About The Breed

 

 

Everything You Need To Know About The Breed


Golden Doodles make wonderful companions


The Golden Doodle originates from cross breeding a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Known as a "Designer Breed" to many, they became popular in North America and various parts of the world in the 1990's because of their many desirable characteristics. Most Golden Doodles do not shed hair and therefore are perfect in a family setting, since the risk of allergies are greatly reduced. Their extremely playful, smart and trainable disposition adds a great degree of quality to the breed.

Size

 

Most of our Golden Doodles range from 20 to 40 pounds as adults. Although upon reaching adulthood, a standard goldendoodle could weigh more. A goldendoodle's size though is generally somewhere between that of its poodle and golden retriever parents. The standard in height at the shoulder for a male goldendoodle is about 24-26 inches. For females, it is generally smaller. Sometimes, taller goldendoodles inherit more from the golden retriever and will weigh substantially more. It is very common for the goldendoodle to inherit the "golden retriever bump" on top of his/her head.

 

An F1 goldendoodle is the offspring of a poodle mated with a golden retriever. An F1B Golden Doodle, which is primarily what we raise, is the offspring of a poodle with an F1 goldendoodle. 

Hair Coat

 

The Golden Doodle's hair coat generally ranges from a wavy curl to a slightly curled mat of fur. They shed only a small amount of hair in some cases but are non-shedding in most cases. This is very desirable and one reason the Golden Doodle makes such a great pet for indoors. Common coat colors include gray, black, red, cream, white, gold, cream and apricot.

Temperament

 

 

It is because of their playful and easy going temperament, that the Goldendoodle makes a great family pet! As has been said many times, they are friends of everyone and strangers of no one and will get along with anyone they meet, including other animals! With their fun loving personalities, the Golden Doodle makes an excellent therapy dog for the handicapped and disabled. They seem to thrive and be the happiest when they please their master with their cheery attitude and gentle spirit. Thanks to the emphasizing we do with socializing our puppies, we have yet to experience a Golden doodle with a desire to be violent or prey upon other small animals. However, any animal can develop behavioral problems if neglected for long periods of time, so proper care of a Golden Doodle is essential. 

Exercise Needs

 

The Goldendoodle is a very active dog with lots of energy. As with most people, sometimes energy just needs to be spent! The resulting romping around in the back yard, playful games of fetch with a ball and of course good long walks are lots of fun for anyone. Safety should always be considered, so a nice big fenced in area should be a priority. And if there is water nearby, Golden Doodles LOVE water, so make sure you take them swimming often. A daily workout is not necessarily required, but the dog will do much better if they are on a regular exercise schedule.