Papillons are more robust than they look. They thrive in warm or cool climates, in the country or city, and are eager to join family fun. Papillons are athletic, fast, and versatile. They’re especially good in competitive agility trials, and are regular winners at the sport’s highest levels. For less ambitious owners, Papillons can be trained to do all kinds of tricks. Not particularly yappy for a small dog, requiring just routine grooming, and drop-dead adorable, Papillons are little dogs for all seasons and reasons.
Did You Know?
The name Papillon means "butterfly" in French.
The Papillon was known previously as the "Dwarf Spaniel."
Marie Antoinette was an ardent admirer of Papillons.
They were not fully represented in the AKC by their own breed club (Papillon Club of America) until 1935.
In Europe, the drop-eared variety of Papillon is called Phalene, and it competes with equality in the ring against the erect-eared type.
Papillons rose to fame in Spain.
colors & Markings
Below is a list of the colors and markings available for this breed. Please refer to the breed standard for descriptions and the difference in types.
|Description||Desc.||Standard Colors||Std. Colors||Registration Code||Reg. Code|
|White & Black||202|
|White & Lemon||211|
|White & Red||214|
|White & Sable||215|
|White Black & Tan||219|
|Black Brown & White||022|
|Black Red & White||027|
|Brown & White||063|
|Fawn & White||086|
|Red White & Sable||158|
|White & Liver||212|
|White & Silver||216|
|Description||Desc.||Standard Markings||Std. Markings||Registration Code||Reg. Code|