The Skypoo is a cross between the Skye Terrier and the Poodle. It was bred in Canada in the mid- 1930’s by two dog breeders in Toronto (names are unknown) and has boomed in popularity across the continent ever since the the late 1940’s. It gained its tremendous idolization because of its handsome appearance and its trademark personality: loyal, charming, and faithful. The two dogs were most likely bred to create the perfect dog for children and seniors, as both parents are famously sweet and loving dogs.
The Skypoo typically has a silky, straight coat, depending on which parent has the dominant genes. The have almond-shaped brown eyes and somewhat short muzzles, not to mention small paws and short tails. They come in a variety of colors and patterns, including sesame, tan, brown, black, speckled, yellow, and smoked. They are small dogs, usually weighing around 40-70 lbs; they stand at about 8-15 inches tall at the withers. The Skypoo is generally a strong, but petite canine.
As mentioned before, the Skypoo is a sweet and loyal dog, and is extremely loving towards children. They are always there, ready and eager, to please their owners. They love to be the center of attention, and experience extreme pleasure when giving the attention they desire. Despite their gentle nature, it is essential that they receive proper training and socialization as puppies to ensure that they will be even-tempered as adults.
The Skypoo is ultimately a very healthy dog, but the development of Hip Dysplasia should still be a concern and monitored for. Be sure to check with your veterinarian regularly (once or twice a month) and check your dog’s mobility. The severity of Hip Dyslpasia varies, as it is a hereditary disease.
Hygiene is also extremely important; be sure to brush your Skypoo’s teeth and coat regularly, and to bathe it on a routine. Cleaning its ears is essential too, as earwax can build up quickly.