Terri-Poo Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Terri-Poo so you can get to know the breed more.

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Other Names
What other names does the Terri-Poo have?
Terri PooTerridoodleTerripooTerrypoo
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Australian Terrier and Miniature Poodle mix

Terri-Poo Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Terri-Poo puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Terri-Poo in the United States? How much money is a Terri-Poo?

Where to buy a Terri-Poo with a good pedigree?

Unknown
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Availability
How easy is it to get a Terri-Poo? How many Terri-Poo are there in the world?
Average: The Terri-Poo is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Terri-Poo Size

Size
Is a Terri-Poo small, medium or large dog?

How big do Terri-Poo get?

What is the average size of a Terri-Poo?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Terri-Poo weigh? How much should a Terri-Poo weight? What is the normal weight of a Terri-Poo? How much does a full-grown Terri-Poo weight?
Male: 25-35 pounds (11-16 kg), Female: 20-30 pounds (9-14 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Terri-Poo?
Male: 30 pounds (13.5 kg), Female: 25 pounds (11.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Terri-Poo? Terri-Poo height:
Male: 12-14 inches (30-36 cm), Female: 10-12 inches (25-30 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Terri-Poo?
Male: 13 inches (33 cm), Female: 11 inches (27.5 cm)

Terri-Poo Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Terri-Poo have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
RoughCurly
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Terri-Poo's coat?
Blue TanSandyRedApricotBrownGraySilverWhiteFawnCreamBeigeBlack
Grooming
How to groom the Terri-Poo and how often? How often should I take my Terri-Poo to the groomer?
Advanced: The Terri-Poo requires a lot of grooming. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer can be helpful sometimes.

Regular brushed dog's coat is less likely to shed. Ears and eyes should be cleaned often to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Occasional dog nail trimming and dog baths are important.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and to give your Terri-Poo a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Terri-Poo, search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Terri-Poo dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Terri Poo? Do Terri-Poo dogs shed a lot?
Terri-Poos shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. Terri-Poo dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Terri-Poo need a bath? How often should you give a Terri-Poo a bath? Can I bathe my Terri-Poo every day?
3-4 weeks
More often than average. These dog coats tend to be longer, softer, and oilier than short-haired breeds. While a good bath every now and then is a great way to keep your buddy from becoming overly smelly, be mindful about overbathing.

Bathing will wash away your dog’s natural oils, while a simple brushing every few days should keep them clean.

Terri-Poo Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Terri-Poo have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
AlertCourageousLoyalIntelligentCompanionableOutrightTemperedSpiritedActiveFaithfulInstinctualTrainable
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Terri-Poo? Is the Terri-Poo breed dumb or smart?
Outstanding: Terri-Poo is one of the brightest dog breeds. They desire to learn tricks and commands often. The limit is your creativity. They understand and memorize new commands in fewer than 5 repetitions. This breed obeys the first command 95% of the time or better.

