The Terripoo, developed from an Australian Terrier and a Poodle, is a breed of small designer dogs characterized by an intelligent behavior, agile nature, and well-proportioned body. It has very dark, oval shaped eyes while its medium-sized ears fold over near its head. It may exhibit the curly coat of a Poodle or the straight, shaggy fur of an Australian Terrier.
|Other Names||Terri-Poo, Australian Terrier-Poodle Mix, Terridoodle|
|Coat||Short/medium, dense, rough, harsh, fluffy, wavy|
|Color||Black, tan, sable, white|
|Group of Breed||Terrier, Companion Dog|
|Weight||About 14 lbs (6.35 kg)|
|Size and Height||Small; 9-15 inches|
|Size of Litter||1-3 puppies|
|Shedding||None to low|
|Temperament||Friendly, affectionate, active, alert, devoted|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration/Qualification Information||ACHC, DRA, IDCR|
The Terripoos have a mischievous, fun-loving, and loyal personality. They are fond of human company and develop strong bonds with their families. If the owner is happy, the Terripoo will turn playful and excited; but if the owner is depressed, it will have a calm and quiet approach. These dogs are always looking to entertain their owners with their silly behavior.
Even though they make good playmates for kids and are not aggressive, their interactions with young children should be supervised because of their Terrier ancestry. They are known to be sociable, but an early introduction to other pets is needed. These pets are confident and protective by nature. They will alert their owners if strangers or intruders approach the house, which makes the breed effective as watchdogs.
Proper socialization of a Terripoo puppy is a necessity as it may show some dominance. Establish a firm leadership over your pet with early training; otherwise, it will assume the role of an ‘alpha dog’ not just among other pets but people too. Because of its smart and sportive nature, it needs obedience training to keep its mind active. Make sure you introduce progressively difficult levels of agility and obedience training since repeating the same lessons might bore your little Terripoo. You may use some toys or treats as an incentive to keep your dog motivated on a task.
If you are giving your Terripoo manufactured dog food, make sure it has healthy ingredients including chicken or turkey meat, carrots, peas, eggs, as well as fruits. Homemade foods are another good option since these do not cause food allergies. Consider feeding you pet a mix of vegetables (carrots, spinach, peas, and string beans), fruits (blueberries, raspberries, and banana), grains (pasta, barley, and quinoa), and meats (turkey and chicken breasts). An adult Terripoo’s daily serving size should be between ½ and 1 cup of dry food, divided into two smaller meals.