You might be considering getting a Whoodle puppy, but you’re asking, Are Whoodles Hypoallergenic?
Yes. Whoodles are non-shedding hypoallergenic dogs.
Adding a pet to the family is a huge deal and really exciting. What’s not exciting is wondering if anyone in your house has a dog allergy.
Or maybe you already know that you or a family member is allergic to dogs.
Here’s the good news, having an allergy to dogs doesn’t mean you can’t have a dog.
Hypoallergenic dogs are non-shedding, low dander and saliva dogs that are family-friendly and great for people with allergies.
What Does Hypoallergenic Mean?
When a dog is called hypoallergenic, it means that the dog produces less dander than a typical dog breed. It is possible to refer to these pups as allergy-free dogs.
As much as 10%-20% of people are allergic to dogs, most of which are allergic to dog dander.
Dander is attached to pet hair which is why hypoallergenic dogs are typically non-shedding.
Now, there is no such thing as a 100% hypoallergenic dog. All dogs produce dander to some degree and can cause allergens.
And there are varying degrees of hypoallergenic. If you have a dog mix with two non-shedding parents, the puppy will be more hypoallergenic than a dog with non-shedding and shedding parents.
People who are allergic to dog dander are often able to withstand owning a dog that is considered hypoallergenic.
What is a Whoodle?
A whoodle is a pup that is a mix between a Wheaten Terrier and a Poodle.
Whoodles are medium-sized dogs that can weigh anywhere between 35-55 lbs.
There are different types of whoodles based on their breeding. For instance, there are Mini Whoodles, Toy Whoodles, Teddy Bear Whoodles, etc.
- Full of energy
- Hard to Train
Whoodle dogs are full of personality, spunk, and playfulness. They are full of energy and incredibly smart.
Whoodles are not for novice dog owners, who are stubborn and hard to train. However, a well-trained and socially adjusted Whoodle is an incredible family dog.
Not only do Whoodles love to get out and about, socialize, and play, but they also love a good snuggle on the couch.
Whoodles make great emotional support dogs and are friendly with other dogs and children.
Whoodles are known for their gorgeous soft coats that make them known to be teddy bear dogs.
Their coats can come in all different colors, such as cream, red, black, and brown. Some whoodles even have spotted coats.
Woodle’s fur is non-matting and non-shedding, which means that maintenance of your whoodles hair would be a cinch.
You don’t want to give your Whoodle too many baths because their skin can easily dry out. That being said, they smell better compared to other dogs that are oily.
Because Whoodles don’t shed, they need to go to the groomers for a haircut every 2-3 months.
Whoodles will either have almost curly hair, wavy hair, or straight hair. No matter the texture, the hair will act the same.
Are Whoodles Hypoallergenic?
Whoodles are incredibly social and love other dogs and children. They’re a great addition to a family – especially those with allergies.
Whoodles are considered hypoallergenic and have a high chance of being allergy-friendly.
Some puppies labeled as hypoallergenic will not turn out that way. Goldendoodle puppies can be non-hypoallergenic and shed. Because a Goldendoodle pup has a non-shedding and shedding parent, they can be either themselves. So, Goldendoodle puppies may end up with the coat of a Golden Retriever and cause allergens.
Both the Wheaten Terrier and the Poodle are hypoallergenic themselves. That means that there are no shedding dog genes in a Whoodle. This is excellent news for someone with allergies because it takes the guesswork out of getting a puppy.
Whoodles are also great because you don’t have to clean up dog hair in your home constantly.
As a non-shedding dog, Whoodles will leave behind minimal fur compared to other dogs that will leave fur all over your clothing, furniture, and rugs.
Reducing Allergens from Your Hypoallergenic Whoodle
While whoodles are hypoallergenic, they still shed a little bit, which means the dander that causes allergies will still be around.
But, there are a few ways to help reduce allergens in the house.
Carpeting feels excellent on the feet, but not so much on the sinuses when you’re allergic to dogs.
Carpets contain tons of allergens, including your dog’s dander and saliva. Removing carpeting and leaving hard floors allows for an easier clean-up and fewer places for those allergens to hold onto.
If removing carpeting is not an option, or you love your carpets too much, consider having your carpets cleaned professionally at least once a year to help reduce allergens.
Cleaning A LOT
It sounds daunting, but the more you clean, the fewer allergens will be around.
Especially if you have kids who are allergic to dogs, cleaning the floor and dusting will help reduce allergens in the house.
Thankfully, when you’re cleaning up after a Whoodle, it’s not too hard. Because Whoodles don’t shed, you won’t be chasing after hairballs.
Have an Air Purifier
Air purifiers will suck up all those invisible dander particles and leave your home feeling fresher.
Remember to clean out your air purifier filters frequently to have the best results and keep your air as allergen-free as possible.
Limit Your Dog’s Whereabouts
If someone in your house has a bad allergy to dogs, consider limiting where the dog can go in your home. You may want to keep your dog out of that person’s room or personal space.
You can also limit the dog from going into the carpeted areas of the home or places where kids play on the floor.
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For more information about Whoodles, see: Wheaten Terrier vs. Whoodle (why Whoodles are the best)