Dog Breed Profile

Whoodle History

The Whoodle is a fairly new hybrid or designer dog breed that was developed by crossing the standard poodle with the wooly Doodle. The origins of the name “Whoodle” are not clear. The term “Woolly” is used to refer to a coat that is wavy or curly, and the term “Doodle” is used to describe a dog that is a mix between various purebreds or a designer mix. So, the combination of these names makes the name “Whoodle”. The breeding of the Whoodle is still very new, however, and although many breeders are actively developing this hybrid, there’s still not a lot of information available on its history.

Time of Origin


Country of Origin

United States Of America

Whoodle Physical Characteristics

The Whoodle is a cross between the Poodle and Labrador Retriever breeds. The weight of a Whoodle can range from 30 to 60 pounds and the size in both height and weight of a Whoodle can vary greatly. A smaller, miniature version of the breed exists, as well. A Whoodle can be any color combination, including black and white, chocolate and white, and salt and pepper. They have a flat to curly, wavy or straight, wiry, thick, or corded coat with feathering. A fully grown adult may have a full beard, mustache, or goatee. They have a wedge shaped head with dropped ears and deep set eyes. A mature male will have a docked tail while females will have a natural bobtail.

Eye Colors

Brown, Amber

Nose Colors

Black, Brown

Coat Colors

Black, Red, Brown, Silver, Cream

Height Range

Male Height Range: 12 – 20 inches

Female Height Range: 12 – 20 inches

Weight Range

Male Weight Range: 20 – 45 lbs

Female Weight Range: 20 – 45 lbs

Whoodle Health

Description of breed health.


10-13 yrs

Whoodle Health Concerns

Sebaceous Adenitis, Kidney Problems, Addison’s Disease, Eye Diseases and Disorders, Elbow Dysplasia, Cataracts, Allergies

Whoodle Temperament and Behaviour

The Whoodle is a very smart and active breed. They are playful, gentle, and get along well with children, but can be very stubborn. They are always up for new adventures, but are also calm, patient, and quite sensitive at times. They are highly energetic, so they need regular exercise.

Whoodle Activity Requirements

Like their parent breeds, the Poodle and the Welsh Terrier, Whoodles are active, intelligent, and fun-loving. They are best suited to families who have plenty of time to devote to their pet. A Whoodle’s ideal home will be one with plenty of space to run and play in. They will need a daily walk or a longer play session. While their energy level is lower than many breeds, a tired Whoodle is a happy, well-behaved Whoodle, so be sure to provide them with enough exercise and attention.

Miles Per Day

8 miles

Activity Per Day

60 minutes

Daily Food

2.5 cups

Kennel Club Recognition

American Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Whoodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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The Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Whoodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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Australian National Kennel Council

Not Recognized

Whoodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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Canadian Kennel Club

Not Recognized

Whoodle is part of the Unclassified group.

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