Papoo Puppies & Breed Information


Papoo Puppy Characteristics

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Papoo Breed Information

Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized

Weight: 3-14 lbs

Height: 8-12 inches

Color(s): White with markings of any color


The Papoo, also called the Papipoo, is created by the crossing of two breeds: Papillon and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and have become popular companions.


Small but sturdy, the Papoo typically possesses distinctive facial features. They may have the trademark "butterfly" ears of the Papillon or the long ears of the Poodle. They should be lively, bold, and hardy.


The Papoo is affectionate, loving, and loyal. They are family oriented and do not do well if left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom or loneliness will lead to destructive behavior. Papoo's do best in a home with older, considerate children. They are not recommended for homes with other dogs but will do okay with non-canine pets they have been raised with. The Papoo is suspicious of strangers and will alert their family to visitors and out of the ordinary sounds.


Depending on coat type, the Papoo requires frequent brushing to prevent matting and tangling or professional clipping. Bathing should be done when necessary using a mild shampoo. Dental hygiene is important to prevent early tooth loss. The Papoo may be prone to such health issues as PRA, ear infections, anemia, skin problems, luxating patella, and sensitivity to anesthesia.


The coat of the Papoo may be long and silky, long and slightly wavy, or very curly.


Early socialization and obedience are recommended. The Papoo may be difficult to housebreak. They will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.


The Papoo is well suited for apartment living. They are relatively active indoors and should have a wide variety of safe toys to keep them occupied. Papoo's enjoy securely leashed walks, family play sessions, and off-lead play time in a securely fenced yard.


If you are looking for Papoo puppies for sale from reputable Papoo breeders or to adopt Papoos from a Papoo rescue then make sure you understand as much about the dog breeds you are interested in as you can. Every puppy breed is different. Begin your research by reading the breed information about the Papoo puppy above. Search our dog breeds section to find Papoo puppies that make great pets.

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Updated: 10/23/2014
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