If your heart has been completely melted by the Irish Wolfadoodle, know that you’re not alone! For any future or present Irish Wolfadoodle owners, one of the main arguments for adoption has got to be their size. In this article, we’re going to learn everything about the Irish Wolfadoodle size and growth patterns, so you’ll know exactly what to expect with this beautiful Doodle breed. What’s more, we’ve also created an interactive Irish Wolfadoodle size chart and growth calculator, which is a great tool for all puppy parents to track their furbaby’s growth into adulthood. Let’s dig in!
The Irish Wolfadoodle is a majestic Irish Wolfhound-Poodle mix. The Irish Wolfadoodle is a large hybrid breed dog with a heart even bigger than their physical stature. From the Irish Wolfhound, they’ve inherited a calm and patient nature, whereas both parent pups are extremely intelligent and easy to train. Combine this with the Poodle’s hypoallergenic coat and you get the sweetest allergy-friendly dog who will stay by your side no matter what.
Irish Wolfadoodle Size Predictions: How Big Does An Irish Wolfadoodle Get?
So, how big do Irish Wolfadoodles get? To answer that question, we must first understand where this hybrid Doodle breed comes from. First, we have the Irish Wolfhound that’s an extra large breed dog. The average Irish Wolfhound weighs anywhere between 100 and 120 pounds, but larger ones can weigh up to 180 pounds! The height of an Irish Wolfhound ranges between 30 and 35 inches measured from the shoulder.
In contrast, Poodles come in three different sizes – Toy, Miniature, and Standard. Naturally, to get an Irish Wolfadoodle, only Standard Poodles weighing from 38 to 70 pounds are used in the mix. The average height of a Standard Poodle typically sits between 24 and 27 inches.
These are the average Irish Wolfadoodle size estimates:
|Standard Irish Wolfadoodle|
|When Full-Grown?||12.5-24 months|
As we can learn from the Irish Wolfadoodle size chart above, the average Irish Wolfadoodle full-grown size ranges from 70 and goes up to 120 pounds. They typically have a height of 24 to 33 inches measured from the shoulder. But as with any Doodle breed, the pups can fall slightly below or above the measurements. If you’re worried about your puppy growing too fast or too slow, make sure you consult with your veterinarian about the possible solutions.
In addition to that, an Irish Wolfadoodle’s full-grown size is determined by their gender, genetic makeup, generation, their diet, or even how much they exercise. For example, female Irish Wolfadoodles are usually slightly smaller than their male counterparts.
F1 Vs F1b Vs F2b Irish Wolfadoodle
We briefly mentioned that an Irish Wolfadoodle’s generation can affect their size. How is that? Well, firstly, a Doodle’s generation tells us how much of their genetic makeup consists of either of the parental breeds. For example, if their genetic makeup has 50% Poodle and 50% Irish Wolfhound, it’s likely that they’ll grow into a larger dog. On the other hand, if their genetic makeup is 25% Irish Wolfhound and 75% Poodle, they’ll most likely take more after the Poodle parent in terms of size, coat type, and other traits.
To simplify this confusing topic, here are all the possible Irish Wolfadoodle generations and what each of them represents:
|1st Parent||2nd Parent||% Irish Wolfhound*||% Poodle*|
|F1 Irish Wolfadoodle (first-generation)||Irish Wolfhound||Poodle||50%||50%|
|F1B Irish Wolfadoodle (first-generation backcross)||F1 Irish Wolfadoodle||Poodle||25%||75%|
|F1BB Irish Wolfadoodle (first-generation backcross backcross)||F1B Irish Wolfadoodle||Poodle||12.5%||87.5%|
|F2 Irish Wolfadoodle (second-generation)||F1 Irish Wolfadoodle||F1 Irish Wolfadoodle||50%||50%|
|F2B Irish Wolfadoodle (second-generation backcross)||F1 Irish Wolfadoodle||F1B Irish Wolfadoodle||37.5%||62.5%|
|F2B Irish Wolfadoodle (alternate cross)||F2 Irish Wolfadoodle||Poodle||25%||75%|
|F3 / Multigen Irish Wolfadoodle||F1B Irish Wolfadoodle or higher||F1B Irish Wolfadoodle or higher||Varies||Varies|
As the Irish Wolfadoodle isn’t as common just yet, they are mostly only bred as first-generation dogs. However, we can expect to see more variations looming once this hybrid breed becomes more popular.
Irish Wolfadoodle Size Charts & Growth Patterns
Like other dogs, an Irish Wolfadoodle puppy experiences its most rapid growth phases in the first 6 months from birth. After that, their growth will gradually slow down more and more over time. We can typically expect an Irish Wolfadoodle to reach its full height around their first birthday. After that, the puppy will continue to gain more weight and girth until it plateaus at its full adult weight.
We’ve created an interactive Irish Wolfadoodle size chart and growth calculator that predicts and tracks your dog’s growth from puppyhood to adult. Just choose your Doodle’s type, predicted size, current weight, current age in weeks, and our calculator takes care of the rest!
Irish Wolfadoodles typically reach half their adult weight around 6 months old. Depending on their size, we can usually expect them to plateau at their full adult weight between 12.5 and 24 months old.
To predict your puppy’s estimated adult weight, you can try this simple formula:
And here’s an alternative formula:
Irish Wolfadoodle Size: Conclusion
Although big in size, Irish Wolfadoodles aren’t overly active or energetic dogs. They’re rather calm, sweet-natured, and very easy-going dogs. Irish Wolfadoodles are very affectionate and tend to bond very closely to their humans. Pair this with their protective nature and you get the most loyal companion you could ever wish for. If you’ve been thinking about adopting an Irish Wolfadoodle, it’s important you know what to expect and understand how big this dog really is. After all, you want to make sure you have the space that this pup needs to live a comfortable life, and feed them according to their needs (which might not come too cheap!).
We hope our Irish Wolfadoodle size guide has answered all of your questions about this Doodle breed’s size and growth patterns, so you can make an informed decision before bringing home your new pup.
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