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Monday, February 28, 2022

 Our youngest.

Ulma & Utrecht.

Ulma is reserved

Utrecht is available.
Reserved as of 3/3/2022

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Papillon Dog Development

 Theo (four months old) loves sitting in the sun. It is a bare 30 degrees outside.

His brother Tony lives now in Central Oregon.

One looks more like mom, the other looks more like dad.

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

 Barbina & Truffles.

Thursday, February 10, 2022

 Two precious Road's End Paps:

Douja (girl) living in CA, and Tony lives in Central Oregon.

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Sunday, February 6, 2022

Ulma & Utrecht, our puppies are now 2.5 weeks old.

Boy Utrecht will be made available and is open for inquiries. Please click HERE for further information.

Above boy Utrecht (will be available).
Below girl Ulma (for now reserved)

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Saturday, February 5, 2022

Papillon Dog Potty Training

The number one problem why a new Papillon owner would get frustrated.
All Toy dogs are somewhat hard to house train; Papillons are no different than all the other small dogs.
While some Papillons learn the concept of doing their thing outside quickly, others can be more difficult in this matter.
So, here we have first to understand the "why" and look and think from such a small dog's perspective.
First, the genes of small dogs are most likely different, their instinct to go outside is much lesser than from a big dog. Five hundred years plus, they have gotten away to piddle in the corners, and do their mini poops in another corner, and people had "put up" with it, and lived with it. If it had been a Bull mastiff, or a Great Dane, the owners of the castles, and residences would have given up the dog, there would have been no breeding of these dogs. People bred only dogs who understood that concept very quickly.
Little dogs accidents were so much easier to live with, so small dogs were reproduced for generations with their little accidents, hence, today, small dogs do not have that instinct much in mind, as their big relatives have.
Second, we have to look at the much smaller system a Papillons has, along with all the other Toys. Papillon puppies can take quite some time before their system mature. You can still see 6-8 months old young Papillon having to urinate and defecate right after sleep, meals, and exercise. Just like a 6-week-old puppy.
Third are the dimensions. From those little dog's eye level, any room, small for us, is large.
When Papi goes all the way in one corner of that room, he may be even proud of the fact, that he went so far away to his thing!!

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Papillon Dog Potty Training II (continue)

Like all puppies, your Papillon puppy will have to go potty right after eating, sleep and playing, and then some.
  • First you must go with him to take him to a designated spot, which you will return every time he has to go.
  •  Reward him with pets, or even with a tiny treat when business is done. Speak while you pet him, say for example "good potty". Say that phrase every time you go out with him to do his business. He will learn that phrase just as good as his name, and you can use it eventual as a command!!
  • Think about the surface a little if your pap is a female. She squats, and tall grass, or tall mounts of mud is not a very inviting place for her to go.
  • Confine him to a small place (crate) when he sleeps, so, in case you are not right there when he wakes up, he does not have the run of the house. Pick him up when he is young and carry him 'till you get to the outside near the spot. When he gets a bit older and better, you walk with him to the outside spot. Take a lead!!
This applies especially if you must travel a set of stairs. Do not carry him too long, or he will expect you to do this all the time. (He has gotten you trained!!) Let him walk as much as possible and make him walk most of that distance from where he is to the potty spot (with the lead).

  •  Feed him in that same small area (crate) all the time and right after a relaxed meal, and a little bit of rest, take him out just like if he had slept in it.
  • Play time is different, but don't give him the whole house. Give him a room, or a section of a room. Take him with you from room to room, but section it off, unless it's already a small room.
  • Watch for signals he gives when he must go out. He will kind of restlessly run around sniffing the ground.
  • Never punish your Papillon for the mistake he makes. Just bring him out.
I spray diluted vinegar (50-50%) on the cleaned surface where he did his mistake. It cleans, and the smell of vinegar is not liked by your puppy. (With hope, he will not return to that mistake- spot!)

  • Give your Papillon 3 meals per day but emphasize his main meals early morning and lunch. Go light and little at night, so his belly is not burdened by all that food. He will sleep better without having to go to potty!!

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Friday, February 4, 2022

Canned Fish For Papillon Dogs

This canned fish I add to my Papillon's food

 2-3 times per week. Only about 1-2 tablespoons per meal.

Mackerel is another canned fish my Paps get, and all of them love very much. This fish is another excellent source of natural fish oils. Same amount, only a table spoon full or two, added to other meaty food source.

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You ask: At what age do I know, whether it's a Papillon, or a Phalene?

U ask:
At what age do you know whether it will be a Papillon, or a Phalene.
Nicolaes Maes: Portrait of a Lady, 1677
The Phalene (Drop-Ear -Version) is the original dog of the breed. So, all Papillons do carry the Phalene genes in them.
Puppies,2 Weeks
All new-born whelps have their ears down.
Between the age of 6 to 12 weeks, many of the Papillon puppies have by then erected ears.
Puppies, 6 weeks
But the change from drop- to erect ears can take up to 4 months or more. Sometimes there are puppies, who erect their ears, followed by dropping their ears. That can go on for a while. As a rule: by the time the dogs are fully grown to heights, approximately 8 months, their ears also decided where to be: up or down.
But there are cases of a much longer time span. I know for example a case, where the dog was shown in the spring as a Papillon at the age of 15 months, to be declared as a Phalene in the following autumn, age 18 months.
And she was a beautiful dog, both ways.
Blitz is a dog from a lengthy line of Phalenes

 The best way to ensure that you get the breed you want is by looking into the pedigree of the dog for its consistency of either Phalenes, or Papillons. But, as mentioned first: there is never a guarantee.

Snickers, Max's sister, is here at 8 Months, is a Papillon.

It looks like Max, here at 7 months, has decided to be a Phalene, coming out of a lengthy line of all Papillons.

Kaleidoscope is a Phalene with Phalene parents. But further down her lines are mostly Papillons.

Cowboy has a Phalene mom and a Papillon dad. His lines following parents are mixed of both breeds, but mostly Papillons.

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