Weight: 8–14 pounds
Height: 9–15 inches
The TerryPoo, also called a Terripoo or Terridoodle, is a hybrid of the Australian Terrier and Poodle breeds. It’s characterized by intelligent behavior, agile nature, and well-proportioned body. It has very dark, oval shaped eyes. Its medium-sized ears fold over near its head. It may exhibit the curly coat of a Poodle or the straight, shaggy-like coat of an Australian Terrier. Its coat can come in black, tan, sable, and white.
The TerryPoo has a fun-loving and loyal personality and will develop strong bonds with their owners. Even though they okay with kids, their interactions with young children should be supervised because of their Terrier ancestry. The TerryPoo is also known to be sociable, but an early introduction to other pets is needed. The TerryPoo is confident and protective by nature and will alert their owners if strangers approach the home, which makes the breed effective as watchdogs.
The TerryPoo’s coat does not need too much care or maintenance. Brushing once a week should be sufficient. However, frequent bathing or shampooing should be avoided because it will make its skin dry and itchy. It is okay to trim its hair, specifically on the ears, between the eyes, along the tops, and the area between the paw pads.
The TerryPoo is an active breed and should be okay in apartments or condos as long as it gets enough regular exercise. Daily walks and outdoor play in a safe yard are recommended. You can keep it busy when indoors by giving it some puzzle toys to play with.
Just like other dog breeds, early and proper socialization and training is critical to avoid possible behavioral problems later in life. Due to the TerryPoo’s intelligent and sportive nature, it needs obedience training to keep its mind active. It is good to introduce progressively difficult levels of agility and obedience training since repeating the same lessons might bore the dog.
(Based on breed recognition. See store for details on this particular puppy.)