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Breed:

Papillon

Group (AKC):
Toy
Country of Origin16th century France, Spaniel ancestry
Type of coatlong, silky, shedding
Groomingdaily brushing, regular bathing, nail trimming, ear cleaning
Average height8-11 inches
Average weight6-10 pounds
Activity levelhigh
Watchdogyes, they will bark but will warm up to strangers easily
Protectionno
Intelligencehigh
Trainabilityeasy to train, good focus, excels in obedience
Compatibility with childrenfun family pet, loves children, no roughhousing! These dogs are easily injured.
Characterhappy, lively, friendly, elegant, affectionate, active, playful, busy
Ideal home environmentapartment is fine, exercise daily
Ideal ownerconsistent, patient leader
Suggestions:early socialization, build up confidence, do not spoil
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Additional notes:

While extremely intelligent, its playful behavior may inhibit the seriousness required for early socialization and obedience training.

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