Also known as The Continental Toy Spaniel, this cute breed of dog is popular today because of the excellent and laudable qualities that it exhibits. This breed is perfect if what you want in your pet dog includes the following; companionship, beauty, versatility, elegance, liveliness, intelligence, swiftness, agility, and friendliness. Discover more about our Papillon puppies for sale below!
The origin of the Papillon breed is dated back to the seventeenth century (17th century) in France, where they were precisely bred to serve as companion dogs to famous European royalties such as King Louis XI, Queen Sophie Dorothea and King Henry III.
And with time, the popularity of the breed spread to Italy and Spain, and they became the perfect muses for painters such as Tiziano Vecelli, Watteau and Paolo Veronese, to showcase in their classic paintings. The fame of the Papillon breed journeyed down to America when it was first discovered by the American Kennel Club in the nineteenth (19th) century, particularly in the year 1915.
When you think of the Papillon breed, the first thing that comes to mind is that they are dainty and lightweight dogs that can be lively and playful; but needs to be handled with care. Just like chinaware, they are beautiful to look at but can be trampled upon and easily broken by children who don’t know how to handle their type of breed.
Although this breed is known to be a happy and adventurous breed; you should be careful when you let your little kids play around it due to its feisty, aggressive and stubborn nature. This breed has a tendency to exhibit unpleasant behavior if not properly trained and domesticated.
But if it is properly trained, you have the sweetest and friendliest dog on your hands, as this breed exudes affection to everyone around it and also to other animals too.
Due to its single-layer coat, the Papillon is a breed that thrives well during the warm/hot weather. But they get cold during the cold/wet weather, so you’d need to provide warmth for your Papillon when the temperature drops. Regardless of these, the Papillon can stay either in a city apartment or country home.
Without proper and deliberate training and exercise, your Papillon can get agitated, unruly and garrulous to the extent of constituting a nuisance, and what this means is that you have to be deliberate and consistent with training your Papillon.
In order to stop them from tearing your home down with their pent-up energy, you need to engage them in interactive games/exercises such as active walking, running and other dog sports which can hold for 20 to 40 minutes each day.
Aside from the physical exercises, mental exercises are needed for your Papillon too. Bear it in mind that you might not be able to house-train your Papillon, hence it is essential to use your yard or a park.
Grooming your Papillon doesn’t require too much work as it is a low maintenance breed. The coat of the Papillon is a long, single-layered, silky and straight one, and it is not susceptible to matting or frequent shedding, hence all you need to do is brush once or twice a week, and wash when you please.
Don’t forget to check the ears for dirt and also clean the ears to avoid ear infections. You need to trim the nails and brush the teeth regularly.
Our Papillon puppies for sale come from either USDA licensed commercial breeders or hobby breeders with no more than 5 breeding mothers. USDA licensed commercial breeders account for less than 20% of all breeders in the country.
The unregulated breeders who are selling outside of the USDA regulations and without a license are what we consider to be “Puppy Mills.” We are committed to offering Papillon puppies who will grow up to become important members of your family. We only purchase puppies from the very best sources, and we stand behind every puppy we sell.
We look forward to helping you find your next family member. Our pet counselors can answer any questions you have about our Papillon puppies.
Top Ten Frequently Asked Questions about the Papillon
How many types of ears does the Papillon breed have?
The Papillon breed has two types of ears, the floppy/droopy and upright types.
Why is the Papillon breed likened to the butterfly?
Simply because some of them have ears that come up like a butterfly’s wings. Moreover, the name ‘’Papillon’’ translates to ‘’Butterfly’’ in the French language.
What’s the life expectancy of a Papillon?
An average Papillon lives for as long as 12 to 17 years.
Should I be worried about my Papillon digging, snoring and Drooling?
You have absolutely nothing to worry about. The Papillon breed doesn’t dig, snore or drool spittle like some dogs. This breed is a high-class, classy and elegant breed.
Do they have a horrible smell?
Of course not. The Papillon breed doesn’t have an offensive odor.
Can I travel with my Papillon?
Your Papillon can go on any journey with you, it can even get on an airplane. All you need to do is put your Papillon in a dog carrier/crate and a safe journey to you and your pet.
Do they have health challenges?
Although the Papillon breed is a tough one, they are liable to have the following health challenges; von Willebrand’s disease, hypoglycemia, open fontanel, collapsing trachea and patellar luxation.
Does a Papillon enjoy the company of other animals in the same home?
Yes of course. The Papillon gets along well with other animals, especially cats. So if you are planning on owning another animal alongside your Papillon, do well to get a cat. These two get along just fine.
What are the colors of a Papillon’s coat?
The coat of the Papillon breed is usually white in color but has markings of different colors on the ears, paws, and eyes, colors such as lemon, black, brown, orange tan and red.
What is the height and weight of an average Papillon?
The average height of the Papillon is 8 to 12 inches, and it weighs about 7 to 10 pounds.