A Skypoo has to have one of the most fun dog hybrid names ever and these dogs have the personality to match! A mix of a Poodle and a Skye Terrier, these dogs are loyal, affectionate and actually require minimal exercise. However, that doesn't mean that your Skypoo wants just sit around the house all day! They still love to play and setting up activities and games that are geared toward them will make your dog the happiest pup on the block!
Skye Terriers were originally bred as hunting dogs and, Poodles were also originally hunting dogs too! Guess what that means for your Skypoo? They have a natural instinct and desire to hunt. While this particular breed has probably never been widely used in real hunting activities, your Skypoo will still love games that have hunting roots. You don't need to bring your pup out to hunt any real animals (unless you want to give that a shot!) but you can plan hunting games right at home with things that you already have around your house. Try these indoor and outdoor hunting games that your Skypoo will be sure to love.
Poodles are known to be a very smart breed (in fact, they are frequently referenced as the second smartest dog in the world with the Border Collie being number one) and this trait has definitely carried over into the Skypoo breed. You are probably already well aware of your Skypoo's smart antics so why not create activities that celebrate this intelligence? Mental exercise is just as important as physical exercise and maybe even more so in this breed who would rather play a mentally challenging game than go for a long run. Get your pup ready to play a game that is sure to keep them thinking and on their toes (or paws!).
Skye Terriers are known for having an unparalleled loyalty to their owners. They have been known to act as "babysitters" to young kids, bark like a guard dog to protect their humans and they also like to follow their owners everywhere they go. You may be familiar with these faithful characteristics that carried over to the Skypoo breed. Skypoos truly love their owners and are very devoted pets. While you don't need to do much to bond with your Skypoo (they are likely to love you no matter what!), there are plenty of games you can play to strengthen your bond and show your Skypoo that you are just as devoted to them as they are to you!
Skypoos are hunting dogs and therefore they love to chase. Buy your Skypoo a motorized car or toy that will move with a remote so you can control the object as they chase it around.
Skypoos are big fans of playing tug and, while some people are against this game saying that it encourages bad behavior, a Skypoo's gentle temperament will allow you to play all you want!
If you are the proud owner of a Skypoo, then you surely love your dog - how could you not love that face and that personality! Skypoos aren’t overly energetic dogs but they are devoted, smart and do love a good game! Set time aside each day to play with your Skypoo one on one and you will, in turn, have a dog that never leaves your side. Cater to their natural hunting ability and their love for their owner and your pup will never get bored!