WHAT IS A GOLDENDOODLE?
A goldendoodle is a cross between a Golden Retriever and a Poodle. A goldendoodle is not a purebreed, so they are not registered. Generally speaking, mixed breed dogs are healthier than purebreeds. Goldendoodles are fun, goofy, family dogs that are great with children. Doodles are happiest when directly involved in family activities.
WHAT IS THE GOLDENDOODLE’S TEMPERAMENT LIKE?
Goldendoodles are very intelligent. Retrievers and poodles are ranked in the top five smartest dogs in the world. A few words that describe the doodles are goofy, fun-loving, loyal, and charismatic. They are excellent with children, other animals, and people in general. Goldendoodles need an abundance of human companionship. Even though they may bark to announce a visitor at the door, Goldendoodles are not excessive barkers.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT GENERATIONS OF GOLDENDOODLES?
F1 Goldendoodle: Golden retriever x poodle (50:50)
F1B Goldendoodle: Goldendoodle x poodle (25:75)
F2 Goldendoodle: Goldendoodle x goldendoodle
F3 Goldendoodle: F2 goldendoodle x F2 goldendoodle
TRYING TO DECIDE BETWEEN MALE AND FEMALE
MALES – Tend to be more affectionate and eager to please. They also tend to be more playful, but sometimes more hyper and clumsy. They tend to want to be around their people more. If neutered at an early age, they never develop aggression towards other male dogs or learn to hike to mark their territory.
FEMALES – Tend to be easier to train and are more docile. They can hold their urine longer, but can also be moody. They too can be territorial around other female dogs if they feel they are the alpha female. Also, if they are noy spayed, they will come in heat twice a year.
HEIGHT AND WEIGHT
Standard goldendoodle: Predicted to be 45 lbs or more
Medium goldendoodle: Predicted to be 30-45 lbs
Miniature goldendoodle: Predicted to be 15-30lbs