Papillon, also known as the butterfly ear dog and the Babylonian dog, is named after the long hair on the ear which is upright decorated like a dancing butterfly. Originally from France, Papillon is one of the oldest dog breeds in Europe. Papillon's coat is rich, smooth and durable, with a silky feel. The hairs are straight, very fine, and slightly curled into waves. The length of the coat on the body is moderate, the neck is slightly longer, and the chest begins to become shorter in a wavy fashion, forming a feather on the ears and the back of the forelegs.
Introduction to Papillon
The diminutive Papillon, also known as the mainland hound, is a powerful companion dog and often appears in portraits of European courts. Phalaenopsis dog has eye-catching butterfly wings like large ears and unique facial markings, drooping ear Papillon is known as the falenni dog. Papillon enjoys human company and full play, and needs early social development to get along with other dogs and strangers. Its long and elegant silky coat should be combed daily to prevent knots.
Morphological characteristics of Papillon
The head is short, the snout is pointed, the width is medium, the head cover is slightly arched, the nose is round, black. The brow angle is clear. The nose and mouth are sharp. Large ears are divided into vertical ears and vertical ears. They are separated from the left and right sides and fully extended to the side. The ear roots are behind the head. This kind of appearance reminds people of the expanded wings of butterflies. The inner side of the ears is capillary and wavy, and the outer coat is rich in spikes. The varieties with rich decorative hair are better. Eyes in the lower position of the face, size towel, etc., almond shaped, round but not prominent. Dark eyes and eyes: tall, not very strong, medium chest, straight back. The coat is long, filiform, mostly smooth, some slightly wavy. The coat color is white with stripes. The stripes are not black or reddish brown, but other colors. The bones of the limbs are strong and parallel. The forelimbs are upright, and the hind limbs are small. There are decorative hairs on the back of the forelimbs. The decorative hairs of the hind limbs are like trouser skirts. The feet are slender like rabbit feet. The toes are very raised and covered with fine hairs. The tail is long and the tail root is high. The tail has large feathery decorative hairs and bends toward the back. The coat is very plump, slender and satin like, rich in luster, not curly, no undercoat. The coat color is black and white, brown and white or white and black with brown patches.
The character of Papillon
Papillon has a cheerful and lively personality, elegant behavior, calm and obedient, intelligent and courageous, does not bark casually, has no body odor, and has strong adaptability.
The history of Papillon
Papillon was called the pygmy Beagle in the 16th century, and it is commonly seen in precious ancient paintings or tapestries. In the Louis era, the larger pygmy Beagle gradually changed from drooping ears to upright ears, with two ears inclined to the sides of the head, like two wings of a butterfly. In modern times, it is called Papillon.
In the 16th century, the Royal Court of Louis XIV in France was popular for keeping this kind of dog, and its price was very high. It is popular in the upper class of France and is famous for being loved by Mary andrvonnet. Papillon was loved by Spanish and French nobles, which confirmed the dog's status in the dog kingdom. It was not until 1545 that a Papillon, which was bought and sold, began to appear in many documents.
Origin of Papillon
Papillon is a descendant of the French marsupine, whose ears were originally drooping and then grew large and erect. In the 19th century, French and Belgian breeders developed erect ear varieties. Papillon's ears are decorated with hair like dancing butterflies, hence the name Papillon. U.S. and British breeders are working to produce smaller Papillon species than other countries. Some people believe that the dog's ancestor is from China to Spain's Sandpiper breed.