The toy dog breed, Papillon, has been traced back to Europe in the 16th century. These dogs have soft long coats of fur and a commonly white pattern on their heads that resembles a butterfly, which just happens to be the meaning of the word “Papillon” translated in French. These dogs are petite, active, and loving.


The Papillon dog breed is quite active and adventurous. This means that the Papillon pup enjoys play time and a nice walk. They're rather crafty, so be sure they're kept on a leash. If left indoors be sure that they get a good amount of play time, be it playing fetch, or playing tug-o-war.


Like all dogs, Papillons needs lots of love and care. This breed of puppies, being a long haired breed, needs extra care given to its coat. This means brushing out their fur many times a week to prevent matting. Also, be sure to take measures to help prevent cataracts, Von Willebrands disease, and patella luxation.


Papillon puppies are affectionate and lively. They are more reserved and hesitant with most strangers, but are known to be protective and loving towards their human families. Papillon puppies are athletic types and like to play, but tend to prefer indoors to outdoors. They are not shy, but not overly aggressive, either.


The Papillon breed has a long, soft, and fluffy coat. It may take a while for their hair to get long, but it is advised to tend to their coat with a wire brush and an occasional bath when it comes in. These dogs can take care of their coats for the most part.


Papillon puppies have a great attitude for most things. Their temperament is that of a lively and happy dog. They are quite energetic, and they appreciate being treated well. They make good alarm dogs, but are not exactly rowdy. They warm up to strangers easily, and make wonderful pets.


The Papillon breed of dogs is very obedient. Their playful natures and curious minds make them great pets for training. They can actually have a lot of fun in learning new tricks and pleasing their owners by showing proper performances. The best way to train them is by rewarding proper actions with affectionate attention.