PAPILLON PUPPIES AND DOGS
- Nickname: Continental Toy Spaniel, Butterfly dog, Squirrel dog
- Breed Group: Toy
- Height: 8-11 inches
- Weight: 5-10 lbs
- Life Span: 12-15 years
WHERE ARE PAPILLONS FROM?
The Papillon breed’s origins are a mystery. However, Renaissance works like Titian, Rubens, and Watteau may be used to track their history and esteem in the court.
HOW MANY DIFFERENT TYPES OF PAPILLONS EXIST?
The Papillon comes in two distinct varieties: “Papillon,” which has ears that resemble butterfly wings spread wide, and “phalene,” which has drop ears and looks like a “night moth.” Both varieties are born in the same litter.
WHICH BREEDS MIX WITH PAPILLONS?
- Rat-A-Pap (American Rat Terrier + Papillon)
- Chion (Chihuahua + Papillon)
- Papshund (Papillon + Dachshund)
- Papitese (Papillon + Maltese)
- Peke-A-Pap (Pekingese + Papillon)
Papillons have a lifespan of around 12-15 years.
PAPILLON SIZE (HEIGHT & WEIGHT)
Small dogs, papillons typically weigh 5–10 lbs. and are 8–11 inches tall.
WHAT COLORS DO PAPILLONS COME IN?
Papillons are white with markings in any colour.
HOW MUCH DO PAPILLONS SHED?
Papillons are low-to-moderate shedders.
DO YOU NEED TO GROOM A PAPILLON?
Papillons don’t need much maintenance; all they need is a routine brushing to keep their silky coat from getting matted.
PAPILLON TEMPERAMENT, PERSONALITY & TRAINING
HOW MUCH DO PAPILLONS BARK?
Although Papillons are renowned for being reasonably noisy, with the proper training and exercise, they may be trained to stop barking as frequently.
CAN PAPILLONS GET ALONG WITH CHILDREN?
Papillons are lively, active dogs, but like other little dogs, they perform best with older kids since they can be weak and easily overwhelmed by the chaos of younger kids.
As with any breed, it is advised that your kid always is under adult supervision when interacting with your Papillon to ensure the safety of both the child and the dog.
ARE PAPILLONS FIT FOR A FAMILY?
Papillons are lovely family pets because they are energetic, loving, and outgoing dogs who like doing their owners’ bidding. They are not the “lap dogs” that their elegant, refined appearance may imply; instead, their high levels of activity necessitate an owner who can provide them with lots of exercise and open spaces to run.
ARE PAPILLONS GOOD WITH CATS?
Since papillons were formerly trained to capture rats, their innate nature may be to pursue after or, at the very least, dominate tiny creatures (sure little things!). Each dog (and cat) has unique preferences and temperaments. Still, you may be very sure that your Papillon and your cat will get along just well if they are appropriately socialised or introduced when they are young.
CAN YOU TRAIN PAPILLONS EASILY?
Due to their high level of intelligence and desire to please, papillons are pretty simple to teach.
DO PAPILLONS HAVE A LOT OF HEALTH PROBLEMS?
In general, Papillons are a healthy breed.
WHAT DISEASES ARE PAPILLONS PRONE TO?
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy: A series of hereditary disorders (PRA) affect the retina. They are degenerative illnesses that worsen over time and eventually result in bilateral blindness. To halt PRA, there is no effective therapy.
- Patellar luxation: Patellar luxation, sometimes called slipping kneecaps, is a prevalent issue in many dog breeds. The knee joint slides in and out of position due to minor irregularities. Pain and sporadic lameness may result from this. Surgical intervention is an option for severe instances, although many dogs recover without it.
- Open Fontanel: Papillon puppies are born with a soft place on the top of their heads, just like human newborns. The weak spot in most pups will close as they age; however, occasionally, the skull may not form properly, and the site may not completely heal. As a result, the dog will have a weak point on its head as an adult. Although papillons with open fontanels can enjoy everyday life, additional caution should be used since an accident’s fatal blow to that area should be avoided.
- Others: Hypothyroidism, a thyroid condition that impairs hormone production; hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar, which can cause a papillon’s gums to turn greyish-blue; collapsed trachea, where the trachea (or windpipe) flattens and impairs appropriate airflow; seizures; and dental problems. Special care should be taken to clean their teeth and eyes to prevent some of these problems.
PURCHASING VS ADOPTING A PAPILLON
HOW MUCH DOES A PAPILLON COST?
Adopting a Papillon will cost you significantly less than purchasing one from a breeder. To cover the costs of caring for the dog before adoption, Papillon adoptions typically cost roughly $300. On the other hand, purchasing Papillons from breeders may be unaffordable. The price range for them often ranges from $800 to $3,000.
WHERE CAN I ADOPT A PAPILLON
A rescue that specialises in Papillons would be the most straightforward method to adopt one.
PAPILLON SHELTERS AND RESCUES
Some animal shelters and rescue organisations specialise in helping Papillon pups find beautiful homes.
WHERE CAN I FIND A PAPILLON BREEDER?
Before purchasing a puppy from a breeder, we advise you to rescue a Papillon (or any other dog). In need of homes are the millions of purebred dogs who are homeless around the nation. A Papillon adoption may profoundly alter both the adopter’s and the dog’s lives.
It is safer to get a puppy from a reputed breeder if you still have doubts and want to buy a Papillon from a breeder. When working with a breeder, be sure that the breeder you’re buying from genetically tests their animals. You should also double-check the puppy’s health records. Finally, ensure the breeder will return any animals they sell if they cannot keep them in their home for whatever reason, and confirm that they are dedicated to finding those animals’ new homes if necessary.