WooHoo For The Papipoo!

Papillon Poodle Mix”

The Papipoo is an affectionate, adorable, intelligent small-sized toy dog with a great personality and tons of energy. They are a mixed breed dog with an average lifespan of 10 to 14 years that come from breeding a Papillon with a Toy Poodle. They are also referred to as a Papidoodle at times. The Papipoo are easy to care for and make a great family pet.

They are sensitive dogs that love to cuddle and don’t like being left alone for long periods of time. If properly trained, they can do well with obedience, agility and performance sports training. However, before you head out to get one, keep reading and learn as much as you can about the Papipoo to make sure this is the best dog for you.




Papipoo Origins

So where do Papipoos come from? The Papipoo is a classic example of a designer dog. This type of dog has mainly been created over the past 3 decades and usually are deliberate mixes of two purebred dogs. The concept behind designer dogs is to create a dog that has the best characteristics of both its parents.

However, this cannot be guaranteed. The best way to get started learning about the Papipoo is to take a closer look at its parents, the Poodle and the Papillon.

Papillon

Papillons are an old breed of European dog that can be found in 14th century paintings. They were very popular with European noble women. In the past, they were a solid colored dog but today frequently have a white coat with patches.

The Papillon is a happy and friendly small dog. They love to be fairly active. The breed is intelligent and easy to train. They become very attached so should not be left alone for long periods of time.

Poodle

The poodle is an old dog breed, and originally came from Germany. The dog was a retriever for waterfowl hunters and his coat protected him from the water. During the 15th century the poodle was brought to France and started to be bred more like the poodles we are familiar with today. They came in three sizes.

The Standard Poodle continued retrieving waterfowl, while the miniature sniffed truffles out and the Toy Poodle was kept as a companion by the aristocracy who often carried the small dogs around with them. Today’s Poodle is a playful, loving, loyal and intelligent family dog. They love to please so are easy to train. They can be wary with strangers but with his family is very affectionate, entertaining and friendly. They do not like being left alone and have lots of energy.

Temperament

The Papipoo is an intelligent dog and also friendly and social. They may be wary with strangers but love being with their family and people they know. He may suffer from separation anxiety when left long for long periods of time and is a sensitive dog.

The Papipoo is fairly easy to train and with socialization gets along well with children and other animals. He loves cuddling with family members and is very loyal and devoted. He can be mischievous and loves to play and has lots of energy.

Appearance

The Papipoo is a small dog that measures up to 11 inches tall and weighs 6 to 14 pounds. He can resemble either of his parents. The dog’s eyes are usually brown but may be either almond shaped or round. He has a curled tailed and medium length muzzle.

The dog may be square shaped and has a lean body with ears that flop over. The Papipoo’s coat may be curly, wavy or straight, as well as medium length and soft. The most common colors are red, apricot, chestnut, gray, black and white. They may also have white patches.

Exercise And Training

For a small dog the Papipoo is fairly active, so he needs to have at least 20 to 30 minutes of exercise every day. That can be comprised of some play time and a few short walks. Play ideally takes place out in the yard, but the Papipoo can also live in an apartment if he has some room to play in.

He loves playing in water and outings such as going to the dog park. The Papipoo needs to have his mind stimulated with things like toys and puzzles.

The Papipoo is fairly easy to train, since he is an intelligent dog who is eager to spend time with you and learn. Some Papipoos may get willful at times. As the pack leader you need to be positive, consistent and firm. Stay patient and use praise and rewards to encourage the dog.

Early training and socialization are critical to ensure he develops a good character and is a well rounded dog. Make sure to carefully schedule house training, and crate training may be helpful as well although he should not be left alone all day in the crate.

Grooming

Compared with other dogs, the Papipoo needs a high to moderate amount of maintenance. He needs to be brushed every other day at least to keep his coat healthy and to remove tangles. He also will need his coat and nails trimmed every few months.

Bathing should be done only as necessary to avoid damaging their skin’s natural oils. You should brush his teeth twice a week at minimum. Also check his ears for infection and clean them once a week.

Other Animals And Children

When properly trained and socialized the Papipoo is good with other dogs, pets and children. At times he might see small animals as his prey. This can be controlled with socialization.

General Information

The Papipoo is wary of strangers and alert, so makes a good watchdog. He will bark if someone is attempting to get into your house. He will bark occasionally and is able to live in a majority of climates, although he does thrive more in hot as opposed to cold climates.

The Papipoo will need to be fed 1/2 cup to 1 cup of high quality dry dog food every day. It should be split up into at least two meals.

Health Concerns

The Papipoo does not have any known specific issues, but any puppy can potentially inherit health issues or risks from their parents. This dog is more at risk for hip dysplasia, skin problems, collapsed trachea, hypoglycemia, eye problems, hypothyroidism, patellar luxation, epilepsy, Von Willebrands, Cushings and Addisons, among others.

To increase your chances of getting a healthy Papipoo, choose a reputable breeder and ask to see the parents health clearances.

Ownership Costs

A Papipoo puppy can cost from $250 to $1,200. Some breeders include things like first shots, deworming and chipping, but not all do. You will also need to pay for neutering, check up, food bowl, collar, leash, carrier and crate. The total cost of these is $360 to $400.

Your ongoing yearly medical expenses for basics like flea prevention, vaccinations, check ups and pet insurance will run you another $435 to $550. The ongoing yearly expenses for other essentials such as treats, grooming, license, toys, training and food will run another $515 to $600.

The Papipoo is a kind of dog that needs to have an owner who is committed to his care and him. He is on the high maintenance side in terms of grooming and early training and socialization are essential.

The Papipoo might be the perfect dog for you if you love cuddling with your dog and having him follow you around the house and adore you. He is a very intelligent, loyal and friendly dog who gets along well with other pets and children and has a great temperament to make a terrific pet.

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