Gender: MaleAllergy Scale: 2 - Might WorkActivity Level: ActiveShedding: Low Shed Expected Size: 6-8 lbs.
There are two boys in this litter and both are black and tan. Mom is a phantom Toy Poodle and she weighs 8#. Dad is a white and brown Chihuahua and he weighs 8#.
About This Breed:
This is a Poo-Chi which is half Poodle and half Chihuahua. They will be social and outgoing with their family, probably not so much with strangers. They will do better if you socialize them from the start to other people, don’t raise them in a bubble. They will actually think they are much bigger than they are. They will become very attached and loyal to their family and will most likely pick a favorite. They do have an alert nature and should make a good alarm system, even given their size. They will be good with older children and other pets as long as they are socialized to that type of family. Due to their smaller size, children will need to learn how to properly handle a pup of such small size. No rough housing, they will not take kindly to teasing either. They are an excellent companion who will love to play with its toys and then curl up on your lap for a nap. They are active and playful but still maintain a softer temperament. Their exercise needs are easily met in the house and won’t require a lot of outside time other than for potty reasons. They may enjoy short walks but you will most likely be carrying them around in a purse. They are an intelligent dog and companions first, use this when it comes to training. Your training will need to be a little more consistent and direct. Make sure that everyone in the house is on the same page with training methods. Consistence and repetition is what is going to work best. Use praise and treats to get the point across. Most folks with the smaller dogs like this find it much easier to use piddle pads instead of going outside in the colder weather. They are likely to be a lower shedding dog with the Poodle in them and given their curlier coat, that will not be good for those with allergies. Their coat is wavy to curly so I would suggest that you use a pin brush or hard comb with them that should keep their coat looking good. Given their coat I would think that you will not need to take them to the groomers, when it’s bath time the kitchen sink will work just fine. This is a pup that will fit well into an adult home rather than one that is filled with some very active children. They will enjoy being spoiled by you empty nesters.