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|
Video: Papipoo Puppy Playing
Temperament and Behavior
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.
Papipoos are suited to live indoors. These active little pets enjoy running through the house, often hopping on some of the higher spots including the kitchen table and the bed. However, they will not mind if taken out for a walk on a regular basis. They can also be kept busy with 20-30-minute interactive playing sessions per day. Provide plenty of plush toys, balls, and puzzles to keep your pet interested and engaged.
These are high-maintenance dogs requiring frequent grooming. Therefore, inexperienced owners can let a professional groomer take charge of their dogs. Their coat should be brushed 3-4 times a week. This will help distribute their natural skin oils, keeping their skin and fur healthy. Make sure you bathe them when they are dirty. Trim their nails twice or thrice a month and brush their teeth thrice a week to prevent periodontal diseases.
Poodle Papillon mixes can get any of the diseases that are common in their parent breeds. Therefore, the owners should be aware of bone disorders like hip dysplasia and Patellar Luxation, eye diseases such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy, and hypothyroidism.
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.
- The Papipoos, with their high level of intelligence, are known to learn new tricks quickly.