Westiepoo Information & Dog Breed Facts

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

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Westiepoo have?
Wee PoWee-PooWee-PoosWestidoodleWestiedoodleWestiedoodlesWestie-PooWestipooWesti-poo
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed

Westiepoo Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Westiepoo puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of this dog in the United States? How much money is a Westiepoo?
$400-$600
If you choose to purchase the Westiepoo, 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 Westiepoo for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Westiepoo gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Westiepoo? How many Westiepoo are there in the world?
Average: The Westiepoo is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Westiepoo Size

Size
Is a Westiepoo small, medium or large dog?

How big do Westiepoo get?

Medium
Weight
How much does the Westiepoo weigh? How much should the Westiepoo breed weight? What is the normal weight of a Westiepoo?
20-30 pounds (9-14 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Westiepoo?
25 pounds (11.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Westiepoo? Westiepoo height:
11-16 inches (28-40 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Westiepoo?
13.5 inches (34 cm)

Westiepoo Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Westiepoo have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
DenseWavyMedium
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Westiepoo's coat?
CreamWhiteBlackTan
Grooming
How to groom the Westiepoo and how often?
Effortless: The Westiepoo requires minimal grooming. Seasonal flea treatment is needed, but cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't necessary.

Ears and eyes should be cleaned sometimes to avoid infections. Westiepoo is one of the best choices if you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of a high-maintenance dog.

Highly recommended for beginners.
Shedding Level
How much do Westiepoo dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Wee Po?
Westiepoos 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. Westiepoo dogs could be the best choice if you don't tolerate dog hair.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Westiepoo need a bath? How often should bathe this dog? Can I bathe my Westiepoo every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

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.

Westiepoo Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Westiepoo have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
ActiveAffectionateCleverPlayfulStubborn
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Westiepoo? Is the Westiepoo breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Westiepoo's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Westiepoo is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Westiepoo dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training?
Westiepoos are easy to train. They find out the association between commands and actions quite quickly.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Westiepoo is a highly playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Westiepoo sensitivity:
They are a little bit more sensitive than other dog breeds. Soft punishment affects them emotionally. Westiepoos don't tolerate irregular daily routine, noisy household, 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 a Westiepoo a good family dog?
Average to High: Westiepoos are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Wee Po need? Westiepoo social needs:
Westiepoos need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Westiepoo dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Wee Po bark?
Average: The Westiepoo barks occasionally. 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 Westiepoo good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Westiepoos are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Westiepoo dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Westiepoos are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Westiepoo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Wee Po? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Westiepoo? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Westiepoo 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 Westiepoo has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Westiepoo? How much bite force does a Westiepoo have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

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

The Westiepoo, 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 Westiepoo do?
Westiepoos have an average tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Westiepoos need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Westiepoo to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Westiepoo roam?
Westiepoos 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 Westiepoo have high prey drive?
Westiepoos have a higher impulse to chase and catch something than other dog breeds. Cats or any other small animals might be in danger. It's a natural instinct, doesn't necessarily mean that Westiepoos are aggressive. Better to keep this breed on a leash.
Apartment Friendly
Is Westiepoo good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat?
It is not the best choice if you want to keep them indoors, however, with careful exercise and several walks a day, they will tolerate the indoor environment, so it is possible to keep Westiepoo indoors.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Westiepoos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Westiepoo be left alone?
Westiepoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Westiepoo Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Westiepoo temperament with other people:
Westiepoos are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Westiepoo dogs get along with other pets? Are Westiepoo dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Westiepoos usually don’t get on well with other pets.
Child Friendly
Are Westiepoo dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Westiepoo temperament with children:
Westiepoos are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Westiepoo 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 Westiepoo breed live with a cat?
Westiepoos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Westiepoo good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Westiepoo dogs get along with other dogs?
Westiepoos are dog-friendly dogs. If you want more dogs in your family or you'd like to join dog meetups, the Westiepoo can be a great choice.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Westiepoo breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Westiepoo breed suitable for first-time owners?
Yes
Westiepoos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Office Friendly
Are Westiepoos good office dogs? Do Westiepoos make good office friendly dogs? Can Westiepoos be office dogs?
No
Westiepoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Westiepoo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Wee Po temperament with senior people? Are Westiepoo dogs good for elderly owners?
Westiepoos are usually recommended for elderly people.

