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Elvis the Papillon

Post by Lynn » Mon, 24 Mar 2003 17:05:05



This little guy might make me a toy breed person!
He's a 12 week old that I've got for a week to
housetrain and put basic obedience on.  He's
definately all attitude and potential.  He uses
his nose constantly, so I tried a little scent
discrimination with him - no problem.  I'm sure
he could get a TD with his focus.  The big
learning of the week has been how physically
tiring it can be to train a 2 lb dog :-)  Heeling
rods and other tools only go so far; you've got
to spend a whole lot of time at their level.

I'm impressed - this is a nice breed.

Lynn K.

 
 
 

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Post by The Puppy Wizar » Mon, 24 Mar 2003 17:22:05


Just don't train him for SAR...

DO TELL us about Jive???


Quote:
> This little guy might make me a toy breed person!
> He's a 12 week old that I've got for a week to
> housetrain and put basic obedience on.  He's
> definately all attitude and potential.  He uses
> his nose constantly, so I tried a little scent
> discrimination with him - no problem.  I'm sure
> he could get a TD with his focus.  The big
> learning of the week has been how physically
> tiring it can be to train a 2 lb dog :-)  Heeling
> rods and other tools only go so far; you've got
> to spend a whole lot of time at their level.

> I'm impressed - this is a nice breed.

> Lynn K.

 
 
 

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Post by Beth » Mon, 24 Mar 2003 18:04:07



Quote:
> This little guy might make me a toy breed person!
> He's a 12 week old that I've got for a week to
> housetrain and put basic obedience on.  He's
> definately all attitude and potential.  He uses
> his nose constantly, so I tried a little scent
> discrimination with him - no problem.  I'm sure
> he could get a TD with his focus.  The big
> learning of the week has been how physically
> tiring it can be to train a 2 lb dog :-)  Heeling
> rods and other tools only go so far; you've got
> to spend a whole lot of time at their level.

> I'm impressed - this is a nice breed.

my friend xena the pap is only 3 and has several agility titles, and an open
obedience title
great little dog.
i almost got a pap instead of tok because of her
 
 
 

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Post by Shelly & The Boy » Mon, 24 Mar 2003 20:41:48



Quote:
> This little guy might make me a toy breed person!
> He's a 12 week old that I've got for a week to
> housetrain and put basic obedience on.  He's
> definately all attitude and potential.  He uses
> his nose constantly, so I tried a little scent
> discrimination with him - no problem.  I'm sure
> he could get a TD with his focus.  The big
> learning of the week has been how physically
> tiring it can be to train a 2 lb dog :-)  Heeling
> rods and other tools only go so far; you've got
> to spend a whole lot of time at their level.

> I'm impressed - this is a nice breed.

After seeing a couple of them burning up the agility rings around
here, and then going to a Tracking seminar and seeing one
doing a demo on VST, I was hooked.      The grass in one
section was so tall, maybe 3-4' tall, and all you could see was
it moving around where she was.   It was cool.
Plus, clients at the vet clinic have an ancient Pap that I just
have fallen in love with.   "Bess" is 18 yrs old, and sweet as
can be, but you can just tell she was a spitfire as a youngster!
Shelly & The Boys
 
 
 

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Post by Gwen Watso » Tue, 25 Mar 2003 23:39:37



Quote:


> > This little guy might make me a toy breed person!
> > He's a 12 week old that I've got for a week to
> > housetrain and put basic obedience on.
> > I'm impressed - this is a nice breed.

> After seeing a couple of them burning up the agility rings around
> here, and then going to a Tracking seminar and seeing one
> doing a demo on VST, I was hooked.      The grass in one
> section was so tall, maybe 3-4' tall, and all you could see was
> it moving around where she was.   It was cool.
> Plus, clients at the vet clinic have an ancient Pap that I just
> have fallen in love with.   "Bess" is 18 yrs old, and sweet as
> can be, but you can just tell she was a spitfire as a youngster!
> Shelly & The Boys

I actually love them as well and have certainly added them to my
list of breeds to research about. Since I really enjoy agility and
many of them do so well in it I do think I would really enjoy
them. And their eyes look a lot like my Murphy's did. The only
downside is I am not into breeds with that much fur but being
all small like that would make it rather easy. I would worry
about Blade being around a small dog such as this. He is can be
clumsy and rough.

Gwen

 
 
 

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Post by Lynn » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 05:19:07


Quote:

> The only
> downside is I am not into breeds with that much fur but being
> all small like that would make it rather easy. I would worry
> about Blade being around a small dog such as this. He is can be
> clumsy and rough.

