Whoodle Owner’s Guide

By Kim •  Updated: 06/17/21 •  5 min read
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Are you thinking about completing your family with a dog? Perhaps you want to consider a crossbreed. They can combine the best of two breeds for an adorable and unique canine. For example, Whoodles are becoming popular and this designer pup might be just what you are looking for. Let’s learn more about this beloved companion.

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What is a Whoodle?

The first question you might have about this pooch is; what is a Whoodle? This is a combination of the Poodle and the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. Together, the Whoodle combines the best of both breeds. Because the Whoodle is a crossbreed, their appearance can vary from dog to dog and depending on breeding. Normally, you can expect them to be a medium size, but they can also be larger or a miniature version. Indeed, they can be classed as a ‘designer’ breed.

A Whoodle can enjoy a variety of colors. This can include black, chocolate, red and apricot. The Whoodle is not recognized by the American Kennel Club due to being a crossbreed. But they are recognized by hybrid and designer clubs. The live expectancy is around 12 to 15 years for the Whoodle when they are happy and healthy.

If you have allergies, a Whoodle might be a good breed for you. They are referred to as a hypoallergenic dog, which means that you may not have as bad symptoms as you normally do. But this is something that you should check with the breeder to make sure.

Do They Have a Good Temperament?

A lot of people think that the Whoodle looks like an adorable teddy bear. This is a canine that is very friendly and cheerful. They have a wonderful temperament, which makes them affectionate and full of fun. They make a good family pet and they are intelligent. This makes them easier to train than other canines. Often, they are sociable with other dogs. But just like any other breed, they should be socialized from an early age.

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Do They Require a lot of Grooming?

There is going to be some maintenance required when it comes to the coat of the Whoodle. This is something you should be prepared for if you are thinking about getting this furry friend. They often have a combination of a curly coat from the Poodle, as well as having a long coat from the Wheaton Terrier. Therefore, you can expect fur that is wavy or straight. It will require some brushing on a regular basis. This is going to make sure that there are no uncomfortable knots or tangles for your pooch. In addition, there is going to be some expense paid out for grooming. They will need their fur trimmed every eight to twelve weeks. This is going to avoid fur falling in their face and becoming too long.

Do They Require a lot of Exercise?

The Whoodle is not a dog that is going to need hours of exercise every day. They are not classed as being overly active, but they will enjoy having a long walk. In addition, they can be off leash and enjoy some playtime. Fetch will soon tire out this pooch. They will also like to have a large yard where they can bound around during the day. If you do not give your Whoodle enough exercise during the day, they might develop bad habits. For example, they can get bored and start to be destructive in the home. This is the last thing that you want. Plus, giving your canine daily walks is a good way to bond and have fun with your pup. They will happy to go exploring with you, whether this is on a run or hike.

Do not forget that you should exercise your dog’s brain during the day too. This is also going to keep your canine amused and prevent them from chewing or finding mischief in the house. You can keep your Whoodle entertained with toys and chews. In addition, there are toys that you can insert treats into, which will provide them with something to do when you are busy.

Where Can I Get a Whoodle?

Have you decided that the Whoodle is the perfect pooch for you and your family? This is a canine that can be very rewarding to have around the home. There are a number of ways you can have this furry friend added to your family. For example, you can head to your local animal shelter. There are lots of dogs here that are looking for homes and you can see if you bond with one. Indeed, there may be a Whoodle that is looking for a forever home. While you may not be certain that it is this crossbreed, you can easily find a canine that you love.

There can also be people online that post adverts if they are trying to rehome their canine. You can search on the internet and see if you can find a Whoodle. There can be independent charities and rescue organizations too. They might be able to find you a furry friend or know of someone trying to rehome a Whoodle.

Your last option is to research and find a breeder that offers Whoodles. You can raise your pooch from a puppy and train them. A lot of families like to do this so that they can train their canine and if they have other dogs in the household. But one thing you should be aware of is that a Whoodle can have a high price tag. You may have to pay a lot of money for a puppy. In addition, you will have to ensure that you do a lot of research to find a reputable breeder. Unfortunately, there are a lot of people out there only to make money. Indeed, they know that people want a crossbreed. Thus, you need to ensure that you are not funding a puppy mill and are giving your money to a breeder that cares about dogs.

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Kim

Kim is a talented author, who loves animals especially dogs. She engaged in writing books and articles relating to animals a decade ago. Kim resides in Chicago with her husband and son. The family is the proud owner of a dog and a parrot (Jack and Lily). Kim wanted more than these two pets, but her husband put his foot down... She often visits elementary schools to talk to the kids about what she learned about pets and how they could learn from them.

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