Papillon and Phalene
The Papillon (French pronunciation: [papijɔ̃], French for 'butterfly[-eared]'), 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. A Papillon with dropped ears is called a Phalene, which translates to moth in French.
Also known as
This breed is also called (Drop Ear Type), Butterfly Dog, Continental Toy Spaniel, Continental Toy Spaniel Papillon, Epagneul Nain Continental, Papillion, Papillon, Papillon Dog, Phalène as well as Squirrel Dog (Due To Tail Carriage).
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