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Height: Up to 11”
Weight: 6-14 lbs.
Energy Level: Moderate
The Papipoo is found in the following colors:
Health & Longevity
Average Life Span: 10-14 years
The Papipoo is a hybrid breed of the Poodle and the Papillon. It is important that you work with a reputable breeder and always look over a puppy before you purchase one. There are some major and secondary health conditions that you need to keep an eye out for with your Papipoo puppy. These conditions include Von Willebrand’s Disease, Addison’s Disease, epilepsy, Cushing’s Disease, collapsed trachea, anesthesia sensitivity, eye problems, hypoglycemia, and hypothyroidism.
Von Willebrand’s Disease is an inherited blood disorder passed down from your pup’s parents. This disease is present when the platelets in your dog’s body lack proteins that bond them together to clot the blood.
Addison’s Disease is another disease that is passed down to pups from their parents. This condition occurs when there is a problem with the adrenal gland. Your pup’s body will not have enough corticosteroids, and the body will not be able to function properly.
Epilepsy is also better known as seizures and can occur in your pup, but is not normally present until anywhere from six months of age and on. When a seizure occurs, your pup will usually have convulsions and may or may not go in and out of consciousness during this time.
Cushing’s Disease is a disease passed down to your pup from his or her parents. This disease occurs when there is a tumor, usually benign, located on the pituitary gland.
A collapsed trachea can cause your pup to have trouble breathing, especially when he or she is excited or riled up. You will often know when your pup has a collapsed trachea because he or she will cough a lot and when coughing, you may hear a honking sound.
Anesthesia sensitivity is present in some pups and should be monitored closely. Your vet should know how to handle this situation and deliver the proper amount of anesthesia so that an overdose does not occur.
Eye problems can pop up at any point in time, and you should monitor your pup’s health to ensure an eye exam is performed when needed. Eye conditions can range from an eye infection to blindness.
Hypoglycemia can be fatal if it is not handled correctly. Low blood sugar is serious and you need to monitor your pup’s health at all times. This condition is typically managed with your veterinarian’s guidance, and your pup may need to be placed on a special diet.
Lastly, hypothyroidism is a condition that affects the thyroid and causes it to function incorrectly. When the thyroid cannot do its job, your pup will either become obese or will not be able to gain weight.
Temperament & Train-ability
The Papipoo is considered to be a pup that is social and friendly. You will find that he gets along with other pets and children easily. It is important though that your pup receive early socialization to ensure the best behavior and attitude.
This breed does tend to enjoy a bath or a swim in the pool or the closest lake. You may find that your pup has a strong love towards the water and jumps in whenever he or she can.
Your pup is going to be playful, and while he or she is not considered overly active, you will find that your pup will chase you around, play a game of fetch, and even jump around outdoors when allowed.
Your Papipoo is a big fan of cuddles and affection, so you can expect him or her to be near you when you are relaxing. In fact, you may have trouble pulling your pup away from you for any length of time.
This pup does need to be walked at least once per day for about 30 minutes. You will find while he or she is quite active, your pup will settle down in your home.
The Papipoo is considered fairly easy to train and should not give you too much trouble. This breed is usually eager to learn and wants to please his or her owner. You musr ensure that you are firm and consistent and you do not let your pup control you throughout training sessions.
Your Papipoo will need quite a bit of grooming, so be prepared for this before you purchase your new pup. This breed needs to have his or her coat brushed at least once per day to remove debris and tangles. You will also need to take your pup to the groomer every couple of months to receive a proper trim and prim.
You do not need to bathe your pup unless he or she really needs it. Too many baths can actually damage your pup’s skin and cause the oils to be stripped from it. You can simply wipe down small dirty spots with a wet cloth.
You should clean your pup’s ears once per week and look for any signs of infection. You can clean his or her ears with a cleansing solution and a cotton ball.
Your Papipoo will consume anywhere between a 1/2 cup and 1 cup of food per day. You should feed your pup a high-quality dry kibble and avoid wet food, except on occasion.
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A Papipoo puppy will cost anywhere between $300 and $1,300. You should also factor in the cost of vaccines, vet checkups, preventative medicine, and supplies. This can run you an additional $500 to $1,500 per year.
Paws ‘N’ Pups Ranking
Paws ‘N’ Pups ranks every breed out of 4 with 1 being easiest to integrate into your life and 4 being the toughest – The lower the ranking the better.
Ranking takes into account a few basic factors including cost, skill level needed, high vs low maintenance and how critical regular training is to success. The Papipoo is a good choice for any home, apartment, or condo. This breed does well with children and other animals. You will find that your pup is easy to train, but does have quite a bit of grooming needs. This breed ranks a 2.
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