Country of Origin: The Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle, a cross that originated in North America in the late 1990s. Poodle crossbreeds are meant to produce a dog with mixed traits and the Poodle’s signature nonshedding coat. Like other ‘designer breeds’, the Goldendoodle has seen a recent surge in popularity. As a crossbreed, the Goldendoodle is not eligible for registration with purebred registries such as the American Kennel Club, but it can be registered with the American Canine Hybrid Club. Some breeders produce Goldendoodles by crossing a purebred Poodle with a purebred Golden Retriever (called a first-generation cross), but others allow crossing Goldendoodles with Poodles or Golden Retrievers (called a backcross), or other Goldendoodles (called a multi-generation cross). Different Parent crosses can result in different personalities and Characteristics. That’s why here at Goldendoodleranch.com we do only parents we love ourselves with great personalities and Characteristics. We also do F1 generation and F1B generation at this time. Occasionally an F1BB. This is listed on our puppy ads
Size: Here at Goldendoodleranch, Large Goldendoodles generally are called a Standard Size. We do a small Standard, then next size would be a medium, then small, then Mini which can range in different sizes, last we have the micro-mini which is the smallest we do. In each of our ads, you can see a puppy Bio that gives you parent size sometimes grandparent size and size expectancy for a puppy. This helps the customer decide the size that they would like to get. The Goldendoodle has a wide variety of appearances. That is why they are called the Designer hybrid dogs. Each Goldendoodle has its own looks. Not one will look like their parents.
Coat: The Goldendoodle’s coat is a cross between the Golden Retriever and Poodle coat. It has fine hairs which appear quite thick. It can be curly or straight, most fall somewhere in the middle. Unclipped, the hair will grow about 4-7 in length. Unlike the Poodle, the Goldendoodle should not be clipped any shorter than 2 in, as the coat provides natural protection in heat and cold. Depending on the Poodle influence, the Goldendoodle can come in a wide variety of colors including white, tan, chocolate, black, red, silver, or a mix thereof. A variety of colors and coat textures can appear in the same litter. Depending on the source breeds, the Goldendoodle may shed little to none like the Poodle or shed moderately like the Golden Retriever, this is considered for the F1 generation and work well for mild allergies. Generally, the F1b generations are better for severe allergy sufferers, as they are no-shed. Most Poodle crosses will go through various coat phases in their first year of life.
Character: The Goldendoodle is intelligent, friendly, and family-oriented. It is a highly social dog. Goldendoodles tend to follow their nose wherever it leads, so a fenced-in yard is recommended. They are always ready for a game; most Goldendoodles retain the natural retrieving instincts of the Golden Retriever. The Goldendoodle’s friendliness with strangers makes it a poor watchdog, however, most are good at alerting you. Goldendoodles do not bark frequently.
Temperament: Goldendoodles love to be with their family. They are eager to please and get along well with children, other animals, and strangers. They are social dogs and crave being around people. These qualities make them easy to train
Care: The Goldendoodle requires regular brushing or combing every few weeks. Goldendoodles have a lifespan of 9-15 years. They are prone to most health issues affecting Golden Retrievers and Poodles, including hip dysplasia (malformed hip joint which can cause lameness or arthritis), ear infections (particularly for longer-eared dogs), and eye problems such as cataracts, but as a mixed breed, they are somewhat less likely to suffer health problems than purebreds (known as ‘hybrid vigor’). Vets are loving the hybrid dogs.
Training: The Goldendoodle is intelligent and has a strong desire to please its master, making it highly trainable. Positive reinforcement is likely to be the most successful approach.
Activity: The Goldendoodle requires a moderate amount of exercise. Most enjoy swimming as both the Poodle and Golden Retriever are not averse to water. Goldendoodles can live happily on a farm or in a big city. a large home or an apartment (with walks) They will thrive with daily walks or playtime.