The Irish Wolfadoodles are healthy dogs that can live between 8 and 12 years.
Similar to other designer dogs, the Woodles may or may not inherit the health issues that are associated with their purebred parents. The most common ones are the following:
Canine hip dysplasia (CHD) is a painful condition that results from a deformity on the hip. During puppyhood, the thigh bone and the pelvis socket do not grow uniformly. As a result, it leads to the laxity of the joint and arthritis.
Gastric Dilation Volvulus
A common medical condition that is more prevalent among large dog breeds. This happens when your Irish Wolfadodle eats and drinks too much and then engages in heavy physical activities right away.
In the early stages, the stomach gets filled with gas causing gastric dilation or in layman’s terms, bloating. As the condition progresses, the stomach twists and gets blocked. If you see this happen, take your canine buddy to the vet immediately.
Again, Woodles or larger dogs are more susceptible to dilated cardiomyopathy. The heart muscle degenerates resulting in the heart’s muscles failing to contract effectively. The symptoms include coughing, labored breathing, pale gums, among others.
Besides these common issues as described in the above, there are rarer health issues that may happen to a Woodle and we are sharing them here for your awareness.
Genetics plays a role in this condition. If inflicted, your Irish Wolfadoodle’s corneas turn into whitish or opaque color. The good news though is that the vision of your canine buddy is not all compromised.
A disease in the spine, more common among big dogs. Some of the signs are lameness and neck stiffness.