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Frequently Asked Questions – About Whoodles

Q). What is a Whoodle?
A). A Whoodle is a beautiful mix of a Standard Poodle and Soft-coated Wheaten Terrier.

Q). How big is a Whoodle?
A). Our Whoodle parents are about 45-60 pounds. But Whoodles come in three sizes; miniature, medium and standard ranging from 12-20 inches in height and between 20 and 60lbs.

Q). Is a Whoodle a good family pet?
A). Whoodles are a very friendly breed of dog that enjoys the company of all he comes across, making him a great addition to a family. Whoodles are known for being affectionate, friendly, intelligent, loving, playful and energetic. Because they are easily trainable and because they get along great with children, families and other pets they make a great  addition to any family. The Whoodle is a non-aggressive  dog with a playful and friendly disposition.

Q). What is the life span of a Whoodle?
A). The life span of a Whoodle is generally 12-15 years. The Whoodle is a generally healthy and hardy dog but as with  any breed health issues can come up from time to time the  Whoodle can suffer from hip dysplasia, allergies, ear  infection, Addison’s Disease and Progressive Retinal  Atrophy. Hybrid dogs tend to have less health issues than  purebred dogs, but may sometimes have the same health  concerns as their parent breeds.

Q). How much should I groom my Whoodle?
A). The Whoodle is a low to moderate maintenance dog. They are non shedding, and have a long luxurious coats. They need regular brushing, as their coats can become matted and  should be groomed every 2-3 months.

Q). How much exercise should my Whoodle get?
A). A moderate walk daily or a quick romp at the park or in your back yard is optimal for your Whoodle’s physical and mental health. But as a fun loving dog they will enjoy playing ball, jogging with you or entertaining you as they do laps around your back yard. Whoodles are sensitive to heat and the sun and will often seek shade when outside so avoiding outside exercise when it is warm to hot is discharged. They are not affected by the cold.

Q). I live in an apartment would a Whoodle be a breed I should get?
A). Absolutely, as long as they get daily exercise and stimulation they are happy as long as they are near their owners. Often referred to as a “Velcro” dog Whoodles are happy when they are with you where ever they live.

Q). I have other pets how are Whoodles with other animals?
A). Whoodles are very social dogs and get along with other dogs, cats, birds, farm animals etc. As long as they are socialized properly at a young age so that they don’t become scared of other animals they will do great.

Q). I am looking for a guard dog is a Whoodle a good choice?
A). Unfortunately not, as an extremely social and non-egressive dog a Whoodle will be more apt to bring his ball to a stranger or lick or beg for a belly rub before he would bark  or bite.

Q). I want a dog that is easily trainable how hard is it to train a  Whoodle?
A). Whoodles have the ability to learn things quickly and many Whoodles go on to be service or therapy dogs. But they  need to be trained with a soft and gentle hand rather than  harsh tones or tactics. Positive reinforcement is necessary  when training because they can be stubborn at times. They  are tender dogs that do well with positive loving training.

Q). I have heard that Whoodles are hypo-allergenic is this true?
A). Yes it is true, Whoodles are considered a hypoallergenic breed and are suitable for allergy sufferers due to BOTH parent breeds are hypoallergenic and completely non-shedding. But because welcoming a puppy into your home is a lifetime commitment please reach out to us or someone who already has a Whoodle and visit with the dog to see if you have any reactions. But most people never have any reactions to the Whoodle when they have had reactions to other dogs and doodles.