Terri-Poo:Australian terrier and Poodle Mix
Facts & Origin
Australian Terrier and Poodle Mix - a Hybrid Breed
Is your family looking for a lovable, fun-loving dog to bring joy to your home? Then you should consider the Australian Terrier and Poodle mix! These lively pups are sure to keep you entertained with their playful antics and make great companions for kids and adults alike.
What are breed characteristics of this mix dog?
This Australian Terrier-Poodle mix has a height of 38 cm and a weight of 8 kg. It has a strong and robust body with a dense, waterproof coat. The coat is usually either black, blue or silver and can be either straight or wavy. This is an intelligent and active breed that is friendly and good with children. They make great family pets.
|Origin||Australia / Germany|
|Life expectancy||10 - 15 years|
|Care requirements||low-maintenance - high-maintenance|
|Activity level||average - high|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of Australian Terrier and Poodle mix - Such is probably his nature.
An Australian Terrier and Poodle mix is a designer dog that is a cross between the Australian Terrier and the Poodle. This mix is not a purebred dog and is called a designer or hybrid dog. The Australian Terrier is a small, compact, short-legged terrier of medium size. The head is relatively large and covered with a soft, dense, wavy coat. The body is slightly longer than tall, and the tail is of medium length and may be docked. The coat is wheat colored and may have some dark markings on the head. The Poodle is a highly intelligent, active and proud dog breed.
Poodles come in three size varieties:
- Miniature and
All three varieties have the same build and proportions. The coat is an important feature of the Poodle and comes in many colors and patterns. The most popular colors are black, white and brown.
This mix has a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years. The coat of this mix is usually wavy and dense. The coat is often wheat colored with dark markings on the head. The coat needs to be combed and brushed regularly. This mix is an intelligent and active dog. It needs daily exercise and mental stimulation. This mix is good with children and other pets if properly socialized. They make good watchdogs and are loyal to their family.
Health and breeding information
What diseases can affect Australian Terrier and Poodle mix.
There are a number of known diseases that can affect Australian Terrier-Poodle mixes, including hip and elbow dysplasia, heart problems, eye disease, and von Willebrand disease.
Hip and elbow dysplasia are both common problems in larger dog breeds, and unfortunately the Australian Terrier-Poodle mix is no exception. Both problems can lead to pain and lameness, and in severe cases, surgery may be required.
Heart problems are also relatively common in Australian Terrier-Poodles. These include what is known as Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO), a hole in the heart that allows blood to leak from one chamber to the other.
Eye diseases such as cataracts and progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) are also relatively common in this breed and can often be detected through routine eye exams by a veterinarian.
Finally, von Willebrand disease is a bleeding disorder that is relatively common in Australian Terrier Poodles. This disease can cause persistent bleeding from even minor cuts or scrapes and can also cause nosebleeds. If you suspect your dog has von Willebrand disease, you should have him examined by a veterinarian as soon as possible.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Australian Terrier-Poodle mix is a small to medium sized dog with a thick, shiny coat. The coat is usually black, although some dogs may have white markings. The coat is hypoallergenic and does not shed.
|Fur||flat coated - curly|
|Ear shape||Standing Ears - Floppy Ear|
|Tail||short - lang|
|Anatomy||rugged, strong, slim, sporty|
|Size ♀||20 - 60 cm|
|Weight ♀||5 - 28 kg|
|Size ♂||20 - 60 cm|
|Weight ♂||5 - 28 kg|
|Suitable For||Beginner, Children, Seniors, suitable for allergy sufferers, Blind people|
The metabolic disease diabetes often occurs in overweight dogs.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
The hip dysplasia or hip joint dysplasia of the dog (HD) is a maldevelopment of the hip joint.
Patellar luxation is the term used to describe a displacement of the kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs.
If dogs don't get a good food or sugary food, tartar can quickly appear.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Definition: Dog has epilepsy if, for example, at least two epileptic seizures occur more than 24 hours apart.
Cataracts are still one of the most common causes of blindness, even in dogs.
Problems with the Patellar can be a displacement or weak kneecap, which is one of the most common causes of lameness in dogs, also because of overweight.
Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Progressive retinal atrophy (PRA) is a slowly progressive death of the retina in dogs.
An Australian Terrier-Poodle mix is a cross between an Australian Terrier and a Poodle. These dogs are often called Aussiedoodles or Aussiepoos.
Australian Terrier and Poodle mixes can look different, but usually have a soft, wavy coat of medium to long length. They may have the longer legs of a Poodle or the shorter legs of an Australian Terrier.
Australian Terrier and Poodle mixes are usually friendly, outgoing and intelligent. They may inherit some of the herding instinct of the Australian Terrier, so they may try to herd other pets or children in the home.
Australian Terrier and Poodle mixes need moderate exercise. A daily walk or playtime in the garden should be sufficient.
Australian Terriers and Poodle mixes need to be brushed and combed regularly to prevent matting and tangles. They may also need regular trimming or clipping.
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