Is a Papillon the best pet dog or puppy to suit your lifestyle.


Choosing a Papillon as your pet dog or puppy:--

General Description

The Papillon, so mamed for iys Butterfly type ears, is a small pretty and lively dog ideal as a companion or as a loving easily socialised dog for families

Suitable Owners

Gentle friendly owner who enjoy exercising and playing with this gentle, responsive little dog.

Originally bred as companions
Dog Group - Kennel Club:


Long, fine and silky with no undercoat.

Will require daily brushing to keep clean and avoid knotting.

Average Height:

20 - 28 cms. 8 - 11 ins.
Average Weight:

3 - 5 kgs. 9 - 10 lbs. 

Mostly white with patches of any colour

Bred as a companion for many years the Papillon makes an excellent pet and loves famillies. Eager to please and a lover of games and their high intelligence makes them easy to train.


Likes walks and enjoys games of all sorts.
Average Lifespan: 

12 - 14 yrs.
Possible Disadvantages

There can be a possibility of frequent brushing and the dislike of being left alone.

Potential Health Concerns

Possible problems with eyes and teeth.
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