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All About Goldendoodles
What is a Goldendoodle?
Goldendoodles are considered designer dogs. They are a crossbreed between purebred Golden Retriever and Poodle. Reputable breeders use only health tested parents.
What size is a Goldendoodle?
Goldendoodles come in a wide range of sizes. There is no specific weight to size so this is only a range that I give. There are typically 4 sizes, standard, medium, mini and petite/toy. Standard doodles weigh in the range between 50 to 80 lbs but can even be larger. Medium size ranges from 30 to 50. Mini's are considered 15 to 30, and petite/toy size is under 15 lbs.
What kind of coat do they have?
Goldendoodles can have one of four different coats..
Curly coats are more like the poodle coat. It can feel wool like with light or tight curls
Wavy coats have a loose curl and can be fleece or wool.
Straight coats obviously have no curl and can be kept long or short and can be fleece or wool.
Flat coats are considered an improper coat. It is the coat of the Golden Retriever.
Due to the poodle coat, doodles are often great for those with allergies.
Can Goldendoodles be service or therapy dogs?
Goldendoodles have been used as both service and therapy dogs. Often they are used for people with allergies.
I recommend the follow link to read more about the use of Goldendoodles as service dogs.
Goldendoodles make great therapy dogs. They work in schools, retirement home, hospital and many places where their personalities brighten the days of others! Training is very important so your doodle can be their best.
What does generations mean?
Because doodles are not a purebred but come from two different purebreds, Golden Retriever and Poodle, this tells us how a particular dog has been bred.
When you see:
F1 - this means that parents were Golden Retriever and a Poodle
F2 - this means that the parents were both F1 doodles
F3 - this means that both parents were F2 doodles. This is also referred to as multi-get.
b - when you see a "b" add to F1 or F2 one of the parents has been bred back to usually a poodle. For increased non shedding, doodles are often bred back to a poodle.
Are Goldendoodles good for those with allergies?
Doodles are a great choice for those with allergies. Saying that, there is no dog that is perfect. It's not just the coats that cause allergy upsets. Allergies also come from saliva, dander and urine. All dogs have dander. Dogs that shed a lot, like a golden retriever, create more dander that a non shedding dogs like Goldendoodles. Breeders work extremely hard to get that coat locked in by breeding back to poodles. We do this hoping that families with allergies might find the joy of having a puppy.