The Whoodle is a cross breed that is born when a standard Poodle is made to breed with the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Conversely, the offspring turns out to be a miniature version of the whoodle when the mini-size poodle replaces the standard-size in breeding. Being practically a non-barking breed, this little designer dog, characterized by long coat, curly tail, hanging ears, round nostrils and button-shaped eyes, is making a popular place in the houses and apartments of the dog enthusiasts.
|Other Nicknames||Sweatenpoo, Swheat-n-poo|
|Coat||Long, soft, wavy/straight|
|Color||Apricot, black, silver, red, chocolate, or parti-colored (spotted)|
|Group (of Breed)||Designer|
|Lifespan||12 to 15 years|
|Weight||25 – 45 pounds|
|Height (size)||Medium; 19 – 25 inches|
|Temperament||Quiet, graceful, curious, intelligent, gentle|
|Good with Child||Yes|
|Litter Size||3-6 puppies at a time|
|Country Originated in||USA|
|Competitive Registration||ACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR|
With a highly pleasing, non-aggressive, gentle temperament, with skills to quickly pick up tricks, it is evident that the poodle has shared its temperament with its offspring. The Whoodles thus make a perfect family dog, especially to those who have children and other pets, so much so that they can easily be left playing alone, unsupervised. In a nutshell, while they might act stubborn at times, but generally speaking, they would enjoy playing with their family members, thus making a genuine human-friendly companion.
In order to avoid their typical tendency to overtake as the ‘pack leader’, be its pack leader yourself by beginning the firm but gentle socialization training from puppyhood. Neither let them be before you during walking, nor scream at them during training. Crate training works best from childhood.
Consider your dog’s age, condition and weight and provide them with the apt quantity of organic food, accordingly, either by feeding them with two main meals, or by placing the bowl for your dog to eat in small quantities throughout the day. Feed your puppy with foods like NutroMax, enriched with high-protein, which is important for it until it is a year old. Monitor your dog’s eating habits.