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BSK Breed Index: The Papillon

Life Span: 16 years

Height: 8-11 inches

Weight: 7-10 pounds

Litter Size: 2-4-puppies

Temperament: Friendly

Intelligence: High

Classification: Toy

BSK Status: Extinct


History of The Papillon

The papillon is a very old breed of dog that can be dated back more than 700 years in Europe. They were shown in paintings to sit upon the laps of French and Spanish noblewomen. Before they were named Papillons, they were called "dwarf spaniel". Today the breed makes for a wonderful pet and can do well in apartments due to their small sizes.

Papillon Fun Facts

  • The papillon is often reffered to as "butterfly" due to the position of its ears.
  • Two types of Papillons can be born in a single littler- Papillons with erect ears or "Phalenes" who have floppy ears.

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