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- Life Span
- 12 - 14 years
- 40 - 80 pounds
The Goldendoodle is a mix between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle and is quickly increasing in popularity. They are in high demand, and oftentimes require long wait times to get a puppy.
Goldendoodles make amazing family dogs. They have the loyalty, friendliness, and goofy playfulness of a Golden Retriever. But they also are a bit calmer tempered, don't need quite as much exercise as a Golden Retriever, are very low shedding, and are hypoallergenic due to their Poodle side. Of course, the mix of the two also results in an intensely cute curly dog, which has many variations. Goldendoodles, just like Poodles, can come in a range of sizes. They also are very similar to their cousin, the Labradoodle, which is a mix of a Poodle and Labrador. These two types of "doodles" are very similar in both temperament and appearance- the Goldendoodle is slightly lower energy.
Multiple factors dictate the appearance of a Goldendoodle- their 'generation' (the first generation are puppies of a Golden Retriever and Poodle), the color of parents, and percent of Retriever vs Poodle.
- Bred For
- Family Companionship
- Family Considerations
- Overall Ease of Breed
- Home and Environment Considerations
- Physical Characteristics
Is the Goldendoodle good with children?
Is the Goldendoodle friendly with strangers?
Is the Goldendoodle friendly with other dogs?
Does the Goldendoodle like to cuddle?
Does the Goldendoodle like to play?
Does the Goldendoodle make a good service dog?
Is the Goldendoodle good for first-time owners?
How well can the Goldendoodle be trained?
Does the Goldendoodle shed a lot?
Is the Goldendoodle easy to groom?
Does the Goldendoodle need a lot of exercise?
How smart is the Goldendoodle?
How much does the Goldendoodle bark? Does the Goldendoodle bark too much?
Is the Goldendoodle a good guard dog?
Is the Goldendoodle good at staying alone? Is the Goldendoodle independent?
Is the Goldendoodle a good apartment dog?
How big is the Goldendoodle?
How much does the Goldendoodle tolerate hot weather? When is it too hot for a Goldendoodle?
How much does the Goldendoodle tolerate cold weather? When is it too cold for a Goldendoodle?
Does the Goldendoodle try to run away?
Is the Goldendoodle a healthy dog? The health of a Goldendoodle should be measured not just by how many years they live, but also by how many health issues they've had. It is important to know which health conditions your breed is prone to- hip problems, eye problems, bloating, and arthritis are all common dog health problems.
How energetic is the Goldendoodle?
How much does the Goldendoodle drool?
Does the Goldendoodle have a large prey drive? Does the Goldendoodle like to chase birds, cats, and other small animals?
Is the Goldendoodle atheltic?
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