dog breeds Total: 369 Breeds

Papillon

Papillon
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Overview

Papillon, also known as the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a small breed of dog that originated in France. Papillons are known for their distinctive butterfly-like ears, which are long, fringed, and stand upright.

Temperament

Papillons are known for being friendly, intelligent, and lively. They are excellent family pets and get along well with children and other animals. They are also known for being alert and make good watchdogs. Papillons are intelligent and respond well to training. They are also known for being affectionate and loyal to their owners.

Lifespan

The average lifespan of a Papillon is between 13 to 15 years. With proper care and nutrition, some Papillons have been known to live up to 17 years.

Shedding

Papillons are moderate shedders and require regular grooming to maintain their long, silky coat. They should be brushed regularly to prevent matting and tangles. Their ears should also be checked and cleaned regularly to prevent infection.

Puppy

Papillon puppies are small and delicate, and require gentle handling. They should be socialized from an early age to ensure they become well-adjusted adults. Papillon puppies require a high-quality diet that is formulated for small breeds. They also require regular veterinary check-ups and vaccinations to maintain good health. Training should start early to ensure they grow up to be well-behaved dogs.

Breed Information

Popularity:2018: #53
2017: #53
2016: #53
2015: #48
Origin:France
Breed Group:Toy (AKC:1915)
Companion Breeds (UKC)
Size:Small
Type:Purebred
Life span:13-16 years
Temperament:Alert
Energetic
Friendly
Happy
Hardy
Intelligent
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 & Black
White & Lemon
White & Red
White & Sable
White Black & Tan
Litter Size:2-4 puppies
Puppy Price:Average $400 - $600 USD

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3 Henry Pepper
4 Jax Lady
5 Bruno Princess
6 Roscoe Izzy
7 Hank Belle
8 Shadow Callie
9 Loki Holly
10 Bo Harley
11 Ace Sugar
12 Peanut Trixie
13 Gunner Josie
14 Rudy Katie
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