USD 500-1000 Price Avg.

Designer Dogs


Cross Breed

Breed Type



12-15 years


Breed Information

Group Designer Dogs
Popularity/Rank 612
Origin United States
Other Names Cross between the Chihuahua and Toy or Teacup Poodle.,,Chi-Poos,,Choodle,,Chipoodle,,Poochi,,Poohuahua
Breed Type Cross Breed
Price (Avg.) USD 500-1000
Size Small
Weight 5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg)
Height 6-14 inches (15-36 cm)
Lifespan 12-15 years
Recognized by
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. And Not recognized by FCI.
Purpose Companion
Date of Origin 1970s
Ancestry Chihuahua and Poodle

Appearance & Maintenance

Coat Long, Medium, Short, The coat is usually of medium length.
Coat Colors Black, Blue, Brindle, Brown, Cream, Fawn, Grey, Silver, White
Grooming Level
Shedding Level
Eye Color Possibilities Brown
Nose Color Possibilities Black
Coat Color Possibilities Black, Blue, Brindle, Brown, Cream, Fawn, Gray, Silver, White
Coat Length Medium
Coat Density Normal
Coat Texture Wavy
Recommended Brushes Comb, Nail Clipper, Pin Brush, Scissors
Brushing Frequency Weekly

Breed Characteristics

Temperament Active, Companionable, Energetic, Independent, Intelligent, Playful, Sportive
Sensitivity Level
Affection Level
Social Interaction Required
Watchdog Ability
Biting Force Low
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Prey Drive
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Fighting Dog Not really

Good & Friendly with

Apartment Life Friendly
Stranger Friendly
Cat Friendly
Dog Friendly
Office Friendly No
Senior Citizens Friendly
Pet Friendly
Friendly with First Time Owners No
Service Dog Not really
Therapy Dog Not really
Detection, Sniffer or Security Dog Not really
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
Boat Dog Not really
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really

Health Elements

Health Issues
Health Problems Glaucoma, Hypoglycemia, Luxating Patella, Overactive tear glands
Hypoallergenic No
Energy Level
Exercise Required
Sleeping Required
Weight Gain Potential
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions
Stinkiness Low
Drooling tendency
Activity Level High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week 8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day 45 minutes

Food & Costing

Avg. Daily Food 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Cups Per Day 1 cups
Daily Cost $0.75 - $1.00
Monthly Cost $25.00 - $30.00


Gestation Duration 60-64 days
How often can the Chi-Poo have a litter? Once a year.
Litter Size 2-5 puppies (Once a year.)


The Chi-Poo is a hybrid breed of dog that is a cross between the Chihuahua and the Poodle. This breed has become increasingly popular in recent years due to its small size, intelligence, and affectionate nature. The Chi-Poo is an ideal pet for those looking for a loyal companion that will fit into their lifestyle.

The Appearance of the Chi-Poo dog can vary depending on which parent breed it takes after more. Generally, they have a round head with large eyes and ears that are either floppy or erect. They have short legs and a long body with a thick coat of fur that can be curly or wavy depending on the type of Poodle used in breeding. The colors of this breed range from white to black, brown, tan, cream, red, silver or blue.

The Lifespan of the Chi-Poo dog is typically between 10 to 15 years when properly cared for. The Size and Weight of this breed varies depending on which parent it takes after more but generally ranges from 4 to 12 pounds with heights ranging from 8 to 14 inches tall at the shoulder.

The Personality of the Chi-Poo dog is friendly and outgoing but can also be independent at times due to its Chihuahua heritage. They are intelligent dogs who love attention and thrive when given plenty of mental stimulation through activities such as agility training or playing fetch with their owners.

The Chi-Poo dog is very Friendly with other dogs as well as children and other animals if socialized properly from an early age. They are also known for being loyal companions who form strong bonds with their owners over time making them great family pets if given enough attention and exercise throughout their lives.

The Temperament of this breed tends to be calm yet alert making them good watchdogs who will bark when strangers approach but not excessively so as not to become annoying neighbors! They are also known for being quite adaptable which makes them suitable pets even in apartments or smaller living spaces provided they get enough exercise each day through walks or playtime indoors/outdoors with their owners/family members/friends etc…

When it comes to Health issues common among this breed include eye problems such as cataracts due to its small size; hip dysplasia; patellar luxation; heart murmurs; obesity; hypoglycemia; dental problems; skin allergies etc… It’s important that potential owners research these issues before getting one so they know what signs/symptoms look out for in order keep their pet healthy throughout its life span!

Finally, Adaptability level wise – these dogs do well in most environments provided they get enough exercise each day (walks/playtime) & mental stimulation (agility training). As far as benefits go – these little guys make great family pets due to their loyalty & affectionate nature plus they don’t take up too much space so perfect even if you live in an apartment!


The Chi-Poo is a hybrid dog breed that is a cross between a Chihuahua and a Poodle. The Chi-Poo was first bred in the United States in the 1950s. The Chi-Poo was created by crossing a Chihuahua with a Poodle. The resulting offspring was then crossed with another Poodle. This process was repeated until the desired characteristics were achieved.

The Chi-Poo is a small dog with a compact body. They have large, round eyes and their ears are usually cropped. Their coat can be either curly or wavy and comes in a variety of colors including black, brown, white, cream, and apricot.

The Chi-Poo is an intelligent breed that is easily trained. They are loyal and affectionate dogs that make great companions. They do well in families with children and other pets.

The Chi-Poo breed almost became extinct in the early 21st century. This was due to the popularity of designer dogs such as the Labradoodle and Cockapoo. However, the Chi-Poo has made a comeback in recent years and is now one of the most popular hybrid breeds.

The ancestry of the Chi-Poo can be traced back to Mexico where the Chihuahua originated. The Poodle also has its roots in Mexico but was later developed in Germany. The first recorded breeding of a Chihuahua and Poodle took place in the United States in the 1950s.

The Chi-Poo breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club (AKC) in 2010. They are also recognized by other major kennel clubs including the United Kennel Club (UKC) and Canadian Kennel Club (CKC).