Colour: White with patches of any color(s)
Lifespan: 14 years
The Papillon is friendly and elegant.
Papillons get their name from their dramatic ears, reminiscent of butterflies' wings. They are lively, responsive and devoted to their owners and can be wary of strangers and other dogs unless they are socialized well and early.
Originally bred: as a companion.
Alert and playful, the Papillon enjoys company.
Medium. Busy at home and outside.
Owners: affectionate, devoted
Children: puppies and adults may be injured by young or boisterous children
Other pets: good
Strangers: wary unless well socialized
Unfamiliar dogs: good if well socialized
Gentle, affectionate owner who will enjoy playing with, exercising and training this energetic little dog.
Tends to bark excessively. Some suffer from separation problems.
The silky coat requires daily grooming to prevent mats from forming.
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