If you’re looking for a dog that is both cheerful and active, yet smart and empathetic, then a Woodle may be the perfect dog for you. Although this loyal and fluffy companion is most popular within the United States, they also reside in other regions of North America as well. Here are some of the top questions and answers:
What are the parent breeds: Poodle + Welsh Terrier
Do Woodles shed? Yes, but not much.
How big do Woodles get? Depends on the size, but usually around 20-50 pounds.
How much is a Woodle? $400-900
How long do Woodles live? 12-15 years
What is a Woodle’s temperament? Outgoing, friendly, intelligent, and empathetic.
Do Woodles Shed?
Because a Woodle is a mix between a Poodle and Welsh Terrier (a breed that barely ever sheds), they shed much less than other dog breeds.
Because there are many types of Woodles (f1 Woodles, f1b Woodles, f2 Woodles, etc.), your dog will shed according to the type of doodle you own. More specifically, it depends on the percentage of poodle vs. Welsh Terrier in your dog. If your dog is more poodle, it won’t shed as much as if it was a higher percentage of Welsh Terrier.
Woodles come in 3 different coat types: straight, wavy or curly. A straight coat Woodle has very long, delicate hair. A Woodle with a wavy coat has longer, wavier hair. Lastly, when each parent contributes a curl gene, the Woodle puppy ends up with a curly coat. Although this type of coat can be harder to brush, dogs with this coat are the least likely to shed.
Are Woodles Hypoallergenic?
Truth be told, no breed is ever truly 100% hypoallergenic.
All dogs have fur that can shed, making it a potential issue for people who have allergies. Despite being completely hypoallergenic, they’re are an allergy-friendly dog breed.
This is due to the incorporation of poodles into the breed mix. Pet dander, saliva, and urine are the three elements that produce allergic reactions. Luckily, poodles have only a single coat with low dander, and their fur is non-shedding.
How Big Do They Get?
When it comes to Woodle size, there are generally two categories: mini and standard.
Mini Woodles can be anywhere from 18-29 pounds. They measure in at around 10-14 inches. This size is great for those who don’t have as much space or for those who prefer smaller dogs.
Standard Woodles are the most popular size, and they’re great for people who prefer the security of a bigger dog. Standard Woodles will generally reach about 30-50 pounds and 15-20 inches when fully grown adults. Because this is the biggest type, these dogs require more space to run around and play.
How Much Does a Woodle Cost?
Pricing depends on a number of factors, although a general price tag will fall between $400-$900. There are also a number of factors that affect their price, such as:
Color: n addition to the typical black Woodle or merle Woodle colors, you can find breeders who specialize in breeding black Woodles, brown Woodles, red Woodles, or silver Woodles, among others. The more “exotic” the color, the higher the price tag.
Coat: Breeders charge different prices based on the coat. Essentially, the more “Poodle” within the dog’s genetics, the more allergy-friendly the dog is. This can sometimes result in a higher price tag.
Location & Demand: Prices can fluctuate based on where you live along with how high the demand is. Bigger metropolitan cities such as San Francisco or New York will often have higher price tags, both because of the higher general cost of living, but also because these cities usually have a higher demand for allergy-friendly dogs.
Reputation of the Breeder: When it comes to purchasing from a breeder, you certainly want to do your research so that you purchase from a reputable, established breeder. While it may be cheaper to buy your doodle from an at-home breeder or from Craigslist, a good breeder can mean a world of difference. If you want a healthy, long-living dog, then it can certainly be worth spending the extra money on a reliable breeder who has done their due diligence in producing healthy pups. Keep in mind that you can also find doodles in shelters and other rescue centers.
How Long do Woodles Live?
In general, Woodles will live between 12-15 years. However, there can still be outliers within these statistics. For example, smaller dogs usually live longer than larger dogs. An increased lifespan can also be attributed to crossbreeding (crossbred dogs usually outlive their purebred counterparts) along with purchasing a dog from a reputable breeder.
What is a Woodle’s Temperament?
Because of their playful and companion-oriented personalities, Woodles are perfect family dogs and are especially good around children. They are very affectionate and love to be around humans. They’re also very athletic and love to play. Woodles love to have a “job” to do, so the more you can train them and engage them, the happier they are!
When you think about the dog you’d like to have in your future, you’d probably imagine a calm, well-mannered dog that will greet you with a smile each time you pass through the door. If that sounds like a dream come true, then a Woodle may be the new family member you’ve been searching for.