The Papillon is an old breed and it’s said Marie Antoinette had a small spaniel, which looks like a Papillon. This breed has two versions; the Papillon with is French for butterfly, due to its standing, hair-covered ears, and the Phalenes, which is French for moth and is the drop eared of the same breed, in fact, both types can be born in the same litter and are shown together as one breed. The Papillon has a long, silky single layer coat which must be either parti-color or white with patches of any color. An important note here is that the AKC says both ears must be completely colored on the front and back or it is considered a fault. This tiny spaniel is a happy, friendly adventurous companion dog and they should not be shy or aggressive. They range in size from 8 to 11 inches tall at the withers, and should not be over 12 inches tall. AKC recognized this breed, the two versions together, in the Toy Group in 1915.
Using our Tiny Ones series of breed specific figurines we have created a wonderful surprise Gift Box ornament. Each Green Gift box measures 1 ¾” X 1 ¾” square, and the open cover measure 2” tall. These Unique little ornaments are all hand painted stone resin, with gold stripes and a bright red ribbon and come with a gold tone cord to hang on your Christmas tree or display on a shelf. All items are individually blister packaged, ready to give as a gift, or hang in your store. Great item for that special someone!