Looking For A Perfect Small Pooch? – Papillon It Is

December 7, 2019


Papillon is an all-round small family dog. Originating from Italy, these pooches can be traced all the way back to 1500, but the modern Papillon was first recognized by the AKC in 1935.

The breed is getting more and more popular in recent years, perhaps due to their compactness, good nature, and intelligence.

However, Papillon’s most important characteristic is that these pooches are a perfect blend of a family pooch and a guard-dog.

They usually grow between 8 and 11 inches (20–28 cm), and the weight average is between 7 and 10 pounds (3.2–4.5 kg). The most common color pattern is white, brown and black.


Papillons are quite intelligent and self-assured pooches. They are extremely easy to train, and they are also pretty sociable and great with children.

However, they can be rather reserved around strangers, which makes them fully-fledged family pooches.

Although they are playful, friendly, adaptable, affectionate, and widely known as great companion dogs, Papillons might not be a great choice for households that have cats.

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I have a papillon and he is the sweetest little guy. He tries to give a cat that hangs around our house a hard time, but the cat just nudges him and purrs. They have become sorta friends. There has not been a stranger that Mr Seton hasn’t liked. My guard dog is always ready to attack people with cute and adorable.