Whoodle Information & Dog Breed Facts

Collection of all the general dog breed info about Whoodle so you can get to know the breed more.

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OriginUnited States flagUnited States
Other Names
What other names does the Whoodle have?
SweatendoodleSweatenpooWheatendoodleWheatenpoo
Breed Type
What type of dog breed is it?
Cross Breed Wheaten Terrier and Poodle mix.

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Whoodle Price and Availability

Price
How much does the Whoodle puppy cost? What is the price range of this puppy? What is the average price of a Whoodle in the United States? How much money is a Whoodle?

Where to buy a Whoodle with a good pedigree?

$1000-$1200
If you choose to purchase the Whoodle, you should know that the mentioned amount of money is an average of the collected data from breeders’ sites and puppy finder places. If you have a Whoodle for sale, please advertise it on a reliable website to make sure the Whoodle gets to a happy place.
Availability
How easy is it to get a Whoodle? How many Whoodle are there in the world?
Average: The Whoodle is a commonly available dog breed. There is less risk of overbreeding compared to the very popular dogs.

Of course, they may be more popular in some countries, and inbreeding may occur, so be careful.

Whoodle Size

Size
Is a Whoodle small, medium or large dog?

How big do Whoodle get?

What is the average size of a Whoodle?

Large Medium
Weight
How much does the Whoodle weigh? How much should a Whoodle weight? What is the normal weight of a Whoodle? How much does a full-grown Whoodle weight?
20-40 pounds (9-18 kg)
Average Weight
What is the average weight of a Whoodle?
30 pounds (13.5 kg)
Height
How tall is the Whoodle? Whoodle height:
12-18 inches (30-45 cm)
Average Height
What is the average height of a Whoodle?
15 inches (37.5 cm)

Whoodle Grooming, Hair and Care

Coat / Hair Types
What type of coat does the Whoodle have? What does this canine coat/fur look like?
Luxurious Medium
Colors
What color is the breed's coat? What color is a proper Whoodle's coat?
BlackBrownRedSilverGreyCreamThe coat might also be spotted.
Grooming
How to groom the Whoodle and how often? How often should I take my Whoodle to the groomer?
Average: The Whoodle requires average grooming effort. Cutting the dog's hair by a professional groomer isn't essential.

Brushing the dog's coat is useful to reduce shedding. Ears and eyes should be cleaned regularly to avoid infections.

Don't skip the seasonal flea treatment too. Dog nail trimming and dog bath can be helpful sometimes.

Check the local pet store for dog grooming supplies and find the best dog shampoo to keep its coat healthy and give your dog a pleasant experience of a dog bath.

If you don't have the time, skill, or money to take care of your Whoodle, search for a dog groomer or clipping service in your area and book an appointment.

Maybe you're lucky to have a dog boarding service that includes grooming or walk-in dog bath places nearby.

Shedding Level
How much do Whoodle dogs shed? How to control, reduce and prevent the shedding of the Sweatendoodle? Do Whoodle dogs shed a lot?
Whoodles are low shedders. It's a natural process of the hair growth cycle. The amount and frequency of hair loss mostly depend on their health status and breed type.
Bath Time / Bathing Frequency
How often does the Whoodle need a bath? How often should you give a Whoodle a bath? Can I bathe my Whoodle every day?
4-6 weeks
Average. Experts recommended at least every 4-6 weeks for this family pup. According to a study, 56% of pet parents don’t bathe their dogs as frequently as they should, and 60% use the sniff test when deciding when it’s bath time.

Bathing your dog is beneficial to them in more ways than just one. It’s also a good time to look for unusual scratches, bumps, fleas, and other irregularities. When their hair is wet and flat against their body, these details are more visible.

Whoodle Personality / Temperament

Temperament
What kind of personality does the Whoodle have? What characteristics or traits does the breed have?
PlayfulFriendlyActiveEnergeticStrongConfident
Intelligent Rank
How smart is the Whoodle? Is the Whoodle breed dumb or smart?
Smart: Whoodle's has great intelligence. They understand and memorize new commands in 15-25 repetitions.

The Whoodle is among the smartest dogs in the intelligence ranking.

