The Papillon (French word for butterfly), also called the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a breed of dog of the Spaniel type. One of the oldest of the toy spaniels, it derives its name from its characteristic butterfly-like look of the long and fringed hair on the ears.
The Shetland Sheepdog is related to the Rough Collie, both descended from Border Collies that inhabited Scotland. The Border Collies were brought to the Scottish island of Shetland & crossed with the Icelandic Yakkin, a small dog. By 1700, the Sheltie was completely developed. The dogs were used to herd & guard the sheep flocks of the Shetlands. Extremely smart, it excels at obedience competition. Some of the Sheltie’s talents include:herding, watchdog, agility, competitive obedience