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Goldendoodle Facts


A first generation hybrid Goldendoodle, F1 is the product of a golden retriever and a standard poodle.  They exhibit hybrid vigour. This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent’s line.  The puppies tend to be healthier because purebred dogs are more likely to carry the same recessive genes. With each successive generation, vigour is lost.


The Goldendoodle breed has been in North America since 1990, and is a cross between Golden Retrievers and Standard Poodles.  They were original crossed to develop guide dogs suitable for visually impaired individuals with allergies.  The Goldendoodle is sometimes called a designer dog. The Golden Retriever and Poodle are both water dogs and hunters.  The Goldendoodles make great companions for individuals and families.


Temperament and Personality

Goldendoodle's are usually friends with everyone. The Goldendoodle is very intelligent and easy to train.  The Goldendoodle makes an excellence companion dog and does well as a service animal with the right training.  They are wonderful with people with disabilities because they are trustworthy, gentle and affectionate. Goldendoodle’s are  loyal, friendly and happy.  They tend to be great family pets and are known to be good with children.  According to PetMD for the dogs best suited for children, Golden Retrievers are rate number one and poodles are rated number three.


Care/Shedding

 A person may select a Goldendoodle because they love the golden retriever temperament, but would prefer a dog that sheds less.  They can have various coats from straight to curly. The Goldendoodle sheds less than a Golden and more than a Poodle, and they need regular brushing to prevent tangling and matting.  They need clipped as needed and washed to maintain a clean shiny coat. The amount of shedding will depend on the bloodlines.  We can't guarantee what the coat will be like on your goldendoodle.   If you have really bad allergies, you need to keep in mind that an F1 goldendoodle is half golden retriever and you should consider a poodle instead. It is impossible to know for sure that the doodle you adopt is allergy friendly or no-shed until approximately 8-12 months of age (this is when their adult coat typically grows in).

 

Training

 The Goldendoodle is a very intelligent dog combining the extreme trainability of both the Poodle and the Golden. They enjoy sports and are very easy to train. Training techniques can and should be changed regularly to make training fun and keep this dogs attention. The Goldendoodle should be very easy to housebreak if starting at a young age. They respond well to positive reinforcement and gentleness.  A well-socialized, well-trained Goldendoodle is a happy Goldendoodle and a wonderful companion.


Activity

The Goldendoodle requires regular exercise and should have a good sized yard to run and play.  They  love long walks with their owners and makes an excellent companion for an owner who loves being outdoors.  They should not raised as an outside dog or put in a crate for longer than potty training over night the first 4-6 months.


 


Weight: 50 - 80 lbs  Height: 21 - 26 inches


Colors: Goldendoodle’s come  in many different colors but most common coat colors are:  cream, apricot, red, gold, black and sometimes a surprise color