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Papillon

Breed Standard for the Papillon

General Appearance:

The extraordinary long-fringed, butterfly-like ears are the reason behind the breed’s name, papillon being French for butterfly.

Head:

Round eyes; small rounded head with fine muzzle; ears erect or dropped

Tail:

Long tail carried arched over body and covered with a long plume

Coat:

Its abundant coat is long, silky, straight, and flowing.

Color:

White; patches of any color but tan

Size:

Height is 8 – 11 inches; Weight is 9 – 10 pounds.

Temperament:

Showing no aggression, always alert, lively, intelligent, and friendly, this breed makes a fascinating and charming companion, and the abundant coat is reasonably easy to keep in good order.