**Road's End Papillons- established in 2006
**We are advocates of raw-, fresh, "human-grade 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

Monday, January 31, 2022

Papillon Mom with Son

 Mom RE Bavette & son Theobald




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11 Days Old Papillon Puppies

Our youngest,

Ulma (girl) & Utrecht (boy) are now 11 days old and thriving.

Both puppies are red/sable. 

Boy Utrecht

Utrecht

Girl Ulma

Ulma

Mom with just born puppies.
Road's End Picante

Dad Pavlo 
(Elite Pillango)


Canine Toothpowder

Papillon, Phalene Hair, Coat, (Fur )Development

Hair Growth inPapillons and Phalenes:
Papillons and Phalenes have the same development in their hair coats.

@ 8 weeks
  • Birth to 4 Months:
Most likely nice soft, silky, fuzzy hair , somewhat diminishing toward the 3rd/4th month.
  • 4 - 8 Months:
In this stage the Papillon puppy has little hair.
  • 7-8 Months:
Adult hair starts growing in nicely.
  • 8-18 Months:
@ 4  months
The Papillon will now grow all it's adult hair.
  • 15 Months:
There will be an additional slight change in about this time. Some Papillons will loose a little hair and then settle with their permanent hair coat.

see also:
Grooming
Maintenance/Coat Care
Papillon Ear Fringe Development
@ 3 years
@ 9 months

 

 


 

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Road's End Raw, Fresh, DIY, Canine Specific Diet

 


Please click on the image to see the printable Canine Specific Diet.

(Best to see on a PC!!)

Road's End Papillons Puppy Gallery


Click on the image to see a gallery of our sweet Papillon puppies which were born under our roof.

Most of them have left and live with loving-, happy families.


Saturday, January 29, 2022

Toy Dogs, Small Dog Breeds vs Teacup, Pocket Dogs

Toy Dogs, Small Dog Breeds  vs Teacup, Pocket Dogs.

Small dog breeds, or Toy dogs are usually under 15", and weighing less than 15 LBS.
Toy dogs that are under 10" may be called Miniature Dogs.
The very smallest version of Toy dogs are sometimes called Teacup-, or Pocket Dogs, but these two titles are not recognized by any breed registry.
 Toy, or small dogs, including our Papillons, and Phalenes are basically hardy dogs, with mostly a big dog attitude, with an average of a 13 year life span. There are many Papillons who reach the age of 16+.


 But here I want to focus on the health problems+ heart breaks people have when they purchase a cute Pap, ever so tiny, under the term Teacup, or Pocket Pup.
These little dogs, weighing barely 2 LBS when full grown, are mostly the results of inbreeding, as litter mates, or sons, daughters to parents.
With inbreeding you have the high risk of genetic diseases. And even not inbred, breeding for increasingly smaller offspring will put all pups , and moms in danger. Small dogs, or Papillons have small litters anyway, with an average of (my Papillons) 2.2-(other small dog) 4. A very small mom will most likely have big troubles to bear puppies, and her naturally ability of bearing any healthy puppies diminishes.
There is no such a thing as a Teacup dog.

Another problem you may run into is that you may purchase a very tiny puppy under the Teacup term, but it is a puppy in a much younger age given to you than it actually is.
Most people can not distinguish the difference between a 5 week old puppy, and a 8, or 10 week old one, simply because of the lack of experience. A small puppy is small, and that is what they see; especially in small breeds.
These kind of breeders just simply lie to you for extra money. The outcome here does not need be further explained.
The very worst and horrible kind of breeders are the ones who force the puppies to remain small by starving them. The pups are taken of their moms milk bar, and given only occasional puppy formula  or sometimes no formula at all, and substitute only liquid vitamins, and or liquid gel like Nutri Cal; which all stunts their growth.
All these puppies will have health problems, as they have insufficient calcium for bone growth, protein for muscle, brain development, no colostrum given to  develop their immune system.
The outcome is that you purchased a dog which will remain frail, fragile in all aspects, with a possible lifespan of only 1/3 of the normal lifespan.

I had written an article before about the size of the Papillon Dog. I encourage you to click here and read.
Don't make the "Teacup" mistake, go for a healthy pap!!

Friday, January 28, 2022

Thursday, January 27, 2022

15 Year Old Papillon

 Our Mattie had her 15th Birthday yesterday. 🎈🕯️




 Theo loves to take a walk.




You Ask: How to trim Papillons/Phalenes Paws-Feet.


Unfortunately get to I see many images of Papillons with paws looking like those in the pic below:


Please, do your dog a favor and trim his paws; especially between his toes, as well his pads (underneath). Your Pap will have better traction, bring less dirt into your home. Moisture on his paws will dissipate more quickly.
U ask how to trim the paws of my Papillon/Phalene.
First, let me mention that I am not a professional groomer.
I will show you here my:"make do" style. I do brush and take care of my Papi's feet often, but I am not a perfectionist, and not a groomer.
But they always look neat and clean to the most part, and I have gotten a lot of compliments on their clean looks.

I am not going here into nail clipping either. The best is for you to have that shown at a vet's office, or grooming place. But if you do know already have experience in nail clipping but your dog gives you trouble to let you get to his paws by wiggling and jumping, a dog grooming hammock might be the solution to the problem.


Sometimes I use just the shears, and sometimes I use the clippers + shears. So, if you just have a nice, sharp set of shears, it will do. But be careful not to cut into the paw pads!!







Trim all hair around the paw, in an oval shape, just like the paw's shape is. Some people prefer to leave some of the hair above the tows a little longer, to show the "spaniel breed" in the dogs. I prefer to round it off all the way.

The hair between the paw pads should be trimmed. It will also drag less dirt into your house.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 A paw done in a hurry. But it works!!
To have your Papillon's dainty small legs, and paws show their best appearance, you should incorporate the "hock trimming".
Article and pics coming later.....

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

 Our four months old Theo loves to stay warm sitting by the heat duct.



Monday, January 24, 2022

Friday, January 21, 2022

New Papillon Puppies

Our Picante gifted us with two little Butterflies, born yesterday, a boy and a girl. Pups and mom are doing great.

 
Boy, red sable

Girl red sable
Mom with two puppies