We are a God fearing, animal loving family! We have a rather large family. Our son, Will and his beautiful wife, Dani just had their first child in WI. Our son Clay is a pastor in KY with his lovely wife and daughter. Our daughter, Cassie lives here in town near us with her 3 sweet children. We have a daughter, Rose who lives with her husband, Curtis (Serving in the US Air Force) and their precious little guy in CO. We also have three sons living here in MO, Nate (with his adorable wife, Cheyenne), Alex & Hunter and then two wonderful girls still living at home, Mia & Sami. Ages range from 15-34 so life is eternally interesting. I'm glad I can always count on a sweet furry friend to 'love on' during my 'oh so few' quite moments.
We've been raising Papillons since 2004 and feel we'll always have more to learn. We've done some showing and really enjoy the experience of it. Time can be a challenge with this sport though! I love talking about (and to) my dogs - they are soo sweet and smart! What's not to love? I have to say raising Papillons is more of an expensive hobby than a job but, they bring us so many smiles and experiences... we're so happy to share them with you!
Robin & Ron Herd
PS - In spring of 2019, our youngest, Sami and Ron's brother, Don decided they'd like to add Cardigan Welsh Corgis to the kennel. This is a joint adventure and we came up with 'Samidon Corgis'. We invested much into some great lines and we really love this breed. The Corgis get along wonderfully with our Papillons and we feel they compliment each other.
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We are located in the heart of the US just
a few miles outside Springfield, MO
The Springfield (SGF) & Branson (BKG) airports are not very big, so if we ship your puppy, it'll be out of St. Louis (STL).
I would be happy to meet you at SGF or BKG or if you would like to fly in to pick up your puppy!
How we got started...
_This is Teddy. One of my very first Papillons. I was so surprised when a neighbor's kid told me there was a puppy in the pen. I said, 'No honey, they are just really small dogs.' Well, he insisted he heard 'squeaking', so we 'discovered' "JOEY" our very first puppy born here. My 3 year old (now 17) then came in declaring a mouse was in there with Teddy - it was a fun and exciting day. I got Teddy and a couple of other dogs from a breeder that offered me a 'starter set'. I wasn't sure what I was getting into, but loved the Papillon breed and had done lots and lots of reading. Teddy was probably over-bred when I got her, so only had one puppy for me. We loved her and her puppy very much and were very sad when she passed away a few years later. Joey (now Taz) is living with Kate in Florida. They still let me know how things are going... as Joey will always be special to us!