Origin: Spain, Belgium, France
Dog Breed Group: Companion Dog
Life Span: 14-16 years
Weight: Male: 3-5, Female: 2.5-4.5
Height: Male: 9-11, Female: 8-10
Origin of Name: The Papillon also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog, of the spaniel type.
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Papillas were originally reared as attractive and attentive companions to the nobles, and for hundreds of years these enchanting lap warmers were a favorite in the royal courts of Europe. They appear in many portraits of long-time queens and princesses painted by Europe's best-known artists. Rubens, Rembrandt, Goya and Toulouse-Lutrec are among the nobles who included papillas in their paintings. Existing toy breeds were developed in the Renaissance period by crossing with the spaniels (known as "dwarf spaniels" to keep the ancestors of the breed with the frenzy of the era among the nobles for a miniature version of their favorite breeds) used to go). The sports-spaniel blood in Pap's bacround may explain that these Dinty Dynamos are one of the more athletic and bidding toy dogs in the Canine Empire. With Madame de Pompadour, Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette (after whom Isbe's name comes from, where she stood faithfully outside the prison where the helpless queen was waiting), the breed's French connection is strong. But it was among the early breeding centers in Italy and Spain that Peps was refined and popularized. In 1915 AKC registered its first papillon.