When comparing the Labradoodle vs Goldendoodle, the most distinctive difference is the coat. Purebred poodles have tightly curled hair, which gives them their distinctive appearance. In contrast, the Labrador Retriever has a coarser, thicker hair follicle. All Pride & Prejudoodles’ Labradoodles are coat tested, so should have long, non-shedding coats (unlike many Labradoodle breeders), but many still have a glossier, thicker coat than the fluffier Goldendoodles. Labrador Retrievers also come in a variety of coat colors, so a Labradoodle’s coat naturally comes in yellow, chocolate, white, cream or red. However, since it’s part Poodle, they sometimes come in some of the fun Poodle variations (parti, brindle, merle, etc).
Golden Retrievers have a thinner hair follicle, but more hair overall, so they tend to have a fluffier, wavy look. Golden Retrievers naturally have cream, caramel, gold, or red colored puppies, but Poodles come in all colors, so Goldendoodle puppies can be those colors plus black, chocolate, parti, brindle, merle, etc. All Goldendoodles through Pride & Prejudoodles come from coat-tested parents to guarantee against shedding.