The Chi-Poo is a designer breed created through the cross of the Chihuahua and the Mini Poodle breed. The Chi-Poo is recognized by the ACHC (American Canine Hybrid Club). This designer breed can also be registered through IDCR (International Designer Canine Registry) and ICA (International Canine Association, Inc).
- Country of Origin: N/A
- Weight: 5 - 12 lbs
- Height: 8 - 13 inches
- Color: The coat can be solid or a combination of colors.
The Chi-Poo is intelligent, active and playful. This breed is spunky and makes a great watch dog. With their high level of energy they love to play in the yard with their owners.
The Chi-Poo life expectancy is between 13 – 16 years. Health concerns to watch for in this breed are:
• Luxating Patellas
• Ear Infections
All mixed breed dogs have a better chance of having less health concerns because of their genetic diversity.
Their coat exhibits three coat varities: smooth coat (short hair), long hair and wire hair.
Grooming varies between the shorthaired and longhaired Chi-Poo. The shorthaired version of this breed needs to be brushed 2 -3 times per week to keep a healthy coat. The longhaired on the other hand may need to be brushed on a daily basis.