PURINA: Your Pet, Our Passion


A dainty, fine-boned toy breed distinguished by his beautiful,butterfly-like ears, the Papillon was popular in France and Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries. A drop-eared type, called Phalenes, can be born in the same litter as erect-eared Papillons. Lively, friendly and alert, this elegant breed makes an excellent companion. He is happy in both city and country homes. Affectionate and playful, he does best with families who shower him with attention. The Papillon’s long, silky coat requires regular brushing.
Living Considerations
  • Good with older children
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Suitable for apartment living
Did you know?
Papillon means “butterfly” in French.
Also Known As:
Continental Toy Spaniel
Continental Toy Spaniel
Epagneul Nain Continenta
  • Size Toy
  • Height 20 to 28 centimetres at the withers
  • Weight 2 to 5.5 kilograms
  • Coat Long
  • Energy Medium
  • Colour Multicoloured or white with patches of any colour(s)
  • Activities Agility, Conformation, Obedience, Rally Obedience, Tracking
  • Indoor/Outdoor Both