Papillon Puppies and Dogs

A complete guide to Papillon Puppies and Dogs including photos and articles about grooming, training, care tips, exercise needs, male and female Papillon dog names, illness and health problems with a definition and description of Papillon Puppies and Dogs.

Fast Facts & Guide to Papillon Puppies and Dogs

Have a glance at our Fact File and Guide to Papillon Puppies and Dogs. Discover some fast facts to gain a really fast overview of the Papillon.

Papillon Guide and Fact File

Height: The Papillon measure approximately 8-11 inches in height

Weight: The average weight of a male is 8-10 pounds, and a female 7-9 pounds

Size of Dog: The Papillon is a small sized breed of dog

Breed Type and Dog Group: The Papillon belongs to the Toy Group of Dogs

Country of Origin of the Breed: Exact European country of origin is unknown

Exercise Needs: The Papillon requires moderate exercise

Coat Type: The Papillon has a long, silky, fine, straight coat with no undercoat

Shedding hairs: This breed is a moderate shedder

Grooming needs: The Papillon requires moderate, regular grooming

Training a Papillon (Trainability): This breed is easily trainable

Other Names of Papillon: Continental Toy Spaniel, Butterfly Dog, Phalene, Epagneul Nain Continental, Squirrel Dog, Pap

Papillon Lifespan - This dog lives for approximately 12 - 15 years (some longer)

Number of puppies per litter: The average litter size is approximately 3 puppies

Temperament / Behaviour: Cheerful, Content, Spirited, Bright, Loving and Alert

We hope that the fast facts and information provided in our Papillon puppy and dog fact file and guide will prove a useful overview of this particular breed. Please click one of the links at the top of the page for detailed articles relating to training, pet care, grooming, personality, exercise needs, male and female Papillon dog names, illness and health problems.


Summary of Papillon Puppies and Dogs

Papillon puppies and dogs are very kind, loving, affectionate and sweet. This charming small breed of puppy and dog is generally even tempered and has a cheerful personality which makes it very pleasant company. The Papillon is a spirited, bright and alert breed that requires regular exercise, activity and playtime which can be given either outdoors or indoors. This is a content and happy little dog that shows its family love and affection. It is the type of dog that will enjoy cuddling up to its owner and sitting on their lap. This breed learns easily so house training and obedience training is not difficult to achieve. The Papillon isn't known to be either timid nor aggressive, they are typically even and well-balanced which makes them an ideal family pet as dogs and puppies from the Papillon breed are very friendly and enjoy socializing and spending time in the company of people.

Choosing Papillon Puppies and Dogs as Pets

Papillon puppies grow into small sized adult dogs and the above summary will help you to determine whether they are suitable as a family pet. If you are considering whether to buy a Papillon puppy, adoption is also an option for this particular type of dog, or even selecting one from a rescue centre, or reputable dog breeder. The Papillon has a long, average lifespan of 13-15 years, sometimes longer. This is due to the general good health of the breed. However, as with all dog breeds, there are some health conditions that it's more prone to and further information can be found via the Health Issues link above. The name Papillon means butterfly in French - dogs and puppies have butterfly-like ears. This breed has a lovely, long, fine and silky coat which requires regular, weekly grooming which shouldn't take too long as this breed doesn't have an undercoat. The Papillon should be bathed around every 6-8 weeks.

Papillon Puppies and Dogs

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