Fun Terripoo Facts For Kids

Akinwalere Olaleye
May 11, 2023 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on Aug 05, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
One of the best Terripoo facts is that they can have straight or shaggy fur.

The Terripoo is a designer dog breed that is obtained by mixing Australian Terriers and Poodles. These Poodle Terriers derive their traits from both their parents' breeds, making them an easy-to-train, fun-loving breed of dogs.

These dogs come in a variety of coat colors such as blue, tan, cream, tan, and brown. They are small and lightweight, weighing just 14 lb (6.35 kg).

They are usually hypoallergenic and they do need some obedience training to accustom them to young children and other small animals.

The Terrier in them gives them a strong natural hunting instinct and an aggressive, attention-seeking streak which is easily handled with a bit of training. These fun-loving dogs have an average litter size of between one and three puppies and they can be bred to create other breeds as well.

Terripoos are also highly intelligent, like many dog breeds. They are easy to care for but owners of these pets must look out for diseases such as diabetes and mitral valve disease, among other health issues.

Learn more about the amazing Terripoo here, or check out our guides to other dog breeds, like the Miniature Poodle and the Irish Terrier here on Kidadl.

Terripoo Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Terripoo?

A Terripoo (also known as a Terri-poo) is an Australian Terrier Poodle mix). It is a mixed breed of dog.

What class of animal does a Terripoo belong to?

The Terri-poo belongs to the mammal class of animals.

How many are there in the world?

Since the Terri-poo is a domesticated dog species, it is unclear exactly how many of them exist in the world

Where does a Terripoo live?

The Terri-poo lives in the homes of their owners.

What is a Terripoo's habitat?

As, like all domestic dogs, this breed is a descendant of wolves, the Terri-poo (Australian Terrier, Poodle mix) loves to explore grassy and brushy lands in forests. However, their preferred habitat today is in their loving family's home!

Who does a Terripoo live with?

A Terri-poo, being a domestic dog, lives with people.

How long does a Terripoo live?

A Terripoo is a combination of the Australian Terrier and the Poodle and it lives for about 10-15 years. This lifespan comes from its ancestors, the Australian Terrier, and the Poodle. The lifespan of a Terrier is 12-15 years and that of a Poodle is 10-15 years.

How do they reproduce?

Much like other dogs, the Terri-poo reproduces by mating. A Terri-poo itself can be described as a breed of designer dog as they are a mix between the Australian Terrier and the Poodle dog breeds.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of the Terri-poo is not listed as they are a domesticated dog breed.

Terripoo Fun Facts

What does a Terripoo look like?

Terripoos are very cute animals and are relatively small in size. They are a mixed dog breed, of the Australian Terrier and the Poodle, and therefore they have features resembling or both of their parent breeds.

It is not very tall, with a height of 9-15 in (23-38 cm) and it weighs 14 lb (6.35 kg). Terripoo dogs can have a variety of coat colors including red, white, cream, brown, blue, and tan.

Their blue and tan colors are inherited from the Terrier side of their lineage, while the rest of their coat colors come from the Poodle side. The noses of this dog breed can be black or brown, and their eyes are oval and dark.

The ears of the Terripoo breed are medium-sized and fold over its head. The coat of Terripoo dogs can be curly like a Poodle's, or shaggy and straight, like a Terrier's.

How cute are they?

The Terripoo is among the cutest dog breeds. They are small dogs that are very social and affectionate and the Terripoo is a dog breed that comes in a variety of beautiful coats and colors.

The Terripoo dog breed comes in many appealing colors such as red, white, cream, brown, blue, and tan. Which is your favorite? This Terripoo is one of the best dog breeds and it has a very mischievous personality, so it can get up to plenty of playful antics, how cute!

How do they communicate?

Terripoos, much like other dogs communicate using different sounds and senses. Terripoos may bark, howl, growl, whimper, whine, pant, scream and sigh. Terripoos can also use pheromones and scents to communicate.

How big is a Terripoo?

Terripoo is a big 'small dog' with a height of 9-15 in (23-38 cm) and a weight of 14 lb (6.35 kg). This makes Terripoos two to three times the size of a typical Chihuahua dog

How fast can a Terripoo run?

Terripoos are designer dogs and their parent breeds are the Australian Terrier and the Poodle. The speeds of the Australian Terrier and the Poodle are 18 mph (30 kph), and 30 mph (48 kph) respectively. Hence, as indicated by the speeds of their parent breeds, Terripoos can be estimated to reach speeds of 18-30 mph (30-48 kph).

How much does a Terripoo weigh?

Terripoos typically weigh about 14 lb (6.35 kg).

What are the male and female names of the species?

Males and females, much like other dog breeds are called a 'dog' and a 'bitch' respectively.

What would you call a baby Terripoo?

A baby Terripoo would be called a 'puppy'.

What do they eat?

A healthy Terripoo diet consists of chicken, turkey, eggs, fruits, and vegetables like carrots, peas, spinach, and string beans.

Are they dangerous?

