Dani the Daddy
Dallas Papillon Puppies
Josie the Mama
In 2002 our first 2 Papillons
& Josie (@9wks)
Diorio Family Pets
We love our Papillons
and give all our puppies
the attention they need
to become beloved family members.
Feb 23 2013
Josie had one puppy on Christmas Day
Sweet! Classic Papillon face markings.
Tri-color male. Purebred, fiesty, social and loving.
Raised in a family environment with several other family Papillons.
Time for Little Nicki to meet his new forever family.
August 13, 2011:
Freckles had a litter of 3 boys & one girl July 11th.
Buddy the Daddy
Freckles the Mama
AKC Name: Freckles Wigglesworth
Freckles with her new litter on their 2nd day of life. 7-12-11
We got a couple of photos and then left her alone - she's a very protective mother.
These are the Summer 2011 puppies
We are already beginning to introduce the puppies to dry dog food - they are still
getting some of mama's milk and also puppy replacement milk. They liked the puppy mush
made with replacement milk, but some of them are LOVING the little tiny bites crunchy puppy food.
One of the boys actually climbed on top of the food bowl and was munching like crazy.
One month old, there are just starting to get around well and have started playing with each other
- chewing on each other's legs and the usual puppy stuff. My girl Tiffi is facinated that the puppy
being held close to me in a papoose sling. She loves to play with the pups.
This is a puppy I've started calling Hart because the white marking that runs up his
forehead ends in a heart-shaped marking. He is especially human touch hungry
and has begun whining and crying to be held when it is nap time. I finally gave up and put him in a puppy sling
so i could get him to sleep without stopping what I was doing at the computer. There is always one puppy
that craves human attention a little more than the others at an early age. Hart is the one from this litter.
We believe at the 7 to 8 week point puppies crave
individual human attention and that makes it a perfect time
to begin bonding with a new family.
Some dog breeders insist on hanging on to the puppies for 12+ weeks
The only reason is because they don't trust buyers to get the 2-3 series of puppy shots.
There is no reason why puppies are not ready for families at 2 months.
We trust you with your new dog& believe that the personal attention puppies
begin to need at the 7 to 8 week point makes it the best time to go to their new family.
More pics to come!
Josie the #1 Mama
AKC Name: Josie Rules!
Freckles last litter LITTER WAS BORN DEC 4 2010
& some shots of the Diorio Family Papillons
Ziggi is from our December 2009 litter.
Ziggi by Freckles and Dani
His brown will ripen into the red like his older sis above.
The quietest pup of the litter.
Ziggi enjoying a play day outside with an older sister
Runnin' with the big dogs...
Merry Christmas 2009 Puppies
Went home to new families
Puppies, puppies, puppies.
(photo Nov 14: Girl, Girl, Boy)
Left to Right:The two boys are larger by a smidge than the girls.
All are medium sized Papillons. Three with the tri-colors of their Daddy Dani
and one with the primarily lemon-red of their mom (without sable accents).
As puppies their colors are much darker than they will be as they mature.
This litter is about 4 weeks having lunch with Mama Freckles.
And the after lunch photo op.
Here they are a week later learning how to eat
as we start the weaning process.
It's a lot of work getting these guys ready to go home with new families.
It is rewarding, but lots of time and attention required.
We are progressing them toward solid dry kibbles
and recommend you feed your dogs dry food
(for firm vs. runny poops!)
Sweet Boy and Cutie girl
He's about a cutie
Diamond marking girl - that ended up being her
AKC registered name Diamond Lil
Ahhhh! Sweet Sleeping Circle
Mom and puppies require a lot of care in those first few weeks of life.
Now they are in the process of being weaned & increasingly eating solid food.
They are getting used to not being around their mom - we had to separate them
otherwise Freckles would let them nurse until they were a year old!
They are being introduced to new suroundings and other dogs - our other Papillons.
One lady who got one of our puppies from a litter in 2007 told me a story of how when
she took her puppy to the vet to get its shots, the puppy saw another Papillon in the
waiting room and ran to it so delighted. But when the puppy got to the other dog, she turned
tail and ran back as hard as she could to her new mom. It looked like her family but it wasn't!
Too cute. That little one was name Diamond Lil.
As with all our litters, we will be available to you
by phone or email if you have questions or need information on your pup.
As of 11/15 none of their ears have started to come up yet -perfectly normal -
although my husband's personal favorite of the pups,
a little girl, is already showing signs that her ears are trying to come up.
The time it takes varies which each dog and depends on things like teething.
We have had one puppy whose ears did not come up until 4 months old.
A 2008 litter by Freckles and Dani who went
to their new homes Valentine's Day week 2008:
Austin and "Ty" ................Kim and "Joey" ..............Maddie and "Buddy"
Here are some of our Family of Puppies
at different stages of life
This is big sister, Tiffi, as a puppy in Spring 2008.
Dani the Dad & Freckles the Mom.
Tiffi's ears came up late - about 4 months old but stand up wonderfully.
This is Buddy (left) June 2008 with Sami Burrito,
a brother from a 2006 litter.
Dani the Dad & Josie the Mom
Buddy's hair is starting to fill out - it takes almost 2 years for full hair growth.
Full bushy, plume in the tail and ear fringes starting to feather out like Sami's.
Buddy and Sami's ears did not ever stand up
Which makes them a rarer verison of the breed
Beautiful and sweet dogs both ways.
Old Master Renaissance Paintings with Papillons
Papillon Club Photo Gallery
Other Facts You Might Like to Know About Papillons
Size, Proportion, Substance
The Papillon is still officially referred to as the Epagneul Nain Continental
(ENC) in non-English-speaking countries. The name Squirrel Spaniel also
has been used, most likely referring to an earlier standard in which the
tail set is described as "curling over the back as a squirrel's."
One version of the history of the two varieties of ear shape in the ENC ("Papillon" to denote the erect ear and "Phalène"
to denote the dropped ear) is that toward the end of the 19th century,
breed fanciers bred a version of the spaniel whose ears stood up. This
dog was said to have been nicknamed papillon based on the impressively
large, erect ears that resembled the wings of a butterfly. The drop-eared
variety of the breed came to be called the Phalène (which means