Goldendoodle Breed Information

The Goldendoodle is a hybrid that has had a surge in popularity in the last ten years or so. First bred systematically in the 1990s, it is a cross between pedigree Golden Retriever and Poodle parents. Because the Poodle comes in three clearly defined sizes, Toy, Miniature, and Standard, the Goldendoodle, similarly, can range from a small to large dog. It is almost invariably gregarious, cheerful, and good-natured. It is an ideal choice for anyone that has other pets, or that is looking for a dog that the kids can hang out without fear of retaliation. Most are reasonably energetic and making them great family pets always ready for a walk, playing, or a trip to a dog park.

This breed was created for companionship, though it has been used with great success as a therapy, assistance, and sniffer dog. It needs almost constant contact with its people, and should never be forced to live outside or to spend long periods alone. Because of their sociable and outgoing nature, they do not make good guard dogs. The intelligence inherited from both parent breeds makes this a straight forward dog to train, and the Goldendoodle is also adapt at competitive activities. Most Goldendoodle are strong swimmer’s something that they enjoy and could become part of their up exercise. Goldendoodles coat is variable, depending on the parent from which it inherits this characteristic and does require regular grooming. Epically the ears and tails need attention every day or two.

As for any other pedigree or hybrid dog, it pays to do your research before selecting a pup, as the Goldendoodle’s popularity has attracted unscrupulous breeders more interested in producing as many puppies as possible than in maintaining or improving their lines. Only purchase you’er Goldendoodle from a breeder who always has the genetic testing on both the mother and the father. On average, a Goldendoodle can be expected to have a lifespan of 12–14 years, though some individuals will reach 15 years or more.

Goldendoodles are very teachable, intelligent, and eager to please. Basic obedience training should begin as early as possible, as pups or even eight weeks of age are capable of learning simple commands. They are very sensitive to their owner’s emotions, so they should always be coached in a positive and encouraging atmosphere. Goldendoodles often do not respond well to criticism or raised voices.

House training can be a slower process in some Goldendoodles so that that crate training can be beneficial. A lot of owners get a small bell, hang it on the outside does and teach their puppies how to ring the bell with their nose to let the owners know they need to go outside to potty. Introducing a puppy to a spacious indoor cage in which to sleep provides a comforting refuge, and somewhere the pup will want to keep clean and dry at night.

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