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SEPTEMBER 02, 2021

Whoodle: 21 Facts You Won’t Believe!

Whoodle facts such as that they possess the furry physical characteristics of poodles along with silky coats of soft-coated wheaten terrier are interesting.

Whoodles are mixed breed dogs. They are a mix of two purebred dogs which include a soft-coated wheaten terrier and a standard poodle. Dogs are cross-bred so that the best features of two breeds are combined into one breed. A Whoodle puppy is a result of the same notion. Apart from being aesthetically appealing, Whoodle dogs inherit the classic attributes of soft-coated wheaten terrier and poodle. They are friendly, active, and fun to play with.

Whoodle dogs tend to have a pack leader attitude due to the characteristic of soft-coat wheaten terriers. Hence, proper training and interaction are necessary to pacify Whoodles and prevent them from becoming aggressive. Whoodles are active, athletic, and energetic dogs. They require regular exercise, consistent training sessions, and playtime.

There are plenty of controversies surrounding hybrid dogs or designer dogs. Sometimes crossbreeding results in affecting a puppy adversely causing health issues, or they render long-term damage to their well-being. But such is not the case with Whoodles. They are a first-generation hybrid that is bred for the sole purpose of combining the classic characteristics of two purebred dogs that have similar features.    

By the end of this article, you will have knowledge on the wheaten terrier poodle, the coated wheaten terrier poodle, the Whoodle dog breed, Whoodle puppies, Whoodle dog breed health problems, designer dogs, the apricot Whoodle, the golden Whoodle, the Whoodle temperament, the adult Whoodle size, the Whoodle mini, and the Whoodle adult, the Whoodle full-grown, the mini Whoodle size, the black Whoodle, and Whoodle haircuts.

You may also check out our fact files on Kelpie dog and Irish wolfhound from Kidadl.

Whoodle Interesting Facts

What type of animal is a Whoodle?

A Whoodle is a mixed breed dog. It is a first-generation hybrid breed and is a mix of two purebred dogs, i.e. a soft-coated wheaten terrier and a poodle. It is a popular pick for pet dog owners due to its teddy bear charm and easy training. The breeding of a Whoodle puppy was not an accident. It was a carefully planned hybrid dog birthed solely for the purpose of imbibing this new breed with the best attributes of the two purebred dogs.

The intelligence and nonshedding features of the poodle are reflected in a Whoodle. A sturdy, strong build of a soft-coated wheaten terrier along with its rich, silky, and luscious mane is also seen. Whoodles are domesticated for their adorable appearance.    

A Whoodle was bred in the last 20 years for the first time. First-time pet owners may get overwhelmed by their Whoodle puppy due to their pack-driven mentality. Therefore, one needs to educate oneself about positive reinforcement about this dog breed and learn well about rearing them to sustain them.

What class of animal does a Whoodle belong to?

A Whoodle belongs to the class of mammals.

How many Whoodles are there in the world?

There are numerous Whoodle breed puppies and dogs in the world. They are bred continuously due to their active demand. Hence, the number of Whoodle dogs are plenty around the world.

Where does a Whoodle live?

Whoodles prefer colder regions to warmer areas. Therefore, they are opted by people who reside in the colder parts of the world. Whoodles are not a common sight in warmer Asian countries.

What is a Whoodle's habitat?

Whoodles are domestic dogs. They are suitable to reside with humans in their houses. They require training so they can co-exist harmoniously with their owner and family.

Who do Whoodles live with?

Whoodles are pet animals. Their puppies are domesticated and adopted by humans. Hence, Whoodles live with humans after suitable training exercises.

How long does a Whoodle live?

The average life span of a Whoodle pup is 12 to 15 years.

How do they reproduce?

The reproduction process of Whoodles is similar to any similar pet dog. Generally, it is advised to get pet animals spayed or neutered for their own good. The reason for this is to prevent sexual maturity that often results in aggressive and uncontrollable behavior. It depends on the pet owner if he or she is willing to have the dog reproduce. In such a case, the reproduction process would be the standard mating process like other dogs.

What is their conservation status?

The conservation status of Whoodles is not a matter of concern. Generally, dogs are not considered Endangered. Hence, Whoodles exist in ample numbers across the globe, wherever it is favorable to breed them.

Whoodle Fun Facts

What do Whoodles look like?

Since Whoodles are mixed breed dogs, there is no way of finding out exactly what they look like exactly. It can be ascertained only when they turn into fully grown dogs.

Whoodles are particularly characterized by the extreme personality traits of their parents. At times, Whoodles may resemble a poodle mix more than the other parent. Their physical characteristics include bulky and muscular shoulders, hind legs that are relatively broader, and ample amounts of fur. The fur on their bodies may not appear to be lusciously wavy or wildly curly like that of a poodle mix. Whoodles bear silky, soft, and long coats like soft-coated wheaten terriers. Although they are furry, they do not tend to shed a lot. This characteristic is added due to the poodle family.

Poodles undergo grooming ornamentally to give them an aesthetic look. Their fur is curly and thick. The build of poodles is elegantly athletic, lean, and muscular. They have large floppy ears, a round face, and an average-sized muzzle. They do not shed a lot. If you are planning to rear a Whoodle, you won't have to invest in a lint remover or spend hours every day vacuuming the whole household!

Soft-coated wheaten terriers resemble poodles slightly, but they are a much older breed than poodles. In the earlier days, soft-coated wheaten terriers were used to hunt and kill vermin on farms and used in other outdoor sports in the country of Ireland. This breed of dog is known for its intelligence and resilience. They are sturdy terriers.

