The Chipoo is a hybrid between the Chihuahua and the Poodle. Country of Origin: Chipoos originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Chipoo is a great family companion. Breed Characteristics: Chipoos are energetic, loving, outgoing, independent and intelligant dogs. Chipoos are known for their sweet, fun-loving, friendly, playful personalities. Chipoos are intelligent dogs which makes them fairly easy to train. Chipoos make great indoor pet and do well with kids and adults alike. Chipoos are well suited for apartment living as long as they have a little room to play. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Chipoo is 12 - 15 years.