The hybrid called the Cherokee Monarch is a new breed of dog that does not have a detailed history. However, the two breeds that combine to make the Cherokee Monarch, have long histories. The Papillon is one of the oldest breeds of dog, going back nearly 700 years in Europe. The breed, which originated in France, got its name from its ears that look like the wings of a butterfly. The tiny dogs are shown in many paintings that were created during the Renaissance period. The depiction of the dog in paintings has allowed for its development to be known. While earlier dogs had drooping ears, an unknown event led to some dogs having erect ears. The popularity of the breed spread from Europe and across the Atlantic during the early 1900’s. The breed has also been known as a Toy Spaniel. The Russian Toy Terrier was bred from the English Terrier, remaining in isolation in Russian for a long period of time. While evidence exists of the presence of the English Terrier in Russia in 1726, the breed’s popularity only began to increase in the latter half of the 1800’s. By the early 1900’s, the Russian Toy Terrier was among the most popular in the country. After the October Revolution, the breed’s numbers dropped significantly, mostly as a result of the dogs being linked to aristocracy. When efforts were made to restart the breed, the majority of the dogs were not pure bred. By 1990, the Russian Toy Terrier’s popularity had again increased with the help of a new generation of breeders and the breed finally became known outside of Russia.