The Terripoo is a cross between the Australian Terrier and the Miniature Poodle. Intelligent, intuitive and playful, these small dogs make excellent family pets. They are considered “designer dogs”, purposefully bred to emphasise the desirable characteristics of each breed. As always, adopt if you want to add a Terripoo to your life. In addition to shelters, these dogs can be found in breed-specific Terrier and Poodle rescues. Remember, when you adopt, you save two lives: the one you take home and the one you make room for at the rescue centre. These dogs are quite versatile and can get along well with small children and even other animals, but supervised introductions are necessary, especially because of their Terrier ancestry, and because of that same ancestry, you may want to avoid mixing small animals, such as rodents, into the group. Wanting to be part of all family activities, Terripoos do best when given sufficient attention. But with their small size, they don’t need a lot of space. If you are looking for a cuddly little dog that can read your mood and alert you when danger is approaching or something is wrong, a Terripoo may be for you.


Terripoos are mixed breed dogs. Terripoos coat colours include red, cream, white, brown, tan and blue. Their coat can be thick and shaggy or curly and short. The Terripoo, because of its Terrier ancestry, needs supervision when it comes to interacting with small children. However, it is a good idea to avoid mixing rodents or other pets of similar size in the home. Terripoos were bred to hunt these small creatures.Terripoos are energetic and should get at least 45 to 60 minutes of exercise each day.Terripoos are very intelligent and learn quickly – however, it is important to train them early because the Australian Terrier ancestry can lend a stubborn and dominant streak.


The exact history of the Terripoo is a mystery, but it is clear that they were part of the worldwide popular trend of the 1980s to create Poodle mixes, an effort to emphasize the Poodle’s intelligent and affectionate traits, as well as its hypoallergenic curly coat. This particular combination probably started in the US As for the Terripoo parental breeds, the Poodle is one of the oldest breeds in the world, starting in Germany, but becoming the Poodle breed we know and love now in France. , and the Australian Terrier has been around since at least the mid-1800s, originating, as the name suggests, from Australia as a result of the breeding of several British Terriers. “Designer dogs”, with these intentional mixes, are still in high demand, which means they are also available for adoption at shelters, as not everyone who brings home a Terripoo, or any dog, ends up keeping them, Unfortunately. If you want a Terripoo to be part of your life, choose to adopt!

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Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 9 to 15 inches
Weight: 10 to 14 pounds
Life Span: 10 to 15 years

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