The Papillon was originally developed as a companion dog. Nowadays he is becoming one of the most preferred companion pets. The average height of a Papillon is 8 inches to 11 inches weighing about 4 to 9 pounds. They have a lifespan of 12 to 16 years.
Originally developed in France the Papillon is gaining popularity more and more nowadays as a companion dog. The main reason why he was bred is being the perfect companion, job that he does pretty well. He is very intelligent, affectionate, active and loyal to his owner and his family. The Papillon loves all the energy demanding activities like fly-ball, Frisbee, running, swimming and many other dog games. If he is left alone more than a few hours a day he can become bored and might become very loud and destructive. The Papillon is a great watchdog because he is very reserved with strangers and will always let you know when a stranger is approaching your property. He is known to behave well when children are around but very small children should always be well supervised when they encounter any type of dog breed because they might have the tendency to tease and no dog will accept that. Obedience training and early socialization are very important in this case and can make a big difference if you want to have a well behaved and obedient dog.
Papillon is a very intelligent dog breed. They can learn new commands very quickly which makes them quite easy to train. Usually they enjoy any type of activity so training will not be a problem for them. In fact it can be something that they will really enjoy.
To be honest, the Papillon is shedding a lot of hair. You cannot do anything to stop this but if you want to prevent having hair all over your home you should do proper brushing every day. Keep in mind that with a proper brushing you will rarely find hair on your couch, carpets and other places in your home.
The Papillon, like many other dog breeds, need daily exercise. Don’t worry, those needs can be met quite easy with simple walks or playing some fun games. His coat needs to be shaped two or three months and proper brushing should be done every now and then.
The Papillon was originally developed in the 16th century in France and was bred to be the perfect family companion. This dog breed has descended from the early toy spaniels and had a few other names throughout the history like: Dwarf Spaniel, Dwarf Continental Spaniel, Belgian Toy Spaniel and Little Squirrel Dog.