The Westiepoo is a high-energy little pup that is as loving as it is playful. Also knows as a Weepoo or Westiedoodle, these dogs are the result of a cross between a Poodle and a West Highland White Terrier. Westiepoos are some of the smartest dogs around and are incredibly easy to train, making a great addition to any loving home. They can settle well with families as well as single-person households as long as they get the love and attention they desire.
When it comes to pinning down the exact origins of hybrid dogs, the situation can get a bit tricky. No breeder has laid claim to breeding the Westiepoo for the first time, and chances are this pup existed through accidental breeding long before any intentional efforts to bring the Poodle and West Highland White Terrier began. The Westiepoo is a relatively recent addition to the Doodle clan.
The Westiepoo is incredibly high in energy and is equally high in love and affection for their families. They enjoy a nice relaxing cuddle session on the couch as much as they enjoy a fun game of fetch in the park. These dogs need daily exercise that should be moderately intense. Casual walks will probably not suffice unless they are brisk in nature. Let your dog off the leash every once in a while in safe areas and allow them to run around and explore. Blowing off steam is incredibly important for this dog to stay happy and healthy. The Westiepoo is incredibly friendly and is good with children as well, making them good family dogs. These pups are very intelligent and need just as much mental stimulation as physical exercise. Give them toys and trinkets to help them stay occupied and keep boredom at bay.
Westiepoos are generally small dogs, but sizes may vary. The average Westiepoo will grow around 11 to 17 inches tall and weigh anywhere between 20 to 35 pounds.
While Westiepoos are generally healthy dogs thanks to at least some level of hybrid vigor they possess due to mixed breeding, there are certain illnesses that affect the Poodle and West Highland White Terrier that may affect this breed. Make sure to schedule regular visits to the vet so that any potential issues can be identified early and treated promptly. When getting your Westeipoo puppy, make sure the breeder provides health clearances for both parent dogs. Some issues that the Westiepoo may develop include epilepsy, hip dysplasia, atrophy, as well as tooth loss.
This is one active pup, and their physical needs must be met. They require at least 45 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise every day. They will be happy to run around in a park, and if you do not wish to be dragged along when this pup darts from here to there at high speeds, it is best to let them off the leash every once in a while. Make sure the area you are in is safe if you choose to do so. Provide them with a lot of smart toys to keep them engaged and mentally stimulated. A bored dog is a destructive dog, and that is something no dog owner wants. Due to their high intelligence, the Westeipoo is quite easy to train. These dogs are eager to please, and with a little positive reinforcement, they will be picking up new tricks and desired behaviors in no time!
Nutritional needs vary from one dog to the next, and it is recommended that you speak to your veterinarian when formulating a diet plan for your dog. Their diet will be dependent on their size, age, and energy levels. Your Westiepoo’s nutritional needs will vary as they age, so you will need to adjust their diet accordingly. Steer clear of free-feeding, choosing instead to give them their recommended daily serving as two to three separate meals throughout the day.
The Westiepoo has a coat that grows up to a medium length and is usually soft and wavy to the touch. Thanks to their Poodle genes, these pups have low-shedding and low-dander coats. The main colors that the Westiepoo is available in are white, cream, black or tan.
While the Westiepoo has a coat that is generally low maintenance, a good brushing session is recommended every now and then to keep the coat free of tangles and matted fur. Clip their nails if they do not wear away naturally and bathe your dog only when necessary. Keep a check on their ears, keeping them free from dirt and debris, and make sure you brush your Westiepoo’s teeth regularly to prevent any buildup.
The Westiepoo can come with a price tag of anywhere between $1000 to $4000.