The Papillon is a dog well-known for his charming personality, small stature, and loyal companionship. This concisely written and beautifully illustrated guide is designed to assist new owners with easy to read information on choosing, raising, training and maintaining good health for their new Papillon. Includes interesting information on the history of the breed and their charming characteristics and personalities, as well as detailed information on selecting the right Papillon for your family, proper healthcare and socialization, and training and correcting behavior problems. There is even a complete chapter on properly grooming your Papillon- from trimming the coat to clipping the nails. Author Deborah Wood is the author of several pet books. She lives with three Papillons and a cat in Portland, oregon. Deborah competes with all of her Papillons in obedience trials and makes regular animal-assisted therapy visits with one of her dogs to a children's hospital.