20-40 lbs
Welsh Terrier
Welshpoo Terrier or Welshdoodle Terrier
The Woodle is a hybrid designer dog that is created by mixing the Welsh Terrier with the Poodle. The mix is also sometimes referred to as the Welshpoo Terrier or Welshdoodle Terrier. The genes between the two breeds create a loving, caring dog that is well known for his calmness. The Woodle has a playful spirit and loves nothing better than interacting with his owner on a daily basis. Although he is a medium-sized dog, his calm nature makes him an acceptable choice for a senior’s companion, apartment dog, or for a home with a small yard. When fully grown, he will usually stand 15 to 20 inches at the shoulders and weigh between 20 and 50 pounds.
purpose Purpose
history Date of Origin
ancestry Ancestry
Welsh Terrier, Poodle

Woodle Health

Average Size
Male Woodle size stats
Height: 15-20 inches Weight: 20-50 lbs
Female Woodle size stats
Height: 15-18 inches Weight: 20-40 lbs
Major Concerns
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Epilepsy
  • Eye Problems
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Addison's Disease
  • Cushing's Disease
  • vonWillebrand’s Disease
Minor Concerns
  • Allergies
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Skin Problems
Occasional Diagnoses
  • None Known
Occasional Tests
  • Dna For Vwd
  • Blood Analysis
  • Wellness Check
  • Full Physical Examination regarding joint movement around the hip and kneecap
  • Thyroid Panel

Woodle Breed History

The Woodle combines the positive characteristics of both of its parent breeds. The Welsh Terrier originated in Wales. The earliest description of the breed can be traced back to 1450. He was a direct descendant of the Black and Tan Rough Terrier. During the 1700s and 1800s, the breed became very popularly throughout Britain. The canines were often used to hunt otter, fox, and badger. The Welsh Terrier is well known for his exceptional courage The breed will easily go to ground to aggressively hunt. In 1885, the breed was imported in the United States. During the same year, the American Kennel Club recognized the breed and the two imports competed in the AKC’s Miscellaneous Class. The Poodle is believed to have originated in Germany. It has a long history that was firmly established when renowned German artist Albrecht Düre portrayed the dog in his paintings during the 15th and 16th century.  During the 18th century, the curly-haired pooch was widely kept as a pet dog throughout Spain. Toy Poodles became the pampered pets of rich French aristocrats. The dogs would often have their hair clipped and dyed to compliment that of their owners' hairdos. There are three size variants of the Poodle which accounts for the various sizes of Woodles. The large Standard Poodle was often used as a gun dog and retriever. In 1887, the breed was officially recognized by the American Kennel Club and entered into the Non-Sporting Group. The Poodle has the distinction of being the second most intelligent dog breed. He bestows his intelligence onto the Woodle to create a wonderfully well-rounded dog.

Woodle Breed Appearance

The Woodle has a round face and stout muzzle. His eyes and nose are black like little buttons. The ears are floppy and covered in soft curls. His body is muscular and stocky. The Woodle's entire body is covered with curly hair and he has a short tail. His feet are a bit big and round. Overall, he has a darling appearance that is very appealing with his friendly expressions. Poodles come in three sizes, so depending on which sized Poodle the Woodle has for his parent, he will vary in size from small to medium. Like his Poodle parent, the Woodle rarely sheds. His fur often appears in shades of apricot, black, white, light brown, tan, golden, and cream.
Eye Color Possibilities
brown Woodle eyes
Nose Color Possibilities
black Woodle nose
Coat Color Possibilities
black Woodle coat
cream Woodle coat
white Woodle coat
red Woodle coat
Coat Length
Short Medium Long
Coat Density
coat density
Sparse Normal Dense
Coat Texture
coat texture
Woodle curly coat texture
Straight Wiry Wavy Curly Corded

Woodle Breed Maintenance

The Woodle's coat is similar to the Poodle. It is always growing so requires regular clipping and trips to the groomers. Many owners opt to shave their Woodle to make his coat low maintenance. In its long state, the coat needs daily brushing to keep it mat-free and remove any debris. The Woodle’s floppy ears should be wiped out once a week to remove any debris. Owners often opt to brush their dog's teeth to freshen his breath and prevent future gum disease. His toenails should also be cut at least once a month if he does not receive enough exercise to wear them naturally down. A once-a-month bath is usually all the little guy requires.
Brushes for Woodle
Brushing Frequency
fur daily fur weekly fur monthly
Woodle requires daily brushing
Daily Weekly Monthly

Woodle Temperament

The Woodle is highly intelligent. He can quickly learn tricks and always wants to please his owner. You can easily train him with positive reinforcement and the use of treats.  Unlike many dog breeds, he is calm and happy to sit on his owner's lap for a bit of snuggle time. He gets along well with other pets and will even become buddies with a cat. The Woodle makes an ideal family dog because he genuinely enjoys interacting with children.

Woodle Activity Requirements

The Woodle is a calm dog. He enjoys a daily walk or a trip to the dog park, but he does not require excessive amounts of exercise to flourish. He is an easy-going dog, so a trip to a dog park is often an ideal activity because he usually gets along well with other pets. The Woodle is not overly barky but he will let his owner know if he hears an unfamiliar noise or sees a stranger. He makes an ideal companion who genuinely wants to be involved in every aspect of his owner's life.
Activity Level
low activity medium activity high activity
Low Medium High
Rec. Walk Mileage Per Week
7 miles
walk mileage
Minutes of Activity Per Day
30 minutes
activity minutes

Woodle Food Consumption

Cups Per Day
2 cups
cup per day cost cup per day cost
Daily Cost
$1.00 - $2.00
food bowls daily cost
Monthly Cost
$34.00 - $45.00
food bag monthly cost

Woodle Height & Weight

6 Months
Male Woodle size stats at six months
Height: 11.0 inches Weight: 20.0 lbs
Female Woodle size stats at six months
Height: 8.5 inches Weight: 15.0 lbs
12 Months
Male Woodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 17.5 inches Weight: 35.0 lbs
Female Woodle size stats at 12 months
Height: 16.5 inches Weight: 30.0 lbs
18 Months
Male Woodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 17.5 inches Weight: 35.0 lbs
Female Woodle size stats at 18 months
Height: 16.5 inches Weight: 30.0 lbs

Woodle Owner Experiences

7 Months
9+ People
He is a dead dog. Cannot take sitting on him well. Bad dog bad dog.
4 years, 7 months ago
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