Goldendoodles are sweet-tempered and loving animals that love people and other animals. They make excellent family pets and love bouncing around in the yard as much as snuggling up for a cuddle. As a cross between a golden retriever and a poodle, these dogs are athletic, loyal and very smart. They’re eager to please their owners and offer oodles of unconditional love, but they don’t make the best guard dogs because they just love humans too much.
There’s a lot of variation between goldendoodles, which have three different coat types ranging from curly to straight. Generally speaking, curly-coated doodles inherit more of a hypoallergenic coat from their poodle parent, while straight-coated doodles don’t possess this trait. Colors also vary, with golden and apricot being the most popular. Goldendoodles also come in a range of coat patterns, including brindle, merle and phantom.
Labradoodles came into prominence in the 1980s as a solution for an individual who required a hypoallergenic service dog. A savvy breeder decided to cross a low-shedding poodle with a Labrador retriever, and the rest is history. Fully grown labradoodles weigh around 88 pounds and come in a range of different colors, including white, cream, apricot, chocolate and black. Their coat comes in three types: straight, wavy and curly. The curliest coats are usually the least allergenic, while the straight coat type doesn’t have this characteristic.
The labradoodle’s temperament is friendly and intelligent, and they adore people and other pets. They require a lot of exercise and mental stimulation to stop them from getting bored, and early socialization as a puppy is essential to healthy, happy adulthood. Their willingness to please and low prey drive make them an excellent choice for first-time dog owners.
Cockapoos were one of the original designer dogs, with the birth of the dog breed taking place sometime in the 1960s. These cute puppies are available in three sizes, and they’re the smallest of the three breeds here at Pride & Prejudoodles. Fully grown toy cockapoos weigh less than 12 pounds, mini cockapoos weigh between 13 and 18 pounds as adult dogs and maxi cockapoos reach a maximum weight over 19 pounds. They have adorable soulful eyes, a compact, sturdy body and a shaggy, wavy coat.
They love nothing more than spending time — ideally lap time — with their favorite people and don’t like being alone. Their parents are the cocker spaniel and the poodle, and many people think they’ve inherited the best traits from both. They love to work, just like their spaniel parents, and they’re smart and refined as a result of their poodle heritage.