WELCOME TO TAMGAPA PAPILLONS
Through my few years of becoming more familiar with this breed I've collected a lot of information. I hope that you can use this site as a source of information and entertainment. The name Tamgapa comes from the first letters of our names Tammy=tam, Gail=ga and Paul =pa. All our dogs are valued members of the family and live in the house with us, they come first in all matters. We live in south Wales close to the M4 and many parks and open spaces where we can take them for their exercise. We were also kennel club accredited breeders, and are members of 1 breed clubs and local training clubs.
Papillons originated in Spain but were perfected by the French and were favourites at the French court. Henry III, documented his love of the breed by declaring Papillons the official Royal Court dog. Despite the appearance of the Papillon as a dainty toy breed, many owners will claim that they act like big dogs in small dogs' bodies. The Papillion is hardy and many owners find their Papillon is capable of a good five-mile walk. Some owners believe the reality is that they will resist such an outing if the grass is somewhat damp or if there are two clouds in the sky that might lead to rain, but others have experienced them as very versatile in almost all conditions, although not necessarily with prolonged exposure. They also appear not to be prone to small dog quaking when confronted with new situations. Papillon owners believe that their dogs do their best to be attentive hosts or hostesses. One story suggests Marie Antoinette walked to the guillotine clutching her Papillon under her arm. According to the story, her pup was spared and cared for in a building in Paris. To this day, that building is still known as Papillon House!! There is evidence that Papillons were favourite's of European aristocrats, especially French royalty. Several Papillons appeared in royal portraits from as early as the 16th century. The Papillon is said to have taken it's name 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 Phelene (which means "night moth"). Papillons are small friendly dogs but very active, intelligent and loyal to their owners.
We are lucky enough to be owned by this breed which have allowed us to make many new friends over the years who have been helpful to us and allowed us to own dogs that they bred. Thanks to Betty &( Margaret) Ardbeck Papillons.. Jayne & Vanessa Ty-ysgol Papillons pharaoh and borzoi .. Wendy.Alwenil Papillons for all their help.
SOME OF THE PAPILLONS WE HAVE HAD THE PLEASURE IN OWNING AND SHARED OUR HOME WITH.
CHAMPION ARDBECK TINKERBELLE: Sadly over rainbow bridge aged 16yrs, 25/11/1995 to 06/11/2012
ARDBECK SIR LANCELOT (SMUDGE), TAMGAPA LEOVANOS (LEO}, TYYSGOL BRIAC (JASPER}
TAMGAPA'S LEOVANOS, SIR GALAHAD (JACK), PRINCE FIRE OPAL (PRINCE)
GLASAFON MAC CALLUM OF TYYSGOL (MAC) GLASAFON IRISH COFFEE AT TYYGOL (MIMI)
TAMGAPA'S MONICA,JACK,MERLIN AND OLLIE TAMGAPA SOPHIE LOUISE