The Whoodle came about through crossing the Poodle and the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier. They're often called “designer dogs” and are usually hard to find.


Whoodle dogs do fine with apartment living as long as they get plenty of exercise and mental stimulation. They need to be in homes with fenced yards where they have plenty of room to run and play. These dogs like walks while securely leashed as well as playing with their family.


The coat of a Whoodle must be combed daily in order to prevent tangling, matting and to move dead and loose hair. They need to be clipped professionally twice yearly. Only bathe them when it's absolutely needed. Their ears need to be regularly cleaned to fight infection. Heath concerns with the Whoodle are bloating, PRA, flea bit sensitivity, PLE, and hip dysplasia.


Whoodles should have a lively expression and a well-proportioned and sturdy appearance. These dogs are strong, agile, and hardy.


The Whoodle's coat may be profuse, somewhat wavy, silky and soft, or curly, or a combination of any of these.


Whoodles are playful, good natured, friendly and affectionate. They do well in homes that have older, well-behaved children or children they've grown up with. They get on well with dogs they've been raised with. However, they're not good in homes that also have non-canine pets. Whoodles connect closely with their family and don't like being ignored or left alone for long periods of time. If they get bored or lonely, they'll start destroying things and barking incessantly. They're wary of strangers and let their family know when visitors or unfamiliar sounds are present.


Whoodles need to be thoroughly socialized very early in life as well as given obedience training. These dogs don't respond to heavy handed and harsh techniques. All training with these dogs must be done with fairness, consistency, firmness and patience.