Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQs to discover valuable information about Goldendoodles and Labradoodles. Still have questions? Contact us directly.

General Questions About Doodles

Doodles are beloved for their diverse qualities. When bred for the right coat type, they can be non-shedding and hypoallergenic, which is crucial for families with allergies. They’re smart, easy to train, and make excellent therapy or emotional support companions. Doodles are a wonderful blend of America’s favorite dogs, like Labs and Golden Retrievers, and highly intelligent, low-shedding breeds.

Each type of Doodle can be equally non-shedding so long as the multigenerational breeding is intentionally carried out using genetic testing. Since practices vary from breeder to breeder, you can ask them to verify their genetic results to ensure your puppy is non-shedding.

We believe all our puppies have the genetic and temperament potential to become certified companions. However, for our puppies without training, it remains just that – potential. It is your responsibility to continue their training after they go home. We do offer Therapy or ESD (Emotional Support) registration as a part of our puppies with training at no additional cost to you.

We have done everything in our power to prevent shedding puppies. This tends to work well for families with mild/moderate allergies, and *usually* those with severe allergies related to coat and dander. 

However, some with severe allergies may react to things beyond a dog’s coat, such as dog saliva – impossible to breed out of a dog.

The best thing would be to attend our Open Visitation Days or gauge your experience with other ‘hypoallergenic’ dog breeds. Have you been around Poodles before? How did your allergies perform then?

We do have a monthly Open Visitation Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. You’re welcome to make a day of it or just pop in for 20 minutes, depending on your preference! We also welcome family and friends, the more the merrier!

All deposits are non-refundable.

If you have a deposit on a particular dog and no longer desire that dog, your deposit is transferable to an older dog.

All deposits do count towards the final price.

We want the adoption experience to work for all parties involved. We are always here (before or after your puppy goes home with you) if you have any training, health, or upbringing questions. We also will provide regular preparation tips to help your family prepare to bring your little one home.

We know that adopting one of our dogs takes more forethought than adopting from the pet store across the street, so we are relying on the fact that you’ve thought this through before committing. We will ALWAYS TAKE OUR PUPPIES BACK if you decide you are unable to care for them, but will not refund you unless there has been a breach of contract on our part.

No, none of our puppies are sold with breeding rights. Since this is our livelihood, and we’ve poured hundreds of thousands of dollars into health and coat testing the dogs in our program, it is something we strictly enforce and follow up on.

Visit our Available Puppies page and have a look around. If you’d like more pictures or information on a specific puppy, just ask! Once you find the perfect puppy, send a deposit to claim him/her and we’ll begin sending you weekly pictures, videos, and preparation tips to get you ready for the BIG DAY!

We believe most gender-influenced personality differences disappear once they are spayed or neutered (which we require). You couldn’t go wrong with either.

In our view, Labradoodles and Goldendoodles have more in common than they differ. They both possess a friendly, easy-to-train temperament reminiscent of retrievers and also tend to have similar coat types and Poodle characteristics. 

Whether Labradoodle or Goldendoodle, both can be cherished companions. While it’s challenging to distinguish between them, Labradoodles may have slightly wiry coats due to thicker hair follicles.

Yes, all mammals technically shed, even humans. However, we believe there is a difference between a Retriever that blows their coat (covering the furniture and the floor) and a Poodle (or human), who will lose strands of hair with determined tugging or purposeful brushing. You may find a hair or two lying around, but it won’t cover your clothes or home in all the corners.

  • An F1 Doodle is half Retriever and half Poodle. These maintain a lot of the Retriever qualities, but usually still shed a good deal.
  • An F1b Doodle is the product of an F1 Doodle (see above) bred back to a Poodle, for a higher chance at low/non-shedding puppies. Half of an F1b litter should be non-shedding like their Poodle-daddy, and half will still shed like their F1 mother.
  • There are countless Doodle variations these days. There are ways to guarantee non-shedding puppies in any of those combinations, but if done wrongly (without coat testing), there’s always a chance of those Retriever coat genes coming through. Any of those generations could still have shedding puppies (even if the parents don’t shed) if the wrong recessive genes match up.
  • Our puppies are Multigenerational Doodles (commonly called Multigens), the result of a tested, non-shedding F1b adult bred back to another tested, non-shedding F1b or later generation.  It’s the only way to guarantee a full, non-shedding litter of puppies.

