Papillons are one of the most overlooked dogs in terms of making great house pets. These dogs are often used as therapy dogs and seizure alert dogs due to their high intelligence and compassion and sensitivity towards humans. They are very easy to train, which is why they are often used as show dogs. Though Papillons seem to require lots of upkeep due to their unique long hair, occasional grooming should be plenty. They do not suffer skin allergies too often and also do not shed.