Papillon (papillon)

Papillon, Epagneul Nain Continental, Butterfly Dog, Squirrel Dog, Moth Dog

Papillon (papillon) Papillon, Epagneul Nain Continental, Butterfly Dog, Squirrel Dog, Moth Dog

Breed characteristics

  • Popularity: 10
  • Training: 9
  • Size: 1
  • Mind: 10
  • Security: 9
  • Relations with children: 10
  • Dexterity: 7
  • Shedding: 7


Papillon arose in the 16th century and became very popular among noblemen. and aristocrats of Europe. These dogs were very much appreciated in the royal yards of France. French king Henry III, a big lover of this breed. From the French, papillon is a butterfly. White color on the forehead and ears in the form of krill are reminiscent of a butterfly.

The breed has two varieties: with straight ears and omitted.


Papillon is a small, graceful, elegant dog. She has a small, short head, proportional body, skull slightly rounded with a thin, conical muzzle, nose black and small. The eyes are quite large, almond-shaped and dark. The ears large, erect. Color white with spots of any color, black with tan.

  • Puppies are very fragile and can be injured during the game. They are not Suitable for families with very young children.
  • Papillons are one of the breeds sensitive to anesthesia. Keep this in mind when planning any surgical procedures.



Papillon is always on the alert, playful and elegant. The breed is smart and friendly. They enjoy meeting and greetings to everyone with whom they come in contact. Papillon has no shy and not aggressive.


Miniature in appearance, the breed is very reliable and hardy. Papillon is a very energetic and athletic dog, but also calm and patient. They are gentle, affectionate and love to cuddle. Sustainable and obedient breed gets along well with older attentive children. Dog friendly to strangers, other dogs and pets to animals.


A smart, obedient dog that loves to learn. With diverse by gentle training good results can be obtained very fast. The papillon breed requires intensive socialization in the early age, primarily with cats.

Papillon also loves to learn and perform tricks. Their easy to educate.

A haircut

The coat of this dog should be brushed regularly.


A dog that easily adapts to the proposed conditions of life. Recommended for not very active people. Dog love skill exercises where he can get wonderful results. She needs socialization and professional preparation.

Common diseases

Papillons are prone to such diseases:

  • dislocation of the patella
  • hypoglycemia
  • folding trachea
  • progressive retinal atrophy
  • open fontanel


Papillon is a fun and enjoyable companion.

Breed Information

A country France
Life span 13-15 years old
Height Males: 20-28 cm Bitches: 20-28 cm
Weight Males: 4-5 kg Bitches: 3-4 kg
Long wool longhair
Colour white with spots of any color, black with tan
Group for children, decorative
Price 400 – 1000 $

Breed photo

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