Labradoodle Questions

Probably the most valuable tool for training is the crate. The crate gives your Labradoodle their own space, which they typically do not want to potty in. Crate time can act as a mental timestamp in your pup’s routine development as they learn the rules of their new home and build self-discipline.

If your pup has a relatively clean indoor and outdoor environment with a short to medium-length coat, then baths are typically done on an as-needed basis, which oftentimes looks like once every 2-3 months.

When you get your new pup, it’ll already be on a feeding schedule. You must stick to it as closely as possible, using the same food. 


At Pride and Prejudoodles, we send a can and a bag of the foods we use for free with your hand-delivered bundle of joy. If you need to change it for any reason, it must be done gradually to avoid stomach upsets. In case it does experience problems, it’s best to revert to the original diet and consult with a vet about making any changes.

Older dogs won’t necessarily have a problem with switching food because it’s rare they’ll be fussy about food. As their pet parent, it’s up to you to decide how much to invest in the diet. Just bear in mind that a diet is such a crucial aspect of wellness that feeding them good quality food will add years to their lives compared to opting for low-quality feed.

Our Labradoodle puppies have a variety of coat textures that dog owners enjoy, but in general, their low-shedding coat needs brushing at least twice a week. Not only does this keep them tangle-free but it also removes excess debris from their coat, keeping them fresh and hygienic. Regularly trim the hair around their eyes and in between their paws to prevent these problem areas from irritating.

Pooches with fleece coats tend to have longer fur and benefit the most from going to a professional groomer — although every dog loves getting pampered once in a while.

The size of Labradoodle puppies directly relates to the size of their parents and which generation Labradoodle breeders chose. The larger the puppies, the larger the adult dog will be, and the faster their growth will be coming out of the puppy stage.

A standard Labradoodle puppy will weigh from 7-12 pounds by the time it reaches two months of age. By a year old, it will have grown dramatically to up to 80 pounds, depending on the size of its parents.

Miniature Labradoodle puppies fall on the smaller and slower-growing end of the spectrum, weighing only around 4-7 pounds by the two-month mark and around 30-45 pounds by the time they’re a year old, again depending on the size of each parent.

Medium Labradoodles occupy a spectrum of sizes between standard and mini Labradoodles, with the specifics depending heavily on the details of the breeding pair that birthed them and the breeding program they come from. You’ll want to learn as many of these details as you can to be able to provide for your puppy’s health as it grows.

Labradoodles cost $1,500- $3,500 determined by multiple factors such as color and age.

Goldendoodle Questions

Goldendoodles’ high intelligence means they need early puppy training and require plenty of stimulation to prevent them from getting bored. It’s also crucial that the person doing the Goldendoodle training has knowledge and experience in the process because these smart dogs will frustrate anyone who doesn’t understand them.

Puppies can be mischievous and cheeky, but aggression is practically unheard of. So as long as you treat them with the same gentle respect they offer, a Goldendoodle is one of the easiest dog breeds to train.

Goldendoodles have loads of energy and require regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight and calm temperament. A Goldendoodle needs a moderately high level of outdoor activity — usually a minimum of 30 minutes, but ideally, one hour of moderate to vigorous exercise per day will keep Goldendoodle puppies at their best.

For puppies, you will have scheduled meal times where you let them eat all the puppy food they want. Once they are done eating, you can put the food away. This helps with developing a schedule and potty training. 

As they get older you can leave food out for them to graze as they are hungry. Goldendoodles don’t typically have concerns about overeating, but you can work with your veterinarian to make sure you have a healthy fat and protein ratio for your pup’s lifestyle.

The grooming timeframe is often up to the preference of the owner. We find that grooming around every 3 months will help maintain a beautiful and clean medium-length coat.

Despite their name, our Goldendoodle puppies for sale come in a variety of colors as broad as that of their poodle parents including:

  • Golden
  • Apricot
  • Black
  • Copper
  • White
  • Cream
  • Red
  • Chocolate
  • Gray

A mini Goldendoodle range from 13-15 inches while a standard Goldendoodle can reach 22 inches or more.

Standard Goldendoodles can weigh anywhere between 50-90 pounds. while a mini Goldendoodle weighs under 30 pounds.

