名字由來 : it name as the breed developed the distinctive erect-ear type, the ears being set obliquely on the head and so fringed as to resemble the wings of a butterfly. Papillon is the French word for butterfly.
標準外型 : Eyes dark, round, not bulging,The ears of either the erect or drop type should be large with rounded tips,The head is small,The muzzle is fine, abruptly thinner than the head
毛質和毛色 : Abundant, long, fine, silky, flowing, straight with resilient quality, flat on back and sides of body. A profuse frill on chest. There is no undercoat. Hair short and close on skull, muzzle, front of forelegs, and from hind feet to hocks. Ears well fringed, with the inside covered with silken hair of medium length. Always parti-color or white with patches of any color(s).
披毛護理 : they don’t have an undercoat, they don’t require a lot of grooming but should still be brushed regularly.
性格 : Happy, alert and friendly. Neither shy nor aggressive.
歷史和用途 : The dwarf spaniel of the 16th century, depicted in many paintings by the Masters of that era, is the dog that became known as the Papillon. Although the Papillon owes its name and much of its breed development to the French, it was Spain and Italy that gave rise to its popularity. The Bologna region of Italy probably developed the largest trade, selling many dogs to the court of Louis XIV, transporting the dogs through Spain on the backs of mules.
購買要點 : 擇健康而活潑的幼犬
適合此犬種的人 : Papillons are a happy breed whether living in an apartment, out in the country or anywhere in between. They love to play outdoors, but they can be easily entertained and exercised indoors as well.