The Westipoo is a cute medium sized dog that has been developed by crossing the West Highland White Terrier and the Toy Poodle. These designer dogs are very playful and have an expressive round face with two button-like eyes and a black nose. They have a compact built with short and stout legs. The body is covered by wiry fur that gives them a terrier-like appearance. These dogs give the best expression by tilting their head side to side when you talk to them. They are intelligent, loving and people oriented dog which makes the Westipoo an excellent family pet.
Quick Information/ Description
|Other Names||Wee Poo, Wee-Poo, Westipoo|
|Coat||Long, soft, wavy, light|
|Colors||White with shades of black, tan, or brown|
|Group (of Breed)||Terrier|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||30 – 40 pounds|
|Height||11 – 17 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, protective, loyal, friendly, social, playful|
|Good with Children||Yes|
|Country of Origination||USA|
|Competitive Registration||IDCR, DBR, ACHC, DDKC, DRA,|
Temperament and Behavior
The Wee poo dogs are great pets for the apartment life settings. These dogs are social, intelligent and carve for human companionship. They have an affectionate disposition, and they get along well with kids and the other pets in the house. The dogs can have a strong prey drive which may incline them to chase small animals like cats.
The Westipoos are wary towards strangers and would shy away or bark at them. This makes the dog an ideal watchdog. The dog has a lot of curiosity and tends to investigate everything around them. The dogs get very anxious if you leave them alone and shows its displeasure by yapping noise.
You should give your Westipoo dog minimum 40 to 50 minutes of daily exercise on a daily basis. Regular walks and a jogging session will be excellent for this dog. It does well in apartment living condition, provided you give it plenty of indoor exercises. Keep some toys or play indoor games like fetch or roll-a-ball to keep the dog occupied. You can allow the dog some outdoor playtime inside a fenced yard. They do very well in agility and love to play games with their owners. Plenty of play time will keep them from getting destructive.
The Westipoo sheds moderate and needs minimal grooming. Brush their coat regularly, mainly around its eyes and ears. These parts tend to get dirty and tangled too quickly. You may require to trim these areas to maintain them properly. You can cut short the dog’s hair to groom it easily. The long hair around the ears and tend to trap the dirt and moisture. It can become a cause for ear infection in the dog. Check the dog’s ears on a regular basis for signs of irritation or inflammation. Trim their nail on a monthly basis and brush their teeth regularly to maintain the dog’s dental hygiene.
The Wee poos are generally healthy dog with no major serious health issue. Some common problems that can bother them are epilepsy, progressive retinal atrophy, chronic skin problems and liver disease.
Westipoo dogs are eager to please their master, and they are willing to learn anything taught by their owners. This makes the dogs easily trainable. Start the dog’s socialization and obedience training right from the early age. In the first few months itself, you have to establish yourself as the pack leader. It is an intelligent breed that responds well to consistent, gentle and patient training methods.
Introduce the dog to leash training right from the beginning. Socialize the dog by acquainting him to other dogs and people by taking him to a dog park. Housebreaking can be a bit challenging issue with this dog. Crate training will work in the best way for this breed. Do not be harsh in your training or it will backfire completely.
The Westipoos have picky eating habits which you have to work upon by some trial and error formula. Feed a Wee Poo pup small meals three to four times daily which can be easy for him to digest. In the next six months, you can give two meals per day. On the basis of your dog’s age and size, you can provide 1.5 to 2 cups of grain-free dry dog food, divided in two meals per day.
The Westipoo may develop barking syndrome if you leave them alone for a long time. You can fix it by keeping your television or music system on at the time leaving home. It will help as the dog loves people’s voice.
These dogs love to swim like its Poodle parent and benefits from that physically and emotionally.
Westipoo Puppies Price
The average cost of buying a Wee Poo puppy from a breeder can be around $800-$1000.