The Papillon is a very loyal pet and is one of the ultimate designer dog breeds. They can be trained to be perfectly happy in a large hand bag, with jeweled collars or tailored dog coats.
For those of you just looking for a loyal little pet with lovely large fringed ears and loads of personality this is also a great choice. The breed does require grooming to look its best, but aside from this these dogs can be as low maintenance as you want them to be.
The average lifespan is around 16 years, but they can live for up to 18 years with the right diet, genetics and lifestyle.
They usually grow to about 20-27 cm in height and weigh between 2 and 3.5 kgs in peak condition.