Goldendoodles (also called groodles) are one of the most recent crossbreed dogs, and they’re gaining popularity due to their adorable looks and personality, which has been shown off by proud owners across social media. Not only do their purebred parent breeds make Goldendoodles excellent candidates as guide dogs, service dogs, and therapy dogs, but the Goldendoodle’s coat type and energy level make the Goldendoodle a perfect choice of family pet for active and health-conscious households.
History of the Goldendoodle Dog Breed
The Goldendoodle is the most recent designer dog that combines poodle genetics with another purebred — the golden retriever — joining the Labradoodle and cockapoo. The popularity of these poodle mixes led to the advent of the standard Goldendoodle in the 1990s.
The standard Goldendoodle was created by dog breeders with the non-shedding coat and intelligence of the standard poodle and the size and temperament of the golden retriever parent in mind. Breeding is still in the earliest stages, so most dogs come from the first generation Goldendoodles crossing of the two-parent dog breeds. In spite of the fact this dog is incredibly popular in places like the United States, Australia, and the UK, there aren’t yet any breed clubs fighting to get them purebred dogs status.
There’s significant variation between Goldendoodles because there aren’t any dog breed standards, but most have wavy or curly coats, shed minimally, and have exceptionally friendly and loyal personalities.
What Type of Weather Do Goldendoodles Prefer?
Some Goldendoodles have trouble regulating their body temperature when they reach old age, and they generally prefer mild weather to extreme heat or cold. Lots of Doodles enjoy a swim when the weather gets hot — although you must never force your dog to swim if they don’t want to especially is they are still puppies. As long as there are shady spots in the yard and your Goldendoodle puppy has places to snuggle up to when they’re cold, they’ll be content.
The place where the Goldendoodle puppy really excels is its personality. Its breed is known for being simultaneously intelligent and adoring. They’re some of the most loving pooches you’ll ever meet, and their gentle natures and high levels of patience make them wonderful family dogs. Provided you’ll train your Goldendoodle puppy properly with positive reinforcement and given ample attention, they’ll grow up to be affectionate, cuddly, and very obedient.
Goldendoodle Puppy Training
These clever dogs are perfect for first-time dog owners because Goldendoodles love to please and take great pride in learning new skills. That said, this doesn’t happen spontaneously — every puppy requires a significant amount of time and attention to be spent on the initial process.
Goldendoodles are generally healthy animals, but just like Labradoodles and other pooches, their specific genetics means they’re prone to particular food allergies or illnesses. Not every Doodle will contract these diseases, but they’re important to be aware of when taking care of them. Unlike puppy mills, all good puppy and dog breeders provide a certificate that shows health clearances. At Pride and Prejudoodles, our tests cover 164 common health conditions. As such, you have peace of mind when purchasing your new puppy from us.
How Long Do Goldendoodles Live?
Goldendoodles live for between 10 and 15 years.
Some Goldendoodles coats might take after their golden retriever parents, but it’s still likely that they’ll shed less fur than the average dog. Not only can this be useful for individuals that are hypoallergenic but it’s a bonus for any house-proud person who wants the joy of being a playful puppy parent without excessive amounts of fur on the furniture.
Golden and apricot coats are generally low- to no-shedding, but that doesn’t mean they don’t require regular grooming. The curlier your standard or mini Goldendoodle is the more frequently you’ll need to brush them and take them to the groomers. Most owners opt to trim Doodles’ coats and curly fur, which prevents matting and decreases the need for brushing. Nonetheless, even a clipped pooch’s wavy and curly fur needs grooming every couple of weeks to remove debris and stimulate the follicles.
We hope you found our guide informative. Please contact us with any other questions you have about our Goldendoodle puppies for adoption.