Facts & Origin
Wheatador - The fascinating mix of Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and Labrador Retriever.
The Wheatador is a fascinating hybrid breed created by crossing the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and the Labrador Retriever. This blend of two popular dog breeds combines the best traits of both parent breeds and enjoys great popularity due to its charming appearance and endearing personality.
The exact origin of the Wheatador is not well documented, as it is a relatively new hybrid breed. However, it is likely that this cross was bred with the goal of combining the Labrador's friendly nature with the Wheaten's energy and temperament.
Suitability and Use
The Wheatador is an extremely versatile dog that does well in families and households of all ages. His friendly nature and adaptability make him an ideal companion dog for children. Because of his energy and willingness to work, he is also well suited for active people who like to spend time outdoors and involve their dog in various activities. The Wheatador is intelligent and easy to train, which makes him a suitable candidate for dog sports such as obedience training or flyball.
|Origin||Ireland - UK|
|Life expectancy||10 - 14 years|
|Care requirements||high-maintenance - low-maintenance|
|Activity level||high - average|
|FCI group||not recognised|
|AKC group||not recognised|
|KC group||not recognised|
Attitude, character and temperament of the breed
Possible character traits of the Wheatador
The Wheatador is an exciting blend of the Irish Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier and the Labrador Retriever. With his charming looks, friendliness and versatility, he makes a wonderful companion dog and partner for active people and families. His love of family and adaptability make him an ideal dog for households with children. With proper care and veterinary attention, the Wheatador can live a happy and healthy life and bring much joy to his owners.
Health and care
In terms of health, the Wheatador generally inherits the hardy nature of both parent breeds. However, it is important to watch out for certain health problems that can occur in the parent breeds. These include hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia and eye problems. Regular veterinary examinations and proper grooming, including regular coat brushing and ear cleaning, are important to ensure the health and well-being of the Wheatador.
What does this mixed breed look like?
The Wheatador is a medium to large sized dog with an athletic build and a thick, usually curly or wavy coat. Since it is a mix of two breeds, the Wheatador's appearance can vary. Generally, it has the facial features of the Labrador with friendly, expressive eyes and a black nose. The coat can be a variety of colors, including wheat, cream, brown, or a combination thereof.
Hip dysplasia (HD)
Hip dysplasia (HD) is a genetic condition in dogs where the hip joint is not shaped properly. This leads to pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
Elbow dysplasia (ED)
Elbow joint dysplasia is a chronic disease complex of the elbow joint of fast growing dog breeds.
Often occur with allergies and intolerances.
Often, unfortunately, the dogs very much under excess weight. But the dogs themselves are never to blame!
In some breeds, joint damage can occur later in life, affecting the musculoskeletal system.
Typical characteristics of this hybrid breed are social, energetic, friendly and intelligent. They are easy to train and show a lot of stamina and endurance even in strenuous activities.
A fully grown Wheatador can reach a height of about 45-55 cm and have a weight of about 25-27 kg.
This breed requires a balanced diet consisting of high quality proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, and sufficient fresh water.
Their soft, thin fur tangles easily and therefore requires regular grooming and brushing. They may need to be bathed regularly to remove dirt and fur debris.
You have to make sure that the lifestyle is well compatible with the energy level of the dog, the home is safe and clean, you have the necessary space and time to devote to him care and training and you can handle it responsibly.