Papipoos: A Complete Guide

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If you want a happy, joyful little dog that will never let you down, then the Papipoo is perfect for you! These dogs are the result of combining a traditional Poodle with a Papillion.

Now your first reaction may be to think that this dog would sound rather pompous and nature, but this is the furthest thing from the truth.

Although they come from a royal heritage, they are incredibly friendly and down-to-earth dogs.

They love running around outside, fetching sticks, and even rolling around in the dirt (much to most owners dismay). They get along really well with other dogs and even with rambunctious young children.

A dark brown Papipoo walking on a path
The Papipoos are great watchdogs.

In nature, they take more after their Poodle ancestors and share their body type.

They still maintain the face of a Papillion, however. The Papillion is a small toy Spaniel.

They were favored by French royalty during the height of the Renaissance.

Their name comes from the French word for butterfly.

They were given this name because their ears were long and their hair flared out to the side just like the wings of a butterfly.

They are also very delicate and that nature.

Poodles, on the other hand, have a history of being German retriever dogs.

They were commonly used by hunters over the years for retrieving ducks and other birds that had been recently shot down.

Their expert nose and sharp eyesight made them a great candidate for this type of work. It is only in recent years that the Poodle has become more of a show dog.

The Papipoo is a perfect combination of the two breeds and has the courage and utility of a Poodle, but maintains the cute, innocent demeanor of the Papillion.

Papipoo Puppies – Before You Buy…

These adorable little dogs are a perfect gift for anybody (even if it’s for yourself).

However, before you purchase one of these you should know the basics about the dog. Let’s take a look!

What Price are Papipoo Puppies?

Because this dog comes from such a high standard of parenting breeds, it is fairly expensive for its size.

When it is a puppy, it is barely small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, but it still cost you around $700. If the parents used to be show dogs, then you can expect to pay $800 or $900 for this dog.

While this is a little bit of an expensive upfront investment, you will find that it pays off over the years. These lovable little dogs will give you all of their heart and soul.

In addition to this, they do not eat a whole lot of food because they are so small, which means you will save a lot more money on food than you would if you were to get a bigger dog.

How to Find Reputable Papipoo Breeders?

These dogs are incredibly hard to fake. They have a very distinctive look that almost impossible to imitate. It is important however to look at the pedigree of the parents.

If the parents or show dogs or if they were of exceptional quality, then your Papipoo would be worth a lot more.

If the parents were more of a standard stock, then you would expect to pay less than average.

3 Little-known facts about Papipoo puppies

  1. Papipoos love to cuddle up with just about everybody. Their favorite place to be in the house is in somebody’s lap.
  2. When they aren’t running around outside, these dogs will spend a lot of time sleeping.
  3. As puppies, they look just like little stuffed animals. They are no bigger than a baseball and won’t stray far from their mother’s side.

Physical Traits of the Papipoo

The Papipoo maintains the general body shape of the Poodle but tends to have the facial features and stature of the Papillion.

Their size is middle of the range between the two breeds, and they are classified as a small to medium-sized dog.

Their head is the most prominent part of their body, and they have a rather wide face. Their ears are set wide apart and are on the far sides of their heads.

Their eyes are big, round, and dark brown, and are arguably one of their most attractive features. These dogs are known for their infamous puppy eyes.

They will find a way to convince you to give them just about anything.

A fluffy Papipoo standing on the couch
A Charming Papipoo

Their fur is a mix between the curly fur of the Poodles and the long wispy hair of the Papillion.

What you get as a result is a coat of fur that has a medium thickness to it and has a wavy texture.

They are very easy to groom, as the brush just tends to glide right through their thick hair.

One would think that this long hair would lead to shedding, but generally, these dogs don’t shed much at all.

These dogs can come in quite a wide variety of colors as well.

The most common colors by far are cream and gray, but it isn’t uncommon to find a Papipoo with red, brown, or black hair.

The dogs that tend to have this darker hair are also likely to have bright amber-colored eyes which add to the cuteness factor.

How Big is a Full-Grown Papipoo?

The Papipoo is a very tiny dog. The puppies are no bigger than the palm of your hand, and even when they are full-grown they weigh a maximum of 15 lb.

Their height from the ground is usually no more than 10 inches, which makes them a very short dog and comparison to the Poodle.

This makes them a great indoor house pet. They’re quite happy in an indoor environment. Their favorite place to be is in somebody else’s lap or code upon the arm of your sofa.

Their small size allows them to do this with ease.

What is the Life Expectancy of the Papipoo?

These small dogs have a relatively long life. They can easily live for up to 16 or 17 years. Even on the lower end of the scale, they will live for at least 13 years.

Their lifespan is dependent upon the quality of food that they eat and the affection that they received from their family.

The happier they are, the longer they will live. This makes them a lot like humans.

As a general rule, happy creatures tend to have better immune systems, live healthier lives, and have a longer life expectancy.

Intelligence, Temperament and Personality Traits of the Papipoo

The Papipoo is a very emotionally intelligent dog. Some have even described as manipulative. They know how cute they look and they know how to make you say yes, no matter how much you say no.

As far as their temperament goes, they are incredibly mild. They are very friendly, and they only desire your affection.

The only time that they will ever get irritated is if you start pulling their hair or if you accidentally step on them (which can be easy to do because they are so small).

Surprisingly, they do make decent watchdogs. Anytime somebody is walking up to your driveway or approaching your front door; they will sound the alarm.

Despite their small stature, they have a loud voice, and it will be heard whether you like it or not.

These are the types of dogs that will bark at the mailman or the pizza delivery man until you open the door. This is not them trying to be rude; they are just trying to protect you from potential intruders.

The Papipoo’s Diet

A Papipoo in a field with a stick in its mouth
A Papipoo has a loud voice.

This dog doesn’t eat much at all. Most of the time the only food that it will need to eat is 1 cup a day.

It is best to feed them three times a day, so this means you should give them a little bit in the morning, a little bit around midday, and a little bit around dinner time.

However, if you are away during the midday, they will be just fine with twice a day feeding.

How Much Exercise Does a Papipoo Need?

The Papipoo Doesn’t need much exercise at all. They have a moderate level of activity, and most of their exercise can be gotten from running around the house and doors.

Because they are so small, even your tiny apartment seems like a large mansion to them.

However, it is important to make sure that they go outside for at least 20 minutes a day. No living creature was meant to stay indoors all the time.

It’s good for them to get fresh air and sunshine, and it will help them to live longer and healthier lives.

Papipoo Health and Conditions

Unfortunately, in their later life, these dogs can develop a myriad of painful diseases.

They are usually either breathing related or affect their kidneys and adrenal glands.

Thankfully these usually don’t set in until their final two years of life, if they do it all, and with today’s modern medicine there is usually some type of medicine or treatment that can be given to them.

Final Thoughts on the Papipoo

If you want a small little house dog that is an absolute joy to own and will give you constant love and affection no matter what day of the week it is, then the Papipoo is for you!

These loyal little dogs seek out human attention all day long, so it’s a good idea not to leave them home by themselves. However, they do get along with almost all other dogs.

So if you are planning on leaving them home alone a lot of the time, then it’s a good idea to get a second dog.

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