Just how many combinations can Terriers and Poodles make? Terrier and Poodle mixes are some of the most popular crossbred dogs you can find.
Below are some of the most common Terrier and Poodle mixes:
- Rattle, Roodle or Rat-Doodle
The Airedoodle is a cross between a Standard Poodle and an Airedale Terrier. The Airedale Terrier is the largest of the Terrier breeds so this mix makes for a large pup! The Airedoodle grows up to anywhere between 40-60 pounds. They also stand around 2 feet tall, which makes them large and lovable dogs.
The Airedoodle has dense and curly fur that makes them look charming and sheep-like. Thanks to their Poodle genes, they hardly shed and are great pets for owners with allergies. However, your pup’s appearance is highly dependant on the generation of litter they’re from.
If they’re born from a Poodle and an Airedale Terrier, it can be a little more difficult to predict what they look like. If they’re born from two Airedoodle parents, then they will definitely have that lanky build and curly fur that Airedoodle fans love!
Airedoodles are athletic and intelligent dogs because they were bred to hunt. Having an Airedoodle means that you will need to spend a lot of time exercising with your dog. They have plenty of energy that they need to expend every day. If you intend to have an Airedoodle, it would be ideal for you to be someone who leads an active lifestyle or at the very least, intends to lead one. You can keep your dog’s energy at bay by taking them on walks at least twice a day and playing games with them while you’re at home.
Bossi-poos are hybrids that are the product of a Boston Terrier and Standard Poodle. Their size varies due to being born from the small Boston Terrier and the relatively large Standard Poodle. They can grow up to anywhere between 24-50 pounds in weight and 11-15 inches in height.
The Bossi-poo can have various coat colors such as black, brown, chocolate, golden, and dark brown. They sometimes even feature the famous tuxedo coat pattern of a Boston Terrier if they’re lucky enough to inherit it! Their coats are short and curly with little to no shedding. Brushing them every day is sure to keep knots and matted fur at bay.
Personality-wise, the Bossi-poo is a loyal and affectionate dog. They’ll take as many pets and hugs as they can get because they can never get enough attention! They also fair well in small spaces since they’re relatively small dogs and are perfectly fine with short walks or brief playtimes at a dog park.
Crossbreeding a Cairn Terrier and Miniature Poodle results in the lovely Cairnoodle. This mix is one of the smallest among Terrier Poodle mixes, standing at a height of 10-15 inches and weighing in at 13-20 pounds when fully grown.
The Cairnoodle has short and wispy fur that is closer to the fur coat of a Cairn Terrier. They are moderate shedders and will shed even more if they have stronger Cairn Terrier genes. These compact dogs have adorably sizeable heads that make them look like bobble-head dogs. Their coats can also come in various colors including black, brown, cream, gray, and white.
Cairnoodles are sociable dogs with plenty of energy. They get along very well with kids and love to play. The Cairnoodle doesn’t take well to being left alone because they’re prone to separation anxiety. So if you opt to have a Cairnoodle, prepare to have a clingy pup that’ll want to go wherever you go!
Jack-a-Poos are the crossbreeds of a Jack Russell Terrier and a Miniature Poodle. Just like the Cairnoodle, this breed is a toy-sized dog. They grow up to be between 10-15 inches tall and weigh 13-25 pounds.
The Jack-a-Poo coat is more often coarse and wiry like a Jack Russell Terrier but can also be short and curly like a Poodle. They also tend to inherit the Poodle’s low-shedding characteristics so they are relatively low-maintenance when it comes to grooming. Their coats can come in colors like black, blue, brown, gray, and tan, plus any combination of those colors!
These charming little dogs are the perfect addition to any family. If you socialize a Jack-a-Poo early enough, they can be a great playmate for your kids. They love to horse around but they can also play too rough if overstimulated. Since they have hunter instincts, Jack-a-Poos are also great for getting rid of pests like mice!
5. Rattle, Roodle or Rat-Doodle
Mixing a Rat Terrier and Miniature Poodle results in the lovable Rattle. Rattles tend to also vary in size and can grow up to anywhere between 10-23 inches in height and 25-50 pounds in weight, depending on which of their parents’ genes is more dominant.
Rattles can inherit either of their parent’s coat types, so they can either have smooth and shiny fur like a Rat Terrier or short and curly fur like a Poodle. Their coats can be black, brown, cream, gray, silver, or white. They can also have pointy ears that stand up or floppy ears that fold down. Every possible Rattle appearance is just as cute and endearing as the next.
The Rattle is a breed with a natural talent for tricks and training. They can pretty much learn any trick a dog can handle with enough practice. They can learn simple tricks like sit and speak and complicated tricks like play dead or fetching the newspaper. Rattles are also loyal and protective dogs. They make the perfect watchdog because they are cautious towards strangers and will do anything to protect your home and loved ones.
