Papillon is the smallest spaniel originating in France and Belgium. Recognizable for its ears like a butterfly. Evidence of the breed’s existence dates back at least 700 years.
The Empress Maria Theresa and her daughter Maria Antoinette had a large number of dogs. Papillon was mostly a dog of upper-class women, and his job was to make the company its owner. He did his job extremely well.
– Male and female dogs of this breed can reach a height of about 28 centimeters
– Male dogs can weigh up to 5 kg
– Female dogs can reach a weight of 3 to 4 kg
– The lifespan of these dogs can last up to 13 years.
Their backs are quite long and straight. The weakness is solid. The shoulders are well developed. The chest is deep. The abdomen is slightly raised with well-spaced ribs. Their tail is high, long, shaggy, and turned over. The fur is long-haired. The fur is usually white with spots of a different color. It is desirable for such a dog with a pedigree to have a white line on the forehead.
Papillons are sociable, active, smart, fast, and constantly ready for action. They are eager to learn, so you can easily train them and they can become very obedient pets. They generally get along well with children and other pets, but they can sometimes be jealous if their owner does not pay enough attention to them. Like all other small dogs, Papillons are known to require more attention. They are best suited for a gentle approach to training. Their desire to learn makes training a really easy process.
Papillon dogs can have problems with luxating patella, hypoglycemia, progressive retinal atrophy, Willebrand’s disease, open fontanelle, tracheal collapse, and the like. It is important to note that this breed of dog is sensitive to anesthesia.
The breed of Papillons dogs should be brushed regularly. Weak hair from the ear canals should be removed. These puppies do not have internal fur and protect them from the cold, so they prefer to be indoors.
Papillons are a small breed of dog that has a significant need for nutrition. Papillon puppies should eat about a glass of dry or moist food a day. Because their bellies are so small they need to be fed 3 to 4 times a day. This will allow for better digestion.
If you are looking to buy Papillon puppies you need to know that this breed of dog is expensive. The price of a puppy is from 800 to 3000 US dollars and they depend on the bloodline of the puppy, the reputation of the breeder, the registration of the clubs, and the like.
Papillons originates from Bologna. This breed of dog was originally known as the dwarf spaniel in Spain. Most of these dogs have been sent to royal courts across Europe. So such a dog first traveled to Poland in 1545 and later to France with King Louis and Maria Antoinette.
The first shape of this dog was with hanging ears, and today’s variant with raised ears was obtained in France, probably after it was tied to the chihuahua. This dog breed is commonly well known as “Papillon” which means butterfly. They are so named because the image resembles a butterfly, ie the white line of the member represents the butterfly’s body, and the raised and spread ears with a scarecrow represent the wings of the butterfly.