Papillon Dog Breed Information and 30 Cute Pictures


The Papillon (French pronunciation: [papijɔ̃], “butterfly[-eared]”), also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog of the Spaniel type. One of the oldest of the toy spaniels, it derives its name from its characteristic butterfly-like look of the long and fringed hair on the ears, the French word for “butterfly” being papillon. A Papillon with dropped ears is called a Phalène (French for moth). The small head is slightly rounded between the ears with a well defined stop. The muzzle is somewhat short, thin tapering to the nose. The dark, medium-sized, round eyes have thin black rims, often extending at the junction of the eyelids towards the ears. The large ears can either be erect or dropped with rounded tips. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The long tail is set high carried over the body, and covered with long, fine hair. Dewclaws are sometimes removed.

Although the papillion and its ancestors were favorites among European royal families, its charm has been something of a secret in modern times. That may be changing, however; in 1999, a papillion named Ch. Loteki Supernatural Being (Kirby) won the prestigious Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.

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