Family: spitz, spaniel, companion
Area of origin: France
Original function: lap dog
Average size of male: Ht: 8-11, Wt: 9-10
Average size of female: Ht: 8-11, Wt: 9-10
Other names: epagneul nain (phalene is also known as Continental toy spaniel)
Papillon Dog Temperament
One of the most obedient and responsive of the toy breeds, the vivacious papillon is also gentle, amiable and playful. He is friendly toward strangers, other dogs and pets and is very good with children. Some can be timid.