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

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
[usrlist “Apartment appropriate:5” “Good for new owners:5” “Playfulness:5” “Tendency to bark or howl:4” “Dog friendly:4” “Intelligence:4” “Mouthiness:3” “Energy Level:3” “Sensitivity:3” “Potential for weight gain:3” “Compatible with kids:3” “Amount of shedding:2” “Cold tolerance:2” “Vigor:2”]