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Date of birth: 2.5.18
Ready to go: 29.6.18
Gender: Female Size: Std 50cm to 60cm
Reference Number: GDRPF1
Date of birth: 2.5.18
Ready to go: 29.6.18
Gender: Male Size: Std 50cm to 60cm
Reference Number: GDRPM1
Standard Groodle Information
Standard Groodles can go by a number of names including Golden Doodle, Curly Retriever, Curly Golden, Goldenoodle, Goldendoodle and Retriever-Poodle. They are usually referred to as Groodles in Australia and Goldendoodles in the USA.
Standard Groodles are the largest in the size range of Groodles and can vary a little as to their final size depending on the size of the Poodle in their background. The size of Standard Groodles is measured in the height of their shoulder from the ground as trying to measure the height of their head from the ground is not really accurate. Taking the weight of a Standard Groodle can also be misrepresentative as their weight will vary depending on how much and what they eat, just like people. The most common size range given for their height is between 50cm and 65cm tall at the shoulder with some of the males getting a little taller than that. The next size down are the Medium Groodles and the smallest being the (Miniature) Mini Groodles. Occasionally, very small Groodles can be sold as teacup Groodles, but these dogs are more likely to be the runts of a Mini Groodle litter, or the offspring of two runts, and can have a higher incidence of health issues as with most “teacup” size dogs of any breed.
What does a Groodle look like?
The short answer is that they look very similar to Labradoodles. Originally being a cross between Golden Retrievers and Standard Poodles, Groodles have taken on some of the features of both breeds. Standard Groodles should have an athletic and natural body shape without any extreme features that could cause any health concerns. This breed was bred as a healthy and well-tempered family pet so should be free of any physical traits that can give rise to health problems such as a flat face, short legs, oversized eyes etc.
Groodles will have a full facial beard if left unclipped and ears that hang down to the side of their head. The ear length is not overly long but there is some variation in ear length between individual dogs. Bright expressive eyes and a friendly face are characteristic features of this breed and they are often described as ‘happy-looking teddy bears’. They have a face that is wider than a Poodle but usually slightly narrower than the face of a Golden Retriever.
They are not overly bulky or heavily built like a Mastiff, nor are they too light framed like a whippet, but are a happy medium body type that allows them to be quite robust to handle some rough play but still athletic enough to accompany owners who love to run with them. Their healthy body type makes Groodles great company for many different families, from very active young families (or just young at heart!), to more sedentary owners happy to have a bigger teddy bear to laze about the house. The best way to get an feel of how both adult and puppy Standard Groodles look is to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages where there are heaps of photos of both adult and Standard Groodles with their new owners.
Standard Groodles with hair, fleece or wool coats? What is the difference?
All Groodles including Mini, Medium and Standards come in a range of coat types from hair to wool coats.
Hair coat Standard Groodles
The hair coat type is a distinctive coat that often resembles a wiry Jack Russell being less dense then either a fleece or wool coat. This type does not normally continue to grow past a medium length but does have the undesirable quality of shedding hair on a regular basis (although not as much as a Golden Retriever). Hair coats are more common in first generation Groodles and can appear as a thinner looking fleece coat in Standard Groodle puppies.
Fleece and wool coat Standard Groodles (Non-shedding Standard Groodles)
The fleece and wool coat Standard Groodles are both considered non-shedding with the wool coats being on the lowest end of the shedding spectrum. All dogs of all breeds with any fur, including Poodles, will shed somewhat but the dogs labelled as non-shed will lose very little hair that usually goes unnoticed. The wool coat Standard Groodles have a coat like a Poodle with the tighter curls that looks like a lamb’s wool (hence the name wool coat). Fleece coat Standard Groodles have much more open curls to the point of just having a slight wave through their coat. The fleece and wool coats are not distinctive coat types and most non-shedding Standard Groodles will have a coat that is somewhere in between the fleece coats with very little curl in it, to a really curly wool coat. Think of it like a sliding scale in terms of the amount of curl in the coat. Also the length of the coat when a Standard Groodle is groomed will affect how much curl is in the coat, with longer coats tending to lose the tension in the curls, giving a looser look.
Standard Groodle personality and temperament?
All sizes of Groodles were developed primarily to be fantastic family companions. This meant the emphasis of any professional Groodle breeders breeding program is placed first on the health and temperament before the appearance of their dogs. This does contrast to many Pure bred dogs that are taken to dog shows and judged on their appearance as a priority. The lack of a specific ‘look’ that Groodles need to conform to allows the focus to be on the health and temperament of the dogs bred.
