Don’t let the delicate package fool you–though the Papillon will fit on your lap, this extrovert is happiest romping around and making friends.

Vital Stats

Height: 8 to 11 inches at shoulder
Weight: 4 to 9 pounds
Coat: long and silky
Life span: 12 to 16 years

Summary
Thee Papillon descends from the toy spaniels that are frequently portrayed in paintings by the Old Masters, from as far back as the 16th century. He’s highly active and is a wonderful competitor in agility and obedience.

His sparkling personality makes him a favorite of all who meet him. Full Papillon profile on DogTime.com

Apartment appropriate:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Good for new owners:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Playfulness:
5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Tendency to bark or howl:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Dog friendly:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Intelligence:
4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Mouthiness:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Energy Level:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Sensitivity:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Potential for weight gain:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Compatible with kids:
3 out of 5 stars (3.0 / 5)
Amount of shedding:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Cold tolerance:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Vigor:
2 out of 5 stars (2.0 / 5)
Average:
3.4 out of 5 stars (3.4 / 5)