Papillon

Other names

Kontinentaler Zwergspaniel, Phalene

Life expectancy

14 years

Age adult

11 months

Height (Shoulder height)

26 cm

Weight

4 kg

Coat texture

medium length / silky / short straight hair on the face / ears feathered / tail feathered

Coat color

white, brown&white, black&white, black, red&white, fawn&white

Common illnesses

patellar dislocation / progressive retina atrophy / factor VII deficiency / neuroaxonal dystrophy / watery eyes

Food expenses per month in €

about € 17

Suitable for children

Rather yes

Needs a garden

Rather not

Hunting motivated / needs alternative employment

Rather not

First dog suitable

Rather yes

Allergy friendly

Rather not

Athletic

Atletic

Attention

Needs much attention

Care and grooming

Medium grooming effort

Eager to learn

Medium

Exercise

Needs more exercise

Nature

vivacious / happy / intelligent / confident

Bred for

preferred by aristocracy, companion dog

Common illnesses

patellar dislocation / progressive retina atrophy / factor VII deficiency / neuroaxonal dystrophy / watery eyes

Dog type according to FCI

companion and toy dogs

FCI description

Dogs of this group were not bred to fulfill a certain function (hunting, hating, ...), but to be a good companion for humans. They look very different, also character-wise they vary strongly. Many are self-confident, social and lovable. With loving education and enough species-appropriate occupation, you can find here a pleasant and faithful companion in the everyday life, who can adapt mostly well.

Short description

The friendly Papillon is known to be, alert, bold and relentless. He loves to play, is intelligent and loyal, sometimes also stubborn. Soft but firm training can act contrary to this stubbornness. If being outdoors a lot he is also happy in apartments. He is not happy beng alone a lot. Papillon's with floppy ears are also called Phalene.

This information is indicative and adheres to the breed standard. Each animal is an individual and has a personal character, as well as its own needs. Thus, a breed is not a guarantee of certain behaviors, etc.