Canis ISSN: 2398-2942


Synonym(s): Butterfly dog

Contributor(s): Conn W, Vetstream Ltd


General information

  • Originated in continental Europe as a companion dog.
  • Also known as the Butterfly Dog from the shape of its ears.
  • Enjoys exercise and with correct training can do very well in the obedience arena.
  • The abundance of fine silky hair means it will require diligent grooming, especially the bushy Spitz-type tail.
  • Size makes it an ideal companion dog. May tend to become possessive of its owner.

Biological Data

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