Species group: Mixed Breeds
Other name(s): Skypoo, Skyedoodle
RightPet does not advocate the intentional cross-breeding of purebred dogs. But the reality is that most dogs available for adoption at shelters and rescues are mixed breeds. We think it might be helpful to hear from owners of these mixes to see what traits can be found in these dogs who are desperately needing homes.
The first generation Skypoo is a cross between a pure Skye Terrier and a pure Poodle, although subsequent generations may have different proportions of the two breeds in the mix.
Appearance / health:
Poodles come in three sizes. Not all of these mixes are performed with Toy Poodles. If a Miniature or even a Standard Poodle was involved in the Skye Terrier / Poodle cross, the result could be larger than you expected.
Behavior / temperament:
While it's impossible to predict the exact personality of a mixed-breed dog, the odds are high that your Skypoo will benefit from early socialization and training that uses positive rewards. Some individuals may be sensitive, and these social animals probably can't be left alone for long hours of the day.