Scoodle Dog Breed Information: Scottish Terrier Poodle Mix

Scoodle Dog Breed Information: Scottish Terrier Poodle Mix

Height: 8-14 inches
Weight: 9-20 lbs
Lifespan: 12-15 years
Colors: Black, Grey, Brown, White, Silver
Suitable for: Singles, families with older children, seniors, people who are home a lot
Temperament: Intelligent, Playful, Affectionate

The Scoodle sometimes called the Scottiepoo or the Scottish Shoodle, is a designer dog breed that mixes the Poodle with the Scottish Terrier.

Scoodles are smart as a whip and affectionate with family, making them loyal companions. Despite their smaller size, they make good watchdogs as they’re alert and responsive.

Scoodle | Dog Breed Facts and Information
Scoodle | Dog Breed Facts and Information

They’re very well-suited to a home where someone is home all the time as they can be anxious when left alone for too long. A Scoodle who is left bored or anxious can become destructive. So, making sure they have plenty of stimulation is going to be necessary.

Scoodle Dog Breed Information and Pictures
Scoodle Dog Breed Information and Pictures

While Scoodles can make good dogs for families with older children, they’re not as tolerant of young children as other breeds. They can learn to tolerate children if socialized early but may be nippy if handled roughly or disrespected.

Scoodle (Poodle & Scottish Terrier Mix)
Scoodle (Poodle & Scottish Terrier Mix)

What is a Scoodle?

Also referred to as the Scottish Shoodle, the Scottish Terrierpoo, and the Scottish Terrierdoodle, the Scoodle is a really cute little dog that has loads of energy. You will never get bored around this lovable pooch, who is extremely loyal and protective of those he loves.

There are some things that you should consider before you introduce a Scoodle to your family. Keep reading to learn a bit about this breed and to determine if this dog would be the right fit in your household.

The Scoodle is a cross between a purebred Poodle and Scottish Terrier.


The Scoodle is a designer crossbreed from the United States. This is a fairly new designer dog breed that was recognized by the International Designer Canine Association in 2009.


The Scoodle is a cross between a purebred Poodle and Scottish Terrier.

How easy are Scoodle to train?

  • Training a Scoodle can be easy because these dogs are intelligent, but they can also be somewhat difficult to work with. These dogs could exhibit assertiveness and they can be stubborn. They can also become vocal when they don’t want to be trained.
  • Behavioral and obedience training will ensure your Scoodle puppy grows up to be a fantastic pet. If you wish to reduce your dog’s aggressive behavior towards other dogs and other animals, you should socialize your Scoodle puppy as early on as possible.
  • When training a Scoodle, always use a patient yet firm approach. These dogs respond better to positive reinforcement, praise, and rewards, such as treats.

Diet and Nutrition

  • A Scoodle should be fed a high quality canine-appropriate diet. If you are opting to feed your dog dry food, you can provide him with around ¾ cup to 1½ cups of canine dry food each day, but split this amount up into at least two meals per day.
  • If you are planning on including canine wet food in your dog’s diet, simply adjust the amount of dry food appropriately so that your dog will not gain too much weight. And if you have any questions regarding how much you should feed your pooch, simply as your vet for some pointers.
  • The Scoodle is a breed that is known for its energy and playfulness, but it’s also a loyal breed that will form a strong bond with its owners.


A small to medium-sized breed, the Scoodle weighs between 9 and 20 pounds.

What is the Scoodle temperament & personality?

  • The Scoodle is a breed that is known for its energy and playfulness, but it’s also a loyal breed that will form a strong bond with its owners. Once your Scoodle establishes an attachment to you and your family, he will be sure to do whatever it takes to protect you from anything that might harm you.
  • Because Scoodles love being around their human family so much, they can become stressed and upset when they are left alone at home for extended periods of time. Therefore, this is not the right breed for you if you travel a lot or you have long work hours.
  • These dogs enjoy playing, and they are also great with children when kids know how to treat them well. Scoodles don’t like being teased, and they snap, bark, and react aggressively if they are disturbed. If small children will be interacting with your dog, you’ll have to supervise and teach the kids how to handle the animal with care.
  • A Scoodle will get along well with other dogs once he gets to know them, and he will be wary of strangers until he knows that they are safe. Also, even though this breed only occasionally barks, your dog will always be on the alert for suspicious activity and will start barking if there is someone intruding on your property. These dogs can also bark excessively when they are around other dogs or other animals, but training can help get that behavior under control.

