Chipoo is a very friendly dog that makes a great companion and loves to be part of a family. It is highly intelligent and energetic with the desire to always please its owner. Discover more about our Chipoo puppies for sale below!
History of Breed
The Chipoo is a hybrid breed of dog which was developed by mixing the amazing Miniature or Toy Poodle and the lovable Chihuahua. This breed was developed in the early 1970s. Since then, they have become a popular and well-liked dog around the world. The Chipoo makes a great fit in families of all dynamics and will win your heart in no time at all.
Personality and Temperament
This breed is very gentle, playful, and caring. They are social and curious dogs who tend to quickly grow a bond with their families. They are not known to be aggressive or overly protective yet are very loyal. Training is generally fairly easy with this breed as the tend to understand and learn things quickly. They also enjoy attention and thrive off of positive reinforcement.
Appearance and Grooming
Chipoos do well with routine bathing at least one time every four to five weeks. They do not require excessive amounts of work and are easy to maintain. Daily brushing is always recommended as it will help them look and feel their best. Remembering to keep their nails trimmed should also be a part of their routine care routine.
Care and Feeding
Chipoos are semi active dogs and do need ample amounts of energy to feel their best. The correct ratio of meat-based protein and micronutrients, as well as healthy carbs and fats, will keep this breed healthy. Many Chipoo owners recommend feeding this dog two meals a day, spaced about twelve hours apart. It is also very important to remember to provide your dog with proper dental care. It is suggested that his teeth get cleaned a minimum of three times a week. Failing to keep his teeth clean can contribute to health issues.
Breed Size and Life Expectancy
The Chipoo stands between seven to twelve inches tall.
This breed weighs between five to fifteen pounds.
The average life expectancy for this breed is between ten and twelve years.
Interesting Breed Facts
Fact: The Chipoo is a very smart dog and trains with ease.
Fact: This breed does great with children and other pets in the household.
Fact: This breed loves exploring the great outdoors with family.
Ten Frequently asked Questions about the Chipoo
What kind of food is suitable for the Chipoo?
This breed needs a diet that contains dry food of high quality; it shouldn’t be fed generic dog food as it is not good for the dog’s digestive system. Dry kibble is a good option for the Chipoo.
Does Chipoo have any associated health problems?
Yes. Chipoo is prone to some health problems such as low sugar, dry skin, eye infections, lose kneecaps, etc. Dental issues might also arise if it is not fed the correct diet.
Does Chipoo bark a lot?
It has the tendency, Chipoo will bark to alert its family of the presence of strangers and at the same time bark when it is excited.
What type of character does the Chipoo possess?
Chipoo is a very devoted dog breed that tends to bond really well with one person. It is always eager to play and cuddle and enjoys the company of its owner. Some have a tendency to bark frequently.
How big does a Chipoo get?
Chipoo’s size is dependent on the size of the Poodle parent. On average, it can weigh from 3 to 20 pounds and grow about 5 to 15 inches tall.
How many puppies can a Chipoo have?
A Chipoo can litter about 4 to 5 puppies. However, they require extra special care because of their miniature parentage.
How long does a Chipoo live?
On average, Chipoo has a life span of 12 to 15 years. Some live longer though, depending on how well they are being catered for.
What are the most common coat colors a Chipoo comes in?
The most common coat colors among Chipoos are fawn, white, black and apricot brown.
Does a Chipoo interact well with other dogs?
Yes. Chipoo interacts well with other dogs as long as they are raised in the same environment. If this is not the case, it might be quite difficult for the Chipoo to accept a new dog coming into the family as it can be quite protective of its territory and family.
Can Chipoo serve as a good family pet?
Chipoo possesses a small size that makes it suitable for apartment living, it does well as a good family pet but is not recommended for families with smaller kids. It is best suited for homes with no kids or homes with older kids.
Petland is honored to offer first-class Chipoo puppies and our caring team of puppy specialists will help answer any questions you may have.