Whoodle Dog


Whoodle Characteristics: The Sweet-tempered and Sociable Whoodle is a breed of Medium dog is a Hybrid / Mix crossbreed, bred from a Wheaten Terrier and a Poodle. The Whoodle, is characterized by its happy-go-lucky, sturdy, adorable appearance with its engaging and amiable  expression. This "designer dog" hybrid breed exhibits the combination of characteristics, and a temperament mix, associated with the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and the Poodle. The goal of crossing the two breeds was to create 'Sweatenpoo' puppies that might incorporate the soft, silky coat in the color of ripening wheat with the strong constitution and good-tempered nature of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier with the devotion, high intelligence and non-shedding coat of the Poodle.

The temperament of the Whoodle can be described as Playful, easygoing, intelligent. The coat type of the Whoodle is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits in assorted colors.  Due to its characteristics and qualities, the Whoodle demonstrated the desired traits of a Watch dog, Companion and Pet dog and is known by its nick name the "Sweatenpoo". The origin of the Whoodle dog breed was in United States where it was developed in the mid to late 1900's.

Fast Facts about the Whoodle: The following facts provide fast information about the Whoodle breed. Size: Medium *** Breed Group: Hybrid / Mix: Wheaten Terrier / Poodle *** Nick name: "Sweatenpoo" *** Origin: United States *** Male Height: 12-20 inches *** Female Height: Slightly Less *** Male Weight: 20-45 lbs *** Female Weight: Slightly Less *** Coat Type: varied coat type depending on hereditary traits *** Coat Colors: assorted colors *** Litter Size: 3 to 5 puppies  *** Health Problems: Inherited, genetic *** Lifespan: 10 to 13 years *** Hypoallergenic: Yes

Whoodle Dog Type - Hybrid / Mix (Unrecognised as a breed): Wheaten Terrier / Poodle: The Whoodle is one of the many types of dogs described as a Hybrid / Mix, bred from the Wheaten Terrier and a Poodle.

Other names for the Whoodle: The Whoodle is known by the nickname of the "Sweatenpoo". Other names for this breed of dog include the Wheatendoodle and Sweatenpoo.

Origin of the name: The origin of the name "Whoodle" derives from a combination of the names of the dog's parents.

Whoodle History and Origin: The country of origin of the Whoodle breed was in United States during the mid to late 1900's. The lineage of the hybrid Whoodle is a combination of two dog breeds. The Poodle, the "Caniche", began as a water dog, specifically as a duck retriever, in Germany during the 1500's. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, the "Poor Man's Wolfhound", originated in Ireland as a vermin hunting dog during the 1700's. In the 1990's dog breeders in the USA began to develop the so-called 'Designer Dogs", and a new breed based on the combined qualities of the Poodle and the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier was developed.

The breeding programs resulted in the Whoodle, combining the sought after low shedding coat and super intellect of the Poodle with the tough, hardy constitution and the beautiful silky coat in the color of ripe wheat with the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. The hybrid Whoodle was found to be a friendly, fun-loving and athletic dog that proved to be a great success with families. The cross-breed Whoodle is currently recognized by the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC) and the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC).

Whoodle Height: This breed is classified as a medium sized dog. The height to the shoulder of a male dog is 12-20 inches. The height to the shoulder of a female dog is slightly less.

Whoodle Weight: The weight of the male in this medium sized Whoodle dog is 20-45 lbs. The weight of the smaller female dog is slightly less than the male.

Whoodle Coat Type: The coat type is described as varied coat type depending on hereditary traits and the Whoodle coat can therefore be short or long soft or silky hair that can be a loose wavy coat, a tighter curly coat or a straight coat..

Whoodle Coat Colors: The colors of this dog breed consist of assorted colors consisting of apricot, silver, red, black, chocolate, or parti-colored. N.B. The term "Red" refers to reddish shades of orange, brown, and tan colors.

Whoodle Grooming Requirements: The grooming needs of the Whoodle is dependent on the type of coat it has inherited from its parents, either the Wheaten Terrier or the Poodle. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier has high grooming requirements as has the Poodle, so this dog can be expected to be high maintenance. The grooming needs and requirements of the Whoodle should include bathing the dog on a monthly basis and making regular checks of the teeth, nails, eyes and ears.  

Whoodle Litter Size: The litter size of this dog breed ranges from 3 to 5 puppies. Whoodle puppies for sale can be obtained reputable breeders and from rescue centers. The cost of Whoodle puppies varies depending on location, pedigree history and the dog breeder.

Whoodle Temperament and personality: The temperament and personality of the Whoodle dog breed is described as sweet-tempered, playful, easygoing, intelligent and sociable.

Whoodle Exercise Requirements: The exercise requirements of this breed of dog is dependent on its size, the bigger the dog the more exercise required for this lively dog. The Whoodle requires regular daily exercise consisting of approximately 30 minutes to one hour every day.

Whoodle Diet: A fully grown Whoodle should be fed twice a day. A diet consisting of a premium dog food can be balanced with fresh food eaten by the family. The question is What Can Dogs Eat?. Check out our comprehensive list of what dogs can and what dogs cannot eat.

Whoodle Health Problems: Potential health problems of the Whoodle breed have not yet been fully established, but there is the possibility of inherited, genetic health issues. Resolving health problems can prove to be expensive and it is always wise to obtain pet insurance or dog health insurance when buying a dog. Is the Whoodle dog breed said to be Hypoallergenic? Answer: Yes (Refer to Hypoallergenic Dogs).

Whoodle Lifespan: The life expectancy of dogs vary according to the size, breed of dog and any serious health problems. The typical lifespan of the Whoodle dog breed is 10 to 13 years.

Whoodle Male Dog Names: Male Dog names are most often chosen to reflect favorite names of the owner or the strength, size, coloring and country of origin of the Whoodle breed. To give you some inspiration regarding good male Whoodle names our small selection might be of help with naming boy dogs. Our top male dog names are: Gizmo *** Shadow *** Joey *** Beau *** Boomer *** Blue *** Beau *** Hank *** Samson *** Barkley.

Whoodle Female Dog Names: Female Dog names tend to be softer, prettier and reflect the temperament of the Whoodle girl dog. Our top choice of good female Whoodle names are Lulu *** Rosie *** Jasmine *** Millie *** Trixie *** Misty *** Athena *** Sassy *** Xena *** Gabby *** Baby *** Sally.

Fast Facts about the Whoodle: The following facts provide fast information about the Whoodle. Scientific name: Canis lupus familiaris *** Dog Type: Hybrid / Mix: Wheaten Terrier / Poodle *** Whoodle Size: Medium *** Country of Origin: United States *** History / Date: mid to late 1900's *** Male Whoodle Height: 12-20 inches *** Male Whoodle Weight: 20-45 lbs *** Coat Type: varied coat type depending on hereditary traits *** Litter Size: 3 to 5 puppies  *** Whoodle Health Problems: Hip dysplasia, thyroid, and joint problems *** Whoodle Lifespan: 10 to 13 years ***

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