Goldendoodles cost $1,500- $3,500 determined by multiple factors such as color and age.

A Goldendoodle puppy is very sociable, which makes it the perfect animal for households with children and other animals or pets, even cats. While their gentle predisposition makes them ideal companions, they’re not necessarily the best watchdogs. They’re just too trusting and friendly!

Our Goldendoodle puppies for sale are fully trained Doodles, so you can focus on the fun bits, like bonding, eating food and playing. If you opt for an untrained pup and you’re a first-time dog owner, this breed can be temperamental and we’d recommend taking your puppy to training sessions or kindergarten. The early years must be just right to ensure your cute pal grows up to be well-rounded and confident.

Goldendoodles aren’t the breed of dog you should keep in a kennel because they thrive on human contact and are prone to separation anxiety. They’re also not suited to apartment living unless you have a particularly small mini Goldendoodle. 

These dogs prefer to live in a house with a gated backyard where they can get regular exercise breaks.

Much like their parent’s Golden Retrievers and Poodles, Goldendoodles are playful, happy pooches that love to make friends with everyone — and they often instigate friendships using their love of play. Their endless patience makes them great for homes with children, and they’ve got the strength and stamina to keep up with even the most active family.

Both its Poodle and Golden Retriever parent breeds are known for their intelligence and trainability, and Goldendoodles have inherited this breed trait. They’re some of the smartest and gentlest dogs out there, but the downside of this is that they can learn negative behavior just as easily as constructive behavior. This means the person training a Goldendoodle needs to be strong-willed, firm and consistent — but never harsh or aggressive.

Much like a Poodle, Goldendoodles are sensitive dogs, and positive reinforcement is a must to bring out the best in them. Heavy-handed corrective practices are likely to make the Goldendoodle less obedient and more likely to be conditioned by fear, as opposed to clearly understanding what’s expected of them.

Goldendoodle pups adore human company, and making their pet parents happy brings them genuine satisfaction. 

As such, correct puppy training produces a highly obedient and loyal adult Goldendoodle. This combination of traits means they’re a sought-after breed as therapy, service and guide dogs. 

Older adults, people with disabilities and individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders can benefit significantly from the warmth and sweetness of these adorable Goldendoodle pups.

Goldendoodles have loads of energy and require regular exercise to maintain a healthy weight and calm temperament. A Goldendoodle needs a moderately high level of outdoor activity — usually a minimum of 30 minutes, but ideally one hour, of moderate to vigorous exercise per day.

Cockapoo Questions

Anyone with a Cockapoo knows they make great pets. These hybrid dog breeds inherited the intelligent nature of Poodles and the easy going temperament of Cocker Spaniels, resulting in a sweet, friendly dog that’s eager to please. Their ability to get along with anyone, from young children to fellow puppies, makes them perfect for any family.

Cockapoos typically range in size from small to medium. On average, they stand between 10 to 15 inches tall at the shoulder and weigh anywhere from 10 to 30 pounds, depending on the size of the parents and the specific breeding.

Cockapoos are often considered hypoallergenic due to the assumption that they will inherit a low shedding coat from their Poodle parent. However, it actually takes several generations of gene testing and selective breeding to truly pass those genes on without the sending genes. This is why it is important to vet your breeder carefully. We here at Pride and Prejudoodles have put in the work for years for you so you can adopt with confidence. All the Cockapoos that we offer are covered by our no shedding guarantee. 

People with allergies may still react to Cockapoos for other reasons than coat. The best thing would be to attend our Open Visitation Days or gauge your experience with other hypoallergenic dog breeds. Have you been around Poodles before? How did your allergies perform then?

Cockapoos are energetic dogs that require regular exercise to stay healthy and happy. Daily walks, playtime, and interactive activities are essential to meet their exercise needs. Aim for at least 30 minutes to an hour of physical activity daily, but adjust based on your Cockapoo’s age, health, and individual energy levels. Since Cockapoos tend to be small this can often be done indoors.

Cockapoos typically have a relatively long lifespan compared to some other dog breeds. On average, they live between 12 to 15 years. Proper care, nutrition, exercise, and regular veterinary check-ups can help ensure your Cockapoo lives long and healthy.

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