Fun Westiepoo Facts For Kids

Oluwatosin Michael
Jan 12, 2023 By Oluwatosin Michael
Originally Published on Aug 05, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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Read these Westiepoo facts to learn more about this fascinating dog.
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Age: 3-18
Read time: 8.2 Min

The Westiepoo has its origin in the United States around the 1970s after the Cockapoo was produced. This dog is a mixed breed and its parents are West Highland White Terriers and the Poodles.

These dogs are called designer dogs. The Westie originated from Scotland and the standard Poodle originated from Germany and was refined by the French. These poodle mix dogs or designer dogs are medium-sized animals with a fluffy, white coat.

Three to six Westiepoo puppies are born at once. The Westiepoo adult weighs around 20-30 lb (9-14 kg).

These Westiepoo dogs make great pets. The Westiepoo temperament is what makes them great pets as they are friendly, lovable, and loyal and get attached to the owner and their family very easily.

The grooming and training of these terrier poodle dogs are easy and manageable. As they are a Westie Poodle mix dog, these dogs do not have a breed status and are instead known as a hybrid.

This Westie-Poodle mix is known to be hypoallergenic, however, they are not fully hypoallergenic but they are low shedders. Also, these designer dogs are quite energetic. It is quite fascinating to know about this cute mixed breed or hybrid dog.

Read on for awesome Westiepoo information. Also, read about the Pomapoo and Cockapoo too.

Westiepoo Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Westiepoo?

The Westiepoo is a dog.

What class of animal does a Westiepoo belong to?

The Westiepoo belongs to the class of mammals.

How many Westiepoos are there in the world?

There has been no specific number of Westiepoos in the world evaluated. Westiepoos are a mixed breed of dog that is bred to be a domestic pet, so there could be numerous in homes across the world.

Where does a Westiepoo live?

This animal is mostly kept as pets and thus, there are not many details about the place where a Westiepoo live. Westiepoos can be found all over the world.

What is a Westiepoo's habitat?

As this dog is a crossbreed or a mixed breed, not much is known about the habitat of a Westipoo, and most of them are kept as pets. They will be happy in a home with a loving owner.

Westiepoos are social and energetic and so would do well in a house with a yard where they can run around and play.

Who do Westiepoos live with?

Westiepoos are considered to be social and happy dogs and they like being around owners.

How long does a Westiepoo live?

The lifespan of Westiepoos ranges from 13-15 years.

How do they reproduce?

The reproduction of a Westiepoo takes place just like other canines. The copulation includes the male mounting the female from behind and females have different responses based on if she is receptive or not.

If the female is receptive, she will be still and hold her tail to the side. If she is unreceptive, she will sit down, retreat, or just be uncooperative. The gestation period lasts about 63 days and three to six puppies are born.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of Westiepoo is unknown. These dogs are bred by breeders and are not considered to have a threatened or vulnerable population.

Westiepoo Fun Facts

What do Westiepoos look like?

It is a medium-sized dog, which weighs around 20-30 lb (9-14 kg). It has a medium-length light, soft fluffy, and wavy white coat.

The most common color among Westiepoos is white and cream, but other colors include black, brown, and tans. Its body is thick, firm, and well-built. The head of a Westiepoo is well proportioned to its body.

The nose is black in color and the eyes are rounded. The legs are sturdy and short and the fur looks messy and untidy even after grooming and is considered to be an adorable dog.

The Westiepoo's fluffy, white coat is one of its most distinguishing features.

How cute are they?

Due to its fluffy and sturdy body and small size as well as its social nature, this hybrid among the other designer dogs love to be around owners and the family and thus, is considered to be very cute and adorable.

How do they communicate?

There are different ways in which a Westiepoo tends to communicate like tongue flicking, chewing things, bringing things to you, raising a paw up, and continuous eye contact to communicate different things like when it is uncomfortable with something or is showing affection, to let you know if it going to prey, wants to play, is tired or bored or sometimes it might just have separation anxiety.

The Westiepoo is not known to bark that often as compared to other dogs.

How big is a Westiepoo?

The Westie-Poodles are known to be small and cute dogs with short and sturdy bodies that are 11-16 in (279-406) tall and their weight ranges from 20-30 lb (9-14 kg).

How fast can a Westiepoo run?

The Westie-Poodles are highly energetic animals and can run very fast and thus, require a good routine for exercise and it is also advised that a house with a yard is highly suitable for a Westiepoo.

How much does a Westiepoo weigh?

The weight of a Westiepoo ranges from 20-30 lb (9-14 kg).

What are their male and female names of the species?

