Goldendoodles have become highly sought-after dogs. But what exactly is a Goldendoodle, and what are its characteristics?
A Goldendoodlesis not its own dog breed but is a cross between a golden and a poodle. Goldendoodles also occur under other names such as Goldenpoo and Goldipoo. Goldendoodles are playful, smart, and incredibly cute. Both the poodle and the golden are two very smart dogs, which means that the offspring has also inherited that trait.
But let me tell you a little more about what I’ve learned about Goldendoodles since I got one myself!
What does a Goldendoodle look like?
The appearance of a Goldendoodle can vary greatly. Some dogs get more appearance from the poodle with more curly fur, etc. Others are more like a golden. In most cases, you get a dog that inherits a little from both parents. The color of Goldendoodles can vary a lot too. Some dogs are white, black, red, apricot, chocolate, etc. Some dogs are multicolored. The slightly woolly and curly coat has made Goldendoodles a very popular dog. They look almost like stuffed animals with their big pleading eyes.
How big will it become?
How big your dog will depend on which dogs are mated. If it is a miniature or toy poodle, your Goldendoodle will weigh perhaps somewhere between 7-16 kg and be about 51 cm tall. A medium Goldendoodle is about 43-51 cm tall and weighs 18-23 kg. A large Goldendoodle is 51-61 cm tall and weighs 23-36 kg.
How is a Goldendoodle?
Of course, all dogs are different, but both poodles and golden are on the 10 smartest dogs list. They place in 2nd and 4th place. So when you get a Goldendoodle, you can expect a smart dog. That the dog is smart is both good and bad. A smart dog requires more activation to feel good.
A Goldendoodle is easy to learn things. We had only had our puppy for a few weeks when he could sit and lie on command. I was also very impressed that he already at 13 weeks, managed to sit still when you walked away for a while. So the fact that they are easy to learn is really true. We hope to teach him how to look for chanterelles. My daughter has also made some brave attempts to teach him to fly. Nothing went further if I am to be completely honest. But they both had fun during the experiments, and neither children nor dogs were harm.
They are also said to love water and swimming. We have not noticed much of that yet when it comes to our puppy. He likes the water best when it is mixed with soil. But he has not been so interested in swimming in the sea so far.
Goldendoodles can be used as pets, therapy dogs, diabetic dogs, rescue dogs, etc. They are also very suitable for training agility and rally obedience, etc. When we are out for a walk, he is interested in both humans and other dogs. Sometimes he gets a little cowardly and runs behind our legs and sits down. He sits as if on the run and his tail waves. He looks very interested in the dogs we meet. A Goldendoodle also likes to cuddle. Our dog likes to lie on its back with its stomach up to be scratched. At its most beautiful, it begins to squirt in his hind legs. There he lies, waiting to be scratched.
Why get a Goldendoodle?
Poodles do not shed, are athletic and intelligent. Golden Retrievers are loving, social, and playful family dogs. This blend makes Goldendoodle a great choice. For those who are allergic, Goldendoodle is an excellent choice. Even though there is variation between different dogs, Goldendoodles do not usually trap and are therefore suitable even if someone in the family is allergic. An excellent choice even for those who do not love to vacuum dog hair all the time. Goldendoodle is a good breed for those who want an easy to learn, loving, and social family member. Those who feel alone can recommend Goldendoodle because they are very social by themselves. They want the company and spend time with their family. I can also guarantee that you will have many nice contacts when you are out resting your puppy. Because it is a breed that is so social and easy to learn, it is perfectly suitable even for those who have not had a dog before. Read more about it here!
How old does a Goldendoodle become?
Both golden retrievers and poodles have a lifespan of about 12 years. So a Goldendoodle can be expected to live as long as it.
How much exercise does a Goldendoodle need?
When I have read about Goldendoodles, it should be an intermediate active breed and require maybe 30 minutes of walking every day. You probably knew that puppies like to play, but even adult dogs should like to play a lot. It’s fun to take your dog out to the park and throw the ball! In addition to exercise, a Goldendoodle needs some challenges in life. A favorite activity among the dogs I have had has been looking for sausages. Then I chop the sausage into small pieces. I then spread the pieces in the house or over the lawn. Then I let go of the dog to look with the help of my nose. Such nose exercises make the dog tired and do not do much at home. So if a Goldendoodle really only needs 30 minutes of walking a day, I do not know yet. I honestly think it sounds very little.
What does a Goldendoodle cost? In normal cases, a puppy usually costs between $2000-3000. But as the doodles have become so incredibly popular, the price has risen incredibly much. I have seen prices up to $4500 for a puppy. When we bought our puppy we had a great trip and got him for$1700.
Where can you get a Goldendoodle puppy? There are not many breeders to choose from. But when I find more, I will add to my list of breeders of Goldendoodles.
Does a Goldendoodle need a lot of fur care? It depends on the type of fur your dog has. If you choose a puppy that has curly fur, it will require more fur care. One with a straighter coat requires less fur care, but can on the other hand shed a little.