I do require all pups to be spayed or neutered .
Males can be inclined to mark territory, so do females.However, when raid=sed properly from the beginning and when spayed or neutered at the appropriate age both sexes can be wonderful house companions and equally trustworthy. However, it should be noted one of the main reasons females are often thought of as being more trustworthy is they are just more sneaky then the males. You will catch the male marking, but the female will go hide, so as not to get into trouble.
With Papillons either sex can be on the small or large side of the standard for the breed. Ideally the range is between 8-10 inches at the shoulder and 4-15 lbs. with 6-9 being average.
Males do tend to be more loyal because they have a greater desire to please you. Of course there are exceptions to every rule,, but in general the males tend to be more loyal. But once a female has bonded to you she is very bonded.
While both sexes can be sweet and loving it is more common for the male.
This is more true when females are left in tack.
Both sexes can have nice coats, but a spayed female does typically have a better coat than intact female.
The Papillon has one of the longest histories of any toy breed. Known for a time as the Dwarf Spaniel. Distinguished from other toy breeds by the striking butterfly-like ears for which he is named, the elegant and delightful Papillon is known to be highly intelligent and versatile little dog. With his easygoing yet lively personality, he is an endearing and devoted companion who likes nothing better than to spend time with his family. But don't be fooled by his diminutive size. While sitting in your lap may be his favorite pastime, he is surprisingly athletic and both enjoys and excels in competitive sports, such as agility and tracking. Eager to meet new people and shower them with affection, the Papillon packs a lit of personality into his tiny posture, and if given the chance to charm you, will quickly win you over and become a treasured part of your life.
Like the faint butterfly, the Papillon moves easily whether walking on a leash around his neighborhood or trotting around a show ring. This surprisingly athletic little dog can also show off his fluidity by effortlessly navigating the obstacle coursed of agility competitions. Despite all his energy, however, the Papillon is considered one of the most contented lap dogs. Papillon are always parti-colored. Any color other than white appearing on the head must cover both ears and must extend over the eyes without interuption. The coat is long, fine and silky. It flows across the body, lying flat against back and sides with a profuse frill of fur on the chest. There is no undercoat. Short hair covers the skull, muzzle, front of the forelegs, and from the hind feet to the hocks. The well fringed ears are covered the inside with silky medium-length hair. The forelegs are feathered on the backsides with fur that diminishes toward the pastrns, and the hind legs have what is called culottes, abundant fur cobering the breeches. The hair on the feet is short with fine tufts appearing over the toes and growing beyond them, forming a dainty point..
A good fit for a wide range of human personalities, the Papillon disposition is neither shy nor aggressive. This is a confident dog who enjoys pleasing his owner, but must be trained regardless of how small he is. Extremely intellignet and highly trainable, the Pap can learn virtually any command or trick as long as it is broken down into easy-to-learn steps and taught in manageable stages. One pup I sold is learning commands in 2 languages! 10 the time I talked to her. Paps both want and need human companionship. they thrive when they are pleasing their owners moods. They make great service dogs.