• Papillon

    The Papillon is a toy breed with an elegant bone structure and dainty gait. But they're most known for their unique, butterfly-like ears.

  • Group: Companion
    Lifespan: 12–16 yr
    Height: 8–11 in
    Weight: 4–12 lb

  • Care

    Maintaining a Papillon's beautiful coat is relatively easy. Brush it once a week, giving extra attention to areas with longer hair, as those are more prone to matting. These areas include the insides of their hind legs, behind their ears, and around their thighs and buttocks. Papillons have fast-growing nails that require regular trimming. Overgrown nails can split, crack, or make it painful to walk or run. Their dew claws may curl around and pierce their legs if not maintained. Start a regular dental care routine when Papillons are young. Brushing their teeth and scheduling professional cleanings ensures good oral hygiene throughout their lives.

    In Europe, Papillons with Phalene ears are a separate breed called the Continental Toy Spaniel.

  • Disorders

    Cataracts, Follicular dysplasia, Mitral valve dysplasia, Progressive retinal atrophyvon Willebrand's disease
    Deafness Patellar luxationvon Willebrand's disease

    Always visit a professional veterinarian if you believe your dog may have health issues.