The AKC considers
the two types to be equal and judges them together as the same breed.
Papillons should always be white with another color. Most common are
the black and white, sable and white, red and white, and tri-color
papillons. The color should always cover both eyes and the front and
back of the ear to give the proper butterfly look. A white blaze and
noseband are preferred as they also contribute to the correct
butterfly look. Size should range from 8 inches to 12
inches at the shoulder with the average papillon being between 9 and
10.5 inches in height and weight in proportion.