14 Things You Need To Know About The Papillon

As cute as the Papillon is, he’s more than his unique ears.

#1 “The Little Butterfly” — papillon being the French word for butterfly.

#2 The Papillon breed has two varieties.

He has the butterfly-shaped ears we normally associate with the dog, while the other is drop-eared and is called the Phalène ("moth-eared").

#3 The Papillon is a healthy breed, with a lifespan between 12 to 15 years.

#4 The Papillon’s personality can be summed up in three Ss: Smart, spunky and sociable.

#5 Papillons learn new tricks very quickly and are eager to show off whenever they can.

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