A.K.A. :Phalène, Continental Toy Spaniel, Epagneul Nain Continental
Good with other dogs
Good with other pets
Good with children
Good with strangers
|Overview:||The Papillon is a cuddly little dog, always eager to please his owner. He's playful and affectionate, suited for both city and country living. His name comes from the French word for 'butterfly' ('papillion' - with an 'I'), as the shape of his hairy ear|
|Colors:||White with patches of any color.|
|Coat:||Abundant, long, fine, silky, flowing, straight, with resilient quality. There is no undercoat. A profuse frill on the chest, tail is covered with a long,flowing plume and the butterfly ears are well fringed.|
|Character:||Papillons are affectionate and loveable. These dogs can be very boisterous and playful, eager to learn.|
|Temperament:||This breed is often jealous if their owner diverts attention from them. Thus, early training is required. They are generally able to get along well with children and other household pets.|
|Care:||The Papillon requires regular brushing and any loose hairs in and around the ears should be removed.|
|Training:||This breed responds best to a gentle approach in training. They're intelligent and eager to please, so training should go smoothly.|
|Activity:||The Papillion can adjust its exercise needs to the activity level of your family.|
|Country of Origin:||France|
|Health Issue:||This breed is prone to problems with the patella and fontanel.|
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