English Toy Papillon

8-14 lbs
English Toy Spaniel

An easy going, efficient, playful companion; the English Toy Papillon is a hybrid that is a mix between the perky Papillon and the sweet English Toy Spaniel. This hybrid is often around 8 to 11 inches tall and are quite playful. They are inquisitive, intelligent dogs that make excellent candidates for owners who live in urban areas. This hybrid is considered a minimal maintenance pup and are known to be easy to train. As they are a newly emerging hybrid, their origins and region of popularity is not known yet. They have gained popularity during the last 10 to 15 years and continue to grow as favored companions.

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Papillon and English Toy Spaniel

English Toy Papillon Health

Average Size
Male English Toy Papillon size stats
Height: 9-11 inches Weight: 8-14 lbs
Female English Toy Papillon size stats
Height: 7-10 inches Weight: 8-14 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Anesthesia Sensitivity/Allergy
Minor Concerns
  • Cataracts
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Skin Fold Dermatitis
  • Diabetes
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Blood Chemistry

English Toy Papillon Breed History

Thought to be of Asian descent, the English Toy Spaniel is a merry, well behaved canine that was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1886. They come in four distinct coat patterns: King Charles (black and tan), Prince Charles (black, tan and white), Ruby (red), and Blenheim (red and white). Often called the "comforter spaniel" even today, this breed was a beloved companion to royalty all over the world, including Japan and Russia. Besides their loving attitude, they were also known to hunt but were not as proficient as most larger dogs. Known to be a very fast learner, the Papillon is a toy breed that was officially recognized by the AKC in 1915. The Papillon was once called the Dwarf Spaniel, giving credence to the fact that the breed originated from the spaniel and came from Spain. They were very popular in Spain and Italy but it was the French breeders who sought to develop the ear style which instigated the name change to Papillon, French for butterfly, and the description of the ear shape.

English Toy Papillon Breed Appearance

The Papillon is a small breed dog that tends to have a very sleek, long-thin boned structure. These dogs often have pointed small muzzles, rounded skulls and long, slightly curled tails. Their ears are their most noticeable feature as it tends to be upright with a lot of feathering almost resembling a butterfly's wings. The English Toy Spaniel is a lot more big boned and squared compared to the Papillon. These dogs tend to have short muzzles with a square and broad jaw line. You can expect that your hybrid will take on physical traits from either one of its parent breeds. However, a general appearance may include your hybrid having shiny, dense, medium length fur with feathering most often seen near the ears, tails, chest and belly regions. Ears can either be fully flopped down or partially upright. The teeth will be small and the eyes round and dark.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown English Toy Papillon eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black English Toy Papillon nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black English Toy Papillon coat
white English Toy Papillon coat
brown English Toy Papillon coat
pied English Toy Papillon coat
red English Toy Papillon coat
fawn English Toy Papillon coat
sable English Toy Papillon coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
English Toy Papillon straight coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

English Toy Papillon Breed Maintenance

These hybrids are quite low maintenance and are considered seasonal shedders. Your English Toy Papillon will require a good, gentle brushing of their coat once a week in order to pull out loose hairs. If your hybrid takes on more Papillon in their genes, then chances are they will not be prone to matting and use of the pin brush will further avoid a problem. However, if your hybrid has a more dense coat like the English Toy Spaniel, then you may need to brush his coat at least twice a week. As with all dogs, teeth need to be cleaned on a regular basis in order to prevent periodontal disease. Ears will need to be cleaned and checked on a regular basis, particularly if the ears are flopped down as moisture can cause a problem if left unchecked.

Brushes for English Toy Papillon
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
English Toy Papillon requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

English Toy Papillon Temperament

These hybrids tend to make great family companions as they are energetic, playful and loyal. Because of their friendly-docile demeanor they often do well with children, however, they should never be picked up by young children as they can jump, and impact from a distance can cause injury to a small animal. Your English Toy Papillon will be great with other pets in the house but may do particularly well with smaller pets - bear in mind these tiny dogs can be prone to injury when playing with larger breeds. With strangers, your hybrid will be happy to waddle over to a new friend and see who they are. These dogs can be very curious!

English Toy Papillon Activity Requirements

For small dogs, these hybrids can be packed with energy and require plenty of play time. They may have the tendency to enjoy shorter walks but longer playtime with toys, owners, and other dogs. It is a great idea to take your hybrid to puppy play groups or provide them with a lot of toys. Your English Toy Spaniel may be good at agility as he has speed and spunk; try him out so that he can show off his skills and determination. This hybrid can easily live in any home environment but take care in weather extremes as he may have sensitivities to both the cold and the heat.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
40 minutes
activity minutes

English Toy Papillon Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
1 cups
cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$0.75 - $1.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$20.00 - $30.00
food bag monthly cost

English Toy Papillon Owner Experiences

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