a Forevr Papillon
Please read the whole page.
Occasionally we will have a puppy, young adult,
or retired showdog for sale.
Forevr Paps is a breeder of quality
Papillon dogs. We have been breeding and showing Papillons for over twenty
years. Ruth Ann and Danny combined together have well over 100 champion Papillons
to their credit. We are not a commercial "for profit"
establishment. The vision of Forevr Paps is to produce top winning
champion butterfly dogs. Before breeding a litter we carefully discuss and
research the lineage of the sire and dam to not only breed a pretty Papillon dog
that conforms to the breed standard, but also a healthy pet. Sometimes there is a pap available from one of those litters. When a
litter is born at Forevr Paps we take great care in watching the puppies develop
and grow. In most cases puppies are 12 to 16 weeks old before we start
making any decisions about their quality or if they will be offered for sale as
a show potential or a companion pet.
Our selective breeding process does insure that buyers of Forevr dogs are
purchasing a quality Papillon and a good representation of the breed.
We like to get to know anyone interested in purchasing one of our Papillons.
inquires need to fill our our online to fill out Pap Inquiry (see Link at bottom of page) with the following information:
Details about yourself, family, home and other pets. If you live in a
house, town home, or apartment. Do you have a fenced yard or if you
plan on walking your dog for exercise. Plus a brief description of the kind of
Papillon that you think your interested in; show or pet quality. If
you interested in training for performance (obedience, agility, tracking). A
brief description of the ideal dog. Color, looks, size, or it
doesn't matter, just want a pap. We use this information in placing any of our
dogs and occasionally we will pass referrals to other reputable breeders.
All Forevr puppies are born and live their first weeks of life in the privacy of
our bedroom, as they grow up, between four to six weeks we move them to a
more active part of our home where they get every
opportunity to see and hear all the noises around our house. At this time we
also introduce the puppies to litter training, this method helps with making
housetraining a Pap much easier. You can read more litter training, on Forevr's
litter training page. We are very close to our puppies
and handle them often to eliminate socialization problems with people later as they mature.
We introduce our Paps to our family and grandchildren during the first few weeks
of life and encourage interaction with our puppies by play, rocking and holding
them daily. As well as car rides to friends homes or to the vet. Sometimes
after inoculations they will get to take a ride to the pet supply or hardware store
as a social outing. We will place a Papillon in a home with
children and usually suggest that a larger Papillon is better for a family with
children under 11 years of age. If we have very small, runt, or refined boned Papillons we
usually look for an all adult home for the wee ones. Papillons do make
great family dogs however they are a small breed and can be injured with rough
treatment or a suddenly dropped.
Just a little about the people who are Forevr Paps. Danny has been
breeding Papillons since 1981 and got his first Pap in 1980. Ruth
Ann has had the breed since the mid 1980's. Both of us have been members
of the Papillon Club of America for a long time. In 2008 Danny was given an
honorary lifetime membership to the Papillon Club of America for his service to
the breed and club.
Danny and Ruth Ann believe in giving back to
their breed as much as the breed has given to both of them. Danny has served his
civic duty in the breed by being a former of Board of Directors with the
Papillon Club of America and the Three Rivers Papillon Club. Prior to Ruth Ann's move from,
Texas to Pennsylvania and back to Texas, she was the founding member and served as an officer of the Alamo Papillon Society.
They are both founding members of the Three Rivers Papillon Club. Ruth Ann has
also served on the board of the TRPC in various capacities. (Please
see the "about the breeders" page for more information.)
As the breeders of Forevr Papillons Danny and Ruth Ann have proven their dedication to quality Papillon breeding by
having produced Best In Show Paps, several Toy Group Winners, Multiple Group
Placers, Obedience & Agility Title winners and wonderful companion pets. Danny
& Ruth Ann's dogs are their life, and all dogs live in the house with two
special Paps that sleep on the bed with them and sometimes more crowd in!
On the health side; At Forevr we do test our breeding adults for PRA
(Progressive Retinal Atrophy) and knees are checked for Patella Luxation.
To our knowledge there is no recent history of Liver Shunt, Hydrocephalous,
Deafness Epilepsy or
Neuroaxonal Dystrophy Disease( NAD )in dogs we have bred.
