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. Despite the fact that 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 the 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 the breeds. And after reading this post, you’ll be able to select your next dog.
Shih Poo vs Groodle Comparison
|Bred by||Unknown||Monica Dickens (Great Granddaughter of Charles Dickens)
|Parent breeds||Shih Tzu / Toy or Miniature Poodle||Golden Retriever / Poodle
|Other Names||- Shoodle||- Curly Retriever
- Golden Poo
|Key characteristics||- Low-shedding coat|
- Best Indoor Dog
- Wonderful Companion
|- Low-sheddind coat
|Lifespan||10 to 16 years||10 to 14 years
|Weight||3 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
- Multiple colors
|Apricot, Brown, Chocolate, Cream, Gold, Grey, and Red
- Best indoor dog
- Highly Intelligent
- Best companion
|Pros||- Hypoallergenic coat|
- Ideal for lazy owners
- Easily adjusts in all the homes
|- Hypoallergenic Coat
- 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 Needs||15 to 30 minutes in 2 different sessions||Exercise and Playtime of up to 30 minutes is recommended
|Litter Size||3 to 5 puppies||3 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 the moderate exercise needs that also accompany you during the routine activities, go for a Groodle.