Goldendoodle Facts

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.


crossback F1b 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 Goldendoodle.


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.



Goldendoodles are 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.  


Goldendoodles 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.


Goldendoodles need regular grooming and coat care but, the maintenance 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 shiny.





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