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Chi-Poo vs Pug vs Puggle – Which one is a better dog breed for you?

"Find similarities and differences between Chi-Poo vs Pug vs Puggle" Compare Chi-Poo and Pug. Which is better: Chi-Poo or Pug or Puggle?
Name Chi-Poo Pug Puggle
OriginsUnited States China United States
Group Designer Dogs Companion Dogs Designer Dogs
Popularity Rank61231207
Reviews061
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Other Names Cross between the Chihuahua and Toy or Teacup Poodle.
Chi-Poos
Choodle
Chipoodle
Poochi
Poohuahua
Mops, Carlin, Chinese Pug, Dutch Bulldog, Dutch Mastiff, Mini Mastiff Beagle-Pug
Breed Type Cross Breed Purebred Cross Breed
AKC Group Not recognized by the American Kennel Club. Recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885 as a Toy breed. Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group Not recognized by FCI. Recognized by FCI in the Companion and Toy Dogs group, in the Small Molossian type Dogs section. Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
Designer Canine Registry
American Canine Registry
American Kennel Club
America's Pet Registry
Canadian Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
Federation Cynologique Internationale
Kennel Club of Great Britain
North American Purebred Registry, Inc.
American Canine Association, Inc.
Australian National Kennel Council
Continental Kennel Club
National Kennel Club
New Zealand Kennel Club
United Kennel Club
Dog Registry of America Inc.
American Canine Hybrid Club
Designer Breed Registry
Designer Dogs Kennel Club
International Designer Canine Registry
Price 500-1000 $300-$500 600-800

General Appearance - Chi-Poo vs Pug vs Puggle

Size Small Small Small
Weight 5-20 pounds (2,5-9 kg) Male: 13-20 pounds (6-9 kg), Female: 13-18 pounds (6-8 kg) 15-40 pounds (7-18 kg)
Avg. Weight 12.5 pounds (6 kg) Male: 16.5 pounds (7.5 kg), Female: 15.5 pounds (7 kg) 27.5 pounds (12.5 kg)
Height 6-14 inches (15-36 cm) Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm) 10-15 inches (25-38 cm)
Avg. Height 10 inches (25 cm) Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm) 12.5 inches (31.5 cm)

Hair & Care - Chi-Poo vs Pug vs Puggle

Coat Short
Long
Medium
Fine Smooth
Straight
Colors Cream
Brown
Blue
Brindle
Silver
Grey
Fawn
White
Black
Fawn
Black
Black
Brown
White
Tan
Red
Grooming
Average: The Chi-Poo requires average grooming effort.
Effortless: The Pug requires minimal grooming.
Effortless: The Puggle requires minimal grooming.
Shedding Level
Chi-Poos are low shedders.
Pugs shed above average.
Puggles are heavy shedders.

Characteristics - Chi-Poo vs Pug vs Puggle

Temperament Energetic
Playful
Intelligent
Independent
Companionable
Active
Affectionate
Courageous
Intelligent
Going
Loyal
Cheerful
Gentle
Friendly
Playful
Affectionate
Friendly
Loyal
Social
Cheerful
Intelligent
Playful
Intelligent Rank
Very smart: Chi-Poo is an excellent dog breed.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Low to average: This canine intelligence is not the brightest one.
Trainability
Chi-Poos are easy to train.
Pugs aren't famous for their trainability.
Puggles aren't famous for their trainability.
Playfulness
The Chi-Poo is a playful breed.
Pugs, like any other dog breed, like playing.
The Puggle is a playful breed.
Sensitivity Level
Chi-Poos don't like an irregular daily routine, noisy household and frequent guest visits.
Pugs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Puggles have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed.
Affection Level
Chi-Poos are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Pugs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving and affectionate dogs toward their handlers.
Puggles are average dogs regarding their affection level.
Social Needs
Chi-Poos are kinda antisocial.
Pugs need a lot of social interaction.
Puggles need for social interaction is average.
Barking
Average: The Chi-Poo barks occasionally.
Average: The Pug barks occasionally.
Average: The Puggle barks occasionally.
Watchdog Ability
Chi-Poos are average watchdogs.
Pugs are average watchdogs.
Puggles are average watchdogs.
Territorial
Chi-Poos are average defenders.
Pugs strongly protect their territory.
Puggles are not the best to protect their territory.
Biting Potential Low
The Chi-Poo has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Pug has a low chance of biting somebody.
Low
The Puggle has a low chance of biting somebody.
Mouthiness
Chi-Poos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Pugs have lower than average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Puggles have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
Chi-Poos have average wanderlust potential.
Pugs tend to escape less than other breeds.
Puggles have high wanderlust potential, which means that this breed has a strong desire for exploring the world.
Prey Drive
Chi-Poos have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Pugs have an average prey drive, which means that they don't have a high impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals, but it might happen.
Puggles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Chi-Poos are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very apartment-friendly dogs.
Adaptability
Chi-Poos adapt well to lifestyle changes and different living environments.
Pugs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Puggles adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Chi-Poos handle alone time quite well.
Pugs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Just like every puppy, they are prone to panic, cry, bark, whine when they left alone by their owner.
Fighting Dog Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Good With - Chi-Poo vs Pug vs Puggle

