About Goldendoodle

The Goldendoodle is a designer breed, the wonderful combination of a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. This breed is the ultimate combination of good looks (available in a variety of colors) and smart wits along with gentle playfulness.

Suited for

They are suited for being Working Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Service Dogs, Lap Dogs, Hunting Dogs, House Dogs, Farm Dogs, Family Dogs, Senior Dogs, Companion Dogs, Apartment Dogs, etc.

Size

Standard: 50-90 pounds, standing 20-29 inches tall at the shoulders
Mini: 10-50 pounds, standing 10-21 inches tall at the shoulders

Temperament

Fun-loving and playful, these dogs are generally active and very athletic. They love to run around, play fetch, and swim, but will also be content laying on your lap or watching TV if nothing else exciting is going on. This crossbreed loves everybody, thinks everybody has nothing else to do other than play or otherwise give them attention, and is known to be very gentle with kids. Because of their calm demeanor, they are not your first choice if you are looking for a good watchdog. They just, like everybody! They often do not even bark when someone knocks on the front door.

Training

Highly trainable, Goldendoodle are great for first-time pet owners. With a little work, these intelligent dogs will learn to catch a frisbee, jump through a hoop, or be able to perform a host of other tricks. Training sessions should last for around 20 minutes. Positive training techniques work much better than harsh words or physical methods. Remember, these dogs have a very sensitive heart and will easily feel hurt or neglected if not handled gently.

Life expectancy

The average Goldendoodle lives between 10 and 15 years, depending on diet, lifestyle, and whether you over or unnecessarily vaccinate.

Exercise requirements

Goldendoodles require a fair amount of exercise each day. They should be walked 1-3 times daily. Each walk should last for about half an hour. Time to stretch their legs and run is essential to them. Living in the city is fine, provided they will have regular exercise and access to a dog park weekly. Those who have a fenced-in yard will find that the Goldendoodle will get all the exercise he needs by playing ball with the kids in the backyard. Never let this dog exercise without being in a securely fenced area or on a leash.

Hair coat

Because it is a crossbreed, the Goldendoodle can have a variety of coats. Mixing breeds means that the puppy can have coats that resemble either parent’s breed. Typically considered hypoallergenic, the coats can be wavy or curly and may even occasionally be straight. The type of hair can usually be determined at around 4 weeks of age. Coat colors can be apricot, red, gold, black, silver, blue, chocolate, fawn, white, parti, or merle. They will require regular brushing, preferably every day, to maintain a nice fluffy coat. They will need a bath at least every few weeks and should be professionally groomed at least once every other month.