Popular Dog Breeds

All about the Papillon

The Papillon dog, otherwise known as the butterfly dog is a friendly and intelligent dog that is loves to play and is a very tough dog for its size.

This charming and affectionate little breed loves to be with its owner and loves to receive special attention. These dogs are relatively easy to train but can be difficult to housebreak. They are great with children and when socialised with them, are fine around cats.

Grooming a Papillon

Hair type: The Papillon has a long and fine single coat that is extra thick on the ears, tail, chest and back of the legs.

Daily coat care: Daily combing and brushing of the long, silky, single coat is important and fairly straightforward. These dogs are usually clean and odourless.

Recommended groom frequency: The Papillon requires professional grooming every 4-5 weeks.

At Petmania Grooming Studios we have a full range of treatments available for your Papillon. If you get puppy, we recommend our Puppy’s First Visit at around four months, once your puppy has received all his vaccinations.


Depending on the size and age of your Papillon, you will need to feed between 67g and 88g of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.

Our pet advisors in-store can help you find the most appropriate food for your dog, while you can find out more about the different dog food brands we stock here.

Activity Level

Papillons need a daily walk to care of their exercise needs and their primal instinct to walk and wonder. They will particularly enjoy the opportunity to run off their lead in a large area.

Where to get a Papillon

There are lots of places offering dogs or puppies for sale in Ireland, but we would always ask that you consider adopting a dog first. Our animal rescue partners have 100’s of rescue dogs and puppies seeking a forever home and would be delighted to introduce you to them.

However, if a rescue dog is not for you, we do recommend that you choose a registered breeder and seek Irish Kennel Club registration papers which will confirm that the dog has been bred to their strict code of ethics.