This loving, playful dog gets along with strangers and other dogs and pets. Some are timid.

Breed Overview

Originating from dwarf spaniel breeds, the Papillon comes from France. These little lap dogs get their name from the French word for butterfly because their face and ears resemble the appearance of one. These dogs are happy, energetic, lively, and cuddly. Because they are small, they don't require much food or exercise so they make great apartment or city pets and are also good pets for seniors. Papillons are very friendly dogs and easy to train. They only need a quick walk or play session each day to keep them content and the coat needs regular brushing.

Breed Characteristics

Grooming requirements:
1 = little grooming - 5 = much grooming
Energy level:
1 = low energy - 5 = high energy
Friendliness toward strangers:
1 = shy - 5 = very friendly
Ease of training:
1 = difficult - 5 = easy
Affection toward owners:
1 = independent - 5 = very affectionate

Breed Details & Traits

Height: 8-11"
Weight: 4-9 lb
Lifespan: 12-15 years

Breed Traits

Companionate , Gentle, Obedient,

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