The elegant, affectionate, and carefree Papipoo is the offspring produced by crossing a Papillon and a Poodle. This small-sized toy dog, known for its sparkling personality, is the favorite of many owners. It has a curly and furry tail just like its Papillon parent. Despite its small size, the Papipoo is quite energetic. If properly trained, it will do well in performance sports like hunting tests, agility, and obedience.
|Other names||Papi-poo, Papi Poo, Papillon-Poodle Mix|
|Coat||Medium length, soft, straight or wavy|
|Color||White/cream, dark brown/chocolate, black, light brown/golden, black and white, gray|
|Group of Breed||Toy|
|Size and Height||Small; around 11 inches|
|Temperament||Friendly, social, clever, playful, gentle|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||The United States of America|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||DRA, DBR, DDKC, IDCR, ACHC|
Its personality can be described as loving, devoted, mischievous, and smart. It is neither aggressive nor shy. Instead, the Poodle Papillon Mix with its moderate activity level likes to assume control over things. Because of its inherent curious nature, it enjoys exposure to different sights and sounds, as well as new experiences. It is always eager to please its family and is willing to be held or cuddled by them. Though it is fond of people, it needs some time to acquaint itself to strangers. Being alert and protective by nature, it will sound a warning call to its owner whenever there is an approaching danger.
The Papipoo puppies can hurt themselves jumping off the sofa or the bed. Therefore, train them to wait until you pick them up. You can also use steps to teach them to get on/off the furniture. It is easy to housetrain them, but it should be properly scheduled. Take them out after meals, after grooming sessions, before bedtime, and in the morning. Crate training is also recommended since it will help them accept confinement. Expose them to people as well as pets by taking them on leisurely walks to busy parks and to shops that let in dogs. This will help them develop their social skills.
It has high energy requirements, and so needs a nutrient-rich diet. It will enjoy a vegetarian diet containing some protein sources like baked beans, cottage cheese, lentils, and cooked eggs. You can also include some healthy grain options like brown rice, bread, and wholegrain cereals. If you insist on providing commercial dry food, then the amount should be 1/2-1 cup per day.