Papillons are lively, affectionate, and intelligent and can be taught tricks and obedience easily. They are not nearly as delicate as their appearance might suggest and make highly effective vermin hunters when given the opportunity. Their small size however should be considered by families with other larger dogs, or small children. However, Papillons mix easily with other pets and children.
Grooming and care
Despite the long coat, the Papillon's fur does not have a thick undercoat however it does shed. Making regular grooming necessary and straight forward.
Papillons enjoy daily exercise and as companion dogs need human interaction. They will not live happily if left alone in a backyard for long periods of time.
For the latest research in breed-related problems in Papillons visit the University of Sydney's LIDA (Listing of Inherited Disorders in Animals) website.
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