What is a Goldendoodle?
Golden Retriever And Poodle = Sheepadoodle
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.
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.
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.
Standard - A Goldendoodle that is predicted to be 45 lbs or more at adulthood.
Medium- A Goldendoodle that is predicted to be 30-45 lbs at adulthood.
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 are happiest when with people.
A better understanding of the different terms
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.
Goldendoodle that is predicted to be 45 lbs or more at adulthood.
Goldendoodle that is predicted to be 30-45 lbs or more at adulthood.
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