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.
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.
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.
You can expect to pay around $800+ per dog. Routine veterinary care should be included in your budget.
This breed of dog has a high tendency towards aggression.
This breed of dog is prone to obsessive barking.
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