Trainability
Are Whoodle dogs easy to train? Do they go well on dog training? How hard is it to train a Whoodle?
A slightly harder to train than average. Whoodles aren't famous for their trainability. This breed needs more time and repetition to obey. It's challenging to teach them new commands, but not impossible.
Playfulness
How playful is this breed?
The Whoodle is a playful breed. Excited barking and sometimes nipping will alert you to play.
Sensitivity Level
How sensitive are they? Whoodle sensitivity:
Whoodles have an average emotional level and are not the most sensitive dog breed. Sometimes it's okay to change the daily routine, have guests and listen to loud music.

Some dogs handle moderate punishment very well, while others crumble apart at a dirty look. This breed is not affected emotionally by moderate punishment.

Affection Level
How affectionate are they? Is a Whoodle a good family dog?
Average to High: Whoodles are highly affectionate dogs. They like being involved in the family's life. This breed isn't considered an aloof dog.
Social Needs
How much social interaction does the Sweatendoodle need? Whoodle social needs:
Whoodles need a lot of social interaction. They desire to always be with someone or around people. This breed hates being left alone.
Barking
Do Whoodle dogs bark a lot? Are they barkers/noisy? Why does my Sweatendoodle bark?
Low: The Whoodle barks none to minimal. Perfect choice if you prefer a quiet breed.

Top reasons for barking: protection, alarm, fear, boredom, attention-seeking, greeting, separation anxiety, compulsive barking.

Watchdog Ability
Is Whoodle good as a watchdog? Are they alert at night?
Whoodles are average watchdogs. If they sense something different, they will alert you, but the observation isn't considered their main job.
Guarding Behavior / Territorial
Do Whoodle dogs have aggressive behavior to protect their home/house/territory? Do they have guarding instincts?
Whoodles are average defenders. Some dogs are very protective of their territory, while others easily let a stranger to trespass. This breed is not sure to defend its territory in every situation.
Biting Potential
Do Whoodle bite humans? How likely are you to get bitten from the Sweatendoodle? What are the odds of getting bitten by a Whoodle? Why do dog bites happen?

Low 🔽

The Whoodle has a low chance of biting somebody. Top reasons for dog bite: protection, pain, excitement, herding instinct, being provoked. (Data based on the available online bite statistics.)
Bite Force
Does the Whoodle has a hard bite? What is the bite force of a Whoodle? How much bite force does a Whoodle have?

Between 200 and 400 PSI

Whoodle bite force: Ordinary. Average dogs have a bite force between 200 and 400 PSI.

The Whoodle, and many others, have a fearsome presence because they have significant jaw strength, so it is important not to anger the dog and have it around strangers until it is fully trained.

However, they are usually quite calm and good companions, they work well in families and are easy to care for.

Mouthiness
How much mouthing/nipping/play biting does the Whoodle do?
Whoodles have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people. It's a common habit during puppyhood, not aggressive behavior. These "bites" don't hurt, but Whoodles need to be taught for a good attitude.
Impulse to Wander or Roam
How likely is the Whoodle to run away? Does this breed explore or wander a lot? Does Whoodle roam?
Whoodles have average wanderlust potential. Sometimes they like to explore the world and they might escape once or twice, but usually, they prefer staying safely at home. Safer to teach them how to get back to you on command.
Prey Drive
Do this canine have a strong prey drive? Does Whoodle have high prey drive?
Whoodles have low to an average impulse to chase and catch something like a cat or any other small aminals.
Apartment Friendly
Is Whoodle good as an apartment dog? Can they live in a flat? Can you have a Whoodle in an apartment?
Apartment-friendly dog the Whoodle breed. It is best if you have a small garden where it can occasionally go out to do its business, but this is not important at all. You can exercise him enough with a walk or two a day, so he's comfortable in an apartment.
Adaptability
Are they adaptable and easy-going?
Average: Whoodles adapt to lifestyle changes and different living environments quite okay usually.
Tolerates Being Left Alone
How long can a Whoodle be left alone? How long can you leave a Whoodle alone?
Whoodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.

