Breed Description & Personality Traits

We love our Groodles – and so will you!

A Groodle is a result of breeding a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Groodles are often described as ‘shaggy teddy-bears’ and they can be miniature, medium or standard in size, depending on the size of the parent Poodle (please see our genetics page for more information on Groodle sizing).

The general appearance of a Groodle can vary significantly, with coat colours available in golden, black, cream, red, grey and brown, and with or without markings in these colours. The ears hang downwards, The nose is long, and the tail rides up over their backs with a full plume.

Groodles are a highly social breed and are suited to individuals or families who are willing to provide them with the stimulation and companionship they deserve. Their happy-go-lucky attitude is highly sought after, and they can be mischievous and curious (but only in the most loveable way!). Most Groodles are highly adaptable and easily fit into households, with or without existing pets and/or children.

Groodles can be easy to train – they love to learn new things and aim to please their people. They make a great match for first-time owners who are willing to provide them with the appropriate mental stimulation and training. The breed is highly intelligent, so benefits from early puppy training, but often thrives in obedience and agility classes. They are not known to possess aggressive tendencies, although some are good ‘watch-dogs’. Like most breeds, Groodles require adequate and appropriate socialisation with other dogs and people to assist in reducing any undesired or fearful behaviours.


Groodles enjoy both city and country settings but are not well suited to strict apartment living as most appreciate a good burst of daily exercise. Their personalities differ greatly – some are mellow and are a perfect match for people with a less active lifestyle, and others are very energetic.

Many Groodles are fabulous swimmers, love water, and enjoy visiting the beach for a swim or simply engaging in a fun game with their owners and a backyard hose or sprinkler system!

Rest assured, the Groodles Australia team will always try to match you and your lifestyle to a suitable puppy so you can make the most of your time together!


Groodles Australia is a generous, community-minded, social enterprise, breeding the most beautiful, sound, healthy and intelligent Groodle pups for the enrichment of all involved.

Groodles have become a popular choice for many, with some being specially trained to become service dogs, companion animals for children with disabilities (including autism) and as medical alert dogs (for diabetics and epileptics).

This beautiful breed suits individuals and families from all walks of life, and we think they are very special indeed.

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Established in 2006, Groodles Australia has now morphed into a wonderfully fun and generous community project, allowing us to promote a beautiful breed of companion dog, and facilitate significant donations to charitable causes. 

As of 2018, Groodles Australia has donated over $400,000 to charity. 

The beauty of Groodles Australia is that it provides scope for significant donations to organisations which are dear to the hearts of our veterinary team and participating guardian families.





Please email us for expressions of interest, to make a donation, or to join Groodles Australia.

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Hello all its Bree, Locky and Donna We just wanted to let you know that Oscar (little boy) is doing very well. Today he went to puppy day care and he went very well top of the class. He is enjoying our garden very much, his our own little gardener, his pulling out the grass and watering it for us, oh and pulling out our sprinklers. He is so great he has made our life wonderful we still have much to learn. Thanks so much, we would recommend you to anybody who would be thinking of buying a groodle. Once again thanks.

Jenni & Tilly

We are very happy with our decision to purchase our groodle pup. Purchasing Tilly through Jeannet’s groodle program gave us confidence that we were buying a healthy pup Tilly has settled in quickly; and with the help of puppy pre-school is an easy to train, beautiful natured dog. She has quickly found a place in all our hearts. She is always close by, enjoys being handled, is easy to groom, easy to please. She puts a smile on all our faces every day!

Regards, Jenni

Thank you so much for the effort that you put in to join her with us, we couldn't be happier as she fit in straight away.
Her favourite things seem to be eating cheese (much like myself), attempting to get our cats to play with her (they do not agree with this), chasing her frisbee, and stealing the best seat on the couch!

Emma Bourke