Papillon Breed Profile


Among the endearing qualities of the Papillon is that they are extremely athletic, even though they appear to be fragile and dainty.

Family/Child Friendly

This breed of dog is not suitable for children.

Lifespan and Weight

The average lifespan of this breed of dog is around 12 to 15 years. However, with the advancement of veterinary medicine, pets have been known to live up to 20 years and even longer. The average weight for this breed of dog is around 14 to 16 lbs.

Common Diseases

Not Documented.

Housebreaking and Shedding

Housebreaking can be done with patience on part of the owner. Shedding is heavy, brush daily to maintain.

Best Owner Compatibility

Not suitable for apartment or condo environments. Not suitable for the frequent traveler. Best Owner has a yard to play in and lots of love and attention to give.

Where to Buy

The best places to buy this breed of dog are from reputable breeders, animal shelters, and rescue organizations.

Average Cost

You can expect to pay around $800+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.

Aggression Factor

This breed of dog has a high tendency towards aggression.

Noise Factor

This breed of dog is prone to obsessive barking.

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