Indeed he is small but don’t let his size trick you around. He is so smart comparing to his size. Known by being so active and a great competitor in what relates to agility and obedience. Yes, the name Papillion is a French word that refers to butterfly. So, you can tell that the name wasn’t given to him by accident but for him being energetic and outgoing. The name also is referring to the dog´s fringed upright ears that seems to look like outspread wings of a butterfly.
We should mention that he is strong too that is why sometimes they call him a Bionic dog. Also, he is known by being so protective among his stuffs and somehow jealous.