How healthy are Scoodle?

Scoodles are generally healthy dogs, but they can pick up hereditary illnesses from both sides of their genetic pool as a hybrid breed. When dogs are purebred, their genetics are usually more carefully considered when breeding a sire and dam.

Hybrid dogs have little oversight in their breeding practices and don’t have any governing body like the American Kennel Club. The American Canine Hybrid Club does exist but carries little of the power and prestige that the American Kennel Club does.

As a result, there’s little point in registering your litters to the ACHC, and the dogs are bred with very little regulation. With no regulation or oversight, there’s no telling who is breeding these dogs and what their genetic profiles look like.

When purchasing a dog, it’s best to see if you can get genetic profiling for your dog’s parents and the dog you’re buying to have the information you need to take care of your dog.

Minor Conditions
  • Epilepsy
  • Bloat
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Patellar Luxation
  • Sebaceous Adenitis
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Cushing’s Disease
Serious Conditions
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Eye Problems
  • Skin Allergies

How long will Scoodles live?

The Scoodle has an average lifespan of 12 to 15 years.

How active are Scoodles?

  • Scoodles are energetic and fun-loving dogs that need regular exercise. If your dog is spending time in the house, provide him with toys and games to stimulate both mind and body. When outside, your dog will enjoy going for brisk walks, and an enclosed yard is a great place for your dog to play with toys and run around or play fetch.
  • Scoodles enjoy playing, and they are also great with children when kids know how to treat them well.


  • This breed features a medium to long length coat that could be curly, wavy, or straight. You should gently brush your pet’s coat several times a week in order to keep it smooth and tangle-free. Shedding will be low to moderate, and because the Scottish Terrier and Poodle are hypoallergenic, the Scoodle will also be hypoallergenic.
  • If your Scoodle’s coat is more like a Poodle’s coat, you will need to brush it more frequently. And if his coat is long, you will need to hire a professional dog groomer to trim the coat regularly.

Recognized Clubs

The Scoodle is not recognized by the American Kennel Club, as it is considered to be a hybrid breed. However, this breed is recognized by the American Canine Hybrid Club (ACHC), the Designer Breed Registry (DBR), the Designer Dogs Kennel Club (DDKC), the Dog Registry of America, Inc. (DRA), and the International Designer Canine Registry (IDCR).


Scoodle puppies need to be handled with care, and they should be trained and socialized from a young age so they can learn to be comfortable around a variety of people and pets.

Related Questions

What’s the price of Scoodle Puppies?

Scoodles are a designer dog breed. The average price of a Scoodle puppy is around $750. Still, you should expect to pay about $1000 with prices fluctuating up and down based on the parent dogs’ size, quality, and pedigrees.

Are Scoodles Good With Cats or Small Animals?

  • Scoodles may chase and harass cats as they are energetic and have strong prey drives. They were bred to hunt rodents. So, never leave a Scoodle alone with a small animal for the safety of both animals.
  • As with dogs, socialization is critical. Scoodles are highly intelligent and respond well to training. So, training your Scoodle to treat other animals appropriately is essential to their wellbeing.

Are Scoodles Good With Other Dogs?

  • Scoodles can be good with dogs, but in a similar vein to young children, Scoodles will not tolerate a dog who is too uncivilized with them. Socialization is essential when introducing your Scoodle to another dog, as is training the other dog to respect your Scoodle.
  • A Scoodle may bite or growl at a dog who isn’t appropriately respectful of their personal space. Keep in mind that puppies who haven’t been well-socialized with other dogs will need extra supervision when socializing with Scoodles.

Final Thoughts

Scoodles are an up-and-coming designer breed that is looking to make its way into your hearts and families! They’re beautiful dogs that take the best traits of the Poodle and the Scottish Terrier and package them up neatly, ready for you to love!

Unfortunately, because of their designer breed status and relative novelty on the designer scene, it’s hard to find a Scoodle without going to a breeder. So, make sure you’re doing your due diligence to find a healthy dog who was bred under ethical conditions.

Edward Hollon is an avid dog lover and writer, knowing all there is to know about our furry friends. Edward has been writing for petdii for three years now, wanting to use her knowledge for good and share everything she can with new dog owners. Edward has two dogs herself - a German shepherd called Banjo and a chocolate labrador called Buttons. Edward knows more than anyone how adjusting to new life with a puppy can turn your life upside down, and she wants to ease some of the burdens through her articles.