Mini Whoodle Puppies for Sale in Tampa Bay

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A Mini Whoodle is a mix between a Wheaton Terrier and a Miniature Poodle. These lively and playful dogs make great for city apartments because of their size. Mini Whoodles typically stand at 14 to 16 inches tall and weigh 25 and 35 pounds. Whoodles can come in various sizes depending on the type of poodle the Wheaten Terrier is crossbred with. There are toys, mini, and standard Whoodles. You can expect your Mini Whoodle to have a life expectancy of 12 to 15 years, making them great longtime companions. 

Mini Whoodles are intelligent, playful, and curious dogs that make a great addition to any family. This hybrid dog is easy to take care of and fun to be around. Over the past few decades, demands for Poodle mixes have continued to increase. These dogs can blend into many different environments as long as they are the center of attention. They can be taught complex commands with ease and will make loyal companions. Apartment owners can rest easy knowing that Mini Whoodles are not prone to barking, so you will not get any noise complaints from the neighbors. These dogs are anything but lazy, so do not expect them to be couch dogs. They thrive on being active and joining you for just about any task. 

Grooming is the most important thing with Mini Whoodles. As they are hypoallergenic, they rarely shed, so you will need to be vigilant in getting rid of dead hair, mats, and tangles. You will not have to worry about drooling with this breed, which is a huge plus. They love playtime and exercise but only need around 30 minutes to an hour due to their small size. Always feed them high-quality dry dog food designed for small breeds to promote healthy hair, eyes, skin, and gut. 

History of Mini Whoodle's Puppies for Sale

Mini Whoodles appeared on the scene around the same time as many other designer dog breeds in the 1990s. Poodles are the golden parent to mix with, as they typically pass down hypoallergenic fur and intelligence. The Wheaten Terrier is a fun-loving and happy breed. When you combine the two, you get a wonderful family dog. Mini Whoodles are generally much healthier than their purebred parents. Wheaten Terriers were bred to herd so that Mini Whoodles might chase some smaller animals around the house. This is all in good fun, but if it is stressful for the other animals, train your Mini Whoodle to stop. 

Mini Whoodles have been known to make excellent service dogs for people living with psychiatric disorders like PTSD, depression, and anxiety. They are also great for the elderly in nursing homes. Although they cannot do physical things that require heavy lifting, they are happy being given tasks like fetching remotes or medication. Their demeanor and friendliness make them extremely comforting to those needing emotional support. 

Mini Whoodle Puppies for Sale Temperment

Mini Whoodles take on some of the best characteristics of their respective parents. They are loyal, playful, energetic, and brilliant. These are perfect family dogs, as Mini Whoodles are excellent around children and are a perfect ball of fluff to play with. Mini Whoodles suffer from separation anxiety like many other dogs, making them an excellent option for those who work from home or have many people in the household. They love attention and being around people that will play with them. Mini Whoodles are less likely to bark than many other small dogs. 

Mini Whoodles can have a stubborn streak, so make sure to assert dominance as the alpha in the household quickly and effectively. If you are not seen as the alpha, your Mini Whoodle will undoubtedly become the alpha and start making all the rules. This process will make training significantly more accessible. 

Mini Whoodles are very intelligent, which makes them highly trainable. They will master basic commands very quickly. You will want to start your training regimen as soon as you bring them home. As with most dogs, you will want to start with basic commands like "come," "stay," and "sit." Once they have mastered these commands, you will be able to move on to more complex orders. Be patient with training. Although they are intelligent, they can be stubborn. Persistence is essential throughout the training process. We recommend socializing your Mini Whoodle with other animals and children soon after adoption, making them even more social throughout adulthood. 

Potty training will likely be quite simple with your Mini Whoodle, but we recommend crate training to aid in your efforts. Dogs typically want to keep their environments clean, so they will not go to the bathroom in a crate. When they alert you that they need to go out, reward them with a treat and positive reinforcement, and they will catch on quickly. Crates are also helpful in alleviating separation anxiety and providing a safe and comfortable space for your Mini Whoodle if you are out of the house.  

Where will the Mini Whoodle Dog to buy feel best?

Mini Whoodles are highly adaptable, which lets them blend into just about any environment. They are relatively low maintenance, making them a good option for first-time dog owners. Their size enables them to be great city apartment dogs, as they do not need a ton of space. They love their outside time, but small dogs generally do not need much exercise, so a fenced-in yard is not imperative. 

Mini Whoodles do well with other dogs, cats, and young children in the household. Be sure to supervise interactions between your Mini Whoodle and young children. Due to their size, they can get injured more quickly than larger dogs, so it is important to teach children to be careful while playing. We think Mini Whoodles are great for households with children. The high-energy environment will allow the Mini Whoodle to thrive. 