Whoodle Good With

Stranger Friendly
Are they aggressive or friendly towards/with strangers? Whoodle temperament with other people:
Whoodles are stranger-friendly dogs.
Pet Friendly
Are they pet-friendly dogs? How well do Whoodle dogs get along with other pets? Are Whoodle dogs good with pets? What is this canine temperament with other pets?
Whoodles do best when they’re the only pet at the family.
Child Friendly
Are Whoodle dogs kid-friendly? Are they good with young children? Whoodle temperament with children:
Whoodles are kid-friendly dogs. This breed is a good choice if you have children.
Cat Friendly
How well do Whoodle dogs get along with cats? Are they good with kittens? What is this fido's temperament with cats? Can they be good with cats? Can the Whoodle breed live with a cat?
Whoodles are not cat-friendly dogs.
Dog Friendly
Is Whoodle good with other dogs? Are they dog-friendly dogs? How well do Whoodle dogs get along with other dogs?
Whoodles are average friendly towards other dogs.
Good For First Time Owners
Is Whoodle breed good for first-time owners? Do they make a good dog for novice owners? Is Whoodle breed suitable for first-time owners?
No
Whoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.
Office Friendly
Are Whoodles good office dogs? Do Whoodles make good office friendly dogs? Can Whoodles be office dogs?
Yes
Whoodle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
Senior Citizens Friendly
Are they senior citizens friendly dogs? How well do Whoodle dogs get along with the elderly people? What is the Sweatendoodle temperament with senior people? Are Whoodle dogs good for elderly owners?
Whoodles are usually recommended for elderly people.

Whoodle Health

Health Issues
Is it a healthy or unhealthy breed? Do Whoodle dogs have health problems or genetic diseases?
Whoodles are commonly healthy dogs. Vet costs aren't expensive with this breed.
Health Problems
What genetic/health problems does the Whoodle breed have? What are the health issues and concerns of the Whoodle breed? Most common health risks of Whoodle:
Eye InfectionsKidney IssuesAddison's DiseaseProgressive retinal atrophy (PRA)
Veterinarian Visits
How often does the Whoodle breed need to go to the vet? How often should you take your dog to the vet? How often should the Whoodle see the vet?
Rare
The Whoodle should have a complete physical check-up at least every 12-18 months (but preferably once per year). If your dog shows any symptoms, call your veterinarian.
Life Expectancy
How long do Whoodle dogs live? How old can a Whoodle be? What is the age limit of the Whoodle? How many years can the oldest Whoodle live?

What is the average life expectancy / lifespan of a Whoodle?

How long is the lifespan of a Whoodle?

11-15 years
The average lifespan of Whoodle: 13 years
Hypoallergenic
Is the Whoodle breed hypoallergenic?
Yes
Whoodles do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction. However there are no 100% hypoallergenic dogs in the world, there are a variety of breeds that are considered to reduce or minimize the possibility of an allergic response. Coat type isn't necessarily relevant, because most people are allergic to dander (flakes on the dog's skin) or saliva, not actually to dog hair.
Energy Level
How much energy does the Whoodle have? What is the activity level of the Whoodle?
Whoodles have a higher energy level than other dog breeds. If you want a dog for snuggling on the couch, this breed isn't the perfect choice for you.
Activity Requirement / Exercise Need
How much exercise does a Whoodle need? How much exercise do Whoodle dogs require per day?

Do Whoodle dogs need a lot of exercises?

Whoodles need quite a lot of exercise. Daily walks should be on schedule. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Sleeping Need
How much sleep does the Whoodle breed need?
Whoodles are quite energetic dogs and they don't spend too much time with sleeping. If you live an active life, this breed can be a good choice for you.
Average daily food consumption
How much food does a Whoodle need? What dog products should I buy? How much food does a Whoodle breed eat per day? What is good dog food for Whoodle? How much food should I feed my Whoodle?
2 to 3 cups of high-quality dry food a day, divided into two meals.
Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity
How easy to gain weight for this dog? Whoodle risk for obesity:
Low to Average: The Whoodle has a low to the average risk for obesity. To make your dog happy and fit, feed him with quality dry dog food and live an active life together. Try to find the happy medium between exercise and feeding.

If you notice any weight change, consult your veterinarian to make a meal plan, and measure the Whoodle's weight regularly.

Weather and Climate
Which weather condition is preferred by this dog? Can they tolerate hot or cold weather and climate?
Prefers average to cold weather conditions
The Whoodle can adapt to well to cold weather conditions, some dogs even can be a good mountain dog.
Stinkiness
How stinky is this dog? Why does it smell bad and how to get rid of the smell?