Our Guarantee: As recommended by the PA lemon law all dogs are sold with a health
guarantee that includes 10 days for contagious disease and 30 days for
congenital. Dogs do not go to a new home until we have had the opportunity to
have the dog officially checked by the vet and have received a certificate of
good health. If by some chance a dog is sold and there is not sufficient time to
obtain a vet appointment, we will give our personal guarantee of good health.
Pet puppies do not go to a new home until 12 weeks of age. By 12 weeks old
they have received two inoculations for disease and have been wormed. We
take great pride in producing a quality Papillon and also guarantee each dog
that is purchased, whether it is a pet or show prospect. A pedigree (family
tree) and health history are included with every sales agreement.
Pets & Performance Paps:
Most dogs we have for sale are sold as companion pets. The sales price for
a Forevr Papillon as a companion pet or performance prospect puppies is
individually priced for each dog depending on the traits, markings, qualities &
age. Often we sell
our Paps that are really show quality as companions rather than placing
them in show homes. Some companion pets
will go to their new homes already spayed or neutered, if of a proper age. Occasionally a dog
will not be neutered/spayed prior to leaving for their new home. If that
is the case they will be sold on a
Spay/Neuter Sales Agreement and limited AKC registration.
Registration papers will not be forwarded to the new owners until proof of spay
or neuter is provided by a licensed veterinarian.
If your family is approved to purchase a Papillon from Forevr, an available dog
can be held by making a small non refundable deposit. Because of people
abusing the "wait for me" courtesy,a deposit is the only way we have of knowing
you would be a serious buyer and a puppy does not miss out on a chance at
another wonderful home. It is possible that you will need to make two visits to
our home when buying a puppy. The first visit to view the dogs available
and make a deposit. The second would be to pick up your dog after
neutering/spaying and the receipt of a Vet health certificate.
Prospects: As the years go by and we breed
less litters we also seldom sell a show potential Puppy. Our show prospect Papillons are dogs that are of very good quality.
These dogs are good enough that we feel we could easily finish their
championship if we were to show these dogs
ourselves. We are almost overly cautious about any placement that we make of a
possible show prospect dog. We only consider very serious inquires for show
placement. Please have references available when making a show inquiry.
Showing a Forevr Papillon means that a dog you may buy from us carries our
kennel name in the prefix, and that makes you a representative of our kennel. A show prospect quality Papillon costs more than a pet
companion or performance puppy. Purchasing a show prospect in most cases includes
a joint ownership between the buyer and seller until completion of the sales
contract and American Kennel Club
Championship. We seldom sell a female show prospect to a first time Papillon
exhibitor. No show prospects are sold to homes that are not willing to
show or have their Papillons shown by a professional handler in the AKC conformation show ring to the
completion of a Championship title. If you are looking for an outright purchase
please be aware there are contractual terms and the purchase price reflects any
release of a puppy back and breeding rights, etc. We do not sell our dogs
on co-ownerships with multiple owners and separate kennels. Dogs are
not sold with rights to use for outside stud services. Purchasing of either a
male or a female will include an agreement that the offspring from a first
generation Forevr Pap may not be sold or placed intact, unless you receive our
approval in writing. We feel when we are selling a Papillon we are doing
so to help the buyer improve their own kennel. Not the kennel of numerous
friends and business acquaintances. The buyer may breed their Forevr
Papillon and show the offspring as a sole owned breeder. We do offer a replacement guarantee for show
prospects in the USA. If a show prospect buyer needs assistance in the ring we extend
professional handling services (at a discounted rate for a Forevr Pap).
Export Show Papillon: We like to hear
about our Papillons winning all over the world. If
you live in a country besides the United States or Canada we welcome
Email to us asking to buy a Forevr Export at
firstname.lastname@example.org Sometimes we will have an
American Champion Papillon or a puppy that we may feel can win in another
country or maybe earn
multiple champion titles from another country or a FCI CH or International
Export sales are an outright purchase. Any dogs we sell out
of the United States the buyers agree to never
sell our Forevr Papillon or it's first generation offspring back to North
America, the USA, Canada, or Mexico.
