20-40 lbs
United States
Wirehaired Fox Terrier
Foxypoo, Wire Foodle, Wire Doodle
The offspring of a Wire Fox Terrier and a Poodle, the Wire-Poo is a medium sized dog whose distinctly visible naturally occurring beard, friendly personality, and energetic disposition have made it stand out despite being a new comer in the canine kingdom. Wire-Poos are designer breed dogs who were created for the express purpose of combining the best traits of the Wire Fox Terrier and the Poodle into one dog. Overall, the Wire-Poo, also known as the Wire Doodle or Foxypoo, has certainly used those traits to the fullest; Wire Doodles are known to best as friendly and affectionate as their Wire Fox Terrier parents while also exhibiting astounding amounts of intelligence just like their Poodle parents are known to do. Wire-Poos have all the makings of great family dogs with affectionate mindsets and troves of energy to burn.
purpose Purpose
Companion, Hunting
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Wire Fox Terrier, Poodle

Wire-Poo Health

Average Size
Male Wire-Poo size stats
Height: 13-20 inches Weight: 26-40 lbs
Female Wire-Poo size stats
Height: 10-12 inches Weight: 20-40 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Von Willebrand's Disease
  • Addison's Disease
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Cushing's Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Deafness
  • Skin Problems
  • Bloat
  • Eye Problems
  • Hypothyroidism
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Hip Dysplasia
Occasional Tests
  • Skeletal
  • X-Rays
  • Physical Examination
  • Hip and Knee

Wire-Poo Breed History

The trend of breeding designer dogs is fairly recent, in the grand scheme of things, as many dogs who are designated as designer hybrids have only been around for a few decades. On the onset, this can make learning about Wire-Poos, who are counted among these designer breeds, fairly difficult. However a great deal of information can be divulged by learning about the Wire-Poo's ancestors and using their backgrounds to fill in the blanks. Wire Fox Terriers, for instance, were bred to help English hunters track down vermin and foxes during the 19th century. This particular breed is know for its hyper personality, well groomed in born beard, distinct appearance, and loyal nature. Unsurprisingly, the Wire-Poo has retained many of its Wire Fox Terrier parent's distinct traits and is similarly becoming known for being a bearded, friendly dog with a unique, almost toy like appearance. The Wire Fox Terrier did set the bar pretty high, in terms of the heights of loyalty a dog can aspire to reach, when one of their rank by the name of Caesar marched alongside their owner's funeral casket, but the Wire-Poo's affectionate and out going personality may help it give the Wire Fox Terrier a run for its money in due time. As far as what the Poodle has contributed to the Foxypoo, one needs not look any further than the Wire-Poo's proficiency in learning new tricks with relative ease. Wire-Poos are able to learn how to sit, stay, and perform certain acrobatic feats in a short amount of time due to the intelligence this designer breed has inherited from its Poodle parent. While Poodles have displayed many feats of throughout their long period of existence, the Wire-Poo has been doing the same in a shorter amount of time. All of this is to say that the Wire-Poo's impressive pedigree has set a few exceptionally high standards for this newly breed designer dog to meet. However, the Wire-Poo has been working hard to live up to these preconceived expectations every step of the way, making them stand out among designer breeds and pure bred dog breeds alike.

Wire-Poo Breed Appearance

Wire-Poos have lean and athletic bodies that compliment their energetic and frenetic lifestyles, though their musculature is thoroughly buried underneath a wavy and rich coat. Wire-Poo's may resemble one of its parents more than the other, but they tend to have folded ears, and fine beards as a constant physical trait. Wire Doodles may come in a variety of colors ranging from black, white, brown, cream, or a combination of those hues, but brown eyes and black noses persist through any variation of this breed. Wire-Poos are medium sized dogs with very expressive faces and disarming appearances overall, helping them to work their magic when they set out to charm other dogs and humans.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Wire-Poo eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Wire-Poo nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Wire-Poo coat
cream Wire-Poo coat
brown Wire-Poo coat
white Wire-Poo coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Wire-Poo wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Wire-Poo Breed Maintenance