Low 🔽

The Whoodle has a low chance of bad smell. Top reasons for dog stinkiness: infection of bad tooth/ear/skin folds, gas attacks.
Drooling Tendency
Does the Whoodle drool?
The Whoodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency. If you're disgusted by slobber spots on your clothes, the Whoodle could be a perfect choice for you. Drooling is the unintentional saliva flowing outside of the mouth. It can be completely normal or a sign of a health problem. Certain dog breeds drool minimum compared to others, just like the Whoodle.

If you notice any change in your dog's drooling habit, you should contact a vet as soon as possible.

Whoodle As a Working Dog

Service Dog
Are they good as service dogs? Can Whoodle be a guide dog? Are they used as seeing-eye dogs?

Not really

This breed generally not used as a service dog. A service dog is a term used in the USA to refer to any type of assistance dog specifically trained to help people who have disabilities, such as visual impairment, hearing impairments, mental disorders, seizures, mobility impairment, and diabetes. Service dogs are protected under the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act).

Whoodle is not the best breed for service purposes.

Therapy Dog
Are they good as therapy dogs? Can Whoodle be a therapy dog? Are they good anxiety dogs? Can a Whoodle be an emotional support animal?

Not really

This breed is generally not used as a therapy dog. A therapy dog is a dog that might be trained to provide affection, comfort, and love to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas, and people with anxiety disorders or autism.

Whoodle is not the best breed for therapeutic purposes.

Detection Dog or Sniffer Dog
Are they good as detection dogs? Can Whoodle be a sniffer dog?

Not really

They are not typically employed for this type of work, but there may be exceptional cases. A detection dog or sniffer dog is a dog that is trained to use its senses (mostly its smell) to detect substances such as explosives, illegal drugs, wildlife scat, currency, blood, and contraband electronics such as illicit mobile phones.

Whoodle is not the best breed for detection purposes.

Search and Rescue Dog (SAR)
Are they good as SAR dogs? Can Whoodle be a search and rescue dog?

Not really

This dog breed is not typically used as a search and rescue dog. The use of dogs in search and rescue (SAR) is a valuable component in wilderness tracking, natural disasters, mass casualty events, and locating missing people.

The Whoodle is not the best breed for SAR purposes.

Boat and Sailor Dog
Are they good as boat dogs? Can Whoodle be a boat dog?

Not really

Whoodle breed usually doesn't like being on a boat.

Boat dogs were typically bred for their strength, stamina, and water resistance, as they were often required to perform tasks such as pulling in fishing nets, and jumping into the water to retrieve ropes or lines, or helping to move cargo.

Sailor dog is a type of dog that was bred to accompany sailors on their voyages. They were typically used for three purposes: as a working dog, a watchdog, and as a companion. A boat dog is a term used to describe a type of dog that was traditionally bred and used as a working dog on boats.

Cart Pulling or Drafting Dog
Are they good as cart pulling dogs? Can Whoodle be a drafting dog?

Not really

A drafting dog or draft dog is a dog bred and used for cart pulling. Dogs bred for this work have strong builds and qualities that are needed, strength and determination.

Whoodle is not the best breed for drafting purposes.

Fighting Dog / Military Dog
Where Whoodle dogs used as fighting / military dogs in history?

Not really

In history, this breed was not really used for combat dog.

Whoodle Reproducibility

Gestation Length
How long is a Whoodle pregnant?How long does it take to have puppies? How to tell if the Whoodle breed is pregnant?

60-64 days

Reproductive cycle of the female Whoodle: The first period called Proestrus lasts for about 9 days.

During this time the females start to attract males. You can notice by swelling vulva and bloody discharge.

The second part is the Estrus when the female is receptive for the male. It lasts for about 3 to 11 days.

The sign of the proestrus part is the soft and enlarged vulva. The discharge decreases and lightens in color.

The third part is the Diestrus. Normally, it occurs around day 14. In this period the female’s discharge changes for vivid red and coming to its end. The vulva returns to average, and she will no longer permit mating.

The fourth part called the Anestrus. The time frame between heat periods normally lasts about six months.

Litter Frequency

Once a year.

