Goldendoodle Puppies

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An easygoing, affectionate, and intelligent breed

The Goldendoodle is a cross between a poodle and a golden retriever. The goal of this crossbreed was to combine the personality of the lovable Golden Retriever with the low-maintenance coat of the Poodle. The result is a low-maintenance breed with the easygoing nature of a Golden Retriever and the distinguished intelligence of the Poodle.

Goldendoodle At a Glance

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Goldendoodle At a Glance

  • Size: 16"-24", 20-90 lbs.
  • Lifespan: 10-15 years
  • Energy Level: high
  • Coat: Semi-long; Ranges from wavy to curly
  • Shedding: light
  • Hypoallergenic: No
  • Dog Group: Non-Sporting
  • Common Nicknames: Groodle, Goldenpoo, Mini Goldendoodle

Goldendoodle Breed Guide

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  • Temperament

    Goldendoodles are easygoing, affectionate, and playful dogs. They love to please and make outstanding family pets, as well as great guide dogs or other types of service dogs. Goldendoodles love to work and learn, so training them is on the easier side. These dogs respond best to rewards-based training using food or clickers. In terms of energy level, the Goldendoodle falls on the higher side. These dogs need plenty of mental and physical exercise daily, or else they may become destructive out of boredom. That said, the Goldendoodles do best living in an active household. When given enough activity, though, these dogs are more than happy to relax indoors. If you're in search of a wonderful family companion, look no further than the Goldendoodle.

  • Health

    While the Goldendoodle is a breed with minimal health concerns, some possible health conditions include hereditary cancer, progressive retinal atrophy, atopic dermatitis, seizures, hip dysplasia, knee problems, and von Willebrand's Disease.

  • Activity Level

    Goldendoodles are highly active and require at least an hour of exercise daily. They love playing with other dogs, so trips to the dog park are encouraged. Due to their Poodle heritage, they should be mentally stimulated during exercise, and they love learning new tricks. They do best in a family with a fenced-in yard that enjoys playing fetch.

  • Grooming

    Goldendoodles should only be bathed as needed, otherwise, their coats can dry out. Goldendoodles with short coats can be brushed on a weekly basis, while Goldendoodles with long or curly coats will need to be brushed every day. Like other breeds, owners should check their Goldendoodles' ears for signs of infection and trim their nails regularly.

  • Shedding

    Goldendoodles are hypoallergenic dogs that don't shed a lot. Because Goldendoodles that take after their Poodle side shed very little, these dogs are great for people with allergies.

  • Appearance

    Goldendoodles have a long, dense, and curly coat that most often comes in cream and brown colorings. They are well-built and muscular, but their size varies depending on the size of their parents. There are a lot of breeders that pride themselves in a Mini Goldendoodle vs a Standard size Goldendoodle.

  • History

    The Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. Originally developed in Australia and the United States as an assistance dog suitable for allergy sufferers, the Goldendoodle has become a mainstay in the dog world. In terms of Poodle mixes, the Goldendoodle is one of the more recent. After the Cockapoo and the Labradoodle gained popularity, breeders began to create Goldendoodles during the 1990s. The breed was a hit, and the Goldendoodle was bred more and more. Today, several clubs have been created for the Goldendoodle, like the Goldendoodle Association of North America (GANA) and The Goldendoodle Registry (TGR). The breed is also registered by a number of clubs for designer and hybrid breeds.