Welkom on the Di Papalino website.

We are Rik and Hilde and we live in Knesselare - Belgium. It all starts for is back in 1997 when we bought our first papillon Valentina van de Klaverbeek. Only one year later we bought a second papillon, Xantippe van de Klaverbeek, to play with Valentina. Hilde also likes the phalenes, so we bought Yentli van de Klaverbeek in 1999. The breeder of the dogs asked to us to show with the dogs and so we did. Sometimes we won, sometimes we lost. Maybe time for a first time breeding? In 2002 we used Silenzio's Big Boss as stud for Valentina. And there they were, our first puppy's... Oh what were they small and cute! We kept one of the first puppy's and named him Benito Di Papalino.

Benito did fantastic on shows, handled by our daughter Leen! Benito won a lot of shows and champion titles. The papillon-virus has caught us...

Meanwhile there are bred a lot of champions by Di Papalino and have we a lot of expierence... Ondertussen zijn er vele kampioenen gefokt door Di Papalino en hebben we al heel wat jaren ervaring... Both the papillon and the phalene dogs. Further we already had to say goodbye to our first dogs where it's all started with. Nowadays, with blessed ages between the ages of 16 and 19 years old, we had them a nice time in our midst to comfort them.

Health is our priority. That is why we are assiciated with the Koninklijke Maatschappij Sint-Hubertus and we are a certified breeder. All our dogs are tested on several diseases. Even more than what the legislation prescribes. A healthy dog is the best advertisement.

Through our website, we would like to introduce you to our butterflies. Have a lot of viewing and reading pleasure!

For further questions and information, please contact us.

The Di Papalino - Team:

Rik and Hilde
Geert and Leen
Verhelst - Pattyn Verbruggen - Verhelst