More frequent breeding is not healthy. It is very important not to buy a dog from a puppy mill, where the needs of the pups and their mothers are ignored. It's an inhumane high-volume dog breeding facility, where puppies born several times a year.
Litter Size
How many puppies can the Whoodle have in a litter? How many puppies can the Whoodle breed have for the first time? How many puppies does a Whoodle have? How many puppies can a Whoodle give birth to?
6-8 puppies

Whoodle Recognition

AKC Group
Is Whoodle recognized by the American Kennel Club?
Not recognized by the American Kennel Club.
FCI Group
Is Whoodle recognized by the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI)?
Not recognized by FCI.
Breed Recognition
What kennel clubs and organizations recognize or register the Whoodle breed?
Not recognized by any clubs.

Whoodle Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Intelligent Rank: Smart: Whoodle's has great intelligence.
  • Health Issues: Whoodles are commonly healthy dogs.
  • Hypoallergenic: Whoodles do well with allergy sufferers by causing fewer allergic reaction.
  • Apartment Friendly: Apartment-friendly dog the Whoodle breed.
  • Shedding Level: Whoodles are low shedders.
  • Drooling Tendency: The Whoodle is a perfect example of a very low drooling tendency.
  • Stinkiness: The Whoodle has a low chance of bad smell.
  • Weight Gain Potential / Prone to Obesity: Low to Average: The Whoodle has a low to the average risk for obesity.
  • Mouthiness: Whoodles have a low tendency to nip, chew, play-bite, or herd people.
  • Child Friendly: Whoodles are kid-friendly dogs.
  • Office Friendly: Whoodle is one of the best dog breeds for office environment
  • Senior Citizens Friendly: Whoodles are usually recommended for elderly people.
Cons
  • Trainability: A slightly harder to train than average.
  • Tolerates Being Left Alone: Whoodles tend to have separation anxiety when their owners left them alone at home because they bond very closely with them.
  • Cat Friendly: Whoodles are not cat-friendly dogs.
  • Good For First Time Owners: Whoodles are not good for novice owners, due to their stubborn personality.

Whoodle History

The Whoodle is a relatively new designer dog breed, that was created at the end of the 20th century when creating new hybrid breeds became very fashionable. Resembling other designer breeds, that were developed during the same era, the Whoodle’s history is not well documented either. Although, it is likely that the breed was developed in North America and in Australia, just like most other hybrid breeds.

It is considered to be a fact that the Whoodle came to being after cross-breeding the Standard Poodle with the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. The main reason behind the cross-breeding of these two breeds was the aim of enhancing both of the parent breed’s best qualities and while eliminating the less desirable characteristics combined in one ultimate breed. During the peak of designer breed development, the Poodle was one of the favorite breeds serving as the basis for breeders. Regarding the two breeds’ histories, the Poodle is a very old one, it originates from the 1700s, from France. The Poodle’s popularity was always steadily increasing; thus, the breed was well-esteemed and loved all around the whole world. Resembling the Poodle, the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is also an old herding breed, which finds its origins in England, dating back to the late 1700s. The breed got especially popular in Ireland, where their natural resilience allowed the dogs to successfully survive the potato famine.

Regarding the fact that the Poodle comes in three different variations, the Standard, the Miniature, and the Toy, the Whoodle also can have three different sizes, the standard, the medium, and the miniature. The majority of Whoodles are offspring of two purebred parents, thus most of the Whoodles on the market are called first-generation hybrids. Moreover, puppies appearing in the same litter can resemble more to one parent or the other, and do not look alike at each other at all. Meanwhile, others could be the perfect mix of the two parents, inheriting the best traits from them. Until breeders do not manage to have multiple generations, they cannot be able to predict what characteristics will the puppies have. Due to these various possibilities in size and personality, and due to the fact that the dogs are first-generation ones, none of the major kennel clubs gave recognition to the dogs. However, breeders are working constantly to homogenize and standardize the breed in order to receive a registration later on. Whoodles also have a couple of different names like the Sweatendoodle, the Wheatendoodle, the Sweatenpoo, and the Wheatenpoo.

Nowadays, new designer breeds are very fashionable, so is the Whoodle. There are many fanciers of the breed, due to their physical qualities and behavioral characteristics. The breed is mostly kept and enjoyed and as a playful, active, and friendly family companion. Even though there is no breed standard yet, after multigenerational crossings eventually, the breed might gain some recognition if breeders make enough efforts.

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Whoodle Comments, Reviews and Questions

  • Isa

    May 17, 2022, 8:38:19 PM:

    I got bit by a whoodle.it hurt so bad and idea wut to do with it