Groodles have a thick soft coat that can grow either curly, straight, or wavy depending on the genetic contributions of each puppy. Generally, the coat types are classified as fleece or wool, the fleece coat is a mix between the retriever and poodle coat, it is low to non-shedding whereas, the wool coat is tight and curly like the poodle and non-shedding. The amount of grooming required is dependent on the type of coat each individual pup has. All Groodles will require some grooming and clipping, especially those with a fluffy, woolly, non-shedding coat, as it will not fall out. Dogs with a more predominantly poodle type coat also need regular brushing to prevent knotting. Groodle ears, as with all floppy eared breeds, need cleaning regularly or they may become infected. Around the eyes, should also be cleaned daily to prevent buildup eye discharge and tear staining.
Groodles require regular exercise and moderate to large sized yard but are calm enough to live in a smaller place if they are given more frequent walks/runs. As Groodles are very intelligent dogs it is important to incorporate puppy preschool into your training routine, not only is it good for obedience but the pup’s ability to socialize will be strengthened.
Groodles thrive on human companionship, your puppy will want to spend every waking minute by your side, whether it’s watching you cook dinner or a trip to the park. The Groodle is a fun-loving family pet that is excellent with children and other pets. After no time at all your new Groodle will be a loving member of the family that you could not imagine living without.