Terripoos are not dangerous dogs at all. They are very affectionate, mild, and cuddly dogs and they are smart, intuitive, and playful.

However, since they have a Terrier ancestry, early socialization, and some obedience training to subside the dominant, stubborn, attention-seeking streak are required. This early socialization will help the dog to get along with other animals and children, and obedience training will calm his or her Terrier instinct for hunting.

Would they make a good pet?

Terripoos make for amazing pets. These designer dogs are cuddly, smart, and playful. They bring the best of both of their parent breeds, the Australian Terrier and the Poodle.

A Terripoo is a large 'small dog' with a lot of energy. It can be fed twice or thrice a day and needs one hour of exercise each day ideally. They are hypoallergenic but they do need some early training to teach them to get along with smaller animals and children and to obey their human parents.

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Terripoo pets may develop a range of health issues like joint issues, diabetes, Cushing’s disease, and hypothyroidism. Other common threats to their health include Legg-Calve-Perthes disease and mitral valve disease.

The health of these pets can be optimized by a proper diet and plenty of exercise. Owners of these pets should ensure that they get a good amount of exercise, in the range of 45-60 minutes each day.

This exercise also serves the purpose of bonding between the dog and the human. A good idea is to have this dog play and exercise with children, after the proper training, of course.

Indoor exercise and playtime are also a good idea if the weather is bad. Since diabetes is also a common ailment among these designer dogs, exercise helps massively in reducing the risk of your dog suffering from this.

A Terripoo pet needs to be trained to be gentle with very young children. It has a natural personality and temperament which is mischievous, loyal, and playful, but over time the temperament of a Terripoo will mold to reflect the temperament of its human parent.

If its owner is cheerful the Terripoo is more likely to be playful and excited, and if a family member is calm, the Terripo will take on a calm and quiet personality.

A Teripoo can be very advantageous to have as a family pet. A Terripoo pet can even alert the family by making noise if it detects an approaching intruder.

The grooming, maintenance, and feeding needs of a Terripoo are easily attainable. Manufactured dog food is not a bad option but owners should make sure that it contains healthy components such as turkey or chicken, peas, carrots, and other vegetables and fruits.

Feeding Terripoos homemade food is another great diet option. Their daily intake should not exceed one cup of dry food.

Grooming this dog is not a hassle since the Terripoo is a clean animal. Brushing once a week, with professional hair and nail grooming once in a while is sufficient. Brushing can de be done more than once a week as well if desired.

When it is a puppy, the Terripoo follows its genetic nature and the more aggressive characteristics of its Terrier lineage can become dominant. This may lead it to assume an 'alpha dog' role among other dogs and humans as well.

This is why early training is essential for this puppy. Early training and socialization of a puppy help it acclimatize to its domestic surroundings and to learn basic rules at an early age.

Terripoos are not purebred in any sense of the word. They because popular as part of a trend in the '80s when Poodle hybrids were bred to get characteristics of two different dogs in one.

Both the parents of a Terripoo are pure-bred but the Terripoo is a mixed breed. Many mixed breeds have an advantage over purebred dogs as they may not have some of the ailments of their parent dogs.

The Terripoo is a small dog with a lot of energy. This playful, fun-loving nature comes from the Poodle side of its ancestry. Families can train these dogs, go on long walks and play with these dogs and puppies every day.

Their trainability is high, especially when they are puppies. They display impressive agility and are very intelligent and protective of their human families. They can be taken on multiple walks in a day.

Despite their medium size, they are not afraid to show their protective nature against threats.

There is not much of a difference in the sizes of a male and a female Terripoo.

What is the cutest poodle mix?

Mixing a Poodle with another dog breed is a trend that began in the '80s and still goes on today. It has given us many cute dog breeds, perhaps the cutest of which is the Cockapoo, a cross between the Poodle and the Cocker Spaniel.

Some other really cute mixes are the Maltipoo, the Labradoodle, and the Goldendoodle, which are Poodles mixed with Maltese dogs, Labradors, and the Golden Retriever respectively.

The cute list goes on, with endless combinations of poodles and other dogs. There is the Schnoodle (Schnauzer and Poodle), the Yorkipoo (a Yorkshire Terrier and Poodle cross), and the Pomapoo (a Pomeranian and Poodle hybrid). A Yorkie and Poodle mix is called a Yorkipoo.

The Chipoo, a mix of the Teacup or Toy Poodle and a Chihuahua is a fun, friendly, and energetic dog, that is great for kids to play with. It is also known as a Choodle, Poochi, Chipoodle, and Poohuahua.

The Foodle, a mix of the Toy Fox Terrier and the Toy Poodle grows to be about 10 in (25.4 cm) tall and weighs about 11 lb (5 kg).

Does Terripoos bark a lot?

The Terripoo is a dog breed that is considered a moderate barker. They don't bark a lot but they don't bark too little either!

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals including the English Setter or the gray fox.

You can even occupy yourself at home by drawing one on our Terripoo coloring pages.

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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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