Hawaiian Poi Dog Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Hawaiian Poi Dog so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Hawaiian Poi Dog have?
Hawaiian Dog
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Purebred

Hawaiian Poi Dog Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Hawaiian Poi Dog puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it?
Unavailable
Unfortunately the Hawaiian Poi Dog is an extinct dog breed, so there isn’t any available price range or breeder in the world for purchasing this breed.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Hawaiian Poi Dog?
Unavailable: This dog breed, unfortunately, is no longer available, it may even be extinct.

Hawaiian Poi Dog Size

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog?
Medium
Weight
How much does the Hawaiian Poi Dog weigh? Hawaiian Poi Dog weight:
15-35 pounds (6-16 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of the Hawaiian Poi Dog? Hawaiian Poi Dog average weight:
25 pounds (11 kg)
Height
How tall is the Hawaiian Poi Dog? Hawaiian Poi Dog height:
13-16 inches (33-41 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of this fido? Hawaiian Poi Dog average height:
14.5 inches (37 cm)

Hawaiian Poi Dog Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Hawaiian Poi Dog have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Smooth
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Hawaiian Poi Dog's coat?
White & Brown
Grooming
How to groom the Hawaiian Poi Dog and how often?
Easy to groom: The Hawaiian Poi Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Hawaiian Poi Dog is a good choice if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Hawaiian Dog?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs shed above average. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type. If you don't like vacuum cleaning, you might have to reconsider your choice of having a puppy from the Hawaiian Poi Dog breed.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Hawaiian Poi Dog need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Hawaiian Poi Dog every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Hawaiian Poi Dog Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Hawaiian Poi Dog have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ProtectiveStrong-willedFriendlyPlayfulClumsyLazy
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Hawaiian Poi Dog? Are they intelligent?
Low: The Hawaiian Poi Dog is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence. You need to work hard if you want to impress people with these dog tricks and commands. They understand and memorize new commands in 80-100 repetitions, and obey the first command 25% of the time or better.
Trainability
Are Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs are hard to train. They don't really get the association between commands and actions. If you want them to obey, you should be very consistent and patient while teaching.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Hawaiian Poi Dog is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Hawaiian Poi Dog sensitivity:
Hawaiian Poi Dogs have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music. Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.
Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Are they affectionate?
Average: Hawaiian Poi Dogs are average dogs regarding their affection level. Some breeds are forthcoming and friendly, while others are independent and don't bond too closely with their owners.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Hawaiian Dog need? Hawaiian Poi Dog social needs:
Hawaiian Poi Dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Hawaiian Dog bark?
Low: The Hawaiian Poi Dog barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed. Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.
Watchdog Ability
Is Hawaiian Poi Dog good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog. They aren't territorial and protective about their property, so they won't alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs have an aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs can't provide protection for their territory. It's better to leave them out of the duty of protecting your valuables and property.
Biting Potential
Do Hawaiian Poi Dog bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Hawaiian Dog? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Hawaiian Poi Dog? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Hawaiian Poi Dog has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Hawaiian Poi Dog has a hard bite?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Hawaiian Poi Dog bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI. The Hawaiian Poi Dog, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained. However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.
Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Hawaiian Poi Dog do?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Hawaiian Poi Dogs need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Hawaiian Poi Dog to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Hawaiian Poi Dog roam?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs are not the biggest explorers. They have low wanderlust potential. Low chance of escaping from home with this breed.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Hawaiian Poi Dog have high prey drive?
Their prey drive is low. Hawaiian Poi Dogs don't have an impulse to catch or chase small animals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Hawaiian Poi Dog good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
Very house-friendly dog the Hawaiian Poi Dog breed. It's good if you have a small garden where he can go out and do his business, but it's not important at all. You can get enough exercise with one or two walks a day, so keeping them indoors shouldn't be a problem.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Hawaiian Poi Dog Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Hawaiian Poi Dog temperament with other people:
Hawaiian Poi Dogs are very stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs get along with other pets? Are Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs are one of the friendliest dog breeds.
Child Friendly
Are Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Hawaiian Poi Dog temperament with children:
Hawaiian Poi Dogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Hawaiian Poi Dog good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs get along with other dogs? What is this canine temperament with other dogs?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs are very dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Hawaiian Poi Dog can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Hawaiian Poi Dog breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners?
No
Hawaiian Poi Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Are Hawaiian Poi Dogs good office dogs? Do Hawaiian Poi Dogs make good office friendly dogs? Can Hawaiian Poi Dogs be office dogs?
No
Hawaiian Poi Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Hawaiian Dog temperament with senior people? Are Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs good for elderly owners?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Hawaiian Poi Dog Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds. Regular vet check-ups are needed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Hawaiian Poi Dog breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Hawaiian Poi Dog breed? Most common health risks of Hawaiian Poi Dog:
Obesity
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Hawaiian Poi Dog breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Hawaiian Poi Dog see the vet?
Frequent
The Hawaiian Poi Dog should have a complete physical check-up at least once (but preferably twice) per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs live? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Hawaiian Poi Dog be? What is the age limit of the Hawaiian Poi Dog? How many years can the oldest Hawaiian Poi Dog live?
They were usually eaten before they died of a natural death.
Hypoallergenic
Is the Hawaiian Poi Dog breed hypoallergenic?
No
Hawaiian Poi Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Hawaiian Poi Dog have? What is the activity level of the Hawaiian Poi Dog?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs are low-energy dogs. They like sleeping hours on a comfortable couch.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much activity does this dog need? How much exercise do Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs require per day?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs exercise need is very minimal. If you live a lazy life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does this fido need?
Hawaiian Poi Dogs need a lot of sleep. They love naps during the day. If you live a lazy life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does the Hawaiian Poi Dog need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
1 to 1.5 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Hawaiian Poi Dog risk for obesity:
High: The Hawaiian Poi Dog breed has a strong tendency to be overweight. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding. If you want to keep balance, increase the amount and frequency of your daily dog walk and play with the Hawaiian Poi Dog more often. If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Hawaiian Poi Dog's weight regularly.
Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers warm weather
Dogs that prefer warm weather conditions are typically breeds that were originally bred in warmer climates.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

