Papillon is a toy dog breed. According to the records they are mentioned under top 10 toy dog breeds. Papillon is a miniature Spaniel type dog breed.
They are commonly called as Butterfly dogs because of their characteristic butterfly – like look of the fringed and long hairs on ears and also called as Squirrel dog due to their tail carriage.
Papillon dogs are originated in Spain and their average life span is up to 17 years. This breed has long history amongst the European for over 700 years.
In their history papillon dogs are first recognized in art work that was found in Italy in 1500s. These Papillon dogs are painted by Tiziano Vicelli. They are changed from the floppy eared spaniel look to the sprightly winged look.
Those sprightly winged style is popular still in the presence. In the past time period they were highly popular among the royal families. During that period Italy and Spain were widely bred and traded those Papillon breeds.
They are known as Epagneul Nain Continental and Continental Toy Spaniel in Europe and drop ear type Papillon dogs are called as Phalene. In the 20th century, dog shows that formed in France, England and Us Papillon dogs became popular.
Papillon Dogs Breed Characteristics:
Papillon is a small bodied dog breed that has cute and lovable appearance. They have unique butterfly looking ears which can be easily recognized within other dogs. Their head portion is slightly rounded between the ears. Papillon’s eyes are dark, medium sized and rounded.
Thin black rims are found in those eyes. Muzzle is somewhat short. They have scissor biting teeth. Tail is long and covers with fine hairs. Male and female Papillon has different weight degrees. The average weight of male Papillons is ranged in between 3.6 – 4.1 kg and female dogs average weight is ranged in between 3.2 – 4.1 kg.
But both male and female Papillon’s height ranges are in same average. This is falls in between 20 – 28 cm. They have single coat that is fine, long and straight. This coat has extra frill on the ears, chest, tail and the back of the legs. Color of this coat is white with patches of any color.
Bathing is really necessary thing. Owners must need to brush their hairs twice a week is enough to make fur looking smooth and shiny. You have to be careful to check their ears and clean them well because during outdoor playing unwanted dirty objects can be caught by ears.
Papillon is an intelligent, loyal, gentle, obedient, self assured family pet dog breed. They are always sociable and friendly with children and also with the strangers. They can learn new tricks very quickly. Papillon also friendly with other types of dogs.
But they can become aggressive with other type of dogs and people if they are unable to train well. Papillons are very affectionate and playful companions. Relative to the average companion breed they require reasoned exercise routine.
They are more sensitive to cold temperature because they have only a single coat. Baring cold is somewhat difficult to them. It is better to avoid those going outsides during cold weather conditions. Papillon can warn the changes in the surrounding environment to its owner.
So they are mentioned as great watchdogs. Generally Papillon is a friendly, happy, lovable, cute and adventurous dog breed. This dog is completely able to walk in long distances. They are calm dog breeds but they don’t have shy.
The problems including Patellar Luxation and Seizures. And also sometimes they are suffering from some kind of Allergies, Intervertebral Disk Disease and Progressive Retinal Atrophy. The owner of the Papillon dog breed must be aware that they are more sensitive to anesthesia.
To being healthy Papillon needs much more exercise. While playing them gain lots much that needs to be healthy. Daily walking and running is the better way of exercising. Papillons are very active dog breeds.
Since their puppy time to adult we have to provide very healthy and appetizable foods and beverages for this Papillon dogs. According to the changing of their age we have to alter the way of supplying foods and type of foods.
The quality of the foods is very important because it is very need to maintain their health. During their puppy time milk are very important. Vaccination also very influence to maintain the health of the Papillon dogs. According to their age ranges medical recommended drugs and vaccines must have to be given.