Whoodle Dog Breed

  • Other names:
  • Swheat N Poo
  • Sweatenpoo

The Whoodle is a hybrid dog and it is a cross between a Wheaten Terrier and the Poodle. They are easygoing, intelligent, playful dogs with a friendly nature. They live to please others and enjoy plenty of human interaction. They do well in an apartment setting, and can be easily trained with positive reinforcement. These dogs are also known as the Swheat-N-Poo, or the Sweatenpoo.

Whoodle Breed Details

Breed Specs
Hybrid12-15 yrs.12-20 in.20-45 lbs
  • Friendliness
  • Overall
  • Family Friendly
  • Kid Friendly
  • Pet Friendly
  • Stranger Friendly
  • Maintenance
  • Easy to Groom
  • Energy Level
  • Exercise Needs
  • General Health
  • Shedding Amount
  • Behavior
  • Barks / Howls
  • Easy to Train
  • Guard Dog
  • Playfulness
  • Watch Dog
  • Ownership
  • Apartment Friendly
  • Can Be Alone
  • Good for Busy Owners
  • Good for Novice Owners
  • Intelligence
* The more green the stronger the trait.

Below are the breed specs and details for the Whoodle.

Whoodle Breed Description

Whoodles are medium-sized dogs, with a height that can reach up to 20 inches, and weight ranging between 20 and 45 pounds.

Members of this breed are moderately active dogs, only requiring regular walks and exercise. They are very easy to train and get along great with kids, families, and other pets. They are non-aggressive dogs with a playful and friendly disposition.

These are low to moderate-maintenance dogs. Rarely do they shed, and only regular brushing is needed to keep their fur untangled and healthy. They do require a groomer every nine to 12 weeks. They do well when left unsupervised, and are naturally healthy dogs.

Whoodle Breed History

Wheaten Terriers were bred in Ireland for more than 200 years to be an all-purpose farm dog. Their duties included herding, watching and guarding livestock, and vermin hunting and killing. They share a common ancestry with the Kerry Blue Terrier and the Irish Terrier. The first Wheaten were exported to Lydia Vogel in the United States in the 1940s. In 1970, the first Wheaten were imported to Australia by Anubis Kennels.

The Poodle is believed to have originated in Germany, where it was known as the Pudelhund. It was then standardized in France, where it was commonly used as a water retriever. "Poodle" comes from a German word meaning "to splash in the water".

Whoodle Appearance

The overall look of a Whoodle depends on which bloodline is favored by the mother and father breeds. Generally it has a head that is proportional or a hint larger to the rest of its body, with a medium-length neck leading to its deep chest and muscular shoulders. It has a straight back and strong, powerful - looking rear legs. Its coat may be soft, wavy, or straight. It's coats are also luxurious and soft.

Whoodle Coloring

Most Whoodles are black, brown, or white. They may also have the colors of apricot, wheat, or chocolate. Other ones may be spotted as well, though this is not common.

Whoodle Size

These dogs may be bred in three different sizes: miniature, medium, or standard. Their height ranges between 12 to 20 inches and their weight ranges Between 20 to 45 pounds. Their life expectancy is 12 to 15 years.

Average Adult Height

12-20 in
*Height is measured in inches from the front paws to the top of the shoulder while the dog is standing on all four legs.

Average Adult Weight

20-45 lbs

Whoodle Temperament

Whoodles are easygoing, intelligent and playful dogs with a friendly disposition. They are amusing dogs with funny instincts, as Poodles were one used as circus dogs. They are non-barkers and have a non-aggressive nature, making them excellent with people, children, and other pets. They do not even bark when strangers are present, unless they are bored.

Whoodles have the ability to learn things quickly, and should be trained with soft and gentle hands rather than harsh tones or tactics. Positive reinforcement is necessary when training because they can be stubborn at times. These dogs can be left alone with no supervision. They are tender dogs that do well in companionship. They are cordial with everyone.

Whoodle and Children

Well-socialized Whoodles are excellent with older children, but do not get along well with rough or disrespectful children. Because of their playful personality and non-aggressive nature, these pets enjoy their time playing with other children. It is recommended to introduce Whoodles to children while they are puppies to improve their socialization skills with kids as adults.

Whoodle and Other Pets

A well-socialized pet of this breed gets along with other pets, even cats and birds. It is important that they be socialized properly at a young age (while still a puppy), so that they do not grow frightened of other pets.

Whoodle and Strangers

These dogs get along well with strangers because of their non-aggressive nature. Rarely do Whoodles bark at strangers. They will not have a good time with strangers if they are treated poorly or roughly. This breed should be trained socially at a very young age to grow more comfortable with other human beings.

Whoodle Photos

Below are pictures of the Whoodle dog breed.

Black Whoodle
Wheat Whoodle

Whoodle Maintenance

The Whoodle is a low to moderate-maintenance dog. They have minimal shedding, moderate to easy training, and low watchdog ability. They are fairly active and are great with kids. Grooming is needed once in a while, and some brushing may be required to help prevent their coat from being matted. If adequately exercised, they will do well in an apartment setting. They can also be left unsupervised for long periods of time.

Grooming Requirements

These dogs have long, luxurious coats that are low to non-shedding. They need regular brushing, as their coats can become matted. They should also be taken to a groomer every nine to 12 weeks, unless their puppy coat is maintained.

Exercise Requirements

A daily long walk or short walks throughout the day is necessary for the breed's physical and mental health. Running and jogging should be done every day, except in warm to hot temperatures. When Whoodles do not have enough exercise, they may be a prey of obesity.

Living Requirements

Whoodles are happy in an apartment as long as they are given adequate exercise and stimulation. They are great family dogs that get along well with other house pets. They can be trusted in open areas within the house and can be left alone with no supervision for long periods of time.

Temperature Range

They are very sensitive to heat and sun, and often seek shade when outside. They are not affected by the cold.

Whoodle Health

Whoodles can suffer from the following health issues: hip dysplasia, allergies, ear infection, and PRA. Hybrid dogs tend to have less health issues than purebred dogs, but may sometimes have the same health concerns as their parent breeds.

Below are common health issues with the breed:

  • Addison's Disease
  • Allergies
  • Ear Infections
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Progressive Retinal Atrophy
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Whoodle Breed Recognition

The following dog breed registries and organizations recognize the Whoodle as a dog breed:

  • American Canine Hybrid Club
  • Designer Breed Registry
  • Designer Dogs Kennel Club
  • Dog Registry of America Inc.
  • International Designer Canine Registry

Whoodle Breeders

Interested in the Whoodle? Contact a breeder below:

Breeder Name
Feathers And Fleece Farm LLC.
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