Westiepoo Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Westiepoo dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Westiepoos are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Westiepoo breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Westiepoo breed? Most common health risks of Westiepoo:
EpilepsyAtrophyHip DysplasiaTooth Loss
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Westiepoo breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Westiepoo see the vet?
Rare
The Westiepoo should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Westiepoo dogs live? How old can a Westiepoo be? What is the age limit of the Westiepoo? How many years can the oldest Westiepoo live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Westiepoo?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Westiepoo: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Westiepoo breed hypoallergenic?
No
Westiepoos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction. Some of the dog breeds are even considered to higher 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 Westiepoo have? What is the activity level of the Westiepoo?
Westiepoos have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Westiepoo need? How much exercise do Westiepoo dogs require per day?
Westiepoos 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 Westiepoo breed need?
Westiepoos 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 a Westiepoo need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Westiepoo breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Westiepoo? How much food should I feed my Westiepoo?
2 to 2.5 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? Westiepoo risk for obesity:
Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Westiepoo'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 Westiepoo's 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?

Low 🔽

The Westiepoo has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Westiepoo drool?
The Westiepoo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Westiepoo 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 Westiepoo.

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

Westiepoo As a Working Dog

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

Not really

This breed generally not used 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).

Westiepoo is not the best breed for service purposes.

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

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a 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.

Westiepoo is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Westiepoo 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.

Westiepoo is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Westiepoo 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 Westiepoo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

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

Not really

Westiepoo breed usually doesn't like 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, 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 Westiepoo 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.

Westiepoo is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

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

Not really

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

Westiepoo Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Westiepoo pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Westiepoo breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Westiepoo: 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 Westiepoo have in a litter? How many puppies can the Westiepoo breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Westiepoo have? How many puppies can a Westiepoo give birth to?
3-6 puppies

Westiepoo Recognition

AKC Group
Is Westiepoo recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Westiepoo recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Westiepoo breed?
Dog Registry of America Inc.American Canine Hybrid ClubDesigner Breed RegistryDesigner Dogs Kennel ClubInternational Designer Canine Registry

Westiepoo Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Westiepoo's has great intelligence.
  • Trainability: Westiepoos are easy to train.
  • Health Issues: Westiepoos are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Grooming: Effortless: The Westiepoo requires minimal grooming.
  • Shedding Level: Westiepoos shed none to minimal.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Westiepoo is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Westiepoo has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Child Friendly: Westiepoos are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Dog Friendly: Westiepoos are dog-friendly dogs.
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Westiepoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Westiepoos are good for novice owners, due to their easy-going personality.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Westiepoos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High: If you don't pay attention to the Westiepoo's weight, he can easily gain weight.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Westiepoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Westiepoos are not the most cat-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Westiepoo is not the best dog breed for office environment.

Westiepoo History

The Westiepoo is a relatively new designer dog breed, that was developed towards the end of the 20th century when hybrid breeds became popular. Resembling any other designer dog breed, the Westiepoo’s development and the reasons behind it are more or less unknown, due to the fact that there is very minimal documentation available. Yet, it is most likely that, like any other hybrid breed, the Westiepoo was also created in North America at the beginning of the 1970s.

The Westiepoo, also known as the Wee-Poo or the Westiedoodle, is a result of cross-breeding either the Miniature or the Poodle">Toy Poodle with the West Highland White Terrier. The main reason behind the cross-breeding of these two breeds was the aim of enhancing both of the parent breed’s best characteristics, traits and while eliminating the less desirable characteristics combined in one ultimate little companion. Regarding the two-parent breed’s history, it is no doubt why the Westiepoo came to being. On one hand, the Poodle, which usually served as the basis of multiple cross-breeding processes, is a very old breed, that finds its origins in France dating back to the 1700s. According to common beliefs, the breed was first used as a gun and hunting dog, but later on, the nobility started to keep the dogs as pets. On the other hand, the West Highland White Terrier was bred to be a hunting dog against vermin and other rodents. The breed is originated in Scotland, and it is closely related to other Terrier breeds from that region including the Skye, the Cairn, and the Scottish Terriers. Both of these parent breeds are recognized by the major kennel clubs.

Keeping in mind the fact that the Poodles breeders used, came in two different variations, the Miniature, and the Toy, thus the Westiepoo also could appear in two different sizes, the medium and the miniature. Moreover, resembling other new designer breeds, most of the Westiepoo specimens are first-generation ones, meaning that their parents are purebred dogs. This is the reason why puppies from the same litter can have different physical characteristics and behavioral traits. Consequently, breeders aim for the standardization of the Westiepoo, focusing on multigenerational breeding of Westiepoo puppies. Meanwhile, other breeding practices are making efforts in order to perfect the Westiepoo’s qualities, by adding more Poodle or more West Highland White Terrier genes into them. No matter which practice we look at, breeders’ ultimate aim is to create a fully separable breed, that will potentially gain recognition from the major kennel clubs.

Today, designer breeds are very fashionable, because of their diverse characteristics. The Poodle’s hypoallergenic coat is also helped boost the popularity of any hybrid breed containing Poodle. The Westiepoo is mostly kept as an intelligent, active, and playful family companion.

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