Whoodle

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20-45 lbs
12-20"
United States
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier
Poodle
Sweatenpoo, Swheat-n-Poo, Wheatendoodle, and Wheatenpoo
The Whoodle, also known as the Wheatendoodle, Sweatendoodle, or even Sweatenpoo, are hardy hybrids that may not be for the faint of heart; inexperienced dog owners may find themselves overwhelmed by the Whoodle's tenacity and pack driven mentality. The result of crossing a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier with a Poodle, Whoodles tend to inherent the more extreme personality traits of their parents, which can cause them to try and take over the household as the leader of the pack. But if the prospective owner is tenacious and experienced enough in their own right, than they'll be able to rear the Whoodle into a loving companion and loyal family member. The Whoodle's pack driven mentality urges to seek its place in the family more than anything, so if you're able to firmly but kindly put this breed in its place, you'll have a stalwart companion, a loyal family member, and a fun loving friend for years to come.
Purpose
Companion
Date of Origin
Mid 1900's
Ancestry
Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier, Poodle

Whoodle Health

Average Size
Male Whoodle size stats
Height: 12-20 inches Weight: 20-45 lbs
Female Whoodle size stats
Height: 12-20 inches Weight: 20-45 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Kidney Problems
  • Addison's Disease
  • Eye Diseases and Disorders
Minor Concerns
  • Elbow Dysplasia
  • Cataracts
  • Allergies
Occasional Diagnoses
  • Entropion
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Corneal Dystrophy
Occasional Tests
  • Cardiac
  • Eye
  • Hip
  • Blood
  • Heart
  • Eye examination

Whoodle Breed History

Whoodles are new breeds, having only come into existence in the mid 1900's. As such, very little is known about the Whoodle in comparison to other breeds but what is known is that Whoodles were bred to combine the intelligence and low-shedding tendencies of the Poodle with the strong build and luscious fur of the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. While the Whoodle's history is fairly ambiguous, its parents' histories are far less so  and are worth exploring enable to better understand the Wheatendoodle. Though Poodles are a well known breed, their history is not as well known. Bred in Germany, Poodles rose to prominence in France, where the dogs were loved for their sophisticated mannerisms and adept capabilities in hunting of waterfowl. Poodles are one of the oldest dog breeds known to man and two species have developed an intricate understanding of one another due to their long standing relationship. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is in a similar boat as the Poodle, being an older dog breed with a deep connection to mankind. Wheatens were bred in the 1700's to act as herding dogs and hunt down vermin in Ireland. Well regarded for their resilience and their intelligence, the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier was able to survive the infamous Irish Potato Famine, though their numbers dwindled severely as a result. The Wheaten was able to weather the storms history had thrown at them and saw their numbers rebound in the 1900's, where the Irish Kennel Club recognized them as an official breed. The long and storied history of both of the Wheatendoodle's parents have had lasting affects on this hybrid breed, as Whoodles are gradually becoming well regarded for their intelligence and hardiness; two characteristics that served their ancestors greatly.

Whoodle Breed Appearance

The walking masses of fur that are known as Whoodles can have a variety of appearances that are affected by their pedigree; some Whoodles favor the general appearance of their Wheaten Terrier ancestors more, while others may resemble a Poodle more heavily. But the general characteristics of the Whoodle include muscular shoulders, broad hind legs, and copious of amounts of fur. These dogs' cute appearances somewhat belie their pack oriented mindset and unwary owners may find themselves caught off guard by their Whoodle's tendency to try and assert itself as pack leader. However, a properly reared and socialized Sweatendoodle will come to fit the bill of a consummate "house dog" often lying about energetically and looking like an over-sized plushy doll with sterling locks of wavy fur. Whoodles can come in a rainbow of colors as well, thanks to the sheer amount of varied and diverse pigmentation options offered by their parents.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Whoodle eyes
Brown
amber Whoodle eyes
Amber
Nose Color Possibilities
black Whoodle nose
Black
brown Whoodle nose
Brown
Coat Color Possibilities
cream Whoodle coat
Cream
silver Whoodle coat
Silver
brown Whoodle coat
Brown
red Whoodle coat
Red
black Whoodle coat
Black
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
Whoodle wavy coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Whoodle Breed Maintenance

