Which type of dog is found in this romantic painting from 1724? (Art Name Game)
This breed was depicted in artwork as early as the 16th century. It was originally called the Dwarf Spaniel or Continental Toy Spaniel. Famous fans of this breed: Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette.
Personality: Brains and Beauty
Smart, attractive, versatile, and a constant loving companion.
Origin of Name:
This dog is sometimes called the“butterfly dog” because of its unusual ear shape.
Answer: The Papillon (The word ”papillon” means butterfly in French).
About the Papillon
A tiny dog, measuring 8 to 11 inches at the shoulder, you can still spot a Papillon a block away thanks to the large, wing-shaped ears. Some Paps have erect ears; in others, known as the Phalene type, the ears are down. Paps are dainty and elegant, with a plumed tail, and a long, silky coat of several color combinations, the base color being white. More robust than they look, Paps are little dogs for all seasons and reasons. They thrive in warm or cool climates, in town or country, and are eager to join family fun. They are excellent agility dogs and are consistent winners at the sport’s highest levels; less ambitious owners can train them to do all kinds of tricks.
Image of oil painting: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/438127
"The Declaration of Love" was painted by Jean Francois de Troy in 1871.
Art Name Game created by Marina Veronica of Sweet Walks VIP Pet Care Beverly Hills (SweetWalksVIP.com)