35-70 lbs
Skye Terrier
Skyedoodle, Skydoodle, Skyepoo

The loving Skypoo is a cross between a Skye Terrier and a Poodle. Because both standard and miniature Poodles may be used to create this hybrid breed, the size varies from medium to large. Skypoos are loyal, affectionate dogs, and their charming personalities make them much-loved members of the family. The Skye Terrier was bred to be a hunting dog, as was the Poodle. While modern Poodles are primarily kept as companions, their hunting instincts remain. Skypoos also maintain the drive to hunt, and they are often prone to wandering. Intelligent and eager to please, they respond well to training. Their minimal exercise needs make them an ideal pet for busy families residing in cities. 

purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Skye Terrier, Poodle

Skypoo Health

Average Size
Male Skypoo size stats
Height: 8-15 inches Weight: 35-70 lbs
Female Skypoo size stats
Height: 8-15 inches Weight: 35-70 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Bloat
  • Eye Problems
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Addison's Disease
  • Cushing's Disease
  • Legg-Calve Perthes Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Skin Problems
  • Orthopedic
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • X-Rays
  • Eye Examination
  • Physical Examination
  • Blood Tests

Skypoo Breed History

Like most designer breeds, very little of the Skypoo’s history is known. Both parent breeds, however, have long, well-documented histories. The Skye Terrier originated in the Isle of Skye in Scotland approximately 400 years ago. It was bred to hunt animals like badgers, foxes and otters. Short legs allowed this breed to dig into burrows, and a thick double coat protected him from injuries. The coat also provided a layer of protection against harsh Scottish winters. The Skye Terrier reached peak popularity in the late 1800s and was once bred in Queen Victoria’s kennels. During this time, they became popular throughout England among royals and common people alike. While officially recognized by the American Kennel Club in 1887, the breed is still quite rare in America. Unfortunately, it is considered one of the most endangered breeds. The Poodle has existed since ancient times and was originally bred in Germany as a retriever or waterfowl hunter. The breed was later adapted in France and bred smaller to be more of a companion animal. Poodles are extremely intelligent dogs, but they are sensitive and do not always do well when left alone. They respond well to training, though, are eager to please their owners. Today, Poodles come in standard, miniature and toy varieties, all of which are recognized by the American Kennel Club and several other organizations. Most modern Poodles are kept as companions, and they typically do well with children and other pets when socialized at a young age. 

Skypoo Breed Appearance

The Skypoo is a medium- to large-sized dog typically weighing between 35 and 70 pounds and standing 8 to 15 inches tall. The coat is thick and soft and ranges from straight to curly. Skypoos come in a wide variety of colors, including black, gray, brown, red, cream, fawn, blue, silver white or sable. Most, however, are cream or white. The muzzle is short, and the nose is black or brown. Skypoos have dark, expressive, almond-shaped eyes and floppy ears. The tail is long and straight but is commonly docked. The Skypoo’s paws are large and tend to have thick pads and strong claws. 

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

Skypoo Breed Maintenance

Though the Poodle is considered hypoallergenic, the Skye Terrier is not. As a result, most Skypoos are not hypoallergenic. They are mild shedders, and the thick coat is prone to matts and tangles. They require daily brushing, and many require frequent professional grooming. This is especially true among dogs with curly coats that are difficult to maintain. The Skypoo should only be bathed as needed, and because the breed is prone to skin problems, it is essential to use only moisturizing dog shampoo approved by your veterinarian. The ears should be inspected and cleaned weekly, and the nails should be clipped as needed. This dog’s teeth should also be brushed regularly. 

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

Skypoo Temperament

The loyal and affectionate Skypoo is intelligent and eager to please his owner. This hybrid is typically friendly with his family as well as strangers and does well in social situations. These dogs prefer not to be left alone, and they do best when they have company most of the time. They do well with children, dogs and other pets as long as they are properly socialized. Their intelligence makes them relatively easy to train, but they sometimes have a stubborn streak. Patient, consistent training is the best way to achieve the desired result. Skypoos make excellent pets for first-time dog owners, and they thrive both in large families and with singles and couples. They are an active breed, but their exercise needs are moderate. 

Skypoo Activity Requirements

The Skypoo does well in just about any environment, including apartments. He is equally well-suited for city or country living and does well in any type of home. He handles both warm and cool temperatures with ease and, while active, does not have extensive exercise needs. A daily walk or a trip to the dog park is plenty to keep this hybrid happy and healthy. This designer mix loves to explore and would enjoy spending an afternoon sniffing around a large backyard. Because he is prone to wandering, however, it’s best to make sure your Skypoo is securely fenced in. As an intelligent hybrid, the Skypoo also needs plenty of mental stimulation. 

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

Skypoo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
3 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.90
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$35.00 - $52.00
food bag monthly cost

Skypoo Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Skypoo size stats at six months
Height: 6.5 inches Weight: 25.5 lbs
Female Skypoo size stats at six months
Height: 6.5 inches Weight: 25.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Skypoo size stats at 12 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 33.5 lbs
Female Skypoo size stats at 12 months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 33.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Skypoo size stats at 18 months
Height: 13.0 inches Weight: 42.5 lbs
Female Skypoo size stats at 18 months
Height: 13.0 inches Weight: 42.5 lbs

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