What Is a Whoodle
The Whoodle is a medium size designer dog that was developed by crossing the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier and Standard Poodle. They can have a curly coat of the Poodle or long, silky coat of the Wheaton Terrier. The dog has a compact body with muscular shoulders and broad hind legs. It has a round shaped head with a short muzzle. The pair of button-shaped eyes, hanging ears and curly tail gives the dog an adorable look. Like the Poodle, the Whoodle too comes in three variations of toy, miniature, and standard. The breed is intelligent, energetic and playful which makes it an excellent companion dog.
|Other Nicknames||Sweatenpoo, Swheat-n-poo|
|Coat||Long, soft, wavy/straight|
|Color||Black, silver, red, chocolate, apricot, or parti-colored (spotted)|
|Group (of Breed)||Designer|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||25 – 45 (lbs) pounds|
|Height||19 – 25 inches|
|Temperament||Intelligent, gentle, quiet, graceful, curious,|
|Good with Child||Yes|
|Litter Size||3-6 puppies|
|Country of Origination||USA|
|Competitive Registration||IDCR, DBR, ACHC, DDKC, DRA|
Temperament and Behavior
The Whoodle dogs are intelligent, easygoing, playful and have a friendly demeanor. They get along well with the family members and mainly with the children. They do not bark much and have a non-aggressive nature, making them an excellent family pet. Being gentle and calm, they do not tolerate any harsh behavior. The most significant thing about this dog is that you can leave them alone without any supervision. These dogs do not even bark at strangers which does not make it a good watchdog. This breed does well with other pets and dogs too and has no issue in sharing its space with them. Socialization at an early stage will help in getting rid of its fear of large dogs. With all these qualities this dog qualifies to be a great companion dog.
Whoodles are playful and energetic dogs which require exercise proportionate to its energy level. They shall need daily walking and jogging sessions to keep themselves healthy and physically and mentally. The schedule does not need to be too long as these dogs remain active throughout the day. It is applicable for the adult Whoodle and the puppies too. You can take the dogs out for several short sessions instead of one long session. Your dog will greatly cherish it. These dogs are a bit intolerant to hot weather and do better in cold climate.
This dog is perfect for the people who have allergic issues as it does not shed much. Brush their coat with a firm-bristle brush two times in a week to prevent matting of the hair. Bathe the dog if it gets dirt or to maintain the sheen of the coat. Check its floppy ears time to time for any sign of infection. Trim their nails on getting too long. You can trim its hair with the help of a professional groomer.
The Whoodle might inherit some of its parent breeds health problem that you need to watch out. At the time of buying or adopting a Whoodle puppy, you should insist on its health records. A DNA test will be helpful too. These dogs commonly have the issue of elbow dysplasia, allergies, ear infection and PRA.
The Whoodle is a smart and intelligent dog just like its Poodle parent. It makes the dog a quick learner and easily trainable. At times they may show some stubbornness like a terrier. You have to overcome this challenge by establishing yourself as the pack leader right from the beginning. You need to keep the training firm and consistent with positive reinforcement. Do not be harsh on these dogs as they do not respond to rough training methods. Socialize the Sweatenpoo puppies right from the day you bring them home to prevent behavioral issues.
Diet and Feeding of the Whoodle
The Whoodle or Sweatenpoo comes in three different sizes, and you need to feed them appropriate to their size. You can feed the Miniature Whoodle dog food formulated for small dogs. The Standard one can be given medium-sized breed formula.
The Whoodle puppies are incredibly affectionate towards their family members and seek constant attention from their owners.
They might be friendly and non-aggressive dogs, their socialization should start from puppyhood. It is important as they may develop aggressive behavior towards strangers in adulthood.
The dog’s terrier instinct might incline them to chase small animals like rats and squirrels. Keep watch on the dog if you have a pet hamster as it may tend to chase behind it.
Whoodle Puppies Price
The Whoodle puppies can cost you around $2000 to $3000 on buying it from a reputed breeder. You can opt for rescue option too where you will get rescued Whoodle puppies looking for a home.