Why We Love our Whoodle Pup!
Friends, it’s time for an update on why we love our Whoodle pup, Alder! Our Wheaten Terrier and Poodle mix is now 4 months old!
As many of you know, Alder the Entertainer Whoodle Pup joined our family at the end of July this year. Today I’m sharing why we love our Whoodle pup! And I mean LOVE! :)
He is now a 18-week old pup (Wheaten Terrier and Poodle mix), playful, feisty, and a real character. His personality is so charming–a true love bug when he’s not picking a fight (in a playful way) with Haggis, digging in the dirt, looking for shoes or socks, or chasing his ball. (Below, a “teddy” for a “teddy.”)
A Whoodle is highly extroverted and loves a good game, so we’re often in the front of our house playing catch! They are very agile and enthusiastic pups! (Blending right in, in the central Oregon desert.)
We’re looking forward to the Wheaten breed coming through, as they are loyal, outgoing and fairly obedient dogs! (We do own a terrier already, which is why I say “fairly.” They can be strong-willed!)
Alder is crate-trained, and sleeps like a baby at night! He also just got his bangs trimmed!
He’s had a few baths, jumped in the Deschutes River, and gets daily walks in our neighborhood.
We just took him on his first hike to Devil’s Lake!
We can’t wait to start puppy classes!
We had a wake-up call and learned something new about mushrooms a month ago.
Have you heard of dogs eating psychedelic mushrooms? You know, the kind that college kids eat?
Well, little did we know that they are found in wood chips (which are surrounding our house), and Alder ate one tiny mushroom!
After a visit to the local vet, when he started salivating like a faucet, they induced vomiting. Sure enough, our vet found a “whole” mushroom that Alder had eaten. Little stinker!
Why we love our Whoodle pup
Alder, meaning Irish tree, is a soft-coated Wheaten Terrier (a breed that originated in Ireland) and Poodle mix. He is already turning a beautiful wheat color, enhanced by a thick fringe of dark hair above the eyebrows and a beard that grows on the muzzle.
Add a cute, soft black nose on top of that. ADORABLE!
We’re working on his playfulness, and to not jump up on people! Although he will sneak in a friendly lick on the face, and he loves to cuddle.
This week’s accomplishment? Alder conquered 3 stairs, then he went on to going up the entire staircase by himself.
Descending will happen when he is ready! (Update: He just TODAY went down the stairs by himself, but only on our outside stairs. Funny, he won’t even try inside!)
Alder’s also very social with other dogs. He’s always wanting to play with Haggis, who clearly is not interested in play. As you can see, his legs are getting longer and he’s taller than Haggis now! We also love this Wigzi Dual Doggie Retractable Leash!
For the first time in 8 years, Haggis (13 years old Cairn Terrier) decided to get in on the game and retrieve a ball, because of the competition with Alder. It’s true, puppies make older dogs come alive inside!
I can’t say enough about this breed, Friends, if you’re looking for a dog with a great personality, hypo-alllergenic, and does not shed.
And those half-moon eyes? They melt my heart every time!
You can always email me for more information. Lastly, are you following me on Instagram? You’ll love my “stories” that are so fun, with random pup and lifestyle stories of our family!
Happy weekend from central Oregon!
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