Whoodle Breed Information
Breed Group: Not AKC Recognized
Weight: Male: 20-40; Female: 20-40 lbs
Height: 12-20 inches
Color(s): Black, apricot, white, wheaten; may be solid or sabled
The Whoodle is created by the crossing of two breeds: Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier and Poodle. They are commonly referred to as "designer dogs" and may be difficult to obtain.
The ideal Whoodle should have a sturdy, well-proportioned appearance and lively expression. Whoodle's should be hardy, strong, and agile.
The Whoodle is friendly, playful, affectionate, and good-natured. They do best in a home with older, considerate children or children they have been raised with. They do well with dogs they have been with since puppyhood. They are not recommended for homes with non-canine pets. Whoodle's bond closely to their family and do not do well if ignored or left alone for extended periods of time. Boredom or loneliness will lead to destructive behavior and incessant barking. They are suspicious of strangers and will alert their family to visitors and out of the ordinary sounds.
Daily combing of the coat is required to prevent matting, tangling, and to remove loose hair. Professional clipping is needed twice a year. Bathing should be done when necessary. The ears must be cleaned regularly to prevent infection. The Whoodle may be prone to such health issues as PRA, bloat, hip dysplasia, sensitivity to flea bites, and PLE.
The coat of the Whoodle may be slightly wavy, profuse, soft and silky; curly; or a combination.
Early socialization and obedience are a must. Whoodle's will not respond to harsh or heavy-handed methods. Training must be done with firmness, fairness, patience, and consistency.
The Whoodle will do okay in an apartment provided they are sufficiently exercised and mentally stimulated. They do best in a home with a fenced yard where there is ample space to roam and run. The Whoodle enjoy's securely leashed walks and family play sessions.
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