Papillon
Papillon
Size
Toy
Height
8 to 11 inches at the withers
Weight
5 to 12 lbs.
Coat
Long
Color
Multicolored or white with patches of any color(s)
Energy
Medium
Activities
Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking

A dainty, fine-boned toy breed distinguished by his beautiful, butterfly-like ears, the Papillon was popular in France and Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries. A drop-eared type, called Phalenes, can be born in the same litter as erect-eared Papillons. Lively, friendly and alert, this elegant breed makes an excellent companion. He is happy in both city and country homes. Affectionate and playful, he does best with families who shower him with attention. The Papillon’s long, silky coat requires regular brushing.

Did you know?

Papillon means “butterfly” in French.

Training Papillons

Whether it's basic obedience, flying disc or running, it's easy to unlock your dog's hidden potential with our free Purina Pro Plan P5 training app, available for IOS and Android.