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Papillon

This dainty little dog is closely related to the Phalene, but it can easily be distinguished by its erect ears. Its name, Papillon, the French for “butterfly”, refers to the shape of its ears.

History of Papillon

This breed often featured in paintings by the Flemish artist Van Dyke.

Remark

Daily grooming is essential.

Other Names of Papillon: Épagneul Nain.

Identification keys of Papillon

  • very large, well-fringed ears
  • slightly rounded skull
  • fine, hare-like feet with long hair between toes
  • symmetrical head markings and blaze

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