Swheat-‘n-Poo (Whoodle)

History

The Swheat-‘n-Poo, or Whoodle, is a cross between a Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and a Poodle. The Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier is a miniature dog originating from Ireland, where it was bred to be an all-purpose farm dog. The Wheaten was brought to the United States by Lyndia Vogel in the 1940’s, whereas the Poodle is a canine that immigrated to the United States from parts of Germany and France during the 19th Century

Physical Appearance

The most common look for the Swheat-‘n-Poo is a miniature stature, with short black fur and floppy ears. They also have white fur along their chest and stomach; their eyes are a dark brown, almost black colour. They have short muzzles and small black noses, not to mention teeny paws and stubby tails. They tend to weigh 25-40 lbs and stand at 19-25 inches tall.

Temperament

The Swheat-‘n-Poo is a remarkably intelligent dog. Little repetitions are made when the Swheat-‘n-Poo is learning tricks, and they are easy to train. They are also quite affectionate and playful, and they absolutely love to cuddle with their owners. They enjoy playing with older children but don’t get along very well with rough or disrespectful children. If well socialized, they will get along happily with other pets. It is very important that as the owner, you assert dominance and present yourself as the Swheat-‘n-Poo’s leader. If they see you as weak-minded, they will try to take over your home and assert themselves as the pack leader.

Health

>Descending from two hardy parents, the Swheat-‘n-Poo is an overall able-bodied dog. However, like most hybrids, they are prone to Hip Dysplasia. Be sure to check your dog’s mobility and visit your local veterinarian regularly to make sure HD doesn’t develop. And, of course, hygiene is also a necessity. Brush your Swheat-‘n-Poo’s teeth and coat regularly, and to bathe it at least monthly. The cleanliness of its ears and claws shouldn’t be ignored, so clean them routinely as well.

Swheat-‘n-Poo (Whoodle)