Papipoo (Papi-poo)

The adorable Papi-Poo is a cross between a purebred Papillon and Poodle.

Papillon x Poodle = Papipoo or Papi-Poo


The Papi-Poo is a designer crossbreed from the United States. The cute pooch is the offspring of a cross between a Papillon and the Poodle which has produced an enthusiastic dog that is easy and willing to be trained and is relatively easy to care for and is lovely for apartment-style lifestyle.


This affectionate dog is a small sized toy dog who has a small well proportionate body with short legs. Despite its small size, the Papipoos are quite energetic and agile and perform well in sports like agility,  hunting tests, and obedience if trained properly.

They have a round head with  amber or brown colored bright eyes, and  deep black nose to add charm to its fabulous personality.

They have short-medium wavy hair and tail with often a combination of 2 or more colors. They shed minimally and are hypoallergenic dogs.

Papipoo Pictures

Quick Information

Other NamesPapi-poo, Papi Poo, Papillon-Poodle Mix
Dark brown/chocolate, light brown/golden, black and white, gray
CoatSoft, Straight or Wavy, Medium Length
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Breed GroupToy
SizeSmall Sized
Hieght11 inches Approx
Weight6-14 lbs
Life Span/Life Expentancy10-14 Years
TemperamentLoving, Gentle, Smart, Social, Friendly, Playful
Barking LevelOccassional
Energy LevelActive
Good with ChildrenYes
Good with Other DogsYes
Country of OriginUSA
Competitive Registration/Qualification InformationDRA, DBR, DDKC, IDCR, ACHC

Temperament and Behavior Traits

The Poodle-Papilon mix has a loving personality which you are immediately going to fall for. They are smart, devote, little mischievous but gentle canines, who make great family pets.

The Papi-poo loves to be around kids and will get along with other household pets and dogs. It is always eager to please its family and is willing to be held or cuddled by them and are great companion dogs.

It can be a bit wary and will alert you to strangers coming onto the property by barking loudly, due to its protective nature. It is one of the most popular Poodle mixes which has an affectionate temperament.

Care ~ Exercise

These little dogs are perfectly suited to life indoors and apartment lifestyle. They love running around the house and playing with toys and hopping around the furniture.

They prefer being involved in pet puzzles, games, balls, and plush toys are good options to keep your pet busy when indoors.

However, 15-20 minutes walk around the neighborhood or some free time to run or some playtime at the pet park is always welcomed and will keep the toy pooch engaged.


The Papipoos are low shedder but are high-maintenance dogs requiring regular grooming. Their medium wavy hair needs to brush 3-4 days a week to keep them tidy and untangled. This helps to distribute their natural skin oils, keeping their skin and coat healthy.

Bathing is required for the dogs when they get dirty, or wiping them gently with a wet cloth to put of the dirt will suffice.

Other maintenance issues are their teeth; they will need these brushed at least twice a week to maintain oral health.  A periodical ear and eye check, plus a gentle nail clip will keep your Papi-poo clean and tidy.

Health Problems

The Papi-Poo has an average lifespan of 10 to 14 years. 

A primary advantage to crossbred dogs is that they usually pick up the healthier genes of its parent lineage. However, the Papipoo could possibly be susceptible to the health problems that commonly affect its parent breeds, the Papillon and Poodle.

Some disorders that you should keep an eye out for,

  • Patellar Luxation
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Bone Disorders.

A Papi-Poo may also develop hypothyroidism or eye conditions like progressive retinal atrophy.


The Papi-Poo is a clever and smart breed and training them is not a difficult task. They love learning tricks, and pleasing their owners they enjoy a bit of training as long as it is positive and rewarding.

Since the pooch  loves to play around and hop on kitchen furniture, teaching them basic commands will help them to obey instructions given. 

Early socialization and interaction with people and other pets at the park will help them in building their social skills.

Take them out after meals, after grooming sessions, before bedtime, and in the morning.

Crate training is also recommended since it will help them accept confinement.


It has high energy requirements, and so needs a nutrient-rich diet. It will enjoy a vegetarian diet containing some protein sources like baked beans, cottage cheese, lentils, and cooked eggs.

You add some healthy grain options like bread, brown rice, and wholegrain cereals to their daily diet. If you insist on providing commercial dry food, then the amount should be 1/2-1 cup per day.


These tiny dogs are irresistibly adorable puppies. They seem like walking soft-toys. Handle these bundles of joy carefully, and make sure you supervise your kids if they are going to be socializing and playing with the puppies as well.

Papi-Poo puppies can easily injure themselves if they jump off of the furniture, such as your bed or the sofa, so you can purchase pet steps to help them get up and down from furniture, or you can teach them to wait for you to pick them up.

Start training your Papi-Poo starting in puppyhood to teach him to follow commands. Expose him to different people and pets so he can grow up to be a confident and friendly adult.

Papi Poo Puppy Photos

Video: Papi-Poo Puppies Playing

Full Grown Papipoo

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