Originally from France, Papillon means “butterfly” and these dogs have fringe-like fur outlining their ears that looks like a butterfly. The Papillon is known to be an alert, happy, smart and dainty tea-cup dog, with long hair and a long, arching tail. These dogs are happy running around in a large space, but will also be perfectly happy living in a small apartment.
They are pleasant, loyal little dogs that aren’t shy, but also are not aggressive. The Papillon is also known as a Continental Toy Spaniel. They live 12-15 years, don’t have any major health concerns, and generally weigh between 3 and 12 pounds. A Papillon likes to exercise, but also loves to sit on your lap. They are perfectly portable, a great dog to take on your travels. If you choose to get this type of dog from a breeder, make sure they are reputable. There are also organizations who rescue Papillons and Papillon mixed breeds.
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