The coat care isn't bad at all.  A daily comb
through the hair behind the ears is enough.
Elvis is really good with the big dogs.  He's
so quick that he can get out of the way of any
accidents.  He's smart enough to give grumpy
Rafiki a 3 ft berth and agile enough to walk
under Java's chest.  Java has decided he needs
protection from out of control dogs.  We were at
the dog park Sat. and Java kept a 10' wide
circle clear for Elvis and 2 pug friends to play
in.  I love my Java.  He never ceases to amaze
me with his sense of responsibility.

Lynn K.

 
 
 

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Post by Gwen Watso » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 05:24:05


Quote:

> We were at
> the dog park Sat. and Java kept a 10' wide
> circle clear for Elvis and 2 pug friends to play
> in.  I love my Java.  He never ceases to amaze
> me with his sense of responsibility.

> Lynn K.

Lynn that is so cool. I love your Java, too!:)
He is one special man and it sounds like he
has real responsibility.

I really may be looking at these little papillons
as I love Agility and they are great for it.

Of course I certainly haven't x'd off the corgi
 or the Schipperkee.

It looks like I may have several years of research.

Gwen

 
 
 

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Post by Gwen Watso » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 05:59:12


Check this papillon out and his handler is only 11 years old.

Awesome!

http://www.grohaus.com/twisterhome.htm

 
 
 

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Post by didd » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 06:01:46


Quote:

> Check this papillon out and his handler is only 11 years old.

> Awesome!

> http://www.grohaus.com/twisterhome.htm

I've seen some pretty awesome Junior Handlers and 4h handlers

--

 
 
 

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Post by Gwen Watso » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 06:01:32


Quote:


> > The only
> > downside is I am not into breeds with that much fur but being
> > all small like that would make it rather easy. I would worry
> > about Blade being around a small dog such as this. He is can be
> > clumsy and rough.

> The coat care isn't bad at all.  A daily comb
> through the hair behind the ears is enough.
> Elvis is really good with the big dogs.

Lynn
For some reason I have always thought of the papillon as
being the in spitz family. I definitely was not aware they
are in the spaniel family. Makes me really say, yes as I
did love my little spaniel mix.

Gwen

 
 
 

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Post by Gwen Watso » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 06:22:12


Quote:


> > Check this papillon out and his handler is only 11 years old.

> > Awesome!

> > http://www.grohaus.com/twisterhome.htm

> I've seen some pretty awesome Junior Handlers and 4h handlers

> --

Me too! Real awesome.

Gwen

 
 
 

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Post by Beth » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 08:02:54



Quote:

> Check this papillon out and his handler is only 11 years old.

> Awesome!

> http://www.grohaus.com/twisterhome.htm

That IS awesome!
 
 
 

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Post by Rock » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 13:32:26


Lynn K. said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

Quote:
> I'm impressed - this is a nice breed.

Rocky's breeder, when she decided to get serious about
obedience, bypassed Aussies and went directly to Papillons.  
They're nice little dogs.

--
--Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

 
 
 

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Post by Gwen Watso » Wed, 26 Mar 2003 22:50:22


Quote:

> Lynn K. said in rec.pets.dogs.behavior:

> > I'm impressed - this is a nice breed.

> Rocky's breeder, when she decided to get serious about
> obedience, bypassed Aussies and went directly to Papillons.
> They're nice little dogs.

> --
> --Matt.  Rocky's a Dog.

Unfortunately it may be hard for me to find a breeder that will allow
a papillon with a GSD since their bones are so small. I have emailed
one and got back response that said they would refuse to place on
of their puppies in a home with a GSD.

Of course I do understand.

Gwen

 
 
 

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Post by Lea » Thu, 27 Mar 2003 00:06:12


Quote:

>Check this papillon out and his handler is only 11 years old.

Adorable - papillon is one of the breeds on my Top Ten Wanted list, and at one
time hung at Number One.

As for the 11 year old... I'm no longer surprised.  When kids and dogs click,
it's like magic.  A kid who is truly dedicated to training his/her dog is more
focused, more consistent, and has a lot more time to work with the dog.  I'm
currently impressed by a boy with a boston terrier in one of my classes.
Everything he says to the puppy is in a calm, low tone of voice, but Rascal
focuses on him.  His body language is crisp and clean, and he reads Rascal well
enough to anticipate his movements.  The kid's about 12.

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