**Road's End Papillons- established in 2006
**We are advocates of raw-, fresh, "human-grade food" food for our canine friends .
And:
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

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Twosomes

 Have a look at this "Twosomes" Gallery.

It will brighten up your day.




Road's End Barbina

 Our girl Barbina is the sister to Bavette ,the expecting mom.






Turning 14

 Our Tiger Man and Matilda (Mattie) in younger years.

Both of them came to me from Germany as puppies, and both of them will be 14 years old by the end of this year.





Papillon Girl Pixie

 Beautiful Pixie (originalValona) is now 2 years old.

Photo credit to the owner.


Puppy Pixie



Sunday, September 6, 2020

Friday, September 4, 2020

When it is too hot outside......
(Great-Grandmother, Mother and Daughter.)








Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Shaving your Papillon's Hair Coat for the Summer? Be aware:

If you are planning to have your Papillon, or any (small) dog shaved for the summer, think again:
Dogs do not have any sweat glands , nor do they have a great amount of blood vessels on their skin.
They simply do not have the ability to dissipate body heat during hot summer days. Dogs do have sweat glands on their foot pads, but that alone is not sufficient to to regulate their temperature.
By shaving your dog, you actually predispose them to  sunburn, and heat exhaustion, or even heat stroke.
If you keep your dog well combed , brushed, mat free, he will have a better circulation of air through his hair, which acts as a cooling effect.


I shave on some of my dogs their bellies, groin, and armpits, but even that only to the minimal.
We have "bugs" out here, like bees, ants, stinging flies. All those bugs have it much easier to sting a shaved dog than one with plenty of hair.

Conclusion:
Keep your friend well groomed, have plenty of fresh water, and don't shave your dog.

How to Make Flea and Tick Spray for Pets

MATERIALS

  • 2 oz Water
  • 2 oz Witch Hazel
  • 3 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 3 drops Eucalyptus essential oil

TOOLS

  • Dark colored spray bottle, 4 oz.
  • Plastic pipettes

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Fill bottle halfway with water.
  2. Fill the rest with witch hazel. Leave a little room for the oils.
  3. Add essential oils using the pipettes.
  4. Shake well to combine.

TO USE

  1. Shake before each use.
  2. Spray on your dog, coating the fur generously with the spray, before heading outdoors.

NOTES

It's important to use blue or amber colored glass bottles. Essential oils can lose their potency when exposed to UV rays, and they also eat away at plastic.