Mini Whoodles generally prefer cooler environments to warmer environments. Their fur acts like a jacket during the winter, but make sure to add extra protection when going out in very cold weather. Mini Whoodles can overheat easily, so be careful when going on walks in the summer. It might help to go in the morning before the temperature rises. Always give your Mini Whoodle access to water and shade in the summer months, and listen to them if you are noticing signs of exhaustion. Also, make sure there are places to walk other than asphalt during summer, as this can burn their paw pads. 

Grooming an Mini Whoodle Dog for sale

Mini Whoodles have a single coat of dense, curly hair. They can come in a variety of colors, from black to silver. Their coat may appear wavier than curly, depending on which traits are inherited from the Wheaten Terrier. Your Mini Whoodle puppy might start out with dark fur that fades lighter around two years of age. We highly recommend starting out a grooming routine when you bring them home. It will consist of brushing, bathing, and haircuts.  

We recommend brushing your Mini Whoodle daily. They are hypoallergenic and do not shed, which means they are more prone to matting and tangles than nonhypoallergenic breeds. We recommend using both a pin brush and a slicker brush. A slicker brush is used to remove all the dead hair from the coat and undercoat, while a pin brush is used to finish the grooming for a shiny and smooth appearance. Always mist the hair with water or a detangling conditioner before brushing. Never brush a dry coat, as this can cause irritation. 

You will not need to bathe your Mini Whoodle super frequently. Once every month or two should do the trick. It really depends on your Mini Whoodles activity level and environment. Bathing too frequently can cause dry and irritated skin. Always use a high-quality dog shampoo and conditioner. Fully dry your Mini Whoodle off after a bath, and spray a leave-in conditioner to finish off. 

Take your Mini Whoodle for a professional haircut every two to three months. Long hair can become unhygienic, so it is important not to let it grow too far. Feel free if you feel comfortable giving your Mini Whoodle a haircut. Make sure to be careful around sensitive areas. Regardless of a full professional haircut, you will want to regularly trim the hair around your Mini Whoodle's eyes to make sure they can see. 

Apart from taking care of your Mini Whoodles fur, there are a few more steps to a standard grooming routine. You will want to clip their nails every two weeks to once a month or whenever you start hearing them clack on hard surfaces. While brushing, take a look inside your Mini Whoodle's ears to get rid of any debris. They are prone to ear infections, so preventative care is important. Brush their teeth daily. Small dogs are especially prone to dental disease and tooth decay, so practicing proper dental hygiene is very important. If your Mini Whoodle does not cooperate with brushing, you can try treats and chews that help break down tartar and clean teeth.

Exercising an Mini Whoodle Dog to Buy

Mini Whoodles love to go on long walks and sniff everything there is. These dogs are inquisitive, so be patient while out on walks. Walks are much less about the speed with Mini Whoodles and much more about letting them stimulate their minds and bodies and explore their surroundings. Your Mini Whoodle will likely want to befriend just about every dog you pass by. Due to their size, they will really only need around 30 minutes to an hour of exercise daily. It is important not to over-exercise your Mini Whoodle, especially as a puppy, as this can lead to bone and joint damage. 

If your Mini Whoodle is not getting enough exercise or playtime, they will definitely let you know. Lack of exercise can lead to destructive behaviors, so it is important to give them both physical and mental stimulation throughout the day. We love getting games and interactive puzzles to really test our Mini Whoodles intelligence. Mini Whoodles love variety, so make sure to mix up exercise time daily, so they do not get bored. 

Nutrition for an Mini Whoodle Dog to Purchase

We recommend feeding your Mini Whoodle a high-quality dry dog food specifically designed for smaller breeds. We recommend dry kibble because it helps promote healthy teeth and gums. As with all dogs, you will want to look out for a few different things when picking out the best dry food. 

The number of calories necessary for your Mini Whoodle will depend on their age and activity level. Follow the instructions from your veterinarian and on the package of their food to determine daily caloric intake. Bloating and obesity are common in smaller breeds, so we recommend splitting their daily allowance of food into two or three separate meals rather than one big meal. Bloat is when dogs eat too much too quickly and can be life-threatening. Feeding smaller meals throughout the day keeps them fuller for longer and helps keep them healthy and at the proper weight. 

There are a few different things to look out for when picking a kibble. Look for whole meats, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and fatty acids like Omega 3's. Stay away from meat byproducts and any additives or preservatives. Fruits and veggies provide lots of fiber and vitamins to promote shiny hair and a healthy gut. Fat and protein are crucial in a dog's diet, and a good rule of thumb is to have at least 8% fat in your dog's food. Puppies will need as high as 22% protein, while adults can get away with 18% protein.  

If you decide to use treats throughout the training process or day to day, do so sparingly. Treats are often very high in calories, quickly leading to obesity. Always consult with your veterinarian when changing your Mini Whoodles diet or if you have any concerns with allergies or weight gain. 

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