If you were to picture a medium-sized dog with a soft, curly coat then you might be picturing the Whoodle – a cross between the Standard Poodle and the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. Because Poodles come in three sizes (toy, miniature, and standard), the Whoodle also comes in three sizes – miniature, medium, or standard. Hybrid breeds like the Whoodle are sometimes referred to as “designer dogs” and sold for exorbitant prices. It is important to remember, however, that designer dogs are mixed breeds, not purebreds, and unless you purchase one from a reputable breeder, it may have more than just the Standard Poodle and the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier in its bloodline. Do your homework – it’ll be worth it in the end!
Hybrid dogs have been in existence for many years, so the first crossing of Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier and a Poodle may have occurred long ago. The Poodle was originally developed in Germany as a water dog and its origins can be traced back to the 15th century or earlier. The Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier is an Irish breed developed over 200 years ago as an all-purpose farm dog.
The Whoodle is a new designer dog breed that’s hypoallergenic. The Whoodle is a hybrid breed, a cross between the Standard Poodle and the Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier. Because the Poodle comes in three sizes (toy, miniature, and standard), this dog also comes in three sizes – miniature, medium, or standard.
The Whoodle comes in three different sizes so you should choose a dog food formula appropriate for the dog’s size. Miniature Whoodles should be offered a dog food formulated for small-breed dogs while the standard Whoodle should be fed a medium-sized breed formula.
We had a wonderful experience at Waggs to Riches. The owner, Kim, and her team were extremely thorough, polite and helpful and we are so happy with our new addition to our family….a Maltipoo called Logan! The purchase process was very professional and Kim ensures everything is done to the highest standard. All her puppies are happy and healthy and are cared for so well. Thanks Kim!
~ Peter Rice