Papillon

Names: Papillon Continental Toy Spaniel

Papillons are small, friendly and intelligent dogs.  They are part of the toy group of dogs.

The name "Papillon" means "butterfly" in French.  It is named this because it's ears form a butterfly shape.

Papillons are very small.  They stand around 8-11 inches tall and weigh around 5-10 pounds.

Papillons are very active and friendly.  They like to run and play fetch.

Papillons come in white, brown and black colors.  Their tail is long and plumed and arches over their back.

Papillons have a distinctive "mask" formed by a white stripe down their nose and both eyes covered with a color other than white.

Papillons are fairly quiet dogs, however they can be protective of their homes and bark at unfamiliar sounds.