FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
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- What possible health problems might this dog develop?
The Papillon is a relatively healthy breed of dog. Some problems that we test for are luxating patella (which is a knee problem), heart problems, and possible eye issues. All of these are simply a test that we have preformed on our dogs to know what might be an issue. These are the standard tests for the breed currently. A good breeder should have the dogs Eye’s CERFed, OFA on patella’s, as well as OFA on the dogs Heart.
- How big will the dog get?
Papillons range in size from 8-11 inches, however sometimes they can be smaller or a little bigger. Its always a good Idea to ask how big the parents are, to get a better idea on the size the puppy might be.
- How old will he be before he acts like an adult dog?
Papillons mature very fast, and slow at the same time. It can take minimum of 2 years for a Papillon to fully develop both in body and in hair coat. However they are done growing high wise by 5-9months (this depends on the puppy) They are also done teething about the same time.
- How protective will the dog be?
Most Papillons are very out going and happy-go-lucky and sort of flutter though life. Some can be very protective; however, keep in mind that the dog should only be 5-10lbs so protective is relative.
- How often will the dog need to be groomed?
This dog is a low maintenance for grooming. Because it is a single coat it rarely mats and always looks like the photos show.
- How does he get along with other animals?
Papillons are very social with other Papillons (they love there kind) but they also get along well with just about anyone as long as they are properly socialized
- How long can he be left alone at home?
Dogs can usually be left alone for 1 hour for every month old they are up to 8 hours. So a 3 month old puppy can stay alone for 3 hours.
- How much exercise does the dog need?
Papillons do not require much exercise, but they make the most of PlayTyme.
- What are the best training methods for this dog?
Papillons like life to be a party. So the best way to train is though positive reinforcement. We offer a wide selection on reading material within our website.