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About Papillons

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    Delaware, USA
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    3 Papillons, Lab/Pit Rescue, Dog Showing, and 5 fat cats!
  1. I haven't lied about my breed (papillons). It's kind of hard to confuse them of anything else. Though some people think they make a good long haired chi. ;) I have however lied about the price of them! :oops: When people say "Oh what a gorgeous dog, how much do they run?" I size them up. If they look like their inquiring about the breed and not just the value... I tell them the truth. About $1,000-$3,000. If it's someone shady who ONLY is concerned about the price, I lie and say "Eh you can get them around $200." LOL That's awful, but my babies are so precious to me they are much more t
  2. I replied to this in the "Everything About Dogs" section. :) I had a papillon with luxating patellas. I also a couple of months ago started a thread here about it. There's all kinds of information in there too. [url]http://forum.dogomania.com/viewtopic.php?t=15608[/url] Good luck!
  3. I have a papillon that was operated on for luxating patellas. He was a grade 2 on one knee and a 3 on the other. The surgery failed and both were still luxating. This time they were worse and were luxating both inward and outward. I had no choice but to go through another surgery because he had no stability in either hind leg. The next surgery was more painful and more complex. 4 months later we are still dealing with problems and he's still possibly luxating in one of his knees. Surgery was the worst thing I could have ever done to my little guy. I wish I had tried other alternativ
  4. I don't know if this applies to dogs, but in horses when a coat gets downy it could be from Cushing's disease. I know dogs can get this, so that's one thing to check for maybe? I hope they took your advice with the CBC! Let us know how things go. :)
  5. [quote name='gooeydog']natural stand up ears- GSDs (and the other similar shepherd breeds), Chows, Akitas, some APBTs and AmStaffs (Staffordshire Bull Terriers are not supposed to be cropped), Heelers, Chis, Pharoah and Ibizan hounds, Malamutes, Huskies, Basenjis, Scotties, Corgis, Bull Terriers, Yorkies, Poms, Westies, Boston Terriers (can be cropped as well), French Bulldogs. [/quote] Don't forget Papillons! ;)
  6. [quote=Ripley's Girl] Colleen, how'd the show turn out?[/quote] Fabulous! :D Gabe went Best Of Winners and Best Of Opposite Sex for his first two points!! :) We have another show on the 23rd I believe. Cross your fingers. ;) Colleen
  7. Aww thanks guys!! It means so much to me! :) We've worked so hard for this. :) Golden... I've been reading up on the European shows. How interesting! It's very different but I'd like to learn even more. :)
  8. Today I was walking one of my paps around at the local park. A lady approached me with a young bitch and we started talking. I could tell Gabe was really interested in the girl so I said, "Is your dog in heat?" She looked at me funny and said, "Oh she might be! She's 9 1/2 months now." I told her I could tell because of Gabe's behavior. (I show Gabe so he has been left intact.) She told me she wanted to breed her dog, and I'm sure I must have looked shocked. I asked what breed the dog was. It was 1/2 toy poodle, 1/4 pom and 1/4 chi. She then proceeded to ask if I'd be in
  9. I just have to share my excitement. lol Gabe (my 14 month old papillon) went Best of Winners and Best of Opposite Sex on Saturday! It's our very first 2 points and we beat a lot of difficult dogs. :) I didn't take pictures, but I got pictures done, so when I get them back, I'll be able to post it. :) *grinning from ear to ear!* :D -Colleen
  10. Oh! I forgot to add... Colby passed his 5 week exam. His patellas feel perfectly in place. We're going to continue with the therapy and get him rechecked again in 4 weeks. Cross your fingers for us. :)
  11. I guess I'm a little late... but one good thing to do is give Pedialyte. It's a baby/toddler liquid that helps with dehydration. It's very important to keep a puppy hydrated while they are ill with digestive problems. Glad he's feeling better though. :) And stay away from those nasty snacks. LOL
  12. Oh no, I am so sorry to hear about Ripley. :( At least his hips are good! And know that a grade 1 isn't something the dogs can't live with. Each time you go to the vet, have them check his patellas quickly to make sure they aren't getting worse. It's possible as he ages his knees may worsen. Still, try everything before surgery. lol Get him on those supplements if you haven't already and limit his jumping and stairs if possible. [b]Ikeffect[/b]... Thank you for that information! That's definitely something I'll look into.
  13. [quote=Ripley's Girl]She has offered to take him back and refund our money, but I wouldn't give him up for anything, and certainly not to her. [/quote] Oh I don't blame you. There's no way you could give him up! I can't believe people even offer that. They know they have you stuck because you'd never trade love for money! [quote] I really should have looked farther for a better quality breeder, but at the time I was 13 and weary after being criticized by show breeders and denied a puppy because of my age and inexperience with the breed.. (Before they even knew me, or TALKED to me
  14. lol My list of questions.... ;) How old was he when he first had the surgery? What kind of anesthesia was used, if you know? What kind of hernia did he have? What was his recovery time like afterwards? Is he sensitive to shots or allergic to anything? He still could be a performance dog! :) Do you like obedience? If you can manage those legs and hips... I think he'd do fine! He might not be able to do agility, but I don't see why some obedience work would do much harm. What was your breeder like? Do they know if they have these problems in their lin
  15. He sure is a beauty. Those ears alone are gorgeous! There's a lot to think about when bringing in a toy dog with other large dogs, but if you're extremely careful and teach all the dogs to respect each other's space, it should work out. :) Good luck! He is so precious!
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