High 🔼

The Hawaiian Poi Dog has a high chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Hawaiian Poi Dog drool?
The Hawaiian Poi Dog is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency. If you dislike being covered by slobber spots on your clothes, the Hawaiian Poi Dog could be a good choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool less than others, just like the Hawaiian Poi Dog. If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Hawaiian Poi Dog As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Hawaiian Poi Dog be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act). Hawaiian Poi Dog is not the best breed for service purposes.
Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Hawaiian Poi Dog be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Hawaiian Poi Dog be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and to people with anxiety disorders or autism. Hawaiian Poi Dog is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.
Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Hawaiian Poi Dog be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. 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. Hawaiian Poi Dog is not the best breed for detection purposes.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Hawaiian Poi Dog be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people. The Hawaiian Poi Dog is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Hawaiian Poi Dog be a boat dog?

Not really

Hawaiian Poi Dog breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Hawaiian Poi Dog be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination. Hawaiian Poi Dog is not the best breed for drafting purposes.
Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Hawaiian Poi Dog dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Hawaiian Poi Dog Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Hawaiian Poi Dog: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days. During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge. The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days. The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color. The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating. The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.
Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Hawaiian Poi Dog have? What is the average litter size of this fido?
5-7 puppies

Hawaiian Poi Dog Recognition

AKC Group
Is Hawaiian Poi Dog recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Hawaiian Poi Dog recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Hawaiian Poi Dog Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Apartment Friendly: Very house-friendly dog the Hawaiian Poi Dog breed.
  • Grooming: Easy to groom: The Hawaiian Poi Dog doesn't require a lot of grooming.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Hawaiian Poi Dog is a perfect example of a low drooling tendency.
  • Mouthiness: Hawaiian Poi Dogs have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: Hawaiian Poi Dogs are not the biggest explorers.
  • Adaptability: Hawaiian Poi Dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Hawaiian Poi Dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Cat Friendly: Hawaiian Poi Dogs are very cat-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Hawaiian Poi Dogs are very dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Hawaiian Poi Dogs are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
Cons
  • Intelligent Rank: Low: The Hawaiian Poi Dog is one of the dog breeds that have the lowest degree of obedience intelligence.
  • Trainability: Hawaiian Poi Dogs are hard to train.
  • Health Issues: Hawaiian Poi Dogs tend to have more frequent health issues than other breeds.
  • Hypoallergenic: Hawaiian Poi Dogs don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Shedding Level: Hawaiian Poi Dogs shed above average.
  • Stinkiness: The Hawaiian Poi Dog has a high chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: High: The Hawaiian Poi Dog breed has a strong tendency to be overweight.
  • Watchdog Ability: Hawaiian Poi Dogs are not the best choice if you want a good watchdog.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Hawaiian Poi Dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Hawaiian Poi Dog is not the best dog breed for office environment.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Hawaiian Poi Dogs are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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