If you have any
suggestions or offers to trade export and willing to import a dog to Forevr we
may consider the idea after discussing the dogs and their qualities as a show
sale will include AKC registration, any USDA requirements to export and your
countries requirements to import from the United States. If your country
requires extra testing such as a rabies titer the buyer will be responsible for
all veterinarian costs, shipping, travel, crate, quarantine boarding, permits,
registration fee's and certified pedigrees as part of the purchase. If you
would be interested in buying a Forevr puppy please write us an email and
introduce yourself. Please include information about yourself, where your live,
experience with showdogs and Papillons. If you have reference of a person
you have purchased a dog from please include that. We hope to make our
buyers dream of owning their perfect Forevr Papillon come true. If you are
wanting to buy a male or female, want a certain coat color, need big or small
size and type of Papillon we would like to know. Please be aware we
are a genetically Red Sable Kennel, we seldom have true tri color
born at Forevr. We
prefer not to ship a young puppy that requires a long stay in a quarantine kennel.
Email us to buy a Forevr Export at
email@example.com and we will chat by email about the possibility.
For All Buyers:
We are available for the lifetime of
the dogs and consider our Papillon buyers to be part of our extended Papillon
family. We do encourage any buyer not to hesitate in calling or writing,
if they have any questions about their Pap. Any Papillon that is purchased
from Forevr Paps is always welcomed to return home if the buyer is no longer
able to keep or care for their butterfly companion.
you live in the United States and we have not met you in person we would really
prefer to meet you in person. Shipping of a puppy will only be considered if
there is no other available option. Shipping costs, crates, and gas to travel to
the airport (if over 50 miles) will be part of the buyers expense. Weather
restrictions also apply when shipping cargo but do not apply if you fly to pick
up your puppy and carry them in the cabin of the airplane.
Honestly, it is most important that any dog
you may purchase is a good match for you, we do prefer that prospective owners come to our
home to look at or pick up their new family addition. Since we travel to dog
shows in a lot of different areas, sometimes we are able to conveniently meet
& discuss Papillons with potential owners in the area that they live in.
Please do not hesitate to contact us about Purchasing a Forevr Papillon, we
carefully review each inquiry.
After making an inquiry, if we
have a Papillon available that might be a good match, we will respond by email with more information.
If you do not hear from us, it is because we don't have a good match for your
home at the time. Sometimes it can take up to 4 weeks for us to reply to your
inquiry. There may be many reasons. We might be expecting a litter and do
not have a puppy to offer. We could be on the road at a show circuit or we may be
watching a litter to decide if we have a pet puppy available. If you are looking
for a Papillon as a pet but your not ready to buy a dog, don't contact us now.
Fill out an inquiry about 8 weeks before you want to bring a new Pap
into your home. Replies will be made to all serious inquires, providing we
have a puppy available that is a good match for your home. In the meantime if
you find a Pap to call your own. Please let us know! If you do not
and we haven't responded please inquire again. Email these days can get
lost in cyberspace and sometimes we are out of town and miss an inquiry.
Our response will
usually include the cost of a
Forevr Papillon, information and pictures and more questions to the
potential new home. We do not answers posts of inquiry that are not signed with a
name and address or posts that just inquire how much? Please keep in mind
that even though we would love to place a Papillon in each wonderful home that
contacts us the average Papillon litter is 1-3 puppies. With a limited breeding
program and breeding for the intention of having our own show Papillons, that
leaves very few companion puppies available for placement.
If you are really interested in a true
Papillon of Forevr, make sure that you are purchasing from the original
Forevr Papillon, Breeders, Danny & Ruth Ann Ford. While searching the net
if you happen to run into a "Forever Puppies" that sells Papillons and
various other breeds that is not us and perhaps want to only gain off our
established & reputable Forevr Paps Kennel please proceed with caution.
We only recommend the names located on our "personal friends" links page.
Serious sincere inquires are welcome by clicking on the link
and filling out the Papillon Inquiry Form.
(form will open in a new page)
If you have not read the whole page,
please do, there are no dumb questions, but we prefer not to repeat the
information that we provide for you to read about buying a Forevr Papillon.
Review Forevr Papillons sale agreements
at our contract page.