The Papi-poo is a hybrid crossed between the Papillon and a Poodle. They have red eyes and a medium sized muzzle. Their ears are droopy and tend to have feathers. A curly tail is accompanied by a lean body and a petite build.
Facts About Papi-Poo
|Breed Group||Toydog, companion dog, watchdog|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Other Names||Papidoodle, Papipoo, papillon poodle mix|
|Height||Average height up to 11 inches|
|Weight||Average weight up to 14 pounds|
|Competitive Registration / Qualification Information||ACHC, AKC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR|
|Colour||Grey, brown, chestnut, red, apricot|
|Life Expectancy||10-14 years|
|Coat||Soft, wavy, smooth|
Temperament & Personality
These dogs are devoted, loving, and smart making them an ideal pet for any family. They are neither too shy nor too aggressive. Papipoos are an inquisitive creature and continuously sniff around the house. These cuties can be an excellent watchdog as they inevitably alert the owner whenever an intruder enters the house.
Papipoos are mainly indoor dogs and are best for those who want an apartment dog. These active dogs love to cuddle up, hop onto the furniture, and chew their soft toys. A short walk on a regular basis will help them maintain healthy bones and muscles. Frequent play sessions for about 20 minutes will prevent them from getting bored and becoming destructive. Pet puzzles will help them to stay mentally alert.
They need a moderate to high level of grooming and maintenance. Brushing the coat will remove tangles and keep the fur clean. However, bathing the dog on a daily basis will damage the natural oil balance in their body. Nails will need a proper trimming if they get too long. Brushing the teeth twice a week will ignore different dental issues as this breed is prone to dental problems. The ears need a regular checkup to avoid any ear infection.
Like any other crossbreed, this dog may also get diseases which it may inherit from its parents. Problems like Addison’s disease, Cushing’s syndrome, Patellar luxation, Eye issues, Hypoglycemia, Collapsed trachea, Open Fontane, and Anesthesia sensitivity can affect this breed.
Crate and socialization training should start as early as in their puppy stage. Housetraining should begin with taking the dog for grooming sessions after a meal and before going off to sleep to teach the dog the primary schedule.
A diet rich in nutrients is appropriate for this breed. Give commercially available foods only up to 2 cups a day and is the best option. Keep an eye on their weight as they might get overweight if fed beyond the prescribed quantity.