Goldendoodles: The Cutest Collaboration in Dog History

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This breed is known to be friendly, intelligent, and easy to train, but most importantly for many people, Goldendoodles make excellent family dogs.

Dogtime explains that the Goldendoodle ranges in size "depending on the variant of Poodle that the Golden Retriever is crossed with."

"Originally bred as a larger alternative to the already popular designer breed known as the Cockapoo, the Goldendoodle has proven to be an excellent family dog."

Goldendoodles are first dated to the 1990s and provided an alternative to the already popular cockapoo of the era. Though they're technically mixed-breed dogs, Goldendoodles are not recognized by the American Kennel Club or other international purebred dog registries.

Personality

If you're interested in this breed you should contact a Goldendoodle breeder.  Asking them questions about the personality of their dogs will ensure you choose the right dog for your family. Are you looking for the personality of a companion dog, service dog, or guide dog? Ask them about the energy level of their pups and the life span. The parent breeds often dictate how your new puppy will look, too! We talk below about this hybrid dog, their coat (curly coat vs. shedding coat), and whether they're hypoallergenic.

How much daily exercise is needed? If you work long hours outside of your home, it's recommended getting a pet sitter or dog walker to ensure your dog doesn't develop separation anxiety.

Dog owners shouldn't be surprised by the personality of their Goldendoodle dog! Ask about Labrador Retrievers too when you're doing research about your Goldendoodle puppy. You can also inquire about Miniature Poodles, Toy Poodles, and Mini Goldendoodles.

Coat type & temperament

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Goldendoodles are mild shedders, if at all, making them good matches for people with allergies. They require weekly or biweekly brushing, and many owners have them clipped.

This dog is highly social and easy to train. They are great for first-time owners and must be properly socialized when they're puppies so they don't portray any fearful behaviors.

Activity level

They require a moderate activity level, around 20-30 minutes of exercise a day, but are well suited for city or country living. Goldendoodles don't require as much exercise as Labradoodles. Yet, both would be a great addition to your therapy dog team that visits nursing homes. They're not great guard dogs, though!

What about health issues or health problems? Make sure to talk with your breeder about allergic reactions to anything in the environment, progressive retinal atrophy,  elbow dysplasia, and hip dysplasia. Many purebred dogs have possible health issues and mixed breeds do as well.

Like with any doodle breeds the trainability of both of these dogs is off the charts. They are lovable, sociable, trainable, and wonderful family pets.

Do you live with a Goldendoodle? Let us know what characteristics you love about this breed!

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