These intelligent dogs are handsomely athletic dogs with moderately dense coats and wavy fur. Due to the variety of pigmentation offered by their parents, Whoodles are found in various shades like cream, brown, silver, black, and red.

The length of their coats is average-sized, not too short like poodles and not too long like a soft-coated wheaten terrier. Their fur density is thick and luscious that requires grooming.        

Whoodles are incredibly energetic and active dogs.

How cute are they?

Whoodles are aesthetically cute in appearance. One of the primary reasons why this dog is a popular pick among dog lovers is its appearance and looks. Parents of Whoodles are known individually for their athletic and appealing looks.

Soft-coated wheaten terriers have heavily thick and full coats. Their coat is silky, long, and wavy. They do not tend to shed. They have small, rounded muzzles that make them look adorable.  On the other hand, poodles are smaller and leaner than soft-coated wheaten terriers. They have large, floppy, and saggy ears, a small face, and a medium-sized muzzle. Poodles have thick and curly coats.

These two purebred dogs have some common features when it comes to appearance, body and intelligence. Therefore, Whoodles come across as cute, intelligent furry mates that make excellent pets, companions, and family members.  

How do they communicate?

The communication of Whoodles is no different than other dogs. However, it is necessary for their owners to gauge the communication of Whoodles depending on their temperament. The temperament of Whoodles can differ depending upon the nature of their parents.

Whoodles could be a handful to handle for inexperienced pet owners. It can be tricky to control a Whoodle since they are highly energetic dogs who have superior and top dog personalities and temperaments. They may become resistant to strict rules and behaviors of their owners and end up be coming more aggressive and developing a stubborn temperament.

How big is a Whoodle?

The size of a Whoodle differs since they come in three different sizes which are miniature, medium, and standard-sized dogs. It is slightly bigger than a dachshund beagle which measures around 8-15 in (20-38 cm) in height and 11-32 lb (5-15 kg) in weight. The average height and weight of a male Whoodle is between 12-20 in (30-50 cm) and 20-45 lb (9-20 kg), respectively. In the case of female dog breeds, the average height and weight is the same or lower. Their training and exercise vary accordingly too.  

How fast can a Whoodle run?

Whoodles are excellent runners, depending on their size and weight. This dog breed is one of the active and sporty ones. They require playtime and training on a regular basis to stabilize their temperament and mental stimulation.

How much does a Whoodle weigh?

The average weight of Whoodles is between 20-45 lb (9-20 kg) depending on the size of the dog breeds.

What are their male and female names of the species?

There are no specific names for male and female Whoodles.

What would you call a baby Whoodle?

There are no terms for baby Whoodles in this dog breed.

What do they eat?

A balanced diet is necessary to maintain and rear Whoodles. It can include wet, dry, and raw meat. The dog formula should be selected according to the size of the Whoodle. You could look for superior quality dog foods for Whoodles.

Are they slobbery?

Whoodles are known for their low drooling tendency.

Would they make a good pet?

Whoodles are incredible family pets for a number of reasons. They are intelligent and smart pups as well as easy to train and grasp new behaviours quickly. They are alert, active, and sporty dogs. Also, this dog breed is super friendly and safe around children. Their appearance is adorable and endearing and they are a hyperactive type of dog.

Regular grooming is essential to keep them in good health. You will have to brush their fur coat at least four to five times a week and give them a bath every three months at least. You should also give them a haircut every two or three months so that their fur doesn't become tangled.  

Did you know...

Both of these purebred dogs have low shedding and drooling tendencies.

They require constant attention and should not be left alone, otherwise, they can develop separation anxiety.

They love chasing and other outdoor activities.

The coats of Whoodles require regular brushing to prevent matting.

Chances of genetic disorders are less among Whoodles.

The common health issues include epilepsy, Addison’s Disease, progressive retinal atrophy, and kidney issues.  

A Whoodle puppy has a darker coat and fur when it is young. Its fur lightens as its grows up and matures.

A Whoodle can cost between $2000 to 5000, including a miniature Whoodle.

Poodles were used for water retrieving.

The maintenance requirements of Whoodles are quite high due to their parents. Both of them need regular maintenance when it comes to brushing the coats or clipping nails.

The average amount of activity needed for a medium-sized Whoodle is 60 minutes.

Miniature Whoodles are not a result of purebred dogs since they are bred from soft-coat wheaten terrier and miniature poodle.

Soft-coat wheaten terriers make good watchdogs, but not guard dogs.  

What is a Whoodle a mix of?

Whoodle puppies are a result of two purebred dogs which are the soft-coated wheaten terrier and a poodle. Hybrid dogs are commonly opted for by pet owners. Since Whoodles are a hybrid of purebred dogs, they fall in the category of first-generation hybrids. This fares well on the health and well-being of a Whoodle puppy. But the appearances of Whoodles can also vary significantly. They could inherit the physical characteristics of one of the parents more compared to the other or some could catch the perfect balance between the two breeds.

What are some nicknames for Whoodles?

Some of the nicknames for Whoodles are Wheatendoodle, Wheatenpoo, Sweatenpoo, and even Swheat-n-poo.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly animal facts for everyone to discover! Learn more about some other mammals from our Dorkie facts and Swedish Lapphund facts pages.

You can even occupy yourself at home by coloring in one of our free printable Whoodle coloring pages.

*Please note that this is an image of a soft-coated wheaten terrier, not a Whoodle.  If you have an image of a Whoodle, please let us know at [email protected]

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