Our Goldendoodles are very sweet and usually weigh around 50 to 60 pounds full grown. They are very intelligent and love to have your attention. We currently have two mother dogs that have Goldendoodles; Hope and Moka. Hope is our smaller AKC registered Standard Parti Poodle, Hope. Moka is also a smaller ACR Registered Cafe Au Lait Standard Poodle. Their father is the handsome AKC Registered English Cream Golden Retriever, Roy. These parents make very even-tempered puppies that enjoy energetic activities. - $1,250
Goldendoodles are a designer crossbreed made by crossing a golden retriever and a poodle. They have been proven to be great family dogs as they are highly social and generally get along with everyone. They are affectionate and gentle and even do well with small children. They are loyal and with the right training are highly obedient. They should be trained with positive reinforcement so that it does not damage their confidence. They seem to be perfect for first-time dog owners as they are super eager to please.
Goldendoodles have been proven easy to train and have been used as guide dogs, service and therapy dogs and even sniffer dogs. They have also done well in agility courses and can be great hunting dogs.
This breed is great for people who suffer from allergies because they have little to no shedding. They do require either brushing or be taken to the groomers on a regular basis. If the coat is kept short, it should be clipped every six to eight weeks and brushed every few weeks. If the coat is kept in its natural state it should be brushed every week or two. They come in many different colors such as black, copper, white, cream, gray, golden, apricot or red.
They are considered to have an average energy level and will probably require about 20 to 30 minutes of exercise a day. They do better with a fenced yard however as long as they can get out and play an apartment without a yard will also work. They actually do better if they can live as inside dogs because as social dogs, they like to be close to their family. It is good to crate train your doodle for bedtime and when you leave the house so that it can get used to being separated from the family some and not end up suffering from separation anxiety.
Goldendoodles are still a fairly young breed as breeding them did not start until the 1990s. The theory was to create a larger doodle that still maintained the desired traits of low dander, low shedding coat and had the intelligent friendly nature of a golden retriever.
Goldendoodles are becoming more popular due to their many desirable traits and would make the perfect addition to your family.