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Small adorable dog. White with rust and black spots. Everyone is in ahhh of her.

The Papichon is a mixed breed of the Papillon and the Bichon. Whereas both the parents have their own appeal set. The Papillon has butterfly shaped ears and a big silky fur whereas the Bichon is more like a white wooly bear. Coming back to the Papichon, it is a very rare hybrid breed having a very sweet personality. The Papichon is a medium sized small dog, they have a fluffy fur, color pointed ears and eye patches. They are a breed which loves to be loved and adored by their owners and their main motive in life in to be around their owner. They have a life expectancy of 13-15 years.

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The Papichon is friendly but wary of strangers.

The Papichon is all about love. Their sole motive in life is to be with their owner whom they absolutely love being with. In fact, unlike some breeds they can get friendly with strangers as well if they are trained well from a tender age, their love for strangers arises out from the fact that they feel them to be another source for love. With all the love which they have for their owners, Papichons can suffer from separation anxiety if they are left alone a lot. The signs of anxiety often become visible as the Papichon develops a destructive behavior and also develop a habit of excessive barking

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6 inches
11-12 inches
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8-14 pounds
3 to 4 pounds
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General Health

Mine is 3 years old and haven't had any health issues.

There are often arguments that the mixed genetics in hybrid dogs often reduces the health risks, these arguments however do not have any scientific proof and also come with a flipside possibility that the laws of genetics, on the one hand, can diminish as well as amplify the health issues. Below are some health problems to which the Papichon can be at risk to as their parents suffer from the same, as no exact official data is available: Major Concerns Patellar Luxation Cataracts Canine Hip Dysplasia (Chd) Bladder Stones and Infections Minor Concerns Allergies Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)

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The Papichon is a cross between the Papillon and the Bichon Frise. The exact time of their origin is still unknown

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Medium maintenance, brush every other day or it will matte.

The Coat of the Papichon needs to be brushed atleast twice a weeks and also requires professional clipping every three months. Papichons do not require frequent baths but while bathing one must keep in mind to use a mild dog shampoo, this prevents allergies and also helps to retain the natural skin oil. The owners need to frequently check them as the Papichon is prone to get into activities without giving it a second thought making them prone to injuries. Twice a week brushing of the teeth helps is good oral health and clipping the nails to a decent length is recommended

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Ideal Environment

The Pacpichon is a busy dog considering its size. They require atleast half an hour of daily exercise twice a day to keep them in good shape. The Papichon is prone to weight gain to it is advised to keep them in good shape my frequent exercises and also keeping them active inside the house. In case the Papichon do not get enough physical activity they can become bored and this can result in behavioral changes and also grumpiness.

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