Chi-Poo: Dog Breed Description

Chi-Poo, (this dog breed is also called Poo-Chi), was created by crossing two breeds: Chihuahua and Poodle. These dog breeds are often referred to as designer dogs, although Chi-Poo has not gained the same popularity as other breeds belonging to the same group.


The ideal Chi-Poo is a small, agile, and extremely lively dog. Quite often, dogs of this breed have large erect ears, like the Chihuahua, or, conversely, long hanging ears, like the Poodle. Chi-Poo is a well-built, well-proportioned dog, strong and hardy.


An affectionate, loving, and devoted dog of the Chi-Poo breed, as a rule, chooses only one owner from the whole family, to whom he will give all the warmth of his heart. Chi-Poo is very sad if left alone for a long time and may even start to spoil the surrounding objects. Therefore, do not lock the dog alone in the room for a long time. It is not recommended to start Chip even if you have children in your house who are less than 10 years old. But Chi-Poo will quickly find a common language with other dogs or other pets. Also, these dogs make good watchmen, since they are distrustful of strangers and will bark loudly if they hear suspicious sounds.

Wool and care

Chi-Poo’s coat can be of the most varied: curly, short, long, or a combination of these three options. Depending on the type of coat, Chip may need either frequent brushing or professional trimming. If the need arises, the dog can be bathed. Common diseases for this breed are dislocation of the knee, progressive retinal atrophy, epilepsy, inflammatory processes in the ears and skin diseases.


It is recommended to conduct early socialization and obedience training with Chip. Like all small breeds, Chi-Poo dogs have a hard time getting used to keeping the house clean. Rough or arbitrary methods are ineffective. Training must be conducted with firmness, fairness, patience and consistency.


Chi-Poo is well suited for living in an apartment, provided that you devote enough time to classes and walks with the dog. They love to accompany the owner on a leash, take part in all family activities, and play freely in a fenced or safe place.

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