Country of OriginUnited States
Nicknames and Other NamesSweatenpoo, Wheatenpoo,
Swheat-n-Poo, Wheatendoodle
Scientific NameCanis Lupus Familiaris
Breed TypeCrossbreed
GroupCompanion Group
Bred ForFamily Companion
Recognized ByNone
Life Span10-13 Years
Ideal Weight20-45 Pounds m(ale and female)
Ideal Height12-20 Inches (male and female)
Fur TypeDense, Medium-length, Wavy or Straight
Common ColorsApricot, Chocolate, Black, Red, White
AvailabilityModerately Available
Suitable for ApartmentsYes
Used in World WarNo
Most Similar ToPoodle
Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier

The Woodle is a result of crossing Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier and Poodle. It is a medium-sized dog that inherits the characteristics and traits of its dominant parent.

It is a very cheerful and friendly breed that has a very low tendency to bark. It is perfect for a family looking for a companion that is friendly with everyone.

Woodle generally is a muscular, strong breed with a body that is covered with a soft, dense coat that is either slightly wavy or straight. They are suited in a house with a yard where they can play and run around. They make an excellent companion for all age of people.

Temperament, Behavior, Personality

Temperament: The temperament of the Whoodle is sweet, friendly, and playful. They are always happy and loves to spend time with their family either playing or cuddling with them. They are gentle dogs and are not at all aggressive. So, they are an ideal family pet.

Behavior: The Whoodle is very attached to its people and if they are not given attention or care, they can get depressed and anxious. This can lead to destructive behavior where they will bite and chew on stuff. So, give all the attention and love that they require.

Personality: The personality of the Whoodle is cheerful, sociable. They are great with strangers and also with other pets in the house if raised from an early age. They are a fun-loving and smart dog that should be involved in games and exercise for mental stimulation.

Is Whoodle Child-Friendly?

Whoodle is a very friendly playful dog that with no doubt get along with children well. They adore kids and enjoy spending time playing with them. However, children might play rough sometime and start pulling and pinching them. This can make your dog aggressive and it might even bite. So it is necessary to teach your kids to behave around dogs.

Always supervise their interaction as to avoid any kind of rough behavior from either party.

A baby girl and Whoodle hanging out
A baby girl and Whoodle hanging out.
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Training Whoodle is not a hard job to do as long as you are a patient and a consistent leader who can train them gently. They tend to respond well to positive methods of training. So, motivate them by rewarding them with delicious treats and lots of vocal praise. Never be harsh on them as they might get scared and will not be able to focus on the training session.


  • Whoodle is so friendly that it will go wagging its tail playfully in front of a stranger instead of barking at them.
  • It is a popular designer breed but it has not yet been recognized by any major Kennel Club.

Health Issues

General HealthHealthy
Common Health IssuesHip Dysplasia, Glaucoma, Bloat, Obesity
Vaccination Required Leptospirosis, Rabies, Canine Coronavirus,
Canine Parvovirus, Canine Distemper,
Kennel Cough, Canine Parainfluenza
SheddingModerate Shedder
DroolingLow Drooler
GroomingAverage Grooming Required
Weight Gain PotentialAverage
Separation AnxietyModerate Chance
Diets and SupplementsProtein: 22%
Fat: 8%

The Whoodle is a hybrid, so it can generate some of the genetic health problems from its parent.

  • Cataracts: It is a condition that is caused due to high blood sugar level that changes the metabolism of cells in the lens. There will be cloudiness form in the eyes of your dog and if it gets worse, your dog can even be blind. So, take it to a vet for proper treatment.
  • Elbow Dysplasia: When the elbow joints of your dog are dislocated, it is called elbow dysplasia. There will be lameness and as it gets serious, your dog will feel pain. Consult a vet for the treatment and start the treatment right away before it gets serious.


The Whoodle comes in the following colors:

  • Apricot
  • White
  • Chocolate
  • Black
  • Red
  • Spotted


Whoodle puppy
Whoodle puppy sitting on the ground.
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Cost: The average cost of the Whoodle is between $500-$700 USD.


Height: The average height of the Whoodle is between 12-20 inches.

Weight: The average weight of the Whoodle is between 20-45 pounds.

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