The Papillon

The Papillon

The Papillon is a happy and affectionate lapdog who also loves to run and play outdoors!

The Papillon dog loves to play outdoors and owing to its high energy level, a fair amount of exercise is required on a daily basis. It’s advised to put them on a leash when outdoors, especially around larger dogs; it could lead to some ugly confrontations arousing from jealousy.

They are extremely easy to train and will do anything to please you and learn new tricks. This also makes them an excellent choice for animal assisted therapy. The Papillon breed dote on their owners and are overall a happy breed. Even with people outside of the family, they are quick to make friends and are polite dogs. The breed adapts well around older children and other house pets including cats. Because of the dog’s small size, younger children might not know how to handle them; the breed also shouldn’t be allowed to jump from higher places, lest they should hurt themselves.

 

Appearance:

Average Height-

Identifying Features-

Average Weight-

4-12 lbs

 

Care & Health:

– Major concerns: none

– Minor concerns: PRA, patellar luxation

– Occasionally seen: none

– Suggested tests: knee, eye

– Life span: 12 – 15 years

– Grooming: Due to their high shedding, the Papillon might require a daily brushing to catch all the dead hair before it falls all over the house.

 

History:

The Papillon gets its name from the butterfly ears; ‘papillon’ is French for ‘butterfly’. Said to be a descendent of the Phalane breed, the Papillon were a favoured breed amongst the European nobility and was popular in Spain, France and Italy.

The AKC admitted the Papillon in 1935 and as of 2007, its popularity ranks 36th out of 157 breeds.

 

 

 

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