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Dog Breed of the Week: Papillon

By November 7, 2012

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Full of life, the Papillon is a delightful little dog with a dainty appearance. This breed is sturdier than it looks, but should still be handled with care. The Papillon was named after the French word for butterfly because of it's signature erect ears, which resemble the wings of a butterfly. However, some Papillons actually have floppy ears.

If you know Papillons, then you know what a pleasure it can be to spend your time with them. Friendly and energetic, this breed is very interactive and affectionate. With proper training and care, it can be a wonderful addition to all kinds of households. Are you a fan? Tell us more about the lovable Papillon.

Photo Les Hackmeister

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