For potential dog owners who are usually unable to interact with most breeds, the Wire-Poo may be the dog for you; since both of its parents have hypoallergenic qualities, the Wire-Poo is a friend to those individuals whose allergies to canines have created a barrier of sorts in the past. In return, the Wire-Poo's luscious coat will need to be adequately cared for in order to keep this hybrid healthy. Wire Doodles are not rampant shedders, but you'll need to occasionally strip this breeds coat every few months as a sort of optimal dog grooming practice. The matter of dealing with a dog's nails is always a kind of risky business if the individual attempting to do so is unprepared and not particularly well versed in canine anatomy. In that instance, it's best to have a professional dog groomer trim the Wire-Poo's nails, giving uncertain owners ample amounts of time to learn how to do it themselves with a quality nail clipper.
Brushes for Wire-Poo
Pin Brush
Pin Brush
Slicker Brush
Slicker Brush
Nail Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Wire-Poo requires weekly brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Wire-Poo Temperament

The Wire-Poo is an affectionate darling of a dog to be certain, but it will also need a fairly large amount of attention from its family. These dogs are friendly, extroverted cuddle bugs who love to stay by their family members' sides and bask in their affection, but they might come off as clingy or needy to a more taciturn owner. Wire-Poos have the DNA of two world renowned hunting breeds coursing through them, so they are apt to running about the place and chasing smaller animals such as vermin and even cats or rabbits. All in all, these hybrids aim to be the life of the party with their charming personalities and high energy lifestyles, but they aren't a breed that fairs well when left alone for prolonged periods of time; though, in truth, not many breeds like to be left alone and the Wire-Poo's need to have its love reciprocated is more of thing to cherish than to view with disdain. The Wire-Poo lives to love and be loved, making it an ideal family dog.

Wire-Poo Activity Requirements

The Wire-Poo is a fairly energetic and active hybrid dog breed, so be sure to have an extensive exercise routine planned for this pup. Descending from a line of hunting dogs, Wire-Poos retain a bit of their parent's prey drives, so be sure to keep an eye out when taking your dog out for a stroll. A good 45 minutes to an hour of play time should do the trick for the Wire-Poo, but try to keep things mixed and varied as these dogs' high intelligence will likely lead them to get bored of a routine that's too repetitive.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
45 minutes
activity minutes

Wire-Poo Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.6 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.20 - $1.40
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00
food bag monthly cost

Wire-Poo Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Wire-Poo size stats at six months
Height: 12.5 inches Weight: 20.5 lbs
Female Wire-Poo size stats at six months
Height: 9.0 inches Weight: 18.5 lbs
12 Months
Male Wire-Poo size stats at 12 months
Height: 13.5 inches Weight: 29.5 lbs
Female Wire-Poo size stats at 12 months
Height: 10.0 inches Weight: 26.5 lbs
18 Months
Male Wire-Poo size stats at 18 months
Height: 16.5 inches Weight: 33.0 lbs
Female Wire-Poo size stats at 18 months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 30.0 lbs

Wire-Poo Owner Experiences

6 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Josh has curly coat in colors of wft. He is food aggressive but we’re working on that. He loves going for rides and just wants to be with his humans. Would love to get one just like him, even a Senior
2 years, 1 month ago
4 Months
5 People
how engedecd
how cudful
not poddy trained but she is very loving and playful she is
3 years, 4 months ago
20 Months
2 People
House & Yard
great experience she is a great Marella mushroom hunting dog
3 years ago
2 Years
2 People
House & Yard
Very loving and loyal to the members of the home. Independent breed, not the clingy sort. Has a sense of humor! Loads of energy that needs to be burned off daily. Not a dog for the lazy!
2 years, 10 months ago
Book me a walkiee?
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