The Papillon breed were developed in France.
Papillon are small dogs with wide, pointy ears and silky, feathered coats. Their small heads have slightly rounded skulls, pointed muzzles, black noses and dark, alert eyes. They have somewhat long necks, well-sprung ribs, straight backs, tucked-up bellies and long, plumed tails that curl over their backs. Their long, feathered coats are normally white with patches of color, including a white noseband. Overall, Papillon have an elegant, poised and alert look.
A healthy Papillon can live as long as 16 years.
- Patellar luxation
- Black hair follicular dysplasia
- Congenital deafness
- Progressive retinal atrophy