Overview

The Goldendoodle is a family oriented dog like that of the Golden Retriever providing it is over 25 pounds in genetic body weight. Smaller Goldendoodles tend to pick up the traits of the Toy Poodle where temperament is concerned. The Goldendoodle is not a hunting dog but does enjoy outdoor sports and activities. The Goldendoodle is a non-aggressive dog who is other pet and children friendly. The Goldendoodle is a cross between a purebred Poodle and a purebred Golden Retriever.

Character

The Goldendoodle has a long, thick coat and can sport long or short ears that hang downward. The Goldendoodle sports a full facial beard as an adult. The Goldendoodle is considered to be fully grown at the age of one year and is a very family oriented canine. The Goldendoodle’s tail rides high up over its back and has a full plume. Their facial expression always makes them appear to be smiling. Does your Goldendoodle bark, howl, and cry whenever you leave the house? Separation anxiety is extreme anxiety experienced by your dog when you are away from him.

Care

The Goldendoodle does not require much grooming attention. Like many poodle crosses, most Goldendoodles are light to non-shedding, and most live easily with families with MILD allergies. If your dog is displaying behavior uncharacteristic of his normal actions, call the Vet.

Activity

Goldendoodles enjoy being indoors and outdoors and should be walked at least several times a week if it does not have a fenced yard to romp in. Goldendoodles enjoy swimming if it is trained at an early age to enjoy water. Socialization is one of the single most important things you can do for your puppy.

Coat

A Goldendoodle has two types of coat. Shaggy and wavey or Shaggy/wavey with loose curls. A Goldendoodle should not sport a curly coat like that of a purebred Poodle or a flat coat like that of a Golden Retriever. The Goldendoodle will go through 10-15 various coat changes and phases from the time it is born until the day it turns one year of age. The Goldendoodle’s coat does require maintenence once the coat has fully formed. The Goldendoodle has a single coat that sheds very lightly.

Temperament

Providing the breeder uses sound, quality breeding stock, the Goldendoodle has a well rounded, even personality and disposition. They are very intelligent, friendly with strangers and other pets and enjoy the companionship of their owner or family. The Goldendoodle is not a known biter. Behavioural issues can stem from lonliness, improper ownership, being crated for too many hours or from not having proper companionship. Obedience training is recommended at an early age for a perfect pet.

Training

The Goldendoodle is very eager to please and enjoys learning. Positive reinforcement, Consistancy and repetition is the key to successful training. Goldendoodles do not respond well to harsh training methods. Teaching your dog to sit, lie down, and stay is vital to the training of your new puppy. There are several accepted methods of house training your new Goldendoodle puppy. Consider crate training if you need to adapt your dog to a safe and confined environment for various safety and comfort reasons.

Weight

25-75 lbs
Height
15-26 inches
Color(s)
Beautiful colors, reds, creams and goldens.