GROODLE

GROODLE

The Groodle is a cross of the Golden Retriever and the Poodle and has become increasingly popular. This breed will share the traits of both parent lineages. The Golden Retriever is an intelligent, affectionate dog, both active and powerful, with a kindly expression. Poodles are renowned for their intelligence. This makes the Groodle an excellent choice as a family dog, provided they receive adequate training.

The Groodle may be considered an active dog that will require regular exercise. They respond well to obedience training. They will enjoy spending time with people including children of all ages. Many also choose the Groodle in the hope of getting a dog with a non-shedding coat or perhaps a dog that is advantageous for people with allergies.

SIZE

The Groodle is a medium to large sized dog, generally weighing between 13kg to 45kg and standing 40cm to 66cm tall.

AVERAGE LIFESPAN

Groodles can live for around 12-15 years.

BREED PERSONALITY, CHARACTERISTICS AND TEMPERAMENT

Active, affectionate, intelligent and like to be involved in all aspects of family life. The Groodle can come in a range of sizes including miniature, medium or standard. As they are a crossbreed, their appearance and characteristics can vary significantly.

COMPATIBILITY WITH OTHER PETS

Excellent.

CARE REQUIREMENTS

The Groodle may inherit elements of the Poodle-type coat which is a single coat that has the quality and appearance of lamb's wool. The Groodle coat is more likely to be wavy and while they will shed, the hair becomes tangled and trapped in the surrounding coat. This can give the appearance that they don’t shed or shed only minimally. In general, Groodles must be groomed regularly or the coat becomes knotted. They will require weekly brushing as well as a clip every 6 weeks. A Groodle, may also display a straighter coat if they take on more of the Golden Retriever coat characteristics.

Their coat comes in a range of colours including white, gold, red and black. This may be a good choice for allergy sufferers, however allergic response varies amongst individuals.

As this is an active dog, regular mental and physical stimulation is a must and may be provided by exercise, play, games, obedience and agility training.

A balanced diet, regular exercise and routine are needed. Every dog must be house-trained, obedient and easy to manage. Love is the most important requirement of all. In return, you will be rewarded with love and loyalty from your Groodle.

IDEAL OWNERS

The Groodle makes an ideal companion for someone who is active and can meet the exercise requirements of this lively dog and is also well suited to families with children.

IN CONCLUSION

If you have decided that the Groodle is the dog for you and you are able to provide a safe and secure back yard for it to explore, then contact one of the groups listed below:

Canine Clubs

Australian Capital Territory:New South Wales:
Dogs ACT
(ACT Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 815
Dickson, ACT 2602
Tel: 02 6241 4404
Fax: 02 6241 1129
Website: www.dogsact.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs NSW
(Royal New South Wales Canine Council Ltd)
PO Box 632
St Marys, NSW 1790
Tel: 02 9834 3022
Fax: 02 9834 3872
Website: www.dogsnsw.org.au
(Details current as of 10/10/2013)
Northern Territory :Queensland:
Dogs NT
(North Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 37521
Winnellie, NT 0821
Tel: 08 8984 3570
Fax: 08 8984 3409
Website: www.dogsnt.com.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Queensland
(Canine Control Council (Queensland))
PO Box 495
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Tel: 07 3252 2661
Fax: 07 3252 3864
Website: www.cccq.org.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
South Australia :Tasmania :
Dogs SA
(South Australian Canine Association Inc)
PO Box 844
Prospect East, SA 5082
Tel: 08 8349 4797
Fax: 08 8262 5751
Website: www.dogssa.com.au
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs Tasmania
(Tasmanian Canine Association Inc)
The Rothman Building
PO Box 116
Glenorchy, Tas 7010
Tel: 03 6272 9443
Fax: 03 6273 0844
Website: www.tasdogs.com/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Victoria:Western Australia:
Dogs Victoria
(Victorian Canine Association)
Locked Bag K9
Cranbourne, Vic 3977
Tel: 03 9788 2500
Fax: 03 9788 2599
Website: www.dogsvictoria.org.au/
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)
Dogs West
(Canine Association of Western Australia Inc)
Cnr Warton & Ranford Rds,
Southern River, WA, 6110
Tel: 08 9455 1188
Fax: 08 9455 1190
Website: www.dogswest.com
(Details correct as of 10/10/2013)