It is essential to keep your Whoodle trimmed regularly. We have found that Whoodle owners typically go by the recommended 4-8 weeks between professional grooming and hair clipping beyond the regular grooming at your house.
Whoodle coats are often known for their silky soft, non-shedding coat capabilities. However, the benefits of the Whoodle coat come with added upkeep and more intensive grooming to maintain it. This is just one of the many prices we pay for the adorable animals we love, and it’s a small one at that. You can ask anyone who owns a Whoodle! They are way worth it!
What Kind Of Coat Does Your Whoodle Have?
The Whoodle has got a dense, single coat that is wavy or curly but very soft at the touch. It doesn’t shed as much as the double-coated breed, but it does need to be trimmed frequently. While it is generally more hypoallergenic than other crossbreeds, it does require grooming frequently, about every 4-8 weeks, as mentioned above.
The dog’s coat can come in many colors, and it may be a combination of the parent’s coat colors or be totally different. Some of the most common Whoodle coat colors include black, beige, red, apricot, chocolate, silver, spotted, and all of these can come with or without some white patching.
How Often Should You Wash Your Whoodle?
People have many different opinions on the frequency of washing your dog, which tends to be based on the owners’ personal references. The frequency in which you choose to bathe your Whoodle can get dirty faster by trapping dirt and debris in the hair, making it very difficult for the dander to escape the coat. Similarly, the activity level of your Whoodle could mean that they enjoy digging holes, playing in puddles of water, rolling in the dirt, etc., which will affect how long they can realistically stay clean.
If your Whoodle is an indoor dog that rarely steps off the pavement and freshly mowed lawn, you may not have much cause to wash him up more than once a month. If your Whoodle frequently partakes in outdoor activities, he will need a bath twice a week at least or more! If your Whoodle needs a bath, give him one, don’t hold back, some weeks might be more than others, but that is fine.
How Often Should You Brush Your Whoodle?
Whoodles need to be brushed a couple of times a week. Brushing your dog’s coat at home can seem intimidating if you lack any experience at all, but rest assured that once you and your dog become more comfortable with the process, it will feel much more natural and take way less time! The more frequently you brush your Whoodle, the easier it will be because you will not have any extensive tangling built up over time. Brushing your Whoodle a couple of times a week can help improve their circulation and enhance the bond you both share.
Basic Grooming Supplies:
- Grooming Shears / Hair Scissors
- A Metal Comb (wide-toothed on one side, fine-toothed on the other)
- Slicker Brush
- Warm but Wet Washcloth
- Detangling Spray
Because the Whoodle is a hybrid breed parented by two non-shedding purebred dogs, you should not overlook grooming; it is an absolute necessity. Skipping out on grooming even one time will make it harder to do the next time, and besides, grooming makes your dog much happier and cuter. Grooming alone will help build confidence in your Whoodle and your bond. Take care of your Whoodle like you would your brother or sister because your Whoodle is your family.