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What exactly is a GoldenDoodle?

A GoldenDoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and A Poodle.

The mix creates a beautiful, smart, loving family companion, that can be shed-free based on the exact mixture of Golden Retriever and Poodle. Our puppies are second generation GoldenDoodles or F1B. 1/4 Golden Retriever and 3/4 Poodle. Their fur feels like a cross between silk and velvet.

This cross creates a puppy that is completely shed-free. The coat can vary from fluffy or slightly curly to kinky curly, like a poodle.

Why choose a GoldenDoodle?

Cute, Cuddly, Affectionate, Smart, Loving, Playful, Friendly, Sweet, Tolerant, Patient, Caring. These are all excellent terms that perfectly match the disposition of a GoldenDoodle.

Goldendoodles are an intelligent and obedient family companion. They are everybody's friend and devoted to their family. They are friendly towards children, other dogs and pets, and easy with strangers.  Goldendoodles are social dogs, happiest when with people. Their intelligence, eagerness to please, and love of learning make them very easy to train. They love to play, and retain the keen sense of smell and retriever instincts of a retriever, so they can be easily trained as service and hunting companions. They are have very easy dispositions, which makes them great companions for children and the elderly.

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 Origin: Goldendoodles, also called Golden Poos, Goldie Poos, or Groodles, have been bred in North America and Australia since the mid-1990's.  As the smaller poodle hybrids had been such a success in filling the niche for small, allergy friendly family pets, Golden Retriever breeders decided to try a breeding with a standard poodle for a larger family pet.  The quick rise of the popularity of Goldendoodles is due to the dogs themselves. They are a most marvelous hybrid.  Goldendoodles are a first generation cross, and as such they exhibit hybrid vigour. This is a phenomenon in animal breeding referring to the fact that the first cross between two unrelated purebred lines is healthier and grows better than either parent line.  The hybrid cross between these two parent breeds are terrific family dogs, friendly, intelligent, affectionate and easy to train.

Generations: The first generation (F1) standard size Goldendoodle was the first to be bred. It is the product of a standard Poodle crossed with a Golden Retriever.  Most first generation Goldendoodles either don't shed or shed lightly, and are compatible for most families with mild allergies.
The backcross (F1B) Goldendoodle is produced by crossing an F1  Goldendoodle with a  Poodle. These dogs will have a higher success rate for non-shedding, and are recommended for families with moderate to severe allergies.

Life Expectancy: 15 years or longer

 Size: Standard Goldendoodles are a medium to large sized dog about the size of a Standard Poodle, perhaps more robust.   Height: Males 21-29 inches.  Females 20-25 inches. Weight: Males 55-90 pounds.  Females 45-65 pounds. While the average Goldendoodle seems to be in the range of the above sizes, some have been known to grow to over 100 pounds.

Health: As a hybrid cross they grow healthier and live longer than either parent line. The only genetic diseases they can be prone to would be those shared by both the Golden Retriever and the Standard Poodle. No Major Concerns. Minor Concerns - CHD, PRA, VonWillebrand's, Elbow and patella disorders. Goldendoodles require a moderate amount of exercise and their coats are generally low maintenance. They can live in the city or on a farm. They are social dogs and they are happiest when they are with people.

Grooming: As a hybrid cross, Goldendoodles will inherit fur that looks retriever-like, or poodle-like, but usually something in-between. Their fur has a unique quality of feeling like a cross between velvet and silk. Unclipped Goldendoodles will have hair about 4-7 inches long, shorter on the face and longer on the body, tail and legs.  They require combing every few weeks.  Depending on how often the dog is groomed, clipped Goldendoodles are groomed several times a year.

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