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Our Papillon

Our Papillon named Pierre (pictured), is a cuddly “Toy” sized dog. In total he weighs only 9 or 10 pounds with a height of between 8 and 11 inches.

The Pierre’s coat is long, flowing, and silky in texture.  As will most Papillons his coat will fluff at the chest area, and is fringed at the ears which should be given a daily light brushing.

Originating in the 13th century, Papillons were a popular breed loved by nobles and aristocracy in Europe. They are quite often considered to be a dainty breed, but in reality are well balanced and lively.  They are a sturdy and hardy breed.

Papillons are very easy to house train. We have a desk top ‘school bell’ sitting beside our door. When our little darling has to go outside he simply rings the bell!

The Papillon loves outdoor exercise and enjoys a daily walk.  Yards must be securely fenced, as this breed will use their problem solving skills to escape if left unsupervised. The Papillon is an active indoor breed and some of their exercise needs can be fulfilled with play sessions.

Papillons are not ‘yappers,’ however, they must be trained at a very early age the appropriate time to bark. They do very well living in apartments.

Papillons are great travelers! Ours know when we are going somewhere! We travel a lot and take our Papillon with us wherever we go. How excited he gets when we jingle the car keys and ask him if he wants to go on a trip!  He loves his Travel Kennel.  He knows his leash is something that belongs with his Travel Kennel, along with his “babies” and his chew bones.

We are true animal lovers!  Over the years we have had several breeds of dogs, each one of them were members of our family.  We loved each one dearly and they remained, as part of our family, long past their normal years of living. The loss of our last 16 year old dog was so painful we thought we’d never get another.  However, we decided to grant our pride and joy the desire of his heart: his very own puppy, specifically, a Papillon.

Today, a almost 9 years later, without a doubt, it was the best decision we ever made! Not only has our Papillon been the best therapy for all of us, he is the greatest bundle of JOY that we could have ever hoped to receive.