Yay heard from the pap breeder :) and ?s for papillion owners

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  1. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    I got a call from the breeder, but missed her call :( ya i wanted to shoot myself lol Well she seemed really nice, she was sick and she has shows this weekend but I get to call her on monday
    Since ill be ready for the new addition in august, she says she might have a couple of little girls available :)

    For those who dont know, im adopting an OLDER dog (show prospect that didnt work out usually)

    me=EXCITED! She is like the best papillon breed like..ever. lol i find myself looking through the dogs on her website wondering which ones are the older dogs shes going to place into pet homes

    Ive noticed that i tend to lean towards tris as far as "omg omg i wannt nowww" but all her dogs are BEAUTIFUL

    ..i need some "yays" because when i told some of the volunteers at the shelter, they totally didnt care that she is a responsible breeder or anything, or that i wanted a papillon, they just kept guilt tripping me about the dogs in the shelter and that im "killing" one of them by getting this dog :/ i know it isnt true but still.. it hurt to hear them say that


    Now i do still have some questions about paps tho..

    First and foremost GROOMING. which brushes should I be getting and what do I do about grooming those ears?.. lol

    harness or collar for walking? do you keep collars on all the time?

    Do you think I could change the dogs name? I probably wont..but in case its something really bad like "mrs.fluffykins" do you think i could/should?

    What is a good size for a crate?

    thanks :) im excited!
     
  2. Lizmo

    Lizmo Water Junkie

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    Did you ever find out why she had so many dogs?
     
  3. Fran101

    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    Yes :) thanks for asking, I totally forgot that was one my concerns in the last thread

    I spoke with someone who has visited her at her home and has met her dogs. most of her dogs you see on the website are co-owned. she said the dogs at her home dogs were healthy and friendly and the house is clean and well kept.

    Also, I went through the dogs on her website, if you click the pictures of "sires" "dams" and currently being shown, you can see that MOST are not at her home.
     
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    Sounds exciting !!! Hope it works out for you !!
     
  5. Laurelin

    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Jealousy over here! I would love a dog from her. :)

    Good luck!
     
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    you could just send me rose and we'll work something out lol :p
     
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    1. I like to use a fine toothed comb... I find it much easier to pull out knots, etc.

    2. I prefer harnesses... toy dogs can get collapsed tracheas from collars however, it is really your choice... I see people using collars on small dogs all the time... it can work fine. I would say never put her on a tie out, or strap her into a car seat belt with a collar for sure.

    3. Again, your decision... you can change a dogs name... start training over like when you teach your dog their name the first time... also sometimes it helps to start by putting the names together and slowly drop off the old name... for example: if her name was Princess and you want it to be Rose... you call PrincessRose and treat when she looks and over time drop off Princess and just say Rose...

    4. How much does she weigh? General rule of thumb is that dogs should be able to stand up and turn around in a crate... so for this a small size is probably enough... Once mine are potty trained, I often use bigger crates when they are needed... so I can fit food, water, toys, etc in there as well.

    OH and CONGRATS.... cant wait to see pics.

    (I added the numbers to your OP to make it easier to follow my answer)
     
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    thanks :)

    Any harness suggestions? I think ill just keep a collar on all the time, but use a harness for walking and such.
     
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    Puppia, all the way.

    They are the best harnesses out there.

    You can get them online or a lot of "boutique" type pet stores sell them.

    They are 22-24 dollars but they last forever and wash really well... so it is not something you will have to buy all the time... I only buy new ones when a new design comes out and I get bored with the old one, lol... but I still have the first one I bought and it is in perfect condition.
     
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    Ya I have to chime in and say if I ever had a small dog, I'd be all OVER the puppia harnesses! I love them.

    YAY for getting a Papillion!! That's so exciting :D I hope the conversation on Monday goes well for you!
     
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    Squeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I find a slicker brush works the best for Ben. He hates having his hair pulled and it is the most gentle on him. You HAVE to brush everyday if you want to avoid matts. A spray on detangler works well to make grooming easy.

    I walk mine on a wide leather collar but neither of them pull. In the car they are secured with a harness.
    Prepare yourself for high energy intelligence. Be prepared to entertain your dog, interact and draw them out. Make them think. Ben is way to clever for his own good and can get a bit naughty if left to his own devices for too long.

    You are going to love her! What is not to love about this though?

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  12. Laurelin

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    Have you heard anything else? I'm nervous for you!

    I didn't see the questions (my bad!)

    Unlike Puppydog, I don't brush my dogs every day. I'm actually really bad about it, but my 4 have very simple coats to keep up. I brush them honestly about once a month. they just don't mat. I'd recommend brushing them a few times a week, though. The only dog that ever mats is Rose behind her ears.

    For grooming, Forevr has a good article about show grooming a papillon. It honestly works well for pet grooming too since show grooming a pap isn't that tedious. I basically follow that up to where they clip the face/whiskers. Once a month they get a thorough bathing and grooming. I use a slicker brush for most things but for the ears you'll need a fine tooth comb. If you ever take them to a groomer, be sure to mention that you don't want the ears touched at all. I've known people who get paps back and there's no more fringe! I also use thinning shears, regular shears, and an electric clipper (not necessary). You just brush and trim up the feet. I also clip around their backsides for convenience sake.

    I use collars instead of harnesses. SO long as it's never a choke or prong you should be fine. If I had a dog that pulled a lot, I'd probably use a harness.

    I don't know what size my kennel is, it's pretty small. The one thing you have to keep in mind (well, at least I do with Summer) is she's not *that* small but she doesn't weigh much. She's long and tall for her weight so she needs a bigger kennel. I'd probably wait till you know the dog's height/weight to get one. They vary quite a bit size wise.
     
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    Much jealous! :lol-sign:
    Ben matts in a couple of days if I don't groom daily.
     
  14. Laurelin

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    Sorry! :p Does he have an undercoat at all? I know they typically don't but I've known a couple who had an undercoat (almost like a pom) and they matted a lot more.
     
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    Nope, no undercoat at all. But he does have bumfluff around his ears and butt.
     
  16. Laurelin

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    LOL @ bumfluff.
     

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