Whoodle Puppies & Breed Information

Whoodle

Breed Characteristics


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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

Overview

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.

Character

The ideal Whoodle should have a sturdy, well-proportioned appearance and lively expression. Whoodle's should be hardy, strong, and agile.

Temperament

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.

Care

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.

Coat

The coat of the Whoodle may be slightly wavy, profuse, soft and silky; curly; or a combination.

Training

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.

Activity

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.

Ownership

Help reduce the number of dogs in shelters by doing your due diligence. Many puppies are often purchased with little or no knowledge of what goes into parenting one. Uneducated decisions often leave the puppy in need of adoption and in the care of rescue groups. Bringing home a puppy into your family has many benefits but we first implore you to educate yourself. An informed decision will take into account the characteristics of the breed, your lifestyle, expected veterinary care, the demands and limitations of owning one, their activity requirements and levels of companionship required.


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Updated: 11/20/2014

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