Hybrid Origin: The Schipper-Poo is a hybrid between the Poodle and the Schipperke. Country of Origin: Schipper-Poos originate in the United States of America. Original Purpose: The Schipper-Poo is a great family companion. Breed Characteristics: The Schipper-Poo is affectionate, energetic, friendly, and sweet. They tend to be intelligent and easy to train. The Schipper-Poo is people friendly and gets along with other pets as well. Life Expectancy: Average life expectancy for the Schipper-Poo is 10 - 13 years.