A personality plus hybrid dog, the Westiepoo or Wee-Poo is a cross between a West Highland White Terrier and a Miniature Poodle. They are a small dog, not usually weighing more than 15 pounds, but they a
re muscular and full of energy, always up for a game of fetch or a jog outside.
The Westie-Poo can be any color from solid white to creams, parti-colors, tri-colors and solids. White markings are common on the face, legs and chest. The coat is kinky to wavy, medium length and is typically silky and very low shedding.
There is usually significant fringe on the legs, belly and tail and the face is typically more terrier like than Poodle like in appearance. When the coat is left natural it looks very windblown and tousled, however it can also be clipped and kept short.
The Wee-Poo is a great dog for families and can adapt to living in rural areas or in the city. With routine walks outside they make a wonderful apartment dog and are not usually prone to problem barking when trained and socialized.
What You Need To Know About Owning A Wee-Poo
The Westie-Poo is a very intelligent breed that is considered to be very easy to housetrain and obedience train. They can be reluctant to do the same activity over and over and don't need highly repetitive training routines. Wee-Poos are also very curious canine hybrid dogs and with their terrier and Poodle lineage they are smart enough to figure out almost any type of cupboard closing, way into and out of things and even how to train their owners to do just what they want. Firm, consistent and positive training is recommended for these terrier cross dog types.
The Westiepoo, like many hybrid breeds, craves human interaction and to be close to his or her family. They are not a good dog to be kept outside or in a kennel, rather they want to be on the bed, the chair or on the couch with you at all times. They adjust well to cats, kids and other dogs and are not usually territorial or aggressive.