The Papillon is often said to be alert, energetic, friendly, and happy. They bring joy to so many people and their owners love having them around. The Papillon may also be called by the name of Continental Toy Spaniel, Phalene, Epagneul Nain Continental, Butterfly Dog, Pap, which is why you may not have heard of this amazing dog yet. If you want to know more about the dog you are looking into, it is best to start with their descendants, the Papillon descends from Toy Spaniels. The Papillon is a great choice of small dog for your home as they will be around for 12 to 16 years! The Papillon belongs to the Toy breed group, which allows you to easily find other small dogs that are similar to this one. The Papillon may be just what you are looking for in a pet, with a four-star rating, it does not get much better than this small dog. If you like what you have read so far, the Papillon may be the perfect small dog for you, please continue reading and you may find your perfect pet!

Body Characteristics

The Papillon is known for its Small size, which may be a deciding factor for those searching for a small dog. The Papillon ranges in height from 8in up to as tall as 11in, which many feel is the perfect size for an inside dog. The Papillon can weigh between 4lbs to 9lbs making it an excellent choice for those who are looking for a Small small dog! Those who are looking for a small dog with a Long, straight, fine with extra frill on chest ears, and back of legs and tail type coat, should look no further because this is the dog for them. Those who are looking to buy one of the Papillon will find that they are available in the colors of white with patches of any color.


The Papillon is a highly intelligent dog, which is great for owners who want an inside dog as they can leave the house knowing they will not come home to a disaster. The Papillon is known to be very easy to train without much effort and time being put into the training. If you are looking for a dog that is playful and will keep you entertained, then the Papillon is the dog for you. The Papillon is average in the energy category, it can be both equally energetic and lazy which is actually the perfect medium. If you want a dog that will follow you everywhere you go and show you how much they love you, then the Papillon dog is for you. The Papillon is average with children, which means that it may learn to love them or it may always try to keep its distance. If you want a friendly dog to take to the park without having to worry about strangers, then the Papillon will be perfect for you. If you want a dog to keep you and your home safe, the Papillon is not a good pick for you. If you are in search of a watchdog, I would keep looking, the Papillon may be more scared of the things it is supposed to warn you of. The Papillon is an average watchdog, one day it may attack an intruder and the next day it may not be bothered by them. The Papillon is above average as a watchdog, it will, in most cases, try to ward off intruders and let you know of their presence. The Papillon is a wonderful watch dog, you can sleep safe knowing that this small dog will let you know when there is danger. The Papillon does great in multiple dog homes, it will grow to be best friends with the other dogs in your life. The Papillon may not take much interest in the cats that are in your home, but it will not bother them or cause any problems.


When it comes to shedding, the Papillon sheds much less than most, it will require less clean up than the Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Jack Russell Terrier, or Brussels Griffon would need. The Papillon is not hypoallergenic, it will be very difficult for someone with allergies to live in a home with this dog. When it comes to grooming, the Papillon is average, thus it will require the average amount for you to keep this dog looking great. The Papillon is average when it comes to health, it may have some health issues but not more than the normal dog. As with all living things, there are some health issues that we may encounter, for the Papillon these issues include Patellar Luxation, Hypoglycemia, and Collapsed Trachea. The amount that you may spend on a dog for each year varies on the type of dog you get, the Papillon can cost you about $1100 per year.