Papillon: breed description
Papillons are small dogs that are considered descendants of dwarf spaniels. This is a fairly ancient breed, known since the Middle Ages. “Butterfly dogs” (and “papillon” is translated that way) were favorites of the French aristocracy. And the famous Madame de Pompadour so these dogs that ordered a huge number of their portraits.
Despite its tiny size, the papillon is a lively, smart, bold dog. Therefore, she does not like it when she is constantly dragged on her hands as a fashion accessory. The papillon deserves respect.
Papillons are extremely loyal creatures and very poorly tolerate loneliness. Therefore if you baboutSpend most of your time at work or on business trips, this breed will not suit you.
Papillons are friendly and get along well with other pets.
The papillon is easy to learn, raising and training this dog is not difficult even for a beginner.
But a family with small children should not start this breed - a child, having played too much, can harm a fragile four-legged friend.
Hollywood star Lauren Bacall adores her papillon Sophie and calls her darling nothing more than “My partner”. "Sophie is very sweet and smart," the actress admits, "and none of the people is capable of the kind of love that she gives me."
|Country of origin||France, Belgium|
|Life span||13 - 15 years old|
|Growth at the withers||About 28 cm|
|Weight||1.5 - 5 kg|
|Special attention||Hair care|