By Avatar photoShiloh Nevada Last updated: 18th October 2022



Avatar photo Shiloh Nevada
Last updated: 18th October 2022

The Whoodle is a cross breed that is born when a standard Poodle is made to breed with the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. Conversely, the offspring turns out to be a miniature version of the whoodle when the mini-size poodle replaces the standard-size in breeding. Being practically a non-barking breed, this little designer dog, characterized by long coat, curly tail, hanging ears, round nostrils and button-shaped eyes, is making a popular place in the houses and apartments of the dog enthusiasts.

Whoodle Pictures

Quick Information

Other NicknamesSweatenpoo, Swheat-n-poo
CoatLong, soft, wavy/straight
ColorApricot, black, silver, red, chocolate, or parti-colored (spotted)
Breed TypeCrossbreed
Group (of Breed)Designer
Lifespan12 to 15 years
Weight25 – 45 pounds
Height (size)Medium; 19 – 25 inches
TemperamentQuiet, graceful, curious, intelligent, gentle
Good with ChildYes
Litter Size3-6 puppies at a time
Country Originated inUSA
Competitive RegistrationACHC, DDKC, DRA, IDCR, DBR

Whoodle Video

Temperament and Behavior

With a highly pleasing, non-aggressive, gentle temperament, with skills to quickly pick up tricks, it is evident that the poodle has shared its temperament with its offspring. The Whoodles thus make a perfect family dog, especially to those who have children and other pets, so much so that they can easily be left playing alone, unsupervised. In a nutshell, while they might act stubborn at times, but generally speaking, they would enjoy playing with their family members, thus making a genuine human-friendly companion.



Being a playful dog by nature, whoodles do need daily walking/jogging and playing sessions, even though they are actively energetic throughout the day. Not long schedules, but to keep both the adult and the puppy Whoodle physically and mentally fit, several short sessions of daily walking or jogging is recommended, which these dogs enjoy even more.


Although the recommended frequency of brushing their coat is once every two days, but a minimum of at least once a week firm-bristle brushing and dry-shampooing them when necessary should retain the coat’s grace. Checking out for ear infections, long nails from time to time, as also maintaining a medium-size beard and tail either yourself, or with the help of a professional groomer once in 3 months, would ensure yourself a neat and clean dog-mate.

Health Problems

Other than hip and elbow dysplasia, allergies, ear infection and PRA, Whoodles are susceptible to inheriting parental diseases and issues, for which reason, it is advised to seek for their parents’ health records from the breeders before adopting. A DNA test before breeding is advised. Whoodles can’t withstand heat and sun, but are ok with cold temperatures.


In order to avoid their typical tendency to overtake as the ‘pack leader’, be its pack leader yourself by beginning the firm but gentle socialization training from puppyhood. Neither let them be before you during walking, nor scream at them during training. Crate training works best from childhood.


Consider your dog’s age, condition and weight and provide them with the apt quantity of organic food, accordingly, either by feeding them with two main meals, or by placing the bowl for your dog to eat in small quantities throughout the day. Feed your puppy with foods like NutroMax, enriched with high-protein, which is important for it until it is a year old. Monitor your dog’s eating habits.

Interesting Facts

  • Whoodles, like poodles, are often used as circus dogs, sharing common amusing traits with the latter.
  • Whoodles would greet a stranger at the door playfully, rather than usual dog-barks.

24 responses to “Whoodle”

  1. Joan LaCroix says:

    Interested in adopting a young woodle between 6 to 12 months years old. I am retired and lost my Wheaten 5 months ago. I have anxiety an I have been in a deep depression. He would be more like a therapy dog for me an all around dog like my Casey. I am wounded and I won’t go out to be with people to depressed. My doctor is worried about me because it effected me physically. My casey died of Cancer with 5 days he was gone. i loved him and I miss him. I lite a candle on rainbow bridge for 3 months and said prays. I kiss him every night. More of an irish coat like Casey and apricot color.i need to fill this void in my life.
    thank you

  2. Susan Williams says:

    I am interested in a Whoodle puppy. Can anyone recommend a breeder that sells puppies.

    • Warrin says:

      I will have a whoodle litter in a few months. Located in Utah.

      • Joan LaCroix says:

        Are the medium size.Are they parti whoodles what color are they all around dogs. love everyone kids and other dogs. Are there mom and dad with you. did they have the OfA test the CERF and the DNA, PLn test. are they registered with the AkC. Mine wheaten died so young and he was on 11 1/2. I miss him so. How much are they. I need more of a therapy dog for my anxiety, depression and leg pain that flared up after my dogs death. Thanks

  3. Diane Teti says:

    Interested in adopting a young whooshed between 1-2 years old. Retired and have plenty of time to dedicate to the dog

  4. Cindy Hollister says:

    I am interested in a whoodle. I will travel to rescue or purchase a puppy.

  5. Gary Hayes says:

    I found Gracie as a rescue and she was listed as a Wheaten-Husky mix because she has blue eyes, but she’s obviously a Whoodle. She’s got an amazing temperament (even with a little rescue dog baggage). She is a great traveling dog and I share her adventures on her Facebook Page: On the Road With Gracie

  6. Brian says:

    I’m the proud owner of a one year old whoodle. She gets along GREAT with my 3 year old son. They go everywhere together. If you have kid this is the dog for you. You will not regret it one bit.

  7. Kelly Houston says:

    We are looking to adopt a mini whoodle but have not found a breeder in our area yet.

  8. Barb Purtlebaugh says:

    I lost my Schnoodle to cancer I’m a senior citizen I would really have an interest in finding the smaller size Whoodle I am so lonely I have an old cat 19 that got along great with my Schnoodle

  9. Robert says:

    I am interested in a small female.

  10. Doug Young says:

    Where can I adopt a whoodle?

  11. J brown says:

    I am most interested in a female crossbreed with a miniature poodle.

  12. Lori says:

    We have a 13 year old Whoodle. He is without a doubt the sweetest, gentlest and best companion dog. He loves to play. He gets along really well with otger animals…only risk is he might play to the point of annoying them. Lol
    We will be looking for another one of these guys when tge time comes.

    • Diane says:

      I know how you feel, they are so smart they read your mind, love to be with you at all times, like a child, just pure unconditional love to all.

  13. Betty watson says:

    I would like the largest one you can breed

  14. Kathy lawerence says:

    We want to raise a whoodle and are interested I. Getting a puppy in early November

  15. Cindy says:

    I came to have one of these wonderful dog, by chance. Peanut is a rescue from my local dog shelter. He is quiet and good natured. He is a cuddle bunny and loves hugs. Intensely protective and loyal. Truth is this has got to be one of the most special cross breeds around.

    • Diane says:

      I agree, my son had a whoodle, we loved her dearly. The best dog, sweetest dog and so smart. She died at 12 recently we were all devastated we miss her so much. She had a Aggressive tumor on her spleen. It happened so fast she was so healthy one day and gone the next. She died April 2nd, I still cry off and on every day. She was the best dog, I never seen such a great dog. We have had many many dogs in our life.
      I am looking for a puppy to buy even though she can never ever be replaced, We love this breed, a standard Poole and wheaten mix, all black short tail. I can’t find a good breeder in NC. Does anyone know one? Thank you

  16. Deborah says:

    Such wonderful, loving, sweet dogs. I recommend highly. Great companions, love to play!

  17. nancy baumgartner says:

    do you have any mini whoodles available to adopt?

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