The Schnoodle is a crossbreed between a Schnauzer and a Poodle. Unlike its fellow Terrier and Poodle mixes, the Schnoodle has multiple possible sizes. They can either be toy, miniature, standard, or giant in size depending on their parents.
Toy Schnoodles grow up to about a tiny 4-10 pounds and 10-14 inches in height. Miniature Schnoodles can be up to 14-15 inches in height and 10-20 pounds in weight. Standard Schnoodles can be from 35-60 pounds in weight and their height ranges from 15-19 inches. Lastly, the Giant Schnoodle grows up to 40-85 pounds in weight and stands at a tall height of 15-28 inches.
First-generation and multi-generational litter Schnoodles have the signature wavy coat of this popular breed. Meanwhile, second-generation litter Schnoodles can have either the wiry coat of a Schnauzer or the curly coat of a Poodle. The Schnoodle also boasts a wide variety of coat colors and patterns including apricot, black, blue, brown, gray, sable, silver, black & tan, black & white, and parti-color.
Regardless of size, Schnoodles have a loyal and energetic temperament. They can be cautious towards unfamiliar strangers and dogs but can get along fine with enough socialization. The Schnoodle makes for a great running companion because they need about 30-60 minutes of exercise a day to stay strong and healthy.
Scoodles are designer hybrids of the Scottish Terrier and a Toy or Miniature Poodle. The Scoodle is a small to medium breed, growing up to just 8-14 inches in height and 9-20 pounds in weight.
Scoodles may not have as many color variations as other Terrier-Poodle mixes, but they’re still just as adorable. They come in either black, brown, or grey and they can have white or silver streaks in their fur. Their fur can either be short or medium and vary in texture, including straight, curly, wiry, or silky. They don’t shed much and only need to be brushed once or twice a week.
The Scoodle is a very loyal and affectionate dog. If left alone for too long, they can get anxious which results in some negative and destructive behavior. Scoodles are also very cautious towards strangers so they make fantastic guard dogs, but they are also vocal and bark often. They will need a bit of training to inhibit the behaviors that you might not like, but they are still cuddly and lovable dogs.
The Skypoo is a cross between a Skye Terrier and a Poodle. They can be bred through crossing a Skye Terrier with either a Miniature or Standard Poodle, so they vary from medium to large in size. They weigh anywhere between 35-70 pounds and stand at 8-15 inches in height.
The Skypoo has a sturdy appearance, featuring short limbs and a long body. They’re well-known for the long strands of fur that drape down their pointy ears. They also have a wide range of coat colors including black, blue, brown, cream, fawn, gray, red, silver, and white. Skypoo coats are usually medium in length and very dense. Their curly fur needs to be brushed once a day to avoid unpleasant knots and matted fur.
Skypoos have very sociable personalities that let them get along with just about any person or dog. They are perfect for first-time pet owners because of their charming and pleasing personalities. The Skypoo thrives with large families that can give them plenty of attention.
Terri-poos are a hybrid between an Australian Terrier and a Poodle. They vary in size but don’t grow any larger than 20 pounds in weight and 15 inches in height. They are considered designer breeds, bred to have the best traits from both their parent breeds.
The Terri-poo is a little ball of fur with floppy ears. They have thick and shaggy coats that can be either wavy or curly in texture. Their coats need a brush every day to keep them shiny and healthy. Terri-poos can also have multiple coat colors, including black, black, cream, fawn, red, and white. The Teri-poo is almost always picture-ready with its photogenic features.
Having a Terri-poo means having a smart and cuddly dog that loves attention. Terri-poos love being fawned over and seem to know just how adorable they are. Without enough attention, they can get whiney and will do anything for you to notice them. May that be barking at you or scratching up your couch, your Terri-poo is sure to get your attention turned towards them.
Crossbreeding a Standard Poodle and a Tibetan Terrier results in the ever-popular Ttoodle. These large dogs are gentle giants that stand at about 15-19 inches in height and weigh about 30-50 pounds.
Ttoodles have medium-length wavy fur that moderately sheds. You will need to brush your Ttoodle about three times a week to reduce shedding. They also need a trim once a month to keep those wavy locks from overgrowing. Their coats come in many color possibilities including black, brindle, brown, cream, fawn, and gray.
The Ttoodle is a gentle and affectionate breed. They are adaptable and are perfectly content with indoor play in small spaces like apartments or lofts. Ttoodles and intelligent and love to please their owners, making them the perfect contender for training. Since they’re so smart, they need a lot of mental stimulation and love treat-dispensing toys.
The Westiepoo is a hybrid of a West Highland White Terrier and a Miniature Poodle. The Westiepoo is a small dog, at just about 13-17 inches and 25-35 pounds in weight when fully grown.
