Papillon puppy: how to choose and what to look for
The choice of a papillon puppy has a number of nuances that are worth considering.
In the photo: Papillon puppy
Carefully study the breed standard, including coat quality, acceptable colors, eye color, weight, height, and movement. If you can get the support of a specialist, it will be great.
Acceptable color of the papillon: any color of the spot on a mostly white background, and on the body and legs white should prevail. A white groove is welcomed, which is continued by a wide strip. But the predominant white color on the head is considered a drawback. Lips, nose and eyelids should be pigmented. The papillon's eyes are dark brown. Growth - about 28 cm at the withers. One of the distinguishing features of the papillon is the ears, which are large and set high.
Papillon puppy should be friendly, not to show aggression or fear. If you take him in his arms, he will try to lick you in the face.
Pay attention to the behavior of the seller. If the breeder takes a responsible approach to the matter, he will certainly invite you to see all the puppies and show your parents (at least the mother), will willingly give you time to think and make an informed decision. And, of course, comprehensively answer all your questions.
If you choose a pet for exhibitions or breeding, keep in mind that there are drawbacks that will block the path to the ring for the papillon. This is aggressiveness or cowardice, spotty or pink nose, overshot or undershot, constantly visible or paralyzed tongue.