About LaRen

BISS CH. La Ren Smooth Talker & CH. Queen Bless JP Royal Silk

I obtained my first Papillon in 1985 as a pet, and then a couple of years later being completely smitten with the breed I purchased a show male and started showing.  I bred my first litter in 1988.  After the first couple of years of breeding I have bred approximately 2 to 4 litters per year.  (Sometimes more, sometimes less!).  I joined Papillon Club of America in 1989 and also that year attended my first National Specialty.  Since then I have attended all but two of the National Specialties and have attended every Specialty held by Papillon Association of Puget Sound.  I attend 30 to 50 dog shows a year and am always at ring side observing our lovely breed in all its various colors and styles!  I have held several positions with Papillon Association of Puget Sound, and currently I am the Vice President and historian of that club.

My husband, Chris, and I live in the beautiful state of Washington near the Columbia River, within a short drive to scenic Mt. Hood or the Pacific Ocean.  It truly is a lovely place to live even though the winters are a bit wet.  The area abounds with dog shows, with the Rose City Cluster about 25 minutes from home.

I have had the fortune to travel to England and attend the Crufts Dog Show.  While there I met and conversed with as many of the English breeders as possible and saw many beautiful Papillons.  I am now a member of The Papillon (Butterfly Dog) Club in England.  The dogs in England have always been my preference as to type and style, and I have imported several from England and recently one from Japan from the Queen Bless Kennel.

I want to thank Barbara Downey, Charmlee Preston and Marg Scott (Canada) for allowing me to purchase their lovely bitches as my foundation and Martine Lewis in Wales for sending me the lovely Ch. Chisobee Little Rembrandt.  He added so much to the quality of my dogs and I am forever grateful.  I would also like to thank Pearl George for allowing me to use Ch Caswell Paper Tiger and Mary Jo Loye for showing three of the pups from this litter to their Championships.

Quality dogs are the goal of this kennel, and I am not satisfied with the ordinary.


Once in awhile there will be a show prospect available to qualified homes.  All pets are sold on spay/neuter contracts or are already neutered before leaving home.