15 Amazing Facts About Papillons You Might Not Know

#7 For their striking appearance, Papillons are popular show dogs. But there’s more to them than just good looks. With sharp minds and equally keen agility, Papillons are more adept athletes than you might expect.

#8 Papillons became popular in the 16th century, particularly with aristocrats and artists. The breed was so popular as a muse for painters that the history and development of Papillons can be seen through many works of classic art.

#9 Just a few noted artists who painted Papillons include Titian (1488-1576), Paolo Veronese (1528-1588), Pierre Mignard (1612-1695), Gonzales Coques (1614-1684), Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) and Jean-Honore Fragonard (1732-1806).

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