Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
Small Dogs

Papillon Puppies

Rachel Poli Author
Mar 16 ·
Papillon Puppies

The Papillon is a purebred dog breed that’s part of the toy group. This doggo goes by a few other nicknames, such as the Dwarf Spaniel or the Continental Toy Spaniel. This purebred comes from France, initially bred in the 1500s. First developed to be a lapdog, this pup is friendly, alert, and happy. If you want to learn more about Papillon puppies, then keep reading.

Where to get Papillon Puppies

You can begin your search for this pup by calling your local animal shelter or breed rescue organization. They might have Papillon puppies, adults, or seniors available for adoption.

Most of these dogs have been at these places for a long time, waiting for the right family to come along. So, you can adopt and not shop while still getting a new furry friend. Plus, you’ll provide them with a forever, loving home. Darwin…

On the other hand, if you have your heart set on getting a puppy and want to know where the dog came from, you can go through a reputable breeder. Again, you’ll be able to go through the AKC Marketplace to find an ethical breeder.

Luckily, you’ll be able to tell a good breeder from the rest because they’ll do the following:

  • Health screen and genetically test the parents before breeding to ensure it’s healthy and safe to do so (then get the puppies tested)
  • Have health documents and family tree history available for you to bring home upon adoption
  • Allow the parents and the litter to live in their home as part of the family without the use of kennels (aside from crate training)
  • Socialize and train the puppies as early as possible
  • Ensure the puppies are up to date with all of their vaccinations

In addition, a good breeder will want to meet with you in person to get to know you so you can meet them, the parents, and the litter before deciding on adoption. Also, they’ll be open and honest with you. For instance, they’ll answer all of your questions about the breeder, breed, dogs and litter, breeding, and adoption.

So, if you find a breeder that doesn’t do the above, then you’ll want to avoid working with them. For instance, they might be a backyard breeder or a puppy mill, and they don’t breed the dogs in healthy or safe conditions. Also, they’re more interested in making a profit rather than finding the puppies good homes.

The Cost

The average coat of Papillon puppies is between $800 and $3,000. However, the price can vary depending on a few factors, such as the time of year, the breeder’s location, the breed’s popularity, or the number of puppies in the litter.


Papillon puppies will grow to be small dogs. For example, they can grow to be about eight to 11 inches tall and weigh between five and ten pounds. In addition, they have a medium, silky coat that can come in many coat colors and markings, such as:

  • Black & White
  • Lemon & White
  • Red & White
  • Sable & White
  • White, Black & Tan
  • Tan Markings
  • Black Markings
  • Black Mask
  • Sable
  • Red Markings



The Papillon is a wonderful family companion dog. For example, they’re loyal and affectionate with their family members. Also, they’re excellent around young children, other dogs, and meeting new people.

They might be shy about meeting new people at first, but that’s where early socialization and training come in. They’re a great watchdog and will bark a lot. They bark to alert you of something or someone because they’re bored or excited, they want your attention, or they just want to hear themselves talk.

Luckily, they’re not aggressive at all. Also, they’re easy to train because they’re eager to please their owners.

Finally, they have high energy levels and are playful. They can live comfortably in an apartment but prefer having a bigger house with a fenced-in yard. 

Papillon Puppies – Veterinary Needs

As with all dogs, you’ll want to bring your Papillon puppy to the vet a few times during their first year. You’ll be able to keep them up to date with all of their shots and boosters and also keep track of their growth and development.

Then, for every year after that, you can bring them to the vet at least once a year for their annual checkup. 

Also, this doggo is prone to getting some health issues, such as:

  • Patellar Luxation
  • Deafness
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
  • Follicular Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Von Willebrand’s Disease

With proper care, this purebred has an average lifespan of about 14 to 16 years. 


With your vet’s approval, you can provide high-quality kibble or canned wet food from a commercial dog food brand or homemade dog food. However, you also want to ensure that it’s appropriate for their breed size, age, weight, and metabolism. 


This doggo takes some upkeep when it comes to grooming due to its silky coat. You’ll want to bring them to a professional grooming salon for a good cleaning about once every three to four months.

In addition, you’ll need to brush their coat at least once a day. This will keep their coat looking clean, and it’ll also keep any shedding under control.

Finally, remember to keep up with trimming their nails, cleaning their ears, and brushing their teeth regularly. 

Papillon Puppies – Photos



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Rachel Poli Author
Rachel is a stay-at-home pet mom, caring for her dog, cat, turtle, tortoise, and fish. She's a content writer in various niches but most notably in the pet field, educating pet parents on the health and wellbeing of their furry friends. When she's not writing, she's reading, playing video games, or organizing something.
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