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Papillons 2014 Wall Calendar




It is fatal to let any dog know that he is funny, for he immediately loses his head and starts hamming it up.
- P.G. Wodehouse

Papillon puppy

BPISS BPIS Ch Maribeso Light My Fire

Papillon adult
Ch Canisphere My Red High Heels

The Papillon has been known in Europe for 700 years. Originally he had drop ears and was known as the Continental Toy Spaniel. 

A royal favourite in the courts of Spain and France, the Papillon is named for his ears! "Papillon" is French for "butterfly", a reference to the shape of the little dog's ears. 

The white blaze that runs up the center of his forehead helps further the illusion. Bred to be an amusing and loving companion, the Papillon still fills this role admirably today.

The Papillon stands no more than 11 inches tall at the shoulder. He has a long, silky white coat that is marked with any colour patches. He may also be tri-colour (black and white with tan markings). Regular brushing is necessary.  The Papillon's ears are fringed and his plumed tail is carried high and arched over the back.

A light, dainty, and finely-boned animal, the Papillon is nevertheless alert, animated, lively, and friendly. He is very devoted and protective, and makes a good watchdog. His small size suits him to any accommodation. He is a good traveller, and is hardy and long-lived. Although the Papillon is an indoor animal who loves to be with his family, he loves a good romp in the outdoors. An excellent companion for the stay-at-home, he requires minimal exercise.

With an eager to please nature, the Papillon is easily trained. He gets along well with cats and other small dogs, but his hearty spirit may encourage him to challenge much larger dogs! Although he has a playful and willing spirit, it must be remembered that he is still small enough to be easily injured if mishandled by very young children.


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Photos displayed above courtesy of:
Shana Snow and Carla Praught, Maribeso
Nova Scotia

British Columbia


Arlene Collins
6253 Gibson Road
100 Mile House, BC    V0K 2E3
(250) 395-4853


Donna-Marie Cyr
C-21, S-3, RR#2
Williams Lake, BC  V2G 2P2
(250) 392-5531

Teseko Kennels

Debbie Dittrich
8552 Thompson Road
Deroche, BC  V0M 1G0
(604) 820-7459

Nicomen Island

Elizabeth (Betty) Klein
220 Salmon Arm Drive
Enderby, BC  V0E 1V1
(250) 838-0229

Kleins Perm Reg'd

Kelly and Randy Saunders
Mission, BC
(604) 820-8943

Enstone Reg'd

Nancy Verhoog
2049 Herd Road
Duncan, BC  V9L 5W3
(250) 746-1656




Sharon Hiebert
279 Bolton Crescent 
Saskatoon, SK   S7T 0B9
(306) 384-2902

HopeSprings Reg'd

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Papillon Canada Association Rescue
Julia Beaton
(604) 937-5700

The Wild Rose Papillon Rescue
Edmonton, AB
Jo Raymer
(780) 475-4276
Pat Galloway  or Nicole Zizek 


Did you know?

The famous painter,
Titian included Papillons in many well-known paintings including the Venus of Urbino (1542).





Karen Shiels-Anonychuk
PO Box 41
Garson, MB   R0E 0R0
(204) 755-2387 or
(204) 266-0142

Canisphere Kennels Reg'd

Bertha Solar
1171 PR 200 
St. Germain South, MB   R5A 1G3
(204) 257-7352


Aline M. Viau
407 Roseberry Street
Winnipeg, MB     R3J 1T4
(204) 661-0799
Puppies available occasionally
from Championship lines




Olga Gagne
PO Box 149
St. Davids, ON  L0S 1P0
(905) 262-4682

Bluechip Perm Reg'd


New Brunswick 


Ingeborg Lehnert
2316 Route 16
Baie Verte, NB   E4M 2H7
(506) 538-9014

Silverwings Kennel Reg'd

Nova Scotia 


Shana Snow and Carla Praught
Lawrencetown Road
Lawrencetown, NS   B2Z 1C4
(902) 221-5371

Maribeso Kennel


Prince Edward Island 


Kathy Archibald
PO Box 1205
Cornwall, PE  C0A 1H0
(902) 566-2657 

Kildrummy Kennel

Jody Hoheisel
PO Box 807
Cornwall, PE  C0A 1H0
(902) 887-2294

Mawenpaw Reg'd

Karen MacPhee
Coleman RR#3 
Coleman, PE   C0B 1H0
(902) 859-2468 or (902) 859-2469

Diamondsun Kennel Reg'd


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