To maintain the Sweatendoodle's luscious and shimmering coat, daily brushing sessions will need to scheduled. Both of the Whoodle's parents have high maintenance needs in terms of grooming, so it's no surprise that the Wheatendoodle has similarly high end requirements in terms of hygiene, physical wellness, and coat healthiness. Adequately caring for a Whoodle can, in many ways, be a monumental task,  which is another reason why this hybrid isn't exactly regarded as an entry level dog. However, more experienced dog owners will likely be able to meet this breed's needs with little difficulty, and they may even have many of the tools needed to maintain the Whoodle's health on hand; pin brushes, scissors, clippers, and combs will be needed to maintain a healthy coat while regular nail trimming sessions will be needed as well. But if you're inexperienced or uncomfortable with the idea of trimming your Whoodle's nails manually, than it's always best to seek professional help in this regard.
Brushes for Whoodle
Pin Brush
Comb
Clipper
Nail Clipper
Brushing Frequency
Whoodle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Whoodle Temperament

Whoodles can be quite a handful, as these particular dogs have a lot of energy and a somewhat unwieldy disposition. It will fall squarely on the owner's shoulders to assert themselves as the head of their household, lest the Whoodle in question become standoffish or even attempt to assert itself as the top dog in the family. Despite their somewhat tenacious personalities, Whoodles do not respond well to strict training and will become very resistant to an owner who screams and chastises them too extremely. Patience is key when trying to raise a Wheatendoodle but you'll also have to find a happy medium between putting your foot down and giving praise when it's due. Whoodles can learn to get along well with older children, if they're socialized early, but adult supervision is always recommend due to the Whoodle's aversion to roughhousing and rough play. Whoodles are ultimately fun-loving dogs but they'll need a lot of guidance in order to properly rear them into suitable family members.

Whoodle Activity Requirements

Whoodles come in a menagerie of sizes, and these sizes will have proportionately different needs in terms of physical activity. Smaller Wheatendoodles won't need as much time to exercise as larger dogs of the same breed, but a good 60 minutes of daily physical activity will serve as a good minimum limit for Whoodles as a whole. Whoodles have a decent amount of energy in them, regardless of their individual sizes, so 8 miles of walking distance per week would be a good mark to aim for in order to keep this breed healthy and happy. Whoodles fare better in the cold than they do in the heat, however, so it's best to plan your walks accordingly in order to avoid exhaustion or heat rashes. Exercising with a Wheatendoodle can be very challenging for those who don't regularly engage in physical fitness activities early on, as they may find themselves to be tired long before the Whoodle reaches its limit, but this breed can also serve as a source of motivation in terms of becoming more physically active.
Activity Level
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
8 miles
Minutes of Activity Per Day
60 minutes

Whoodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2.5 cups
Daily Cost
$1.5 - $1.8
Monthly Cost
$45 - $52.5

Whoodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Whoodle size stats at six months
Height: 11 inches Weight: 25 lbs
Female Whoodle size stats at six months
Height: 10 inches Weight: 21 lbs
12 Months
Male Whoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 32 lbs
Female Whoodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 14 inches Weight: 27 lbs
18 Months
Male Whoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 16 inches Weight: 32 lbs
Female Whoodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 15 inches Weight: 31 lbs

Whoodle Owner Experiences

Buff Remington
4 Months
3 People
House & Yard
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
walks, fetch
So far it has been extremely pleasant. Our family is enjoying having a puppy again.
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Oscar
3 Years
5 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
My whoodle enjoys music! Whenever I play a pretty song on the piano Oscar ( my dog ) will lie down under the piano bench!
2 weeks, 6 days ago
Luke
3 Months
2 People
House
Health
Grooming
Friendliness
Energy
Trainability
Pastimes
Walking
Stubborn at times. Fun
2 months, 1 week ago
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