The quick, curious Papillon is a toy dog of singular beauty and upbeat athleticism. Despite his refined appearance, the Pap is truly a "doggy dog" blessed with a hardy constitution. Papillon fanciers describe their breed as happy, alert, and friendly.
Beauty: Ears that resemble the outspread wings of a butterfly, a long flowing coat, and plumed tail all contribute to the Papillon’s elegant grace. Lovers of the breed refer to it as "sensible glamour" because Papillons are relatively easy to groom. In fact the phrase, "I woke up like this" may have been coined with the Papillon in mind.