Stranger Friendly
Chi-Poos are average friendly towards strangers.
Pugs are very stranger friendly dogs.
Puggles are very stranger friendly dogs.
Child Friendly
Chi-Poos are very kid-friendly dogs.
Pugs are kid-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very kid-friendly dogs.
Cat Friendly
Chi-Poos are not cat-friendly dogs.
Pugs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Puggles are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Chi-Poos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Pugs are very dog-friendly dogs.
Puggles are very dog-friendly dogs.
Office Friendly No
Chi-Poo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
No
Pug is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Yes
Puggle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Chi-Poos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pugs are usually recommended for elderly people.
Puggles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Pet Friendly
Chi-Poos do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Pugs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Puggles are generally with other pets.
Good For First Time Owners No
Chi-Poos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Pugs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
No
Puggles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Service Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a service dog.
Therapy Dog Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Yes
This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
Not really
This breed generally not used as a therapy dog.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Not really
A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR) Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people.
Boat Dog Not really
Chi-Poo breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Pug breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Not really
Puggle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.
Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.
Not really
A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling.

Health Factors - Chi-Poo vs Pug vs Puggle

Health Issues
Chi-Poos tend to have more and frequent health issues than other breeds.
Very healthy dog breed.
Puggles are commonly healthy dogs.
Health Problems Overactive tear glands
Hypoglycemia
Glaucoma
Luxating Patella
Allergies
Cheyletiella Dermatitis
Corneal Ulcers
Demodectic Mange
Distichiasis
Dry Eye
Entropion
Epilepsy
Hemi-vertebrae
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Nerve Degeneration
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Proptosis
Pug Dog Encephalitis
Staphylococcus Infection
Vaccination Sensitivity
Yeast Infection
Cherry Eye
Distichiasis
Epilepsy
Hip Dysplasia
Legg-perthes Disease
Obesity
Patellar Luxation
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Life Expectancy 12-15 years 12-15 years 10-15 years
Hypoallergenic No No No
Energy Level
Chi-Poos have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Pugs have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Puggles have an average energy level, so if you live a semi-active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Exercise Need
Chi-Poos exercise need is minimal.
Pugs exercise need is minimal.
Puggles have an average exercise need.
Sleeping Need
Chi-Poos sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Pugs sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Puggles sleep 12-14 hours a day as an average dog and they're not considered as a lazy breed.
Avg. daily food consumption 1/2 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals. 1/2 to 1 cup dry food a day. 1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential
Average.
High: The Pug breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
High: The Puggle breed has a strong tendency to overweight.
Weather & Climate Prefers average to warm weather conditions Prefers average to warm weather conditions Tolerates warm and cold weather.
Stinkiness Low
The Chi-Poo has a low chance of bad smell.
High
The Pug has a high chance of bad smell.
Low
The Puggle has a low chance of bad smell.
Drooling tendency
The Chi-Poo is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Pug is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.
The Puggle is a perfect example for very low drooling tendency.

Reproducibility - Chi-Poo vs Pug vs Puggle

Gestation Length 60-64 days 60-64 days 60-64 days
How often can the have a litter? Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Once a year.
More frequent breeding is not healthy.
Litter Size 2-5 puppies 2-4 puppies 3-5 puppies

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