If we look at the demand for dogs, there is a significant rise in the demand for the Terrier Poodle Mix or terripoo Dogs. In this article, we will go through all the information that you would want to read up on in case you are or plan to adopt one of them.
The Poodle is considered to be one of the most intelligent dogs on the planet. Along with being a great family pet, it can also be trained to become a retriever or a gun dog. The size of a Poodle varies according to its breed; it can be obtained in toy sizes to standard sizes. On the other hand, a terrier is known for its fearlessness and energy. There are many sub-breeds of terriers, so depending on the characters of the parents, your terripoo would inherit its temperament.
What to expect?
There are many advantages to owning a Poodle Terrier Mix Dog. Some of them are as follows:
- Excellent Active Temperament, they can adjust to humans and animals alike.
- They look adorable. Because of their small size, you can even dress them in various clothes, and they can carry them off pretty well.
- Small in size, so they do not demand as much space in your house.
- They can fit in bags, so you do not always need a car to take your dog out.
- If you plan on buying a poodle-terrier mix, they would cost much less than a pure poodle or a pure terrier, but they would have the exact character traits.
- A Terripoo demands extremely low caring.
Where to find a Terripoo?
There are two ways to get yourself a Terrier-Poodle Mix dog. The first is adoption. Here, you visit the local shelters and ask them if you can adopt a dog who is looking for a home. The main advantage here is that not only would you get a great companion, you would also be saving a life! Since many shelters are high kill, the possibility of the dog dying because no one wanted it is quite high.
Another way you can opt for getting a Terripoo to your home is buying a dog. A thing to consider here is to look for good breeders. It is always a good idea to look where your potential dog is living and what are the conditions it has been kept in. Breeders who breed dogs just for money keep them in really shabby conditions and it could lead to temperament issues, and even a lot of health issues.
Terripoo Puppies Pictures
Things to look for while getting a Terripoo
The most important thing to keep in mind while looking for a Poodle-Terrier mix dog is to spend time before bringing it home. This would help you get an idea as to do you really get along well with the dog. Pay as many visits as you can, in order to ensure that you have a great rapport with each other. Besides a breeder or a shelter which does not encourage that would mean a serious red flag.
Spending time would help you know its real personalities. Any animal’s real personality comes out only when they are comfortable in your presence. So you would know exactly what you are getting. In addition to this, you would also get a chance to examine things like:
- Dull Eyes
- Discharge coming from eyes
- Excessive redness/ dryness in any part of the skin, including between and below the paws
- Dark and dirty ear canals
- Nose (It should not be too wet or dry)
All/any of these might be a sign of health issues. While some are curable, some are not. If you find something that you might want to check up on, insist on having a vet visit first.
Once you have made the decision as to who would be your dream dog, and have fixed on a date, the next question on your mind would be what next? How do you care for a dog?
One thing that you would have to keep in mind is that your poodle terrier mix will demand a lot of attention from you. Since Terripoo has long hair, you would need to regularly brush it. It would also mean finding hairs everywhere … literally … EVERYWHERE. It would be good if you get your Terripoo regularly groomed, i.e., get their hair trimmed, weekly baths, daily comb, etc. you would have a healthy pup in your hand.
A Terrier Poodle mix breed is quite emotional. If you plan on spending most of your time outside, this dog would not be the best fit for you.
The food habits are quite regular; you can either feel it homemade food or processed food. Just ensure that the food you are feeding is of high quality.
All in all, as long as you have time and patience, this is the dog for you.