**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

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Greetings sent from 1 year old girl Yalena.
Photos where sent to me by the owner.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

The Continental Toy Spaniel

The Continental Toy Spaniel was one former name for the Papillon. So was the Epagneul Nain (dwarf spaniel), Dwarf Continental Spaniels, Little Squirrel Dog (because his full, plumed squirrel-like tail) and Belgian Toy Spaniel. Another more significant moniker, we think, was the "Titian Spaniel" so named because of Tiziano Vicelli's (aka Titian) fondness for including the breed in many of his paintings - and he wasn't alone. Artists, Fragonard, Rubens, Watteau, Boucher, Van Dyke, Rembrandt, Mignard, and Paolo Veronese also included Papillons in their work which is one way we've be able to trace the breed back to the 16th Century.

Throughout most of its history, Papillons had drop ears making their Spaniel ancestry apparent, and these dogs were named "phalène" (which means "night moth") to denote the dropped ear. Towards the end of the 19th century, however, erect eared Papillons were developed and these dogs were named for their resemblance to the wings of a butterfly. Both types can appear in the same litter, though we've read that while the Papillon variety has been more common in recent history, the Phalène is enjoying a resurgence in popularity.
The first Papillons arrived in America most probably in the last two decades of the 1800’s, and the novelist, Edith Wharton, was one of the first recorded owners of the breed. In 1915, the Papillon was officially recognized by the #AKC. World War II, however, hampered the breeding and importation of Paps, and the breed club suspended operations during those years. A few dedicated breeders maintained most of the original American lines, and finally in 1948, the breed club was reformed at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
Images of the breed as portrayed by assorted artists throughout history.

These two sweet Road's End girls live in Houston TX.
One is a senior, and one is a young girl.
Photo credit to the owner.

Road's Paps Owned by Others

Sunday, November 17, 2019

"Dream Catcher", now 5 months old with his buddy.
Photos where sent by the owner.

Below: when he was 9 weeks old:

Road's End Paps owned by other Families

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

The painting by Nathaniel Dance-Holland "Miss Hargreaves". this piece is located in the Birmingham museum trust.

Monday, November 11, 2019

This little Road's End Pap lives in Arizona, and is beeing selected to advertise for Petsmart for the Christmas Season.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

13 Worst Pet Foods of the Year

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Posted by Planet Paws on Monday, June 3, 2019

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Fresh, Human-Grade Diet for Healthy Dogs (Pets)

Progress of Gina, a Road's End girl which was returned to me in August of this year, after 7 years; badly overweight (obese) at 14.14 LBS.
Her current weight (Nov 01) is right at 11.12 LBS. She is thriving on the diet I feed all my Paps, just that she gets a little less than the rest of the flock.
Photos from August and now.
If you have a small dog or Pap overweight, and can't seem to get him or her to loose, just ask or send them to me 😉
Gina is a Senior Girl and is AVAILABLE   to a loving home

Above August 19, 2019
Below November 02, 2019

Greetings from beautiful Road's End Eliza.

Eliza lives in Portland, Oregon
New photos of our Barti, 7 years old.
Barti is looking for a loving retirement home.
For further information, please click HERE

Barti the Mud Lover
Photo below is from 2016