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Did you know the Papillon originally only had dropped ears and was called the "Epagneul Nain" or "Dwarf Spaniel"? Over time, an erect-eared type, resembling the wings of a butterfly, developed. Papillon means "butterfly" in French.

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"Much of the Papillon's development is known because of its depiction in paintings. This tiny breed is recognizable in 13th through 15th century Italian paintings in the Renaissance period. They were often painted on the laps of French and Spanish noblewomen."

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Did you know that the Papillon is one of the oldest breeds of dog? It has a recorded history in Europe going back nearly 700 years!

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U voted last week in da poll between da Papillon and da Maltese 2 determin wich goggie wud b teh breed ob teh week dis week. An luk!! Teh Papillon wins!!

Tank u 4 votin in teh poll! So wifout furthur ado, heerz ur furst Papillon ob teh week. We hoap u enjoy dese lubbly goggies!

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