrontations.
This pup will be a great home- dog, with less activities, not constant air, and car travel, loads of strangers coming to the house, or been shown off to multiple friends. He is a home-body, and will thrive with a lot of attention, love and support. Best suited for retired, or stay-home families.
  • Type 4: The Shy puppy.
A shy puppy can be born in a litter, where all mates have delightful personality types.
Shy puppies show their temperament right from the beginning, when they open up their eyes, and when they are starting to crawl around their whelping box. They get the same treatment like the others, and they experience the same things.
The shy puppy has unfounded fears. They fear everything: litter mates that play too rough, loud noises, people.
This pup is best suited for a mature person, who understands the differences in these personalities, and knows how to deal with them. Under the proper circumstances, he may grow up to be a quiet, happy, laid -back, and devoted dog.
  • Type 5: The Suspicious  (highly aggressive)Puppy:
This pup is to be of concern to you. If this puppy is socialized , along with his mates, but still shows an aggressive behavior, it could lead to dangerous behavior to the entire family, other pets and people.

*Type 4 & 5  puppies do rarely show up in puppy litters. Every once in a while you may see a shy puppy, but type 5, the aggressive pup is a absolute rarity.  Most likely you find a older, rescued dog, or a mistreated dog to be an aggressive, or suspicious dog.
*Do keep in mind, that each puppy brings his own little agenda, and has a unique personality trait. He may bring more than one of the above type personalities in this world.
 After he has received his first set of shots, he should be given the opportunity to be introduced to as many smells, sounds, people, places, strange sights, as possible.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Available Papillon Males

Duke (Male) 7 years old
Duke is a more quiet, laid back small boy.
He is affectionate and will make a great house pet with limited car travel.
Not neutered at this time.
Must stay on his diet consisting of fresh real food from your grocery store.
Available only within 100 mile driving distance from Salem, Oregon
Our Paps Diet

Duke's Photo Gallery

Please go HERE for further information and inquiry.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Natural Squeeze-On Dog-Flea Control

This post, copied from Face Book, is hard to look at. But it should make you aware of the dangers of giving your pet harsh chemical treatments for flea and tick management. I have been using since 2 years now "EASY DEFENSE",a natural squeeze-on dog flea treatment. In our area of Oregon, there are abundant pests in the summer, and we have multiple Papillons. The squeeze-on works just great, although it does leave a greasy spot on the lower neck from applying the treatment, which base carrier consists out of Almond Oil. I rather put up with the grease spot, knowing this treatment does not poison my Paps.

I didn’t want to post this video but for the sake of other dogs and owners, I will share. Please spread the word. SIMPARICA is poison for dogs. My Lokum never had seizures until he was given #simparica flea and tick medication by his vet without any warning. Apparently some dogs suffer side affects from this medication. He is on two anti seizure medications twice a day and still has 10 to 11 seizures back to back once a month and the neurologist says he developed a seizure focus which means we are going to suffer this every month for the rest of his life. Please share and warn other owners! Vets should not give out this medication without informing the owners about the possible side affects even it is a low number. #zoetis. my case is the second case at this Animal Hospital that I know of and they still did not warn me and gave me this medication stating it was safe. I just had to hospitalize Lokum last night since he started to have seizures more often. If anyone can help me make this story go viral, please inbox me! I will be sending this and many more videos to TV networks..all tablet flea and tick medications have the same side affects since they attack the nervous system. since dogs are considered property you cannot sue for pain and suffering but you can get reimbursed for the cost of taking care of your dog if this happened to you. Zoetis U.S. Food and Drug Administration Ellen DeGeneres Cesar Millan
Girl Annika, 1 year + 4 month today:

Our sweet little girl Panini, 4.5 months old:

Mom Mimi with daughter Bisou 95.5 months old)

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Road's End Panda
Brother to our Panini
4 months old
Lives in California.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

This is Road's End Tyrion.
He lives in Portland, OR.

Road's End Papillons owned by Others
These two 4 months old girls are just too cute not to show.
Yolanda + Panini.
They are keepers for now.