Category: Toy Dogs
Facts about Papillon Dogs, "Scientific name for Papillon Dog, or domestic canine, is Canis lupus familiaris". The Papillon Dog is a variety of dog, which is native to France and comes under the Spaniel category. The Papillon Dog breed is one among the ancient toy spaniels. The Papillon Dog derives its name from its feature, which resembles a butterfly, with the elongated and bordered hair on their ears. The nicknames of the Papillon Dog breed include Squirrel Dog and Butterfly Dog.
Papillon Dogs sweat glands are between their paw pads.
It is a Fact a Papillon Dog sees in color and have better low light vision. Papillon Dogs have three eyelids, a lower lid, an upper eyelid lid and a third lid, that is called a haw or nictitating membrane, this keeps the Papillon Dogs eye protected and moist. Papillon Dogs eyes have a special membrane for seeing better at night, called a tapetum lucidum - a dogs reflective layer in the choroid chiefly of nocturnal, causing the eyes to glow when light at night hits the eyes and they consist of some layers of smooth flat cells covered by a section of double deformed crystals.
A Papillon Dog’s mouth can apply approximately 150 to 200 pounds of pressure per square inch and an American Pit Bull Terrier, German Shepherd Dog and a rottweiler can have 320 LBS of pressure on avg.
The average height of the male Papillon Dog at the shoulders is 8 to 11 inches (20.3 to 27.9 cm) and the female is 8 to 11 inches (20.3 to 27.9 cm). The average weight of the males is 8 to 10 pounds (3.6 to 4.5 kg) and the female is 7 to 9 pounds (3.1 to 4 kg).
Only humans and Papillon Dogs have prostates and a dog doesn't have an appendix.
Papillon Dog’s nose prints can be used to identify them, their nose prints are like a humans finger print. It is a Fact a Papillon Dog smells more than 1,000 times stronger than that of a human. A Papillon Dog’s nose, secretes a thin layer of mucous that helps it absorb scent, after that they lick their noses and sample the scent through their mouth.
Average body temperature for a dog is between 101 to 102.5 degrees
Female Papillon Dogs are in heat for matting for about 20 days twice a year. Female Papillon Dogs are pregnant for 60 days before they’re puppies are born.
A Papillon Dog is an omnivore, (definition-they eat both other animals and plants). All Dogs are direct descendants of wolves.
The Papillon Dog breed is a little, fine-boned dog, with a small head that is somewhat rounded amid the ears with a well-defined stop. The muzzle of the Papillon Dog is rather thin and short, tapering to the snout. The Papillon Dog have dark, average-sized, circular eyes with black colored rims. The Papillon Dog ears are big in size and they can either be vertical or dropped with spherical tips. The fur on the ears is elongated and fringed, offering the Papillon Dog a butterfly-like appearance. The Papillon Dogs have teeth meet in a scissors bite, and the high set, elongated tail is carried over the body and sheltered with long hair. The straight, elongated, fine, single fur of the Papillon Dog has additional lace on the ears, chest, tail and the back of the legs. A color mask except white covers both eyes and ears from back to front.
The Papillon Dog breed is a friendly, clever dog that is tougher than it appears, and it loves outside exercise. The Papillon Dog is a good-humored, lively, entertaining, animated and attractive little dog. The Papillon Dog is loving, gentle, serene, and proud, and it loves to hug and takes pleasure in a good frolic outdoors. The Papillon Dog breed is steady, compliant and they are not violent.
All dogs are identical in makeup big or small– 42 permanent teeth and 321 bones. Papillon Puppies have 28 teeth and when they become adult Papillon Dogs they have 42 teeth. When Papillon puppies are born, they have no teeth and are deaf and blind. Papillon Puppies for their first few weeks will sleep ninety percent of the day and their vision is not fully developed until after the first month.
Papillon Dogs have two times the amount of ear muscles than people. It is a fact a Papillon Dog can hear a sound at four times the distance of a human. Sound frequency is measured in Hertz (Hz) Def-Hertz is the measurement of frequency, explicitly it's one cycle per second. The higher the Hertz are, the higher the pitched the sound is. Papillon Dogs hear best at 45,000 Hz to 65,000 Hz, while humans hear best at around 20 Hz to 20,000 Hz.
The long, glossy, single coat of the Papillon Dog breed needs daily combing and brushing and it is quite simple. Usually, these dog breeds are dirt free and odorless. The Papillon Dog are has medium shedding and they do not tangle or mat.
The average lifespan of the Papillon Dog breed extends as long as 13 to 16 years.
If purchasing a Papillon Dog from a breeder, make sure to find a good breeder with references check at least two to three of the puppies that were purchased from this breeder.
The Papillon Dog belongs to the Toy Group and in 1915 it was recognized by the (AKC) American Kennel Club ranking 36 in the US.
The number one heath problems amongst Papillon Dogs is obesity, so always make sure your dog doesn't get to fat. Many foot problems that Papillon Dogs have are just an issue of long toenails. Some of the health problems associated with the Papillon Dog is Open Fontanel, (PRA) Progressive Retinal Atrophy, Collapsed Trachea, Hypoglycemia and Patellar Luxation.
Papillon Dogs pant to keep cool with 10 to 35 breaths per minute with an average of 24 breaths per minute. A large dog breed resting heart beats between 60 to 100 times per minute, and a small dog breed’s heart beats on average between 100 to 140 pant a lot.