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Wheagle History

The Wheagle is a fairly new hybrid, or designer, breed of medium-sized dog. The origin of the term “Wheagle” is unclear; some believe it to be an American slang term for a cross between a Wheatie (a golden-colored version of the Weimaraner) and a Beagle. Others speculate that it is a reference to the “Wheedledoge”, a 19th-century regional word for a bird called a “Whet owl”. The description of the “Wheedledoge” in the 1884 book “Birdlore” refers to the “fluffy-faced, white-breasted Owl”. ## What is the history of the Tibetan Spaniel dog breed? The Tibetan Spaniel is a very beautiful, small, and intelligent breed of hypoallergenic toy spaniel. The Tibetan Spaniel is descended from the toy spaniels developed in Tibet, Tibet, and China. The Tibetan Spaniel was recognized by the United Kennel Club in 1972. The Tibetan Spaniel is a medium-sized, short-haired, elegant, and alert little gundog. The coat is silky in texture, and comes in any of the standard spaniel colors. The nose is black and the eyes are usually brown. The tail is carried erect and curled over the back.

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Wheagle Physical Characteristics

The Wheagle is a medium-large sized dog that tends to weigh between 30 and 50 pounds. They are a medium sized breed that comes in 3 distinct sizes: standard, miniature, and toy. They have a blocky, heavy bone structure, large head, and thick coarse hair. Their hair is short and stubby. Their tail is docked. Their signature feature are their large ears that stand erect and that droop at the ends. Their eyes are typically a reddish orange.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Brown, Red, Cream, White

Height Range

Male Height Range: 18 – 20 inches

Female Height Range: 15 – 18 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 25 – 30 lbs

Female Weight Range: 20 – 25 lbs

Wheagle Health

Description of breed health.


10-15 yrs

Wheagle Health Concerns

Intervertebral Disc Disease, Canine Hip Dysplasia, Epilepsy, Protein Wasting Diseases (Ple And Pln), Renal Dysplasia, Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), Patellar Luxation, Distichiasis, Cherry Eye, Skin Allergies, Hypothyroidism, Flea Allergy

Wheagle Temperament and Behaviour

The Wheagle is a medium-sized, compact, and muscular hunting dog. They are generally regarded as courageous, tough, and brave. They are gentle and mild-mannered, but are also very protective of their families. They are highly intelligent, but can be stubborn.

Wheagle Activity Requirements

As its name suggests, the Wheagle is a mix of a Whippet and a Beagle. The Whippet is a greyhound-like hunting dog and the Beagle is a scent hound. The two dogs have very different energy, so when the breeds are mixed, they can end up with a lot of energy. The Wheagle is an energetic, friendly, and playful dog. They are best suited to a home with an active family who likes to spend a lot of time outside. While a Wheagle will likely stay close to home, they also enjoy going for hikes, walks, and other outdoor activities. While a Wheagle is more active than a purebred Whippet or Beagle, they still require only a moderate amount of physical exercise. A daily walk or jog or a game of fetch will keep your Wheagle healthy and happy.

Miles Per Day

10 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

2 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wheagle is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wheagle is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Wheagle is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Wheagle is part of the Unclassified group.

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