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What is a Goldendoodle?

Golden Retriever And Poodle = Sheepadoodle

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Along both parent lines is as hunters and water dogs.   The physical appearance of the Goldendoodle runs anywhere from a shaggy-looking   retriever to a curl-relaxed poodle, but usually it falls somewhere inbetween. 
The length when left unclipped grows to about  4-8 inches.  The color of the   coat can be cream, gold, apricot, chocolate, gray, black, parti or phantom.  Most  Goldendoodles have a Standard Poodle as a parent, and are standard sized.  

Like  many  poodle crosses, most Goldendoodles are light to non-shedding, and most  live  easily with families with MILD allergies. - see Dood   Database   Families with moderate to severe allergies often find
  that Goldendoodle backcrosses can work  well.

Grooming:
Goldendoodles should generally be groomed every 6-8 weeks and brushed every few weeks.

Goldendoodles  are an intelligent and  obedient family companion. They are everybody's friend  and devoted to their  family. They are friendly towards children, other dogs and  pets, and easy with  strangers.  They are social dogs, happiest when with people.  Goldendoodles are  likely to get into mischief and develop behavior problems if  they spend most of  their lives alone. Their intelligence, eagerness to please,  and love of  learning make them very easy to train.  They are medium-to large  sized family  dogs with easy dispositions.

Goldendoodles  require a moderate amount of  exercise and their coats are generally low  maintenance. They can live in the  city or on a farm. They are social dogs and  they are happiest when they are  with people.

As a  hybrid  cross they grow healthier and live longer than either parent line. The  only  genetic diseases they can be prone to would be those shared by both the  Golden  Retriever and the Standard Poodle. No Major Concerns. Minor Concerns - CHD, PRA,  VonWillebrand's, Elbow and patella disorders.  Life   Expectancy is about 15  years.

The size of the Doodle depends on its parentage. A general rule of thumb is to add both  the  parents weights together and divide by 2 to get an average adult weight on the puppies. Within any litter there may be puppies that fall above or below the projected adult weights. 

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  • Standard - A Goldendoodle that is predicted to be 45 lbs or more at adulthood.

  • Goldendoodle that is predicted to be 30-45 lbs at  adulthood.Medium -  A 

  • Miniature-  A Goldendoodle that is predicted  to be 15-30 lbs  at adulthood.

Living  Conditions & Exercise: Goldendoodles  require a moderate amount of  exercise and their coats are generally low  maintenance. They can live in the  city or on a farm. They are social dogs and  they are happiest when they are  with people.

A better understanding of the different terms
of breeding:
 

  • F1 = Golden Retriever x Poodle

  • F1B = F1 Goldendoodle x Poodle

  • F2 = F1 Goldendoodle x F1 Goldendoodle

  • F2B = F1 Goldendoodle x F1B Goldendoodle

  • F3 = F1B Goldendoodle x F1B Goldendoodle OR

  • F3 = F1B Goldendoodle x F2B Goldendoodle OR

  • F3 = F2 Goldendoodle x F2 Goldendoodle OR

  • F3 = F2B Goldendoodle x F2B Goldendoodle

  • Multigen = any pairing of F3 x F3 or above

Many poodle crosses inherit the fur qualities 
of the poodle, but not the texture. This means that most don't shed, or shed lightly, and generally do not produce an allergic reaction.

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Standard Goldendoodles

Medium Goldendoodle that is predicted to be 45 lbs or more at adulthood.

Medium Goldendoodle

Medium Goldendoodle that is predicted to be 30-45 lbs or more at adulthood.
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Mini Goldendoodle

Medium Goldendoodle that is predicted to be 15-30 lbs or more at adulthood.
Goodlendoodles are like all other breeds and sometimes can vary from these weights as mature adults.

A GOLDENDOODLE REVIEW

Standard Goldendoodles

F1 Mini Sheedadoodles

Medium Goldendoodles

Mini Goldendoodles

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