All about goldendoodles
The Goldendoodle has proven to be a highly intelligent, easy to train dog with "gentle" being the most commonly used single word to describe them. They are cheerful, trustworthy, gentle, affectionate, and smart. With a desire to please, Goldendoodles are very trainable. When properly socialized, Goldendoodles get along with all. Due to their outgoing and affible personalities they also make great companions for those living with disabilities. As Goldendoodles do not have a strong prey drive, they can get along with cats and smaller dogs, when properly introduced. As these dogs are so social, they need attention and become distressed if not given enough love. Goldendoodles can live everywhere from the city to the country, but they do need a moderate amount of exercise. Make sure your Doodle has a yard to run around in, or you can take them for walks daily.
Goldendoodles are still a young breed by dog standards, so other traits will become more consistant as the breed grows.
Goldendoodles have a beautiful long coat that comes in three types - straight, wavy, or curly. Goldendoodles require regular brushing a few times a week to avoid matting and typically require professional grooming about every six weeks.
New DNA technology is constantly evolving and we now can test for the number of curl genes as well as shedding genes a dog carries. This information is used in the selection of breeding pairs to assist us in creating the most hypo-allergenic dogs possible. Most multigen Goldendoodles do not shed regardless of the type of coat they possess.
Size and Generations
F1 mini/medium Goldendoodle is the product of a miniature Poodle crossed with a Golden Retriever. They mature to 25-45 lbs and have a 50% chance of being low shedding.
The F1B Goldendoodle is produced by crossing an F1 Goldendoodle with a Poodle. The mature adult weight is determined by the size of the parents. These dogs have a higher success rate for non-shedding over the F1 generation.
The multigen Goldendoodles (the dogs we breed) are the product of two Goldendoodle parents. The mulitgen is the most hypo-allergenic with a 98% non-shedding success rate.
Petite range: Below 14 inches at withers, typically 25 lbs. or less.
Miniature range: Over 14 inches but under 17 inches at withers, typically 26-35 lbs.
Medium range: Over 17 but under 20 inches at withers, typically 35 - 50 lbs.
The final size of a dog will be determined in adulthood. Please be aware that the size a puppy will be in adulthood is an educated guess. Therefore, a puppy's final size may vary somewhat from a breeder's initial calculation.