We also breed a selection of other small breeds that have been crossed with a toy poodle. We currently breed Shoodles (Shihtzu x poodle) or Moodles (Maltese x poodle).
Depending on the breed of the small dog and cross, will determine the size / weight and characteristics of the potential puppy.
We also breed Golden Retrievers and Groodles (Golden Retriever x Mini or Standard poodle).
Shoodles (Shihtzu x toy poodle) are a very happy playful loyal and intelligent small breed. They are a combination of the intelligence of a Toy Poodle with the inquisitiveness coming from the Shihtzu breed. They are small breed with a short leg but are of a solid build, floppy long ears and their fur tends to be more like hair which can be wavy or straight. The good advantage of having a shoodle is that they do not shed which is ideal for allergy sufferers and are a low maintenance breed. They are a great little urban dweller that settle well in an apartment environment. The average size of a Shoodle is 25-30 cm in height and 4-7kgs in weight. Colours can range from Black, Sable or Reds. Their expected lifespan is approx. 15 years.
Moodles (Maltese x toy poodle) are an extremely sweet affectionate and loyal little dog. With the influence of the poodle they are highly intelligent and quick to learn and pick up commands. They seem to love everyone that they encounter which includes both us humans and other animals. On average their sizes are approximately 20-25cm 3-5kgs and will be part of your life’s for about 10-15 years.
Golden Retrievers are sweet and gentle animals full of energy and zest for life as puppy's but develop into a wonderful, settled temperament when adults which is around 18 months + old. They are highly intelligent and need to have a couple of brisk walks together with some mental stimulation each day. Golden Retrievers are heavy shedders. Some have a medium length coat that is quite easy to groom where others have lots of feathering which takes a bit more care to avoid tangles. So the rule of thumb is to brush on a regular basis so that mats don't develop. On average, their sizes are approximately 52-60cm in height (to wither) and 25-35kgs depending on the size of their parents. Generally, the females are normally smaller than the males. Their expected life span is around 10-12 years.
Groodle's (Golden Retriever x Poodle) or 2nd Generation Groodle's (Groodle x Poodle) are our big teddy bears. Gorgeous colours and beautiful low shedding coats can make this breed ideal for allergy sufferers. They are a great family pet that become wonderful companions with every household member whether it be of the human or other dog/cat variety. The have the intelligence of the poodle making them easy to train but the loving nature shines from the golden retriever making them gorgeous members of the household that loves to be a part of everyday life with you. They do need regular exercise and playtime. Ideal homes would be with a backyard so they can play to the maximum, so not necessarily suited for apartment living. They can be either Miniature, Medium, or Standard in size which varies depending on mum and dad. On average their sizes are approximately Standard 52-63 cm / 25-45kgs; a Medium 45-52 cm / 15-22 kgs / and a Miniature 35-45cm / 8-15kgs depending on the size of their parents. Their expected life span is around 12-15 years.