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Papillon

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Breed Information
Popularity (2015) #48
Name Papillon
Other names Butterfly Dog, Squirrel Dog, Phalène, Epagneul Nain, Phalène (Drop Ear Type), Continental Toy Spaniel, Epagneul Nain Continental
Origin France
Breed Group Toy (AKC:1915)Companion Breeds (UKC)
Size Small
Type Purebred
Life span 13-16 years
Temperament AlertEnergeticFriendlyHappyHardyIntelligent
Height Male: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm) Female: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm)
Weight Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg) Female: 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Colors White & BlackWhite & LemonWhite & RedWhite & SableWhite Black & Tan
Litter Size 2-4 puppies
Puppy Price Average $400 - $600 USD
Breed Characteristics
Adaptability 5 stars
Apartment Friendly 3 stars
Barking Tendencies 5 starsFrequent
Cat Friendly 5 stars
Child Friendly 4 starsGood with Kids: This is a suitable breed for kids and is known to be playful, energetic, and affectionate around them.
Dog Friendly 2 stars
Exercise Needs 5 stars
Grooming 3 starsModerate Maintenance: Grooming should be performed regularly to keep its fur in good shape. Occasional trimming or stripping needed.
Health Issues 3 starsPapillons have only minor health concerns although patellar luxation, seizures, and dental problems can be issues. Additionally they can be at risk for PRA, intervertebral disk disease, and allergies.Hypoallergenic: No
Intelligence 5 starsRanking: #8
Playfulness 5 stars
Shedding Level 1 starsMinimal Shedding: This dog will shed a negligible amount. Recommended for owners who do not want to deal with dog hair in their cars and homes.
Stranger Friendly 5 stars
Trainability 4 starsEasy Training: Training will be enjoyable. This dog is inclined to listen to commands and obey its owner. This breed will require fewer repetitions to obey specific instructions, pleasing owners who like to see quick results.
Watchdog Ability 3 stars
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Puppy Names
Rank Male Female
01 Max Lucy
02 Buddy Luna
03 Toby Lola
04 Bandit Zoey
05 Riley Maggie
06 Teddy Layla
07 Sam Zoey
08 Milo Coco
09 Bruno Maya
10 Cody Sasha
Overview

The papillon is a small, dainty, elegant dog of fine-boned structure, slightly longer than it is tall. Its gait is quick, easy and graceful. Its abundant coat is long, silky, straight and flowing. Its hallmark characteristic, besides its friendly temperament and alert expression, is its butterfly ears.

One of the most obedient and responsive of the toy breeds, the vivacious papillon is also gentle, amiable and playful. It is friendly toward strangers, other dogs and pets and is very good with children. Some can be timid.

History
The dwarf spaniel of the 16th century, depicted in many paintings by the Masters of that era, is the dog that became known as the Papillon. Although the Papillon owes its name and much of its breed development to the French, it was Spain and Italy that gave rise to its popularity.
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