Welcome to the the website of Kennel Silkwings!
My name is Karen Byrd and I am the proud owner of Kennel Silkwings. I have been breeding and showing dogs for many years, starting off with Dalmatians and Beagles. In 1999 I acquired my first Papillon from Kennel Caratoot's in Sweden. Since Ch. Caratoot's Captain Courageous came into my life, he has had a very special place in my heart.
I and my papillons live in the beautiful countryside just outside Atlanta in Georgia, USA. We have a large property with many different kinds of animals, and the dogs may roam around freely in a large part of the estate. You will not see my dogs crated, as I believe this is not a dignified way of life for my little darlings. Although they are greatly rewarded showdogs, at home they are also my pets and should have as a good life as possible.
As you will see while browsing my website, I have a clear devotion and passion for papillons of elegance and perfection. Even though good looks are a prerequisite for good results at dog shows, I consider a healthy construction and a sound temperament of utmost importance as well.
Please read more about my kennel, breeding philosophy and history with dogs in the succeeding pages. Enjoy the pictures and pedigrees of the Papillons that I value so high. If you are interested in acquiring a puppy from Kennel Silkwings, an inquiry form is available for your convenience.
Finally I would really appreciate if you would be kind and sign my guestbook before leaving.
Thank you for stopping by, and please enjoy your visit at Kennel Silkwings.