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Welcome to Denzel Papillons! Established in 1983, Denzel is home to over 300 AKC champions and performance titleholders, including Best In Show, Specialty, and High In Trial winners. The Denzel Papillons are known for their consistent quality, sound structure and movement, show presence, solid temperaments, good health, and winning attitude. These qualities are evident throughout generations of beautiful show dogs, top producers, obedience and agility competition dogs, therapy dogs, and cherished family pets.
Denzel is one of America’s most well-established and successful Papillon bloodlines. Denzel — a name known worldwide — originated in 1983 near Denver, Colorado, before relocating to Southern Maryland in 2007, and then finally settling in Sunny Side, Georgia (near Atlanta) in October 2020. These wonderful dogs share the home of Tracy and Russ Burdick.
Their breeder, Tracy Halverson Burdick, has been showing and training Papillons for over 45 years, earning countless titles and awards in the show ring, including obedience and tracking. Tracy is one of the country’s top Papillon owner-handlers, having shown her own dogs to multiple Best in Show, and High In Trial, and Specialty wins.