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Papillon

Papillon

The Papillon was known as a Dwarf Spaniel back in the 16th and 17th centuries and often appeared in paintings sitting on the laps of Spanish and French noblewomen. His ears used to droop but, over a period of time, an erect-type started to develop. The ears were fringed, like butterfly wings. (Papillon is French for butterfly.) In the US, the drop eared (Phalenes) and erect eared (Papillon) dogs were born in one litter and … Read more…