The Papillon is companion dog par excellence. The choice of the French Court in the Reigns of Kings Henri III, Louis XIV and XV (1600s - 1790s), this small, elegant, silky-coated toy dog continues to delight fans throughout Europe, Japan and the Americas. The Papillon excels in conformation and obedience as well as agility and tracking. Intelligent and friendly, the pap is happiest when pleasing.

The breed comes in two otherwise identical varieties: the Papillon (butterfly) features erect ears; the Phalene (moth) sports drop ears. Elegant, dainty, light, of fine-boned structure - the Papillon dog is much like the butterfly it celebrates.

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