Whoodle – The Complete Guide
A Whoodle is a hybrid you get when you cross a Wheaten Terrier and Poodle together. This mixed breed is playful, smart, active, and friendly with people. They’ll make a wonderful addition to any home.
There’s a lot to love about the Wheaten Terrier Poodle mix, so let’s talk more about the Whoodle.
Believe it or not, there’s no way to tell when a Whoodle will look like. The Wheaten Terrier and Poodle are very different from one another, and genetics will make your Whoodle look more like one parent over the other.
One staple about this dog breed is that they will most likely have the snout of the Terrier parent, and they will always have floppy ears. They’ll also have a short, erect tail.
Whoodles have fur that’s medium in length. It’s silky, wavy, and smooth, thanks to their Wheaten Terrier parent. However, they can have curly hair from their Poodle parent. Their coat colors can be mixed or solid, such as brown, black, silver-gray, red, cream, creamy-tan, peach, chocolate, or apricot coat. Meet Tiffington…
The best part about their coat is that both the Wheaten Terrier and Poodle are hypoallergenic dogs. This means their fur doesn’t shed much, if at all. So, that means Whoodles are also hypoallergenic and won’t shed, either.
Your Whoodle’s size will vary, depending on what type of Poodle their parent is. For example, they can be bred with a toy, miniature, or standard Poodle. With that said, a Whoodles can stand anywhere between 12 and 20 inches tall and weigh between 20 and 45 pounds. A standard Whoodle will be at the larger end of that spectrum, while a miniature Whoodle will be smaller.
The Whoodle is energetic, loyal, incredibly smart, and affectionate. They will always give you love and want to be around you all the time. They’re silly and child-like, enjoying plenty of playtime and cuddles.
The best part about this mixed breed is that they get along with everyone. No matter how big or small your family is, whether you have kids or the elderly living with you, Whoodles will fit right in and love everyone. They’ll even be friendly with cats, other pets in the house, and strangers. This pooch may be wary of other dogs, but with early socialization and proper training, they’ll get along just fine with other dogs, big or small.
Whoodles don’t bark much and are too friendly for their own good so that they won’t make a great guard dog. However, they are not aggressive and love to have a lap to sleep in. They’ll also need plenty of chew toys to keep themselves busy when you guys aren’t playing together. In addition, this doggo is prone to separation anxiety when left alone too long.
Caring for your Whoodle
This beloved pooch has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years. With proper care through exercise, plenty of playtimes, and a healthy diet, your Whoodle can live a long, happy, and healthy life.
Whoodles don’t have too many requirements when it comes to grooming. They don’t shed, but you’ll still want to brush their medium fur daily to make sure that it stays clean and shiny. Plus, you want to keep an eye out for tangles and knots.
Depending on how fast their coat grows, you’ll want to take them to a professional groomer every five to six months for a trim and a good bath. Then, every couple of weeks, you’ll want to trim their nails, and brush their teeth and clean their ears regularly.
Small dogs don’t require a lot of calorie intake each day. Luckily, Whoodles are so active that obesity isn’t much of a problem. However, you’ll still need to watch what they eat and how much.
Be sure to talk to your veterinarian to discuss the best meal plan for your dog’s diet.
Despite their high energy, your Whoodle doesn’t require a lot of exercises. They will do well with a 30-minute walk or play session each day. Be sure to give them plenty of toys such as chews, ropes, and balls. They adore playing and will need plenty of mental stimulation.
Unfortunately, the Whoodle can inherit many different health issues from both of its parent breeds. This pooch may get eye infections such as entropion, progressive retinal atrophy, corneal dystrophy, or cataracts.
Addison’s disease, hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, allergies, ear infections, thyroid issues, and atopic eczema are common.
Be sure to bring your doggo to the vet at least once or twice a year for their regular check-up.
Where to find a Whoodle
Depending on the size, a litter of Whoodles can have about five to seven puppies at a time. You can find this crossbreed through reputable breeders or at rescues and shelters. When going through a breeder, please do your research and get to know them before buying from them. Be wary of backyard breeders and make sure the breeder knows what they’re doing.
Getting a puppy from a rescue or a shelter is the ideal way to go. You’ll be able to give a homeless puppy a forever home. In addition, you can look at Poodle rescues, and Wheaten Terrier rescues as they may have hybrids for sale as well.
Plus, adopting from a shelter or a rescue will be cheaper. This is Charlie…
How much does a Whoodle cost?
Whoodles aren’t cheap. You can expect to spend anywhere from $1,800 to $3,000. Sometimes, if you get them from a shelter or rescue, you might be able to find this pooch for around $700, but they aren’t usually any lower than that.
Should you bring home a Whoodle?
No matter your family dynamic, if you’re looking for a fun and loving puppy to bring home, then a Whoodle will fit right in.