Papillon most cutest, & loyal dog breed in the world, descends from the toy spaniels. These dog are highly active and also a wonderful competitor in agility and obedience. Papillon sparkling personality makes him a favorite of all who meet him. This dog is sometimes called the butterfly dog, because the ears look like butterfly wings. Papillon is a loyal, friendly, intelligent pet that is tougher than it looks, and loves outdoor exercise.


  • Life expectancy: 12 – 15 years
  • Origin: Belgium / France
  • Temperament: Devoted, Friendly, Alert, Happy
  • Height: Male: 8 –11 Inches, Female: 7 – 11 Inches
  • Weight: Male: 5–10  pounds, Female: 5– 9 pounds
  • Colors: White With patches of anything but liver
  • Group: Toy Group


Other names
Phalene, Butterfly dog
Coat:Straight, long, fine, single layered
Litter size average 3 to 4 pups maybe larger
Life span12-15 years


The word papillon is French for butterfly, and it’s an apt name for these pretty little dog breed with their distinctive erect ears. But don’t let the Papillon’s dainty appearance fool you.

This breed thrives in warm or cool climates, in town or country, and eager to join family fun. They are excellent agility dogs and are consistent winners at the sport’s highest levels; less ambitious owners can train them to do all kinds of tricks.


  • Papillons Dog are one of the most obedient and responsive of the toy breeds, the vivacious Papillon is also gentle, amiable, and playful.
  • Papillons Dog breed is friendly toward strangers, other dogs, and pets.
  • The dog is very good with children but due to the small size can be injured by rough play. Normally can be timid.
  • They thrive on human companionship with their gentle, amiable, and playful personality.
  • From the beginning of the Papillons breed, they have been bred for this purpose and it shows.
  • These dog are intelligent, curious, and love to please their owners.
  • Friendly toward Strangers.


  • Life expectation is 12 to 15 years.
  • It is healthy Dog breed
  • Major concerns: none
  • Minor concerns: patellar luxation, seizures, dental problems
  • Occasionally seen: vWD, PRA, open fontanel, intervertebral disk disease, allergies
  • Suggested tests: knee, eye, (vWD), cardiac


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