The Papillon is a lively toy breed recognized for its long, fringed ears and fine-boned elegance. Weighing 5-10 pounds, Papillons have a dainty yet energetic build. Named for their butterfly-like ears, Papillons originated as companions to European nobility. Despite their petite size, Papillons are active, alert dogs requiring substantial daily exercise and play. They are brilliant and excel at agility and competitive obedience with proper training. Papillons thrive on learning new tricks and interacting with their owners. Given adequate activity and attention, Papillons make endearing little companions who actively engage with their families.