FAQ
If you do not have a fenced yard, we do not recommend you getting a Papillon. They are not runners by any means, but we need to know they will have lots of room to play and exercise, and that they will be safe from traffic and neighbouring pets and kids.

AllEars Papillons puppies are compliant with the Papillon standard. (Any deviation or issue would be disclosed.) They will be vet checked, vaccinated, and microchipped before they go home. They have received deworming treatment (Strongid), just in case. 

A non-breeding contract applies unless special arrangements are made. 

Pups are to be picked up at 12 weeks old unless special circumstances apply.

We cook our own dog food with human grade ingredients. It benefits their health tremendously and helps to ward off cancers. We have had no health issues in any of our adult dogs for a very long time - the proof is in the puppies who tend to be super healthy as well.

If the price for our Papillons surprises you, please know that a litter of 3 is the norm, a litter of 4 is a huge bonus. We keep them for 12 full weeks and don't vaccinate them until that time to avoid them being prone to cancer. 

We prefer placing Papillons in adult homes. Should there be children, ideally they would be at least 7 years old, and kind, and calm by nature.

Watch how wonderfully this girl interacts with her Papillon which she has known since it was born and took home at 12 weeks old. Obviously her parents are great guardians and teachers for both the dog and their daughter. https://youtu.be/NBpFyDjcNfo and https://youtu.be/4XrX4NnRf3k

People often ask if a Papillon would make a good service dog, and the answer is a resounding yes, providing the correct training is given. We have scent trained dogs as young as 10 weeks old, and we have seen great service quality; however, the training is lengthy, patience must be practiced, and perfection cannot be expected at an early age. One of our pups is a service dog in Toronto and he has brought enormous happiness in his owner's life.

We recommend tick treatment for dogs that frequently go on nature hikes. At AllEars we used Advantix II until our current 2 dogs started to show extreme signs of discomfort after the monthly application. We no longer use any preventive treatment.

If fleas are an issue, but ticks are not, we would recommend using a flea product only, rather than a combo product.

AllEars is very much against keeping dogs in cages for any reason, and especially if owners go out for long hours. We do recommend exercise pens in which the dogs can have a place to sleep, play, go potty, and have access to water and food.

If you plan to cage your pup AllEars will not sell you a pup.

These are the rules.... they will be amended frequently, depending on situations we may encounter.

Even if the Rules don't specifically mention something, this breeder reserves the absolute right to decide who gets an AllEars dog or puppy, no matter what.

If, after we ask many questions back and forth, we think your home is not the best placement we can find for this animal, we will not sell it to you. 


THE RULES at AllEars PAPILLONS:

  1. Main applicant/buyer potential owner must be at least 18 years old and provide full contact information.
  2. To demonstrate stability, we prefer that applicants have lived at their current address for at least a year.
  3. We give preference to buyers who have a fully fenced yard, or large property.
  4. We appreciate meeting all members of the household the dog or puppy will be living with.
  5. The puppy, unless sold for breeding purposes, may be vascectomized after 8 months of age (males) or partially spayed after 1 year of age (females). For longevity and optimum health leaving the dogs in tact is the best. If that is not suitable, castration for males, spaying for females is permitted.
  6. A non-breeding contract must be agreed to and signed unless special arrangements have been agreed to.
  7. We do not sell "outdoor pets". If you currently have any "outdoor dog", your purchase will be denied.
  8. We will not place a puppy in a home where people are consistently absent from the home for long periods of time. (See article below "How long can he stay home alone?")
  9. We would be hesitant to place a puppy in a home with children under the age of five. We encourage people with young children to consider getting a dog aged six months or older, or waiting until the children are older.
  10. We do not to sell two puppies at the same time. If you would like to have siblings, we advise you to wait for a sibling from the next litter.
  11. We prefer not to place a puppy with a family that is moving to a new home soon, is expection a new baby, is dealing with an ailing elderly dog, or is anticipating some other major transitions in the near future.

  12. We will not sell any animals to pet owners or breeders who do not have the experience, knowledge, or means to provide the animal(s) with a good life, sanitary living conditions and proper nutrition. 

  13. This list can and will be amended from time to time, without notice.

  14. If price is your main concern, it is likely that you cannot afford emergency medical care - hence you should not purchase a dog.

  15. Pricing is available on request to serious applicants.

  16. Payment for puppies will be in cash only.

  17. Rescheduling a visit at AllEars Papillons must be done at least 24 hours prior to the appointment time.  If running late more than 10 minutes, we expect a phone-call (not an email or text!). No-shows will promptly be removed from the wait list.. We are punctual; we expect you to be as well.
     

We hope that you appreciate our efforts to provide quality care to the dogs and puppies we may offer for sale now or in future.

All rules and statements on this site are subject to change without notice.

If you contact us regarding buying a puppy, but have not already answered the application questionnaire, we will send you the list of questions. 


 

[ARTICLE]

This is the maximum amount of time it's safe to leave your dog home alone

 

Katie Avis-Riordan

July 7, 2017


When it comes to our dogs, it can be really hard to leave them at home when they look up at us with those big, sad eyes. But, as much as it would be lovely to spend every minute of the day with them, sometimes it's just not practical.

So, when we have to leave our dogs home alone, bearing in mind that they are animals who need lots of love, affection, food and water, how long is it actually safe to leave them for?

Tamsin Durston, head coach at Dogs Trust Dog School, told Metro that dogs should not be left alone for more than three or four hours. But the timing does also depend on the breed of dog...

'Just like humans, some dogs are fine being left alone and some need more company,' explained Tamsin. 'So it really depends on the individual, and if it's been trained to be alone since being a puppy.'

Training your dog to be independent from an early age means they can deal much better with being left alone. It is a gradual process that needs to be done in stages, rather than just suddenly leaving your pooch alone for hours.

Walking them before you leave the house is a good idea as they will feel more tired and able to rest. Dog toys are also useful for keeping your pet occupied in your absence.

In short, it's not fair to leave a dog for longer than four hours. If you have to, either yourself, a friend or a dog walker should break-up the time and give them a nice walk and an affectionate pat in the middle of the day.