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Papillon profile


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Lifespan: 13-17 Years

Avg height: 20-28cm

Avg weight: 4-5kg

Coat type: Medium length, silky coat.

Coat colours: White, white and chocolate, sable, black and white, fawn and white, red and white.

Originally bred for: Companion lap dog.

Breed traits: Dainty, playful, alert, obedient, keen people pleaser, adaptable, travel well.


A little about the Papillon


The Papillon is known for his dainty physique and flared butterfly-like ears. They are outgoing and keen people pleasers. They will socialise well with cats and other dogs in the home, even larger dogs will not typically phase him. They are highly obedient, receptive to training and easy to care for. They do not need much exercise, are very adaptable, and thus are suited to city living.  




Papillons can be predisposed to: Patellar Luxation, Tracheal Collapse, Hypoglycemia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Open Fontenal, Neuroaxonal Dytrophy, Follicular Dysplasia, Urinary Stones, Deafness.

Please be advised the information provided is purely an indicator of breed traits and characteristics and that within some breeds there can be significant variation.