The Terri-Poo is one of the best breeds in the dog intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Terri-Poo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Terri-Poo?
Terri-Poos are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Terri-Poo is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Terri-Poo sensitivity:
Terri-Poos have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Terri-Poo a good family dog?
Average to High: Terri-Poos are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Terri Poo need? Terri-Poo social needs:
Terri-Poos need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Terri-Poo dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Terri Poo bark?
Average to High: The Terri-Poo is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Terri-Poo good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Terri-Poos are good watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're consistent in their effort. Good vocal cords and a sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're territorial and protective about their property, so the Terri-Poos will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Terri-Poo dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Terri-Poos are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Terri-Poo can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Terri-Poo will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Terri-Poo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Terri Poo? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Terri-Poo? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Terri-Poo has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Terri-Poo has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Terri-Poo? How much bite force does a Terri-Poo have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Terri-Poo bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Terri-Poo, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Terri-Poo do?
Terri-Poos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Terri-Poos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Terri-Poo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Terri-Poo roam?
The wanderlust potential of the Terri-Poo is strong enough to escape from home. They have a strong desire for exploring the world. Safer to walk them on a leash unless you teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Terri-Poo have high prey drive?
Terri-Poos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Terri-Poos are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Terri-Poo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Terri-Poo in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Terri-Poo breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Terri-Poos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Terri-Poo be left alone? How long can you leave a Terri-Poo alone?
Terri-Poos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Terri-Poo Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Terri-Poo temperament with other people:
Terri-Poos are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Terri-Poo dogs get along with other pets? Are Terri-Poo dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Terri-Poos are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Terri-Poo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Terri-Poo temperament with children:
Terri-Poos are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Terri-Poo dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Terri-Poo breed live with a cat?
Terri-Poos are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Terri-Poo good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Terri-Poo dogs get along with other dogs?
Terri-Poos are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Terri-Poo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Terri-Poo breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Terri-Poos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Terri-Poos good office dogs? Do Terri-Poos make good office friendly dogs? Can Terri-Poos be office dogs?
No
Terri-Poo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Terri-Poo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Terri Poo temperament with senior people? Are Terri-Poo dogs good for elderly owners?
Terri-Poos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Terri-Poo Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Terri-Poo dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Terri-Poos are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Terri-Poo breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Terri-Poo breed? Most common health risks of Terri-Poo:
Addison's DiseaseAllergiesBloatCanine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)CataractsCushing's SyndromeEar InfectionsEpilepsyHip DysplasiaHypothyroidismLegg-perthes DiseaseNeonatal Encephalopathy (news)Optic Nerve HypoplasiaPatellar LuxationPremature GrayingProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Runny EyesSebaceous AdenitisVon Willebrand's Disease
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Terri-Poo breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Terri-Poo see the vet?
Rare
The Terri-Poo should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Terri-Poo dogs live? How old can a Terri-Poo be? What is the age limit of the Terri-Poo? How many years can the oldest Terri-Poo live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Terri-Poo?

How long is the lifespan of a Terri-Poo?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Terri-Poo: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Terri-Poo breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Terri-Poos do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Terri-Poo have? What is the activity level of the Terri-Poo?
Terri-Poos are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Terri-Poo need? How much exercise do Terri-Poo dogs require per day?

Do Terri-Poo dogs need a lot of exercises?

Terri-Poos need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Terri-Poo breed need?
Terri-Poos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Terri-Poo need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Terri-Poo breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Terri-Poo? How much food should I feed my Terri-Poo?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Terri-Poo risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Terri-Poo's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Terri-Poo's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Terri-Poo has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Terri-Poo drool?
The Terri-Poo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Terri-Poo could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Terri-Poo.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Terri-Poo As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Terri-Poo be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Terri-Poo breed is a good choice for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Terri-Poo be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Terri-Poo be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Terri-Poo breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Terri-Poo be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Terri-Poo is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Terri-Poo be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Terri-Poo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Terri-Poo be a boat dog?

Yes

Terri-Poo breed usually likes being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, as a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Terri-Poo be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Terri-Poo is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Terri-Poo dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Terri-Poo Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Terri-Poo pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Terri-Poo breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Terri-Poo: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Terri-Poo have in a litter? How many puppies can the Terri-Poo breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Terri-Poo have? How many puppies can a Terri-Poo give birth to?
3-6 puppies

Terri-Poo Recognition

AKC Group
Is Terri-Poo recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Terri-Poo recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Terri-Poo breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.American Canine Hybrid ClubInternational Designer Canine Registry

Terri-Poo Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Outstanding: Terri-Poo is one of the brightest dog breeds.
  • Trainability: Terri-Poos are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Terri-Poos are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Hypoallergenic: Terri-Poos do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Terri-Poo breed.
  • Shedding Level: Terri-Poos shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Terri-Poo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Terri-Poos are good watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Terri-Poos adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Terri-Poos are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Terri-Poos are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Terri-Poos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: Terri-Poo breed usually likes being on a boat.

    Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

    Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages.

Cons
  • Grooming: Advanced: The Terri-Poo requires a lot of grooming.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Terri-Poo's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Impulse to Wander or Roam: The wanderlust potential of the Terri-Poo is strong enough to escape from home.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Terri-Poos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Terri-Poo is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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