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Breed Group: Toy
Papillon

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Weight
9-10 lbs
Height
8-11 inches
Color(s)
white with patches of any color
Overview
The Papillon originated in the 16th century, a popular lap breed of nobles and aristocracy in Europe. The French translation of Papillon is Butterfly, which they resemble with the white blaze on the forehead as the body, and the fringed ears as the wings. They are quite often considered to be a dainty breed, but in reality are well balanced and lively.
Character
The Papillon is always alert, playful, and elegant. They are intelligent and friendly, taking great delight in meeting and greeting everyone they come into contact with. The Papillon does not display a shy or aggressive nature.
Temperament
The Papillon possesses a petite appearance, but they are a sturdy and hardy breed. They are highly energetic and athletic, but are also calm and patient. They are gentle and affectionate and love to be cuddled. A steady and obedient breed, the Papillon does well with older considerate children. They may display possessiveness of their owner. The Papillon is quick to alert their family to danger or visitors, and may have a propensity to bark at all sights and sounds. However, they are not yappy or high strung. The Papillon is a lovely companion.
Care
The Papillon is a moderate shedder. Therefore, they need to be brushed several times a week. It is important to pay particular attention to the hair behind the ears and on the stomach as these areas are prone to matting. They should only be bathed when necessary, dry shampooing will typically suffice. It is important to keep the pads of their paws trimmed to prevent splaying. The Papillon is prone to various health issues such as cataracts, patella luxation, and Von Willebrands disease.
Coat
The Papillon's coat is long and flowing, and is silky in texture. They have no undercoat. Their coat will fluff at the chest area, and is fringed at their ears. The Papillons coat is white with patches of color, which include black and red. They may also be tri-colored with white body, black and tan markings. The hallmark coloring covers both eyes and ears completely and a white blaze on the forehead. They are moderate shedders.
Training
The Papillon is extremely obedient and has an uncanny ability at problem solving. They require intense socialization at an early age, most notably with cats. They do very well in obedience and agility, and are highly trainable in the competitive show ring. They also make excellent therapy and service dogs. They respond best to consistent, loving, gentle guidance. The Papillon also loves to learn and perform tricks. They are typically easy to housetrain.
Activity
The Papillon loves outdoor exercise and enjoys a daily walk. Yards must be securely fenced, as this breed will use their problem solving skills to escape if left unsupervised. The Papillon is an active indoor breed and some of their exercise needs can be fulfilled with play sessions. They are not recommended for apartment living due to their propensity to bark.
Ownership
Help reduce the number of Papillon puppies in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.
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Wine Country Papillons
Member Since: May 2012
Location: N/A
I have Papillon puppies for sale! See My Profile
Hobby breeder of AKC registered papillons from champion grandpa. Mom and dad are family pets. Our family has owned and bred from this family line for almost 10 years. Coloring varies, but all puppies have been tris. We work in conjunction with local vets and give our dogs the best care. Mom wil...

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Anonymous asked:

2/28/2013 10:20:30 AM

2/28/2013 10:20:30 AM

My 5 year Papillion still "humping" I have a 5 year old Papillion who has been neutered. How do I get him to stop "humping"?

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Anonymous

Contact your local Positive Reinforcement trainer. He/She will be able to help you with this situation.
7/15/2014 12:47:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

2/5/2013 4:44:06 PM

2/5/2013 4:44:06 PM

I have a 4mo old male pap he still has a lot of his puppy coat why?

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Anonymous

Papillons do not mature as fast as some other small breeds and not all papillons have show quality/length coats. Papillons have fur that grows a bit like human hair. The older the dog gets the longer his feathers and plumage will get. It takes a papillon about 2 years to be considered a fully mature dog. Also don't trim fur if it gets matted. Try to work the matted part free in order to retain the length. Regular brushin and quality dogfood with a higher meat protein will help your dog keep a healthier shinier more lengthy coat.
7/1/2013 10:46:50 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/13/2013 5:24:07 PM

1/13/2013 5:24:07 PM

Are Papillon dogs hypo alleregenic

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Anonymous

no they are not :)
2/23/2013 10:28:39 AM

Anonymous asked:

1/12/2013 9:03:49 PM

1/12/2013 9:03:49 PM

I have a 7 month old pap who started to be aggressive He only gets this way when he doesnt want to be picked up, I have taught him that 'pick-up' means i'm going to pick him up now and he lets me but not all the time.. How do I control this? He turns into something from the exorcist!!

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Anonymous

Contact your local Positive Reinforcement trainer. He/She will be able to help you with this situation.
7/15/2014 12:47:38 PM

Anonymous asked:

1/10/2013 5:33:05 PM

1/10/2013 5:33:05 PM

My 9 year old male has an ear odor. Do they need cleaning? My 9 year old male papillon has an ear odor. Do they need cleaning?

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Anonymous

Yes, they need to be cleaned by a vet. Ear odor is a sign of an ear infection. It is time for a vet visit.
7/15/2014 12:48:08 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/28/2012 5:51:26 AM

12/28/2012 5:51:26 AM

Constipation my papillon has constipation - can you suggest how to make her stool less solid?

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Anonymous

Put a spoon-full of Pumpkin Puree in his food or feed it to him through a feeding syringe. Pumpkin Puree is a natural way to help dogs that have loose stool, have constipation and that have upset stomachs.
7/15/2014 12:49:14 PM

Anonymous asked:

12/26/2012 9:53:16 AM

12/26/2012 9:53:16 AM

Could she be having puppies Good morning I have a 10 month old papillon and a 4 year old male Cockapoo the male is all over her and will not leave her alone does this mean she is going to have puppies please help Thank you

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Anonymous

It's time for a vet visit and an emergency spay. Your dog is WAY too young and can easily die if she has to give birth.
7/15/2014 12:49:55 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/28/2012 6:13:03 PM

11/28/2012 6:13:03 PM

Is there "toy" papillons? I have a 2 year old dog that looks exactly like a papillon but is only 2 lbs or so. Is there "toy" papillons?

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Anonymous

Yes I have a toy one they are so cute
12/26/2012 11:15:39 AM

Anonymous asked:

11/28/2012 8:23:47 AM

11/28/2012 8:23:47 AM

i'm thinking of getting a papillon i want to know are they hard to housebreak

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Anonymous

No papillons are not hard to house train they are very easy to train - mine took me like a month or 2 to train her now she does everything out side. At night I put a wee pad down and she goes on that
12/26/2012 11:06:43 AM

Anonymous

Papillons are easy to train but you do need patience and time. Also if night time becomes a problem, you might try removing food a few hours from bedtime, make a potty trip before bed and then crate the dog for the night. (not more than 8 hours) Let out asap in the morning. Dogs do not like to befoul where they sleep. It may take a week but once they get used to the routine you won't be cleaning any surprises in the morning.
7/1/2013 10:53:29 PM

Anonymous asked:

11/27/2012 9:54:36 AM

11/27/2012 9:54:36 AM

ears on paps I have 2 papillons - one with long ears & one with pointy ears - why?

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Anonymous

There is an alternate version of the Papillon called the "Phalene" that has the droopy ears I believe you are referring to. I think it's just a recessive trait, because they can both come from the same litters.
6/13/2013 8:58:05 AM

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Updated: 12/25/2014