The Papillon is a small, friendly, elegant toy dog. Interested in adding a Papillon to your family – or already have one and would love to learn more? Let’s learn 14 fun facts about this noble dog.
1 The Papillion is named for its distinctive butterfly shaped ears (“papillon” means butterfly in French.)
2 The average shoulder height of both male and female papillons ranges from eight to 12 inches. Weight ranges from three to 10 pounds (1 to 5 kilograms).
3 Small spaniels resembling the papillon could be found in Europe starting in the 1200s, but it’s unclear where the dog originally hailed from or what its ancestry is.