All about: Golden-doodle Puppies!
The Goldendoodle is not a purebred dog. It is a cross between the Golden Retriever and the Poodle. The best way to determine the temperament of a mixed breed is to look up all breeds in the cross and know you can get any combination of any of the characteristics found in either breed. Not all of these designer hybrid dogs being bred are 50% purebred to 50% purebred. It is very common for breeders to breed multi-generation crosses.
The Goldendoodle is usually bred to be a family companion dog. It may suit families with mild dog allergies, if the puppy has inherited hair characteristics of its poodle parent.Some are bred for careers in service to humans as guide dog, therapy dogs, or other types of assistance dogs, especially for people with allergies.
A person may select a goldendoodle because he or she loves golden retrievers, but would prefer a dog that sheds less hair. Although not all goldendoodles exhibit the low shedding coat type of the Standard Poodle, some people with allergies may need a dog that does not shed. The standard goldendoodle may shed less than a golden retriever, but the degree of shedding will vary from dog to dog. Grooming requirements are as varied as coat types. A dog with a coat that sheds the least will require more regular grooming than one with a coat that sheds more often. While some breeders claim that the Goldendoodle is a hypoallergenic dog, there have been no studies to date verifying that any canine is completely hypoallergenic. If they inherit the characteristics from the golden retriever parent, goldendoodles can make good bird dogs.
Like any other cross-breed, the appearance of goldendoodles vary from individual to individual. Different dogs will display differences in size, coat type, and color. A goldendoodle’s size is generally somewhere between that of its poodle and the golden retriever brothers and parents. The ranges include standard, medium, and miniature(if the poodle parent was miniature). Some standard-sized goldendoodles have weighed over 100 pounds. Upon reaching adulthood, a standard goldendoodle will often weigh 45 pounds or more. A medium goldendoodle will weigh between 30 to 45 pounds and a miniature goldendoodle will weigh approximately 15 to 30 pounds. The standard in height at the shoulder for a male goldendoodle is about 24-26 inches. For females, it is 22-23 inches. Some goldendoodles can reach heights of 28-29 inches. Often, taller goldendoodles that inherit more from the golden retriever otherwise will be stockier and weigh substantially more. A stocky goldendoodle of said description may reach over 90 pounds. It is very common for the golden doodle to inherit the “golden retriever bump” on top of his/her head. Common colors include white, cream, apricot, gold, and red. Goldendoodles may also be black or a light sandy brown.