The Papillon dog breed descends from the toy spaniels that are frequently portrayed in paintings by the Old Masters, from as far back as the 16th century. He’s highly active and is a wonderful competitor in agility and obedience. His sparkling personality makes him a favorite of all who meet him.

Watch and learn about Papillon dog’s key characteristics:

Key Vitals of Papillon Dog
Name Dog Breed Group Height Weight Life Span
Papillon Dog Companion Dogs 8 inches to 11 inches tall at the shoulder 4 to 9 pounds 12 to 16 years

Breed Characteristics:

Adaptability:

Papillon is rated 3 out of 5 in Adaptability. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Adaptability parameter.

Papillon is rated 5 out of 5 in Adaptibility in living in apartment. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Adaptibility in living in apartment parameter.

Papillon is rated 5 out of 5 in Good For Novice Owners. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Good For Novice Owners parameter.

Papillon is rated 3 out of 5 in Sensitivity Level.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Sensitivity Level. parameter.

Papillon is rated 1 out of 5 in Tolerates Being Alone.. This means Papillon has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Being Alone. parameter.

Papillon is rated 2 out of 5 in Tolerates Cold Weather.. This means Papillon has scored low and is not suitable in Tolerates Cold Weather. parameter.

Papillon is rated 4 out of 5 in Tolerates Hot Weather.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Tolerates Hot Weather. parameter.

All Around Friendliness:

Papillon is rated 4 out of 5 in All Around Friendliness.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in All Around Friendliness. parameter.

Papillon is rated 5 out of 5 in Affectionate with Family.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Affectionate with Family. parameter.

Papillon is rated 3 out of 5 in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Incredibly Kid Friendly Dogs. parameter.

Papillon is rated 4 out of 5 in Friendly Dog.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Dog. parameter.

Papillon is rated 5 out of 5 in Friendly Toward Strangers.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Friendly Toward Strangers. parameter.

Health Grooming:

Papillon is rated 2 out of 5 in Health Grooming.. This means Papillon has scored low and is not suitable in Health Grooming. parameter.

Papillon is rated 2 out of 5 in Amount Of Shedding.. This means Papillon has scored low and is not suitable in Amount Of Shedding. parameter.

Papillon is rated 1 out of 5 in Drooling Potential.. This means Papillon has scored low and is not suitable in Drooling Potential. parameter.

Papillon is rated 3 out of 5 in Easy To Groom.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Groom. parameter.

Papillon is rated 3 out of 5 in General Health.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in General Health. parameter.

Papillon is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Weight Gain.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Weight Gain. parameter.

Papillon is rated 1 out of 5 in Size.. This means Papillon has scored low and is not suitable in Size. parameter.

Trainability:

Papillon is rated 3 out of 5 in Trainability.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Trainability. parameter.

Papillon is rated 5 out of 5 in Easy To Train.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Easy To Train. parameter.

Papillon is rated 4 out of 5 in Intelligence.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Intelligence. parameter.

Papillon is rated 3 out of 5 in Potential For Mouthiness.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Mouthiness. parameter.

Papillon is rated 4 out of 5 in Prey Drive.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Prey Drive. parameter.

Papillon is rated 2 out of 5 in Tendency To Bark Or Howl.. This means Papillon has scored low and is not suitable in Tendency To Bark Or Howl. parameter.

Papillon is rated 1 out of 5 in Wanderlust Potential.. This means Papillon has scored low and is not suitable in Wanderlust Potential. parameter.

Exercise Needs:

Papillon is rated 4 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Papillon is rated 4 out of 5 in Energy Level.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Energy Level. parameter.

Papillon is rated 3 out of 5 in Intensity.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Intensity. parameter.

Papillon is rated 5 out of 5 in Exercise Needs.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Exercise Needs. parameter.

Papillon is rated 5 out of 5 in Potential For Playfulness.. This means Papillon has scored high and is suitable in Potential For Playfulness. parameter.

Vital Stats:

Dog Breed Group

Companion Dogs

Height

8 inches to 11 inches tall at the shoulder

Weight

4 to 9 pounds

Life Span

12 to 16 years

Highlights

Some lines can be nervous, high-strung, and timid. This is not appropriate for the breed. Avoid puppies with these characteristics or puppies from parents with these characteristics.Papillons do not do well in environments where there is little time for the dog. They will choose to be never separated from their human companions.Puppies are fragile and can be injured by rough and tumble play. They are not suitable for families with very small children.Papillons are among the breeds sensitive to anesthesia. Keep this in mind when scheduling any surgical procedure.To get a healthy dog, never buy a puppy from an irresponsible breeder, puppy mill, or pet store. Look for a reputable breeder who tests her breeding dogs to make sure they’re free of genetic diseases that they might pass onto the puppies, and that they have sound temperaments.