General Appearance: The Papillon is a small, friendly, elegant toy dog of fine-boned structure, light, dainty and of lively action; distinguished from other breeds by its beautiful butterfly-like ears.
Size: Height at withers, 8 to 11 inches.
Coat: Abundant, long, fine, silky, flowing, straight with resilient quality, flat on back and sides of body. A profuse frill on chest. There is no undercoat. The coat requires minimal grooming, but to prevent matting the coat should be groomed at least once a week.
Temperament: The Papillon is a happy dog who makes a great house pet. Papillons make a very good watch dog, alerting their owners of strangers. He has a great temperament, happy disposition, vivid expressions, and is great with children.