The Goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle,
which was originated in North America in the 1990ís. The Poodle and the
Retriever are both hunters and water dogs. They love to run, swim, fetch and
play. Goldendoodles have a soft wavy coat, with some being short and curly and
some having a long shaggy coat. All
Goldendoodles are unique and can come in many colors.
The first generation F1 Goldendoodle was the first to be bred.
It is the product of a standard Poodle crossed with a Golden Retriever.
Most first generation Goldendoodles shed lightly and are compatible for
most families with mild allergies.
A crossbackF1b Goldendoodle is crossing an F1 Goldendoodle
with a Poodle. These dogs will have a higher success rate for non-shedding, and
are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies.
A few breeders are breeding second generation F2 Goldendoodle which are the product of a Goldendoodle crossed with another
The F1b mini Goldendoodle is when a standard size Goldendoodle is bread back with a
mini-poodle. The size can vary anywhere between 25-45lbs. Depending on the size
of the Goldendoodle.
an intelligent and obedient family companion. The obedience and love of the
Golden Retriever and the intelligence of the Poodle make them the perfect
companion. They are everybody's friend and devoted to their family. They are great
with children, other dogs and pets, as well with strangers. They are
social dogs, happiest when with people. Their love, intelligence, and the eager
to please, make them very easy to train.
are generally very healthy. They seem to take the best of both breeds and are
stronger than their parent breeds. Make sure the parents are of a healthy
stock. Some can be prone to genetic problems. The average life expectancy is
around 15 years. Of course, as with any dog, you should have regular check ups
with your veterinarian, and keep up to date with their shots.
need regular grooming and coat care but, themaintenance is minimal. For short to medium length coats, you will
need very little care. Regular washings and brushings will do just fine.
If you have
a Goldendoodle with a longer, curlier coat like a poodle, it may require more
grooming care. Many owners enjoy styling the coat of their longer haired
Goldendoodles and if properly cared for, the hair can grow all the way to the
ground. Regardless of which type you have, the hair around the eyes and the
genitals should also be neatly clipped and regular brushing will keep the coat