After thirty-three years of breeding & exhibiting Dalmatians with my wife Audrey, we had decided we needed a smaller breed. We had tried to acquire a couple of nice bitches in the early 70's but found it was difficult to get a good start so we gave up on it. Then in 1979 a new spark of interest surfaced and we started looking all over again. One would think that after having a number of home bred Dalmatians it would be relatively easy to get a good start in any breed we chose. NOT SO!!
A long time friend found out about our new venture & offered a Champion male to us that she had more or less inherited. The dog was Ch. Landmark Monarch Fly-N-Solo or Lindy to his many friends. Lindy's first owner came down with a terminal illness so she gave her Schipperkes & Papillons away before she died. Not long after Lindy came to live at Zelicaon, he became a "Sire of Merit" having sired five Champion offspring.
A lot of study had gone into our acquisition of more Papillons. We learned early the importance of CERF eye checks, Patella and Heart checks as these three ailments seem to be the prominent problems in the breed. I was an AKC approved judge of Dalmatians, all Poodles and Junior Showmanship (now Emeritus) since 1974. I was a breeder of national winning Dalmatians. I judged National Dalmatian Specialty three times & Regional Specialties in many states. I judged National Specialties in many states & National Specialties in Brazil, Australia, and Canada as well as the Leeds England Dalmatian Classes.
I have studied the Breed Standard and attended multiple Breed and Judges study groups to learn proper type and all the fine points for producing high quality animals. My aim is to breed healthy, sound-moving Papillons that have really good temperaments.
I occasionally sell a
show potential puppy to a qualified buyer. Any person inquiring about a pet or
a show puppy can expect to be questioned about the puppy's potential new home
and family. It is very important to me that my dogs be placed in a lifetime
situations. Any dog that leaves Zelicaon can be returned in cases where the owner
cannot keep the dog.
Any questions, please contact by phone or e-mail.
Phone: (309) 203-1994
IOWA PAPILLON BREEDER
AKC JUDGE AWARD
AKC BREEDER OF MERIT