Irish Troodle

He is not recognized by the F.C.I.

Origin
Ireland <> France -> U.S.A.
Translation
Francis Vandersteen

A brief presentation of the Irish Troodle

Another charming specific crossbreed, the Irish Troodle is a mix of the chic, good-natured Poodle and the feisty Irish Terrier. A relatively large dog with an attractive face and curly coat, some individuals are not so different from the more popular Goldendoodle. Coats can come in a range of solid colors, including red, brown and black. Taking on an Irish Troodle is not for the faint-hearted, as they require a lot of training and exercise. A confident, well-socialized Irish Troodle makes a fantastic pet and will form a strong bond with all its owners, especially children.

History of the Irish Troodle

Those who pay close attention to what's going on in the dog world recently will have realized that there has been a huge increase in the number of specific cross-breed dogs. These specific crossbreed dogs are created by mixing one established pedigree with another. This can not only broaden their gene pool and potentially improve the health of a breed, but also give breeders the opportunity to select the desires and traits they prefer in two breeds and create a new breed with all these characteristics. The Irish Troodle has recently been developed from the Poodle and the Irish Terrier.
        

A little of the Irish Terrier

        
The Irish Terrier is widely regarded as one of the oldest Terrier breeds dating back to Ireland. Before the 1900s, Irish Terriers were available in a number of sizes and colors, but over time they were selectively bred to have only red fur and one uniform size. A versatile breed, Irish Terriers were employed on farms as vermin hunters, guard dogs and even sheep breeders. They have also always been beloved pets and would make a good friend to the farmer's children. Over time, the popularity of the Irish Terrier has waned, and many people will go their whole lives without seeing one.
Standard of the Irish Terrier

A little of the Poodle

The Poodle has played a leading role in the specific crossbreed dog movement, and features in many crossbreed combinations. Their popularity is due to a number of reasons. Not only are Poodles small, medium and large, or more technically, Toy, Miniature and Standard, but they also have a lovely curly coat, which is largely hypoallergenic and doesn't really shed. What's more, Poodles are renowned for their friendliness, bidding skills and intelligence, making them a wonderful, versatile pet. While the Poodle has been used to create new crossbreeds since around the 1970s, it has a much longer history than this, with the modern Poodle having been standardized over 400 years ago. Traditionally, the Poodle was bred to work as a Retriever on land and even water, and was even used to search for truffles. Today, Poodles are much-loved pets and have also made a name for themselves in the ring and in many canine disciplines, such as agility and obedience.
Standard of the Poodle

Appearance of the Irish Troodle

The Irish Troodle is a relatively large dog, as it is generally a mix of the larger Standard Poodle and the Irish Terrier. Their body is lean and long with a straight back and sturdy limbs. They have a deep chest that should reach to the elbows. Their face is undeniably handsome, with a long muzzle and inquisitive brown eyes. Their ears can hang like their Poodle relative or be semi-rigid like those of the Irish Terrier. Reaching heights of between 38 and 51 cm and weighing between 22 and 27 kg, Irish Troodles are medium to large dogs of good proportions. Irish Troodles have very dense coats, often curly or wavy. It's one of the most sought-after characteristics, and comes in a range of beautiful colors, including the classic Irish Terrier red, as well as black, brown, cream and gray.

Temperament of the Irish Troodle

As a general rule, a Poodle and a Terrier will have very different temperaments, with Poodles being more laid-back and approachable, while Terriers can be more difficult to manage and full of mischief. Depending on inherited genes, most Irish Troodles will fall somewhere in the middle. These dogs are not lacking in self-confidence and will happily spend time with people and dogs whenever possible. Although slightly wary when first meeting a person, once their trust has been earned, they'll be quick to warm to any new guest. Playful and mischievous, they make good playmates for children and can spend hours in their company without tiring. Irish Troodles can't always be trusted with cats or other small animals, as they have an inherent desire to chase them away. This can also make it difficult to walk in parks with squirrels and mice. Although their instinct is always present, some dogs can learn to accept a family cat if properly socialized from an early age.

Needs and activities of the Irish Troodle

The Irish Troodle is a large hybrid that doesn't require a great deal of physical activity. On the contrary, these dogs do well with just 60 minutes of physical activity every day, which can take the form of long walks or runs. The parent breed, the Irish Terrier, can be a stubborn, naughty breed that can exhibit behavioral traits such as chasing other animals, digging outside or simply not listening to their owners. Standard Poodles, on the other hand, are considered easy to train and are appreciated for their intelligence and good behavior. Because of these conflicting personalities, owners are advised to spend a lot of time training their dogs to behave well. Well-behaved dogs may be suited to an apartment lifestyle, but hybrids that inherit more of the Irish Terrier personality may require a home with a fenced yard. If you deprive your Irish Troodle of physical activity, or leave it home alone for too long, it will become bored, destructive or downright unhappy.

Maintenance of the Irish Troodle

The Irish Troodle will probably require moderate maintenance. These hybrids are hypoallergenic and low-release. They should be brushed once a week to prevent braiding and dislodge any dirt that may be trapped on the coat. If your hybrid develops a dense, curly coat like the Poodle, it may be necessary to consult the groomer every 8 to 12 weeks for a quick clipping around its ears, eyes, muzzle and legs. Other common maintenance procedures include regular brushing of teeth to prevent tooth decay, bathing as needed, trimming nails if they are not naturally worn, and ear cleaning, especially if your Irish Troodle likes water. Moisture build-up can lead to the formation of yeast and bacteria. So it's essential to look inside the ear.

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