Shih Poo vs Groodle – A Quick Comparison

When it comes to getting a hybrid dog, Poodle crosses are in high demand nowadays. Interestingly, there are over 100 Poodle crosses around the world while it is believed that there may be some more Poodle crosses that are not known to the world.

Some of the most popular Poodle mixes are Bernedoodle, Shih Poo, Cavapoo, Labradoodle, St Berdoodle, Groodle, and a plethora of others. Although all of them are Poodle mixes, there are some significant differences between all of them. So, we often do a quick comparison between 2 different pure breeds or crossbreeds. Likewise, today, we are going to do a quick comparison between Groodle and Shih Poo.

If you don’t already know, Groodle is a Golden Retriever / Poodle cross (also known as Goldendoodle) while Shih Poo is a cross between the Chinese breed Shih Tzu and Miniature or Toy Poodle. Both breeds share several traits and characteristics but also have some major differences. If you are trying to get a puppy and are confused between Shih Poo and Groodle, this post is for you.

So, without further ado, let us find some interesting and worth-knowing differences between both breeds. And after reading this post, you’ll be able to select your next dog.

Shih Poo vs Groodle Comparison

Shih PooGroodle
Bred byUnknownMonica Dickens (Great Granddaughter of Charles Dickens)
Parent breedsShih Tzu / Toy or Miniature PoodleGolden Retriever / Poodle
Other Names- Shoodle- Curly Retriever
- Goldendoodle
- Golden Poo
Key characteristics- Low-shedding coat
- Playful
- Best Indoor Dog
- Wonderful Companion
- Low-sheddind coat
- Affectionate
- Friendly
- Smart
Lifespan10 to 16 years10 to 14 years
Weight3 to 9 kg 14 to 20 KG
Body Features- Straight or Curly Coat
- Compact Body
- Charming and Cute
- Straight or curly coat (Depends on domination of the parent breed)
- Beautiful and adorable eyes
Colors- Black
- Cream
- Sable
- Tan
- White
- Multiple colors
Apricot, Brown, Chocolate, Cream, Gold, Grey, and Red
Behavior/Temperament- Social
- Best indoor dog
- Responsive
- Obedient
- Gentle
- Highly Intelligent
- Best companion
Pros- Hypoallergenic coat
- Children-safe
- Ideal for lazy owners
- Easily adjusts in all the homes
- Hypoallergenic Coat
- Trainable
- Easy to maintain
- Best with kids, strangers, and other pets
Cons- Prone to injuries due to its small size
- Separation Anxiety
- Standard Groodle is not suitable for small apartments
- Exercise need is a bit high
Common health issues- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
- Hip Dysplasia
- Sebaceous Adenitis
- Hip Dysplasia
- Elbow Dysplasia
- von Willebrand's disease
- Epileptic Seizures
Exercise Needs15 to 30 minutes in 2 different sessionsExercise and Playtime of up to 30 minutes is recommended
Litter Size3 to 5 puppies3 to 8 puppies
Puppy Price$600 - $2000$2300 - $6000
Maintenance Cost$250 - $500$1000 - $1200

If you are interested in other breeds’ comparisons, you can find them below.

Wrapping it Up:

So, it was a quick comparison between 2 of the most adorable Poodle crosses; Groodle and Shih Poo. Overall, both the breeds are affectionate, loving, responsive, and have an exceptional temperament. If you are in need of a small-sized dog that has low exercise needs, Shih Poo is an ideal match for you. If you need one with moderate exercise needs that also accompanies you during routine activities, go for a Groodle.

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