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7/14/2024 3:11 PM

Don't let the delicate package fool you--though the Papillon will fit on your lap, this extrovert is happiest romping around and making friends.
Height: 8 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 4 to 9 pounds
Coat: long and silky
Life span: 12 to 16 years
Breed Group: Companion Dogs
The Papillon descends from the toy spaniels that are frequently portrayed in paintings by the Old Masters, from as far back as the 16th century. He's highly active and is a wonderful competitor in agility and obedience. His sparkling personality makes him a favorite of all who meet him
Papillon profile on DogTime.com
General Characteristics
Amount of shedding
Cold tolerance
Ease at being home alone
Heat tolerance
Potential for weight gain
Affectionate with family
Easy to groom
General health