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Terripoo

History

Terripoo is a cross between a Poodle and Australian Terrier. It is a small designer dog, and not much is known about its history.

Australian Terrier Poodle Mix

Facts About Terripoo
Breed Group Companion Dog, Terrier
Breed Type Crossbreed
Country of Origin USA
Other Names Terridoodle, Terri –Poo, Australian Terrier Poodle mix
Size & Height 9-15 inches

Small

Weight 14 Lbs
Competitive Registration / Qualification Information DRA,IDCR,ACHC
Shedding Low
Hypoallergenic Yes
Litter Size 1-3 puppies
Color White, tan, sable, black
Life Expectancy 10-15 years
Coat Wavy, fluffy, dense, short/medium, rough
Price N.A

 

Temperament & Personality

These dogs have a loyal, mischievous and fun loving personality. They develop a unique bond with their owners and are very fond of them. It can understand owners temper, and if the owner is happy, they become excited and playful while if the owner is sad, they become quiet and depressed. These dogs always try to keep their owners happy with their funny character. They mix well with kids and become the best companion, but their interactions require supervision as they have Terrier ancestry. Terripoos are sociable, but early socialization will make the dog mix well other pets in the house. This breed is very protective and alerts its owners by yapping if they find any suspicious activity inside their territory.

Care

Exercise

Terripoo is a small dog and meets its exercise requirements indoors, but it should be taken outdoors few times a day. Small walks twice a day and with an adequate amount of playtime will be sufficient for the dog. Dog park visits, playing catch, hiking, swimming can be included in the exercise schedule. They like to play with toys and balls for hours, it will provide mental stimulation and keep the dog engaged in the activity. Without adequate exercise the dog will become depressed and unhealthy, therefore exercising the dog for minimum 45 minutes a day crucial.

Grooming

They can have a different type of fur depending upon the coat it inherits from its parents. The poodle has a curly and silky hair while the terrier has a medium to the long coat which is harsh and wiry. The owner will need to brush the dog regularly to prevent excessive shedding and matting. Visiting professional groomers once in two months will keep their bushy hair manageable. A dog with wiry coat will need stripping with a stripping tool once in every six weeks. Ideal brush for Terripoo is Pin Brush, Slicker Brush, Clipper, and comb.

Additionally, its droopy ears will retain moisture and wax, which will need cleaning every week, to prevent painful ear infection. Nails will require trimming two to three times a week with a nail clipper to maintain its length. Teeth brushing every twice or thrice will avert tartar collection and tooth decay.

Health Problems

Crossbreed are known to suffer from health problems inherited from its parents. Though, this breed is a healthy breed and is not known to suffer from many diseases.

 

Major Problems:          

  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Diabetes

Minor Problems:

  • Eye Conditions (Cataracts, Lens Luxation)
  • Skin Diseases and Disorders

Occasional Test:

  • Blood and Urine Tests
  • Eye Examination
  • Cardiac Test
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • DNA

Occasional Diagnosis:

  • Addison’s Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease

However, occasional tests mentioned above and random veteran checkups will keep the dog healthy and fit. Before buying the puppy one can ask the breeder about its parent’s history of health problems.

Training

It is not very easy to train this dog, early and proper socialization is essential as it might have a dominating attitude. The trainer should establish a firm leadership. Otherwise, the dog will assume it is the leader of the pack. It requires obedience training also to keep its mind active. A very consistent and firm trainer is essential to train this dog who can introduce difficult progressive levels of agility training. Treats and toys will motivate the dog to learn things faster.

 

Feeding

Manufactured dog food which has ingredients like turkey meat or chicken, eggs, peas, fruits, etc is ideal for the dog. To prevent food allergies owners can opt for homemade food. Feeding the dog vegetable mix – carrots, string beans, spinach, peas, fruit mix- banana raspberries, blueberries, grains- quinoa, barley and pasta, meats- chicken breasts and turkey meats will keep up with its energy requirement. Dry dog food for an adult should be ½ to 1 cup, segregated into two halves will ensure perfect digestion.

References

https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/t/terripoo.htm

http://www.dogbreedplus.com/dog_breeds/terri_poo.php

https://wagwalking.com/breed/terri-poo

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