Dog breeds / Papillon


Other names Epagneul Nain (dwarf spaniel), Dwarf Continental Spaniels, Little Squirrel Dogs, Belgian Toy Spaniels, Butterfly, Phalene (Moth)
Coat Long, flowing, straight, fine, and silky
Colors White with patches of color

The Papillon dog is small and fragile, bearing a fine bone structure that is reflective of these anatomical features. It is small and short, with a long, full silky coat. It’s most notable physical features are its flowing fur and butterfly ears. In terms of personality, the Papillon is considered to be one of the most loyal of its kind. Compared to most breeds, it is easy to train and enjoys learning new tricks which challenge its capacities. Lively, delicate, and playful, it is extremely hospitable to strangers, especially children, and can be quite shy at times.

Although they tend to enjoy going on walks outside, the Papillon dog is primarily an indoor breed and would not survive outside for very long. It enjoys engaging in indoor games and activities which stimulate its mental processes, making it quite intelligent.

Because of its long and silky fur, it needs to be groomed several times a week. This is certainly a high maintenance dog breed, as careful attention and care is required to ensure the dog gets enough love and affection. They do not have any health issues which are more common in this breed. They are extremely friendly and will provide excellent companionship if cared for well.

Stats & Characteristics

Country of origin France, Belgium, Spain
Height male 8-11″
Height female 8-11″
Weight male 4-9 lbs
Weight female 4-9 lbs
Popularity rank ? 53
Intelligence ?
Intelligence rank ? 8
Shedding ?
Grooming Moderate maintenance
Energy level Medium energy
Exercise Needs High
Playfulness Very playful
Affection level Very affectionate
Watchdog High
Protection ability Very protective
Good with dogs Friendly
Cold tolerance Medium tolerance
Heat tolerance Medium tolerance
Life span 12-16 years

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