Standard Groodles are a non-aggressive breed that want to be part of family activities and are often described as ‘bomb-proof’. They are highly intelligent and will make every attempt possible to fit in with their new family. They are also very driven by food rewards as well as praise. These personality traits make Standard Groodles easy to train. Some dog breeds such as German Shepherds are also highly intelligent, but are much more headstrong, which can make them difficult to train for inexperienced owners. Standard Groodles have been trained in many different roles beside just obedience training and have been utilised as seeing eye dogs (guide dogs), therapy dogs and service dogs of all kinds ranging from working with people with special needs of all ages. Groodles seem to have a great understanding of both human and animal body language and other non-verbal cues, to be able to anticipate what their owner is about to do or want, before their owner does it!
How active are Standard Groodles and how much room do they need?
Standard Groodles, like many larger breeds are surprisingly lazy when left to their own devices! This is not to say that they don’t need exercise, but an adult Standard Groodle will usually have less excess energy than the Medium and Miniature Groodles. All Groodle puppies will need time and a place to run around and burn off any pent up energy, and this is essential for your Groodle to grow into a healthy adult. Adult Standard Groodles have an average energy level, but if they have a routine of going for a run, walk or play, they will take the opportunity to do so. Ideally, a home with a backyard is perfect for a Standard Groodle, but many Standard Groodle owners do live in inner city areas with little to no yards and make a walk part of their daily routine. Quite a number of Groodles are local Melbourne celebrities, being such a happy regular sight on their daily walks.
All Groodles, and pretty much all dogs in general, benefit from a walk each day to get some extra exercise and to take in the sights and smells of their local area. A walk is great for their mental health as well as for their physical health. Groodles are a very social breed, so finding them playmates at a local park or dog park is pretty easy. Their easy going nature and teddy bear look are responsible for them being almost irresistible to compel strangers to cross the street to meet them while on walks. It is almost impossible to take a groomed Standard Groodle for a walk in a popular area and not be stopped multiple times by people wanting to pat them or take a photo with them!!
Groodles, while bonding tightly with their human family, are not prone to separation anxiety when left alone, so long as they have other activities to keep them entertained. If you are going to leave a Standard Groodle by itself while everyone is at work or school etc. then it is best to give them an assortment of toys to keep them occupied. Standard Groodle puppies will however spend most of their time sleeping when you are not there to play with them. The ideal situation for any Groodle spending large amounts of time at home on their own is to keep two dogs together. Having another dog to keep them company may not always be possible though for every situation.
Standard Groodle Health
Standard Groodles are a healthy breed of larger dog that has a lifespan of between 12 -15 years, with many Groodles that are well cared for, living for many years after this. Much of that comes from their very natural body shape that eliminates health problems associated with exaggerated features (corkscrew tails, short face etc). Also, being a modern designer breed, Groodles benefit from a much wider gene pool and genetic variation than most of the traditional pure breeds. Many of the multigeneration Groodles will have some Labradoodle genetics as part of their heritage as the best breeders have included Labradoodles in the early days of the Groodle’s breed development to give them a more robust genetic base. Labradoodles and Groodles are very similar in all comparable traits with Groodle breeders and Labradoodle breeders working toward producing very similar reliable family companions. While Standard Groodles are a healthy breed, they are living creatures and can suffer from conditions such as hypothyroidism, gastric dilation-volvulus (bloat), hip dysplasia, von willebrand’s disease, and in particular Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA). PRA is an inherited eye disorder that slowly renders an affected dog blind as an adult. It is not present as a puppy so cannot be tested for through a puppy’s normal vet checks and must be tested for via DNA disease testing. Unfortunately, many backyard breeders do not undertake any testing of the parents and this terrible condition only becomes apparent when the puppy grows into an adult. Overweight Standard Groodles will have a higher incidence of many diseases and will generally have a shorter lifespan.
While being a hybrid or designer breed will usually confer a wider range of genes to these dogs, care needs to be taken with every generation to select only the best dogs to pass on their traits to the next generation. Poodles and Golden Retrievers do have a number of genetic diseases in common such as Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA), so breeding dogs need to be DNA screened to discover if a potential parent carries faulty genes, so they are not allowed to pass these bad genes to the next generation of Groodles. This is why any professional breeder determined to remove these disease causing genes from their bloodlines and improve on each generation of their dogs will utilize DNA Disease Screening to uncover as many of these faulty genes as possible that cannot be tested for in any other way. It is essential and vitally important that your puppy has come from a breeder that DNA screens their dogs prior to breeding.
Standard Groodle Grooming
Both fleece and wool coat Standard Groodles will need to be clipped, as they are non-shedding, so their coats do not stop growing. How often you clip a Groodle will depend on how long you like their coat to get. If you prefer a constantly shorter coat, then they can be clipped every 6 weeks, but if you like some length in the coat, then the time between clippings can be much longer. This makes them quite versatile in terms of coat length and the amount of grooming required, with the shorter coated dogs requiring less attention than the longer coated Standard Groodles.
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