The Westiepoo is the only Terrier and Poodle mix that is exclusively white. They were bred this way to avoid being mistaken for foxes during hunts. Their fur is medium in length with a texture that is either wiry or wavy. Some Westiepoos deviate from the white-colored fur, featuring a cream color instead. They don’t require brushing very often but since their fur is long around the ears, they do need to have their ears cleaned every day.
Westiepoos are energetic, independent, and people-oriented dogs. They love to spend their time with humans and fair much better with you than without you. They can get anxious when left alone, but you don’t need to worry because it’s hard to leave such an adorable dog behind! Westiepoos get along famously with other dogs, but since they were bred for hunting, they have a powerful hunter instinct. If you have cats and intend to get a Westiepoo, introducing them to each other may prove to be challenging.
The Wire-Poo is born from crossbreeding a Wire Fox Terrier and Poodle. They are one of the newest Terrier-Poodle mixes, having only been created in the 19th century. Wire-Poos are medium-sized dogs, standing at 13-20 inches in height, and weighing in at 26-40 pounds when fully grown.
Wire-Poos have become famous among dog-lovers thanks to their distinct beards that make them stand out among other breeds. They have muscular and athletic builds that are covered in a dense and wavy coat. These dogs don’t shed much but they do need to have their coats brushed every week. It’s also good practice to have them groomed and trimmed once a month.
The Wire-Poo comes from a long line of hunting dogs, so they will need regular exercise. Having a Wire-Poo will encourage you to create an exercise routine to make sure that your pup stays strong, healthy, and lively. They are also highly intelligent, so doing the same exercise routine every day may bore them. The best way to exercise a Wire-Poo is to take them for jogs and trips to a large and open leash-free dog park.
The Whoodle, like the Wire-Poo, is a new breed. Created in the mid-20th century, the Wire-Poo is the result of crossbreeding a Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier and a Poodle. The Whoodle is a medium-sized dog, standing at a height of 12-20 inches and weighing in at 20-45 pounds in adulthood.
Whoodles have very dense and wavy fur that can be difficult to maintain. They are high-maintenance when it comes to grooming, requiring a daily brushing session and monthly trim. Even in this aspect, the Whoodle is not an entry-level dog. Their fur coats can come in various colors, including black, brown, cream, red, and silver.
The Whoodle is a breed that suits experienced dog owners. They are tenacious and have larger-than-life personalities. Whoodles love to be the leaders of a pack so earning their respect can be a huge challenge. Taking care of a Whoodle requires a lot of patience and self-assertion because they don’t submit to just anyone. However, they don’t respond well to strict training and may even become standoffish to you if you are too harsh. The key to having a loving Whoodle is early socialization, showing them who’s boss, and positive reinforcement.
Last but not least, is the Yorkipoo. Yorkipoos are bred by crossbreeding Yorkshire Terriers and Miniature Poodles. The Yorkipoo is a toy breed, coming in at a small and adorable size of 4-14 inches in height and 6-15 pounds in weight. They are small enough to fit in your bag and can travel just about anywhere comfortably.
Yorkipoos do not shed often but do require daily brushing. When well-maintained, their coats are wavy and shiny. The coats can grow to be medium or long in length. Having a Yorkipoo also means that you’ll probably need a regular trip to the groomers to keep their coats in perfect condition.
Since they’re a small breed, the Yorkipoo is the perfect at-home pet. They don’t need much in terms of exercise and are perfectly content staying indoors. You can keep them energetic and healthy with just a short walk around your neighborhood. Yorkipoos are also famously affectionate and down-to-earth, which has earned their status as a crowd-favorite at dog shows. These pups are great for just about anyone looking for a dog with a charming personality.
As you can see, there’s definitely a Terrier-Poodle mix out there for everyone. May it be the easy-going Skypoo or the challenging Whoodle, you’re sure to find a Terrier-Poodle mix that’s perfect for you.
It only makes sense that there are so many Terrier-Poodle mixes because putting two great dogs together can only result in an even better breed. As pet owners, people dream of having the best traits as possible in their dogs. Mixing the various Terriers with Poodles has proven to be a repeated success, and the world can never have enough dogs.
If you’re still undecided on which Terrier-Poodle mix to call your own, always think about the following questions: What lifestyle do I lead? How much time and energy can I dedicate to my dog? Will I be able to offer my dog the best life if can have? Once you have all the information you need on the breed you’re eyeing and the answer to these questions, then it’ll be a match made in heaven in the making.
Hey there! I’m Matt and I’m a content writer from the Philippines. I’ve raised over 10 dogs and 5 cats. I love taking care of my rescue dog Kewpie and my two rescue cats, Misty and Rosy.