Christine and Les Hutchinson
Hi and welcome to our website. We are Christine and Les Hutchinson and we live just outside of Collierville, TN. We live on 3 arces so are guys have plenty of room to run and play. We are a small show/breeder of only Papillon's. We fell in love with the breed when we got our male Gizmoe in July 2001. He brought us so much joy and laughter into our lives we had too spread the joy of having the best pet in the world.
In 2011 we started to show are Papillon's in AKC conformation and have fall in love with it. Our boy DJ is such a joy to show and our Phalene Skye is a real beauty and likes to keep me guessing at all times if she's going to keep her tail up or not.
All our puppies are born and raised in our home. They are pre-spoiled and very well socialized before going to their new family. All puppies are guarantee for 1 year against genetic defect and I will always take a puppy back if for some reason you can not keep your new baby.
Papillons are graceful and dainty in appearance with an appealing face framed by butterfly-like ears. They are very intelligent, athletic, energetic, cheerful dogs. They love to be with people and do whatever is asked of them. Papillons have a zest for life that is bigger than any dog and they live each day to the fullest and inspire their owners to do the same.
Lively and elegant, the Papillon pleases the eye - and the heart.
Grooming - Brush weekly, and trim hair between paw pads as needed
Height/weight - 8 to 11 inches, about 5 to 10 pounds
Life Span - 14 to 16 years
Trainability - High
Activity level - High to moderate
AKC MEET THE BREEDSģ: Papillon
The Papillon is a small, friendly, elegant toy dog with a fine boned structure. He is light and dainty, yet still lively, and is distinguished from other breeds by his beautiful, butterfly-like ears. They are known to be happy and alert little dogs that are not shy or aggressive. The breed must be either parti-color or white with patches of any color.
A Look Back
Papillons, which used to only have large, drooping ears, were known in the 16th and 17th centuries as Dwarf Spaniels and were often depicted on the laps of French and Spanish noblewomen. Over time, an erect-eared type, fringed as to resemble the ears of a butterfly, developed (Papillon means "butterfly" in French). In the United States, Papillons (erect-eared) and Phalenes (drop-eared) can be born in the same litter and are shown together as one breed.
Right Breed for You?
Papillons are a happy breed whether living in an apartment, out in the country or anywhere in between. They love to play outdoors, but they can be easily entertained and exercised indoors as well. Because they donít have an undercoat, they donít require a lot of grooming but should still be brushed regularly.
we are now know as FIREFLY PAPILLON'S AND PHALENE'S
BUTTERFLY RANCH PAPILLONS
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