Goldendoodles are a cross between full-bred golden retrievers and poodles, making them a popular crossbreed. Both of the breeds contributing to this hybrid are favored because of how intelligent, gentle and obedient they are. Goldendoodles are larger dogs that can weigh between 55 and 90 pounds once they reach adulthood.
Allergies are a primary reason most people pass on owning a golden retriever. Because goldendoodles don’t shed nearly as much as a golden retriever, they make a wonderful alternative for those who appreciate goldens but couldn’t own one due to the pet dander and hair that’s constantly present. Your goldendoodle won’t shed much, but they still require regular grooming to prevent matting. They’ll arrive already trained to allow you to bathe and groom them and trim their nails.
Goldendoodles are meant to live in houses with access to a yard rather than in apartments, so if you live in an apartment, a goldendoodle may not be right for your family. They may suffer from separation anxiety, so provide them with plenty of attention and socialization.
The high energy, intelligence and kind nature of Labradoodles is why they’re often selected for service work. They are crosses between full-bred Labrador retrievers and poodles, so they combine the benefits of the Labrador retriever breed with the hypoallergenic coat of a poodle. They’re very good with families who have children.
Labradoodles enjoy playtime, whether it’s with humans or other animals. They’re very curious, so they’ll approach new encounters with awe and excitement as they get familiar with other people and pets. Because of their high drive, you need to provide them with a lot of exercise to run their energy out. Having a large yard or taking them on frequent trips to the dog park is recommended.
The Labradoodle breed comes in many colors, and you can choose a puppy that will grow to the adult size you’re looking for. The smallest Labradoodles grow to only 22 pounds and are ideal for apartment living, while the largest ones can reach 90 pounds. It’s definitely possible to find one that fits perfectly into your environment and lifestyle.
Cockapoos are the smallest poodle hybrid breed, weighing in at as little as 6 pounds. Larger cockapoos can grow to 65 pounds, and the breed comes in a nice variety of colors and hair textures. These dogs are the cross between full-bred poodles and Cocker Spaniels.
A Cockapoo makes a wonderful addition to the family due to its intelligence, playful nature and loyalty. They lack aggressiveness and have a noble, laid-back temperament. They’re wonderful companions for children and adults alike because they want to be friends with every creature they meet.
While Cockapoos come with an assortment of hair textures, you can be assured they’re hypoallergenic. This is because they shed far less than other dogs do. You still need to groom them regularly, but your Cockapoo will arrive already trained to enjoy a bath or grooming session without putting up a huge fuss.