The Papillon dog is truly a “doggy dog” blessed with a hardy constitution. Papillon fanciers describe their breed as happy, alert, and friendly. This is also called as Continental Toy Spaniel.
Papillon dog also called as Continental Toy Spaniel. It is a breed of dog of the spaniel type. It is one of the oldest of toy spaniels, it derives its name from its characteristics butterfly-like look of long hair on the ears. It is also called as “butterfly dog” because of its unusual ear shape. ”Papillon” means butterfly in French. Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette have known fans of the breed. Papillons can be trained to do almost anything. These little dogs are very good at everything they try. These dogs are used as therapy dogs. And also have excellent tracking abilities.
The papillon is white with patches of any colors. Some of these color combinations include white and black; white and lemon; white and red; white and sale; hound tri color; black red and white; brown and white; fawn and white; red; red white and sable; sable; white; white and liver; white and silver; black brown white and lemon.
Papillon dogs are intelligent, curious and love to please their owners. The papillon is considered friendly towards all, including others of the four-legged variety. Someone should be supervising them while they are playing with larger dog breeds. These dogs are small and light, and if they are not properly supervised they can be easily injured.
The papillon is a cute and fluffy little toy dog. He is very intelligent and easy to train. As it consists of a long silky coat it will need daily grooming. It should be exercised frequently like all dogs. The papillon’s fine bone structure makes fractures. These dogs have dental issues, due to small mouth.
The best food for papillon dog is “metric Lil’ plates grain real chicken and sweet potato” it has 70% poultry and fish ingredients. It has smaller pieces, so smaller dogs can eat easily.
Lifespan and Longevity:
Papillon lifespan is longer, than other breeds of dogs. On average papillon lives for 12 to 15 years of age, with some exceptionally healthy dogs living even longer.
Buying the papillons from the breeders can be expensive. They usually cost $800-$3,000 depending on their breeding.
The papillon is found in Italy. This breed originated in the 17th century. Tiziano Vercelli painted these papillon dogs in many famous paintings. The breed was very famous in France, Belgium, and England. The papillon’s history led to many stories about the breed.
This breed was first recognized by the AKC in 1935 with the formation of papillon Club of America. The club was not functioning properly. Later it reactivated in 1948. Planet Waves Forever Young Daydream believers became the first papillon to win best in a show at Crufts. This breed was seen in paintings by Rembrandt, Fragonard, Titian.