While there are no specific names for males and females of the species, in general, a male is known as a dog and a female as a bitch.

While there is not much difference between a male and female dog, the males tend to larger and stronger than the females. Males tend to consume more food than non-pregnant females.

What would you call a baby Westiepoo?

A baby Westiepoo is called a puppy, like all other baby dogs.

What do they eat?

When this mixed breed dog was produced, it was bred to hunt small animals and vermin. But as this dog breed is a domesticated one and is kept as pets, their diet is to be taken care of.

The diet of a puppy and adult Westiepoo differs. Puppies require a high-quality protein diet with DHA, fats, calcium, and Vitamin C and E to ensure their growth and development, immune system, and defenses against health issues like Patellar Luxation and Hip Dysplasia.

Adult dogs require protein to maintain strong muscles and tendons, Glucosamine and Omega 3 for healthy cartilage and joints and a limited amount of fats to keep their energy levels at an appropriate rate without leading to gain in weight as overeating can cause health problems. A grain-free diet is highly recommended for these dogs.

They also require access to a good amount of fresh water to stay hydrated due to their energetic behavior and it also helps digestion.  

Are they hypoallergenic?

While many believe that the Westiepoo is a hypoallergenic dog, this may not always be the case as these dogs do shed, although they are low shedders and are easy to maintain. These dogs require a good brush every few days and ears need to be cleaned every week or every two weeks.

Would they make a good pet?

The Westiepoo is considered to be the most desirable pet. They are friendly, loving, and loyal and love to be around owners and their families.

These dogs can adapt to live in apartments and are kid-friendly. The trainability done at an early stage makes this dog more convenient to pet.

The Westiepoo's grooming needs are minimal and low shedding makes it easier to pet this dog.

They are also considered intelligent and smart than other dogs and are easy to train. These dogs are highly playful and energetic.

These dogs have a moderately high prey drive and tend to prey on small animals and are not considered to be appropriate with a cat-friendly household.

Their food habits are also manageable but it should be ensured that there is a proper exercise routine for these dogs as they are highly energetic dog breeds and have exercise needs but overall these dogs are super adorable.

Did you know...

The West Highland White Terrier was bred white on purpose and has this white coat for its own safety. Colonel Malcolm was out hunting Cairn Terriers and accidentally shot his favorite dog Westiepoo and thus, this designer dog was bred all white so that it could be visible during hunting.  

Breeders started producing poodle hybrids around the 1960s and the first mixed breed was a cockapoo and the Westiepoo poodle mix came around the 1970s.  

Despite being in existence for so many years, the Westiepoo does not have a breed status, they are known as a hybrid.

Standard Poodles have hair like humans which keeps growing and needs grooming regularly.

There are various names for this dog breed like Westidoodle and Wee Poo.

The male and female Westiepoo have certain physical differences. Males tend to be larger than females and usually engage in sexually aggressive behaviors like humping and making their territory by peeing whereas females tend to be a bit taciturn.

Early socialization and obedience training of this designer dog makes it the best dog there can be. Crate training is preferred over housetraining. The training should be based on positive reinforcement and rewards.

A Westiepoo is more friendly with other pooches than with cats and thus, is dog-friendly and not cat-friendly.

The Westiepoo puppies from the same litter can look different in terms of the shape of their eyes and color.

The terrier side of this Westiepoo makes it a stubborn dog.

The Westiepoo food is pocket-friendly and might cost around $35 a week.

The average Westiepoo price is $600.

While the Wee Poo dogs are healthy, they are susceptible to certain health problems which they may inherit from their Poodle and Westie parents. One of the most common problems is Hypoadrenocoticism, that is, lack of adrenal hormones which lead to lethargy and depression.

Can Westiepoos be left alone?

This hybrid or mix poodles dog gets attached to the owner and their family and when left alone can suffer from separation anxiety. They also can sometimes engage in destructive behavior like chewing things and thus, it is advised not to leave this dog alone.  

Which barks more: a Westiepoo or a Schnoodle?

A Schnoodle rarely barks while Westiepoos bark occasionally and therefore, a Westiepoo barks more than a Schnoodle but in general, a Westiepoo also only barks occasionally.  

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 Dorkie, or Yorkshire terrier.

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

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Written by Oluwatosin Michael

Bachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

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Oluwatosin MichaelBachelor of Science specializing in Microbiology

With a Bachelor's in Microbiology from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oluwatosin has honed his skills as an SEO content writer, editor, and growth manager. He has written articles, conducted extensive research, and optimized content for search engines. His expertise extends to leading link-building efforts and revising onboarding strategies. 

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