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Papillon vs Toy Poodle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Papillon vs Toy Poodle" Compare Papillon and Toy Poodle. Which is better: Papillon or Toy Poodle?
Name Papillon Toy Poodle
OriginsSpain France Belgium Germany France
Group Companion Dogs Companion Dogs
Popularity Rank53449
Reviews12
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Other Names Butterfly Dog, Squirrel Dog, Phalène, Epagneul Nain, Phalène (Drop Ear Type), Continental Toy Spaniel, Epagneul Nain Continental Caniche, Barbone, Chien Canne, Teacup Poodle, French Poodle, Pudle, Teddy Poodle
Breed Type Purebred Purebred
AKC Group Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1915 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Continental Toy Spaniel and Russian Toy section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Price $400-$600 1000-1500

General Appearance - Papillon vs Toy Poodle

Size Small Small
Weight Male: 8-10 pounds (4-5 kg), Female: 7-9 pounds (3-4 kg) Male: 6-9 pounds (3-4 kg)
Avg. Weight Male: 9 pounds (4.5 kg), Female: 8 pounds (3.5 kg) Male: 7.5 pounds (3.5 kg)
Height Male: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm), Female: 8-11 inches (20-28 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)
Avg. Height Male: 9.5 inches (24 cm), Female: 9.5 inches (24 cm) Up to 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Hair & Care - Papillon vs Toy Poodle

Coat Feathered Dense
Curly
Thick
Colors White
Red
Tan
Lemon
Sable
Black
Apricot
Black
Brown
Gray
Silver
White
Fawn
Blue
Cream
Red
Beige
Grooming
Average: The Papillon requires average grooming effort.
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
Shedding Level
Papillons shed none to minimal.
Toy Poodles shed none to minimal.

Characteristics - Papillon vs Toy Poodle

Temperament Alert
Friendly
Energetic
Happy
Intelligent
Active
Faithful
Intelligent
Alert
Instinctual
Trainable
Intelligent Rank
Outstanding: Papillon is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Outstanding: Toy Poodle is one of the brightest dog breeds.
Trainability
Papillons are easy to train.
Toy Poodles are very easy to train.
Playfulness
The Papillon is a highly playful breed.
The Toy Poodle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Papillons have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds.
Affection Level
Papillons are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Toy Poodles are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Social Needs
Papillons need a lot of social interaction.
Toy Poodles are a social breed.
Barking
High: The Papillon is a very vocal breed.
Average to high: The Toy Poodle is a vocal breed.
Watchdog Ability
Papillons are average watchdogs.
Toy Poodles are good watchdogs.
Territorial
Papillons strongly protect their territory.
Toy Poodles are average defenders.
Biting Potential Low
The Papillon has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Papillons have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Toy Poodles have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Papillons are not the biggest explorers.
Toy Poodles tend to escape less than other breeds.
Prey Drive
Papillons have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds.
Toy Poodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Papillons are not the best choice for an apartment lifestyle, but they don't mind being inside if you walk them several times every day.
Toy Poodles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Papillons adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Toy Poodles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Papillons tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Toy Poodles do best when a family member is at home during the day or if their workplace is dog-friendly so they can take the dog at work.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Papillon vs Toy Poodle

Stranger Friendly
Papillons are very stranger friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Papillons are kid-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Papillons are very cat-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Papillons are not the most dog-friendly dogs.
Toy Poodles are dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Papillon is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Toy Poodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Papillons are usually recommended for elderly people.
Toy Poodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Papillons are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Toy Poodles are usually friendly towards other pets.
Good For First Time Owners Yes
Papillons are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
No
Toy Poodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Papillon breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Toy Poodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Papillon vs Toy Poodle

Health Issues
The Papillon is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
The Toy Poodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems Collapsed Trachea
Hypoglycemia
Open Fontanel
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
Canine Diabetes Mellitus
Ear Infections
Epilepsy
Heart Murmurs
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Skin Allergies
Slipped Stifle
Life Expectancy 13-16 years 14-16 years
Hypoallergenic No Yes
Energy Level
Papillons have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Toy Poodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds.
Exercise Need
Papillons need a lot of exercises.
Toy Poodles need quite a lot of exercise.
Sleeping Need
Papillons are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Toy Poodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/4 to 1 cup of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
Average to High.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
The Papillon has a low chance of bad smell.
Low
The Toy Poodle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Papillon is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Toy Poodle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Papillon vs Toy Poodle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-4 puppies 2-4 puppies

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