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Some Problems With Papillions

Friday, May 12, 2017
posted by Jim Murphy

cuteapapillionA neighbor of mine recently passed away suddenly leaving behind the cutest little Papillion. My partner and I were tempted to rescue him but because of my cat’s age and health problems, we decided that it wasn’t the best decision. The next door neighbor of the man who passed agreed to adopt little “Venus” but he had some behavior issues and did not get along with the other dog in the household. So now little Venus needs a home. It makes me sad when a dog looses it’s owner and suddenly becomes an orphan. has put together this description of the Papillion.

The Papillon is sometimes called the butterfly dog, because the ears look like butterfly wings. It is a friendly, intelligent dog that is tougher than it looks, and loves outdoor exercise. It is a playful, lively, amusing, animated and charming little dog. Affectionate, gentle, patient, and proud, it loves to cuddle and enjoys a good romp outdoors. They are steady, obedient and are not yappers. Papillons can be trained to perform small tricks. Good with cats when they are socialized with them. They can also be difficult to housebreak, but are, in general, easy to train otherwise.

Although they can be good city dogs, they are sometimes not good apartment dogs, because the dog has a strong instinct to protect their property, and many will bark excessively at nearby noises, not making the distinction between casual noises and those worthy of real alarm.

Papillons need a daily walk. Play will take care of a lot of their exercise needs, however, as with all breeds, play will not fulfill their primal instinct to walk. Dogs that do not get to go on daily walks are more likely to display behavior problems. They will also enjoy a good romp in a safe open area off-lead, such as a large, fenced-in yard.

We are hoping that little Venus will be rescued and enjoy a loving new home.

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