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Irish Troodle Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Irish Troodle so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginGermany flagGermany France flagFrance Ireland flagIreland
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Irish Terrier and Poodle mix

Irish Troodle Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Irish Troodle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of an Irish Troodle in the United States? How much money is an Irish Troodle?

Where to buy an Irish Troodle with a good pedigree?

$600-$800
If you choose to purchase the Irish Troodle, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Irish Troodle for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Irish Troodle gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Irish Troodle? How many Irish Troodle are there in the world?
Very frequent: The Irish Troodle is quite easy to get. There is a risk of overbreeding, as it is an extremely popular breed.

Inbreeding is common because of its popularity. A new study suggests that inbreeding contributes to the incidence of disease and health problems.

So be careful, buy from a trustworthy place or kennel and seek the help of an experienced person, a professional, to make the right decision.

Irish Troodle Size

Size
Is an Irish Troodle small, medium or large dog?

How big do Irish Troodle get?

What is the average size of an Irish Troodle?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Irish Troodle weigh? How much should an Irish Troodle weight? What is the normal weight of an Irish Troodle? How much does a full-grown Irish Troodle weight?
25-50 pounds (11–23 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of an Irish Troodle?
37.5 pounds (17 kg)
Height
How tall is the Irish Troodle? Irish Troodle height:
15-18 inches (36-46 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of an Irish Troodle?
16.5 inches (41 cm)

Irish Troodle Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Irish Troodle have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
WiryCurlyStraight
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color are proper Irish Troodle coats?
BlackGray Red Blue Cream White SilverBrownFawnWheatenBeige Apricot
Grooming
How to groom the Irish Troodle and how often? How often should I take my Irish Troodle to the groomer?
Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition. The Irish Troodle requires grooming on a daily basis.

Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer is essential. Everyday brushing of the dog's coat is necessary to reduce shedding.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections. Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath should be on a weekly schedule.

Taking good care of your Irish Troodle is time-consuming and requires excellent grooming skills. If you don't have the time and skill search for the best dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.
Shedding Level
How much do Irish Troodle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Irish Troodle? Do Irish Troodle dogs shed a lot?
Irish Troodle dogs shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car being covered by dog hair. Irish Troodle dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Irish Troodle need a bath? How often should you give an Irish Troodle a bath? Can I bathe my Irish Troodle every day?
8-12 weeks
Very rarely. Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

For example, short-haired dog breeds can go a very long time in between baths. These short-haired breeds shed regularly and that shedding works to naturally remove excess dirt and oil. So unless your weenie dog got into the garbage can, you can probably hold off on a bath for a while.

Irish Troodle Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Irish Troodle have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActiveProtectiveAlertIntelligentDominantLivelyTrainableFaithfulRespectfulInstinctual
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Irish Troodle? Is the Irish Troodle breed dumb or smart?
Smart: The Irish Troodle dogs have great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Irish Troodle is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Irish Troodle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train an Irish Troodle?
Irish Troodle dogs are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Irish Troodle is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Irish Troodle sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Irish Troodle dogs don't tolerate irregular daily routines, noisy households, and frequent guest visits really well.

They are receptive to their owner's emotions and make wonderful family companions.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is an Irish Troodle a good family dog?
High: Irish Troodle dogs are genuinely loyal, soft and gentle, loving, and affectionate dogs toward their handlers. They enjoy quality time with their owners despite the activity and are considered great therapy dogs for those in need. This breed responds strongly to their handler's emotions because they bond closely. Their happiness is your happiness.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Irish Troodle need? Irish Troodle social needs:
Irish Troodle dogs need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Irish Troodle dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Irish Troodle bark?
Average to High: The Irish Troodle is a vocal breed. Not the best choice if you prefer a quiet breed. They often bark loudly and howl sometimes. They can change their barks depending on their emotional level and what they're trying to say. Different barks could mean the same and the same barks could have different meanings.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Irish Troodle good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Irish Troodle dogs are one of the best watchdogs. Their main job is to observe and they're very consistent in their effort. The best vocal cords and sense of hearing belong to them. Usually, they're very territorial and protective about their property, so the Irish Troodle dogs will alert you if they sense something different.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Irish Troodle dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Irish Troodle dogs are extremely protective guard dogs. This breed doesn't hesitate to protect its territory so the Irish Troodle can be a good choice if you want an excellent guard dog. Keep calm and the Irish Troodle will take care of unwanted people or animals.
Biting Potential
Do Irish Troodle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Irish Troodle? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Irish Troodle? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Irish Troodle has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Irish Troodle has a hard bite? What is the bite force of an Irish Troodle? How much bite force does an Irish Troodle have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Irish Troodle bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Irish Troodle, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Irish Troodle do?
Irish Troodle dogs have an average tendency to nip, chew, playbite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Irish Troodle dogs need to be taught a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Irish Troodle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Irish Troodle roam?
Irish Troodle dogs have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Irish Troodle have high prey drive?
Irish Troodle dogs have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Irish Troodle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have an Irish Troodle in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Irish Troodle breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Irish Troodle dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments. They don't mind moving from one place to another with their owner.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can an Irish Troodle be left alone? How long can you leave an Irish Troodle alone?
Irish Troodle dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Irish Troodle Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Irish Troodle temperament with other people:
Irish Troodle dogs are average friendly towards strangers.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Irish Troodle dogs get along with other pets? Are Irish Troodle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Irish Troodle dogs are generally with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Irish Troodle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Irish Troodle temperament with children:
Irish Troodle dogs are very kid-friendly dogs. This breed enjoys being surrounded by children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Irish Troodle dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Irish Troodle breed live with a cat?
Irish Troodle dogs are average friendly towards cats.
Dog Friendly
Is Irish Troodle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Irish Troodle dogs get along with other dogs?
Irish Troodle dogs are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Irish Troodle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Irish Troodle breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Irish Troodle dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Irish Troodle dogs good office canines? Do Irish Troodle dogs make good office-friendly pets? Can they be office dogs?
No
Irish Troodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Irish Troodle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Irish Troodle temperament with senior people? Are Irish Troodle dogs good for elderly owners?
Irish Troodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.

