The long-haired, medium sized Westiepoo is a cross between the West Highland White Terrier and the Toy Poodle. These playful little designer dogs have a rounded face with two round button-like eyes and a black nose. Their clever facial expression adds to the aura of their ‘cute’ face. They have short, stocky legs and a compact, but stoutly-built body covered by a tousled fur that has given them the typical look of a terrier.
|Other Names||Wee Poo, Wee-Poo, Westipoo|
|Coat||Soft, long, wavy, light|
|Colors||Mostly white (shades of black/tan/brown)|
|Group (of Breed)||Terrier|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||30 – 40 pounds|
|Height (size)||11 – 17 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, loyal, protective, friendly, social, playful|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
Wee-poos have many virtues that make them suitable for apartment life. They love to stay around people and are caring towards their family members, making a great companion and watch dog.
Having a loyal and affectionate nature, Westiepoos are good with other pets as well as kids, espeically older kids as they are more considerate. However, they are shy with strangers and would at times bark at them (and even at strange noises), but are not the aggressive kind that would end up biting.
This agile dog is curious and would often try to investigate their surroundings, even getting into things they usually should not. They are intelligent, also able to understand the boredom of separation, which they would display by yapping noisily when left alone.
A wet bath is recommended only when they are untidy, making sure to use a mild shampoo. Dry shampooing also works between full wet baths.
Your wee poo puppy has an inborn instinct to make you happy, making it a fast learner. Begin socialization, obedience and pack-leader training at a very young age. Get it acquainted with grooming and leash as well as introduce it to the other pets and people in your family.
Some Westiepoo owners have reported that it is difficult to housebreak them, while others suggest they will pick up housebreaking effortlessly if they are allowed to go outdoors, if required. The crate training method works best for this breed.
Never be a harsh trainer. Teach them consistently, with firmness and patience, or else, it might backfire.
Depending on the age and size of your dog, 1.5 to 2 cups of grain-free dry dog food, divided into 2-3 meals a day, is recommended. According to some dog-owners, following a raw diet helps in reducing the chances of skin allergies. However, it is better to consult your vet in case you suspect your dog’s diet to be responsible for any health problems.