At A Glance

Size: Small

Weight: 8 - 10 lbs.

Height: 8" - 11"

Life Span: 12 - 15 years


Also know as: Epagneul Nain, Continental Toy Spaniel

Group: Toy

Origin: France (1500s)

Today's Role: Companion Dog

History and Facts: The papillon was developed as a companion dog for royalty during the 1500s. Marie Antoinette and Madame de Pompadour were early lovers and owners of this breed.

Temperament / Behavior
papillon's are gentle, friendly dogs that can be easily trained. If socialized early, this breed will adore children and other pets.

Breed-Related Health Concerns
Patellar luxation; deafness

Special Needs
Exercise: The papillon needs little exercise, but will enjoy long, brisk walks.

Grooming: The papillon needs groomed several times per week, as well as trimmed quarterly (every 3 months).


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