Papillons PDF

Papillons PDF

Autre pollinisateurs que les abeilles: bourdons, syrphes, papillons. Please forward this error screen to host. Continental Toy Spaniel, is papillons PDF breed of dog, of the spaniel type. The small head is slightly rounded between the ears with a well-defined stop.


The muzzle is somewhat short and thin, tapering to the nose. The dark, medium-sized, round eyes have thin, black rims, often extending at the junction of the eyelids towards the ears. The large ears can either be erect or dropped with rounded tips. The teeth meet in a scissors bite. The long tail is set high carried over the body, and covered with long, fine hair.

Papillons are very intelligent and self-assured dogs that have a very easy time learning new tricks. These dogs can be sociable with children and strangers, but are generally reserved around new people. They can also be socialized to get along well with other pets, but care should be taken with rambunctious pets or cats with claws, as they may injure them. If not properly socialized, Papillons can be distrustful and exhibit aggressive tendencies toward other dogs and people. The most iconic aspect of Papillons are their ears, which are large and well fringed, giving them a butterfly wing-like appearance.

Papillons are particolored or white with patches of any color. An all-white dog or a dog with no white is disqualified from the conformation show ring. The American Kennel Club breed standard indicates a conformance fault that may be penalized: failure of the non-white color to cover the front and back of both ears and to extend from the ears over both eyes. The papillon’s large, butterfly-like ears and symmetrical face gave the breed its name. Two ear variations of this breed are seen, the completely upright ears of the more common Papillon, and the dropped spaniel-like ears of the Phalène. The Phalène are likely a throwback to their spaniel ancestors. The temperament of Papillons is happy, friendly, adventurous dogs.

They are not shy or aggressive. Papillons make excellent family dogs, but should be watched around little children, as should any dog, due to a small child’s lack of understanding of a dog’s behavior and the likelihood that they will do something to upset the dog. Papillons can live up to 17 years. A 2002 Papillon Club of America survey puts the average age of their members’ deceased Papillons at 11. Papillons have only minor health concerns, although patellar luxation, seizures, and dental problems can be issues. Daily walks or runs are an excellent way to exercise a Papillon.

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