Irish Troodle

55-65 lbs
Irish Terrier
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Fun loving, playful and a bit stubborn, the Irish Troodle is a happy medium to large sized breed. He is a shaggy looking dog that is a cross between the Irish Terrier and the Standard Poodle. Considered high maintenance as they require a fair amount of grooming, they are suited to large homes with plenty of space to run in the backyard.  A dog who gets along very well with other family pets and children, they can be a little shy but will warm up quickly with positive reinforcement and considerate care.

purpose Purpose
Watchdog, Companion
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Irish Terrier and Poodle

Irish Troodle Health

Average Size
Male Irish Troodle size stats
Height: 15-24 inches Weight: 55-65 lbs
Female Irish Troodle size stats
Height: 15-24 inches Weight: 55-65 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Glaucoma
  • Hip Dysplasia
Minor Concerns
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA)
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Epilepsy
Occasional Tests
  • Skin Scraping
  • X-Rays
  • Blood Count
  • Ophthalmologic Examination
  • Blood Chemistry

Irish Troodle Breed History

This Irish Troodle is a medium to large breed that is a mix between the Irish Terrier and a Standard Poodle. Although this mix is too new to be well documented, we can look to the parent breeds for information. The Irish Terrier is an ancient breed that was initially created with the use of the rough coated Black and Tan Terrier from Ireland which is now claimed to be extinct, the Scottish Terrier and maybe the Irish Wolfhound. The main purpose of the Irish Terrier was to be an all-around, strongly built dog that could protect flocks and farmland from pests, hunt vermin, guard property, and still be a loving household pet. His courageous nature also served him well as a lookout dog and reliable messenger during World War I. This breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1885. The Standard Poodle has always been considered a very fancy breed. The origins of this dog are still a bit of a mystery; however, this intelligent breed is said to be a descendant of ancient curly-haired dogs originating from Asia and possibly the Barbet and various European Water Hounds. A versatile dog, in the past they have served as hunting dogs, retrieving dogs, circus performers, guard dogs and military workers. Today, this highly intelligent breed can be seen as service dogs and companion pets. They also excel in the show ring and in competitive obedience and field trials. The American Kennel Club officially recognized the Poodle as a Non-Sporting breed in 1887.

Irish Troodle Breed Appearance

The Irish Troodle is a strongly built dog that has a long muscular body and a straight back. Their heads are long and slightly narrowed. Their heads may be slightly rounded at the top and the cheekbones may lay flat; this a feature more common in Poodles. The ears of this attractive hybrid are short but flopped over or can be semi flopped. The chest is deep and moderately broadened. Their legs are straight, long and muscular, whereas the tail can be strong, thick and upright with a slight curl. The lush coat of the Irish Troodle is dense, rough to the touch, and can be medium in length. The texture of the coat is either shaggy or roughly curled and comes in a wide variety of colors.

Eye Color Possibilities
brown Irish Troodle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Irish Troodle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Irish Troodle coat
blue Irish Troodle coat
brown Irish Troodle coat
cream Irish Troodle coat
silver Irish Troodle coat
red Irish Troodle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Irish Troodle curly coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Irish Troodle Breed Maintenance

The Irish Troodle will likely require moderate maintenance. These hybrids are hypoallergenic and are low shedding. They will require weekly brushing in order to prevent matt’s from forming and in order to loosen up dirt that may be trapped on the fur. If your hybrid develops a dense, curly coat like the Poodle then they may need to visit the groomer every 8 to 12 weeks for a quick trim around their ears, eyes, muzzle and paws. Other common maintenance procedures include regular brushing of the teeth to avoid dental decay, bathing when needed, nail trimming if not worn down naturally, and ear cleaning - especially if your Troodle loves the water. Moisture buildup can cause yeast and bacteria to form, so a viewing of inside the ear is a necessity.

Brushes for Irish Troodle
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Irish Troodle requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Irish Troodle Temperament

Intelligent but sometimes stubborn, the Irish Troodle is a breed that can inherit the clever mind of the Poodle but may also inherit the strong-willed, naughty behavior of the Irish Terrier. These mischievous dogs are best suited to active, experienced owners who are able to devote enough time to obedience and behavioral training, because if they are more Terrier-like then training can be a challenge. These hybrids are considered quite friendly dogs and will be tolerant to well-behaved children; they also are great with other pets and dogs but may try and take on the dominating role. With strangers, your hybrid may be a little shy at first but can warm up pretty quickly. They also have the tendency to bark at strangers, but often this is not an aggressive bark.

Irish Troodle Activity Requirements

The Irish Troodle is a large hybrid that does not require a tremendous amount of physical activity. Rather, these dogs do well with just 60 minutes of physical activity each day which can be in the form of long walks or runs. The parent breed, the Irish Terrier, can be a stubborn, naughty breed who may exhibit behavioral traits such as chasing other animals, digging when outdoors or simply not listening to their owners. Standard Poodles, on the other hand, are considered easy to train dogs and are prized for their intelligence and good behavior. Due to these conflicting personalities, it is recommended that owners spend plenty of time training their dogs to behave well. Dog’s that are more well-behaved may be suited to an apartment lifestyle but hybrids that inherit more of the Irish Terrier personality may require a home with a fenced yard. If deprived of physical activity or if left home alone too long, then your Irish Troodle will become bored and can exhibit destructive behavior or may become quite unhappy.

Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
9 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes
activity minutes

Irish Troodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.50 - $1.90
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$39.00 - $52.00
food bag monthly cost

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