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Poochin

Japanese Chin / Poodle Hybrid Dogs

Information and Pictures

The right side of a wavy-coated, black Poochin puppy standing in grass facing the right.

Hughie the Poochin puppy at 4 months old—"Great personality, gets along wonderfully with other dogs and cats. Great with children so far. Very loyal and obedient. He was bred with a Miniature Poodle and Japanese Chin."

Other Names

Chin-Poo

Chinpoo

Chindoodle

Doodlechin

Poo-Chin

Description

The Poochin is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Japanese Chin and the Poodle. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.

Recognition

ACHC = American Canine Hybrid Club

DBR = Designer Breed Registry

DDKC = Designer Dogs Kennel Club

DRA = Dog Registry of America, Inc.

Close up head and upper body shot - a long coated white with tan Poochin dog is laying against a blue and white plaid pillow and it is looking up.

"Lucy-Lu is a Poochin (Toy Poodle / Japanese Chin mix breed dog). She is a spayed female, 2 years old in this picture."

Right Profile - A white with tan Poochin is standing on a table and it is wearing a pink shirt. It is looking forward. The words - Lucy Lu I'm so pretty in pink! - are overlayed. The dog looks long and skinny because of the tight shirt.

Lucy Lu the Poodle / Japanese Chin mix breed (Poochin) after being groomed—"She hates clothes but she's so pretty in pink!"

Close up side view - A black and white Poochin is standing across a sandy beach and it is looking forward. Its mouth is open and tongue is out. There is a large body of water in the distance.

Sammy the black and white F1 Poochin (Japanese Chin / Poodle mix breed dog) at the beach

Close up front view - A black and white Poochin is sitting on a blue carpet and it is looking up.

Sammy the F1 Poochin (Japanese Chin / Poodle mix breed dog)

Front view - A furry tan with white Poochin puppy is sitting on a brown crapet looking forward. It has a green leash connected to its green collar that is wrapped around its front paws.

Rosco the Poochin puppy at 2 months old, weighing about 2 pounds— "He is the sweetest dog I've seen in a long time."

Front view - A soft looking, tan with white Poochin puppy is sitting on a carpet and it is looking up.

Rosco the Poochin puppy at 4 months old, weighing about 4 pounds, sporting his new haircut

A baby is laying in a car seat in the back of a vehicle and a tan with white Poochin puppy is laying across her legs. The baby is sucking on a pink pacifier.

Rosco the Poochin puppy at 5 months old on a road trip—"They did very well together, even though the baby was only 13 months old and Rosco was just shy of 5 months. He is so gentle with her. He gets along well with other dogs and is very smart. He was taught to sit, lie down, fetch and shake paw, all before he was 4 months old! He was also fairly easily housetrained. A real cuddle-bug, too."

A compilation of a litter of five Poochin puppies that are laying on a blanket.

Photo courtesy of Winter Past Kennel