FAQ: 
If you do not have a fenced yard, I do not recommend you getting a Papillon. They are not runners by any means, but I 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.

These dogs are fully compliant with the Papillon standard. They will be vet checked, vaccinated, and microchipped before they go home. They have received deworming treatment, just in case.

A non-breeding contract applies unless special arrangements are made. We can keep pups, free of charge for up to 4 extra weeks, assuming you have committed to buying the pup.

We do not take deposits; we take your word.

The parent dogs of this litter are Champion Medlee's Let's Play Mozart, who is a medium (7.5 lbs) adult, and AllEars Rosa-Lia, who is a small (6.5 lbs) adult.

Although the latest research recommends breeding females each and every time they go in season, we breed our dogs mostly to have summertime puppies, which works out to females breeding once per 10 or 12 months. Exceptions happen.

We cook human grade food for our dogs. It seems to benefit their health and their teeth tremendously. 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 - hopefully - avoid them being prone to cancer. Cooking human grade food for them also helps to stave off cancers. To date none of our offspring pups are older than 7 years old, but none have been reported to have any issues, with the exception of one who has been allowed to be very much overweight. Obesity has its consequences.

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.

For example see how wonderfully this girl interacts with her Papillon which they have known since it was born and brought home at 12 weeks old.

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 12 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.

We recommend tick treatment for dogs that frequently go on nature hikes. At AllEars we use Advantix II. Several other brands reportedly cause skin irritation. To date we have found no adverse effects from Advantix.

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 while owners go out for long hours. Instead we recommend exercise pens in which the dogs can have a place to sleep, play, and potty; with access to food if the owners' absence is expected to be lengthy. If you plan to cage your pup for more than a couple of hours a day AllEars would rather 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.
  2. To demonstrate stability, we prefer that applicants have lived at their current address for at least a year.
  3. We prefer buyers who have a fully fenced yard.
  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 or partially spayed after 8 months of age. (For longevity and optimum health leaving the dogs in tact is the best. If that is not suitable, a vasectomy for males, and the removal of the ovaries for females is recommended)
  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 an "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 (litter mates) at one 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 house soon, having a new baby, dealing with an ailing elderly dog, or expecting 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 or knowledge 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. AllEars doesn't offer discounts unless the puppy/dog deviates from the Papillon standard.
    Top show potential is $3,000+ 
    Regular price (show potential, no faults) is $2,800
    Less attractive facial markings: $2,600
    Pup is over-sized or has one slight cosmetic issue (tight tail curve, slight overbite, slight tail bend, feet not entirely straight): $2,400
    Serious cosmetic issue (e.g. crooked tail): Significant price reduction depending on severity of issue.
    (All above prices assume a non-breeding contract will be signed and adhered to).
     

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


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

If you contact us and have not already answered the application questionnaire, we will send you the list of questions. 


 

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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.