Goldendoodles are known as a crossbreed, which means they’re a hybrid between full-bred poodles and golden retrievers. Both of the parent breeds are renowned for their intelligence and kind nature, and a goldendoodle is smart, full of energy and gentle around humans. It’s the largest of the poodle crossbreeds, weighing between 55 and 90 pounds when grown. Less commonly there are mini goldendoodles under 30 pounds.
Many people can’t have golden retrievers due to allergies, but goldendoodles don’t shed like golden retrievers, making them a hypoallergenic alternative. They might not shed as much, but they do require regular grooming to keep their fur from matting. Your goldendoodle will arrive home with you already prepared to handle grooming, trimming and baths, so you won’t need to chase a wet dog around your home after it runs away from the bathtub.
Due to their larger profile and tendency to suffer from separation anxiety, these dogs aren’t suited to apartment living and need to be around people.
Intelligent, energetic and gentle, labradoodles are often deployed as service animals. A labradoodle is a cross between a poodle and a Labrador retriever that combines the intelligence and drive of the poodle with the calm, gentle demeanor of the Labrador retriever. For these reasons, they make excellent family pets.
When properly socialized, labradoodles get along with other family pets and humans. They’re energetic, and their curious nature makes them want to make friends with every creature they encounter. Due to their high drive, you need to provide them with exercise. You can take them out on long walks, play fetch in the backyard or let them romp around the dog park to accomplish this.
Labradoodles come in many colors and sizes. A large labradoodle can grow to be up to 90 pounds! However, if you’re looking for a smaller dog because you live in an apartment that won’t allow large dogs or just prefer a smaller companion, you can find labradoodles as small as 22 pounds.
Cockapoos are adorable hybrids from poodles and cocker spaniels. They’re extremely intelligent and playful while having a laid-back temperament. Families with children often consider cockapoos because they interact well with everyone and aren’t an aggressive breed.
You can find cockapoos in a wide assortment of colors. They also have varied hair textures, with some displaying long and curly coats and others having straight hair. Because they don’t shed as much as other breeds, they’re hypoallergenic and an ideal choice for people who have allergies to pet dander.
Cockapoos can be as small as 6 pounds when fully grown or as large as 65 pounds, depending on the type of cockapoo you choose. The versatility of the breed makes it easy to find one that fits the needs and desires of everyone in the family.
Trained cockapoo puppies are able to be groomed and bathed with relative ease. You’ll need to brush and bathe yours to prevent matting and keep its fur healthy and attractive.