Irish Troodle Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Irish Troodle dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
The Irish Troodle is a healthy breed, but there are certain health issues that you should check with your vet regularly.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Irish Troodle breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Irish Troodle breed? Most common health risks of Irish Troodle:
CataractsHip DysplasiaLegg-perthes DiseasePatellar LuxationAllergiesHypothyroidismProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)Von Willebrand's DiseaseBloatEpilepsySebaceous AdenitisEar InfectionsAddison's DiseaseCushing's SyndromeRunny EyesCanine Atrial Septal Defect (asd)Neonatal Encephalopathy (news)Optic Nerve HypoplasiaPremature Graying
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Irish Troodle breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Irish Troodle see the vet?
Average
The Irish Troodle should have a complete physical check-up at least once per year. If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Irish Troodle dogs live? How old can a Irish Troodle be? What is the age limit of the Irish Troodle? How many years can the oldest Irish Troodle live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of an Irish Troodle?

How long is the lifespan of an Irish Troodle?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Irish Troodle: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Irish Troodle breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Irish Troodle dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Irish Troodle have? What is the activity level of the Irish Troodle?
Irish Troodle dogs are high-energy dogs. An active lifestyle makes them happy.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does an Irish Troodle need? How much exercise do Irish Troodle dogs require per day?

Do Irish Troodle dogs need a lot of exercises?

Irish Troodle dogs need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Irish Troodle breed need?
Irish Troodle dogs are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does an Irish Troodle need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does an Irish Troodle breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Irish Troodle? How much food should I feed my Irish Troodle?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Irish Troodle risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Irish Troodle's weight, he can easily gain weight. More than one daily walk should be on schedule. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight gain, consult your veterinarian and make a diet plan. Reduce unhealthy food and snacks, and measure the Irish Troodle weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather
Dogs that tolerate hot and cold weather are typically those that have a double coat of fur. Dogs with a double coat of fur have a layer of fur that insulates their skin and helps protect them from the cold and the heat.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Medium

The Irish Troodle has an average chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Irish Troodle drool?
The Irish Troodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Irish Troodle could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Irish Troodle.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Irish Troodle As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Irish Troodle be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Yes

This breed makes good as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Irish Troodle breed is a good choice for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Irish Troodle be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Irish Troodle be an emotional support animal?

Yes

This breed makes a perfect therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Irish Troodle breed is a good choice for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Irish Troodle be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Irish Troodle is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Irish Troodle be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Irish Troodle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Irish Troodle be a boat dog?

Yes

Irish Troodle breed usually likes being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, as a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Irish Troodle be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Irish Troodle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Irish Troodle dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Irish Troodle Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is an Irish Troodle pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Irish Troodle breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Irish Troodle: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Irish Troodle have in a litter? How many puppies can the Irish Troodle breed have for the first time? How many puppies does an Irish Troodle have? How many puppies can an Irish Troodle give birth to?
4-6 puppies

Irish Troodle Recognition

AKC Group
Is Irish Troodle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Irish Troodle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.

Irish Troodle Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: The Irish Troodle dogs have great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Irish Troodle dogs are easy to train.
  • Hypoallergenic: Irish Troodle dogs do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Irish Troodle breed.
  • Shedding Level: Irish Troodle dogs shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Irish Troodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Watchdog Ability: Irish Troodle dogs are one of the best watchdogs.
  • Adaptability: Irish Troodle dogs adapt very well to lifestyle changes and basically all living environments.
  • Child Friendly: Irish Troodle dogs are very kid-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Irish Troodles are one of the best breeds for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Irish Troodle dogs are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
  • Service Dog: This breed makes good as a service dog.
  • Therapy Dog: This breed makes a perfect therapy dog.
  • Boat and Sailor Dog: Irish Troodle breed usually likes being on a boat.

    Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

    Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages.

Cons
  • Grooming: Professional: This breed needs a lot of work to keep in good condition.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Irish Troodle's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Irish Troodle dogs tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Office Friendly: Irish Troodle is not the best dog breed for office environment.

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