Westiepoo

Westiepoo

INTRODUCTION

The Westiepoo is a mongrel dog, a cross between the West Highland White Terrier and Poodle breeds. Intelligent, active and affectionate, these puppies inherit some of the best qualities of both their parents. You can find these mixed breed dogs in shelters and breed-specific rescues, so always remember to adopt. The Westiepoo is one of the most sociable and affectionate dogs around. They love human interaction and will form great bonds with their family members. This mixed breed has a reputation for being more intelligent than the average dog, which means that training a Westiepoo is something that even new dog owners should be able to master. Although they can adapt to flat living situations, they are not dogs to be left alone all day. The Westiepoo is a dog that wants to be in action all the time.

HIGHLIGHTS

Westiepoos are mixed breed dogs. The most common coat colours of a Westiepoo are white or cream and sometimes black or tan. The Westiepoo is a low-maintenance canine and does not shed much; however, you will need to perform occasional brushing sessions to reduce the chances of some matting. Introduce your Westiepoo to any other pets and set boundaries from the start; although the breed might not be a good choice for a home with cats.The Westiepoo’s intelligence means that interactive toys are a must, especially to avoid any destructive behaviour, which could be amplified if the dog is left alone for too long.The Westiepoo is an excellent mix of a super affectionate and very active dog. Whether you are relaxing at home on a lazy afternoon or a lazy evening, the breed will want to cuddle and hang out with you.

HISTORY

The Westiepoo is one of the newest mixed dog breeds around, so there’s not too much available in the way of accurate information about its history.Focusing on the dog’s parent breeds, the West Highland White Terrier comes from Scotland where they were developed to hunt down and catch various types of small vermin. The dog’s white coat is rumored to have become standard for the breed after a hunting mishap that involved mistaking a dog for a fox!When it comes to the Poodle, the breed goes right back to ancient Egypt, but they became popular in France as a duck hunting dog.The Westiepoo has become known as a designer dog breed, but many of them unfortunately end up in shelters. So consider contacting your local rescue groups and shelters if you’re thinking about adding the Westiepoo to your home.

Breed Characteristics:
Adaptability:
3/5
All Around Friendliness:
4/5
Health And Grooming Needs:
3/5
Trainability:
3/5
Physical Needs:
4/5
Vital Stats:
Dog Breed Group: Mixed Breed Dogs
Height: 11 to 17 inches
Weight: 20 to 35 pounds
Life Span: 12 to 15 years

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