One of the more popular breeds of dogs that are purchased by an individual or family is the poodle. In fact, the poodle has been one of the top 10 dogs purchased by family as a household pet.
This popularity of the poodle breed is due to a number of reasons. One of those reasons is that the temperament of the poodle is very gentle and therefore makes for a gentle pet especially when there are children in the home. Another reason why the Poodle breed is a popular breed of dog is the fact that these are very intelligent dogs. Therefore, because of their intelligence, a poodle is easy to train.
Additionally, if one was to ask what country the poodle originated from many individuals would say France. However, many individuals would be surprised to learn that the poodle was originally bred in Germany and was bred as a hunting dog.
Also, if considering a poodle for the home it is important to know that there are a number of breeds of poodles. Specifically within the poodle breed itself is the standard, miniature, and toy poodle.
In addition, there are other mixtures of poodle breeds that are available. Specifically, some of those breeds include the Yorkie and Chihuahua poodle. Therefore, if considering this type of poodle it is important to know what a Chihuahua poodle is and what some of the pros and cons of owning this breed of pet are.
What Is A Chihuahua Poodle?
A Chihuahua poodle is a dog that combines two different breeds together. Specifically, those two breeds that comprise a Chihuahua poodle are a poodle and a Chihuahua. Additionally, because the Chihuahua breed is small in size, the breeding of Chihuahua poodles is usually accomplished with a toy poodle. Often, a Chihuahua poodle is affectionately known as a Chipoo.
The Chihuahua poodle is unique in appearance. This is because of the characteristics that each breed brings and the blending of those characteristics can result in a curious looking animal.
Often, a Chihuahua poodle, in appearance, resembles a poodle in that it has curly or longer and wavy hair. Additionally, the facial features of a Chihuahua poodle can vary anywhere from a different shaped head or different shape or variations within the body itself and usually the size of the Chihuahua poodle ranges anywhere from 3 to 20 pounds in weight. Additionally, the height of the Chipoo can vary anywhere from 5 to 15 inches in height.
Pros And Cons Of A Chihuahua Poodle
Usually, the resulting puppy from this breeding process is a small animal that is typically a good companion in the home, especially if there are children present.
Another advantage of owning a Chihuahua poodle is that this mixture or hybrid of dog is easy to train. This ease of training is due to the fact that the animal is very intelligent. Also, the Chihuahua poodle has high energy levels and is a fiercely independent animal. However, these combinations of traits do not detract from the typical loyalty that the Chihuahua poodle has towards its owner.
Also, the Chihuahua poodle is very affectionate. Therefore, the Chihuahua poodle loves to be affectionate, cuddle, and find security in the lap of its owners.
In addition, the disposition of a Chihuahua poodle is often very mild. This is because the personalities of each of the two animals entwines together to create a pet which is generally an animal who exhibits the best from both breeds.
Added to the mix, the owner of the Chihuahua poodle will find that this breed of dog is very playful. Additionally, the Chipoo is a very suspicious dog by nature. Therefore, this breed of dog will be very suspicious of strangers and will continue to bark until the strangers are no longer present in the household
Also, the reality of owning a Chihuahua poodle is that the animal is considered a mixed breed. Therefore, because of this breeding the Chihuahua poodle can be officially recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club. Usually the name or label that is applied to this type of hybrid is a Wapoo. It is also important for the owner of the Chihuahua poodle to consider either spaying or neutering the animal.