The Papillon Standard

Thank you for researching this beloved breed. The link below is listed to educate what defines a Papillon. Each individual dog breed has it's own breed characteristics and a standard to breed towards. This is a template for the Papillon type and helps buyers know what their Papillons should expect to look like as a full grown adult. 

So what is a breed standard?
Quoted directly from the Australian National Kennel Council

"A breed standard is the guideline which describes the ideal characteristics, temperament, and appearance of a breed and ensures that the breed is fit for function with soundness essential. Breeders and judges should at all times be mindful of features which could be detrimental in any way to the health, welfare or soundness of this breed."

Below is the link to the ANKC (Australian National Kennel Council) webpage. Here you will find the Papillon standard which has been adopted by Kennel Club London pre-1987 and amended in 2009. There is also a link for the extended breed standard in PDF form on the top right-hand side which illustrates beautiful pictures of type. The Papillons' country of origin is France/Belgium and has an alternative FCI Standard No. 77.


   Papillon Standard amended 2009                                                                     Papillon Standard 1987

Extended Papillon breed standard Australia Papillon standard




Contact Details

Allison Greenlees/Puppy Inquiry Officer
Adelaide, SA, Australia
Phone : 0419850258
Email : [email protected]