Groodle

Updated on 05/27/2021 by Sadie

If you need a dog to be your best friend forever and love you no matter what, you don’t need to look any further. The Groodle is the absolute perfect pup for you. Incredibly friendly and bursting at the seams with love, you’d be hard-pressed to find a dog as sweet and gentle as this. The Groodle is a cross between a Standard Poodle and a Golden Retriever, and this good boy combines all the best qualities of his mum and dad. These dogs are extremely intelligent thanks to their Poodle genes and will get along with anyone despite age or species. This mix of qualities make them amazing family pets, and they are guaranteed to make a great addition to any loving home.

Origin & History of Groodles

While most Doodle dogs have pasts that are fairly shrouded in mystery due to a lack of documentation due to their mixed-breed status, the Groodle is known to have first been intentionally bred in the 1990s. This makes them a fairly new member of the Doodle club. This pup likely existed in nature through accidental breeding between the Poodle and the Golden Retriever long before any intentional efforts to bring the two breeds together began. While the Groodle is not a registered breed, they have a dedicated following across the world of fans and pet owners alike.

Personality and Temperament

These pups are so incredibly popular for a reason. Their accepting and gentle nature is unmatched, with the breed showing an incredible fondness for humans of all ages. The Groodle loves spending time around their family, preferring to be around their loved ones at all times. They are great pups for families with children due to their caring nature. The Groodle will become friends with anyone, so it may not be the best idea to use them as watchdogs since chances are they’ll end up becoming buddies with whoever is trying to break into your house! They are high in energy and love playtime. To get a good idea of the king of personality your Groodle will grow into, try spending time around your puppy’s parents. Their personalities are usually good indicators of the kind of personality your Groodle will grow into.

Groodle Size

These pups can be either small, medium, or large The size is usually dependent on the Poodle parent. A Groodle with a Standard Poodle parent will grow up to be around 17 to 20 inches tall and weigh anywhere between 40 to 50 pounds.

Groodle Health

These are generally healthy pups, and they usually have some level of hybrid vigor thanks to the increased gene pool in mixed breeding. However, there are certain genetic illnesses that affect the Poodle and Golden Retriever that your pup may develop during its lifetime. Schedule regular checkups at the veterinarian’s clinic to ensure that your Groodle stays healthy and any potential issues are caught early and dealt with promptly. When getting a puppy from a breeder, make sure to check the health clearances of both parents. Do not buy from breeders that cross dogs younger than 2 years old since that is when most genetic illnesses begin to show symptoms. Some issues that your Groodle may develop include patellar luxation, bloat, hypothyroidism, and ear infections.

Groodle Care and Training

The Groodle is a high-energy pup and loves playtime. A good thirty-minute walk or jog or a fun game of fetch should be enough to help this dog release any pent-up energy. Make sure they get their daily dose of exercise. Otherwise, they may become destructive. The Groodle is highly intelligent and so needs a good amount of mental stimulation through toys and trinkets. They are incredibly easy to train thanks to their high intelligence and eager-to-please nature. This makes them the perfect pups for novice owners. They may develop separation anxiety issues, so early socialization and training are important.

Feeding

Nutritional needs vary from one Groodle to the next, so it is best to speak to a professional when deciding on a meal plan for your pup. 1 to 4 cups of food should be enough, divided into separate meals to prevent bloat.

Coat Color, Types, Shedding

These are low-shedding dogs with a coat that can be either curly or wavy, growing up to either medium or long length.

Groodle Grooming

Brush your Groodle’s coat regularly and trim it if you feel like it is growing too long. Clip your dog’s nails if they do not wear away naturally. Maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your Groodle’s teeth regularly. Keep a check on their eyes and ears for any sign of an infection and bathe them only when necessary, as excessive bathing may dry out their skin.

Deciding on a Groodle

The Groodle is a right fit for you if:

  • You want an active dog
  • You want a dog that is good with children
  • You want a dog with a low-shedding coat

The Groodle is not a right fit for you if:

  • You want a dog that can be left alone for long periods
  • You want a watchdog
  • You are looking for a pup that can be kept outdoors or in a kennel

Getting a Groodle

How Much is a Groodle Puppy?

An average Groodle puppy will cost anywhere between $500 to $4000.

Groodle Breeders

Rescue and Adoption

Here is a list of rescue organizations sheltering Groodle (among other breeds):

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