Terri-Poo

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

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

A brief presentation of the Terri-Poo

This designer dog is a cute creation resulting from crossing an Australian Terrier with a Poodle. As the Poodle comes in three sizes (toy, miniature and standard), the size of the Terri-Poo varies considerably. However, it generally doesn't exceed 9 kilos and 38 centimeters in height. It's important to socialize your Terri-Poo when it's young, and to train it properly to ensure it gets on well with other pets and children. They are not very friendly with strangers and make excellent guard dogs due to their wary nature. This breed is a wonderful companion for any family, but should be supervised by young children.

History of the Terri-Poo

The Terri-Poo doesn't yet have a history, so you'll have to look at the history of the Australian Terrier and the Poodle to find out more.
        

A little of the Australian Terrier

        
The Australian Terrier is the first recognized breed in Australia and is considered Australia's national Terrier. It is a working breed that was developed in the early 19th century to hunt mice, rats and other vermin. It was bred from Yorkshire Terriers, Manchester Terriers, Scottish Terriers, Skye Terriers and Dandie Dinmont Terriers. It has gone by many different names over the years, such as Rough-Coated Terrier, Blue Terrier and Toy Terrier, and is well known for its blue and tan colors. Although they were first used to hunt pests, they proved to be loyal and lovable companions and soon became household dogs. In 1887, the Australian Terrier Club was founded in Melbourne, Australia. However, the breed standard was not established until eight years later. It wasn't until 1925 that they were noticed in America, and it was another 35 years before they were recognized by the American Kennel Club. Today, the Australian Terrier is the 136th most popular dog in the United States.
Standard of the Australian Terrier

A little of the Poodle

The Poodle originated in Germany but was perfected in France, according to experts. Some say they've been around since the first century, while others claim they've been around much longer. They are said to be the oldest known breed in the world and are descended from a mixture of several different European water dogs. Another story has it that the Poodle is a descendant of the North African Barbet or Asian herding dogs. In the 15th century, breeders decided to develop smaller Poodles by mating smaller Poodles. The Dwarf Poodle was mainly used as a lapdog, while the two larger ones were used for hunting and truffle hunting. They proved highly intelligent and entered the circus when gypsies discovered their talents. They are still very popular in America, and are the 7th most common breed according to the American Kennel Club, where they have been registered since 1887.
Standard of the Poodle

Appearance of the Terri-Poo

The Terri-Poo is a small dog that can be any color, but is most often seen in white, tan, sable, chocolate, black, red and blue. Their coat is fluffy and shaggy, thick and wavy or curly. Usually no more than 9 kilos and 38 centimetres in height, this little ball of fur has soft, medium-sized ears and dark, oval eyes with a cheerful, alert expression. Its short legs are sturdy with small paws and curved toes, its tail is short and stands straight, and its muzzle is long and pointed with a black or brown nose.

Temperament of the Terri-Poo

Because the Australian Terrier is an adorable, cuddly dog that craves attention, the Terri-Poo needs to be with its family for much of the day, as it can be prone to separation anxiety. With their Poodle genes, these dogs can be protective and will need to be introduced to guests. However, they are highly intelligent and able to learn things much more quickly than other breeds. Although they can be stubborn at times, if you're persistent and patient, you should be able to train them without any problems. In addition, because of its size, you need to supervise it around young children to prevent injury.

Needs and activities of the Terri-Poo

Because the Terri-Poo is so small, he can do most of his exercise indoors, wherever you live, but all dogs need to go outside at least a few times a day. It's best to take your dog for a walk once or twice a day and spend an hour or two hiking, visiting other dogs at a dog park, hiking local trails, swimming or even agility training. They love to play with squeaky balls and toys, and can play ball for hours. If your dog doesn't get enough exercise, he may become unhealthy or depressed. So make sure he spends at least 45 minutes to an hour one-on-one with you every day.

Maintenance of the Terri-Poo

The Australian Terrier has a medium to long coat that is hard and can even be rough, and the Poodle has a silky, curly coat that needs constant grooming, so you'll spend a lot of time brushing your Terri-Poo. Grooming usually requires a visit to the groomer every few months to keep the shaggy coat manageable, but you'll still need to devote at least a short time each day to brushing your dog's coat to prevent it from matting and shedding too much. If your dog has a rough coat, you'll need to have it plucked every six weeks. You can do it yourself, by hand or with a depilatory tool. Your Terri-Poo's nails and teeth also need to be looked after; trim the nails every two weeks if necessary and brush the teeth several times a week to prevent tartar build-up.

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