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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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Westiepoo
OriginUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Westiepoo have? The dog breed also known as...
Cross between the West Highland White Terrier and Poodle.WestiedoodlesWee-PoosWee PoWee-PooWesti-pooWestipooWestiedoodleWestidoodleWestie-Poo
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed
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
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? Is this puppy expensive? How much should I pay for it? Westiepoo price:
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
Average

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 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.

Westiepoo General Appearance & Basic Info

Size
What size is this breed? How big is this dog? Westiepoo size:
Medium
Weight
How much does the Westiepoo weigh? Westiepoo weight:
20-30 pounds (9-14 kg)
Avg. Weight
What is the average weight of the Westiepoo? Westiepoo average weight:
25 pounds (11.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Westiepoo? Westiepoo height:
11-16 inches (28-40 cm)
Avg. Height
What is the average height of this fido? Westiepoo average height:
13.5 inches (34 cm)

Westiepoo Hair & 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 Cross between the West Highland White Terrier and Poodle.? Westiepoo shedding level:
Westiepoos shed none to minimal. Having a puppy from this breed you don't have to be afraid of your couch or car 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 Characteristics

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? Are they intelligent?
Smart: Westiepoo's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.
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? Are they affectionate?
Westiepoos are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered as an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Cross between the West Highland White Terrier and Poodle. 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 Cross between the West Highland White Terrier and Poodle. 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 same barks could have a different meaning. 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 as their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Westiepoo dogs have an 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 his territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Westiepoo bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Cross between the West Highland White Terrier and Poodle.? 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?
Between 200 and 400 PSI
Ordinary: Average dogs have 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?
Nem a legjobb választás Westiepoo, ha lakásban szeretnéd tartani, ugyanakkor alapos lemozgatással, napi többszöri sétával tolerálják a benti körülményeket is, így megoldható Westiepoo tartása lakásban.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Westiepoos adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
Can you leave this breed home alone?
Westiepoos tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
Fighting Dog
Where Westiepoo dogs used as a fighting dog in the history?
Not really
In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Westiepoo Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Westiepoo temperament with other people:
Westiepoos are stranger friendly dogs.
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?
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? What is this canine temperament 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?
No
Westiepoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
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 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 to 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
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.
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.
Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Westiepoo be a search and rescue dog?
Not really
The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and in locating missing people. The Westiepoo is not the best breed for SAR purposes.
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Westiepoo dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Cross between the West Highland White Terrier and Poodle. temperament with senior people? Are Westiepoo dogs good for elderly owners?
Westiepoos are usually recommended for elderly people.
Boat 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.
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.
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.

Westiepoo Health Factors

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? What is the average lifespan of this breed? How old can a Westiepoo be? What is the age limit of the Westiepoo? How many years can the oldest Westiepoo live?
12-15 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 activity does this dog 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 this fido need?
Westiepoos are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend to much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Avg. daily food consumption
How much food does the Westiepoo need? How often should I feed my canine? What dog products should I buy?
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 & Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot and cold weather & climate?
Tolerates warm and cold weather.
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 for 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 minimal 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 Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long does this dog's pregnancy last? How long does this dog pregnant? How long does it take to have puppies?
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? What is the average litter size of this fido?
3-6 puppies

Westiepoo Pros & 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 for 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.
Cons
  • Hypoallergenic: Westiepoos don't do well with allergy sufferers by causing allergic reaction.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Average to High.
  • 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.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Westiepoos are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

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