/   / 
Papillon Info

Papillon Breed Information

Learn all about Papillons at Petstew.com. If you’re interested in adopting or buying a Papillon, or just a dog lover, you should research all details including the Papillon breed temperament, coat, colors, shedding, health, grooming requirements, and more.
Papillon Picture
Lifespan: 12-16 years Height: 7-10" Shedding: Moderate Litter Size: 1-3 pups
Group: Toy Weight: 8-11 lbs Hair Length: Long Size: Small

Breed Overview

The Papillon is a Small dog breed, with a starting weight of 8 lbs that can reach 11 lbs. It is officially part of the Toy group and recognized by the CKC, FCI, AKC, UKC, ANKC, NKC, NZKC, APRI, ACR. Some critical information for potential owners. The Papillon breed has a typical lifespan of 12 to 16 years, Long hair, and have Moderate shedding. Breeders interested in the Papillon should know that the average litter size is between 1 to 3 puppies.

Papillon Breed Characteristics

Group Toy Drooler no
Size Small Guard Dog no
Origin France Easy to Train yes
Kid Friendly no Hypoallergenic no
Stranger Friendly somewhat Active Indoors
Apartment Friendly no Exercise Demands no
Pet Friendly yes Yard Needs
Intelligent yes Grooming Requirements weekly
Barks Dangerous no

Papillon Temperament

friendly, intelligent, loves outdoor exercise, gentle and affectionate

Health Problems

fontanel, difficult time under anesthesia, problems with kneecaps (patella) in the hind legs

Papillon Coat

Papillon Dog Colors

Parti-color or white with patches of any color. Symmetrical facial markings and a white blaze and noseband preferable

Recognized By


How Others Rated the Papillon

Rated by 0 users     Rate This Breed

Don't trust us! It's easy for one person to sit here and say what all Papillon dogs are like, but the truth is all dogs are differrent. Power in numbers! Read about what real Papillon owners have to say about their dog and the experience they had below. Do you have your own experience to share? This doesn't work without you, click here to contribute!

Something look incorrect or incomplete? Please Contact Us so we can fix it!