want to share with you about one of our current pets, our
beloved sweet and loving Papillon, Pierre, “the Champion of
Papillons originated in France, and later
became prominent in Italy and Belguim. The Papillon is a very
old breed that dates back to the fourteenth century where they
were know as the Continental Toy Spaniel.
CTS had typical Spaniel ears, (hanging down on the sides of
their head). Today the drop eared Papillon is known as the
Phalene (meaning night moth). Papillons appeared in the United
States close to the 19th Century where the erect eared became
more common and known to some as the “butterfly eared
Papillons were first registered by the AKC in
AKC Group: Toy Group
Registries: AKC, ANKC, CKC, FCI
(Group 9), KC,(GB), UKCFrom pale lemon and white to rich shades
of red, chestnut, deep mahogany. Tris and black and white.
Other Known Names: Epagneul Nain (Phalene is also known as
Continental Toy Spaniel)
Health Issues: Life Span: 13 - 16
Litter Size 2 -
Papillons are wonderful show dogs. They are small, fine boned
dogs. The average show Papillon stands between 8-11" tall at
the shoulder, and weighs 3-9 lbs. However pet Papillons may be
smaller or larger than this show ideal size. Their size no way
affects their temperament or value as a
are friendly and intelligent, and they like to please.
Papillons make wonderful pets. Papillons are sweet loving dogs.
They love their masters. They can often be very sassy as
puppies but they will love you no matter what. When they get
older they will settle down.
is a dog that thrives on human companionship, and as they are
generally long-lived, they soon become an integral member of
the family. Our little angel certainly has! They generally show
great enthusiasm for children, cats, and other small dogs.
However, no matter their small size, they are fearless and may
dogs. Pets like hamsters, birds
and any small or young pets should be kept away from them as
puppies or they well think it is a
Because of their size, they are easily
managed. Their soft, silky, glossy coats require little
grooming but should be brushed often to prevent shedding. As
they are not double coated, there is no big seasonal shed.
Their ear fringe need regular attention. Papillons typically do
not suffer from doggie odor; they need to be bathed only once
every 2 to 3 weeks.
Papillons are usually very healthy. Some
Papillons have been know to have problems with inadequate tear
production, progressive retinal atrophy and
adapt well to close quarters and country life. They are indoor
dogs without substantial exercise requirements. Papillons enjoy
the outdoors, and fancy themselves to be great hunters of
birds, squirrels, even butterflies! Some are also mousers. They
are great jumpers and are very agile. Our little Pierre
delights in obstacle courses.
Papillons are outgoing happy dogs who love to meet people, sit
in laps, and show lots of affection by giving wonderful, sweet
kisses. They do not have a reputation for being high-strung,
nervous or fearful. In fact our Papillon is amazingly brave.
The Papillons’ keen hearing is amazing! They are excellent
Papillons are attractive, amusing, and merry
companions, and with their keen intelligence and desire to
please, they can be readily trained to household routines.
Papillons are very graceful and quick. They are happy and
alert. They are not shy or aggressive. A Papillon is a great
Papillons are good travel size and make
excellent traveling companions. Do not feed before a long trip
or they may get car sick. Water is O.K., but only on hot
Average price: $600-$1500 plus shipping and
handling which is about $250-$500, depending upon the
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