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.
"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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Fun fakts about teh Papillon: "The Papillon (from the French word for butterfly), also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog of the Spaniel type. One of the oldest of the toy spaniels, it derives its name from its characteristic butterfly-like look of the long and fringed hair on the ears."
Fun fakts about teh Maltese: "The Maltese is a small breed of dog in the toy group. It descends from dogs originating in the Central Mediterranean Area."
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