Facts & Origin
Chihuahua and Poodle Mix - a hybrid breed.
This mixed breed is a fun-loving and energetic dog that loves to play. They are intelligent and easy to train, which makes them a great family pet. They are most comfortable in a home with a yard where they can run and play.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
The Chihuahua Poodle mix is a small dog with a slender body. They usually weigh between 3 and 4 kg and are between 20 and 30 cm tall. They have a short coat that is usually either black, brown or white in color. They have large, dark eyes and a long, furry tail.
|Origin||Mexico / Germany|
|Life expectancy||12 - 20 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|Activity level||low - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Chihuahua and Poodle mix - Such is probably his nature.
Introducing the Chi-Poo: a cross between a Chihuahua and a Poodle. This crossbreed first became popular in Australia and the United Kingdom, and is now a popular pet in the United States as well. Chi-Poos are intelligent and easy to train, making them an ideal pet for first-time dog owners or those looking for a small, low-maintenance companion.
Chi-Poos have usually inherited the best traits of both their parents. They are alert and active like Chihuahuas, but tend to be less yappy. They also have the hypoallergenic coat of the Poodle, which can be either curly or smooth. With an average life expectancy of 12-15 years, this mixed breed is also relatively healthy.
Because of their small size, Chi-Poos are well suited for city living. They do well in apartments and other small spaces as long as they get daily exercise. These pups are also relatively low maintenance, but will need to be brushed regularly to prevent matting.
Although they do well with children and other pets, Chi-Poos may be too small for very young children.
Health and breeding information
What diseases can occur in Chihuahua and Poodle mix.
The Chihuahua and Poodle mix is a popular cross between the Chihuahua and the Poodle. Chihuahuas are the smallest dogs in the world, while Poodles are known for their hypoallergenic coats and intelligence. Although this mix is one of the most popular, it does carry some health risks.
Health risks associated with the Chihuahua-Poodle mix include patellar luxation, tracheal collapse and von Willebrand disease. Patellar luxation is a condition in which the kneecap slips out of position. Tracheal collapse is a condition in which the trachea collapses. Von Willebrand disease is a blood disorder that affects the clotting process.
While these health risks are serious, not all Chihuahua-Poodle mixes are affected by them. With proper care and regular veterinary checkups, your Chihuahua Poodle mix can enjoy a long and healthy life.
What does this mongrel look like?
This dog has a dense, soft coat that is light brown in color. The coat is curly and may have some white patches.
|Fur||flat coated - curly|
|Ear shape||Standing Ears - Floppy Ear|
|Size ♀||15 - 60 cm|
|Weight ♀||2 - 28 kg|
|Size ♂||15 - 60 cm|
|Weight ♂||2 - 28 kg|
|Suitable For||Children, Seniors, suitable for allergy sufferers, Beginner, Blind people|
Chronic eye infections can be very painful in dogs and can be treated with medication. In rare cases, the cornea must be treated.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
If an insulin dose was overdosed or accidentally administered twice, the dog may experience hypoglycemia.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.
A Chihuahua-Poodle mix is a mixed breed dog created by crossing a Chihuahua with a Poodle.
A Chihuahua-Poodle mix can look different depending on which parent breed it more closely resembles. However, they usually have a small to medium sized body, long legs and a soft, curly coat.
A Chihuahua-Poodle mix can inherit the best traits of both parents, which means they are usually intelligent, affectionate and energetic dogs.
Since a Chihuahua-Poodle mix is a small dog, they don't need a lot of exercise. However, they do need daily walks and playtime to stay healthy and happy. It is also important to brush their fur regularly to avoid matting and tangles.
Yes, Chihuahua and Poodle mixes are usually good with children if properly socialized and trained.
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