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Papillon

 

General Description:

The Papillon is strongly attuned to its owner, equally willing to curl up on a lap or fetch a ball. It is an athletic dog, not to demanding of outdoor exercise, but capable of enjoying walks or having its human exercise and do agility and obedience. Papillons generally have a long and healthy life expectancy.

 

Size:

Females: Preferred height at the withers is eight to eleven inches, and roughly 6 to 10 pounds. Males: Preferred height at the withers is eight to eleven inches, and roughly 6 to 11 pounds.

 

Color:

Tri, Sable (red and white) or black and white

 

Energy Level:

High energy, can be stubborn at time, very smart but very eager to learn and to please.

 

Life expectancy:

Twelve to fourteen years.

 

Children:

I normally do not place Papillons with children under five years of age. Some Papillons can be very fine boned and some children can be a little to rough.

 

Other animals:

They get along will with other household pets.

 

Abilities:

Papillons are a wonderful dog for agility, obedience and some also do well in fly ball.

 

Shedding/Grooming:

Grooming on a Papillon is very minimal. They are basically a “wash and wear” dog. The only trimming that is done is on the pads of their feet and doing toe nails. They require brushing at least once a week and before bathing need to be brushed out and blown dry. While blow driving be sure and continue brushing the coat so that they do not mat.

 

Health:

The Papillons is generally a healthy dog. You need to inquire about luxating patellas, knee problem, especially if you would like to do agility, obedience or fly ball.

 

Best with:

A loving home with a gentle but firm hand.

 

Not for:

Again, not a home with very small children and aggressive larger dogs.

 

Pros:

Easy to care for, loving and a wonderful disposition and a very desirable companion. They are extremely easy to travel with.

 

Cons:

Can be stubborn therefore a firm hand.

 

Further Information:

Puget Sound Papillons
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